Renaissance is a national program that has been around for years. It began in South Carolina as a way to recognize the achievements of outstanding students and staff members who make a difference and includes the community in celebrating them. The concept is one that embraces hard work, significant academic achievement and improvement, good citizenship and volunteerism. The criterion for Renaissance is three-fold: a 3.0 or higher G.P.A., work habits and citizenship of Satisfactory or Outstanding from all teachers, and good attendance. We are very proud to state that consistently more than half of CMS students meet these criteria.
We reward these students with prizes and activities throughout the school year. A.S.B. has supported our efforts in the past and continues to do so. However, because of state budget cuts, we need to raise a large proportion of this money through fundraisers. One of the committee’s greatest desires is to get local businesses and community members more involved. While some progress has been made in gaining the support of our local businesses, we have great plans ahead and there is still more to be done. Local businesses working with us so far include: Chili’s, Chick-Fil-A, Laser Island, Deer Creek Bowling Alley, Fiesta Village, Rubio's, Applebee's, Islands, Famous Dave’s and Progressive Printing. Renaissance is a school wide effort and our Renaissance Committee consists of Mrs. Gibson, Mrs. Gott, Ms. Grady, Ms. Greenlee, Mrs. Loring, Mrs. Martinez, Mrs. Perales, Mrs. Tincknell, Ms. Vandergrift, Dr. Vass and our parent volunteer coordinator, Tricia Swift Buggle. They have dedicated their time and energy to get this program off the ground and would love your assistance. If you would like to support our efforts please contact Tricia Swift Buggle.