November 4, 2019
Veteran's Day Assembly
Carroll Middle School will have its annual Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, Nov.11.

Students will honor veterans with songs, musical selections, poems and essays.  

As part of our Veterans Day Celebration, CMS would like to pay tribute to all men and women  related to a Carroll Middle School student who are serving or have served in any of our military  forces with a "Wall of Honor."  

All Veterans are invited to attend the ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11 at 10:15 a.m.  Come early to be seated and stay after for a reception.

Attached is a copy of the form for you to complete and  include a picture if you have one.  Please complete the form and include the corresponding picture  (marked with the veterans and students name on the back) and return the completed form to the front office by  Wednesday, Nov. 6.  Thank you!

Got paper?  Newspaper Wanted.
Donate any unwanted newspapers to Animal Science.  They are low on supplies and need them for the cages.  Just send them to D102 with your student.
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We encourage everyone to join our CMS PTSO!
Help support the staff and students by becoming a PTSO member. Your membership includes a directory.

You can use this link to join or at our CMS PTSO website.

Playoff Shirts for Sale
The shirts run for $20 for short sleeve and $25 for long sleeve.  We are selling the shirts online, so people can easily access the shirts.  Orders will be dropped off at CMS.

General Meeting Dates
Below are the dates for our general meetings.  They are at 10:00 a.m. in the library-we hope you can join us!
February 25
April 25

Thank you!
CMS PTSO executive committee

Volunteers Needed
HELP!  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE FRONT OFFICE!  Looking for volunteers to help direct traffic and monitor halls during staff meeting days throughout the year.  Great way to contribute to your school!  Please sign up via the following link:  Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet

Box Tops
Keep collecting BoxTops.  Turn the ones you have from summer in a baggie with your students' name on it to the front office.

 Social Media
Please sign up for the Carroll Middle School Facebook page and follow CMS on Twitter to receive information regarding the Spirit Shop.  We will have previews & pre-sales of upcoming merchandise.
Counselor's Corner
Dear Parents,
Happy November!  Our November Counseling Newsletter Life in the Middle focuses on Middle School Friendships and Kindness. We hope you find it useful Life In The Middle - November .  We have included important dates for the end of the semester.  Please let us know if we can help with anything.

We would like to recognize CMS students who have volunteered in our community.  If you know a student who has participated in community service activities over the past year, please encourage them to apply. Any student who has volunteered may apply.  CMS will select one applicant to represent our school for state recognition. Program details/application are available on the CMS Webpage under the Counseling Tab/Student Recognition Opportunities.  Applications must be submitted online by Tuesday, Nov. 5.
CMS 8th graders have the opportunity to apply for a $2500 college scholarship by completing an application which includes the following: academic achievements, extracurricular and athletic activities, and community involvement.  Each student is also required to write an essay on his or her favorite role model.  CMS will select two applications for consideration to the Bobby Bragan Youth FoundationDeadline for applying is Nov. 15Applications are available on our CMS Webpage under the Counseling Tab/Student Recognition Opportunities.

Schedule Change Requests for 2nd Semester
CMS Counselors will accept elective schedule change requests for 2nd semester Tuesday-Thursday, Dec.  3-5 .  Students can request a schedule change for electives using a Google document.  We will accept elective change requests for 2nd semester starting at 8:00 a.m, Tuesday, Dec. 3 until 4:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5.  In order to be fair to all students, we will not be able to accommodate any requests made via email or in person.  The link will be available on the CMS Webpage under the Counseling Tab. 

Keeping with the "Go Green" idea, we will not be printing their 2nd semester schedules for them to view.  Students will need to access their schedules for 2nd semester through Student Access.  We will print them for the 1st day of second semester. 

Thank you!    
Assist Students with
  • Understanding self and feelings.
  • Making difficult choices.
  • Setting goals.
  • Developing their individuality vs. peer pressure.
  • Learning self-discipline and responsibility to self, family, and society.
  • Developing coping skills.
  • Resolving conflicts effectively.
  • Learning how school performance relates to future opportunities.
  • Learning to recognize and make the best of their abilities.
 Offer students
  • Classroom guidance lessons.
  • Individual counseling and crisis intervention support.
  • A safe place to talk.
  • Conflict intervention.
  • Anger Management skills.
  • Study skills assistance.
  • Group support for specific issues.
  • Character education.
  • A safe and caring environment.
How Do Students Contact the School Counselor? 
  • Self-Referral
  • Request of a counselor
  • Parent referral
  • Teacher/staff referral
  • Referral by friend(s)
  • Administrative referral
  Why Do Parents Contact the School Counselor?
  • Self-Referral
  • Request of a counselor
  • Parent referral
  • Teacher/staff referral
  • Referral by friend(s)
  • Administrative referral
  • Concerns over student achievement
  • Family health problems
  • Test interpretation
  • Discussing special needs of their child
  • Early discussion of potential crises
  • Family difficulties or concerns
  • New school registration/orientation
Classroom guidance is conducted periodically by the school counselors who are trained to work with students in groups as well as individuals. Examples of topics covered are:
  • Test Taking Skills
  • Bully Prevention
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Making Choices
  • Setting Goals
  • Multi-Cultural Awareness
If you have a concern and you would like for a counselor to meet with your child, please contact your child's grade level counselor via email or phone.

Jane Kea, 7th grade counselor

Allison Adams, 8th grade counselor

Paula Lynn, 7th & 8th grade counselor

CMS Counseling Page:
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Weekly Events
Monday, Nov. 4
7FB @ Dawson @ Dragon Stadium

Tuesday, Nov. 5
8FB vs. Dawson @ Dragon Stadium
Prudential Spirit of Community Service application deadline
AP Booster Brown Bag Luncheon ACT Discussion 11:30 a.m. @ CISD Admin Bldg.

Wednesday, Nov. 6
Wall of Honor information due for Veteran's Day 
Cross Country 4:30 @ Cross Timbers

Thursday, Nov. 7
Camo Day - Hide Away from Drugs7VB A Team District Tournament @ Cross Timbers
8VB A Team District Tournament @ Coppell East

Friday, Nov. 8
No Scheduled Activities

Saturday, Nov. 9
All-Region Band @ Cross TImbers

Save the Date(s)
PTSO General Meeting Dates
Feb. 25,  April 25
All meetings start at 10:00 a.m. in the CMS library

Monday, Nov. 11
Veterans Day Assembly 10:15 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10
All-Region Band @ CMS

Wednesday, Nov. 13
World Kindness Day
Faculty Meeting - No Tutorials

Friday, Nov. 15
Bobby Bragan Scholarship Application due
Evacuation Drill to Gateway - DD

Friday, Nov. 22
Lost & Found items donated

Monday-Friday, Nov. 25-29
Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 3-5 
Elective Schedule Change Requests Accepted - See CMS Counseling Page for more info

Monday-Thursday, Dec. 16 - 19 
S emester Exams: Please see semester exam schedule

Thursday, Dec. 5
Winter Sports & Club/Organization pictures
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Officer Roberson

Some sweet tooths need satisfied...but supplies are running low.  


Don't want to hold onto that left over Halloween candy?


Donate it to Officer Roberson.  Please have your student drop it off in the front office, so she can give it to students during passing periods. 

Yearbooks on Sale

No orders taken on campus

8th Grade Recognition Ads
For the first time, parents can buy a recognition ad for their 8th grader.  Click 8th Grade Recognition Ad for the website or Flyer for more details.  Deadline is Nov. 1.

Questions? email Darcy Adams

Pictures Needed
Off-Campus PE Credit Participants
If you have a recent, high-resolution action picture of your child playing the sport he/she is getting PE credit for, please submit your photo to:
Password: CMSDragons
Lost & Found
Lost & Found is already overflowing with clothing, books, notebooks, pencil bags, lunch boxes and water bottles.  We do go through the Lost & Found on a daily basis so we can return any items labeled with a name.  Clothing and books will be donated on Friday, Nov. 22 before the Thanksgiving break.  All other items will be disposed of. 
We also have a separate Lost & Found at the Front Desk for more valuable items such as retainers, glasses, ear buds, and jewelry.  These will be kept until the end of the year and then donated.  Any found laptops are brought to the Front Desk and are returned to students as soon as they are identified.
Please have your student check the Lost & Found outside of the Nurse's Clinic or the Front Office for items they may be missing. 
Recommended Class Resources
Language Arts and 7th grade Social Studies items can be purchased through the following link or by going to the Carroll Middle School Library website.

As an Amazon Associate, the CMS Library earns from qualifying purchases.  Thank you for your support.
Q = quarter 
Q1 would mean the students need the title for quarter 1. Q2 would be quarter 2, etc.
Robotics Club 

4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Join us in D209 every Wednesday to build and program a Vex robot.
Football vs. Coppell North
A:  19-21
B:  13-24
C:  0-13

A:  23-0
B:  14-0
C:  24-13

Anthony Van Buskirk
Boys Athletics Coordinator

Volleyball vs. Dawson
A:  23-25, 21-25
B:  19-25, 25-23, 15-6
C:  12-25, 18-25
A:  25-17, 11-25, 5-15
B:  17-25, 25-23, 11-15
C:  25-22, 12-25, 12-15

Check next week for district playoff results.

Leslie Berens  
Girls Athletics Coordinator
Carroll Middle School

Booster Club
Link to join the Booster Club found here.

Be sure you select CMS when joining!
You can also join through our app, just search Southlake Carroll Dragons.

Dragon Elite Wrestling 
(7th-12th grade) starts practices Monday @ CHS. Mon/Wed through March 8.

Lady Dragon Wrestling Shirt
Order today - click on form below.  Orders close on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Order Form for Lady Dragon Wrestling Shirt

For information on UIL Carroll ISD Middle School (7th & 8th grade) wrestling, please contact Coach Ian Semelroth
For more information, forms, calendars, teacher websites and more, please visit the CMS website at http://www.southlakecarroll.edu/carrollmiddle_default.aspx