OUR MISSION: TO MAKE EVERY STUDENT'S POTENTIAL A REALITY BY ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING OUR FAMILIES, EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY TO ADVOCATE FOR ALL STUDENTS.
AIG Parent Information for 2019-2020
For more information regarding the 2019-2020 AIG program, please follow this link and follow the instructions.
A Great Family Fun Night!
Carmel Cougars defeated AG bulldogs!
Thank you to our vendors who included Carmel Middle School in their Profits!
Bill Spoons BBQ
Goldfinger's Food Truck
Thank you to all our Carmel Parent Volunteers! A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE FAMILY FUN NIGHT TEAM: MICHELLE SHAPIRO, CAROLINE PENLAND and DEBBIE FACKRELL
Seventh Grade DC Trip
Flyers for the our 7th annual field trip to DC went home on Thursday, October 10th. The first deposit of $140 will be due on Nov 6. We hope most of our 7th graders will be able to join as it is a very exciting trip! Please contact Ella Boyd, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions about the trip. If you need another flyer, please send your student to get another one from Mrs. Boyd.
NC middle School Honors Chorus
Meet Yasmin. Yasmin is in 7th grade. Earlier this year, 791 students auditioned for the NC middle school honors chorus and Yasmin is one of 153 that were selected. They will perform at the NC music educators conference in Winston Salem November 9th-10th.
We just hosted the Energy Guardians energy-saving program at school and have an opportunity to start saving energy in our own community! If you haven’t yet, you can sign-up for your FREE energy efficiency kit and reduce your home’s carbon footprint – and help our school win cash rewards! Request your kit by going to MyEnergyKit.org, calling 1-855-386-9548 or mailing in one of the postage-paid forms we sent home.
OBX Field Trip is at Capacity!
We have reach our capacity for this spring’s trip to the Outer Banks. If you would like to be added to the wait list please email Ms. Shurig or Mr. Mahoney. Once added to the wait list if a student can no longer attend the trip you will be contacted to pay the deposit or total amount. Last year around 6-7 students were taken on the trip that were initially on the wait list. If you are interested in chaperoning for this trip please contact Ms. Shurig or Mr. Mahoney.
Do You Love Mountain Biking?
Do you know a student at Carmel who loves Mountain Biking?MPHS MTB Coach, Shawn Gentry, will be leading a composite team for the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. This team allows students from Carmel, AG, and Randolph Middle to come together to learn mountain biking techniques and skills and participate in races if they choose. To learn more, please go to...
Registration is on the TEAM page here for MPMTB NICA team:
https://www.mpmtb.com/ (scroll down to JUNIORS)
We start practice Saturday, November 2nd (every Sat 10am-Noon)
It's back! Invest for Success Graffiti Wall!
Have you had a chance to make a contribution to this year’s PTSA Invest for Success Giving Campaign? It’s not too late and we could use your help. We are currently at 37% of our $40,000 goal. Any dollar amount is appreciated and 100% tax deductible.
Starting on October 21st, students whose families have made a donation will get to “TAG” the graffiti wall in the cafeteria to show their Cougar pride. Another “TAG” day is scheduled for mid November.
To donate, select one of the following payment options:
1) PayPal – go to http://www.carmelptsa.org/donate-now.html
2) Pay4schoolStuff – go to https://www.pay4schoolstuff.com
3) Cash or Check (make payable to Carmel Middle School PTSA)-return form & payment to first block teacher or Front Office or mail to: Carmel Middle School · Attn: Invest for Success · 5001 Camilla Drive · Charlotte, NC 28226
Student Body Presidents Election
Carmel students will elect Student Body Co-Presidents in early October. Homebase elections were held and a class representative and alternate were selected in each Homebase class. Homebase representatives will attend their first meeting with all members present in early October as well and organize themes for the fall spirit week in mid October. Once themes are selected, information about spirit week and the upcoming fall dance will be shared and flyers will be hung around the school. Finally, a canned food drive will be held in November before Thanksgiving break.
Volunteers Needed for Family Fun Night
Carmel Middle School will be having their annual Family Fun Night event on Tuesday, October 15, 4:30pm-7pm during the Carmel VS Alexander Graham football game. Thanks to all who have volunteered. We are still in need of baked goods for the cake walk.
Ms. Wolf is having open gym with structured weekly activities to get your body moving and brain pumping! Open gym will be on Tuesday mornings at 8am in the gym! Students may sign up on here http://bit.ly/BeastWolfe.
Do you want a school directory?
Carmel has gone fully digital! If you would like a 2019 - 2020 Carmel Middle School Directory, please go to the CarmelPTSA.org Parent Resources page (scroll down) and download it. To unlock it, use the username "directory" and the password "carmeldir2017" and from there you may view and/or download.
Calling All Dads & Men of Carmel
DADS! GRANDADS! UNCLES! MEN! We Need YOU!
Help make Carmel Middle an outstanding school for your children! Give us some of your time through various activities and programs.
Please send Dads & Men of Carmel an email if you are interested and need more information!
Meeting Dates are:
November 12th and December 10th at 6:30pm in the Media Center.
Carmel Dining Nights Out
Please join your Carmel friends at Brixx Pizza on Thursday, October 24th. Grab some friends and family and come out for lunch or dinner (or carry out). Make sure to tell them that you are with Carmel Middle School and a portion of the proceeds come back to the school. After dinner head over to Ben and Jerry’s for ice cream from 6:30-8:30pm.
When: Thursday, October 24th 11am-1:00am for Brixx and 6:30pm-8:30pm for Ben and Jerry’s
Where: Brixx Pizza Foxcroft 7814 Fairview Rd 704-295-0707 and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream Foxcroft location.
What and Why: Dine in for lunch or dinner or carry out
Thank You New City Church
A big thank you to New City Church and their Youth Group for all of their hard work on Carmel Clean-up Day. The church's volunteers and youth group spread 50 bales of pine straw, raked leaves, picked up trash, took down dead branches, watered plants AND replaced all of the outdoor basketball nets with brand new nets!! Thank you New City Church!!!
Nurse Hines Needs Your Help!
Nurse Hines is in need of helpers for 6th grade vision screening from October 17th - 23rd. No experience is necessary! Please consider signing up and give a little bit of your time using the link below.
ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS the Welcome Desk is still in need of more volunteers. Especially the 1pm-4pm time slot each day. This is a very important role at Carmel and we need your help! The link is below to sign up. Thank you for volunteering!
Become a Tutor
Join the tutoring program at Carmel Middle and be part of a very rewarding program!
Tutors are assigned 2 students to work with, and all information regarding student info/teachers is supplied. Tutors/Students meet each Friday from the beginning of October to the beginning of May; usually 3-4 Fridays each month are canceled due to holidays, testing, field trips and clubs.
If you would like to become a tutor or if you have any questions please email Heather Hogston at email@example.com.
Thank You to Our New Bronze Sponor:
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Did you know?
A fun Carmel Friday tradition is handing out dog treats during carpool! We like to take care of our furry friends too! Thank you to Ms Ryerson and Ms Russell for providing the treats!
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.
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!
Want to paint the school spirit rock or rocks? There’s now a sign up. For each date you will have 4:30pm to 4:30pm the next day. There are two rocks but if more than two people would like to paint the rock, please consider sharing the rocks. Please also consider an optional donation of $5 to go to PTSA Cougar Cares committee which provides multiple things for our at need kids right here at Carmel. You can pay this via Pay4school.
Yearbooks Are On Sale Now!
A flyer was sent home on the first day of school to order your 2020 Carmel Yearbook. You can send that form in or you can order online at jostenyearbooks.com.
The yearbook is 96 pages and made by Carmel Students. Yearbook staff guarantee more than 2,500 pictures and their goal is to include every student at least 3 times in the book. If you have any questions please email Mr. Mahoney at
This week with Cougar Sports!
We had a huge turnout at the football home opener and appreciate the support. We are still in need of some more volunteers in concessions (parents and students, please grab a shift!) as well as selling Carmel Spirit Wear during Family Fun Night. We cannot do this without many volunteers. Proceeds from these sales benefit ALL Cougar athletes-current and future so be sure to sign up even if you can only do 30 minutes, that really helps!
Follow Carmel Athletic Cougars on Instagram for all the latest sports news and upcoming new features spotlighting various Student Athletes of the Day. #cougarnationcms
Does your child take medication?
All medication taken at school has to have a Doctor's order. This is CMS policy.
Parents if your child takes any medication at school, there has to be a written Doctor's order for this. This includes even over the counter medication (OTC).
If your child is going to self carry the medication, the Doctor has to agree to that also and there is a form for this.
The medication has to be checked in at the health room so that I can assure the child has knowledge of why, how much and how often to take it.
To access needed forms go to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools website or click here.
If your child has asthma or severe allergies please use the order set specific for that issue. For instance the order sets for Severe Allergic Reaction and Asthma Action Plans are considered Emergency Action Plans and are given to First Responders and teachers.
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