Sunday, March 18, 2018

Weekly Updates and Reminders; March 19-23

Good evening, Carroll Leaders. 😊

There are just nine days until spring break, and forty-five days until our first EOG assessment! Time is flying.

Thank you to all of our families who shared their thoughts about Carroll's calendar for next school year. The results are as follows:

Would you support replacing the six early release days in the 2018-19 calendar with teacher workdays?

  • 157 Participants
  • 87.9% Yes
  • 12.1% No
We have submitted our proposal to the the Board of Education. They will vote on March 20.
#RelationshipsMatter! Last week, 658 of Carroll's student leaders participated in a Relationships survey; 217 6th graders, 227 7th graders, 214 8th graders.

I have positive relationships at Carroll.
  • 92.4% Yes
The teachers at Carroll care about me. 
  • 89.7% Yes
Some updates and reminders:
  • Principal's Advisory Council, Monday, March 19 
    • 2:45 p.m. in the Learning Commons
    • Agenda: Competency-Based Progress Reports
  • EOGs
  • 5/29-6/8: Extend 1 (Regional Programs)
  • 5/30: 6th & 8th Grade Reading/7th Grade Math
  • 5/31: 6th & 8th Grade Math/Math 1/7th Grade Reading
  • 6/1: 8th Grade Science
  • 6/4-6/6: Make-ups 
Have a fantastic week! 

Elizabeth 😊

Monday, March 12, 2018

3-Hour Delay, March 13

WCPSS will operate on a 3-hour delay on Tuesday, March 13. Lunch will be served. Carroll's instructional day will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

National School Walkout: Wednesday, March 14

This Wednesday, March 14, many student leaders at Carroll will participate in the National School Walkout that is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. The event is slated to last 17 minutes. 

Our students' proactive voice in communicating their plans to participate in this event has granted school leadership the opportunity to adjust our schedule, ensuring appropriate student supervision while minimizing time away from core instruction. 

At 10:00 a.m., teachers will escort students who are electing to participate in the Walkout to designated exterior locations. Students who elect not to participate will remain working in the building with a core teacher. 

If you would like to volunteer during the National Walkout, please communicate with us here

Performance Task Assessment, March 27

Attention 7th Grade Families:

The Wake County Public School System’s Vision2020 Strategic Plan is focused on graduating students who are ready to be successful in college, in the workforce, and as productive citizens in our communities. To meet that goal, we know students must develop their knowledge in reading, mathematics, science, and other subjects. We also know that key skills such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication (sometimes called the “4 Cs”) are just as important for our students for life in the 21st century. Knowing how our students are developing in these key areas will help us create learning experiences that better prepare them for their futures.

To assess our students’ abilities to think critically, solve problems, and communicate clearly, all 7th grade students will participate in a performance task on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018. A performance task is not a standardized multiple-choice test. Instead, the task presents students with a realistic situation or problem and includes related information. Students will be asked to read, analyze the information and provide a written response to address the situation or problem. Students will have up to 90 minutes to respond to the task.

Students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP), Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Educational Plan, or Section 504 Plan will also participate in the performance task. If you have questions concerning your student’s accommodations, please contact your student’s classroom teacher.

Participation in the performance task will not impact your student’s grades or academic standing in any way. The information gathered will be used by your student’s school to evaluate how well they are preparing all students to be effective communicators and critical thinkers.

More information about the performance task can be found on the WCPSS website at You may contact April King ( if you have any further questions.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Parent Communication

I'm still not getting texts or emails from Carroll. Please help!

Is this you? No problem. 

Please visit WCPSS SchoolMessenger and update your SchoolMessenger account to reflect your current communication preferences. 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Rising 9th Grade Registration Night

Spring Home Athletics Schedule

Wednesday, March 7
Thursday, March 8
Tuesday, March 13
Monday, March 19
Wednesday, March 21
Tuesday, March 27
Tuesday, April 10
Tuesday, April 10
Wednesday, April 11
Monday, April 16
Wednesday, April 18
Thursday, April 19
Tuesday, April 24
Monday, April 30
Wednesday, May 2
Monday, May 7