Incoming 5th and 6th Grade Families
By Katrina Lee
June 17, 2020
Greetings CMMS 5th and 6th Grade Families,
We are so excited to welcome you to Central Mountain Middle School for the 2020-21 school year! Our goal over the next few months is to offer ways that we can support you and your family in this transition. Our teachers and staff are looking forward to working with you and getting to know your child.
Our Central Mountain Middle School administrative team consists of:
Mr. Dave Peters - Building Principal
Mrs. Katrina Lee - Assistant Principal for 5th/6th grade
Mr. Brett Umbenhouer - Assistant Principal for 7th/8th grade
Our administrative team will be available during the summer to answer any questions you may have. Please review our personal introductions on the reverse side of this letter.
Students in grades 5 and 6 will be placed on one of our three teachers teams: Blue Team, White Team, or Gray Team. These small teams will use a workshop model to meet with each of their core content teachers daily:
English and Language Arts (Reading) Workshop
Science or Social Studies Workshop
This model provides a progression from an elementary classroom toward a secondary program. The extended time with each teacher allows for student creativity, small group interactions, and individual support while limiting transitions throughout the day. Each day students will have one scheduled class of specials which include Wellness, Physical Education, Music, Library, Art, and STEM. In addition, our Wildcats will have many opportunities to participate in clubs driven by student interest and input as well as opportunities for academic remediation, enrichment, and recreation.
Our building is also undergoing some exciting changes to better serve all of our families. This summer there are several facility projects that will provide air conditioning to our students in all classrooms, as well as new LED lighting and new windows in all rooms. We are also planning to officially open the Wildcat Bistro for the first time, an additional eating area near the auditorium. We believe that all of these changes will provide a positive school experience for our students.
Mr. David Peters
Mrs. Katrina Lee
Mr. Brett Umbenhouer
Family Input Survey and FAQ Document - available to complete on the CMMS Homepage
Introduction to all teachers & planning for the new school year
In-person/virtual open house with a date to be determined
Student schedules will be mailed in mid-August
A Day in the Life of a CMMS student through a virtual walkthrough - coming in August!