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Student Announcements

Free & Reduced Meal Applications— We are still accepting meal applications!  See Title I Coordinator Ms. Kim for more information.   All applications are due by December 1, 2014.

Winning Advisory Ice Cream Prize at Lunch on Tuesday, Oct. 28— The following Advisories submitted 100% of their Meal Applications:  Mr. Witte and Ms. Freeman.  The following Advisories were just one application short of winning the ice cream prize:  Behringer, Castillo, Ramos, Tanaka, Uc, & Villalobos.  Teachers and students:  Thank you for your hard work!  Congratulations to all!

College Bingo Game-- College Awareness Month will end with a school wide College Bingo Game. Bingo boards will be distributed through Advisories on Wednesday, October 29.  Students who obtain five signatures in-a-row will qualify for a raffle ticket for the College Bingo Drawing.  Completed Bingo boards are due to Mr. Ortiz in Room 35 by 3:15 p.m. on Friday, October 31.  Note:  Original teacher signatures must be obtained!!!

Halloween Costume Contest—Start planning your Halloween Costume now!  Carnegie’s Annual Halloween Costume Contest will take place at lunch on the stage.  Prizes will be awarded for winning costumes.  Details are forthcoming.

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—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.     

“Do the Right Thing” Poster Contest—Over 200 posters were submitted by the deadline!  Advisory Classes will have an opportunity to vote on the winning posters.  Details are forthcoming.

“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.

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. 

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

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Today: 10/31/14
3:15 PM Halloween Dance - Powers Hall


Monday, October 27

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

  • Winning Advisory Ice Cream Prize at Lunch
  • Professional Development Topic:  Strategies for Engagement (Powers Hall)
  • Shared Decision Making (SDM) in the LMC at 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, October 29

  • Mock DVR
  • College Bingo Game in Advisory

Thursday, October 30—Wear College Gear!

  • 15-Week Grading Window Opens

Friday, October 31—Halloween

  • Halloween Costume Contest at Lunch on Stage
  • Halloween Dance in Powers Hall, 3:15-5 p.m.

Monday, November 3

Tuesday, November 4-PD Schedule with Early Dismissal (1:33 p.m.)

  • Election Day—Polling in the Foyer

Wednesday, November 5

Thursday, November 6

  • PBST Meeting at 8:25 a.m., Dean’s Office
  • COST Meeting at 9:25 a.m., Dean’s Office

Friday, November 7

  • 15-Week Grading Window Closes

Faculty Announcements

Professional Development Agenda for Tuesday, October 28--The topic is “Strategies for Engagement”.  Teachers will meet in Powers Hall

“Street Smart”—This seven-week Gang Deterrent/Intervention Program is available to Health/Science classes.  Information was emailed and boxed to applicable teachers. 

“What I Like Best About My School” Poster Contest—This statewide poster contest is open to 6th Grade Students only.  Information was distributed to 6th Grade Teachers.

15-Week Grading Window—The Grading Window opens this Thursday, October 30. 

Thank You-- The following staff deserve special recognition for their hard work in producing and presenting the College/Counseling Assemblies and College Fair on Thursday, October 23:  Mrs. Brown, Ms. Jordan, Mr. Ortiz, Mr. Hilbert, Mr. Stowell, Ms. Conner, Ms. Kim, Mr. Ivie, Mr. Andrews, and Mr. Calvo.  Thank you, too, to faculty who assisted with lunch supervision:  Mrs. Yang, Mrs. Lavia, and Mrs. Navarro.  You are a great team!

Mock DVR this Wednesday, October 29!—Do you know which of your students have IEPs?  Are you familiar with the specific accommodations and/or modifications dictated by their IEPs?  If no, get up to speed by this Wednesday, Oct. 29! 

Important DVR Dates—  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. 

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.