April Leaders

 of the Month
The mission of Crestview Middle School is to engage all learners in meaningful lessons that promote high educational achievement in a safe and nurturing environment. Crestview Middle would like to acknowledge the students that go above and beyond expectations in the classrooms and as citizens.

For the month of April, the sixth grade leaders were C. Lambert and H. Gayden; the seventh grade leaders were M. Stark and D. Schlauch; and the eighth grade leaders were L. James and K. Woods. Pictured with these students is Assistant Principal Shelley Gough.

Crestview Middle is very proud of these students for their recognition as Leaders of the Month for April.




WTAC Softball

 All-Conference Team

Congratulations McKenzie, Leah and Brooke for making the WTAC All Conference Team. Congratulations Chargers for a great season with a 12-2 record!~ Photo provided by Mr. Richardson, CHS Counselor



CMS Student creates

"All About T-CAP" 

based on

the song

 "All About The

Bass"
This CMS student created a motivational video for all students to view that are about to begin the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (T-CAP) next week. The video is titled "All About T-CAP" and it is based off the song of "All About That Bass". CMS would also like to thank CHS media production department for helping in the creating of this video.
~Video by J. Mack and CHS Media




2015 TN All State

Treble Honor Choir!
Proud of these CMS 6th grade students who were 
selected to participate!
~CMathis

Superior Ratings for CMS 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Choirs


By CMathis, Chorus Director

CMS Choirs represented our school this year
in the Jackson ChoralFestival,Thursday, 
March 19th, 2015.

The 6th grade select choir, and the 7th and 8th grade combined choir both received straight "superior" ratings from all four adjudicators in the contest.

Their outstanding performances gave them the highest ratings in every category including tone, intonation, diction, technique, balance interpretation, musical effect, and stage presence.

Their sight-singing score, based on reading rhythm and pitch, was equally impressive, as the judge's comments included such phrases as "Smart kids.  Very knowledgeable!", "Excellent music reading skills!", and "Enjoyed these kids very much!" 

Each group came home with the highest ranking "Sweepstakes" plaque for their remarkable accomplishments!
Great work, CMS Chargers!

The choirs have already begun rehearsal for our Spring "Pops" Concert. The 8th grade choir classes will assist in writing, arranging, choreographing, producing, and starring in their show called "Charlie and the Charger Factory"!   Date to be announced soon!




https://sites.google.com/a/tipton-county.com/cms/home/whoswho15

Crestview Middle 6th Grade Hosted Family Night

by JMooney, Webmaster


Sixth grade staff and students hosted a Family Night to the parents and stakeholders of Crestview Middle School January 29th. The event began with an introduction of sixth grade staff involved in organizing family night. It was followed by a choir performance of “Let’s Get Happy” conducted by Mrs. Carole Mathis. After the performance, parents were instructed by the staff to report to areas designated in the school where presentations were to take place.  One of the activities involved mathematics, which focused on a lesson in ratios and proportions using a basketball-shooting activity. Thank you A. Thomas, M. Griffin, C. Coughlan, C. Tindall, A. Stephens, S. Fisher, S. Caudle, and D. Robinson for their assistance in the activity. Another activity involved a science experiment demonstrated by C. McDaniel. She
created a cloud in a glass bulb. She used the glass bulb, filled it with smoke, and then introduced moisture particles into the glass bulb for the vapor to condense. Therefore, the smoke and the moisture particles produced a cloud when the air pressure was reduced. A third activity involved parents and students acting as narrators and characters with language arts in a scene. Thank you J. Thompson, A. Gallardo, C. Johnson, T. Hicks, M. Scott, K. Boyce, C. Mathes, and S. Long for your assistance with this activity. Concession stand was opened to the parents, students, and staff to end the evening.

Senior Night Highlights at CMS
by JMooney, Webmaster
January 12th was the night to honor CMS's 8th Graders, calling it Senior Night. These students will be graduating this spring onto high school where they will continue their education and their journey through the post secondary education phase of their life. The above are highlights of our 8th graders and their guests. Coach Maclin presented an honorary plaque to Coach Allan Barrow for his service as the basketball coach for many years as this was going to be his last year to coach the basketball team.

Eighth grade, Crestview Middle wishes you the best in your endeavor. In the words of Coach Maclin, once a Charger always a Charger!

The Leaders of the Month for December 2014
by DLombardo & JMooney

The mission of Crestview Middle School is to engage all learners in meaningful lessons that promote high educational achievement in a safe and nurturing environment. Crestview Middle would like to acknowledge the students that go above and beyond expectations in the classrooms and as citizens.

For the month of December, the sixth grade leaders were K. Stollings and C. Coughlan; the seventh grade leaders were Z. Antrican and C. Davis; and the eighth grade leaders were N. Jewell and M. WalkerPictured with these students is Assistant Principal Shelley Gough.

Crestview Middle is very proud of these students for their recognition as Leaders of the Month for December.



Crestview Middle 2014
Spelling Bee Winners

by JMooney, Webmaster
On December 9th, students from each homeroom competed in the school level spelling bee to earn a place in the Tipton County School Spelling Bee competition set for January 13th at Brighton Middle School. These students, Y. Ransom, and L. Ballard earned the 1st and 2nd place spots for their outstanding spelling abilities. These students will advance on to the Tipton County Spelling Bee in January. Job well done Chargers! 



CMS Student 

Interviewed on U.S. 

51 Country

CMS student, Justice Mack, was interviewed Friday morning on U.S. 51 Country in Covington. On the show, he talked to the interviewers about what inspired him to make his video of "All About TCAP" based off the song All About the Bass. You can listen to that interview by clicking here

T-CAP Pep Rally Highlights

Students, staff, and administrators had a great time as CMS conducted its annual T-CAP Pep Rally to kick off test week that begins April 28th. Mrs. Mathis and Mr. Hughey handled the music and audio. Mr. Mooney did photos. Thank you Mr. Ray for riding Mrs. King around the gym carrying the masteries of Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. Cheerleaders and students had a cheer-off contest. Staff and students had a dance-off contest. Each groups were judged on their 'mastery' of the dances and cheers. This was all for fun and everyone had a wonderful time. Each administrator enjoyed ripping up the mastery signs as Mrs. King held them up each time while being driven by Mr. Ray around the gym on his motorcycle. Everyone cheered for ADVANCED as Mrs. King held it up. CMS wants its students to know this: "Just Prove It." Prove what you know from this whole year on that T-CAP test and absolutely do your best. 
~ Published by Mr. Mooney



TCAP Tips Created 

by 

Students

for Students
~Photos by JMooney ~Artwork by CMS Students

Miss Burns had students create T-CAP tips posters for their school mates. These T-CAP tips are here to help your children prepare for the three day testing window beginning April 28 and ending April 30 with make-up testing May 1st. We encourage all of our students to take these tips to heart to help them with the test.

Let's go CMS Chargers....Charge up that T-CAP with all you have. Good Luck.






7th Grade Parent Night hosted Tech Savvy Parenting Author/Speaker Mr. Brian Housman
By JMooney, Webmaster

Mr. Brian Housman, the author/presenter for "Tech Savvy Parenting," spoke at Parent Night, March 26th, about how social media impacts the relationship between parents and their children. He delivered a great presentation. Mr. Housman stated numerous statistics about how children use social media to gain attention but sometimes that attention has gone a bit too far. The statistics he shared were mind boggling to parents. I encourage anyone who has not heard him speak, you really should book and hear him as he has a lot of information about children and social media and how parents can help protect their children from the social media frenzy. You never know...your child might be engaged in something that can haunt them in their future...such as, in his words paraphrased, 'Take your chances of getting a college scholarship away for good because how you present yourself on social media.'


February Leaders of the Month

The mission of Crestview Middle School is to engage all learners in meaningful lessons that promote high educational achievement in a safe and nurturing environment. Crestview Middle would like to acknowledge the students that go above and beyond expectations in the classrooms and as citizens.


For the month of February, the sixth grade leaders were D. Foree and L. Gray; the seventh grade leaders were A. Gayden and J. Mason; and the eighth grade leaders were B. Cook and M. NashPictured with these students is Principal Steve Maclin.


Crestview Middle is very proud of these students for their recognition as Leaders of the Month of February.




Crestview Student Council Thanks Bus Drivers

by FFrugé, 

Photos by FFrugé and JMooney
On Thursday, February 12th, Crestview Middle Student Council showed the bus drivers how much the student body appreciates their services in the Charger community. They gave each driver a sweet treat to thank them for giving students safe travel from and to their destinations each school day.



Crestview Cadet

Winter Guard takes

Home 2nd Place
by TStafford
Published by JMooney

The Crestview Cadet Winter Guard brought home 2nd place from Madtown Indoor Throwdown held at Bob Jones High School in Madison, AL on Saturday night. 

This is the first season for the Crestview Cadet Winter Guard and their very first competition. We are so excited!!!


Crestview Charger & Lady Chargers (6th & 7th Grades) Win District Conference
by GMurdock, Girls Basketball Coach
Published by JMooney, Webmaster
Congratulations go to both the boys and girls B-Teams had undefeated seasons and won their post season tournament this past Saturday hosted at Crestview Middle.

The girls team finished 10 and 0 in the season and beat Munford and Brighton in the tournament Saturday to win the championship!

The boys team finished undefeated also (didn't play as many games) and beat Haywood and Brighton to win the championship Saturday!

The girls team was all 6th and 7th graders as follows:

J. Alston  7th
A. Mason  7th
M. Dowell  7th
P. Williams  7th
K. Davis  7th
T. Taylor  7th
T. Taylor  7th

K. Howard  6th
C. Howard  6th
F. Fayne  6th
B. Cousar  6th
R. Cleaves  6th
J. Thompson  6th
D. Robinson  6th

Manager D. Lunceford


Crestview Middle Charger Football's Most Valuable Players
by JMooney, Webmaster
On December 9th, The Crestview Middle Chargers Football team held its annual banquet to recognize the team’s seasonal players. Well’s Kitchen catered the event. Coach Digger Hughey praised the team for an outstanding season for their athleticism and for making it to the semi-finals. Coach Hughey continued complementing the Charger football team for being great athletes and their guests for supporting their great athletes and commended them on a job well done for their performance in this season. He presented plaques to recognize key players for their outstanding performance and for their role on the team. Congratulations go to these Chargers: A. Coleman, D. Dotson, H. Rose, L. Griggs, K. Gant, B. Lomax, K. Fayne, and (not pictured) N. Walls. Coach Hughey praised all the players, parents and coaches for supporting the team. The booster club president, Mr. Jason Hughey, presented information for the upcoming football season in fall 2015 to gain financial support for the Chargers to help fund for new uniforms.

WREG News

Channel 3's

 Meteorologist

Mr. Tim
 
Simpson visited 

 6th Grade


Mayor Justin Hanson Visits CMS
Mayor Justin Hanson visited Crestview Middle School today to speak to our students about the importance of the T-CAP test. Mayor Hanson also provided tips to the students in order to prepare for the test and gave an inspirational speech to get the students motivated in scoring high on the test.

March Leaders 2015
The mission of Crestview Middle School is to engage all learners in meaningful lessons that promote high educational achievement in a safe and nurturing environment. Crestview Middle would like to acknowledge the students that go above and beyond expectations in the classrooms and as citizens.

For the month of March, the sixth grade leaders were Z. Johnson and S. Long; the seventh grade leaders were W. Reeder and C. Braddy; and the eighth grade leaders were L. Christian and C. Childress. Pictured with these students is Assistant Principal Carolyn Hayes.

Crestview Middle is very proud of these students for their recognition as Leaders of the Month for March.

CMS's Teacher of the Year

Deirdre Faulk, Special Education Teacher


January Leaders of the Month

The mission of Crestview Middle School is to engage all learners in meaningful lessons that promote high educational achievement in a safe and nurturing environment. Crestview Middle would like to acknowledge the students that go above and beyond expectations in the classrooms and as citizens.


For the month of January, the sixth grade leaders were T. Hicks and C. McDaniel; the seventh grade leaders were K. Naifeh and E. Lawrence; and the eighth grade leaders were B. Lee and I. DowellPictured with these students is Assistant Principal Carolyn Hayes.


Crestview Middle is very proud of these students for their recognition as Leaders of the Month of January.


Crestview Middle Lady Chargers Champions!!!!!!!!
The head coach of the Lady Chargers, Mr. Gary Murdock, just reported to me, via text, that the Chargers won their tournament and are champions this 2014-2015 season. The winning score was 32 to 27. Way to go Lady Chargers!
by Mr. Gary Murdock, Head Coach
Published by J. Mooney, Webmaster

The Lady Chargers avenged two regular season losses to Brighton by defeating them for the tournament championship Monday night in Ripley.

The Lady Chargers scored the first six points and never trailed in the game! The final score was Lady Chargers, 32 to Brighton, 27.

Be sure to congratulate these girls for their hard work and determination to win the championship!

Brighton will play in the sectional on Saturday night at 7pm at American Way Middle School in Memphis. Crestview will play Monday night in the sectional at American Way Middle at 6:00pm. 

Named to All Conference Team for Regular Season Play was M. Walker and R. Jones. Named to the All Tournament Team was M. Walker, M. Luttrell, B. Adams, and MVP was M. Walker. R. Jones was selected to All Conference and All Tournament!

Crestview Middle Lady Chargers Tournament Update
Information by Coach Gary Murdock
The Lady Chargers won last night, January 23rd scoring 39 to 28 and they will play again Monday night at 6:00pm for the championship against Brighton Cardinals. They will be playing in the sectional tournament. The tournament is being hosted at Lauderdale Middle School in Ripley, TN. 309 Charles Griggs, Ripley, TN



Post entry dated January 19, 2015 @ 12:00pm.
Crestview Middle Writing Assessment
Coming Soon!
by JMooney, Webmaster

This year, grades three through eleven will be administered the writing assessment online by computer. 

Grades 6th, 7th, and 8th grade will be administered the test between the dates as follows:

8th grade: Feb. 2nd to 6th

7th grade: Feb. 9th to 13th

6th grade: Feb 17th to 23rd.

All students will be assessed in designated testing areas. The writing prompts will be revealed to them on the day of the test. It is important that your child gets plenty of rest and arrive to school the morning he or she is scheduled for the test. That schedule will be released to the Reading & Language Arts teachers soon.

Good luck and 'write' on!


The Charger Chorus: Ready
 for Christmas?


by CMathis, Chorus Director

A wise man once said “The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear!” .. Or was that “Buddy”, the Elf?

The CMS 7th and 8th grade Honor Choir traveled to local businesses to spread Christmas cheer, Monday, December 8th.  Their first stop was the Tipton County Commission on aging where they performed s 30 minute show featuring “Carol of the Bells”, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”, “Tennessee Christmas”, as well as other songs that brought smiles to the faces of all who saw and heard.

The students performed their entire show that day for the Covington Lion’s Club and Parkway Cove Residents, as well.

Surprised looks followed by smiles and applause was the reaction in Burger King and Walmart when the students dropped in for brief caroling flashmobs.  

The day ended with a walk around the Covington square where they sang carols for the police department, banks, restaurants, as well as the court house.  

Due to the wonderful reception from the community, Ms. Carole plans to make this trip an annual event with the CMS Honor Choir.  

Covington High School gymnasium was alive with Christmas music Thursday night, Dec. 11th, as our CMS 6th-8th combined choirs along with the bands and choirs from CHS, CMS, and CES came together for a joint concert for the season.

A “standing room only” crowd received the gift of music as each group performed for the montage concert.  

The “highlight” for the evening was the finale in which every student joined together to sing “Emmanuel, Come Let Us Adore Him”.