Middle School

Middle School is a time of constant change for students. CCS has built a middle school curriculum that recognizes the challenges at this stage of development for young teens. The main focus of the academic program at this level is to prepare students to be successful in high school. As a result, CCS offers an academically challenging middle school curriculum. In addition, organization, study skills, time management, and critical thinking are distinctive of every class and subject.

All middle school students at CCS take the daily core subjects of Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Bible. The Language Arts curriculum receives special attention at the middle school level because of the vital importance of writing and reading comprehension to all subjects, and especially to a student’s ability to succeed in high school. As a result, extra time is allotted within the middle school schedule for Language Arts. All middle school students will receive at least seven periods of teaching within the Language Arts classroom per week. In addition to the core subjects, students will take two to three hours per week of computer classes.

Middle school students will also take a different enrichment class each quarter. Students do not get to choose which enrichment courses they wish to take. The goal with these classes is to expose middle school students to a variety of classes so that they are better equipped to narrow their interest areas at the high school level. Please see the enrichment course descriptions for more detail.

Students are encouraged to get involved with the various ACSI competitions, like Math Olympics and the Art Festival. From Beta Club to athletics, middle school students at CCS are given a variety of ways to express themselves beyond the classroom.

Extracurricular Activities

Junior Beta Club
Open to 6th-9th students who maintain an 85 average of their core classes, with no C’s in any class, each quarter.  Beta Club members will be involved in numerous leadership and community service activities throughout the school year. Visit the Beta Club page for more info.

Student Council
Students are elected by their classes to serve for the entire year.  Students must meet minimum grade requirements.  Conduct and character will also be considered when nominated.  Students will be expected to help organize and lead numerous activities, both at school and in the community, throughout the school year. Visit the Student Council page for more info.

Middle School/JV Athletics
Girls Volleyball
Girls and Boys Soccer
Girls and Boys Basketball
Girls and Boys Golf
Tennis
Softball
Baseball
Girls Cheerleading
Cross Country

Middle School Faculty
Mrs. Anderson Anderson, Tracy
– 6th Grade English
– 6th – 9th History
– Coach: MS Girls Volleyball & MS Girls Basketball
B.A. in Religious Education, Davis College; Broome Community College
Year teaching: 9
ACSI Certified
Email: tanderson@ccscolts.org | Phone Extension: 2603
Mr. Aaron Hale Hale, Aaron
– 6th – 9th Bible
– High School PE
– High School Boys Strength & Conditioning
– Golf Coach
B.A. in History from University of North Florida
M.Div. with Christian Ministry, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
ACSI Certified
Years teaching: 3
Email: ahale@ccscolts.org | Phone Extension: 2605
Mrs. Meisnere Meisnere, Laura
– 6th Life Science
– 7th Pre-Algebra
– Algebra II
– Honors Pre-Calculus
– Honors Calculus
– SAT Prep
B.S. in Mathematics, Francis Marion University
Years teaching: 7
ACSI Certified
Email: lmeisnere@ccscolts.org | Phone Extension: 2614
Christina Salinas Salinas, Christina
– 8th English
– 12th Grade Homeroom
– 11th & 12th English
– 10th Communications
– Honors Literature
– B.A. in English (Concentration in Secondary Education), North Carolina State University
Years teaching: 7
ACSI Certified
Email: csalinas@ccscolts.org | Phone Extension: 2607
Mrs. Newbern Newbern, Annette
– PreK – 12th Grade Art
– K4 through 5th Computer
– 6th Grade Computer Keyboarding
B.S. in Commercial Art/Graphic Design; Minor in Computer Technology & Marketing, Appalachian State University
Years teaching: 5
ACSI Certified
Email: anewbern@ccscolts.org | Phone Extension: 2403
Mrs. O'Steen O’Steen, Jenny
– 6th, 7th, 8th Math
– 8th Science
– Algebra I
– Student Council Sponsor
B.A. in Communications/Psychology, University of South Alabama
M.A. in Teaching, North Carolina State University
NC State Certified K-6
Math Specialist Licensure 6th-9th grade
ACSI Certified
Years teaching: 11
Email: josteen@ccscolts.org | Phone Extension: 2608