Parent’s needed for LGPE

The 7th and 8th grade bands have their Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE) trip on March 19, and 22, respectively.  We will need 3-4 parents for each grade level to help with monitor behavior and with transitions while there.  If you are available, please think about chaperoning and check the box at the bottom of the permission form.

Permission slips for both grade levels are due Monday, March 12, 2018.

Students must have their forms turned in by March 12 to go on the trip to LGPE.  The final rehearsals will be with those going on the trip.

7th Grade  LGPE at McEachern High School

Monday, March 19, 2018

Depart CMS 10:00 am

Perform at 12:00 pm

Return to CMS 2:00 pm

8th Grade LGPE at McEachern High School

Depart CMS 1:15 pm

Perform 3:50 pm

Return to CMS 5:30 pm

Chocolate delivery delayed until Wednesday, February 14th

I am very sorry to inform you that our World’s Finest Chocolate delivery has been delayed until tomorrow, Wednesday, February 14th.  Apparently the snow storm in Chicago over the weekend has delayed our shipment.  I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

We will send smaller orders home with students and have pick up for everyone else from 5:00-6:30 Wednesday evening.

World’s Finest Chocolates delivery Tomorrow!

Our World’s Finest Chocolates will be delivered tomorrow, Tuesday, February 13th.  Pick up will be from 5:00-6:30 pm.  Please make arrangements to pick up your orders tomorrow evening.  Students that only sold a few items will be given their orders before school is out for them to take home.

If you are able to help with distribution tomorrow from 5:00-6:30, please send me an email to let me know.  We could use 2-3 volunteers to help with putting orders together.


Fundraiser Delivery! Please Read!

Our fundraiser will now be delivered on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.  Due to schools being closed on Monday the date has changed.  Our pick up times will be from 1:00-3:30 pm and again from 5:00-7:30 pm.  Please make arrangements to pick up your items this Wednesday!  Students with 1-3 items will be given their order before school dismissal to take home after school.

We need 4-5 parents to help with distribution, so if you are available for any of these times please email Mr. Selby.     [email protected]


Fundraiser item pick up 12/11/17

Our fundraiser items will be delivered on Monday, December 11, 2017.  If you participated in this years fundraiser please make arrangements to pick up your items on Monday, December 11th.  All items must be picked up as we do not have the ability to them here at CMS.

Pick up times are from 1:00 -3:30 pm and from 5:00-7:30 pm.

Student with 1-3 items will be called from 3:30-4:00 to pick up their items to take home with them when they are dismissed.

We will need 4-5 band parents to help with delivery, so if you are available please email me to let me know.  We will need parents starting around 12:00 pm.

[email protected]


Smyrna Tree Lighting Tuesday, November 28th

The 8th grade band will be performing at the Smyrna Tree Lighting on Tuesday November 28th.  They CMS band will be performing with Griffin Middle School 8th grade and the Campbell High School Marching band.  Students performing will meet there at 6:00 and will perform after Santa arrives.  I hope to see you all there!

CMS Band now using

7th and 8th grade band students are now using a music software program that gives immediate feedback on a student’s performance.  Students have created accounts at school to allow them to access the program.  Students that have internet and a computer/tablet with google chrome will be able to access the program to record and submit playing tests at any point in time.  Students will also have the access to the program in the mornings in the band room between 8:30-9:05.  The program allows them to practice any exercise in their Essential Elements book along with any other music that is assigned to them.  I encourage you to have your child demonstrate how the program works as it is very cool.  Now they have “someone” at home to tell them if they are playing it correct!

6th grade band classes will be signing up very soon for the program.

CHS Homecoming Parade

The 8th grade band students marched in the Campbell High School’s Homecoming Parade along with the 8th grade students from Griffin, and the CHS marching band.  The event was a great success and a wonderful opportunity for our students.  Students marched alongside the high school members and played the fight song throughout the parade.  I hope to see all our 8th graders on the field with the CHS marching band next year!

If you missed the parade, be sure to come out the the Smyrna Tree Lighting as the 8th graders will once again be marching with the high school for this event!

Music Fundraiser is due 10/16/17

I would like to that each and every one of you that participated in our music fundraiser this year.  Your help and support is greatly appreciated.  All forms are due now, so if you sold items for our fundraiser, please bring in you forms and money tomorrow!   Remember to send cash or a money order made out to Campbell Middle School.  Remind your students to turn all money in as soon as they get to school!

Thank you very much!

6th grade Instruments on 9/5/17

All 6th grade students must have their instruments and Essential Elements Book 1 on Tuesday, September 5th.  We will begin playing instruments so please make sure your child has what they need.  If you are in need of a school instrument, please email me to let you know so I can make sure we have an instrument available.  Students using school instruments must have the Essential Elements book prior to receiving a school instrument.  I look forward to our first notes!