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 In Carmel Middle
Giving Tuesday is a global movement unleashing the power of radical generosity and it’s coming up on November 29th! What better way to give back to your community than to donate to your child’s school fundraiser?! Join the movement by giving to the Carmel PTSA Invest for Success fundraiser this GivingTuesday. Every dollar counts! Make your tax deductible donation here.
Last Week For Holiday Gift card Drive
For one more week we are collecting $25 and $10 Walmart gift cards to share with students that could use a little extra help celebrating the holidays and staying safe and comfortable over winter break. Use the QR code below, or visit our Walmart gift registry to purchase a gift card today.
Thank you for all that contributed gift cards last week! Our counselors have identified several families that will be so grateful for your care and support!
Also, if you are part of a community group looking for a fun and simple way to give back we're seeking stockings stuffed with goodies for our 10-20 of our most special students. Contact Kelda Rericha for more information at email@example.com.
2022-2023 Reflections Art Contest
Doughnuts for a Cause!
Doughnuts for a cause!! Carmel Middle School is giving you the best reason to indulge in a dozen (or two) Krispy Kreme doughnuts. From November 2-22, 2022, 50% of your order will be donated back to Carmel Middle School PTSA when you purchase via our fundraising sales page! Simply buy online, visit your local store & redeem using your code. Treat yourself or even gift them to friends and family here!
Carmel Spelling Bee
What a great competition. Congratulations to our first, second, and third place finishers: Maddison Santos Manzanares, Mason O’Brien, & Ryan Robinson.
Spain Trip 2024 Enrollment Is Open!
There's still several spots available for our trip to Madrid, Barcelona, and the Basque country in June 2024 with EF Tours. Don't forget to enroll! For more information and any questions you have, please email Ms. Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org. The trip is open to all students, even if they are not enrolled in Spanish class. Siblings and parents are also welcome! Ms. Russell has taken students abroad to both Costa Rica and Spain and has a ton of experience traveling. *This is a private trip and is not vetted, approved, endorsed, planned, or managed by Carmel or CMS.
Prospective Parent Night
Thank you to the families who attended our first prospective parent night! We will have another evening for rising-6th grade families on January 18th at 6:00pm!
Want to see what we covered? Head to the Carmel Middle School webpage and check out the “New & Prospective Cougars” tab.
Comprehensive Review of School boundary Proposals
CMS is working on a Student-Centered Plan for Programs, Boundaries and Facilities and would like your input! Over the next two months, the Comprehensive Planning Team will conduct a series of in-person and online sessions. There are nine specific topics to be covered, but general feedback is encouraged, and all are welcome, including parents, CMS employees, and others interested in engaging in their local public school system. Spanish interpreters will be available and other languages can be accommodated upon request. In addition, the team is prepared to meet with established community and school groups upon request. A survey instrument will also be released soon. For more information about this comprehensive plan, the schedule of events, and how to participate, visit: Comprehensive Review Information – CMS Bond Construction.
At A Glance
November 23rd - 25th - NO SCHOOL/Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, December 13th - Chorus/Orchestra Concert
Thursday, December 15th - Band Concert
Friday, December 16th - SIT Meeting, open to all (8am, Media Center)
December 20th - January 2nd NO SCHOOL/Winter Break
Monday, January 16th - NO SCHOOL/MLK Jr Day
Tuesday, January 17th - Last day to turn in Q2 assignments
Wednesday, January 18th - Carmel Prospective Family Night (6pm)
Carmel Athletics Schedule
Grade Level Updates
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. email@example.com
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.