HALF DAY OF SCHOOL:  TUESDAY, 11/25/14 - HOURS 0, 1, 2, 3

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

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Tuesday, 11/25/14, 12:30 - 3:00 pm & 5:00 - 8:00 pm

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.

CARTER PARENT SURVEY

Please take this opportunity and share some feedback with us!

Survey will close on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

Survey Button

 headphones

3 headphones will be given away!

Your student will be eligible to enter the drawing for Dr. Dre Headphones once the parent completes the above survey.  Please click on the link below to view & print your ticket (scroll down on the page & then you'll see it). 

1 ticket per student

Box for the drawing is in the main office.

Tickets must be returned by 12/02/14. 

Click here to view the ticket & then print it! 

 

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!

All A's - 116 students

Honor Roll - 237 students

Qtr 1 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 SPIRIT WEAR

 Carter spirit wear is now available!

Orders must be placed by:

Sunday, 11/23/14

 

https://shop.riddellathlete.com/cartermiddleschool

 

 

Spirit Wear

Click here to view the flyer!

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission:  encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives.

Our Scholastic Book Fair is part of a reading event that brings to school a wonderful selection of fun, engaging, and affordable books kids want to read.  Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more.  Like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they'll get.

Reading is vital to every child's success and it's the door opener to the 21st century for all children.  Hope to see you there!

BOOK FAIR HOURS

Tuesday, 12/2/14, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, 12/3/14, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday, 12/4/14, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

If you would like to volunteer, please contact

Mrs. Fannon at kfannon@wcskids.net

 

Book Fair

BUTTER BRAID FUNDRAISER

The Special Education Department is a doing a Butter Braid Fundraiser!

Proceeds will be used to purchase technology for use in the 

Resource Classrooms of:

Mrs. DePolo, Mrs. Rose and Ms. Russell 

Butter Braid

PLACE YOUR ORDER

Now thru 12/02/14

Click on the link below to place your order!

https://warren.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=58

ORDER PICK UP

Tuesday, 12/16/14

2:46 pm - 5:00 pm

Carter Middle School

(main hall - in the pit)

Items will come frozen.  Thaw over night, bake & enjoy!

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. DePolo at KDePolo@wcskids.net

CARTER SPORTS

CARTER CLUBS

 CLUB NEXT MEETING LOCATION NOTES

Book Club

book

Thursday

12/4/14

Click here to view the flyer

Mr. Grifka's Room #305 

Time:  2:53 - 4:17 pm

Book:

Pride & Prejudice

by:

Jane Austen

       

Ecology Club

recycle

Mondays

12/01/14

12/15/14

1/12/15

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

Tuesday

12/02/14

Media Center

7:20 am

Attendance is mandatory!
       

Yearbook Club

Yearbook

Monday

12/01/14

12/15/14

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

CONTEST:  11/17/14 - 11/21/14

Turnin box tops to your 1st hour teacher!

The top 3 classes will receive a breakfast treat!

Click here to view the flyer!

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014

1. There will be a Ski Club meeting for ALL students interested in skiing this winter on Wednesday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center.
 
2. Attention ALL students!
Carter is having a Beats Headphone raffle, and you could be a winner of a brand new pair! All you need to do is have your parent take the online survey on Carter's website, fill out the white raffle ticket you received on Friday, and turn it in to the office by Tuesday, December 2nd. Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity.
 
3. Just a reminder that Parent Teacher Conferences are today from 12:30-3pm and 5pm-8pm.
 
4. Ecology Club members…If you are planning on ordering a t-shirt, TODAY is the last day to turn in your order form and money to Mrs. Kalbfleisch or Mrs. Fields.
 
5. On Monday, December 1st, there will be a Yearbook meeting in the media center from 2:45-4:00.
 
6. On Tuesday, December 2nd, there will be a Student Council meeting in the media center at 7:20. Be there!

CARTER EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

 

November 2014:

Congratulations Mr. Dudek!

How Do I Nominate a Carter Employee?

Dudek

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.

 

www

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 12/15/2013 - ENTER COUPON CODE FL13ML 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