September 9, 2019
7th and 8th Grade Fall Bash is coming up! 
Sept. 20
5:30-8:00 p.m. 
Don't miss the fun!
Click below for more information and to volunteer or donate.


Come join the fun... DJ, ping pong, foosball, wipe out inflatables, obstacle course, and much more. 
Odyssey of the Mind
General Meeting
Join us for our first PTSO meeting of the year.  We will have CMS's very own SRO Roberson as our guest speaker.  She will share her expertise and knowledge about social media and the challenges our students face during middle school.
Great information and a great time to meet and greet with other parents as well.
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17
Time: 10:00 a.m.
We look forward to seeing you all there!

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.

Below are the dates for our general meetings.  They are at 10:00 a.m. in the library-we hope you can join us!
September 17
October 22
February 25
April 25

Thank you!
CMS PTSO executive committee

Spirit Shop
Spirit Shop will be holding online sales for Green Out and Pink Out.  Green Out sales opened August 26 and Pink Out in early September.  
Shirts go on sale Monday!
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.

Also, Spirit Shop will be open for curriculum night and August 30 for the first home game during lunches at CMS.

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.  September is National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month.  

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month-a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this stigmatized topic. We will use this month to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services. It is also important to ensure that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention.
As part of Carroll ISD's effort, CMS Counselors will be presenting Suicide Prevention Curriculum to CMS students during the weeks of September 9 - 20.  More information can be found here:   Suicide Prevention Curriculum
It is our desire to spread the word that everyone matters, is welcomed in our school and community, and that the "Future is Bright". We are partnering with other schools in Carroll ISD, as well as Tarrant County, and asking our students and staff to support mental health.  Suggested dress for each day that will signify support for Mental Well Being can be found here: The Future Is Bright: A Week of Suicide Prevention

Our campus will be addressing Suicide Prevention in a variety of ways the next few weeks. We know that many people find it difficult to talk about suicide. It can be very uncomfortable, and even scary. Add to that personal experiences (being touched in some way by suicide) and many of us can be way outside of our comfort zone.
We have tried to make our Suicide Prevention activities meaningful, with room for all of us to be involved, yet non-threatening. Below is what we have planned:
  1. Counselors will be going into 8th grade Science Classes and 7th Grade SS studies classes the next two weeks to present Signs of Suicide Curriculum. The curriculum includes a depression screening and teaches students signs of suicide,  and how to get help for someone who might be going through depression, or having suicidal thoughts.
  2. Counselors will follow up with students who indicate risk for depression from the screening.
  3. We will have a Dragon Den lesson on Mental Wellness/Stress
We all can play a part in preventing suicide by beginning the conversations, and building relationships. Please don't hesitate to reach out to one of us if you are struggling with this topic, or if you see a student struggling.  Here is an excellent article on  discussing Suicide in Schools .  

We encourage all staff and students to participate next week Your Future Is Bright - A  Week of Suicide Prevention.

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
Future is Bright: A Week of Suicide Prevention Dress Up Days

Monday, Sept. 9
Wear GREEN - represent life
7FB @ Cross Timbers
Odyssey of the Mind Meet & Greet Central Market Cafe 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 10
Wear RED - knowing the warning signs of suicide
8FB v Cross Timbers

Wednesday, Sept. 11
Wear RED, WHITE, & BLUE - join together as a community to promote suicide prevention
School portraits, fall sport group pictures - cheerleader, football, volleyball

Thursday, Sept. 12
Wear TEAM apparel - be here, be you, Belong.  You are part of the CMS team
Hold Drill - DD
7/8VB v Cross Timbers
Odyssey of the Mind Meet & Greet Central Market Cafe 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 13
Wear NEON or COLLEGE shirt - represents "The Future is Bright"
Last day to order yearbook at best price
District Committee Member Application Deadline

Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 14-15
Outdoor Ed Field Trip - Jellystone Park

Save the Date(s)
PTSO General Meeting Dates
Sept. 17,  Oct. 22,  Feb. 25,  April 25
All meetings start at 10:00 a.m. in the CMS library

Monday, Sept. 16
AP Boosters present Bybee College Prep 7:00 p.m. @ CISD Admin. Bldg.

Thursday, Sept. 19
Evacuation Drill

Friday, Sept. 20
Pep Rally 3:05 
Fall Bash 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 27
Band Night @ Dragon Stadium

Saturday, Sept. 28
Emerald Belles Junior Belle Clinic 1:00-4:00 p.m. @ CHS

Tuesday, Oct. 8
Picture retakes
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Yearbooks on Sale Now

Lowest Price of the Year
$40 until Sept. 13

No orders taken on campus

Questions? email Darcy Adams

Picture Day - Wednesday, Sept. 11
Sports - Football, Volleyball, Cheerleaders
If you want to order a team photo or individual picture, order and payment are due at the time the picture is taken.  Please send the order form and payment with your student to school.  Click on the link below, if you need a form.

Individual Portrait
Solid colored shirts photograph best.  No pre-orders on individual portrait photos.  You will receive a proof with ordering directions via email at a later date.
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:
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. 

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. 
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!
Student University
Register for Student University on Sept. 14
Carroll ISD wants to empower students to face life's challenges by growing into braver, smarter, and stronger individuals.  All Carroll ISD students grades 5-12 are invited to join safety and mental health experts as they share their knowledge on the focus areas of The Resiliency Project.    Click here to find out more and register today. 
District Committee Members Needed
Applications Now Open for 2019-2020 District Committees

The Carroll School Board invites interested parents and taxpayers to volunteer their time and expertise on several Board Advisory Committees, including the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC), the District Advisory Committee, Campus Site-Based Decision-Making Committees and more. 

Completed applications must be returned to the Superintendent's Office, 2400 N. Carroll Avenue, by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13. Click here to read more about the committee opportunities and apply today.
Emerald Belles Junior Belle Clinic
Save the Date!
Sept. 28
Emerald Belles Hosting Jr. Belle Clinic & Workshop for K-8th Grades.

The award-winning Emerald Belle drill team, as seen on Season 14 of America's Got Talent, will host its annual Junior Belle Dance Clinic for girls K-4th and Dance Workshop for grades 5th-8th. 
Saturday, Sept. 28 
1:00-4:00 p.m. 
Carroll High School

Registration begins Wednesday, August 28  at
www.emeraldbelles.com . Advance fees are $50 for the clinic and $80 for the workshop.  These fees include a commemorative t-shirt, Junior Belle souvenir photo button, a snack and a beverage.  
For questions please email,  jrbelleclinic2019@gmail.com .  
We are so proud of our boys effort after last weeks  scrimmages.   They did a great job of representing CMS.   We've had some EARLY mornings, and HOT afternoons, but these kids have grit.

We appreciate all you do for our boys.  Monday 7th grade takes on Cross Timbers at CTMS while  Tuesday 8th grade is home against Cross Timbers.  

If you get a chance, stop by to see their hard work in action.

Anthony Van Buskirk
Boys Athletics Coordinator

A  25-8, 25-13
B  25-17, 25-15
C  25-10, 25-17

A  15-25, 20-25
B  19-25, 19-25
C  16-25, 27-25, 16-17

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.

Team Gear Order
Online Store closes 
Sept.  21
Code: VE4JT
Orders arrive 3-4 weeks after closing date.

Spartan Mat Club practices
Monday, Wednesday, and  Thursday 
6:00-8:00 p.m.
August 12-October 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
For more information, forms, calendars, teacher websites and more, please visit the CMS website at http://www.southlakecarroll.edu/carrollmiddle_default.aspx