Greetings from the Principal

kurt

 

 

Greetings!

Welcome to Crook County Middle School! We trust your Summer was memorable and hope that you are excited for a successful year at CCMS. It is our desire that you find our school a welcoming and safe place for our students where we partner to serve the success of their individual goals. Part of creating an effective learning environment involves the physical building itself. Thanks to our supportive community CCMS, Phase 2 of our bond construction project and seismic upgrades were completed over the Summer. Our building is over 60 years old and with this investment we intend for it to be a safer, more efficient, and increasingly effective educational environment. Additionally, our staff and students will experience new instructional technology within their classrooms. Every classroom is equipped with a new projector, iPad/Document Camer, Apple T.V., and teacher laptop. This technology is in addition to each student at CCMS having their own Chrome Notebook that is implemented as a learning tool in each class.

 

We know effective schools are not just the physical environment and current technology tools. Our staff, students, families, and community are what truly makes our school a special place. As we begin a new academic year, we also welcome new faces to the CCMS staff. We are excited to introduce Connor Booster – 6th S.S., Tammy Crouch 6th S.S., Betty Evans – 6th Math, John Cripe – 7th Math, Blake Poyner – 7th Science, Julia Neuhaus – 8th Science, and Kelly Martin – Structured Learning Center. Along with the rest of the staff, it is our mission to deliver a comprehensive academic support system, provide highly effective instruction, create a 21st century learning environment, and extend multiple instructional strategies to engage students. This is all part of our commitment to every child, every day.

 

In accomplishing our mission it is vital that our students value the key components that have made CCMS one of the highest performing middle schools in the state regarding individual student learning gains. Be here all day every day. We know emergencies and sickness sneak up on us, but students also can’t learn if they aren’t here. Please communicate with us if an absence occurs. Get involved. Significant learning does not occur without a significant relationship. Participate in the variety of electives, sports, and clubs that CCMS has to offer. Give your best. Effort and work ethic matter and they will be required to perform at a high level in school and life. All students deserve success and giving your best effort is a part of that process.

 

Please feel encouraged to visit our website regularly to receive school information, teacher contact information, and online grade reports, among other updates. If you have not done so feel free to “Like” us on Facebook and follow along. We will try to post multiple times per week for routine school information in addition to fun happenings around CCMS.

 

We look forward to working with you as we make this year a terrific experience. Thank you for the opportunity to educate your child.

 

Go Colts!

Kurt Sloper