HALF DAY OF SCHOOL:  FRIDAY, 3/27/15 - HOURS 4, 5, 6

DISMISSAL IS AT 11:00 AM - PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY!

M-Step TESTING SCHEDULE

M-Step

Carter Middle School students will be doing M-Step testing over the next several weeks.

Please make every effort to have your child in school.

Please schedule routine appointments for after school.

Thank you for your cooperation.

M-Step Test Schedule:  April

M-Step Test Schedule:  May

M-Step Test Schedule:  June

VISION STATEMENT

Our vision for Carter Middle School is to ensure high levels of learning, with a diverse, safe, and positive environment..

MISSION STATEMENT

The Carter Middle School Community is committed to providing a caring environment in which all students have the opportunity to learn responsibility, respect, critical thinking skills, and to achieve academic excellence.

Amy Hendry, Principal

Jodi Samp, Assistant Principal

 

Contact Information

Main Office:  586-825-2620
Fax:  586-698-4295
Attendance: 586-698-4562

 

School Start/End Times

Start Time: 7:51 a.m.
End Time: 2:46 p.m.

Half-day Dismissal: 11:00 a.m.

http://www.wcskids.net/Proposal1Info/index.htm

INCOMING 6TH GRADE INFORMATION

PARENT ORIENTATION

When:  Tuesday, 3/31/15

Time:  7:00 - 8:00 pm

Where:  Carter Middle School Cafeteria

Parents will meet the Counselors & Administrators and will learn about course options & procedures.

 

Schedule

Scheduling cards are due:

 Wednesday, 4/1/15

COUNSELOR VISITS

Monday, 3/30/15 - Cromie

Monday, 3/30/15 - Wilkerson

Tuesday, 3/31/15 - Wilde

INFOMRMATION FOR CURRENT 8TH GRADERS FOR HIGH SCHOOL

Cousino

8th Grade will tour Cousino High School

Wednesday, 5/20/15, 8:45 - 10:30 am

Thursday, 5/2/15, 8:45 - 10:30 am

8TH GRADE SPANISH FIELD TRIP

"The most exciting way to learn Spanish through music!"

When:  April 29, 2015

Bus Departs:  9:15 am

Bus Returns:  12:15 pm

Where:  14600 Common Road, Warren, MI  48088

Cost:  $20 per person

Click here to view the flyer!

Concert

 

  Click here for more information!

UPDATED PARENTAL IMMUNIZATION WAIVER INFORMATION

Vaccine

Effective 1/1/2015:  The Macomb County Health Department has implemented changes in regards to how they process Parental Immunization Waivers.

Please click on the link below for the new regulations.

Parental Immunization Waiver Regulations

8TH GRADE FAREWELL

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ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS:
Beginning second semester, January 20, 2015, if you are on the exclusion list, you will not be able to attend the 8th Grade Year End Farewell Activity.
 
Please keep this in mind when conducting yourself in school.
 Click here for details!

WCSPA AUDITION INFORMATION

Do you love being the center of attention?  Do you get into projects or anything hands-on?  Do you like to move, create, and learn by doing?  Then you might expand your possibilities by becoming a member of WCSPA!

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Please visit the W-C-S-P-A website and click on Admissions or see your high school guidance counselor to get more information!

Students who would like to audition should complete an application online and register for a live audition.

AUDITIONS:

When:  Thursday, 4/23/15

Location:  Sterling Heights High School, Performing Arts Center

Eligible Students:  Students who will be in grades 9-12 for the 2015-2016 school year.

COUSINO HIGH SCHOOL DANCE TEAM TRY-OUTS

Optional Skills Clinics

Location:  Cousino Cafeteria

Wed, 3/25/15:  5 - 6 pm

Tues, 3/31/15:  5 - 6 pm

Tues, 4/14/15:  5 - 6 pm

 

Informational Meeting

Location:  Cousino Cafeteria

Tues, 4/14/15 at 6:00 pm

Dance

Click here for Try-Out Flyer

Click here for Application

Try-Outs

Location:  Cousino Aux Gym

Tues, 4/14/15:  5:30 - 8 pm

Wed, 4/22/15:  5:30 - 8 pm

Thur, 4/23/15:  5:00 - Finish

Sat, 4/25/15:  Letter Pick Up

Questions

Please contact Coach Melodie DeCaire at mdecaire@wcskids.net

 

     

SIGN UP FOR IMPORTANT SCHOOL REMINDERS

 

Phone Alert

Ms. Hendry has created a Carter Community on Remind.

Please sign up to receive current school information.

You can choose to receive email or txt messages.

Remind Flyer

Remind Instructions

   

UPDATE ON PROGRESS REPORTS

As a result of the increased use of Parent Portal and In an effort to promote a more "green" school community, the printing of progress reports for all grades will no longer occur.

Click here to read District Letter.

UPDATE ON IOWA & MEAP TESTING/RESULTS

Please read the following letter from the Chief Academic Officer in regards to IOWA & MEAP testing and results.

Click here to read the parent letter.

EARLY RELEASE POLICY

"6th Hour Early Release Policy"

 Hall Pass
  • Please send a note with your child stating your child's name and time to be released.  This note should be sent to the main office PRIOR to the start of school and a pass will be issued to your child.
  • Calls for Early Release MUST be made PRIOR to 2 pm. 
  • Staff will not be calling classrooms after 2 pm.
 Click Here to view the new Early Release Policy Thank you for your cooperation.

CARTER HONOR ROLL STUDENTS

Honor Roll

Congratulations Students - Keep up the hard work!

Qtr 1 All A's & Honor Roll List

Qtr 2 All A's & Honor Roll List

PRINCIPAL'S LIST - ALL A'S

Students must meet ALL criteria:

  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.67 or higher
  • No single academic grade below A-
  • All 1's and/or 2's in Citizenship & Effort

HONOR ROLL

Students must meet ALL criteria:

  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher
  • All A's & B's
  • All 1's and/or 2's in Citizenship & Effort

GRADING SCALE

GRADING CITIZENSHIP/EFFORT  

A+  98 & Above

A    97 - 93

A-   92-90

B+   89-87

B-    86-83

B     82-80

C+   79-77

C     76-73

C-    72-70

D+   69-67

D     66-63

D-    62-60

E     59-50

F     49-0

1 - Outstanding

2 - Satisfactory

3 - Needs Improvement

 

Homework and daily in-class work may account for up to 25% of the final grade.  The remaining 75% of the final grade is to be determined on fair and equitable, multiple measures of assessments* that will permit a student to demonstrate his/her mastery level of the course's content.

* Examples of assessments may include, but are not limited to chapter tests, quizzes, projects, presentations, labs, etc.  Assessments may be of any type that will demonstrate knowledge gained.

CARTER SPORTS

CARTER CLUBS

 CLUB NEXT MEETING LOCATION NOTES

Book Club

book

Thursday

3/26/15

Mr. Grifka's Room #305 

Time:  2:53 - 4:17 pm

Book:

 

       

Ecology Club

recycle

Mondays

4/13/15

4/27/15

5/4/15 

Room #504 

Time:  2:50 - 4:15 pm

Carter's Ecology Club has earned the highest rating of Evergreen from the Macomb County Green Schools Program.  Congratulations!

       

Student Council

Student Council

Thursday

T.B.D.

Media Center

7:20 am

Attendance is mandatory!
       

Yearbook Club

Yearbook

Monday

T.B.D.

Media Center

Time:  2:45 - 4:00 pm

 

POPCORN SALE

Booster Club is Selling Popcorn!

When:  Every Friday at dismissal

Cost:  $1.00

Where:  Main Lobby

Popcorn

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Box Top 2

You can help Carter earn $1,000 this year just by clipping Box Tops!

Please keep on collecting & turning in box tops for our school!

Box Top

FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR STUDENT . . .

Police Car

Do NOT drop off or pick up your children on the opposite side of Masonic.

Safety First

Thank you for keeping your children safe!

Drop Off Zones

Please click on the link below to view the parking lot map to view drop off & pick up zones.  

Drop Off & Pick Up Zones

CARTER MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015

1. Attention 8th graders going to Washington DC. The T-shirt design contest due date is Wednesday April 1st.  If you want to enter the contest, please get your design to Mr. Swank ASAP.
 
2. There are only a limited number of yearbooks that will be sold in June. If you haven't ordered yours yet, please make sure you do so before the end of the year. They are $32 until TODAY and then the price increases to $35. You make pick up a flyer in the office for more information, or please see Mrs. Smith or Ms. Pekar. Time is running out.
 
3. Birthdays:
David Donze
Madison Goul

CARTER EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

 

February 2015:

Congratulations Mrs. Loftis!

How Do I Nominate a Carter Employee?

Loftis

Carter Middle School is looking for it's Absolute Best!  Please nominate an employee who deserves recognition for their outstanding service and dedication to the Carter Community.  Please open, complete the form and save, and email as an attachment to Ms. Hendry by the 30th of every month.

Nomination Form

2014-2015 CARTER YEARBOOKS

Yearbook It

 

Order your yearbook now at

http://www.yearbookforever.com

Price:  $30 through 1/30/15

   

HOW DO I STAY CONNECTED?

Parents & Guardians:  These simple steps can help you stay informed on what is happening at Carter Middle School.

 

Check out the Carter website at www.wcskids.net/carter.  Updates are made weekly, so check back often.

 

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Sign up for daily or weekly email notifications.

  • Sign in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
  • On the left side of the screen, click on Email Notification.
  • You have several options to choose from:  Grades, Attendance, and School Announcements.  School Announcements will give you information on school activities, late start Monday reminders, days there is no school, and various other reminders and notifications.
  • You will be able to choose how often you receive the notifications that you have selected. 

BUS ROUTES

 http://www.mylocker.net/michigan/warren/carter-middle-school/index.html .

 

 

Order the Carter Gear of your choice; t-shirts, hoodies, sweat pants, shorts, hats, gym bags and more.  It's quick, simple and sent directly to your home. 

 

SPECIAL - $10 OFF THROUGH 01/17/2015 - ENTER COUPON CODE  YgvbgWS2  http://www.mylocker.net/michigan/warren/carter-middle-school/index.html

Cousino Patriots Athletics

Cousino PATRIOTS Athletic Department welcomes the new FRESHMAN, CLASS of 2017!  We are very proud of our school and the many programs we offer.  During the school year, CHS students can choose from several different sport activities.  For information about athletics and summer camps, visit: http://www.wcs.k12.mi.us/cousino/Athletics/athletics.htm