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Immunization Requirement for 7th-Grade Students

Information regarding the Tdap booster for 7th grade students.

CMCSS 2022-2023 In-Person Learning COVID-19 Overview

CMCSS has communicated with families since last year that schools cannot eliminate the spread of COVID-19 during in-person learning, but our collective actions can help mitigate the spread. The District’s COVID-19 mitigation strategy has always been about using multiple layers to improve success, sometimes referred to as the Swiss Cheese model. For the 2022-2023 school year, CMCSS is using the following mitigation layers: Using MERV 13 instead of MERV 9 filters in all buildings Increasing outdoor air ventilation Employing enhanced two-step cleaning throughout buildings Encouraging self-screening, masks, handwashing, covering sneezes, and staying home when sick for all students, employees, and visitors Replenishing hand sanitizing stations Promoting the use of personal water bottles and filling stations Providing and COVID-19 testing for employees and their families at Onsite Employee Health and Wellness Clinics Updating and implementing the Return to School/Work Flowchart  COVID-19 Exposure Response Plan When a CMCSS student or CMCSS employee tests positive for COVID-19, they will need to notify either the school nurse (if they are a student) or their supervisor (if they are an employee). The medical office that performed the test will notify the Montgomery County Health Department for contact tracing. Click here for the CMCSS Communicable Diseases and/or Illness Management Policy. Click here for the current CMCSS Return to Work/School Flowchart developed by the CMCSS Safety and Health Department in collaboration with the Montgomery County Health Department. For the Spanish version, click here. Self-Screening Employees will be expected to self-screen before entering school premises. Self-screening protocols for students and visitors will continue. Families are strongly encouraged to engage in self-screening at home prior to each school day. Click here for updated guidance from the CDC regarding screening K-12 students for symptoms of COVID-19. Self-Screening Protocol Have you had any of the below symptoms as a new-onset in […]

Richview Middle School Wins TVA STEM Grant

Release provided by the TVA. Richview Middle School has been awarded a grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers, Inc., a TVA retiree organization, to develop science, technology, engineering, and math education projects to help spark student interest in future careers in STEM-related fields. Teachers across TVA’s seven-state region applied for funding of up to $5,000 for projects, and 233 applications were selected. Schools that are awarded grants must receive their power from a local power company served by TVA. Richview Middle School is served by CDE Lightband. Richview Middle School will use the grant to purchase SPIKE™ Prime Sets and Expansion Kits to aid students in applying the engineering and design process as they build and code Lego robots to accomplish specific tasks. Students will work in groups to create prototypes, test, and continually improve their design as they complete challenges with their robots. “TVA is committed to supporting STEM education to help develop today’s students into tomorrow’s engineers, scientists, and IT professionals,” said Jeannette Mills, TVA executive vice president, and chief external relations officer. “It’s inspiring to be able to contribute to the innovators of the next generation.” Since 2018, TVA and BVI have awarded nearly $2 million in STEM grants to support local education. A full list of grant recipients and information on how to apply for a future STEM grant can be found at www.tvastem.com.

Administrative Appointments Announced in June 2022

Several administrative appointments have been announced this month.

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

Leadership CMCSS

Deadline for Leadership CMCSS Applications is June 10

The leadership program allows business and community members a unique opportunity to learn more about CMCSS.

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.

Imagining a Different Future

How Negative Choices Turned into a High School Diploma

Summer Parent Series Helps Families Find Support Resources

A series of virtual sessions with the Mental Health Cooperative that is designed to provide parents with tools to support their children.

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 […]