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 Campaign - Reward to grade level with highest % of Q2 family Participation!
The race is on! Which grade level will have the most participation in our INVEST campaign at the end of quarter 2 and WIN a reward??? Donate online or send in your form with a donation now! We will also have students outside during morning carpool the week of January 23rd to collect forms and donations. This is strictly a participation contest; ANY AMOUNT you donate helps to increase your grade level participation. Current participation is 25% for 6th grade, 40% for 7th grade and 35% for 8th grade. If you have siblings, we count your participation on both grade levels. As a reminder, the Invest for Success Campaign funds help to provide exceptional opportunities and resources for our students and staff. This year, Invest will fund new science lab equipment, supplemental instructional resources, student recognition like attendance and honor roll rewards, staff appreciation/retention and much more! Please contribute to your student's success at Carmel Middle, by donating to the Invest for Success Campaign. We are 75% to our goal and need your help!
Print your form here and send in with your donation!
Or donate online here: https://www.pay4schoolstuff.com.
Parent Information Session: ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, and ODD
Dr Alexandra Dean will be back at Carmel Middle School on Thursday, January 26th from 1:30-3pm for a presentation in the Media Center to parents about the signs and symptoms of childhood mental disorders. She will talk about the diagnostic criteria for disorders like ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, and ODD, as well as the different treatment options available (including school-based therapy). She will conclude with a brief Q & A. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Ms. Woody at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 23rd.
Spain Trip June 2024 with E F Tours: DEADLINE EXTENDED
The deadline for the Spain tour to Madrid, Barcelona, and the Basque Country has been extended to Tuesday, January 31st. If you would like more information, please email Ms. Russell at email@example.com. We still have a few spots available and look forward to traveling with your students! *This is a private tour and is not vetted, approved, planned, managed, or endorsed by Carmel or CMS.
Order your yearbooks!
The Carmel Yearbook Staff is proud to announce that Carmel's BEST yearbook ever is now in production. We are working hard to create a lasting memory for ALL Carmel students, so don't miss your chance to own it! For just $21 plus tax, you get 96 pages of full-color photos, and it includes ALL of the Carmel sports, clubs, and organizations you're involved in! Just CLICK HERE to order before it's too late! If you have any questions, please email Mr. Mahoney at firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Carmel Fine Arts
Want to support the Fine Arts and show your Cougar Pride for the Arts? Buy a T-shirt with the link below:
Buy Fine Arts T-shirts
CARMEL FINE ARTS NEEDS YOU!
Have you always wanted to be involved at Carmel and just don't know how???
FInd us on Facebook - Carmel Fine Arts (www.facebook.com/carmelfinearts) OR carmelartsboosters.com
Thank you for supporting the Carmel Fine Arts!
Reserve the spirit rock for your special day (birthdays or any celebrations). Reserve a date using this link (donation suggested goes to PTA fundraising) and then paint the day before! There is a rock in the carpool parking lot and also one in the HAC/bus lot - make sure to reserve the right one. There are also companies/individuals who will paint for you if you aren't creatively inclined! The rock date reservation form is found on the PTSA website under Spirit Rock and the $5 optional donation can also be paid on the PTSA website through Pay4SchoolStuff ($5.41 with online fee). You can also drop a check or cash in an envelope in the school office addressed to the PTSA. Make sure to include "spirit rock" and your name. Thank you!
2023 Comprehensive Review
Phase II community engagement sessions are being held for the 2023 Comprehensive Review. The district is seeking feedback from the community on proposed projects as it plans for programs, boundaries and facilities. Phase II meetings began this week and continue through Feb. 2. A Hello CMS podcast also is available with more information on the review process.
At A Glance
Wednesday, January 25th - NO SCHOOL/Teacher Work Day
Thursday, January 26th - General PTSA Meeting, (1:30pm, Media Center; at the beginning of the parent info session)
Thursday, January 26th - MAP Testing (Reading)
Thursday, January 26th - Parent Information Session: ADHD, Depression, Anxiety & ODD (1:30-3pm, Media Center)
Thursday, February 2nd - MAP Testing (Math)
Wednesday, February 8th - Early Release Day
Thursday, February 9th - Dining Night Out at Jersey Mike's
Carmel Athletics Schedule
January 26th - Crestdale (Crestdale)
January 30th - Alexander Graham (AG)
February 2nd - JM Robinson (Home)
Grade Level Updates
Spring Sports Registration/Tryout Information
Please visit the Carmel MS athletic page for information concerning spring sports registration and tryouts. All registration paperwork must be completed in DragonFly by February 6th!
On Monday (2/13th) and Tuesday (2/14th), girls’ soccer only, and baseball will take place on their field of play. On Wednesday (2/15th) and Thursday (2/16th), boys’ soccer will be on the field. February 21st will be the first day of tryouts for track/field.
For any questions, please contact athletic director Cordell Hough at email@example.com.
To ensure all students are safe during dismissal, please cease parking in the neighborhood to pick up your child. Often, you are picking up your student after they would be picked up using our established carpool pattern. CMPD will be alerted going forward for cars blocking neighborhood driveways. Those not using our established carpool pattern are putting their own kids and others at risk when students are walking in high traffic unnecessarily. Students will be held back at school for parents to come pick up if you are creating an unsafe dismissal. This is in the best interest of our students' safety.
We would love your help!
We would love your help with new volunteer opportunities! The Welcome Desk at Carmel Middle School is ready for you! We hope you will volunteer your time and smile. This is a great opportunity to help out the front office staff so please considering signing up. Training is available for new volunteers. Questions can be sent to Sara Leighton or 704-706-5958. Please sign up at Carmel Middle School Welcome Desk Signup.
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!
Box Tops for Education
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!
Carmel Chess Club
The Carmel Chess Club meets every Friday mornings at 8am. There are no sign-ups and no costs. At 8am, go to the main doors of the school to be let in. Contact Mr. Plunkett for more details or questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hawthorne's Read A Slice, Have A Slice Challenge
We are so excited to announce Carmel Middle School’s partnership with Hawthorne’s New York Pizza this school year. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the Hawthorne’s Read a Slice, Eat a Slice Challenge. This is a monthly reading challenge to get students excited about reading books that peak their interest. When students meet the requirements by reading their monthly page goal, showing their comprehension of the text, and designing a book review bookmark, they will earn a free Hawthorne’s large pizza at the Carmel Road or Rea Road location. Parents will get involved by discussing their child's reading selections and signing their book reviews. Student book reviews will then be displayed in the school to spark the interest of their classmates as well. To get all of the details, please check out the video here. A big thank you to Hawthorne’s Pizza for providing our students with this opportunity!