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Reflections Theme 2017

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Drama grant from PTSA

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Another teacher grant, this time for our new Drama elective.  Ms. Barrows received headsets with her grant from PTSA.  Thank you to all those who donated to our fall fundraiser!

Orchestra grant from PTSA

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Your fundraiser dollars at work! Chain of Lakes Middle School Orchestra received these supplies with the PTSA grant awared to Mr. Strang.  Thank you to everyone who supported our fall fundraiser this year!

PTSA Meeting on Monday

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Join us for the next PTSA Meeting on Monday, October 10th at 6:00 pm in room 813.

Schools Closed for Hurricane Matthew

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All schools, including the campuses of Orange Technical College, will be closed Thursday, Oct. 6th and Friday, Oct. 7th. This decision was made to prioritize the safety of students and staff. This will allow our families to prepare for potential effects from Hurricane Matthew. The district must also prepare schools to be used as shelters for coastal evacuees. All OCPS activities, on and off campus, are cancelled beginning Thursday and lasting through Sunday, Oct. 9th. As you remember, make-up days are planned well ahead of time in our board-approved calendar. The make-up days for these missed days are October 28, 2016 and April 28, 2017.

COLMS Family Today

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Take a picture eating dinner tonight with your family and send it to  The winner of this contest will receive a $50 publix gift card!


COLMS 2016 – 2017

How you can help….

Become a Mentor

Buy a Chick Fil A 2017 Calendar




At least 60 Mentors are needed for academically or socially at risk students. Mentors will meet with their mentees twice a month during the students lunch.   We are hoping to provide lunch or special treats to the mentees and therefore are hoping to raise some funds with the sale of the Chick Fil A Calendars. (October dates 10/12 and 10/26)

  • How to become a Mentor: Please contact Mrs. Gregory at and let her know your interest.
  • How to purchase a Chick Fil A 2017 Calendar: Please contact Mrs. Schweitzer at and let her know how many calendars you want. Calendars are $8.00 each and make great holiday gifts. Cash only please.

“A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.”


Spirit Night and Open House Tonight!

Come by Burger Fi after open house tonight for Spirit Night!  Bring your flyer and a percentage of your bill goes back to COLMS!


Let’s Pie Mr. Anderson

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Let’s go for the gold! If we reach $12k in our fundraiser, Mr. Anderson gets a pie in the face during EACH LUNCH period. If we get to $15k, he’ll wear lipstick, heels and a FSU shirt on Friday! We can do this. Only $2,500 more to get to $12k and $5,500 more for $15k.

Donate Now!

Tomorrow students can CUT THE COURTYARD for $1.00. Bring your $ and get your armband before school. If everyone participates, we will be more than half way there!

PTSA Meeting

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Don’t miss our next PTSA General Meeting:

Monday, September 12th
6:00 pm
Room 813

Non-board members will be entered in a drawing to win a $25.00 gift card to Dexter’s of Windermere!  We will also be voting in the amended by-laws.  See you there!

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