Cougar News 12/5/18 – 12/9/18

What is happening at Small Middle School

Week of December 3, 2018 – December 7, 2018

Upcoming Events

  • Dec. 3rd & Dec. 7th Boys Basketball Tryouts 
  • Dec. 12th Counselor Talk – Self-Harm 6:00 pm – Library
  • Dec. 12th & 13th One Act Play
  • Dec. 14 Winter Dance Performance
  • Dec. 18 Winter Orchestra Concert
  • Dec. 21 – Jan. 4th Winter Break 

See all upcoming calendar events here


Our Counseling department is accepting donations to help out CSMS families in need.

Please drop off gift cards to Target or HEB in any denomination to our front office.  Our counselors will be sure to get them to the families that need them.

If you have any questions please contact our lead counselor Ms. Diaz at


Social Emotional Learning

This week our lesson will focus on addressing Cyber-bullying.  We will define bullying,
discuss steps to report bullying, and discuss David’s Law.


Our Mindfulness Moments for the week include:

Monday: Today, we will set our intention for the week.  An intention is like a map of where you chose to go.  It’s a plan of what wish to do or focus on. Example: I intend to make someone smile every day this week.  What do you want your intention to be for this week? 

Tuesday: Think of a person that is important to you.  Why are they important to you? How do they make you feel?

Wednesday: Have you ever met anyone famous? If so, who? How was that experience for you? If not, who would you like to meet? Why?

Thursday: If you could pick up a new skill in an instant, what would it be?

Friday: Let’s reflect on your intention for the week, the one you set on Monday.  How did it go?  Did you accomplish it?  Would you like to keep working on this intention?


CBE is Credit-By-Exam. A Credit-By-Exam (CBE) program allows you to earn credit or appropriate placement for what you already know.  Students can pick and choose subject matter exams offered by Austin ISD through UT High School.  Languages other than English are an example of CBE exams most popularly taken by middle school students.  Find out more information about CBE using the link below. If you are interested in your child signing up for a CBE, contact your child’s counselor for a registration form.

2018-2019 CBE Deadlines

Spring: Friday, January 4

Summer 1: Tuesday, April 30

Summer 2: Friday, May 17

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Please do not drop off or pick up in the Bus area (parking lot near the track). This is a safety issue. Not only that, we guarantee you will be stuck in there for a while while we safely load or unload our students from the bus. All pick-up and drop-off traffic should be done in the front of the school.

Thank you,

CSMS Safety and Transportation teams

Join us This Sunday

Clint Small Middle School PTA Fundraiser

2:00 to 5:00 PM

 Painting with a Purpose

 16×20 Canvas Painting

Instructor: Brittany Bernstrom


Austin HS, O. Henry MS and Small MS Orchestras present our
 Winter Concert, Dinner and Silent Auction

                                                                         December 5th- Austin HS

                        Dinner is 5:00-6:00 pm / Concert begins at 6:30 pm / Silent Auction is 5:00-9:00 pm

                                             Come hear our Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras!

                                                                       Admission to the concert is $5

                                                    There are limited Dinner tickets at the door- cash or check.


                                       Silent Auction Viewing is on now, but bidding begins at 12 noon on Sunday,12/2, 

                               and runs through Wednesday evening,12/5, at 8:15

Runoff Election


The at-large District 9 position will head to a runoff election after none of the three candidates received 50 percent or more of the vote.  Arati Singh and Carmen Tilton will participate in a runoff election for this position on Tuesday, December 11.    


Tilton lead the three AISD candidates with 72,037 total votes, but only gained 40.13 percent of votes in the race. Singh’s 65,489 votes represented 36.49 percent of votes cast.


Please mark your calendar and remember to get out and vote!!



We are very excited to provide you with this easy link to buy this year’s yearbook.

Last year it sold out, so be sure to act now.

This yearbook will be a super colorful hard cover keepsake of all your child’s happy memories of the school year.

Prices go up after the winter break. 

Want to go to Greece?

Last chance for the Greek Trip!

If you are interested in going to Greece for Spring Break 2019, the deadline to sign up and pay your deposit is Dec 1st!
Don’t miss out on an amazing tour!

Contact for details if you are interested in coming with us to Greece!

Save the Date! The Clint Small Music Department will be holding its annual Pancake Breakfast this year on Saturday, December 1. We are at a NEW location this year: Waterloo Ice House in Circle C (9600 Escarpment Blvd.) The breakfast will run from 7:30-9:30 AM and will feature an all-you-can eat buffet with three different kinds of pancakes, sausage, orange juice, and coffee. Tickets are $12 each (no special pricing for children). You may purchase tickets through your child’s music teacher beginning Monday, November 12. We are only selling 200 tickets to this event so don’t miss out!


*Looking for a Host Family!*

Have you ever been curious about hosting an exchange student? Here’s your opportunity! A German exchange student who is currently attending Austin High, is needing a new host family because her current family had an emergency and can no longer host. She is a scholarship student who is very bright and sociable. Would you be willing to open you heart and home to her for 6 months? Dates: before Dec 1st until June 2019.  Provide: a real bed (can be a shared room), meals, and a loving home with parental guidance in exchange for an intercultural experience you will never forget! [Must live in the Austin High attendance zone] Contact me today if interested: Robin McGee (512) 710-7819


A Message from Athletics Dept.

C Team Boys Remaining Soccer Schedule Game:

12/05, Wednesday, 4:30 @ Small vs Paredes, Field 4.

Game:  12/8, Saturday, 9:00 am @ Small vs Gorzycki, Field 4.

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Moore.

Flag Rugby Club Information 

Flag Rugby Club is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls.   

We will meet on Tuesday, 12/04 and 12/11 from 3:45 – 4:45 on the Football field.  Cost is free.

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Moore.

Download form here: RJshoppingdatenight


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