Any eighth graders interested in applying for AVID should ask Mrs. Bishop for an application. There is a parent information meeting on Tuesday, 2-07 at Jordan Matthews at 6pm for any one interested in learning more. Applications are due before February 10th.
Chatham County Public Health Department will be holding two flu clinics for students that have not yet received this season’s flu vaccine. The first one will be held in the cafeteria at Pittsboro Elementary School on February 8, 2017 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, and the second one will be held in the cafeteria at Jordan Matthew High School on February 15, 2107 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. There will be a limited supply of flu vaccine available and it will be given on a first come first serve basis. All children will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Insurance is not a requirement to receive the vaccine but if your child does have insurance, you will need to bring a copy of his/hers insurance card with you. Please remember that it is never too late to receive the flu vaccine. Although flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter, activity can last as late as May. If you have any questions, please call the Chatham County Public Health Department at 919- 742-5641 and ask to speak with a Communicable Disease Nurse.
HOLOCAUST DISPLAY AT CMS
This week Chatham Middle is proud to host the Holocaust display "A Triumph of Life" this week. The display focuses on the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 19, 1943. The exhibit will be featured at CMS until Feb. 10th.
Congratulations to our basketball teams for a great season!! The tournament will begin on February 13.
Chatham Middle Goes AVID!!
Chatham Middle has implemented AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) this school year! We are VERY excited to be the first middle school in Chatham County to pilot the AVID program--SCHOOLWIDE! Help your kids keep their AVID binders updated and organized!!
FUEL UP Backpack Program
Chatham Middle has partnered with First United Methodist Church of Siler City to initiate a Fuel Up Backpack program. The program provides weekend meals for CMS students who are food insecure.
It just a short few days another summer will come to an end and students will be returning to another school year. I hope the 2016-17 school year will be different and exciting for our students! For the first time in Chatham County Schools' history we will be implementing the first AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Middle School program. We are ready to embark on this adventure with our staff, students, and parents. AVID is a process that integrates organizational skills, best teaching practices, study skills, and focus college-readiness. We will implement AVID school-wide along with one AVID tutorial class at each grade level. At the end of the 2015-16 school year, students applied for AVID and students were chosen for the class. Even though students may not be in the AVID class, the AVID process will be implemented in every class.
Along with AVID, our 7th and 8th grade teachers will begin the practice of “looping” with their students. It is our hope that students entering 7th grade will have one less anxiety having to learn all new teachers in 8th grade. Also, teachers will have a better understanding of their students’ learning needs and help close the learning gaps.
Finally, we will expand our laptop 1:1 program to include 6th grade. This means we will be 1:1 at all grade levels. 6th grade will be using Chromebooks. This will be new for our school since we have been a Mac school for such a long time. Our students and staff will be able to transition easily to the new technology tool.
We look forward to working with our school community during the 2016-17 school year. It’s going to take our parents, students and staff working together to help our school succeed.