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  • CMS Update April 5th from Mr. Murray

    We have begun online learning with our students this past week. Students and parents we thank you for your patience as we navigate our present state of education. I am encouraging our students to email their teachers if they have a question or do not understand the material that is being reviewed. Families please remember that all assignments will be asynchronous for students. Flexibility is the key as students are not expected to be online with teachers at a specific time.

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  • Remote Learning Guidelines

    During the school closure, UCPS will use the exisiting EmpowerED Family Portal to offer optional extended learning opporunities. To access click the link below, or from our CMS homepage, click on Explore, Parents and Students, then EmpowerED Family Portal. UCPS has also released official Remote Learning Guidelines for students. Cllick below to read more.

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  • CMS Students Attend CIAA Education Day

    On Tuesday, February 25th a group of CMS eighth grade students had the amazing opportunity to attend CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) Education Day at Ovens Auditorium. More than 24,000 middle school students and chaperones from Charlotte NC and surrounding areas were in attendance. The purpose of the event is to provide middle school students an opportunity to learn more about the CIAA conference colleges and universities. During this event, students were presented with information on college access and keys for success as well as information on what students must do now and in high school to prepare for college. CIAA conference institution college recruiters from Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina were in attendance and were available to students.

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  • Chinese Classes Participate in Restaurant Project

    After a semester of learning, Ms. Liao’s Chinese Semester Classes applied their knowledge through a Chinese restaurant Project. In this project, students composed and performed a skit about a restaurant experience entirely in Chinese. The experience was an interactive and creative way for students to engage in practical Chinese application while having fun with their peers. “The project gave us the chance to understand how it would be to speak, greet, and have a full conversation with someone at a restaurant, or even just in general,” said Aubrey Sinople, a 7th grader when asked about the experience. Ms. Liao’s students enjoyed the immersive experience as a fun way to wrap up the semester.

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  • Giant Moon Map Activities in Sixth Grade Science

    In partnership with Wingate University, and the Aldrin Family Foundation, sixth grade CMS students had the opportunity to work collaboratively in small groups to connect the NCES with the real world proposed habitability of the moon using a Giant Interactive Moon Map and a series of exploratory tasks. Activities include career exploration, investigations of the lunar surface/geology, review of space exploration and historical events, and a culminating discussion focused on the development of a visitor complex on the moon.

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  • Civil War Letters in Eighth Grade Social Studies Classes

    Students in Ms. Haydn's 8th Grade Social Studies classes have been working on civil war letters. The students worked in pairs and were instructed to pretend that they lived during the Civil War. The pair determined their relationships to one another (cousins, siblings, etc.) and were instructed to produce handwritten letters to their partners describing their experiences. The first paragraph had to be personal and the second paragraph had to be based on historcial facts that were indiciative of the time period and or events.

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  • "Flash Debates" in Seventh Grade ELA Classes

    Students in Ms. Kiser's, Ms. Secker's, Ms. Marshall's, and Ms. Sinople's seventh grade English Language Arts Classes are working on a "Teen Research Project, which on Monday, February 3rd, included students participating in "Flash Debates." Students have independently chosen topics such as immigration, water pollution, animal rights, global warming, genetic modification of foods, social media anxiety, and others. Students were presented with topics and read articles, listened to TED talks, and viewed informational videos as a way to get a little "taste" of each topic. Students then narrowed their interests and chose their own topic for independent research.

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  • William Thompson "O.T.": Providing Emotional And Social Support to Cavs Students

    Meet William Thompson also known as “OT”. He is the Community Liaison at Cuthbertson Middle School and brings a unique set of skills to our school allowing him to provide additional emotional and social support to our students, staff and families. He has twenty five years law enforcement experience with various local, state, and federal law enforcement training, as well as four years in the military. He has over twenty years of experience in the school system as well as in community related training, which is essential for mentoring, counseling, and in educating students as well as parents during difficult incidents and situations.

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  • Cav Boys and Girls Swim Teams Place 2nd at WCCS Invitational

    As we come to the end of the swim season, Cuthbertson Middle School was thrilled to compete in the WCCS Invitational which hosts 14 surrounding Charlotte area schools. Cuthbertson Middle School girls team and boys team placed 2nd overall at the meet. All of our boys and girls relays placed in the top 3. In addition, we had some outstanding individual accomplishments by our 8th graders: Charlie Zollinger placed 3rd in the 50 yard Freestyle Elise Austin placed 2nd in the 200 yard Freestyle and 50 Yard Backstroke Parker Shaw placed 3rd in the 50 Freestyle The team worked hard this year practicing at 9:00pm at night and spending most weekends in meets. We could not be more excited about the final results of the big meet. Go CAVS!!

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  • 8th Grade Art Students Complete Gingerbread Projects

    8th grade yearlong art students participated in a Problem Based Learning Project from November to December of the 2019-2020 school year. Students chose their groups to work in and were instructed to create a gingerbread structure from a kit or by using graham crackers which needed to include a second structure as well as a matching landscape. Groups or teams first learned the history of gingerbread to assist them in their gingerbread designs. Next teams made a blueprint, constructed their foundations, and decorated their gingerbread structures. The final step in this wonderfully delicious assignment was a gingerbread reception for parents and family.

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  • Students Create "Body Biographies" in Seventh Grade ELA Classes

    On December 16th and December 17th, 7th grade ELA students in Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. Secker, and Mrs. Sinople’s classes will all collaborate and work together to create an artistic representation of characters from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - known as Body Biographies. In small groups, students will choose their favorite character and begin by tracing one of the student’s bodies in order to map out their character. Students will then draw on clothing and physical features of their character based on textual evidence. Students will include quotes that each character stated in the story to teach us a lesson or theme from the text. Students will also work together to explain how our reader’s workshop skills were used to build a stronger relationship with this character throughout our reading of the story. To view more photos of this activity, please follow our school on Facebook.

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  • Learning about Santons in Yearlong French Classes

    Madame DuFault's year-long French class learned about Santons, small clay figurines originally from the Provence Region in France. Santons create community scenes during the Holiday Season that are put on display for all to see. Her students had the opportunity to sculpt, paint and present their own Santons to the class.

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  • Harmony High: Where Everyone Sings and Everyone Is Cool

    Seventh and Eighth Grade Cavalier students put on an amazing performance of Harmony High on Friday evening, December 13th. Directed by Kara Hupe, Musical Theatre, Drama, and Showchoir teacher, the students and Ms. Hupe truly outdid themselves. The setting for the musical is an out of the ordinary high school where everyone sings and everybody is cool! It's the first day of school; and new students Michael; Michele and Junior are about to discover what the singing is all about. The principal is quite cheery and loves to vocalize!? Everyone's a winner in Jim the Gym teacher's gym! Even the students in detention are singing the blues; and the whacky Science class is really rockin'!

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  • Computer Science Week at CMS

    Seventh grade ELA teacher, Ms. Rudd, had her students use independent reading novels to create a code on Scratch. The assignment they were given was to depict a scene from their novel that shows a type of conflict ( self vs self, self vs society, etc.) Students duplicated the scene on scratch including the following components: Physical Characterization Setting Dialogue Conflict Students then presented their scratch in small groups . After they presented, Ms. Rudd had them complete a self-reflection form to grade themselves based off of effort, understanding, and visuals.

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  • Spanish I Class Participates in Pen Pal Project with Students in Santiago

    Mr. Ruiz' Spanish 1 class started a pen pal project alongside with an 8th grade class at San Juan Evangelista School in Santiago, Chile. The students wrote letters in Spanish and sent them to Chile almost a month ago. This past week, they received their first letters back from their Chilean pen pals, only this time, the answers were in English as that's the foreign language class they are taking in the southern country. Both classes were very excited to meet themselves through their letters. Similarly they practiced the foreign languages in a real-life context and made new international friends. The second letter is expected to be sent in January.

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  • Scientific Revolution Newsletters in Seventh Grade Social Studies Classes

    Seventh grade students created, designed and presented Scientific Revolution newsletters using the Smore platform in Ms. Rosenthal's Social Studies classes. Students were assigned a scientist to research and worked with a partner to then design and customize their newsletters. Newsletters were to include the scientist's name at the top of the front page, a footer for web site citations, clip art, images or photos to add to the information, dedicated sections for certain content such as the scientists biography, three achievments, and four to six interesting facts.

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  • CMS Competes in Fall Vex Robotics Tournament

    On Saturday, November 16th, Cuthbertson Middle School competed in the Union County Fall Vex Robotics Tournament against eight other middle school Vex robotics teams in a round robin tournament to see which schools had the best drivers and robots. There were 32 matches amongst all of the teams participating. Each team from Cuthbertson Middle School participated in 4 matches. Two teams (one from CMS and another school) paired against two teams from other schools. The team with the highest score was declared the winner. The scores from the matches were tallied and in the end only 24 of the 32 teams entered would move on to the Elimination tournament.

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  • Cybersecurity and Escape Rooms in Seventh Grade

    Volunteers from Bank of America came to Ms. Smith's 7th and 8th Grade Classes to work on an “Escape Room” activity that involved students learning about cybersecurity and how identity thieves often access the public’s personal information. Students used important “personal information” that was carelessly unprotected by the CEO of a company to hack into his account and had a lot of fun doing it!

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  • CMS Beta Club Receives Award

    The CMS Beta Club recently received a volunteer award from The Adam Faulk Tanksley Foundation. They are a Charlotte-based non-profit organization created in honor of Adam Tanksley. Adam attended school in the Marvin cluster. See their website for more information: http://chompchildhoodcancer.org/ The foundation runs a Christmas Tree lot off of Reid Dairy Road (Rea View Elementary). They run solely on volunteers and all proceeds benefit pediatric cancer at Levine Children's Hospital here in Charlotte.

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  • Musical Theatre Classes Design Backdrops and Sets For Musicals

    Mrs. Hupe's 7th and 8th Grade Musical Theatre Classes have been learning about set design and how it is an important part of the storytelling process on stage. Students were tasked with creating a backdrop and set for their favorite musical. Students brought in some of their own supplies in addition to the items that CMS teachers and staff donated for this project. Some of the musicals represented were Grease, The Sound of Music, Mamma Mia, Aladdin, Annie and Beauty and the Beast. Currently, these students are rehearsing their own musical production of Harmony High and will be performing in December.

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