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CMS to Host College and Career Week

Colchester Middle School will celebrate College and Career Week from April 25–29, 2011, granting students the opportunity to engage in a number of college- and career-related conversations and activities.

On Tuesday, April 26, CMS will host Dialogue Night from 6:30–7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Dialogue Night will be an opportunity for students and parents to informally discuss topics related to college and careers. Susie Moakley, a VSAC outreach counselor, and CMS counselor Kara Pawlusiak will co-facilitate the event.

Dialogue Night is open to all CMS students and parents, and it will conclude with an ice cream social. Please join us for a fun evening of conversation—and please RSVP to Kara Pawlusiak at to ensure that enough refreshments are provided.

All students and staff are encouraged to wear college-related apparel (e.g., T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and so on) on Wednesday, April 27.

College and Career Week will conclude with a career carnival on Friday, April 29 from 8:55 a.m.–12:25 p.m. for eighth grade students. They will participate in three different hands-on sessions with community presenters from a number of career fields, including public safety, health and wellness, culinary, eco-tourism, communications, business, government, information technology, and more. Presenters will provide students with either a hands-on experience or an activity that they do in their daily work. Presenters will inform students of what skills and values are needed to do their jobs, providing a connection between what students currently study and what they will learn in the future.

We are still looking for a few parent volunteers to help out with the carnival. Specifically, we are looking for room moderators—volunteers who will help with setup, timekeeping, and other simple tasks to ensure that the day runs smoothly. Please contact Kara Pawlusiak at if you are interested in volunteering.