Friends of Rachel (F.O.R.) Club and Champion Zone Kids (C.Z.K.)

CMS students met after Rachel’s Challenge to start planning ways to spread kindness and compassion at the middle school and our community. During the planning meeting, students who expressed interest in being a part of the F.O.R. club decided to meet Monday mornings from 7:00-7:30 a.m. three times a month and the last Monday of the month after school from 3:00-5:00 for projects, lessons, and games! The next F.O.R. meeting is Monday, 9/17/18 @ 7:00 a.m.

Initial student led projects this year will include:

  1. Chain link challenge recognizing acts of kindness. Students will cut strips of construction paper to provide to classrooms and to decorate envelopes to hold the links for CMS and to share with elementary schools
  2. Day of kindness with a pep-rally, handprints, and activities in October

In addition to our F.O.R. club, all students also have the opportunity to become a Champion Zone Kid (C.Z.K.) at CMS.

Qualities of Champion Zone Kids:

  • Respects Themselves and Others
  • Chooses Positive Influences
  • Values Differences in Others
  • Speaks with Kindness and is Courteous
  • Helps Those Being Bullied
  • Includes Those Who are Left Out
  • Models Positive Behaviors
  • Rises Above the Crowd to Be a CHAMPION!

C.Z.K. will have a table setup during lunch on Friday, 9/21/18 with more information and a sign up sheet.

Any adults interested in helping support F.O.R. or C.Z.K., please contact the CMS Main Office.

Superintendent’s Monthly Update: August 2018

The Superintendent’s Update is an opportunity for parents & guardians, students, staff, school board, and Caroline residents to see the exciting things that are happening in our schools each month.  This division update gives a summary of important highlights as we…. Explore Today, Impact Tomorrow. 

August 2018 Update

Chromebook Distribution

Dear secondary parents! We are excited to begin Chromebook distribution at CHS this Thursday, 9/6 and Friday, 9/7 during 1st block classes. Distribution at CMS will take place next Tuesday and Wednesday (9/11 and 9/12) during English classes.

Students who have returned both the 1) Acceptable Use Policy form and the 2. ) Digital Citizenship document located in the Student Code of Conduct will be issued a Chromebook and adapter (cord) on their assigned distribution day.

Students who have not completed and turned in forms prior to distribution day will be required to visit the CHS or CMS IT Care Center to submit the documents and receive their Chromebook and adapter. To complete the forms, please remove pages 23, 29, and 30 from the Student Code of Conduct which was sent home during the first week of school or go to to print the forms (Student tab to Code of Conduct – print pages 23, 29, and 30).

We look forward to using our new learning management system, Schoology, to conduct the five days of introductory lessons which cover digital safety, Chromebook Apps, and Google Suite. Thank you for completing these forms, so we are able to achieve 100% student distribution!

A picture of computers

Information on FAMIS

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A family of four can make as much as $51,455 a year and still qualify for FAMIS!

2018-2019 1:1 Chromebook Parent Video

Updated: 8/28/2018 8:15 PM

CCPS is excited to launch a secondary 1:1 initiative during the 2018-2019 school year. As outlined in our strategic plan, Pathways 2022, every 6th through 12th grader will receive a Chromebook during the weeks of September. This digital device will become an essential learning tool within our blended learning classrooms. The purposeful integration of technology will enhance students’ college and career readiness and 21st century skills such as creativity, innovation, communication, collaboration, and digital citizenship.

To support parental awareness regarding the 1:1 initiative, one parent/guardian per household will be responsible for viewing the CCPS 1:1 Parent Orientation Video currently available on the CMS and CHS websites. Thank you for completing this brief 15-minute video by Friday, August 17 to prevent uninterrupted delivery of your student’s device. Thank you!

Rachel’s Challenge

Join us on August 29 to start a chain reaction of kindness, compassion, and positivity across our community and beyond!

A Story of Inspiration, Courage, and Kindness

What is Rachel’s Challenge?

Rachel’s Challenge exists to equip individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, discrimination and negative activity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion.

The program is dedicated to the memory of Rachel Scott, the first student killed in the tragic shootings at Columbine High School in 1999. Hailed as one of the most powerful intervention programs ever shared in public schools, Rachel’s Challenge provides a stunning and inspiring story that holds the power to transform lives.

More than 23 million people have heard Rachel’s story in live settings around the world. It is reported that, as a result, at least eight school shootings have been prevented and more than 500 suicides have been averted.

Rachel’s Challenge Activities

August 29, 2018 at Caroline Middle School

No cost (free)

  • 5th/6th – Rachel’s Challenge Assembly (10:00)
  • 7th/8th Rachel’s Challenge Assembly (8:30)
  • Rachel’s Challenge Student Ambassador Training (Afternoon)
  • Community Event – Rachel’s Challenge (6-7:00)


Download printable flyer (PDF)

Rachel’s Challenge supports Pathways 2022 Goal Teaching and Learning, Goal 2 School and Community Relations, and Goal 3 Health and Safety.