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Daily Announcements

16 hours ago

                              CMS Morning Announcements for Friday, February 23, 2018

Good Morning CMS!  No birthday’s to announce but today is Hat Day, pay your dollar to Student Council and wear your hat all day!  Happy Hat Day!

Today CMS will have our Valentine’s Day Dance in the Cafeteria.  The dance will start at 6:00 and end at 8:00.  CMS dress code will be enforced.

Congratulations to the Chicken Nuggets, aka Tianna and David.  They had a dramatic Debate Club win with a one and a half point lead. 

CMS NJHS students with permission to decorate will be excused during elective today.  Meet at the Cafeteria, at 2:50.

Next week on Tuesday, spring portraits are being taken in the library, starting around 8:45. Eighth grade students will have a group portrait taken on the field around 1:30.  All eighth grade students should participate in the group picture.  Purchase of the portraits and the group picture must be paid either in advance online or on that day to the Lifetouch staff.

After school hours, all students should leave campus unless you are at tutoring or a school sponsored event.  Plan to leave as soon as school is out every day especially on early release days.

Next week is Spirit Week. Notes and fliers are coming out today. There is a different theme each day and the week culminates with our 3rd Quarter Pep Rally on Friday. If you are a teacher interested in beating our Boys A-team in basketball in front of the entire school, be on the lookout for an email later today.


And in Lobos Sports News….

For all Lobos soccer players. Tryouts for boys and girls will be held next week on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday right after school, ending at 5pm. If you are currently in cheer or basketball please see Mr. Gilboy. 

 Interested in CMS Track & Field? Today's informational meeting will be at 3pm in the Music Room, room #301.

Boys  A & B Basketball Teams, the next basketball games will be away against Mile High Red next Tuesday.

CMS Girls Softball, the first game will be on Tuesday Feb 27th

Have a Great Day today!

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

12 days 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