OUR MISSION: TO MAKE EVERY STUDENT'S POTENTIAL A REALITY BY ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING OUR FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY TO ADVOCATE FOR ALL STUDENTS.
The Carmel Middle School PTSA Invest for Success Campaign has concluded. Thanks to the support and participation of over 200 families, we were able to raise $33,514, 84% of the $40,000 goal. The PTSA successfully funded vital programs and initiatives to benefit our students, faculty and staff this school year.
Thank you to the following families who donated to Invest for Success Campaign (as of 5-15-2020)
For a complete list of donors, please visit the Invest for Success page.
CMS Summer Building Usage
CMS buildings will not open this summer for the traditional, face-to-face programming we have had in the past. We do not believe we can meet the social-distancing, screening and sanitation requirements that would make these programs safe for children and adults. We will continue to support summer enrichment opportunities to the extent we can safely do so by:
Rising MPHS Freshmen
Due to these crazy times, MP's Student Government realizes that many new students are missing out on valuable opportunities to learn about Myers Park. As such, SGA has created a brand-new podcast series titled “The Park Podcast.” On each episode, we will detail important information about classes, curriculum, clubs, activities, sports, etc. The primary target market for our podcast is rising 9th graders, but the information is beneficial for all. With the class of 2024 finishing up their last year in middle school, we thought it was important to adequately prepare them for their future at MP. You can access the podcast on both YouTube and Spotify, and stay up-to-date with episodes and postings by following SGA on Instagram (@mphs_sga). The first two episodes (#1: MPHS FAQs; #2: IB vs AP vs CPCC) are already posted.
We are expecting to be able to have a Yearbook Pick-up Day in June so students will be able to get their yearbooks before the summer, and we're still finalizing the info for that. Once the plan is set for distribution, we will share that info on Carmel Social Media as well as send an email and a recorded phone call home.
Team Uniforms Dropoff
Spring uniform drop-off information can be found at the attached link. If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Hough for additional details. https://rb.gy/hk5lnw
More information will be sent to you concerning end-of-year closeout procedures happening at Carmel. Have a great week.
A Yearbook For Everyone
Carmel community! We want to make sure as many 8th grade students as possible can get a copy of their last yearbook at Carmel. Some families have been hit hard by COVID-19, and so we are looking for sponsors to help cover the cost of these books. If you are willing to purchase a yearbook for an eighth grader who may not be able to afford one, please visit JostensYearbooks.com and use “8th Grade Donated Book” as both the student’s name and the Homeroom Teacher’s name. If you need help, email Mr Mahoney at
These kids deserve all that we can do for them to make this year special. Thank you!
If you are the parent of an 8th grader who needs help purchasing a yearbook, please also email Mr Mahoney at Adam.Mahoney@cms.k12.nc.us. We know your kids are missing important parts of their last year in middle school, and we want to make sure that as many of them as possible can get a copy of their last middle school yearbook.
Field Trip Refunds
Washington DC and OBX field trip reimbursement is underway. If you have NOT received reimbursement and have not already emailed Mrs Jones, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to complete the process.
School Improvement Team
The School Improvement Team (formerly SLT) welcomes Howie Hartnett as it’s new chair for the 2020-2021 school year, along with its new members Tom Nash, Stephanie Simon and Pamela VanGalen. We also want to take this opportunity to thank our members rolling off of SIT for their service and dedication to Carmel. Thank you to Joanna Fielder, Ed Hampton, Sara Hart, Tina Hicks, Elise Kosofsky and Amanda Seckinger and wishing their children the best as they move on to high school. Happy Summer and look for the SIT meetings to resume in the new school year!
Thank you to our amazing sponsors in our inaugural year of the Corporate Sponsorship Program!
Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, Erika Mendoza with The Mendoza Group at Northstar Real Estate!
Thank you to our Gold Sponsors, Andrew Roby General Contractors and Lineberger Orthodontics!
And thank you to our Bronze Sponsor, Tinsley & Terry CPAs, P.A.!
We are grateful for your support! Your generosity allowed us to expand programs for our teachers, students and staff.
If you are interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Kim Riddle at email@example.com.
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.
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!
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.
Sign Up As A Parent In Canvas
In order to monitor student performance, parents may access the Canvas platform as PowerSchool is currently not being used in that capacity. Please note: Your student must sign in through a browser, not the Canvas App, to get a pairing code. Please click here for instructions on how to sign up as a parent observer.
if you are interested in signing up for meal benefits due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please click on the picture or go to
New Building Hours
The school has been given directives that the new building hours are from 10am to 2pm by appointment only. Please make note of this change in regard to calling the school or visiting for device issues. The building remains closed to the general public at this time.
CMS Help Line
Helping students and families in a variety of areas, including remote learning, technology troubleshooting, Student Support services and meal distribution! The help line will also assist families in multiple languages and will soon host American Sign Language via video chat.