February 4, 2019
Cheer Packets Available Now
High school cheer tryout packets are currently available for pickup at the front offices of CSHS, CHS, DMS, and CMS starting Jan. 28 until Feb. 11.

Scholars & Athletes Serving Others 
SASO Girls and SASO Boys Annual Membership Drive
SASO is an inclusive teen service organization where high school students can earn their community service hours along side their mothers.We partner with charities and other non-profits and service organizations to hold events that better our community.  
Open to all girls and their moms and all boys and their moms in grades 9-12.  Girls and boys may join in the spring of their 8th grade year.  Our membership year begins in April each year.  Even though SASO Girls and SASO Boys are separate organizations we share the same charter.  There is a mandatory membership drive meeting.   The meeting is for current and new members. All should try to attend. 
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 
7:00 p.m. 
The Marq Southlake
285 Shady Oaks Dr.
For more information visit our website  http://www.sasonow.org.  Click on the pink SASO Girls tab for girls information and the blue SASO boys tab for boys information. 
Tennis Information
Counselor's Corner
Dear Parents,
The January issue of Life in the Middle discusses mental health and wellness.  Please click link to read  Life in the Middle Newsletter.

Course Selection Information for 2019-2020
Course selection dates for Incoming 7th grade, 7th to 8th grade, and 8th to 9th grade are now posted on the CMS Webpage under the Counselors Tab

Carroll Middle School
Incoming 7th Grade Course Selection
2019 - 2020 School Year
Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 4-5
  • Large group presentations with 6th grade students
  • DIS Cafeteria 2:45
Wednesday, Feb. 6 (8:00 a.m.) -Thursday, Feb. 13 (10:00 p.m.)
  • On-line Course Requests Submission Open
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
  • Q/A Session with the CMS Counselors
  • CMS - 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019
  • Course Selection forms DUE to 6th grade social studies teachers
     ***Online Course Requests must be submitted prior to returning form.
Questions regarding Course Selections?

Please visit the CMS Web Page and c lick on the Counselor Tab
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Carroll Middle School
CURRENT 7th to 8th Grade

Wednesday, Feb. 6 (8:00 a.m.) - Thursday, Feb. 13, 2019 (10:00 p.m.)
  • Online Course Requests Submission Open
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
  • Q/A Session with the CMS Counselors
  • CMS - 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019
  • Registration forms DUE to 7th grade Social Studies teachers

****Online Course Requests must be submitted prior to returning form.


Carroll High School
2019/2020 School Year
Course Selection Dates
8th to 9th Grade - CMS

  • Wednesday, Feb. 6: CHS Counselors' Small Group Student Presentations to discuss 2019-2020 Course Selections (Math Classes)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 6: Parent Meeting for Rising 9th grade parents @ CHS Cafeteria at 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12: CHS Counselors' Small Group Student Presentations to discuss 2019-2020 Course Selections (Language Arts Classes)
  • Thursday, Feb. 14: Parent Meeting: Counselor Q/A at CHS - 9:00 a.m. CHS Lecture Hall
  • Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 18 - 28: Online Course Selections for current 8th graders (This process does not register students for classes. This course selection will be used to create the master schedule so that students can choose their classes in April with Arena Scheduling).
  • Friday, Feb. 28: All 4 year grad plans SIGNED BY A PARENT must be completed in Skyward.
Monday-Thursday, April 15-18: Details/Instructions will be provided for students so that they can choose their classes using Arena Scheduling. This process is where students will actually sign up for the classes they will take freshman year.
**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.

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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Weekly Events
Monday, Feb. 4
7th to 8th course selection info - DD
Large group presentations with 6th grade students 2:45 p.m. @ DIS
Tennis practice begins
BB vs Grapevine - 8G (H)/7B (A)

Tuesday, Feb. 5
Large group presentations with 6th grade students 2:45 p.m. @ DIS
Emerald Belles Mandatory Informational Meeting 7:00 p.m. @ CSHS

Wednesday, Feb. 6
Faculty Meeting - No Tutorials
6th to 7th & 7th to 8th - On-line Course Requests Submission Open -Wednesday, Feb. 6 (8:00 a.m.) -Thursday, Feb. 13 (10:00 p.m.)
CHS Counselors' Small Group Student Presentations to discuss 2019-2020 Course Selections (Math Classes)
Parent Meeting for Rising 9th grade parents 6:00 p.m. @ CHS Cafeteria

Thursday, Feb. 7
BB vs Grapevine - 7G (H)/8B (A)

Friday, Feb. 8
6th to 7th & 7th to 8th Parent Q/A Session with the CMS Counselors  9:00 a.m. @ CMS
Band Solo Ensemble Contest

Saturday, Feb. 9
Band Solo Ensemble Contest
One Act Play 1:00 p.m. @ CSHS

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

Monday, Feb. 11
Brown Bag Luncheon - Let's Talk Curriculum

Tuesday, Feb. 12
CHS Counselors' Small Group Student Presentations to discuss 2019-2020 Course Selections (LA classes)
Wednesday, Feb. 13
SASO Mandatory Parent Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 14
6th & 7th - Course Selection forms DUE to social studies teachers
***Online Course Requests must be
 submitted prior to returning form.  
Parent Meeting 8th to 9th: Counselor Q/A 9:00 a.m. @ CHS Lecture Hall

Friday, Feb. 15
Weather Day - No School

Monday, Feb. 18
Staff Professional Development - Student Holiday
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Contest Winner
Carroll Theatre Company at CMS in December won a contest to receive a free commissioned one-act script from playwright Don Zolidis.  The program is very excited to announce that the finished script should arrive by the end of February.  Teacher Ryan Barbe is working on major plans for the world premiere production of this as yet unnamed script.  Stay tuned for information.

One Act
Please come support the CMS Theatre program at their UIL One Act Play festival on Saturday, Feb. 9.  Students will be competing against three other schools (including DMS), and would love to have a show of support!  CMS will perform "The Rehearsal," by Don Zolidis, at 1:00 p.m. in the Carroll Senior High auditorium.

Acting with the Stars
Teacher Ryan  Barbe will be competing in the Carroll Senior High Theatre Department's fundraiser, Acting With the Stars this year.  The event takes place on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 and includes one vote for the team of your choice.  Barbe wants to win this year's Mirror Ball Trophy, and needs votes from CMS.  Please come out, vote, and cheer him on to victory.
Off-campus PE pictures needed
If your child is enrolled in off-campus PE, we need photos for the yearbook.  Please email high resolution images to the email address listed below.

Thank you-

Please contact Darcy Adams
Emerald Belle Tryout Mandatory Informational Meeting
The Emerald Belles are hosting a mandatory informational meeting about the upcoming Varsity and JV Emerald Belle tryouts.  The meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Carroll Senior High SAC/cafeteria.  Exact information on requirements, rules, times, practices and more will be covered, so the parent or candidate must attend the meeting in order to tryout.  Mark your calendars for the additional tryout clinic April 1-2 and tryouts on Friday, April 5.
The Office
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

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. 

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.

Carroll ISD Inclement Winter Weather Policy
As temperatures begin to dip and the possibility of inclement weather rises, take a few seconds to familiarize yourself with the district's inclement weather procedures
A:  33-22
B:  19-18
C:  4-8

A:  38-26
B:  25-16
C:  22-19

A:  49-35
B:  36-25
C:  31-27

A:  38-39
B:  44-24
C:  31-16

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

To sign up, visit:

or Call
Coach Bob Bolster at 817-798-0427

Middle School State Results

Grant Hollaway 2nd place
Abby Hinckley 4th place
Todd Mallory 4th place
Wyatt Duffy 4th place
Dylan Vaughn 4th place
Jacob Jordan 6th place
The others that also competed:
Colton Young, G abe Rodriguez,  Gray Young,  JD Sparks,  Kenon Hayes,  Max Potenza,  Mitchell Kleiman,  Ryne Setzer,  
Sashwat Calympoondi, and  Niyanta Calympoondi.

weekly newsletter:

Remind 101
Starting Monday, Jan. 28 , Remind text notifications will be ending for Verizon Wireless customers. Verizon users can still receive notifications via Remind by following the steps on the link.

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

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!!

Monthly Luncheon
This month's luncheon theme was "Baby It's Cold Outside" and staff was served soups, salads, baked potatoes and, as always sweet treats. Our generous hostesses were Hyke Link, Ashley Stern, Alicia Wagner, and Britta Wert.  Last, in honor of School Board Appreciation Month, Sheri Mills, Michelle Moore, and Dave Almand joined us for the meal.

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