Cheer- Same 13 Student Athletes from the fall squad
Spring 2015 74 Student athletes
Boys Track 42 Student Athletes, cut 4
Girls Track 34 Student Athletes, cut 5
13- 6th graders
3.58 Girls Varsity Basketball
3.54 Girls JV Basketball
3.08 Boys JV Basketball
2.63 Boys Varsity Basketball
The GPAs are evident of all of the hard work our students put into the classroom as well as on the athletic field.
The winter sports had a combined GPA of 3.255!!
Mr. Moody –Coach Mrs. Colbert- Department Chair
Won 1 Match
Lost 2 Matches
2ND Year in a row we have participated
Held in Romney
Team Members: Madison Cogle, Addison Jackson, Emily Happy and Elisabeth Smiley
The only county team to participate!!
History Bowl Team CTMS was the ONLY county middle school to participate
CTMS participated in the National Geographic Geography Bee this year
There was a school wide competition in December between all grades to determine our school winner
Emily Bradford, 6th grade was the winner at the school level
She took a qualifying test to advance to the state competition and was successful
The West Virginia state competition to determine who moves on to the national level will be on March 27th
Under the Direction of Mrs. Laura Richmond,
New process and new procedures were implemented this year to begin a newly revamped SGA. Loosely based on the national election method. All first period classes elected a delegate as their voting voice.
1. Students in the 8th grade, interested in serving on the Executive council were fully vetted following the primary task on elimination to choose only three candidates for each office was held.
2. Our officers are Taylor Cenate (president), Zoe Smith(vice president), Haley Finnegan(Treasure), Emily McMoran (secretary), and Michael Lezsnar (historian).
3. In addition to weekly activities for students, the SGA also sponsors monthly community service projects.
4. So far, they have included cards and letters for Lillie Mae, a six year old girl who recently passed away but was able to read them.
5. Students also participated in a canned food drive as well as honor teachers and staff for teacher appreciation week.
6. Recently, we delivered new bears to the staff at Jefferson Medical center for distributed to all the divisions for sick children to have a friend.
7. Adjacent to our campus is Willow Tree Manor, we took homemade valentines to them from the first period delegates.
8. As an ongoing project students are asked to bring can tabs for a student at Jefferson High School who is suffering from cancer. These tabs will be turned into money to help the student's
Charles Town Middle FFA Chapter
Overview of Program/Participation
The National FFA Organization is the largest student-run organization in the country and prepares students with an interest in science, business, and technology. Formerly known as Future Farmers of America, today the FFA is a widespread and diverse organization serving a half a million students annually. While the FFA certainly still serves students with an interest in farming, it is also provides opportunities in medicine, research, technology, the environment, business, communications, and leadership. FFA members are on the forefront of advances in science, have opportunities to grow through leadership, and can become proficient in public speaking and career-related skills through activities available throughout the year in FFA. Today, there are 610,240 FFA members, aged 12‒21, in 7,665 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. FFA chapters are in 18 of the 20 largest U.S. cities, including New York, Chicago and Philadelphia. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
The Charles Town Middle FFA chapter received its charter in 2008. (It was formerly part of the Jefferson FFA chapter as were all of the middle schools in the county.) The chapter’s yearly membership ranges from 36 -45members per year. Members are eligible to join the chapter if they are a student enrolled in any agriculture class and pay their dues. At the national and state level 7th and 8th graders are recognized as members; 6th graders can be school members. An officer team is elected and voted on each year by the members after candidates have been interviewed by former FFA members and the advisor, Mrs. Friend. The officer team is responsible for planning and running the monthly chapter meetings which includes using proper parliamentary procedure, arranging for an agriculture guest speaker/activity, organizing refreshments, writing an agenda, etc. Meetings are held afterschool the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 3-5pm. Other activities or special projects the students are involved in are also held afterschool from 3-5pm, with at least one activity once a week during the school year. Students are involved in FFA throughout the summer as well, coming to school to train for competitions, update record books, and complete projects. Some members have Supervised Agriculture Experience Programs (SAE) that they work on throughout the summer, which are mostly market animals for the Jefferson County Fair.
State FFA Convention 2nd place Scrapbook= $75 (2014)
Jefferson County Fair Bake Auction = $3,000 (2014)
FFA Fall Mum Sale= $550 (2014)
FFA Spring Plant Sale= $2,000 (2014)
The money raised/collected is used for chapter events including the annual awards banquet, meetings, National FFA Week, school and community projects, hotels for competitions, buses for fieldtrips, etc.
* FFA 3- Star Gold National Chapter Award Recipient, Louisville, KY, October 2013
* During CTMS FFA work day, February 2014, built over 30 wooden benches and donated to Jefferson County Fairgrounds with help from members, parents, and community supporters.
FFA State Career Development Events, Morgantown, WV, June 2014
* 2nd place team in Food Science Competition (4th place individual, Bella McCormick)
* 3rd place team in Agri-science Competition (4th place individual, Jessa Luzzi)
* Participation in tractor driving competition and delegate assembly session
Jefferson County Fair Bake Auction, August 2014
* Jared Henry, Junior Rabbit Showmanship Champion
* Finnick (our classroom rabbit), received Best in Show
* Received highest bid of the bake auction of $3,000.00 for baked goods the members made
* Several members showed and placed in their livestock classes and made a profit on the sale of their animals
Northeast Regional FFA Tractor Driving Competition, Berkeley Co., November 2014
* Tyler Henry, 3rd place winner (will compete at the state competition in July)
Future Farmers of America
Membership dues of $25 a member, are collected and are used to pay for national, state, and regional dues, chapter t-shirts, and FFA manuals. The dues do not cover all of those expenses, so the chapter pays for the rest. The chapter is self-funded and receives funds for the school year from a variety of sources including:
The chorus has performed annually at this event since 2010.
Our Winter Concert was December 17.
Our Spring Concert has yet to be determined.
This year, CTMS added a 4th Chorus to the program.
The first period chorus is a select auditioned ensemble of 20 students in grades 7 and 8.
We plan on attending at least one competition in the Spring.
Attached is a picture from our 2014 performance at St. Peter's Catholic Church as a part of the Old Tyme Christmas in Harpers Ferry celebration.
1. Participation: 151 students in grades 6-8 bands
2. Budget: The bands function on approximately $6,000-$8,000 per year, with money allocated from the county and funds raised by the music boosters. Money is spent on the following: Instruments, instrument repairs, new music, new equipment and technology, festival fees, guest conductors and clinicians, uniform replacement, student rewards, and classroom supplies.
3. 22 students participate in the auditioned first period jazz band which competes in February and March and has received superior ratings for the past several years. 28 students participate the in after-school jazz band held every Tuesday and they perform on the winter and spring concerts.
36 students participate in Region VIII solo and ensemble festival (this is on the 24th, many students will get to make recordings to go to the next round, and hopefully some will get to attend the state festival) last March Ryan Walker and Craig Swink were chosen to participate in the State Solo and Ensemble Festival in Wheeling, WV, this is a huge honor for the students, as they were playing with the best musicians in the state.
6 students will be participated Region IX Honor Band on January 30th 31st (I know some will sit first chair, which is a big deal, I'll get that information to you when we get there and they audition) The 7th and 8th grade concert bands have attended the Region IX Concert Band Festival each and every year and have received superior and excellent ratings.
Approximately 75 students participate in the summer band program each year and 30 students learn a new instrument during this time
The concert band and jazz bands perform at the county fair and the marching band performs in the African American Heritage Parade in August.
8 CTMS students performed on the WV Music Educator's Conference Solo and Ensemble Honor Recital this past Friday March 13th. Eight students performed a jazz ensemble piece and two students from that eight also performed a clarinet duet.
Ryan Walker (also performed duet
Craig Swink (also performed duet)
Essay Winner Alexis Sauer
CTMS Students and Placing's Jefferson County Science Fair 2015
Soren Kowalski-Placed 1st in Computer Science
Laura Wilt-Placed 1st in Plant Science
Marissa Junk-placed 2nd in Medicine and Health
Jed Sammons-placed 2nd in Physics and Astronomy
Emily Lewis-Placed 3rd in Medicine and Health
Emma Stover-Placed 3rd in Behavioral and Social Sciences
Danny Moylan-placed 3rd in Physics and Astronomy
Tyler Henry-received an honorable mention in Chemistry
Ava Roth-received an honorable mention in Engineering
Ian Bird-received an honorable mention in Engineering
Austin Skinner-received an honorable mention in Chemistry
Ben Nedrow-received an honorable mention in Medicine and Health
Math Field Day
Results from the County Math Field Day
8th grade took 1ST Place
7th grade tied for 1ST Place
6th grade took 3rd place overall.
Daniel Moylan placing 2ND
Madison Cogle placing 2ND
Rebekah Ervine placing 3RD
Daniel, Madison, and Rebekah will be moving on to Regionals in March. Good luck!
Collect Tickets at home athletic events
Teacher appreciation activities
Organize and assist with field day
Fund special projects in school
Dances and other student activities
Average 210 per day
Kids love the white bags
Cafeteria staff doing an excellent job feeding kids each morning.
Teachers and administrators in the higher-performing middle schools point to “respectful” and “trusting” relationships as forming the foundation that enables them to enact the best practices that occur in their districts, schools, and classrooms. They characterize these relationships as committed to acknowledging and honoring whatever resources students, community members, and staff bring to the school; and they are nurtured through ongoing dialogues about teaching and learning. Furthermore, these relationships make possible four other key elements: practices that support staff and students’ emotional and social well-being, ongoing collaboration, evidence-based decision making, and a clear and shared vision.
“There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.” ― Nelson Mandela
Might just be the day a kid reminds you 20 years from now
Our own Task Force Findings
“Students, faculty and staff clearly benefit from positive relationships in middle schools in both Loudoun and Putnam counties. Faculty and staff are courteous and professional while students are fully engaged and clearly enjoy a cheerful atmosphere conducive to learning.
Students are supported academically and emotionally by collaborative grade-level teams in both school systems”
Extra Curricular activities
Extra and co-curricular trips
Extended day contracts
List goes on…..
Its IMPORTANT for staff and parents to support our levy.
Budget County Money ($61,122 ) based on enrollment