Principal Barbour
            Mrs. Allison N. Barbour
abarbour@rockdale.k12.ga.us
770-483-3371

Principal's Points

December 2017

Season’s Greetings CMS Families,

December is a dynamic month at Conyers Middle School. This season of joy brings a culmination to our first semester and signals that the school year is close to the halfway point. Time, like Rudolph, really does fly. :-) 

We continue to work towards mastery of our Georgia Performance standards. Increasing our students Lexile levels is key to bridging gaps in learning. Please support our efforts to improve the reading and writing skills of our students by ensuring that your student is reading at least thirty-minutes each day. Doing so not only builds fluency, it also increases their vocabulary skills and expands the thinking skills needed for comprehension. Ask your child questions after reading every book. Reading comprehension is the reason we read -- to understand. 

While December is a shorter attendance month for us, we still have a plethora of activities and crucial end of the semester deadlines to meet. With the holiday festivities approaching, it is very easy for our students to become distracted by the holiday festivities, visions of sugarplums, vacations, gifts, family excursions, and more. We want our students to finish the semester strongly. We continue to encourage them to complete their assignments, study daily, ask and respond to critical thinking questions, write, inquire, collaborate, organize, and read! Benchmark exams will be administered the week of December 11, 2017. Please make sure that students are in school, on time, ready to learn every day.

Through our Band and Chorus winter concerts, wrestling and basketball games, dance and cheerleading events, and field trip opportunities, our students are having many opportunities for our community to engage and celebrate with us. 

In this season of reflection, giving, and gratitude, our Conyers Middle School family reflects on the many ways you have partnered with us for the success of our students. Special thanks to all of our business partners. In highlight, the Bromell Family and ProCutters Landscapes have really been continually impactful in providing holiday gifts for some of our students, serving as lunch duty staffers, and in mentoring our young men. Additionally, they have provided lunch for our cafeteria and office ladies. Thank you!!!

Our families, PTA, and business partners are amazing! Your generous gifts of your time, talent, and treasures are never unnoticed and always appreciated. We continue to solicit your investment in our school and students. We are always in need of mentors, volunteers, financial supporters, partnerships, and advocates. Our village is always open to you. The bigger our village, the better our victory.

With our whole hearts, we wish you and your family the happiest of holidays and a blessed New Year!

Merrily,

Allison