OUR MISSION: TO MAKE EVERY STUDENT'S POTENTIAL A REALITY BY ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING OUR FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY TO ADVOCATE FOR ALL STUDENTS.
As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to share information with you regarding the expectations for students to participate in end-of-year testing. Unlike spring 2020, all students are expected to take the following state tests:
As we have all experienced in the past several months, by working together we can make the best decisions for each student. If you have any concerns or needs, please contact Carmel for more information or a discussion on how we can best meet the needs of your student and your family.
Full Remote Academy Students and EOGs/EOCs
Please review the attached testing letter regarding End of Grade Testing for the 2020-21 school year. CMS encourages all students to report to school to participate in end of grade assessments. We are providing your student the opportunity to participate in required testing this year at Carmel Middle; unfortunately, no state tests can be administered remotely. When students arrive on their designated test days, they will be directed to their Homeroom teacher.
In order to plan for testing numbers, please complete this form.
Out of an abundance of caution, the district has recently decided to only allow CMS personnel to serve as proctors for all upcoming EOGs and EOCs as part of its ongoing COVID-19 safety protocols.
This means you are all FREE from proctoring! We can't thank you enough offering your time and service and for continuing to support Carmel Middle School!!!
MAP Testing Update
Reading - 4/28 & Math 5/5
Students will take the Spring MAP assessment the last two "remote learning Wednesdays." On 4/28, student will take their Reading MAP test in the morning and resume small group instruction and office hours in the afternoon. On 5/5, students will take their Math MAP test in the morning on the Early Release Day. Following MAP testing on 5/5, student can work on asynchronous assignments before 1:15pm dismissal.
Camp CMS Participants
CMS will be sending out a Connect 5 message to all students who registered for Camp CMS confirming they have a seat.
We celebrated National School Principal Day with a treat and gift card for our wonderful Principal, Dr. Thompson. We appreciate everything you do for our Cougars!
National Nurse Day
National Nurses Day is May 5th and Nurse Hines was presented a Chick-fil-A Gift Card and sweet treat from our PTSA.
New Grade Level Updates
Staff Appreciation is coming up in May and we need YOUR help to celebrate Carmel's fantastic staff.
We would like to honor Carmel Middle School employees by providing each staff member a $25 Target gift card. Please sign up to donate a gift card(s) or you can make a monetary donation via Venmo and the PTSA will purchase the gift card.
Options for delivery:
If your child is attending in person, your child can turn the gift card(s) into Mr. Simono who sits at the Welcome Desk. Please mark your envelope "Laura Hope Blankinship-Staff Appreciation"
If your child is full remote, please contact Laura Hope Blankinship (Lh.firstname.lastname@example.org) to coordinate delivery or pick up.
If you prefer to make a monetary contribution you can Venmo payment to Jennifer Melkonian VP of Den @Jennifer-Melkonian-1.
Deadline to contribute is 5/14/21.
Pop Tops for Ronald McDonald House
Start saving those pop tops!
Mr. Simono is collecting pop tops to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. His collection jar is located on the Welcome Desk in the front lobby. Let’s help him help Ronald McDonald House provide a safe, affordable and caring “home away from home” for families of children receiving medical treatment here in Charlotte.
Carmel Face Masks
We now have face masks available! Be ready to show your Cougar Pride when you get back to school! All proceeds from the sale of face masks will go to benefit Cougar Cares, a committee set up to help students in need.
All spiritwear including facemasks is available on the PTA website on the Pay4schoolstuff tab!
For questions or concerns, please contact Joanna Purgason 704-258-8847 or email@example.com.
It's time to re-link to Harris Teeter's Together in Education! The program runs August 1st-May 31st. This can be done online or at the store. The school number for Carmel Middle is 1576.
If you shop on Amazon now, switch to https://smile.amazon.com and choose PTA North Carolina Congress Carmel Middle High School PTSA. They will send our school a check for 0.5% of purchases! Shop for Carmel!
Join the PTSA
Join the PTSA to stay engaged and informed on what’s going on at Carmel Middle. Your involvement can help make this a successful year for students and staff.
Good News Cougar Nation!! Carmel spirit wear is now available for purchase online! Go to Carmelptsa.org and click on the Spirit Wear tab to see photos. Inventory availability and payment will be through Pay4SchoolStuff.com. I will be notified of all purchases and can also make arrangements for pickup, or you can choose to have them shipped directly to you. We are currently offering gear we have in stock, so items are available immediately.
While the past year has been a challenge, it has also provided an opportunity for innovation, creativity, and leadership! We are proud of how the teachers, staff, and administrators of Carmel Middle School have responded and we hope you will consider supporting this progress in the 2021-2022 school year.
A CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP is a great way to invest in our community and in the children and families of Carmel middle school. There are multiple sponsorship levels with various advertising options in and around the school to choose from.Choose a level that best fits your business and enjoy the benefits of advertising to a dynamic, active school community!