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Archive | May, 2017

Beginning Band/Advanced Band

Both Beginning Band and Advanced Band are over for the school year.  There will be no Beginning Band this afternoon and no Advanced Band on Thursday, June 1st.  Thank you.


CMS will be hosting a Hooksett Community Skywatch at Cawley Middle school on Friday June 16th beginning at 8:30. Everyone from Underhill, Memorial and Cawley are welcome including teachers and their children. This is a good way for our students to see stars, planets and the moon up close and personal! There will be people […]

David R. Cawley Middle School Grade Six Orientation

On Wednesday, June 7, all fifth grade students will have the opportunity to attend an orientation in the afternoon to meet their future grade six teachers. The teachers will give a tour of the school, fifth graders will have a snack in the cafeteria, and then meet with the principal, Mr. Benson. On that evening, there is […]

Grade 5 Engineering in Reverse

On June 12 & June 14 Grade 5 classrooms will be collaborating with Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on a reverse engineering project. Students will be able take apart appliances to see how it works.  Click the link to read more!  engineering in reverse  

Falcon cam

Naming the Falcons

Ms. Amato’s 4th graders have been avidly watching the Manchester NH Falcon Cam (a joint effort of the New Hampshire Audubon Society, the Brady Sullivan Properties, and Single Digits Corporation) since the adult pair began their “nestorations” of this year’s scrape. The pair of Peregrine Falcons reside at the Brady Sullivan Tower at 1750 Elm […]

Inflatable Planetarium

Thanks to a grant from the Hooksett PTA and the support of our local Home Depot, two fifth grade teachers created a vinyl planetarium here at HMS. All fifth grade teachers collaborated to develop a plan to include all students in this unique learning experience that extends their science lessons. All fifth grade students created […]

Smarter Balanced Assessment

Students are currently participating in the state-administered Smarter Balanced Assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy. The assessments are intended to provide an academic checkup by measuring real-world skills such as critical thinking and problem solving along with a student’s proficiency of the grade level standards. The assessment is web-based, untimed and adaptive. The assessments […]

Strategies to Enhance Student Performance

Our teachers have been focused on making math lessons the most effective and efficient use of their math block time. They have worked hard to make learning student centered. Classroom teachers have moved towards acting as a ‘guide’ during math instruction allowing students to explore, discover and discuss math concepts. This has been done through […]