WeAct Club Visits Seahawks
The executive council of the CMS WeAct club was honored by the Seattle Seahawks for their work in helping the community. Fourteen members of the clubs paid a visit where they met Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll.
Student Checkout Policy
Nothing is more important than the safety of our students, with that as our focus Chimacum Middle School is establishing a clear policy as to how students are picked up from school during the school day.
Beginning Friday, December 5, 2014, all students checked out during the day must have an adult sign them out in the main office. The new procedure will ensure that students are released to an adult and has been visually verified. No longer will students be able to meet parents at the car or wait for them in the bus loop during the school day (7:45 AM to 2:20 PM). Also, we will not bring kids to the front office until the parent has arrived, this will assure that they are still getting their education and not missing school work while they are waiting to be picked up.
We apologize if this policy inconveniences you and your family, but it is necessary to keep Chimacum Middle School a safe environment for all students.
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year.
back Eagles, I hope all of you are enjoying the last days of summer
as the staff is preparing for an exciting school year. Some changes are
coming to Chimacum Middle School this fall and we want to keep you all
up-to-date on this important information.
want to welcome our newest Eagle staff, Miss Amber Hurst comes to Chimacum all
the way from Ohio and will be teaching 7th grade science this year. We are
excited to have Miss Hurst as part of our team.
structural changes will be coming to the school day, students will be attending
in a five period day, instead of six, with a new class design, Humanities,
taking the place of Social Studies/Language Arts. Humanities is the
integration of Language Arts standards taught through the Social Studies
content; students will get all their reading and writing skills taught in
Humanities, but they will practice them in Social Studies, Math, and Science so
all students see that reading and writing is not just about one class, but
involves all aspects of our everyday lives.
will be working in grade level teams and teaching core classes in 83 minute
periods. So, all 7th graders, for example, will be shared between three
teachers for Humanities, Science, and Math. This will allow teaching
teams to do more in-depth work with students and integrate curriculum more
easily. Electives will be at the end of the day, 4th and 5th periods, and will
remain 50 minutes, just as in past years.
come in to school this year, you will find a freshly painted facility.
All walls in the middle school hallways, and some classrooms, have been
repaired and freshly painted. I honestly believe that students take more
pride in themselves when they have pride in their school, this is the first
step toward giving Chimacum Middle School students a facility they can be proud
of. Over the next few years, we expect to see even more upgrades to the
school, campus, and entire district.
Day, August 28 will no longer include an evening element. After tracking
turnout to the evening event, low numbers have suggested to us that parents do
not want to come back in the evening for a second school event in the same day,
so we will be providing that same information to families during Eagle Day,
please look for information about this in coming days.
some changes in grading and assessment as well. Four teachers will be
piloting Standards Based Grading (SBG). If your student’s teacher is
doing it, you will receive a letter home explaining how it will work. SBG
will allow students and you, as a parent, to get more specific feedback on how
your student is doing on the Common Core State Standards and in class, which
are the foundation of the new state required assessment (SBAC). SBG
removes non-academic factors from grades, so you know if a student’s truly
understands the concepts and skills they must know to be successful.
end, the school and our students cannot be successful without your continued
support. In my first year, I was
impressed by the number of involved, caring parents and families. I hope we continue to see this in the future
and I encourage you to visit us and see all the good things happening at CMS.
Stuart G. Prince Sr.
Chimacum Middle School
91 West Valley Rd.
P.O. Box 278
Chimacum, WA 98325
Phone: (360) 732-4219
Fax: (360) 732-6859