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Administrative Appointments Announced in November 2021

These administrative appointments have been announced in November 2021.

Language Immersion Unites Students and Educators

When learning a new language, everyone becomes a student.

Family Life Curriculum Feedback

With a recent update to state law, effective this school year, all school systems in Tennessee are required to provide a medically accurate, age-appropriate sex education. CMCSS is notifying parents/guardians of this new requirement and seeking feedback from parents/guardians on the selection of a Family Life Curriculum.

November 2021 Point of Pride

The following employees were recognized during the Point of Pride ceremony held at the Formal School Board Meeting on November 9, 2021:

Earn a College Degree or Teaching Certification at No-Cost

Earn a college degree or teaching certification at no cost through the CMCSS Teacher Residency Program.

Service Before Self: How Military Service Shapes Their Teaching

Many CMCSS employees are also military veterans, which brings a unique, necessary perspective to the school environment.

School Board Votes to End Mask Requirement

At the November 9, 2021, meeting, the CMCSS School Board voted to end the face mask requirement that began on September 20, 2021.

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Be a tnAchieves Mentor – Applications Now Open

Learn more about becoming a mentor to the Class of 2022.

Birthday Wish: CMCSS Student Overjoyed His Bus Driver Attends His Party

Birthdays are a time of excitement for children. When considering how to make his birthday extra special, a CMCSS kindergartener had one wish at the top of his list. Jace Caudill wanted to celebrate with his bus driver, Mr. Mike. Mike Ellis, or ‘Mr. Mike’, has been a CMCSS bus driver for 15 years. After retiring from a business career, he turned to bus driving. “When we were making the list of who he would like to invite, Mr. Mike was the first person on the list,” Amy Caudill, Jace’s mother, recalled. “I said, ‘Your bus driver?’” Jace often comes home sharing stories of his time spent with Mr. Mike and refers to him as “the kindest man I know.” Amy had met Mr. Mike previously when her son insisted on introducing her during a local cross-country meet. Amy shares her son’s sentiment. “He is just so kind.” The Caudill’s prepared a birthday invitation for their bus driver. Amy made sure to include a note to say she didn’t expect him to come but that she was simply fulfilling her son’s request. Mr. Mike was the first person to RSVP for the birthday. “When I got to school and opened up [the invitation], I thought, ‘I’m going to that birthday party,’” said Mr. Ellis. After checking with his supervisors, making sure it was okay to attend the party, Mr. Ellis reached out to Amy and confirmed. Once Jace learned Mr. Mike would attend his birthday party, Amy said he could not contain his excitement, “He told everyone.” When Mike arrived at Defy, an indoor trampoline park, he instantly became the party’s highlight. “There were several kids that knew him. They were all over the moon excited Mr. Mike was there,” Amy said, laughing. In true Mr. Mike fashion, he made […]

Northwest High Senior Receives Prestigious JROTC Legion of Valor

Cadet Major Coon continues to lead by example with hard work and determination.