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Principal's Update for the Week of 12/17/23

Greetings, this is Carrington calling with an update for the week of December 17th.

This week CMS will continue our holiday spirit week. Monday, December 18 is Ugly Winter Sweater Day and Tuesday will be Holiday Pajama Day. Wednesday, December 20 - Tuesday, January 2 is the winter holiday for students.  Students will not attend classes and our offices will be closed. 

Parents this a reminder, per DPS policy a student who is absent from school shall within three days of returning to school furnish a written excuse from the student’s parent/guardian, custodian, or doctor stating the dates and reason for the absence. After 5 consecutive or 10 accumulated absences in a semester, the principal may require a written doctor’s note excuse for any additional absences attributed to illness.

8th Grade students who participated in the Duke Durham School Days field trip in October have been invited to participate in FREE Duke University Summer Programs in 2024.  Students received interest packets from their grade level counselor this week and MUST turn in their interest form by Monday, December 18th.  For more information, please contact Ms. Rasheeda Johnson at (919) 560-3916 x 16242/

No athletic events nor practice this week.  Athletic events and practice will resume on January 4 with a home basketball game against Neal Middle School. The game will start at 4:45 pm. Tickets can be purchased on  The link is on the athletic webpage.