• Friday Focus

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2021

    THIS WEEK

    9/14: Art Club, 3-4 in Mr. Gast's room (B126)

    9/15: Newspaper Club mtg in Mr. Tudor's room, 3-345p

    9/15: Library Club, 3-4p in the Media Center

    9/17: Fall Sports Picture Day, see the Friday Focus newsletter for ordering details

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    ATHLETICS THIS WEEK

    9/13: 7th-grade Girls A Volleyball vs. Kahler MS, HOME @ 5p

    9/13: 8th-grade Girls A Volleyball vs. Kahler MS, HOME @ 5p

    9/14: Football A/B vs. Willowcreek, AWAY @ 430p, Willowcreek Middle School, Portage

    9/15: 7th-grade Girls A/B Volleyball vs. Ben Franklin MS, AWAY @ 430p, Valparaiso

    9/15: 7th-grade Girls A/B Volleyball vs. Ben Franklin MS, HOME @ 445p

    9/16: Boys/Girls Cross Country vs. Willowcreek, AWAY @ 430p, Woodland Park, Portage

    9/16: Volleyball C Team vs. Thomas Edison, AWAY @ 5p, Thomas Edison Jr/Sr. High School, Lake Station

    9/17: 7th-grade Girls B Volleyball Tourney, AWAY @ 9a, Col. Wheeler MS, Crown Point

    9/17: Cross Country Willowcreek Invite, AWAY @9a, Woodland Park, Portage


     

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  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2021

    THIS WEEK

    9/6: No school Labor Day!

    9/7: Art Club, 3-4 in Mr. Gast's room (B126)

    9/8: Newspaper Club mtg in Mr. Tudor's room, 3-345p

    9/9: Japanese Club, 3-4pm in room D146A

     

    ATHLETICS THIS WEEK

    9/7: 8th-grade Girls Volleyball A/B vs. Col. Wheeler AWAY @ 430p, Col. Pierce Middle School, Merrillville 

    9/7: 7th-grade Girls A/B Volleyball vs. Pierce HOME @ 430p

    9/7: Football A vs. Fegely, HOME @ 445p

    9/8: Football B vs. Fegely, AWAY @ 430p, Fegely Middle School

    9/8: 7th-grade Girls A Volleyball vs. Morgan Twp AWAY @ 430p, Morgan Twp. MS, Valparaiso

    9/8: 8th-grade Girls A Volleyball vs. Morgan Twp AWAY @ 430p, Morgan Twp. MS, Valparaiso

    9/9: Boys/Girls Cross Country vs. Michigan City HOME @ 415p, Liberty

    9/9: 8th-grade Girls Volleyball A/B vs. Union Twp. HOME @ 430p, Col. Pierce Middle School, Merrillville 

    9/9: 7th-grade Girls A/B Volleyball vs. Union Twp. AWAY @ 500p, Union Twp. MS, Valparaiso

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    OTHER NEWS

    The lost and found is full of water bottles and lunchboxes. All lunchboxes not picked up by Friday will be thrown out. Please come down to the library to get your things!

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    Fall Sports Picture Day will be September 17th, 2021, see the weekly Friday Focus for more details. 

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    NWEA testing continues this week. NWEA ELA testing will run 9/2-9/10. 

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    Japanese Club will meet on Thursday, September 9th from 3-4p at Rm D146A. We will do the "Japan Trivia Challenge". If you are interested, please join us. Japanese Club is open to all CMS students. Please get an application form from Tsugawa Sensei or Miss. Lill and turn it in to participate.

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    CMS is looking for students who would like to volunteer and work concessions! Any interested student can sign up for the Concessions Club by clicking HERE (Links to an external site.)

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    Boys & Girls Free Lacrosse Clinic 5th Grade-Freshman: @Dogwood Park East by Pavilion - 9/4, 9/11, 9/18: 1-3p. Equipment will be provided by Chesterton Lacrosse. Email Brian Staubus w/ questions: staubus@msn.com.


     

     

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  • MONDAY, AUGUST 30th, 2021

    THIS WEEK

    8/30: Fall NWEA starts today

    8/31: Art Club, 3-4 in Mr. Gast's room (B126)

    8/31: Japanese Callout Meeting, 3-3:30 at Rm 146A (Japanese Classroom)

    9/1: Newspaper Club mtg in Mr. Tudor's room, 3-345p

    9/3: School Picture Day!!- Check the Weekly Friday Focus for directions on how to purchase pictures

    ATHLETICS THIS WEEK

    9/1: Boys/Girls Cross Country vs. Fegely and Taft Middle School, AWAY @ 5p, Fegely Middle School, Portage. 

    9/1: Football A/B vs. Michigan City, AWAY @ 6p, Ames Field, Michigan City

    9/2: 8th-grade Girls Volleyball A/B vs. Col. Wheeler AWAY @ 430p, Col. Wheeler Middle School, Crown Point 

    9/2: 7th-grade Girls A Volleyball vs. Col. Wheeler HOME @ 5p

    9/2: 7th-grade Girls B Volleyball vs. Col. Wheeler HOME @ 430p

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    NWEA testing begins this week. NEWA Math testing for 7th & 8th-grade students will run 8/30-9/1 and NWEA ELA testing will run 9/2-9/10. 

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    Fall Sports Picture Day will be September 17th, 2021, see the weekly Friday Focus for more details. 

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    Chesterton Middle School PTO Spirit Wear: The PTO is selling graduation year t-shirts to help offset the costs of the events we will be sponsoring this year, such as various dances, Teacher Appreciation Week, and end-of-the-year festivities. Orders due September 3, 2021. Click HERE for the online order form.

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    Lost & Found is in the Library Media Center.

    The lost and found is full of water bottles and lunchboxes. All lunchboxes not picked up by Friday will be thrown out. Please come get your things.


     

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  • MONDAY, AUGUST 23rd, 2021

    THIS WEEK

    8/24: Art Club, 3-4 in Mr. Gast's room (B126)

    8/25: Newspaper Club Callout mtg in Mr. Tudor's room

    *Lost & Found is in the Library Media Center. The lost and found is full of water bottles and lunchboxes. Please come get your things.

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    Boys & Girls Free Lacrosse Clinic 5th Grade-Freshman: @Dogwood Park East by Pavilion - 9/4, 9/11, 9/18: 1-3p. Equipment will be provided by Chesterton Lacrosse. Email Brian Staubus w/ questions: staubus@msn.com.


     

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  • MONDAY, AUGUST 16th, 2021

    THIS WEEK

    8/17: Cheer tryouts 3-5 East Gym

    8/18: Cheer tryouts 3-5 East Gym

    8/18: Last day to signup for Football

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    OTHER NEWS

    Friday, September 3rd, are school pictures! Picture order information can be found in the weekly Friday Focus.

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    CMS is looking for students who would like to volunteer and work concessions! Any interested student can sign up for the Concessions Club by clicking HERE

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    Art Club

    Participation forms for Art Club will be available starting Monday, August 16th. Forms can be picked up from and returned to Mr. Gast (B126) or Ms. Morrisroe (B134). The first day of the Art Club will be Tuesday, August 24th. Art Club will be every Tuesday from 3 pm-4 pm.


     

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  • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2021

    THIS WEEK

    8/11: First Day of School - Welcome Back!!

    8/11: Volleyball Open Gym: 315-5:15 Goldsborough Gym

    8/12: 7th grade Volleyball Tryouts - 315-515p

    8/12; 8th grade Volleyball Tryouts - 515-715p

    8/13: 7th grade Volleyball Tryouts - 315-515p

    8/13: 8th grade Volleyball Tryouts - 515-715p

    ATHLETICS

    Cheer Tryouts: August 17th-18th, 3-5p 

    Cross Country practice: 330-430p

    Football practice: 330-530p

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     CMS Families, please read the following document concerning CMS Food Restrictions


     

     

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  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2021

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    7th Grade Orientation

    CMS will be hosting Trojan Connections on August 3 and 4 from 8:10-12:10. This is for all incoming 7th graders who have pre-registered for this event. Any student attending will need to bring their fully charged iPad with the day they attend.

    Back-to-School Night

    Monday, August 9, 2021 is Back to School Night at Chesterton Middle School! Make sure to check the Friday Focus for all the details of this event. 


    ATHLETICS

    Cheer Tryouts

    August 17 and 18 (Times are to be determined). Participants will need to have a completed physical on file in order to Try Out!!!

    Volleyball Tryouts

    Volleyball Tryouts are TBD. Information will be provided as soon as we have it! Any questions please contact the Athletic Director, Rich Gross. rgross@duneland.k12.in.us

    Football Tryouts

    Football: Sign-Up Link - Football Information 2021 Email Football Coach, Evan Steiner, with your questions: esteiner@duneland.k12.in.us


    PHYSICALS

    Middle School Physicals will need to be turned coaches or the athletic department, prior to open gym, tryouts, or practices in order to participate.

    There are a total of six (6) forms that need to be completed. The actual physical is completed by the doctor and the rest of the forms are completed by the parent(s) and the student. Physicals will not be accepted if there are forms missing!


    Check out the July 30, 2021 CMS FRIDAY FOCUS

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