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    Thursday, March 12, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Projects on campus may be roped off by construction tape.  

    Be RESPECTFUL: avoid areas that are roped off.

    Be SAFE: keep balls, rolling backpacks, etc. outside the construction areas

    Go Bears!

    2020 Lucretia Van Horn Memorial Art Award:

    Do you like to express yourself creatively? 

    Would you like your artwork recognized by Cupertino Union School District AND win a cash prize? 

    Then you should enter our district art contest where the winners will be eligible for the 2020 Lucretia Van Horn Memorial Art Award. 

    This year's theme is "Through the looking glass". If you were like Alice and could walk through a mirror, what would you see on the other side? 

    Pick up an entry form from the office or from Ms. Gotesman in room 51. Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 3rd!"

    Nintendo Club: No Nintendo Club today, 3/12. Check back next Thursday.

    Shogi Club: (Japanese Chess) meets at lunch Today in room 8.

    Equality Club: Equality Club meets Today in room 29.

    No Math Club practice today.

    No Homework Center today.

    No Success today.

    After School Sports, Season 4: 

    Girls Basketball:

    6th-grade: No Practice on Thursday or Friday.

    7th-grade: 3:10-5:10, Event Center

    Boys Soccer: 

    6th/7th-grade:

    7th/8th-grade:


    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Projects on campus may be roped off by construction tape.  

    Be RESPECTFUL: avoid areas that are roped off.

    Be SAFE: keep balls, rolling backpacks, etc. outside the construction areas

    Go Bears!

    2020 Lucretia Van Horn Memorial Art Award:

    Do you like to express yourself creatively? 

    Would you like your artwork recognized by Cupertino Union School District AND win a cash prize? 

    Then you should enter our district art contest where the winners will be eligible for the 2020 Lucretia Van Horn Memorial Art Award. 

    This year's theme is "Through the looking glass". If you were like Alice and could walk through a mirror, what would you see on the other side? 

    Pick up an entry form from the office or from Ms. Gotesman in room 51. Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 3rd!"

    Math Club: meets today at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch, today.

    Magic, The Gathering: meets in room 29 today.

    Science Olympiads: meets today, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    Homework Center: Library, 3:00 - 4:00

    After School Sports, Season 4: 

    Girls Basketball:

    6th-grade: 3:30-5:30, Bernardo Gym

    7th-grade: 3:10-5:10, Event Center

    Boys Soccer: 

    6th/7th-grade:

    7th/8th-grade: 

    GO BEARS!


    Tuesday, March 10, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Projects on campus may be roped off by construction tape.  

    Be RESPECTFUL: avoid areas that are roped off.

    Be SAFE: keep balls, rolling backpacks, etc. outside the construction areas

    Go Bears!

    2020 Lucretia Van Horn Memorial Art Award:

    Do you like to express yourself creatively? 

    Would you like your artwork recognized by Cupertino Union School District AND win a cash prize? 

    Then you should enter our district art contest where the winners will be eligible for the 2020 Lucretia Van Horn Memorial Art Award. 

    This year's theme is "Through the looking glass". If you were like Alice and could walk through a mirror, what would you see on the other side? 

    Pick up an entry form from the office or from Ms. Gotesman in room 51.

    Deadline for submissions is Friday April 3rd!"

    Homestead HS Cheerleading Try-Outs for 2020-2021

    • Mandatory Parent Meeting –  TODAY, March 10th from 6:00-7:00 pm in HHS Cafeteria
    • Mandatory Cheer Clinic – March 24th from 6:00-9:00 pm 

    ***Clinic is Mandatory, no exceptions!!

    • Try-Outs –March 26th starting at 6:00 pm

    Where: Homestead High School Cafeteria

    What to wear: plain shorts, plain t-shirt, tennis shoes, hair (pony tail) *No jewelry!

    • Try Out packets available by emailing: hhsmustangcheer1@gmail.co

    Chess Club: IS STILL AROUND! Come to room 17 Today at lunch!

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: meets Today at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: meets Today at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Yearbook Scrapbooking Club: Meets Today at lunch in room 2.

    Programming Tiny Computers Club: Lights, sounds, and touch sensors! 

    Program all these and more at Programming Tiny Computers Club. Come learn how to code and make things that interact with the real world, not just the online world. Whether you’re an expert programmer, have never coded before, or are interested in learning more about things like MakeCode and Arduino, join us Tuesdays at lunch in Room 27!  (No meeting the last Tuesday of each month.)

    Homework Center: Library, 3:00 - 4:00

    After School Sports, Season 4: 

    Girls Basketball:

    6th-grade: 3:30-5:30, Bernardo Gym

    7th-grade: 3:10-5:10, Event Center

    Boys Soccer: 

    6th/7th-grade:

    7th/8th-grade: 

    GO BEARS!


    Monday, March 9, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Projects on campus may be roped off by construction tape.  

    Be RESPECTFUL: avoid areas that are roped off.

    Be SAFE: keep balls, rolling backpacks, etc. outside the construction areas

    Go Bears!

    2020 Lucretia Van Horn Memorial Art Award:

    Do you like to express yourself creatively? 

    Would you like your artwork recognized by Cupertino Union School District AND win a cash prize? 

    Then you should enter our district art contest where the winners will be eligible for the 2020 Lucretia Van Horn Memorial Art Award. 

    This year's theme is "Through the looking glass". If you were like Alice and could walk through a mirror, what would you see on the other side? 

    Pick up an entry form from the office or from Ms. Gotesman in room 51. Deadline for submissions is Friday April 3rd!"

    Homestead HS Cheerleading Try-Outs for 2020-2021

    • Mandatory Parent Meeting –  tomorrow, March 10th from 6:00-7:00 pm in HHS Cafeteria
    • Mandatory Cheer Clinic – March 24th from 6:00-9:00 pm 

    ***Clinic is Mandatory, no exceptions!!

    • Try-Outs –March 26th starting at 6:00 pm

    Where: Homestead High School Cafeteria

    What to wear: plain shorts, plain t-shirt, tennis shoes, hair (pony tail) *No jewelry!

    • Try Out packets available by emailing: hhsmustangcheer1@gmail.com

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. We meet in room 35 at lunch today. Bring your own cube.

    Drawing Club:  Join the Drawing Club for a session of drawing on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 at lunch. We'll compare each others’ drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    Homework Center: Library, 3:00 - 4:00

    Speech and Debate Club: After school from 3:00 to 3:45 today in room 2.

    FBLA:  Meets today in Room 36 or 40 from 3:10 - 3:40.

    After School Sports, Season 4: 

    Girls Basketball:

    6th-grade: 3:30-5:30, Bernardo Gym

    7th-grade: 3:10-5:10, Event Center

    Boys Soccer: 

    6th/7th-grade:

    7th/8th-grade: 

    GO BEARS!


    Friday, March 6, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Projects on campus may be roped off by construction tape.  

    Be RESPECTFUL: avoid areas that are roped off.

    Be SAFE: keep balls, rolling backpacks, etc. outside the construction areas

    Go Bears!

    8th-Graders going to Yosemite:

    Library:  If you have a library book, please either renew it or return it by the end of lunch today.

    REMINDER: 8th graders going to Yosemite, we leave at 9:45 AM THIS SUNDAY.  Set your clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Savings Time! 

    Please make sure you arrive on time in the CMS parking lot.

    Bear Store:

    Do you have some Bear Bravos lying around and want to trade them in for some prizes? 

    • Stop by our Bear Store today at Brunch to trade in Bear Bravos for Head of the Line passes, Pens, and Notebooks at our new Bear Store! 
    • The Bear Store is located outside of the Bear Den (Room 55). 

    The National Geographic Bee:

    The results are in! The National Geographic Society named Sanatan M. one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition. The contest will be held at California State University, Fresno on Friday, March 27, 2020. Congratulations Sanatan!

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  

    Items will be collected today then donated the following Friday.

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA):

    You are invited to participate in the 2020 Space Systems Technical Committee (SSTC) Student Essay Contest.

    • Theme: “How advanced can you envision space technology and exploration through the next 50 years?  What do we need to do NOW to achieve that?
    • Requirements: Typewritten essay, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, in 1,000 words or less. Include student name, teacher name, grade, and school name printed at the top of the essay. Submit essay to your local section (eeducation@aiaa-sf.org), with student and teacher’s name, phone, e-mail, and mailing address for notification and awards in the body of the email.
    • Eligibility: Any seventh or eighth-grader.
    • Judging Criteria: 
      • Originality of ideas presented
      • Soundness of logic used to develop ideas
      • Realism of ideas presented
      • Quality of composition and clarity of expression
    • National Prizes: Winners are publicly announced in the September issue of Aerospace America magazine.
      • 1st place = $125 
      • 2nd place = $75
      • 3rd place = $50
    • Deadline: March 31, 2020, to the local AIAA section officers. Local winners/teachers will be notified in April.  National winners/teachers will be notified in May.
    • Questions: Derek Lang  education@aiaa-sf.org

    For more information about AIAA:

    National - https://www.aiaa.org

    Local Chapter - https://aiaa-sf.org

    Homestead HS Cheerleading Try-Outs for 2020-2021

    • Mandatory Parent Meeting – March 10th from 6:00-7:00 pm in HHS Cafeteria
    • Mandatory Cheer Clinic – March 24th from 6:00-9:00 pm 

    ***Clinic is Mandatory, no exceptions!!

    • Try-Outs –March 26th starting at 6:00 pm

    Where: Homestead High School Cafeteria

    What to wear: plain shorts, plain t-shirt, tennis shoes, hair (pony tail) *No jewelry!

    • Try Out packets available by emailing: hhsmustangcheer1@gmail.com

    FBLA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.

    After School Sports, Season 4: 

    Girls Basketball:

    6th-grade: 4:30 - 6:00, Event Center

    8th-grade: 3:00 - 4:30, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Thursday, March 5, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Projects on campus may be roped off by construction tape.  

    Be RESPECTFUL: avoid areas that are roped off.

    Be SAFE: keep balls, rolling backpacks, etc. outside the construction areas

    Go Bears!

    Bear Pride Friday: Students and Staff - Tomorrow is Friday! 

    Show your Bear Spirit by wearing your Bear Wear or any Blue and Gold! 

    Let's see how much spirit is out there!

    Go Bears!

    8th-Graders going to Yosemite:

    Library: If you have a library book, please either renew it or return it by the end of lunch this Friday.

    REMINDER: 8th graders going to Yosemite, we leave at 9:45 AM THIS SUNDAY.  Set your clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Savings Time! Please make sure you arrive on time in the CMS parking lot. 

    The National Geographic Bee:

    The results are in! The National Geographic Society named Sanatan M. one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition. The contest will be held at California State University, Fresno on Friday, March 27, 2020. Congratulations Sanatan!

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  

    Items will be collected this Friday then donated the following Friday.

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA):

    You are invited to participate in the 2020 Space Systems Technical Committee (SSTC) Student Essay Contest.

    • Theme: “How advanced can you envision space technology and exploration through the next 50 years?  What do we need to do NOW to achieve that?
    • Requirements: Typewritten essay, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, in 1,000 words or less. Include student name, teacher name, grade, and school name printed at the top of the essay. Submit essay to your local section (eeducation@aiaa-sf.org), with student and teacher’s name, phone, e-mail, and mailing address for notification and awards in the body of the email.
    • Eligibility: Any seventh or eighth-grader.
    • Judging Criteria: 
      • Originality of ideas presented
      • Soundness of logic used to develop ideas
      • Realism of ideas presented
      • Quality of composition and clarity of expression
    • National Prizes: Winners are publicly announced in the September issue of Aerospace America magazine.
      • 1st place = $125 
      • 2nd place = $75
      • 3rd place = $50
    • Deadline: March 31, 2020, to the local AIAA section officers. Local winners/teachers will be notified in April.  National winners/teachers will be notified in May.
    • Questions: Derek Lang  education@aiaa-sf.org

    For more information about AIAA:

    National - https://www.aiaa.org

    Local Chapter - https://aiaa-sf.org

    Homestead HS Cheerleading Try-Outs for 2020-2021

    Students - 

    If you are interested in cheerleading at Homestead High School, there will be an informational meeting in the girls' locker room at CMS today at 3:00 pm.

    • Mandatory Parent Meeting – March 10th from 6:00-7:00 pm in HHS Cafeteria
    • Mandatory Cheer Clinic – March 24th from 6:00-9:00 pm 

    ***Clinic is Mandatory, no exceptions!!

    • Try-Outs –March 26th starting at 6:00 pm

    Where: Homestead High School Cafeteria

    What to wear: plain shorts, plain t-shirt, tennis shoes, hair (pony tail) *No jewelry!

    • Try Out packets available by emailing: hhsmustangcheer1@gmail.com

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Today at Lunch in room 5.

    Shogi Club: (Japanese Chess) meets at lunch Today in room 8.

    Equality Club: Equality Club meets Today in room 29.

    Homework Center: Library, 3:00 - 4:00

    After School Sports, Season 4: 

    Girls Basketball:

    6th-grade: 

    7th-grade: 4:30 - 6:00, Bernardo Gym

    8th-grade: 3:00 - 4:30, Bernardo Gym

    Boys Soccer: 

    6th/7th-grade:

    7th/8th-grade: 

    GO BEARS!


    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Projects on campus may be roped off by construction tape.  

    Be RESPECTFUL: avoid areas that are roped off.

    Be SAFE: keep balls, rolling backpacks, etc. outside the construction areas

    Go Bears!

    Library: 

    The library is closed through today. 

    • If you have a book that needs to be returned, please drop it off on the after-hours book return cart just outside the library door.
    • If you would like to renew your book during the library closure, please email Mrs. Erskine at erskine_robyn@cusdk8.org.
    • Homework Center will be in room 25 today.

    AVID Applications: 

    Applications for High School AVID are due THIS Friday, March 6th. 

    NO EXCEPTIONS!

    If you are interested in applying:

    • Pick up an application in the office  
    • You will need a teacher to fill out a recommendation for you.
      • Please allow your teachers ample time to fill out the recommendation prior to the deadline.
    • Turn it into the appropriate High School's box in the office by THIS Friday, March 6th. 
    • If you have any questions, please contact your counselor. 

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  

    Items will be collected this Friday then donated the following Friday.

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA):

    You are invited to participate in the 2020 Space Systems Technical Committee (SSTC) Student Essay Contest.

    • Theme: “How advanced can you envision space technology and exploration through the next 50 years?  What do we need to do NOW to achieve that?
    • Requirements: Typewritten essay, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, in 1,000 words or less. Include student name, teacher name, grade, and school name printed at the top of the essay. Submit essay to your local section (eeducation@aiaa-sf.org), with student and teacher’s name, phone, e-mail, and mailing address for notification and awards in the body of the email.
    • Eligibility: Any seventh or eighth-grader.
    • Judging Criteria: 
      • Originality of ideas presented
      • Soundness of logic used to develop ideas
      • Realism of ideas presented
      • Quality of composition and clarity of expression
    • National Prizes: Winners are publicly announced in the September issue of Aerospace America magazine.
      • 1st place = $125 
      • 2nd place = $75
      • 3rd place = $50
    • Deadline: March 31, 2020, to the local AIAA section officers. Local winners/teachers will be notified in April.  National winners/teachers will be notified in May.
    • Questions: Derek Lang  education@aiaa-sf.org

    For more information about AIAA:

    National - https://www.aiaa.org

    Local Chapter - https://aiaa-sf.org

    Homestead HS Cheerleading Try-Outs for 2020-2021

    Students - 

    If you are interested in cheerleading at Homestead High School, there will be an informational meeting in the girls locker room at CMS on Thursday, March 5 at 3:00 pm.

    • Mandatory Parent Meeting – March 10th from 6:00-7:00 pm in HHS Cafeteria
    • Mandatory Cheer Clinic – March 24th from 6:00-9:00 pm 

    ***Clinic is Mandatory, no exceptions!!

    • Try-Outs –March 26th starting at 6:00 pm

    Where: Homestead High School Cafeteria

    What to wear: plain shorts, plain t-shirt, tennis shoes, hair (pony tail) *No jewelry!

    • Try Out packets available by emailing: hhsmustangcheer1@gmail.com

    Math Club: Today at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch, today.

    Magic, The Gathering: meets in room 29 today.

    Science Olympiads: Today, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    Homework Center: room 25, 3:00 - 4:00

    After School Sports, Season 4: 

    Girls Basketball:

    6th-grade: 

    7th-grade: 3 - 5, Bernardo Gym

    8th-grade: no practice

    Boys Soccer: 

    6th/7th-grade:

    7th/8th-grade: 

    GO BEARS!


    Tuesday, March 3, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Projects on campus may be roped off by construction tape.  

    Be RESPECTFUL: avoid areas that are roped off.

    Be SAFE: keep balls, rolling backpacks, etc. outside the construction areas

    Go Bears!

    Bear Bravo Winners!

    Congratulations to this February's Bear Bravo winners!

    6th grade: Katelynn S.

    7th grade: Alex S.

    8th grade: Saira A.

    Library: 

    The library is closed through Wednesday, March 4th. 

    • If you have a book that needs to be returned, please drop it off on the after-hours book return cart just outside the library door.
    • If you would like to renew your book during the library closure, please email Mrs. Erskine at erskine_robyn@cusdk8.org.
    • Homework Center will be in room 27 today.

    AVID Applications: 

    Applications for High School AVID are due THIS Friday, March 6th. 

    NO EXCEPTIONS!

    If you are interested in applying:

    • Pick up an application in the office  
    • You will need a teacher to fill out a recommendation for you.
      • Please allow your teachers ample time to fill out the recommendation prior to the deadline.
    • Turn it into the appropriate High School's box in the office by THIS Friday, March 6th. 
    • If you have any questions, please contact your counselor. 

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  

    Items will be collected this Friday then donated the following Friday.

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA):

    You are invited to participate in the 2020 Space Systems Technical Committee (SSTC) Student Essay Contest.

    • Theme: “How advanced can you envision space technology and exploration through the next 50 years?  What do we need to do NOW to achieve that?
    • Requirements: Typewritten essay, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, in 1,000 words or less. Include student name, teacher name, grade, and school name printed at the top of the essay. Submit essay to your local section (eeducation@aiaa-sf.org), with student and teacher’s name, phone, e-mail, and mailing address for notification and awards in the body of the email.
    • Eligibility: Any seventh or eighth-grader.
    • Judging Criteria: 
      • Originality of ideas presented
      • Soundness of logic used to develop ideas
      • Realism of ideas presented
      • Quality of composition and clarity of expression
    • National Prizes: Winners are publicly announced in the September issue of Aerospace America magazine.
      • 1st place = $125 
      • 2nd place = $75
      • 3rd place = $50
    • Deadline: March 31, 2020, to the local AIAA section officers. Local winners/teachers will be notified in April.  National winners/teachers will be notified in May.
    • Questions: Derek Lang  education@aiaa-sf.org

    For more information about AIAA:

    National - https://www.aiaa.org

    Local Chapter - https://aiaa-sf.org

    Homestead HS Cheerleading Try-Outs for 2020-2021

    Students - 

    If you are interested in cheerleading at Homestead High School, there will be an informational meeting in the girls' locker room at CMS on Thursday, March 5 at 3:00 pm.

    • Mandatory Parent Meeting – March 10th from 6:00-7:00 pm in HHS Cafeteria
    • Mandatory Cheer Clinic – March 24th from 6:00-9:00 pm 

    ***Clinic is Mandatory, no exceptions!!

    • Try-Outs –March 26th starting at 6:00 pm

    Where: Homestead High School Cafeteria

    What to wear: plain shorts, plain t-shirt, tennis shoes, hair (pony tail) *No jewelry!

    • Try Out packets available by emailing: hhsmustangcheer1@gmail.com

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets Today at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club Today at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Yearbook Scrapbooking Club: Meets Today at lunch in room 2.

    Programming Tiny Computers Club: Lights, sounds, and touch sensors! 

    Program all these and more at Programming Tiny Computers Club. Come learn how to code and make things that interact with the real world, not just the online world. Whether you’re an expert programmer, have never coded before, or are interested in learning more about things like MakeCode and Arduino, join us Tuesdays at lunch in Room 27!  (No meeting the last Tuesday of each month.)

    Homework Center: room 27, 3:00 - 4:00

    After School Sports, Season 4: vs. Hyde Lions

    Girls Basketball:

    6th-grade: 3:45, Hyde Gym

    7th-grade: 5:00, Hyde Gym

    8th-grade: 3:45, CMS Event Center

    Boys Soccer: 

    6th/7th-grade: 3:45, Hyde Field

    7th/8th-grade: 3:45, CMS Field

    GO BEARS!


    Monday, March 2, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Projects on campus may be roped off by construction tape.  

    Be RESPECTFUL: avoid areas that are roped off.

    Be SAFE: keep balls, rolling backpacks, etc. outside the construction areas

    Go Bears!

    Library: 

    The library is closed through Wednesday, March 4th. 

    • If you have a book that needs to be returned, please drop it off on the after-hours book return cart just outside the library door.
    • If you would like to renew your book during the library closure, please email Mrs. Erskine at erskine_robyn@cusdk8.org.
    • Homework Center will be in room 20 today.

    AVID Applications: 

    Applications for High School AVID are due THIS Friday, March 6th. 

    If you are interested in applying:

    • Pick up an application in the office  
    • You will need a teacher to fill out a recommendation for you.
      • Please allow your teachers ample time to fill out the recommendation prior to the deadline.
    • Turn it into the appropriate High School's box in the office by THIS Friday, March 6th. 
    • If you have any questions, please contact your counselor. 

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  

    Items will be collected this Friday then donated the following Friday.

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA):

    You are invited to participate in the 2020 Space Systems Technical Committee (SSTC) Student Essay Contest.

    • Theme: “How advanced can you envision space technology and exploration through the next 50 years?  What do we need to do NOW to achieve that?
    • Requirements: Typewritten essay, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, in 1,000 words or less. Include student name, teacher name, grade, and school name printed at the top of the essay. Submit essay to your local section (eeducation@aiaa-sf.org), with student and teacher’s name, phone, e-mail, and mailing address for notification and awards in the body of the email.
    • Eligibility: Any seventh or eighth-grader.
    • Judging Criteria: 
      • Originality of ideas presented
      • Soundness of logic used to develop ideas
      • Realism of ideas presented
      • Quality of composition and clarity of expression
    • National Prizes: Winners are publicly announced in the September issue of Aerospace America magazine.
      • 1st place = $125 
      • 2nd place = $75
      • 3rd place = $50
    • Deadline: March 31, 2020, to the local AIAA section officers. Local winners/teachers will be notified in April.  National winners/teachers will be notified in May.
    • Questions: Derek Lang  education@aiaa-sf.org

    For more information about AIAA:

    National - https://www.aiaa.org

    Local Chapter - https://aiaa-sf.org

    Homestead HS Cheerleading Try-Outs for 2020-2021

    Students - 

    If you are interested in cheerleading at Homestead High School, there will be an informational meeting in the girls' locker room at CMS on Thursday, March 5 at 3:00 pm.

    • Mandatory Parent Meeting – March 10th from 6:00-7:00 pm in HHS Cafeteria
    • Mandatory Cheer Clinic – March 24th from 6:00-9:00 pm 

    ***Clinic is Mandatory, no exceptions!!

    • Try-Outs –March 26th starting at 6:00 pm

    Where: Homestead High School Cafeteria

    What to wear: plain shorts, plain t-shirt, tennis shoes, hair (pony tail) *No jewelry!

    • Try Out packets available by emailing: hhsmustangcheer1@gmail.com

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. We meet in room 35 at lunch today. Bring your own cube.

    Drawing Club:  Join the Drawing Club for a session of drawing on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 at lunch. We'll compare each others’ drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    Homework Center: room 20, 3:00 - 4:00

    Speech and Debate Club: After school from 3:00 to 3:45 today in room 2.

    FBLA:  Meets today in Room 36 or 40 from 3:10 - 3:40.

    After School Sports, Season 4: vs. Miller Mustangs

    Girls Basketball:

    6th-grade: 3:45, CMS Event Center

    7th-grade: 5:00, CMS Event Center

    8th-grade: 3:45, Miller Gym

    Boys Soccer: 

    6th/7th-grade: 3:45, CMS Field

    7th/8th-grade: 3:45, Miller Field

    GO BEARS!


    Friday, February 28, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cell Phones & Electronics:

    Be Safe: 

    • Cell phones, devices, & other electronics must be turned OFF and kept in the student’s backpack at all times.  All times = before school, after school, brunch, and lunch.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Only use cellphones & electronics under staff supervision.
    • Never take photographs of students or school activities.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Students taking a class where they take photos or videos must wear specific badges when taking photos around campus with a specific school-issued device.

    Go Bears!

    8th-Graders: Please notify the office if you will be missing school for Fremont High School shadow day.

    Library: 

    The library is closed through Wednesday, March 4th. 

    • If you have a book that needs to be returned, please drop it off on the after-hours book return cart just outside the library door.
    • If you would like to renew your book during the library closure, please email Mrs. Erskine at erskine_robyn@cusdk8.org.
    • Homework Center will be in room 13 today.

    Library Aide:

    Would you like to be a library aide for the months of March, April, and May? 

    Log into your Google account, go to the Library page on the school website to fill out the application. The final schedule will be shared on a Google Sheet at the end of the day today.

    AVID Applications: 

    Applications for High School AVID are due next Friday, March 6th. 

    If you are interested in applying:

    • Pick up an application in the office  
    • You will need a teacher to fill out a recommendation for you.
      • Please allow your teachers ample time to fill out the recommendation prior to the deadline.
    • Turn it into the appropriate High School's box in the office by next Friday, March 6th. 
    • If you have any questions, please contact your counselor. 

    Bear Store:

    Do you have some Bear Bravos lying around and want to trade them in for some prizes? 

    • Stop by our Bear Store today at Brunch to trade in Bear Bravos for Head of the Line Passes, Pens, and Notebooks at our new Bear Store! 
    • The Bear Store is located outside of the Bear Den (Room 55). 
    • These Bear Bravos will also be counted in this week's Bear Bravo raffle. 

    See you then!

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA):

    You are invited to participate in the 2020 Space Systems Technical Committee (SSTC) Student Essay Contest.

    • Theme: “How advanced can you envision space technology and exploration through the next 50 years?  What do we need to do NOW to achieve that?
    • Requirements: Typewritten essay, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, in 1,000 words or less. Include student name, teacher name, grade, and school name printed at the top of the essay. Submit essay to your local section (eeducation@aiaa-sf.org), with student and teacher’s name, phone, e-mail, and mailing address for notification and awards in the body of the email.
    • Eligibility: Any seventh or eighth-grader.
    • Judging Criteria: 
      • Originality of ideas presented
      • Soundness of logic used to develop ideas
      • Realism of ideas presented
      • Quality of composition and clarity of expression
    • National Prizes: Winners are publicly announced in the September issue of Aerospace America magazine.
      • 1st place = $125 
      • 2nd place = $75
      • 3rd place = $50
    • Deadline: March 31, 2020, to the local AIAA section officers. Local winners/teachers will be notified in April.  National winners/teachers will be notified in May.
    • Questions: Derek Lang  education@aiaa-sf.org

    For more information about AIAA:

    National - https://www.aiaa.org

    Local Chapter - https://aiaa-sf.org

    Homestead HS Cheerleading Try-Outs for 2020-2021

    Students - 

    If you are interested in cheerleading at Homestead High School, there will be an informational meeting at CMS on Thursday, March 5 at 3:00 pm in the girls' locker room.

    • Mandatory Parent Meeting – March 10th from 6:00-7:00 pm in HHS Cafeteria
    • Mandatory Cheer Clinic – March 24th from 6:00-9:00 pm 

    ***Clinic is Mandatory, no exceptions!!

    • Try-Outs –March 26th starting at 6:00 pm

    Where: Homestead High School Cafeteria

    What to wear: plain shorts, plain t-shirt, tennis shoes, hair (pony tail) *No jewelry!

    • Try Out packets available by emailing: hhsmustangcheer1@gmail.com

    FBLA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.

    GO BEARS!


    Thursday, February 27, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cell Phones & Electronics:

    Be Safe: 

    • Cell phones, devices, & other electronics must be turned OFF and kept in the student’s backpack at all times.  All times = before school, after school, brunch, and lunch.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Only use cellphones & electronics under staff supervision.
    • Never take photographs of students or school activities.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Students taking a class where they take photos or video must wear specific badges when taking photos around campus with a specific school issued device.

    Go Bears!

    Bear Pride Friday: Students and Staff - Tomorrow is Friday! 

    Show your Bear Spirit by wearing your Bear Wear or any Blue and Gold! 

    Let's fill campus with Bear Pride!

    Go Bears!

    8th-Graders: Please notify the office if you will be missing school for Fremont High School shadow day.

    Library: 

    The library is closed through Wednesday, March 4th. 

    • If you have a book that needs to be returned, please drop it off on the after-hours book return cart just outside the library door.
    • If you would like to renew your book during the library closure, please email Mrs. Erskine at erskine_robyn@cusdk8.org.
    • Homework Center will be in room 13 today.

    Library Aide:

    Would you like to be a library aide for the months of March, April, and May? 

    Log into your Google account, go to the Library page on the school website to fill out the application. The final schedule will be shared on a Google Sheet at the end of the day tomorrow.

    AVID Applications: 

    Applications for High School AVID are due next Friday, March 6th. 

    If you are interested in applying:

    • Pick up an application in the office  
    • You will need a teacher to fill out a recommendation for you.
      • Please allow your teachers ample time to fill out the recommendation prior to the deadline.
    • Turn it into the appropriate High School's box in the office by next Friday, March 6th. 
    • If you have any questions, please contact your counselor. 

    Bear Store:

    Do you have some Bear Bravos lying around and want to trade them in for some prizes? 

    • Stop by our Bear Store tomorrow at Brunch to trade in Bear Bravos for Head of the Line Passes, Pens, and Notebooks at our new Bear Store! 
    • The Bear Store is located outside of the Bear Den (Room 55). 
    • These Bear Bravos will also be counted in this week's Bear Bravo raffle. 

      See you then!

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA):

    You are invited to participate in the 2020 Space Systems Technical Committee (SSTC) Student Essay Contest.

    • Theme: “How advanced can you envision space technology and exploration through the next 50 years?  What do we need to do NOW to achieve that?
    • Requirements: Typewritten essay, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, in 1,000 words or less. Include student name, teacher name, grade, and school name printed at the top of the essay. Submit essay to your local section (eeducation@aiaa-sf.org), with student and teacher’s name, phone, e-mail, and mailing address for notification and awards in the body of the email.
    • Eligibility: Any seventh or eighth-grader.
    • Judging Criteria: 
      • Originality of ideas presented
      • Soundness of logic used to develop ideas
      • Realism of ideas presented
      • Quality of composition and clarity of expression
    • National Prizes: Winners are publicly announced in the September issue of Aerospace America magazine.
      • 1st place = $125 
      • 2nd place = $75
      • 3rd place = $50
    • Deadline: March 31, 2020, to the local AIAA section officers. Local winners/teachers will be notified in April.  National winners/teachers will be notified in May.
    • Questions: Derek Lang  education@aiaa-sf.org

    For more information about AIAA:

    National - https://www.aiaa.org

    Local Chapter - https://aiaa-sf.org

    Homestead HS Cheerleading Try-Outs for 2020-2021

    • Mandatory Parent Meeting – March 10th from 6:00-7:00 pm in HHS Cafeteria
    • Mandatory Cheer Clinic – March 24th from 6:00-9:00 pm 

    ***Clinic is Mandatory, no exceptions!!

    • Try-Outs –March 26th starting at 6:00 pm

    Where: Homestead High School Cafeteria

    What to wear: plain shorts, plain t-shirt, tennis shoes, hair (pony tail) *No jewelry!

    • Try Out packets available by emailing: hhsmustangcheer1@gmail.com

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Today at Lunch in room 5.

    Shogi Club: (Japanese Chess) meets at lunch Today in room 8.

    Equality Club: Equality Club meets Today in room 29.

    Homework Center: Room 13, 3:00 - 4:00

    After School Sports, Season 4: vs. Kennedy Cougars

    Girls Basketball:

    6th-grade: 3:45, Kennedy Gym

    7th-grade: 5:00, Kennedy Gym

    8th-grade: 3:45, CMS Event Center

    Boys Soccer: 

    6th/7th-grade: 3:45, Kennedy Field

    7th/8th-grade: 3:45, CMS Field

    GO BEARS!


    Wednesday, February 26, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cell Phones & Electronics:

    Be Safe: 

    • Cell phones, devices, & other electronics must be turned OFF and kept in the student’s backpack at all times.  All times = before school, after school, brunch, and lunch.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Only use cellphones & electronics under staff supervision.
    • Never take photographs of students or school activities.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Students taking a class where they take photos around campus need to wear specific badges and use a school-issued device.

    Go Bears!

    Library: 

    The library is closed through Wednesday, March 4th. 

    • If you have a book that needs to be returned, please drop it off on the after-hours book return cart just outside the library door.
    • If you would like to renew your book during the library closure, please email Mrs. Erskine at erskine_robyn@cusdk8.org.
    • Homework Center will be in room 28 today.

    Library Aide:

    Would you like to be a library aide for the months of March, April, and May? 

    Log into your Google account, go to the Library page on the school website to fill out the application. The final schedule will be shared on a Google Sheet at the end of the day Friday, 2/28.

    AVID Applications: 

    Applications for High School AVID are due next Friday, March 6th. 

    If you are interested in applying:

    • Pick up an application in the office  
    • You will need a teacher to fill out a recommendation for you.
      • Please allow your teachers ample time to fill out the recommendation prior to the deadline.
    • Turn it into the appropriate High School's box in the office by next Friday, March 6th. 
    • If you have any questions, please contact your counselor. 

    Bear Store:

    Do you have some Bear Bravos lying around and want to trade them in for some prizes? 

    • Stop by our Bear Store this Friday at Brunch to trade in Bear Bravos for Head of the Line passes, Pens, and Notebooks at our new Bear Store! 
    • The Bear Store is located outside of the Bear Den (Room 55). 
    • These Bear Bravos will also be counted in this week's Bear Bravo raffle. See you then!

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA):

    You are invited to participate in the 2020 Space Systems Technical Committee (SSTC) Student Essay Contest.

    • Theme: “How advanced can you envision space technology and exploration through the next 50 years?  What do we need to do NOW to achieve that?
    • Requirements: Typewritten essay, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, in 1,000 words or less. Include student name, teacher name, grade, and school name printed at the top of the essay. Submit essay to your local section (eeducation@aiaa-sf.org), with student and teacher’s name, phone, e-mail, and mailing address for notification and awards in the body of the email.
    • Eligibility: Any seventh or eighth-grader.
    • Judging Criteria: 
      • Originality of ideas presented
      • Soundness of logic used to develop ideas
      • Realism of ideas presented
      • Quality of composition and clarity of expression
    • National Prizes: Winners are publicly announced in the September issue of Aerospace America magazine.
      • 1st place = $125 
      • 2nd place = $75
      • 3rd place = $50
    • Deadline: March 31, 2020, to the local AIAA section officers. Local winners/teachers will be notified in April.  National winners/teachers will be notified in May.
    • Questions: Derek Lang  education@aiaa-sf.org

    For more information about AIAA:

    National - https://www.aiaa.org

    Local Chapter - https://aiaa-sf.org

    Homestead HS Cheerleading Try-Outs for 2020-2021

    • Mandatory Parent Meeting – March 10th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in HHS Cafeteria
    • Mandatory Cheer Clinic – March 24th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm 

    ***Clinic is Mandatory, no exceptions!!

    • Try-Outs –March 26th starting at 6:00 pm

    Where: Homestead High School Cafeteria

    What to wear: plain shorts, plain t-shirt, tennis shoes, hair (pony tail) *No jewelry!

    • Try Out packets available by emailing: hhsmustangcheer1@gmail.com

    Math Club: Today at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch, today.

    Magic, The Gathering: Magic, The Gathering meets in room 29 today.

    Science Olympiads: Today, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    Homework Center: Room 28, 3:00 - 4:00

    After School Sports, Season 4: 

    Girls Basketball:

    6th-grade: 4:30 - 6:00, Event Center

    7th-grade: 3:00 - 5:00, Bernardo Gym

    8th-grade: 3:00 - 4:30, Event Center

    Boys Soccer: 

    6th/7th-grade: practice

    7th/8th-grade: practice

    GO BEARS!


    Tuesday, February 25, 2020  

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cell Phones & Electronics:

    Be Safe: 

    • Cell phones, devices, & other electronics must be turned OFF and kept in the student’s backpack at all times.  All times = before school, after school, brunch, and lunch.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Only use cellphones & electronics under staff supervision.
    • Never take photographs of students or school activities.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Students taking a class where they take photos around campus need to wear specific badges and use a school-issued device.

    Go Bears!

    Library: 

    The library is closed through Wednesday, March 4th. 

    • If you have a book that needs to be returned, please drop it off on the after-hours book return cart just outside the library door.
    • If you would like to renew your book during the library closure, please email Mrs. Erskine at erskine_robyn@cusdk8.org.
    • Homework Center will be in room 27 today.

    Library Aide:

    Would you like to be a library aide for the months of March, April, and May? 

    Log into your Google account, go to the Library page on the school website to fill out the application. The final schedule will be shared on a Google Sheet at the end of the day Friday, 2/28.

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA):

    You are invited to participate in the 2020 Space Systems Technical Committee (SSTC) Student Essay Contest.

    • Theme: “How advanced can you envision space technology and exploration through the next 50 years?  What do we need to do NOW to achieve that?
    • Requirements: Typewritten essay, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, in 1,000 words or less. Include student name, teacher name, grade, and school name printed at the top of the essay. Submit essay to your local section (eeducation@aiaa-sf.org), with student and teacher’s name, phone, e-mail, and mailing address for notification and awards in the body of the email.
    • Eligibility: Any seventh or eighth-grader.
    • Judging Criteria: 
      • Originality of ideas presented
      • Soundness of logic used to develop ideas
      • Realism of ideas presented
      • Quality of composition and clarity of expression
    • National Prizes: Winners are publicly announced in the September issue of Aerospace America magazine.
      • 1st place = $125 
      • 2nd place = $75
      • 3rd place = $50
    • Deadline: March 31, 2020, to the local AIAA section officers
    • Questions: Derek Lang  education@aiaa-sf.org

    For more information about AIAA:

    National - https://www.aiaa.org

    Local Chapter - https://aiaa-sf.org

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets Today at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club Today at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Yearbook Scrapbooking Club: Meets Today at lunch in room 2.

    Homework Center: Room 27, 3:00 - 4:00

    After School Sports, Season 4: vs. Blach Falcons

    Girls Basketball:

    6th-grade: 3:30 - 5:30, Bernardo Gym

    7th-grade: 3:45, Blach Gym

    8th-grade: 3:45, CMS Event Center

    Boys Soccer: 

    6th/7th-grade: 3:45, Blach Field

    7th/8th-grade: 3:45, CMS Field

    GO BEARS!


    Monday, February 24, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cell Phones & Electronics:

    Be Safe: 

    • Cell phones, devices, & other electronics must be turned OFF and kept in the student’s backpack at all times.  All times = before school, after school, brunch, and lunch.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Only use cellphones & electronics under staff supervision.
    • Never take photographs of students or school activities.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Students taking a class where they take photos around campus need to wear specific badges when and use a school issued device.

    Go Bears!

    Library: 

    The library is closed through Wednesday, March 4th. 

    • If you have a book that needs to be returned, please drop it off on the after-hours book return cart just outside the library door.
    • If you would like to renew your book during the library closure, please email Mrs. Erskine at erskine_robyn@cusdk8.org

    High School AVID Applications:

    Applications for High School AVID are due Friday, March 6th. Come to the front office to pick up an application if you are interested and turn in your application to the appropriate High School's box in the front office. If you have any questions, please contact your counselor. 

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. We meet in room 35 at lunch today. Bring your own cube.

    Drawing Club:  Join the Drawing Club for a session of drawing on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 at lunch. We'll compare each others drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    Homework Center: Room 14, 3:00 - 4:00

    Speech and Debate Club: After school from 3:00 to 3:45 today in room 2.

    FBLA:  Meets today in Room 36 or 40 from 3:10 - 3:40.

    After School Sports, Season 4:

    Girls Basketball:

    6th-grade: 3:30 - 5:00, Bernardo Gym

    7th-grade: 4:30 - 6:20, Event Center

    8th-grade: 3:00 - 4:30, Event Center

    Boys Soccer: 

    3:00 - 4:30, soccer field 

    GO BEARS!


    Friday, February 14, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: Every day CMS, it’s so important for you to be aware of your surroundings when walking or rolling in the neighborhood. 

    Tip #1: When you cross any street, make sure to make eye contact with drivers so that you know they are fully aware of your presence. 

    Tip #2: Be mindful of the rules of the road and keep to your designated space, like sidewalks and crosswalks, to be safe!

    Go Bears!

    Library: 

    The library will be closed Monday, February 24th, through Wednesday, March 4th. Please return books to the cart outside the library door.

    If you have a book you would like to keep over the break, please come to the library during brunch or lunch TODAY to renew your book.

    High School AVID Applications:

    Applications for High School AVID are due Friday, March 6th. Come to the front office to pick up an application if you are interested and turn in your application to the appropriate High School's box in the front office. If you have any questions, please contact your counselor. 

    FBLA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.

    After School Sports, Season 4:

    Girls Basketball:

    No practice today 

    Boys Soccer: 

    3:00 - 4:30, soccer field 

    GO BEARS!


    Thursday, February 13, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: Every day CMS, it’s so important for you to be aware of your surroundings when walking or rolling in the neighborhood. 

    Tip #1: When you cross any street, make sure to make eye contact with drivers so that you know they are fully aware of your presence. 

    Tip #2: Be mindful of the rules of the road and keep to your designated space, like sidewalks and crosswalks, to be safe!

    Go Bears!

    Yosemite Meeting:

    There is a Yosemite Meeting in the Event Center at Lunch TODAY. This is the last whole group meeting before the trip.

    Bear Pride Friday: Students and Staff - Tomorrow is Friday! 

    Show your Bear Spirit by wearing your Bear Wear or any Blue and Gold! 

    Go Bears!

    High School AVID Applications:

    Applications for High School AVID are due Friday, March 6th. Come to the front office to pick up an application if you are interested and turn in your application to the appropriate High School's box in the front office. If you have any questions, please contact your counselor. 

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Today at Lunch in room 5.

    Shogi Club: (Japanese Chess) meets at lunch Today in room 8.

    Equality Club: Equality Club meets Today in room 29.

    Homework Center: Library, 3:00 - 4:00

    After School Sports, Season 4:

    Tryouts are this week, 2/10 - 2/14.

    Girls Basketball:

    6th-grade: 3:30 - 5:30, Event Center

    7th-grade: 4:30 - 6:20, Bernardo Gym

    8th-grade: 3:00 - 4:30, Bernardo Gym 

    Boys Soccer: 

    3:00 - 4:30, soccer field 

    GO BEARS!


    Wednesday, February 12, 2020  

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: Every day CMS, it’s so important for you to be aware of your surroundings when walking or rolling in the neighborhood. 

    Tip #1: When you cross any street, make sure to make eye contact with drivers so that you know they are fully aware of your presence. 

    Tip #2: Be mindful of the rules of the road and keep to your designated space, like sidewalks and crosswalks, to be safe!

    Go Bears!

    Yosemite Meeting:

    There is a Yosemite Meeting in the Event Center at Lunch tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 13th. This is the last whole group meeting before the trip.

    High School AVID Applications:

    Applications for High School AVID are due Friday, March 6th. Come to the front office to pick up an application if you are interested and turn in your application to the appropriate High School's box in the front office. If you have any questions, please contact your counselor. 

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Today at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Today at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch, today.

    Magic, The Gathering: Magic, The Gathering meets in room 29 today.

    Science Olympiads: Today, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    After School Sports, Season 4:

    Tryouts are this week, 2/10 - 2/14.

    Girls Basketball:

    6th-grade: 3:30 - 5:30, Bernardo Gym

    7th-grade: 4:30 - 6:20, Event Center 

    Boys Soccer: 

    3:00 - 4:30, soccer field 

    GO BEARS!


    Tuesday, February 11, 2020  

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: Every day CMS, it’s so important for you to be aware of your surroundings when walking or rolling in the neighborhood. 

    Tip #1: When you cross any street, make sure to make eye contact with drivers so that you know they are fully aware of your presence. 

    Tip #2: Be mindful of the rules of the road and keep to your designated space, like sidewalks and crosswalks, to be safe!

    Go Bears!

    Yosemite Meeting:

    There is a Yosemite Meeting in the Event Center at Lunch on Thursday, Feb. 13th. This is the last whole group meeting before the trip.

    High School AVID Applications:

    Applications for High School AVID are due Friday, March 6th. Come to the front office to pick up an application if you are interested and turn in your application to the appropriate High School's box in the front office. If you have any questions, please contact your counselor. 

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets Today at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club Today at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Yearbook Scrapbooking Club: Meets Today at lunch in room 2.

    Programming Tiny Computers Club: Lights, sounds, and touch sensors! 

    Program all these and more at Programming Tiny Computers Club. Come learn how to code and make things that interact with the real world, not just the online world. Whether you’re an expert programmer, have never coded before, or are interested in learning more about things like MakeCode and Arduino, join us Tuesdays at lunch in Room 27!  (No meeting the last Tuesday of each month.)

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    After School Sports, Season 4:

    Tryouts are this week, 2/10 - 2/14.

    Girls Basketball:

    6th-grade: 3:30 - 5:30, Event Center

    7th-grade: 4:30 - 6:20, Bernardo Gym 

    8th-grade: 3:00 - 4:30, Bernardo Gym

    Boys Soccer: 

    3:00 - 4:30, soccer field 

    GO BEARS!


    Monday, February 10, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: Every day CMS, it’s so important for you to be aware of your surroundings when walking or rolling in the neighborhood. 

    Tip #1: When you cross any street, make sure to make eye contact with drivers so that you know they are fully aware of your presence. 

    Tip #2: Be mindful of the rules of the road and keep to your designated space, like sidewalks and crosswalks, to be safe!

    Go Bears!

    Yosemite Meeting:

    There is a Yosemite Meeting in the Event Center at Lunch on Thursday, Feb. 13th. This is the last whole group meeting before the trip.

    High School AVID Applications:

    Applications for High School AVID are due Friday, March 6th. Come to the front office to pick up an application if you are interested and turn in your application to the appropriate High School's box in the front office. If you have any questions, please contact your counselor. 

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. We will meet in room 35 at lunch today. Bring your own cube.

    Drawing Club:  Join the Drawing Club for a session of drawing on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 at lunch. We'll compare each other's drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    Speech and Debate Club: After school from 3:00 to 3:45 today in room 2.

    FBLA:  Meets today in Room 36 or 40 from 3:10 - 3:40.

    After School Sports, Season 4:

    Tryouts for season 4 sports start today!

    Girls Basketball:

    6th-grade: 5:00 - 6:20, Event Center

    7th-grade: 3:00 - 5:00, Bernardo Gym 

    8th-grade: 3:00 - 5:00, Event Center

    Boys Soccer: 3:00 - 4:30, soccer field 

    GO BEARS!


    Friday, February 7, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Library:

    Be Safe:

    • Push in chairs
    • Keep bags tucked away out of walkways
    • Walk at all times

    Be Respectful:

    • Please whisper
    • Return borrowed items (library books, text books, staplers, tape, etc)
    • Keep food and drinks outside

    Be Responsible:

    • Use computers for schoolwork
    • Keep phones/earbuds off and put away
    • Throw away trash

    Thank you for keeping our library neat and tidy for everyone to enjoy.

    Go Bears!

    AMC8:

    Kudos to 7th-grader Rohan B. for getting a perfect score in the National Contest AMC8. 

    Only 150 out of the 95,000 students who took it got a perfect score.  Way to go, Rohan!

    High School AVID Applications:

    Applications for High School AVID are due Friday, March 6th. Come to the front office to pick up an application if you are interested and turn in your application to the appropriate High School's box in the front office. If you have any questions, please contact your counselor. 

    Singing Valentines: 

    • Today is the last day to buy Singing Valentines in the quad during brunch and lunch. 
    • For only $1, you can send a fabulous musical greeting to a friend or someone special! 
    • Singing Valentines will be delivered on Valentine’s Day, Friday 2/14. 
    • Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to show someone you care, while supporting the choir program!

    FBLA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.

    After School Sports, Season 3:

    Congratulations! 

    7th/8th girls’ soccer WON!

    8th-grade boys’ basketball WON!

    Both teams are going to the championship!

    After School Sports, Season 4:

    It’s time to get your grade report turned into the office for Season 4 sports. 

    Make sure to turn in your grade check form by today! 

    Tryouts for season 4 sports start Monday, February 10th!

    Sports are: Girls Basketball & Boys Soccer 

    We need:

    • 6th-grade girls basketball coach  
    • 6/7th-grade boys soccer coach
    • For questions or if you are interested, email:  lehman_madeleine@cusdk8.org

    GO BEARS!


    Thursday, February 6, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Library:

    Be Safe:

    • Push in chairs
    • Keep bags tucked away out of walkways
    • Walk at all times

    Be Respectful:

    • Please whisper
    • Return borrowed items (library books, text books, staplers, tape, etc)
    • Keep food and drinks outside

    Be Responsible:

    • Use computers for schoolwork
    • Keep phones/earbuds off and put away
    • Throw away trash

    Thank you for keeping our library neat and tidy for everyone to enjoy.

    Go Bears!

    Bear Pride Friday: Students and Staff - Tomorrow is Friday! 

    Show your Bear Spirit by wearing your Bear Wear or any Blue and Gold! 

    Go Bears!

    AMC8:

    Kudos to 7th-grader Rohan B. for getting a perfect score in the National Contest AMC8. 

    Only 150 out of the 95,000 students who took it got a perfect score.  Way to go, Rohan!

    Library Closed at Lunch:

    The library will be closed at Lunch today for an invite-only Homestead High School AVID event. If you did not receive an invitation, please enjoy your lunch outside the library. 

    Homestead High School AVID Pizza Lunch:

    This is a friendly reminder to those who received an invitation to the Homestead AVID Pizza Lunch that it is taking place TODAY in the library at lunch. See you there!

    Singing Valentines: 

    • On sale in the quad during brunch and lunch through tomorrow. 
    • For only $1, you can send a fabulous musical greeting to a friend or someone special! 
    • Singing Valentines will be delivered on Valentine’s Day, Friday 2/14. 
    • Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to show someone you care, while supporting the choir program!

    Anime Club is cancelled this week. There will be no Anime Club meeting today.

    Anime Club will resume as usual next week, on Thursday, February 13th. 

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Today at Lunch in room 5.

    Shogi Club: (Japanese Chess) meets at lunch Today in room 8.

    Equality Club: Equality Club meets Today in room 29.

    After School Sports, Season 3:

    Congratulations! 

    7th/8th girls’ soccer WON!

    8th-grade boys’ basketball WON!

    Both teams are going to the championship!

    After School Sports, Season 4:

    It’s time to get your grade report turned into the office for Season 4 sports. 

    Tryouts for season 4 sports start Monday, February 10th! 

    Make sure to turn in your grade check form by this Friday, February 7th! 

    Sports are: Girls Basketball & Boys Soccer 

    We need:

    • 6th-grade girls basketball coach  
    • 6/7th-grade boys soccer coach
    • For questions or if you are interested, email:  lehman_madeleine@cusdk8.org

    GO BEARS!


    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Library:

    Be Safe:

    • Push in chairs
    • Keep bags tucked away out of walkways
    • Walk at all times

    Be Respectful:

    • Please whisper
    • Return borrowed items (library books, text books, staplers, tape, etc)
    • Keep food and drinks outside

    Be Responsible:

    • Use computers for schoolwork
    • Keep phones/earbuds off and put away
    • Throw away trash

    Thank you for keeping our library neat and tidy for everyone to enjoy.

    Go Bears!

    AMC8:

    Kudos to 7th-grader Rohan B. for getting a perfect score in the National Contest AMC8. 

    Only 150 out of the 95,000 students who took it got a perfect score.  Way to go, Rohan!

    Singing Valentines: 

    • On sale in the quad during brunch and lunch until February 7. 
    • For only $1, you can send a fabulous musical greeting to a friend or someone special! 
    • Singing Valentines will be delivered on Valentine’s Day, Friday 2/14. 
    • Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to show someone that you care, while supporting the choir program!

    Anime Club is canceled this week. There will be no Anime Club meeting tomorrow, February 6th. Anime Club will resume as usual next week, on Thursday, February 13th. 

    WEB meeting today at Brunch in room 9 to prepare for our next social.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Today at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Today at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch, today.

    Magic, The Gathering: Magic, The Gathering meets in room 29 today.

    Science Olympiads: Today, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    After School Sports, Season 4:

    It’s time to get your grade report turned into the office for Season 4 sports. 

    Tryouts for season 4 sports start Monday, February 10th! 

    Make sure to turn in your grade check form by this Friday, February 7th! 

    Sports are: Girls Basketball & Boys Soccer 

    We need:

    • 6th-grade girls basketball coach  
    • 6/7th-grade boys soccer coach
    • For questions or if you are interested, email:  lehman_madeleine@cusdk8.org

    GO BEARS!


    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Library:

    Be Safe:

    • Push in chairs
    • Keep bags tucked away out of walkways
    • Walk at all times

    Be Respectful:

    • Please whisper
    • Return borrowed items (library books, text books, staplers, tape, etc)
    • Keep food and drinks outside

    Be Responsible:

    • Use computers for schoolwork
    • Keep phones/earbuds off and put away
    • Throw away trash

    Thank you for keeping our library neat and tidy for everyone to enjoy.

    Go Bears!

    AMC8:

    Kudos to 7th-grader Rohan B. for getting a perfect score in the National Contest AMC8. 

    Only 150 out of the 95,000 students who took it got a perfect score.  Way to go, Rohan!

    Singing Valentines: 

    • On sale in the quad during brunch and lunch until February 7. 
    • For only $1, you can send a fabulous musical greeting to a friend or someone special! 
    • Singing Valentines will be delivered on Valentine’s Day, Friday 2/14. 
    • Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to show someone that you care, while supporting the choir program!

    Anime Club is cancelled this week. There will be no Anime Club meeting this Thursday, February 6th. Anime Club will resume as usual next week, on Thursday, February 13th. 

    WEB meeting Wednesday at Brunch in room 9 to prepare for our next social.

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets Today at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club Today at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Yearbook Scrapbooking Club: Meets Today at lunch in room 2.

    Programming Tiny Computers Club: Lights, sounds, and touch sensors! 

    Program all these and more at Programming Tiny Computers Club. Come learn how to code and make things that interact with the real world, not just the online world. Whether you’re an expert programmer, have never coded before, or are interested in learning more about things like MakeCode and Arduino, join us Tuesdays at lunch in Room 27!  (No meeting the last Tuesday of each month.)

    After School Sports, Season 3:

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    Girls’ Soccer: 

    • 7/8th finished 2nd & will play in the semi-finals today, Feb. 4th, at 3:45, CMS

    Boys’ Basketball: 

    • 6th grade finished 1st & will play in the semi-finals today, Feb 4th, at 3:45, CMS 
    • 8th grade finished 1st & will play in the semi-finals today, Feb. 4th, at 5:00, CMS

    After School Sports, Season 4:

    We need:

    • 6th-grade girls basketball coach  
    • 6/7th-grade boys soccer coach
    • For questions or if you are interested, email:  lehman_madeleine@cusdk8.org

    GO BEARS!


    Monday, February 3, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Library:

    Be Safe:

    • Push in chairs
    • Keep bags tucked away out of walkways
    • Walk at all times

    Be Respectful:

    • Please whisper
    • Return borrowed items (library books, text books, staplers, tape, etc)
    • Keep food and drinks outside

    Be Responsible:

    • Use computers for schoolwork
    • Keep phones/earbuds off and put away
    • Throw away trash

    Thank you for keeping our library neat and tidy for everyone to enjoy.

    Go Bears!

    Singing Valentines: 

    • On sale in the quad during brunch and lunch until February 7. 
    • For only $1, you can send a fabulous musical greeting to a friend or someone special! 
    • Singing Valentines will be delivered on Valentine’s Day, Friday 2/14. 
    • Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to show someone that you care, while supporting the choir program!

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. We meet in room 35 at lunch today. Bring your own cube.

    Drawing Club:  Join the Drawing Club for a session of drawing on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 at lunch. We'll compare each others drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    Speech and Debate Club: After school from 3:00 to 3:45 today in room 2.

    FBLA:  Meets today in Room 36 or 40 from 3:10 - 3:40.

    After School Sports, Season 3:

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    Girls’ Soccer: 

    • 6/7th finished 3rd & will play in the 1st round of playoffs today at 3:45, CMS
    • 7/8th finished 2nd & will play in the semi-finals Tuesday, Feb. 4th, at 3:45, CMS

    Boys’ Basketball: 

    • 6th grade finished 1st & will play in the semi-finals Tuesday, Feb 4th, at 3:45, CMS 
    • 8th grade finished 1st & will play in the semi-finals Tuesday, Feb. 4th, at 5:00, CMS

     

    After School Sports, Season 4:

    We need:

    • 6th-grade girls basketball coach  
    • 6/7th-grade boys soccer coach
    • For questions or if you are interested, email:  lehman_madeleine@cusdk8.org

    GO BEARS!


    Friday, January 31, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Bus Circle:

    Be Safe: 

    • Form an orderly and single line
    • Proceed to bus doors calmly

    Be Respectful: 

    • Join the line at the end
    • Keep voices and behaviors calm
    • Respect personal space

    Be Responsible: 

    • Have your bus pass at all times

    Go Bears!

    Congratulations to the CMS Science Olympiads Teams!

    At the Kennedy Invitational they earned medals in six different events for CMS. 

    Congratulations especially to: 

    • 7th-graders: Rohan B., Brian G., Nikolai J., Sanatan M., and Anay S.
    • 8th-graders: Marie C., Alan C., Desiree P., and Rajiv V. 

    Singing Valentines: 

    • On sale in the quad during brunch and lunch from today-February 7. 
    • For only $1, you can send a fabulous musical greeting to a friend or someone special! 
    • Singing Valentines will be delivered on Valentine’s Day, Friday 2/14. 
    • Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to show someone that you care, while supporting the choir program!

    “Winter Fest” Dance:

    • TODAY, January 31, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm 
    • For the first time we will be serving boba! 
    • Vouchers are $1 each. Tickets are $4 prepay and $5 at the door.
      • You need your student ID to purchase vouchers and tickets
    • Tickets will be sold at brunch & lunch today.

    Dance Details:

    Students must arrive at 5:00. Doors close at 5:15.
    Students must attend for the entire time (5:00-7:00) - students are not permitted to leave early and there are no "in and out" privileges.
    All students must present a CMS ID card. Replacement IDs can be obtained for $5 in the school office until 3:00 pm the day of the dance. All school rules, including the use of cell phones, cameras, devices, and dress code apply. Please refer to the Student Handbook for detailed information about school rules.

    FBLA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.

    After School Sports, Season 3:

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    Girls’ Soccer: 

    • 6/7th finished 3rd & will play 1st round of playoffs Monday, Feb. 3rd, at 3:45, CMS
    • 7/8th finished 2nd & will play in semi-finals Tuesday, Feb. 4th, at 3:45, CMS

    Boys’ Basketball: 

    • 6th grade finished 1st & will play semi-finals Tuesday, Feb 4th, at 3:45, CMS 
    • 8th grade finished 1st & will play semi-finals Tuesday, Feb. 4th, at 5:00, CMS

    After School Sports, Season 4:

    We need:

    • 6th-grade girls basketball coach  
    • 6/7th-grade boys soccer coach
    • For questions or if you are interested, email:  lehman_madeleine@cusdk8.org

    GO BEARS!


    Thursday, January 30, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Bus Circle:

    Be Safe: 

    • Form an orderly and single line
    • Proceed to bus doors calmly

    Be Respectful: 

    • Join the line at the end
    • Keep voices and behaviors calm
    • Respect personal space

    Be Responsible: 

    • Have your bus pass at all times

    Go Bears!.

    Congratulations to the CMS Science Olympiads Teams!

    At the Kennedy Invitational, they earned medals in six different events for CMS. 

    Congratulations especially to: 

    • 7th-graders: Rohan B., Brian G., Nikolai J., Sanatan M., and Anay S.
    • 8th-graders: Marie C., Alan C., Desiree P., and Rajiv V. 

    8th-Grade Yosemite Meeting:

    TODAY, Thursday, January 30th, at Lunch in the Event Center. Bring your lunch and arrive promptly.  Topic: Daypack packing

    Bear Pride Friday: Students and Staff - Tomorrow is Friday! 

    Show your Bear Spirit by wearing your Bear Wear or any Blue and Gold! 

    Go Bears!

    Singing Valentines: 

    • On sale in the quad during brunch and lunch from today-February 7. 
    • For only $1, you can send a fabulous musical greeting to a friend or someone special! 
    • Singing Valentines will be delivered on Valentine’s Day, Friday 2/14. 
    • Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to show someone that you care, while supporting the choir program!

    “Winter Fest” Dance:

    • Friday, January 31, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm 
    • For the first time we will be serving boba! 
    • Vouchers are $1 each. Tickets are $4 prepay and $5 at the door
      • You need your student ID to purchase vouchers and tickets
    • Tickets will be sold at brunch & lunch, today-Fri, January 29 - 31.
    • A sneak peek at some of the activities at the dance:
      • Photo booth
      • DIY globe 
      • Guess the character 
      • Snowball fight
      • Spin the snowflake 
      • Pin the carrot on Olaf 
      • Guess the song

    Dance Details:

    Students must arrive at 5:00. Doors close at 5:15.
    Students must attend for the entire time (5:00-7:00) - students are not permitted to leave early and there are no "in and out" privileges.
    All students must present a CMS ID card. Replacement IDs can be obtained for $5 in the school office until 3:00 pm the day of the dance. All school rules, including the use of cell phones, cameras, devices, and dress code apply. Please refer to the Student Handbook for detailed information about school rules.

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Today at Lunch in room 5.

    Shogi Club: (Japanese Chess) meets at lunch Today in room 8.

    Equality Club: Equality Club meets Today in room 29.

    After School Sports, Season 3:  

    Girls’ Soccer: 

    • 6th/7th-grade: 
    • 7th/8th-grade: 

    Boys’ Basketball: 

    • 6th-grade:
    • 7th-grade: 
    • 8th-grade: 

    After School Sports, Season 4:

    We need:

    • 6th-grade girls basketball coach  
    • 6/7th-grade boys soccer coach
    • For questions or if you are interested, email:  lehman_madeleine@cusdk8.org

    GO BEARS!


    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Bus Circle:

    Be Safe: 

    • Form an orderly and single line
    • Proceed to bus doors calmly

    Be Respectful: 

    • Join the line at the end
    • Keep voices and behaviors calm
    • Respect personal space

    Be Responsible: 

    • Have your bus pass at all times

    Go Bears!

    Congratulations to the CMS Science Olympiads Teams!

    At the Kennedy Invitational, they earned medals in six different events for CMS. 

    Congratulations especially to: 

    • 7th-graders: Rohan B., Brian G., Nikolai J., Sanatan M., and Anay S.
    • 8th-graders: Marie C., Alan C., Desiree P., and Rajiv V. 

    8th-Grade Yosemite Meeting:

    TOMORROW, Thursday, January 30th, at Lunch in the Event Center. Bring your lunch and arrive promptly.  Topic: Daypack packing

    MAKE-UP RESIDENCY VERIFICATION

    All current 8th-grade students are required to complete the Residency Verification process for the 2020-21 school year.

    Homestead High School will be hosting ONE Residency Verification make-up event today, January 29th from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Homestead High School Main Office Conference Room. 

    • We recommend you make copies of your required documents.  
    • Bringing your own copies will expedite the process.  
    • PLEASE NOTE:  you are still required to bring the originals with you.
    • Current 8th-Grade students who do not complete the Residency Verification process will not be enrolled in classes for the 2020-21 school year.

    For more information about the Residency Verification process and the related forms, please visit, https://www.fuhsd.org/departments/enrollment-and-residency  (forms can be found under Forms & Documents) or refer to the information you received in early January.                   Cori Esquivel, Guidance AP Secretary, 408-422-2505

    Singing Valentines: 

    • On sale in the quad during brunch and lunch from today-February 7. 
    • For only $1, you can send a fabulous musical greeting to a friend or someone special! 
    • Singing Valentines will be delivered on Valentine’s Day, Friday 2/14. 
    • Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to show someone that you care, while supporting the choir program!

    “Winter Fest” Dance:

    • Friday, January 31, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm 
    • For the first time we will be serving boba! 
    • Vouchers are $1 each. Tickets are $4 prepay and $5 at the door
      • You need your student ID to purchase vouchers and tickets
    • Tickets will be sold at brunch & lunch, today-Fri, January 29 - 31.
    • A sneak peek at some of the activities at the dance:
      • Photo booth
      • DIY globe 
      • Guess the character 
      • Snowball fight
      • Spin the snowflake 
      • Pin the carrot on Olaf 
      • Guess the song

    Dance Details:

    Students must arrive at 5:00. Doors close at 5:15.
    Students must attend for the entire time (5:00-7:00) - students are not permitted to leave early and there are no "in and out" privileges.
    All students must present a CMS ID card. Replacement IDs can be obtained for $5 in the school office until 3:00 pm the day of the dance. All school rules, including the use of cell phones, cameras, devices, and dress code apply. Please refer to the Student Handbook for detailed information about school rules.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Today at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Today at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch, today.

    Magic, The Gathering: Magic, The Gathering meets in room 29 today.

    Science Olympiads: Today, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    After School Sports, Season 3:  

    Girls’ Soccer: 

    • 6th/7th-grade: 
    • 7th/8th-grade: 

    Boys’ Basketball: 

    • 6th-grade:
    • 7th-grade: 
    • 8th-grade: 

    After School Sports, Season 4:

    We need:

    • 6th-grade girls basketball coach  
    • 6/7th-grade boys soccer coach
    • For questions or if you are interested, email:  lehman_madeleine@cusdk8.org

    GO BEARS!


    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Bus Circle:

    Be Safe: 

    • Form an orderly and single line
    • Proceed to bus doors calmly

    Be Respectful: 

    • Join the line at the end
    • Keep voices and behaviors calm
    • Respect personal space

    Be Responsible: 

    • Have your bus pass at all times

    Go Bears!

    Congratulations to the CMS Science Olympiads Teams!

    At the Kennedy Invitational, they earned medals in six different events for CMS. 

    Congratulations especially to: 

    • 7th-graders: Rohan B., Brian G., Nikolai J., Sanatan M., and Anay S.
    • 8th-graders: Marie C., Alan C., Desiree P., and Rajiv V. 

    8th-Grade Yosemite Meeting:

    Thursday, January 30th, at Lunch in the Event Center. Bring your lunch and arrive promptly.  Topic: Daypack packing

    MAKE-UP RESIDENCY VERIFICATION

    All current 8th-grade students are required to complete the Residency Verification process for the 2020-21 school year.

    Homestead High School will be hosting ONE Residency Verification make-up event tomorrow, January 29th from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Homestead High School Main Office Conference Room. 

    • We recommend you make copies of your required documents.  
    • Bringing your own copies will expedite the process.  
    • PLEASE NOTE:  you are still required to bring the originals with you.
    • Current 8th-Grade students who do not complete the Residency Verification process will not be enrolled in classes for the 2020-21 school year.

    For more information about the Residency Verification process and the related forms, please visit, https://www.fuhsd.org/departments/enrollment-and-residency  (forms can be found under Forms & Documents) or refer to the information you received in early January.                   Cori Esquivel, Guidance AP Secretary, 408-422-2505

    Singing Valentines: 

    • On sale in the quad during brunch and lunch from today-February 7. 
    • For only $1, you can send a fabulous musical greeting to a friend or someone special! 
    • Singing Valentines will be delivered on Valentine’s Day, Friday 2/14. 
    • Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to show someone that you care, while supporting the choir program!

    “Winter Fest” Dance:

    • Friday, January 31, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm 
    • For the first time, we will be serving boba! 
    • Vouchers are $1 each. Tickets are $4 prepay and $5 at the door
      • You need your student ID to purchase vouchers and tickets
    • Tickets will be sold at brunch & lunch, Wed-Fri, January 29 - 31.
    • A sneak peek at some of the activities at the dance:
      • Photo booth
      • DIY globe 
      • Guess the character 
      • Snowball fight
      • Spin the snowflake 
      • Pin the carrot on Olaf 
      • Guess the song

    Dance Details:

    Students must arrive at 5:00. Doors close at 5:15.
    Students must attend for the entire time (5:00-7:00) - students are not permitted to leave early and there are no "in and out" privileges.
    All students must present a CMS ID card. Replacement IDs can be obtained for $5 in the school office until 3:00 pm the day of the dance. All school rules, including the use of cell phones, cameras, devices, and dress code apply. Please refer to the Student Handbook for detailed information about school rules.

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets Today at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club Today at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Yearbook Scrapbooking Club: Meets Today at lunch in room 2.

    After School Sports, Season 3:  vs. Sunnyvale Spartans

    Girls’ Soccer: 

    • 6th/7th-grade: 3:45, CMS Field
    • 7th/8th-grade: 3:45, Sunnyvale Field

    Boys’ Basketball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3:45, Event Center 
    • 7th-grade: 5:00, Event Center
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, Sunnyvale Gym

    After School Sports, Season 4:

    We need:

    • 6th-grade girls basketball coach  
    • 6/7th boys soccer coach
    • For questions or if you are interested, email:  lehman_madeleine@cusdk8.org

    GO BEARS!


    Monday, January 27, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Bus Circle:

    Be Safe: 

    • Form an orderly and single line
    • Proceed to bus doors calmly

    Be Respectful: 

    • Join the line at the end
    • Keep voices and behaviors calm
    • Respect personal space

    Be Responsible: 

    • Have your bus pass at all times

    Go Bears!

    Elective Forms:   

    Attention all 6th & 7th-Graders:

    • TODAY is your last day to complete your online elective form! 
    • Remember to review your selections with your parent/guardian prior to pressing the submit button. 
    • It’s due by 11:59pm tonight! 
    • If you do not complete this elective form, your electives will be chosen for you. 

    MAKE-UP RESIDENCY VERIFICATION

    All current 8th-grade students are required to complete the Residency Verification process for the 2020-21 school year.

    Homestead High School will be hosting ONE Residency Verification make-up event on Wednesday, January 29th from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Homestead High School Main Office Conference Room. 

    • We recommend you make copies of your required documents.  
    • Bringing your own copies will expedite the process.  
    • PLEASE NOTE:  you are still required to bring the originals with you. 
    • Without the originals, we will not be able to complete your residency. 
    • Current 8th-Grade students who do not complete the Residency Verification process will not be enrolled in classes for the 2020-21 school year.

    For more information about the Residency Verification process and the related forms, please visit, https://www.fuhsd.org/departments/enrollment-and-residency  (forms can be found under Forms & Documents) or refer to the information you received in early January.

    Cori Esquivel, Guidance AP Secretary, 408-422-2505

    Singing Valentines: 

    • On sale in the quad during brunch and lunch from January 27-February 7. 
    • For only $1, you can send a fabulous musical greeting to a friend or someone special! 
    • Singing Valentines will be delivered on Valentine’s Day, Friday 2/14. 
    • Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to show someone that you care, while supporting the choir program!

    “Winter Fest” Dance:

    • January 31, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm 
    • For the first time, we will be serving boba! 
    • Tickets are $4 prepay and $5 at the door
    • Vouchers are $1 each
      • You need your student ID to purchase vouchers and tickets
    • Tickets will be sold at brunch & lunch, Wed-Fri, January 29 - 31.
    • A sneak peek at some of the activities at the dance:
      • Photo booth
      • DIY globe 
      • Guess the character 
      • Snowball fight
      • Spin the snowflake 
      • Pin the carrot on Olaf 
      • Guess the song

    Dance Details:

    Students must arrive at 5:00. Doors close at 5:15.
    Students must attend for the entire time (5:00-7:00) - students are not permitted to leave early and there are no "in and out" privileges.
    All students must present a CMS ID card. Replacement IDs can be obtained for $5 in the school office until 3:00 pm the day of the dance. All school rules, including the use of cell phones, cameras, devices, and dress code apply. Please refer to the Student Handbook for detailed information about school rules.

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. We meet in room 35 at lunch today. Bring your own cube.

    Drawing Club:  Join the Drawing Club for a session of drawing on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 at lunch. We'll compare each others drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    Speech and Debate Club: After school from 3:00 to 3:45 today in room 2.

    FBLA:  Meets today in Room 36 or 40 from 3:10 - 3:40.

    After School Sports, Season 3: 

    Boys’ Basketball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3-5, Event Center 
    • 7th-grade: 3-5, Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: 5-6:20, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Friday, January 24, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day! 

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Office:

    Be Safe: 

    • One person at a time at the counter.
    • Watch for doors opening.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Greet staff politely.
    • Wait patiently without interrupting.
    • Keep calm and communicate clearly.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Take care of office concerns at the appropriate time.
    • Bring notes to the office before school begins.
    • Limit items dropped off during the school day.

    Go Bears!

    Elective Forms:   

    Attention all 6th & 7th-Graders:

    • You should have received an email to your CUSD gmail account with the link to the elective form.  
    • If you did not receive the email, please check your spam folder.  
    • If you still can’t find it, come to the office during brunch or lunch.  
    • The form needs to be submitted by next Monday, January 27th.
    • Remember to review your selections with your parent/guardian prior to pressing the submit button.  
    • If you do not complete this elective form, your electives will be chosen for you.

    Attention 8th Graders: High School Folders ~

    If you did not receive an information folder or missed the high school presentations on Wednesday morning, please come to the front office to pick up a folder from Homestead or Fremont. 

    MAKE-UP RESIDENCY VERIFICATION

    All current 8th-grade students are required to complete the Residency Verification process for the 2020-21 school year.

    Homestead High School will be hosting ONE Residency Verification make-up event on Wednesday, January 29th from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Homestead High School Main Office Conference Room. 

    • We recommend you make copies of your required documents.  
    • Bringing your own copies will expedite the process.  
    • PLEASE NOTE:  you are still required to bring the originals with you. 
    • Without the originals, we will not be able to complete your residency. 
    • Current 8th Grade students who do not complete the Residency Verification process will not be enrolled in classes for the 2020-21 school year.

    For more information about the Residency Verification process and the related forms, please visit, https://www.fuhsd.org/departments/enrollment-and-residency  (forms can be found under Forms & Documents) or refer to the information you received in early January.

    Cori Esquivel, Guidance AP Secretary, Direct Line: 408-522-2505

    Singing Valentines: 

    • On sale in the quad during brunch and lunch from January 27-February 7. 
    • For only $1, you can send a fabulous musical greeting to a friend or someone special! 
    • Singing Valentines will be delivered on Valentine’s Day, Friday 2/14. 
    • Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to show someone that you care, while supporting the choir program!

    “Winter Fest” Dance:

    • January 31, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm 
    • For the first time, we will be serving boba! 
    • Tickets are $4 prepay and $5 at the door
    • Vouchers are $1 each
      • You need your student ID to purchase vouchers and tickets
    • Tickets will be sold at brunch & lunch, Wed-Fri, January 29 - 31.
    • A sneak peek at some of the activities at the dance:
      • Photo booth
      • DIY globe 
      • Guess the character 
      • Snowball fight
      • Spin the snowflake 
      • Pin the carrot on Olaf 
      • Guess the song

    Dance Details:

    Students must arrive at 5:00. Doors close at 5:15.
    Students must attend for the entire time (5:00-7:00) - students are not permitted to leave early and there are no "in and out" privileges.
    All students must present a CMS ID card. Replacement IDs can be obtained for $5 in the school office until 3:00 pm on the day of the dance. All school rules, including the use of cell phones, cameras, devices, and dress code apply. Please refer to the Student Handbook for detailed information about school rules.

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  

    Items are collected each Friday then donated the following Friday. Items will be donated today. 

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    FBLA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.

    GO BEARS!


    Thursday, January 23, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Office:

    Be Safe: 

    • One person at a time at the counter.
    • Watch for doors opening.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Greet staff politely.
    • Wait patiently without interrupting.
    • Keep calm and communicate clearly.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Take care of office concerns at the appropriate time.
    • Bring notes to the office before school begins.
    • Limit items dropped off during the school day.

    Go Bears!

    Elective Change Requests: 

    • Today is the last day to request semester 2 elective changes. 
    • Come outside the front office during BRUNCH to talk to Ms. Fratus and Ms. Voigt. 
    • No more requests will be considered after brunch today. 
    • Please keep in mind that most elective classes are full, and most schedule changes will not be granted. Thank you! 

    Elective Forms:   

    Attention all 6th & 7th-Graders:

    • You should have received an email to your CUSD gmail account with the link to the elective form.  
    • If you did not receive the email, please check your spam folder.  
    • If you still can’t find it, come to the office during brunch or lunch.  
    • The form needs to be submitted by next Monday, January 27th.
    • Remember to review your selections with your parent/guardian prior to pressing the submit button.  
    • If you do not complete this elective form, your electives will be chosen for you. 

    Bear Pride Friday: Students and Staff - Tomorrow is Friday! 

    Show your Bear Spirit by wearing your Bear Wear or any Blue and Gold! 

    Let's see how much spirit is out there!

    Go Bears!

    Singing Valentines: 

    • On sale in the quad during brunch and lunch from January 27-February 7. 
    • For only $1, you can send a fabulous musical greeting to a friend or someone special! 
    • Singing Valentines will be delivered on Valentine’s Day, Friday 2/14. 
    • Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to show someone that you care, while supporting the choir program!

    Winter Fest Dance:

    • January 31, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm 
    • The theme is Winter Fest 
    • For the first time we will be serving boba! 
    • Tickets are $4 prepay and $5 at the door
    • Vouchers are $1 each
      • You need your student ID to purchase vouchers and tickets
    • Tickets will be sold at brunch & lunch, Wed-Fri, January 29 - 31.
    • A sneak peek at some of the activities at the dance:
      • Photobooth
      • DIY globe 
      • Guess the character 
      • Snowball fight
      • Spin the snowflake 
      • Pin the carrot on Olaf 
      • Guess the song

    Dance Details:

    Students must arrive at 5:00. Doors close at 5:15.
    Students must attend for the entire time (5:00-7:00) - students are not permitted to leave early and there are no "in and out" privileges.
    All students must present a CMS ID card. Replacement IDs can be obtained for $5 in the school office until 3:00 pm on the day of the dance. All school rules, including the use of cell phones, cameras, devices, and dress code apply. Please refer to the Student Handbook for detailed information about school rules.

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  

    Items are collected each Friday then donated the following Friday. Items will be donated this Friday. 

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Today at lunch in room 5.

    Shogi Club: (Japanese Chess) meets at lunch Today in room 8.

    Equality Club: Equality Club meets Today in room 29.

    After School Sports, Season 3:  vs. Graham Bears

    Girls’ Soccer: 

    • 6th/7th-grade: 3:45, CMS Field
    • 7th/8th-grade: 3:45, Graham Field

    Boys’ Basketball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3:45, Event Center 
    • 7th-grade: 5:00, Event Center
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, Graham Gym

    GO BEARS!


    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Office:

    Be Safe: 

    • One person at a time at the counter.
    • Watch for doors opening.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Greet staff politely.
    • Wait patiently without interrupting.
    • Keep calm and communicate clearly.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Take care of office concerns at the appropriate time.
    • Bring notes to the office before school begins.
    • Limit items dropped off during the school day.

    Go Bears!

    Elective Forms:   

    Attention all 6th & 7th-Graders:

    • You should have received an email to your CUSD gmail account with the link to the elective form.  
    • If you did not receive the email, please check your spam folder.  
    • If you still can’t find it, come to the office during brunch or lunch.  
    • The form needs to be submitted by next Monday, January 27th.
    • Remember to review your selections with your parent/guardian prior to pressing the submit button.  
    • If you do not complete this elective form, your electives will be chosen for you. 

    Elective Change Requests: 

    • Schedule changes will only be considered for errors or for students who received an elective they did not request as ANY of their choices on their Elective Selection Form last year . 
    • Ms. Fratus & Ms. Voigt will be available at BRUNCH Today and Thursday, January 22nd & 23rd, outside the front office.
    • Today, 1/22, & Thursday, 1/23, are the only days requests will be taken.
    • Please keep in mind, most elective classes are full, and most schedule changes will not be granted.

    Incoming 9th Grade Information Meeting:  *TODAY-January 22, 8:15-9:30 A.M.*

    Counseling representatives from Homestead and Fremont High Schools are presenting the high school transition information to students only, TODAY, Wednesday, January 22 from 8:15-9:30 a.m.  Topics will include course selection, elective choices, high school activity and more.  This is the only presentation of this nature and the one opportunity for students to hear and ask questions of the high school guidance department.  All 8th-grade students are highly encouraged to attend. 

    The Homestead High presentation will be in the Event Center. 

    The Fremont High presentation will be in the Bernardo Gym.

    WEB: Mandatory WEB meeting TODAY, January 22, at brunch in room 9.

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  

    Items are collected each Friday then donated the following Friday. Items will be donated this Friday.

    Dine-out Night:  

    Dine out (or take out) and earn money for CMS! Our next dine-out night: 

    • BJ's Restaurant, 10690 N. De Anza Blvd. in Cupertino.
    • TODAY, Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 5:00-10:00 pm. 
    • Please show your server the flyer at this link when ordering: https://cms-pto.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/CMS-dine-out-1.pdf    
    • Or mention the flyer when you call the restaurant at 408-865-6970 to place a take-out order. 
    • BJ's will donate a portion of the proceeds to CMS-PTO.

    HHS Equestriettes Dance Team Info Meeting:

    Are you interested in being part of your high school dance team?

    Do you want to perform for your school and promote school spirit?

    Are you interested in learning more about high school dance competition?

    The Homestead High School Equestriettes Dance Team will be  at CMS:

    HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL – UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS

     Online Registration (OLR) & Residency Verification

    Before completing Residency Verification, all 8th-grade students must be registered using our Online Registration (OLR) tool.  The OLR process must be completed before completing Residency Verification. In early January, parents/guardians will receive an email from the Fremont Union High School District with information and instructions on how to complete the process. Completing the OLR process prior to the dates below is encouraged although there will be stations and assistance available at each session.  The next verification meeting:

    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Cafeteria

    NOTE:  We recommend you make and provide copies of your documents.  Bringing your own copies will make the process quicker. 

    IMPORTANT:  You are still required to bring the originals with you.  Without the originals, we will not be able to complete your registration. 

     8th Grade Information Night for Parents and Students for the Class of 2024 will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm in Homestead’s Large Gym. 

    During this evening, students and parents will be visiting classrooms to learn about course offerings. At the end of the evening, students will select courses for the 2020-21 school year.

    • Be seated promptly at 6:00 pm and bring a pen.
    • Students will not be registered for classes if residency verification has not been completed. 

    CORI ALVIAR | GUIDANCE AP SECRETARY, Direct Line: 1 408 522 2505

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Today at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Today at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch, today.

    Magic, The Gathering: Magic, The Gathering meets in room 29 today.

    Science Olympiads: Today, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    After School Sports, Season 3:  vs. Lawson Lightning

    Girls’ Soccer: 

    • 6th/7th-grade: 3:45, Lawson Field
    • 7th/8th-grade: 3:45, CMS Field

    Boys’ Basketball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3:45, Lawson Gym 
    • 7th-grade: 5:00, Lawson Gym
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Tuesday, January 21, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Office:

    Be Safe: 

    • One person at a time at the counter.
    • Watch for doors opening.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Greet staff politely.
    • Wait patiently without interrupting.
    • Keep calm and communicate clearly.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Take care of office concerns at the appropriate time.
    • Bring notes to the office before school begins.
    • Limit items dropped off during the school day.

    Go Bears!

    Elective Forms:  

    Attention all 6th and 7th graders:  

    • You should have received an email to your CUSD gmail account with the link to the elective form.  
    • If you did not receive the email, please check your spam folder.  
    • If you still can’t find it, come to the office during brunch or lunch.  
    • The form needs to be submitted by next Monday, January 27th.  
    • If you do not complete this elective form, your electives will be chosen for you. 

    Elective Change Requests: 

    • Schedule changes will only be considered for errors or for students who received an elective they did not request as ANY of their choices on their Elective Selection Form last year. 
    • Ms. Fratus & Ms. Voigt will be available at BRUNCH on Wednesday and Thursday, January 22nd & 23rd, outside the front office.
    • Wednesday, 1/22, & Thursday, 1/23, are the only days requests will be taken.
    • Please keep in mind, most elective classes are full, and most schedule changes will not be granted.

    Incoming 9th Grade Information Meeting:  *January 22, 8:15-9:30 A.M.*

    Counseling representatives from Homestead and Fremont High Schools are presenting the high school transition information to students only, TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 22 from 8:15-9:30 a.m.  Topics will include course selection, elective choices, high school activity and more.  This is the only presentation of this nature and the one opportunity for students to hear and ask questions of the high school guidance department.  All 8th-grade students are highly encouraged to attend. 

    The Homestead High presentation will be in the Event Center. 

    The Fremont High presentation will be in the Bernardo Gym.

    HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL – UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS

     Online Registration (OLR) & Residency Verification

    Before completing Residency Verification, all 8th-grade students must be registered using our Online Registration (OLR) tool.  The OLR process must be completed before completing Residency Verification. In early January, parents/guardians will receive an email from the Fremont Union High School District with information and instructions on how to complete the process. Completing the OLR process prior to the dates below is encouraged although there will be stations and assistance available at each session.  Parents/guardians must attend one of the Residency Verification sessions below:

    • Today, Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, in the Field House
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Cafeteria

    NOTE:  We recommend you make and provide copies of your documents.  Bringing your own copies will make the process quicker. 

    IMPORTANT:  You are still required to bring the originals with you.  Without the originals, we will not be able to complete your registration. 

     

     8th Grade Information Night for Parents and Students for the Class of 2024 will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm in Homestead’s Large Gym. 

    During this evening, students and parents will be visiting classrooms to learn about course offerings. At the end of the evening, students will select courses for the 2020-21 school year.

    • Be seated promptly at 6:00 pm and bring a pen.
    • Students will not be registered for classes if residency verification has not been completed. 

    CORI ALVIAR | GUIDANCE AP SECRETARY, Direct Line: 1 408 522 2505

    WEB: Mandatory WEB meeting Wednesday, January 22, at brunch in room 9.

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  

    Items are collected each Friday then donated the following Friday.

    Dine-out Night:  

    Dine out (or take out) and earn money for CMS! Our next dine-out night: 

    • BJ's Restaurant, 10690 N. De Anza Blvd. in Cupertino.
    • TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 5:00-10:00 pm. 
    • Please show your server the flyer at this link when ordering: https://cms-pto.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/CMS-dine-out-1.pdf    
    • Or mention the flyer when you call the restaurant at 408-865-6970 to place a take-out order. 
    • BJ's will donate a portion of the proceeds to CMS-PTO.

    HHS Equestriettes Dance Team Info Meeting:

    Are you interested in being part of your high school dance team?

    Do you want to perform for your school and promote school spirit?

    Are you interested in learning more about high school dance competition?

    The Homestead High School Equestriettes Dance Team will be  at CMS:

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets Today at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club Today at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Yearbook Scrapbooking Club: Meets Today at lunch in room 2.

    Programming Tiny Computers Club: Lights, sounds, and touch sensors! 

    Program all these and more at Programming Tiny Computers Club. Come learn how to code and make things that interact with the real world, not just the online world. Whether you’re an expert programmer, have never coded before, or are interested in learning more about things like MakeCode and Arduino, join us Tuesdays at lunch in Room 27!  (No meeting the last Tuesday of each month.)

    After School Sports, Season 3:  

    Girls’ Soccer: 

    Boys’ Basketball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3-5, Event Center 
    • 7th-grade: 3-5, Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: 5-6:20, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Friday, January 17, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day! 

    Bear Pride means following these school-wide expectations: 

    Be Safe: 

    Leave campus at the last bell unless you are participating in a sport or have an after-school activity. 

    Be Respectful: 

    Wait until you are off-campus to use your phone. 

    Be Responsible: 

    Devices are to be turned off and kept in student’s backpack before school, after school, brunch, and lunchtime.

    Go Bears

    Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 20th is a holiday, there will be no school.

    Semester 2 Schedules: Semester 2 starts on Tuesday, January 21. 

    • Semester 2 schedules can be viewed on StudentVUE after 4:30 pm today. 
    • There will be no paper copies handed out, so make a note of your classes for Tuesday. 
    • Schedule changes will only be considered for errors or for students who received an elective they did not request on their Elective Selection Form last year . 
    • Counselors will be available at BRUNCH next Wednesday and Thursday, January 22nd & 23rd, outside the front office.

    Bear Bravos S1: Congratulations, CMS, on making it to the end of semester one! 

    To celebrate, we will be doing an end of semester 1 celebration 

    • in the Quad at lunch, TODAY
    • a Bear Bravo raffle for each grade

    Incoming 9th Grade Information Meeting:  *January 22, 8:15-9:30 A.M.*

    Counseling representatives from Homestead and Fremont High Schools are presenting the high school transition information to students ONLY on Wednesday, January 22 from 8:15-9:30 a.m.  Topics will include course selection, elective choices, high school activity and more.  This is the only presentation of this nature and the one opportunity for students to hear and ask questions of the high school guidance department.  All 8th-grade students are highly encouraged to attend. 

    The Homestead High presentation will be in the Event Center. 

    The Fremont High presentation will be in the Bernardo Gym.

    WEB: Mandatory WEB Meeting Wednesday, January 22, at brunch in room 9.

    Dine-out Night:  

    Dine out (or take out) and earn money for CMS! Our next dine-out night: 

    • BJ's Restaurant, 10690 N. De Anza Blvd. in Cupertino.
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 5:00-10:00 pm. 
    • Please show your server the flyer at this link when ordering: https://cms-pto.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/CMS-dine-out-1.pdf    
    • Or mention the flyer when you call the restaurant at 408-865-6970 to place a take-out order. 
    • BJ's will donate a portion of the proceeds to CMS-PTO.

    HHS Equestriettes Dance Team Info Meeting:

    Are you interested in being part of your high school dance team?

    Do you want to perform for your school and promote school spirit?

    Are you interested in learning more about high school dance competition?

    The Homestead High School Equestriettes Dance Team will be  at CMS:

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.


    FBLA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.


    Thursday, January 16, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day! 

    Bear Pride means following these school-wide expectations: 

    Be Safe: 

    Leave campus at the last bell unless you are participating in a sport or have an after-school activity. 

    Be Respectful: 

    Wait until you are off-campus to use your phone. 

    Be Responsible: 

    Devices are to be turned off and kept in student’s backpack before school, after school, brunch, and lunchtime.

    Go Bears!

    ATTENTION Yosemite 8th-Graders  TODAY - Thursday, 1/16, Event Center

    Today there is a Yosemite Meeting in the Event Center at lunch.

    • Please bring your lunch and be at the Event Center ready to start. 
    • You will be selecting your cabin mates. 
    • Students on the Yosemite GO list are expected to be at this meeting. 

    Spirit Week!  January 13 - 17

    Today:               Teacher look-alike Day

    Friday:               VS. Day (D.C. vs. Marvel)

    The leadership class will go into classrooms during 5th period.

    One class per grade level will earn a pizza party based on spirit points.

    Semester 2 Schedules: Semester 2 starts on Tuesday, January 21. 

    • You can view your second-semester schedule in StudentVUE after 4:30 pm tomorrow, Friday, January 17. 
    • There will be no paper schedules handed out, so make a note of any class changes starting next Tuesday. 
    • Watch out for more information on next week's morning announcements about elective change requests. 

    Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 20th is a holiday, there will be no school. 

    Bear Bravos S1: Congratulations, CMS, on making it to the end of semester one! 

    To celebrate, we will be doing an end of semester 1 celebration 

    • in the Quad at lunch, tomorrow, Friday, 1/17
    • a Bear Bravo raffle for each grade
    • Turn in all your Bear Bravos to the mailboxes outside the front office TODAY! 

    HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL – UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS

     Online Registration (OLR) & Residency Verification

    Before completing Residency Verification, all 8th-grade students must be registered using our Online Registration (OLR) tool.  The OLR process must be completed before completing Residency Verification. Completing the OLR process prior to the dates below is encouraged although there will be stations and assistance available at each session.  Parents/guardians must attend one of the Residency Verification sessions below:

    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020,  from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, in the Field House
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Cafeteria

    NOTE:  We recommend you make and provide copies of your documents.  IMPORTANT:  You are still required to bring the originals with you.  

     8th Grade Information Night for Parents and Students for the Class of 2024 will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm in Homestead’s Large Gym. 

    Students and parents will be visiting classrooms to learn about course offerings. At the end of the evening, students will select courses for the 2020-21 school year.

    • Be seated promptly at 6:00 pm and bring a pen.
    • Students will not be registered for classes if residency verification has not been completed. 

    Questions: CORI ALVIAR | GUIDANCE AP SECRETARY, Direct Line: 1 408 522 2505

    Incoming 9th Grade Information Meeting:  *January 22, 8:15-9:30 A.M.*

    Counseling representatives from Homestead and Fremont High Schools are presenting the high school transition information to students ONLY on Wednesday, January 22 from 8:15-9:30 a.m.  Topics will include course selection, elective choices, high school activity and more.  This is the only presentation of this nature and the one opportunity for students to hear and ask questions of the high school guidance department.  All 8th-grade students are highly encouraged to attend. This is a WEDNESDAY morning.  

    8th-grade students are expected to report to the Event Center by 8:15. 

    The Homestead High presentation will be in the Event Center. 

    The Fremont High presentation will be in the Bernardo Gym.

    HHS Equestriettes Dance Team Info Meeting:

    Are you interested in being part of your high school dance team?

    Do you want to perform for your school and promote school spirit?

    Are you interested in learning more about high school dance competition?

    The Homestead High School Equestriettes Dance Team will be  at CMS:

    Eating Disorders Resource Center:  

    EDRC presents the “Be-You-tiful Be Free” Writing Contest

    Who: Students in 6-12th grade living in the Bay Area

    What: Write a poem or essay that answers one of the following themes.

    1. Describe some things you do to reduce your stress and/or anxiety.
    2. How does body image impact how you perceive yourself and others?
    3. Write a letter detailing what you would say to a friend who is feeling depressed.

    Requirements: Your entry must:

    • be a Google Doc
    • include your name, school & grade level at the top left of the page
    • be one page, maximum
    • 12 pt. Times New Roman font

    When: Entries are due by March 3, 2020. Submit here: https://bit.ly/2ZmQMFH

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Today at lunch in room 5.

    Shogi Club: (Japanese Chess) meets at lunch Today in room 8.

    Equality Club: Equality Club meets Today in room 29.

    After School Sports, Season 3:  

    Girls’ Soccer: 

    Boys’ Basketball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3-5, Bernardo Gym
    • 7th-grade: 3-5, Event Center
    • 8th-grade: 5-6:20, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day! 

    Bear Pride means following these school-wide expectations: 

    Be Safe: 

    Leave campus at the last bell unless you are participating in a sport or have an after-school activity. 

    Be Respectful: 

    Wait until you are off-campus to use your phone. 

    Be Responsible: 

    Devices are to be turned off and kept in student’s backpack before school, after school, brunch, and lunchtime.

    Go Bears!

    ATTENTION Yosemite 8th-Graders  Tomorrow - Thursday, 1/16, Event Center

    Thursday 1/16/20 there will be a Yosemite Meeting in the Event Center at lunch.

    • Please bring your lunch and be at the Event Center ready to start. 
    • You will be selecting your cabin mates. 
    • Students on the Yosemite GO list are expected to be at this meeting. 

    *If you can not attend please let Mrs. Mattier know by emailing her at: mattier_balbina@cusdk8.org or stop by room 49 at brunch before Thursday. 

    Spirit Week!  January 13 - 17

    Today:               Silly Hair Day (“contest” in the quad)

    Thursday:          Teacher look-alike Day

    Friday:               VS. Day (D.C. vs. Marvel)

    The leadership class will go into classrooms during 5th period,  Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Friday. There will be a silly hair "contest" at lunch in the quad on Wednesday since there's no 5th period.  

    One class per grade level will earn a pizza party based on spirit points.

    Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 20th is a holiday, there will be no school.

    Bear Bravos S1: Congratulations, CMS on making it to the end of semester one! 

    To celebrate, we will be doing an end of semester 1 celebration 

    • in the Quad at lunch on Friday, 1/17
    • a Bear Bravo raffle for each grade
    • Make sure you turn in all your Bear Bravos to the mailboxes outside the front office before FRIDAY! 

    HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL – UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS

     Online Registration (OLR) & Residency Verification

    Before completing Residency Verification, all 8th-grade students must be registered using our Online Registration (OLR) tool.  The OLR process must be completed before completing Residency Verification. Completing the OLR process prior to the dates below is encouraged although there will be stations and assistance available at each session.  Parents/guardians must attend one of the Residency Verification sessions below:

    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020,  from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, in the Field House
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Cafeteria

    NOTE:  We recommend you make and provide copies of your documents.  Bringing your own copies will make the process quicker. 

    IMPORTANT:  You are still required to bring the originals with you.

     8th Grade Information Night for Parents and Students for the Class of 2024 will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm in Homestead’s Large Gym. 

    Students and parents will be visiting classrooms to learn about course offerings. At the end of the evening, students will select courses for the 2020-21 school year.

    • Be seated promptly at 6:00 pm and bring a pen.
    • Students will not be registered for classes if residency verification has not been completed. 

    Questions: CORI ALVIAR | GUIDANCE AP SECRETARY, Direct Line: 1 408 522 2505

    Incoming 9th Grade Information Meeting:  *January 22, 8:15-9:30 A.M.*

    Counseling representatives from Homestead and Fremont High Schools are presenting the high school transition information to students ONLY on January 22 from 8:15-9:30 a.m.  Topics will include course selection, elective choices, high school activity and more.  This is the only presentation of this nature and the one opportunity for students to hear and ask questions of the high school guidance department.  All 8th-grade students are highly encouraged to attend. This is a WEDNESDAY morning.  

    8th-grade students are expected to report to the Event Center by 8:15. 

    The Homestead High presentation will be in the Event Center. 

    The Fremont High presentation will be in the Bernardo Gym.

    Eating Disorders Resource Center:  

    EDRC presents the “Be-You-tiful Be Free” Writing Contest

    Who: Students in 6-12th grade living in the Bay Area

    What: Write a poem or essay that answers one of the following themes.

    1. Describe some things you do to reduce your stress and/or anxiety.
    2. How does body image impact how you perceive yourself and others?
    3. Write a letter detailing what you would say to a friend who is feeling depressed.

    Requirements: Your entry must:

    • be a Google Doc
    • include your name, school & grade level at the top left of the page
    • be one page, maximum
    • 12 pt. Times New Roman font

    When: Entries are due by March 3, 2020. Submit here: https://bit.ly/2ZmQMFH

    • Link to example:  https://bit.ly/2ZGbZG1
    • Prizes: 1st: $300; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100
    • Contact Info:  edrcsv.org / 408-356-1212 / beauty@edrcsv.org

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Today at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Today at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch, today.

    Magic, The Gathering: Magic, The Gathering meets in room 29 today.

    Science Olympiads: Today, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    After School Sports, Season 3:  

    Girls’ Soccer: 

    Boys’ Basketball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3-5, Bernardo Gym
    • 7th-grade: 3-5, Event Center
    • 8th-grade: 5-6:20, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Tuesday, January 14, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day! 

    Bear Pride means following these school-wide expectations: 

    Be Safe: 

    Leave campus at the last bell unless you are participating in a sport or have an after-school activity. 

    Be Respectful: 

    Wait until you are off-campus to use your phone. 

    Be Responsible: 

    Devices are to be turned off and kept in student’s backpack before school, after school, brunch, and lunchtime.

    Go Bears!

    ATTENTION Yosemite 8th-Graders  Thursday, 1/16, Event Center

    Thursday 1/16/20 there will be a Yosemite Meeting in the Event Center at lunch.

    • Please bring your lunch and be at the Event Center ready to start. 
    • You will be selecting your cabin mates. 
    • Students on the Yosemite GO list are expected to be at this meeting. 

    *If you can not attend please let Mrs. Mattier know by emailing her at: mattier_balbina@cusdk8.org or stop by room 49 at brunch before Thursday. 

    Spirit Week!  January 13 - 17

    Today:               Disney Day

    Wednesday:     Silly Hair Day (“contest” in the quad)

    Thursday:         Teacher look-alike Day

    Friday:               VS. Day (D.C. vs. Marvel)

    The leadership class will go into classrooms during 5th period,  Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Friday. There will be a silly hair "contest" at lunch in the quad on Wednesday since there's no 5th period.  

    One class per grade level will earn a pizza party based on spirit points.

    Student Council Reps: The January Student Council Meeting will take place TODAY, Tuesday (the 14th), at lunch, in room 1.

    Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities: Have you always dreamed about going to Japan? Do you want to eat Japanese food, explore Toyokawa and Kyoto, and attend a Japanese school? Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities Student Delegation Program is seeking student exchange candidates! 

     Delegate/Parent Information Meeting

    TODAY, Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7:00 pm

    Collins Elementary School - GLC 10300 North Blaney Ave. in Cupertino

    See Ms. Kirsh in room 1 for details!

    Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 20th is a holiday, there will be no school.

    Bear Bravos S1: Congratulations, CMS on making it to the end of semester one! 

    To celebrate, we will be doing an end of semester 1 celebration 

    • in the Quad at lunch on Friday, 1/17
    • a Bear Bravo raffle for each grade
    • Make sure you turn in all your Bear Bravos to the mailboxes outside the front office before FRIDAY! 

    HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL – UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS

     Online Registration (OLR) & Residency Verification

    Before completing Residency Verification, all 8th-grade students must be registered using our Online Registration (OLR) tool.  The OLR process must be completed before completing Residency Verification. Completing the OLR process prior to the dates below is encouraged although there will be stations and assistance available at each session.  Parents/guardians must attend one of the Residency Verification sessions below:

    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, in the Field House
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Cafeteria

    NOTE:  We recommend you make and provide copies of your documents.  Bringing your own copies will make the process quicker. 

    IMPORTANT:  You are still required to bring the originals with you.  Without the originals, we will not be able to complete your registration. 

     8th Grade Information Night for Parents and Students for the Class of 2024 will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm in Homestead’s Large Gym. 

    Students and parents will be visiting classrooms to learn about course offerings. At the end of the evening, students will select courses for the 2020-21 school year.

    • Be seated promptly at 6:00 pm and bring a pen.
    • Students will not be registered for classes if residency verification has not been completed. 

    Questions: CORI ALVIAR | GUIDANCE AP SECRETARY, Direct Line: 1 408 522 2505

    Incoming 9th Grade Information Meeting:  *January 22, 8:15-9:30 A.M.*

    Counseling representatives from Homestead and Fremont High Schools are presenting the high school transition information to students ONLY on January 22 from 8:15-9:30 a.m.  Topics will include course selection, elective choices, high school activity and more.  This is the only presentation of this nature and the one opportunity for students to hear and ask questions of the high school guidance department.  All 8th-grade students are highly encouraged to attend. This is a WEDNESDAY morning.  

    8th-grade students are expected to report to the Event Center by 8:15. 

    The Homestead High presentation will be in the Event Center. 

    The Fremont High presentation will be in the Bernardo Gym.

    Eating Disorders Resource Center:  

    EDRC presents the “Be-You-tiful Be Free” Writing Contest

    Who: Students in 6-12th grade living in the Bay Area

    What: Write a poem or essay that answers one of the following themes.

    1. Describe some things you do to reduce your stress and/or anxiety.
    2. How does body image impact how you perceive yourself and others?
    3. Write a letter detailing what you would say to a friend who is feeling depressed.

    Requirements: Your entry must:

    • be a Google Doc
    • include your name, school & grade level at the top left of the page
    • be one page, maximum
    • 12 pt. Times New Roman font

    When: Entries are due by March 3, 2020. Submit here: https://bit.ly/2ZmQMFH

    • Link to example:  https://bit.ly/2ZGbZG1
    • Prizes: 1st: $300; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100
    • Contact Info:  edrcsv.org / 408-356-1212 / beauty@edrcsv.org

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    Tech Club: Today at lunch - Room 50

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets Today at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club Today at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Yearbook Scrapbooking Club: Meets Today at lunch in room 2.

    Programming Tiny Computers Club: Lights, sounds, and touch sensors! 

    Program all these and more at Programming Tiny Computers Club. Come learn how to code and make things that interact with the real world, not just the online world. Whether you’re an expert programmer, have never coded before, or are interested in learning more about things like MakeCode and Arduino, join us Tuesdays at lunch in Room 27!  (No meeting the last Tuesday of each month.)

    After School Sports, Season 3:  vs. Columbia Bulldogs

    Girls’ Soccer: 

    • 6th/7th-grade: 3:45, Columbia Field
    • 7th/8th-grade: 3:45, CMS Field

    Boys’ Basketball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3:45, Columbia Gym
    • 7th-grade: 5:00, Columbia Gym
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Monday, January 13, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day! 

    Bear Pride means following these school-wide expectations: 

    Be Safe: 

    Leave campus at the last bell unless you are participating in a sport or have an after-school activity. 

    Be Respectful: 

    Wait until you are off-campus to use your phone. 

    Be Responsible: 

    Devices are to be turned off and kept in student’s backpack before school, after school, brunch, and lunchtime.

    Go Bears!

    ATTENTION Yosemite 8th-Graders  Thursday, 1/16, Event Center

    Thursday 1/16/20 there will be a Yosemite Meeting in the Event Center at lunch.

    • Please bring your lunch and be at the Event Center ready to start. 
    • You will be selecting your cabin mates. 
    • Students on the Yosemite GO list are expected to be at this meeting. 

    *If you can not attend please let Mrs. Mattier know by emailing her at: mattier_balbina@cusdk8.org or stop by room 49 at brunch before Thursday. 

    Spirit Week!  January 13 - 17

    Today:               Pajama Day (blankets/pillows)

    Tuesday:           Disney Day

    Wednesday:       Silly Hair Day (“contest” in the quad)

    Thursday:          Teacher look-alike Day

    Friday:               VS. Day (D.C. vs. Marvel)

    The leadership class will go into classrooms during 5th period,  Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Friday. There will be a silly hair "contest" at lunch in the quad on Wednesday since there's no 5th period.  

    One class per grade level will earn a pizza party based on spirit points.

    Student Council Reps: The January Student Council Meeting will take place tomorrow, Tuesday (the 14th), at lunch, in room 1.

    Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities: Have you always dreamed about going to Japan? Do you want to eat Japanese food, explore Toyokawa and Kyoto, and attend a Japanese school? Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities Student Delegation Program is seeking student exchange candidates!  

    Delegate/Parent Information Meeting

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7:00 pm

    Collins Elementary School - GLC 10300 North Blaney Ave. in Cupertino

    See Ms. Kirsh in room 1 for details!

    Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 20th is a holiday, there will be no school.

    HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL – UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS

     Online Registration (OLR) & Residency Verification

    Before completing Residency Verification, all 8th-grade students must be registered using our Online Registration (OLR) tool.  The OLR process must be completed before completing Residency Verification. In early January, parents/guardians will receive an email from the Fremont Union High School District with information and instructions on how to complete the process. Completing the OLR process prior to the dates below is encouraged although there will be stations and assistance available at each session.  Parents/guardians must attend one of the Residency Verification sessions below:

    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, in the Field House
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Cafeteria

    NOTE:  We recommend you make and provide copies of your documents.  Bringing your own copies will make the process quicker. 

    IMPORTANT:  You are still required to bring the originals with you.  Without the originals, we will not be able to complete your registration. 

     8th Grade Information Night for Parents and Students for the Class of 2024 will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm in Homestead’s Large Gym. 

    During this evening, students and parents will be visiting classrooms to learn about course offerings. At the end of the evening, students will select courses for the 2020-21 school year.

    • Be seated promptly at 6:00 pm and bring a pen.
    • Students will not be registered for classes if residency verification has not been completed. 

    Questions: CORI ALVIAR | GUIDANCE AP SECRETARY, Direct Line: 1 408 522 2505

    Incoming 9th Grade Information Meeting:  *January 22, 8:15-9:30 A.M.*

    Counseling representatives from Homestead and Fremont High Schools are presenting the high school transition information to students ONLY on January 22 from 8:15-9:30 a.m.  Topics will include course selection, elective choices, high school activity and more.  This is the only presentation of this nature and the one opportunity for students to hear and ask questions of the high school guidance department.  All 8th-grade students are highly encouraged to attend. This is a WEDNESDAY morning.  

    8th-grade students are expected to report to the Event Center by 8:15. 

    The Homestead High presentation will be in the Event Center. 

    The Fremont High presentation will be in the Bernardo Gym.

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. We meet in room 35 at lunch today. Bring your own cube.

    Drawing Club:  Join the Drawing Club for a session of drawing on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 at lunch. We'll compare each other's drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    Speech and Debate Club: After school from 3:00 to 3:45 today in room 2.

    FBLA:  Meets today in Room 36 or 40 from 3:10 - 3:40.

    After School Sports, Season 3:  

    Girls’ Soccer:

    Boys’ Basketball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3-5, Bernardo Gym
    • 7th-grade: 3-5, Event Center
    • 8th-grade: 5-6:30, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Friday, January 10, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Locker Room:

    Be Safe: 

    • Keep personal belongings out of walkways.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Practice good hygiene.
    • Be mindful of others and space.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Put away equipment and lost and found items.
    • Check the lost and found bin for your items.

    Go Bears!

    The National Geographic Bee

    Congratulations to Sanatan M. for winning First Place in the National Geographic Bee! 

    The first 5 winners are:

    Sanatan M.

    Humza D.

    Adam T.

    Sanjay A.

    Rajiv V.

    Spirit Week!  January 13 - 17

    Monday:           Pajama Day (blankets/pillows)

    Tuesday:           Disney Day

    Wednesday:     Silly Hair Day (“contest” in the quad)

    Thursday:         Teacher look-alike Day

    Friday:               VS. Day (D.C. vs. Marvel)

    The leadership class will go into classrooms during 5th period,  Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Friday. There will be a silly hair "contest" at lunch in the quad on Wednesday since there's no 5th period.  

    One class per grade level will earn a pizza party based on spirit points.

    Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities: Have you always dreamed about going to Japan? Do you want to eat Japanese food, explore Toyokawa and Kyoto, and attend a Japanese school? Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities Student Delegation Program is seeking student exchange candidates! See Ms. Kirsh in room 1 for details! 

    Table Tennis Tournament:

    There will be a table tennis tournament on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. If you are interested in signing up, talk to Mr.Jarvis.

    Student Council Reps: The January Student Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday (the 14th), at lunch, in room 1.

    FBLA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in room 36 or 40.

    GO BEARS!


    Thursday, January 9, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Locker Room:

    Be Safe: 

    • Keep personal belongings out of walkways.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Practice good hygiene.
    • Be mindful of others and space.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Put away equipment and lost and found items.
    • Check the lost and found bin for your items.

    Go Bears!

    Bear Pride Friday: Students and Staff - Tomorrow is Friday! 

    Show your Bear Spirit by wearing your Bear Wear or any Blue and Gold! 

    Go Bears!

    The National Geographic Bee

    Congratulations to Sanatan M. for winning First Place in the National Geographic Bee! 

    The first 5 winners are:

    Sanatan M.

    Humza D.

    Adam T.

    Sanjay A.

    Rajiv V.

    Spirit Week!  January 13 - 17

    Monday:             Pajama Day (blankets/pillows)

    Tuesday:            Disney Day

    Wednesday:       Silly Hair Day (“contest” in the quad)

    Thursday:          Teacher look-alike Day

    Friday:               VS. Day (D.C. vs. Marvel)

    The leadership class will go into classrooms during 5th period,  Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Friday. There will be a silly hair "contest" at lunch in the quad on Wednesday since there's no 5th period.  

    One class per grade level will earn a pizza party based on spirit points.

    Elective Open Studios:

    Elective Open Studios will take place during LUNCH: 

    • Today (Jan. 9) 

    Be sure to stop by the classrooms of electives you are interested in for next year. Maps will be posted around campus. 

    Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities: Have you always dreamed about going to Japan? Do you want to eat Japanese food, explore Toyokawa and Kyoto, and attend a Japanese school? Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities Student Delegation Program is seeking student exchange candidates!

    Delegate/Parent Information Meeting

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7:00 pm

    Collins Elementary School - GLC 10300 North Blaney Ave. in Cupertino

    See Ms. Kirsh in room 1 for details!

    Homework Center will be in this classroom:

    Today:           Room: 13

    Table Tennis Tournament:

    There will be a table tennis tournament on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. If you are interested in signing up, talk to Mr.Jarvis.

    Student Council Reps: The January Student Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday (the 14th), at lunch, in room 1.

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Today at lunch in room 5.

    Shogi Club: (Japanese Chess) meets at lunch Today in room 8.

    Equality Club: Equality Club meets Today in room 29.

    After School Sports Season 3:  vs. Miller Mustangs

    Girls’ Soccer:

    • 6th/7th-grade: 3:45, Miller Field
    • 7th-8th-grade: 3:45, CMS Field

    Boys’ Basketball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3:45, Miller Gym
    • 7th-grade: 5:00, Miller Gym
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, Bernardo Gym

    GO BEARS!


    Wednesday, January 8, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Locker Room:

    Be Safe: 

    • Keep personal belongings out of walkways.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Practice good hygiene.
    • Be mindful of others and space.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Put away equipment and lost and found items.
    • Check the lost and found bin for your items.

    Go Bears!

    The National Geographic Bee

    Congratulations to Sanatan M. for winning First Place in the National Geographic Bee! 

    The first 5 winners are:

    Sanatan M.

    Humza D.

    Adam T.

    Sanjay A.

    Rajiv V.

    Congratulations to the CMS students who qualified for the California All-State Honor Band!

    They were selected out of 3000 students from across the state to participate in this prestigious group. They will perform a concert on Sunday, February 23rd at 1pm at the Saroyan Theatre in Fresno, CA.

    Junior High Concert Band

     

    Grade

    Instrument

     

    Arabelle P.

    8

    Flute

     

    Cecilia A.

    7

    French Horn

     

    Davis I.

    8

    French Horn

     

    Jiaming L.

    7

    Tenor Saxophone

     

    Nathan J.

    8

    Flute

     

    Teresa T.

    8

    Trumpet

     

    Titus L.

    8

    Bassoon

    Junior High Symphonic Band

     

    Grade

    Instrument

           
     

    Anthony L.

    8

    Tuba

     

    Jaden Z.

    8

    Bb Clarinet

     

    Katie C.

    8

    Flute

     

    Michelle K.

    8

    Flute

     

    Rohan V.

    8

    Euphonium (bass)


    Elective Open Studios:

    Elective Open Studios will take place during LUNCH: 

    • Today (Jan. 8) 
    • Thursday (Jan. 9) 

    Be sure to stop by the classrooms of electives you are interested in for next year. Maps will be posted around campus. 

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    Your essay must be electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Homework Center will be in these classrooms:

    Today:           Room: 25

    Thursday:      Room: 13

    Table Tennis Tournament:

    There will be a table tennis tournament on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. 

    If you are interested in signing up, talk to Mr.Jarvis.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Today at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Today at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch, today.

    Magic, The Gathering: Magic, The Gathering meets in room 29 today.

    Science Olympiads: Today, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    After School Sports Season 3:  

    Girls’ Soccer:

    Boys’ Basketball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3-5,  Bernardo Gym
    • 7th-grade: 
    • 8th-grade: 

    GO BEARS!


    Tuesday, January 7, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Locker Room:

    Be Safe: 

    • Keep personal belongings out of walkways.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Practice good hygiene.
    • Be mindful of others and space.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Put away equipment and lost and found items.
    • Check the lost and found bin for your items.

    Go Bears!

    The National Geographic Bee

    Congratulations to Sanatan M. for winning First Place in the National Geographic Bee! 

    The first 5 winners are:

    Sanatan M.

    Humza D.

    Adam T.

    Sanjay A.

    Rajiv V.

    Congratulations to the CMS students who qualified for the California All-State Honor Band!

    They were selected out of 3000 students from across the state to participate in this prestigious group. They will perform a concert on Sunday, February 23rd at 1 pm at the Saroyan Theatre in Fresno, CA.

    Junior High Concert Band

     

    Grade

    Instrument

     

    Arabelle P.

    8

    Flute

     

    Cecilia A.

    7

    French Horn

     

    Davis I.

    8

    French Horn

     

    Jiaming L.

    7

    Tenor Saxophone

     

    Nathan J.

    8

    Flute

     

    Teresa T.

    8

    Trumpet

     

    Titus L.

    8

    Bassoon

    Junior High Symphonic Band

     

    Grade

    Instrument

           
     

    Anthony L.

    8

    Tuba

     

    Jaden Z.

    8

    Bb Clarinet

     

    Katie C.

    8

    Flute

     

    Michelle K.

    8

    Flute

     

    Rohan V.

    8

    Euphonium (bass)


    Elective Open Studios:

    Elective Open Studios will take place during LUNCH: 

    • Wednesday (Jan. 8) 
    • Thursday (Jan. 9) 

    Be sure to stop by the classrooms of electives you are interested in for next year. Maps will be posted around campus. 

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    Your essay must be electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Homework Center will be in these classrooms:

    Today:           Room: 6

    Wednesday:  Room: 25

    Thursday:      Room: 13

    Table Tennis Tournament:

    There will be a table tennis tournament on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. If you are interested in signing up, talk to Mr.Jarvis.

    Tech Club: Today at lunch - Room 50

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets Today at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club Today at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Yearbook Scrapbooking Club: Meets Today at lunch in room 2.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    After School Sports Season 3:  vs. Hyde Lions

    Girls’ Soccer:

    • 6th/7th-grade: 3:45, CMS
    • 7th/8th-grade: 3:45, Hyde Field

    Boys’ Basketball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3:45, Event Center
    • 7th-grade: 5:00, Event Center
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, Hyde Gym

    GO BEARS!


    Monday, January 6, 2020 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Locker Room:

    Be Safe: 

    • Keep personal belongings out of walkways.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Practice good hygiene.
    • Be mindful of others and space.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Put away equipment and lost and found items.
    • Check the lost and found bin for your items.

    Go Bears!

    FREMONT HIGH SCHOOL - UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS:

    Fremont High School 2020 Residency Verification Day

    • Saturday, January 25th, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Fremont High School Library

    FHS Representatives will be visiting CMS on January 8th, 6:00 pm

    • Bring ORIGINAL documents required to establish residency.
    • Check the district website for complete instructions:

    https://www.fuhsd.org/departments/enrollment-and-residency/online-registration

    Link to flyer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13HopiGN8HGT4v76kJf1UaTADPZH3pPqRPsBZjEtCUuI/edit?usp=sharing

    HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL – UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS:

     Online Registration (OLR) & Residency Verification

    Before completing Residency Verification, all 8th-grade students must be registered using our Online Registration (OLR) tool. In early January, parents/guardians will receive an email from the FUHD with information and instructions on how to complete the process. 

    Parents/guardians must attend one of the Residency Verification sessions below:

    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020,  from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, in the Field House
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Cafeteria
    • Bring ORIGINAL documents required to establish residency.

    We recommend you make and provide copies of your documents.  

    8th Grade Information Night for Parents and Students for the Class of 2024 will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm in Homestead’s Large Gym. Residency verification must be completed to register for classes.

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    Your essay must be electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Eating Disorders Resource Center:  

    EDRC presents the “Be-You-tiful Be Free” Writing Contest

    Who: Students in 6-12th grade living in the Bay Area

    What: Write a poem or essay that answers one of the following themes.

    1. Describe some things you do to reduce your stress and/or anxiety.
    2. How does body image impact how you perceive yourself and others?
    3. Write a letter detailing what you would say to a friend who is feeling depressed.

    Requirements: Your entry must:

    • be a Google Doc
    • include your name, school & grade level at the top left of the page
    • be one page, maximum
    • 12 pt. Times New Roman font

    When: Entries are due by March 3, 2020. Submit here: https://bit.ly/2ZmQMFH                                  Link to example: https://bit.ly/2ZGbZG1

    Prizes: 1st: $300; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100

    Contact Info:  edrcsv.org / 408-356-1212 / beauty@edrcsv.org

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. We meet in room 35 at lunch today. Bring your own cube.

    Drawing Club:  Join the Drawing Club for a session of drawing on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 at lunch. We'll compare each other's drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    Speech and Debate Club: After school from 3:00 to 3:45 today in room 2.

    FBLA:  Meets today in Room 36 or 40 from 3:10 - 3:40.

    After School Sports Season 3:  

    Girls’ Soccer:

    Boys’ Basketball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3-5, Event Center
    • 7th-grade: 3-5, Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: 5-6:30, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Friday, December 20, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cell Phones & Electronics:

    Be Safe: 

    • Cell phones, devices, & other electronics must be turned OFF and kept in the student’s backpack at all times.  All times = before school, after school, brunch, and lunch.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Only use cellphones & electronics under staff supervision.
    • Never take photographs of students or school activities.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Students taking a class where they take photos around campus need to wear specific badges when and use a school-issued device.

    Go Bears!

    Library: If you have a book due TODAY that you would like to take home over the break, please be sure to renew it in the library by the end of lunch. 

    Happy Holidays! 

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    Your essay must be electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  Items will be collected and donated on Friday, December 20th.

    FBLA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.

    After School Sports Season 3:  

    Girls’ Soccer:

    Boys’ Basketball: No Practice

    GO BEARS!


    Thursday, December 19, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cell Phones & Electronics:

    Be Safe: 

    • Cell phones, devices, & other electronics must be turned OFF and kept in the student’s backpack at all times.  All times = before school, after school, brunch, and lunch.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Only use cellphones & electronics under staff supervision.
    • Never take photographs of students or school activities.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Students taking a class where they take photos around campus need to wear specific badges when and use a school-issued device.

    Go Bears!

    Geography Bee Finals: Geography Bee Finalists: 

    The school-wide Geography Bee Final will take place today at lunch.

    • 6th-graders will meet in Room 40
    • 7th-graders will meet in Room 41
    • 8th-graders will meet in Room 45

    This will be a written test and the school winner will participate in the state-wide bee in February. Good luck to all of our finalists!

    Bear Pride Friday: Students and Staff - Tomorrow is Friday! 

    Show your Bear Spirit by wearing your Bear Wear or any Blue and Gold! 

    Let's see how much spirit is out there!

    Go Bears!

    Attention 8th graders applying to Private High Schools: 

    If you are applying to a private school, please submit the Transcript Release Form to your counselor BEFORE December 20th to ensure your documents are processed on time.

    If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your counselor:

    Ms. Fratus (last names A-L)

    Ms. Voigt (last names M-Z)

    Library: If you have a book due on the 20th that you would like to take home over the break, please be sure to renew it in the library by the end of lunch on Friday, December 20th. Happy Holidays!

    FREMONT HIGH SCHOOL - UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS:

    Fremont High School 2020 Residency Verification Day

    • Saturday, January 25th, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Fremont High School Library

    FHS Representatives will be visiting CMS on January 8th, 6:00 pm

    • Bring ORIGINAL documents required to establish residency.
    • Check the district website for complete instructions:

    https://www.fuhsd.org/departments/enrollment-and-residency/online-registration

    Link to flyer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13HopiGN8HGT4v76kJf1UaTADPZH3pPqRPsBZjEtCUuI/edit?usp=sharing

    HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL – UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS:

     Online Registration (OLR) & Residency Verification

    Before completing Residency Verification, all 8th-grade students must be registered using our Online Registration (OLR) tool. In early January, parents/guardians will receive an email from the FUHD with information and instructions on how to complete the process. 

    Parents/guardians must attend one of the Residency Verification sessions below:

    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020,  from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, in the Field House
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Cafeteria
    • Bring ORIGINAL documents required to establish residency.

    We recommend you make and provide copies of your documents.  

     8th Grade Information Night for Parents and Students for the Class of 2024 will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm in Homestead’s Large Gym. Residency verification must be completed to register for classes.

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    Homestead Route 51 and 51H Update: Great news!

    The new schedule for route 51 and school tripper 51H will begin on December 28th

    Eating Disorders Resource Center:  

    EDRC presents the “Be-You-tiful Be Free” Writing Contest

    Who: Students in 6-12th grade living in the Bay Area

    What: Write a poem or essay that answers one of the following themes.

    1. Describe some things you do to reduce your stress and/or anxiety.
    2. How does body image impact how you perceive yourself and others?
    3. Write a letter detailing what you would say to a friend who is feeling depressed.

    Requirements: Your entry must:

    • be a Google Doc
    • include your name, school & grade level at the top left of the page
    • be one page, maximum
    • 12 pt. Times New Roman font

    When: Entries are due by March 3, 2020. Submit here: https://bit.ly/2ZmQMFH                                  Link to example: https://bit.ly/2ZGbZG1

    Prizes: 1st: $300; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100

    Contact Info:  edrcsv.org / 408-356-1212 / beauty@edrcsv.org 

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    Your essay must be electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  Items will be collected and donated on Friday, December 20th.

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Today at lunch in room 5.

    Shogi Club: (Japanese Chess) meets at lunch Today in room 8.

    Equality Club: Equality Club meets Today in room 29.

    Drama Club: Want to participate in a Spring Play? Come join Drama Club to find out more information about auditions. Thursdays at lunch in room 23!

    After School Sports Season 3:  vs. Kennedy Cougars

    Girls’ Soccer:

    • 6th/7th-grade:  3:45, CMS Field
    • 7th/8th-grade:  Bye 

    Boys’ Basketball:

    • 6th-grade: 3:45, Event Center
    • 7th-grade: 5:00, Event Center
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, Kennedy Gym

    GO BEARS!


    Wednesday, December 18, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cell Phones & Electronics:

    Be Safe: 

    • Cell phones, devices, & other electronics must be turned OFF and kept in the student’s backpack at all times.  All times = before school, after school, brunch, and lunch.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Only use cellphones & electronics under staff supervision.
    • Never take photographs of students or school activities.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Students taking a class where they take photos around campus need to wear specific badges when and use a school-issued device.

    Go Bears!

    Geography Bee Finals: Geography Bee Finalists: 

    The school-wide Geography Bee Final will take place tomorrow, December 19th, at lunch.

    • 6th-graders will meet in Room 40
    • 7th-graders will meet in Room 41
    • 8th-graders will meet in Room 45

    This will be a written test and the school winner will participate in the state-wide bee in February. Good luck to all of our finalists!

    Attention 8th graders applying to Private High Schools: 

    If you are applying to a private school, please submit the Transcript Release Form to your counselor BEFORE December 20th to ensure your documents are processed on time.

    If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your counselor:

    Ms. Fratus (last names A-L)

    Ms. Voigt (last names M-Z)

    Library: If you have a book due on the 20th that you would like to take home over the break, please be sure to renew it in the library by the end of lunch on Friday, December 20th. Happy Holidays!

    FREMONT HIGH SCHOOL - UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS:

    Fremont High School 2020 Residency Verification Day

    • Saturday, January 25th, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Fremont High School Library

    FHS Representatives will be visiting CMS on January 8th, 6:00 pm

    • Bring ORIGINAL documents required to establish residency.
    • Check the district website for complete instructions:

    https://www.fuhsd.org/departments/enrollment-and-residency/online-registration

    Link to flyer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13HopiGN8HGT4v76kJf1UaTADPZH3pPqRPsBZjEtCUuI/edit?usp=sharing

    HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL – UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS:

     Online Registration (OLR) & Residency Verification

    Before completing Residency Verification, all 8th-grade students must be registered using our Online Registration (OLR) tool. In early January, parents/guardians will receive an email from the FUHD with information and instructions on how to complete the process. 

    Parents/guardians must attend one of the Residency Verification sessions below:

    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020,  from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, in the Field House
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Cafeteria
    • Bring ORIGINAL documents required to establish residency.

    We recommend you make and provide copies of your documents.  

    8th Grade Information Night for Parents and Students for the Class of 2024 will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm in Homestead’s Large Gym. Residency verification must be completed to register for classes.

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    Homestead Route 51 and 51H Update: Great news!

    The new schedule for route 51 and school tripper 51H will begin on December 28th

    Eating Disorders Resource Center:  

    EDRC presents the “Be-You-tiful Be Free” Writing Contest

    Who: Students in 6-12th grade living in the Bay Area

    What: Write a poem or essay that answers one of the following themes.

    1. Describe some things you do to reduce your stress and/or anxiety.
    2. How does body image impact how you perceive yourself and others?
    3. Write a letter detailing what you would say to a friend who is feeling depressed.

    Requirements: Your entry must:

    • be a Google Doc
    • include your name, school & grade level at the top left of the page
    • be one page, maximum
    • 12 pt. Times New Roman font

    When: Entries are due by March 3, 2020. Submit here: https://bit.ly/2ZmQMFH                                  Link to example: https://bit.ly/2ZGbZG1

    Prizes: 1st: $300; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100

    Contact Info:  edrcsv.org / 408-356-1212 / beauty@edrcsv.org 

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    Your essay must be electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  

    Items will be collected and donated on Friday, December 20th.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Today at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Today at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch, today.

    Science Olympiads: Today, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    Magic, The Gathering: Magic, The Gathering meets in room 29 today.

    After School Sports Season 3:  

    Girls’ Soccer:

    • 6th/7th-grade:  
    • 7th/8th-grade:  

    Boys’ Basketball:

    • 6th-grade: 3-5, Event Center
    • 7th-grade: 3-5, Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: 5-6:30, Event Center

    Scores:  vs. Blach Falcons

    7th Boys’ Basketball: W 43-25

    8th Boys’ Basketball: W 58-51

    6/7th Girls’ Soccer:  L 0-3

    7/8th Girls’ Soccer: W  4-0

    GO BEARS!


    Tuesday, December 17, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cell Phones & Electronics:

    Be Safe: 

    • Cell phones, devices, & other electronics must be turned OFF and kept in the student’s backpack at all times.  All times = before school, after school, brunch, and lunch.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Only use cellphones & electronics under staff supervision.
    • Never take photographs of students or school activities.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Students taking a class where they take photos around campus need to wear specific badges when and use a school-issued device.

    Go Bears!

    Geography Bee Finals: Geography Bee Finalists: 

    The school-wide Geography Bee Final will take place on December 19th at lunch.

    • 6th-graders will meet in Room 40
    • 7th-graders will meet in Room 41
    • 8th-graders will meet in Room 45

    This will be a written test and the school winner will participate in the state-wide bee in February. Good luck to all of our finalists!

    Attention 8th graders applying to Private High Schools: 

    If you are applying to a private school, please submit the Transcript Release Form to your counselor BEFORE December 20th to ensure your documents are processed on time.

    If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your counselor:

    Ms. Fratus (last names A-L)

    Ms. Voigt (last names M-Z)

    Library: If you have a book due on the 20th that you would like to take home over the break, please be sure to renew it in the library by the end of lunch on Friday, December 20th. Happy Holidays!

    FREMONT HIGH SCHOOL - UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS:

    Fremont High School 2020 Residency Verification Day

    • Saturday, January 25th, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Fremont High School Library

    FHS Representatives will be visiting CMS on January 8th, 6:00 pm

    • Bring ORIGINAL documents required to establish residency.
    • Check the district website for complete instructions:

    https://www.fuhsd.org/departments/enrollment-and-residency/online-registration

    Link to flyer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13HopiGN8HGT4v76kJf1UaTADPZH3pPqRPsBZjEtCUuI/edit?usp=sharing

    HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL – UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS:

     Online Registration (OLR) & Residency Verification

    Before completing Residency Verification, all 8th-grade students must be registered using our Online Registration (OLR) tool. In early January, parents/guardians will receive an email from the FUHD with information and instructions on how to complete the process. 

    Parents/guardians must attend one of the Residency Verification sessions below:

    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, in the Field House
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Cafeteria
    • Bring ORIGINAL documents required to establish residency.

    We recommend you make and provide copies of your documents.  

     8th Grade Information Night for Parents and Students for the Class of 2024 will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm in Homestead’s Large Gym. Residency verification must be completed to register for classes.

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    Homestead Route 51 and 51H Update: Great news!

    The new schedule for route 51 and school tripper 51H will begin on December 28th

    Eating Disorders Resource Center:  

    EDRC presents the “Be-You-tiful Be Free” Writing Contest

    Who: Students in 6-12th grade living in the Bay Area

    What: Write a poem or essay that answers one of the following themes.

    1. Describe some things you do to reduce your stress and/or anxiety.
    2. How does body image impact how you perceive yourself and others?
    3. Write a letter detailing what you would say to a friend who is feeling depressed.

    Requirements: Your entry must:

    • be a Google Doc
    • include your name, school & grade level at the top left of the page
    • be one page, maximum
    • 12 pt. Times New Roman font

    When: Entries are due by March 3, 2020. Submit here: https://bit.ly/2ZmQMFH                                  Link to example: https://bit.ly/2ZGbZG1

    Prizes: 1st: $300; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100

    Contact Info:  edrcsv.org / 408-356-1212 / beauty@edrcsv.org 

     KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    Your essay must be electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  

    Items will be collected and donated on Friday, December 20th.

    Tech Club: Today at lunch - Room 50

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets Today at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club Today at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Yearbook Scrapbooking Club: Meets Today at lunch in room 2.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    After School Sports Season 3:  vs. Blach Falcons

    Girls’ Soccer:

    • 6th/7th-grade:  3:45, CMS Field
    • 7th/8th-grade:  3:45, Blach Field 

    Boys’ Basketball:

    • 7th-grade: 3:45, Event Center
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, Blach Gym

    GO BEARS!


    Monday, December 16, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cell Phones & Electronics:

    Be Safe: 

    • Cell phones, devices, & other electronics must be turned OFF and kept in the student’s backpack at all times.  All times = before school, after school, brunch, and lunch.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Only use cellphones & electronics under staff supervision.
    • Never take photographs of students or school activities.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Students taking a class where they take photos around campus need to wear specific badges when and use a school-issued device.

    Go Bears!

    Attention 8th graders applying to Private High Schools: 

    If you are applying to a private school, please submit the Transcript Release Form to your counselor BEFORE December 20th to ensure your documents are processed on time. 

    If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your counselor:

    Ms. Fratus (last names A-L)

    Ms. Voigt (last names M-Z)

    FREMONT HIGH SCHOOL - UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS:

    Fremont High School 2020 Residency Verification Day

    • Saturday, January 25th, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Fremont High School Library

    FHS Representatives will be visiting CMS on January 8th, 6:00 pm

    • Bring ORIGINAL documents required to establish residency.
    • Check the district website for complete instructions:

    https://www.fuhsd.org/departments/enrollment-and-residency/online-registration

    Link to flyer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13HopiGN8HGT4v76kJf1UaTADPZH3pPqRPsBZjEtCUuI/edit?usp=sharing

    HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL – UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS:

     Online Registration (OLR) & Residency Verification

    Before completing Residency Verification, all 8th-grade students must be registered using our Online Registration (OLR) tool. In early January, parents/guardians will receive an email from the FUHD with information and instructions on how to complete the process. Parents/guardians must attend one of the Residency Verification sessions below:

    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020  from 7:30am – 3:00pm, in the Field House
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, in the Cafeteria
    • Bring ORIGINAL documents required to establish residency.

    We recommend you make and provide copies of your documents.  

     8th Grade Information Night for Parents and Students for the Class of 2024 will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm in Homestead’s Large Gym. Residency verification must be completed to register for classes.

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    Homestead Route 51 and 51H Update: Great news! 

    The new schedule for route 51 and school tripper 51H will begin on December 28th

    Library: If you have a book due on the 20th that you would like to take home over the break, please be sure to renew it in the library by the end of lunch on Friday, December 20th. Happy Holidays! 

    Eating Disorders Resource Center:  

    EDRC presents the “Be-You-tiful Be Free” Writing Contest

    Who: Students in 6-12th grade living in the Bay Area

    What: Write a poem or essay that answers one of the following themes.

    1. Describe some things you do to reduce your stress and/or anxiety.
    2. How does body image impact how you perceive yourself and others?
    3. Write a letter detailing what you would say to a friend who is feeling depressed.

    Requirements: Your entry must:

    • be a Google Doc
    • include your name, school & grade level at the top left of the page
    • be one page, maximum
    • 12 pt. Times New Roman font

    When: Entries are due by March 3, 2020. Submit here: https://bit.ly/2ZmQMFH      Link to example: https://bit.ly/2ZGbZG1

    Prizes: 1st: $300; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100

    Contact Info:  edrcsv.org / 408-356-1212 / beauty@edrcsv.org 

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    Your essay must be electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  

    Items will be collected and donated on Friday, December 20th.

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. We meet in room 35 at lunch today. Bring your own cube.

    Drawing Club:  Join the Drawing Club for a session of drawing on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 at lunch. We'll compare each other's drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    Speech and Debate Club: After school from 3:00 to 3:45 today in room 2.

    FBLA:  Meets today in Room 36 or 40 from 3:10 - 3:40.

    After School Sports Season 3:  

    Girls’ Soccer 

    Boys’ Basketball:

    • 6th-grade, 3-5, Bernardo Gym
    • 7th-grade, 3-5, Event Center
    • 8th-grade, 5-6:30, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Friday, December 13, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day! 

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Bike Cage:

    Be Safe: 

    • Dismount and walk your bike in and out of the cage.
    • Obey traffic rules, such as wearing a helmet.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Wait for your turn to enter and exit.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Lock your bike securely in an appropriate space
    • Keep your belongings with you
    • Remove your bike daily

    Go Bears!

    Attention 8th graders applying to Private High Schools: 

    If you are applying to a private school, please submit the Transcript Release Form to your counselor BEFORE December 20th to ensure your documents are processed on time.

    If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your counselor:

    Ms. Fratus (last names A-L)

    Ms. Voigt (last names M-Z)

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    Homestead Route 51 and 51H Update: Great news! 

    The new schedule for route 51 and school tripper 51H will begin on December 28th.  

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    Your essay must be electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  Items will be collected and donated on Friday, December 20th.

    FBLA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.

    After School Sports Season 3:  

    Girls’ Soccer Tryouts

    Boys’ Basketball Tryouts:

    • 6th-grade, 3-5, Event Center
    • 7th-grade, 3-5, Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade, 5-6, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Thursday, December 12, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day! 

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Bike Cage:

    Be Safe: 

    • Dismount and walk your bike in and out of the cage.
    • Obey traffic rules, such as wearing a helmet.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Wait for your turn to enter and exit.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Lock your bike securely in an appropriate space
    • Keep your belongings with you
    • Remove your bike daily

    Go Bears!

    Bear Pride Friday: Students and Staff - Tomorrow is Friday! 

    Show your Bear Spirit by wearing your Bear Wear or any Blue and Gold! 

    Let's see how much spirit is out there!

    Go Bears!

    Private School: Attention 8th graders applying to Private High School: 

    Counselors have received less than 10 Transcript Release Forms so far. If you are applying to Private School, please submit these Transcript Release Forms to your counselor BEFORE December 20th to ensure your documents are processed on time.

    If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your counselor:

    Ms. Fratus (last names A-L)

    Ms. Voigt (last names M-Z)

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    Homestead Route 51 and 51H Update: Great news! Hot off the press! 

    • The new schedule for route 51 and school tripper 51H will begin on December 28th.  The school trip schedules are for three schools, each in a different location with a different bell schedule. Every effort was made to come as close as possible to match those times. 
    • More info is at https://www.vta.org/projects/2019-new-transit-service-plan
    • The new VTA light rail description is HERE.

    FREMONT HIGH SCHOOL - UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS:

    Fremont High School 2020 Residency Verification Day

    • Saturday, January 25th, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Fremont High School Library

    FHS Representatives will be visiting CMS on January 8th, 6:00 pm

    • Bring ORIGINAL documents required to establish residency.
    • Check the district website for complete instructions:

    https://www.fuhsd.org/departments/enrollment-and-residency/online-registration

    HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL – UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS:

     Online Registration (OLR) & Residency Verification

    Before completing Residency Verification, all 8th-grade students must be registered using our Online Registration (OLR) tool. In early January, parents/guardians will receive an email from the FUHD with information and instructions on how to complete the process. 

    Parents/guardians must attend one of the Residency Verification sessions below:

    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, in the Field House
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Cafeteria
    • Bring ORIGINAL documents required to establish residency.

    We recommend you make and provide copies of your documents.  

     8th Grade Information Night for Parents and Students for the Class of 2024 will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm in Homestead’s Large Gym. Residency verification must be completed to register for classes.

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Today at Lunch in room 5.

    Shogi Club: (Japanese Chess) meets at lunch Today in room 8.

    Equality Club: Equality Club meets Today in room 29.

    Homework Center: 3:00 - 4:00, Library

    After School Sports Season 3:  

    Girls’ Soccer Tryouts

    Boys’ Basketball Tryouts:

    • 6th-grade, 3-5, Blacktop
    • 7th-grade, 3-5, Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade, 5-6, Bernardo Gym

    GO BEARS!


    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Bike Cage:

    Be Safe: 

    • Dismount and walk your bike in and out of the cage.
    • Obey traffic rules, such as wearing a helmet.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Wait for your turn to enter and exit.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Lock your bike securely in an appropriate space
    • Keep your belongings with you
    • Remove your bike daily

    Go Bears!

    Private School: Attention 8th graders applying to Private High School: 

    Counselors have received less than 10 Transcript Release Forms so far. If you are applying to Private School, please submit these Transcript Release Forms to your counselor BEFORE December 20th to ensure your documents are processed on time.

    If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your counselor:

    Ms. Fratus (last names A-L)

    Ms. Voigt (last names M-Z)

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    Homestead Route 51 and 51H Update: Great news! Hot off the press! 

    • The new schedule for route 51 and school tripper 51H will begin on December 28th.  The school trip schedules are for three schools, each in a different location with a different bell schedule. Every effort was made to come as close as possible to match those times. 
    • More info is at https://www.vta.org/projects/2019-new-transit-service-plan
    • The new VTA light rail description is HERE.

    FREMONT HIGH SCHOOL - UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS:

    Fremont High School 2020 Residency Verification Day

    • Saturday, January 25th, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Fremont High School Library

    FHS Representatives will be visiting CMS on January 8th, 6:00 pm

    • Bring ORIGINAL documents required to establish residency.
    • Check the district website for complete instructions:

    https://www.fuhsd.org/departments/enrollment-and-residency/online-registration 

    HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL – UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS:

     Online Registration (OLR) & Residency Verification

    Before completing Residency Verification, all 8th-grade students must be registered using our Online Registration (OLR) tool.  The OLR process must be completed before completing Residency Verification. In early January, parents/guardians will receive an email from the Fremont Union High School District with information and instructions on how to complete the process. Completing the OLR process prior to the dates below is encouraged although there will be stations and assistance available at each session.  Parents/guardians must attend one of the Residency Verification sessions below:

    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, in the Field House
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Cafeteria

    NOTE:  We recommend you make and provide copies of your documents.  Bringing your own copies will make the process quicker. 

    IMPORTANT:  You are still required to bring the originals with you.  Without the originals, we will not be able to complete your registration. 

     8th Grade Information Night for Parents and Students for the Class of 2024 will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm in Homestead’s Large Gym. 

    During this evening, students and parents will be visiting classrooms to learn about course offerings. At the end of the evening, students will select courses for the 2020-21 school year.

    NOTES: 

    • Be seated promptly at 6:00 p.m.
    • Students will not be registered for classes if residency verification has not been completed. 
    • Please bring a pen with you.

    CORI ALVIAR | GUIDANCE AP SECRETARY

    HOMESTEAD | 21370 Homestead Road |Cupertino, CA 95014

    Direct Line: 1 408 522 2505

    GO MUSTANGS!

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Today at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Today at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch, today.

    Science Olympiads: Today, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    Magic, The Gathering: Magic, The Gathering meets in room 29 today.

    Homework Center: 3:00 - 4:00, Library

    After School Sports Season 3:  

    Girls’ Soccer Tryouts

    Boys’ Basketball Tryouts:

    • 6th-grade, 3-5, Bernardo Gym
    • 7th-grade, 7:30 AM, Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade, 5-6:30, Bernardo Gym

    GO BEARS!


    Tuesday, December 10, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Bike Cage:

    Be Safe: 

    • Dismount and walk your bike in and out of the cage.
    • Obey traffic rules, such as wearing a helmet.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Wait for your turn to enter and exit.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Lock your bike securely in an appropriate space
    • Keep your belongings with you
    • Remove your bike daily

    Go Bears!

    Private School: Attention 8th graders applying to Private High School: 

    Counselors have received less than 10 Transcript Release Forms so far. If you are applying to Private School, please submit these Transcript Release Forms to your counselor BEFORE December 20th to ensure your documents are processed on time.

    If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your counselor:

    Ms. Fratus (last names A-L)

    Ms. Voigt (last names M-Z)

    Interested in programming?: Want to learn how to code and win cool prizes? HomesteadHacks is a hackathon hosted by Homestead High School students for middle schoolers and will take place on January 25th! 

    To learn more about the event and sign up, please visit bit.ly/homesteadhacks.

    Homestead Route 51 and 51H Update: Great news! Hot off the press! 

    • The new schedule for route 51 and school tripper 51H will begin on December 28th.  The school trip schedules are for three schools, each in a different location with a different bell schedule. Every effort was made to come as close as possible to match those times. 
    • More info is at https://www.vta.org/projects/2019-new-transit-service-plan
    • The new VTA light rail description is HERE.

    Tech Club: Today at lunch - Room 50

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets Today at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club Today at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Yearbook Scrapbooking Club: Meets Today at lunch in room 2.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    Homework Center: 3:00 - 4:00, Library

    After School Sports Season 3:  

    Girls' Soccer 

    Boys’ Basketball Tryouts:

    • 6th-grade, 3 - 5, Event Center
    • 7th-grade, 3 - 5, Bernardo Gym 
    • 8th-grade, 5 - 6:30, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Monday, December 9, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day! 

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Bike Cage:

    Be Safe: 

    • Dismount and walk your bike in and out of the cage.
    • Obey traffic rules, such as wearing a helmet.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Wait for your turn to enter and exit.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Lock your bike securely in an appropriate space
    • Keep your belongings with you
    • Remove your bike daily

    Go Bears!

    Private School: Attention 8th graders applying to Private High School: 

    Counselors have received less than 10 Transcript Release Forms so far. If you are applying to Private School, please submit these Transcript Release Forms to your counselor BEFORE December 20th to ensure your documents are processed on time.

    If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your counselor:

    Ms. Fratus (last names A-L)

    Ms. Voigt (last names M-Z)

    Homestead Route 51 and 51H Update: Great news! Hot off the press! 

    • The new schedule for route 51 and school tripper 51H will begin on December 28th.  The school trip schedules are for three schools, each in a different location with a different bell schedule. Every effort was made to come as close as possible to match those times. 
    • More info is at https://www.vta.org/projects/2019-new-transit-service-plan
    • The new VTA light rail description is HERE.

    Drama Club: Want to participate in a Spring Play? Come join Drama Club to find out more information about auditions. Thursdays at lunch in room 23!

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. We meet in room 35 at lunch today. Bring your own cube.

    Drawing Club:  Join the Drawing Club for a session of drawing on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 at lunch. We'll compare each other's drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    Speech and Debate Club: After school from 3:00 to 3:45 today in room 2.

    FBLA:  Meets today in Room 36 or 40 from 3:10 - 3:40.

    After School Sports Season 3:  

    Boys Basketball & Girls Soccer. 

    Tryouts begin today. 

    Boys’ Basketball Tryouts:

    • 6th-grade, 3 - 5, Event Center
    • 7th-grade, 3 - 5, Bernardo Gym 
    • 8th-grade, 5 - 6:30, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Friday, December 6, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cyberspace:

    Be Safe: 

    • Share and communicate only with those you know.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Share only school appropriate material.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Stay on task.
    • Use devices for school purposes only.

    Go Bears!

    Private School: Attention 8th graders applying to Private High School: 

    Counselors have received less than 10 Transcript Release Forms so far. If you are applying to Private School, please submit these Transcript Release Forms to your counselor BEFORE December 20th to ensure your documents are processed on time.

    If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your counselor:

    Ms. Fratus (last names A-L)

    Ms. Voigt (last names M-Z)

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  
    • Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.
    • Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Drama Club: Want to participate in a Spring Play? Come join Drama Club to find out more information about auditions. Thursdays at lunch in room 23!

    FBLA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball:  Play-offs!

    • 6th-grade: WON! Congratulations!!

    After School Sports Season 3:  

    Boys Basketball & Girls Soccer. 

    If interested, turn in your Grade Check Form by Friday 12/6.

    Fill out the tryout waiver form online via Valleyal.org

    Tryouts begin 12/9. 

    Boys’ Basketball Tryouts:

    • 6th-grade, 3 - 5, Event Center
    • 7th-grade, 3 - 5, Bernardo Gym 
    • 8th-grade, 5 - 6:30, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Thursday, December 5, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cyberspace:

    Be Safe: 

    • Share and communicate only with those you know.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Share only school appropriate material.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Stay on task.
    • Use devices for school purposes only.

    Go Bears!

    Bear Pride Friday: Students and Staff - Tomorrow is Friday! 

    Show your Bear Spirit by wearing your Bear Wear or any Blue and Gold! Let's see how much spirit is out there!

    Go Bears!

    Private School: Attention 8th graders applying to Private High School: 

    Counselors have received less than 10 Transcript Release Forms so far. If you are applying to Private School, please submit these Transcript Release Forms to your counselor BEFORE December 20th to ensure your documents are processed on time.

    If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your counselor:

    Ms. Fratus (last names A-L)

    Ms. Voigt (last names M-Z)

    Homestead Route 51 and 51H Update: Great news! Hot off the press! 

    The new schedule for the routes 51 and the school tripper 51H will begin on December 28th.  The school trip schedules are for three schools, each in a different location with a different bell schedule. Every effort was made to come as close as possible to match those times. 

    More info is at https://www.vta.org/projects/2019-new-transit-service-plan

    The new VTA light rail description is HERE.

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  
    • Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.
    • Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Today at Lunch in room 5.

    Shogi Club: (Japanese Chess) meets at lunch Today in room 8.

    Equality Club: Equality Club meets Today in room 29.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball:  Play-offs!

    • 6th-grade: The Finals! vs. Miller Mustangs, 3:45 at Sunnyvale Gym 

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:

    After School Sports Season 3:  

    Boys Basketball & Girls Soccer. 

    If interested, turn in your Grade Check Form by Friday 12/6.

    Fill out the tryout waiver form online via Valleyal.org

    Tryouts begin 12/9. 

    Boys’ Basketball Tryouts:

    • 6th-grade, 3 - 5, Event Center
    • 7th-grade, 3 - 5, Bernardo Gym 
    • 8th-grade, 5 - 6:30, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Wednesday, December 4, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cyberspace:

    Be Safe: 

    • Share and communicate only with those you know.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Share only school appropriate material.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Stay on task.
    • Use devices for school purposes only.

    Go Bears!

    Student Council: The Student Council meeting is postponed to next Tuesday, December 10th. See you next week!

    Bear Bravo Winners:

    Last week's Bear Bravos Winners are:

    6th grade - Aditya P. 

    7th grade - Sofia P. 

    8th grade - Muneeb S. 

    Congratulations!

    Rainy Day Reminders: 

    If it is raining:

    • The field, blacktop, quad, Event Center and Bernardo gym will be closed.
    • Students who need to walk in the quad should be on their way OUT of the rain and should only be walking on paved walkways.  
    • Please stay off the turf.
    • WALK everywhere on campus and stay out of the rain and puddles.  
    • Be safe and kind to students in crowded areas.

    Private School: Attention 8th graders applying to Private High School: 

    Counselors have received less than 10 Transcript Release Forms so far. If you are applying to Private School, please submit these Transcript Release Forms to your counselor BEFORE December 20th to ensure your documents are processed on time.

    If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your counselor:

    Ms. Fratus (last names A-L)

    Ms. Voigt (last names M-Z)

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  
    • Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.
    • Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL – UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS

     Online Registration (OLR) & Residency Verification

    Before completing Residency Verification, all 8th-grade students must be registered using our Online Registration (OLR) tool.  The OLR process must be completed before completing Residency Verification. In early January, parents/guardians will receive an email from the Fremont Union High School District with information and instructions on how to complete the process. Completing the OLR process prior to the dates below is encouraged although there will be stations and assistance available at each session.  Parents/guardians must attend one of the Residency Verification sessions below:

    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, in the Field House
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Cafeteria

    NOTE:  We recommend you make and provide copies of your documents.  Bringing your own copies will make the process quicker. 

    IMPORTANT:  You are still required to bring the originals with you.  Without the originals, we will not be able to complete your registration. 

     8th Grade Information Night for Parents and Students for the Class of 2024 will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm in Homestead’s Large Gym. 

    During this evening, students and parents will be visiting classrooms to learn about course offerings. At the end of the evening, students will select courses for the 2020-21 school year.

    NOTES: 

    • Be seated promptly at 6:00 p.m.
    • Students will not be registered for classes if residency verification has not been completed. 
    • Please bring a pen with you.

    CORI ALVIAR | GUIDANCE AP SECRETARY

    HOMESTEAD | 21370 Homestead Road |Cupertino, CA 95014

    Direct Line: 1 408 522 2505

    GO MUSTANGS!

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Today at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Today at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch, today.

    Science Olympiads: Today, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    Magic, The Gathering: Magic, The Gathering meets in room 29 today.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball:  Play-offs!

    • 6th-grade: 

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:

    After School Sports Season 3:  Tryouts begin 12/9.

    Boys Basketball & Girls Soccer. 

    If interested, turn in your Grade Check Form by Friday 12/6.

    Fill out the tryout waiver form online via Valleyal.org

    GO BEARS!


    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cyberspace:

    Be Safe: 

    • Share and communicate only with those you know.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Share only school appropriate material.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Stay on task.
    • Use devices for school purposes only.

    Go Bears!

    Bear Bravo Winners:

    Last week's Bear Bravos Winners are:

    6th grade - Aditya P. 

    7th grade - Sofia P. 

    8th grade - Muneeb S. 

    Congratulations!

    Rainy Day Reminders: 

    If it is raining:

    • The field, blacktop, quad, Event Center and Bernardo gym will be closed.
    • Students who need to walk in the quad should be on their way OUT of the rain and should only be walking on paved walkways.  
    • Please stay off the turf.
    • WALK everywhere on campus and stay out of the rain and puddles.  
    • Be safe and kind to students in crowded areas.

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  
    • Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.
    • Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Tech Club: Today at lunch - Room 50

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets Today at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club Today at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Yearbook Scrapbooking Club: Meets Today at lunch in room 2.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball:  Play-offs!

    • 6th-grade: 5:30, vs. Hyde Lions, Hyde Gym

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:

    After School Sports Season 3:  Tryouts begin 12/9.

    Boys Basketball & Girls Soccer. 

    If interested, turn in your Grade Check Form by Friday 12/6.

    Fill out the tryout waiver form online via Valleyal.org

    GO BEARS!


    Monday, December 2, 2019  

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cyberspace:

    Be Safe: 

    • Share and communicate only with those you know.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Share only school appropriate material.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Stay on task.
    • Use devices for school purposes only.

    Go Bears!

    GeoBee: National Geographic Bee

    The 2019-2020 National Geographic Bee is here! 

    The Geography Bee is a school-wide geography competition where everyone participates. Questions will range from the American States to Continents, and Countries.

    • Today, all students will participate in the first round of the geography bee in their Core class.
    • The school finalist will compete in a statewide competition against other California middle schoolers. That winner gets to compete in the National Finals! 

    Cupertino-Hsinchu Sister City 2020 Student Exchange Program 

    Be an exchange student and travel to Taiwan! 

    The sister cities of Cupertino and Hsinchu operate a well-established annual student exchange program. The purpose of this program is for student delegations to visit Hsinchu, Taiwan in order to strengthen the bonds between the two communities. 

    If you are interested:

    Exchange Program Information Meeting 

    DATE: Today 

    TIME: 7:00 to 8:00 PM 

    PLACE: Cupertino Community Hall

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  
    • Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.
    • Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. We meet in room 35 at lunch today. Bring your own cube.

    Drawing Club:  Join the Drawing Club for a session of drawing on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 at lunch. We'll compare each others drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    Speech and Debate Club: After school from 3:00 to 3:45 today in room 2.

    FBLA:  Meets today in Room 36 or 40 from 3:10 - 3:40.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball:  Play-offs!

    • 6th-grade: vs. Sunnyvale Spartans, 3:45 @ CMS Event Center

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:

    GO BEARS!


    Friday, November 22, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: 

    Anytime walking and rolling, 

    • BE SAFE
    • BE RESPECTFUL
    • BE RESPONSIBLE 
    • Be aware of your surroundings and be on the lookout for cars when crossing any street. 

    Did you know that CMS has a bike air station located by the front office?  All students are welcome to pump up their tires before heading home for the day. 

    Go Bears! 

    GeoBee: National Geographic Bee

    The 2019-2020 National Geographic Bee is almost here! 

    The Geography Bee is a school-wide geography competition where everyone participates. Questions will range from the American States to Continents, and Countries.

    • On Monday, December 2, all students will participate in the first round of the geography bee in their Core class.
    • The school finalist will compete in a statewide competition against other California middle schoolers. That winner gets to compete in the National Finals! 
    • To get you ready, look for a geography question of the day!

    Cupertino-Hsinchu Sister City 2020 Student Exchange Program 

    Be an exchange student and travel to Taiwan! 

    The sister cities of Cupertino and Hsinchu operate a well-established annual student exchange program. The purpose of this program is for student delegations to visit Hsinchu, Taiwan in order to strengthen the bonds between the two communities.  If you are interested:

    Exchange Program Information Meeting 

    DATE: Monday, December 2nd, 2019 

    TIME: 7:00 to 8:00 PM 

    PLACE: Cupertino Community Hall

    Private High School: Attention 8th-graders applying to Private High School(s): Counselors have received less than 5 Transcript Release Forms so far. If you are applying to Private School, please submit these Transcript Release Forms to your counselor BEFORE our Winter Recess in December to ensure your documents are processed on time. If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your counselor:

    Ms. Fratus (last names A-L)

    Ms. Voigt (last names M-Z)

    NJHS: National Junior Honor Society 

    If you received an invitation to join NJHS, please be sure your paperwork is submitted to Mr. Philips in R:29 or Mr. Taberna in R:44 Today.

    Library: Did you check out a book in the last couple of weeks that you want to read over the Thanksgiving break? Make sure to come to the library before the end of lunch Today, to renew your book.

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  
    • Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.
    • Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  Items are collected each Friday then donated the following Friday.

    FBLA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball:

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:  

    GO BEARS!


    Thursday, November 21, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: 

    Anytime walking and rolling, 

    • BE SAFE
    • BE RESPECTFUL
    • BE RESPONSIBLE 
    • Be aware of your surroundings and be on the lookout for cars when crossing any street. 

    Did you know that CMS has a bike air station located by the front office?  All students are welcome to pump up their tires before heading home for the day. 

    Go Bears! 

    GeoBee:  National Geographic Bee

    The 2019-2020 National Geographic Bee is almost here! 

    The Geography Bee is a school wide geography competition where everyone participates. Questions will range from the American States to Continents, and Countries.

    • On Monday, December 2, all students will participate in the first round of the geography bee in their Core class.
    • The school finalist will compete in a statewide competition against other California middle schoolers. That winner gets to compete in the National Finals! 
    • To get you ready, look for a geography question of the day!

    Private High School: Attention 8th-graders applying to Private High School(s): Counselors have received less than 5 Transcript Release Forms so far. If you are applying to Private School, please submit these Transcript Release Forms to your counselor BEFORE our Winter Recess in December to ensure your documents are processed on time.

    If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your counselor:

    Ms. Fratus (last names A-L)

    Ms. Voigt (last names M-Z)

    NJHS:  National Junior Honor Society 

    If you received an invitation to join NJHS, please be sure your paperwork is submitted to Mr. Philips in R:29 or Mr. Taberna in R:44 by November 22nd.

    Library:  Did you check out a book in the last couple of weeks that you want to read over the Thanksgiving break? Make sure to come to the library before the end of lunch on Friday, November 22nd, to renew your book.

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  
    • Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.
    • Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  Items are collected each Friday then donated the following Friday.

    HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL – UPCOMING 8TH GRADE EVENTS

     Online Registration (OLR) & Residency Verification

    Before completing Residency Verification, all 8th-grade students must be registered using our Online Registration (OLR) tool.  The OLR process must be completed before completing Residency Verification. In early January, parents/guardians will receive an email from the Fremont Union High School District with information and instructions on how to complete the process. Completing the OLR process prior to the dates below is encouraged although there will be stations and assistance available at each session.  Parents/guardians must attend one of the Residency Verification sessions below:

    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, in the Field House
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Cafeteria

    NOTE:  We recommend you make and provide copies of your documents.  Bringing your own copies will make the process quicker. 

    IMPORTANT:  You are still required to bring the originals with you.  Without the originals, we will not be able to complete your registration. 

     8th Grade Information Night for Parents and Students for the Class of 2024 will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm in Homestead’s Large Gym. 

    During this evening, students and parents will be visiting classrooms to learn about course offerings. At the end of the evening, students will select courses for the 2020-21 school year.

    NOTES: 

    • Be seated promptly at 6:00 p.m.
    • Students will not be registered for classes if residency verification has not been completed. 
    • Please bring a pen with you.

    CORI ALVIAR | GUIDANCE AP SECRETARY, Direct Line: 1 408 522 2505             GO MUSTANGS!

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Today at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Today at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch, today.

    Science Olympiads: Today, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    Magic, The Gathering: Magic, The Gathering meets in room 29 today.

    After School Sports Season 2:  vs. Egan Vikings

    Girls’ Volleyball: vs. Sunnyvale Spartans, 6th & 8th-graders Won!

    • 6th-grade: no game
    • 7th-grade: 3:45, Egan Gym
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, Egan Gym

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:  3:45, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: 

    Anytime walking and rolling, 

    • BE SAFE
    • BE RESPECTFUL
    • BE RESPONSIBLE 
    • Be aware of your surroundings and be on the lookout for cars when crossing any street. 

    Did you know that CMS has a bike air station located by the front office?  All students are welcome to pump up their tires before heading home for the day. 

    Go Bears! 

    GeoBee: National Geographic Bee

    The 2019-2020 National Geographic Bee is almost here! 

    The Geography Bee is a school-wide geography competition where everyone participates. Questions will range from the American States to Continents, and Countries.

    • On Monday, December 2, all students will participate in the first round of the geography bee in their Core class.
    • The school finalist will compete in a statewide competition against other California middle schoolers. That winner gets to compete in the National Finals! 
    • To get you ready, look for a geography question of the day!

    Math Festival 2019-2020 at Stocklmeir

    Join Stocklmeir PTA and the Math Committee for the Math Festival 2019-2020!

    The event will be today & tomorrow, November 20 & 21 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

    • Stocklmeir is looking for middle school students from CMS to volunteer.
    • Please sign up if you are able to assist: https://stocklmeir.ivolunteer.com/mathfest_2019
    • Explore fun MATH GAMES, MAZES, and PUZZLES from around the world!
    • To learn more about the Math Fest please visit https://www.stocklmeirpta.org/programs/math-fest
    • If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Math Committee at
    • math_committee@stocklmeirpta.org 

    Private High School: Attention 8th-graders applying to Private High School(s): Counselors have received less than 5 Transcript Release Forms so far. If you are applying to Private School, please submit these Transcript Release Forms to your counselor BEFORE our Winter Recess in December to ensure your documents are processed on time.

    If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your counselor:

    Ms. Fratus (last names A-L)

    Ms. Voigt (last names M-Z)

    NJHS: National Junior Honor Society 

    If you received an invitation to join NJHS, please be sure your paperwork is submitted to Mr. Philips in R:29 or Mr. Taberna in R:44 by November 22nd.

    Library: Did you check out a book in the last couple of weeks that you want to read over the Thanksgiving break? Make sure to come to the library before the end of lunch Friday, November 22nd, to renew your book.

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  
    • Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.
    • Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  Items are collected each Friday then donated the following Friday.

    HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL – UPCOMING 8TH-GRADE EVENTS

     Online Registration (OLR) & Residency Verification

    Before completing Residency Verification, all 8th-grade students must be registered using our Online Registration (OLR) tool.  The OLR process must be completed before completing Residency Verification. In early January, parents/guardians will receive an email from the Fremont Union High School District with information and instructions on how to complete the process. Completing the OLR process prior to the dates below is encouraged although there will be stations and assistance available at each session.  Parents/guardians must attend one of the Residency Verification sessions below:

    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, in the Field House
    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Cafeteria

    NOTE:  We recommend you make and provide copies of your documents.  Bringing your own copies will make the process quicker. 

    IMPORTANT:  You are still required to bring the originals with you.  Without the originals, we will not be able to complete your registration. 

     8th Grade Information Night for Parents and Students for the Class of 2024 will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm in Homestead’s Large Gym. 

    During this evening, students and parents will be visiting classrooms to learn about course offerings. At the end of the evening, students will select courses for the 2020-21 school year.

    NOTES: 

    • Be seated promptly at 6:00 p.m.
    • Students will not be registered for classes if residency verification has not been completed. 
    • Please bring a pen with you.

    CORI ALVIAR | GUIDANCE AP SECRETARY, Direct Line: 1 408 522 2505

    GO MUSTANGS!

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Today at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Today at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch, today.

    Science Olympiads: Today, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    Magic, The Gathering: Magic, The Gathering meets in room 29 today.

    After School Sports Season 2:  vs. Egan Vikings

    Girls’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: no game
    • 7th-grade: 3:45, Egan Gym
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, Egan Gym

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:  3:45, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: 

    Anytime walking and rolling, 

    • BE SAFE
    • BE RESPECTFUL
    • BE RESPONSIBLE 
    • Be aware of your surroundings and be on the lookout for cars when crossing any street. 

    Did you know that CMS has a bike air station located by the front office?  All students are welcome to pump up their tires before heading home for the day. 

    Go Bears! 

    GeoBee: National Geographic Bee

    The 2019-2020 National Geographic Bee is almost here! 

    The Geography Bee is a school-wide geography competition where everyone participates. Questions will range from the American States to Continents, and Countries.

    • On Monday, December 2, all students will participate in the first round of the geography bee in their Core class.
    • The school finalist will compete in a statewide competition against other California middle schoolers. That winner gets to compete in the National Finals! 
    • To get you ready, look for a geography question of the day!

    Math Festival 2019-2020 at Stocklmeir

    Join Stocklmeir PTA and the Math Committee for the Math Festival 2019-2020!

    The event will be Wednesday & Thursday, November 20 & 21 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

    • Stocklmeir is looking for middle school students from CMS to volunteer.
    • Please sign up if you are able to assist: https://stocklmeir.ivolunteer.com/mathfest_2019
    • Explore fun MATH GAMES, MAZES, and PUZZLES from around the world!
    • To learn more about the Math Fest please visit https://www.stocklmeirpta.org/programs/math-fest
    • If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Math Committee at
    • math_committee@stocklmeirpta.org

    NJHS: National Junior Honor Society 

    If you received an invitation to join NJHS, please be sure your paperwork is submitted to Mr. Philips in R:29 or Mr. Taberna in R:44 by November 22nd.

    Library: Did you check out a book in the last couple of weeks that you want to read over the Thanksgiving break? Make sure to come to the library before the end of lunch on Friday, November 22nd, to renew your book.

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  
    • Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.
    • Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Tech Club: Today at lunch - Room 50

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets Tuesdays at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club Tuesdays at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Yearbook Scrapbooking Club: Meets at lunch on Tuesdays in room 2.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    After School Sports Season 2:  vs. Sunnyvale Spartans

    Girls’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3:45, Bernardo Gym
    • 7th-grade: 5:00, Event Center
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, Event Center

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:  3:45, Sunnyvale Gym

    GO BEARS!


    Monday, November 18, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: 

    Anytime walking and rolling, 

    • BE SAFE
    • BE RESPECTFUL
    • BE RESPONSIBLE 
    • Be aware of your surroundings and be on the lookout for cars when crossing any street. 

    Did you know that CMS has a bike air station located by the front office?  All students are welcome to pump up their tires before heading home for the day. 

    Go Bears! 

    GeoBee: National Geographic Bee

    The 2019-2020 National Geographic Bee is almost here! 

    The Geography Bee is a school-wide geography competition where everyone participates. Questions will range from the American States to Continents, and Countries.

    • On Monday, December 2, all students will participate in the first round of the geography bee in their Core class.
    • The school finalist will compete in a statewide competition against other California middle schoolers. That winner gets to compete in the National Finals! 
    • To get you ready, look for a geography question of the day!

    Math Festival 2019-2020 at Stocklmeir

    Join Stocklmeir PTA and the Math Committee for the Math Festival 2019-2020!

    The event will be Wednesday & Thursday, November 20 & 21 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

    • Stocklmeir is looking for middle school students from CMS to volunteer.
    • Please sign up if you are able to assist: https://stocklmeir.ivolunteer.com/mathfest_2019
    • Explore fun MATH GAMES, MAZES, and PUZZLES from around the world!
    • To learn more about the Math Fest please visit https://www.stocklmeirpta.org/programs/math-fest
    • If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Math Committee at math_committee@stocklmeirpta.org

    NJHS: National Junior Honor Society 

    If you received an invitation to join NJHS, please be sure your paperwork is submitted to Mr. Philips in R:29 or Mr. Taberna in R:44 by November 22nd.

    Library: Did you check out a book in the last couple of weeks that you want to read over the Thanksgiving break? Make sure to come to the library before the end of lunch Friday, November 22nd, to renew your book.

    Private School Applications/Recommendations:

    Cupertino Middle School Guidelines

    If you are applying to a private school for next year, please follow these guidelines:

    Step 1:  Obtain an application from the admissions office of the private high school(s).

    Most of these applications are online. Remember to check application deadlines!

    Step 2:  Recommendation Forms: Talk to your teacher(s) prior to putting in his/her email information in the application. The high school(s) will send online recommendation forms directly to these teachers.

    Step 3:  Transcript and Testing Request Forms: Please complete the form and give it to your guidance counselor. For each private school you are applying to, please include a stamped envelope, which should be addressed to the private school with Cupertino Middle School’s address as the return address. Your counselor will mail these documents directly to the school.

    Please allow your teachers and counselors 3-4 weeks to process the forms.

    Helpful Hints: Consider giving the teacher(s) you’ve chosen to write your recommendation a “brag list” or student resume that names your extracurricular activities and interests.

    If you have any questions, please email your guidance counselor:

    ~ Ms. Fratus (Last Names A-L) fratus_jeanna@cusdk8.org

    ~ Ms. Voigt (Last Names M-Z) vernazza_ashley@cusdk8.org

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  
    • Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.
    • Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. We meet in room 35 at lunch today. Bring your own cube.

    Drawing Club:  Join the Drawing Club for a session of drawing on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 at lunch. We'll compare each others drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    Speech and Debate Club: After school from 3:00 to 3:45 today in room 2.

    FBLA:  Meets today in Room 36 or 40 from 3:10 - 3:40.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: Bernardo Gym
    • 7th-grade: Blacktop
    • 8th-grade: Event Center

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:  

    GO BEARS!


    Friday, November 15, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Have a happy and healthy lunch and respect the campus rules.

    Be Safe: 

    • Remember to walk everywhere on campus including the hallways and quad on the way to the lunch line.

    Be Respectful:

    • Keep our campus clean -- eat your food respectfully and clean up after yourself so others don't have to!

    Be Responsible: 

      • Keep your food and your hands to yourself.
      • Students who have difficulty remembering the rules will be asked to help with clean-up in the quad.
    • Keep calm and lunch on!

    Go Bears!

    Safety Tips: CMS Rollers, on the way to school, it’s safest for you to walk your bikes, skateboards, and scooters beginning a block away from campus. After school traffic is heavy so walk your wheels until you are a block away from campus before rolling away and enjoying the rest of your day!

    NJHS: National Junior Honor Society 

    If you received an invitation to join NJHS, please be sure your paperwork is submitted to Mr. Philips in R:29 or Mr. Taberna in R:44 by November 22nd.

    Library: Are you interested in being a library aid at lunch or brunch December through February? Go to the library page on the CMS website to fill out an application. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 20th.

    Private School Applications/Recommendations:

    Cupertino Middle School Guidelines

    If you are applying to a private school for next year, please follow these guidelines:

    Step 1:  Obtain an application from the admissions office of the private high school(s). Most of these applications are online. Remember to check application deadlines!

    Step 2:  Recommendation Forms: Talk to your teacher(s) prior to putting in his/her email information in the application. The high school(s) will send online recommendation forms directly to these teachers.

    Step 3:  Transcript and Testing Request Forms: Please complete the form and give it to your guidance counselor. For each private school you are applying to, please include a stamped envelope, which should be addressed to the private school with Cupertino Middle School’s address as the return address. Your counselor will mail these documents directly to the school.

    Please allow your teachers and counselors 3-4 weeks to process the forms.

    Helpful Hints: Consider giving the teacher(s) you’ve chosen to write your recommendation a “brag list” or student resume that names your extracurricular activities and interests.

    If you have any questions, please email your guidance counselor:

    ~ Ms. Fratus (Last Names A-L) fratus_jeanna@cusdk8.org

    ~ Ms. Voigt (Last Names M-Z) vernazza_ashley@cusdk8.org

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  
    • Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.
    • Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    FBLA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball: No Practice

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:  

    GO BEARS!


    Thursday, November 14, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Have a happy and healthy lunch and respect the campus rules.

    Be Safe: 

    • Remember to walk everywhere on campus including the hallways and quad on the way to the lunch line.

    Be Respectful:

    • Keep our campus clean -- eat your food respectfully and clean up after yourself so others don't have to!

    Be Responsible: 

      • Keep your food and your hands to yourself.
      • Students who have difficulty remembering the rules will be asked to help with clean-up in the quad.
    • Keep calm and lunch on!

    Go Bears!

    Yosemite: There is a Yosemite Meeting TODAY, at lunch in the Event Center. All 8th graders planning to attend Yosemite please attend. Attendance will be taken after the meeting. Bring your lunch.  

    NJHS: National Junior Honor Society 

    If you received an invitation to join NJHS, please be sure your paperwork is submitted to Mr. Philips in R:29 or Mr. Taberna in R:44 by Nov. 22nd.

    Bear Pride Friday: Students and Staff - Tomorrow is Friday! 

    Show your Bear Spirit by wearing your Bear Wear or any Blue and Gold! 

    Let's see how much spirit is out there!

    Go Bears!

    Library: Are you interested in being a library aid at lunch or brunch December through February? Go to the library page on the CMS website to fill out an application. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 20th.

    Private School Applications/Recommendations:

    Cupertino Middle School Guidelines

    If you are applying to a private school for next year, please follow these guidelines:

    Step 1:  Obtain an application from the admissions office of the private high school(s). Most of these applications are online. Remember to check application deadlines!

    Step 2:  Recommendation Forms: Talk to your teacher(s) prior to putting in his/her email information in the application. The high school(s) will send online recommendation forms directly to these teachers.

    Step 3:  Transcript and Testing Request Forms: Please complete the form and give it to your guidance counselor. For each private school you are applying to, please include a stamped envelope, which should be addressed to the private school with Cupertino Middle School’s address as the return address. Your counselor will mail these documents directly to the school.

    Please allow your teachers and counselors 3-4 weeks to process the forms.

     Helpful Hints: Consider giving the teacher(s) you’ve chosen to write your recommendation a “brag list” or student resume that names your extracurricular activities and interests.

    If you have any questions, please email your guidance counselor:

    ~ Ms. Fratus (Last Names A-L) fratus_jeanna@cusdk8.org

    ~ Ms. Voigt (Last Names M-Z) vernazza_ashley@cusdk8.org

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  
    • Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.
    • Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Today at Lunch in room 5.

    Shogi Club: (Japanese Chess) meets at lunch Today in room 8.

    Equality Club: Equality Club meets Today in room 29.

    After School Sports Season 2:  vs. Graham Bears

    Girls’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3:45, Bernardo Gym
    • 7th-grade: 5:00, CMS Event Center
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, CMS Event Center

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:  3:45, Graham Gym

    GO BEARS!


    Wednesday, November 13, 2019  

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Have a happy and healthy lunch and respect the campus rules.

    Be Safe: 

    • Remember to walk everywhere on campus including the hallways and quad on the way to the lunch line.

    Be Respectful:

    • Keep our campus clean -- eat your food respectfully and clean up after yourself so others don't have to!

    Be Responsible: 

      • Keep your food and your hands to yourself.
      • Students who have difficulty remembering the rules will be asked to help with clean-up in the quad.
    • Keep calm and lunch on!

    Go Bears!

    Yosemite: There will be a Yosemite Meeting tomorrow, Thursday, November 14th, at lunch in the Event Center. All 8th graders planning to attend Yosemite please attend. Attendance will be taken after the meeting. Bring your lunch.  

    Library: Are you interested in being a library aid at lunch or brunch December through February? Go to the library page on the CMS website to fill out an application. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 20th.

    Private School Applications/Recommendations:

    Cupertino Middle School Guidelines

    If you are applying to a private school for next year, please follow these guidelines:

    Step 1:  Obtain an application from the admissions office of the private high school(s). Most of these applications are online. Remember to check application deadlines!

    Step 2:  Recommendation Forms: Talk to your teacher(s) prior to putting in his/her email information in the application. The high school(s) will send online recommendation forms directly to these teachers.

    Step 3:  Transcript and Testing Request Forms: Please complete the form and give it to your guidance counselor. For each private school you are applying to, please include a stamped envelope, which should be addressed to the private school with Cupertino Middle School’s address as the return address. Your counselor will mail these documents directly to the school.

    Please allow your teachers and counselors 3-4 weeks to process the forms.

    Helpful Hints: Consider giving the teacher(s) you’ve chosen to write your recommendation a “brag list” or student resume that names your extracurricular activities and interests.

    If you have any questions, please email your guidance counselor:

    ~ Ms. Fratus (Last Names A-L) fratus_jeanna@cusdk8.org

    ~ Ms. Voigt (Last Names M-Z) vernazza_ashley@cusdk8.org

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  
    • Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.
    • Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Today at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Today at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch, today.

    Science Olympiads: Today, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    Magic, The Gathering: Magic, The Gathering meets in room 29 today.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: Blacktop
    • 7th-grade: Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: Event Center

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:  

    GO BEARS!


    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Have a happy and healthy lunch and respect the campus rules.

    Be Safe: 

    • Remember to walk everywhere on campus including the hallways and quad on the way to the lunch line.

    Be Respectful:

    • Keep our campus clean -- eat your food respectfully and clean up after yourself so others don't have to!

    Be Responsible: 

      • Keep your food and your hands to yourself.
      • Students who have difficulty remembering the rules will be asked to help with clean-up in the quad.
    • Keep calm and lunch on!

    Go Bears!

    Yosemite: There will be a Yosemite Meeting Thursday, November 14th at lunch in the Event Center. All 8th graders planning to attend Yosemite please attend. Attendance will be taken after the meeting.  

    Library: Are you interested in being a library aid at lunch or brunch December through February? Go to the library page on the CMS website to fill out an application. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 20th.

    Private School Applications/Recommendations:

    Cupertino Middle School Guidelines

    If you are applying to a private school for next year, please follow these guidelines:

    Step 1:  Obtain an application from the admissions office of the private high school(s). Most of these applications are online. Remember to check application deadlines!

    Step 2:  Recommendation Forms: Talk to your teacher(s) prior to putting in his/her email information in the application. The high school(s) will send online recommendation forms directly to these teachers.

    Step 3:  Transcript and Testing Request Forms: Please complete the form and give it to your guidance counselor. For each private school you are applying to, please include a stamped envelope, which should be addressed to the private school with Cupertino Middle School’s address as the return address. Your counselor will mail these documents directly to the school.

    Please allow your teachers and counselors 3-4 weeks to process the forms.

    Helpful Hints: Consider giving the teacher(s) you’ve chosen to write your recommendation a “brag list” or student resume that names your extracurricular activities and interests.

    If you have any questions, please email your guidance counselor:

    ~ Ms. Fratus (Last Names A-L) fratus_jeanna@cusdk8.org

    ~ Ms. Voigt (Last Names M-Z) vernazza_ashley@cusdk8.org

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  
    • Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.
    • Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    FBLA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: Blacktop
    • 7th-grade: Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: Event Center

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:  

    GO BEARS!


    Friday, November 8, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cell Phones & Electronics:

    Be Safe: 

    • Cell phones, devices, & other electronics must be turned OFF and kept in the student’s backpack at all times.  All times = before school, after school, brunch, and lunch.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Only use cellphones & electronics under staff supervision.
    • Never take photographs of students or school activities.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Students taking a class where they take photos around campus need to wear specific badges when taking photos and use a school-issued device.

    Go Bears!

    Safety Tips: CMS Rollers, it’s safest for you to walk your bikes, skateboards, or scooters beginning a block away from campus. After school vehicular traffic is heavy so walk your wheels until you are a block away from campus before rolling away and enjoying the rest of your day!

    Library: Are you interested in being a library aid at lunch or brunch December through February? Go to the library page on the CMS website to fill out an application. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 20th.

    Private School Applications/Recommendations:

    Cupertino Middle School Guidelines

    If you are applying to a private school for next year, please follow these guidelines:

    Step 1:  Obtain an application from the admissions office of the private high school(s). Most of these applications are online. Remember to check application deadlines!

    Step 2:  Recommendation Forms: Talk to your teacher(s) prior to putting in his/her email information in the application. The high school(s) will send online recommendation forms directly to these teachers.

    Step 3:  Transcript and Testing Request Forms: Please complete the form and give it to your guidance counselor. For each private school you are applying to, please include a stamped envelope, which should be addressed to the private school with Cupertino Middle School’s address as the return address. Your counselor will mail these documents directly to the school.

    Please allow your teachers and counselors 3-4 weeks to process the forms.

    Helpful Hints: Consider giving the teacher(s) you’ve chosen to write your recommendation a “brag list” or student resume that names your extracurricular activities and interests.

    If you have any questions, please email your guidance counselor:

    ~ Ms. Fratus (Last Names A-L) fratus_jeanna@cusdk8.org

    ~ Ms. Voigt (Last Names M-Z) vernazza_ashley@cusdk8.org

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

      • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
      • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
      • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
      • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
      • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
      • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., TODAY, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  
    • Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.
    • Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball: No Practice Today

    Monday, November 11: 

    • 6th-grade: No Practice
    • 7th-grade: Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: Event Center

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:  

    GO BEARS!


    Thursday, November 7, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cell Phones & Electronics:

    Be Safe: 

    • Cell phones, devices, & other electronics must be turned OFF and kept in the student’s backpack at all times.  All times = before school, after school, brunch, and lunch.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Only use cellphones & electronics under staff supervision.
    • Never take photographs of students or school activities.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Students taking a class where they take photos around campus need to wear specific badges when taking photos and use a school-issued device.

    Go Bears!

    Safety Tips: CMS Rollers, it’s safest for you to walk your bikes, skateboards, or scooters beginning a block away from campus. After school vehicular traffic is heavy so walk your wheels until you are a block away from campus before rolling away and enjoying the rest of your day!

    Bear Pride Friday: Students and Staff - Tomorrow is Friday! Show your Bear Spirit by wearing orange to show support to end bullying. 

    Go Bears!

    Library: Are you interested in being a library aid at lunch or brunch December through February? Go to the library page on the CMS website to fill out an application. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 20th.

    Private School Applications/Recommendations:

    Cupertino Middle School Guidelines

    If you are applying to a private school for next year, please follow these guidelines:

     Step 1:  Obtain an application from the admissions office of the private high school(s). Most of these applications are online. Remember to check application deadlines!

    Step 2:  Recommendation Forms: Talk to your teacher(s) prior to putting in his/her email information in the application. The high school(s) will send online recommendation forms directly to these teachers.

    Step 3:  Transcript and Testing Request Forms: Please complete the form and give it to your guidance counselor. For each private school you are applying to, please include a stamped envelope, which should be addressed to the private school with Cupertino Middle School’s address as the return address. Your counselor will mail these documents directly to the school.

    Please allow your teachers and counselors 3-4 weeks to process the forms.

    Helpful Hints: Consider giving the teacher(s) you’ve chosen to write your recommendation a “brag list” or student resume that names your extracurricular activities and interests.

    If you have any questions, please email your guidance counselor:

    ~ Ms. Fratus (Last Names A-L) fratus_jeanna@cusdk8.org

    ~ Ms. Voigt (Last Names M-Z) vernazza_ashley@cusdk8.org

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

      • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
      • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
      • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
      • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
      • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
      • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
      • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Tomorrow, November 8.
      • Winners will be notified via email by November 2.

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  
    • Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.
    • Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Today at lunch in room 5.

    Shogi Club: (Japanese Chess) meets Today at lunch in room 8.

    Equality Club: Equality Club meets Today in room 29.

    After School Sports Season 2:  vs. Lawson  Lightning

    Girls’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3:45, Lawson Blacktop
    • 7th-grade: 5:00, Lawson Gym
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, Lawson Gym

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:  3:45, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cell Phones & Electronics:

    Be Safe: 

    • Cell phones, devices, & other electronics must be turned OFF and kept in the student’s backpack at all times.  All times = before school, after school, brunch, and lunch.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Only use cellphones & electronics under staff supervision.
    • Never take photographs of students or school activities.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Students taking a class where they take photos around campus need to wear specific badges when taking photos and use a school-issued device.

    Go Bears!

    Library: Are you interested in being a library aid at lunch or brunch December through February? Go to the library page on the CMS website to fill out an application. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 20th.

    Private School Applications/Recommendations:

    Cupertino Middle School Guidelines

    If you are applying to a private school for next year, please follow these guidelines:

    Step 1:  Obtain an application from the admissions office of the private high school(s).Most of these applications are online. Remember to check application deadlines!

    Step 2:  Recommendation Forms: Talk to your teacher(s) prior to putting in his/her email information in the application. The high school(s) will send online recommendation forms directly to these teachers.

    Step 3:  Transcript and Testing Request Forms: Please complete the form and give it to your guidance counselor. For each private school you are applying to, please include a stamped envelope, which should be addressed to the private school with Cupertino Middle School’s address as the return address. Your counselor will mail these documents directly to the school.

    Please allow your teachers and counselors 3-4 weeks to process the forms.

    Helpful Hints: Consider giving the teacher(s) you’ve chosen to write your recommendation a “brag list” or student resume that names your extracurricular activities and interests.

    If you have any questions, please email your guidance counselor:

    ~ Ms. Fratus (Last Names A-L) fratus_jeanna@cusdk8.org

    ~ Ms. Voigt (Last Names M-Z) vernazza_ashley@cusdk8.org

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

      • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
      • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
      • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
      • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
      • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
      • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508

     

    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8

     

    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  
    • Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.
    • Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Today at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Today at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch.

    Magic, The Gathering: Magic, The Gathering meets in room 29 Today.

    Science Olympiads: Today, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: Blacktop
    • 7th-grade: Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: Event Center

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:  

    GO BEARS!


    Tuesday, November 5, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cell Phones & Electronics:

    Be Safe: 

    • Cell phones, devices, & other electronics must be turned OFF and kept in the student’s backpack at all times.  All times = before school, after school, brunch, and lunch.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Only use cellphones & electronics under staff supervision.
    • Never take photographs of students or school activities.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Students taking a class where they take photos around campus need to wear specific badges when taking photos and use a school-issued device.

    Go Bears!

    Student Council:  November Student Council Meeting is TODAY in Room 1. Please remember to bring your T-Shirt order form if you'd like to order a Student Council T-Shirt. See you there!

    Private School Applications/Recommendations:

    Cupertino Middle School Guidelines

    If you are applying to a private school for next year, please follow these guidelines:

    Step 1:  Obtain an application from the admissions office of the private high school(s).

    Most of these applications are online. Remember to check application deadlines!

    Step 2:  Recommendation Forms: Talk to your teacher(s) prior to putting in his/her email

    information in the application. The high school(s) will send online recommendation forms directly to these teachers.

    Step 3:  Transcript and Testing Request Forms: Please complete the form and give it to

    your guidance counselor. For each private school you are applying to, please

    include a stamped envelope, which should be addressed to the private school

    with Cupertino Middle School’s address as the return address. Your counselor will

    mail these documents directly to the school.

    Please allow your teachers and counselors 3-4 weeks to process the forms. 

    Helpful Hints: Consider giving the teacher(s) you’ve chosen to write your recommendation a “brag list” or student resume that names your extracurricular activities and interests.

    If you have any questions, please email your guidance counselor:

    ~ Ms. Fratus (Last Names A-L) fratus_jeanna@cusdk8.org

    ~ Ms. Voigt (Last Names M-Z) vernazza_ashley@cusdk8.org

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

      • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
      • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
      • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
      • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
      • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
      • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    • To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  
    • Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.
    • Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Programming Tiny Computers Club: 

    Lights, sounds, and touch sensors! Program all these and more at Programming Tiny Computers Club. Come learn how to code and make things that interact with the real world, not just the online world. Whether you’re an expert programmer, have never coded before, or are interested in learning more about things like MakeCode and Arduino, join us TODAY at lunch in Room 2.

    Tech Club: Today at lunch - Room 50

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets Today at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club Today at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Yearbook Scrapbooking Club: Meets at lunch Today in room 2.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.After School Sports Season 2:  vs, Columbia Bulldogs

    Girls’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3:45, Columbia Gym
    • 7th-grade: 5:00, Columbia Gym
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, Columbia Gym

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:  3:45, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Monday, November 4, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cell Phones & Electronics:

    Be Safe: 

    • Cell phones, devices, & other electronics must be turned OFF and kept in the student’s backpack at all times.  All times = before school, after school, brunch, and lunch.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Only use cellphones & electronics under staff supervision.
    • Never take photographs of students or school activities.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Students taking a class where they take photos around campus need to wear specific badges when taking photos and use a school-issued device.

    Go Bears!

    Student Council:  November Student Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 5th in Room 1. Please remember to bring your T-Shirt order form if you'd like to order a Student Council T-Shirt. See you there!

    Private School Applications/Recommendations:

    Cupertino Middle School Guidelines

    If you are applying to a private school for next year, please follow these guidelines:

    Step 1:  Obtain an application from the admissions office of the private high school(s).

    Most of these applications are online. Remember to check application deadlines!

    Step 2:  Recommendation Forms: Talk to your teacher(s) prior to putting in his/her email

    information in the application. The high school(s) will send online recommendation forms directly to these teachers.

    Step 3:  Transcript and Testing Request Forms: Please complete the form and give it to

    your guidance counselor. For each private school you are applying to, please

    include a stamped envelope, which should be addressed to the private school

    with Cupertino Middle School’s address as the return address. Your counselor will

    mail these documents directly to the school.

    Please allow your teachers and counselors 3-4 weeks to process the forms.

    Helpful Hints: Consider giving the teacher(s) you’ve chosen to write your recommendation a “brag list” or student resume that names your extracurricular activities and interests.

    If you have any questions, please email your guidance counselor:

    ~ Ms. Fratus (Last Names A-L) fratus_jeanna@cusdk8.org

    ~ Ms. Voigt (Last Names M-Z) vernazza_ashley@cusdk8.org

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

    • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
    • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
    • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
    • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
    • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
    • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    Programming Tiny Computers Club: 

    Lights, sounds, and touch sensors! Program all these and more at Programming Tiny Computers Club. Come learn how to code and make things that interact with the real world, not just the online world. Whether you’re an expert programmer, have never coded before, or are interested in learning more about things like MakeCode and Arduino, join us Tuesdays at lunch in Room 27!

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Thursdays at Lunch in room 5.

    Shogi Club: (Japanese Chess) meets at lunch in room 8.

    Equality Club: Equality Club meets on Thursdays in room 29.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: blacktop
    • 7th-grade: Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: Event Center

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:

    GO BEARS!


    Thursday, October 31, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day! Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations of: 

    Be Safe: leave campus at the last bell unless you are participating in a sport or have an after-school activity. 

    Be Respectful: wait until you are off-campus to use your phone. 

    Be Responsible: devices are turned off and kept in student’s backpack before school, after school, brunch, and lunchtime.

    Go Bears!

    Student Council:  November Student Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 1st in Room 1. Please remember to bring your T-Shirt order form if you'd like to order a Student Council T-Shirt. See you there! 

    Private School Applications/Recommendations:

    Cupertino Middle School Guidelines

    If you are applying to a private school for next year, please follow these guidelines:

    Step 1:  Obtain an application from the admissions office of the private high school(s).

    Most of these applications are online. Remember to check application deadlines!

    Step 2:  Recommendation Forms: Talk to your teacher(s) prior to putting in his/her email

    information in the application. The high school(s) will send online recommendation forms directly to these teachers.

    Step 3:  Transcript and Testing Request Forms: Please complete the form and give it to

    your guidance counselor. For each private school you are applying to, please

    include a stamped envelope, which should be addressed to the private school

    with Cupertino Middle School’s address as the return address. Your counselor will

    mail these documents directly to the school.

    Please allow your teachers and counselors 3-4 weeks to process the forms.

    Helpful Hints: Consider giving the teacher(s) you’ve chosen to write your recommendation a “brag list” or student resume that names your extracurricular activities and interests.

    If you have any questions, please email your guidance counselor:

    ~ Ms. Fratus (Last Names A-L) fratus_jeanna@cusdk8.org

    ~ Ms. Voigt (Last Names M-Z) vernazza_ashley@cusdk8.org

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

    • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
    • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
    • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
    • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
    • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
    • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Thursdays at Lunch in room 5.

    Shogi Club: (Japanese Chess) meets at lunch in room 8.

    Equality Club: Equality Club meets on Thursdays in room 29.

    Hyde vs. CMS

    Girls’ Volleyball:

    • 6th-grade: 1-3
    • 7th-grade: 1-2
    • 8th-grade: 0-2

    After School Sports Season 2:  vs. Miller Mustangs

    Girls’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3:45, Miller Blacktop
    • 7th-grade: 5:00, Miller Gym
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, Miller Gym

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:

    3:45, Event Center

    GO BEARS!


    Wednesday, October 30, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day! Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations of: 

    Be Safe: leave campus at the last bell unless you are participating in a sport or have an after-school activity. 

    Be Respectful: wait until you are off-campus to use your phone. 

    Be Responsible: devices are turned off and kept in student’s backpack before school, after school, brunch, and lunchtime.

    Go Bears!

    Student Council:  November Student Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 1st in Room 1. Please remember to bring your T-Shirt order form if you'd like to order a Student Council T-Shirt. See you there!

    Private School Applications/Recommendations:

    Cupertino Middle School Guidelines

    If you are applying to a private school for next year, please follow these guidelines:

    Step 1:  Obtain an application from the admissions office of the private high school(s).

    Most of these applications are online. Remember to check application deadlines!

    Step 2:  Recommendation Forms: Talk to your teacher(s) prior to putting in his/her email

    information in the application. The high school(s) will send online recommendation forms directly to these teachers.

    Step 3:  Transcript and Testing Request Forms: Please complete the form and give it to

    your guidance counselor. For each private school you are applying to, please

    include a stamped envelope, which should be addressed to the private school

    with Cupertino Middle School’s address as the return address. Your counselor will

    mail these documents directly to the school.

    Please allow your teachers and counselors 3-4 weeks to process the forms.

    Helpful Hints: Consider giving the teacher(s) you’ve chosen to write your recommendation a “brag list” or student resume that names your extracurricular activities and interests.

    If you have any questions, please email your guidance counselor:

    ~ Ms. Fratus (Last Names A-L) fratus_jeanna@cusdk8.org

    ~ Ms. Voigt (Last Names M-Z) vernazza_ashley@cusdk8.org

    Halloween Costume Guidelines: 

    Thursday, October 31st, CMS will celebrate Halloween!  Enjoy the day by following these guidelines: 

    • Make sure your costume is appropriate for school. 
    • The school dress code will be in effect for all students (refer to p. 12 in the student handbook) ...All clothing must cover undergarments and the areas they are intended to cover when standing, sitting, squatting, or bending at the waist...The staff and administration reserve the right to determine whether clothing is appropriate for the school setting.
    • Hair and makeup must be completed at home. Do not bring these items to school.
    • Masks may not fully cover the face or head.   
    • No weapons, real or fake, of any kind, are allowed. 
    • Keep your props to a minimum
    • If you are not sure whether or not your costume is appropriate, it probably isn’t! 
    • Students who come to school with inappropriate costumes will be asked to change.
    • Costumes must celebrate the spirit of Halloween fun.  
    • Costumes should never be used to intimidate others. 

    Let’s make this Halloween a true CMS festivity! Go Bears, Ghouls, and Goblins!

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

    • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
    • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
    • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
    • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
    • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
    • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Wednesdays at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch.

    Science Olympiads: Wednesdays, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    Magic, The Gathering: Magic, The Gathering meets in room 29 on Wednesdays.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: Blacktop
    • 7th-grade: Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: Event Center

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:

    GO BEARS!


    Tuesday, October 29, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day! Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations of: 

    Be Safe: leave campus at the last bell unless you are participating in a sport or have an after-school activity. 

    Be Respectful: wait until you are off-campus to use your phone. 

    Be Responsible: devices are turned off and kept in student’s backpack before school, after school, brunch, and lunchtime.

    Go Bears!

    Bear Bravos: Congratulations to last week's Bear Bravo Raffle Winners!

    • 6th-grade: Joseph H. 
    • 7th-grade: Azra B. 
    • 8th-grade: William H. 

    Thanks for showing your Bear Pride!

    WEB: Attention all WEB leaders: there is a mandatory meeting TODAY at brunch in room 9 to prep for the social. 

    CMS-PTO Dine Out Night:  

    Hey Bears - it's Taco Tuesday! 

    Head to the Chipotle on Homestead tonight between 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Enjoy some great food and help raise money for our school. Remember to mention CMS-PTO when you order. Have a burrito-ful day, Cupertino!

    Haunted House: Come to CMS's annual haunted house! 

    • The theme this year is "A Haunted Hospital"! 
    • TODAY is the day!
    • From 3:15 to 4:30! 
    • See you there!

    Halloween Costume Guidelines: 

    Thursday, October 31st, CMS will celebrate Halloween!  Enjoy the day by following these guidelines: 

    • Make sure your costume is appropriate for school. 
    • The school dress code will be in effect for all students (refer to p. 12 in the student handbook) ...All clothing must cover undergarments and the areas they are intended to cover when standing, sitting, squatting, or bending at the waist...The staff and administration reserve the right to determine whether clothing is appropriate for the school setting.
    • Hair and makeup must be completed at home. Do not bring these items to school.
    • Masks may not fully cover the face or head.   
    • No weapons, real or fake, of any kind, are allowed. 
    • Keep your props to a minimum
    • If you are not sure whether or not your costume is appropriate, it probably isn’t! 
    • Students who come to school with inappropriate costumes will be asked to change.
    • Costumes must celebrate the spirit of Halloween fun.  
    • Costumes should never be used to intimidate others. 

    Let’s make this Halloween a true CMS festivity! Go Bears, Ghouls, and Goblins!

    Tech Club: Today at lunch - Room 50

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets Tuesdays at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club Tuesdays at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Yearbook Scrapbooking Club: Meets at lunch on Tuesdays in room 2.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    After School Sports Season 2:  vs. Hyde Lions

    Girls’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3:45, Bernardo Gym
    • 7th-grade: 5:00, Event Center
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, Event Center

    Wrestling, 6th, 7th, & 8th:

    3:45, Hyde Gym

    GO BEARS!


    Monday, October 28, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day! Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations of: 

    Be Safe: leave campus at the last bell unless you are participating in a sport or have an after-school activity. 

    Be Respectful: wait until you are off-campus to use your phone. 

    Be Responsible: devices are turned off and kept in student’s backpack before school, after school, brunch, and lunchtime.

    Go Bears!

    CMS-PTO Dine Out Night:  

    Holy guacamole - Chipotle night is tomorrow, October 29th! Take a break from working on your Halloween costume and go to the Chipotle on Homestead between 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Be sure to mention CMS-PTO when you order. Enjoy tacos and burritos and Chipotle will make a donation to our school. Guac on, Cupertino! 

    Haunted House: Come to CMS's annual haunted house! 

    • The theme this year is "A Haunted Hospital"! 
    • It's in room 23 tomorrow, October 29th 
    • From 3:15 to 4:30! 
    • See you there!

    Halloween Costume Guidelines: 

    Thursday, October 31st, CMS will celebrate Halloween!  Enjoy the day by following these guidelines: 

    • Make sure your costume is appropriate for school. 
    • The school dress code will be in effect for all students (refer to p. 12 in the student handbook) ...All clothing must cover undergarments and the areas they are intended to cover when standing, sitting, squatting, or bending at the waist...The staff and administration reserve the right to determine whether clothing is appropriate for the school setting.
    • Hair and makeup must be completed at home (not at school). Do not bring these items to school.
    • Masks may not fully cover the face or head.   
    • No weapons, real or fake, of any kind, are allowed. 
    • Keep your props to a minimum
    • If you are not sure whether or not your costume is appropriate, it probably isn’t! 
    • Students who come to school with inappropriate costumes will be asked to change.
    • Costumes must celebrate the spirit of Halloween fun.  
    • Costumes should never be used to intimidate others. 

    Let’s make this Halloween a true CMS festivity! Go Bears, Ghouls, and Goblins!

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. We meet in room 35 at lunch today. Bring your own cube.

    Drawing Club:  Join the Drawing Club for a session of drawing on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 at lunch. We'll compare each others drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    Speech and Debate Club: After school from 3:00 to 3:45 today in room 2.

    FBLA:  Meets today in Room 36 or 40 from 3:10 - 3:40.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Scores from Girls’ Volleyball vs. Kennedy Cougars:

    6th-grade: 1-0; 7th-grade: 1-1; 8th-grade: 1-1

    Girls’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: no practice
    • 7th-grade: Bernardo gym
    • 8th-grade: Event center

    GO BEARS!


    Friday, October 25, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: Every day CMS, it’s so important for you to be aware of your surroundings when walking or rolling in the neighborhood. 

    Tip #1: When you cross any street, make sure to make eye contact with drivers so that you know they are fully aware of your presence. 

    Tip #2: Be mindful of the rules of the road and keep to your designated space, like sidewalks and crosswalks, to be safe!

    Go Bears!

    Book Fair: Scholastic Book Fair will be open today, from 7:45 am through lunch to browse and purchase books. All proceeds benefit the CMS Library. 

    CMS-PTO Dine Out Night:  

    Taco Tuesday is coming! Take your family to Chipotle at 20688 Homestead on Tuesday, October 29. Go between 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, mention CMS-PTO when you order, and get a great meal. Chipotle will make a donation to CMS-PTO, which supports CMS students and staff.  

    Boo Grams! Today is the last day the CMS Science Olympiads team is selling Halloween Boo Grams in the quad at lunch today through Friday 10/25. 

    • For $2 you can customize a Halloween card and send a fa-boo-lous gift bag to a friend
    • You can even trick or treat yo'self! 
    • The Boo Grams will be delivered on Halloween and will really give your pumpkin something to talk about. Creep it real CMS!

    Haunted House: Come to CMS's annual haunted house! 

    • The theme this year is "A Haunted Hospital"! 
    • It's in room 23 on Tuesday, October 29th 
    • From 3:15 to 4:30! 
    • See you there!

    Halloween Costume Guidelines: 

    Thursday, October 31st, CMS will celebrate Halloween!  Enjoy the day by following these guidelines: 

    • Make sure your costume is appropriate for school. 
    • The school dress code will be in effect for all students (refer to p. 12 in the student handbook) ...All clothing must cover undergarments and the areas they are intended to cover when standing, sitting, squatting, or bending at the waist...The staff and administration reserve the right to determine whether clothing is appropriate for the school setting.
    • Hair and makeup must be completed at home (not at school). Do not bring these items to school.
    • Masks may not fully cover the face or head.   
    • No weapons, real or fake, of any kind, are allowed. 
    • Keep your props to a minimum
    • If you are not sure whether or not your costume is appropriate, it probably isn’t! 
    • Students who come to school with inappropriate costumes will be asked to change.
    • Costumes must celebrate the spirit of Halloween fun.  
    • Costumes should never be used to intimidate others. 

    Let’s make this Halloween a true CMS festivity! Go Bears, Ghouls, and Goblins!

    FBLA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: Bernardo Gym

    GO BEARS!


    Thursday, October 24, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: Every day CMS, it’s so important for you to be aware of your surroundings when walking or rolling in the neighborhood. 

    Tip #1: When you cross any street, make sure to make eye contact with drivers so that you know they are fully aware of your presence. 

    Tip #2: Be mindful of the rules of the road and keep to your designated space, like sidewalks and crosswalks, to be safe!

    Go Bears!

    Bear Pride Friday: Students and Staff - Tomorrow is Friday! 

    Show your Bear Spirit by wearing your Bear Wear or any Blue and Gold! 

    Let's see how much spirit is out there!

    Go Bears!

    Book Fair: Scholastic Book Fair will be open today, 7:45 am - 3:30 pm.and tomorrow from 7:45 am through lunch to browse and purchase books. 

    All proceeds benefit the CMS Library. 

    Homework Center: Due to the Book Fair the Homework Center will be in room 50 today.

    CMS-PTO Dine Out Night:  

    Taco Tuesday is coming! Take your family to the Chipotle at 20688 Homestead on Tuesday, October 29. Go between 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, mention CMS-PTO when you order, and get a great meal. Chipotle will make a donation to CMS-PTO, which supports CMS students and staff.  

    Boo Grams! The CMS Science Olympiads team is selling Halloween Boo Grams in the quad at lunch today through Friday 10/25. 

    • For $2 you can customize a Halloween card and send a fa-boo-lous gift bag to a friend
    • You can even trick or treat yo'self! 
    • The Boo Grams will be delivered on Halloween and will really give your pumpkin something to talk about. Creep it real CMS!

    Haunted House: Come to CMS's annual haunted house! 

    • The theme this year is "A Haunted Hospital"! 
    • It's in room 23 on Tuesday, October 29th 
    • From 3:15 to 4:30! 
    • See you there!

    Halloween Costume Guidelines: 

    Thursday, October 31st, CMS will celebrate Halloween!  Enjoy the day by following these guidelines: 

    • Make sure your costume is appropriate for school. 
    • The school dress code will be in effect for all students (refer to p. 12 in the student handbook) ...All clothing must cover undergarments and the areas they are intended to cover when standing, sitting, squatting, or bending at the waist...The staff and administration reserve the right to determine whether clothing is appropriate for the school setting.
    • Hair and makeup must be completed at home (not at school). Do not bring these items to school.
    • Masks may not fully cover the face or head.   
    • No weapons, real or fake, of any kind, are allowed. 
    • Keep your props to a minimum
    • If you are not sure whether or not your costume is appropriate, it probably isn’t! 
    • Students who come to school with inappropriate costumes will be asked to change.
    • Costumes must celebrate the spirit of Halloween fun.  
    • Costumes should never be used to intimidate others. 

    Let’s make this Halloween a true CMS festivity! Go Bears, Ghouls, and Goblins!

    Drama Club:  Want to learn fun drama games? Interested in joining CMS' annual Haunted House? Then join Drama Club! Thursdays at lunch in room 23. 

    See you there.

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Thursdays at Lunch in room 5.

    Shogi Club: (Japanese Chess) meets at lunch in room 8.

    Equality Club: Equality Club meets on Thursdays in room 29.

    6/7th-Grade Softball: All 6/7th-grade softball players that want to participate in an end-of-season lunch meet outside the front office at the beginning of brunch TODAY, Thursday, 10/24 for a brief discussion with the Coach.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball: vs. Kennedy Cougars

    • 6th-grade: 3:45 at Bernardo Gym
    • 7th-grade: 5:00 at Event Center
    • 8th-grade: 3:45 at Event Center

    Wrestling 6th, 7th, & 8th: 

    3:45 at Kennedy Gym

    GO BEARS!


    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: Every day CMS, it’s so important for you to be aware of your surroundings when walking or rolling in the neighborhood. 

    Tip #1: When you cross any street, make sure to make eye contact with drivers so that you know they are fully aware of your presence. 

    Tip #2: Be mindful of the rules of the road and keep to your designated space, like sidewalks and crosswalks, to be safe!

    Go Bears!

    Book Fair: Scholastic Book Fair will be open today-Thursday, 7:45 am - 3:30 pm.and Friday from 7:45 am through lunch to browse and purchase books. 

    All proceeds benefit the CMS Library. 

    Homework Center: Due to the Book Fair the Homework Center will be in room 50 this week.

    Boo Grams! The CMS Science Olympiads team is selling Halloween Boo Grams in the quad at lunch from Monday 10/21 to Friday 10/25. 

    • For $2 you can customize a Halloween card and send a fa-boo-lous gift bag to a friend
    • You can even trick or treat yo'self! 
    • The Boo Grams will be delivered on Halloween and will really give your pumpkin something to talk about. Creep it real CMS!

    Haunted House: Come to CMS's annual haunted house! 

    • The theme this year is "A Haunted Hospital"! 
    • It's in room 23 on Tuesday, October 29th 
    • From 3:15 to 4:30! 
    • See you there!

    Halloween Costume Guidelines: 

    Thursday, October 31st, CMS will celebrate Halloween!  Enjoy the day by following these guidelines: 

    • Make sure your costume is appropriate for school. 
    • The school dress code will be in effect for all students (refer to p. 12 in student handbook) ...All clothing must cover undergarments and the areas they are intended to cover when standing, sitting, squatting, or bending at the waist...The staff and administration reserve the right to determine whether clothing is appropriate for the school setting.
    • Hair and makeup must be completed at home (not at school). Do not bring these items to school.
    • Masks may not fully cover the face or head.   
    • No weapons, real or fake, of any kind are allowed. 
    • Keep your props to a minimum
    • If you are not sure whether or not your costume is appropriate, it probably isn’t! 
    • Students who come to school with inappropriate costumes will be asked to change.
    • Costumes must celebrate the spirit of Halloween fun.  
    • Costumes should never be used to intimidate others. 

    Let’s make this Halloween a true CMS festivity! Go Bears, Ghouls, and Goblins!

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

    • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
    • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
    • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
    • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
    • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
    • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  

    Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.

    Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Wednesdays at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch.

    Science Olympiads: Wednesdays, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    Magic, The Gathering: Magic, The Gathering meets in room 29 on Wednesdays.

     

    6/7th-Grade Softball: All 6/7th grade softball players that want to participate in an end-of-season lunch meet outside the front office at the beginning of brunch on Thursday, 10/24 for a brief discussion with the Coach.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: AM, Wednesday, Bernardo Gym
    • 7th-grade: Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: Event Center

    Wrestling 6th, 7th, & 8th: 

    GO BEARS!


    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: Every day CMS, it’s so important for you to be aware of your surroundings when walking or rolling in the neighborhood. 

    Tip #1: When you cross any street, make sure to make eye contact with drivers so that you know they are fully aware of your presence. 

    Tip #2: Be mindful of the rules of the road and keep to your designated space, like sidewalks and crosswalks, to be safe!

    Go Bears!

    Bear Bravo Winners: Congratulations to last week's Bear Bravo Raffle Winners!

    • 6th-grade: Segev C. 
    • 7th-grade: Desiree B. 
    • 8th-grade: Dhanya S. 

    Book Fair: Scholastic Book Fair will be open today-Thursday, 7:45 am - 3:30 pm.and Friday from 7:45 am through lunch to browse and purchase books. 

    All proceeds benefit the CMS Library. 

    Congratulations! to the “How Many Objects in the Jar” Contest winners at the Fall Family Night:

    • 6th-grade: Amanda B.
    • 7th-grade: Rohan K.
    • 8th-grade: Julia J.

    Homework Center: Due to the Book Fair the Homework Center will be in room 50 this week.

    Boo Grams! The CMS Science Olympiads team is selling Halloween Boo Grams in the quad at lunch from Monday 10/21 to Friday 10/25. 

    • For $2 you can customize a Halloween card and send a fa-boo-lous gift bag to a friend
    • You can even trick or treat yo'self! 
    • The Boo Grams will be delivered on Halloween and will really give your pumpkin something to talk about. Creep it real CMS!

    Haunted House: Come to CMS's annual haunted house! 

    • The theme this year is "A Haunted Hospital"! 
    • It's in room 23 on Tuesday, October 29th 
    • From 3:15 to 4:30! 
    • See you there!

    Halloween Costume Guidelines: 

    Thursday, October 31st, CMS will celebrate Halloween!  Enjoy the day by following these guidelines: 

    • Make sure your costume is appropriate for school. 
    • The school dress code will be in effect for all students (refer to p. 12 in student handbook) ...All clothing must cover undergarments and the areas they are intended to cover when standing, sitting, squatting, or bending at the waist...The staff and administration reserve the right to determine whether clothing is appropriate for the school setting.
    • Hair and makeup must be completed at home (not at school). Do not bring these items to school.
    • Masks may not fully cover the face or head.   
    • No weapons, real or fake, of any kind are allowed. 
    • Keep your props to a minimum
    • If you are not sure whether or not your costume is appropriate, it probably isn’t! 
    • Students who come to school with inappropriate costumes will be asked to change.
    • Costumes must celebrate the spirit of Halloween fun.  
    • Costumes should never be used to intimidate others. 

    Let’s make this Halloween a true CMS festivity! Go Bears, Ghouls, and Goblins!

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

    • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
    • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
    • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
    • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
    • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
    • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net) Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  

    Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.

    Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Tech Club: Tech Club is canceled today; we'll see you next week! 

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets Tuesdays at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club Tuesdays at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Yearbook Scrapbooking Club: Meets at lunch on Tuesdays in room 2.

    After School Sports Season 2:  vs. Blach Falcons

    Girls’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: practice on Blacktop
    • 6th-grade: practice, AM Wednesday, Bernardo Gym
    • 7th-grade: at 5:00, Event Center
    • 8th-grade: at 3:45, Event Center

    Wrestling 6th, 7th, & 8th:

    at 3:45, Blach Gym

    GO BEARS!


    Monday, October 21, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: Every day CMS, it’s so important for you to be aware of your surroundings when walking or rolling in the neighborhood. 

    Tip #1: When you cross any street, make sure to make eye contact with drivers so that you know they are fully aware of your presence. 

    Tip #2: Be mindful of the rules of the road and keep to your designated space, like sidewalks and crosswalks, to be safe!

    Go Bears!

    Book Fair: Scholastic Book Fair will be open today-Thursday, 7:45 am - 3:30 pm.and Friday from 7:45 am through lunch to browse and purchase books. 

    All proceeds benefit the CMS Library. 

    Homework Center: Due to the Book Fair the Homework Center will be in room 50 this week.

    Boo Grams! The CMS Science Olympiads team is selling Halloween Boo Grams in the quad at lunch from Monday 10/21 to Friday 10/25. 

    • For $2 you can customize a Halloween card and send a fa-boo-lous gift bag to a friend
    • You can even trick or treat yo'self! 
    • The Boo Grams will be delivered on Halloween and will really give your pumpkin something to talk about. Creep it real CMS!

    Haunted House: Come to CMS's annual haunted house! 

    • The theme this year is "A Haunted Hospital"! 
    • It's in room 23 on Tuesday, October 29th 
    • From 3:15 to 4:30! 
    • See you there!

    Halloween Costume Guidelines: 

    Wednesday, October 31st, CMS will celebrate Halloween!  Enjoy the day by following these guidelines: 

    • Make sure your costume is appropriate for school. 
    • The school dress code will be in effect for all students (refer to p. 12 in the student handbook) ...All clothing must cover undergarments and the areas they are intended to cover when standing, sitting, squatting, or bending at the waist...The staff and administration reserve the right to determine whether clothing is appropriate for the school setting.
    • Hair and makeup must be completed at home (not at school). Do not bring these items to school.
    • Masks may not fully cover the face or head.   
    • No weapons, real or fake, of any kind, are allowed. 
    • Keep your props to a minimum
    • If you are not sure whether or not your costume is appropriate, it probably isn’t! 
    • Students who come to school with inappropriate costumes will be asked to change.
    • Costumes must celebrate the spirit of Halloween fun.  
    • Costumes should never be used to intimidate others. 

    Let’s make this Halloween a true CMS festivity! Go Bears, Ghouls, and Goblins!

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

    • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
    • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
    • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
    • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
    • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
    • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    KSCPP Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project Contest:  

    To foster an understanding and appreciation of Korean history and culture, KSCPP is hosting its 13th national essay contest. Entrants are required to read Chung Hyo Ye, Tales of filial devotion, loyalty, respect and benevolence from the history and folklore of Korea published by KSCPP. (It is available free online at www.kscpp.net)

    Visit: kscppcontest@msn.com or www.kscpp.net for more information and to view the three essay topics.  

    Awards: 1st: $500; 2nd: $200; 3rd: $100; Honorable Mentions: $50.

    Deadline: Electronically submitted by January 12, 2020.

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. We meet in room 35 at lunch today. Bring your own cube.

    Drawing Club:  Join the Drawing Club for a session of drawing on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 at lunch. We'll compare each other's drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    Speech and Debate Club: After school from 3:00 to 3:45 today in room 2.

    FBLA:  Meets today in Room 36 or 40 from 3:10 - 3:40.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball: Practice on 10/21

    • 6th-grade: no practice
    • 7th-grade: Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: Event Center

    Wrestling 6th, 7th, & 8th:

    10/22 at 3:45 vs. Blach Falcons, at Blach Gym

    GO BEARS!


    Friday, October 18, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Bus Circle:

    Be Safe: 

    • Form an orderly and single line
    • Proceed to bus doors calmly

    Be Respectful: 

    • Join the line at the end
    • Keep voices and behaviors calm
    • Respect personal space

    Be Responsible: 

    • Have your bus pass at all times

    Go Bears!

    Boo Grams! The CMS Science Olympiads team is selling Halloween Boo Grams in the quad at lunch from Monday 10/21 to Friday 10/25. 

    • For $2 you can customize a Halloween card and send a fa-boo-lous gift bag to a friend
    • You can even trick or treat yo'self! 
    • The Boo Grams will be delivered on Halloween and will really give your pumpkin something to talk about. Creep it real CMS!

    Student Council Staff Silent Auction: Bring your families and come out to our Staff Silent Auction at Fall Family Night from 4:00 - 6:30 pm. We have over 20 teachers raffling off items and services for you to bid on. Ask your teacher what their item is. Good luck!

    A sampling of items:

    • Lunch and guitar lessons with Mr. Thomsen
    • Boba deliveries from Ms. Kirsh, Ms. Lehman, or Ms. Clark
    • Lunch from Ms. Kenzler
    • A personalized art project from Ms. Gotesman
    • Many more!

    Fall Family Night:  October 18, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

    TONIGHT! Come back after school at 4:00 with your families for free food, a live DJ, and fun. See performances from all over the world by CMS students. Taste foods from all over the world. Encourage your families to get involved and share your culture. Information can be found on the PTO website at the school website, HERE

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

    • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
    • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
    • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
    • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
    • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
    • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    Drama Club: Come to CMS's annual haunted house! 

    • The theme this year is "A Haunted Hospital"! 
    • It's in room 23 on Tuesday, October 29th from 3:15 to 4:30! 
    • See you there!

    FBLA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball: Tryouts on 10/18

    • 6th-grade: Blacktop
    • 7th-grade: Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: Event Center

    Go Bears!


    Thursday, October 17, 2019 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Bus Circle:

    Be Safe: 

    • Form an orderly and single line
    • Proceed to bus doors calmly

    Be Respectful: 

    • Join the line at the end
    • Keep voices and behaviors calm
    • Respect personal space

    Be Responsible: 

    • Have your bus pass at all times

    Go Bears!

    Yosemite Meeting-Students: The Yosemite Meeting #2 - Mandatory Meeting for students planning to attend Yosemite is TODAY, October 17th, in the Event Center at lunch. Please plan to bring your lunch. Meeting will start 5 minutes after the bell rings. 

    Bear Pride Friday: Students and Staff - Tomorrow is Friday! 

    Show your Bear Spirit by wearing your Bear Wear or any Blue and Gold! 

    Let's see how much spirit is out there!

    Go Bears!

    Boo Grams! The CMS Science Olympiads team is selling Halloween Boo Grams in the quad at lunch from Monday 10/21 to Friday 10/25. 

    • For $2 you can customize a Halloween card and send a fa-boo-lous gift bag to a friend
    • You can even trick or treat yo'self! 
    • The Boo Grams will be delivered on Halloween and will really give your pumpkin something to talk about. Creep it real CMS!

    Student Council Staff Silent Auction: Bring your families and come out to our Staff Silent Auction at Fall Family Night tomorrow from 4:00 - 6:30 pm. We have over 20 teachers raffling off items and services for you to bid on. Ask your teacher what their item is. Good luck!

    A sampling of items:

    • Lunch and guitar lessons with Mr. Thomsen
    • Boba deliveries from Ms. Kirsh, Ms. Lehman, or Ms. Clark
    • Lunch from Ms. Kenzler
    • A personalized art project from Ms. Gotesman
    • Many more!

    Fall Family Night:  October 18, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

    Mark your calendar for Fall Family night on October 18. Come back after school at 4:00 with your families for free food, a live DJ, and fun. See performances from all over the world by CMS students. Taste foods from all over the world. Encourage your families to get involved and share your culture. Information can be found on the PTO website at the school website, HERE

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

    • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
    • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
    • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
    • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
    • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
    • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    Drama Club: Come to CMS's annual haunted house! 

    • The theme this year is "A Haunted Hospital"! 
    • It's in room 23 on Tuesday, October 29th from 3:15 to 4:30! 
    • See you there!

    Drama Club:  Want to learn fun drama games? Interested in joining CMS' annual Haunted House? Then join Drama Club! Thursdays at lunch in room 23. 

    See you there.

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Thursdays at Lunch in room 5.

    Shogi Club: (Japanese Chess) meets at lunch in room 8.

    Equality Club: Equality Club meets on Thursdays in room 29.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball: Tryouts on 10/17

    • 6th-grade: Blacktop
    • 7th-grade: Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: Event Center

    Go Bears!


    Wednesday, October 16th 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Bus Circle:

    Be Safe: 

    • Form an orderly and single line
    • Proceed to bus doors calmly

    Be Respectful: 

    • Join the line at the end
    • Keep voices and behaviors calm
    • Respect personal space

    Be Responsible: 

    • Have your bus pass at all times

    Go Bears!

    Bear Bravo Raffle: Congratulations to last week's Bear Bravo Raffle Winners: 

    • 6th-grade: Vivian B. 
    • 7th-grade: Sydney B. 
    • 8th-grade: Micah B. 

    Thanks for showing your Bear Pride!

    WEB: There will be a mandatory WEB meeting TODAY, October 16th, during brunch in room 9. Please make sure you arrive promptly, we need to cover a lot in preparation for our first WEB social. 

    Yosemite Meeting-Students: The Yosemite Meeting #2 - Mandatory Meeting for students planning to attend Yosemite is on Thursday, October 17th, in the Event Center at lunch. Please plan to bring your lunch. Meeting will start 5 minutes after the bell rings. 

    Boo Grams! The CMS Science Olympiads team is selling Halloween Boo Grams in the quad at lunch from Monday 10/21 to Friday 10/25. 

    • For $2 you can customize a Halloween card and send a fa-boo-lous gift bag to a friend
    • You can even trick or treat yo'self! 
    • The Boo Grams will be delivered on Halloween and will really give your pumpkin something to talk about. Creep it real CMS!

    Fall Family Night:  October 18, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

    Mark your calendar for Fall Family night on October 18. Come back after school at 4:00 with your families for free food, a live DJ, and fun. See performances from all over the world by CMS students. Taste foods from all over the world. Encourage your families to get involved and share your culture. Information can be found on the PTO website at the school website, HERE

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

    • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
    • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
    • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
    • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
    • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
    • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Wednesdays at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch.

    Science Olympiads: Wednesdays, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    Magic, The Gathering: Magic, The Gathering meets in room 29 on Wednesdays.

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball: Tryouts on 10/16

    • 7th-grade: Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: Event Center

    Go Bears! 


    Tuesday, October 15th  

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Bus Circle:

    Be Safe: 

    • Form an orderly and single line
    • Proceed to bus doors calmly

    Be Respectful: 

    • Join the line at the end
    • Keep voices and behaviors calm
    • Respect personal space

    Be Responsible: 

    • Have your bus pass at all times

    Go Bears!

    Bear Bravo Raffle: Congratulations to last week's Bear Bravo Raffle Winners: 

    • 6th-grade: Vivian B. 
    • 7th-grade: Sydney B. 
    • 8th-grade: Micah B. 

    Thanks for showing your Bear Pride!

    WEB: There will be a mandatory WEB meeting WEDNESDAY, October 16th, during brunch in room 9. Please make sure you arrive promptly, we need to cover a lot in preparation for our first WEB social. 

    Boo Grams! The CMS Science Olympiads team is selling Halloween Boo Grams in the quad at lunch from Monday 10/21 to Friday 10/25. 

    • For $2 you can customize a Halloween card and send a fa-boo-lous gift bag to a friend
    • You can even trick or treat yo'self! 
    • The Boo Grams will be delivered on Halloween and will really give your pumpkin something to talk about. Creep it real CMS!

    Fall Family Night:  October 18, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

    Mark your calendar for Fall Family night on October 18. Come back after school at 4:00 with your families for free food, a live DJ, and fun. See performances from all over the world by CMS students. Taste foods from all over the world. Encourage your families to get involved and share your culture. Information can be found on the PTO website at the school website, HERE

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

    • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
    • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
    • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
    • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
    • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
    • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    Wrestling Club: Students interested in wrestling, learning about wrestling, or thinking about joining the wrestling team in October should come to the wrestling club on Tuesdays in the fitness room.  This club and the wrestling team is open to boys and girls in grades 6, 7 and 8. Come on out to see what wrestling is all about!

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    Tech Club: Today at lunch - Room 50

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets Tuesdays at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club Tuesdays at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Yearbook Scrapbooking Club: Meets at lunch on Tuesdays in room 2.

    After School Sports Season 1:  Season 1 Athletes please return your jerseys to Ms. Lehman during brunch or lunch or PE class! 

    After School Sports Season 2:  

    Girls’ Volleyball: Tryouts on 10/15

    • 6th-grade: Blacktop
    • 7th-grade: Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: Event Center

    Go Bears! 


    Friday, October 11th 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips:

    It’s that time of the year when daylight is getting shorter. With limited light outside, it’s easy for pedestrians, bikers, and rollers to blend into the background and not be easily seen by drivers. 

    Reflectors are a solution! 

    With bright, reflectorized clothing or reflectors on bikes, scooters, and helmets, visibility is enhanced. Reflectorized clothing and reflectors can generally be found in most sporting goods stores. Time to go shopping!

    Go Bears!

    Library: The library will be closed at brunch and lunch TODAY, Friday, October 11th.

    Dance #1!:  "A Night out in Hollywood!” 

    TODAY, is our first dance of the year, "A Night out in Hollywood!” in the Event Center

    Tickets for this event: 

    • at brunch and lunch 
    • at TWO locations, in the quad, and on the blacktop area. 
    • Tickets will be $4 presale 
    • $5 at the door. 
    • Make sure to have your student ID to purchase tickets. 

    Attention Students:  The dance entrance is the double gates by Helena bike cages.

    The entrance into the dance is the double doors facing the blacktop into the Event Center.  Students, please:

    • park and lock bikes/skateboards/scooters into the Helena bike cages
    • CMS cell phone policy applies during dances, use the coat check if you don't want to carry your bag or phone OR Mrs. Woodell and/or Ms. Wang will have you check in your belongings
    • make sure you TELL your parents the dance pickup is in front of the Event Center on Helena.  
    • Arrange with your parents in advance a meeting place/pick up spot.
    • No in/out privileges but CMS will begin releasing students from the dance at 6:45 pm.
    • Students must arrive at 5:00. Doors close at 5:15.
      Students must attend for the entire time (5:00-7:00) - students are not permitted to leave early and there are no "in and out" privileges.
    • All students must present a CMS ID card. Replacement IDs can be obtained for $5 in the school office until 3:00 pm the day of the dance. All school rules, including the use of mobile phones, cameras, devices, as well as dress code apply. Please refer to the Student Handbook for detailed information about school rules.

    GO BEARS, in Hollywood!

    Fall Family Night:  October 18, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

    Mark your calendar for Fall Family night on October 18. Come back after school at 4:00 with your families for free food, a live DJ, and fun. See performances from all over the world by CMS students. Taste foods from all over the world. Encourage your families to get involved and share your culture. Information can be found on the PTO website at the school website, HERE

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

    • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
    • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
    • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
    • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
    • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
    • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    FBLA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.

    After School Sports Season 1:  Season 1 Athletes please turn in your jerseys to Ms. Lehman during brunch or lunch or PE class! 

    After School Sports Season 2:  Starts Oct. 15th! 

    Attention Students: Grade Check forms are due today to be able to participate in wrestling practice and girls volleyball tryouts on Tuesday.

    Girls Volleyball and Co-Ed Wrestling are the sports this season. If you are interested in playing you need to fill out a grade check form and turn it into the office today. The form can be found on the CMS website after school sports page. 

    Go Bears! 

    We need a 7th-grade girls volleyball coach for Season 2.


    Thursday, October 10th 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Office:

    Be Safe: 

    • One person at a time at the counter.
    • Watch for doors opening.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Greet staff politely.
    • Wait patiently without interrupting.
    • Keep calm and communicate clearly.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Take care of office concerns at the appropriate time.
    • Bring notes to the office before school begins.
    • Limit items dropped off during the school day.

    Go Bears!

    Bear Pride Friday: Students and Staff - Tomorrow is Friday! 

    Show your Bear Spirit by wearing your Bear Wear or any Blue and Gold! 

    Let's see how much spirit is out there!

    Go Bears!

    Dance #1!:  "A Night out in Hollywood!” 

    Friday, October 11th, will be our first dance of the year, "A Night out in Hollywood!” in the Event Center

    Tickets for this event: 

    • on sale Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday 
    • at brunch and lunch 
    • at TWO locations, in the quad, and on the blacktop area. 
    • Tickets will be $4 presale 
    • $5 at the door. 
    • Make sure to have your student ID to purchase tickets. 

    Attention Students:  The dance entrance is the double gates by Helena bike cages.

    The entrance into the dance is the double doors facing the blacktop into the Event Center.  Students, please:

    • park and lock bikes/skateboards/scooters into the Helena bike cages
    • CMS cell phone policy applies during dance, use the coat check if you don't want to carry your bag or phone OR Mrs. Woodell and/or Ms. Wang will have you check in your belongings
    • make sure you TELL your parents the dance pickup is in front of the Event Center on Helena.  
    • Arrange with your parents in advance a meeting place/pick up spot.
    • No in/out privileges but CMS will begin releasing students from the dance at 6:45 pm.
    • Students must arrive at 5:00. Doors close at 5:15.
      Students must attend for the entire time (5:00-7:00) - students are not permitted to leave early and there are no "in and out" privileges.
    • All students must present a CMS ID card. Replacement IDs can be obtained for $5 in the school office until 3:00 pm the day of the dance. All school rules, including the use of mobile phones, cameras, devices, as well as dress code apply. Please refer to the Student Handbook for detailed information about school rules.

    GO BEARS, in Hollywood!

    Fall Family Night:  October 18, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

    Mark your calendar for Fall Family night on October 18. Come back after school at 4:00 with your families for free food, a live DJ, and fun. See performances from all over the world by CMS students. Taste foods from all over the world. Encourage your families to get involved and share your culture. Information can be found on the PTO website at the school website, HERE

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

    • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
    • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
    • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
    • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
    • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
    • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    Wrestling Club: An informational meeting about the Wrestling team will be held after school Today, Thursday, 10/10, in the fitness room. 

    Please come if you are interested in joining the team. 

    Drama Club:  Want to learn fun drama games? Interested in joining CMS' annual Haunted House? Then join Drama Club! Thursdays at lunch in room 23. 

    See you there.

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Thursdays at Lunch in room 5.

    After School Sports Season 1:  Season 1 Athletes please turn in your jerseys to Ms. Lehman during brunch or lunch or PE class! 

    Boys’ Volleyball Playoffs: 

    • 6th-grade: Championship Game! Today, Thursday, 10/10, 3:45, at Sunnyvale

    After School Sports Season 2:  Starts Oct. 15th! 

    Girls Volleyball and Co-Ed Wrestling are the sports this season. If you are interested in playing you need to fill out a grade check form and turn it into the office by Friday, 10/11! The form can be found on the CMS website after school sports page. 

    Go Bears! 

    We need a 7th-grade girls volleyball coach for Season 2.


    Wednesday, October 9th 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

     Safety Tips:

    It’s that time of the year when daylight is getting shorter. With limited light outside, it’s easy for pedestrians, bikers, and rollers to blend into the background and not be easily seen by drivers. 

    Reflectors are a solution! 

    With bright, reflectorized clothing or reflectors on bikes, scooters, and helmets, visibility is enhanced. Reflectorized clothing and reflectors can generally be found in most sporting goods stores. Time to go shopping!

    Go Bears!

    Dance #1!:  "A Night out in Hollywood!” 

    Friday, October 11th, will be our first dance of the year, "A Night out in Hollywood!” in the Event Center

    Tickets for this event: 

    • on sale Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday 
    • at brunch and lunch 
    • at TWO locations, in the quad, and on the blacktop area. 
    • Tickets will be $4 presale 
    • $5 at the door. 
    • Make sure to have your student ID to purchase tickets at the dance. 

    Attention Students:  The dance entrance is the double gates by Helena bike cages.

    The entrance into the dance is the double doors facing the blacktop into the Event Center.  Students, please:

    • park and lock bikes/skateboards/scooters into the Helena bike cages
    • CMS cell phone policy applies during the dance, use the coat check if you don't want to carry your bag or phone OR Mrs. Woodell and/or Ms. Wang will have you check in your belongings
    • make sure you TELL your parents the dance pickup is in front of the Event Center on Helena.  
    • Arrange with your parents in advance a meeting place/pick up spot.
    • No in/out privileges but CMS will begin releasing students from the dance at 6:45 pm.
    • Students must arrive at 5:00. Doors close at 5:15.
      Students must attend for the entire time (5:00-7:00) - students are not permitted to leave early and there are no "in and out" privileges.
    • All students must present a CMS ID card. Replacement IDs can be obtained for $5 in the school office until 3:00 pm the day of the dance. All school rules, including the use of mobile phones, cameras, devices, as well as dress code apply. Please refer to the Student Handbook for detailed information about school rules.

    GO BEARS, in Hollywood!

    Fall Family Night:  October 18, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

    Mark your calendar for Fall Family night on October 18. Come back after school at 4:00 with your families for free food, a live DJ, and fun. See performances from all over the world by CMS students. Taste foods from all over the world. Encourage your families to get involved and share your culture. Information can be found on the PTO website at the school website, HERE

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

    • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
    • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
    • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
    • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
    • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
    • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    Wrestling Club: An informational meeting about the Wrestling team will be held after school Thursday, 10/10, in the fitness room. 

    Please come if you are interested in joining the team. 

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Wednesdays at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch.

    Science Olympiads: Wednesdays, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    After School Sports Season 1:  Season 1 Athletes please turn in your jerseys to Ms. Lehman during brunch or lunch or PE class! 

    Boys’ Volleyball Playoffs: 

    • 6th-grade: Championship Game! Thursday, 10/10, 3:45, at Sunnyvale

    Co-ed Cross Country: 

    10/9: League Finals at Miller

      • 6th-grade: starts at 4:00
      • 7th-grade: starts at 4:20
      • 8th-grade: starts at 4:40

     After School Sports Season 2:  Starts Oct. 15th! 

    Girls Volleyball and Co-Ed Wrestling are the sports this season. If you are interested in playing you need to fill out a grade check form and turn it into the office by Friday, 10/11! The form can be found on the CMS website after school sports page. 

    Go Bears! 

    We need a 7th-grade girls volleyball coach for Season 2.


    Tuesday, October 8th 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

     Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Office:

    Be Safe: 

    • One person at a time at the counter.
    • Watch for doors opening.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Greet staff politely.
    • Wait patiently without interrupting.
    • Keep calm and communicate clearly.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Take care of office concerns at the appropriate time.
    • Bring notes to the office before school begins.
    • Limit items dropped off during the school day.

    Go Bears!

    Vision Screening: All 8th-graders and Special Day Class students will be tested during Language Arts or Social Studies classes today, Tuesday, October 8th.  

    Students who wear contacts or glasses must bring those to testing.

    Bear Bravo Raffle: Congratulations to Caitlyn B. in 6th grade for being last week's Bear Bravo Raffle winner! Thanks for showing your Bear Pride!

    Dance #1!:  "A Night out in Hollywood!” 

    Friday, October 11th, will be our first dance of the year, "A Night out in Hollywood!” 

    Tickets for this event: 

    • on sale Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday 
    • at brunch and lunch 
    • at TWO locations, in the quad, and on the blacktop area. 
    • Tickets will be $4 presale 
    • $5 at the door. 
    • Make sure to have your student ID to purchase tickets at the dance. 

    Students must arrive at 5:00. Doors close at 5:15.
    Students must attend for the entire time (5:00-7:00) - students are not permitted to leave early and there are no "in and out" privileges.
    All students must present a CMS ID card. Replacement IDs can be obtained for $5 in the school office until 3:00 pm on the day of the dance. All school rules, including the use of mobile phones, cameras, devices, as well as dress code,  apply. Please refer to the Student Handbook for detailed information about school rules.

    GO BEARS, in Hollywood!

    Student Council: Student Council! Our second meeting of the year will take place in Room 1 TODAY, Tuesday, October 8th. We will be discussing shirts, fundraisers, and the upcoming staff auction! 

    See you there! 

    Fall Family Night:  October 18, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

    Mark your calendar for Fall Family night on October 18. Come back after school at 4:00 with your families for free food, a live DJ, and fun. See performances from all over the world by CMS students. Taste foods from all over the world. Encourage your families to get involved and share your culture. Information can be found on the PTO website at the school website, HERE

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

    • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
    • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
    • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
    • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
    • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
    • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    Wrestling Club: An informational meeting about the Wrestling team will be held after school Thursday, 10/10, in the fitness room. 

    Please come if you are interested in joining the team. 

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Wednesdays at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch.

    Science Olympiads: Wednesdays, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    After School Sports Season 1:  Season 1 Athletes please turn in your jerseys to Ms. Lehman during brunch or lunch or PE class! 

    Boys’ Volleyball Playoffs: 

    • 6th-grade: 10/8, 3:45 at CMS Event Center

    Co-ed Cross Country: 

    10/8: 3:00 - 4:15 pm, Low Intensity

    10/9: League Finals at Miller

    • 6th-grade: starts at 4:00
    • 7th-grade: starts at 4:20
    • 8th-grade: starts at 4:40

    After School Sports Season 2:  Starts Oct. 15th! 

    We need a 7th-grade girls volleyball coach for Season 2.

    Girls Volleyball and Co-Ed Wrestling are the sports this season. If you are interested in playing you need to fill out a grade check form and turn it into the office by Friday, 10/11! The form can be found on the CMS website after school sports page. 

    Go Bears! 


    Monday, October 7th 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips:

    • It’s that time of the year when daylight is getting shorter. With limited light outside, it’s easy for pedestrians, bikers, and rollers to blend into the background and not be easily seen by drivers. 
    • Reflectors are a solution! 
    • With bright, reflectorized clothing or reflectors on bikes, scooters, and helmets, visibility is enhanced. Reflectorized clothing and reflectors can generally be found in most sporting goods stores. Time to go shopping!

    Go Bears!

    Homework Club:  

    Homework Club will be held in room 14, Today only.

    Vision Screening: All 8th-graders and Special Day Class students will be tested during Language Arts or Social Studies classes tomorrow, Tuesday, October 8th.  

    Students who wear contacts or glasses must bring those to testing.

    Dance #1!:  "A Night out in Hollywood!” 

    Next Friday, October 11th, will be our first dance of the year, "A Night out in Hollywood!” 

    Tickets for this event: 

    • on sale Wednesday, October 9th,Thursday, October 10th, & Friday, October 11th 
    • at brunch and lunch 
    • at TWO locations, in the quad, and on the blacktop area. 
    • Tickets will be $4 presale 
    • $5 at the door. 
    • Make sure to have your student ID to purchase tickets at the dance. 

    Students must arrive at 5:00. Doors close at 5:15.
    Students must attend for the entire time (5:00-7:00) - students are not permitted to leave early and there are no "in and out" privileges.
    All students must present a CMS ID card. Replacement IDs can be obtained for $5 in the school office until 3:00 pm the day of the dance. All school rules, including the use of mobile phones, cameras, devices, as well as dress code apply. Please refer to the Student Handbook for detailed information about school rules.

    GO BEARS, in Hollywood!

    Student Council: Student Council! Our second meeting of the year will take place in Room 1 tomorrow, Tuesday, October 8th. We will be discussing shirts, fundraisers, and the upcoming staff auction! 

    See you there! 

    Fall Family Night:  October 18, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

    Mark your calendar for Fall Family night on October 18. Come back after school at 4:00 with your families for free food, a live DJ, and fun. See performances from all over the world by CMS students. Taste foods from all over the world. Encourage your families to get involved and share your culture. Information can be found on the PTO website at the school website, HERE

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

    • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
    • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
    • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
    • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
    • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
    • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    Wrestling Club: 

    Students interested in wrestling, learning about wrestling, or thinking about joining the wrestling team should come to the wrestling club on Tuesdays in the fitness room.  This club and the wrestling team is open to boys and girls in grades 6, 7 and 8. Come on out to see what wrestling is all about!

    FBLA:  Meets today in Room 36 or 40 from 3:10 - 3:40.

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. We meet in room 35 at lunch. Bring your own cube.

    Drawing Club:  Join the Drawing Club for a session of drawing on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 at lunch. We'll compare each others’ drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    Speech and Debate Club: After school from 3:00 to 3:45 on Monday in room 2

     

    After School Sports Season 1:  Season 1 Athletes please turn in your jerseys to Ms. Lehman during brunch or lunch or PE class! 

    After School Sports Season 2:  Starts Oct. 15th! 

    Girls Volleyball and Co-Ed Wrestling are the sports this season. If you are interested in playing you need to fill out a grade check form and turn it into the office by Friday, 10/11! The form can be found on the CMS website after school sports page. 

    Go Bears! 

    We need a 7th-grade girls volleyball coach for Season 2.

    Girls’ Softball Playoffs: 

    • 6th/7th-grade: 3:45 at Graham Field versus Graham Bears

    Boys’ Volleyball Playoffs: 

    • 6th-grade: Tuesday, 10/8, 3:45 at CMS Event Center

    Co-ed Cross Country: 

    10/7: 3:00 - 4:15, Stair Lap Challenge

    10/8: 3:00 - 4:15 pm, Low Intensity

    10/9: League Finals at Miller

    • 6th-grade: starts at 4:00
    • 7th-grade: starts at 4:20
    • 8th-grade: starts at 4:40

    Friday, October 4th 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Locker Room:

    Be Safe: 

    • Keep personal belongings out of walkways.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Practice good hygiene.
    • Be mindful of others and space.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Put away equipment and found and lost items.

    Go Bears!

    Picture Retake Day: Today, during brunch or lunch, on the Event Center stage. 

    Come on your own time.

    **Students requesting a retake must bring their original picture package to turn in.

    CMS Talent Show: 

    Talent show auditions take place Today, in the Event Center from 3:00 - 4:30 pm. 

    Thank you, Go Bears!

    Homework Club:  

    Only on Monday, October 7th, Homework Club will be held in room 14.

    Vision Screening: All 8th-graders and Special Day Class students will be tested during Language Arts or Social Studies classes on Tuesday, October 8th.  

    Students who wear contacts or glasses must bring those to testing.

    CMS-PTO E-WASTE Fundraiser:  Tomorrow, October 5th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Bring your e-waste to the CMS parking lot on Saturday, October 5, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. People will remove it from your car, so you don't even have to get out! 

    The items will be recycled and CMS-PTO will receive some of the profit. 

    The Annual West Valley Walk-A-Thon: is coming up on October 5th! Tomorrow!

    This event provides plenty of student volunteering opportunities. Some examples of activities include: dressing up as the school mascot, face painting, water spraying, serving food, helping cleanup, etc. We will provide the necessary documentation of completed service hours for students. Check out their website.

    Dance #1!:  "A Night out in Hollywood!” 

    Next Friday, October 11th, will be our first dance of the year, "A Night out in Hollywood!” 

    Tickets for this event will be on sale:

    • next Wednesday, October 9th, Thursday, October 10th, & Friday, October 11th 
    • at brunch and lunch 
    • at TWO locations, in the quad, and on the blacktop area. 
    • Tickets will be $4 presale 
    • $5 at the door. 
    • Make sure to have your student ID to purchase tickets at the dance. 

    Students must arrive at 5:00. Doors close at 5:15.
    Students must attend for the entire time (5:00-7:00) - students are not permitted to leave early and there are no "in and out" privileges.
    All students must present a CMS ID card. Replacement IDs can be obtained for $5 in the school office until 3:00 pm on the day of the dance. All school rules, including the use of mobile phones, cameras, devices, as well as dress code,  apply. Please refer to the Student Handbook for detailed information about school rules.

    GO BEARS, in Hollywood!

    Student Council: Student Council! Our second meeting of the year will take place in Room 1 on Tuesday, October 8th. We will be discussing shirts, fundraisers, and the upcoming staff auction! 

    See you there! 

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

    • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
    • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
    • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
    • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
    • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
    • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    FLBA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.

    After School Sports:  

    Girls’ Softball: 

    • 6th/7th-grade: 
    • 7th/8th-grade: 

    Boys’ Volleyball: 

    10/4: no practice

    Co-ed Cross Country: 

    10/4: no practice


    Thursday, October 3rd 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Locker Room:

    Be Safe: 

    • Keep personal belongings out of walkways.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Practice good hygiene.
    • Be mindful of others and space.

    Be Responsible: 

    Put away equipment and found and lost items. 

    Go Bears!

    Picture Retake Day: Tomorrow, Friday, October 4th, during brunch or lunch, on your own time.

    **Students requesting a retake must bring their original picture package to turn in.

    CMS Talent Show: Talent show auditions take place Tomorrow, Friday, October 4th in the Event Center from 3:00 - 4:30 pm. 

    • Please see Ms. Hynes in room 43 for the necessary forms. 

    Thank you, Go Bears!

    CMS-PTO E-WASTE Fundraiser:  Saturday, October 5th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Bring your e-waste to the CMS parking lot on Saturday, October 5, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. People will remove it from your car, so you don't even have to get out! 

    The items will be recycled and CMS-PTO will receive some of the profit. 

    Accepted items include phones, wires, cable, laptops, desktops, printers, batteries, small household appliances (such as toaster ovens and fans), CD drives, CD/DVD/MP3 players, clocks, digital cameras, fax machines, flat screens, keyboards, modems, sound systems, televisions, typewriters, video cameras, video game systems, zip drives. No large appliances, such as refrigerators and washers, and no CDs/DVDs.

    The Annual West Valley Walk-A-Thon: is coming up on October 5th!

    This event provides plenty of student volunteering opportunities. Some examples of activities include: dressing up as the school mascot, face painting, water spraying, serving food, helping cleanup, etc. We will provide the necessary documentation of completed service hours for students. Check out their website.

    Student Council: Student Council! Our second meeting of the year will take place in Room 1 on Tuesday, October 8th. We will be discussing shirts, fundraiser, and the upcoming staff auction! 

    See you there! 

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

    • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
    • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
    • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
    • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
    • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
    • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    Drama Club:  Want to learn fun drama games? Interested in joining CMS' annual Haunted House? Then join Drama Club! Thursdays at lunch in room 23. 

    See you there.

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Thursdays at Lunch in room 5.

    After School Sports:  

    Girls’ Softball: 

    • 6th/7th-grade: 
    • 7th/8th-grade: 

    Boys’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade
    • 7th-grade: Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: Event Center
    • 10/4: no practice

    Co-ed Cross Country: 

    10/3: 3-4, relay intervals

    10/4: no practice


    Wednesday, October 2nd 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Locker Room:

    Be Safe: 

    • Keep personal belongings out of walkways.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Practice good hygiene.
    • Be mindful of others and space.

    Be Responsible: 

    Put away equipment and found and lost items. 

    Go Bears!

    Picture Retake Day: Friday, October 4th, during brunch or lunch, on your own time.

    **Students requesting a retake must bring their original picture package to turn in.

    CMS Talent Show: Talent show auditions take place this Friday, October 4th in the Event Center from 3:00 - 4:30 pm. 

    • Please see Ms. Hynes in room 43 for the necessary forms. 
    • Also, see Mrs. Mattier in room 49 by Thursday, October 3rd, to give her any music needed for your performance. 

    Thank you, Go Bears!

    CMS-PTO E-WASTE Fundraiser:  Saturday, October 5th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Bring your e-waste to the CMS parking lot on Saturday, October 5, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. People will remove it from your car, so you don't even have to get out! 

    The items will be recycled and CMS-PTO will receive some of the profit. 

    Accepted items include phones, wires, cable, laptops, desktops, printers, batteries, small household appliances (such as toaster ovens and fans), CD drives, CD/DVD/MP3 players, clocks, digital cameras, fax machines, flat screens, keyboards, modems, sound systems, televisions, typewriters, video cameras, video game systems, zip drives. No large appliances, such as refrigerators and washers, and no CDs/DVDs.

    The Annual West Valley Walk-A-Thon: is coming up on October 5th!

    This event provides plenty of student volunteering opportunities. Some examples of activities include: dressing up as the school mascot, face painting, water spraying, serving food, helping cleanup, etc. We will provide the necessary documentation of completed service hours for students. Check out their website.

    Student Council: Student Council! Our second meeting of the year will take place in Room 1 on Tuesday, October 8th. We will be discussing shirts, fundraiser, and the upcoming staff auction! 

    See you there! 

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Student Video Contest: “Attendance Awareness Month”

    The Santa Clara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring a video contest.

    • Create a short video (less than 2 minutes) on why being in school, on time, every day, matters.
    • Be Creative! Let your perspective shine!
    • Explain how going to school every day benefits you.
    • Prizes! 1st: $1,500; 2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $500
    • For information visit:  http://bit.ly/AAMFilm
    • Questions: Jennifer del Bono, 408-453-6508
    • Deadline 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8
    • Winners will be notified via email by November 21

    Drawing Club: Come join us in room 11 on Mondays and Wednesdays while we draw and discuss various techniques that can improve our craft. Bring your lunch.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Wednesdays at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, Wednesdays, at lunch.

    Science Olympiads: Wednesdays, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    After School Sports:  versus Egan Vikings

    Girls’ Softball: 

    • 6th/7th-grade: 3:45, at Egan Field
    • 7th/8th-grade: 3:45, at CMS

    Boys’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade
    • 7th-grade
    • 8th-grade

    Co-ed Cross Country: 

    10/2: Meet #4 at Kennedy

    • 6th-grade starts at 4:40
    • 7th-grade starts at 4:20
    • 8th-grade starts at 4:00

    10/3: 3-4, relay intervals

    10/4: no practice


    Tuesday, October 1st 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Locker Room:

    Be Safe: 

    • Keep personal belongings out of walkways.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Practice good hygiene.
    • Be mindful of others and space.

    Be Responsible: 

    Put away equipment and found and lost items. 

    Go Bears!

    Bear Bravo Raffle:  Congratulations to the following winners of the 1st progress report Bear Bravo raffle that happened on Friday at lunch in the quad: 

    • 6th-grade: Yajat H. 
    • 7th-grade: Arsen A. 
    • 8th-grade: Divya M. 

    Picture Retake Day: Friday, October 4th, during brunch or lunch, on your own time.

    **Students requesting a retake must bring their original picture package to turn in.

    CMS-PTO E-WASTE Fundraiser:  Saturday, October 5th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Bring your e-waste to the CMS parking lot on Saturday, October 5, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. People will remove it from your car, so you don't even have to get out! 

    The items will be recycled and CMS-PTO will receive some of the profit. 

    Accepted items include phones, wires, cable, laptops, desktops, printers, batteries, small household appliances (such as toaster ovens and fans), CD drives, CD/DVD/MP3 players, clocks, digital cameras, fax machines, flat screens, keyboards, modems, sound systems, televisions, typewriters, video cameras, video game systems, zip drives. No large appliances, such as refrigerators and washers, and no CDs/DVDs.

    The Annual West Valley Walk-A-Thon: is coming up on October 5th!

    This event provides plenty of student volunteering opportunities. Some examples of activities include: dressing up as the school mascot, face painting, water spraying, serving food, helping cleanup, etc. We will provide the necessary documentation of completed service hours for students. Check out their website.

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Wrestling Club: 

    Students interested in wrestling, learning about wrestling, or thinking about joining the wrestling team in October should come to the wrestling club on Mondays and Tuesdays in the fitness room.  This club and the wrestling team is open to boys and girls in grades 6, 7 and 8. Come on out to see what wrestling is all about!

    Clash Royale Club: Clash Royale Club meets in room 13 at lunch Today. Students bring their own devices and are only allowed to play Clash Royale or Brawl Stars during that time.

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets Today at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club Today at Lunch in Jay's Garden. 

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    After School Sports:  versus Sunnyvale Spartans

    Girls’ Softball: 

    • 6th/7th-grade: 3:45, at CMS
    • 7th/8th-grade: 3:45, at Sunnyvale Field

    Boys’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: 3:45, at CMS Event Center
    • 7th-grade: 5:00, at CMS Event Center
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, at Sunnyvale Gym

    Co-ed Cross Country: 

    10/1: 3-4:15, stair lap challenge

    10/2: Meet #4 at Kennedy

    • 6th-grade starts at 4:40
    • 7th-grade starts at 4:20
    • 8th-grade starts at 4:00

    10/3: 3-4, relay intervals

    10/4: no practice


    Monday, September 30th 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Locker Room:

    Be Safe: 

    • Keep personal belongings out of walkways.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Practice good hygiene.
    • Be mindful of others and space.

    Be Responsible: 

    Put away equipment and found and lost items. 

    Go Bears!

    Picture Retake Day: Friday, October 4th, during brunch or lunch, on your own time.

    **Students requesting a retake must bring their original picture package to turn in.

    CMS-PTO E-WASTE Fundraiser:  Saturday, October 5th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Bring your e-waste to the CMS parking lot on Saturday, October 5, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. People will remove it from your car, so you don't even have to get out! The items will be recycled and CMS-PTO will receive some of the profit. 

    Accepted items include phones, wires, cable, laptops, desktops, printers, batteries, small household appliances (such as toaster ovens and fans), CD drives, CD/DVD/MP3 players, clocks, digital cameras, fax machines, flat screens, keyboards, modems, sound systems, televisions, typewriters, video cameras, video game systems, zip drives. No large appliances, such as refrigerators and washers, and no CDs/DVDs.

    The Annual West Valley Walk-A-Thon: is coming up on October 5th!

    This event provides plenty of student volunteering opportunities. Some examples of activities include: dressing up as the school mascot, face painting, water spraying, serving food, helping cleanup, etc. We will provide the necessary documentation of completed service hours for students. Check out their website.

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Clash Royale Club: Clash Royale Club meets in room 13 at lunch on Tuesdays. Students bring their own devices and are only allowed to play Clash Royale or Brawl Stars during that time. 

    FLBA: Meets Today from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. We meet in room 35 at lunch. Bring your own cube.

    Drawing Club:  Join the Drawing Club for a session of drawing on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 at lunch. We'll compare each other’s drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    After School Sports:  

    Game Scores 

    6/7th softball CMS 7 - Graham 10

    7/8th softball CMS 3 - Graham 2

    6th volleyball CMS 2 - Graham 0

    7th volleyball CMS 0 - Graham 2

    8th volleyball CMS 3 - Graham 1

    Girls’ Softball: 

    • 6th/7th-grade: versus Miller Mustangs,  3:45, at Miller Field
    • 7th/8th-grade: 

    Boys’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th-grade: No practice, 9/30
    • 7th-grade: Event Center
    • 8th-grade: Bernardo Gym

    Co-ed Cross Country: 

    9/30: 3-4, 2-mile race

    10/1: 3-4:15, stair lap challenge

    10/2: Meet #4 at Kennedy

    • 6th-grade starts at 4:40
    • 7th-grade starts at 4:20
    • 8th-grade starts at 4:00

    10/3: 3-4, relay intervals

    10/4: no practice


    Friday, September 27th 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: 

    Anytime walking and rolling, 

    • BE SAFE
    • BE RESPECTFUL
    • BE RESPONSIBLE 
    • Be aware of your surroundings and be on the lookout for cars when crossing any street. 

    Did you know that CMS has a bike air station located by the front office?  All students are welcome to pump up their tires before heading home for the day. 

    Go Bears!

    Bear Bravos: Today marks the end of the 1st progress report of the semester! To celebrate, we will be in the Quad on Friday to raffle some prizes with all the Bear Bravos that have been received since the first day of school! 

    • If you have any Bear Bravos and would like them to be in the raffle, make sure to submit your Bear Bravo to the mailbox outside the front office by the end of BRUNCH today. 

    Picture Retake Day: Friday, October 4th, during brunch or lunch, on your own time.

    **Students requesting a retake must bring their original picture package to turn in.

    CMS-PTO E-WASTE Fundraiser:  Saturday, October 5th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Bring your e-waste to the CMS parking lot on Saturday, October 5, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. There will be people who will remove items from your car, so you don't even have to get out! The items will be recycled and CMS-PTO will receive some of the profit to fund educational and enrichment programs, community-building activities, and campus extras.

    Homestead High School: Fall Football Youth Cheer Camp

    The Homestead Mustang Cheerleaders invite you to their 7th Annual Fall Football Cheerleading Camp.  You will learn sideline chants, basic jumps and stunts, and a dance to perform at a Homestead High School football game with the cheer team.

    • K-8th-grade Girls & Boys
    • Saturday, October 12, 2019
    • 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • Homestead High School large gym
    • Email HHSmustangcheer1@gmail.com to receive the sign-up packet.
    • Packets are due TODAY, Friday, 9/27/2019

    The Annual West Valley Walk-A-Thon: is coming up on October 5th!

    This event provides plenty of student volunteering opportunities. Some examples of activities include: dressing up as the school mascot, face painting, water spraying, serving food, helping cleanup, etc. We will provide the necessary documentation of completed service hours for students. Check out their website.

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    FLBA: Meets Monday from 3:10 - 3:40 in Room 36 or 40.

    After School Sports:  

    Game Scores 

    6/7th softball CMS 7 - Graham 10

    7/8th softball CMS 3 - Graham 2

    6th volleyball CMS 2 - Graham 0

    7th volleyball CMS 0 - Graham 2

    8th volleyball CMS 3 - Graham 1

    Girls’ Softball: 

    • 6th/7th-grade: 
    • 7th/8th-grade: 

    Boys’ Volleyball: 9/27, no practice

    • 6th-grade:
    • 7th-grade: 
    • 8th-grade: 

    Co-ed Cross Country: 

    9/30: 3-4, 2-mile race

    10/1: 3-4:15, stair lap challenge

    10/2: Meet #4 at Kennedy

    • 6th-grade starts at 4:40
    • 7th-grade starts at 4:20
    • 8th-grade starts at 4:00

    10/3: 3-4, relay intervals

    10/4: no practice


    Thursday, September 26th 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: 

    Anytime walking and rolling, 

    • BE SAFE
    • BE RESPECTFUL
    • BE RESPONSIBLE 
    • Be aware of your surroundings and be on the lookout for cars when crossing any street. 

    Did you know that CMS has a bike air station located by the front office?  All students are welcome to pump up their tires before heading home for the day. 

    Go Bears!

    Bear Bravos: This Friday marks the end of the 1st progress report of the semester! To celebrate, we will be in the Quad on Friday to raffle some prizes with all the Bear Bravos that have been received since the first day of school! 

    • If you have any Bear Bravos and would like them to be in the raffle, make sure to submit your Bear Bravo to the mailbox outside the front office by the end of BRUNCH on Friday. 

    AMC 8: If you are a CMS student who would like to register for the optional AMC 8 Math Assessment, please request a form from your math teacher, or see Ms. Pantoja in Room 34. 

    • You must register by today, September 26 - late registrations are not accepted. 
    • AMC 8 will occur after school on November 12.
    • A $5 donation is requested from participants, but this will not limit you from being able to take the assessment.

    CMS-PTO E-WASTE Fundraiser:  Saturday, October 5th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Bring your e-waste to the CMS parking lot on Saturday, October 5, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. There will be people who will remove items from your car, so you don't even have to get out! The items will be recycled and CMS-PTO will receive some of the profit to fund educational and enrichment programs, community-building activities, and campus extras.

    Accepted items include phones, wires, cable, laptops, desktops, printers, batteries, small household appliances (such as toaster ovens and fans), CD drives, CD/DVD/MP3 players, clocks, digital cameras, fax machines, flat screens, keyboards, modems, sound systems, televisions, typewriters, video cameras, video game systems, zip drives. No large appliances, such as refrigerators and washers, and no CDs/DVDs.

    All money donated to and raised by CMS-PTO stays at CMS to support our students and staff.

     

    Homestead High School: Fall Football Youth Cheer Camp

    The Homestead Mustang Cheerleaders invite you to their 7th Annual Fall Football Cheerleading Camp.  You will learn sideline chants, basic jumps, and stunts, and a dance to perform at a Homestead High School football game with the cheer team.

    • K-8th-grade Girls & Boys
    • Saturday, October 12, 2019
    • 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • Homestead High School large gym
    • Email HHSmustangcheer1@gmail.com to receive the sign-up packet.
    • Packets are due tomorrow, Friday, 9/27/2019

    The Annual West Valley Walk-A-Thon: is coming up on October 5th!

    This event provides plenty of student volunteering opportunities. Some examples of activities include: dressing up as the school mascot, face painting, water spraying, serving food, helping cleanup, etc. We will provide the necessary documentation of completed service hours for students. Check out their website.

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Futsal Soccer Club: Are you interested in playing indoor soccer? You must go to a mandatory orientation meeting tomorrow, Friday, September 27th, during lunch in Room 48. 

    Drama Club:  Want to learn fun drama games? Interested in joining CMS' annual Haunted House? Then join Drama Club! Thursdays at lunch in room 23. 

    See you there.

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Thursdays at Lunch in room 5.

    After School Sports:  

    Girls’ Softball: vs. Graham Bears

    • 6th/7th-grade: 3:45,  at CMS
    • 7th/8th-grade: 3:45, at Graham Field

    Boys’ Volleyball: vs. Graham Bears

    • 6th-grade: 3:45, at CMS Event Center
    • 7th-grade: 5:00, at CMS Event Center
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, at Graham Gym

    Co-ed Cross Country: 

    9/26: 3 - 4:15, Relay Intervals

    9/27: no practice


    Wednesday, September 25th 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: 

    Anytime walking and rolling, 

    • BE SAFE
    • BE RESPECTFUL
    • BE RESPONSIBLE 
    • Be aware of your surroundings and be on the lookout for cars when crossing any street. 

    Did you know that CMS has a bike air station located by the front office?  All students are welcome to pump up their tires before heading home for the day. 

    Go Bears!

    AMC 8: If you are a CMS student who would like to register for the optional AMC 8 Math Assessment, please request a form from your math teacher, or see Ms. Pantoja in Room 34. 

    • You must register by tomorrow, September 26 - late registrations are not accepted. 
    • AMC 8 will occur after school on November 12.
    • A $5 donation is requested from participants, but this will not limit you from being able to take the assessment.

    Homestead High School: Fall Football Youth Cheer Camp

    The Homestead Mustang Cheerleaders invite you to their 7th Annual Fall Football Cheerleading Camp.  You will learn sideline chants, basic jumps and stunts, and a dance to perform at a Homestead High School football game with the cheer team.

    • K-8th-grade Girls & Boys
    • Saturday, October 12, 2019
    • 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • Homestead High School large gym
    • Email HHSmustangcheer1@gmail.com to receive the sign-up packet.
    • Packets are due Friday, 9/27/2019

    The Annual West Valley Walk-A-Thon: is coming up on October 5th!

    This event provides plenty of student volunteering opportunities. Some examples of activities include: dressing up as the school mascot, face painting, water spraying, serving food, helping cleanup, etc. We will provide the necessary documentation of completed service hours for students. Check out their website.

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Futsal Soccer Club: Are you interested in playing indoor soccer? You must go to a mandatory orientation meeting this Friday, September 27th, during lunch in Room 48. 

    Drawing Club: Join the drawing club on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 for a session of drawing during lunch. We'll compare each others drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Today at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Today at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch.

    Science Olympiads: Today, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    After School Sports:  

    Girls’ Softball: No Practice due to Spare the Air Alert

    • 6th/7th-grade: 
    • 7th/8th-grade: 

    Boys’ Volleyball: 3:00 - 5:00

    • 6th-grade: Blacktop
    • 7th-grade: Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: Event Center

    Co-ed Cross Country: 

    9/25: No Meet, No Practice due to Spare the Air Alert

    9/26: 3 - 4:15, Relay Intervals

    9/27: no practice


    Tuesday, September 24th 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: 

    Anytime walking and rolling, 

    • BE SAFE
    • BE RESPECTFUL
    • BE RESPONSIBLE 
    • Be aware of your surroundings and be on the lookout for cars when crossing any street. 

    Did you know that CMS has a bike air station located by the front office?  All students are welcome to pump up their tires before heading home for the day. 

    Go Bears!

    Library: The library will be closed to all students at brunch today.

    Dine Out Night: Let's not burrito round the bush any longer. Taco Tuesday is tonight! Lettuce all go to Chipotle at 20688 Homestead Road in Cupertino tonight! Eat some tasty food and Chipotle will donate money to CMS-PTO. We'll see you there! This was cheesy. Guac on, Bears!

    AMC 8: If you are a CMS student who would like to register for the optional AMC 8 Math Assessment, please request a form from your math teacher, or see Ms. Pantoja in Room 34. 

    • You must register by September 26 - late registrations are not accepted. 
    • AMC 8 will occur after school on November 12.
    • A $5 donation is requested from participants, but this will not limit you from being able to take the assessment.

    Homestead High School: Fall Football Youth Cheer Camp

    The Homestead Mustang Cheerleaders invite you to their 7th Annual Fall Football Cheerleading Camp.  You will learn sideline chants, basic jumps and stunts, and a dance to perform at a Homestead High School football game with the cheer team.

    • K-8th-grade Girls & Boys
    • Saturday, October 12, 2019
    • 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • Homestead High School large gym
    • Email HHSmustangcheer1@gmail.com to receive the sign-up packet.
    • Packets are due Friday, 9/27/2019

    The Annual West Valley Walk-A-Thon: is coming up on October 5th!

    This event provides plenty of student volunteering opportunities. Some examples of activities include: dressing up as the school mascot, face painting, water spraying, serving food, helping cleanup, etc. We will provide the necessary documentation of completed service hours for students. Check out their website.

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Futsal Soccer Club: Are you interested in playing indoor soccer? You must go to a mandatory orientation meeting this Friday, September 27th, during lunch in Room 48. 

    Drawing Club: Join the drawing club on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 for a session of drawing during lunch. We'll compare each others drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets Today, Tuesdays, at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club Today, Tuesdays, at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Tech Club: Tech Club, Today, Tuesday, Room 50. 

    After School Sports:  

    Girls’ Softball: 

    • 6th/7th-grade: 
    • 7th/8th-grade: 

    Boys’ Volleyball: 3:00 - 5:00

    • 6th-grade: Blacktop
    • 7th-grade: Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: Event Center

    Co-ed Cross Country: 

    9/24: 3 - 4, Stair Lap Challenge

    9/25: Meet # 4 @ Sunnyvale

    • 6th-grade: 4:00
    • 7th-grade: 4:40
    • 8th-grade: 4:20

    9/26: 3 - 4, Relay Intervals

    9/27: no practice


    Monday, September 23rd 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Safety Tips: 

    Anytime walking and rolling, 

    • BE SAFE
    • BE RESPECTFUL
    • BE RESPONSIBLE 
    • Be aware of your surroundings and be on the lookout for cars when crossing any street. 

    Did you know that CMS has a bike air station located by the front office?  All students are welcome to pump up their tires before heading home for the day. 

    Go Bears!

    Dine Out Night: 

    Let's taco 'bout the CMS Chipotle Dine Out Night! It's next Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 5-9 pm at the Chipotle on Homestead Rd in Cupertino. 33% of the night's proceeds will go to CMS-PTO, who spends the money on things for us students!

    AMC 8:

    If you are a CMS student who would like to register for the optional AMC 8 Math Assessment, please request a form from your math teacher, or see Ms. Pantoja in Room 34. 

    • You must register by September 26 - late registrations are not accepted. 
    • AMC 8 will occur after school on November 12.
    • A $5 donation is requested from participants, but this will not limit you from being able to take the assessment.

    CMS Improv Team: 

    Have you taken Drama at CMS?  Are you interested in joining the CMS Improv Team?

    We will be having a mandatory informational meeting TODAY, Monday 9/23 on the Event Center Stage from 3:00 - 3:30.

    See Ms. Kirsh for more details!

    Homestead High School: Fall Football Youth Cheer Camp

    The Homestead Mustang Cheerleaders invite you to their 7th Annual Fall Football Cheerleading Camp.  You will learn sideline chants, basic jumps and stunts, and a dance to perform at a Homestead High School football game with the cheer team.

    • K-8th-grade Girls & Boys
    • Saturday, October 12, 2019
    • 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • Homestead High School large gym
    • Email HHSmustangcheer1@gmail.com to receive the sign-up packet.
    • Packets are due Friday, 9/27/2019

    The Annual West Valley Walk-A-Thon: is coming up on October 5th!

    This event provides plenty of student volunteering opportunities. Some examples of activities include: dressing up as the school mascot, face painting, water spraying, serving food, helping cleanup, etc. We will provide the necessary documentation of completed service hours for students. Check out their website.

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Drawing Club: Join the drawing club on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 15 for a session of drawing during lunch. We'll compare each other's drawings and collaborate to make our work better. Bring your lunch with you.

    FBLA:  Meets today in Room 36 or 40 from 3:10 - 3:40.

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. We meet in room 35 at lunch. Bring your own cube.

    Tech Club: Tech Club, tomorrow, Tuesday, Room 50. 

    After School Sports:  

    Results from our games against Columbia:

    7/8th-grade: softball team won 13-1

    8th-grade: volleyball won 3-0

    7th-grade: volleyball won 2-0

    Girls’ Softball: vs. Crittenden Panthers

    • 6th/7th-grade: 3:45, @ Crittenden Field
    • 7th/8th-grade: 3:45, @ CMS

    Boys’ Volleyball: 3:00 - 5:00

    • 6th-grade: Blacktop
    • 7th-grade: No practice today
    • 8th-grade: Event Center

    Co-ed Cross Country: 

    9/23: 3 - 4, 2-mile race

    9/24: 3 - 4, Stair Lap Challenge

    9/25: Meet # 4 @ Sunnyvale

    • 6th-grade: 4:00
    • 7th-grade: 4:40
    • 8th-grade: 4:20

    9/26: 3 - 4, Relay Intervals

    9/27: no practice


    Thursday, September 19th 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Bike Cage:

    Be Safe: 

    • Dismount and walk your bike in and out of the cage.
    • Obey traffic rules, such as wearing a helmet.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Wait for your turn to enter and exit.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Lock your bike securely in an appropriate space
    • Keep your belongings with you
    • Remove your bike daily

    Go Bears!

    Bear Wear: Bear Wear will be distributed TODAY at lunch in the quad. If you ordered Bear Wear please come to the tables to pick up your order.

    Dine Out Night: 

    Let's taco 'bout the CMS Chipotle Dine Out Night! It's next Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 5-9 pm at the Chipotle on Homestead Rd in Cupertino. 33% of the night's proceeds will go to CMS-PTO, who spends the money on things for us students!

    AMC 8: If you are a CMS student who would like to register for the optional AMC 8 Math Assessment, please request a form from your math teacher, or see Ms. Pantoja in Room 34. 

    • You must register by September 26 - late registrations are not accepted. 
    • AMC 8 will occur after school on November 12.
    • A $5 donation is requested from participants, but this will not limit you from being able to take the assessment.

    Homestead High School: Fall Football Youth Cheer Camp

    The Homestead Mustang Cheerleaders invite you to their 7th Annual Fall Football Cheerleading Camp.  You will learn sideline chants, basic jumps and stunts, and a dance to perform at a Homestead High School football game with the cheer team.

    • K-8th-grade Girls & Boys
    • Saturday, October 12, 2019
    • 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • Homestead High School large gym
    • Email HHSmustangcheer1@gmail.com to receive the sign-up packet.
    • Packets are due Friday, 9/27/2019

    The Annual West Valley Walk-A-Thon: is coming up on October 5th!

    This event provides plenty of student volunteering opportunities. Some examples of activities include: dressing up as the school mascot, face painting, water spraying, serving food, helping cleanup, etc. We will provide the necessary documentation of completed service hours for students. Check out their website.

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Anime Club: Come to Anime Club TODAY, Thursdays at lunch in room 35 to watch Anime.

    Tech Club: Tech Club is TODAY, Thursday, 9/19, at lunch in room 50. Starting next week, Tech Club will move to Tuesdays. Pay regular attention to the room assignment as it may periodically change between Room 4 and Room 50 depending on the devices being used. 

    Drama Club:  Want to learn fun drama games? Interested in joining CMS' annual Haunted House? Then join Drama Club! Thursdays at lunch in room 23. See you there.

    Nintendo Club: Come to Nintendo Club! Thursdays at Lunch in room 5.

    After School Sports:  

    Girls’ Softball: vs. Lawson Lightning

    • 6th/7th-grade: 3:45, @ Collins Field
    • 7th/8th-grade: 3:45, @ CMS

    Boys’ Volleyball: vs. Lawson Lightning

    • 6th-grade: 3:45, @ Lawson Gym
    • 7th-grade: 5:00, @ Lawson Gym
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, @ CMS Event Center

    Co-ed Cross Country: 

    9/19: 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Relay intervals

    9/20: no practice

    Thursday

    Lunch

    Drama Club

    23

       

    Wood Butchers, extraordinaire

    56

       

    Feminism Club

    29

       

    Anime

    35

       

    Jeopardy Club

    38

       

    Shogi Club (Japanese Chess)

    8

       

    Nintendo Club

    5

       

    Tech Club (Room may change depending on the devices being used.)

    4 or 50

     

    After School

    Homework Center (3:00-4:00)

    Library

       

    After School 15 (3:00 - 3:15)

    23

     


    Wednesday, September 18th 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Bike Cage:

    Be Safe: 

    • Dismount and walk your bike in and out of the cage.
    • Obey traffic rules, such as wearing a helmet.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Wait for your turn to enter and exit.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Lock your bike securely in an appropriate space
    • Keep your belongings with you
    • Remove your bike daily

    Go Bears!

    Bear Wear: Bear Wear will be distributed TODAY and tomorrow at lunch in the quad. If you ordered Bear Wear please come to the tables to pick up your order.

    CMS Dine Out Night:

    Tacos, burritos, and chips, oh my! You can get all of those at CMS Dine Out Night at Chipotle next Tuesday. Go to the one at 20688 Homestead Road from 5-9 pm on September 24!

    AMC 8: If you are a CMS student who would like to register for the optional AMC 8 Math Assessment, please request a form from your math teacher, or see Ms. Pantoja in Room 34. 

    • You must register by September 26 - late registrations are not accepted. 
    • AMC 8 will occur after school on November 12.
    • A $5 donation is requested from participants, but this will not limit you from being able to take the assessment.

    Homestead High School: Fall Football Youth Cheer Camp

    The Homestead Mustang Cheerleaders invite you to their 7th Annual Fall Football Cheerleading Camp.  You will learn sideline chants, basic jumps and stunts, and a dance to perform at a Homestead High School football game with the cheer team.

    • K-8th-grade Girls & Boys
    • Saturday, October 12, 2019
    • 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • Homestead High School large gym
    • Email HHSmustangcheer1@gmail.com to receive the sign-up packet.
    • Packets are due Friday, 9/27/2019

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Anime Club: Come to Anime Club on Thursdays at lunch in room 35 to watch Anime.

    Drama Club:  Want to learn fun drama games? Interested in joining CMS' annual Haunted House? Then join Drama Club! Thursdays at lunch in room 23. 

    Tech Club: Tech Club is tomorrow, Thursday, 9/19, at lunch in room 50. Starting next week, Tech Club will move to Tuesdays. Pay regular attention to the room assignment as it may periodically change between Room 4 and Room 50 depending on the devices being used. 

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    Math Club: Wednesdays at lunch in room 32.

    Strength and Conditioning: 8th-graders only, in the weight room, at lunch on Wednesdays.

    Science Olympiads: Wednesdays, room 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

    After School Sports:  

    Girls’ Softball: vs. Columbia Bulldogs

    • 6th/7th-grade: 3:45, @ Columbia Field
    • 7th/8th-grade: 3:45, @ CMS

    Boys’ Volleyball: vs. Columbia Bulldogs

    • 6th-grade: 3:45, @ Columbia Gym
    • 7th-grade: 5:00, @ Columbia Gym
    • 8th-grade: 3:45, @ CMS Event Center

    Co-ed Cross Country: 

    9/18: Meet # 2 @ CMS

    9/19: 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Relay intervals

    9/20: no practice

    Wednesday

    Lunch

    Book Club

    1

       

    MTG (Magic, The Gathering) Club

    29

       

    Minecraft

    13

       

    Intro to Robotics

    8

       

    Math Club (Math Counts/Math Olymp)

    32

       

    Strength and Conditioning (8th-graders only)

    Weight Room

     

    After School

    Homework Center (3:00-4:00)

    Library

       

    Science Olympiads (3:00 - 4:00 PM)

    22

       

    After School 15 (3:00 - 3:15)

    18


    Tuesday, September 17th 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Bike Cage:

    Be Safe: 

    • Dismount and walk your bike in and out of the cage.
    • Obey traffic rules, such as wearing a helmet.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Wait for your turn to enter and exit.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Lock your bike securely in an appropriate space
    • Keep your belongings with you
    • Remove your bike daily

    Go Bears!

    Bear Bravos: 

    Congratulations to last week's Bear Bravo winners who won a Swag Bag! 

    6th-grade: Lukshay M. 

    7th-grade: Shubkarman K. 

    8th-grade: Keira L.

    Bear Wear: Bear Wear will be distributed tomorrow, Wednesday (9/18) and Thursday (9/19) at lunch in the quad. If you ordered Bear Wear please come to the tables to pick up your order.

    Mark your calendars for the first Dine Out Night of the year! Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, from 5:00 - 9:00 pm at Chipotle 

    (20688 Homestead Rd., Cupertino)

    Get ready for dine out night! Join your friends and other CMS families at Chipotle in Cupertino next Tuesday night. Write it down in your calendar!

    AMC 8: If you are a CMS student who would like to register for the optional AMC 8 Math Assessment, please request a form from your math teacher, or see Ms. Pantoja in Room 34. 

    • You must register by September 26 - late registrations are not accepted. 
    • AMC 8 will occur after school on November 12.
    • A $5 donation is requested from participants, but this will not limit you from being able to take the assessment.

    Homestead High School: Fall Football Youth Cheer Camp

    The Homestead Mustang Cheerleaders invite you to their 7th Annual Fall Football Cheerleading Camp.  You will learn sideline chants, basic jumps and stunts, and a dance to perform at a Homestead High School football game with the cheer team.

    • K-8th-grade Girls & Boys
    • Saturday, October 12, 2019
    • 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • Homestead High School large gym
    • Email HHSmustangcheer1@gmail.com to receive the sign-up packet.
    • Packets are due Friday, 9/27/2019         

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Book Club: Join Book Club! Book Lovers unite! We will be choosing different books to discuss and do activities about. Wednesdays at lunch in room 1.

    Anime Club: Come to Anime Club on Thursdays at lunch in room 35 to watch Anime.

    Drama Club:  Want to learn fun drama games? Interested in joining CMS' annual Haunted House? Then join Drama Club! Thursdays at lunch in room 23. 

    Tech Club: Tech Club is this Thursday, 9/19, at lunch in room 50. Starting next week, Tech Club will move to Tuesdays. Pay regular attention to the room assignment as it may periodically change between Room 4 and Room 50 depending on the devices being used. 

    Ultimate Werewolf Club: Ultimate Werewolf Club meets TODAY at lunch in room 3. Ultimate Werewolf is a social role-playing strategy game.

    Garden Club: Join the Garden Club TODAY at Lunch in Jay's Garden.

    Tiny Computer Club: TODAY at lunch in Room 27.

    After School Sports:  

    Girls’ Softball: 

    Boys’ Volleyball: Practice, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

    • 6th-grade: Blacktop
    • 7th-grade: Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: Event Center

    Co-ed Cross Country: 

    9/17: 3:00 - 4:15 pm, Stair Lap Challenge

    9/18: Meet 2 @ CMS

    9/19: 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Relay intervals

    9/20: no practice

    Tuesday Lunch Metalshop / Mountain Bike Club 57
        Chess Club 17
        Table Tennis Event Center Stage
        Save the Environment 10
        Ultimate Werewolf 3
        Biotech Club 22
        Clash Royale/SuperCell Club 13
        Garden Club Jay's Garden
        Tech Club 4 or 50
        Tiny Computer Club (No club last Tu. of each month) 27
        Wrestling Fitness Room
        Yearbook 2
      After School Homework Center (3:00-4:00) Library
           
        After School 15 (3:00 - 3:15) 51

    Monday, September 16th 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for the Bike Cage:

    Be Safe: 

    • Dismount and walk your bike in and out of the cage.
    • Obey traffic rules, such as wearing a helmet.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Wait for your turn to enter and exit.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Lock your bike securely in an appropriate space
    • Keep your belongings with you
    • Remove your bike daily

    Go Bears!

    Bear Wear: Bear Wear will be distributed Wednesday (9/18) and Thursday (9/19) at lunch in the quad. If you ordered Bear Wear please come to the tables to pick up your order.

    AMC 8: If you are a CMS student who would like to register for the optional AMC 8 Math Assessment, please request a form from your math teacher, or see Ms. Pantoja in Room 34. 

    • You must register by September 26 - late registrations are not accepted. 
    • AMC 8 will occur after school on November 12.
    • A $5 donation is requested from participants, but this will not limit you from being able to take the assessment.

    Homestead High School: Fall Football Youth Cheer Camp

    The Homestead Mustang Cheerleaders invite you to their 7th Annual Fall Football Cheerleading Camp.  You will learn sideline chants, basic jumps and stunts, and a dance to perform at a Homestead High School football game with the cheer team.

    • K-8th-grade Girls & Boys
    • Saturday, October 12, 2019
    • 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • Homestead High School large gym
    • Email HHSmustangcheer1@gmail.com to receive the sign-up packet.
    • Packets are due Friday, 9/27/2019

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office. The deadline is October 31st.

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. The Rubik's Cube Club starts TODAY, Monday, September 16th, in room 35 at lunch. Bring your own cube.

    Speech and Debate: Speech and Debate club starts TODAY, Monday, September 16th, Room 2. 3:00 - 3:45 pm after school on Mondays.

    FBLA: FBLA meets TODAY in Room 36 or 40.

    Drama Club:  Want to learn fun drama games? Interested in joining CMS' annual Haunted House? Then join Drama Club! Thursdays at lunch in room 23. 

    Tiny Computer Club: Tuesdays at lunch in Room 27.

    After School Sports:  

    Girls’ Softball: 

    Boys’ Volleyball: Practice, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

    • 6th-grade: Blacktop
    • 7th-grade: Bernardo Gym
    • 8th-grade: Event Center

    Co-ed Cross Country: 

    9/16: 3:00 - 4:00 pm, 2-mile race

    9/17: 3:00 - 4:15 pm, Stair Lap Challenge

    9/18: Meet 2 @ CMS

    9/19: 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Relay intervals

    9/20: no practice

    Monday Lunch FBLA 36 or 40
        Rubik's Cube 35
      After School Homework Center (3:00-4:00) Library
        Speech and Debate (3:00 - 3:45) 2
        After School 15 (3:00 - 3:15) MU1

    Friday, September 13th 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cyberspace:

    Be Safe: 

    • Share and communicate only with those you know.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Share only school appropriate material.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Stay on task.
    • Use devices for school purposes only.

    Go Bears!

    8th-Graders/Yosemite: Mandatory Meeting

    8th-grade students interested in going to Yosemite, there is a mandatory meeting TODAY, Friday, September 13, 2019, at lunch in the Event Center.  

    Attention students:

    If you ordered portraits during picture day, they will be distributed during PE classes this week. 

    AMC 8: If you are a CMS student who would like to register for the optional AMC 8 Math Assessment, please request a form from your math teacher, or see Ms. Pantoja in Room 34. 

    • You must register by September 26 - late registrations are not accepted. 
    • AMC 8 will occur after school on November 12.
    • A $5 donation is requested from participants, but this will not limit you from being able to take the assessment.

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Library Announcements:  

    Due to presentations in the library, access during brunch and lunch today will be limited to students who need to check-out, renew, or return a book, print, and/or see Mr. Sulgit.

    Lost & Found:  Check the Lost & Found rack beside the office for shoes, jackets, water bottles, lunch bags, PE clothes, and more!  

    Items will be collected on Fridays and donated the following Friday.

    Rubik’s Cube Club: Do you like Rubik's Cubes? Come to the Rubik's Cube Club to meet other cubers, improve your times, and practice algorithms. The Rubik's Cube Club starts next Monday, September 16th, in room 35 at lunch. Bring your own cube.

    Drama Club:  Want to learn fun drama games? Interested in joining CMS' annual Haunted House? Then join Drama Club! Thursdays at lunch in room 23. 

    See you there.

    FBLA: FBLA meets Monday in Room 36 or 40.

    Tiny Computer Club: Tuesdays at lunch in Room 27.

    After School Sports:  Scores: vs. Miller

    Girls’ Softball: 

    • 8th softball: won 17-0 

    Boys’ Volleyball: 

    • 6th boys volleyball - won 2-0
    • 7th boys volleyball - lost 0-2
    • 8th boys volleyball - lost 0-3

    9/13, no practice

    Co-ed Cross Country: 

    9/13, no practice

    Friday Lunch Bear Pride Friday - Music in the Rally Quad Rally Quad
      After School Bear Pride Reflection (3:00 - 3:30) Office

    Thursday, September 12th 

    Hi CMS! This is your Bear Pride Reminder of the Day!  

    Bear Pride means following the school-wide expectations for Cyberspace:

    Be Safe: 

    • Share and communicate only with those you know.

    Be Respectful: 

    • Share only school appropriate material.

    Be Responsible: 

    • Stay on task.
    • Use devices for school purposes only.

    Go Bears!

    8th-Graders/Yosemite: Mandatory Meeting

    8th-grade students interested in going to Yosemite, there is a mandatory meeting tomorrow, Friday, September 13, 2019, at lunch in the Event Center.  

    Attention students:

    If you ordered portraits during picture day, they will be distributed during PE classes this week. 

    Talent Show Info Session: Meeting: TODAY, Thursday @ Lunch in Room 43.

    Do you have an awesome talent you want to share? 

    Talents of all kinds are welcomed including playing musical instruments, dancing, singing, and many more! Come share your talents with the school!

    AMC 8: If you are a CMS student who would like to register for the optional AMC 8 Math Assessment, please request a form from your math teacher, or see Ms. Pantoja in Room 34. 

    • You must register by September 26 - late registrations are not accepted. 
    • AMC 8 will occur after school on November 12.
    • A $5 donation is requested from participants, but this will not limit you from being able to take the assessment.

    Mayflower Essay Contest:  “The Voyage of the Mayflower”

    2020 marks the 400th Anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of the Plymouth Colony.    

    • You’re invited to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 
    • More information is available in the main office.
    • The deadline is October 31st.

    Library Announcements:  

    The library will be open normal hours TODAY, Thursday, September 12th.

    Lost & Found: