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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— We are still accepting meal applications!  Submit an online application or have your parents fill out a paper meal application.  Meal applications are available in the Cafeteria, Main Office, and Title I Office/Parent Center. See Title I Coordinator Ms. Kim for more information.

“Piece of Cake” Fundraiser—Students sold $8,450 worth of goods!  Great job!  Ordered items will be delivered to the school on Monday, October 20, 2014. 

“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 the correct grade-level jar in the Main Office.  Student names will be pulled every Friday and winning students will be announced over the P.A.  Winning students will receive AMC Gold 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.

“Do the Right Thing” Poster Contest—Design a poster to promote doing the right thing!  Posters must be 8 x 11 and include a slogan.  See the contest flyer for more information.  Submissions are due on Friday, October 24, to Mr. Ortiz in Rm. 35.  The First Place Winner will receive a $50 cash prize, AMC Movie Ticket, and school wide recognition. 

McDonald’s PTSA Fundraiser—A fundraiser is scheduled for this Wednesday, October 15, 2014.  See the flyer for more information. 

Districtwide Earthquake Drill—Carnegie’s earthquake drill is scheduled for Period 2 this Thursday, October 16.  Apply sunscreen and wear sun hats.  At the conclusion of the drill, students will be dismissed to Nutrition.  It is imperative that all students take this drill seriously and exhibit appropriate behaviors.  Teachers: A detailed memo is forthcoming.

PHBAO Conferences—Students: Remind your parents that PHBAO Conferences are this Thursday evening, October 16, from 5- 7 p.m.  We hope to see all parents at Carnegiel!  Conference Programs will be sent home on Tuesday, October 14. 

AVID College Rally—This Thursday, October 16, AVID students will host a college rally on the stage at lunch.  Join us!

Attendance Awareness Meeting—Selected students will receive a personal invitation to this important meeting.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 16, from 4:30-5 p.m. in Rm. 39.  Parents and students should attend this meeting together.  See PSA Counselor Ms. Conner for more information. 

Minimum Day on Friday, October 17—School will dismiss at 12:33 this Friday.  Make appropriate after school arrangements.  The YS and LACC After School Programs will be open from 12:33 to 6 p.m.

Counseling/College Assemblies—On Thursday, October 23, Carnegie’s Counseling Team will present information on how to graduate from middle school and make it to college.  These Counseling/College Assemblies will be run through students’ PE classes. 

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—Students may wear Halloween costumes to school on Friday, October 31.  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.     

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. 

October is College Awareness Month—Planning for college starts now—in 6th Grade!  You are never too young to start planning for college.  Watch for college-focused assemblies, activities, and programs in the month of October.

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.

Poster Contest



Are you an artist?

Are you good at creating catchy slogans?


If yes, then create a poster for Carnegie’s Positive Behavior Support Campaign today!  Information follows.


Poster Criteria

In order to qualify, submissions must be on 8 x 11 paper and include:

  • A slogan promoting positive behavior. (See samples.)
  • An image, symbol, or drawing promoting positive behavior.
  • The school’s name (Carnegie Middle School).


Posters may be color or black & white. 

Posters may be created using any media (e.g., pen, pencil, marker, chalk, paint, computer graphics, etc.).

Posters may be created by individuals or two-person teams.



First Place Prize:                     $50 cash, an AMC Movie Ticket, and school wide recognition

Second Place Prize:                 $20 cash, an AMC Movie Ticket, & Honorable Mention

Third Place:                             An AMC Movie Ticket & Honorable Mention


Deadline--Submit to Mr. Ortiz, Leadership Advisor, by the 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 24.


Questions--See Mr. Ortiz in Rm. 35.


Sample Slogans  (Use one of these slogans or create your own!)

  1.  Be Real.  Be Good.  Be real good!                           8.)  Stay focused.
  2. I was caught…  doing something right!                     9.)  Do the right thing. 
  3. Keep it positive.                                                          10.)  You got this.
  4. Be above the line.                                                       11.) Govern yourself accordingly.
  5. Character Counts                                                       
  6. Live with Integrity.
  7. #positive=cool


Note:  Posters must be appropriate to an academic learning environment. Administration reserves the right to deem a poster inappropriate and exclude it from consideration.

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Today: 10/22/14


Monday, October 13—New Teacher Meeting at 3:15 p.m. in the PCR

Tuesday, October 14-PD Schedule with Early Dismissal (1:33 p.m.)

  • Professional Development Topic:  Special Education Services
  • Curriculum Council Meeting at 3:15 p.m. in the Library

Wednesday, October 15

  • Meal Application Deadline
  • PTSA Fundraiser at McDonald’s

Thursday, October 16—Wear college gear!

  • Districtwide Earthquake Drill during Period 2
  • A.V.I.D. College Rally at lunch on the stage
  • A.V.I.D. Parent Presentation from 4- 5 p.m. in Powers Hall
  • Attendance Awareness Meeting from 4:30-5 p.m. in Rm. 39
  • SDM Parent Elections from 4:30-5 p.m. in the Library
  • PHBAO Conferences from 5-7 p.m.

Friday, October 17—Minimum Day with Dismissal at 12:33 p.m.

Monday, October 20

  • Piece of Cake Delivery from 2-4 p.m.

Tuesday, October 21-PD Schedule with Early Dismissal (1:33 p.m.)

  • Professional Development Topic:  A.V.I.D.
  • School Site Council (SSC) in the LMC at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 22

  • Bus Driver’s Awards Assembly in Power’s Hall from 6 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Positive Behavior Support Team (PBST), 8:15-9:15 a.m., Dean’s Office 
  • Coordination of Services Team (C.O.S.T.), 9:15-10:15 a.m., Dean’s Office

Thursday, October 23—Wear College Gear!

  • Counseling & College Assemblies in Powers Hall (all periods; through PE)
  • College Fair at lunch in Powers Hall
  • Final  Meal Application Deadline

Friday, October 24

Faculty Announcements

10-Week Grades Due—10-Week Grades are due this Monday, October 13, by 4:00 p.m. in the Counseling Office.

Professional Development Agenda for Tuesday, October 14:  The topic is “Special Education Services”.  Teachers will rotate through three different rooms:  Rm. 4, Rm. 37, and the Library. The teacher room assignment sheet is forthcoming.  

PHBAO Parent Conference Night—PHBAO Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 16, from 5-7 p.m.  Please plan to participate in these important conferences.  Teacher room assignments have been distributed.  See Mr. Hilbert if you have any questions.

The DVR is Coming!—  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.