Clinton Middle students take a glimpse at the working world

Eighth graders line up with resumés to practice job interview skills.
Back again! With more stories from the halls of YOUR hometown middle school.

You will find short pieces below related to areas of learning and fun in our building from Classes and Sports to Hawk Life, Student Spotlight, and our new focus on College & Career awareness.

Showcasing a wide variety of the positive happenings at Clinton Middle School: College and Career Academy (CMCCA) is Hawk Talk’s first priority.

Getting the job at JA Biztown

by Catherine Meredith, Emilee Metcalf, Kira Murphy, and Tara Pickel

On Feb. 1, CMS students had the wonderful experience of getting career ready at JA Biztown.

They practiced soft skills, good handshakes, and even did a mock job interview.

Suzi Schmidt, the Chief Academic Officer of Middle Grades for Anderson County Schools and advocate for the field trip told us, “The purpose of the JA trip was to expose students to skills that are necessary in getting a job.

“Looking people in the eye, speaking clearly, and being able to answer questions to potential employers are all necessary in obtaining jobs. Exposure to these skills will help students have a better understanding of what to expect in a job interview...its never too early to be prepared.”

CMS students are making strides every day to be career ready!

Clinton Middle 8th Graders attend Knox Co. Career Fair

by Hawk Talk Staff

On Feb. 12, twenty-six 8th graders took time after school to go the Knox County Career Fair at the Expo Center.

Dozens of colleges and companies were represented and students were able to talk with professionals and entrance counselors about their futures.

Some of the favorites included hairstyling with the TN School of Beauty, getting their hands dirty with real animal organs in Roane State’s medical program, and watching KUB teach lesson on electrical line safety.

There were so many great opportunities and all of our students networked like rock stars!

Hawks Helping Others aids Wings of Hope

by Jackson Brewer, Jacen Pride, Tanyan Pollard, and Ethan Slaven

Hawks Helping Others is back at it again with another project called Wings of Hope!

The goal of the Wings of Hope initiative is to donate backpacks full of supplies to the homeless, including food, blankets, and hygienic items.

Mrs. Patalano, Hawks Helping Others co-sponsor, said,“We have 25 backpacks and some other backpacks that have items to help the homeless.”

Hawks for helping Others has gained over 50 members and are helping to aid more people every year.

Until next week...