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November 26, 2018
Beth Gulliver
November Employee of the Month
Wanting to do something after her last child left for college, Beth Gulliver thought CMS would be a good place to work.  Even though originally from Michigan, she fit right in with the rest of the staff.

She is the first person who greets parents and visitors upon arrival.  However, she does more than answer phones and direct people where they need to go.  Gulliver keeps track of locker assignments and combinations, arranges for substitutes, fills in for attendance when needed, decorates for special occasions, tracks tardies, phones, and lap tops and, in general, keeps the front office organized.  Students hear her voice daily when they are called to the office.

Besides being extremely busy with office work, Gulliver manages to lend an ear and brighten the staff's day.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and her dogs.
All-Region Band
note Congratulations to the band students who participated in the All-Region phase 1 auditions on Nov. 10.  The work ethic and determination of all of these individuals is to be commended.  

The following 36 students have advanced to the Phase 2 portion of the All Region auditions and had one final performance for judges Nov. 13 at Durham Intermediate School.  This audition determined which students are officially part of the 2018 Region 31 Honor Bands.

*Flute - Vanessa Vazhappily 
*Oboe - Lydia Wang 
*Bassoon - Sam Everett 
*Clarinet - Hannah Fonseca, Breanna Davenport, Vivek Reddy, Sarah Shahidi, Aleeza Virani 
*Bass Clarinet - Ian Yu 
*Alto Saxophone - Justin Hao, Ethan Phan, Justin Wu, Brandon Yoshinaka 
*Tenor Saxophone - Bates Pulliam 
*Bari Saxophone - Hayden Hodges 
*Trumpet - Christal Andrews, Joe Brickner, Katherine Dalton, Ben Finkelstein, Aiden Schneider, Kevin Ward 
*French Horn - Rylie Allen, Matthew Cory, Aminah Gordon, Garrett Nelson 
*Trombone - Natalie Barton, Mateo Irizarry, Hannah McIlvain, Connor Musier 
*Eupohonium - Bilal Saadi 
*Tuba - Jackson Dockal, Sebastian Lanuza 
*Percussion - Carolina Bulnes, Elizabeth Dean, Malia Hall, Marcus Hall

The following students were selected as members of the 2018 All Region Band (there are 3 bands-Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band):
 
Lydia Wang - 2nd chair Oboe, Symphonic Band
Sam Everett - 2nd chair Bassoon, Concert Band
Hannah Fonseca - 13th chair Clarinet, Wind Symphony
Aleeza Virani - 3rd chair Clarinet, Symphonic Band
Vivek Reddy - 5th chair Clarinet, Concert Band
Breanna Davenport - 10th chair Clarinet, Concert Band
Sarah Shahidi - Clarinet Alternate
Ian Yu - 3rd chair Bass Clarinet, Symphonic Band
Justin Wu - 1st chair Alto Saxophone, Wind Symphony
Brandon Yoshinaka - 4th chair Alto Saxophone, Wind Symphony
Ethan Phan - 5th chair Alto Saxophone, Symphonic Band
Justin Hao - 1st chair Alto Saxophone, Concert Band
Bates Pulliam - 1st chair Tenor Saxophone, Symphonic Band
Aiden Schneider - 2nd chair Trumpet, Symphonic Band
Christal Andrews - 5th chair Trumpet, Symphonic Band
Ben Finkelstein - 10th chair Trumpet, Symphonic Band
Kevin Ward - 4th chair Trumpet, Concert Band
Rylie Allen - 2nd chair French Horn, Concert Band
Matthew Cory - French Horn Alternate
Hannah McIlvain - 5th chair Trombone, Symphonic Band
Natalie Barton - 1st chair Trombone, Concert Band
Mateo Irizarry - Trombone Alternate
Bilal Saadi - Euphonium Alternate
Jackson Dockal - 5th chair Tuba, Wind Symphony
Sebastian Lanuza - 2nd chair Tuba, Symphonic Band

Congratulations to a job well done.
SUPPORT CMS
Throughout the month of November CMS PTSO is having a donation campaign.  This fund-raiser involves no product sales and very little of your time.  Please consider making a monetary donation to CMS PTSO. You can go to the CMS website and donate under the PTSO link or drop off money in the front office. All donations will benefit CMS students and staff.  PLEASE DONATE!!

Wish List Requests Delivered
Jenny Bowen removes one of the chairs for students to use.  The chair allows students to gently rock while working.
Lorren Dutcher places the weight blanket on Holly Woods so that she can feel the soothing powers of it.  Students will utilize it to help calm them in stressful situations.
Teachers are beginning to receive the items requested on their Wish List.  PTSO approved over $15,000 in classroom supplies to help students be more successful in school.    




Monthly Luncheon
Faculty enjoyed turkey, stuffing, potatoes, beans & rolls from Feed Store BBQ plus pies, cakes, drinks, and more Thursday.

Smile Doctors Braces by Anthony Patel sponsored the drinks for this lunch and provided goodies.  The luncheon was  hosted by Tracy Lentz, Alisa Michaelides, Tina Brown, and Rebecca Frierson .
They are located at  311 West Southlake Boulevard,
Suite 130  in  Southlake.

Another treat awaited the faculty on Friday morning,  Chiloso breakfast tacos from the PTSO.   

Thankful for the generosity of PTSO and the volunteers who make us feel so special.

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.

Sports

Girls
7th:  Begins Nov. 27 with a scrimmage against Dawson and Heritage @ Dawson.

8th:  Begins Nov. 29 with a scrimmage against Dawson and Heritage @ Dawson.

Boys
7th:  Begins Nov. 27 with a scrimmage against Dawson and Heritage @ Heritage.

8th:  Begins Nov. 29 with a scrimmage against Dawson and Heritage @ Heritage.

Cross Country
Girls
Nov. 7 @ Cross Timbers
7th - 5th
Top 5 finishers
Lexi Wert
Julia Gassett
Gracie Clayton
Rylie Allen
Maren Staley
 
8th - 3rd
Top 5 finishers 
Audrey Dunn
Kenzie Baulier
Sydney Stagg
Hannah McIlvain
Sophia Medina

Nov. 14 @ Colleyville
7th - 3rd
Top 5 finishers 
Wert
Gassett
Keira Wallace
Allen
Roxy Tadlaoui
 
8th - 1st
Top 5 finishers 
Dunn
Baulier
Stagg
Brooke Berwick
McIlvain

Boys 
Nov. 7 @ Cross Timbers
7th - 1st
Top 5 finishers 
Coleman O'Brien  
Jackson O'Brien
Grant Bibza
Max Hatcher  
Christian Wahby
 
8th A - 1st
Top 5 finishers 
John Stoklas
Matthew Vasquez
Vivek Reddy
Logan Cantu
Vance Amos

Nov. 14 @ Colleyville
7th - 1st
Top 5 finishers 
J. O'Brien
Bibza
C. O'Brien
Hatcher
Wahby
 
8th - 1st
Top 5 finishers 
Stoklas
Reddy
Cantu
Vasquez
Daniel Musier

Wrestling
First Dual Meet vs. Keller Hillwood MS
Wrestlers with wins included:
Niyanta Calyampoondi - 1 win
Grant Holloway - 2 wins
Jacob Jordan - 2 wins
JD Sparks - 2 wins
Dylan Vaughn - 1 win
Colton Young - 2 wins
Andrew Hallenbeck - 2 wins
Todd Mallory - 2 wins
Mason Thorton - 1 win

Other competitors included:  Jonathon Taylor,  Ryne Setzer,  Gabe Rodriguez,  Wyatt Duffy,    Aman Panjabi,    Gray Young,    Shashwat Calyampoondi, and  Cody Tavera .

The next meet is the Fossil Ridge Dual at Fossil Ridge HS on Nov. 29.

Parent Volunteers
All parent volunteers must be approved w/ CISD.  Sign up must be done on a desktop, not mobile.  Link to sign up to volunteer.

Jan. 25 
MS State
The Kinkaid School (Houston)

Lady Dragon Wrestling
No experience needed!
Want to join a sport that is constantly challenging and extremely
rewarding? Then wrestling is for you!
TRY IT TODAY!

Contacts:
Coach Hathaway Joseph.Hathaway@southlakecarroll.edu
Coach Mahlow Rachel.Mahlow@southlakecarroll.edu

SLCwrestling.com

Baseball
black_white_baseball.jpg Congratulations 8th grade baseball players
 
Middle School Match Up is a weekend tournament where baseball players represent their middle school, instead of playing for their current team.  They went 1-1 on Saturday, and early Sunday morning began single elimination games.  Three games later, they made it into the championship game.  After 13 hours of playing in the cold, the boys brought home second place rings.  
 
Congratulations to:
Alan Choo,  Alexander Kolto,  Asher Millimet,  Brock O'Quinn,  Caden Orr,
Ian Reid,  Zach Robinson,  JD Sparks,  Eric Thiel,  Jared White, and  Tyler White. 

Calendar
Weekly Events
Pajama Rama Fundraiser 
(see flyer below)

Monday, Nov. 26
8th grade spinal screening
Candy Gram's on sale during lunches

Tuesday, Nov.27
7BB scrimmages - Girls @ Dawson
Boys @ Heritage
Candy Gram's on sale during lunches

Wednesday, Nov. 28
Faculty Meeting - No Tutorials
Cross Country @ Coppell West 4:00 p.m.
Show Choir Cabaret Performance 6:30 p.m.
Candy Gram's on sale during lunches

Thursday, Nov. 29
Candy Gram's on sale during lunches
8BB scrimmages - Girls @ Dawson
Boys @ Heritage
Wrestling - Fossil Ridge Dual 6:00 p.m. @ Fossil Ridge HS
Show Choir Cabaret Performance 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 30
Candy Gram's on sale during lunches

Save the Date(s)
PTSO General Meeting Dates
2/26,  4/23, 5/15
Note:  All General meetings begin at 10 a.m. in the CMS library unless noted otherwise

Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 4-6
Spring semester elective change requests due (see below for details)

Wednesday, Dec. 5
Club & Winter Sports Pictures
Spelling Bee

Friday, Dec. 7
Pep rally 3:05

Saturday, Dec. 8
All-Region Band Clinic for All-Region Members

Monday, Dec. 10
Evacuation Drill & Lockdown - DD

Friday, Dec. 14
Choir Winter Concert 6:30 p.m. @ WCUMC

Tuesday, Dec. 18
Band Winter Concert 6:30 p.m. @ CSHS

Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 18-21 
Semester Exams
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8TH Grade Spinal Screening

Dear Parents/Guardians:
 
The Carroll Middle School Nurse will be conducting spinal screening for all of 8th grade, Monday, Nov. 26, during their social studies class.  If your student has a current athletics physical on file, they will not be screened unless you request it through the Nurse.  The purpose of this screening is to detect signs of abnormal curves of the spine at their earliest stages so that the need for treatment can be determined.  Scoliosis, a common spinal abnormality found in adolescents, is a sideways twisting of the spine.  It is usually detected in children between 10 and 14 years of age.  Kyphosis, sometimes called round back, is an exaggerated rounding of the upper back and is often confused with poor posture. Many cases of curvature of the spine are mild and require only ongoing observation by a physician when they are first diagnosed.  Other cases can worsen with time as the child grows and require active treatment such as wearing a brace and surgery.  Early treatment can prevent the development of a severe deformity, which can affect a person's appearance and health.
 
The procedure for screening is simple. Students will be asked to remove their shirts so screeners who have been specially trained can look at the child's back while he/she stands and then bends forward.
 
To avoid changing clothes at the school:     
 
* Girls should wear a thin tank top/cami, a sports bra, or a two-piece swimsuit top underneath their shirt on these days.

* It is recommended that students remove their shirts during the screening
 
* Boys and Girls will be screened separately, and one at a time.
 
Parents will be notified of the results of the screening via letter/email, only if professional follow-up is necessary.  The screening procedure does not replace your child's need for regular health care and check-ups.
 
According to state law, all students in this grade must receive a spinal screening from a trained professional. IF, FOR A RELIGIOUS OR MEDICAL REASON, YOU DO NOT WISH TO HAVE YOUR CHILD SCREENED, YOU ARE TO SUBMIT AN AFFIDAVIT OF RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION TO THE SCHOOL NURSE OR A MEDICAL WAIVER STATING THEY HAVE ALREADY HAD A SCREENING PERFORMED BY A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL AND IT MUST BE SIGNED BY A DOCTOR NO LATER THAN 8:00 AM ON NOVEMBER 14TH.
 
Feel free to call the nurse at 817-949-5402 with any questions you have regarding this screening.
 
Thank you for your cooperation,
 
Susan Bonczyk, RN
Carroll Middle School Nurse
The Office
Laptop Covers
We still have hard-shell laptop covers (green only) available for purchase for $20.
Please see Mrs. Gulliver or Mrs. Brett in the front office to purchase one. 

Lost and Found
We have many items in our Lost & Found that need to find their owners.  Our Lost & Found is situated directly outside of our Nurse's office and it has jackets, duffle bags, water bottles, lunch boxes, books, pencil cases and more.  Anything more valuable, is kept at Mrs. Gulliver's desk.  She currently has retainers, Invisalign retainers, jewelry, and electronics that have not been claimed.  We check the Lost & Found on a daily basis for any items that may have a name on it so that we can call the student to the office to return their item.  Please ask your student to check the Lost & Found (or with Mrs. Gulliver) so that items can be returned.  At the holiday break on Dec. 21, all lunch boxes and water bottles will be thrown away, and the rest of the items will be donated.  

Dress Code Reminders:
If girls wear leggings, the top worn with them must be knuckle length. 

If she wears shorts, a dress or a skirt, these items must be at least knuckle length. 

Thank you for helping our students follow the district dress code.

Please review the full Dress Code in the Student Handbook.
Counselor's Corner







Monthly Counseling Newsletter

Dear Parents,
We hope you find the November edition of our Counseling Newsletter,  Life in the Middle - November Newsletter , helpful.  The date for the evacuation drill has been changed to Friday, Nov. 16.
 
Please let us know if we can help in any way. 
 
Schedule Change Requests for 2nd Semester
Counselors will accept elective schedule change requests for 2nd semester Tuesday, Dec. 4 - Thursday, Dec. 6.  Students can request a schedule change for electives using a Google document.  

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.   We will accept elective change requests for 2nd semester starting at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4 until 4:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6.  

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. 

Thank you!    

Credit by Examination

How can my child meet with their counselor?
There are several ways students can see us:
1. Teacher Referral
2. Parent Referral
3. Self-Referral

We meet with students for many reasons:
1. Academic - Performance, struggles, test taking strategies, study skills etc.
2. Friendship/ Peer/Social Concerns
3. Personal Concerns
4. Behavioral Concerns
5. Stress/Anxiety
6. Responsive Services - meeting their immediate needs and concerns

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, 8th grade counselor
jane.kea@southlakecarroll.edu
817.949.5406

Paula Lynn, 7th grade counselor
paula.lynn@southlakecarroll.edu
817.949.5405

CMS Counseling Page:
 
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Yearbook
Order a yearbook
It's a great gift idea that gives years of enjoyment.

Ways to Order:
1. jostensyearbooks.com

2. Call 1-877-767-5217

**No orders accepted on campus.**

Questions?  Please contact Darcy Adams
darcy.adams@southlakecarroll.edu
CEF is celebrating the inaugural year of its transformed mission, the Teacher Fund, with an amazing gala on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Bowden Center - Keller.  This celebration, presented by Park Place Dealerships, unveils CEF's first-year results of the CISD teachers our donors have funded.
 
TOP 3 Reasons To Donate NOW:
  • 50% OF THE SEATS ARE ALREADY RESERVED
  • REMAINING SEATS ARE LIMITED
  • SEATS WILL SELL OUT IN ADVANCE
  • Donate $1,000+ to secure 2 tickets to the Gala.
  • Donate at the Friend of CEF level ($365) or Contributor level ($120) and get early access to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public.
  • Donate and AVOID A CALL from CEF. But if you want to wait, a friendly volunteer will call you for the Teacher Telethon on #GivingTuesday (Tuesday, Nov. 27) and will be happy to process your donation.
Every dollar counts and every donation is appreciated but DO NOT MISS THE SOUTHLAKE SOCIAL EVENT OF THE SPRING!
 
Thank you for your commitment to the teachers on your campus! 
 
The Carroll Education Foundation
817-949-7064
For more information, forms, calendars, teacher websites and more, please visit the CMS website at http://www.southlakecarroll.edu/carrollmiddle_default.aspx