Awards and Recognitions
2016 District Honor Jazz Band
Five CMS students were chosen for the Jazz Aspen Snowmass District 8 Honor Band, including 2 first place finishes and two second place finishes. Students auditioned against musicians from over 15 schools across northwest Colorado and nabbed 5 of 18 spots in this honor band.
Seventh Grader wins CABE (Colorado Association of Bilingual Education) Student Spotlight Award
2016 1st Place in Youth Entity's Eighth Grade FInancial Awareness Competition
YouthEntity is pleased to award Carbondale Middle School eighth grade an award for being the highest scoring eighth grade in the school district during last year's I Am Financial Knowledge program.
2017 Colorado State Competition Project Citizen
Our 8th Grade Issues Club won the middle school category beating out schools from Denver, Aurora, Northglenn, KIPP, DSST, Carver, Castle view, Kunsmiller and other charter schools. Click Here for the Sopris Sun's Article.
2017 1st Place in Winterskol's Kidsculpt
CMS Art students competing in Aspen's Kidsculpt competition won "Most Artistic" for their snow sculpture with the theme "Our Cup Runneth Over."
2017 RFTA won 1st Place for the Adwheel Awards Competition for the Carbondale Circulator art/education project!
Carbondale Middle School art students (130 artists, 5th-8th/ages 10-14) participated in an art project creating humanized PET PORTRAITS WITH PERSONALITY. Each of the young artists based their initial sketch on a realistic animal. Each artist was to have a connection with their chosen animal, e.g., an animal the artist might like to be, an animal that represented their personality, or maybe an animal the artist just wished they had as a pet. Artists selected animals from fox to sheep, turtles to chameleons, birds to donkeys, and just about every creature in between. This mixed-media project gave each artist opportunity to experiment with pencil, liquid watercolors, watercolor pencils, permanent marker, waterproof black ink and even a few paper collage elements. The elements that truly create the unity for this overall project are the collaboration, community, and creativity through the children that all came together. Out of the 130 pet portraits, 20 were selected and incorporated into the wrap design for the new Carbondale Circulator.