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May 2023 News

May 26th, 2023

CMCSS Announces New Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Schanda Doughty has been named the Chief Academic Officer.

Reynolds at Adult High May 26th, 2023

Finish What You Started

A few months shy of 70, Joseph Reynolds earns his high school diploma.

May 26th, 2023

End of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Please note: This article was originally posted during a previous school year. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has ended. CMCSS’ COVID-19 Return to School/Work Guidelines and COVID-19 Related Leave Policy expired on Friday, May 26, 2023. With in-person learning, our collective actions can help mitigate the spread of communicable diseases. The District’s communicable disease mitigation strategy has always been about using multiple layers to improve success. CMCSS uses the following mitigation layers: Using MERV 13 instead of MERV 9 filters in all buildings Increasing outdoor air ventilation Encouraging self-screening, handwashing, covering sneezes, and staying home when sick for all students, employees, and visitors Replenishing hand sanitizing stations For CMCSS’ Communicable Disease and/or Illness Management Policy, click here. Effective May 30, 2023. Subject to change based on updated guidance and local, state, or national recommendations or mandates. If you have any questions or feedback on the plan, please email [email protected].

May 25th, 2023

CMCSS Administrative Appointments for May 2023

Please note: This article was originally posted during a previous school year. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. Montgomery Central Elementary School Principal Emily Vaughn has been selected as the Principal of Montgomery Central Elementary School. Currently, she serves as a Director of Elementary Schools. “I was born and raised across the river on a century-old cattle farm, a stone’s throw from Montgomery Central where I attended from first through sixth grades,” stated Vaughn. “I was so excited to do my student teaching at Central and serve as the assistant principal for Mrs. Grant who was my principal when I was a student and student teacher. I am excited to be returning home!” Previous leadership experience in CMCSS includes, Director of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Principal of Sango Elementary School, and assistant principal at Moore Magnet Elementary and Montgomery Central Elementary schools. Vaughn joined CMCSS in 1998 as a classroom teacher. She earned her M.A.Ed. in Instructional Leadership and her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Austin Peay State University. Glenellen Elementary School Assistant Principal Monica Matthews has been selected as an assistant principal at Glenellen Elementary School. Currently, she serves as a special education teacher at Ringgold Elementary School. Matthews began her career with CMCSS in 2018 and has 22 years of experience teaching special education and serving as a building lead in CMCSS and Metro Nashville Public Schools. She is a graduate of CMCSS’ Aspiring Administrators Academy and has served in numerous school-level leadership roles. Matthews earned her Ed.S. in Special Education and M.S.Ed. in Teacher Leadership from Walden University and her B.S. in Psychology and Sociology from Jacksonville State University. Additionally, she received her administrative endorsement from Carson-Newman University. Pisgah Elementary School Assistant […]

May 24th, 2023

May 16, 2023 Points of Pride

Please note: This article was originally posted during a previous school year. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. On May 16, 2023, the CMCSS School Board honored the following students, faculty, and staff with Point of Pride awards. Vals/Sals The following names are the valedictorians and salutatorians from each of our seven traditional high schools. Clarksville High School Valedictorian Madelyn Holt Salutatorian Parker Wilkinson Kenwood High School Valedictorian Isaiah Mimms Salutatorian Joshua Tworoger Montgomery Central High School Valedictorian Olivia Davis Salutatorian Madelyn Coleson Northeast High School Valedictorian Thomas Mann Salutatorian Carter Sierawski Northwest High School Valedictorian Joanna Jernigan Salutatorian Kylie Yun Rossview High School Valedictorian Vivian Ma Salutatorian Logan Graff West Creek High School Valedictorian Lorraine Cutting Salutatorian Julianne Hook Perfect Score on the ACT Justin Zheng is a Rossview High School student who made perfect score on his ACT exam. The perfect composite score is 36. This score is an average of the four section scores for English, Math, Reading, and Science. Getting a perfect score on the ACT is very rare. Out of the nearly 2 million students who take the ACT across America, only around 0.3% of students earn a perfect ACT score. Congratulations, Justin! Mock Trial State Competition Ava Heuston and Sara Haake are from Clarksville High School. The recently competed in the Mock Trial State Competition. Mock trial is a competitive opportunity for high school students where they prepare and present all parts of a fictional case – opening statements, direct examinations, cross examinations, closing statements, objections, and witness testimony. As you can imagine, the participants put in a significant amount of time preparing for the competition. We are proud to announce that Sara won 1st Place Best Defense Witness and Ava won 2nd Place […]

May 23rd, 2023

TCAP/EOC Scores Not Included in Final Grades 2022-2023

Please note: This article was originally posted during a previous school year. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. CMCSS will not include the TCAP/EOC state standardized test results as part of students’ final grades this school year. In accordance with T.C.A. § 49-1-617 and District policy, students’ TCAP scores will not be included in their final spring semester grades if the scores are not received by the District at least five instructional days before the end of the academic year. CMCSS did not receive scores in time. Although scores will not be included in semester grades, in accordance with state law, the third-grade ELA TCAP score, or retest score, is still being used to determine the pathways to fourth-grade promotion unless a student is exempt from third-grade retention. CMCSS received scores from the state last Friday afternoon and processed through the weekend. Families of students at-risk for retention began receiving communications last Sunday regarding the retest and next steps. As a reminder, the last half day of school is tomorrow, Wednesday, May 24. We look forward to a great last day of the school year and celebrating the Class of 2023 at graduations over the next few days!

May 23rd, 2023

Dad’s Actively Participating Sends a Positive Message to Northeast Elementary Students

Northeast Elementary School began the Dad’s Actively Participating program, allowing students’ fathers, grandfathers, and more to apply to serve as volunteers.

May 11th, 2023

End-of-Year Updates and Reminders for Families

Please note: This article was originally posted during a previous school year. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. As we wrap up the 2022-2023 school year, please see below for a few updates and reminders: Calendar Reminders May 19, 22-23 – High School Exams Wednesday, May 24 – Last Half Day of School May 24-27 – High School Graduations (Click here for info on livestreaming) Monday, August 7 – First Half Day of the 2023-2024 School Year Visit cmcss.net/calendars to view calendars for upcoming school years. Jostens is generously sponsoring the CMCSS printed calendar for next school year! We hope to have calendars delivered to homes by the end of July.  Communication/Technology Updates CMCSS is announcing three exciting updates that will begin next school year: ParentSquare: CMCSS will be transitioning its mass notification service from SchoolMessenger to ParentSquare. ParentSquare provides families with improved options to receive communications from schools and the District when and how families want to receive them, with translations in 100+ languages. Phone calls will still be available for emergencies or other urgent communications, but families will primarily receive communications via text, email, and the ParentSquare app and/or desktop version. Additionally, ParentSquare will provide a platform for translatable, two-way communications between educators and parents/guardians and open mass notification access for teachers to families of students in their classes. All families will receive invitations via text and email to join ParentSquare over the summer. StopFinder: If your child does not ride CMCSS transportation, please disregard. During the 2022-2023 school year, CMCSS piloted StopFinder on a few campuses. The StopFinder app uses GPS tracking information to determine the location of a school bus along its route. StopFinder provides real-time information on where your child’s bus is as they travel […]

May 5th, 2023

LIVE STREAM: Watch the 2023 CMCSS High School Graduations Here

Please note: This article was originally posted during a previous school year. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year. All CMCSS graduations will be live-streamed via the links below. Streams will not be active until the scheduled graduation time indicated. A recorded version of the graduation will be available following the ceremonies on the CMCSS YouTube page. Adult Education May 24, 2023 12:00 p.m. Live stream Adult High School May 24, 2023 4:00 p.m. Live Stream Clarksville High School May 25, 2023 4:00 p.m. Live Stream CMCSS K-12 Virtual School May 24, 2023 2:00 p.m. Live Stream Kenwood High School May 27, 2023 9:00 a.m. Live Stream Middle College at APSU May 24, 2023 10:00 a.m. Live Stream Montgomery Central High School May 26, 2023 7:00 p.m. Live Stream Northeast High School May 26, 2023 4:00 p.m. Live Stream Northwest High School May 25, 2023 7:00 p.m. Live Stream Rossview High School May 27, 2023 3:00 p.m. Live Stream West Creek High School May 27, 2023 12:00 p.m. Live Stream

May 4th, 2023

Academies of CMCSS Provide a Variety of Summer Camps

Students in 3rd – 9th grade can explore several summer cams.