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Anonymous Tip is a Safe and Anonymous Reporting Service for Schools and Law Enforcement. This is just one more way CMS is trying to help students report any school issue that they may not feel comfortable talking about to adults (ex. bullying, threats, etc.). Click on the link and follow the directions to report an incident directly to CMS.
Lost & Found
Update for the 2015/2016 school year: Please have your students check the lost/found in the library for anything they may have lost. Every two (2) months (last Friday of the month…..end of September; November (before Thanksgiving break); January; March (before Spring break); May any items left in the lost/found will be donated to a local shelter.
Take Charge of Education is a program run by Target stores to benefit schools. Through this program, 1% of all Target card purchases can be donated to Cucamonga Middle School. You purchase these items as you would normally, and a percentage goes to CMS. it is a simple and free fund raiser for our school.
Here is how it works:
1) Call 1-800-316-6142 or visit www.target.com to designate Cucamonga Middle School to receive the donation.
2) Use your Target card to purchase items at Target stores or online.
3) Target will donate 1% of your guest card purchases to Cucamonga Middle School.
For more information, or if you do not have a Target guest card and would like one, please feel free to call 1-800-316-6142. Thank you for helping in the continuing efforts to make Cucamonga Middle School a great place to learn.
CMS Mission Statement
In a safe, positive environment, all students will be challenged in the learning process by a staff that empowers independent thinkers and prepares them for high school and the global community
2015/2016 School Year
School begins on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 (modified day dismissal 7:55-12:24; lunch until 12:40pm)
2015 CMS SCHOOL OFFICE SUMMER HOURS
CMS 6th grade Cougar Camp
Session “A”: Tuesday, July 28 from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Session “B”: Tuesday, July 28 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Session “C”: Wednesday, July 29 from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Session “D”: Wednesday, July 29 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
*Confirmation letters will be mailed the week of July 20, 2015 indicating the scheduled session
CMS Schedule/Textbook Pick-up, CMS Lunch Shelter/Library
6th grade: Thursday, July 30, 2015, 9am-11am
7th grade (must provide proof of Tdap vaccination): Thursday, July 30, 2015, 1pm-3pm
8th grade: Friday, July 31, 2015, 9am-11am
Cucamonga Middle School in Central School District recognized by California business community for high achievement
California Schools Selected for Prestigious Honor Roll issued by
The Campaign for Business & Education Excellence
Central School District announced today that Cucamonga Middle School has been selected by Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as one of 1,851 public schools in California to receive the title of 2014 Honor Roll school.
Schools receiving this distinction from the California business community have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. For High Schools, the Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness. The CBEE Honor Roll is comprised of two different awards, the “Star Schools” Award (1328 schools) and “Scholar Schools” Award (523 schools).
CBEE Star Schools are those with significant populations of socio-economically disadvantaged students that have shown a significant increase in grade-level proficiency over time. CBEE Scholar Schools are schools that are showing significant levels of academic achievement, but do not have a significant socio-economically disadvantaged student population.
The annual Honor Roll award is made possible with support from numerous businesses and organizations including State Farm, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, Southern California Auto Club, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the California Business Roundtable, and several private foundations. Chevron Corporation provided specific support in the creation of the STEM Honor Roll.
“Many of our high performing schools are not getting the recognition they deserve. These schools that succeed in reducing the achievement gap and preparing their students for college and careers should be celebrated,” said Lee Blitch, CBEE Chairman and past CEO, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. “There are schools all over California that are leaders in ensuring their students are getting the best quality of education. Those schools need to be recognized.”
The Honor Roll is a school recognition program that uses only academic achievement data showing improved academic growth over time and a closing of the achievement gap.
“The American education system has a secret. Many schools are doing well… the Honor Roll proves it. Students are achieving at higher levels than anyone admits and more students than ever are succeeding when given the opportunity.” said Jim Lanich, CBEE president. “All schools, no matter what zip code they are in, can achieve this kind of success and leadership from the business community is critical to ensuring successes for all students.”
The Honor Roll list grew from 261 schools when the program began in 2005 to the current 1851 for 2014. The number of Honor Roll STAR (higher poverty, high achieving) schools increased from 74 in 2005 to 1328 in 2014.
A full list of the Honor Roll schools and the STEM Honor Roll can be found at ca.edresults.org/HonorRoll or follow Jim Lanich, President and CEO at @JLanich or email us at email@example.com.
May Cougar Claw
The Multi-Media staff is proud to share the final issue of the Cougar Claw for the 2014/15 school year. Click on http://cms-csd-ca.schoolloop.com/may2015. We hope you enjoy it!
"Thanks a Billion!"
Target Kicks Off A New Teacher Appreciation Campaign As part of the social campaign, guests are encouraged to share a message of appreciation through Target's Facebook page or the Thanks a Billion website honoring a teacher who has made an impact on their life. When a guest submits a note of gratitude (certain terms & conditions apply), Target will donate $25 to the teacher's school with the opportunity for each school to receive up to $25,000. But here's the best part: Target won't stop until it's given away a grand total of $5 million. Visit https://thanksabillion.target.com/ to nominate a CMS teacher!
Thank you for supporting our CMS Renaissance Program!
-Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department
-Haggen Market (Foothilll & Vineyard location)
-Stater Brothers Market (Baseline & Carnelian location)
-Vons (19th & Carnelian location)
They were ALL generous in donating their time and resources….especially Haggen’s Market, they donated five cases of eggs and five cases of sausage for our pancake breakfast!
The other markets donated $25.00 gift cards which we used to purchase additional supplies.
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
This year, teachers at Cucamonga Middle School are helping students learn and presenting course information in new ways. We are using challenging tasks that require students to provide reasoning, support arguments with evidence, and persevere in solving problems. These are the skills that colleges and employers say our students need to succeed.
The next step is measuring our progress by participating in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These new statewide tests for students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 are an academic check-up in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. These tests have replaced our former tests to provide better information to help improve teaching practices and target learning. The test is different from past testing in many ways. Some highlights include:
Test Results are not the only measure
When making critical decisions in our lives, we usually do not rely on only one set of information. For example, when buying a car, we consider the price of the car, whether we think the car is attractive, the reputation of the car company, advice from owners of similar cars, and a host of other indicators of the car’s quality. Similarly, when assessing what students know and can do, it is important to rely on more than one measure of students’ content knowledge and skills.
Scores for the annual statewide test will soon become available. We will use these scores as just one piece of information. Classroom projects, writing assignments, math exercises, and our own tests given throughout the year all contribute important information as we build a clear picture of how each student is progressing. As you assess your child’s progress, we recommend that you, too, consider the annual state test scores just one piece of information. Take a look at your child’s classroom accomplishments as well as the scores, and use this complete body of information when helping your child set goals for improvement.
Free Summer Meal Programs May 26, 2015-July 23, 2015
Congratulations to the CMS March/April Character Counts "Caring" Students
Women on the Move Network; Junior Women on the Move Program
Junior Women on the Move, girls ages 12-14, a program where you explore ideas, learn about careers, express your feelings, make art projects, do community service and have fun! Thursdays, 4-5:15pm, Rancho Cucamonga Family Resource Center
Aeries Parent Portal Help
United States Youth Volleyball League
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Bell Schedule 2015-2016
Cucamonga Middle School
Bell Schedule 2015-2016
Late Start Friday
Monday – Thursday
2nd – 9:04-10:00
3rd- 10:04- 11:00
1st lunch (8th grade) - 11:00-11:40
Grade 8 - 4th – 11:44- 12:40
2nd lunch (6th grade)- 11:34-12:14
Grade 6 - 4th- 11:04-11:34/12:18-12:40
3rd lunch (7th grade)- 12:00- 12:40
Grade 7 - 4th - 11:04- 12:00
Modified Day (Monday- Thursday)
1st- 8:00- 8:44
2nd- 8:48- 9:28
3rd- 9:32- 10:12
4th- 10:16- 10:56
5th – 11:00- 11:40
6th- 11:44- 12:24
Lunch- 12:24- 12:40
Inclement Weather (Monday - Thursday)
8th grade lunch- 11:00-11:27
Tardy Bell 11:30
6th grade lunch -11:35-12:02
Tardy Bell 12:05
7th grade lunch- 12:10-12:37
Tardy Bell 12:40
Fridays - Late Start
Teacher report time 7:45
Teacher Collaboration-7:45 – 8:45
1st bell rings at 8:55
1st - 8:59-9:46
1st lunch - (8th grade) 11:28-12:08
2nd lunch - (6th grade) 11:52-12:32
3rd lunch - (7th grade) 12:18-12:58
Grade 8 - 4th- 12:12-12:58
Grade 6 - 4th - 11:32-11:52/12:36-12:58
Grade 7 - 4th - 11:32-12:18
Modified Day Fridays
Teacher report time 7:45
1st bell rings at 8:50
5th – 11:18-11:49
6th – 11:53-12:24
Lunch- 12:24- 12:40
Inclement Weather Fridays
8th grade lunch- 11:27-1154
Tardy Bell 11:57
6th grade lunch -11:54-12:21
Tardy Bell 12:24
7th grade lunch- 12:24-12:54
Tardy Bell 12:58