September 2021 News

September 30th, 2021


DISTRICT AND STATE CHAMPIONSHIP meets and matches coming up.

CROSS COUNTRY – members that qualified will compete in the state championship in Clarksville this Saturday, October 2nd @ Weakley Park. Girls run at noon with boys to follow.

VOLLEYBALL – Girls will be competing in the semi-final game against New Providence at MCMS October 4th at 5:30. The Championship game will be played on October 6th at 6:00 at MCMS.

Please come cheer on our athletes!!!

September 29th, 2021

Social Media and School Safety Concerns

Good evening, CMCSS families,

Across the nation, schools are observing an increase in concerning student behaviors that are linked to social media, especially the app TikTok. As many CMCSS schools communicated with families a few weeks ago, an increase in vandalism and theft in schools and on buses was linked to a TikTok challenge. Recently, the District has been made aware of other planned challenges that promote crimes such as assaulting employees, sexual assault, and public nudity. 

“These social media challenges may appear to be harmless or fun to an adolescent, but what parents need to clearly understand is that these thoughtless actions will come with serious consequences,” stated Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson. “I have heard some say ‘what is the big deal, it’s just a soap dispenser’ or ‘I was just messing around.’ The reality is, the damages left behind to school property and the invasion or violation of another student or staff member’s person can easily lead to thousands in fines and restitution for parents to pay and a felony offense for their child. I encourage parents to pay close attention to what their children are doing and intervene where it is needed. We plan to take the most appropriate action necessary to help resolve this issue and get their attention.”

In addition to concerns about TikTok challenges, there are other digital dangers like cyberbullying, child exploitation, sharing personal information, and offensive content. 

“Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is the leading federal law enforcement agency that investigates crimes involving exploitation of minors,” said Nashville HSI Special Agent in Charge Jerry C. Templet Jr. “Our agents continually work with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute the perpetrators of these crimes and identify and rescue victims. While the internet is a great way to interact with friends and family, as well as meet new people, predators know this and actively stalk online meeting places such as chat rooms and social media sites. Education and community awareness regarding the dangers of online activity is extremely important.”

Finally, when a threat of violence is brought to our attention, we take it seriously and move forward to take the necessary action. Law enforcement and school officials work together to investigate. We will be vigilant in finding individuals responsible, and, as Sheriff Fuson has stated, “any and everybody involved will be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” 

School Resource Officers and CMCSS employees work diligently to keep our schools safe, but it takes the entire community working together to provide a secure educational environment. We are asking parents and guardians to please talk to their children about online safety, appropriate behaviors, and consequences for criminal behaviors and offenses in the Student Code of Conduct.

Additionally, please talk to your children about the importance of immediately reporting any safety concern to an adult. Whether it is on social media or in the schoolhouse, if you see or hear something, say something. Please report concerns of school violence to officials, do not post or repost rumors or threats on social media.

Thank you for your support.

The following are a few resources on internet safety for parents/guardians:

September 27th, 2021

Richview Middle Basketball Schedule

September 27th, 2021

Boys Basketball

Reminder: Boys basketball tryouts will be on
8th graders – Wednesday, September 29
6th and 7th graders – Friday, October 1

An updated sports physical (after April 15, 2021) must be turned into Welcome Center in order to participate. If documents are not turned in, students will be turned away and unable to try out. There will be a mandatory study hall after school from 2:30 to 4 with the tryout conducted from 4 to 5:30.

September 23rd, 2021

Pictures for Yearbook

Richview will not have formal retakes this year, but Mrs. Griffin will we taking pictures of students who were absent on picture day, for the yearbook. More information will be coming next week.

September 23rd, 2021

Robotics Competition Team

Attention Cowboys! If you would like to be on the Richview Robotics competition team, you must join the Richview Robotics After School Club. We have limited space and will only be able to accommodate a total of 20 students between the club and the team. You can pick up an interest form from Mrs. Stritzel, Mrs. Ploeckelman, or Mrs. Wilson. Transportation will not be provided.

September 23rd, 2021

Healthy Heart Challenge

Healthy Heart Challenge
On October 6th, will have our Kids Heart challenge (previously Jump Rope for Heart). Students may donate $5 or more to come out of their related arts class to attend the event. This is open to all students in the building. Students must have permission from the teachers. There will be a kick off video on Oct. 1st during advisory. We will collect money during advisory on Oct. 4th, 5th, and 6th ONLY in the cantina and they will be given a pass to come to the gym for the event. We will have a concession stand with popcorn available for purchase on the 6th. If you would like to donate online, we will receive a list of donations which will count towards their $5 minimum donation.

September 22nd, 2021


There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in wrestling tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 23rd) in the theater beginning at 7:15. All grade levels are welcome. If you are not able to attend the meeting, see Mrs. Mabry in Room 706 for an information packet.

September 21st, 2021

Nationwide Food and Supply Shortages Impact Cafeteria Menus

The CMCSS Child Nutrition Department is being impacted by nationwide food and supply shortages. These shortages are creating unavoidable, last-minute menu changes and modifications to the serving trays and utensils. Menu selections may be further limited or altered. However, please know that students will continue to receive a free breakfast and a free lunch this school year. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate these shortages.

Contact your student’s cafeteria manager with any questions regarding the school menu. For more information about Food Services, visit the Child Nutrition employee page.


Update September 29, 2021

During the September 28 CMCSS School Board meeting, Dr. Angela Huff, Interim Director of Schools addressed the board with information concerning the current supply shortage situation. In her remarks, Dr. Huff mentioned the following:

  • Nationwide, high-volume shortages and supply chain disruptions are creating unavoidable, last-minute menu changes and modifications to serving trays and utensils. However, please note that complete, USDA-approved meals are still being served every day at no charge to students.
  • With the shortages, non-conventional meal tray replacements are being implemented such as bagging all items without a tray. Menu selections may be unconventional, such as sides not matching traditionally with entrees or hamburger/hotdog buns being replaced with flatbreads, wraps, or crackers.
  • Although the Child Nutrition Department has contracts with vendors, they are continuously exploring alternative suppliers and options. A major issue is that many vendors are not taking on new high-volume customers as they work to supply their current customers. For some, sourcing can be as simple as going to Kroger if Publix is out something they need. The District serves over 150,000 meals a week, so sourcing locally is generally not a viable option.
  • The Child Nutrition Department will continue navigating the supply chain disruptions and shortages that have been making national headlines to ensure our students continue to be served USDA-approved meals each school day.
  • As a reminder, CMCSS is not the agency which supplies P-EBT cards. The Tennessee Department of Human Services oversees the pandemic food benefits program.

September 21st, 2021

Picture proofs are back!!!

Picture orders are due online or in the front office by October 1st. All orders after that date will require a $10. late fee and parent guardian will be responsible for mailing the order or ordering online with Graham Photography. Orders brought to school should be brought to Ms. Carinda’s office and placed in the box on desk.