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"Why I Like Carson" - Essay Writing Contest

To participate and receive an application packet, including contest rules, due dates, and rubric - please see Ms. Melissa Burke, AP Carnegie Middle School for more information.

Student Announcements

Piece of Cake School Wide Fundraiser—This fundraiser officially ends this Tuesday, September 30.  Use these last few days to sell as much as you can!  Sell to your family, friends, and parents’ co-workers.  Students:  Please write all orders and names clearly.  Every order form should feature your name, Advisory Teacher, and your Advisory Teacher’s room number.

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. 

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.  After Tuesday, September 23, students without current applications on file will not receive a free lunch!

Lunch and After School Clubs— Join a school club today!  See your teacher for a list of lunch and after school clubs.

8th Grade Elections—After exciting Run-Off Elections for 8th Grade Class President and Vice President, the following candidates were elected into office:  President:  Shyann Abad; Vice President: Naijah Forge; Treasurer: Jada Davis; Secretary: Aicha Bach.  The Class Theme is “The Royals” and the Class Colors are silver and royal blue.  The Class Motto is:  “We can’t all be stars, but we can all shine.”  Congratulations students!  We know that you will shine in your new leadership roles! 

Latino Heritage Month—September 15 through October 15 is Latino Heritage Month.  Join us in celebrating the contributions that Latinos have made to the USA.

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.

AIM Program of the Carson’s Boys’ & Girls’ Club—Would you like to learn more about college?   If yes, join AIM.  AIM is a new after school program on Wednesday and Thursday, from 3-6 p.m.  AIM is free.   See Ms. Burke or stop by Rm. 19, afterschool, on Wednesday or Thursday, for more information. 

Tech Squad Students—Thank you for all your hard work fixing and installing computers around the school.  You are doing a great job of supporting Carnegie!  Keep up the good work. 

Student ID Cards –Students are to carry their Student ID Cards at all times.  If you do not have a Student ID Card, please see Mr. Ivie, in Rm. 48, during Periods 5 and 6, or on the PE Field at Lunch and Nutrition.   Lost IDs are $2.00.  Pay for a new ID at the Student Store and then present the receipt to Mr. Ivie.  New students, or students who never obtained a Student ID, will receive their first Student ID for free.   

Basketball Intramural Sports Program—The gym is open for basketball at lunch on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  Days are subject to change.  See Mr. Moses for more details.

Cafeteria Lunch Accounts—Students:  Do you need to put more money into your lunch account?  If yes, please do so during Nutrition or before school at the Snack Window. 

Get to Class On Time!—All students are to be in their assigned seats when the tardy bell rings.

Jaywalking is Illegal!—Jaywalking, or crossing in the middle of the block, is dangerous and illegal.  Students who jaywalk risk receiving a ticket from the Carson’s Sheriff’s Department. 

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.

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Today: 9/30/14


Monday, September 29-Safety Committee Meeting @ 3:15 p.m. in LMC

Tuesday, September 30-PD Schedule with Early Dismissal (1:33 p.m.)­

  • Cancer & Diabetes Awareness Parent Workshop, Rm. 39, 9-11 a.m.
  • Piece of Cake Fundraiser official end date

Wednesday, October 1

Thursday, October 2-10 Week Grading Window opens.

Friday, October 3- Yom Kippur begins at sundown.

Monday, October 6

Tuesday, October 7-PD Schedule with Early Dismissal (1:33 p.m.)

  • Faculty Meeting @ 3 p.m. in the LMC

Wednesday, October 8

Thursday, October 9

  • 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

Friday, October 10- 10 Week Grading Window closes.

Faculty Announcements

School Safety Committee Meeting—Join us this Monday, September 29, from 3:15 to 4:00 p.m. in the Library Media Center (LMC).  Come to hear about, and give feedback on, our 2014-15 Safe School Plan.

Piece of Cake School Wide Fundraiser—Please encourage your students to participate in this school wide fundraiser!  “Piece of Cake” deadline reminders have been placed in your mailbox for classroom posting.  A memo detailing Carnegie’s order/money collection procedure is forthcoming. 

Schoolloop is Back— Please encourage all students and parents who are new to Carnegie to sign up for Schoolloop. Parents can register at https://carnegiems-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com.  The District Student ID Number is required for registration. 

Lunch and After School Clubs List—Please post the “Carnegie Clubs, 2014-15” flyer in your classrooms.  Encourage students to participate in these clubs.

Holiday Toys & Gifts for Needy Families—If you know of any students from families who are homeless or are in need, please email their names to Gina Kim.  She will be working with non-profit organizations to provide holiday toys, gifts, and food baskets to these families.

Professional Development Agenda for Tuesday, September 30:  The topic is “Digital Citizenship”.  We will meet in the LMC at 1:45 p.m.  Please do not bring laptops, iPads, or papers to grade.

PHBAO Parent Conference Night—PHBAO Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 16, from 5-7 p.m.  Please plan to participate in these important conferences.  The following day, Friday, October 17, is a Minimum Day with dismissal at 12:23 p.m. 

Thank You—A big thank you to Ms. Bonner, Mr. Ortiz, Mr. Moses, Ms. Weathers, and the Leadership Class for all their hard work supporting this year’s 8th Grade Class Elections. 

Library: Back Open for Business!—S.T.A.R. Testing is over and the library is once again available for class visits.  See Ms. Garcia to schedule a class visit.

School Wide Expectations—Minimally, all classrooms should feature the following:  teacher name & date and an agenda featuring the CCSS Standard, daily learning objective, and class activities.  These items should be posted for the duration of the period so that all students have a visual reminder of what they are to be learning.

10-Minute Rule: Please honor our 10-Minute policy which states that there are no hall passes for the first and last 10 minutes of class.  Thank you.