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7th Grade SBAC Testing—Ms. Waight Smith’s students are testing this week.  The testing schedule for this week follows: 

Waight p1 : RM19, Waight-Smith

Waight P3: RM20, Harris

Waight P4 RM 7, Horton, Chromebks

Waight P5: RMB4, Ozawa, Chromebks

Waight P6: LMC, Brown, Chromebooks

Weathers P1:  Rm.45, Weathers, Chromebks—Math CAT

Weathers P3:  Rm4, N.Ortiz, Chromebks—Math CAT

Testing Note:  On Monday, April 13, Ms. Weathers and Ms. Ortiz begin the Math CAT.  

AVID Presentations this Friday, April 17—AVID is recruiting new students for the 2015-16 school year.  All 6th and 7th Grade classes are to attend this important student programming assembly in Powers Hall.  Times follow:

* Period 3--- 6th Grade AVID Presentation

* Period 4—7th Grade AVID Presentation

For more information, see Mr. Ortiz in room 35.  

Open House is Thursday, April 23!—Flyers were distributed via Advisory last week.  Students: Please invite your parents/ guardians to this important evening where we showcase Carnegie and our talented student body!  6th Grade Math/Science Teachers will have a Science Fair in Powers Hall and a Book Fair will be held in room 39.  See Ms. Kim for more details.  

Earth Day Celebration at Calas Park—This Saturday, April 18, 2015, the City of Carson is hosting an Earth Day Celebration from 12-4 p.m.  Bring your friends and family and join the festivities.  Flyers will be distributed via Advisory.  

Middle School Top Model Competition—Do you have what it takes to be a top model?  This competition is open to all Carnegie students.  See Mr. Omar, After School Program Coordinator, for more information.  The deadline for signing up is this Wednesday, April 15, 2015. 

Buy your 8th Grade Packet TODAY!!!—Packets are still $100; but, now they include yearbooks!  Students who paid separately for yearbooks will be reimbursed in the first week of May.  Note:  Students with repeat disciplinary infractions will not be allowed to participate in eighth grade events, even if they have purchased the packet.  Activity refunds will not be given to students who are denied participation due to disciplinary infractions. 

iPad Friday-- On Friday, we will have a modified bell schedule that starts and ends with Advisory.  Students are responsible for their iPads and should adhere to all District and school rules regarding iPad and internet use. Students will not be issued iPads unless all required paperwork has been returned to Advisory Teachers. 

“Change the World” Thirst Project—Donate loose change to the “Change the World” Thirst Project in the lunch area after school.  See Ms. K for details.   The Thirst Project runs from March 19 through May 7.  Join the movement to help others. 

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. (This means that you may not exit the school’s perimeter gate!)

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

Students who do not observe these program requirements will BE SUSPENDED from the after school program. 

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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CMS Open House '15

CMS Open House '15

Accepting Open Enrollment Applicatons Now!

Save Your Seat!

February 17, 2015

Regarding: Accepting Open Enrollment Reservations Now!

Dear Parents and Guardians:

As a member of the Carnegie family, you know how important our open enrollment program has been to maintaining our educational programs during the last few years. Like last year, we are projected to enroll fewer 6th graders from our attendance area.

So once again, we are asking all our families to spread the news that Carnegie is accepting new open enrollment permits for school year 2015/16.  Students do not have to live in the Carnegie attendance area to attend Carnegie. Parents can reserve their students’ seats today for next school year by completing the attached form and returning it to our main office.

Inviting new students who live outside our attendance area assures that we can maintain our current level of services and programs such as:

  • Small class sizes

  • AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination)

  • SAS (School for Advanced Study)

  • Art and Ceramics

  • Band and Orchestra

  • iPad for every student

  • Healthy Start services

  • MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement)

  • After School Tutoring

  • Summer School

What can you do to help? If you know of any families with middle-school-aged children, tell them about the wonderful educational programs at Carnegie and share the attached form. We do expect the seats to fill up very quickly. So, it is important to “save your seat” today. If any prospective Carnegie families would like a tour of the campus, have them call Mr. Hilbert at 310-952-5705 for an appointment to tour our safe and beautiful campus.

If your child is already on an open enrollment permit, do not worry. The permit automatically renews. Thank you.



Cheryl L. Nakata


Posted by: Phillip Ivie
Published: 3/20/15


Today: 4/26/15



Monday, April 13

* ELAC in LMC, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 14—Professional Development Schedule with 1:33 p.m. Dismissal .

* Professional Development:  Department Meetings from 1:45-3 p.m./6th Grade Teacher Exchange 

Wednesday, April 15

* SSC Meeting @3:30 p.m. in LMC

Thursday, April 16

* PBST Meeting in the Dean’s Office, from 8:25-9:25 a.m.

* COST Meeting in the Dean’s Office, from 9:25 -10:20 a.m.

Friday, April 17—iPad Friday

* Classroom Visits for iPad Evaluation, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

* 8th Grade Vision Screening though 8th Grade Social Studies Classes

* 6th Grade AVID Presentations in Powers Hall, Period 3

* 7th Grade AVID Presentations in Powers Hall, Period 4

Saturday, April 18-

* Pre-Registration from 7:30-1 p.m.

* Field Trip to “Let’s Celebrate” Festival” at Esteban Torres HS, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (Yang)

Monday, April 20—Book Fair Opens in Rm. 39  (April 20-24)

Tuesday, April 21—Professional Development Schedule with 1:33 p.m. Dismissal 

* Professional Development:  Department Meetings from 1:45-3 p.m.  

Wednesday, April 22—Administrative Professionals Day

* Math Department Science Fair in Powers Hall, all periods

* Success for All Visit, all day

Thursday, April 23

* Math Department Science Fair in Powers Hall, all periods

* Open House & Community Health Fair from 5-7 p.m.

Friday, April 24—MINIMUM DAY/No iPads

Saturday, April 25--Pre-Registration from 7:30-1 p.m.

Faculty Announcements

LAUSD Code of Conduct with Students— This is to be posted in all classrooms and offices.  If you need an additional copy, please see Ms. Burke. 

Professional Development Agenda for Tuesday, April 14--  This Tuesday is the Sixth Grade Teacher Exchange.   Staff will meet in their departments for lesson study, curricular alignment, and instructional planning.  Please turn in agendas and sign-in sheets to Mrs. Nakata.

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.  


Let our thoughts, actions, and deeds honor Marcus Riley.  Thank you, Mr. Riley, for your life of service & inspiration.