Congratulations Tropicana Speech Winners! Pictured: 3rd place Jennifer Reynolds, 2nd place Rafe Nichols, 1st place Eve Chastek
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!
- 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
- Thursday, February 27- Lecanto High School Orientation Night 6:00
- Friday, February 28- Kids' Marathon 6:00 pm
- 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
- Monday, April 6- "Falcon Fly-By" Title 1 Parent Night 5:30 pm
- Thursday, April 30- 8th Grade Reward Field Trip to Sea World
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!
6th grade ALL A's
Eve Chastek, Keira E. Lee, Brandon A. Leon, Owen C. Maddox, Chloe E. Anderson, Thomas A. King, Prudence Nelson, Jack A. Steffek, Michael J. Paul, Adrianna L. Rhodes, Kaleb A. Wilson, Loredana L. Harrelson, Aylee R. Triano, Harley A. Avera, Marissa G. Blomquist, Sofie A. Herrera, Lily Belle A. Ilowit, Abigail Y. Jeong, Jadyn Reins, D'Angelo J. Robinson, Grace Baldwin, Rafe L. Nichols, Keirstin L. Tedrick, Aubrey R. Thorpe, Mazzie M. Dean, Payton L. Gregg, Nikolas N. Karkarashvili, Kiara N. Henderson
6th grade A/B Honor Roll
Zoey K. Hale, William B. Bishop, Thomas T. Le, Summer M. Rowland, Shelby S. Akers, Shawna L. Griffin, Sarah L. Welzel, Ryan N. Lower, Ronnie Q. Ho, Ronald J. Hudgins, Peyton M. Bishir, Payton S. Anderson, Payten R. Johns, Olivia G. Kersnowsky, Nickolas Hirsch, Morgan L. Gibson, Mila M. Llanso, Mikhaella Casero, Mikael Pearce, Mason L. Fries, Martha Marquez, Madison Parnell, Lauren Mosher, Laurel Frost, Kirsti D. Beville, Khyla Allen, Kevin M. Winczuk, Kaydin A. Currie, Kale P. Rowland, Kaitlyn R. Smith, Jorge V. Santiago-Lopez, John C. Pacini, Jesse M. Arceo, Jerryiah S. Harvin, Jenna M. Aynik, Jayden R. Russell, Jayden Bryan, Jayden Brown, Jayda R. Williams, Jasmine E. Willet, James C. Smith-Dwyer, Imari A. Griffin, Hannah E. Touchton, Gage Wilson, Emorie P. Gipe, Emily Scott, Emily J. Diehl, Elaina K. Hartman, Darian C. Rivera, Dalton R. Parrish, Connor L. Hogan, Colton P. Wilson, Christopher Makarov, Cassidy R. Callahan, Caleb R. Fuqua, Bryce E. Borton, Bryan D. Young Bird, Braylen J. Moore, Braelyn M. Oliver, Braedon K. Keszthelyi, Bianca I. Toro, Benjamin Ventura, Ayden J. Curylo, Avril Joy S. Barnes, Ariel K. Stevenson, Annie Dong, Analise J. Thomas, Aliyah G. Sepulveda, Alexis Campfield, Alexander T. Millard, Alexa I. Peppler, Aidan S. McCreary
7TH GRADE ALL A'S
Hope E. Prevost, Leila Rodriguez, Kevin Rose, Sophia L. Seminera, Bryson R. Bush, Zoey Earles, Kaileigh L. Moran, Faithlynn A. Parks, Nils-Oscar Skoog, Julianna M. Amo, Annastacia Cassidy, Reece M. Dimase, Haley A. Holderfield, Christopher A. Kosenko, Sean Martin, Christian T. Martinez, Ryan J. Ricci, Joshua M. Sevilla, Brayden G. Applegate, Jackson C. Bryan, Monica Cortes, Eli J. Langston, Nathan J. Vonderhaar, Isabella J. Bollin, Stephanie E. Brake, Sienna M. Callaway, Alexis N. Foley, Savannah L. Parker, Neveah J. Recta, Alexis Swiggett, Austin C. Edmister, Jason F. Columbus, Michael L. Mulder, Ella H. Simpkins, Samantha Spall, Sedona Stackpoole, Matthew S. Dufresne
7TH GRADE A/B HONOR ROLL
Andrew T. Morin, John R. Foley, Genesis N. Gonzalez, Emma R. Hatcher, Avery E. Schwarer, Mia C. Vega, Patrick T. Keene, Kaylee M. Beery, Nicole E. Caudill, Alexandria N. Cobb, Zoey Earles, Jianna Hernandez, Gavin D. Hopperton, Seth A. Nason, Salvatore N. Ritrovato, Jordon L. Rose, Kirsten F. Schaak, Kailey A. Beam, Michael A. Gargano, Caitlin B. Gustafson, Leeann Meriedeth, Tyler J. Murray, Olivia H. Deppolder, Ashley M. Langen, Kyra A. Lozado, Emma A. Richard, Adrianna E. Balderas, Jacob W. Carte, Gabrielle A. Jonas Seale, Savanna N. McMullen, Kendall R. Mikel, Kaleb M. Stetson, Mason C. Johnson, Madison G. Weedman, Alexis N. Foley, Antonio J. Garrido, Emaleigh N. Lower, Savannah L. Parker, Neveah J. Recta, Kamden H. Rodriguez, Leland J. Adler, Tanner R. Schaffer-Harper, Olivia F. Colby, Anthony M. Lozito, Caitlyn S. Thompson, Sofia I. Bonanno, Korbin L. Wininger, Vincent L. Brown, Rebecca L. Duncan, Abagail Riley, Jonathan R. Neal, Aysha Wallace, Adan R. Arena, Edwin Ivanoski, Faith V. Raub, Xannon A. Currie, Dylan M. Donahoe, Nyla E. Jackson, Steven Miller, Dakota J. Pearson, Jaxon S. Pugh, David W. Thomas, Connor A. Acker, Zechariah G. Knight, Jordan A. Nutoni, Aiden L. Stanton, Brydon C. Bergh, Koby B. Justice, Jordan T. Kuhlman-Pierce, Elaiynebeth J. Szabados
8TH GRADE ALL A'S
William L. Graff II, Lilah Jaroszewski, Alyssa R. Camunas, Vincent G. Cappuccilli, Lexie S. Diss, Ali M. Ghounem, Sunny Q. Ho, Brooke M. Jung, Avreigh R. Maddox, Isabelle J. OBday, Austin M. Purinton, Matthew E. Eldridge, Sarah L. James, Reagan L. Blackwell, Lauren E. Carpenter, Mackenzie E. Haas, Patricia M. Maldonado Rivera, Sahara Valentin Albelo, Dakota L. Conger, Sasha A. Drawdy, Julia A. Harrigan, Victoria T. Johnson, Olivia V. Szylkowski, Emily Ventura, Kaden S. Ruggieri, Rebekah M. Bartello, Summer N. Mikel, Michael J. Miller, Nicholas S. Farquhar, Daniella Makarov, Aiyauna I. Moran, Fallyn E. Harris, Michael D. Powers
8TH GRADE A/B HONOR ROLL
Patrick R. Anderson, Logan J. Donnelly, Tallan G. Jordan, Mia G. Lang, Roberto G. Perez, Ella Price, Cyanna K. Delicate, Keith T. Le, Gwyneth N. Pacini, Gracin A. Pulley, Mya M. Rijos, Nicholas D. Sloane, Zachary A. Watson, Jariah C. Williams, Arianna R. Biancamano, Jacquelyn N. Finch, Kayla A. Gajcowski, Brianna R. Kartune, Zachary T. Maufroy, Chelsea O. Medina, Karson T. Nadal, Jacob S. Siegendorf, Rylie Williamson, Joseph McEwan, Ally G. Popovich, Brandon J. Rizo, Makaleb Washington, Maxwell K. Jenkin, Jaida N. Bishop, Caleb J. Connelly, Samantha A. Crain, Madison M. Damron, Nadia Esther, Carmen Gloria George-Santiago, Madeleine B. James, Braxton O. Lamendola, Kyleigh K. Lovullo, Gloria J. Schwartz, Dakota L. Conger, Sasha A. Drawdy, Kaylee E. Griffin, Julia A. Harrigan, Talana A. Johnson, Victoria T. Johnson, Nehemiah I. Potts, Alexander J. Schenk, Jaythan Fernandez, Ayla P. Gipe, Krystal A. Hawkins, Sarah J. Heinz, Cristian G. Popa, Philip C. Widel, Concepcion Fradera, Megan E. Jones, Megan G. Maloney, Wyatt J. Pochis, Ariel A. Willis, Albert J. Burns, Joshua B. Eichler, Robert P. Emond, Avery J. Moss, Jasmine M. Pounders, Leighlynn S. Reid, Jade E. Schwaninger, Julia N. Tucker, Tian L. Wan, Trevor J. Zuppa, Blakely P. Messer, Caden F. Simpkins, Alexa Barger, Brianna T. Herzog, Connor B. Hess, Connor Horn, Tyla Robeson, Noah T. Siegendorf, Rahmah Bogle, Carlos A. Espat, Madison L. Mallory
Soaring Falcon students are chosen monthly by the grade level teachers in recognition of consistent outstanding school performance and attitude.
eND-OF-THE-YEAR REWARD field tRIPS!
Each grade level has sent home (or will soon!) specific behavioral criteria and the anticipated 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!
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/
Regional science & Engineering Fair
After working hard for another 4 weeks AFTER winter break our representatives at the Regional Science and Engineering Fair will be the following 28 students:
1. Chloe Anderson: Balloon Hovercrafts
2. David Ash: The color spectrum of plant growth
3. Jayden Brown: Magnification Project
4. Emily Diehl: Slimy Solutions
5. Lexie Diss: Paper Chromatography
6. Sasha Drawdy: ORGANIC VS SYNTHETIC
7. Caleb Fuqua: Pump my heart
8. Shawna Griffin: What flavor popcorn pops the most kernels?
9. Mackenzie Haas: Under the Sea
10. Devon Hicks: Right Back At You!
11. LilyBelle Ilowit: S'mores Solar Ovens
12. Abigail Jeong: Rocks VS. Acids
13. Victoria Johnson: Nanosilver, Tiny Particles, Big Problems
14. Talana Johnson: Finger-Prints
15. Jayden Johnson: Elodea Magic
16. Thomas King: Are plants able to stop nitrate contamination in our waters?
17. Brayden Lightner: Roll with it
18. Ryan Lower: Sticky Situation
19. Owen Maddox: Super Tubes
20. Orlando Mercado: Spoiler Alert
21. Leah Phillips: catapult
22. Brianna Ramos: ORANGE IS THE NEW WACK
23. Jackson Reed: SWIM IN MY WAKE
24. Jorge (Vincente) Santiago-Lopez : A variation in radish seed growth.
25. Alex Schenk: WHO LET THE DOGS treats OUT?
26. Joshua Sevilla: BEST FOOD TO NEUTRALIZE ACID
27. Caden Simpkins: The Science of Super-Absorbent Polymers
28. Kaitlyn Smith: Sunny Side of Cooking
These students range from 6th to 8th grade. They will travel to the Citrus County Auditorium in Inverness on Feb. 4th to represent our school in front of judges from all over our county. Wish them luck!!
On sale February 3-7 during lunches. Parents wanting to purchase candy-grams for their student can do so in the front office
$2.00 for full sized Reese’s, M& M’s, or Kit-Kat
$1.00 for a Ring Pop
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 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.
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.