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

The days are passing quickly; we are already four weeks into the third quarter! In a blink of an eye the year will be over and our students will be filled with anticipation for their first year of high school. However, in between the start of the third quarter and the start of Freshman year, our students have a number of district and state assessments coming up! Please note the following dates:

IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness) -April 8th-17th, 2020

PSAT- April 14th, 2020

ISA (Illinois Science Assessment)- April 23rd, 2020

Spring FastBridge- May 4th-15th, 2020

As we look towards the weeks ahead, CMS students will be busy with two College and Career Readiness opportunities.  On Thursday, February 27th, often a favorite of the students, is Trades Day. Students will sign up for 4 hands on sessions in a trade of interest.  On Friday, March 13th, students will participate in College Day which will include a visit to Elgin Community College were they will talk with college students and tour the campus in the morning followed by learning in the afternoon back at CMS about college entrance, PSAT preparation, and a college search.  


Carie Walter, CMS Principal

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