Maryland State Report Card

PARCC – “A new kind of academic checkup”

PARCC, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, was created by a partnership of 22 states, including Maryland, to develop these assessments.

The PARCC exam uses extended and technology-enhanced tasks to more accurately measure students’ critical thinking, problem solving, and writing skills, which are all necessary for students to succeed in higher education and/or careers. 

Additional resources

Volunteer Training

All volunteers must complete the volunteer application and participate in an orientation/training session annually. Please visit the BCPS Volunteer webpage for instructions.

For parents who plan on volunteering at school or serving as chaperones on field trips.

Please attend one of the volunteer training dates. Dates and times for the training are posted in the PTA Newsletter or Team Newsletters.

Cougar Learning Lab

CMS Cougar Learning Lab is open to students from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the library. Teachers volunteer their time in the Lab to provide a safe location for students to work on a variety of academic activities, such as work completion, organization, seeking teacher help, or reading. Students need to be prepared to work productively the entire time.


Bus Loop Rules & Regulations

The following rules are currently in place at CMS. The rules are implemented in order to ensure that school buses may enter and exit the bus loop without a back up, as well as to alleviate backups on Greenside Drive. Signs are posted displaying the following information. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Cars are prohibited from entering the bus loop from 7:00-9:30 am and 2:00-4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Cars may only turn right onto Greenside Drive between 7:15 and 8:15 am Monday through Friday.

Keeping safety in our minds, please pay special attention to the Google Map image below.  Cars are not allowed to enter the back parking lot and drop off students in the morning.  This has been a serious safety issue for both students and staff over the years.  The bus loop and back parking lot will be open for buses and staff parking only.  There are three designated student drop off locations along Greenside, see the marked locations, so that the children can cross safely under the supervision of the crossing guard.  We have worked with our school improvement team (which includes parents) and the Baltimore County Traffic Engineering Office to determine the safest locations for student drop off.

Drop Off Zone


Student Agenda Pages

Each year students are given an agenda book that contains a calendar in which to record assignments each day. Students are expected to carry their agenda book with them to each class. CMS also includes informational pages about the school in the front of the book.


BCPS Student Handbook


Grocery Receipts
Designate Cockeysville Middle School with Local Merchants!

GIANT Food A+BONUSBUCKS -  Register online  , call: 1-877-366-2668, or stop by your nearby Giant Store and filling out a Designation Card

SAFEWAY - Save your 10% Back to Schools coupons and send to your child's homeroom

Send your coupons to your child's homeroom
Register online with our school at
Shop online and a % of your purchase goes to our school. Visit the site to see more ways that you can help our school. There are also coupons, recipes, and additional information. Mr. Segal is looking for a parent volunteer to help with the mailing of the boxtops. If you are interested, please contact him at


Register online, call: 1-800-316-6142, or stop by the kiosk in your favorite Target Store

Letter to Parents about school lead levels