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

23 hours ago

Good morning CMS!  Here are the announcements for Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Birthday to Annabelle G and Kyasia H!

Attention ELL Students:  ELL classes have been canceled for today.

Lady Lobos Softball Team, please listen.  We will be going to Vinnie's Pizza right after school tomorrow.  You will need to pick up a bus pass from Mrs. Zolman in room #303 and ride bus #6, Dr. Nesario on Thursday.  Your parents will need to pick you up at 5:00 p.m.  Don't forget to turn in your uniform ahead of time to Mrs. Zolman.

NJHS will meet this Thursday in Ms. Canteloupe’s room #809 during 8th period.

The Library will be closing for the school year on May 10.  ALL BOOKS must be returned by that date.  8th graders MUST have all Library fines paid by May 16.  If they are not paid by that date, they will not be allowed to walk with their class and their Promotion Certificate will be held until all fines are paid.

Movie Night!  Mark your calendars for this Friday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the CMS Cafeteria.  Showing Guardians of the Galaxy!  Admission is $4 and includes popcorn and a soda.

And now Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence.





7 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

Electives 3rd Quarter

3 months ago

By Matthew Schumacher

Elective List 3rd Quarter


Drama                                                 Mrs. Catalano and Mrs. Scott


Mythology                                         Mrs. Bronson  


Introduction to Spanish                      Mrs. Heath


Graphic Design                                   Mrs. Shaw


Home Economics                                Mrs. Zolman


STEAM                                              Mr. Brunner


Sports History                                     Mr. Day


Yoga                                                    Ms. Fitzhugh             


Film Studies                                        Ms. Kathe                              


Newspaper                                         Mr. Gilboy    


Sports Medicine                                 Ms. Tomlinson


Photography                                       Mrs. Combs                           


Small Business                                    Mr. Marston                          


Home Economics                                Ms. Lee


Agility and Explosiveness                  Mr. Swenson


Sports Performance                            Mr. Moncibaez


Advanced Band                                   Mrs. Meyer  


Advanced Art/Ceramics                      Ms. Scott


Random Acts of Kinds                       Mrs. Parfitt


Study Hall                                           Mrs. Miller

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