OUR MISSION: TO MAKE EVERY STUDENT'S POTENTIAL A REALITY BY ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING OUR FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY TO ADVOCATE FOR ALL STUDENTS.
Message from Dr. Thompson
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for the support you have given your child, our staff, and our school community this year. It wasn’t long ago that our introductory message to families highlighted our commitment to providing our students with quality instruction, regardless of the ‘uncontrollables’ we encountered. As we conclude the academic year, we look back with a tremendous amount of pride at the work accomplished, as Carmel Middle students and staff worked tirelessly to grow alongside one another through unimaginable circumstances.
Now, we begin to shift our attention to 2021-2022! Our school leadership team’s work in the summer will be eyeing a return of our normal, in-person practices this fall. We will reflect on what can translate from this year to improve our instruction, and we will have a sense of urgency in responding to students’ learning and social-emotional needs that this pandemic has magnified.
It’s our sincere hope that you and your family have a wonderful summer together. I think the past year should have reminded all of us to be considerate of what and who we have in our lives. We can’t wait to see everyone back on-campus in the fall!
Summer Reading 2021
Carmel's Language Arts Department has crafted the 2021 summer reading assignment for our incoming and rising Cougars. These summer reading suggestions will help prepare our students for their language arts classes in the fall and directly align to our curriculum.
Rising 8th Grade
Rising 7th Grade
Rising 6th Grade
*We always encourage students to read over the summer, regardless of the text chosen! Your child can access the Mecklenburg County virtual library by following these steps.
Public Library OneAccess Account
Full Remote Academy Chromebook/Materials Drop-off
FRA Families, please utilize Thursday, May 27th or Tuesday, June 1st to turn in your child’s ELA novels and Chromebook and charger. Stations will be set up in our regular carpool lane. Please contact Ms. Hibner (email@example.com) if you’d like to drop off your child’s Chromebook and materials at a different time.
8th Grade Awards Presentation – Virtual
At 9:15am on Thursday, May 27th, both in-person and remote students will watch the 8th grade awards presentation as a grade-level. This presentation will also be available on our school website at that time. All students will receive a certificate as we celebrate the unique journey our 8th graders have experienced as they transition to high school. Full Remote Academy students will receive their certificate after testing on May 20th. Congratulations!
Save the Dates!
A big thank you to all the families who donated money or gift cards for Staff Appreciation month. Our staff has been treated to a surprise each week. Last week they enjoyed lunch from Cici’s Pizza. This week they each received a $25 Target gift card. We love our Carmel teachers and staff!
MPHS & SMHS Feeder Pattern
Beginning with the 2022-23 school year, E.E. Waddell (Waddell) HS will reopen as a magnet high school. In June or July 2021, the superintendent will make a recommendation to the Board regarding the school's magnet program(s) and transportation zone. To inform his recommendation, please share your feedback related to two scenarios currently under consideration for the E.E. Waddell HS. Materials from the May information session, including a video of the May 18 engagement session and presentation slides, may be found here: CMS Planning Services
Preparing Boys for the Long Run...at Summer Camp!
Let Me Run packs the Summer Camp experience into a fun-filled week your rising 4th-8th grade boy will never forget! Trained Let Me Run coaches and speakers will encourage and inspire campers to overcome challenges, express themselves, and learn to be the difference-makers in their own neighborhood. Activities will empower campers to be courageous, work together, and celebrate the differences in one another. This unique, week-long camp incorporates physical activity, hands-on activities, and a community service activity that culminates with an “Amazing Race” themed event at week’s end! Space is limited so register today at www.letmerun.org/summer-camp
Dates, times, and locations:
Freedom Park (Charlotte)
June 21-25 8:30-11:30 WAITLIST
August 2-6 8:30-11:30
Walter Y. Elisha Park (Fort Mill)
July 12-16 8:30-11:30
New Grade Level Updates
Join the PTSA
Join the PTSA to stay engaged and informed on what’s going on at Carmel Middle. Your involvement can help make this a successful year for students and staff.
Spiritwear will be available on the Pay 4 School Stuff through the end of the school year. Thanks to everyone who supported their school, Carmel Boosters and Cougar Cares through the purchase of Sweatshirts, Tshirts and Face Masks!
We can't wait until we are able to see you all again with some in person sales, be on the lookout for information about that as soon as we are able! If you have any questions or concerns, please reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling or texting Joanna Purgason at 704-258-8847.
Have a great end of the school year and Go Cougars!
While the past year has been a challenge, it has also provided an opportunity for innovation, creativity, and leadership! We are proud of how the teachers, staff, and administrators of Carmel Middle School have responded and we hope you will consider supporting this progress in the 2021-2022 school year.
A CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP is a great way to invest in our community and in the children and families of Carmel middle school. There are multiple sponsorship levels with various advertising options in and around the school to choose from.Choose a level that best fits your business and enjoy the benefits of advertising to a dynamic, active school community!
Harris Teeter TIE
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.
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