June 3, 2019
Last issue for 2018-2019 School Year
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
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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


Register for SL Camp ASAP. Early registration will be extended to Monday.
Weekly Events
For  Summer Camps and  Sports Camps, see the information in the newsletter for specific dates and times.

Tuesday, June 4 - Friday, June 14
Summer School Session I
AM Classes  7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
PM Classes  12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday, June 17 - Thursday, June 27
Summer School Session II
AM Classes  7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
PM Classes  12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Save the Date(s)

Wednesday, August 14
Dragon Camp 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
8th grade schedules available on Skyward

Thursday, August 15
Locker Set-Up
Upper Lockers (odd numbers) : 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Lower Lockers (even numbers): 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Monday, August 19
First day of school

Monday, August 26 
7th grader laptop distribution
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Wind Ensemble earns Superior Rating at Peak Music Festival
Wind Ensemble competed in the Peak Music Festival at the Murchison Performing Arts Center (at the University of North Texas) for the first time and received a Superior Rating.

The following players were named Outstanding Soloists:  Hannah Fonseca, Sebastian Lanuza, Vanessa Vazhappilly.  Also, the percussion section received an Outstanding Section award, which includes:  Mickey Beauvais, Carolina Bulnes, Haley Chokshi, Elizabeth Dean, Malia Hall, and Marcus Hall.  

Congratulations to all.
The Office
Lost & Found
School has ended & Lost & Found is still overflowing.  If your student is missing jackets, hoodies, tennis shoes; books, notebooks, lunch boxes and water bottles, please check it Monday, June 3.  Clothing items will be donated on Monday, June 3, and lunch boxes and water bottles will be disposed of at that time.
There is also have a separate Lost & Found at the Front Desk for more valuable items, so feel free to check it when you are in the office or have your students check it as well!  We have collected phones, Invasalign retainers, glasses, ear buds, jewelry, and other items These will be thrown out or donated as well on Monday, June 3
Outstanding Library Materials
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

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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.
Summer 2019 Schedule
All MS/HS wrestlers are encouraged to participate in summer camps/workouts.

For more information, forms, calendars, teacher websites and more, please visit the CMS website at http://www.southlakecarroll.edu/carrollmiddle_default.aspx