Carver Middle School 
Community Brief
Your Weekly Update from the GREAT Carver Middle School!
Friday, August 23, 2019

Today we already complete what has been a successful first two weeks of 2019-2020. As you will see below, our teachers and students have gotten off to a fast start this year. Thank you again to the members of the Black Male Task Force for making the time to be on campus during Day 1. We are so fortunate to have a group of this caliber available to our young Bears.

Please keep in mind that there will be no school on Monday, September 2 due to the Labor Day holiday. If you have a student attending Carver this year, please also remember that we do firmly follow the OCPS Student Code of Conduct as dictated by the School Board. You help in this area is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for looking over some of our early year "Bear Happenings" and enjoy your weekend!

In Bear Pride,

Jackie Ramsey
Proud Principal
Carver Middle School

Pictured very top: Black Male Task Force welcomes our Bears back on the first day of school (story below).

"The Carver Way"
At Carver Middle School we believe . . .
All students have potential.
All people should be treated with dignity.

At Carver Middle School we will . . .
Talk to students without degrading them.
Be supportive and uplifting to one another.
Show respect.
Black Male Task Force 
The Black Male Task force greeted our Carver Bears on the first day of school. The Black Male Task Force strives to stress the importance of of positive black men representing positive images and exposing our black youth to roads less traveled in the environments they frequent.

Geometry with Mrs. Randolph   

Ms. Randolph's Geometry students use their angle pairs foldable in their interactive notebooks to complete their Angle Pairs worksheet. 

OCPS Parent Academy   
2019-2020 dates including all Virtual events 

Carver Fresh Market 
Thursday, August 29 

Close Reading with Ms. Randolph
A powerful learning strategy applied in an Algebra I classroom 

Close reading is reading multiple times to uncover layers of meaning that lead to deep comprehension.

Student Government  
Interest meeting on Wednesday, September 4th
IB Summer Camp 
"Operation Moonbase" 
In June we had a fantastic two-day IB Summer Camp for our upcoming Grade 6 IB students. Students carried out a range of activities and challenges in "Operation Moonbase" from building telecommunication towers to team games and presentations. It was a great opportunity for them to meet each other prior to the new school year and make new friends.  
Welcome to all of our new IB students and families!

IB 8th Grade English with Dr. Palmer 
Students in Dr. Palmer's IB 8th grade English Language Arts class work on reading sources for comprehension to develop a central idea. Students also recorded vocabulary words and their definitions before reading the source to assist in understanding the details.  
* Please notice Dr. Palmer's "common board" where she has listed the agenda, standards and learning goals for the unit/lesson (very top image below). 

Teacher Spotlight 
Meet our new Reading Coach, Mr. Lundi! 
Mr. Lundi, Reading Coach. Please note the time on the clock which helps to explain the Dunkin' Donuts coffee cup! 
Q: Hometown? 
A: Bridgeport, CT

Q: What College/University did you graduate from?  

Q: What subject are you teaching this year?  
A: Reading Coach

Q: How long have you been teaching?  
A; 8 years

Q: Most memorable teaching moment?  
A: I was teaching my students the difference between tone and mood, which they were confusing. I pretended to get angry (I almost never get angry) at students not paying attention while I was teaching. I slammed things, yelled at them, and lost my cool, as they stared at me in absolute horror. Then I suddenly dropped the anger act and calmly said, "See? That's the difference between tone and mood: the tone of the author, me, is anger. The mood of the audience, you, is terror. Do you get it now?" They let out a huge sigh of relief, laughed about it for days, went and told their parents what a great lesson it was, and most importantly, did very well on the assessment.

Q: Favorite quote? 
A: Alfred Toffle once said, "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."  
Parents Should Know . . .  

This is a chart of APPS that are easily accessible to your students. Please be mindful that they are not safe and can lead to potential issues that may be harmful. Be aware. Stay informed. The commitment of parents and community members is vital to keeping our students safe.

Friday's Motivational Moment! 

If you want happiness for an hour - 
take a nap.

If you want happiness for a day - 
go fishing.

If you want happiness for a month - 
seek popularity.

If you want happiness for a year - 
inherit a fortune.

If you want happiness for a lifetime - 
help others.

~ Chinese Proverb  
We are fortunate to have a wonderful PTSA here at Carver Middle School. Please consider a membership this year. Anything you might do to assist our PTSA directly helps our students and teachers. Thank you very much!

Jackie Ramsey, Principal 
Carver Middle School 
Friday, August 23, 2019

Carver Middle School Leadership Team

Jackie Ramsey - Principal
Joy Lewis - Assistant Principal -
Paul Lovely - Assistant Principal -
Frederick Ray - Assistant Principal

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