January 2022 News

January 31st, 2022

Basketball Sectionals — Tonight

Girls play at 6pm @ Richview vs. Macon Co
Boys play at 7:30pm @ Richview vs. T.W. Hunter
Come support your students and cheer them on to a victory!
Tickets sold at the door only $6.00.

January 25th, 2022

Academy information and meeting

ATTENTION 8th grade students and parents – If your student is interested in any high school academy – there is an information session Wednesday. January 26th at 6:00 p.m. at Central Services South. The deadline for submitting Academy applications is February 11th.

January 25th, 2022

8th parent night at CHS

8th grade parent night will be held at Clarksville High on Thursday, February 3rd. There are 2 different sessions – 5:00 – 5:30p.m. or 6:00 – 6:30p.m. You would only need to attend one. Both sessions will be held in the CHS Cafeteria. General information about high school and high school registration will be provided.

January 25th, 2022


This is the last week to purchase a yearbook with personalization. Visit jostensyearbooks.com today.

January 19th, 2022

High School Academies – Attention 8th graders

Attention 8th grade students and parents. It is time to start thinking about high school. Academy applications are now open.
College and career academies are schools within a school, aligned to a specific career theme. They are college and career preparatory small learning communities in which students focus their core class experience around a common career interest. Students share many of the same teachers, allowing educators to collaborate with each other in the coordination of lesson planning and classroom activities that align with the academy theme. Incoming high school freshmen will have the opportunity to apply to eight different college and career academies across the district.
Parent Informational Meeting: January 26th (in-person) at 5:00 for families of Rossview, Northeast, New Providence and 6:00 for families of West Creek, Richview, Montgomery Central, Kenwood. Meeting will be held at Central Services South. February 7th – will be a virtual meeting – link coming soon.
Deadline for applications is February 11.
The application form is on google docs at https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSc5fC7…/viewform

January 18th, 2022

Drama Club

Drama Club

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 2:30-4:00

Rehearsal Dates:
January 26
February 2, 7, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 14

Drama Club Performance:
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 @ 6:00 with students reporting at 5:15.
The cost to attend will be $3 per person or $5 for a family.


• Drama Club will always meet from 2:30-3:30
• Students are allowed to bring a snack to eat BEFORE going into the theatre.
• All rides must be here by 3:30. The first time late, the student will receive a warning. The second offense will result in removal from the play unless prior arrangements are made with me. If you have a problem, please call me at 931-658-5620 or email me at [email protected]
• If you are going to be out or absent for a practice, please email me at [email protected]
• Make sure to like our Facebook page for up-to-date information. The page is called “Richview Middle School Drama Club” 

January 12th, 2022

Accessing Student Report Cards – January 2022

CMCSS student report cards for the second nine weeks of the 2021-22 school year will be available on Wednesday, January 12. Parents/guardians will access report cards online using the CMCSS Parent Self-Service webpage at parents.cmcss.net.

If parents/guardians have issues accessing their child’s report card using CMCSS Parent Self-Service, they can contact their child’s enrolled school.

The report card available through Parent Self-Service is considered the official report card with comments for the grading period.

Parents/guardians can check their student’s academic progress on PowerSchool at any time. PowerSchool is the official grade book and attendance tracker for CMCSS. While some digital learning platforms have a grade book, please note that official grades will only be recorded in PowerSchool.


If you need to create a PowerSchool account, visit powerschool.cmcss.net, click the Create Account tab, and complete the form.

Families will need an Access Code for each child. Access codes can be obtained through the parents.cmcss.net portal by clicking on “Get Student Security Info” and following the steps listed in the video below.

PowerSchool Access Codes: https://ior.ad/7PBU

If you are using the PowerSchool app, the CMCSS’ District Code is P Z Q N.


Families may see several abbreviations in PowerSchool, including:

  • N(#) ex. N1, N2, etc. This is the student’s current grade in the nine weeks.
  • S(#) ex. S1, S2, etc. This is the student’s semester grade, which includes the nine weeks combined. For high school students, this grade will reflect the semester credits earned for that period. This grade will also include mid-term exams when applicable.
  • Y(#) ex. Y1. This refers to the student’s cumulative grade for the year.
  • OT On-Track. Students in grades K – 5 may see this designation on their report cards.
  • AE Approaching Expectations. Students in grades K – 5 may see this designation on their report cards.
  • BE Below Expectations. Students in grades K – 5 may see this designation on their report cards.

Watch this video to understand the PowerSchool dashboard:
K-2 Standards-Based Iorad: https://ior.ad/7MKm
3-12 Traditional Grading Iorad: https://ior.ad/7O3p

Note: Students in grades 3 – 5 may be assigned a letter grade and have letter grades available through PowerSchool. Report cards may also display the OT, AE, or BE information under College and Career Readiness.


January 7th, 2022

Handle with Care

Local first responder agencies are partnering with CMCSS to implement the national Handle with Care program in Clarksville-Montgomery County. Handle with Care is a program in which first responders work together with schools to provide proactive support for potentially trauma-affected students within the community.

First responders will identify children at a scene who have been potentially exposed to trauma. The child’s pertinent information, including name, birthday, school, and grade, will be sent by first responders in a confidential notice to the child’s school before the next school day. There is no information being given regarding the incident. School officials will receive the child’s identifying information and the three words “handle with care.” CMCSS will not be sharing any information with any person or entity as a partner in Handle with Care. Click here to watch a brief overview video.

The Clarksville City Council and Montgomery County Commission have approved the interlocal agreement. Training will take place in January 2022, and the program will be implemented next semester.

January 5th, 2022

CMCSS Seeks Community Feedback Regarding District-Wide Rezoning

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade. Rezoning is taken very seriously, and the district makes every effort to ensure stakeholders are involved in the process. In May 2020, CMCSS began communicating the need for rezoning to families with the construction of the Kirkwood complex.

The population of Montgomery County has increased 27.7% in the last 10 years. Projections indicate the population could see a 40% growth rate in the next 20 years. The effect of this tremendous change can be seen in our local schools.

Growth in CMCSS

  • CMCSS has a 30-year average growth of 677 new students every year.
  • Current enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is 37,769 students.
  • Oakland, Rossview, and West Creek Elementary schools have recently undergone expansion projects to address capacity. See the current capacity of each school here (pdf).
  • School capacity has an impact on the flexibility of programming and extracurricular activities.
  • Maintaining a capacity of approximately 85% is the goal of CMCSS.
  • The goal of CMCSS is to not rely on portables as a permanent solution.

At the Jan. 4, 2022, School Board Study Session, the Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board heard on first reading the recommendation that changes be made to the middle and high school zone lines for the 2022-2023 school year.

In 2021, the district initiated the process of working with a third-party consulting firm, RSP and Associates, with expertise in school system rezoning. In collaboration with the consulting firm and community stakeholders, the CMCSS Zoning Project Team has studied and evaluated existing school zones and building capacities to identify opportunities to better serve students, per the district’s Zoning Procedure (OPS-P017). The following criteria guide the team’s work:

  • Rezone as few students as possible
  • The proximity of students to existing schools
  • Transport students the least distance possible
  • Equitable distribution of resources according to the learning needs of all students
  • Enrollment capacity of existing schools
  • Consideration of free and reduced lunch status (socioeconomic)
  • Allow for future growth where possible (based upon Regional Planning Commission lot and permit data)

Taking these guidelines into consideration, the Zoning Project Team made the following recommendation to the School Board. (Click here to see the presentation)

CMCSS and RSP & Associates will host three public forums to gain feedback from the community regarding the rezoning recommendations. The community is invited to attend the following forums:

A final zoning recommendation will be presented to the School Board on Feb. 8 for voting. District rezoning information can be found at cmcss.net/zoning.