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Student Announcements

Spring Fun Run—The Spring Fun Run has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 20, all periods, through PE! 

The Past Peoples’ Pageant is this Tuesday and Wednesday in Powers Hall—6th Grade Classes are invited to visit Powers Hall on Tuesday, May 19.  7th and 8th Grade Classes are scheduled to visit Powers Hall on Wednesday, May 20.

Drill Team Try Outs—Drill Team Try Outs are coming up!  Workshops will be held after school from May 18-22, 4-6 p.m.  Try outs are on May 27 and 28, from 4-6 p.m..  See Coach Milo for more information. Congratulations to Carnegie’s Drill Team for triumphing over our rival Stephen White MS!

Friday, May 22, is the Last Day for Grade Changes for 8th Graders!—This deadline is critical for our 8th Grade students.  All grade changes are to be submitted to Mr. Hilbert by Friday, May 22, at 3:30 p.m. 

8th Grade After School Tutoring—8th Graders:  You have 3 more days to become eligible to walk the stage.  Attend after school tutoring to get the help you need.  The following teachers are available to help you after school:

  • Monday- Ms. Bonner, rm. 36, 3-4 p.m.

  • Wednesday- Dr. Gonzalez, rm. 6, 3-4 p.m.

  • Thursday-Ms. Friedman, rm. 24, 3-4 p.m.

Ms. Girvan is available at lunch in rm. 28, Monday through Thursday. 

Sign up for Summer School Today!--Applications are on the counters in the Counseling and Main Offices.  Turn applications into the Counseling Office. 

Thank You—Thank you to all the teachers and staff who made the 6th Grade Greek Olympics and Multicultural Dance a success!    A special thank you to the AVID and Leadership students who set up the dance.      

Last Dance of the Year—Congratulations to all the students who earned free dance tickets for following school and class rules.  Keep up the good work and “Do the Right Thing” daily!

Middle School Top Model Winners—Congratulations to all our students who participated in the Middle School Top Model contest.  Carnegie’s top models follow: Ymani Jackson won first place, Angel Spencer took second, and Mia Shipp won third.

Congratulations to our YS Plus Track Team—Carnegie took second place all around!  Congratulations to our athletes! 

iPad Update

  • iPad Wednesday & Friday—This week, iPads will be distributed on Wednesday (5/20) and Friday (5/22).     

  • No iPads for Late Students—Students who are late to Advisory will not be issued iPads. 

  • iPads are a Privilege, not a Right—iPads will be taken away from students who abuse or misuse them.

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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Deadline Approaching!

Open Enrollment Applications

Are Due on

Friday, May 22, 2015

Every year we open our doors to students of families who do not live in the Carnegie attendance area through the open enrollment process. If you are a parent of a 5th, 6th, or 7th grader who does not currently attend Carnegie and does not live in the Carnegie attendance area, but you would like him or to attend our wonderful school, now is the time to apply!

 This year we only have 125 open enrollment seats available and we expect them all to be filled by the deadline of May 22, 2015. Please complete the attached “Open Enrollment Transfer Application” and return it to Carnegie at 21820 Bonita Street, Carson, California, 90745.

If you would like a tour of Carnegie, contact assistant principal Hilbert at 310-952-5705.

Carnegie offers many exciting programs and educational opportunities 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

•           Many 8th Graders gain acceptance to elite highs schools such as Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy (HPTA) and California Academy of Mathematics and Science (CAMS)

Posted by: Phillip Ivie
Published: 5/12/15

Summer School at Carnegie!

Summer School at Carnegie!


Attention Parents and Guardians of Current Carnegie Highlanders:         

We are now accepting applications for an exclusive four-week Extended Learning Opportunity Summer (ELOS) Program to help Highlanders meet standards in Mathematics or English Language Arts. The program will be held June 15, 2015 to July 10, 2015 from 8:30 - 11:50 a.m. Student enrollment is based on eligibility, priority, and available space.

Eligibility for students currently in grades 6-8 is based on the following criteria (in order):

  1. Final progress report card grade of “F” in mathematics or English.
  2. Final progress report card grade of “D” in mathematics or English.
  3. “At risk” of not meeting grade level math or English standards in the fall based on current school information.

Attendance is critical. It is important to make a commitment to send your child each day of the program if your child is selected to participate.

Please complete the information on the attached form and return this form to Mr. Hilbert, ELOS Principal.

We look forward to your child participating in this program.

If you have any questions, please call 310-952-5700.

Posted by: Phillip Ivie
Published: 5/12/15

8th Grade News

8th Grade News


Are you ready for the 8th Grade Dance, this Friday, May 22???  The theme is “Royalty” and the attire is formal.  Dress to impress!  Tickets have already been distributed via Advisories.  The dance is at the Doubletree Hotel from 6- 9 p.m.

8th Grade Packet Deadline—Buy your packet today!!!  May 22 is the last day to purchase an 8th Grade Packet. 

Have you picked up your Panorama Picture & Class T-Shirt?—If not, stop by the Student Store to pick them up today!  Bring a Student ID and receipt.

Do you want to walk the stage? –If yes, do the following:

  • Focus on school work and academics.

  • Follow all school and class rules every day.

Students with poor behavior will be excluded from 8th Grade Activities and the Culmination Ceremony.  Refunds will not be given to students who are excluded for poor behavior.

8th Grade Packets include Yearbooks Now!—If you originally paid for an 8th Grade Packet and an a la cart yearbook, the school will reimburse you the cost of the yearbook ($35).  Reimbursements will be given out during the first week of May (May 4-8).  Stop by the Student Store this week to let them know that you want a reimbursement check next week.  Note:  Four students purchased gowns a la cart as well.  These students will receive reimbursements for the cost of the gowns ($20).

Would you like to help plan 8th grade activities? –If yes, see Ms. Bonner in Room 36 today.

Clear your debts today!—Students with Cafeteria, Textbook, Library, and/or Detention Debts will not be allowed to participate in the Culmination Ceremony.  Clear your debts today. 


Today: 5/22/15
6:00 PM 8th Grade Dance @ DoubleTree 6:00-9:00 p.m.



Monday, May 18

  • Past Peoples’ Project in Powers Hall, all periods (set-up day)

  • Library “Stop” Day

  • 20-Week Grading Window Opens

  • Drill Team Workshops, 4-6 p.m.

Tuesday, May 19—Professional Development Day with Dismissal at 1:33 p.m.

  • LA City Elections in the foyer, 7a.m.-9 p.m.

  • Past Peoples’ Project in Powers Hall, all periods (6th Grade Classes Visit)

  • Drill Team Workshops, 4-6 p.m.

  • SSC Meeting in the LMC at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 20-- iPad Wednesday

  • Past Peoples’ Project in Powers Hall, all periods (7th & 8th Grade Classes Visit)

  • Drill Team Workshops, 4-6 p.m.

  • 8th Grade Textbook Collection begins (see schedule)

  • 6th Grade Math Testing (in classrooms, with iPads)

Thursday, May 21

  • Field Trip to the Beach (Ms. Ortiz)

  • Field Trip to LACMA & UCLA (Mr. Gonzalez)

  • Parent Workshop in Rm. 39, from 9-11

  • Drill Team Workshops, 4-6 p.m.

  • 8th Grade Textbook Collection (see schedule)

Friday, May 22--iPad Friday/Open Enrollment Deadline

  • Drill Team Workshops, 4-6 p.m.
  • 8th Grade Textbook Collection (see schedule)
  • 8th Grade Dance at the Doubletree, from 6-9 p.m.

Monday, May 25—SCHOOL HOLIDAY-Memorial Day Observed

Tuesday, May 26—Professional Development Day with Dismissal at 1:33 p.m.

  • Spring Concert Rehearsal, all day, in Powers Hall

  • 7th Grade Textbook Collection, all periods

  • Horace Mann Lesson Planning PD, in Departments, 1:45-4:30 p.m.
  • 8th Grade Appeals

  • SDM in the LMC at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 27

  • 7th Grade Textbook Collection, all periods

  • Spring Awards Ceremony, Periods 2, 4 & 6, Powers Hall

  • Drill Team Try-Outs, 4-6 p.m.

  • 8th Grade Appeals

Thursday, May 28

  • 6th Grade Textbook Collection, all periods

  • Spring Concert Rehearsal, all day, Powers Hall

  • Drill Team Try-Outs, 4-6 p.m.

  • 8th Grade Appeals

Friday, May 29

  • 6th Grade Textbook Collection, all periods
  • Spring Concert, Periods 2, 3, & 5, Powers Hall

  • Drill Team Try-Outs, 4-6 p.m. (if needed)

  • Evening Spring Concert for Families, 6-7 p.m., Powers Hall

  • 8th Grade Appeals

Saturday, May 30

  • Drill Team Banquet, all day, in Powers Hall

  • Restorative Justice PD at ESC South, Sellery Center, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Faculty Announcements

Professional Development Agenda for Tuesday, May 19— Tuesday’s focus will be programming for the 2015-16 school year.  Core teachers will meet in grade level teams in the following locations: 

8th Grade=Rm. 37

7th Grade=Rm. 14

6th Grade= LMC 

Fine Art  & Avid Elective Teachers will meet in Rm. 35,  PE Teachers will meet in the Girl’s PE Office, and Special Education Teachers will meet in Rm. 30.  Sign-Ins and Agendas should be given to Ms. Nakata at the end of the day.  Thank you. 

Reminder--When sending students out of class for disciplinary reasons, please send them with a handwritten referral and class work.  Additionally, remember to call student’s parents to communicate classroom disciplinary infractions.

6th Grade Teachers--In anticipation for the upcoming math assessment, please make note of any students who do not have an iPad and email the number of students to Mr. Ivie by Tuesday, May 19.  We will provide laptops or iPads for these students to take the assessment.  If you have any questions or concerns, please see Mr. Ivie.