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Please Take the NCSS 2015-2016 Parent Involvement Survey

NCSS Parents, Newton County School System would like for you to participate in an online parent survey.  The purpose of this survey is to gain information needed to ensure we are meeting the needs of our parents and students. Please take a moment to complete the survey anytime between May 2 through May 13.  In order to ensure we are meeting the needs of every parent and every student, we are asking parents to complete one survey per student within the District. The deadline for completing the Parent Survey is May 13, 2016. As always, we thank you for your continued support of Newton County Schools. Please click here to complete the survey.

Newton County Theme School Announces Application Procedures for 2016-2017 School Year

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BOE Approves 2016-2017 School Calendar

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More Recent News

Meet the 2015-2016 Superintendent's Student Advisory Councilmore

NCSS Student Registration Packets/Title I Migrant Formmore

2016-2017 Approved School Calendarmore

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

Snapping Shoals Awards $15,000 in Grants to NCSS Teachersmore

2015-2016 CMS Title I Parental Involvement Compactmore

2015-2016 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

Student Families, Faculty, Staff and Community Members,

Please join us on

Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 7:45 a.m., in CMS Media Center

  for our annual - Title I: Revision and Development Meeting

Important Information

Georgia Milestones End of Grade Study/Resource Guides

NCSS Student Registration Packets/Title 1 Migrant Form

CMS 2015-2016 PE/Spirit Wear for Sale 

Microsoft Office Suite for NCSS Students

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

CMS 2015-16 Regional Science Fair Winners

2016-2017 Approved School Calendar

NCSS Inclement Weather Procedures

CMS 2015-2016 1st Semester Honor Roll Students

CMS Field Day T-shirt Sales, May 2nd - 6th, $10

NCSS 2015-2016 Parent Involvement Survey - May 2nd - 13th

Tuesday, May 3rd, 5th Grade Visitation

Tuesday, May 3rd, Special Olympics @ Sharp Stadium

CMS Chorus Spring Concert, Tuesday, May 3rd @ 6:30 PM

Physical Science EOC, Wednesday, May 4th

CMS Track Banquet,  Thursday, May 5th @ 6:00 PM

CMS Band @ Flint Hill/Lunch on Patio, Tuesday, May 10th

CMS Band Spring Concert, Thursday, May 12th

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

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.






 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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