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
What a great first week! Thank you to the Carmel Middle School community for supporting our return to in-person instruction. It was amazing to see our Group A students face-to-face last week and we're just as excited to welcome groups B and C back on-campus. Our staff and students did an exceptional job with our safety procedures, starting with morning arrival and through afternoon dismissal.
Rising 7th & 8th Course Registration
On Monday, March 1st, students went through a presentation about course registration for the 2021-2022 school year. This link will guide you through the registration process and includes staff videos to support this process. Students can explore elective class offerings by clicking the links under each grade-level. Students, alongside their parents/guardians, will fill out a Google Form with their course selections and then register for these courses in Powerschool. Registration due dates are included.
If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact your grade-level school counselor:
Rising 6th Graders: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rising 7th Graders: email@example.com
Rising 8th Graders: firstname.lastname@example.org
Return to In-Person Q & A Recording
If you did not get a chance to attend the virtual Q&A with Dr. Thompson here is the recording of the presentation. The PTSA opened with a general meeting and budget update before Dr. Thompson went through the Carmel's Welcome Back presentation.
In-Person Learning Days
Group A -
Always bring a mask, headphones and a water bottle with you!
Drop-off is from 8:45am - 9:10am each day. Students cannot be dropped off up front and wait outside the main lobby like in years past.
To ensure your child doesn't present a fever because of a heated car, we suggest you turn down the heat prior to your arrival in the carpool line and have your student's window down before the staff member arrives to take their temperature and complete the screening.
Below is the QR code that takes you directly to the electronic student symptoms screening.
Please form TWO lines in the beginning portion of the carpool line to eliminate back ups on Camilla Drive. Per the graphic below, once you arrive at the last turn, alternate cars to form one line. (You may download the file for your reference by clicking on the image.)
Carmel’s PTSA had the spirit rock in front of the school painted to welcome back students!
Please do not paint over this rock until March 13th so all rotations have a chance to enjoy it. The rock by the bus lot is available for painting.
School Picture Days
Families will be sent additional information on how to submit headshots for the yearbook if you do not wish to come on-campus.
Invest for Success
A big thank you to the Carmel families who have already donated to Invest for Success.
Thank you to the families who INVESTED in Carmel Middle School this year!
Please go to the Invest for Success page for a full list of donors.
YEARBOOK Photo of the Week
Send us pictures of you with your "FURRY CLASSMATES" - your pets! Be sure you AND your pet are in the photo, and email it to CarmelYB2021@gmail.com this week! Ask Mr. Mahoney if you have any questions!
¡Foto del anuario de la semana!
Envíenos fotos de usted con sus "COMPAÑEROS PELUDOS" - ¡sus mascotas! ¡Asegúrese de que usted y su mascota estén en la foto y envíela por correo electrónico a CarmelYB2021@gmail.com esta semana! ¡Pregúntele al Sr. Mahoney si tiene alguna pregunta!
New Grade Level Updates
Please find attached the biweekly grade level updates from the Assistant Vice Principals. If you are not receiving them directly to your e-mail, please use this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfaQMPyhfjOix1lZ5Z4F6yCzW8O50dEWVgEoBKb61TT5vEKaw/viewform
Shoe Collection Drive
Do you need a head start on some spring cleaning? Would you like to help out animals AND people? If so, please bring us your gently used shoes as a donation! You can send the shoes with your child to school, or drop them off at the front of the school if it is not your rotation week, or if you are fully remote.
How it works!
If you have any questions please email Ms. Harwood at: email@example.com
School Mates Program
PTSA treated teachers and staff at our sister school, Starmount, to bagels and coffee last week. Starmount is a title 1 elementary school that feeds into Carmel Middle. Thank you to our School Mates committee for making this happen!
Carmel Face Masks
We now have face masks available! Be ready to show your Cougar Pride when you get back to school! All proceeds from the sale of face masks will go to benefit Cougar Cares, a committee set up to help students in need.
All spiritwear including facemasks is available on the PTA website on the Pay4schoolstuff tab!
For questions or concerns, please contact Joanna Purgason 704-258-8847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!
Good News Cougar Nation!! Carmel spirit wear is now available for purchase online! Go to Carmelptsa.org and click on the Spirit Wear tab to see photos. Inventory availability and payment will be through Pay4SchoolStuff.com. I will be notified of all purchases and can also make arrangements for pickup, or you can choose to have them shipped directly to you. We are currently offering gear we have in stock, so items are available immediately.
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.
Interested in getting involved with Carmel's PTSA?
The Carmel PTSA Nominating Committee is working to fill PTSA positions for the 2021-2022 school year. Volunteering on the PTSA is a great way to be involved and connected to Carmel during the middle school years.
If you are interested in getting involved and learning more about our school, please email email@example.com to let us know.