Hour of Code

The library and the STEM program are teaming up to host an Hour of Code event in the library during Cougar Time callback sessions on Friday, December 15. Many resources are available online, including these.


The Book Fair is coming!

Our fall Book Fair will be held September 5-8 at the CMS Library, with evening hours during Parent Night on September 7th. Help your student get a jump start on their reading goals by finding books they are excited about! Visit our Book Fair homepage for hours, book previews, and to access our online fair: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/colchestermiddleschool


We are seeking volunteers to help at the fair, especially during Parent Night. Email Ms. Sofferman or click the volunteer link on the fair homepage above for more info! Thank you!


Summer Reading Program Info

 This year we are initiating a program designed to get kids reading over the summer, and to demonstrate that we are all part of a reading community, consisting of both students and adults.

Here’s how it works: We have asked faculty and staff to commit to reading one book this summer. All students entering grades 6-8 are required to read one of the books from this list between now and the end of September. Once you have read your book, you must complete this brief form with questions about the book you read (make a copy and save to your Google Drive – if you aren’t sure how to do that, print a paper copy for now and then we will help you create the digital copy in the fall). In October, staff members will lead a reading circle discussion on one day during TA period with the students who read their same book. Each student will receive a grade in the fall quarter from your LA teacher for reading the book, completing the questions, and participating in the reading circle discussion.

For more information, the book list, and FAQs about the program, click here.