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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

Free & Reduced Meal Applications—Students: Thank you for submitting meal applications!  The Advisory Class with a 100% return rate will be announced this week. 

Elections for 8th Grade Class Representatives—Elections will take place this Friday, September 19, during Advisory.

8th Grade Candidate Speeches--Come and listen to the 8th graders running for leadership roles.  Candidates will introduce themselves and tell you why you should vote for them.  Speeches will take place this Thursday, September 18, in Room 39. 

Piece of Cake School Wide Fundraiser—Participate in this school wide fundraiser and raise money for our school!  On Tuesday, September 16, during Periods 3 and 4, a Kick-Off Assembly will be in Powers Hall.

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.

Glee Club—Do you like to sing?  If yes, join Carnegie’s Glee Club.  Glee Club meets every Wednesday, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Ms. Bonner’s room (Rm. 36).

Gaming Club—The Gaming Club meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Room 37.  See Mr. Leyden for details.

Celebration of Latino Culture—Central American and Mexican Independence Days are celebrated on Monday and Tuesday, September 15 and 16, respectively.  In honor of these days, Carnegie will host a Celebration of Latino Culture this Friday, September 19, in the Quad at Lunch.  Music, dancing, and artwork will be on display. 

Student ID Cards –Students are to carry their Student ID Cards at all times.  If you do not have a Student ID Card yet, please see Ms. Burke at Lunch or Nutrition in the covered eating area.

Students Run LA—Are you interested in training for the LA Marathon? Listen to daily P.A. Announcements about when SRLA meets.  See Mr. Moses, Ms. Yoshida, or Mr. Villalobos, for more information. 

Student Information Packets— Student Information Packets were due weeks ago. Forms were to be completely filled out with current information.  Students:  Be responsible and turn your completed packet in to your Advisory Teachers.

AIM Program of the Carson’s Boys’ & Girls’ Club—Would you like to learn more about college: what it is like and how to get there?  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. 

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. 

Basketballs—Do not dribble or throw basketballs in the walkways and hallways of the school.  Basketballs of offending students will be confiscated. 

No Running in the Covered Lunch Area—If you run through the crowded lunch area, you will inevitably bump into other students.  Be safe and walk through the lunch area and along all campus walkways.

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

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: 9/16/14
3:15 PM School Site Council 3:15 p.m. LMC


Mon, September 15—Central American Independence Day

  • SSC Voting before and after school in the Main Office

  • Curriculum Council meets in the LMC at 3:15 p.m.

Tues, September 16—Mexican Independence Day

  • “Piece of Cake” School Wide Fundraiser Kick-Off Assemblies—Period 3 (@10:30 a.m.) & Period 4 (@11:15 a.m.)
  • Canine Unit in Agricultural Area, 9/16-9/18
  • PD Schedule with Early Dismissal (1:33 p.m.)
  • School Site Council (SSC) Orientation, 3:30-4 p.m., LMC
  • SSC Elections, 4-4:15 p.m., LMC
  • SSC Meeting, 4:15-5:15 p.m., LMC

Wed, September 17

Thurs, September 18

  • 8th Grade Candidate Speeches @ lunch in Rm 39
  • Modified Consent Decree (MCD) Meeting, 3-4:00 p.m., LMC

Fri, September 19

  • Initial Planning Sheet (IPS) due from participating EGDC Teachers.
  • Ms. Jacobs’ Field Trip to the Getty Villa (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
  • Celebration of Latino Culture in the Quad at Lunch

Faculty Announcements

Williams Facilities Inspection—Congratulations on achieving a 97.45% on our Williams Inspection!  Well done!

5-Week Grades—The Grading Window has been extended to Wednesday, September 15.  Grade Verification Rosters are to be submitted to the Counseling Office by 3 p.m. on Wednesday.  See Mr. Ivie or Mr. Hilbert if you need assistance.

Important MiSiS Attendance Updates

  • Period 2 AttendanceBeginning Monday, September 15, Period 2 attendance rosters will no longer be collected. Please save these rosters.
  • Attendance Not Submitted Reports-- All missing attendance was to be submitted by Friday, September 12, 2014.  After attendance was submitted (or re-submitted), reports were to be signed and placed back in Ms. Burke’s mailbox by the deadline.
  • Daily Attendance ProceduresPlease continue taking attendance in MiSiS and on 5-Column Class Rosters. 

Modified Consent Decree (MCD) Meeting—Join us for a MCD Meeting this Thursday, September 18, from 3-4:00 p.m., in the LMC.  See Mr. Hilbert for details.

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.

Donors Choose Grant—Submit a grant application for classroom materials and supplies.  The grant application window opens on September 1, 2014.  Go to www.DonorsChoose.org to submit an online proposal.  See Ms. Cobe for more details. 

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.

Canine Unit on Campus—The Canine Unit will be on campus from Tuesday, September 16, through Thursday, September 18.  The Agricultural Area will be unavailable during these days.

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.