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7611 Hellman Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
91730

Office:
(909) 987-1788

FAX:
(909) 483-3201

Attendance:
(909) 987-1803

shenderson@csd.k12.ca.us

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Foothill and Vineyard location

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Baseline and Carnelian location

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Anonymous Tips

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

Please check the Lost and Found in the library. We donate the Friday before Thanksgiving,  the Friday before Spring Break and again at the end of school year. 

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—or the end of the school year) any items left in the lost/found will be donated to a local shelter. 

Target Card

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.

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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

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Monday, May 25, 2015: Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL

Thursday, June 4, 2015: Last day of school, MODIFIED DAY DISMISSAL (7:55am-12:24pm; lunch served until 12:40pm)

"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.  

8th grade End-of-the-Year Activities

Friday, May 15, 2015, 4:40-6:30pm: 8th grade dance in the Nalbach Building 

Friday, May 22, 2015, 9am-11:30am: Ellis Island in the Nalbach Building with food celebration in the lunch shelter during lunch

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 6pm: 8th grade awards, "A Night of Shining Stars," in the Nalbach Building

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8am-10pm: Knott's Berry Farm Trip

Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 10am: 8th grade Promotion practice in the Gym

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 10am: 8th grade Promotion in the Gym

 

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:

  • Computer Based: Some questions are interactive, and a greater variety of supporting tools can be provided to eligible students, such as magnification of text, and text-to-speech read-aloud of questions.
  • Computer Adaptive: Students receive test questions that help pinpoint what they know and can do. A correct answer is followed by a more difficult question, and an incorrect answer is followed by an easier question. This provides a more precise estimate of student understanding.
  • Realistic Context for Tasks: Knowledge is assessed in context—for example, students are asked to select a word of the same meaning to replace a word in a paragraph, rather than to choose a synonym for a word standing alone. In addition, students will need to provide open-ended answers for some questions, rather than selecting from multiple options, and will be asked to write short essays that will need to be scored by hand.
  • No Time Limits: Students can take the time they need to do their best.

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.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd annual CMS Talent Show held on Friday, May 15th

            1st place: Marcus Raddon, Steven Medina, Donovan Reid, and Jacob Robbins' Band

            2nd place: Rachael Adam-Villalobos

            3rd place: Rebecca Salas

City of Rancho Cucamonga Safe Routes to School Survey

Please take 5 minutes to fill out the two-page Parent Survey online by May 29, 2015 by visiting the survey link below. Participation is voluntary.

http://www.saferoutesdata.org/surveyformparent.cfm?key=1145020

If you have any questions about the Healthy RC Kids Safe Routes to School program, please contact the City of Rancho Cucamonga Safe Routes to School Coordinator Mike Parmer at: (909) 477-2700 ext. 2046 or Michael.Parmer@CityofRC.us. 

Free Summer Meal Programs  May 26, 2015-July 23, 2015

 

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Congratulations to the CMS March/April Citizens of the Month

January Cougar Claw

The Multi-Media staff is proud to share the January issue of the Cougar Claw for the 2014/15 school year.  Click on http://cms-csd-ca.schoolloop.com/jan2015We hope you enjoy it!

 

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MEMORIES LIKE THIS COME ONCE IN A LIFETIME!

Order your 2014-2015 yearbook now before they run out. The cost of the yearbook is $40, so be sure to order now in order to reserve a copy. In addition, a pre-purchased yearbook will be every eligible student’s ticket into the end-of-the-year signing party. Orders can be placed at the school by cash or check (payable to Cucamonga Middle School) or online with a CREDIT CARD at http://jostensyearbooks.com?REF=A00574200.   Contact  the yearbook advisor, Mr. Myers, if you have any questions.  Yearbooks will be distributed to students on June 1, 2015.

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Bell Schedule 2014-2015

Cucamonga Middle School

Bell Schedule 2014-2015

Late Start Friday

 

Monday – Thursday

1st- 8:00-9:00

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

5th- 12:44-1:40

6th- 1:44-2:40

 

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

2nd- 9:50-10:37

3rd- 10:41-11:28

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

5th- 1:02-1:49

6th- 1:53-2:40

 

Modified Day Fridays

Teacher report time 7:45

Collaboration- 7:45-8:45

1st bell rings at 8:50

1st –8:55-9:29

2nd- 9:33-10:04

3rd- 10:08-10:39

4th –10:43-11:14

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