OUR MISSION: TO MAKE EVERY STUDENT'S POTENTIAL A REALITY BY ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING OUR FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY TO ADVOCATE FOR ALL STUDENTS.
Open House is on August 21st!
6th Grade students and families should arrive at 4:30pm-5:30pm.
7th and 8th Grade students and families should arrive at 5:30pm.
Sunset Slush will be set up outside the school to sell Slushies at Open House. A portion of all sales will be donated back to Carmel.
Dads & Men of Carmel COrnhole Tournament
Do you feel you have what it takes to win the Dads and Men of Carmel Annual Cornhole Tournament? If so, mark your calendars! The first game of the 2019-2020 season will be on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Carmel Middle School will be competing against Alexander Graham Middle School, McClintock Middle School, and Quail Hollow Middle School. Happy tossing!
Annual EmpowHERment Summit
The Annual EmpowHERment Teen Summit is approaching in a few months, and we would love to invite all female students grades 6-12 to become a part of the event this year. If you are not already familiar, EmpowHERment, Inc. is a local nonprofit organization committed to empowering a continuous network of girls and women to be leaders through mentorship, talent development, and advocacy - helping to build a sustainable pipeline of female leaders.
This year's summit, focuses on the power of girls breaking barriers and changing their narrative as they realize their full potential and strengthen their voice, talent and network as leaders. It will be held at Butler High School on Saturday, September 21 from 9am - 3pm. It will be a day filled with leadership development, community service and fun!
CLICK HERE to get a glimpse at what the Summit is all about from girls and community members! Group opportunities are available or participants can register individually online at:
https://empowherment2019teensummit.eventbrite.com. For more information, please see the website at www.empowherment.com.
Welcome back to Cougar Sports!
A big welcome back to all our Cougars from Carmel Athletic Boosters! We are excited to announce our new Athletic Director Cordell Hough! We are very excited for him to join our Cougar Nation, please stop and say hello when you get a chance! Joanna Purgason and Meritt Schoening will be leading the Boosters this year, and will have lots of opportunities for parents to be involved! There are many ways you can make a difference in the lives of Cougar Student Athletes.
Join the Carmel Athletic Boosters! All donations go directly to support student athletes and coaches at Carmel to help every student have a great experience!
Sign up to volunteer! There are some great ways parents can get involved- help with sports form collections, sports physical day, concessions, spirit wear sales, end of season celebrations, or be a team parent! Be on the lookout for signup genius links in our section of the weekly Carmel News. Bonus- Booster members get the links first in an email!
Join our committee! Meritt and Joanna are looking for a few more members to work closely with Mr. Pratt and Mr. Hough to ensure Cougar athletes have what they need, when they need it. It’s a great way to be connected to your Middle School athlete, the school and the coaches! Only can help during your athlete’s season? Its ok! We will happily help you be involved during that season!!
Help us during our first week at Carmel!
If your students are trying out for a Fall sport- football, softball, volleyball, cheerleading or golf- the forms and physicals will be due on August 30th. These forms can be completed online at
This is preferred and the link to register will open on August 19th. The physical signed by the doctor still needs to be turned in if the forms are completed online. The forms can also be printed or a packet can be picked up at the office. Completed forms and physicals can be turned into volunteers in the lobby on August 28th, 29th, and 30th before the bell rings. No students are allowed to tryout without a current physical.
We will be offering sports physicals on August 29th during school for $25 cash to ensure all students have an opportunity to participate. These physicals are good for the calendar year and will only be offered in the fall, so plan ahead even if your students play winter or spring sports.
2019-2020 Required Summer Reading List
Honors and Standard will choose one to read and complete a plot diagram.
7th grade Honors will choose one category and read both books to compare and contrast. Standard will choose one from any of the categories.
Honors will read both to compare and contrast thematically. Standard students will choose one to read:
Warriors Don't Cry, by Melba Pattillo Beals
The Hate You Give, Angie Thomas
It's time to Relink!
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. Starting August 1st, you are able to re-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.
Agendas & PTSA Memberships for Sale
Carmel Agendas and PTSA memberships will be available for purchase during Open House, as well as on Carmel's Pay4SchoolStuff website, or turned in with your back to school packets. Cash or checks only, please, unless purchased online.
If you're looking for a great way to get involved at Carmel, consider volunteering at the school store. It is a fun way to interact with the staff & students of Carmel. The store is open daily from 8:45-9:15am. You can signup for as many days that work for your busy schedule. If you have any questions, just hoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Cougar Cares Help Cougars!
Carmel Cougar Cares PTSA Committee is taking donations for our at need students at Carmel. Our Goal is to have 40 book bags with supplies for students in need so they can start off the school year ready to succeed. See donations list below. Please consider contributing.
Karen Little and Elizabeth Bartee
Attention volunteers the Welcome Desk needs your support this year! This is a very important role at Carmel and the schools first impression in greeting and assisting visitors to the school. Be on the lookout in next weeks Cougar News for the Signup genius.
Please email Susan Strickland with any questions.
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Box Tops = CASH for our School!
New CMS Website
Over the summer, CMS has updated all school websites. Check out the new page for Carmel Middle School at