Welcome to CMS
New and exciting experiences await your student at CMS! This is the first big transition most of our in-coming students have had – with all of the district’s 7th and 8th graders converging into a bigger building and a larger student body. At CMS we work to make the transition not only manageable, but also use these years as an optimal time for growth and new opportunities.
Middle school is a dynamic time in the lives of our students – physically, emotionally and mentally. We have energetic and experienced teachers who are here because they love working with the middle school age group. They make the classroom experience engaging and fun, while encouraging responsible and self-challenging choices. By working closely with Eden Prairie High School, we ensure that students leave CMS fully prepared for the rigors and excitement of EPHS.
Our student body is divided by grade level into teams with color designations. Likewise, the teaching staff works within a team color. The result is that students move through their day within the same group of 175 or so students and the same core teaching staff, making CMS feel not so big. We have four computer labs, two lunch rooms and an extensive library/media center.
CMS students also enjoy increased co-curricular options in sports, music, clubs and organizations. The spring musical is an 8th grade tradition. It is a fully staged and costumed production that includes a pit orchestra and technical crew.
We have involved parents who find the middle school volunteer activities new and exciting for them, too. Children are never too old to see the adults around them participating in their education. We value your participation.
Middle school students love their time at CMS. During these two years they find their voice and their wings. They ready themselves for the next big steps in their academic careers and we love being part of their journey. Welcome to CMS!