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Evening Winter Holiday Concert on Thursday, December 18—Join us for our first annual “Evening Winter Holiday Concert” in Powers Hall.  Festivities will begin at 6 p.m.  Bring your families and celebrate the holidays.  The following clubs will be showcasing their talents:  Band, AVID, Hip Hop/Dance, and Glee Club.  Invitational flyers will be distributed through Advisory Classes.  We hope to see you there!

“Let It Snow!” Behavior Incentive Dance—On Friday, December 19, Carnegie will have a lunch dance to celebrate “Doing the Right Thing!”  Students who exhibit excellent behavior will receive free dance tickets from their period 5 teachers. DANCE TICKETS WILL BE PLACED IN TEACHER’S MAILBOXES ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, FOR DISTRIBUTION ON THURSDSAY, DECEMBER 18.  Students may also purchase tickets for $1 at the door, on the day of the dance.   See the memo for more information.

Winter Holiday Break—Winter Holiday Break begins on Monday, December 22, and continues through January 9, 2015.  Enjoy the three week break.  We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!  Classes resume on Monday, January 12, 2015. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

8th Grade Packets on Sale at the Student Store—Packets are $100 and include the following items and activities:  dance, picnic, panorama picture, t-shirt, and cap and gown.  Yearbooks are being sold separately this year.  Students will save $25 by purchasing an 8th Grade Packet.   Note:  Students with repeat disciplinary infractions will not be allowed to participate in eighth grade events, even if they have purchased the packet.  Refunds will not be given.   

Skateboard Advisory--Attention All Skateboarders:  Skateboards may not be ridden, nor carried, on campus.  Daily, skateboards are to be left in the Bike Rack Cage which requires a padlock or combination lock.   Skateboards may also be temporarily stored in the Assistant Principal's Office.  For more information, please see Ms. Burke or Mr. Hilbert.  Thank you.

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, UNLESS YOU HAVE A TEACHER-ISSUED PASS.  Remember:  You do not need to go the second floor unless you have a class there.  

Passes Needed for Lunch & Nutrition--Students:  You must have a pass to visit any teacher/classroom during lunch and nutrition.  Please see your teacher for a pass.

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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Culmination and College Information

Middle School Letter to Students
Start planning your California college future!

College may seem like a long way off but it’s not. You’ll be attending high school soon, and it’s not too early to be thinking about your future and a college education. Do you k... Continue
Posted by: Phillip Ivie
Published: 11/10/14

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


Today: 12/22/14
All Day: Winter Recess



Monday, December 15

  • Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal, Periods 1-4, Powers Hall

Tuesday, December 16-PD Schedule with Early Dismissal (1:33 p.m.)

  • District Parent Meeting in Powers Hall from 8-11:30 a.m.

  • Professional Development in Powers Hall from 1:45 – 3 p.m. (the Math Department’s PD Journey)
  • School Site Council Meeting in the LMC at 3:30 p.m.

  • Hanukkah begins at sundown

Wednesday, December 17

  • Success for All classroom visits (Math Department)

  • Winter Concert-Periods 2 (8th Gr.), 3 (7th Gr.), & 4 (6th Gr.) in Powers Hall

  • Shared Decision Making (SDM) in the LMC at 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, December 18

  • 20 Week Grading Window closes

  • Gradebook collection begins

  • PBST Meeting from 8:25-9:25 a.m. (location TBA)

  • COST Meeting from 9:25-10:20 a.m. (location TBA)

  • Evening Winter Holiday Concert in Powers Hall at 6 p.m.

Friday, December 19

  • Waight-Smith Field Trip to the Museum of Tolerance (MOT) (all day)

  • Gradebooks due to department administrators

  • “Let It Snow!” Behavior Incentive Dance in Powers Hall at lunch

HOLIDAY VACATION:  December 22, 2014 – January 9, 2015

Monday, January 12

Tuesday, January 13-PD Schedule with Early Dismissal (1:33 p.m.)

  • Department meetings, 1:45-3 p.m.

  • 8th Grade Math Teachers meet in PCR (periods 5 & 6)

Wednesday, January 14

  • ELAC Meeting in the LMC at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 15

  • 7th Grade Math Teachers meet in the PCR (periods 5 & 6)

Friday, January 16


Faculty Announcements

Professional Development Agenda for Tuesday, December 16—All staff will meet in Powers Hall for a presentation by the Math Department by 1:45 p.m.

Winter Holiday Concerts on Wednesday, December 17— Bring your class to our Winter Holiday Concert in Powers Hall.  The concert schedule follows:  Period 2- 8th Grade classes only; Period 3-8th Grade classes only; and Period 4-6th Grade classes only.  Teachers do not need to sign up in advance. All students are to be escorted and teachers are expected to supervise their classes for the duration of the concert.  We hope to see you there. 

Gradebooks are Due on Friday, December 19!—If you would like an administrator to preview your gradebook before the due date, submit it now.

Grades are Due this Thursday, December 18—Please enter all grades into MiSiS by 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 18.

Secure your Classroom—In preparation for the three week-long holiday break, please secure your classrooms.  Take all personal items home (e.g., laptops, iPads, etc.) and secure all classroom computers. 

A Note from Mr. Riley, Cafeteria Manager—Please send trustworthy students to transport coolers for “Breakfast in the Classroom”.  Last week, numerous coffee cakes mysteriously disappeared during the journey from the cafeteria to the Advisory classroom!

Supervision Assistance—Teachers:  Please stand at your door during passing periods to supervise the hallways and common areas.  A safe school allows students to focus on learning.

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, PSA Counselor.  We want to support students in making good decisions and taking positive actions.

Passes Needed for Lunch & Nutrition—Teachers: Students must have a pass to visit you during lunch and nutrition.  Please issue students a pass featuring the student’s name, issuing teacher’s name, date, time, and destination.  Your original signature must be included.

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Enjoy the holiday break!