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2018 CMS Olympics

On February 28 - March 1, Clarinda Middle School held their 2018 Winter Olympics.  Preparation for the Olympics began 2 months ago.  Each homeroom randomly drew a country to represent.  Students researched their country during homeroom time and created a backboard that was on display during Parent Teacher Conferences.  Students also spent homeroom time choosing and practicing the events they were going to compete in over the two days.  


The Olympics began on the 28th with opening ceremonies where each homeroom presented their country’s flag.  Following the Opening Ceremonies, the students were ready to compete.  There were team events in which the entire homeroom competed, small group events, and individual events.  Team events included Curling, Brain Brawl, Jersey/Glove Relay, Torch Relay, and Olympic Ring.  The group events included Skiing, Chariot Race, Ice Race, and Ski Jump.  Individual events were Snowball Throw, Slalom Skiing, Beanbag Toss, and Luge.


The CMS Olympic Committee would like to thank many people who helped us prepare for the Olympics and many who participated.  In preparation, Carolyn Scherf made flags for our countries.  Lisle Corporation donated scrap material for the medals which were made for us by Jeff Clark and Jarod Riddle.  The Clarinda PTA were able to donate a

t-shirt for each student as well as other materials for the Games.  We would like to thank all the staff and volunteers who ran events.   Finally, Adam Carper, CHS graduate, and Mayor Lisa Hull participated in the Opening Ceremonies and Board President Daren Sunderman presented medals to our winners in the Closing Ceremonies.


Click on pictures below to view highlights of the 2018 CMS Olympics



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