5 th grade students have been working on the concept of text as art. The art of Stuart Davis (1894-1964) is the springboard for this project. The project focused on the elements of line, shape and color found in numbers and letters as they connect to each other in an abstract design. Students made . . .
By Mrs. Blackwood On May 14 th , the Concordia Middle School held their annual all day, 5th and 6th grade track meet at the Concordia High School Track. What a scorching hot day it was! Each grade competes . . .
Please see slideshow for pictures of the End of Years awards assembly.
On Friday April 26 th , the Cloud Country Men’s Basketball team came to the Concordia Middle School to play the 5 th and 6 th grade intramural champion basketball players. This year’s 6 th grade champs were; Hunter Kirgis, . . .
I know it is hard to believe with the weather we have been having that summer is just around the corner. In just a few short weeks your kids will be out of school and enjoying their summer vacation. Technologically, so much has changed . . .
Alyssa Champlin is a senior at Concordia High School. She is planning to attend Kansas State University next year. Alyssa is the current Distinguished Young Woman of Kansas. While representing Kansas, Alyssa will be traveling the state . . .
We have all had days where we get frusturated, tired and want to scream at the top of our lungs. About the time we feel those emotions we see a kid walking down the hall with a big grin on their face and chili from lunch running down their . . .
In conjunction with the study of Ancient Greece in Mrs. Hill's Social Studies, sixth graders have been studying Greek Mythology and Vocabulary in Language Arts. Stories,concepts, root words and names from Greek Mythology have lived on and . . .
Last Friday was a You Win From Within Day at CMS. Approximately 100 students participated in the day's event. After school, the CMS Friends of Rachel sponsored a Friendship Movie. There were 52 students in attendance for . . .
Do you know about America’s history? In class, we have been doing a PowerPoint on events and people in the 1700’s that started America and its history. Some of the famous events that led to the Revolutionary War were The . . .
On Thursday, April 4th, U.S.D. 333 held an Open House to commemorate the Concordia Middle School building, which will be closing after this school year. The building originally was home to Notre Dame High School. . . .
By Mrs. Blackwood This year the Concordia Middle School raised $1,071.56 for the American Heart Association. This year incentives for the students were ; 1- A CLASS . . .
The Chess Season has ended for the year. The students had a highly successful year. The elementary team (which includes the 5th graders) went undefeated during the regular season. The junior high team (which includes the 6th graders), had . . .
By JoDee Rothfuss To many, Spring Break means travel. The destinations vary but most involve fun and relaxation. Trips may include shopping and dining out of town or trekking across the country to visit . . .
Reading nonfiction is an important skill that students tend to think of as a task rather than fun. We have made it a mission in Ms. Hill’s reading class to visit this often overlooked and neglected section of the . . .
CMS students who qualified for good behavior during the 3rd quarter were rewarded with a trip to the bowling alley on Thursday, March 7th. 5th graders went in the morning and 6th graders attended in the afternoon.
CMS held their Family Science Night on Tuesday, March 6th. Students displayed the science projects that they have been working on for several weeks. Click the slideshow to see pictures.
By Kye Mendenhall and Nathan Lawrence We are starting family science night at CMS Mar. 5. We will be having a lot of science activities for people to watch and do. You will also be learning. It will be taking . . .
On Friday, March 1, students in grades 5-8 celebrated this year's theme, YOU WIN FROM WITHIN by wearing their tee/hoodie or any red/white to school. Approximately 75% of that student body participated. Several participating . . .
With February almost over, the third annual CMS Family Science Night is right around the corner. Tuesday, March 5 from 5 – 7 pm, parents will have the opportunity to come and experience science in a hands on manner. . . .
Miss Pierce’s Language Arts class has been working on creative writing. The students read a book called Ted by Tony DiTerlizzi. DiTerlizzi is the same author who wrote the Spiderwick Chronicles . Ted is about a boy . . .
Students in grades K-6 recently participated in Pennies for Patients Hats on Day. Students made a minimum donation of $.50 to the Kansas Division of the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society and "purchased" the privilege to wear a hat for the . . .
So Far… It has been a fast year in music class! It is hard to believe that it is February already, and those harbingers of . . .
PRIZE to ALL students if we reach $500.00 worth by March 12th! Please continue to send box tops with your child through-out March 12th! After March 12th please do not send any more for this school year. THE MONEY . . .
This year the 5 th grade students are learning more about eating healthy through the program Power Panther Pals which is taught by Tandy Rundus; Director of School Nutrition and Mrs. Blackwood; Physical Education Teacher. . . .
We received official notification of the results for the state assessments that were given last spring and our students did an excellent job! On January 28 th the Concordia Middle School and Concordia . . .
What do you get when you combine all the boys on the CJHS basketball teams, a visit from rival Republic County, enough spectators to fill all the seats in the CES gym, over $400 dollars worth of prizes to give . . .
As most of you have heard, Concordia Middle School will be closing at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. The staff and students at CMS will move to the building that is currently Concordia Junior- Senior High School. An open house . . .
By Sharon Krueger-Resource Teacher Resource Teachers at CMS were issued iPads this fall. LCNCK provided training on general functions and selecting appropriate apps. One such app . . .
Glogster is a new recourse for CMS students to use this year. Glogster is a website that provides a way for students to create a multi-media product to turn into their teachers. When creating the Glog, students may include hyperlinks, . . .
On Tuesday, December 18th, CMS held their DARE graduation ceremonies. Click below to see a list of DARE graduates and those chosen to read their essay. DARE Graduates
By Ciara Kearn and Jaden Wilson A marker toss is when students get to throw a (or more) marker(s)in a trash can. You can earn a marker toss by taking a risk or being good. Students can take a risk by doing a math problem on the . . .
MTSS Reading has ended until after winter break. The students worked from the book Take it From Here.... In this book, personification skits are started and the students have to write the climax and resolution to the skits. For example, one . . .
On Tuesday, January 22 nd , the 5 th and 6 th grade bands will be holding a band concert in the Middle School Gymnasium. The concert will start at 7:00 and includes both bands. The students are asked . . .
5 th grade art has been working on stillife. They recently completed a sunflower stillife. They started the project by observing the stillife through a viewfinder. Once they choose their view, they drew the stillife on their paper. . . .
The CJHS and CMS Friends of Rachel teamed up on Wednesday, November 21 for a community service project here in Concordia. Approximatley 40 5th-8th graders met during the morning on that day to rake Rita Collette's lawn on West 10th street. . . .
Concordia chess players recently participated in two tournaments. November 3rd, the teams traveled to Galva, KS for their invitational tournament. At the tournament there were approximately 120 players and 12 schools represented. Concordia . . .
The CMS Library has recently obtained copies of each of the books that have been nominated for the William Allen White Children’s Book Award. The William Allen White Children's Book Award is an annual book award chosen by Kansas . . .
CMS students raised approximately $3,300 in their Gas Giveaway. Top sellers in the 5th grade were Kyle Palmquist and Vaughn Stull. Deklyn Payeur was the top 6th grade seller. Each of these students received a $20 Majestic Theatre gift card. . . .
By Mrs. Blackwood CMS students have the opportunity to sign up for intramurals before school starts and play various team sports throughout the year. The first team sport played this year was Beach Volleyball. The . . .
By Leah Mehl- Sixth Grade Teacher Concordia Middle School Sixth graders are going digital. In all of their core classes, students have the opportunity to interact and communicate digitally using a free social learning platform . . .
The VFW and VFW Auxiliary judged the Patriot’s Pen Program “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers” essays. Congratulations to CMS students Alex Bonebrake, 2 nd place and Allison Poore, 3 rd place. These . . .
For the 1 st nine weeks in Sixth Grade math, the students worked on three different chapters. The first chapter they studied numeration, the second chapter included variables, expressions and properties and in chapter three . . .
By Taegen Larsen Starting October 2 nd , the 5 th grade classes attended Starbase. One day a week for five weeks we . . .
By JoDee Rothfuss Concordia Middle School may be small, but it is packed with lifelong learners. Or course you are picturing our students busily engaged in a variety of projects and activities. . . .
GAS GIVEAWAY DATES TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE Thursday, October 25th through Tuesday, November 13th STUDENT PRIZES Top Seller for 5 th Grade will receive . . .
Students and staff at CMS have been participating in Red Ribbon Week by wearing clothing according to the theme of the day. October 22nd - Crazy Hair Day October 23rd - Red, White and Blue Day October 24th - Comfy . . .
For the first nine weeks in Sixth Grade Social Studies, we have concentrated on geography and map skills. For a culminating project the students were allowed to create a fictional country incorporating their . . .
Each year due to a grant from the Cloud County Children’s Trust, students are given the opportunity to build model cars. Building model cars is not just fun and creative but allows students to problem solve, be . . .
During the afternoon of Thursday, September 13, Mrs. Worcester’s class had a very special guest pop in for the afternoon math class. Mr. Greg Tang took the time to come to Concordia to share with the . . .
Each year, the Friends of Rachel at Concordia Middle School sponsor a theme and friendship movies. This year's theme is YOU WIN FROM WITHIN. Specific Fridays are selected to celebrate the theme. On those days, students wear . . .
After five weeks of multiplication tests, Mrs. Kelley’s and Mr. Hutchinson’s classes got to have a chili dog feast in Mr. Hutchinson’s classroom. The students were able to bring their own drinks while they ate Mr. Hutchinson’s . . .
On Thursday, October 4 th the Concordia Middle School held their 1 mile cross country run. This has been a tradition for over 15 years with ribbons awarded to the top ten finishers in each grade for boys and girls, and a chance . . .
Report by: Ashlyn Norris, Jacob Williams, & Shaina Wright In Mrs. Kelley’s science class we have been studying variables. In the activity Swingers, we learned how the length of the pendulum string affects how many . . .
Many students understand concepts better when they can see it in action. During our unit on the Scientific Method, we did an experiment to see the steps in action. The experiment was to see how many . . .
In preparation for the 5th grade field trip to Pawnee Indian Village on October 5th, Miss Pierce’s Social Studies class has been discussing Native Americans of North America. While studying Northwest Indians, students learned about . . .
Kiara Huff, daughter of Corey and Allison Huff won the Cloud County Spelling Bee in Miltonvale on Wednesday, September 19th, by correctly spelling the word "republic". Deseree Hemenway, daughter of Marinella Hemenway . . .
The Concordia Middle School Cross Country Run will be held on Thursday, October 4 th (rain date October 12 th ). The Cross Country Run is a one-mile run and is held at the field across from the Middle School. You, any . . .