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Martin Luther King Day—The third Monday in January is a federal holiday honoring the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was a social activist and civil rights leader who championed human and civil rights.  He was the first African American to win a Nobel Peace Prize for his work around social justice and civil disobedience. 

8th Grade Packets On Sale at the Student Store—Packets are $100 and include the following items and activities:  dance, picnic, panorama picture, t-shirt, and cap and gown.  Yearbooks are being sold separately this year.  Students will save $25 by purchasing an 8th Grade Packet.   Note:  Students with repeat disciplinary infractions will not be allowed to participate in eighth grade events, even if they have purchased the packet.  Refunds will not be given.

New After School Club:  MESA—Are you interested in building bridges and rockets?  If yes, join our new after school MESA Club in Ms. Uc’s room (rm. 15). The club begins this Wednesday, January 21, and meets every day after school, except Tuesday.   MESA stands for Math, Engineering, Science, and Academics.  See Ms. Short, Ms. Ingram, Ms. Naidu, or Ms. Uc for more information.

Homework Club with Ms. Uc--- Beginning this Wednesday, January 21, Ms. Uc’s room will be open for tutoring and homework assistance every day after school, except Tuesday (from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.).  

8th Grade Intervention Program—Carnegie is recruiting 36 8th grade students who are committed to raising their grades and walking the stage this June.  For more information, see your Counselor.

“Do the Right Thing” Poster Contest Update-- The winning “Do the Right Thing” Poster is being displayed in all Carnegie classrooms and offices.  Congratulations to Mia Abiva and Janelle Leano.  Also, stop by the Library Display Case to see two posters that received “Honorable Mentions”.  Kennady Craig, Sophia Banal, and Nayely Santos all received “Honorable Mentions” for their beautiful, well designed posters.  Great job, students!

PRIDE Poster Contest Winners—Congratulations to Lyka Rubio and Mia Abiva who won the PRIDE Poster Contest.  Lyka’s poster will be the model for large banners that will be displayed in the lunch area, front of the school, and other common areas.  Mia’s poster will be the model for our new Carnegie PRIDE T-shirts.  Posters that made the final and semi-final rounds will be featured around the school this week. Thank you to all the students who participated in this contest.

YS Plus Volleyball Try-Outs—Try-Outs are taking place this week! See Coach Jefferson for more information. 

YS Plus 6th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball—Are you a 6th grader who likes basketball?  If yes, see Coach Jefferson about basketball try-outs.  They are taking place this week!  

Carnegie’s Weekly Behavior Focus—This week’s focus is on sportsmanship—on and off the field.  Demonstrate sportsmanship and win a “Do the Right Thing” raffle ticket!

Soccer at Lunch—Soccer will begin this week.  See Mr. Moses for details.  Lunchtime basketball in the gym is over.

After School Program Reminder—Do you participate in the After School Program?  If yes, remember the following:

  • You may not leave or wander the campus.

  • You must be in a supervised activity at all times.

Participation in the After School Program is a privilege, not a right.  Students who do not observe these program requirements will not be allowed to participate.  

Skateboard Advisory-- Skateboards may not be ridden, nor carried, on campus.  Daily, skateboards are to be left in the Bike Rack Cage which requires a padlock or combination lock.   Skateboards may also be temporarily stored in the Assistant Principal's Office.  See Ms. Burke or Mr. Hilbert for more information.  Thank you.

Second Floor is Off Limits!—Just a reminder:  The second floor is off limits before and after school.  The second floor opens at 7:50 a.m., not before, UNLESS YOU HAVE A TEACHER-ISSUED PASS.  Remember:  You do not need to go the second floor unless you have a class there.  

Passes Needed for Lunch & Nutrition--Students:  You must have a pass to visit any teacher/classroom during lunch and nutrition.  Please see your teacher for a pass.

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We, the stakeholders of Andrew Carnegie Middle School, commit to fostering a safe and civil learning environment, developing all students to their fullest potential in becoming responsible productive citizens.

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Today: 1/29/15



Monday, January 19-SCHOOL HOLIDAY, Martin Luther King Day Observed

Tuesday, January 20-PD Schedule with Early Dismissal (1:33 p.m.)

  • PD: Gwen Severance, Audiologist, from 1:45-3 p.m. in the Library
  • School Site Council Meeting in the Library at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 21

  • UTLA Lunch Meeting with Sharon Harrison in rm. 29

  • Tech Meeting in rm. 38 at 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, January 22

  • Food Services Training from 6:30 – 3 p.m.

  • PBST Meeting from 8:25-9:25 a.m. (location TBA)

  • COST Meeting from 9:25-10:20 a.m. (location TBA)

  • 8th Grade Intervention Meeting in Powers Hall at 12 p.m.
  • 6th Grade Teachers meet in the PCR for periods 5 & 6

Friday, January 23

Monday, January 26

Tuesday, January 27-PD Schedule with Early Dismissal (1:33 p.m.)

  • PD:  Department Meetings from 1:45-3 p.m.; LD Content Specialists will be working with Core Departments
  • SDM in the Library at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 28

  • Parent Workshop on Cyberbullying and Using Social Media Safely, from 9-11 a.m., in Rm. 39

  • LAS Links Testing for 6th Grade in rms. 19 and 20, Periods 3 and 4

  • Master Plan Program Options from 3:30-4:30 p.m., in the Library

  • 8th Grade Intervention Student and Parent Meeting, from 5-6 p.m., in Powers Hall

  • Evening Parent Workshop on Cyberbullying and Using Social Media Safely, from 6-7 p.m., in the Library

Thursday, January 29

  • Success for All Visit (all day)
  • LAS Links Testing for 6th Grade in rms. 19 and 20, Periods 1 & 2

Friday, January 30

Faculty Announcements

Breakfast in the Classroom—Teachers:  Please send trustworthy students to pick up the breakfast coolers! 

Professional Development Agenda for Tuesday, January 20—All staff will meet with Gwen Severance in the Library.  

Supervision Assistance—Teachers:  Please stand at your door during passing periods to supervise the hallways and common areas.  A safe school allows students to focus on learning.

Attendance & “Do the Right Thing” Raffle Tickets—Teachers and Staff:  Please continue to recognize students by distributing raffle tickets.  If you need more tickets, see Ms. Burke or Ms. Conner, PSA Counselor.  We want to support students in making good decisions and taking positive actions.