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Cottonwood Middle School
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School Communication
Dear CMS Friends and Families,

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Principal's Message
Welcome to another great year here at Cottonwood Middle School –
Home of the Lobos,

With changes abound this year, some things never change, namely the high expectations we maintain for all members of this learning community. Despite the noticeable facelift around campus, which has invigorated both staff and students, we have embraced the philosophy of family and community as a path to success for all students. Our mascot has become far more than a simple icon, it represents the pack mentality of shared commitment and sacrifice so that all members can thrive. We acknowledge that all students face hardships, especially in this interconnected age, but we also know that with guidance and compassion we have the power to negate these circumstances and provide a path to lifelong success. Upon that foundation students find the strength thrive.

So what does it mean to be a Lobo?

L - Loyalty
Lobos prosper on a pack mentality of extreme loyalty and devotion to the community that binds the individuals together despite harsh times.
O - Opportunists
Lobos take advantage of all opportunities presented, knowing that those moments can be fleeting.
B - Boundless
Lobos are not limited by their soundings. They explore and discover to expand their perspectives and grow as a team.
O – Organization
Lobos are successful in difficult environments because they maintain order in their hierarchy. Rules exist for a reason.
S - Safety in Numbers
Lobos acknowledge they can’t do it alone. They rely on each other while because we are only as strong as our weakest member while the “lone wolf” may perish

With this philosophy before us, we will progress as a pack, knowing that unity brings strength and with strength we can accomplish more than we ever dreamed.

Matt Schumacher
Proud Principal of Cottonwood Middle School


Daily Announcements

over 2 years ago

CMS Morning Announcements Friday, May 25, 2018

Good Morning CMS! There are no birthdays to report on this fine last day of school!

 Students who still have artwork in the display cases or in the art room should see Ms. Crawford before Friday and pick up work.

 Any 6th or 7th grade students interested in running Cross Country this fall, please see Mr. Swenson in Room 702 for information.


And finally on this last day of school …    School will be dismissed at 10:00 am.


Have a great summer!

Emergency Closing & Adverse Weather Conditions
In the event of a closing prior to school hours or an adverse weather day, radio station KVRD-105.7 FM or KYBC-1600 AM will make any announcement concerning an emergency closing. Such announcements will be made between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

If adverse weather or an Emergency closing occurs during school hours, every effort will be made to contact all parents by phone using the automated School Messenger System It is important that the school be given emergency phone numbers as well as the home phone number.
We provide meals district wide
We have two locations: OCS and CES sites as well as 4 bus runs. See block to the right for Meals for a week.

Bus Routes: 4/13/2020 Through 5/22/2020

Bus Routes: 4/13/2020 Through 5/22/2020

Bus Routes: 4/13/2020 Through 5/22/2020

Bus 1 Schedule - Verde Village Route
10:00 am – 10:15 am – Mesa Dr. & Posse Tr. - VV Unit 1
10:20 am – 10:35 am – Western Dr. & Hwy. 260 – Near Country Store
10:40 am – 10:55 am – Del Rio Dr. - @ the VV Pond
11:00 am – 11:15 am – Arrowhead & Camino Real @ Water tank
11:20 am – 11:35 am – Elm St. @ Verde Vista Apts.
11:40 pm – 11:55 pm – 13th St. & Marauder Dr.
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm – E Skyline Dr. & S Skyline Way
12:20 pm – 12:35 pm – S 18th St. & E Cherry St. - Near AHA
12:40 pm – 12:55 pm – S 17Pl St. & E Birch St.

Bus 2 Schedule - Cornville Route
10:00 am – 10:15 am – Casey’s Corner on Page Springs Rd.
10:25 am – 10:40 am – Lower Oak Creek Estates – S Hillert Dr. & Kadamoto Dr.
10:45 am – 11:00 am – E Clatterbuck Dr. & S Greaves Pl.
11:10 am – 11:30 am – Tissaw Rd. & Verde Santa Fe Pkwy.
11:35 am – 11:50 am - Zalesky Rd. & Hwy 89A @ Vineyards Christian Fellowship
11:55 am – 12:10 pm – S 17th St & E Aspen St.
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm – S 13th St. & E Birch St. – Near Rio Verde Apts.
12:35 pm – 12:50 pm – 7th St. & Aspen – near Verde Plaza Apts.

Bus 3 Schedule - MVP Area
10:00 am – 10:15 am – Eagle View Dr. & Tower Dr.
10:17 am – 10:32 am – Warriors Run & Grand View Dr.
10:33am – 10:48 am – Sunset Dr. & Western Dr.
10:50 am – 11:05 am – E Vaquero Ln. & Yuma Cir.
11:07 am – 11:22 am – Pleasant Valley & Cochise Dr.
11:25 am – 11:40 am – Donner Tr. & Donner Cr.
11:45 am – 12:00 pm – 220 S 6th St. @ Courtside Apts.
12:05 pm – 12:20 pm – 831 E Mingus Ave. @ Aspen Ridge Apts.

Bus 4 Schedule - In Town Route
10:00 am – 10:15 am – Greenlee St & 16th St.
10:20 am – 10: 35 am – 330 N 10th St. @ Sagewood Apts.
10:40 am – 10:55 am – E Pima St. & N 2nd St – Behind Youth Center
11:00 am – 11:15 am – E Cottonwood Dr. & S 6th St.
11:20 am – 11:35 am – E Date St. & S 5th St.
11:45 am – 12:00 am – S 4th St. & E Elm St.
12: 05pm – 12:20 pm –1115 S 5th St