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Daily Announcements

1 day ago

                              CMS Morning Announcements for Friday, March 23, 2018

Good Morning CMS!  Happy Birthday Anthony!

This is the last day to order Yearbooks! Prices are $30 for Softcover & $34 for Hardcover. 

This is also the last day to request a Student Aide position, turn in to the office before the end of the day.

Important message from your principal – gum on campus is a privilege. Please dispose of used gum in proper trash cans, if we continue to see gum wads on the sidewalk or anywhere else on campus gum will no longer be allowed.

Please board your bus in the afternoon as soon as it arrives.  No loitering, or you will be left behind. 


And in Lobos Sports News….  Spring Lobos sports are in full swing

Lobos softball team defeated Beaver Creek with a shut out, 15 to 0 win.  Hot at the bat were Annabelle, Madi and Daniela.  Showing their skills in the field were Mariana, Kieona, and Jessica. The shut out game was pitched by Nicole. Great bench support by Sierra who is also sporting a pair of crutches.  Great job girls.  Practice Monday followed by 3 games next week.  Tuesday at home against Pine, Wednesday at home against Beaver Creek and Thursday away at Clarkdale.    

Lobos Soccer, in boys soccer action, Wyatt and Angel combined for 3 goals but it wasn't quite enough as the Lobos lost 4 to 3 at Prescott Mile High in the season opener. Next games are at home next week on Tuesday against Camp Verde. 

Lobos Baseball, next games are on Monday 3/26 at home against Rim Country. 

First Track & Field meet will be next Wednesday, March 28 away in Prescott.

Quick reminder, don't forget your pay to play.  Get your money into the office as soon as possible.   


Have a great weekend.

Principal's Message
Welcome to another great year here at Cottonwood Middle School –
Home of the Lobos,

With changes abound this year, some things never change, namely the high expectations we maintain for all members of this learning community. Despite the noticeable facelift around campus, which has invigorated both staff and students, we have embraced the philosophy of family and community as a path to success for all students. Our mascot has become far more than a simple icon, it represents the pack mentality of shared commitment and sacrifice so that all members can thrive. We acknowledge that all students face hardships, especially in this interconnected age, but we also know that with guidance and compassion we have the power to negate these circumstances and provide a path to lifelong success. Upon that foundation students find the strength thrive.

So what does it mean to be a Lobo?

L - Loyalty
Lobos prosper on a pack mentality of extreme loyalty and devotion to the community that binds the individuals together despite harsh times.
O - Opportunists
Lobos take advantage of all opportunities presented, knowing that those moments can be fleeting.
B - Boundless
Lobos are not limited by their soundings. They explore and discover to expand their perspectives and grow as a team.
O – Organization
Lobos are successful in difficult environments because they maintain order in their hierarchy. Rules exist for a reason.
S - Safety in Numbers
Lobos acknowledge they can’t do it alone. They rely on each other while because we are only as strong as our weakest member while the “lone wolf” may perish

With this philosophy before us, we will progress as a pack, knowing that unity brings strength and with strength we can accomplish more than we ever dreamed.

Matt Schumacher
Proud Principal of Cottonwood Middle School


Official Posting Notice of Proposed Boundary Changes

about 1 month ago

RE:  Official Posting Notice of Proposed Boundary Changes

        Pursuant to ARS 15-341

Notice is hereby given that on February 6th, 2018 The Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District No. 6 Governing Board voted to realign three of the districts schools:  Dr. Daniel Bright Elementary School, Cottonwood Elementary School, and Cottonwood Middle School into two K-8 campuses.  The purpose of this decision was to provide more opportunities and better whole child supports for students.  This will create a repurposing of the campus at Cottonwood Elementary School campus into an Early Childhood Learning Center.  

This is to certify that proposed boundary maps were posted in the school offices at the following sites:

·       Dr. Daniel Bright Elementary School-1500 S. Monte Tesoro Drive, Cottonwood, AZ 86326

·       Cottonwood Elementary School-301 N. Willard St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326

·       Cottonwood Middle School-500 E. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood, AZ 86326

·       COCSD District Office-1 N. Willard St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326

·       COCSD Website:

These maps were posted in each school site office in accord with ARS15-341.

By Kathy Epperson