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Mr. Abernathy, Principal

Welcome to California Middle School, where we take pride in “Equipping today’s children for tomorrow’s challenges."  While attending CMS you will discover that we offer many academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.  Academically, all students are exposed to Reading, English, Math, Science, Social Studies/History and Physical Education on a daily basis.  The middle school is a 1:1 Chromebook building, where each student is able to travel to and from school with a device, and access online techbooks and other resources, putting the entire world at their fingertips every day.  

California Middle School students also receive a variety of additional exploratory classes at each grade level, which range from 9 weeks in length to a full year.  They consist of: RTI, Choir, Band, Art, Technology, General Music, Guidance Counseling, and Computer Literacy/Internet Safety.  In addition, California Middle School provides classes to meet the needs of all Gifted and At-Risk students.

If students are interested in joining a co-curricular organization, the middle school offers Student Council, Peer Helper Organization, Friends of Rachel, Writer’s Club, Yearbook staff, Chess Club, Math Club, Science Club, Art Club, Choir and Band.  For extra-curricular organizations, CMS offers 7th & 8th grade boys football, girls volleyball, girls softball, boys and girls basketball, and boys and girls cross country, track and wrestling.

With all of the opportunities and positive changes in the middle school, I anticipate a productive, successful and exciting school year.  I look forward to seeing many familiar faces and getting to know the new ones.  Parents, please call, email, or stop by the middle school to say hello and see the progress being made throughout the building.

Matt Abernathy, California Middle School Principal