OUR MISSION: TO MAKE EVERY STUDENT'S POTENTIAL A REALITY BY ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING OUR FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY TO ADVOCATE FOR ALL STUDENTS.
Many thanks to everyone who has donated to the Invest for Success Giving Campaign as of January 16, 2019. If you have not had a chance to contribute it’s not too! We are still accepting donations and will share a final list of donors in another Cougar News this spring.
Tutor with Dads & Men of Carmel
Dads & Men of Carmel committee is looking for volunteers to help tutor students. Tutoring schedule will be on Fridays, from 10:30am - 11:45am. If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer, please contact Ed Hampton for more details.
OBX PARENT MEETING
On January 23rd, 6pm, there will be an Outer Banks meeting for 8th grade parents in the media center. A flyer will also be sent home with students attending the field trip.
Prospective Family Night
Carmel Middle School welcomes current fifth graders, their parents, and any new families to our Prospective Family Night on Wednesday, January 30th from 6:00pm to 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!
Tree Store Pre-registration
During The Trees Charlotte event on February 2nd, there will also be a Tree Store for Charlotte residents who have never attended a Tree Store before. Each Charlotte household is eligible for two free trees plus two bags of much. Pre-registration is required and will open from January 23rd - 30th. More information can be found on the TreesCharlotte website.
SOUPer Bowl Luncheon
On Thursday, January 31st, we will provide a variety of soup options, desserts, and drinks for our wonderful faculty and staff! Please help us by signing up to provide different items! Thank you for contributing! Please use this Signup Genius to see what's needed.
Trees charlotte at Carmel
Volunteers are needed on February 2nd for the Tree Planting event.
Trees Charlotte will be planting 100 trees around the campus perimeter on February 2nd. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please sign up on their website. Trees Charlotte is a local non-profit that partners with the City of Charlotte to grow, diversify, and steward our city's urban forest. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Gattis (band director) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Games are Coming
The Winter Games are coming back to Carmel! Beginning Monday, February 18th through Friday, March 1st. Games will be held during the Cougar News broadcast in the mornings in the media center. Students' names will be drawn at random. The winning participants will receive a pizza party! Entry information and details will follow at a later date.
Fine Arts Department Update
Congratulations to the following Band students who participated in CMS Middle School Honors Band: Justin Bornstein (8th grade), Kassandra Mellado (8th grade), and Lena Bird (7th grade). Also, Beatrice Polk (8th grade) auditioned for South Central District Bandmasters Association All-District Honors Band and will participate in their annual Band clinic.
Important Calendar Dates for Second Semester:
Tuesday - Thursday, February 5th - 7th :: Musical Audition
Thursday, April 4th :: Chorus Concert
Tuesday, May 7th :: Band Concert
Wednesday - Friday, May 15th - 17th :: Musical Performance "Lion King Junior"
Tuesday, May 21st :: Orchestra Concert
CMS Makeup Day Schedule
The following dates have been announced by CMS for all of the makeup days coming up. Please update your calendars.
Monday, February 18th - Makeup Day for 10/11/18 Hurricane Closure
Friday, March 29th - Makeup Day for 10/12/18 Hurricane Closure
Copy Paper Needed!
The Carmel faculty is currently in need of photo copy paper! Please send in donations with your student and/or parents can drop off in the PTSA room. Just a ream of paper can help so much! Thank you in advance for your continued support! If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Moore or call/text 917-250-5652.
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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.
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!!!
This February we will be going to Carolina Point in Brevard, NC for the best weekend of the year, WyldLife Winter Weekend! The dates are February 22-24th, and the cost is $189 (scholarship available, we don't want cost to be the reason someone is unable to attend). In this month's WyldLife Update email, there will be a link to signup - just click on the one that says "Carmel Middle Camp Signup" and fill it out! The link will also be found on our website, charlotte.younglife.org by hovering over the "WyldLife" tab and selecting "Camp" from the dropdown menu, and following the "Carmel Middle Camp Signup" link there as well. Spots fill up fast, so sign up and send in your deposits as soon as possible!
Athrena's Path & Hero's Pursuit
We are thrilled to announce the return of Athena's Path and Hero's Pursuit, social leadership camps hosted at Carmel Middle School. Mr Plunkett and Ms Griffith will be our camp leaders. The camps will be held during the week of July 8th, for Carmel's rising 6th and 7th grade students exclusively. This will be a great way for incoming students to prepare for middle school, familiarize themselves with the campus, get to know some of the staff, and meet new kids who will become their classmates.
Details about both camps can be found under the Summer Camps portion of the website.
Advocacy Update from the Superintendent
A few weeks ago, information was provided through various forms of communication for parents interested to complete a few surveys regarding our students and processes at school. Please proceed to the Advocacy page of this website to read NC Superintendent's response regarding standardized testing and results from the surveys.