• Hello Parents and Students!!
    Welcome to CCMS Counselor Connect!!!
    Name: Mrs Craig Edwards, School Counselor
    Grade: CCMS 5-8
    Email: kelly.craig@psd150.org
    Room #: 206
    From the Counselor
    8th GRADERS!!! 
    High School Registration with Middle School Counselors begins November 15th!
    I will send home an informational letter.
    When your student and I meet, he/she will return home with two copies of his/her course selections, please review the yellow copy, sign, and send back to the school with your student.  Keep the pink copy for your records.
    PSA - Peoria High Fine Arts Auditions are the week of November 4th!  If your student is interested in the Fine Arts programs of Art, Dance, Drama, Band, Orchestra, or Choir, please encourage him/her to sign up for auditions.  I will visit the classrooms on Friday, November 1st with a sigh up sheet!  
    Also, if your student is intereted in Army JROTC or Marine Corp JROTC at Manual and Richwoods respectively, please visit the high school websites for the application.  I will also have applications in my office once I receive them.  ALL JROTC applications are DUE to the High School by November 8th!!!
    Important information, please read the following about the IB Program at Richwoods High School!
    We are beginning the application process for the IB Diploma Program at Richwoods High School for the 2020-21 school year. The application timeline is attached. 
    The IB Diploma Program is a challenging course of study targeted towards students who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement, are strongly motivated, and who enjoy learning. While the DP does not begin until the junior year, freshmen and sophomore students as "pre-DP" candidates, are enrolled in all enriched-level core classes as well as Government/Economics (9th grade) and AP World or AP European History (10th grade).    
    Paper copies of the applications and letters to parents will be delivered to all Peoria Public Schools middle schools tomorrow or Friday. If you would please distribute the applications/letters to each and every 8th grader, it would be greatly appreciated. Of course not all 8th graders will be qualified or interested, but we do want everyone to at least receive it. 
    Qualified students would have maintained at least a "B" average over the past two years, and should be right around a 240 in math and 230 in reading on the most recent NWEA MAP test. They should be motivated self-starters who enjoy academic challenges and who are positive contributors to the educational environment.
    Thank You!
    CCMS GOAL = 96%
    In order for your child to learn he/she must be at school, prepared and on time every day.  Every Day Counts!!!
    Help us by reminding your students the importance of attending school and classes every day!
     Attendance Policy for CCMS
    Education is the key to Unlock the Golden Door of Freedom. . . 
                         George Washington Carver 
     WRAP Around Center - Referrals may be obtained through Counselor.  Services for individual and family therapy, substance abuse counseling, legal services, health services, probation services, and much more!  Please see district website for more informatioN!
    Resource Link: Children's Hospital
    If you or your child are experiencing emotional trauma or just need extended help through the summer and school year please click on the following link for all the local resources for Peoria County:
    Or Contact @ 309-674-9781
    Resource Link:  Children's Home
    Crisis Intervention, Run-a-way Hotline, Behavioral Health Services, Homelessness
    Or Contact @ 309-687-7502