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CARNEGIE’S YS 8TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM IS #1 IN THE DISTRICT—Carnegie’s boys team triumphed on Saturday, bringing home the #1 trophy in the entire LAUSD! Congratulations to the following 8th Grade Boys: Macario Dobbins, Dylan Grace, Marcus Joseph, Treshon Kidd, Jereme Nash, Jonathan Josey, Cameron Jefferson, Robert Beer, Henner Joseph, Joseph Melano, Victor Perez, and Han Lim. Congratulations, too, to Coach Jefferson, Coach Daniel, and Ms. K, for their leadership with both boys and girls’ teams.


CARNEGIE’S YS 6TH GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAMS IS #3 IN THE DISTRICT—Congratulations to the following 6th Grade Girls: Vanessa de la Torre, Rochelle Magno, Ty Newman, Angelina Jimenez, and Adel Cortez.


iPad WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS—Please plan to incorporate iPads into the instructional program on Wednesdays and Thursdays. If students need technical assistance, send them to Rm. 17, with a written pass, on Wednesday after 8:30 a.m.


KUDOS TO STAFF FOR ORGANIZING CARNEGIE’S FIRST ANNUAL COLLEGE & CAREER DAY—A big thank you to the following staff for organizing and contributing to Carnegie’s first annual College & Career Day: Dr. Aldapa, Mr. Ortiz, Mr. Jantzen, Mr. Moses, Ms. Cobe, Ms. Dousdebes, Ms. Tautalatasi., Mr. Thomas, Ms. Shampklin, Ms. Ramirez, Ms. Carter, Ms. Agatep, Mr. Ivie, Ms. Yang, Mr. Witte, Mr. Behringer, and members of the Positive Behavior Support Team. Thank you, too, to Leadership and AVID students. Kudos also goes to Mr. Calvo, Mrs. Flores, the nighttime custodial crew, and AVID students for assisting with the event’s set up and clean up. Finally, thank you to over 12 Carnegie alumni who returned to Carnegie to share their experiences with our students!


NEW TUTORING PROGRAM AFTER SCHOOL—Ms. Waight-Smith is tutoring in rm. 23, from 3:10-4 p.m., on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Visit the Main Office for a Tutoring/LACC After School Program Application.


NEW CLUB: HONORS SOCIETY—If you are a 7th or 8th grade student who had all A’s and B’s during the fall semester, join Carnegie’s Honors Society today! The Honors Society will meet every Wednesday at 3:10 p.m. in rm. 37. See Mr. Leyden for more details.


BLACK HISTORY MONTH REHEARSALS—Would you like to participate in Carnegie’s Black History Month Assembly? If yes, join Ms. Bonner in rm. 36 on Wednesday, after school, from 3-4 p.m. See you there!


MENTORING GROUPS CONTINUE-- Select students have been invited to participate in mentoring groups with their counselors. If you are interested in joining a mentoring group, see your counselor today!


8TH GRADE SATURDAY TUTORING RESUMES—This special program will continue this Saturday, January 30. All 8th Grade students are encouraged to participate! See Mr. Ortiz in rm. 35 for an application.


BUY THE 8TH GRADE PACKET—The 8th Grade Packet is $100 in the Student Store. The packet includes the 8th Grade T-Shirt, Class Picnic, Yearbook, 8th Grade Dance, Yearbook Signing, and Panorama Picture. Purchase it today!


8th GRADE EVENTS—Calendar these events now! The Pin & Ribbon Ceremony is on Thursday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. and the Panorama Picture is on Wednesday, March 9. This year, we want all 8th graders to wear their class T-shirt for the Panorama Picture. T-Shirts are $20.00 ala carte (stand alone); but, only $15.00, if you purchase the packet!


SOCCER ON THE FIELD WITH MR. MOSES—Play soccer on the field every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Participating students need to submit parent-signed permission forms. Permission forms are in the Counseling Office.


SKATEBOARD ADVISORY—Skateboards may not be carried around the school. Bring a lock from home and lock skateboards in the bike rack.

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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.

School Experience Survey

Greetings Parents and Guardians,


On Monday, February 1, 2015 School Experience Surveys will be going home with students.  Please take a moment to complete the survey and return to Carnegie MS as soon as possible.  Alternatively, surveys can be completed online by clicking on the following link:  School Experience Survey


By completing the survey, you are providing important information that will contribute to the continuous improvement of Carnegie MS.


Thank you

Zone of Choice

8th Graders who live in the Carson, Narbonne, Jordan, and Banning attendance area must enroll through the Zone of Choice process.  Here is a link to the Zone of Choice page.  Here is a link to the Carson HS brochure.



Monday, January 25

* Mock Safe School Walk-Through (various periods)

* Lunch Clubs/Activities: No GSA today.

* PTSA Meeting in the LMC at 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, January 26-- PD Schedule with Early Dismissal (1:33 p.m.)—SAFE SCHOOL INSPECTION

* Lunch Clubs/Activities: Soccer on the field & Filipino Club in rm. 32

* PD: “Single Plan for Student Achievement”, from 1:45-3 p.m. in the LMC and then rooms 37, 14, and 2

* SDM Meeting at 3:30 p.m. in the LMC


Wednesday, January 27—MINIMUM DAY with Dismissal at 12:22 p.m./iPad Wednesday

* Glee Club & Black History Month Rehearsals will not meet today

* PD: “Google Classroom” in Powers Hall at 1:00 p.m.


Thursday, January 28—iPad Thursday

* Parent Workshop on A-G High School Graduation Requirements at 8:30 a.m. in the Parent Center (rm. 40)

* PBST Meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the PCR

* COST Meeting at 10:50 a.m. in the PCR

* After School Clubs/Activities: Boys & Girls’ College Bound Program in rm. 19


Friday, January 29

* Lunch Clubs/Activities: Christian Club in rm. 34


Saturday, January 30

* 8th Grade Tutoring, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., in the LMC


Monday, February 1

* Lunch Clubs/Activities: GSA Meeting in rm. 31. (GSA Officers meet at Nutrition.)


Tuesday, February 2-- PD Schedule with Early Dismissal (1:33 p.m.)

* Lunch Clubs/Activities: soccer on the field & Filipino Club in rm. 32

* Faculty Meeting in the LMC from 3-4 p.m.


Wednesday, February 3-- iPad Wednesday

* Lunch Clubs/Activities: soccer on the field

* After School Clubs/Activities: Glee Club & Black History Month Rehearsals in rm. 36, 3-4 p.m.

* Zone of Choice Parent Meeting in Powers Hall, 4-5 p.m.


Thursday, February 4-- iPad Thursday

* PBST Meeting in the PCR at 9:30 a.m.

* Lunch Clubs/Activities: soccer on the field & Pacific Islander Club

* After School Clubs/Activities: Boys & Girls’ College Bound Program in rm. 19


Friday, February 5

* Christian Club at lunch in rm. 34

* Castillo’s Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Outreach Visit, period 1-4, in rm. 9


Saturday, February 6

* 8th Grade Tutoring, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., in the LMC


Today: 2/14/16

Faculty Announcements

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 26— We will meet in the LMC and then dismiss to rooms 14, 37, and 2 for department focus groups. The topic is the Single Plan for Student Achievement.


SAFE SCHOOL INSPECTION--Our Safe School Inspection is scheduled for this Tuesday, January 26. Please remove items from the ceiling, secure all loose cords and cabinets/bookshelves, and ensure that fire windows and exit doors are accessible. For more information, see the handout distributed at the Faculty Meeting on January 12. For assistance, see Ms. Burke. Administrators will conduct a Mock Safe School Inspection on Monday, January 25.


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, IS A MINIMUM DAY-- School will be dismissed at 12:22 p.m. At 1 p.m., we will meet in Powers Hall to learn more about Google Classroom. Please bring a laptop or iPad to Powers Hall. In advance, thanks to Ms. Lavia, Dr. Gonzalez, and Mr. Wren for their leadership of this professional development.


BIC UPDATE—Teachers: Thank you for taking the extra time to complete the BIC Rosters. The Cafeteria Staff send their thanks. Your concerns are being addressed. Please see Ms. Burke if you have additional concerns. Thank you, again!


PLAN IN ADVANCE—February is Black History Month and March is Women’s Month. Please incorporate these important groups into your curricula and classroom activities.


MENTORING GROUPS CONTINUE--Select students have been invited to participate in mentoring groups with their counselors. Groups take place during Advisory and teachers will be notified of participating students via email and letter. Teachers: please mark students “Absent” on your MISIS Roster. On the BIC roster, please put a check by the students’ names. (Students will receive breakfast in their mentoring group.) Thank you!


PBST & COST MEETINGS—We will meet this Thursday, January 28, at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. in the PCR. Please join us.


10-MINUTE RULE—Please adhere to our policy which states that there are no passes for the first and last 10 minutes of class.


ISSUE PASSES FOR NUTRITION & LUNCH IN YOUR ROOM— Students must have teacher-issued passes for visiting classrooms at Nutrition and Lunch. Passes must state the date, time, destination, student name, and feature a teacher signature. Thank you for helping us to keep our campus secure, safe, and orderly.

Prepare for El Nino!