Come out and support our Cheerleaders! They are out in the HOT weather doing a car wash fundraiser. If you don’t want a car wash at least come donate to them. We want to teach our students about hard work and we need you to support them. They will be at the Eagles car wash from now until 1:00 p.m. come get a car wash and donate! Thank you for your support.
Dear Parents and Students,
My name is Christi Nation and I am the new Career Coach for Cutter Morning Star. I help students choose the career that is right for them. I help them prepare for that path so they will be ready when they graduate. Their path could be college, trade school, apprenticeship, certifications or other. It depends on their preferences and aptitude. I am sending this email to the parents/guardians as well so they can participate in the process.
I will assess students' interests and aptitudes and guide them toward career paths that they might not have been aware of. I will teach them about how to get into college and/or into workforce apprenticeships. I was a first-generation college student and understand how much some students don’t know how to navigate the college process.
Here's what I can do for our students by teaching classes and meeting with students individually:
1. Help identify a students' career path based upon preferences, talent, and/or aptitude. I tell our students that I help them find their passion and help find the profession that earns the most money with that passion if it's the right fit. My goal for the students is for them to eventually gain financial independence, if at all possible, in their chosen careers and educate them about preparing for retirement at the end of their careers. Decisions they make now will affect them in the decades to come. I tell them things I wish I would have learned in Junior High and High School about achieving career goals.
2. Help them apply for college, trade school, or career opportunities right out of high school.
3. Help them apply for financial aid for scholarships. We will need the parents/guardians help filling out the financial aid form called a FAFSA during our students' senior year.
4. Help them identify scholarship opportunities and help with scholarship applications including them taking the ACT Exam as part of the college admissions requirement.
5. Educate the students about work-based learning opportunities such as internships, apprenticeships, and job shadowing.
6. Educate the students about Career and Technical Education programs such as Medical Professions, Pre-Engineering, Marine Technology, Pre-Educator, Automotive Service, Wood Technology, and Machine Tool Technology.
7. Educate the students about Academic Concurrent Credit (ACC). ACC is taking college courses in high school saving college tuition costs down the line.
8. Identify business and industry career opportunities in Garland County and surrounding areas and help students apply for those positions when appropriate.
9. Arrange field trips to visit colleges, businesses and industry so students can get a first hand look at what a particular career entails.
10. Arrange guest speakers of various professions to educate the students about their respective fields.
Here is a further explanation of the Career Coach Program:
Dr. Jerry Thomas, VP for Student Affairs at NPC, wrote a grant to place career coaches at local schools. Cutter Morning Star, Hot Springs, and Lake Hamilton are participating in the program this year.
The state program is through the Division of Career and Technical Education and is to ensure students are exposed to job training and educational opportunities beyond high school through career exploration, development, and planning to prepare for 21st-century jobs.
I will be at our CAPS Parent-Teacher Conferences on February 17th helping students and can answer questions in between conferences or any other time you would like to make an appointment to meet at the school.
Students & Parents/Guardians: Please reply to this email if you would like to meet. My office is right behind Mr. Stage's. I highly encourage all students and/or parents/guardians to visit with me individually to discuss their career plans.
Mr. Stage and I are working in tandem to help our students succeed.
I am super excited to help advance our students’ and Garland County’s future!!
Christi Nation, M.A.
Purchase your in-person Senior Yearbook Ad today! Deadline is Feb. 14th. Please either bring your pictures and editorial information to Mrs. Davis in person or email the items to her no later than Feb. 14th.
Cutter Morning Star School District Town Hall Meeting to discuss the option of a 4-day school week for the 2022-2023 school year.
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Please choose to attend at least one of the following meetings:
3:00 pm @ CMS Elementary School Cafeteria
4:00 pm @ CMS High School Media Center
5:30 pm @ CMS Elementary School Cafeteria
6:30 pm @ CMS High School Cafeteria
All parents/guardians of Cutter Morning Star students are welcome to attend.
Cutter Morning Star will be using another AMI tomorrow, Friday, February 4, 2022. Please stay safe and warm.
Attention Parents and Students! Yearbooks are on sale for $45.00. Buy your yearbook today! Deadline to purchase a yearbook is April 29th. Don't miss out on all of the special memories! Go to https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A00370980
and order today!
Seniors and Parents! The yearbook senior recognition ad deadline is approaching. Deadline is Jan. 31st for the online setup and Feb. 14th for the in-person setup. The online ad can be paid with credit card and the in-person ad can be paid with check or cash. Check your email for further information.
Cutter Morning Star High School is in lockdown because we received a threat. We are investigating the situation. We have Garland County Deputies in our high school building assisting in the investigation. Elementary is on soft lockdown as a precautionary measure. We will update you as soon as we have more details.
SENIOR CLASS PICTURE DATE CHANGE:
Due to a conflict in scheduling, the senior class picture date has been changed to Thursday, Oct. 28th instead of Wednesday, Oct. 27th. Seniors please check your email for further information.
On Wednesday, Oct. 27th, we will be going downtown at the Promenade and the Arlington Hotel lawn to take senior class pictures, candids, and 13 year senior pictures. The bus will be leaving school at 1:00 p.m. and returning back at 2:30 p.m. Seniors may pick a permission slip up tomorrow from Mrs. Davis (Room #500) during the Parent Teacher Conference from 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. or on Monday, Oct. 25th. Return the slip back no later than Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Everyone that will ride the bus there must ride the bus back to school. Seniors that drive can meet us there. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you!
The new 2022 yearbooks are on sale for $35.00 until Sept. 24th. Don't miss this chance to purchase your yearbook for this price.
Picture Day is here and is set for Friday, Aug. 27th from 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Students will be called out by grade starting with the 7th grade first. The pictures will take place in the high school Media Center/Library. If anyone is absent due to unforeseen circumstances, retakes will be Oct. 11. Virtual students can come in any time before 1:30.
2021 YEARBOOKS: Yearbooks should be in during the first week of school from Aug. 16 - 20th. Keep a look out for an arrival announcement and when they can be picked up.
Congratulations Eagle Anglers Xander Cobb and Eli Rowton for advancing to the World's Tournament in South Carolina. We with you the best of luck! Bring home the "Big one Boys".
Reminder CMS WOW day tomorrow. Guest speaker Russ Taff starting at 12:50pm May 14, 2021 in the Arena. Community members invited.
Athletic physicals will be at our gymnasium May 13th. Athletes will need to be here at 5:30 so we can get height, weight and blood pressure. Dr Hale and his crew will come in at 6:30 to do evaluation.