• As principal of the Cloquet Middle School I am proud to be a part of the Cloquet Public School System and proud to lead a team of educators, teacher assistants, secretaries, food service employees, and custodians that are committed to bridging the divide, for our students, from our award-winning elementary schools to our highly respected high school.  I invite you to take a look at the CMS mission and vision statements as they will give you a good idea of our commitment to teaching the whole child, both socially and emotionally, while getting them academically prepared to succeed in high school without remediation.
    As a staff we agree that students learn best in a safe environment and that building relationships with our students is a precursor to their success.   Programs such as Homeroom Advisor/Advisee, Olweus Bullying Prevention, WEB (Where Everybody Belongs), EXCEL Academic Help, Academic Learning Center, and Reward Day coupled with our full array of co-curricular activities demonstrate our commitment to building these relationships.  Once we have established this relationship we are committed to providing every student a curriculum that is both rigorous and relevant to the world they are growing up in.  We at the middle school want all students to grow emotionally and achieve academically, so they are prepared to be successful at the Cloquet Sr. High School.

    Welcome to CMS!
    Tom Brenner, Principal- Cloquet Middle School

    “All kids can learn.
    We can teach them.
    No exceptions, no excuses.”