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Social Worker- Summer Resources

posted May 15, 2017, 8:52 AM by CMS Global   [ updated Jun 8, 2017, 10:56 AM ]

Millard Summer Family Resource Information Click Here!


Summer Activities for Youth Click Here!

ELL Happenings

posted May 11, 2017, 8:07 AM by CMS Global

ELL students continue to be busy in May!  On May 4th the ELL After School group went to the Wildlife Safari out in Ashland, Nebraska.  Students enjoyed seeing the buffalo, moose, eagles, wolf, etc. in their natural setting.  This was the last event so we hope all students enjoyed and learned from all the monthly outings for 2016-2017!  We look forward to another year of the ELL After School Program next year!

In the classroom, our students have continued to create writing essays, poems, scary stories, and research projects using Google Docs and Google Slides!  Some had never been on the computer, so it was quite a learning experience for them!  We are proud to congratulate our 8th grade ELL students and wish them well at high school!  Enjoy the summer and continue to use and grow in your English proficiency!  See you next year!

Assessment Happenings

posted May 8, 2017, 7:34 AM by CMS Global


  • May: Students will again complete the MAP assessment which targets skills your child is ready to learn in both Reading and Math.

    • We will be mailing home a report at the end of the May that shows your child’s growth. Please reach out to your child’s Reading and/or Math teacher with any questions you have.

    • Discussions with middle schoolers about their growth can be inspiring and translate into motivation for continued academic effort!


Track News

posted May 8, 2017, 7:32 AM by CMS Global

Congratulations to all track participants on a successful season.  This year our teams were very competitive and we will be sending several top athletes to districts.  Please support us at our district track meet on Thursday and Friday, May 11th and 12th at Millard South.  The following student athletes will represent CMS at districts:


7th Grade

Eli Alaga

Grant Braun

Zander Chappell

Tony Danigole

Trent Gilbert

Alex Herrera

Cal Hinrichs

Joey Larsen

Phillip Meckna

Trenen Robinette

Jakob Thoms

Dayton Wenz

Henry Willenborg

Alex Wolf


8th Grade

Alan Acosta

Alex Butts

Dane Carrillo

Ayden Davis

Olin Felt

Logan Ferris

Vincent Hawkins

Obie Idris

Tae Johnson

Hale Kilcoin

Touger Lor

Jeremy McKee

Jack Nickolisen

Kiah Rasmussen

Dalton White

Oliver Woodard


7th Grade

Alondra Lopez

Amelia Dolton

Emma Shelite

Emma Schweigart

Gio Caicedo

Naila Okai

Alex Johnson

Jennifer Castle

Jacy Thompson

Kaylee McDermott

Irene Hawkins

Lilee Kaasch

Jada Haynes

Elly Vo

Taylor Hrabik

Emily Delasancha

Gabi Barrientos

Haley Dougherty

Kaylee Harger

Damiana Curtis

Lauren Jurgensmeier

Jenna Benke

Alina Ropski

Hannah Glynn



8th Grade

Skylar Wachter

Mikayla Neill

Lindsey Scholz

Peyton Weaver

Emma McClannan

Eden Ryan

Elizabeth McDonough

Hailee Wakefield

Shruti Pradeep

Gabriella Peitzmeier

Nevae’h Mountain

Jordyn Krejci

Paola Kangi-Soukpe

Emma Sorrell

Hailey Revord

Katie Galgerud

Lauren Woodard

Charlotte Kiper

Rachel Klimantas


Music News

posted May 4, 2017, 6:56 AM by CMS Global

On Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00 there will be a concert in the gym.  The groups performing will be 6th Grade, 7th Grade, and 7M/8th Grade Orchestra

Band News

posted Apr 4, 2017, 7:02 AM by CMS Global

Just finished an awesome day with our kids at the Blair Honor Band.  They were amazing both musically and behaviorally!  Wonderful concert and the kids represented Central with class!!!

ELL News

posted Apr 4, 2017, 6:35 AM by CMS Global

ELL students are already in the testing season!  They took the English Language Proficiency Assessment 21 (ELPA21) in March and will soon take the Secondary Writing Sample when they get back from spring break.  Then, they will take the Nebraska State Assessments, like all students at CMS.  

Our ELL students come from all over the world, but they understand the benefits of serving and helping others.  For the last 3 years, we have made fleece blankets and given them to community organizations.  This year, they measured, cut, and tied fabric strips to make blankets for Project Harmony.    

However, in February, we did enjoy the ELL After School Program at the YMCA!  Students brought their swim suits, towels, and excitement to the “Y” and swam for 1 ½ hours!  In April, we will be walking to Western Bowl to participate in bowling, an All-American activity.  Some have never bowled before, but that doesn’t stop their enthusiasm for this cultural adventure!  We will round out the year by visiting the Wildlife Safari in May and learn about some Nebraska’s animals in their natural habitat.   

The 2016-17 year for ELL students was successful!  Congratulations to 9 students who showed their proficiency in English and exited the ELL program!  High Five to 16 students who moved up to the next level of proficiency!  With all that hard work, we are sure that they are looking forward to a relaxing summer!


Assessment Happenings

posted Apr 4, 2017, 6:34 AM by CMS Global


  • This month begins the first week of Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) test sessions.

  • NeSA-ELA (English and Language Arts) is the first test for students.

    • In April, Math and Science (8th grade only) will be completed.

  • We want students to be confident in their future success on the NeSA test!

    • Best efforts in daily class + Best effort on day of test = GOAL!

  • Approaching testing day, extra attention given to adequate sleep and healthy nutrition is encouraged to help students give their best try on the day of the test.


  • NeSA Assessment Dates

    • 8TH GRADE ASSESSMENTS DATE

    • State Reading- NeSA-ELA Mar. 30, 31

    • State Science-NeSA-S April 25, 26

    • State Math-NeSA-M Apr. 11, 12

    • 7TH GRADE ASSESSMENTS DATE

    • State Reading- NeSA-ELA Apr. 6, 7

      • Team 7c Mar. 28, 29

    • State Math-NeSA-M Apr. 20, 21

      • Team 7c Apr. 13, 14

    • 6TH GRADE ASSESSMENTS DATE

    • State Reading- NeSA-ELA Apr. 4, 5

      • Team 6c Mar. 28, 29

    • State Math-NeSA-M Apr. 18, 19

      • Team 6c Apr. 13, 14

Incoming 7Th Graders

posted Apr 4, 2017, 6:30 AM by CMS Global

April 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian(s),

Your current 6th grade child will be receiving information soon about registration for next year’s classes.  Our students will be using Infinite Campus (IC) to make choices about music classes and world language class.

I will be meeting  students the week of April 3rd to show them our middle school curriculum book online and demonstrate the process for using IC to make requests about courses they would like to take.  Please discuss these choices with your child so as they log-in to their student portal, they can complete the survey based on your discussion.   Students will be allowed to log-in and make their requests from home with you, or at school, after you have helped them with the decisions.  Survey responses are due April 21st.

For incoming seventh grade students, the choices are pretty simple.  Seventh grade students have the option of taking Band, Chorus, or Orchestra.  A student may take up to two of these offerings.  If they choose Band, Chorus, or Orchestra, they will meet daily and have no Guided Study period.   If a student would sign up for two music classes, they would not have a Guided Study and those two classes would alternate within the same period.  A student who does not take a music class will have Guided Study every day.

The other choice your child has is to pick a world language they wish to study for two years.  A discussion between parent/guardian and student needs to take place, as this is a two year choice they are making.  The language choice will be studied every other day in seventh grade, and then move to an everyday study during eighth grade.  At the completion of the eighth grade year, a freshman student may continue on with the language in high school, change languages, or opt to not take a language.

If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Mr. Brent Snow at 402-715-8229 or by email at bsnow@mpsomaha.org.   

We look forward to another great year of school with your student at Central Middle School!  Go Cyclones!

Sincerely,



Brent Snow

Assistant Principal

Central Middle School


Incoming 8th Graders

posted Apr 4, 2017, 6:29 AM by CMS Global   [ updated Apr 4, 2017, 6:31 AM ]

April 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian(s),

Soon your 7th grade child will be receiving information about registration for next year’s 8th grade classes.  Students will be using Infinite Campus (IC) to make choices about performing music classes and preferences for exploratory classes.

I will begin meeting with  students the week of  April 3rd to show them our middle school curriculum handbook online and demonstrate the process for using IC to make requests about courses he/she would like to take.  Please discuss these choices with your child so when they log into their student portal, they can complete the survey based on your discussion with them about these offerings.  Students will be allowed to log in and make their requests from home with you, or at school, if they do not have access to their portal from home. Survey responses are due April 21st.

Eighth grade students have the option of taking Band or Orchestra, which meet every day, all year long, in place of Guided Study.  Students may also take Chorus in place of one period of their elective classes for either the year or for a semester, whichever they choose.  

Please refer to the curriculum handbook to look at the exploratory classes offered to eighth graders.  Your child will need to select his/her top three choices.  We will do our best to get them as many of their selections as possible, however, we do not guarantee they will get any of their choices.

Your child will continue on with the world language they chose to study in seventh grade.  If a student has no previous world language experience, they will take Spanish 1.  At the completion of the eighth grade year, a freshman student may continue with the language in high school, change languages, or opt to not take a language.

If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Mr. Brent Snow at 402-715-8229 or by email at bsnow@mpsomaha.org.   

We look forward to another great year of school with your child at Central Middle School!  Go Cyclones!

Sincerely,




Mr. Brent Snow

Assistant Principal

Central Middle School


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