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Colby Middle School 8th grade student Ryan Myers was awarded second place and a $1000 prize in the 2016 Learning Quest Essay Contest.  Over 700 essays were submitted to be reviewed and Ryan’s essay which featured a role model he looks up to was chosen to receive recognition.  Students were asked to write about a role model and communicate their vision for the their future as well as what goals they’ve set for themselves.

Congratulations, and great job, Ryan!

The CMS Newspaper, December edition of "Bird's Eye View available here: Dec Bird's Eye View CMS Wrestlers Place Third at GWAC Tourney

Congratulations to the CMS Wrestling team for placing 3rd at the GWAC Wrestling Tourney yesterday 12-5-16 at Goodland! Listed are the individual results:

80 lbs Tyler Voss 1st place
86 lbs Conner Lanning 3rd place
98 lbs Isaac Smith 3rd place
104 lbs Wyatt Tubbs 1st place
110 lbs Aiden Cook DNP
116 lbs Carson Van Eaton DNP
122 lbs Matthew Schritter 3rd place
130 lbs Jakob Koon DNP
138 lbs Collin Carroll DNP
154 lbs Nick Rehmer 2nd place
170 lbs Hagan Booi 1st place
HWT Declan Ryan 1st place

CMS Monthly Newspaper Now Online


We are proud to share the CMS monthly newspaper "Bird's Eye View"! Below is a link to the November 2016 online edition. A hardcopy will be sent with the CMS students. Great job CMS Bird's Eye View student staff and Mrs. Schwanke! BIRD’S EYE VIEW NOVEMBER EDITION


CMS Wrestlers Compete at Ulysses


The CMS Wrestling team competed at Ulysses on Saturday, November 19th.  Here are the results for the CMS wrestlers:

80 Tyler Voss 1st, Gabe Counts DNP

86 Conner Lanning 4th,

92 Taten Emigh DNP

98 Keden Frahm 1st, Isaac Smith DNP

104 Wyatt Tubbs 3rd, Aiden Cook DNP

110 Sage Ter Haar DNP, Jake Franz DNP

116 Carson Van Eaton DNP

122 Matthew Schritter 4th

130 Jake Koon DNP

138 Colt Moore DNP, Collin Carroll DNP

154 Nick Rehmer 2nd

170 Hagan Booi 1st

265 Declan Ryan 3rd

CMS Lady Eagles Compete at Scott City


The 7th and 8th grade Lady Eagle basketball teams played at Scott City on Saturday, November 19th.  Here are the results:

8th grade:

Colby A beat Scott 25-19, beat Hugoton 32-15.

Colby B beat Scott 27-15, DNP Hugoton.

Congrats to the CMS 8th grade girls basketball team on being GWAC champs!

7th grade:

A team lost to Scott City 34-26 and beat

Hugoton 47-6.

B team lost to Scott City 24-14 and beat

Hugoton 20-10.

Awesome job, Ladies!

CMS Wrestlers Compete in Goodland


The Colby Middle School Wrestling team competed in Goodland yesterday, 11-14-16.  Listed below are the results of triangular with Goodland and Ulysses.  Great Job, guys!:


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CMS Lady Eagles vs. Hays MS Falcons


The CMS Lady Eagle 7th and 8th grade basketball teams took on the Hays Middle School Falcons on Monday, Nov. 14th.  Here are the results:


8th A team:  Colby defeated Hays 28-21

8th B team:  Colby defeated Hays 26-21


7th A team:  Hays defeated Colby 33-31

7th B team:  Hays defeated Colby 28-25


Great Effort Ladies, keep working hard!

CMS Student Wins Grand Prize in State Art Contest

Congratulations to CMS 8th grade student Cami Andrews! Cami's Artwork was chosen as the Grand Prize winner in the 2016-17 Kansas: Keep It Clean Calendar Art contest. This yearly contest is hosted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and features student artwork for each month of the year.

The goal of the calendar is to increase awareness of environmental issues such as natural resource conservation, waste management, recycling and general "greening" activities.

The Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment will be hosting Cami, her family, and CMS Art teacher Lamoreaux Fulwider at a reception at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Topeka, KS on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10 a.m.  Great Job, Cami!

The 7th/8th grade girls' basketball teams play in Garden City. 

The CMS girls' basketball teams competed in Garden City on Sat. November 12th.  Here are the results!

8th grade:
28-16 A won over Kenneth Henderson
18-31 A lost against Horace Good
21-15 B won over Horace Good
23-7 B won over Kenneth Henderson

7th grade:
34-18 A won over Horace Good
34-7 A won over Kenneth Henderson
20-22 B lost against Horace Good
11-16 B lost against Kenneth Henderson



The CMS 8th and 7th grade football seasons concluded with winning records.  The 8th grade season finale win over Norton had them finishing the season with a 4 wins and 3 loss record.  The 7th finished with a 5th period win over Norton which had them finishing the season with  6 wins and 0 losses on the season.  Thanks to coaches, Todd Murdock, Darren Organ, and Paul Schrick for coaching the teams.


CMS Volleyball Teams Have Successful Seasons


The CMS volleyball teams finished the season with top 3 finishes at the GWAC League tournament.  The 7th grade A team finished with 9 wins and 8 losses on the year and placed 3rd at the GWAC tournament.  The 7th grade B team finished with a record of 5 - 12.  The 7th grade is coached by Kayla Cozza.

The 8th grade A team finished with a record of 19 wins and four losses and finished as GWAC league champions.  The 8th grade B team finished with a record of 8-9.  The 8th grade is coached by Julie Rhea.



The Kansas Assessment Program has released a Parent Guide to understanding the results of the Kansas Assessments that were conducted in the Spring of 2016.  USD 315 staff will be referring to this guide when visiting about the results of the assessments.  Keep in mind that not all grade levels took the assessments last Spring so this information may not be applicable to your student.  Feel free to visit with your child’s teacher to know more about understanding the assessments. You can access the document under the Public Notifiications tab or at the link below. You can also access the document on the Facebook pages of each building.

KS Assessment 2016 Parent Guide

 We are needing VOLUNTEERS for the following HOME BASKETBALL GAMES!
If you can work any of these games PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL 785-460-5200.  THANKS!!!!!
If you would like to work for a 10 punch pass….please ask when you call.  THANKS!!!!!

Thurs., Oct. 27th
    @ HS (8th) for Admission @ 3:15

Monday,  Oct. 31
    @ HS (8th) for Admission @ 3:15
    @ Elem. (7th) for Admission @ 3:15
    @ Elem. (7th) for Clock and ScoreBook @ 3:45

Thurs., Nov. 10
    @ Elem. (7th) for Admission @ 3:15

Monday, Nov. 14
    @ HS (8th) Admission @ 3:15
    @ Elem. (7th) Admission @ 3:15

Thurs., Dec. 1
    @ HS (8th) Admissions @ 3:45        
    @ HS (8th) Clock @ 4:15
    @ Elem. (7th) Admissions @ 3:45

Thurs., Dec. 8 @ 3:45
    @ HS (8th) Clock @ 3:45
    @Elem. (7th) Admissions @ 3:15

Thur., Jan. 12
    @ HS (8th) Clock @ 4:15
    @ Elem. (7th) Admission @ 4:15

Thurs., Feb. 2
    @ HS (8th) Clock @ 3:15
    @ Elem. (7th) Admission @ 3:45
Thurs., Feb. 16
    @ HS (8th) Clock @ 3:45

Monday, Feb. 27
    @ HS (8th) Admissions @ 3:15
    @ HS (8th) Clock @ 3:45
    @ Elem. (7th) Admissions @ 3:15

Thank you for helping make these events a success by volunteering your time!
It is truly appreciated!

Missy Siruta, Middle School


Click on the google Calendar button (bottom right) to open up the full calendar.

You can access the calendar now on your smart devices using this QR code.  It is in a Google calendar format.

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