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Free & Reduced Meal Applications— We are still accepting meal applications!  Submit an online application or have your parents fill out a paper meal application.  Meal applications are available in the Cafeteria, Main Office, and Title I Office/Parent Center. See Title I Coordinator Ms. Kim for more information.

“Piece of Cake” Fundraiser—Ordered items will be distributed this Monday, October 20, in the Foyer, from 2:30-4:00 p.m.  Students who have sold many items should arrange to have a family member assist with transporting the items home.  

School Photos have Arrived!— School photo packages will be distributed through Advisory on Monday, October 20.  If you do not receive your photo package on Monday or Tuesday, see Ms. Burke. 

“Do the Right Thing” Student Recognition Program—Students observed “doing the right thing” will receive a raffle ticket.  Raffle tickets are to be deposited in grade-level boxes in the Main Office.  Winning students will be announced over the PA every Friday.  Winners will receive AMC movie tickets. 

Weekly Attendance Student Recognition Program—Students who exhibit excellent and/or improving attendance will be recognized with raffle tickets.  Drawings will be held every Thursday during morning PA Announcements. See PSA Counselor Ms. Conner for more information.

“Do the Right Thing” Poster Contest—Design a poster to promote doing the right thing!  Posters must be 8 x 11 and include a slogan.  See the contest flyer for more information.  Submissions are due on Friday, October 24, to Mr. Ortiz in Rm. 35.  The First Place Winner will receive a $50 cash prize, AMC Movie Ticket, and school wide recognition. 

Counseling/College Assemblies—This Thursday, October 23, Carnegie’s Counseling Team will present information on how to graduate from middle school and make it to college.  Assemblies will run through students’ PE classes. 

College Fair in Powers Hall—AVID Students will present information about various colleges and universities this Thursday, October 23, 2014, at lunch.  Come and discover the best college for you!

Halloween Dance—The PTSA is hosting an afterschool Halloween Dance on October 31, 2014.  Advance tickets will be on sale beginning Monday, October 20, at the Student Store.  Tickets are $2.00.  Students who have no F’s, D’s, and U’s on their 10-Week Progress Report will receive a $1 discount.  To receive the $1 discount, progress reports must be presented at the time of ticket purchase. Costumes must be appropriate. 

Halloween Costumes—Students may wear Halloween costumes to school on Friday, October 31.  Masks, weapons, and fake weapons will not be tolerated.  Costumes must adhere to the school dress code:  all shorts and skirts must be mid-thigh and shirts cannot expose cleavage or midriffs.  Face paint will be allowed.  For questions, see Ms. Burke or Mr. Hilbert.     

Schoolloop is Back— Carnegie Middle School is on Schoolloop.  To receive up-to-date notifications, including grades and student assignments, please register at https://carnegiems-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com.  The District Student ID Number is required for registration. 

October is College Awareness Month—Planning for college starts now—in 6th Grade!  You are never too young to start planning for college.  Watch for college-focused assemblies, activities, and programs in the month of October.

Dress Code Reminder—Ladies:  Shorts and shirts must be appropriate!   Clothing showing cleavage, midriff, or “too much leg” is in violation of Carnegie’s Dress Code.  Dress appropriately!

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.  Remember:  You do not need to go the second floor unless you have a class up there.

Our Mission Statement

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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iPads are coming! 

As part of Phase 2 of the Common Core Technology Project, Carnegie Middle School will be receiving iPads for all Teachers and Students.  See the CCTP link in the upper left for more information.

New Middle School Culmination Requirements

Attention 6th and 7th Grade Students and Parents
October 1, 2014

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The Los Angeles Unified School District believes that all students can learn and are capable of mastering middle school standards and passing all classes. Your students will be expected to meet the mini... Continue
Posted by: Phillip Ivie
Published: 10/23/14

Attention 8th Grade Students and Parents
October 1, 2014

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The 8th grade year is sure to be exciting and memorable. This year is especially important because it is the last year of middle school and the transition to high school begins. The Los Angeles Unified S... Continue
Posted by: Phillip Ivie
Published: 10/23/14

Poster Contest



Are you an artist?

Are you good at creating catchy slogans?


If yes, then create a poster for Carnegie’s Positive Behavior Support Campaign today!  Information follows.


Poster Criteria

In order to qualify, submissions must be on 8 x 11 paper and include:

  • A slogan promoting positive behavior. (See samples.)
  • An image, symbol, or drawing promoting positive behavior.
  • The school’s name (Carnegie Middle School).


Posters may be color or black & white. 

Posters may be created using any media (e.g., pen, pencil, marker, chalk, paint, computer graphics, etc.).

Posters may be created by individuals or two-person teams.



First Place Prize:                     $50 cash, an AMC Movie Ticket, and school wide recognition

Second Place Prize:                 $20 cash, an AMC Movie Ticket, & Honorable Mention

Third Place:                             An AMC Movie Ticket & Honorable Mention


Deadline--Submit to Mr. Ortiz, Leadership Advisor, by the 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 24.


Questions--See Mr. Ortiz in Rm. 35.


Sample Slogans  (Use one of these slogans or create your own!)

  1.  Be Real.  Be Good.  Be real good!                           8.)  Stay focused.
  2. I was caught…  doing something right!                     9.)  Do the right thing. 
  3. Keep it positive.                                                          10.)  You got this.
  4. Be above the line.                                                       11.) Govern yourself accordingly.
  5. Character Counts                                                       
  6. Live with Integrity.
  7. #positive=cool


Note:  Posters must be appropriate to an academic learning environment. Administration reserves the right to deem a poster inappropriate and exclude it from consideration.


Today: 10/25/14


Monday, October 20

  • Piece of Cake Delivery from 2-4 p.m., Foyer
  • School Photos Distributed through Advisory

Tuesday, October 21-PD Schedule with Early Dismissal (1:33 p.m.)

  • Professional Development Topic:  Interim Assessments/Department Meetings
  • School Site Council (SSC) in the LMC at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 22

  • Bus Driver’s Awards Assembly in Power’s Hall from 6 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Positive Behavior Support Team (PBST), 8:15-9:15 a.m., Dean’s Office 
  • Coordination of Services Team (C.O.S.T.), 9:15-10:15 a.m., Dean’s Office

Thursday, October 23—Wear College Gear!

  • Counseling & College Assemblies in Powers Hall (all periods; through PE)
  • College Fair at lunch in Powers Hall
  • District  Meal Application Deadline

Friday, October 24

  • “Do the Right Thing” Poster Contest Deadline

Monday, October 27

  • Winning Advisory Ice Cream Party at Lunch

Tuesday, October 28-PD Schedule with Early Dismissal (1:33 p.m.)

  • Professional Development Topic:  Strategies for Engagement
  • Shared Decision Making (SDM) in the LMC at 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, October 29

  • Mock DVR

Thursday, October 30—Wear College Gear!

  • 15-Week Grading Window Opens

Friday, October 31—Halloween

  • Halloween Dance in Powers Hall, 3:15-5 p.m.

Faculty Announcements

10-Week Progress Reports—Teachers:  Please remind students to present their 10-week Progress Reports to the Student Store for a $1 discount on Halloween Dance tickets.  The discount will be given to students with no F’s, D’s, & U’s on their Progress Reports. 

“Piece of Cake” Distribution—On Monday, October 20, teachers with a Period 6 Conference are invited to assist with the distribution of ordered items. The more the merrier!  Please join us in the foyer of the Administration Building.

Professional Development Agenda for Tuesday, October 21--The topic is “Interim Assessments”.  Teachers will meet in departments.

Positive Behavior Support Team (PBST) & Coordination of Services Team (C.O.S.T.) Meetings--Due to the Counseling/College Assemblies,  these meetings will be held on Wednesday, October 22, not Thursday, October 23. 

The DVR is Coming!—  Mark your calendars with the following dates. Carnegie’s Mock DVR is scheduled for October 29, from 8:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.  The official DVR Visit is November 13, 2014.  A Parent Meeting (Rm. 39) and Administrator/Staff Interview is scheduled from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on November 13.