January 2024 News

January 8th, 2024

Student Code of Conduct Feedback for 2024-2025

Annually, the CMCSS Student Code of Conduct is reviewed in accordance with state laws and local policy and procedure. In May 2024, the CMCSS School Board will approve the Student Code of Conduct for the 2024-2025 school year. To receive valuable input to continuously improve, CMCSS is seeking feedback from all stakeholders on the Student Code of Conduct and student discipline.

Please click here to provide feedback. The survey will be open through Wednesday, January 31.

January 3rd, 2024

Important Message from Mr. Stinson

The Tennessee Department of Education recently released school, district, and state data. Under the Implementation of the federal mandate of the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” the state accountability plan evaluates schools in five specific areas: Achievement, Growth, Absenteeism, English Language Proficiency, and College and Career.


Additionally, under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act the state is required to identify schools with struggling performance in a federally identified subgroup. These subgroups include each individual racial/ethnic group, students with disabilities, economically-disadvantaged students, and English Learners. These rules have remained in place as school districts across the nation have struggled through the pandemic and standardized assessment concerns since March 2020.


Northeast Middle has been identified as a Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school for the student subgroups of economically disadvantaged, black, Hispanic, Native American, and white for student achievement.


Our school is working strategically with the district and the Tennessee Department of Education to improve students’ performance by focusing on TIER I instruction, providing research-based, highly-effective interventions for struggling students, and utilizing strategic and ongoing data feedback. As our most powerful partner in this work, we invite you to help by participating in our school improvement efforts, joining us at school events, and providing feedback. Additionally, please partner with us to ensure your child is on time and present at school each day.




Evan Stinson

January 2nd, 2024

Special Populations Department Hosts “What’s DIDD?” Family Engagement Session

The CMCSS Special Populations Department will continue its Family Engagement Series on Wednesday, February 7, with the session “What’s DIDD?” The District is joined by the TN Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and will share the programs offered at the state level. Services include early intervention, support for children with disabilities, services to transition to independence, and behavioral health support.

This free event is open to the public, and CMCSS families are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held at the William O. Beach Civic Hall at Veterans Plaza (350 Pageant Lane, Suite 201) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Peacock, CMCSS Director of Special Populations, at [email protected].

The first session in the series, “Understanding IDEA and Section 504,” was held in November 2023.