The CMS family nights were held earlier this month at the College Hill Recreational Center and at Cleveland Middle School.
Families were treated to free hot dog dinners and door prizes. After dinner, there was an open gym for students to play in while parents attended workshops on the following topics: how to check their child’s grades online; technology safety with social networking; how to achieve athletic and academic success; how to locate the CMS activities calendar; and how to help their child achieve academic success using Study Island.
The College Hill event was the first CMS Family Night held outside of the school facility. Dawn Cox, Family services coordinator at CMS said, “We chose the College Hill location because CMS wanted to partner more with the community and take our information outside of the school building.”
The families were positive about the night and most felt the events had the perfect combination of information and fun and were proud of the school for implementing the family nights.
These nights would not have been possible without the following people/groups: Mrs. Curry and the staff of the College Hill Recreational Center; Cleveland Bradley Community Services; the Rev. and Mrs. Robinson; Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church; the Rev. Aubrey Ector and his wife, Barbara; Community Ministerial Association; 100 Black Men; the NAACP; Robert Grayson, Life Care Media Center; Joel Barnes, Leneda Laing, Scott Carroll, Luz Price, Kelly Mason, Kristen Squires, Marnia Alexander, Karina Dimas and several local youth ministers. Many CMS PTO parents and student volunteers baked cookies, donated drinks and helped with the meetings.