OUR MISSION: TO MAKE EVERY STUDENT'S POTENTIAL A REALITY BY ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING OUR FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY TO ADVOCATE FOR ALL STUDENTS.
Texting Tool Available to Access Food for Children
Parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.
Additionally, No Kid Hungry NC has created a map of local school sites, community organizations and food assistance programs across North Carolina where families can access food. The interactive map can be viewed at nokidhungrync.org/covid19/ [nokidhungrync.org] and is updated daily.
Virtual Learning Instructions
The Carmel administrative team has worked hard to provide a schedule for students and teachers to follow, which is our daily Virtual Bell Schedule for the 4th quarter. This schedule is to be followed by every student and will be used to provide a solid structure of learning for our students. There are several components to highlight of this schedule and some other relevant information. When students access their Chromebooks the Virtual Bell Schedule will pop-up and be displayed for students to access, including a link for the Spanish version at the top. ALL STUDENTS are expected to SIGN-IN EVERYDAY by 8:30am and SIGN-OUT at the conclusion of 4th block. There are links, in blue font, with the links to sign-in and out daily on the Virtual Bell Schedule. There is an UPDATES section at the bottom of the Virtual Bell Schedule that students should reference daily for any updates and changes that may impact learning or the school day. Grades will be given for assignments in the 4th quarter, however the state and district has not yet determined how grading will be conducted at this time. There is also a link with the list of food sites throughout the district which is also hyperlinked by clicking on the the word LUNCH, also written in blue font.
We ask for your patience and understanding as we try to navigate through this very fluid and uncharted way of learning. We ask that you listen and follow the directions and meeting times as assigned by your teachers. We also ask that you be respectful and appropriate as we use virtual learning as a new platform to provide you with a quality education. Remember that ALL Student Code of Conduct Rules still apply and will be utilized and enforced by the school administration if you violate any school rules. This information can also be found on the Carmel Facebook page.
Field Trip Refunds
The process for field trip reimbursement has begun. Paperwork by CMS should be done by mid April with a target date of April 17th. Carmel Middle School will reach out as that date draws closer if that time line changes or if they need any information from families to facilitate the process for reimbursement. Be on the lookout for more info in mid April. Mr. Pratt will also communicate this info via Connect5 Messaging.
schools to remain closed
Gov. Roy Cooper announced March 23rd that all public schools in North Carolina will remain closed for in-person instruction until May 15th. The decision was made amid the rapidly evolving COVID-19 crisis. Read our full statement here:
Online Learning Resources
Access to free internet for 60 days:
Spectrum is offering services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet through the company, call 1844-488-8395.
Xfinity wi-fi hotspots are currently free for anyone who needs a connection, even those who don’t subscribe to Xfinity Internet
Carmel Middle Teacher Directory:
CMS Grab & Go Breakfast & Lunch
To view the details, please click on the image.
Carmel Yearbook Needs Pictures
The Yearbook staff is working hard to complete the yearbook, but we need your help! Our final deadline for creating the book is this Sunday, March 29th, so we need your photo submissions by this Friday, March 27th, so we'll have time to build those pages and submit them in time.
Spring Sports - With only one or two competitions for each team, we weren't able to get any photos of our spring athletes to be included in the yearbook. If you or your child have any photos of our spring athletes in uniform, please send them to
Mr. Mahoney, either via email, or share them on Google Drive.
Distance Learning - We will have a COVID19 Distance Learning section too, and we would like pictures of how your students are staying engaged and entertained as they learn from home. This can include anything our Carmel students are doing during this unprecedented time away from our school building. Please take photos and share!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org - Thank you all so much for helping us create the yearbook in this strange, difficult situation!
Rising SMHS Freshmen
South Meck counselors are asking students to take a picture to email/scan and email/snail mail (attention-SM counselors: Rising 9th registration card)/type a list of choices in an email- (very detailed), etc. ---- and send to Rachel Padrick. Her email is: email@example.com
Mrs. Padrick is planning to start calling all students who will attend South Meck next year very soon to make sure they get registered into the classes they would like. Sending your child’s card will greatly help and may alleviate some of the calls. You are welcome to email her with questions you have about next year/registration or if you need her to talk by phone). I am looking into finding access to all 8th grade student’s school email addresses so that I can email this information to all students, as well. If I cannot easily gather all student emails, I am confident I can send a message to display when they log on to their Chromebooks. Please reach out to Rachel Padrick at South Meck and send her your child’s registration cards. (If you need anything regarding the registration process, there is a whole page on their school website devoted to rising 9th registration:
How to Sign In with Your Chromebook From Home
For students who don’t know how to use chromebook at home please see below video:
How to sign in with your chromebook from home: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mlt2kCSsSZB_jId4ZLrnE7kLDm2QSOqH/view?usp=drivesdk
Rising High School Freshmen
Students and families of rising high school freshmen, please use the "Rising HS Freshmen" link on the menu bar for important information in the coming months.
Please follow the link below to signup to paint the spirit rock!
Congrats to the Carmel track team for their win last week vs. Southwest! Unfortunately, CMS has cancelled all practices or games for middle school athletic teams. In the meantime, please keep yourselves active, keep washing those hands and hopefully we can get back to our sports this season at some point. We appreciate all the volunteers who signed up to help in concessions this spring season!
Thank you to all the families who linked their Harris Teeter VIC card to the Carmel Middle PTSA! This past school year, there were 260 participants and $2,170.00 was raised for the school.You are able to link your Harris Teeter VIC card to the Together in Education program. 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!
Clubs at Carmel
Below is a complete list of clubs at Carmel Middle School.
We were very lucky to host Ana Homayoun at Carmel on 2/20/20. She presented a program on Resilience, Grit and Bouncing Back: Helping Middle Schoolers Thrive. If you could not make the event, notes in English/Spanish available below. To view, please select the document.
MPHS Cheer Clinic
Myers Park High School Cheer Coaches are doing a Coach's Clinic this June for girls 12-18. It's a prep clinic for high school cheerleaders and middle school girls to prepare for try-outs at the end of summer. To register for the clinic, follow the link below. The deadline to register is Friday, May 29th.
If you haven't done so already, it's not too late to join the Carmel Athletic Booster Club! We provide funding for all athletic programs at Carmel and any amount helps. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LfI1vEXs4f3vwJZiIw2HfQSsQDBvXuxkTj5w3Ds2rL4/edit
Follow Carmel Athletic Boosters on Instagram for all your Cougar sports news, team photos and check out the Student Athlete of the Day features! If you are looking for a great way to get involved at Carmel next year and would like to help out on the Carmel Athletic Boosters committee, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you all for your support!!