The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) assisted Oxford Mt. Zion Baptist Church’s Youth Ministry and Caroline High School with their “Pack the Pallet” water drive. This service-oriented project was organized to provide clean water to residents of Flint, Michigan and Tappahannock, Virginia.
The NJHS set out to collect a minimum of 150 cases of water by Wednesday, March 23, 2016. They exceeded their goal! A total of 410 cases of water were donated to the NJHS! Wednesday afternoon, members of the NJHS enthusiastically packed Mrs. L. Fortune’s school bus with the donated cases of water. This was a great day for our dedicated future leaders!
As an NJHS sponsor, I am super excited about our students’ willingness to serve others. President Madison B. stated, “What if this was our community? We would want people to send us water if we were in this predicament.” Special thanks to NJHS member Koby M.! In four days, Koby collected over 134 cases of water from family members, friends, and local businesses. Our students were honored to be able to bless the residents of Flint, Michigan and Tappahannock, Virginia. It was a blessing to witness the dedication and service of our NJHS students. They have worked very hard in the areas of Leadership, Character, Citizenship, and Scholarship and have mastered Service! Future CMS NJHS members take note!
A very special thank you to everyone who supported this endeavor: CMS parents, faculty and staff, Mrs. L. Fortune, and the active members of the CMS NJHS!
-Shermeka Baker-Latney, Sponsor
CMS had a short ceremony Thursday, March 24th, to announce their “Teacher of the Year”, “Novice Teacher of the Year”, and “Support Staff of the Year” for the 2015-16 school year.
Novice Teacher of the Year – Kalisha Alston
Support Staff of the Year – Nurse Pettigrew
Teacher of the Year – Nick Schwartz
We appreciate the high quality instruction and service each of our staff members have demonstrated this year to help our CMS student leaders SOAR!
One Band, One Sound!
The Caroline Middle School Concert band performed in the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association (VBODA) district band assessment on Wednesday, March 16th at Massaponax High School. Band assessment is an annual event which performing ensembles prepare three selections for a panel of judges. The performing group is scored through a ratings system from a rating of 1 for Superior through 5 for Poor.
For the first time in school history, the CMS band received a rating of a 1, a Superior rating, which is the highest rating possible. These students have worked for several months preparing these selections and performed them with confidence, professionalism, and discipline. In addition to their Superior rating, the organizers of the event, complimented the group on their level of discipline and stated that the CMS band was the best disciplined group of the day.
Congratulations to the members of the CMS band for their great accomplishment and their director Ms. Karen Mott.
The National Junior Honor Society will be collecting cases of water (as part of our March community service project) to send to Flint, Michigan to support the “Pack the Pallet” hosted by Oxford Mt. Zion’s youth ministry and Caroline High School.
We are asking that all staff, parents, and students help us to achieve the goal of 150 cases of water by March 23rd. This is a great opportunity to help those families in need.
The ISS room will be the drop off location.
Please contact Mrs. Baker-Latney for more information.
The following NJHS members have been selected for student of the month for January and February:
Destiney S., January 2016
Ryleigh C., February 2016
Congratulations to both student leaders for exhibiting excellence in the three C’s conduct, character, and citizenship.
Shermeka Baker-Latney, Sponsor
On February 19, the PE Department held its annual “Hoops for Heart” basketball tournament to help raise money for the American Heart Association. Prior to the tournament, students were educated on the importance of a healthy diet, daily physical activity, and regular health checkups to lower their risk of heart disease. Also, on February 26, the PE Department, along with fellow teachers and administrators, held their first annual Student-Parent-Faculty basketball game. This event was a very exciting and action packed event that led to a win for the Parents and Faculty! In the end, CMS set a new record for monies raised for the AHA in the amount of $3,078.41! Shout outs to the PE staff, administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, and students for helping save lives!
Congratulations to the following students for making the CMS Girl’s Soccer team!