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Daily Announcements

1 day ago

                              CMS Morning Announcements for Friday, April 20, 2018

Good Morning CMS!  There are no birthdays to announce today.

7 & 8th Grade ALPS permission slips and funds are due no later than today.  Please turn in to Ms. Bowers.

8th Grade is going to ASU, today, have a great time. 

7th grade is going to Mingus High today for a play and returning around noon.

Today, Outdoor Explorer students will meet outside Mrs. Parfitt's room at the picnic table, 3:25 p.m. to discuss the kayak trip. 

All electives will be canceled today.  Report to homeroom for last period.

Student Council volunteers for the Brian Mickelsen marathon event.  Please bring your signed waivers to Mr. Swenson in the next 5 minutes. This means you... 6th graders in charge of the water station on Sycamore Canyon Road. See in you in the next 4 minutes and 52 seconds. 

 Next week on Monday the CMS Library will close at 2:50 pm.  On Tuesday the library will be closed all afternoon.


And in Lobos Sports News….

Lobos Soccer, the boys’ soccer team defeated Payson 6 to 2 yesterday. Wyatt scored 4 times while Joel and Johnathan each added a goal. The girls posted a 3 to nothing win behind two goals from Deveny and one from Lilly. 

The next track meet will be in Prescott next Wednesday, April 25.  

Have a great day, and a wonderful 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

2 months 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