OUR MISSION: TO MAKE EVERY STUDENT'S POTENTIAL A REALITY BY ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING OUR FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY TO ADVOCATE FOR ALL STUDENTS.
6th Grade Energy Test Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to monitor separate site testing for science on Thursday, November 8th and Friday, November 9th. Testing should last no longer than an hour. Please sign in at the front office and report to room A-202 to collect students. Thank you for helping us meet the needs of all Carmel students.
Please visit this Signup Genius to sign up.
NCPTA Reflections Program
Be a part of the NCPTA Reflections Program!
Please bring in art and entry forms on Friday, November 9th to the PTSA room next to the school office from 8:30am - 9:15am.
Entries from all grades and abilities are encouraged to participate.
To download an entry form, please click here. Rules for each category can be found at
Contact PTA Chairperson, Sandra Moore, for more information and questions.
Prospective Family Night
Carmel Middle School welcomes current fifth graders, their parents, and any new families to our Prospective Family Night on Thursday, November 15th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Please join us for a short presentation by the administration followed by a tour of the middle school. Spirit wear will also be available to purchase! Can’t wait to see you there!
Mix It Up Lunch
Mix It Up at Lunch Day is an international campaign that encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries. Students consistently identify the cafeteria as a place in their school where divisions are clearly and harshly drawn. So we ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. It’s a simple act with profound implications that we encourage educators to include in year-round efforts to promote healthy, welcoming school environment. Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away. Let’s make new friends, Carmel!
For more information on Friday, November 16th's Mix It Up @ Lunch event at Carmel, open the Scribd Document below.
Mix It Up Donations
Mix It Up is requesting donations to make this event as successful and fun as possible. Requested Donations to maximize Carmel Cougar's 1st Mix it Up experience:
Thank you to those who have made a contribution to this year’s Invest for Success Giving Campaign. We are in the home stretch – we have reached 75% of our goal in contributions and matching gift pledges.
If you have not made a contribution, it’s not too late! We need your gift to reach our goal so the PTSA can fund programs and opportunities for our students and faculty this school year. Any dollar amount is appreciated and 100% tax deductible.
To donate, select one of the following options:
1) PayPal – go to the Invest tab above
2) Pay4schoolStuff – go to www.pay4schoolstuff.com
3) Cash or Check (payable to Carmel Middle School PTSA) - return form & payment to first block teacher or Front Office
4) Bring donation to lunch on Wednesday, November 14th or Thursday, November 15th
Graffiti Wall Tagging
Students whose families have made a donation to the Invest for Success Campaign will be able to “TAG” the graffiti wall in the cafeteria to show their Cougar pride. The next “TAG” days are scheduled for Wednesday, November 14th and Thursday, November 15th. If you have not made a donation, it’s not too late, send in your contribution now or send it in with your student next week.
Swoozie's Shopping Day
Cougar Cares Canned Food Consented
End of Fall Sports Season
All fall sports at Carmel are winding down this week and next, and the Carmel Cougar teams have represented our school with pride! We will finish our seasons on November 15th, with a banquet and awards ceremony for all teams. Parents are invited to join us in the gym from 5-6pm to celebrate our athletes.
Winter basketball for boys and girls will start next week as well! Sports forms will be collected in the lobby on Friday, November 9th through Wednesday, November 13th before school. Packets can be printed or completed online at
If you choose to complete the packet online, the paper copy of the physical still needs to be turned in to the school prior to tryouts. No students without a physical will be allowed to participate in tryouts.
The Carmel Athletic Boosters would like to thank everyone for their contributions this fall sports season. Thanks to the work of many volunteers, we were able to host concessions at two school dances, four home football games, and we purchased a vinyl tearaway banner, saving precious practice time for our cheerleaders as well as looking great on the football field!
We are looking for interested volunteers to join our Board! If you are interested in helping the Carmel Athletic Boosters in this way, please email us at
Cougar cares Advocates
Last year, the Cougar Cares Committee partnered with the school counselors to provide Attendance Advocates for students who chronically miss school. This was a very successful program and every student we served improved their attendance after receiving a mentor. If you are interested in becoming an advocate, please contact Andrea Funk (Cougar Cares committee co-chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be partnered with one student and will meet that student once a week from the end of October to mid-April during ACE on Fridays (between 10:15am - 11:00am).
It truly is a meaningful way to make a difference in the Carmel Community.
Families who ordered physical copies of the school directory should have received their copy through home room on Friday, November 2nd. If you have not received your copy, have your student check with their homeroom teacher first and then contact Cindy Wisemann if it isn't available.
If you would still like to purchase a physical copy, there are limited quantities available at the school store for $5 each. A digital download of the school directory is available to view and/or download under the Parent Resources tab. Once on the page, scroll down to the section about the 2018-2019 Directory.
Re-Link Your VIC Cards
Together in Education runs August 1st - May 31st. Parents, friends, and relatives can RE-LINK their VIC card to Carmel Middle School. Just ask a cashier to enter number 1576 at the checkout.
Click here to relink your VIC card now!
Box Tops = CASH for our School!
Help our school earn cash this school year! Please collect your Box Tops in zip lock bags and place the bags in the collection box at the Welcome desk.
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!
eat out for our school
Come out and join us at The Rusty Onion in Carmel Commons shopping center any day, any time and support this local business! You must write Carmel Middle School on your receipt and The Rusty Onion will donate a portion of your purchase to our school! Don't forget to visit The Rusty Onion all summer long to continue to help your school!!!
Volunteer Tutoring Program
Hi! My name is Heather Hogston and I run the tutoring program at Carmel Middle School. I'd love to tell you a little about how our program works. Our focus this year is literacy, so we are searching for fabulous adults that want to spend time reading, listening, and discussing text in a fun and inviting way with our students.
How our Program Works...
What our Carmel tutors do:
This is a very rewarding job, and honestly most of our tutors stick around and follow their students through all three years of school; but this is not required or expected. The students are wonderful and really just enjoy the visits each week. If this sounds like something you are interested in, please let me know so I can match you with two very eager students.
Thank you so much for your interest in our program, and I look forward to hearing form you!
PTSA Parent Coordinator
Welcome Desk Volunteers
There are a limited amount of slots left at the Welcome Desk. Please signup today to take advantage of this unique volunteer opportunity!
Please signup using Signup Genius.
Nurse Black's Corner
Cold and Flu Season
The Health Room at Carmel is very busy already - cold and flu season is here! To help prevent widespread illness in the school, we recommend that your student stay home from school if experiencing flu, severe cold or “stomach bug” symptoms. Please consider the following guidelines:
Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:
Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms:
To help prevent the flu, colds and other illnesses, teach your student good hygiene habits:
Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school. Keeping a sick student at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.
Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible.