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Principal's Message

Camel Students and Parents,

aWelcome to Camel County Middle School!  My staff and I are very excited and look forward to working with you and your student this year.  

We have a Growth Mindset at CCMS and my staff challenges and supports each child so they may reach their full potential in and out of the classroom.  Preparing students with this Growth Mindset and ensuring our students are College and Career Ready is our focus.


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School Supply Lists School Supply Lists

Parents and Guardians, 

Please see the included attachments for student school supplies for this school year.  The lists are sorted by grade and by team of teachers.  While students won't know their teacher/team assignments until their schedule pickup day in August, you can see that the requested items are very similar from teacher to teacher.

          6th Grade                                                

          7th Grade                                              

          8th Grade 

We are excited about a new year and look forward to working with you and your child.  Enjoy the rest of the summer and see you soon!


Jason Smith

Principal, CCMS

Prepare Your Incoming 6th Grade Student with Camp Camel CAMEL

Camp Camel, a one-day program for incoming 6th graders to help them prepare for middle school, will be held on Wednesday, August 9th from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and pick-up will begin at 3:15 p.m.

Click here for more information and for registration.

Camp Camel

Parents of Incoming 6th Graders,

Hopefully you and your child(ren) have been able to enjoy some much needed time off already.  It won't be long before summer is gone and the kids are right back in the swing of school!

Camp Camel, scheduled for August 9th, is an orientation program for incoming 6th grade students. Students spend the day from 8:30-3:00 at CCMS learning about a variety of topics that will help them to be successful during their 1st year here.  Most importantly, Camp Camel gives them an opportunity to meet students from the other elementary schools as they all transition into being a "Camel".

Some of the topics covered in the sessions in the past include building tour/PBIS expectations; athletics/extra-curriculars; dismissal procedures; anti-bullying/school safety/OLWEUS; dress code; attendance; cafeteria procedures; study skills/organization; lockers/agendas/homework; IC/Schoology; basic dance and kickball. 

Paper copies of the registration form were sent to the elementary schools to be sent home by the 5th grade teachers prior to school letting out.  In the event that you did not receive one, I have attached a paper copy.

We are all excited and eager to meet and work with you and your child this upcoming school year! Enjoy the rest of the summer and hope to see you at Camp Camel!




Jason Smith

Principal, CCMS

Fostering Resilient Learners Flex Hour PD Session Fostering Resilient Learners

Best-selling author and child/adolescent trauma expert; Kristin Souers, will be in our district this summer to present, "Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for a Trauma-sensitive classroom." 

Some of the things you will experience in this high quality professional learning opportunity include:

  • Understanding what trauma is and how it hinders the learning, motivation and success of all students in the classroom.
  • Building strong relationships that create a safe space to enable students to learn at high levels.
  • Adopting a strength-based approach that leads you to recalibrate how you view destructive student behaviors and perceive what students need to break negative cycles.
  • Heading off frustration and burnout with essential self-care techniques that will help you and your students flourish.

This is a limited session, only 75 spots are available for each session, so please sign up today! Click here for registration information.

CCMS Summer Reading Assignments

Summer ReadingCCMS Summer Reading Assignment - It is important for students to keep their reading skills in shape over the summer months. All students attending CCMS for the 2017-2018 school year should read at least one book over the summer and complete a reading log.  For more information about the assignment, read the parent letter below.  An electronic copy of the reading log and a list of suggested books are also available.  Please contact shannon.schumacher@campbell.kyschools.us if you have questions.

Parent Letter

Suggested Books

Reading Log

Campbell County Staff Members - Learn More about the Wide Socioeconomic Range of Students in Campbell County Poverty

Come join us for a bus tour to see the wide range of resources and opportunities across our district followed by a poverty simulation to show how those with limited resources live. 

Date: Friday, July 28th from 8 - 12pm at the Alexandria Educational Center. 

Click here to sign up or for more information click 
here .

Jolly Thursdays are Back!

Jolly Thursdays

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens summer


To find a location near you, call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or click here.

Campbell Ridge Elementary School, 2500 Grandview Rd, Alexandria, KY 41001

Monday thru Friday, July 10 – August 4, 2017

Breakfast 8:45 am – 9:20 am Lunch 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Crossroads Elementary School, 475 Crossroads Blvd, Cold Spring, KY 41076

Monday thru Friday, July 10 – August 4, 2017

Breakfast 8:45 am – 9:20 am Lunch 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Cline Elementary School, 5586 East Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076

Monday thru Friday, July 10 – August 4, 2017

Breakfast 8:45 am – 9:20 am Lunch 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

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