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NCSS Student Registration Packets/Title I Migrant Formmore

2016-2017 Approved School Calendarmore

Cousins Middle School... There's an App for that!more

2016-2017 CMS Title I Parental Involvement Compactmore

2016-2017 CMS Title I School Parental Involvement Policymore

Georgia Online Formative Assessment Resources (GOFAR) Student Accessmore

NCSS Strategic Planmore

Cousins Mission Statement

Our mission at Cousins Middle School is to exhibit a school culture where scholarship, friendliness, respect, and trust are the norm while promoting a school atmosphere so that all students are empowered to “Believe, Achieve, and Succeed” at their highest potential.

Cardinal Pride


Be Respectful 

Be Responsible

Be Ready to Learn

2016-2017 Summer Registration

Newton County School System will conduct Summer Registration at our schools for the 2016-2017 school year July 22-28, 2016. 

Registration hours are as follows:

  • 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Click on a link below to download a Student Registration Packet:

Did you know...

Cousins Middle School Offers High School Credit Courses?

CMS Summer Enrichment Camp Application for

Rising 7th & 8th Grade Students

Click here for Online Application

 Click here for Paper Application

STEAM is an Acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts & Mathematics

Dates: June 13th – 23rd Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
**No transportation provided**
Deadline for Application is extended until Monday, 23rd

NCSS Summer Course Offerings for Credit

NCSS Summer Spanish I Course Flyer

NCSS Summer Spanish I Course Application

NCSS Summer Health/Personal Fitness Course Flyer

Summer Health/Personal Fitness Application

These courses are open to current 8th-12th graders this summer. We will accept the first 50 applicants for each course (course registration fee must be paid in full prior to acceptance of registration).

CMS 2016-17 Softball Tryouts Parent Letter/Application

CMS 2016-2017 Softball Parent Letter (Click here)

 CMS 2016-2017 Softball Tryout Application (Click here)

CMS Softball Tryouts will be held on Tues., Aug. 2, & Wed., Aug. 3, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
 with the team being posted Wednesday after practice.

Important Information

CMS 2016-2017 Parental Involvement Policy/Title I

CMS 2016-2017 School Parent Compact/Title I

CMS 2015-2016 School Wide/School Improvement Plan/Title I

NCSS Student Registration Packets/Title I Migrant Form

Microsoft Office Suite for NCSS Students

Cousins Middle School...There's an App for that!

2016-2017 Approved School Calendar

NCSS Inclement Weather Procedures

Last Day of School/Report Cards Issued - Tuesday, May 24th

CMS Summer Enrichment Camp - June 13th - 23rd - 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

CMS Day Camp for Upcoming Sixth Graders - Thurs., July 21, 2016

9:00 AM-12:00 PM @ CMS

NHS Summer Bridge Program 9th Grade Orientation - Thurs., July 21, 2016

9:00 AM -2:00 PM @ NHS

Pre-Participation Sports Physicals

Georgia Orthopedics & Sports Medicine will offer pre-participation sports physicals for the 2016-2017 school year to middle and high school athletes for $20 on Saturday, April 23 at Newton High School. Half of the proceeds collected will benefit the NCSS high school athletic programs. Check the flyer below for the school schedule and call 770-788-6534.

Click here for more info on the Georgia law requiring pre-participation physical evaluations. You can also download the Pre-participation Physical Evaluation Form from this page.

From the Principal


Dr. Makeba Clark

I would like to welcome you back for the 2015-16 school year.  I am honored to serve as the principal of Cousins Middle School.  It is a great privilege to be a part of such a talented and dedicated faculty and staff, who work tirelessly to meet the individual needs of ALL students, and challenge them to exceed in academic standards. 

It is our mission at Cousins Middle School to exhibit a school culture where scholarship, friendliness, respect, and trust are the norm while promoting a school atmosphere where ALL students are empowered to “Believe, Achieve, Succeed” to their highest potential.  We strive to maintain a positive and cohesive learning environment that will offer challenging and effective learning experiences for ALL students.

I believe that a solid partnership between the school, students, parents, and the community is key to building a strong school community and providing successful learning experiences.  I invite you to become active in our school community by joining our Parent Teacher Organization and by supporting our school events.  Please visit our school website frequently for updates on school events and activities. 

I anticipate an exciting year as we journey to greater heights of academic excellence.  Putting students first is my top priority!  I look forward to serving you!

Dr. Makeba Clark, Ed.D.






CMS Honors Day Ceremony Tuesday, May 24, 2016

8th Grade - 9:30 AM

7th Grade - 12:00 PM

6th Grade - 2:00 PM

NCSS MS 2016-2017 Summer Reading List

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 2016 Regional Winner of the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition

"Living History: Dr. Fredrick Douglas Reese"


 Eva Fuhrey - CMS 6th Grader

CMS There's An App for That!

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CMS Wins 2016 Innovation Expo-Middle School Division 


Team: (from left to right): Ms. Peek, Dr. Carey, Zach Cason, Mr. Howdeshell, Hannah Gaston

CMS 2016 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team - Won 1st Place/Going to Regionals

Back row: Coach Patrice Peek, Hayward DeRouen, Jada Harrison, Alani Davis, Matthew Walker, Bryce Freeman, Dylan Kearney, Joyce Li, and Rowan Vandergriff. Front row: Chandler Hubbard, Taylor Nealy, Zoie Kuhn, Justice Nicholson. Not pictured: Coach Jennifer Berry.

 CMS Promoting

"Dress for Success"


 CMS SAT Word of the Week


Prosperity - Wealth, success

Contest Opportunities for Students


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Parents Still Make the Difference (Middle School)

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