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January 2016 News


January 25th, 2016

CMCSS Snow Days

Please note: This article was originally published on 1/25/2016. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

Have you ever wondered what happens in CMCSS when bad weather occurs? Ride along with our Chief Operations Officer as he discusses the considerations that are taken into account. https://youtu.be/fFPgQWb6a6E


January 25th, 2016

State Board Launches Social Studies Standards Public Review Website

Please note: This article was originally published on 1/25/2016. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

This week he Tennessee State Board of Education launched a review website, https://apps.tn.gov/tcas/, to collect public feedback on Tennessee’s grade K-12 social studies standards. This is the first of two public review periods for the social studies standards.
The social studies standards set grade-specific instructional standards that exemplify what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of a given grade or course. The current social studies standards were approved in 2013 and first implemented in the 2014-15 school year.
This highly transparent and comprehensive review process is an opportunity for every Tennessean to log in online, review each specific social studies standard by grade level, and provide comments and make suggestions for changes.
“It is exciting that we are beginning the social studies standards review process two years early,” said Dr. Sara Heyburn, executive director of the Tennessee State Board of Education. “This robust and transparent review has proven very successful with math and English language arts.”
The public review website will remain active until April 30, 2016.
Once data has been collected from the website, it will be aggregated and given word-for-word to expert educator advisory teams to review and revise the standards starting in the summer of 2016.
The revised standards will be posted for a second public review period in the fall and winter of 2016.
Following a similar review process as the math and English language arts standards, the revised standards will be reviewed in the fall of 2016 by a Standards Recommendation Committee, appointed by the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Speaker of the House.
In October 2014, Gov. Haslam introduced a comparable review process online, in partnership with the State Board, for the state’s English language arts and math standards. This process was codified by the General Assembly in HB 1035. For more information, visit http://tn.gov/sbe/topic/standards-review.

January 20th, 2016

Inclement Weather Makeup Plan for 2015-16 School Year

Inclement Weather Make Up Plan:

1. The first five days missed by students will not be made up and will come from student stockpiled days*

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January 15th, 2016

Pre-K Application Opportunity Added

Please note: This article was originally published on 1/15/2016. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

Another opportunity for parents to apply for the CMCSS Pre-Kindergarten will begin in May.  To be eligible, children must be 4 years old before or on August 15, 2016 and reside in Montgomery County.  The Tennessee Department of Education mandates every effort must be made to enroll the economically disadvantaged (low income). While hundreds completed the application process in March, most did not meet first priority mandatory status. Therefore, other parents will be given an opportunity to complete the application process.

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January 15th, 2016

Free Flu Shots for Students

Please note: This article was originally published on 1/15/2016. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

CMCSS has 300 doses of the flu vaccine available free to students on a first come, first served basis on Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Kenwood High School in the front entry area. No insurance or money is required. No appointment is necessary. A note signed by the parent giving permission for the shot must be presented if a parent or guardian is unable to come. For questions, please contact Sharla Smith at 931-920-7806.


January 12th, 2016

8th Grade Parents Invited to High School College and Career Academies Awareness Nights

Please note: This article was originally published on 1/12/2016. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

Parent and guardians of CMCSS eighth graders are invited to information sessions for entering ninth grade high school college and career academies for the 2016-17 school year.  The meetings will be held as follows: Jan. 12 at Kenwood Middle School, Northeast Middle School, Montgomery Central Middle School, Rossview Middle School. On Jan. 14, sessions will be held at New Providence Middle School, Richview Middle School, and West Creek Middle School. All sessions are from 6 p.m. -7:15 p.m.  Complete student applications will be due to middle school counselors by Jan. 22 and students will be notified of accepted or wait-list status between Jan. 27 and Feb. 1.


January 12th, 2016

FRIDAY DEADLINE for School Open Enrollment for 2016-17

Please note: This article was originally published on 1/12/2016. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.

Specific grade levels in 14 elementary schools and two middle schools are available for open enrollment for the 2016-17 school year. The School System has developed a limited open enrollment policy for students who wish to attend a school or program outside the area for which they are zoned.

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