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Elementary School

June 7th, 2022

Fourth-grade Civics Project Inspires Pollinator Week in Montgomery County

The community will soon be buzzing with excitement from Carmel Elementary 4th-graders’ civics projects. The students created projects around the problem of pollinators. All students prepared letters to the city and county mayors, advocating for the community to adopt a Pollinator Week. During the district’s STEM Expo at Austin Peay State University’s Dunn Center, a group of fourth-grade students discussed their project, “What would a garden be without pollinators?” Select students had the opportunity to present their letters in-person to a panel of honorary guests. Mayor Joe Pitts, City of Clarksville, Mayor Jim Durrett, Montgomery County Government, Mr. Aaron Compton, Social Studies Consulting Teacher (3-8), Mr. Cam Wheeler, CMC Bee Keepers Association, and Ms. Regina Hampton, The Food Initiative, listened to students as they discussed the problems and solutions needed for pollinators to thrive in the area. Following the presentation, both mayors commended the students on their commitment to the community. They agreed to review the opportunity to have June 20 – 27 recognized as Pollinator Week in Montgomery County. Presenting students included: Jade Baker Nathan Attardi Teagan Standage Levi Lewis Charlotte Plotts Vivienne Terrebonne

May 27th, 2022

Free Curbside Meals Will Be Available Through June 29

CMCSS will continue offering free meals to children 18 and under in Clarksville-Montgomery County beginning Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

May 19th, 2022

Administrative Appointments Announced in May 2022

The following administrative appointments were announced on May 24, 2022. Kenwood Middle School Assistant Principal Denika Rucker has been selected as an assistant principal at Kenwood Middle School. She currently serves as an assistant principal at H.G. Hill Middle School in Nashville. Previously, she has served as a Dean of Students, school counselor, and clinical therapist. Additionally, she has served as an adjunct faculty member at Volunteer State Community College. Rucker is currently pursuing her Ed.D. in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change at Lipscomb University. She earned her Ed.S. in Instructional Leadership from Union University and both her M.S. in Guidance and Counseling and B.S. in Psychology from Tennessee State University. Hazelwood Elementary School Assistant Principal Barbara Denhart has been selected as an assistant principal at Hazelwood Elementary School. She currently serves as an Intervention Coordinator at Barkers Mill Elementary School. She began her career in CMCSS in 1996 and has served at Kenwood, Ringgold, and West Creek elementary schools during her tenure as a K-2 teacher, special education and extended resource teacher, Academic Coach, and Multi-Classroom Leader for Special Populations. Denhart earned her Educational Leadership and Special Education K-12 endorsements at UT Martin, M.A. in Education from Cumberland University, and B.S. in Education from Murray State University. She completed the CMCSS Aspiring Administrator’s Academy, McREL Balanced Leadership training, and the CMCSS Introduction to Leadership Course. Rossview Elementary School Assistant Principal Julie Amstutz has been selected as an assistant principal at Rossview Elementary School. She currently serves as an RTI/Data Coach at Rossview Middle School. Previously, she has served as an assistant principal and academic coach for CMCSS, instructional specialist for the Maryland State Department of Education, school data analyst in New York, and instructional leader and teacher in various capacities during her career in education. Amstutz earned her Educational […]

May 18th, 2022

TCAP Scores Not Included in Students’ Spring 2022 Grades

CMCSS will not include the TCAP state standardized test results as part of students’ final grades this school year.

May 9th, 2022

Operational Updates for the 2022-2023 School Year

CMCSS is announcing two operational updates for the 2022-2023 school year regarding cafeteria meals and transportation.

April 20th, 2022

Month of the Military Child Proclamation 2022

On April 19, 2022, the School Board has officially proclaimed April the Month of the Military Child in CMCSS.

April 4th, 2022

Open Enrollment for 2022-2023 School Year

CMCSS is offering Open Enrollment in specific schools and grade levels with available capacity for the 2022-2023 school year.

March 28th, 2022

Voluntary Pre-K Registration Opens April 4

Information regarding the application process to CMCSS Voluntary Pre-K.

March 23rd, 2022

Report Cards for Third Nine Weeks of 2021-2022 School Year Now Available

CMCSS student report cards for the third nine weeks of the 2021-22 school year will be available on Wednesday, January 12. Parents/guardians will access report cards online using the CMCSS Parent Self-Service webpage at parents.cmcss.net. If parents/guardians have issues accessing their child’s report card using CMCSS Parent Self-Service, they can contact their child’s enrolled school. The report card available through Parent Self-Service is considered the official report card with comments for the grading period. Parents/guardians can check their student’s academic progress on PowerSchool at any time. PowerSchool is the official grade book and attendance tracker for CMCSS. While some digital learning platforms have a grade book, please note that official grades will only be recorded in PowerSchool. CREATING A POWERSCHOOL ACCOUNT If you need to create a PowerSchool account, visit powerschool.cmcss.net, click the Create Account tab, and complete the form. Families will need an Access Code for each child. Access codes can be obtained through the parents.cmcss.net portal by clicking on “Get Student Security Info” and following the steps listed in the video below. PowerSchool Access Codes: https://ior.ad/7PBU If you are using the PowerSchool app, the CMCSS’ District Code is P Z Q N. UNDERSTANDING POWERSCHOOL AND REPORT CARD ABBREVIATIONS Families may see several abbreviations in PowerSchool, including: N(#) ex. N1, N2, etc. This is the student’s current grade in the nine weeks. S(#) ex. S1, S2, etc. This is the student’s semester grade, which includes the nine weeks combined. For high school students, this grade will reflect the semester credits earned for that period. This grade will also include mid-term exams when applicable. Y(#) ex. Y1. This refers to the student’s cumulative grade for the year. OT On-Track. Students in grades K – 5 may see this designation on their report cards. AE Approaching Expectations. Students in grades K – 5 may see this designation on their report […]

March 14th, 2022

Updated Information for the Return to School/Work Flowchart

In collaboration with the Montgomery County Health Department, the CMCSS Back to School/Work Flowchart has been updated.