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  • Important August Dates for Parents

    PARENTS: Click below for more and note the important dates below in regards to Open Houses, Curriculum Nights, Orientations, etc. We look forward to a great year!

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  • School Supply Lists

    School will be back in session before you know it. Please click "more" below for recommended school supply list by grade level. Grade Level student registration packets can be found in the quick links section of the web site to the right of the rotating images.

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  • Capitol Visit with Rep. Pittenger offers Unique Opportunity

    For our tour of the US Capitol, one of our parent chaperones, Mr. Atkinson, set up a meeting with Congressman Robert Pittenger. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by staff members from our office who were going to give us a personal tour of the building and that Rep. Pittenger was going to meet us in the Rotunda, say hello and get a picture of our group.

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  • Girls Who Code

    Emily Kirby, the sponsor of the CMS Girls Who Code club, had this to say; "I have been involved in girl's STEM clubs for most of my early academic career, going to Engineering Clubs while at my all-girls high school, and holding a board member positions in the Society of Women Engineers during my four years in college. I was inspired to facilitate Girls Who Code as a way to give back, for I know I wouldn't be where I am today without having women engineering role models and supporters. Currently, I support Microsoft Teams, the future of collaboration services at Microsoft. Before beginning my career at Microsoft, I studied Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst."

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  • Odyssey of the Mind heads to Worlds

    Congratulations to our Odyssey of the Mind team that competed in the North Carolina State Finals at Wingate University. The team finished second overall and will be going to the World Finals at Iowa State University on May 23.

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  • Odyssey of the Mind Competes and Moves On

    CMS had three teams compete at the Odyssey of the Mind regional tournament at Wingate University on March 3.

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  • Cavaliers and Wildcats Reunite for the Ninth Year

    The Cavalier Connection Club comprised of over 90 students from 6th, 7th and 8th grade spent a fun morning on December 12th with their Kindergarten buddies at Wingate Elementary.

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  • Middle School Band - Excellence

    The 2017 school year has been great for the Cuthbertson Middle School band program. Earlier this year, the 8th grade Band was selected by audition to represent excellence in music with a performance at the North Carolina Music Educators Association conference in Winston-Salem. They were 1 of only 3 middle school bands selected from the state of North Carolina and performed as a model of band excellence for all the band directors in the state.

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  • Cuthbertson Middle Schools’ Jr. Beta Club, in collaboration with Five Stones Church

    Cuthbertson Middle Schools’ Jr. Beta Club, in collaboration with Five Stones Church, held a canned food drive last month to help local families in the Waxhaw are

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  • Making friends and reading books at Waxhaw Elementary

    Members of the seventh-grade Cavalier Football team partnered with Turnaround Toys to help first-grade students from Waxhaw Elementary choose their own stuffed animal “buddy” to enjoy a book together.

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  • The Art of Science

    In the summer of 1884, Georges Seurat began work on A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, which took him two years to complete. Seurat used a technique called pointillism, tiny juxtaposed dots of multi-colored paint, which allowed the viewer’s eye to blend colors optically, rather than having the colors physically blended, thereby altering the direction of modern art by initiating the Neo-Impressionism Age of painting.

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  • Cuthbertson Middle students make real-world connections at inaugural Career Day

    Cuthbertson Middle student Michael Quinn knows exactly what he wants to do when he grows up: play professional football. But as he walked around his school’s inaugural Career Day on Oct. 20, the junior varsity football player said he has enjoyed learning about other career options as well.

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  • Mrs. Marshall named CMS Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to Mrs. Sue Marshall for being selected as the Cuthbertson Middle School Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Marshall currently teaches seventh grade English Language Arts.

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  • French Pen Pals

    This year again, Madame Perreau's 8th-grade yearlong French class will enjoy authentic francophone culture and language learning by corresponding with two classes; one on L'île de la Réunion in the Indian Ocean and the other in North Western France near Le Havre.

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  • Kung Fu Presentation

    In partnership with the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens and Hanart Culture, sixth-grade students were awed and amazed by a Kung Fu demonstration. Sounds of traditional Chinese music filled the air as six teenagers from the Hebei province of China took center stage with their energetic, crowd-pleasing demonstration. The performers have been practicing the art of Kung Fu since childhood. They practice for two hours before school each morning and again at the end of the day.

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  • VEX IQ Robotics Inventory

    Students creating a pre-assembly inventory checklist in preparation for the first stage of the VEX IQ robotic program.

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  • CMS Named "A" School for the Third Year in a Row

    Beginning in 2013, public and charter schools in North Carolina have received a letter grade based on the General Assembly’s A-F School Performance Grades legislation. School Performance Grades are based on 80 percent of the school’s achievement score and 20 percent of students’ academic growth. For the third year, Cuthbertson Middle School has received an A rating on the North Carolina School Report Card the second highest designation. Based on our score, Cuthbertson Middle ranks #11 out of 670 North Carolina Middle Schools.

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  • Making Blankets Instead of Goals - Girl's Soccer Gives Back

    After contacting multiple charities involving sports, animals, kids--you name it, I quickly realized getting 24 busy middle schoolers trained and mobilized to give back was going to be tough, to say the least.

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  • Eighth Grade Visits Washington, D.C.

    Eighth-grade students traveled to Washington D.C. on Wednesday, April 26. Their field trip began with a stop at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center/National Air and Space Museum where students were able to see aircraft and rockets such as the Enola Gay, a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, and the Space Shuttle Discovery

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  • Odyssey of the Mind

    One of the Cuthbertson Middle School Odyssey of the Mind (OM) teams has won the State Championship and will represent its school and state in the World Final Competition this May. After placing second in the regional competition in March, the CMS Problem 3 Team placed first in its division at the statewide championship on Saturday, April 1, at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro.

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  • BETA Club Partners with Union County Humane Society

    As a service project, over 10 days, BETA Club collected donations of supplies for for the Humane Society of Union County. It's no surprise how many supplies it takes to keep the Humane Society stocked.

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  • A Visit to the Grand Asia Market

    The eighth grade year long Chinese class visited the Grand Asia Market. Students were very excited to explore Chinese culture by looking around Chinese merchandise. Students also had the opportunity to order food in Chinese at the food court.

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  • Cavs In Action

    Cavs In Action members pose with staff from the Monroe Rehabilitation Center during a recent field trip.

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  • Discover China Day

    Our class went on a field trip to Marvin Ridge High School. We called it “Discover China”. On this trip, we explored many aspects of the Chinese culture, including noodles, dance, calligraphy, and Taiji.

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  • Cavalier's Collect Hats

    Collecting hats for Ellie's Hats has become an annual event at CMS. The sixth grade members of Cavalier Connection collected over 70 hats for children that are battling cancer. The bins were full of fun hats, cozy hats, and hats of all colors and sizes sure to bring a smile to the children battling cancer.

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  • Bienvenue, Mathilde!

    Mathilde Kuss decided to spend a year abroad after finishing “Le collège” or middle school in France to improve her English knowledge and experience American lifestyle. She is living for a year with Anna Gettinger’s family while studying at Cuthbertson High. Mathilde came to speak to Madame Perreau’s 6th grade class about the differences she has noticed between France and the United States.

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  • Gita Ghiloria visits Eight Grade Year Long Art

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  • Cavalier Connection travels to Wingate Elementary

    Another year brings a continued partnership between Cuthbertson Middle School and Wingate Elementary. Over 190 seventh and eighth-grade students traveled to Wingate to deliver a new coat to their buddy.

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  • Charlotte Children's Theatre

    Through a partnership with the Union County Arts Council, the sixth-grade student body was entertained by the Charlotte Children's Theatre's production of New Kid. The production was written by Dennis Foon and addresses prejudice, bullying and cultural differences.

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  • Cavalier's Collect for American Red Cross

    The Cavalier Family has been busy collecting donations for the flood victims in Eastern North Carolina who lost their homes from flooding due to Hurricane Matthew in early October

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  • Bienvenue à l’île Maurice, Mauritius Island!

    Quoting Mark Twain: “Mauritius was made first, and then heaven and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.” It is also known as the land of rainbows.

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  • Mr. Webb travels to China

    This summer I traveled to China with 30 Union County teachers to teach at the Sino-American Bilingual Summer Camp at Nanjing Normal High School in Nanjing China, a partnership the school has with Marvin Ridge High School. We were overseas for two and a half weeks

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  • National Wildlife Habitat

    A rainy day was no deterrent to designate the Spirit Trail at CMS officially as a National Wildlife Habitat (NWH) by the National Wildlife Foundation. After months of hard work by the Cavs In Action club, the students and advisors were especially excited to recognize their newly created area.

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  • Artists in Our School Showcase

    Ms. Peppard's year-long eighth-grade art students hosted their Artists in Our School Showcase on Saturday, May 14. The event was held in the Media Center and was attended by several of the visiting artists, students families, teachers, and community members.

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  • Sharing with ePals in France

    Once again, Madame Perreau's 8th-grade yearlong French class had penpals in St Andiol, South of France during the school year.

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  • Drama Class explores Cultures from Around the World

    This year, our seventh and eighth grade drama students dramatized myths and tales from different cultures.

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  • Kindertransport Exhibit on Display

    While studying WWII and the Holocaust students had the opportunity to explore the Kindertransport Exhibit as part of their learning experience. The exhibit, which was provided by the NC Council on the Holocaust displayed 17 panels of informative text, photos, and first-hand accounts of children's lives during WWII and as part of the Kindertransport.

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  • Discover China Day

    Students from several Union County schools took part in Discover China Day hosted by Cuthbertson Middle School and sponsored by Asia Society, Hanban and the Confucius Institute of Pfeiffer University. The day consisted of several sessions that immersed the students in multiple aspects of Chinese Culture.

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  • Madhubani Folk Art

    Through the Visiting Artists grant students in Ms. Peppard's art class were introduced to traditional Indian Art by Ms. Gita Ghiloria. Ms. Ghiloria was born in India and completed her schooling there. Her background is in computer applications, but her passion is Art.

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  • Chinese Class Field Trip

    On March 2, 2016, the eighth-grade year long Chinese class visited the Grand Asia Market to learn more about Asian culture. All of the students were very excited to look around and buy things. They had the opportunity to order food in chinese at the food court. This caused much fear but also much excitement among the students. However, they were all successful in their attempts.

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  • Explorer Project

    Ever wonder what to do with those empty tissue boxes? Well, 7th grade social studies teachers, Mrs. Gokey and Mr. Bready, came up with a unique idea for those boxes. Students were given an explorer and an important person during the Renaissance time period to research.

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  • Flying High Kite Project

    Students in Mrs. Gokey and Mr. Bready’s 7th-grade social studies classes were given an assignment to research their heritage. Students were “flying high” when each child produced a kite depicting information about themselves and their native country.

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  • Ellie's Hats Collection

    CMS collected over 200 new hats for Ellie's Hats

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  • Asia Society Teacher Institute Visits CMS

    Red, white, black and gold Chinese New Year greetings, paper fans, Chinese calligraphy, opera masks, and paper lanterns were the hint that something special was happening at Cuthbertson Middle School.

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  • CMS visits CHS for Historical Wax Museum

    President Nixon, Einstein, Mother Teresa, and Marie Antoinette just to name a few were all in attendance at Cuthbertson High School's Media Center to present to Mr. Hancock's seventh-grade social studies students.

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  • Taped to the Wall!

    A goal met, and a challenge surpassed led to Mrs. Karpinski, the Media Specialist to be taped to the wall.

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  • Season of Giving

    November began the Cavalier's Season of Giving as they embarked on several community-wide projects.

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  • CMS Celebrates Dia de los Muertos

    Last week students in Mr. Vaughan’s Spanish classes took time to discover the true essence of the Mexican celebration, Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Now, amidst a zombified nation where this celebration would make for a better movie title than holiday it was important that students encounter, explore, and experience the cultural significance of Day of the Dead.

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  • Visiting Artists

    Thanks to a grant from the Union County Community Arts Council, students in Samantha Peppard's yearlong art class will have the opportunity to be visited by an artist each month from October through April.

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  • Be the Voice, Not the Echo

    Eighth-grade students were a captive audience as Preston Centuolo challenged them to find their purpose and to create a meaningful life. His message was clear and concise, “life is about choices, the choices we make determine the life we live”. Mr. Centuolo encouraged the students to make choices that reflect who they are on the inside and to not follow the crowd - “be the voice, not the echo”.

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  • A Visitor from the Past

    Students in Mr. Garner’s class welcomed Mrs. Laura Oudin from the Museum of the Waxhaws to their classroom for a step back in history. Mrs. Oudin arrived in traditional dress from the 1800’s to begin her presentation.

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  • Club Walk

    On September 11, students had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the host of clubs and activities that are offered here at Cuthbertson Middle School.

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  • Girl Up Club

    In its inaugural year at CMS, the Girl Up Club under the direction of Cynthia Lonon succeeded in becoming an active, popular club at school. Girl Up supports programs with the United Nations Foundation that give girls an equal chance for education, health, social and economic opportunities, and a life free from violence. Girl Up engages students to take action by raising awareness and funds for programs in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Liberia, Malawi and India. At the beginning of the year Rachel Wisthuff, the grass roots coordinator for Girl Up, spoke to our group about the mission of Girl Up.

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