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CMS Morning Announcements for Friday, December 8, 2017

Good Morning CMS! 

Congratulations to Lillyanna for winning the spelling bee yesterday and to Brianna for bringing her some major competition.  Great Job Everyone!  Lillyanna will represent CMS at the District wide spelling bee in February.

The Kazoos Debate Team, Tianna and Nayely, won last night’s debate with 19 points, congratulations! 

The CMS Winter Dance is this evening from 6 to 8pm. Bring your holiday cheer and festive dance moves as we celebrate. $4.00 gets you in the door and concessions will be available for purchase.


8th grade students who completed a clay project last quarter may come by Art Room 509 after school today, or Monday December 11th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.  During those times Ms. Crawford will be teaching students how to use ceramic glaze to finish their work. The final glaze firing will happen Monday evening, and finished pieces will be available for pick-up next Tuesday, December 12th. 


And in Lobos Sports news  …

Basketball.  Lobos are participating in a tournament in Clarkdale today and Saturday. 

A-Team Girls, first game is today at 1:00.  The next regular game for girl’s team will be next week on Tuesday, away at Mile High Red.

Boys A-Team will also be in the Clarkdale Tournament today and Saturday.  Their first game will be today at 5 o’clock.


Good Luck Lobos, and…….   


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