Crittenden Middle School

6158 Jefferson Avenue  •  Newport News, VA 23605  •  Phone: (757) 591-4900  •  Fax: (757) 838-8261

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Felicia Barnett, Principal

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OUR MISSION is to prepare all students to be responsible and successful citizens in our rapidly changing world by encouraging academic excellence in all subjects while emphasizing math, science, and technology. More...

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Vote for Crittenden in the Troy-Bilt Green-Space Project!
CMS is GOING GREEN!  Students and faculty have been working hard to collect bottle caps for the courtyard beautification project. Collecting the bottle caps saves space in our landfills and provides an environmental medium for recycled Art.  Art students are using recycled bottle caps to create murals, flowers, insects and other sculptures.  

The Crittenden project, listed under “Newport News Public Works Recycling” has to secure the most online votes by May 25 at to win the $12,000 grant.

On the website, scroll down and look for the Crittenden Cougar, then vote for our project!  The School Green Space Program is aimed at turning an underutilized courtyard area into a more useable, student-friendly, outdoor classroom. This project also aims to get students more involved in protecting and maintaining the natural environment to become better environmental stewards. The Crittenden project is the partnership’s inaugural project. 
You can view an online article from WVEC about the project here!

While you're thinking green, put down your phone and donate clean water at UNICEFTAPPROJECT.ORG .  Can you go without using your phone to give someone else clean water?

STEM Community Day - May 31, 2014

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Mrs. Barnett tweets about the good things going on here at Crittenden Middle School, great classroom ideas, and important daily events.

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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 environment.

Read the Purple Press!
Stay up-to-date with the latest Cougar Happenings by checking out the Purple Press online newspaper!

GiveWithTargetGive With Target
On Facebook, search the Give withTarget free app. Enter zipcode '23605' and choose 'Crittenden Middle School' from the list of schools!  LIke the page and share it with your friends!  For every 25 votes, Target will donate $25 to our school!

Bring Your Own Device 
Crittenden has a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).policy for students and empolyees   This document explains the guidelines, along with a link to the video by Ms Barnett that tells how devices will be used for learning.

Parent Express
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!

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.

Student Parent School Partnership Form:  Has YOURS been turned in?  This form is essential to all that you do in school.  It includes confirmation that you and your parents have gone over the Bus Stop RulesStudent Attendance PolicyInternet Acceptable Use Procedures Form (you may not use the computers without this!) and that you've signed that you've read them in the Student-Parent-School Partnership Form.  There is also a link to the NNPS Academic Standards for Participating in VHSL Activities- very important if you are a student athelete!  Be sure yours are signed and returned!

Magnet Program

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