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


Daily Announcements

12 hours ago


CMS Morning Announcements for Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Good Morning CMS!   There are no birthdays today.

Remember to tell your parents to come to the CMS Open House this Thursday August 24, from 5:30 to 7pm.

The Back to School Dance is this Friday from 6 to 8pm in the school cafeteria. It's an 80s themed dance and $4 gets you in the door. Exact change gets you in the door first. Concessions will be on sale. Remember, no bags or backpacks can be brought into the dance. Be sure you're there Friday night! 


Student Council Representative applications are now available to 6th graders. Please see Mr. Swenson in Room 702. Applications can be turned in anytime between now and next Tuesday. 7th and 8th graders who have applied will receive notices about their selection tomorrow and will be STRONGLY encouraged to attend a student council on Friday during lunch.


And in Lobos Sports News…        

The first Cross Country Meet is today Wednesday Aug 23 at Bradshaw Middle School in Dewey, AZ.  Please release the cross country team at 10:50 today for their meet.

Football regular practice schedule (no practice today)

Lobos Volleyball has their first games yesterday, great effort teams! See you at practice.

Golf Team, practice today 4:30 - 6:00pm. at the Verde Santa Fe golf course. Parents should pick you up at 6:00pm.

CMS will offer a cooking class for 8th grade students.  It will begin August 30th and be held every Wednesday. If you are interested you have to apply for the class, applications are available in the office.

As of today, you will have to report to ALC in Rm 605 if you are tardy between class. 

Have a Great Day!




3 days ago

Fall Sports

Football Schedule


Volleyball Schedule

Cross Country

Winter Sports

Wrestling Schedule

Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball

Spring Sports

Baseball Schedule

Softball Schedule

Soccer Schedule


School Communication
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Emergency Closing & Adverse Weather Conditions
In the event of a closing prior to school hours or an adverse weather day, radio station KVRD-105.7 FM or KYBC-1600 AM will make any announcement concerning an emergency closing. Such announcements will be made between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

If adverse weather or an Emergency closing occurs during school hours, every effort will be made to contact all parents by phone using the automated School Messenger System It is important that the school be given emergency phone numbers as well as the home phone number.
Cottonwood, Arizona

Happy Futures Inc

1 day ago

Happy Futures

A non-profit organization dedicated to helping put funds into classrooms at Cottonwood Oak Creek School District.



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