Falcon Monthly March 2, 2020 #wearesogladyouarehere


  • Thursday, March 5- High School Registration- 8th graders will complete high school registration with guidance counselors during the school day.
  • Thursday, March 5- Citrus High School Orientation Night 6:00
  • Thursday, March 5-Crystal River High School Orientation Night 6:00
  • Thursday, March 19- Kona Ice Event at CSMS 12:00-2:30
  • Monday, April 6- "Falcon Fly-By" Title 1 Parent Night 5:30 pm
  • Friday, April 24- 7th Grade Reward Field Trip to Adventure Lift Park
  • Tuesday, April 28- 6th Grade Reward Field Trip to WonderWorks
  • Thursday, April 30- 8th Grade Reward Field Trip to Sea World

March is National Youth Art Month!

Citrus County Art teachers will be displaying their student’s art works around the Crystal River Mall for the month of March. The Citrus Springs Middle School Art Department is presenting a display of about 60 student art works from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. These works of art include a selection of Montage and Collage projects using a variety of techniques and materials. These projects show the evidence of problem solving and skills used in the art room.

Thank you for the Support of the Arts in Citrus County.

Important Spring Testing dates!

PBT = Paper-Based Test; CBT= Computer-Based Test

  • April 1- 7th Grade FSA Writing (CBT)
  • April 2- 6th Grade FSA Writing (PBT)
  • April 3- 8th Grade FSA Writing (CBT)
  • May 4- 6th Grade FSA Reading Session 1 (PBT)
  • May 5- 6th Grade FSA Reading Session 2 (PBT); 7th Grade FSA Reading Session 1 (CBT)
  • May 6- 6th Grade FSA Math Session 1 (PBT); 7th Grade FSA Reading Session 2 (CBT)
  • May 7- 6th Grade FSA Math Sessions 2 & 3 (PBT); 8th Grade FSA Reading Session 1 (CBT)
  • May 8- 8th Grade FSA Reading Session 2 (CBT)
  • May 11- 7th Grade FSA Math Session 1 (CBT)
  • May 12- 7th Grade FSA Math Sessions 2 & 3 (CBT)
  • May 13- 8th Grade Science Sessions 1 & 2 (PBT)
  • May 14- 8th Grade FSA Math Session 1 (CBT)
  • May 15- 8th Grade FSA Math Sessions 2 & 3 (CBT)
  • May 18- Algebra & Geometry End-of-Course Exam Session 1 (CBT)
  • May 19- Algebra & Geometry End-of-Course Exam Session 2 (CBT)
  • May 20- Civics End-of-Course Exam (CBT)

School Spirit merch!

We are excited to announce that we have an online CSMS Spirit Store for a limited time! The catalog features t-shirts, hoodies, cups, and more. Please visit (and share) the link below. All orders must be placed by March 6th. All proceeds will benefit PBIS for student and staff appreciation.

Drama Club Performance!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The CSMS Drama Club will perform Witches vs. Princesses on Thursday April 23, 2020 at 6PM.

$5 row 4 + regular admission

$10_ VIP section row 2-3 no concessions

$15 row 1 for VIP Gold – front row seating and concession- included 2 drinks and 2 items (candy or chips)

Each performer/cast member will receive two regular tickets for their time and efforts.

We are still seeking sponsorships:

Bronze $25 Name listed in program plus 2 tickets to performance

Silver $50 Business Card size ad in program, plus 2 tickets to the performance

Gold $75 Quarter page ad in program, plus 2 tickets to the performance

Platinum $100 Half page ad in program, 2 tickets to the performance and your name announced at Intermission

Diamond $200+ Full page ad in program, plus 2 VIP tickets to performance and your name announced at the beginning of the play

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!

science fair success!

Animal Sciences

2nd Victoria Johnson (Jr. State Alternate)

Biomedical & Health Sciences

3rd Caleb Fuqua


3rd – Sasha Drawdy

2nd – Mackenzie Haas

Earth and Environmental Sciences

3rd – Jayden Johnson

Environmental Engineering

3rd – LillyBelle Ilowit

Mathematics & Computational Sciences

2nd – Brianna Ramos

1st - Shawna Griffin

Physics and Astronomy

3rd – Jackson Reed (Jr. State Alternate)

Plant Sciences

1st – David Ash

Jr. State Participant and CCEF Award Recipient

David Ash

Regional Science Fair Participants

Chloe Anderson, David Ash, Jayden Brown, Lexie Diss, Sasha Drawdy, Caleb Fuqua, Shawna Griffin, Mackenzie Haas, Devon Hicks, LilyBelle Ilowit, Abigail Jeong, Victoria Johnson, Talana Johnson, Jayden Johnson, Thomas King, Brayden Lightner, Ryan Lower, Owen Maddox, Orlando Mercado, Leah Phillips, Brianna Ramos, Jackson Reed, Vincente Santiago-Lopez, Alex Schenk, Joshua Sevilla, Caden Simpkins, Kaitlyn Smith

ESE Parent Survey

The 2019-2020 Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Parent Survey will be open from February 1 to May 31, 2020. In an effort to increase parent participation, we are providing paper surveys for parents of all children receiving special education services. The online version of the survey is also available at www.esesurvey.com. Please take a moment to provide feedback by completing this survey. The valuable information you give us will help us make decisions on the effectiveness of our services in meeting the needs of our students. Thank you for your time!


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

6th Grade

Kiera Lee

Jeff Steffeck

7th Grade

Gabrielle Jonas

John Foley

8th Grade

Mya Rijos

Nick Farquhar

Upward bound

Congratulations to the following students who are being recognized for their outstanding improvement!

6th Grade

Laurel Frost

Draven Ashmore

Kiara Henderson

Michael Hartley

Lauren Mosher

Natasha Wolf

7th Grade

Vincent Brown

Nathan Sherouse

Christian Martinez

Kevin Rose

8th Grade

James Greene

Brianna Kartune

Jallon Banks

Zachary Watson


Each grade level has sent home specific behavioral criteria and costs for attending the End-of-Year Reward field trips. If you have any questions or need that information sent to you again, please email the grade level leader.

6th grade-Deanna Hadley, 7th grade-Jamie Antonetti-Cressman, 8th grade- Janeen Mathews

High School information!

Coastal camp Citrus

Coastal Camp Citrus is now accepting applications for an amazing summer opportunity! Scholarships are available. Applications are on hand in the media center as well as available online through the link below.

Spring Break Camp

Citrus County Parks and Rec is sponsoring a Spring Break Day Camp for students aged 11-14.


The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice has announced a new awareness campaign aimed at addressing school threats by students in Florida. Learn more about DJJ’s #ItsNoJoke campaign here.

Drama Club

The CSMS Drama Club actors meet each Monday from dismissal to 4:15. 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 4:15. 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.

SAEC Meetings

3:00pm in our Media Center

  • 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

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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