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May 14th, 2021

8th graders interested in Color Guard

The band colorguard program will be hosting a camp for anyone interested in participating as a colorguard member in the band program next year. This would provide students an opportunity to receive a fine arts and sophomore PE credit for successful participation in the class next year. No prior experience is necessary. All Fall 2021 CHS students are eligible to participate – guard is not a gender specific activity! Everyone is welcome to come check out what colorguard is all about. Come be a part of a great activity with some amazing teachers, staff, and students. The camp is free and will be held May 17, 18 & 20, 21 from 2:45 to 6 pm. Students need to dress comfortably, wear tennis shoes and come to the CHS Bandroom. 5/17


May 14th, 2021

GIRLS SOCCER


Middle School Girls Soccer Try Outs are May 24, 25, 26 from 6:00 – 7:30 at Heritage Park. Players must register for their Middle School at www.clarksvillesoccer.net and attend at least 2 tryouts.


May 10th, 2021

Welcome to incoming 6th graders


April 23rd, 2021

Spirit Fridays

SPIRIT FRIDAYS


April 9th, 2021

Picking up students after Testing

Virtual Testing:
Tuesday 10:00
Wednesday 10:30
Thursday 6th grade 11:30
7th grade 11:15
8th grade 11:00
Friday 6th grade 10:30
7th grade 10:30
8th grade 10:30
Virtual pick up times for extended time
Tuesday : 10:30
Wednesday- 11:30
Thursday- 6th grade 1:45
7th grade 1:30
8th grade 12:30
Friday- 6th grade 11:00
7th grade 11:00
8th grade 1:15


February 26th, 2021

2021 Teacher of the Year, MCHS English Teacher Wins New Car

From left: Jessica Drudy, Christina Ploeckelman, Millard House, Victoria McAlman

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation hosted its fourth annual Teacher of the Year Awards, sponsored by James Corlew Chevrolet.

“On behalf of the entire James Corlew family, I am humbled and excited to be a part of this expression of respect and appreciation for all the great teachers in our community,” said Jason Blurton, general manager of James Corlew Chevrolet.

While the event wasn’t held in person this year, the Education Foundation and James Corlew broadcasted a live virtual event from the dealership’s showroom where one Teacher walked away with a brand-new Chevrolet Spark.

“The Foundation is forever grateful to James Corlew for supporting the event again this year and allowing us to host the virtual giveaway from their dealership,” said Robin Burton, Executive Director of the CMC Education Foundation. “With all the uncertainties we faced this past year, the Foundation is excited we are continually able to offer support and recognition to our CMCSS teachers, students, staff. None of this would be possible without the continued support of our sponsors and partners.”

The three District Teachers of the Year vying for the car were Jessica Drudy representing grades 9-12 from Montgomery Central High School, Christina Ploeckelman representing grades 5-8 from Richview Middle School, and Victoria McAlman representing grades pre-K-4 from Burt Elementary School.

Drudy, Ploeckelman, and McAlman drew for the order in which they would choose a boxed gift. Two of the boxes contained $500 Visa gift cards, sponsored by the Education Foundation, and the third box held the key to the Chevrolet Spark. Jessica Drudy was the winner of the car.

“It is so humbling,” she said. “To be recognized by your peers at your school is one thing, but to be recognized at the district-level is so humbling.”

In total, 62 teachers were honored as Teachers of the Year for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System district. Each Teacher received a crystal award recognizing their achievement. Also, since an in-person reception was not an option this year, the Education Foundation provided each Teacher of the Year awardee with a gift certificate to the Choppin’ Block.

WATCH: A video with all the nominated teachers, with comments by their administrators, is available below.

The top three finalists represent three grade-level categories set by the Tennessee Department of Education. They will compete at the regional level in the Tennessee Department of Education Teacher of the Year.

“Our teachers have worked tirelessly this year and persevered. This recognition is a great honor, and I am proud of the work of our educators each day.”

Jessica Drudy, an English Teacher at Montgomery Central High, sits in her new Chevy Spark.


February 23rd, 2021

Parents of 8th grade students

Parents of 8th grade students, please make sure your child is checking their school email account each day. An email from CHS will be coming to your child’s email Wednesday afternoon that contains a link to register for high school classes. They have also received an email from our 8th grade counselor, Tammy Smith, that has a zoom link for an open zoom q & a session regarding high school registration. That zoom meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 25 from 5:30-6:30pm. If you have any questions, email [email protected] or call 648-5620 ext. 1008.


January 26th, 2021

Attention 6th Grade Parents

6th shots needed

Please see attached letter about upcoming 7th grade shots required.


January 19th, 2021

High school information – please read

Parents of 8th graders,

I am going to share a lot of information with you in this email regarding high school registration, virtual school for next year, and applying to any of the high school academies. Please read the information closely, click on appropriate links for more information and then feel free to email or call me with any questions you may have.

HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Typically, the high school counselors will come over at this time of the year and “prep” our students for high school by going over information like what all is needed for graduation, electives they can choose from, etc. This will not take place this year in person due to COVID restrictions. In place of those meetings, a 6 unit course has been designed for your student to go through at their own pace. They will be accessing this information through their schools PLP account. The course is called “Registration Ready”. It is comprised of 6 units, each with several mini-lessons, that discuss different topics related to high school. Your child’s advisory teacher will be giving them more information about when to access this course this week. You are able to sit with your child and go over the information provided as well. I have included a “teacher’s guide” for the Registration Ready course so you will have all of the information at your fingertips. There are links within the guide for each unit so it is easy to access specific information quickly. Students will be expected to complete this course within PLP before Feb. 5th. Counselors will register 8th grade students for high school after Feb. 5th. More information will come out closer to time regarding what to expect for registration.

HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIES

Academies are provided at each high school in the district. These are specific career-based “schools” within each high school that provide courses related to that career field. Students must apply for an academy. The selection is NOT based on first-come, first-served but is a lottery style chosen system. What that means is that it does NOT matter when your child applies to an academy – they could do it the first day the window is open or be the last applicant before it closes and they will have an EQUAL chance of being selected. There will be a virtual open house interest meeting via zoom on Feb. 8th at 6pm and Feb. 11th at 5pm. Links for those meetings will be coming from the district soon. If your child is interested in applying for an academy, please click on this link for all of the information you will need. https://www.cmcss.net/academies/ The window for applying to a high school academy is Jan. 15-Feb. 15. Please note that there is NO virtual academy. All academies will be traditional, in-person classes.

VIRTUAL SCHOOL

CMCSS is returning to the traditional school model for the 2021-2022 school year. CMCSS K-12 Virtual will be transitioning to a true school of choice. CMCSS K-12 Virtual is designed for students who may not thrive in the traditional school environment, but are socially and academically ready to learn in a more self-directed setting. Participation in CMCSS K-12 Virtual this year does not automatically enroll you for the next school year. Current virtual students who apply for open enrollment will be screened for overall success (adequate attendance to include intervention sessions, passing grades, and work submission) before they can be approved for admittance. Students who have not been successful, will not be approved for the 2021-22 school year. Parents/guardians of students wishing to apply for open enrollment must complete the online application. The open enrollment window is January 15-February 15, 2021. Parents should complete one submission for each student applying to CMCSS K-12 Virtual. Parents of students approved for enrollment will be notified in writing by April 15, 2021, and asked to confirm enrollment by signing a commitment letter. Please note, an open enrollment application signifies a full school-year commitment to CMCSS K-12 Virtual.

Parent Zoom meetings will be offered to learn more about CMCSS K-12 Virtual for the 2021-22 school year. To read more about the virtual option and the open enrollment application process, please visit www.cmcss.net/k-12virtual.


January 16th, 2021

Jan. 16 Update on Phased Return to In-Person Learning

As a reminder, there will be no school on Monday, January 18 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr. Day. Classes for all students will resume on Tuesday, January 19, with traditional students continuing to learn remotely.

As we shared before Winter Break, the district has a contingency plan for a prioritized return to in-person learning for our youngest students. On Monday, January 25, CMCSS Pre-K through sixth-grade traditional students will return to in-person learning. Seventh through twelfth-grade traditional students will continue learning remotely until further notice. Next week, schools will be reaching out to parents and guardians of students in seventh through twelfth grade who are in self-contained, special populations classrooms to share more information about a phased return to in-person learning the week of January 25. After evaluating this phased return, the district will share more information about the return to in-person learning for all traditional students in upper grades.  

On average, there have been around 300 more students per grade level impacted by COVID-19 cases in the district’s upper grades than lower grades. CMCSS is prioritizing an in-person return for younger students and those in self-contained classrooms due to the greater difficulty distance learning poses for these students, the lower transmission rates among younger children, and the greater childcare burden placed on families with younger children. The district is hopeful this phased approach will help address staffing issues due to COVID-19 related leave and the substitute shortage that are expected to continue as the pandemic still exists.

Due to the ever-changing circumstances of the pandemic, families should always have plans in the event that school buildings are closed and remote learning must take place. Additionally, the Tennessee Department of Health’s requirements for contact tracing and quarantines are still in place. Therefore, families should have plans in the event a child must transition to remote learning due to being a close contact to a positive case

Finally, as Onsite Employee Health and Wellness partners with the Montgomery County Health Department to distribute vaccines to CMCSS employees in the coming weeks, the potential exists that schools will temporarily transition to remote learning in order to expedite the vaccination process. The Communications Department will communicate with families as soon as plans are finalized.