pumpkin1 October 7, 2019
September Students of the Month
Congratulations to the students who were chosen by their teachers as Student of the Month.

8th Grade:  Front Row:  Vanessa Vazhappily, Aleeza Virani, Caroline Massey, Nick Thomas;  Back Row:  Elizabeth Boyd, Sam Everett, Ford Renner, Coleman Hayes, Molly Erickson.  Not pictured:  Sutton Hobohm.

7th Grade:  Front Row:  Micah Harrill, Charlie Patak, Parker Berry, Hana Parker;  Back Row:  Chris parsons, Katie Scruggs, Saarika Tummala, Chase Mader.  Not pictured:  Javier Aguirre, Minju Kim.
District Happenings
#DragonsGoBlue for Bullying Prevention Month  

On Oct. 7, Carroll ISD is asking all students, teachers, and staff to wear blue for 'Dragons Go Blue', the official CISD kickoff for National Bullying Prevention Month. Schools around the country will be taking part in this same initiative as a way to bring attention to the negative impact of bullying and bring awareness to ways to prevent it.

Coffee and Conversations Event
Join City of Southlake Mayor Laura Hill, CISD Board President Sheri Mills and CISD Board Vice President Michelle Moore for a casual Coffee & Conversation on Tuesday, October 8 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at The Marq to discuss issues of diversity & inclusion in our local community and schools. Bring your questions and concerns for an open and honest discussion.  Special guest panelist includes:  Pam Francis, Co-Chair, CISD District Diversity Council.

Save the Date - Homecoming Parade and Carnival Oct. 23
The Student Councils at Carroll High School and Carroll Senior High School are teaming up to host the Carroll homecoming parade, carnival and pep rally in Southlake Town Square on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The carnival will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m., the parade will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the pep rally will begin immediately following the completion of the parade.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
CISD Special Programs is excited to offer the Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Class on Oct. 19 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mental Health First Aid is an eight hour, evidence-based program designed to develop the skills to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. There are ONLY 30 seats available! Click here for more information on registering.
Retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8.

NJHS & Choir pictures will be taken as well.

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 Wanted
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:

Carroll AP Boosters needs your support!
 If you have a student in advanced classes in 5th - 12th grade, please consider joining AP Boosters.   Membership dues primarily fund teacher grants that benefit the students in these classes.

Scholarships are awarded in the spring to selected seniors of our members.   For as little as $25, you can support advanced academics in CISD through AP Boosters.  Go to www.dragonap.org to join today!
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.

General Meeting Dates
Oct. 22 at 10:00 a.m.
CMS PTSO meeting

We will have our CMS counselors join us as our guest speakers. They will address what mental wellness looks like at CMS. They will share programs we have in place as well as any questions. 
Please join us for a great informative meeting and conversation.

Below are the dates for our general meetings.  They are at 10:00 a.m. in the library-we hope you can join us!
October 22
February 25
April 25

Thank you!
CMS PTSO executive committee

CMS will participate in the Carroll Homecoming parade on Oct. 23.   There are ONLY 30 slots available so sign up quickly.   Information and registration is in the link below. 

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

Spirit Shop
These shirts will only be available for purchase during the order and will be delivered to the school for pick up.  Cash, check and Credit cards are accepted.

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,
This month the "Life in the Middle" Counseling Newsletter focuses on mental health.  October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.  

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.
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, Oct. 7
Wear Blue - Dragons Go Blue for Bullying Prevention Month
7FB vs Dawson

Tuesday, Oct. 8
Picture retakes including choir & NJHS groups
Coffee & Conversations 9:00-11:00 a.m. @ The Marq
8FB @ Dawson
Vaccination Clinic 3:00-6:00 p.m. @ CISD Admin

Wednesday, Oct. 9
Fall Band Concert 6:30 p.m. in the Main Gym

Thursday, Oct. 10
7/8VB Bye 
Vaccination Clinic 3:00-6:00 p.m. @CSHS

Friday, Oct. 11
Teacher Professional Development - No School for Students

Monday, Oct. 14
Columbus Day - No School

Save the Date(s)
PTSO General Meeting Dates
Oct. 22,  Feb. 25,  April 25
All meetings start at 10:00 a.m. in the CMS library

Wednesday, Oct. 16
AP Boosters present Elite College Prep 7:00 p.m. @ CISD Admin. Bldg.

Saturday, Oct. 19
All-City Band Auditions

Wednesday, Oct. 23
Faculty Meeting - No Tutorials
Homecoming Parade
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StuCo Retreat
Student Council Retreat is Thursday, Oct. 10 from 12:00-3:40 p.m. in the Library.
Animal Science
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.
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.
Officer Roberson

Please only drop-off and pick-up your student in the front of the building.  The back is only for bus drop off and pick up.




candy_bucket.jpg If you have any candy that you want to donate to Officer Roberson, please have your student drop it off in the front office.  Sometimes she passes out candy to students during passing periods. 

Passport Health/Staying Healthy Medical Services will be providing on-site vaccination clinics this fall.
Carroll ISD Administrative Building 
Oct. 8
3:00-6:00 p.m.

Carroll Senior High School
Oct. 10,
3:00-6:00 p.m.
Please  Register here

Please note:  Due to the nature of the clinic, online sign up times are approximate and are not actual appointment times.  Please still expect a small wait time.
We are able to accept the following PPO type insurances:
  • TRS-Aetna ActiveCare 1-HD and 2 Plans - covered at 100%
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - with the exceptions of Blue Cross Gold, Silver or Bronze plans
  • Aetna - with the exceptions of Aetna Gold, Silver or Bronze plans
  • Cigna - with the exception of Cigna Local Plus
  • Humana
  • United Health Care 
  • Medicare Part B (Flu shots only-please provide a copy of any supplement plans also) 
TRS Aetna ActiveCare Select plans and Scott & White plans cannot be accepted.  TRS SELECT plans must see a Baylor Scott & White physician for all services, including vaccinations for the plan to cover the services.  We are unable to accept HMO plans.
Most plans cover immunizations at 100%.  There is a very small group of plans that do not cover immunizations.
We will have the following vaccines available:
With  insurance
Quadrivalent Flu Shot -  No charge
Hepatitis A -  No charge                              
Hepatitis B -  No charge                              
Meningitis -  No charge                              
MMR -   No charge                              
Tetanus Diphtheria with Pertussis -  No charge 
Shingles (Shingrix ) (ages 50-64) - N o charge
B12 Shot -  $20.00
If you do not have an accepted insurance
Quadrivalent Flu Shot - $30.00
Hepatitis A  - $90.00
Hepatitis B  - $80.00
Meningitis  - $130.00
MMR  - $100.00
Tetanus Diphtheria with Pertussis  - $70.00
Shingles (Shingrix ) (ages 50-64) - $190.00
B12 Shot -  $20.00

On the date of your vaccinations, you must bring a photo copy of both your insurance card and your driver's license to receive your vaccinations at no charge.

We accept cash or a check made out to Staying Healthy Medical Services.
After you sign up online, you will see a confirmation page.  There will be a link for you to print out the consent form for vaccinations.  You only need to print out one consent form for vaccinations. B12 will require a separate form.  If you have questions about any particular vaccination, please see our nurse on the day of the clinic. 
The new Shingles vaccine (Shingrix) will be available at this clinic for employees (age 50-64) that register for it.  Please note that this vaccine is known to cause more frequent local reactions than other routine immunizations. Staying Healthy Medical Services is not currently able to offer Pneumonia vaccines to employees with Aetna insurance.  This is due to a filing issue on our end.  The vaccine is still covered at 100% on your plan.  Please see your doctor or pharmacist if you wish to receive either of these vaccines.  Employees with an accepted insurance through a different carrier are welcome to request one of these vaccines.
If you received routine vaccinations from our company, other than flu, in previous years and need a copy of your records, please email us at info@stayinghealthymedical.com.   In the email you will need to include your name and birthdate.  Depending on the carrier, insurance claims may be filed as Community Health and Immunization Services or Staying Healthy Medical Services.
Football vs. Cross Timbers
A:  8-14
B:  0-24
C:  19-0

A:  6-8
B:  25-0
C:  18-0

Anthony Van Buskirk
Boys Athletics Coordinator

Volleyball vs. Grapevine
A:  25-13, 25-16 
B:  25-10, 25-18 
C:  25-4, 25-7 
A: 18-25, 20-25 
B:  25-11, 25-18
C:  25-18, 23-25, 15-8

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.

Spartan Mat Club practices
Monday, Wednesday, and  Thursday 
6:00-8:00 p.m.
August 12-Oct. 24
See Spartan flyer  for more info.

Open mat practices Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30 pm.   We will have open mats every Tuesday until PC starts.

**For information on UIL Carroll ISD Middle School (7th & 8th grade) wrestling, please contact Coach Ian Semelroth
Extended Day
Need to make up a test or quiz?  Want a quiet place to study?  Need help on homework?  Join us in Extended Day.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
General guidelines:
Students must arrive in the library by 3:50 with all materials needed for their time in Extended Day i.e. binders, books, pencil, etc.
Students who come to take tests or quizzes may leave as soon as they're finished.
Students who come for homework or tutoring must stay until 4:50.
When your students need to take make-up tests or quizzes, they can do that in Extended Day in the library on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 3:50 to 4:50.
The CSHS math honor society typically sends two tutors per day to us to help any students who asks for it, so if you have math students needing extra help, this is a great opportunity for them.
Also, Extended Day staff is made up of CMS teachers who can help your students with homework or concepts if they ask for it. 
For more information, forms, calendars, teacher websites and more, please visit the CMS website at http://www.southlakecarroll.edu/carrollmiddle_default.aspx