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Where:  Freeport Middle School Cafeteria
When:  Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
Time:  8:00a-7:00p
What to Bring:  Current SNAP or TANF and nothing else is needed if based on household income. 
**If you received a Directly Certified letter for all of your children in the household from the Food Service Department in the last two weeks, you do not need to come to this registration and nothing further needs to be done.
** If you cannot make this date, applications will be available after August 5th at the Central Office located at 501 E. South Street.
** If you have any questions prior to registration, please contact the Food Service Department at 815/232-0319 
To see photos from our first ever PARCC Primer Night please check out our Facebook page.
CSMS Spelling Bee
For more information and photos from our spelling bee please check out our Facebook page. 

Congratulations to our very own Denise McIlwain on receiving Channel 13 WREX TV’s Teacher of the Week Award!

TEacher of the week


We are a student centered environment with high expectations for learning and behavior of students and staff, where success is continually celebrated and communication is the key.



Carl Sandburg Middle School has been selected to participate in a national study known as "The Journeys Project," sponsored by the Center on School Turnaround at WestEd.
WestEd School Turnaround

Learn more about the Journeys Project here, or visit the WestEd
Center on School Turnaround here.

Common Core State Standards in 3 Minutes

Watch this brief video for a simple overview of the why and the how of the Common Core State Standards.

New Immunization Requirement for ALL 6th-12th grade students

To combat the rise of pertussis (whooping cough), for the 2013-2014 school year, the state of Illinois is expanding its prevention efforts and requiring ALL sixth-through-twelfth grade students to receive a Tdap booster vaccination.  Students must either show proof of having received the vaccination, must have an appointment to get the vaccine,or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file. 

Sparkling Science Carl Sandburg is proud to be part of the Sparkling Science Research projects. Check out their website at:  

Carl Sandburg Middle School is an ILLINOIS SOLAR SCHOOL!  The school has six solar panels mounted on the southwest portion of the school roof.
Learn more about the energy the panels have saved AND produced by clicking here.
Solar Panel