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Central Middle School will develop healthy, successful, positive people.

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Attendance Line: 269-323-5696

CMS Orientation Dates for 6th Graders and students new to CMS 


All CMS athletes, you MUST have a current sports physical on file with the office prior to the first day of practice/tryouts otherwise you can not participate. No exceptions to this rule. It must be dated 4/15/22 or later in order to be valid for the 2022-2023 school year.

Football Information:

PC Football Summer Camp Info

CMS Football Defense Camps, Summer Works outs and First Practice Information

Volleyball Information:

8th Grade V-Ball  Tryouts:

August 22nd – 25th in the CHS Gym, from 1-3pm (please note this is in the high school gym)

7th Grade V-Ball Tryouts:

August 22nd – 25th in the CMS Gym, from 1-3pm

Cross Country Information:

XC Summer Run Sign up 

Summer 2022 XC Run Camp Schedule

XC first practice – Monday August 22nd

August 22-25th – night practice 5:30-7pm, meet at the stable

August 26th – morning practice 8:30-10am, meet at the stable

No practice on the 1st day of school. Practice will resume Tuesday August 30th 3-4:30pm all week and so on

Sideline Cheer
Optional practices start August 8th on Monday and Wednesdays from 3-5pm at the high school commons
Mandatory first practice starts August 22nd

CMS Lunches

Fall 2022 lunch changes  

Starting next fall all meals will be returning to pre-pandemic pricing.  This means that meals will be charged to your students account based on their meal benefit status (free, reduced or paid).   We will be setting meal prices in the coming weeks for the next school year.    If you feel you may qualify for meal benefits based on your income you should complete a meal benefit application now online at www.familyportal.cloud so that your benefits status carries over for 30 days into next school year.

There is such a thing as a “Free Lunch” in the summer!  

Portage Public Schools will be serving FREE lunches for any child age 18 and under at two locations June 20th – August 5th  (No meal service July 4th  through 8th)

1.    North Middle School Main Entrance

             Noon – 1:00 PM

2.    Milham Meadows Apartments new laundry facility   Noon  – 1:00 pm

Picnic lunch will be served Monday – Friday (weather permitting)  Must eat lunch on site.   No ID is required and you do not have to be a PPS student!  So come on out and Meet Up and Eat Up with your family and friends!

CMS Therapy Dog

If you would like to help contribute to the therapy dogs needs (food, bed/toys, veterinary care etc) please click here to make a donation today. We appreciate anything you are willing to give.

Student Chromebook Issues

 Repair Process

1) The Student will hand it to the media clerk and the student will fill out this Repair Form, it will create a help ticket for our building tech.
2) Media clerk will then issue a  Loaner device from the cart for the student to use for the day (it must be returned at the end of the day, it can NOT go home with the student). Each day they will borrow a loaner chromebook until device is repaired.
3) The ticket will notify our building tech of the chromebook needing repair, they will retrieve the chromebook and repair it. The building tech will send an email notifying them that  their device is repaired and ready for pickup in the Media Center.
4) If there this deliberate damage, fees will be assessed (per Chromebook contract).

Students who forgot their school password

Parents, if your student can not remember their student password from over the summer please click the link below for instructions on how to access your child’s username and password using Skyward Family Access.


Food Facts regarding the Cafeteria from the Food Service Dept

Need information on meal prices, food applications and meal policies.. Click here to visit the PPS food service dept webpage. Any questions please reach out to Susan Livingston at [email protected]

Quick Links

6th Grade A/B Calendar for 2022-23 School Year

Assignment Notebook Pages

Chromebook Procedures for Students

Chromebook Tech Tips for Parents

Hourly Bell Schedule

Medication Parent Authorization Form

Middle School Code of Conduct

Middle School Program Studies

PTO Facebook Page

Procedures for Placement and Transfer of Resident

Procedures for Visitors in the Building

PPS Annual Education Reports

Upcoming Events

Quick Links

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Job Opportunities
Enrolling Students
Staff Directory
Media Center