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December 21st, 2021

2022-23 Application Period for Schools & Programs of Choice

What is the Application Window?

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System offers several non-traditional schools and programs of choice for students. Each year, families can apply to express interest in their students participating in the program. Read below for more information on these innovative programs designed to provide families the opportunity to choose schools and programs that will help their children reach their potential. Unless otherwise noted, the application period is January 14 through February 11, 2022.

Access to the applications is NOT currently available. They will be available during the application period.

CMCSS K-12 Virtual School

CMCSS K-12 Virtual is an at-home educational experience that provides families the opportunity for both structure and flexibility in learning. Students accepted into CMCSS K-12 Virtual will be immersed in direct instruction from CMCSS certified teachers and also provided the opportunity for independent application of skills.
Eligibility:
CMCSS incoming kindergartener through 12th grader who is self-motivated, organized, and, with the help of teachers and learning mentors, can take responsibility for their own learning.
Application Deadline:
Feb. 11, 2022
Parent Informational Meeting:
  • Monday, January 17, at 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 20, at 6:00 p.m.
For more information, visit: k12virtual.cmcss.net

Moore Magnet Elementary STEM School

STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, is embedded kindergarten through 5th grade at Moore. Students apply the knowledge they gain across the curriculum to solve challenges aligned with real-world problems tied to local community issues. Moore was one of the first schools in the state to receive the prestigious Tennessee STEM School Designation. Additionally, Moore was the first Montgomery County Green Certified School.
Eligibility:
CMCSS incoming kindergartener through 5th grader
Application Deadline:
February 11, 2022
Parent Informational Meeting:
Monday, January 17, at 5:30 p.m. Held in the Moore Magnet School Cafeteria 1350 Madison Street, Clarksville

Spanish Immersion Program at Barksdale

The Spanish Immersion program is a proven method of educating children by immersing them in the Spanish language so they become bilingual. In a language immersion program, the classroom environment becomes the setting for language acquisition through subject content instruction, educational discourse, and social interactions. Students who enter the program need to be committed to continuing Spanish dual-language learning through 5th grade at Barksdale.
Eligibility:
Incoming kindergartner; early literacy benchmark screening required
Application Deadline:
February 11, 2022
Parent Informational Meeting:
A virtual meeting will be offered on Tuesday, January 18, at 6:00 p.m. Parents must complete the RSVP form below to receive the invite. (An in-person meeting was offered in November.)

CMCSS Academies

College and career academies are schools within a school, aligned to a specific career theme. They are college and career preparatory small learning communities in which students focus their core class experience around a common career interest. Students share many of the same teachers, allowing educators to collaborate with each other in the coordination of lesson planning and classroom activities that align with the academy theme. Incoming high school freshmen will have the opportunity to apply to eight different college and career academies across the district. Rising sophomores interested in joining an Academy should talk with their school counselor.

Eligibility:

CMCSS incoming 9th grader

Application Deadline:

February 11, 2022

Parent Informational Meeting:

January 26, 2022 (in-person)
February 7, 2022 (virtual)

Middle College at Austin Peay

Middle College is a unique collaborative program between CMCSS and Austin Peay State University. This program enables junior and senior high school students to complete a high school education while receiving direct and invaluable access to free college courses at the same time, while on a college campus. Through grants and scholarships, Middle College students are not required to pay tuition nor do they incur the expense of college textbooks.

Eligibility:

CMCSS incoming 11th grader; 2.85 GPA or higher; maturity for a college environment; good attendance and behavior; and on track to graduate

Application Dates:

Rolling Admissions Process

Parent Informational Meeting:

January 13, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.
Held at Central Service South
1312 Highway 48, Clarksville

Early Technical College at TCAT

The Early Technical College at TCAT is a unique, hands-on learning experience that allows students a no-cost opportunity to work towards an industry certification while also completing the necessary high school courses for graduation in the state of TN. Students can choose one option from four pathways, earning up to two certifications for the chosen pathway. Students who qualify can use funding from TNPromise to complete TCAT diplomas following HS graduation.

Eligibility:

CMCSS incoming 11th grader; 2.2 GPA for IEMM, HVAC, Diesel Powered Equipment, Pharmacy Technology, 2.5 GPA for Pre-Practical Nursing; maturity for a college environment; good attendance and behavior; and on track to graduate

Application Dates:

Rolling Admission Process

Parent Informational Meeting:

January 13, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.
Held at Central Service South
1312 Highway 48, Clarksville


October 29th, 2021

October 2021 Points of Pride

The following students and staff were recognized during the Points of Pride ceremony held at the School Board Meeting in October 2021.

The Northeast High School Robotics Team 5999A

Team 5999A Students:
o Aleksandre Josef Barnuevo
o Marcus Kinch
o Guido Ricabal
o Michael Scates

Team 5999 Coaches:
o Mr. Nicholas DuBee
o Chief Thomas Hager
o Mr. Daniel Saucer

Team 5999A participated in the Remote VEX Worlds JROTC Division competition. This division was comprised of 23 teams throughout the nation that were also associated with a JROTC program. The students conducted an interview with judges before the competition. Within this judging, team 5999A received the Judges Award; an award that is given to a team that deserves special recognition. They then ran their robots through a skills competition where they had three one-minute attempts at driver skills and three one-minute attempts at programming skills. This team performed extremely well and they maxed out driver skills with a 126 and had a programming skills score of 67 for a total of 193 points. With that score, this team was awarded the VEX Worlds JROTC Division Robot Skills Award; the award for having the best-combined skills score amongst all competitors. This team continues to strive to achieve their best and they are excited to continue to compete in the 2021-2022 VEX Robotics season.

Clarksville High School Girl’s Golf Team

Student-Athletes:
o Autumn Spencer
o Zoe Phillips
o Darcy Phillips
Coach:
John Robichaud

The 2020-2021 TSSAA Girls’ Golf State Championship Winners. This amazing group of student-athletes won the state tournament by 15 strokes. Congratulations to our state champs, the Clarksville High Girls’ Golf Team!

Cadet Major Kaylee Coon

Cadet Major Kaylee Coon was one out of 65 Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine JROTC Cadets to receive the prestigious Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement award out of over 500,000 Cadets across the Country. C/MAJ Coon received this award due to her outstanding academic performance and incredible leadership ability. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA and an academic average that is over 100%. Major Coon is the Executive Officer for the Viking Battalion at Northwest High School where she leads with distinction. She is the Commander of her Color Guard that has won numerous competitions, including at the Brigade level. She led her JROTC Academic team to the Nationals in Washington, DC where they finished 16th out of over 1,500 teams across the country, putting them in the top 1%.

As a Junior, C/MAJ Coon was the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Cadet of the Month where her accomplishments included having her JLAB team achieve the highest academic score in the District. C/MAJ Coon was also awarded the 7th Brigade Cadet of the Month last school year for her outstanding leadership and academic prowess.

Tennessee Purple Star 

The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) Tennessee has bestowed the Tennessee Purple Star School Award to 11 CMCSS schools. In fact, 11 of the 18 total schools awarded this year are from the Montgomery County community.

The Tennessee Purple Star School Award was designed to highlight military-friendly schools that show a major commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation’s military. Awardees receive special recognition to display in their buildings. A school must reapply every two years to maintain the recognition status. Schools are eligible for the award if they have a point of contact within the school that has completed a professional development component specific to the needs of military-connected students. The school website must contain a page that provides resources for military families. The school then chooses an additional activity that aligns with the school’s population and goals. For families, the designation will help guide them to schools that have supports in place.

o Glenellen Elementary
o New Providence Middle
o West Creek High
o West Creek Elementary
o Moore Magnet STEM
o Rossview Elementary
o Hazelwood Elementary
o Oakland Elementary
o Kenwood Middle
o West Creek Middle
o Woodlawn Elementary

2020-2021 Reward Schools

Three CMCSS schools were named Reward Schools by the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) for the 2020-2021 school year. Congratulations to Montgomery Central Elementary, Rossview Elementary, and Sango Elementary schools.

These schools were all awarded the designation due to their student success in achievement and growth. This designation indicates that these schools performed in the top 5% of the state. In other words, these are 3 of the top 90 of over 1,800 schools across Tennessee.

Although schools were held harmless for the 2020-2021 school year, they were still eligible for Reward status even if they did not have a letter grade assigned. According to a statement by the TDOE, “Reward schools for the 2020-2021 school year are those who would have earned Reward status if the accountability system were used this year.”

Congratulations to the students, faculty, and staff at Montgomery Central, Rossview, and Sango elementary schools for this amazing achievement during arguably one of the most difficult years.


October 29th, 2021

October 2021 Points of Pride

The following students and staff were recognized during the Points of Pride ceremony held at the School Board Meeting in October 2021.

The Northeast High School Robotics Team 5999A

Team 5999A Students:
o Aleksandre Josef Barnuevo
o Marcus Kinch
o Guido Ricabal
o Michael Scates

Team 5999 Coaches:
o Mr. Nicholas DuBee
o Chief Thomas Hager
o Mr. Daniel Saucer

Team 5999A participated in the Remote VEX Worlds JROTC Division competition. This division was comprised of 23 teams throughout the nation that were also associated with a JROTC program. The students conducted an interview with judges before the competition. Within this judging, team 5999A received the Judges Award; an award that is given to a team that deserves special recognition. They then ran their robots through a skills competition where they had three one-minute attempts at driver skills and three one-minute attempts at programming skills. This team performed extremely well and they maxed out driver skills with a 126 and had a programming skills score of 67 for a total of 193 points. With that score, this team was awarded the VEX Worlds JROTC Division Robot Skills Award; the award for having the best-combined skills score amongst all competitors. This team continues to strive to achieve their best and they are excited to continue to compete in the 2021-2022 VEX Robotics season.

Clarksville High School Girl’s Golf Team

Student-Athletes:
o Autumn Spencer
o Zoe Phillips
o Darcy Phillips
Coach:
John Robichaud

The 2020-2021 TSSAA Girls’ Golf State Championship Winners. This amazing group of student-athletes won the state tournament by 15 strokes. Congratulations to our state champs, the Clarksville High Girls’ Golf Team!

Cadet Major Kaylee Coon

Cadet Major Kaylee Coon was one out of 65 Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine JROTC Cadets to receive the prestigious Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement award out of over 500,000 Cadets across the Country. C/MAJ Coon received this award due to her outstanding academic performance and incredible leadership ability. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA and an academic average that is over 100%. Major Coon is the Executive Officer for the Viking Battalion at Northwest High School where she leads with distinction. She is the Commander of her Color Guard that has won numerous competitions, including at the Brigade level. She led her JROTC Academic team to the Nationals in Washington, DC where they finished 16th out of over 1,500 teams across the country, putting them in the top 1%.

As a Junior, C/MAJ Coon was the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Cadet of the Month where her accomplishments included having her JLAB team achieve the highest academic score in the District. C/MAJ Coon was also awarded the 7th Brigade Cadet of the Month last school year for her outstanding leadership and academic prowess.

Tennessee Purple Star 

The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) Tennessee has bestowed the Tennessee Purple Star School Award to 11 CMCSS schools. In fact, 11 of the 18 total schools awarded this year are from the Montgomery County community.

The Tennessee Purple Star School Award was designed to highlight military-friendly schools that show a major commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation’s military. Awardees receive special recognition to display in their buildings. A school must reapply every two years to maintain the recognition status. Schools are eligible for the award if they have a point of contact within the school that has completed a professional development component specific to the needs of military-connected students. The school website must contain a page that provides resources for military families. The school then chooses an additional activity that aligns with the school’s population and goals. For families, the designation will help guide them to schools that have supports in place.

o Glenellen Elementary
o New Providence Middle
o West Creek High
o West Creek Elementary
o Moore Magnet STEM
o Rossview Elementary
o Hazelwood Elementary
o Oakland Elementary
o Kenwood Middle
o West Creek Middle
o Woodlawn Elementary

2020-2021 Reward Schools

Three CMCSS schools were named Reward Schools by the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) for the 2020-2021 school year. Congratulations to Montgomery Central Elementary, Rossview Elementary, and Sango Elementary schools.

These schools were all awarded the designation due to their student success in achievement and growth. This designation indicates that these schools performed in the top 5% of the state. In other words, these are 3 of the top 90 of over 1,800 schools across Tennessee.

Although schools were held harmless for the 2020-2021 school year, they were still eligible for Reward status even if they did not have a letter grade assigned. According to a statement by the TDOE, “Reward schools for the 2020-2021 school year are those who would have earned Reward status if the accountability system were used this year.”

Congratulations to the students, faculty, and staff at Montgomery Central, Rossview, and Sango elementary schools for this amazing achievement during arguably one of the most difficult years.


September 29th, 2021

Social Media and School Safety Concerns

Good evening, CMCSS families,

Across the nation, schools are observing an increase in concerning student behaviors that are linked to social media, especially the app TikTok. As many CMCSS schools communicated with families a few weeks ago, an increase in vandalism and theft in schools and on buses was linked to a TikTok challenge. Recently, the District has been made aware of other planned challenges that promote crimes such as assaulting employees, sexual assault, and public nudity. 

“These social media challenges may appear to be harmless or fun to an adolescent, but what parents need to clearly understand is that these thoughtless actions will come with serious consequences,” stated Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson. “I have heard some say ‘what is the big deal, it’s just a soap dispenser’ or ‘I was just messing around.’ The reality is, the damages left behind to school property and the invasion or violation of another student or staff member’s person can easily lead to thousands in fines and restitution for parents to pay and a felony offense for their child. I encourage parents to pay close attention to what their children are doing and intervene where it is needed. We plan to take the most appropriate action necessary to help resolve this issue and get their attention.”

In addition to concerns about TikTok challenges, there are other digital dangers like cyberbullying, child exploitation, sharing personal information, and offensive content. 

“Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is the leading federal law enforcement agency that investigates crimes involving exploitation of minors,” said Nashville HSI Special Agent in Charge Jerry C. Templet Jr. “Our agents continually work with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute the perpetrators of these crimes and identify and rescue victims. While the internet is a great way to interact with friends and family, as well as meet new people, predators know this and actively stalk online meeting places such as chat rooms and social media sites. Education and community awareness regarding the dangers of online activity is extremely important.”

Finally, when a threat of violence is brought to our attention, we take it seriously and move forward to take the necessary action. Law enforcement and school officials work together to investigate. We will be vigilant in finding individuals responsible, and, as Sheriff Fuson has stated, “any and everybody involved will be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” 

School Resource Officers and CMCSS employees work diligently to keep our schools safe, but it takes the entire community working together to provide a secure educational environment. We are asking parents and guardians to please talk to their children about online safety, appropriate behaviors, and consequences for criminal behaviors and offenses in the Student Code of Conduct.

Additionally, please talk to your children about the importance of immediately reporting any safety concern to an adult. Whether it is on social media or in the schoolhouse, if you see or hear something, say something. Please report concerns of school violence to officials, do not post or repost rumors or threats on social media.

Thank you for your support.

The following are a few resources on internet safety for parents/guardians:


September 19th, 2021

Face Mask Requirement

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, the CMCSS School Board established a face mask requirement for students and employees indoors in CMCSS facilities when physical distancing is not possible. This requirement will be effective Monday, September 20, 2021, and will be revisited by the School Board at each monthly Formal School Board Meeting through January 11, 2022, when the requirement is set to expire. Parent(s)/guardian(s) can opt their child out of this requirement.

To streamline the opt-out process for parents/guardians and minimize the paperwork burden on employees, the Technology Department sent an electronic form to parents/guardians via text and email on Sep. 16. If you did not receive a customized electronic form for your child or had trouble accessing the form, you can complete the opt-out form linked here and return to your child’s school nurse. Please contact your child’s school if you need support with the opt-out process.

To access the CMCSS COVID-19 Dashboard, health and safety protocols, previous health and safety updates, and more, please visit ​​cmcss.net/covid19


May 19th, 2021

CMCSS 2021-2022 In-Person Learning Health and Safety Overview

CMCSS has communicated with families since last year that schools cannot eliminate the spread of COVID-19 during in-person learning, but our collective actions can help mitigate the spread. The District’s COVID-19 mitigation strategy has always been about using multiple layers to improve success, sometimes referred to as the Swiss Cheese model. For the 2021-2022 school year, CMCSS has been using the following primary mitigation layers:

  • Using MERV 13 instead of MERV 9 filters in all buildings
  • Increasing outdoor air ventilation
  • Employing enhanced two-step cleaning throughout buildings
  • Encouraging self-screening, masks, handwashing, covering sneezes, and staying home when sick for all students, employees, and visitors
  • Identifying opportunities to promote physical distancing when possible in schools
  • Replenishing hand sanitizing stations
  • Promoting the use of personal water bottles and filling stations while water fountains are shut down
  • Establishing School Health Screening Rooms
  • Providing vaccination opportunities and COVID-19 testing for employees and their families at Onsite Employee Health and Wellness Clinics
  • Updating and implementing the Return to School/Work Flowchart

To add more layers to CMCSS’ mitigation strategy, effective Monday, August 23, the following protocols will take effect when Montgomery County is experiencing high transmission levels:

  • Modifying custodial procedures to further increase the focus on two-step cleaning throughout the day and decrease focus on other areas (window cleaning, floor buffing, etc.)
  • Operating mechanical systems (HVAC) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as possible for each building’s situation to further increase filtration
  • Limiting nonessential visitors from the school environment at the discretion of building administrators, to include temporarily not allowing lunchtime visitors
  • Limiting indoor mass gatherings during the school day at the discretion of building administrators
  • Providing masks in school buildings and on transportation for those who request one
  • Increasing hand sanitizing stations in schools and on transportation

COVID-19 Exposure Response Plan

When a CMCSS student or CMCSS employee tests positive for COVID-19, they will need to notify either the school nurse (if they are a student) or their supervisor (if they are an employee). The medical office that performed the test will notify the Montgomery County Health Department for contact tracing. 

Click here for the current CMCSS Return to Work/School Flowchart developed by the CMCSS Safety and Health Department in collaboration with the Montgomery County Health Department. For the Spanish version, click here.

Events/Athletics Capacity

CMCSS will return to normal capacity for after-school events, meetings, and athletics for the 2021-2022 school year. CMCSS will continue following TSSAA’s guidelines for athletics. The district will keep families informed as guidelines are updated throughout the year.

Face Masks

Face masks are strongly encouraged for students, employees, and visitors inside buildings and on transportation. Families are encouraged to use their judgment on sending their student(s) to school with a mask and make whatever decision will be best for the health of their child(ren) or other members of their household. For more information from the CDC on the use of cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19, click here

Self-Screening

Employees will be expected to self-screen before entering school premises.

Self-screening protocols for students and visitors will continue. Families are strongly encouraged to engage in self-screening at home prior to each school day. Click here for updated guidance from the CDC regarding screening K-12 students for symptoms of COVID-19.

Self-Screening Protocol

Have you had any of the below symptoms as a new-onset in the past 72 hours? (This does not include chronic conditions)

  • fever of 100 degrees or greater
  • new onset of a cough
  • new onset of shortness of breath
  • new onset of sore throat
  • new onset of body aches
  • diarrhea
  • new onset of headache
  • new onset of loss of taste or smell
  • nausea or vomiting
  • congestion or runny nose
  • chills
  • fatigue

If “yes”, please consult your personal health care provider before returning to any CMCSS locations. Students, employees, and visitors who are sick must follow the CMCSS Flowchart.

Water Fountains

Water fountains will be closed during the 2021-2022 school year. Water filling stations will be open where available. Students should bring their own water bottles. 

Effective June 1, 2021; Updated Aug. 20, 2021. Reviewed Dec. 13, 2021. Subject to change based on updated guidance and local, state, or national recommendations or mandates. If you have any questions or feedback on the plan, please email [email protected] 

May 11th, 2021

Jump Start 2021-22

Click Here for information and schedule. We look forward to seeing you!


April 8th, 2021

AHA Anti-Vaping Poster Contest Winners


6th  Grade Kendall Holmes 1st Starlit Tavarez 2nd Zach Carpenter, Gunner Markum, Mitchell Creech, and Taraj Myree 2nd

7th Grade Nhara Gueco, Camren Gant and Hayden Jackson 1st Tavasia Buckley 2nd

8th Grade Chyenne Widen 1st Iyanah Irvine and Ethan Fendley 2nd Kaitlyn Williamson, Tatianna Duggins 3rd


April 5th, 2021

AVID 2021-22

Did you miss the deadline to apply for AVID? If you received information about AVID at KMS and missed the March 31st deadline, you still have time to apply! Follow the link mentioned in the information packet and apply online by the end of next week.  Students must use their CMCSS information to log in.


March 22nd, 2021

Month of the Military Child – Every Thursday in April