OUR MISSION: TO MAKE EVERY STUDENT'S POTENTIAL A REALITY BY ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING OUR FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY TO ADVOCATE FOR ALL STUDENTS.
Invest for Success
Thank you to all of our families who have donated to the Invest campaign this year. If you haven't had a chance to donate yet, please do it today. You may donate through Pay4SchoolStuff.com or by sending cash or check to the school. Do you have an employer that will match your donation? Please be sure to take the steps to request that match and double the impact of your donation to the Carmel PTSA.
For our families that are Wells Fargo employees, please be sure to follow the Community Cares grant program process all the way through the ensure your funds get matched by:
Your donations directly impact the students and staff at Carmel. This year, funds raised will specifically go towards:
-One-way vision window decals for added security on the front windows of the school
-Supplemental instructional resources
-Staff appreciation events
-SEL resources and counseling programs
-Cougar Cares program, helping meet the needs of Carmel families
Curriculum Night/PTSA General Membership Meeting
Thanks to all of the families who attended curriculum night and the first general PTSA meeting! Minutes from the meeting can be found here. The PTSA board has approved the budget for the 2021-2022 school year and is requesting a vote for approval and adoption from the general membership. PTSA members will receive an email with the budget and a link to vote.
Panorama Student Survey
On October 4th during SEL time Carmel students will take a universal social-emotional screener. In order to learn more about student experiences, we will be asking for your child’s feedback via an online survey. The survey shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes to complete. We are asking that all of our students participate in the surveys, as their feedback will provide invaluable insights into their experiences and how to improve and adapt our school to their needs. If a student doesn’t feel like they have enough information to answer a question, they will be able to skip the item altogether.
The survey content will ask students to self reflect on their own social emotional learning skills, like self-management and self-efficacy. Please notify your child's grade-level Counselor if you would like your child to opt out of taking the survey.
Parents of Academically and Intelligently Gifted (AIG) Students
You are invited to hear how our teachers at Carmel strive to reach and challenge all learners at the Middle School level. During Curriculum Night on September 21st, ELA teachers shared how we use Collaborative, Integrative, Reflective and Inquiry Based Learning strategies to create high interest learning experiences.
If you were unable to attend, please complete the linked survey and view the presentation below:
Home Athletic Events
All students must go home after dismissal and return with a parent or guardian to attend any home athletic event this year.
National PTA Reflections Contest
Carmel Fine Arts Boosters
Calling all parents of students in Band, Chorus, Orchestra, Theater and Visual Arts. Carmel Arts Boosters works to ensure our students get the supplies they need to have successful creative experiences at Carmel!
You can learn more about Carmel Arts and reach out to us at www.carmelartsboosters.com.
Buy a coupon book and support the arts! Your child should have come home with a coupon book and information about our fundraising campaign. We are collecting money and distributing books every Thursday and Friday during arts classes. All sales are due September 24th! You can create a digital link for your student by texting carmelarts to 704-471-4471 or registering at the Carmel GoPlaySave Page.
Carmel Athletic Boosters
Sports teams have been selected and practice is starting for our fall teams! Be sure sure to check out the schedules below and cheer on our student athletes!!
At home football games, we will offer concessions. We are in need of a volunteer to join the Booster committee as a concessions manager. Please contact Joanna Purgason for details. (704-258-8847)
Also, we have a Signup Genius to volunteer in the concession stand, students welcome for volunteer hours!
Carmel Football Schedule
Carmel Volleyball and Softball Schedule
Carmel Golf Schedule
Let Me Run
Let Me Run is returning to Carmel this fall! Let Me Run is a running program for 6th-8th grade boys, but it’s more about the boy than the run. To counteract the negative pressures society places on boys, our program uses running as the vehicle to inspire, teach, and reach them. Combining exercise with fun activities and lessons, our trained coaches inspire boys to be courageous enough to be themselves, build healthy relationships, and live an active lifestyle.
Registration for Carmel's team is now open! The fall season starts on October 15th, meets Wednesday and Friday mornings 7:30-8:45, and ends with a 5k race on December 11th.
Register today or learn more at LetMeRun.org
Questions? Contact Erin Romeiser (email@example.com)
At A Glance
Thursday, September 30th - Panorama Student Survey & Reading MAP Testing
Friday, October 1st - Math MAP Testing
Monday, October 4th - Panorama Student Survey
Wednesday, October 6th - Early Release Day
Wednesday, October 27th - Family Fun Night
Friday, October 29th - End of 1st Quarter
Wednesday, November 17th - Prospective Family Night (6:00pm)
Grade Level Updates
To celebrate our FABULOUS Carmel teachers this month we will be setting up a Candy Bar for them! If you are able, please sign up to donate candy or flavored sparkling water. All candy needs to be individually wrapped. Donations can be dropped off at 3705 Country Ridge Rd. anytime BEFORE October 25th. There will be a large tub by the garage to drop donations in. Thank you so much for helping celebrate our SWEET teachers!
Candy Bar Signup Geniuus
Media Center Volunteers Needed
Ms. Hibner really needs our help! If you love books & volunteering, please consider signing up to assist Ms. Hibner in the Media Center. She has a big job in our kids' school and could use some assistance. You can sign up for the days that work best for you. Any questions, please email Becky Huss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re looking for a way to get involved @ Carmel Middle School, consider volunteering @ the school store. It’s a fun way to interact with the students & staff. Sign up for the days that work for your busy schedule. If you have any questions, please email Michele Hochstrasser @ email@example.com
Would you like to volunteer in the school but aren't sure where to get started? Consider the Welcome Desk!
This is a fantastic way to help the school. In this role, you will help the front office staff sign students into and out of school. Training is available, although not needed as there is a notebook with all the information in it! If you would like to be trained, join Sara Leighton in the Carmel lobby on any of these upcoming dates to learn this easy role or simply sign up for a shift on the sign up genius. These shifts can be shared between you and a friend. If none of these times work for you for training, Sara is happy to meet you when it is convenient – just give her a call at 704-706-5958 or email to
September 30th anytime between 10:00am - 1:00pm
October 1st anytime between 12:30pm - 1:30pm
October 12th anytime between 9:30am - 10:30am
Join the PTSA
It’s time to join the Carmel PTSA for this year! We encourage all parents, staff members, and students to join the PTSA.
Becoming a member of our PTSA also provides you membership in the North Carolina PTA and the National PTA.
Pop Tabs Collection
Mr. Simono is collecting pop tabs again this year to benefit the Ronald McDonald House! Collect pop tabs at home and bring them to the Welcome Desk in the school lobby. There is a jar for the pop tabs, or you can send them in a ziplock bag.
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. Did you know that you can link more than one school? Link all of your children's schools and clubs!
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