The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. __________________________________________________________ Communities In Schools is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization. – and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase on-time graduation.
Another Successful Program for Jump Start 2014 – 2015
A day of activities prepare rising 6th graders for their new school year at Madison Middle School. The goal of the program is for students to begin their school year with confidence, familiar with and comfortable in their new surroundings.
COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF MADISON COUNTY
Jump Start 2014: Information Sheet
WHAT: A one-day summer program designed to introduce incoming 6th grade students to Madison Middle School BEFORE the start of school. Students will take part in a variety of fun activities, learn about lockers (and how to open them), and the school’s rules and procedures. The emphasis of the day will be on fun, learning, and best of all, IT’S FREE!
WHEN: We will be offering the same program on two different days. Students can register for only one of these sessions. To make this program available to the widest group of incoming sixth graders we have scheduled both sessions for the week just prior to the first day of school. The sessions are limited to 40 students, and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The session dates are:
Session 1 ~ Aug. 13, 2014 Wednesday / Session 2 ~ Aug. 14, 2014 Thursday
TIME: 8am – 4:00pm
Students who need to come early or stay late will be allowed to play games or relax in the gym starting at 7am and ending at 5pm. The extended hours are to allow for working parents to be able to have their child participate. This program is designed for a full day (8am – 4pm) and we ask participants to be present for the full day.
WHERE: Madison Middle School. We will start and end each day in the gym. Please look for signs.
SNACKS AND FOOD: We will be providing lunch, snacks and drinks throughout the day, all at no cost. Your student may choose to bring their own lunch which is fine.
CLOTHES: We will be walking and in the gym all day so please wear tennis shoes and play clothes.
***Helping parents get ready***
This year Jump Start will coincide with the Middle School’s 6th Grade Orientation which will be held on the same days from 4pm to 6pm. This will allow for a “one stop shopping” experience where students can come to Jump Start and Parent/Guardians can get the information they need and pay fees (etc.), when they come to pick up Jump Start participants.
****All Participants must be preregistered ***
How do I sign-up to attend? You may reserve a space for your child by e-mailing or calling Communities In Schools of Madison County, C/O Tom Field at 649- 9276 ext 248 or E-mail: email@example.com
Please include contact information (e-mail or phone), your name, your student’s name and the day you wish to participate (Wednesday 8/13 or Thursday 8/14). You will be contacted to let you know that we have registered your child.
Your child MUST have a signed release form on the day of the program. You may sign this when dropping off your student or print it from the web site and send it with your student on the day of the program. Printable registration forms are available at : http://madison.communitiesinschools.org/
Hard copies of this information sheet and the release form are also available at Hot Springs, Mars Hill or Marshall Public Libraries and at Madison Middle School.
If you have any question regarding registration PLEASE call or e-mail Tom Field. Tom Field, 649- 9276 ext 248 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CIS North Carolina Executive Director, Eric Hall, and Susan Pennock, CISNC Western Regional Consultant, visited Madison County to attend CIS Madison County’s Board Meeting.”
Connie Buckner, Director of the Madison Campus of A-B Technical Community College, retired this fall after 42 years with AB Tech.
Communities In Schools of Madison County
Achieves National Accreditation
Communities in Schools of Madison County has achieved National Accreditation by demonstrating compliance with all Communities in Schools Total Quality System (TQS) standards.
The national office of Communities in Schools (CIS) established TQS as a common set of operational and business standards. These standards, based on non-profit best practices, define what it means to be a successful CIS affiliate that serves students well.
Communities in Schools of Madison County (CISMC) began to implement the TQS standards in January 2012. Executive Director, Tom Field, recalls that starting on TQS was, “kind of scary, but kind of exciting also.” It took a lot of work by Field, the Board of Directors, and the CISMC staff, Annette Riddle and Beth Herdman. Riddle and Herdman run the Madison Team Success programs in Madison Middle School and Madison High School. This year these programs provided over 120 students with tutoring and mentoring services. CISMC surrounds students with a community of support empowering them to stay in school and succeed in life.
“We’re really proud of achieving the high standards required by TQS,” said Tom Field. “It was a lot of effort to ensure that all our records, operations, and practices met the standards. Most importantly, the process provided additional resources to serve students better.”
Communities In Schools of Madison County is among the first to receive its national accreditation among the nearly 200 local affiliates that comprise the Communities In Schools network in 25 states and the District of Columbia. Working in nearly 3,300 schools in the most challenged communities, CIS serves more than 1.3 million young people and their families. It has become the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, and the only one proven to increase graduation rates and decrease dropout rates.
For more information about CISMC and its programs, contact Tom Field at 649-9276 extension 248 or online at: email@example.com. Visit the CISMC website: http://madison.communitiesinschools.org.