CARROLL MIDDLE SCHOOL
May 10, 2021
Sign-up for Dragon Tales
Click here
To unsubscribe, click on the SafeUnsubscribe link on the bottom of Dragon Tales.
Four National Junior High Society Members receive Outstanding Achievement Award
Miriam Etheredge
Bella Kaplan
Grace Kuruvilla
Ella Le
Recognizing the need to help middle level students jump-start their quest toward higher education, the NJHS select only 500 students nationwide for the annual NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award. Four well-deserving members were chosen: Miriam Etheredge, Bella Kaplan, Grace Kuruvilla, and Ella Le.
 
These individuals were nominated by their advisers and chosen by a national selection committee because of their demonstrated commitment to the pillars of NJHS: scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. The award program is supported by the parent organization of NJHS, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
 
The award recognizes 500 exceptional NJHS students with $500, to be placed in a college savings account program-managed by Oppenheimer Funds (OFI Private Investments) as part of the New Mexico Education Trust Board's 529 college savings plan: The Education Plan.
Choir Solo Ensemble Contest Results
Congratulations to the choir students for their achievements at their recent solo and ensemble contest. Members focused on refining their solo submissions. In many cases, virtual solo recordings require additional performance courage. We had 36 students participate, receiving all excellent and superior “1” ratings.
 
A special thanks to voice teacher, Ms. Eisha Epps, for working with a select group of students virtually.
 
The following students received recognition for their solo’s at contest:
 
7th Grade
Madeline Baek  I/Superior
Kaila Braden  I/Superior
Jackson Campbell  I/Superior
Riya Erasani  I/Superior
Abhinav Ette  I/Superior
Marlee Fraser  I/Superior
Penny Gerrick  I/Superior
Sophia Hybarger  I/Superior
Ashley Ju   I/Superior
Danielle Nef  I/Superior
Sydney Norvell  I/Superior
Isha Ponoth  I/Superior
Riya Satani  II/Excellent
Lucy Smith  I/Superior
Michael Vu  I/Superior
Tido Wencker  II/Excellent
 

8th Grade
Remy Adams  II/Excellent
Shriya Avirneni  II/Excellent
Arissa Chang  II/Excellent
Meilan Dunn  I/Superior
Abigail Foster  I/Superior
Ishani Gandi  I/Superior
Diell Kaba  I/Superior
Dilon Kaba  I/Superior
Grace Kuruvilla  I/Superior
Abigail Merritt  I/Superior
Malaika Nair  I/Superior
Nicki Nannapaneni  I/Superior
Abigail Ngan  I/Superior
Kanishka Patel  II/Excellent
Yana Pinjani  I/Superior
Anvitha Sathu  II/Excellent
Katie Scruggs  I/Superior
Gabrielle Stelling  I/Superior
Sindhu Venigalla  I/Superior
Luka Vidacak  I/Superior
Office News
Not returning to CISD
If your child will NOT BE RETURNING to Carroll ISD next school year, please complete a Summer Withdrawal form and return to leslie.evans@southlakecarroll.edu as soon as possible.
  • The withdrawal form can be found by clicking on the following link:  2021 Summer Withdrawal
  • Withdrawing students must return laptops to the front office on their last day of school. 

Overdue Class Fees
If you have not paid the fees for the courses that have fees, please go to Skyward to the Fee link. They are all conveniently located in one place and you can pay all of them at once. If you cannot see the fee, please send a check made out to CMS with your student. Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.

Student Check Out Procedure
When checking out a student during the day, please be sure to have your photo id with you as you approach the door and the camera. Although we wish we could recognize each parent, it is almost impossible with masks, hats, sunglasses, etc. So please understand, we cannot release a student to anyone without proper identification. Thank you.

Lost and Found
Please have your student check the Lost and Found for any missing clothing items, shoes, books, notebooks, lunch boxes and water containers. Clothing items will be donated on the last day of school, Thursday, May 27.  Lunch boxes, water bottles and pencil bags will be disposed of at that time. It is very helpful if lunch boxes and water containers are labeled with the student’s name. This way we can call students to the office and try and return items before they are disposed of or donated. 
 
There is a separate Lost & Found at the Front Desk for more valuable items (jewelry, laptop chargers) so please have your student check with Mrs. Gulliver for those types of items.
Dress Code
Hello CMS families!
Please be sure your student is following the dress code when coming to campus for classes.
  • Leggings are allowed if the top students are wearing is long enough to reach the knuckles on a fisted hand when a student has her hand at her side.
  • Shorts worn to school should also be long enough to reach the knuckles of a fisted hand when a student has her hand at her side.
  • Students may not wear crop tops that expose the midriff when the student raises her arms.
  • Hats of any kind are not to be worn in school unless there is a designated dress up day such as “western day.”
Animal Science News
We are looking for any donations of vegetables (lettuce, collard greens, peppers, carrots, cucumbers) that might be expiring soon and you know that you won't be using them. We used to get some supplies from the cafeteria, but they do not have as much anymore so our supply runs low quickly.

Also, we are running low on newspaper and we use it to line the cages. If you read the paper, please consider sending to school with your child for animal science.

If you are able to bring up any of the above-mentioned items that you know you won't be using, instead of throwing it away, it would be much appreciated if you could donate it for our animals in class.  

You can reach me at lori.cashon@southlakecarroll.edu for more information or drop off arrangements.

APPRECIATE YOU!!
Lori Cashon
Save the Dates
CEF Auction
Online - May 14 - June 5
Live Auction - June 4
With help from great title sponsor Park Place Dealerships for the past 14 years and new partner Heritage Auctions, this year's auction promises to be very special.

Heritage Auctions is an international auction house (and Carroll Dragon parents too!). The LIVE & Online Auction will have our Southlake favorite items and also some unique collectibles donated by
Heritage Auctions. Thanks to their generosity, CEF will be able to promote your company and donated item or experience to a much larger audience - not just in Southlake, but around the world!

We know this has been a challenging year. You can help us to continue our important work of funding Carroll ISD teachers, by joining the fun and participating in the 2021 CEF Beyond the Box Auction.
If you have any questions, please contact us at info@carrolleducationfoundation.org.

You Won’t Want To Miss It!
Extended Day
No Extended Day the week of May 10.
Library Book Due
All library books are due back Friday, May 14 by the end of the school day. All students will be receiving an email with library items checked out to them on Wednesday, May 12. If your student has any books from other Carroll ISD schools, they are welcome to return those to the CMS library and Ms. Kosev will make sure they are sent to the correct campus. DVA students can return their library books to the book return cart located at the front of the school during school hours.
Thanks for your help.
Ms. Kosev
PTSO

Please join us for our last CMS PTSO General Meeting of the year on 
TUESDAY, MAY 18 at 10:00 am.

We will be "Passing the Binders" from the outgoing board members to the incoming board members. We will also be discussing/voting on a draft budget for 2021-2022 school year. Thanks to all of our CMS PTSO families for such an amazing year!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9786265305?pwd=cXRaWDZmd2xLZnppN2dqbERYTEVTQT09

Meeting ID: 978 626 5305
Passcode: Dragons
Social Media
Please sign up for the Carroll Middle School Spirit Shop Facebook page and follow CMS on Twitter to receive information regarding the Spirit Shop. We will have previews & pre-sales of upcoming merchandise.
Athletics
Purchase Tickets
Tickets for games in the district can be found by visiting this website. All tickets are to be purchased online this year due to Covid Restrictions.
 
 
Please see the spectator guidelines for fans for ALL CISD athletic facilities:
  • Spectators must self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms as outlined by TEA and UIL. Spectators must also be symptom-free before arriving at the athletic facility.
  • Masks or face coverings are required as you enter, exit and move around the athletic facility as outlined by the Governor’s order and/or CISD Safety Plan.
  • Spectators will practice social distancing and sit at least six (6) feet away from other groups.
  • Spectators will not sit on any seat marked with tape.
  • No passes are accepted at the gate.
  • No one is allowed on the field or court of play.

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 will be required to be filled for the upcoming year.
Girls Soccer Schedule
Swimming and Diving
For more swim and dive information, click here.
Wrestling

Interested in middle school wrestling?
Contact Coach Ian Semelroth
Sports Camps
Lady Dragon Basketball Camp
is up and running! Very excited to have our camp back on the Carroll Senior High campus. Can’t wait to see everyone this summer!

Lady Dragon Softball Camp
June 14-16
2nd-5th
8-10:30 a.m.
6th -9th
11 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Cross Country Camp
Lakeshore Running Camp which is designed to teach our incoming freshmen about our training system and to gain knowledge about our sport.

June 7-9
Cleburne State Park

Soccer Camp

June 21-24
K-6
9-11:30 a.m.
7-9
5-8 p.m.

July 19-22
K-6
9-11:30 a.m.
Covid -19
We have a Well clinic and a Sick clinic, which is called the waiting room. The waiting room is where kids who have any of the symptoms listed below will wait for their parent or emergency contact to pick them up. These two rooms are completely separate to limit cross contamination.  Per the TEA and Tarrant County Public Health Guidelines, your child must be sent home for additional monitoring and observation. It is strongly recommended that you 1. Isolate your child at home, 2. Avoid unnecessary contact with others and 3. Contact your child’s physician for further guidance.

Covid-19 like Symptoms include:
Fever
Sore Throat
New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing or in a diagnosed asthmatic or chronic allergic student, a change in baseline
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Abdominal pain
Abnormal taste or smell
New onset of severe headache

Additional relevant symptoms include:
Fatigue
Chills
Congestion or runny nose
Significant muscle pain or ache
Nausea

Please have a plan in place every morning for how you will pick up your child should you get a call. If neighbors or friends are your emergency contact, please make sure they will be available if you are not. We are expecting your student to be picked up ASAP and within 30 mins.

We are asking parents to be extra vigilant this year and not send your child to school with any of the above symptoms. Remember to screen (including temperature) every morning and fill out your Sunday evening screening survey.

We are discouraging the use of as needed meds as it could mask symptoms. It will depend on the circumstances surrounding the clinic visit. Please call to discuss this further if you have concerns.
If your child has seasonal allergies, please start medicating with a daily allergy medication now and consider a daily nasal spray. Developing a good routine now will help cut down on their symptoms later and will avoid me from having to send your child home unnecessarily. 

Per CDC, AAP and TEA, nebulizer treatments for Asthmatics are not recommended. We are only accepting inhalers this year.

Please try to anticipate your child’s needs and send water bottles, lip balm, snacks and hygiene products. We are trying to keep the amount of students who visit the clinic to sick and urgent matters.

It is important to have a clean mask every day. Consider having multiple masks to be worn during the week to be laundered over the weekend. Paper masks can air dry in a brown paper bag over 2-3 days.
Please make sure your primary number is the one you want us to call first, should your child need to come home. Consider saving CMS number 817-949-5400 in your phone as a recognizable contact.
Parents if you still need to drop off emergency meds to the clinic like Epi pens and inhalers, there is a medication bin in the mantrap.


Thank you for your understanding and for your cooperation during these unprecedented times.
  
Susan Bonczyk, RN, BSN
District Information
SASO Donation Station
SASO is hosting a donation station on Sunday, May 16, from 1-4 p.m. at White’s Chapel UMC, This event benefits the Battered Women’s Foundation Since the Covid pandemic began, cases of domestic abuse have skyrocketed, for both women AND men. The BWF needs our support now more than ever. SASO is not able to accept cash donations, but checks can be made payable to the organization Battered Women’s Foundation.

Southlake Women's Club School Supply Sales Begin April 30
It's time to order your school supplies through the Southlake Women's Club. This is one of the easiest ways to get your school supplies shopping done. All proceeds from sales go to participating CISD schools. Beginning on April 30, parents can order their school supplies for the 2021-22 school year. For more information and to place your order, click here.

Dragon Tennis Tryout Information
Interested in playing Tennis in High School? Our initial tryouts, for any incoming freshmen or anyone not currently on the varsity or JV teams, will be held on Monday, July 26 at the CSHS tennis courts. If students qualify for a JV Green or Varsity tryout, they will need to be present July 27-30. All participants will need a current physical in order to tryout. To sign up, click here.

Dragon Summer Camps 2021

CISD Secondary Summer School Registration
Are you sad that school is almost over? Are you looking for an opportunity to continue your education? Look no further than CISD's Secondary Summer School. Registration begins for rising seniors on May 3, 2021. Please click here for more information.