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CMS Cougars Making Strides

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students and teachers from Colchester Middle School are making efforts to address the disease in meaningful ways.

CMS’s guidance department and the Caring Cougars are selling pink bracelets and pink ribbon lapel pins again this year to help raise funds for cancer research. Additionally, many students, faculty, and staff members are teaming up to participate in the Making Strides walking event on Sunday, October 21, and they welcome community members to join them. Participants will arrive at South Burlington High School at 10:00 a.m., where a shuttle bus will transport them to Dorset Park. The pre-walk activities will begin at 11:00 a.m.

CMS’s Principal Gruss, Assistant Principal Gillard, and Assistant Principal Yagoda are offering a celebratory event for the group that raises the most funds for the event, and Mr. Epstein will take on a student challenge if the school’s fundraising goal is met.

If you would like to join the Cougars and participate in this community- and wellness-oriented event, you can sign up by:

1) Clicking this link
2) Go to “Sign Up”
3) “Join Existing Team”
4) Sign up with the Colchester Middle School Cougars

If you would like more information, please check out CMS’s Friday Focus, or you may contact the team’s organizer, Kim Sonntag, at

Many thanks to the Cougars for their efforts around community and wellness! Both are important themes in the Colchester School District Vision and Strategic Plan 2012–2017.

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