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David R. Cawley Middle School

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2017 New Hampshire Middle School of the Year

  • Matthew Benson


  • Brad Largy

    Assistant Principal

David R. Cawley Middle School

  • Principal's Report

    Date: December 04, 2018

    Click here to download Mr. Benson's December Principal's Report.

  • Letter from Mr. Benson regarding dance cancellation

    Date: November 30, 2018

    November 30, 2018 Dear Parents, I received a report today that a student whose identity is unknown was going to bring a fake gun to the dance to scare people. The Hooksett Police Department was notified immediately and is currently investigating the alleged comment. Nothing is more important to me than the safety of the students, staff, and community. After conferring with the Hooksett Police Department and representative from the PTA, we strongly believe the best decision for the safety of our students is to cancel the dance tonight. The dance will be rescheduled and I will be working with the Hooksett Police Department...

  • Competencies and Report Cards 6-8

    Date: November 29, 2018

    Please see the presentation regarding Cawley Middle School's new reporting system.  The information was presented by Assistant Superintendent, Marge Polak on November 28, 2019 at Cawley Middle School.

  • Hooksett School District Safety and Well-Being Forum

    Date: November 28, 2018

    The Hooksett School District is hosting a Safety and Well-Being Forum on January 16, 2019, at 6:30 pm, at Cawley Middle School. School administrators and local and state agencies will provide an overview of safety plans, procedures and technology that are in place for the safety of students, staff and community members. Former Chief Justice John T. Broderick will be the keynote speaker. He will be speaking about the five signs of mental illness. Representatives from the Hooksett School District, Hooksett Fire, Hooksett Police, Shooter Detection Systems LLC and the Department of Homeland Security will all present.  

  • Robotics TeamRobotics Team Earns Trip to State Championship

    Date: November 19, 2018

    Congratulations to the Cawley Space Hawks for receiving the Core Values award at the FIRST Lego League robotics qualifying tournament in Manchester, NH. The Core Values award is given to the team that demonstrates exceptional respect, inclusion, team spirit, and willingness to help others. This means that in addition to being good robot programmers and project researchers, the students are also good people.  The school community is so proud of the Cawley Space Hawks.  The Space Hawks will be competing in the NH state championship meet on Dec 2 at Windham High School.

  • Report Card Information Night (Competency Based Reporting System)

    Date: November 15, 2018

    This year, Cawley Middle School will be using a competency-based reporting system. On November 28, at 6:30 pm in the Cawley Media Center, Principal, Matthew Benson, Assistant Principal, Brad Largy, Math Accountability and Assessment Director, Meghan Largy and Assistant Superintendent, Marge Polak will present the new middle school competency based report cards to parents. Competencies are student-learning targets that represent key content-specific concepts, skills, and knowledge. A competency is achieved when a student demonstrates, through performance and over a period of time with multiple opportunities, that they can use the knowledge, skills and concepts learned. This reporting system is new for...

  • Principal's Report

    Date: November 01, 2018

    Click here to download Mr. Benson's November Principal's Report.

  • Midterm Elections at CMS on November 6

    Date: October 30, 2018

    On November 6, 2018, Cawley Middle School will be a polling place for the midterm elections. School will also be in session for students and staff on this day. Student safety continues to be the most important priority of the Hooksett School Board, Superintendent and the Cawley administration. In the month of October, Superintendent, Dr. Charles P. Littlefield, Principal, Matthew Benson, Hooksett Police Chief, Janet Bouchard, Lieutenant, Justin Sargent and the Town Clerk of Hooksett, Todd Rainer met to implement immediate changes to various procedures to further ensure student safety on election days. The following changes will be implemented for this election...

  • Superintendent Search

    Date: October 26, 2018

    A "Meet the Candidates" night will be held on November 15. More information will be coming soon. To read biographies of each candidate, click here.

  • Winter Sports Tryout Information

    Date: October 24, 2018

    GIRLS BASKETBALL Coach: Mr. Middleton Tryout Schedule: Monday, 10/29 (2:45-4:30), Tuesday, 10/30 (2:45-4:30), Wednesday (2:45-3:45?) BOYS BASKETBALL Coach: Mr. Gustavson Tryout Schedule: Monday, 10/29 (4:30-5:30 6th & 7th grade, 5:30-6:30 RETURNING players and 8th grade), Tuesday, 10/30 (4:30-5:30 6th & 7th grade, 5:30-6:30 RETURNING players and 8th grade), Wednesday (3:45-5:00 all players who made it past the first cut). CHEERLEADING Coach: Ms. Wyka Informational meeting 11/5 at 3 pm. Cheer Tryouts: Wednesday 11/14 (3:00-4:30), Thursday 11/15  (3:00-4:0), Friday 11/16 (3:00-4:30). CO-ED VOLLEYBALL Coach TBD:  TRYOUTS BEGIN THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4