May 13, 2019
STAAR Testing
The remaining STAAR testing for students will be May 13-16.   The campus will be closed to visitors these days.   Please do not drop off lunches for your students on STAAR testing days.  There are nearly 750 students at CMS and this become unmanageable very quickly.  We appreciate your cooperation.

May 13
7th Math (on level)
8th Math retest

May 14
7th Reading
8th Reading retest

May 15
8th Science

May 16
8th Social Studies

 Students need to bring the following:
  • Water bottle
  • Healthy snacks to eat during the test (nothing messy or greasy) Ex. Animal crackers
  • Sweater or sweatshirt
  • Book to read when finished
  • Bring a sack lunch - students will eat lunch when testing is complete. Time will vary.
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.

Help CEF reach its goal of funding 1 teacher per campus.  The event will include a sit down dinner and student entertainment throughout the evening.  After dinner, you will enjoy the entertainment of DJ Sweets, a DJ to the stars.  Seating is limited.
TOP 3 Reasons To Donate NOW:
  • 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. 
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
Summer Camps
Animal Science

Sports Camps


WHO: For students going into 3rd-9th grade 
WHAT: 12th Annual Dragon Tennis Camp 
WHERE: Dragon Tennis Courts @ CSHS 
WHEN: June 3-6, 2019 
Grades 3-6th 
8:00-9:30 a.m.
Grades 7th-9th 
9:30-11:30 a.m.
COST: $85/camp (includes Dragon Tennis T-shirt) 
*No refunds 

For more information or to register go to: www.dragontenniscamps.com Questions? Contact Coach Aldridge at coreyoaldridge@gmail.com


Weekly Events
Monday, May 13
7th grade STAAR Math (on level)

Tuesday, May 14
7th grade STAAR Reading

Wednesday, May 15
8th grade STAAR Science
PTSO General Meeting 10:00 a.m. in CMS Library
International Water Safety Day

Thursday, May 16
8th grade STAAR Social Studies

Friday, May 17
Outdoor Ed Bass Pro Field Trip
STAAR Celebration

Saturday, May 18
CEF Gala @ Bowden Center in Keller

Save the Date(s)
Monday, May 20
Band Spring Concert 6:30 p.m. @ CSHS
AP Boosters - A Night with 2018 Carroll Grads 7:00 p.m. @ CISD Admin

Tuesday, May 21
8th grade promotion ceremony 9:30 a.m.
Wind Ensemble @ Peak Music - UNT

Wednesday, May 22
8th grade Main Event

Thursday, May 23
Faculty Meeting - No Tutorials
Art III Reception 6:00 p.m. @ CSHS

Friday, May 24
Semester Exam - 3rd

Monday, May 27
Memorial Day Holiday - No School

Tuesday, May 28
Semester Exams - 2nd &  7th

Wednesday, May 29
Semester Exams - 4th &  1st

Thursday, May 30
Last day of school
Semester Exams - 5th &  8th

Friday, May 31
Teacher Work Day 
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Library Materials
All library materials are due Friday, May 17

Please return any library items as soon as possible.  The CMS library does not charge overdue fines.  The only money assessed is the replacement cost of lost or damaged books.  Should an item be paid for and later returned in good condition (before Aug. 1), payment will be refunded. 

Thank you,
Jean Rodie
Southlake Teen Police & 
Fire Academy
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Interested in participating?please contact Officer Roberson at  817-949-5414 or 817-691-0078. moving_firetruck.jpg
Counselor's Corner
Dear Parents,
We can't believe it is May and the end of the year is here.  We have truly enjoyed working with your kids this year and will miss those who are moving up to the high school.  We are looking forward to continuing with the current 7th graders as we welcome in a new group of CMS students from Durham.

This month, the "Life in the Middle" Counseling Newsletter focuses on summer time tips for middle school parents and includes important summer links.  Please click  Life In The Middle - May to view the newsletter.
We hope you can take some time to enjoy the last few weeks of school, and have a wonderful summer.

Summer Withdrawals
If your child will not be returning to Carroll ISD next school year, please complete a Summer Withdrawal form and return to Leslie Evans at
Please click on the following link to download the form:   2019 Summer Withdrawal Form

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

Paula Lynn, 7th grade counselor

CMS Counseling Page:
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Lost & Found
Lost and found items are piling up again.  Please have your child check for anything that is  misplaced.  All articles will be donated at the end of May.

Cell Phone Use in School Zones
State of Texas traffic laws are enforceable in school zones as well. Please remember to be hands free while on the phone this includes texting.
If you have complaints or concerns, please contact Officer Roberson 817-949-5414.

There have been several complaints about vehicles turning in front of waiting vehicles on Kirkwood Blvd. before or after school.
The far right lane must continue straight and not turn in front of vehicles waiting to the left trying to turn to get into the drop off / pick up line.
Remember from drivers ed - two lines that intersect have a point of impact. Officers will be issuing citations for this violation.
If you are needing to park in the parking lot you must either wait or turn in the parking lot from the east side traveling west.

Any questions on this please contact Officer Roberson 817-949-5414

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.
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.
Monday's & Wednesday's
4:00-5:30 p.m.

To sign up, visit:   www.SL10s.com

Questions?   Email:   southlake10s@gmail.com
Coach Bob Bolster
Summer Animal Fostering
Animals may be checked out for the months of June, and July.  It will be the responsibility of you and your child to provide quality care for the animal(s), as if they were your own.  This includes food, water, bedding or litter, and attention.  I will provide students with the animal, cage, and care instructions, but other supplies will need to
be purchased to care for the animal over the break.  Not all students will get an animal or their first choices, so make sure you are willing to care for any of the animals you choose.  Also, please do not sign up to take an animal if you will be away for more than 2 days with no one to care for the animal.  If you are going on vacation but would still like to check out an animal please put that information on the form and we will arrange another time to pick-up or drop off, if available.

 Additional points to consider:
1) If the animal becomes injured due to your care, seek veterinary attention immediately and take care of the  cost as if this were your own pet.  If the animal becomes sick while in your care (lethargic, sneezing, acting  strangely, etc) we will coordinate a time to meet and I will take it to the vet so that Animal Science covers the  bill.  We use Southlake Animal Hospital for the veterinary care of all the animals.
2) For Summer Break we will be adopting out: all mammals, birds which we can separate into groups of 2-3,  and most reptiles/ amphibians (except outside tortoises and fully aquatic reptiles/ amphibians).
3) If you adopt an animal that has two to a cage, they come together.  Some of the cages are quite large and  need to be able to fit in your vehicle. Please contact me if you need measurements to check if it will fit in your  vehicle.
4) Mammals will need bedding while in your care and many mammals/birds/reptiles need 'extra' food such as  salad veggies and fruits.  I will supply some mealworms or crickets, but you will have to purchase more (pet  stores typically carry these), and I will supply frozen rodents for snakes.

Use the following form to fill out which animal(s) your child is willing to adopt.  The form also requires student  and parent information, along with your preferred pick-up date and time, so please read over it carefully.  Some  animals must be returned for summer camp.  

Drop off times for those animals is:
June 26 or 28
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 
Pick up:
July 18 
3:00-4:00 p.m.
July 19 
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

All animals must be returned 
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Have a parent fill out the google form - link above or scan the QR code to the right.
You may sign up for multiple animals and multiple months. 

Thank you for your support of the Animal Science Program and for giving the animal(s) a wonderful home over the school break.  I will send a confirmation letter home the week of May 13, and a care sheet will be available at pick-up.

Sincerely ~
Susan Cortez
Carroll Middle School
Please join Remind! Text @cmscare to 81010.  This is the best (and quickest) way to contact me throughout the summer.
For more information, forms, calendars, teacher websites and more, please visit the CMS website at http://www.southlakecarroll.edu/carrollmiddle_default.aspx