Camp Road Cougar News
October 9, 2022
Hello Camp Road Families!
- I am so excited to meet with our first student council groups this week! Congratulations to the following students, who were elected by their homerooms to be on their grade level student council: Avery Myers, Cooper Blackman, Jordyn Maxwell, Sophie Seagul, Savannah Fralix, Mason Bacani, Jameson Weaver, John Mizzell, Brycen Kennedy, Abigail Oldal, TJ Arthur, Charlie Slater, Jackson Voorhees, McKenzie Mitchell, Kayvon Murray, Tucker McManus, Vontez Wylder, Carter Patno, Cole Barfield, Shawn Gunn, Henry McKiernan, Cameron Hodges, Brielle Henry, Demarcus Vinson, and Clark Cloud. We are still waiting for some homeroom teachers to submit their homeroom representative, so we will announce the rest in next week's newsletter.
- Thank you to all the parents and community members who came out for Coffee and Conversations this week. We were able to chat about many things, positive and some areas of concern. It was a great conversation and I hope that more parents can join us next month.
- One of the concerns that was brought up during Coffee and Conversations was the number of students that leave the school as walkers but meet their ride at Walgreens. There were two personal incidences brought up about students crossing Camp Road to go to the Walgreens parking lot and not crossing at the cross walk. These students stepped out into the street in front of cars. Luckily, we have not had any incidences of students getting hit, but it is a real possibility if this continues. I want to remind all of our families that students walking to Walgreens to meet their ride is not a school approved pick up option. We ask that all families who want to pick up their scholars from school use the parent pick up line.
- I'd like to introduce and welcome three new teachers to our staff: Mr. Shields has come on board as our 6th grade Exceptional Student Resource Teacher. He joins us from Clark Academy and has a plethora of experience as a teacher and as a case manager. Ms. Fitzgerald joins the CRMS family as our new Strings teacher. She is a retired teacher who has a career full of teaching experience, including being the Orchestra Director at School of the Arts. Mrs. Elg joins the team in place of Ms. Vicary who had to leave for personal reasons. Mrs. Elg will be working with us as a part time Exceptional Student Resource Teacher in the mornings. She is also a retired teacher who comes to us with an amazing background of working with special needs children. We are so excited to have all three of these awesome individuals on the Camp Road team!
- As some of you already know, Ms. Latto has been appointed as the new Principal at Pepperhill Elementary. Although we are sad to see her go, we are so excited for her to grow and further her career. She has been an amazing school leader here on James Island for years and we know that she will make a huge difference in the lives of the scholars of North Charleston, just has she has done for so many scholars here! We will be looking for a new Assistant Principal, however, we know that Ms. Latto cannot be replaced. For more information about how her position will be covered while we interview candidates, please see the Academic Information at the bottom of this email.
October 11: Cougar Store open for students during lunch
October 11: Gifted Testing
October 11: District 3 Board Meeting
October 12: PSAT Testing
October 13: Gifted Testing
October 14: Gifted Testing
October 19: End of 1st Quarter
October 20: Half Day (students released at 11:30)
October 21: No School for students / Data Conference Day
October 25: PSAT Make UP
October 27: Thrilling Thursday
October 28: After School Bingo Fundraiser
October 28: Report Cards Distributed
We now have a working Annual Calendar for those of you that like to be able to look ahead. We will continue to update this calendar with all school events, including JICHS sporting events that some of our CRMS students may be participating in.
Sixth Grade Bingo Blast!
The ELA department and library team are holding an after-school Bingo event Friday, Oct. 28, 3:45 - 5:15 pm for sixth graders. It will be a ton of fun – door prizes, Bingo games with prizes, hot dogs, chips, and more. The past (pre-pandemic) events have been huge successes – by the time the afternoon ends, the students are fully fired up by the combo of sugar and adrenaline. The best part? This event is for sixth graders only – no parents (you get a bit of peace that afternoon).
We are hoping that this fun fundraiser will net at least $1000.00 towards the fee for an author visit March 1, 2023, by Varian Johnson. To help keep the costs low, we’re asking parents to consider donating items we need. This SignUp Genius has slots for donating gift cards (to be used as prizes), sodas, HD buns, and more. Please consider helping us make the most of this fundraiser by donating items.
Tickets go on sale in the library Monday, Oct. 24. The event is limited to 125 students.
Save the Date! Family “Campout” Nov.3, 5-7 pm
We’re planning the third annual (break for pandemic) Family Literacy night, better known as The Campout! We want our students and their families to come enjoy a free spaghetti dinner and enjoy short, informative sessions of your choice to learn more about what is available to support learning for our students.
We will have sessions for parents/guardians, our middle schoolers, and their younger siblings. Look for more specific information and a sign-up in next week’s news.
Art Club Mural Project
Thank you to Mr. Brown and all of the members of the Art Club for working to make our school a great place to be!
- Part Time Band Director
- 7th Grade Assistant Principal
If you know any qualified and interested candidate, please have them reach out to Ms. Rowehl via email.
Nugget of Wisdom
“You know, a dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you’re in faster than you can think of.” – Jill Abramson
School Technology Information You Need to Know...
Students should NOT bring their Chromebook chargers to school. Please charge devices at home each evening. Chargers tend to disappear at school, and we have no way to track them. Students will be responsible for the cost of replacing lost chargers, so please don’t let your student bring the charger to school!
A reminder about the CCSD fee structure for damages and loss of chromebooks:
- Negligent/Accidental Breakage - No charge for first incident per school year $50 per incident for each subsequent event
- Intentional Vandalism - $300.
- Stolen Device - No cost if a police report is provided
- Lost Device - $300
- Lost Charger - $40