Our Vision at Cougar Mountain Middle School Is for ALL students to be competent, confident, compassionate and prepared to be successful in the world.
Our Mission at Cougar Mountain Middle School Is to foster a safe and respectful learning community where equitable opportunities, collaboration, support, and safety promote each student’s success and ability to positively impact our society.
Our Goals at Cougar Mountain Middle School ● Equitable opportunities for each student to get what they need to be successful
● Engagement of parents and community
● Diversity, cultural inclusion, mutual respect, and fairness
● All stakeholders accountable for results
● Set high expectations with high support
Students of Cougar Mountain Middle School,
Welcome to Cougar Mountain Middle School, home of the Cougars! Cougar Mountain is a school with high academic and behavioral expectations. We will teach you behavioral expectations as well as help you become high school and college and career ready through the classes you take and the experiences you have.
You will be challenged on a daily basis to do your best at Cougar Mountain. We expect all of our students to be the best person they can be. We expect you to attend school every day and be on time to all classes, complete your daily assignments, and follow building-wide expectations.
We teach all students and staﬀ Cougar Pride, which is exhibited by staﬀ and students every day. Cougar Pride is being safe, respectful, responsible, and working hard while at Cougar Mountain. Students are recognized daily for showing Cougar Pride expectations.
This handbook is a guide to help you succeed and is a resource for you throughout the year if you have any questions about our policies and procedures. This handbook is not all-inclusive of all the district and school rules and policies.
We hope you have a great year!!!
The activity bus is available to students who normally take the bus to and from school. Students need to meet the activity bus in the back of the building in the bus turnaround at 4:05. The bus will depart at 4:15. Students participating in a club, sport, activity or who stay after school for homework help with a teacher may take the activity bus with a bus pass. Students must get a bus pass from their teacher, coach, or advisor showing they were a part of a school-sponsored activity. Students without a bus pass will not be allowed to take the bus. The activity bus runs Monday-Thursday. There is no activity bus on Fridays, other than the first two weeks of the athletic season.
Assemblies are considered to be another opportunity for a valuable learning experience. Some assemblies are designed to support school spirit and a positive school climate.
Other assemblies are educational in nature. Those students who have received multiple lunch detentions or other progressive discipline may lose privileges such as assemblies, dances, or other social/extracurricular events. Students are expected to show the Cougar Pride attributes of being safe, respectful, and responsible during all assemblies. Those students who choose not to follow this expectation will be subject to disciplinary action including not being able to attend the next school assembly.
Associated Student Body (ASB) & Leadership
The Associated Student Body (ASB) of Cougar Mountain Middle School consists of every student here at CMMS. The Executive Board (ASB Oﬃcers) represent the student body and plans school events and activities.
ASB cards support all student athletic, club, and extracurricular activities at CMMS.
Students who purchase an ASB Card receive the following beneﬁts:
Discounts on dances and
Reduced prices on Bethel School District athletic and cultural events
It is required in order to participate in clubs, music programs, and athletics
Why should students buy an ASB card?
Discount on dances and paid events
Discount on yearbook
Reduced prices at Bethel School District athletic and cultural events
It is required in order to participate in clubs, music programs and athletics
Your card helps support all athletics, clubs, and extra-curricular events at CMMS
ASB Card Fee: $40
*Students who qualify for Freed & Reduced Lunch should contact our ASB clerk.
How can students be a part of student government at CMMS?
Ask the ASB advisor or ASB clerk for details
Run for oﬃce
Become a classroom representative
Sign up for leadership class
The ASB oﬃce will be open before school and during all lunches Monday - Friday.
For ASB questions, contact the ASB clerk, Mrs. Lathrom, at 253-800-8082.
Cougar Mountain Middle School’s Leadership class provides students with experiences that contribute towards physical growth and development, organization, leadership and social skills. Contact Mrs. Schouviller (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Cole (email@example.com) if you would like more information or have any questions.