Falcon Monthly January 6, 2020 #wearesogladyouarehere

Highlights of our first semester Title 1 Student Showcase! Science Fair-Makerspaces-Book Fair-Band Concert-Art Display!


  • 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:

Animal Science:

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

Environmental Engineering:

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

Plant Science:

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:

Victoria Johnson

Joshua Sevilla

Jayden Johnson

Jackson Reed

David Ash

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!

Drama Club

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 Falcons

Soaring Falcon students are chosen monthly by the grade level teachers in recognition of consistent outstanding school performance and attitude.

6th -

D'Angelo Robinson

Grace Baldwin

7th -

Julianna Amo

Jordon Nutoni

8th -

Patrick Anderson

Jacquelyn Finch

SAEC Meetings

3:00pm in our Media Center

  • 1/13
  • 3/09
  • 5/11

S.T.E.A.M. Club

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.

Title 1

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.

Sports Schedules

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

April 30

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.

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