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  • Mrs. Jones on Getting Money for College!!!


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  • What is NJHS???


    The Cross Timbers National Junior Honor Society is an organization established to recognize outstanding middle school students. NJHS serves to honor students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character.  NJHS challenges students to become actively involved in school activities and community service through volunteering.  Students are required to complete 10 service hours by the end of 8th grade and help with a school wide service project.

    7th and 8th grade students are eligible to apply for NJHS in the spring.  In order to be considered for the Cross Timbers National Junior Honor Society students must have a 90 average for all classes and be in good standing in citizenship and conduct.  Applications are available the Monday after Spring Break and are due one week later.  Information about applying will be sent before Spring Break.  If accepted, students will attend the Induction Ceremony in April, where they will be formally inducted into the National Junior Honor Society.  In order to remain in NJHS students must not be assigned to In School Suspension, or ISS, and they are to maintain a 90 grade average for all classes.  See Ms. Smith for any questions regarding the Cross Timbers National Junior Honor Society.

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    1st Pep Rally!
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  • From the Principal’s Pen


    Week of October 4, 2015



    We had another great pep rally last Friday and an awesome 80’s danceFriday evening for our first PTA social.  It was lots of fun seeing all the staff and many students dressed like the 80’s.  A huge thank you to all our PTA volunteers who organized, chaperoned, and decorated for the dance.  It was so much fun for our Wolves - I hope that your Wolf was able to attend. Having dress up and fun days like this creates a sense of belonging and unity for our students. Please encourage your Wolf to participate!   


    In an effort to continue the work of Rachel’s Challenge and take aim against bullying in our schools, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD has announced threedistrict-wide activities during the month of October aimed at promoting kindness, respect and compassion for others.

    • STOMP Out Bullying on October 5 (wear Blue)
    • Unity Day on October 21 (wear Orange)
    • Mix It Up at Lunch Day on October 27

    The first one, STOMP out bullying is Monday!  We are encouraging all of our students to wear BLUE on Monday to support anti-bullying!

    The PTA needs to tally YOUR volunteer hours for CTMS PTA. Please send a brief description of your volunteer hours  Tracking volunteer hours helps CTMS when pursuing grants, education, and financial awards.


    Attention 8th grade parents!  On October 14, your 8th grade Wolf will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 8/9 test.
    The PSAT 8/9 is designed to be given to 8th and 9th graders. (Tenth graders take the PSAT 10 when they are in high school.) The results of the PSAT 8/9 should be used as a road map to understand your student’s strengths and weakness and to help prepare a plan of improvement and accomplishment for SAT performance as juniors and seniors.  The district is paying for all 8thgrade students to take this test, so there is no need to register anywhere.  Parents can find a wealth of information regarding the new test at



    The 2nd Progress Report of this nine-week period will be posted to student's Skyward portfolio on Tuesday, October 6th. Progress Reports will only be printed out to students that are failing

    Please remember that when Report Cards come out in three week they will be printed out only to those who indicated that wanted a hard copy when you registered your Wolf.  Otherwise you will check report cards on Skyward. 

    Do you like Kendra Scott, or are you looking to stock up on holiday gifts?Thursday, October 8 is “Kendra Gives Back” at the Southlake store.  Mention CTMS when you make a purchase and 20% will go to CTMS.  See the flyer here: CTMS - Kendra Scott Night.pdf 


    8th grade students: Every year we participate in the Bobby Bragen scholarship program, which offers a $2500 college scholarship.  All 8th grade students are eligible to apply.  This year, we are coordinating with all the 8th grade language arts teachers to help students apply.  Teachers will be assigning a hero essay as part of their normal curriculum and this essay will meet the requirements for applying for the scholarship.  All students should be in a great position to easily apply!  Students can request an application from their English teacher or in the counseling office.  Applications are due November 16th.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Jones or Mrs. Mota for more information!


    If you don’t follow me on Twitter, I hope that you will soon start.  Last week I tweeted a picture of the FPS competition; a pic of students in80’s wear; a picture of the band performing at the pep rally; and a picture of the science teachers.  I only tweet pics and videos about CTMS, so follow me at@LDunnCTMS to get a glimpse into our days!


    Please send in your Box Tops for Education!  The science department is collecting Box Tops and using the money to purchase additional science supplies and equipment.  Please have your students bring the box tops to their science teacher.


    We would like to invite all of our Wolf parents to the next session of our GCISD Parent Support Series.  You can sign up to attend at the following link:

    Empowering Your Child: Essential Keys to Parenting and Communicating

    Today’s kids face pressures from all directions - peers, parents, social media, and school. Bombarded with such high expectations and challenges, it’s no wonder so many struggle. This interactive workshop will discuss issues faced by today’s adolescents and how parents can help their kids navigate through these challenges, communicate more effectively, and have more realistic expectations. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn critical concepts and gain knowledge from local clinician, Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor, Dr. Brian Rees.

    This program will be videotaped and posted to the GCISD website.

    DATE: 10/13/2015 Tues. 6:30PM - 8:00PM
    LOCATION: GCISD Board Room, 3051 Ira E. Wood Ave. Grapevine


    Important Information for parents from Lifetouch, our School Portrait company:

    To redeem your complimentary digital SmileSafe card, click here.

    Last reminder to keep this year's school picture!

    1. Go to
    2. Log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code located in your picture packag

    Parent/Guardian, how was this year’s school picture experience? Take survey.

    Mark Your Calendars:


    Monday, 10/5 – District wide Wear Blue to Stomp Out Bullying

    7th grade football vs. Carroll @ away 5:00

    W.O.L.V.E.S. Volleyball games – Silver Gym

    Tuesday, 10/6

    8th grade football vs. Carroll @ CTMS



    7th/8th grade volleyball vs. GMS @ away

    Kendra Scott Gives Back night at the Southlake store

    Saturday, 10/10 – Theater and Speech Tournament – Grand Prairie

    Monday, 10/12 – Staff Professional Learning Day – Student Holiday

    Tuesday, 10/13 – PTA Executive Board Meeting – 8:30 a.m. library

    7th grade football vs. GMS @ home 5:00

    Wednesday, 10/14 – PSAT test for all 8th grade students – a modified schedule for 8th graders to test all morning

    W.O.L.V.E.S. Volleyball games – Silver Gym – 4:00

    8th grade football vs. GMS @ GMS 5:00

    Thursday, 10/15 - 7th/8th grade volleyball vs. Coppell East @home – 5:00 – both gyms

    Friday, 10/16 – Fall Choir Cluster Concert involving performances by CTMS, CMS, and GHS - White's Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 South White Chapel Boulevard, Southlake



    Keep Howling!


    Lisa Dunn


    Cross Timbers Middle School



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    Meeting notes from our September 22 Facility Innovation and Readiness Stakeholder Team (FIRST) meeting have been posted. Check them out!
    Our Next FIRST meeting is Tuesday, October 6, 6 p.m. at the Professional Development & Education Center. 

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    Our October Board Meeting will be held at Grapevine Middle School (301 Pony Parkway, 76051) in the campus cafeteria.

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