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Academic Quiz Team Wins DeKalb County Tournament!

The CMS Academic Quiz Team finished the fall season in fine form taking First Place in the DeKalb County Academic Bowl held on Saturday, December 10, at Stone Mountain Middle School.

The team now advances to the PAGE Regional Academic Bowl on January 7. Team members included Aadi Saha, Carson Ankeny, Gunter Schroeder, James Hardy, Lucy Roberts, Sam Grant and Vivien Orellana.
Spelling Bee WInner and Runner-up!

Congratulations to 8th grader Sam Grant for winning the school Spelling Bee on Monday, January 9. 8th grader Kara Dole was the runner-up. 40 students participated in the school-wide spelling bee after winning spelling bees in their Language Arts classes.

Sam will represent Chamblee Middle School at the DeKalb County Spelling Bee later in January.
National History Day Finalists

Congratulations to the following students whose projects will be advancing on to the National History Day State competition in March.

Luke Dillon - "Sir Nicholas Winton"
Chris McIntosh - "Gavrilo Princip"
Nishat Nayla & Sumaiya Subha - "Mahatma Gandhi"
Ana Nelson & Pranjal Rai - "Rachel Carson: Taking a Stand for the Environment"
Milo Sandfort - "Robespierre"
Tyler Sun - "Rosa Parks"
Jason Wu - "Charles Darwin and His Ideas"

Mary Adam - "Not So Surly Shirley"
Hope Collins - "Mattachine Society"
Brady Cossaboom & Catherine Cossaboom - "Love Trumps Hate"
Hamilton Edwards - "Pearl Harbor"
Ava Meisner - "Lady with a Lamp"
Shrita Reddy & Sarah Washburn - "Alice Walker: Standing Up Against Social Inequality"
Cheryl Tan - "Standing Against Suharto"
Claire Turney & Megan Woo - "Ghost Army"

Aadi Saha - "Victoria Woodhull's Historic Run for the President"
Ethan Santucci - "The Cold War and the Fall of the Soviet Union"
Gunter Schroeder - "Ethiopia: Taking a Stand Against Italian Imperialism"

Lindsay Alexander & Lucy Roberts - "Jane Addams and the Hull House"

Will Kupronis - "The First National Hero of France: Vercingetorix"
Luc Landis - "Yellowstone: Taking a Stand for Nature"

November Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students who were chosen by the teachers on their team to be the Character Student of the Month for November. Each month a different character trait is featured. The character trait for November was Citizenship.

6A  Joscelin DeJesus
6B  Francesca Jepson
7A  Felix Shen
7B  Isabella Moore
7C  Madelyn Wells
8A  Suzie Thomas
8B  Kennedy Terry
8C  Sam Grant
8th Grade Bridge Building Contest

Results are in! Congratulations to the following winners of the 8th grade Bridge Building contest held during the week of November 28.

Nate Kite and Leon Malyan took 1st place with their popsicle-stick bridge holding 95 lbs!

2nd place: Lilly Stone and Mason Pasley: 90 lbs.

3rd place: Hope Collins, Sammy Fisher, & Esha Pamidi (Sashope Builders!): 85 lbs!
Math Team News

Congratulations to the CMS Math Team for a very successful day of competing in Vestavia Hills, AL, on December 3.

Competing in Algebra I against 25 other schools from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, our 8th Grade Team finished in 4th place.

Catherine Cossaboom placed 2nd out of 255 other Algebra students on the written test.

Competing in Pre-Algebra against 24 other schools, the 7th Grade Team finished in 5th place. Walker Kleinfelter placed 7th out of 250 students on the Pre-Algebra written test.

Great job, Mathletes!
Robodogs Take 1st Place!

CMS Robotics Club participated in regional competitions at Chamblee High School on Saturday, December 3. The Robodogs sent four teams to competition for the first time and each team performed superbly. Robodogs 1 won first place in the core values competition, which evaluates teamwork, cooperation, leadership and professionalism. The CMS Robodogs have won this award for 8 years and running. Each team is eagerly anticipating the Super Regional Competition announcements in two weeks to see who will advance.
Parent Survey

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The DeKalb County School District and all of its schools are engaged in an ongoing continuous improvement process, of which all stakeholders are an integral part. The DeKalb County School District is using the AdvancED Parent Survey as a means to elicit your opinions to help target areas for the school system to improve and areas to continue to be effective. The five sections on the survey represent the five AdvancED Standards for Quality School Systems and provide a means for learning about parent expectations of a high-quality school system.

Below, you will find the link which will allow you to access the survey. Your cooperation and support in completing the parent survey will be greatly appreciated.
Calendar of Important Dates 2016-2017

Click here to see a calendar of important dates for the 2016-2017 school year.
Student Supply List

Click here to access a list of supplies students will need.

Information for Rising 6th Graders

Click here to view a Power Point containing information for Rising 6th Grade students and their parents.
CCRPI Results 2014-2015

Click on this link to see a letter from the principal that contains the 2015 College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).
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