Friday, December 30, 2016

Dec 30

Proficiency-based Grading and Reporting Forum​ - Thursday, January 5th. 6-7:30pm in the HUHS Auditorium. The focus of the forum will be grading and reporting​, and ​will include a presentation by ​CBMS Principal Tom Drake, Harwood Union Co-Principal Amy Rex, and Director of Curriculum Sheila Soule.​ The forum will include a presentation that explains the new progress report card, and general information of student-centered learning and grading and reporting. This will be followed by a period of question and answer.

Looking for skate donations!  There is a bin in the CBMS lobby if you have any skates going unused in your house.  The CBMS skating rink should be ready to go within the next two weeks, cold weather depending.  

Staffing Update- Matt Avery is taking over the band reins from Dan Liptak beginning Jan 3rd.  Dan will be on a paternity leave until Town Meeting Day.  Matt can be reached at mavery@wwsu.org 

After-school snowshoeing and backcountry skiing groups.  E-Community Bulletin Board has the info - Click here for details.  

Ponderable:  “For a lot of kids, the classroom is a social minefield. When kids are entering middle and high school, the idea of what it means to be cool or popular is changing…putting forth effort is a really vulnerable thing.” Sarah Kiefer, from “The Ins and Outs of Academic Help Seeking” by Sarah McKibben in Education Update, December 2016.

Upcoming Dates of Note 
  • Jan 3- School resumes
  • Jan 4- Stowe Ski-Ride program begins - details here
  • Jan 4- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm- HUHS Library - relevant documents can be accessed here
  • Jan 5- Proficiency-based Grading & Reporting Forum- 6-7:30pm in the HUHS auditorium
  • Jan 11- CBMS PTO meeting- 6:30pm in the CBMS Library 
  • Jan 11- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm- HUHS Library - relevant documents can be accessed here
  • Jan 12- PTO parent presentation- Safe Technology- 5:30- CBMS Library 
  • Jan 16- MLK, Jr Day- No School for Students today 
  • Jan 20- Grades 7/8 Dance @ HUMS- 7-9pm 
  • Jan 25- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm- HUHS Library - relevant documents can be accessed here

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dec 16

Many thanks to Berlin City Kia for awarding CBMS the following generous grants:
  • Tech Ed- $1,000.00 to replace the aged and ailing TV
  • Team Wizards- $1500 for standing desks
  • Library- $500 for high interest/low level books, to meet the needs of our struggling readers

Winter Wednesday Program- new to CBMS this year! We have created this program to promote movement opportunities for those students not going to Stowe for the Ski/Ride program. The offerings are still being firmed up, but right now include: Ice skating, X-country skiing, Snowshoeing, Woods adventures (fire/shelter building, animal tracking), Volleyball, Basketball, Sledding, Strength & Conditioning, and Yoga. Students will be signing up for offerings next week, and this program will begin in the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan 4th.


CBMS Basketball Team Schedules can be found here

HUMS Team Schedules (nordic skiing, wrestling, and gymnastics) can be found here. 


Wizards Food Drive:  Please bring in canned food and other non-perishable food items to donate to the Duxbury food shelf.  The food drive will be on until Dec 22nd, and there is a collection box in the front lobby.  Thanks for participating!

Ponderable:Student engagement in school is fundamental to positive educational and life outcomes, including learning, achievement, graduation, and persistence in higher education. By contrast, disengagement can be a precursor to negative outcomes, including low achievement, social and emotional withdrawal, and dropping out.” Kristy Cooper, Tara Kintz, and Andrew Miness. From “Reflectiveness, Adaptivity, and Support: How Teacher Agency Promotes Student Engagement” by Kristy Cooper, Tara Kintz, and Andrew Miness in American Journal of Education, November 2016


Next Cougar Comments will be on Dec 31. Happy, Safe, and Restful Holidays to you all!

Upcoming Dates of Note

  • Dec 21- 5:44am- Winter begins!
  • Dec 22- All-School Music Assembly- Peace in the Valley- 1:45-2:30 
  • Dec 23- break until Jan 3 
  • Jan 4- Stowe Ski-Ride program begins 
  • Jan 11- CBMS PTO meeting- 6:30pm in the CBMS Library 
  • Jan 11- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm- HUHS Library 
  • Jan 12- PTO parent presentation- Safe Technology- 5:30- CBMS Library 
  • Jan 16- MLK, Jr Day- No School for Students today 
  • Jan 20- Grades 7/8 Dance @ HUMS- 7-9pm 
  • Jan 25- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm- HUHS Library

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Dec 9






PowerSchool Tip- the screenshot above is an example of what it will look like when you log on to PowerSchool.  In the past, when we gave grades, you would click on the grade to show the assignments behind that grade.  Now, in the world of proficiencies, you will simply click on the dashes ("--") next to the class and under the appropriate marking period (T1 is trimester 1, S1 is semester 1, etc).  With proficiencies, B means 'beginning', E is for 'emerging', P stands for 'proficient', and AD equals 'advanced'.


Greetings from your PTO! As you know, it has been a whirlwind of fundraising for all of us this past month…Fun Night, poinsettias, wreaths and fudge, oh my. 

A giant THANK YOU to the brave parents who chaperoned our 2nd Fun Night last Friday, and to those of you who sent in sweet treats and healthy snacks for all to enjoy. We raised $915 and had a festive evening with incredibly well-behaved and gracious students. 

Our Winter Fundraiser, despite a few hiccups, was incredibly successful as well. Below are the preliminary totals for each of the teams. We will finalize these totals in the coming weeks and report the official results to teams during our January 11th PTO meeting. 

CONGRATULATIONS to those on DREAM for their hard work! 
Row Labels
Sum of Total Sales
Sum of Total Profit to Team (including donations)
Dream
3,986
1,828
Prodigy
1,766
679
Quest
4,223
1,772
Titan
1,291
439
Wizards
3,475
1,196
PTO
520
171
Grand Total
15,260
6,085
(Totals subject to change. Final to be reported January 11, 2017.)

The PTO is adding a new fundraiser to our calendar this year: Mom’s Night Out. Why should the kids get all the fun? Details coming soon!



After careful thought and consideration, the Waterbury Rotary Club has made the decision to discontinue the Renaissance Program. This decision came about after dialogue with Harwood Union and Crossett Brook administrators.

The Renaissance Card program was started over fifteen years ago, with the primary goal of providing extra encouragement for students to set goals focused on academic achievement. While this program has certainly provided incentive for a number of students to excel over the years, collectively we feel that the Renaissance Card program has run it's course. School programming now includes goal setting that is structured and well supported by the system including stronger and more intentional efforts to create ongoing partnerships between schools, families, and community entities, and a stronger emphasis on personalized learning.

The Rotary Club will continue to support student scholarships and the Rotary Interact Club at Harwood, and will be considering other service initiatives as the opportunity arises. The administrations at both schools are committed to continuing to recognize and honor growth in academic achievement on an ongoing basis as we continue to evolve our systems of learning. Please note that the Sugarbush pass program is a separate program, and school administrators are currently working with Sugarbush to determine the best way to continue this program within the new system for the 17/18 winter season.



Lost Ring.  Description: silver band with etchings surrounding: stars, swirls, other designs. Similar to photos, no stones though. Has sentimental value as is a family ring. Last seen on Dona Culver's front office desk several weeks ago. If found, please return to the CBMS office.  No questions asked. Mom is so sad to have lost it.



Changing the World:  Jack Birmingham is collecting coats and boots to bring to the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program throughout the month of December. If you have any old coats or boots (any size) you can put them in the bin in the CBMS lobby. Please don't bring anything other than coats and boots. If you have any questions email Jack at jbirmingham2022@wwsu.org



Ponderable:


Allie Harris has organized a Yoga & Meditation healing  fundraiser this Sunday, December 11th from 10:30 am to 12:30 p.m  at the Contois Auditorium in Burlington, Vermont. Allie is a nurse who had stopped to assist and was involved in the secondary crash on October 8th. There will be an hour of yoga, followed by 45 minutes of meditation while Allie plays the violin. Her hope is, “that the community will have a place to come together to appreciate life through awareness of breath and the physical body. ... that it will be healing for those suffering the loss of loved ones as we generate positive energy this holiday season.”  She encourages families, friends, survivors, first responders, and community members to attend. There is no admission, but donations will be made in the names of Eli Brookens, Cyrus Zschau, Liam Hale, Janie Cozzi, and Mary Harris to the Harwood fund. Feel free to go to one or both parts of this event! If you are unable to attend, but would still like to donate, you can do so here: https://www.gofundme.com/yoga-meditation-hardwoodteens  (The Contois Auditorium is located in Burlington City Hall at 149 Church Street, Burlington, VT)


Upcoming Dates of Note
  • 2Nite Dec 9- 7/8 Dance @ CBMS- 7-9pm
  • Dec 13- WDSD School Board meeting- 6PM- CBMS Library- relevant documents can be found here.
  • Dec 14- HUUSD Board meeting- HU Library- 6pm
  • Dec 22- All-School Music Assembly- Peace in the Valley- 1:45-2:30
  • Dec 23- break until Jan 3

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dec 2



Holiday FUN NIGHT is TONIGHT from 7-9PM!  We hope to see all of the 5th and 6th graders at CBMS on Friday night for our holiday-themed FUN NIGHT!
  • PERMISSION FORMS are required. CLICK HERE to complete the online form by noon on Friday.
  • WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to bring sweet treats, healthy snacks, and drinks. We also need parent chaperones to make sure the night is a safe one for all! CLICK HERE for the volunteer sign-up genius.
  • If you have questions, please email Kathleen Luce at kayakvt@aol.com. Thanks!

CBMS is looking to build an outdoor hockey rink on the front, dirt parking lot this winter. Got any expertise in this area, or thoughts on how to make a rink come to reality? Contact Tom Drake at tdrake@wwsu.org


December Cougar Cafe Menu is now online at http://wdnutrition.wwsu.org/

Proficiency-Based Learning - Vermont Agency of Education Website- click here


Advice for parents on the topic of Sexting (from Common Sense Media)

  • Don’t wait for an incident to happen to your child or your child’s friend before you talk about the consequences of sexting. Sure, talking about sex or dating with teens can be uncomfortable, but it’s better to have the talk before something happens.
  • Remind your kids that once an image is sent, it can never be retrieved -- and they will lose control of it. Ask teens how they would feel if their teachers, parents, or the entire school saw the picture, because that happens all the time.
  • Talk about pressures to send revealing photos. A study by Michigan State University found that many teens are sexually harassed online by their peers. Let teens know that you understand how they can be pushed or dared into sending something. Tell them that no matter how big the social pressure is, the potential social humiliation can be hundreds of times worse.
  • Teach your children that the buck stops with them. If someone sends them a photo, they should delete it immediately. It’s better to be part of the solution than the problem. 
  • Check out Common Sense Education's Sexting HandbookThis resource gives families the language and support to take texting and cell phone power back into their own hands. It’s also a great resource for parents who are uncomfortable dealing directly with this issue.


Image result for boxtops for educationBoxtops - Collect them and send them in, please...we put the $ we get from them to great use!


Happenings at the Waterbury Public Library

WHEN: Saturday, December 10th at 10 AM
Harpist Judi will entertain us with her little/big (Clarsach) harp, as she draws music from many lands to celebrate the onset of the holiday season. Suitable for ages 18 months through adult. No registration needed.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00 PM
The Library will host a community-wide Winter Movie Night with a showing of the 2000 documentary, “The Endurance”, narrated by Liam Neeson (Rated G). It recounts this Sir Earnest Shackleton’s ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic, with footage of the actual locations, and interviews with surviving relatives of key expedition members, plus archived audio interviews with expedition members, and a generous helping of still photos shot on the expedition. Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council,  this event will be an adventure in watching and learning about the dramatic story of Sir Ernest Shackleton, his crew, and his ship, The Endurance. You’ll have the opportunity to consider, among other things, the power of vision, courage, and perseverance, the nature of leadership, and the spirit of adventure and exploration.  Theirs is one of the greatest adventure and survival stories of the twentieth century.  Free and open to the public.




Ponderable: “If you are comfortable, you are not learning.” from “16 Life Lessons” from various authors in Psychology Today, October 2016.

Upcoming Dates of Note
  • 2Nite - Dec 2- Fun Night for 5/6- 7-9pm
  • Dec 3- River of Light Parade- 5pm (Junk Band members should gather at 4:30pm at Rusty Parker Park)
  • Dec 7- HUUSD Board meeting- HU Library- 6pm
  • Dec 9- 7/8 Dance @ CBMS- 7-9pm
  • Dec 13- WDSD School Board meeting- 6PM- CBMS Library
  • Dec 14- HUUSD Board meeting- HU Library- 6pm
  • Dec 22- All-School Music Assembly- Peace in the Valley- 1:45-2:30
  • Dec 23- break until Jan 3

Friday, November 25, 2016

Nov 25


CBMS Students are all invited to come play in the River of Light Junk Band, for the River of Light parade on 12/3. Info and sign up can be found here. Practices are 11/30, 12/1, and 12/2 from 2:30-3pm.

Open to all CBMS students - Feeling stressed out? Want to start your day on a positive, peaceful note? Come and enjoy some moments of mindfulness in Ms. Michael's room every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:30-7:45am, through December.


CBMS is looking to build an outdoor hockey rink on the front, dirt parking lot this winter. Got any expertise in this area? Contact Tom Drake at tdrake@wwsu.org

Spring student-led conferences- thank you to the many of you who filled out the post-conference survey.  Your feedback has been read and evaluated, and changes to the format and the scheduling will reflect the feedback in the Spring round of conferences in April.  

The holiday-themed 5th/6th FUN NIGHT is coming soon - Friday, Dec 2nd from 7-9pm. Please be sure to complete this PERMISSION FORM for 5th/6th Grade FUN NIGHT as soon as possible. We will follow up with a Sign-Up Genius to recruit volunteers and snack donations after the Thanksgiving holiday. We look forward to welcoming your student to a winter wonderland of games, dancing, movies and FUN!

Ponderable:The Internet is like a small town, and what you do will come back to you.” David Hill in “Inside the New Standards for Kids and Screen Time” by Markham Heid in Time Magazine, November 7, 2016, available for purchase at http://bit.ly/2f8c29J



Last March approximately 140 community members, school staff, and students participated in a series of conversations co-facilitated by community members and Harwood Union High School students. These conversations explored the community’s hopes and concerns about education, built shared understanding about our schools' efforts to make sure all of our students are successful, and generated insights and recommendations to guide future work. The Community Coalition that planned the community conversations continues to meet in order to provide a forum for leadership and community engagement in our schools. To inform the work of the Community Coalition, we request that you fill out this short survey: https://goo.gl/VWdtQm





Upcoming Dates of Note
  • Nov 28- Trimester 2 begins - AA/PE classes change
  • Dec 2- Fun Night for 5/6- 7-9pm
  • Dec 3- River of Light Parade- 5pm
  • Dec 9- 7/8 Dance @ CBMS- 7-9pm
  • Dec 22- All-School Music Assembly- Peace in the Valley- 1:45-2:30
  • Dec 23- break until Jan 3


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Nov 18

Yes, school is in session next Monday and Tuesday!

CBMS is looking to build an outdoor hockey rink on the front, dirt parking lot this winter.  Got any expertise in this area?  Contact Tom Drake at tdrake@wwsu.org

Fencing starting up again on Nov 30th.  Check the E-Community Bulletin Board for more details.  

Community Engagement newsletter & survey - At the link below please find the Fall Community Engagement Newsletter developed by members of the WWSU Community Coalition. The Coalition continues to meet and plan ways to sustain our momentum developed as a result of our Study Circle Process last year. click here for the newsletter.  To inform the future work of the Community Coalition, we request that you fill out this short survey.


Please note - November 28th is a school day for TBPS and CBMS students, but not for students at HUHS and HUMS.

Ponderable: "Schooling should always be about managing and encouraging relationships, between peers, between generations, between the individual and community, and between the individual and the natural world. Make, fix, create, and suggest through your own efforts that others learn likewise."  Doug Stowe- more here.

Upcoming Dates of Note

  • 2morrow! Nov 19- Vermont State Spelling Bee- 10AM at Northfield HS/MS 
  • Nov 21- 5/6 Basketball season begins 
  • Nov 22- Teams Titan, Prodigy to Fantastic Beasts 
  • Nov 23, 24, 25- Thanksgiving Break 
  • Nov 28- Trimester 2 begins - AA/PE classes change
  • Dec 2- Fun Night for 5/6
  • Dec 3- River of Light Parade
  • Dec 9- 7/8 Dance @ CBMS
  • Dec 22- All-School Music Assembly- Peace in the Valley- 1:45-2:30
  • Dec 23- break until Jan 3

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Nov 11

Cougar Kudos to our PTO for rallying the "Souper Supper" at Conferences last night, and to the many of you for making and sharing yummy food!

Parent survey on Student-Led Conferences- click here

7th and 8th graders - HUMS Winter Sports meetings:
  • Wrestling is Tuesday, Nov 15th at 6PM in the HUHS auditorium. This is a co-ed team. 
  • Nordic Skiing is Wednesday Nov 16th at 6PM in the HUHS auditorium. This is a co-ed team. 

Cougar Cafe Thanksgiving Meal on November 17th - You are invited to join us for our Cougar Cafe Thanksgiving Lunch on Thursday, November 17th. To make a reservation, either 1) call CBMS at 244-6100 and speak with Dona, or 2) email Dona at dculver@wwsu.org. Please make reservations by the end of the day on Tuesday, November 15th. We hope you can join us!

Forms are due in on Monday, Nov 11th! PTO WINTER "FUN"RAISER - By now, you have likely seen the winter fundraiser information flyer and order form. Our hope is that your student(s) is working hard to sell holiday wreaths, poinsettias and fudge to raise funds for his/her team's enrichment activities planned for the spring. Information, due dates and a downloadable order form can be found here. Please email Amy Gibbs at amy.gibbs@cvmc.org with questions, and Happy Selling!


Lost items- have you seen these? Please let us know if you have!
  • A silver band ring - sterling silver with etched stars and other designs on it. Last seen in the CBMS office. 
  • Earbuds...like these:


Counselor contact and resource listclick here

Family Forum at HUHS - Recovery and Preparing for the Holidays.  As you know, the holiday season will be here very soon. This time of year is a time of great joy, contemplation, and for some, hardship. It can be a time for family celebrations, and to be with our loved ones. It can also be a time of great stress and loneliness. In the aftermath of loss, feelings can be exacerbated. This forum will focus on strategies to navigate the holiday season.  This Forum will be facilitated by Margaret Joyal, a licensed psychologist, trauma and recovery specialist working with Harwood Union.

Forum - Date / Time:
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Harwood Union Library

Upcoming Dates of Note
  • 2night! Nov 11- 7/8 Dance @ HUMS- 7-9pm. $5 at the door, no permission slip needed.
  • Nov 14- 7/8 Basketball season begins
  • Nov 15- Family Forum @ HUHS- 6pm
  • Nov 16- HUMS Winter Sports meeting for Wrestling- 6pm
  • Nov 16- HUMS Winter Sports meeting for Nordic Skiing- 6pm
  • Nov 17- Thanksgiving Meal in the Cougar Cafe
  • Nov 17- Concert- 6-8 band, Jazz band, 5-8 chorus - 7pm start
  • Nov 19- Vermont State Spelling Bee- time and locale TBD
  • Nov 21- 5/6 Basketball season begins
  • Nov 22- Team Titan, Prodigy to Fantastic Beasts
  • Nov 23, 24, 25- Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov 28- Trimester 2 begins - AA/PE classes change

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Nov 4


Congratulations to our 8th graders, who proved victorious in the 8th Grade-Staff soccer game played on Halloween...great teamwork, all!

E-sign ups for Student-Led Conferences close at day's end this Sunday, Nov 6th.   Details on how to sign-up are at the bottom of this post, and the direct link to sign up is here, and the password is "cbms". 

On November 10th, the CBMS PTO will host a "Soup"er Supper in conjunction with student-led conferences. This super-hero themed dinner allows families to eat together before or after the conferences and also provides dinner for our teachers and staff who remain in the building all day! Our goal is to raise $600 and to do so we need your help! 
Please sign up for a needed item in the Sign-Up Genius (click here) and bring to CBMS between 4PM and 5:30PM on the 10th. Should you need to drop off earlier in the day, please contact Tamatha Thomas-Haase at 241-1415. Soups/stews should be in a crock-pot labeled with your name. 
Please also consider having dinner with us that evening! The cost will be $5 per person or $20 per family. You'll have your choice of homemade soups and stews; Red Hen bread; delicious baked goods for dessert and cider or seltzer to drink. 
Thanks so much for all you do to make the PTO work for the entire CBMS community! - Tamatha
Cougar Cafe Thanksgiving Meal on November 17th - You are invited to join us for our Cougar Cafe Thanksgiving Lunch on Thursday, November 17th. To make a reservation, either 1) call CBMS at 244-6100 and speak with Dona, or 2) email Dona at dculver@wwsu.org. Please make reservations by the end of the day on Tuesday, November 15th. We hope you can join us!

PTO WINTER "FUN"RAISER - By now, you have likely seen the winter fundraiser information flyer and order form. Our hope is that your student(s) is working hard to sell holiday wreaths, poinsettias and fudge to raise funds for his/her team's enrichment activities planned for the spring. Information, due dates and a downloadable order form can be found here. Please email Amy Gibbs at amy.gibbs@cvmc.org with questions, and Happy Selling!

Why is CBMS not allowing Chromebooks to be brought home?  Currently, CBMS has a 1:1 technology program, in which every CBMS student has access to a Chromebook to use during the school day.  The CBMS Staff has weighed the potential pros and cons of allowing these devices to come home after school, and have come to the conclusion for the time being to keep these devices at school.  Reasons for this include: the potential for forgetfulness (ie forgetting to bring the device to school), battery management (ie forgetting to charge the device and leaving the charging cable at home), damage (ie dropping the device in the bus aisle), and screen overload (ie sending yet another screen into your home).  We are still looking closely at this topic, collecting more data on the "7:45am-2:30pm" use of our Chromebooks, and how learning might be enhanced by a "24/7" program.  Stay tuned!

Harwood Union Unified School District Board Director:  There is an opening for a new member on the newly formed HUUSD Board.  The HUUSD is organizing to operate our schools starting on July 1, 2017.  The Board currently meets every 2 weeks for 2-3 hours and will have responsibility for the budget and policies of the newly formed district.  The Waterbury Town School Board seeks interested candidates and will conduct interviews and appoint a new school director on Thursday, November 17th at 7:45 am in the Thatcher Brook Primary School conference room.  The appointee to this position serves until the next election, so we expect interested candidates will commit to running for this 3 year position come January 2017.  Candidates should submit an email and resume outlining your interest and qualifications to the Town Board chair, Reed McCracken by November 14th .  Please submit via email to: reedmccracken@comcast.net. For questions about the position contact: Alex Thomsen, HUUSD Board member, alexhthomsen@gmail.com.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8!  This day could once again could provide a big boost to the Waterbury Area Food Shelf. This is the time of the year when supplies are low and the need is increasing as cold weather approaches. We are asking schools, churches and organizations to help get the word out to voters to bring an item for the food shelf when they cast their vote. Polls are open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Voting for Waterbury voters will take place in the gym at Thatcher Brook Primary School. Volunteers will be there to collect canned goods, non-perishable food items or cash.

UVM Medical Center offers a number of classes for parents, and many of them are free.  There are a couple of offerings focused on Internet Safety, with one entitled "A Compassionate Approach to Discussing Tough Topics with Teens: Navigating the world of Social Media, Sex and High-risk Behaviors."  More details on these offerings can be found here.  

The Flu- a guide for parents- click here



Upcoming Dates of Note

  • 2day- Nov 4- Gymnastics Assembly- 2PM
  • Nov 8- Election Day
  • Nov 10- Student-led Conferences
  • Nov 11- 7/8 Dance @ HUMS- 7-9pm
  • Nov 14- 7/8 Basketball season begins
  • Nov 17- Thanksgiving Meal in the Cougar Cafe
  • Nov 17- Concert- 6-8 band, Jazz band, 5-8 chorus - 7pm start
  • Nov 19- Vermont State Spelling Bee- time and locale TBD
  • Nov 21- 5/6 Basketball season begins
  • Nov 22- Titan, Prodigy to Fantastic Beasts
  • Nov 23, 24, 25- Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov 28- Trimester 2 begins - AA/PE classes change

Online Sign-ups for Fall Conferences are now open! The Fall round of Student-Led Conferences will be happening in the afternoon and evening on Thursday, November 10th.  As your child is leading this conference, please make sure he/she attends with you!  Online sign-ups close at the end of the day on Sunday, November 6th. You can access this system via the link on the CBMS Homepage. The password for CBMS is "cbms". Step-By-Step instructions to sign-up: 

  • Visit the CBMS homepage (http://cbms.wwsu.org/) and click the "Online Scheduler" icon.
  • Choose CBMS from the drop down list and click “GO”
  • Enter the school password (cbms)
  • Click on the "use the LOOKUP STUDENT ID" button to access the system.
  • Verify the child’s birth date
  • A list of your child’s Applied Academics and PE teachers and core team will be displayed. Check the box next to the name of each team/teacher(s) you would like to schedule with.  Student-led conferences will happen on the core team.
  • If you have more than one child in the school you can see all of your children's teachers schedules at one time by answering YES to this question “Do you want to schedule conferences for another student?” then repeat the steps above for your other students. If you only have one child at CBMS, answer NO to that question.
  • You will then see the available time slots for each teacher you selected.
  • Select the times that work best for your schedule.
  • Enter your email address (recommended) if you would like an email reminder sent to you. (Your email address is kept private.)
  • Once you have finished you can confirm your appointment details and print your conference schedule.
  • Write down the Confirmation Number (you will need this number to cancel your appointment)
Need help? Contact Dona Culver (dculver@wwsu.org) or Tom Drake (tdrake@wwsu.org), or phone the school at 244-6100.