The change from a 7-8-9 middle school to a 6-7-8 middle school has been rewarding and challenging at the same time. We have gone to great lengths to address the concerns and apprehension related to this change. Though some excellent things have come from the unique scheduling, pure team concepts, and increased elective opportunities during this school year, we are continually learning from these new experiences and student population to add improvements going forward.
A new and improved climate and culture initiative is in full swing here this year. CVMS participates in a Positive Behavior Initiative and Support (PBIS) grant this year. This school climate initiative ties together many of the activities and we already had in place. An example of a school climate activity includes our annual pumpkin run and music at lunch. Thank you to everyone that had participated in the Pumpkin Run as this was a major undertaking with many moving parts. Without the help of the many parent volunteers, leadership students, and local vendors working together this activity would not have gone well.