FUEL UP Backpack Program: the program has averaged sending home about 25-30 food filled backpacks in each week. Our partnership with First United Methodist Church of Siler City has made the program a success that will be able to continue for the remainder of the school year.
CMS Faculty Food Drive: The food drive took place from Nov. 13 – Nov. 25 and was a great success. With the combined efforts from the HOSA student group and faculty, we were able to generate 271.5 lbs. of non-perishable food. This food was then bagged and distributed to the students that are on rotation as part of the FUEL UP program.
CMS Clothes Closet: We have started up the ‘CMS Clothes Closet’ as a response to students lacking necessary winter coats and clothing, as well as in preparation for emergencies while students are at school and need a change of clothes. Thus far, we have collected 41 coats and jackets, as well as a number of clothing items that will serve as a foundation for the growing needs at CMS.
Christmas Family Adoptions: We have collaborated with the Chatham County Schools social workers to identify a number of families in need. Two families have been adopted by CMS staff, and two others by community members.
Future Programming: As we approach the New Year, it is our goal to start up Homework Helpers Tutoring Program, Beginning a running club, a crafting club, organizing our motivational speaker’s series, and a number of different services that will develop as the year progresses.
Chatham Middle is excited about the programs and services CIS has been able to provide our school. We look forward to seeing CIS play a greater role in our school. If you are interested in volunteering in these programs, please contact the school to speak with Mr. Tych Cowdin, CIS site coordinator.
The winners of the Chatham Middle School 2014 Science Fair are as follows:
2nd Place - Brennan Canipe, Henry Interiano and Christian Gomez, 6th grade: “Coke: It’s the Real Thing- Or Is It?”
Honorable Mention - Christian Ley va Hernandez, Torin Priddle, and Clay Johnson, 6th grade: “The Coldest Water of All”
Honorable Mention - Sara Hudson, 6th grade: “Permanent or Not?”
Honorable Mention - Gretchen Davis and Hallie Bare, 6th Grade: "Suds Please"
Honorable Mention - Lisa Hicks-Lineberry, 6th grade: "Water Vs. Height"