Patriot Pen Winners
Again this year our students participated in the Patriot’s Pen essay contest. The sixth grade winner was Scarlett Fox, seventh grade was awarded to Gwendolyn Bostick, and Darin Ruby won in the eighth grade.Congratulations to our winners!
As has become tradition at CBMS, we will once again hold our annual STAR Breakfast for our STAR students and their families. Students will enjoy breakfast with some of their teachers, classmates, and family, before being individually recognized for academic achievements during the first semester. This event will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 8:30 AM.
CBMS is continuing its renewed emphasis on Character Education with embedded anti-bullying themes. Each month, we take one day and teachers lead students through a thirty-five minute activity highlighting our character trait of the month and how exemplifying that trait can reduce incidents of bullying. The character trait for December is “Honesty.”
Basketball Season Moving Along
Our eighth grade basketball teams are participating in our own CBMS tournament the week of December 2-6. Other teams participating are: Fulton, Mexico, Boonville, Gentry, and Lange. Our seventh grade teams will be playing in the North Callaway tournament on December 11th and 13th.
The CBMS Student Council has about 140 members this year, an all-time high. They have already spearheaded many fun events and raised money for a variety of good causes. Currently, they are sponsoring a STUCO Giving Tree. Students are raising money to provide up to twenty underprivileged CBMS families with holiday meals. Each ornament on the Giving Tree will represent a family for whom the CBMS student council provided a holiday meal.
Twenty-five eighth grade STUCO members will be helping with Santa’s workshop at CHS on December 7, and students will also be conducting their annual Secret Santa event for CBMS staff members from December 9th-20th.
Our STUCO members also donated $120 to our very own Builder’s Club and were named the 2013 Make a Difference Champions for their work on behalf of the Food Bank. They collected over 12,000 pounds of food for Centralia! Additionally, they purchased several banners for our building and are helping support our Character Education program with “Character Cash” to be used at the OPAA Snack Bar. We really appreciate all the good work our CBMS STUCO has done so far this year. The sponsors are Donna Simkins, Mary Hutton, and Kelly Blackwell.