10-point grading scale takes effect during the 2013-2014 school year
Welcome to Middle School!
Want to know more about what CMS has to offer? Here's our Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions.
Scholastic BOGO Book Fair
Looking for something to read- now, or over the summer? Check out the Scholastic Buy One Get One Free Book Fair at the CMS Library! The Book Fair is open from April 18-April 26th, 9:00am-2:30pm in the CMS Library.
CMS Is Now A Green Zone!
Working with the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence, CMS is now a Green Zone. Green Zone is a tangible way to identify behavior and promote positive interaction and overall envirionment. Green zone outlines three categories (or zones) of behavior- green, yellow and red. Ranging from acceptable to unacceptable, and encourages individuals of all ages to 'Stay in the Green Zone.' The zones provide an easy avenue for identifying and discouraging 'yellow' and 'red zone' behaviors and promoting kindness and civility overall.
Bi-Weekly Progress Reports
Students receive Progress Reports from all Content Area teachers every two weeks. PE / Related Arts teachers will send home Progress Reports to students who are receiving grades of C or below. Please keep an eye out for those Progress Reports so that you can work with your student to help ensure academic success. These will show missing assignmetns, low grades, tests and quzzes- and this will ensure that, if there is a way that grades can be raised before Interims or Quarterly grdes, you and your student can work together to ensure success. However, this will only be a successful Parent- Teacher- Student effort with YOUR participation. If you have any questions about a Progress Report, please don't hesitate to contart the teacher or grade level administrator.
Bring Your Own Device
Crittenden is piloting the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program for NNPS. Please click here to download a summary of the initiiative.
Check out the updated, NEW AND IMPROVED Purple Press!
The Purple Press is an online newspaper created for and about CMS students. Check out the new and improved look! Also look for the latest news and information about what is happening at CMS, photos of recent events, news and opinions from students as well as archived articles. Stay up-to-date with the latest Cougar Happening by checking out the Purple Press!
Order your CMS Yearbook now! CMS Yearbooks are on sale for $35! You know you'll want one... There are a limited number of copies, so be sure to order yours now!
Parent Express allows parents to view up-to-date grades and assignments for their child as well as contact their teacher(s) immediately with any questions or concerns-which establishes a fluid parent-school-partnership for the benefit of everyone.
Earn Money for Our School
Don't forget to save your Farm Fresh receipts and "Box Tops for Education." Also, "re-link" your Food Lion and Harris Teeter cards, and sign up for a Target Red Card (credit or check card) and enroll in "Take Charge of Education." The class that brings in the most will earn a Dress Down Pass!
Free & Reduced Lunch Form | Apply online!
School Supply List
CMS Bullying Hotline - (757) 283-7787 x. 22699
Crittenden has a hotline to report bullying. Bullying is NOT tolerated at any Newport News school. Please check out this website from the US Department of Health and Human Services about bullying and how to prevent it.