Crook County Middle School offers an art class starting this year for all grades

CCMS Art Class

As you’ll see by these photos, the students have done some amazing work. Thank you, Ms. Parker, for sharing your talent.

Mr. Crouch’s 7th-grade elective class

Students in Mr. Crouch’s 7th-grade elective class at CCMS had a great time assembling a Lego robot, programming it to drive, and then aiming it to shoot a ball through a hoop or knock over a target.
This is a fun, hands-on way to learn about distance, computer programming, and math.


Crook County students use virtual reality to travel the globe


(Photo Credit:Joe Kline/Bulletin photo)

(Article Credit:Allie Colosky/Reporter)




CCMS drama program rehearsing for their spring performance, Beauty is a Beast

The CCMS drama program performs two plays each year and has about 30 – 50 members each session.  They are currently working on their spring play, called Beauty is a BEAST by DM Larson.  It is a tale of a beautiful girl who is ugly on the inside, and her fairy godparent turns her inside out (so to speak).  The students build and decorate the sets, gather props, and of course act.  With new curtains and a freshly painted stage, the students are incredibly excited about the future of the drama club at CCMS.

Student Spot Light – Mason Calhoun

“Mason Calhoun, an 8th-grader at Crook County Middle School, is the type of young man anyone would be lucky to know. It doesn’t matter the situation or the circumstance, Mason gives everything he does all his effort and extends kindness and compassion to everyone he encounters. In addition to being incredibly respectful and hardworking, Mason shines as a team leader. He sets the example for others in how he speaks, how he relates and how he treats others. No task is too great for Mason to tackle. He welcomes challenges, embraces struggles and works diligently to persevere. Mason has an eagerness to learn, a desire to excel and a heart of gold. He is quite simply a rare and wonderful young man who is an absolute joy to have in class. Mason has big goals and huge dreams for his future which will undoubtedly not only be reached but exceeded! Mason will be a great addition to Crook County High School next year.” –- Mrs. Carter

Everyday Preventive Actions That Can Help Fight Germs, Like Flu

How does the flu spread? Flu viruses are thought to spread mainly from person to person through droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze, or talk. Flu viruses also may spread when people touch something with flu virus on it and then touch their mouth, eyes, or nose. Many other viruses spread these ways too. People infected with flu may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5-7 days after becoming sick. That means you may be able to spread the flu to someone else before you know you are sick as well as while you are sick.

What are everyday preventive actions?

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you or your child gets sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you (or your child) stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. The fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way. • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.
  • If an outbreak of flu or another illness occurs, follow public health advice. This may include information about how to increase distance between people and other measure

The walls of the CCMS gyms were painted during the holiday break.


CCMS Wetlands


7th-grade students from Crook County Middle School visited the new Crooked River Wetlands facility to collect data on birds, macroinvertebrates, water quality, soil, and plants.  Students also spent time doing artwork or taking photos of the area.  This was the second of three trips students will make to the facility this year.  Student projects will be presented at a parent night in May.

The CCMS Art Class just finished their “Pop” Art projects!

Wetlands Environmental Study

Students use the new Wetlands facility west of town to study different aspects of the environment.  They spend time at various stations which include Art, Water Quality, Soil composition, Photography, Plants, Birds and macroinvertebrates.