Welcome Mr. Wysocki

6th grader Jordan Paul interviews Mr. Wysocki, our new-to-CMS ELA teacher in 6th grade. 

The Anti-News News (Satire)

8th grader Ayana Willoughby gives us CMS' version of The Onion -- this story featuring your ubiquitous "Florida Man"

Football Soldiers

6th grader Annabel O'Neill investiages two Ukranian football players who chose to serve in the Ukranian army. 

Philly Sports, 2/28/2023

8th grader Blake Ambler gives an update on Philly sports, including the recent championship loss by the PWMS ice hockey team.

The Vengeance of the Pencils

6th grader Maeve O'Connell tells a story of vengeance of the most unusual kind—the uprising of the discarded pencils here at CMS. 

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7th grader Jayson Kelly shares his favorite jokes and memes.

The Lunar Lavendar

7th grader Ana Schultz writes a fictional piece that explores an interstellar discovery.

Philly Sports: 2/2/2023

Blake Ambler gives a February update to Philly sports as the Eagles look ahead to Super Bowl LVII.

What's Groundhog's Day?

8th grader Amelia Johnson explores the tradition of Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog and what it means for us as we wonder if there's snow coming or an early spring...

Philly Sports, 1/17/2023

8th grader Blake Ambler looks at the Phillies off-season, the Eagles playoff chances, and the Sixers and Flyers finding their groove.

Should Students Have HW?

The debate of whether students should  have homework or not has been going around for many years. 6th grader Ivy Piersol looks at the pros and cons of this controversial topic.

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8th grader Amelia Johnson sits down with new Assistant Principal, Mrs. Spivey to welcome her to CMS.


6th grader Oliver Nasatir looks deeply into the history of innovation and innovative inventions.

Manufacturing Madness

6th grader Claire Stephens explores how 6th graders at CMS are becoming some of the best manufacturers in the country.

Global Warming

6th grader Maeve O'Connell dives into what Global Warming is, why it's happening, and why we should care.

Zoos or Rescues?

6th grader Abby Bellezza interviews a zookeeper at Elmwood Park Zoo and the Wildcat Sanctuary Director about the idea of helping animals through a zoo or an animal rescue.

Welcome: Mrs. McClenton

8th grader Amelia Johnson interviews Mrs. McClenton for a student-view of one of our new assistant principals. 


6th grader Zoe McCaffrey has a riddle in the form of a poem for us:

Splatoon 3

6th grader Molly Carder explores the new game Splatoon 3 by Nintendo.

Should CMS Get a Day Off After Halloween?

8th grader Thea Markus knows that students are often tired when November 1st falls on a weekday. If students had the day after Halloween off, wouldn't it be better for everyone? 

Moon Knight

Davin Haley takes a look at the latest television series from the Marvel Comics Universe. 

"A million thoughts rushed through my head at once. I could feel my heart vibrating underneath my hospital gown as my skin started to crawl. I had to get out of here. Now." Find out what happens next! 

A tribute to Asian-American and Pacific-Islander Heritage Month in verse by CMS sixth grader Brandon Tupchong

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Find out why seventh grader Maddox Starr believes that quotes are "Legal Plagiarism" and learn his thoughts on the human condition based on a quote of questionable origin. 

upper and lowercase letters written in cursive on a practice sheet

Some people think of cursive lettering as troublesome, while others believe it is easy. Then there are the people that do not even remember or know how to write in cursive at all.