Friday, July 20, 2012

Welcome to Cashton Middle/High School!

Dear Cashton Middle School Sixth Grade Students and Parents,

It is with great excitement that I write to welcome you to the 2012-2013 school year at Cashton Middle School.  In just over a month, the faculty, staff, and I will be greeting you as you arrive for your first day of the new school year, and I look forward to welcoming you to our new school.
As sixth graders, you will find that you have many choices you can make to explore new interests, share your talents, and help our school community.  The transition from elementary school will represent a big shift in your educational career.  I can imagine that you might be feeling a little nervous about going to a new school with different teachers, lockers, passing time, and enhanced expectations; however, the middle school staff has planned events to help with this transition.

Sixth Grade Summer School
Aug.  6-10, 8:00am-Noon at Cashton MS/HS (Room 203)
The overall goal of the class is to create a more positive, less stressful experience for 6th grade students.  Academic and social skills will be developed throughout this course while also helping familiarize students with the two sixth-grade classrooms along with the rest of the middle school facility.
If you have not signed up for this class, but you are now interested in attending call me at 608-654-5131 ext.202.  There is plenty of space available for all who would like to participate.

Sixth Grade Parent and Student Orientation
Aug. 30, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm at Cashton MS/HS (Cafeteria)
An informational meeting for both parents and students.  The format for the evening will include:  An introduction to the CMS faculty; an overview of the core academic schedule, and an opportunity for parents and students to tour building, locate classes, and practice lockers.

Parents, as we approach the new school year, I am again reminded of the importance of communication between Cashton Middle School and home.  I encourage you to take a moment to think about your child’s upcoming experience at CMS, and feel free to drop me a letter or email with any information you feel that I could share with your child’s teacher that may be significant in helping to make the transition to his or her new classroom.  I will make certain that the information you share gets to the teacher or appropriate staff member before the start of school.  Additionally, school information is available at our school website: and school blog:
In closing, I speak for all faculty and staff when I say how much we are looking forward to the start of the new school year on September 4th.  Please feel free to visit the school or contact me at 608-654-5131 ext. 202 if you have any questions or concerns.

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