Principal Barbour
            Mrs. Allison N. Barbour

Principal's Points

February 2018

Greetings CMS Families,

Happy February, the month of “Love” for learning is upon us! Being a student in RCPS provides a scholarly advantage as even when the weather commands that we not congregate within the brick and mortar of the building, our typical face-to face collaboration is not lost as learning in RCPS is always on point and certainly, on-line. These digital learning days allowed our students to access PowerPoints, Videos, Internet sites, software educational programs, ItsLearning Pages, SKYPE, and more! Our teachers, students, and parents have discovered some best practices and tips to make these learning experiences even more powerfully impactful. According to the Groundhog and his shadow, we have six more weeks of winter; no worries, ice and snow can’t stop our growth!

The flu is trying to find its way through our schools. A number of our students and families have been fighting the flu. If your child has flu-like symptoms, please contact your physician or health clinic for recommendations. The flu may last 7-10 days. If your child has a fever, he/she must be kept home. Children must be fever-free for 24 hours without medication prior to returning to school. We appreciate your efforts in helping us keep our students well and healthy! We want our Bulldogs healthy and in school, on time, every day, ready to learn.

We are Super Proud of our Bulldogs. In addition to presenting over 500 honors at our First Semester Awards day event, we have had some additional recent and noteworthy, peacock proud moments…Kristy Cooper is the RCPS District Spelling Bee Winner. Our Reading Bowl Team placed third in the district. We had great participation and commendations from our Math Bowl, Technology Fair, and Science Fair. Seven of our students were accepted into the Heritage High School Fine Arts Academy. Our Wrestling Team won first place in the Conyers Cup Award. Our CMS Boys Basketball team won the New Rock Championship League. Our school wide discipline is showing great improvement. Our students’ attendance data is showing positive progress, and we are continually striving day by day towards AMAZING!

As February, is a month known for love, we want to spotlight our love light on our counselors who show compassion, caring, and comfort each and every day for our students. The National School Counseling Week is February 5-9 and the theme of helping students to reach for the stars is a daily practice for our counselors. Through helping students make good decisions to helping them mediate and resolve conflicts, our loving counselors pour into students and help them to shine. Please help us love on our well deserving counselors. Show them your appreciation. Every hug, card, or extra kind smile will be sure to light up their day! Mr. Francis Ferguson and Mrs. Shadiqa White, CMS loves you!


Valuing the village,


Allison Barbour

Proud Principal