By Ben Simmons Clinton Middle School Principal

 CLINTON – On the morning of Monday, May 11, the Clinton Middle School 6th Grade embarked on the annual Sixth Grade Camp experience to Camp Upham Woods.

I may be mistaken, but I believe this was the 56th year that the Clinton Middle School sixth grade attended camp. Students leave early Monday morning and arrive back in Clinton on Friday afternoon.

For many students, this is the first time they spend more than a night or two away from their parents.

While away at camp, students learn a little botany, natural history, atmospheric science, math, reading, astronomy, ornithology, entomology, herpetology, geology, and physics. To learn more about some of the features at Sixth Grade Camp, visit online.

There is a short time left in the school year. I would like to highlight some of the things we have remaining.

May 15: 7th and 8th Grade Musical, Legally Blonde, Jr. Begins at 7 p.m. in the Clinton MIddle School Front Gym.

May 22: No school for students. Professional development day for staff.

May 25: No school for Memorial Day.

May 26: National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony. 3:45 p.m. in the Clinton Middle School front gym.

May 26 – 28th: CMS Book Olympics competition.

May 27: 4th graders visit Middle School for lunch and tour.

May 28: 4th grade open house for parents after school.

May 29: Clinton Middle School Student Council Dodgeball Tournament.

June 1: Clinton MIddle School Choir Concert at 6 p.m. in the Clinton Middle School front gym.

June 3: Peer Mentor End of Year Celebration at Volcano Falls

June 8: Option Day Field Trips

June 9: 8th Grade Completion Ceremony at 1:45 p.m. End of Year 8th Grade Dance at 6 p.m.

June 10: Last day of school. Dismissal at noon.

I am always happy to discuss the great things that are taking place at Clinton Middle School. If you have any questions or would like to chat about school related events, I can be reached at (608) 676-2275 ext. 3003.

Or, reach me by email at We look forward to finishing the year strong at Clinton Middle School and are looking forward to the 2015-2016 school year.