March 23, 2020
Operation #SAFEdragon

Operation #SAFEdragon (Safety Awareness For Every Dragon) is a multi-faceted response plan that affects all CISD facilities and departments. The program includes a number of intitiatives aimed at fortifying buildings, ensuring regular training, communication and increasing staff and public awareness.

The goals of the #SAFEdragon program are to improve safety and security within Carroll ISD and promote emergency preparedness among students and staff.

Carroll ISD Closed March 16-April 3

SITUATIONAL AWARENESS: On March 13, 2020 the Tarrant County Health Department recommened public schools close for two weeks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Carroll ISD will be closed March 16-April 3, 2020.

For the complete information, click here.
"Behind the Scenes at CMS" Podcast
CMS has a new podcast called "Behind the Scenes at CMS". This podcast is student made with the intention of providing a fun look at the week ahead. 

If your child would like to participate, they can speak to Ms. Kosev, the librarian.  The podcast studio can also be reserved for student projects.  Contact Brittney Kosev at Brittney.kosev@southlakecarroll.edu with any questions. 

Here is a link to our channel on Spotify.

Book Club for C Lunch students starts next week. If a student wants to sign up, they can swing by the library.
Counselor's Corner
Dear Parents,
This month, our "Life in the Middle" Counseling Newsletter focuses on Compassionate Service.  Please click here to learn more:   Life In The Middle - March.
Please let us know if we can help in any way.

****The Newsletter includes a link to Important Dates for 2020 - 21 Course Selections.
Please let us know if we can help in any way.
CURRENT 8th to 9th Grade Dates/Information
Carroll High School
2020/2021 School Year
Course Selection Dates

2020/2021 Arena Scheduling Timeline
April 13-16
Arena Scheduling for Rising Sophomores

April 23-27
Arena Scheduling for Rising Freshman

CHS Counseling Staff
Janay Hunt Intervention janay.hunt@southlakecarroll.edu

Counseling Office 817-949-5620
Counseling Office Hours 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

**All Course Selection instructions, forms and the Academic Planning Guide will be available to view and download from the Counseling Tab on the CHS website.

CISD utilizes a scheduling system for students called Arena Scheduling.  This system, accessible from Skyward's  Student Access, allows our high school and senior high students to create their own schedule, similar to systems used in college.  To participate in Arena Scheduling, students enter course requests.  After the requests have been reviewed by the counselors, a time is set up where students create their own schedule (within Student Access) from their requested courses.  This allows students to have more control over their schedule, and they will know their unofficial schedule by the end of the current school year.  Official schedules will be available sometime in August prior to the beginning of the next school year.

Current 8th Grade Students Arena Scheduling will be open - dates to be determined.

Please click here for more information on  Arena Scheduling

If you have any questions regarding HS Scheduling, 
please contact the High School Counseling Department. 

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, March 16-Friday, April 3
School Closed
All Activities Canceled until further notice

April 13-16
Arena Scheduling for Rising Sophomores

April 23-27
Arena Scheduling for Rising Freshman

Mark Your Calendar
PTSO General Meeting Dates
April 21 - CHS Principal Giamanco will talk about Arena Scheduling and have a Q & A 
All meetings start at 10:00 a.m. in the CMS library
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Academic UIL

Academic UIL event cancelled. 

Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule our event this year.  We appreciate all of the  hard work that all of you have put into your event.  Your dedication to your subject matter has been inspiring.  To the 8th graders, be sure to keep up the hard work and look into continuing to pursue Academic UIL when you get to high school.  To the 7th graders, there are so many upcoming opportunities and I look forward to working with you next year!  Keep UIL Rockin'.

Mrs. Cashon
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
Below are the dates for our general meetings.  They are at 10:00 a.m. in the library-we hope you can join us.
April 21 -  Mr. Giamanco from the HS talk to our parents about arena scheduling and q/a

Thank you!
CMS PTSO executive committee

Monthly Treat
Faculty enjoyed smoothies from Smoothie King to celebrate the upcoming spring break. 

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.
police_badge.jpgPolice & Fire Academy
Has your child shown interested in Police & Fire careers?

Save the dates for our 

Southlake Police & Fire Youth Academy
June 8-11
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Eligible students:
Entering 7th-9th grade s
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.
Track @ Coppell West vs. Cross Timbers, Coppell East, Coppell North 3/5
Results will be updated at a later date

Anthony Van Buskirk
Boys Athletics Coordinator

Leslie Berens  
Girls Athletics Coordinator
Carroll Middle School

Interested in golf?
Contact Paige Martin or Matt Glenn

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