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Welcome to the Colt Family!  

At Copper Mountain Middle School, our mission is to, “educate all students in a safe, supportive, challenging environment where they can learn to be citizens of a culturally diverse society.”

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 RED Ribbon Week this week!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday- “put on your thinking cap and be drug free” wear your hat

Tuesday- “be busy in school, stay away from drugs cuz they aren’t cool” wear your school colors

Wednesday- “being drug free means you can be anything you want to be”, wear your favorite college or team shirt

Thursday- “love yourself and be drug free”, wear RED day

Friday- “Super Heroes don’t need drugs to be super,” dress as your favorite Super Hero (no masks)

Counselor Corner: A Quick Message from Your CMMS Counselors!

The month of September was a busy month for the Copper Mountain Middle School counseling team. We spent the month presenting our first Career Developmental Activity to the 7th graders in their CTE class, administering the Explore Test to the 8th graders, and preparing for “Reality Town” for the 9th graders.

Guidance Lesson to 7th Graders: Balancing Life Roles

Brian Tracy said, “Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance” (Brian Tracy Quotes – Inspirational Words of Wisdom n.d.).

Our first guidance lesson of the year was balancing life roles. The purpose of this lesson was to inform 7th graders of their roles as a Family Member, Community Member, Citizen, Student, and Individual. When students become self-aware of what roles they play in their life, they are better apt to recognize their thoughts, feelings, goals, and values in life. Furthermore, as students become aware of their roles in life and the goals and beliefs they value, they will also need to know how to balance and manage their time in these roles.

A few questions we asked our 7th graders to ponder:

  • What is your current level of time spent in each life role? (Family Member, Individual Leisure, Learner/Student, Worker, Citizen, Community Member).
  • What is your preferred level of time you want to spend in each life role?
  • What changes would you need to make in your life to spend your time in a way that would bring you greater satisfaction and accomplishment?
  • Will these changes help you reach your goals for the future?

The Explore Test for 8th Graders

The purpose of the Explore Test is to help 8th graders know:

  • their current level of proficiency in English, Math, Reading, and Science.
  • how to better plan for high school courses.
  • how to prepare for the ACT.
  • practice taking a standardized test (like the ACT or SAT).
  • or what career direction to choose.

The results of the Explore Test will be given to your student at your family Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCR). These will begin in November.

Reality Town for 9th Graders

Our counseling Team has also been hard at work in preparing for our upcoming 9th grade event “Reality Town”.

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 9:00 am – 11:30 am our 9th grade students will participate in a “real world” program called “Reality Town”. This program gives students a glimpse into the future of adult responsibilities. Students are given real-life scenarios on a set budget where they have to make decisions about banking, health care, dental insurance, car insurance, housing, groceries, clothing etc.

This two-hour simulation activity will be held in the gym at Copper Mountain Middle School, Many community volunteers will be in attendance to help facilitate and operate this event. If you, or anyone you know is willing to volunteer in this event please contact Nic Hale at nicholas.hale@jordandistrict.org.

As we move forward in the school year, your counselors will continue to help students gain momentum in the areas of:

  • Academic/Learning Development,
  • Life/Career Development,
  • Multicultural/Citizen Development
  • Personal/Social Development

(These areas are outlined in The Utah Model for Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program, 2008).

We appreciate your support and willingness to help us in this great cause. More to come next month!

Sincerely,

Melisa Christiansen (A-D)

Phone: (801)-412-1223

E-mail: melisa.christiansen@jordandistrict.org

 

Hillary Emmer (E-K)

Phone: (801)-412-1266

E-mail: hillary.emmer@jordandistrict.org

 

Nicholas Hale (L-Q)

Phone: (801)-412-1284

E-mail: nicholas.hale@jordandistrict.org

 

Gayle Threet (R-Z)

Phone: (801)-412-1254

E-mail: gayle.threet@jordandistrict.org

Ready to start preparing for the ACT?  Shmoop is a great resource!

Ready for a Shmoop’ing Good time?
Calling all Teachers, Counselors and Administrators to
The Shmoop Symposium!

Utah State Office of Education purchased Shmoop’s ACT/PLAN online test-prep for EVERY student, teacher, and counselor!  Shmoop will be hosting an informational symposium to introduce Shmoop, our ACT/PLAN prep, and Best practice strategies.
(no strings attached, plus there’s lunch)
Save the Date: Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Where: Innovation High School Salt Lake City, Utah
Please RSVP at: http://digitallearningseries.eventbrite.com or
Ned More information? Call 908-770-9570 or email Kelsey Olson Kelsey@shmoop.com

Agenda includes

  • “Welcome to Shmoop Utah” by Shmoop’s Co-Founder, Dave Siminoff
  • Overview of Shmoop’s ACT/PLAN Prep Guide
  • Registering students and teachers to access ACT/PLAN
  • Implementing the programs through the year
  • Utilizing the data for teachers and students
  • Introduce other Shmoop programs such as Advanced Placement prep, Courses, and Common Core teacher resources.

 

Read our latest COLT CONNECTION Newsletter! Go to the community tab! Great reading!

 

CMMS Student Registration for 2014-2015

Registration process includes meeting with the attendance secretary, paying fees, completing paperwork, and meeting with your counselor to build your schedule.  This process takes approximately two hours.  A parent/legal guardian must accompany new students.  Paperwork can be completed and forms turned in to CMMS attendance at any time, but to obtain the student’s schedule, an appointment with the school counselor will need to be made.  Appointments can be made by calling 801-412-1264

 

For more information on registration and to view all materials (including registration cards, class descriptions, and Honors applications) please go to the Registration link found on the Counseling Center page or click HERE!


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