UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!
- Tuesday, January 7- Students Return from Christmas Break
- Tuesday, January 7- Boys' Basketball Try-Outs
- Tuesday, January 7- Girls' Tennis Try-Outs
- Monday, January 13- Parent Night for High School Academy Information at 6:00 pm on CSMS campus
- Monday, January 20- Martin Luther King Day Holiday- No School
- Friday, January 31- High School Academy Applications deadline
- Tuesday, February 4- McDonald's Night 4:00-7:00 pm in Lecanto
- Thursday, February 13- Half day for students
- February 14-17- Presidents' Day Weekend- No School
- Friday, February 28- Kids' Marathon 6:00 pm
Thank you to our PBIS Sponsors
If you would like to be a PBIS Sponsor, please call Mrs. Merchant or Mrs. McMahan at 352-344-2244, Ext. 4415. PBIS rewards our students for making good choices!
High School Academy Information
8th grade students and parents are encouraged to check out the academy opportunities available at our Citrus County high schools. Parents are invited to attend an informational meeting about all high school academies on Monday, January 13 at 6:00 here on the CSMS campus. Links to informative videos on each academy as well as links to academy websites are available on our Citrus Springs Middle School website under Parent Links. Academy websites have application information. The deadline for applications is January 31.
Thank you for donating!
Thank you to the many families who sent in donations to sponsor students on cultural field trips!
Five Points of Life Kids Marathon Citrus
The Five Points of Life and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers are excited to invite you to the 10th annual Five Points of Life Kids Marathon Citrus. It will be held Friday, February 28 at the Lecanto High School track, 3810 W. Educational Path, Lecanto, FL 34461.
To participate kids, kindergarten through eighth grade, complete 25 miles (done during PE if student is in PE), one at a time, during the months prior to the marathon. To finish the full marathon kids will run the last 1.2 miles on Friday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Lecanto High School track. All participants will receive a Kids Marathon Citrus race packet, race number (must be worn on race day), and t-shirt with their packets. On race day, those finishing the 1.2 miles will receive a finishers medal. Kids must register in order to participate.
Only one parent or guardian will be permitted to accompany each participant on the 1.2 mile run. Other family members and friends are encouraged to attend and cheer on the participants during the run from the stands. Parents should not register to run. Only the kids will need to register in order to receive a t-shirt, race bib, and finisher’s medal.
There will be no race day registration on event day.
For the most up to date information visit https://www.fivepointsoflife.com/kids-marathon/kids-marathon-citrus/
Science Fair Success!
The 2019-2020 CSMS School Science Fair was a great success this year. We had around 50 projects sent to the school fair, and 33 qualified for Regionals. These students placed in their categories showing outstanding creativeness and great use of the scientific method:
Victoria Johnson 1st Place
Kyleigh Lovullo 2nd Place
Biomedical and Health Science:
Caleb Fuqua 1st Place
Joshua Sevilla 1st Place
Talana Johnson 2nd Place
Sasha Drawdy 3rd Place
Earth and Environmental Science:
Jayden Johnson 1st Place
Abigail Jeong 2nd Place
Chloe Anderson 1st Place
Ryan Lower 2nd Place
Lean Philips 3rd Place
LilyBelle Ilowit 1st Place
Kaitlyn Smith 2nd Place
Mathematics and Computation:
Brianna Ramos 1st Place
Shawna Griffin 2nd Place
Physics and Astronomy:
Jayden Brown 1st Place
Brayden Lightner 2nd Place
Nikolas Karkarashvili 3rd Place
David Ash 1st Place
Thomas King 2nd Place
Vincente Santiago-Lopez 3rd Place
There were also projects that stood out among all the other projects at the science fair and they qualified for our Top 5. The following students completed projects that qualified for a Top 5 spot:
All the science teachers would like to congratulate ANY student who participated in and completed a science fair project this year. Science fair projects are an outstanding effort for students, and parents alike and the science teachers at CSMS appreciate all your hard work and support during these months. Finally, keep an eye out for the February newsletter and the list of students heading to Regionals Science Fair to represent our school!
The CSMS Drama Club actors meet each Monday from dismissal to 4:30. Stage crew should watch their email for meeting dates. A snack and study time is provided. Parents and guardians are reminded to pick up students promptly by 4:30. Stay tuned for information about a performance in March. Drama Club Advisors are: Mrs. Flippen, Mrs. Fowler, Sr., Ms. Fowler, Jr., Mrs. Hytovick, Mrs. Keene and Mrs. Rankin.
No dismissal changes may be made AFTER 1:45.
Car Line Pick up and Drop off PROCEDURES
Drop off: Car rider line begins at 7:20. Students MAY NOT be released from vehicles until 7:20. As per stated in the CSMS handbook, "Due to supervision concerns, students may arrive on campus NO EARLIER than 7:20 am." Vehicles MUST use the car line to drop off their student. Vehicles MAY NOT enter the middle school parking lot to drop off students. Please drive slowly. Please do not talk on your cellphone during drop-off.
Pick up: Dismissal begins at 2:20 pm. Vehicles MUST use the car line to pick up their student. Vehicles MAY NOT enter the middle school parking lot to pick up students. Please drive slowly. Please do not talk on your cellphone during pick up.
*We are no longer allowing students to cross over to be picked up from the parking lot.
Soaring Falcon students are chosen monthly by the grade level teachers in recognition of consistent outstanding school performance and attitude.
3:00pm in our Media Center
S.T.E.A.M. Club (Science Technology Engineering Art & Math) runs every Thursday in room Ms. Markey's room from 2:30-4:00. See your science teacher for a permission slip.
If you have any questions concerning Title l please call: Rene’ Johnson (Title l Coordinator) @ 352-726-1931
A.V.I.D. is a college and career readiness program-Advancement Via Individual Determination. A.V.I.D. Dress up days are held on the second Tuesday of each month.
FCA-Fellowship of Christian Athletes-ALL are welcome! Meetings are held the first and third Thursdays of the month @ 7:30 AM in the gym.
SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) will meet every second Tuesday of every month during B-lunch.
Boys Basketball- Coaches: Samler, HeidenReich
Jan. 7- Try-outs
Jan. 27- CRMS at CSMS 3:00/4:00
Jan. 30- LMS at CSMS 3:00/4:00
Feb. 3- BYE
Feb. 6- CSMS at IMS 3:00/4:00
Feb. 10- CSMS at SS 4:00/5:00
Feb. 12- Villages at CSMS 3:00/4:00
Feb. 18- IMS at CSMS 3:00/4:00
Feb. 20- CSMS at LMS 3:00/4:00
Feb. 24- CSMS at CRMS 3:00/4:00
Feb. 27- WW at CSMS 3:00/4:00
Mar. 2/3 Championships at LMS Times TBA
girls tennis- Coach: Goddard
Jan. 7- Try-outs
Jan. 27- CSMS at IMS 3:00
Jan. 29-Villages at CSMS 3:00
Feb. 3 - LMS at CSMS 3:00
Feb. 5- IMS at CSMS 3:00
Feb. 10- CRMS at CSMS 3:00
Feb. 12- BYE
Feb. 19- CSMS at CRMS 3:00
Feb. 24- CSMS at LMS 3:00
Feb. 26- Championship at LHS 1:00
track- Coaches: Parker, Campbell
Feb. 10- Track Begins
April 1- LMS 3:00
April 8- Wildwood 3:00
April 15- IMS 3:00
April 21- County Championships at CRMS 3:00
April 29- Conference Championships at South Sumter 4:00
Intramural Volleyball, Football, Cheer- Coaches: Parker, Vaughn, TBA
May 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20
Teachers Working Out-Of-Field
Citrus Springs Middle School is proud that all 59 teachers and administrators who work with our students are certified by the State of Florida or other governing board. We appreciate the following teachers who have volunteered to teach a subject outside of their primary certification and are currently taking classes to obtain certification in the area they are teaching out-of-field.
- Rebekah Paprzycki Pending Certification Math 5-9
- Cynthia Rankin Out of Field Music/Chorus/Band
Each of these teachers has both experience and coursework in the area they are teaching. They are excellent teachers and we appreciate the extra effort they are putting forth on behalf of our students.
Christina Fowler is currently serving as a substitute teacher in the area of Reading. We feel she will best meet the needs of your child/children. If you wish to receive information concerning the substitute’s qualifications, you may do so in writing to the principal.