August 16, 2021
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Car Drop Off/Pick Up Lane
To help ease the process, expedite the line, and keep everyone safe:
  • Please pull all the way forward to the car in front of you during drop off and pick up. This allows less cars backed up on Kirkwood.
  • Allow cars from each direction a chance to turn onto school property.
  • Avoid stopping in front of the front doors or picking up students on Kirkwood.
  • Students should exit the car on the curb side.
  • You may pull into the middle lane after your child has exited or entered your vehicle to leave the line.
  • If you want to pull into the parking lot, you may use the left lane to avoid the curbside traffic.
  • Use a crosswalk to cross the street.
  • Do not drop off or pick up any child in the middle or left lanes.
  • The road that leads to the back is not for drop off or pick up. The lanes are used for busses and faculty only.

Annual Student Verification
As a reminder, please complete your student’s Annual Student Verification by logging into your Family Access/Skyward Account and click on the link that says, “Go to 2021-2022 Annual Student Verification”, found on the home screen.

Back to School Check In/Out Procedures
Donate Unwanted Shoes and Help Dragons Reach 10K Pair Shoe Drive
Mateo Bryce, Matt and Will Blount partnered with the nonprofit Soles4Souls and are collecting new and gently worn shoes to help people in need. Please consider donating shoes that you no longer wear or have outgrown for a good cause. All sizes and types of shoes for men, women and children are appreciated. Boxes will be located at the main entrance to all elementary, middle and CISD high schools starting the week of Aug. 23 for two weeks.  Click here to learn more about Soles4Souls.

The used shoes that are donated are repurposed and become a means for families in developing countries to earn a living reselling the shoes, and if the boys reach their 10K pair goal, Soles4Souls will donate new shoes to a local nonprofit.

Below is a video the boys created on the mission of Soles4Souls and the impact that a pair of shoes can make:
New & improved CMS PTSO Website.
Be sure to check out social media (see below)

Thank you to Tolleson Orthodontics for being our Directory Spot sponsor for the 2021-2022 school year! CMS PTSO appreciates your continued support. Their sponsorship helps fund our online directory.
Thanks also to over 250 families and staff who have already joined PTSO. We couldn't do this without your donations and participation. We are stronger together. If you would like to know more about sponsorship at CMS, please contact
Registration is open until Sept. 30. Help us get the word out and get close to 100% participation this year. 
100% of your donation to CMS PTSO is dedicated to purchasing teacher wish list items not covered by CISD funds. All of our teacher lunches, treat carts, student recognition & parties are also funded through this donation drive. We could not do it without your generosity. Thank you for supporting CMS!

Welcome Back Staff
Faculty extends their thank you for the start of school Amazon gift card, luncheon, and treat cart. We look forward to all being face-to-face again. We appreciate your generosity and support.

PTSO is excited to announce our new fundraiser for 2021. We will have a contest to name our leader of the flock. You won't want your student to miss out on the opportunity to name it. Details coming soon, #cmsflock.
Social Media
We would also like to encourage people to join our Facebook group, Carroll Middle School.
News from Nurse Bonczyk
If you are emailing immunizations - please make sure it is a compliant record and that it is legible with students first and last name along with their date of birth. Please click the following link for 2021-2022 Texas Requirements for Immunizations. If you need a copy of your students Immunization record - you can find it by logging into skyward from your desktop under health info.  
All UIL physicals need to be emailed to the appropriate head coach.
Boys - Coach Anthony VanBuskirk
Girls - Coach Lauren Sullivan
Physicals Info 2021-2022
UIL is requiring a physician signed physical this year and we would like to help get that covered. For incoming 7th -12th grade students wanting to try out for Band, Athletics or Cheer – a physical is required for the upcoming year.

Lauren Sullivan
Girls' Athletic Coordinator

Coaching Staff:
Shelby Alvarado -

Interested in middle school wrestling?
Contact Coach Ian Semelroth
Join AP Booster Club Today

By supporting the AP Booster club you help support AP, Honors, GT programs at EIS, DIS, DMS, CHS and CSHS. Last year we gave teacher grants totaling $10,000 to these campuses and awarded $6,000 in college scholarships to seniors. We hope to have your support so we can fund even more teacher grant requests. We also have informative meetings throughout the year that are free to members. Please take a minute to join today.
District Information
First Day of School is Monday, August 16
The first day of school is next Monday, August 16! If you have any last minute back-to-school needs, visit our website for important dates for back-to-school events, registration information, school supply lists, and more! Click here to visit the back-to school website.

Clay Target Team Hosting Information Meeting on August 31
National and State Champions Southlake Carroll Target Team is hosting their New Member Call Out meeting and orientation for the 2021-2022 season on August 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Carroll High School Cafeteria (please park by the tennis courts in the back of the building.) The SCTT is an awesome opportunity for students 7th - 12th grade to participate in a competitive individual/team sport in a safe, controlled environment. No experience is necessary and welcome to all boy and girl athletes. Click here for more information.

Carroll Swim/Dive Team Seeking Boy Divers
Calling all "daredevil" boys! Can you flip? Can you twist? Carroll Swim/Dive needs you! Help the program keep the “Dragon Fire” burning bright and continue to build and maintain the #1 HS Swim/Dive Program in Texas! Contact Dragon Diving Coach Anastasia Pozdniakova with any questions.

Dragon Den Opens for the 2021-2022 School Year
The Dragon Den is opening its doors for the 2021-2022 school year! The first day of in-person shopping is Friday, August 13 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and will continue to be open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and during Varsity home football games. You can also shop 24/7 online here. All profits from the Dragon Den go back to support Carroll sports grades 7-12.

Dragon Football Season Tickets Still Available
Season tickets are still available for the 2021-2022 Varsity Dragon Football season. Sales are happening now and are ONLINE ONLY. You can find the tickets available for purchase here.

Early Release Hours For Elementary Campuses August 16 -20
During the first week of school August 16 -20, all elementary schools will be on an early release schedule. Prekindergarten will be in school from 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and
Kindergarten-Grade 4 will be in school from 7:40 a.m.-11:55 a.m. Normal hours will resume for all campuses on Monday, August 23. Click here to see more back-to-school dates, times and information.