News from Clear Creek Middle School

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CCMS will host it’s Annual Title I Night on Thurs., Sept 27th.  The meeting will be held in the cafeteria at 5:30  All parents are encouraged to attend to learn about the Title I program and how it helps your child.  Our 8th Grade Chorus will also be performing their Fall Preview of Veteran’s Day music.  The bookfair will be open following the meeting.  Door prizes will be given out.  Don’t miss this exciting event!

The CCMS bookfair will be held the week of Sept. 24th  – 28th .  Gift cards can be purchased at and are an alternative to sending money with students.  Bookfair gift cards also are a way for family members to easily send a gift to your child.  All bookfair proceeds benefit the students of CCMS through the media program.

All stakeholders are invited to attend the School Governance Team meeting on Thursday, August 27 at 7:25 am with a condensed meeting in the afternoon at 2:30 pm.  Future meetings will be Oct. 25, Nov. 29., and Dec. 20. Send your feedback to

Clear Creek Middle School Track and Field Competes in State

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Clear Creek Middle School made the 2 hour trip to Parkview High School in Lilburn Ga to compete in the Middle School State Track and Field Championships over the weekend.  Middle school athletes from all over Georgia competed in individual events and four athlete relay events for both girls and boys teams.



Coach Tommy Jones of Clear Creek Middle School has done an excellent job with these young athletes all season.  Preparing athletes for not only competition but life after middle school can be a tough job.  Coach Jones has instilled in these athletes the discipline to work hard and give all that you have in everything you do, on or off the track and field setting.

CCMS 2017 – 2018 Track and Field Team

The Clear Creek Middle School Teams didn’t come back with a State Title but returned with several athletes beating their personal best times in the Championship. Team’s full results are posted below.  Congratulations to all the athletes that competed at Parkview High School!

Hold on to the memories, they will last forever.









Upcoming Events @ CCMS

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Clear Creek Middle School Invites All Stakeholders

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Clear Creek Middle School invites all stakeholders to attend the School Governance Team meetings throughout the year.  The first meeting will be Aug. 17 at 7:25am with a condensed overview meeting that afternoon at 2:30pm if you are not able to make the morning session.  Topics include: School Improvement Plan, Family School Compact, 1% Set Aside for Parent Engagement Program, and the Partnership Plan.  Future meetings will be Sept. 21Oct. 19Nov. 16, and Dec. 14.  You can also send your feedback to

Karla’s Korner – Gilmer County’s Back to School Special


It is that time again. The kids are heading back to school! While I am sure some would say it’s too soon, most parents and students are ready to be back into their routine. Gilmer County’s students go back to school on Friday, August 4th. Ninth grade orientation will be held on July 29th. There will be an open house held at all the schools on August 2nd. Times on these open houses vary depending on the school. To see these times, get school supply lists and all other back to school information check out the Gilmer Chamber’s “Let’s Go Back to School” page.

CCMS Spring Chorus Concert

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By: Mariela Aguillon

Clear Creek Middle School’s (CCMS) seventh and eighth graders amused the crowd with their impressing voices.

 The evening concert began with a polite welcome to friends and family from Principal David Mashburn and Choir Director Adam Palmer.

 First on stage were the seventh grade members who presented a cover of “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran,  “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, and “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi.

 Maggie Painter, seventh grade special selection, followed the seventh grade presentation and sang a solo cover of “Journey to the Past” by Liz Callaway and Stephen.

 The concert was continued by the eighth grade members who sang covers of “Writing’s on the Wall” by Sam Smith with a partial solo covered by Caleb Cummings, “Safe and Sound” by The Civil Wars, and “Thriller” by Michael Jackson.

 Eighth grade special selection, Lola Price, covered a solo of the song “Beautiful Thing” by Grace Vanderwaal.

 The honors chorus gave a magnificent closing to the concert with covers of “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in honor of Gene Wilder which also included a duet with Olivia Lykins and Caleb Cummings, and finally concluded the show with “Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.

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GHS and CCMS Bands Cap Year with Spring Concert


There really is something very special about music. Many times I only find myself listening to music while accomplishing something else. I listen while I work, sometimes even as I write. A night like that of May 2 allows people to stop and enjoy music for the joy and expression it offers.

Some people attended for their children or family, others to support a friend. All were treated to a very special display of musical talent as both the 8th Grade CCMS Band and the Gilmer High School Symphonic Band took the stage for their 2017 Spring Concert.

The night actually began before either band took the stage as the pre-show entertainment showcased the Gilmer Jazz Cats drawing people in to their seats with songs like Elvis Presley’s Why Do Fools Fall in Love, a crowd favorite.

Directed by Jessica Nohner, the 8th Grade Band set the rhythm for the night with Forward MarchAsh Lawn, and Old Time Rock & Roll before joining with the GHS Symphonic Band to provide one song together. Honoring those in military service, the Marches of the Armed Forces not only allowed the audience to see the combined talents of both bands, but also showcased the service of veterans in the audience as they stood for their branch of service.

Closing out the night, the GHS Symphonic Band presented some recognizable songs alongside classical songs with Farandole, GREASE!, On a Hymnsong with Phillip Bliss, The Lion King, and Stars and Stripes Forever.



Clear Creek Middle School invites all parents/guardians to participate in the monthly School Governance Team

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Clear Creek Middle School invites all parents/guardians to participate in the monthly School Governance Team meeting on Thursday, Mar. 23 at 7:25a.m.   We are seeking input for our annual parent survey.  If that time is not convenient, feel free to come by at 2:15p.m. for a condensed version of the meeting.  Feedback can also be sent to
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