Carie Walter

Welcome to the CMS Principal’s Message for the month of May:

Dear Eighth Grade Parents:

It is with great pleasure that I announce we will be holding our Central Middle School Promotion Ceremony on Thursday, May 31st in the gymnasium.  The Blue Team ceremony will be held at 5:00 p.m. (student arrival 4:40 p.m.) followed by the White Team at 6:30 p.m. (student arrival at 6:10 p.m.).  Several awards will be distributed at the program, including the Presidential Academic Excellence Awards and the American Legion Awards. Students are welcome to attend the opposite team ceremony to see friends if they so wish.  There is no limit on the number of people attending per student, however there is limited parking. I expect the eighth grade promotion program to be approximately 30-40 minutes in length.

While I do not anticipate any issues, I will be meeting with the eighth graders to explain the format of the promotion program and what constitutes appropriate dress and behavior for the event.  I would appreciate your support in providing guidance for students dressing properly. The promotion ceremony is not a formal cap and gown graduation and with the warm temperatures coming, casual dress is recommended.  It is recommended for students to wear a nice shirt and pants or shorts/skirt. No strapless or spaghetti strap dresses please. Shoes should be appropriate for walking up stairs and across the stage. Any students dressed inappropriately will not be permitted to participate in the program and will be presented with a promotion certificate privately.  We do not want to make this an issue, but we will be adhering to the school dress code.

We need to emphasize that no misconduct at the program will be tolerated.  Any student whose behavior is not in keeping with the character of the event, will be escorted from the ceremony by a faculty supervisor.  Actual promotion certificates will be sent to those students when (and if) they regain their good standing status.

The schedule of events leading up to the promotion are as follows:

        Wednesday, May 30th            Promotion Party

        Thursday, May 31st                 Comet Day and Promotion Practice (This is a regular scheduled school day and students must be in attendance to participate in the Promotion ceremony.)         

Please remember that Thursday, May 31st will be the last day of attendance for eighth graders, however the school year does not end for other students until Friday, June 1st.  If you have any questions about the end of the school year or about the eighth grade promotion program, please don’t hesitate to call or email.


Carie Walter, CMS Principal

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