Shelby County Schools







Look at our CMS Robotics Team who won 1st place

at the Navy Sea Perch STEM Underwater Robotics Completition

at the University of Memphis!  Way to Go Coach Grayer and Mrs. R. Johnson!


Special Congratulations to Mrs. Marda French for receiving the

Division of Exceptional Skills Bolton-Bellanti New Teacher Award!


These dedicated educators had Perfect Attendance 1st Semester!


                                     Mr. Buggs                                                Ms. Fields                                              Ms. Harper


                                       Mrs. Johnson                                                  Ms. Pope                                                  Mr. Moore

Special Thank you to all CMS students to helping us shatter our $1,000 goal during our Scholastic Book Fair.

Special Congratulations to Kevin, a 7th grader at CMS for advancing to the County Spelling Bee and also placing 1st Place at the 1st Annual Mid-South Talent Showcase.

Let's congratulate this great educator and colleague, Kristina Luckett, who is featured in this week's  Teacher Weekly.  She and her students did an outstanding job  exhibiting,"Raising The Bar With Higher Expectations?"

Thank you Mr. Ritch, our Art Teacher, for establishing a partnership with

Dixon Art Galley.

Permanent Collection: Pierre Auguste Renoir

Color Pop Up Waves

Grade Level: 6-8


Watercolor Paper

Construction Paper

Watercolor Paint

Permanent Markers


Glue Sticks


Rubbing Alcohol

Students will learn about Pierre Auguste Renoir and his influence in art. They will be shown images of the Dixon Gallery and Renoir's painting The Wave, 1882, a piece in the Dixon’s permanent collection. Students will use paint,salt, and rubbing alcohol to experiment with watercolors and various painting techniques on strips of paper. Additionally, they will draw various monochromatic patterns on colored strips of paper. Finally, students will bend and glue the strips onto a backing paper, creating 3-dimensional waves.


        Our 7th Grade Optional Students

   Volunteered the Memphis Union Mission


Mr. Ritch's art students have work displayed at the

Teaching and Learning Academy.


Ms. Pope's classroom won the Black History bulletin board prize.


     Ms. Almarie Brooks's inclusion students performed

    wonderfully on the Discovery B Assessment by

   Scoring Proficient or Advanced!!!







Craigmont Chief Frankie Cervantes and teacher Ms. Mildred Williams recently took a trip to Nashville, Tennessee where Frankie competed in the statewide Geography Bee. Frankie qualified by placing in the top ten in the city and regional portions of the competition.

Congratulations Frankie and Ms. Williams on a job well done!!!




Orchestra teacher Ms. Bragg and the CMS Orchestra had the opportunity to see a wonderful performance at The Orpheum Theatre.  The students were treated to "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" a rhythmic cirrus that features tap, live music, and the human beat box.  Afterwards the students enjoyed fine dinning at Texas de Brazil, a world renowned  5 star restaurant, in downtown Memphis.




Ms. Ford meets and greets prospective parents at The Optional Fair.


The Fair was held at The University of Memphis. The Optional Fair is an annual event where parents and students have the opportunity to meet school principals, view students work, see exciting performances, and discover educational options.


Craigmont Middle School students participate in local

essay contest.

Jayla Kyle            Dedrian Shotwell (DJ)


7th grade Eagles team Reading Language Arts teacher, Ms. Daniel-Webster, had her classes participate in the Do The Write Thing essay contest.  Jayla Kyle and Dedrian Shotwell composed winning essays that allowed them to advance to the city-wide portion of the contest.  The Do The Write Thing Challenge gives middle school students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives. Through classroom discussions and writings, students communicate what they think should be done to reduce youth violence. In addition, they make personal commitments to do something about this problem.

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