Wednesday, August 16, 2017

2017-2018 Back-to-School Events

It's time to celebrate the new school year, Carroll Leaders! Join #TeamKidsFirst on Wednesday, August 23 any time between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to pick up your child's schedule, learn about what's ahead in 2017-18, and enjoy a food truck dinner. 

On Friday, August 25, the #WeAreCarroll team will welcome students and families for Leadership Orientations throughout the day. Students will meet in the gymnasium at their designated times, while parents/guardians will meet in the auditorium. So many great things are happening at our wonderful school, and #TeamKidsFirst is thrilled to share all of our exciting plans. 

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 6th Grade Students
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Special Education Regional Programs  
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 6th Grade Parents/Guardians
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 7th Grade Students
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 7th Grade Parents/Guardians
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8th Grade Students
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 8th Grade Parents/Guardians

Get involved in 2017-18! #YouMatter 

2017-2018 Supply List

Thursday, June 8, 2017

8th Grade Ceremony Reminder

We're looking forward to celebrating our 8th grade student leaders tomorrow, Friday, June 9 at 8:30 a.m. at Midtown Park. 
  • Invitation to Families
  • What should we expect?
    • Opening Band Performance
    • Principal's Awards 
    • Team MLK Character Awards (MLK Student Speaker)
    • Team MLK Student Statements (Future Goals/Proud Carroll Moment)
    • Chick-Fil-A Character Award
    • Chick-Fil-A Heart of a Champion Award 
    • Drama Performance (Skit/Song Medley)
    • Team Rockefeller Character Awards (Rockefeller Student Speaker)
    • Team Rockefeller Student Statements (Future Goals/Proud Carroll Moment)
    • Athletes of the Year 
    • Team Disney Character Awards (Disney Student Speaker)
    • Team Disney Student Statements (Future Goals/Proud Carroll Moment)
    • Spoken Word Performance
    • Closing
It is going to be a beautiful day!

Monday, May 29, 2017

8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony

As a friendly reminder, we are excited to celebrate our 8th grade student leaders with their families on Friday, June 9 from 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. at Midtown Park. 

MacWilliams' Weekly Updates

As a friendly reminder, all students should be on campus by 7:20 a.m. throughout testing weeks. Special thanks to our wonderful cafeteria team for serving a free breakfast last Friday. Students who plan to eat breakfast through the remainder of the school year will be charged the typical fee. The due date for students to return their school issued iPads was Friday, May 19. If your child has yet to turn his/her in, please have him/her see Dr. Lanier as soon as possible.  
  • Tuesday, May 30  | 6th Grade Reading EOG, 7th Grade Math EOG, & 8th Grade Reading EOG
  • Wednesday, May 31 | 6th Grade Math EOG, 7th Grade SS NCFE, 8th Grade Science EOG (Online)
  • Thursday, June 1 | 6th Grade SS NCFE, 7th Grade Science (Online), 8th Grade Math I & II
  • Friday, June 2 | 6th/7th Grade Math Make-Ups, 7th Grade Math I, 8th Grade SS NCFE

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Friday, May 26 - Testing Schedule

Tomorrow, Friday, May 26, our student leaders will begin end-of- grade testing.
  • 6th Grade  | Science (Online)
  • 7th Grade | Reading
  • 8th Grade | Math 8
All students should be in the building by 7:20 a.m. to ensure adequate time for bathroom use. Students who will be eating a FREE breakfast in our cafeteria should arrive no later than 7:15 a.m. Electronics are not permitted. This includes cell phones, tablets, smart watches, Fit Bits, etc. Devices must be turned off and stored in lockers. Having an electronic device in class during testing is grounds for removal from the room and a possible misadministration.

Our kids are ready. We are incredibly proud of their hard work. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

End of Year Updates

With the end of the 2016-17 school year quickly approaching, Carroll Magnet Middle School is bustling with exciting events.  
  • Proctors Needed  | We are in desperate need of test proctors for Friday, May 26, Tuesday, May 30, and Wednesday, May 31. Please contact Ms. Stanley at 919-881-1370 or if you are available to volunteer. 
  • Yearbooks | Yearbooks are $25 through Friday, May 26. Any yearbooks sold from Tuesday, May 30 - Friday, June 9 will be $30. Please have your child see Ms. Cooper ( for a copy. 
  • Testing Schedule | Please review our testing schedule. Students must arrive on campus by 7:25 a.m. (at the latest) on all testing days. The cafeteria will provide a FREE breakfast for students on Friday, May 26. Please ensure that your child sleeps and eats well during testing. 
  • Cell Phones | Per school policy students are required to store cell phones in thier lockers during the instructional day. During testing, no cell phones are permitted in the testing environment, including teacher cell phones.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Carroll (WCPSS) Communication Update

Dear Carroll Families,

Wake County Public School System is pleased to continue a service that enhances communication by allowing us to deliver important information to you. Starting May 22, we will expand that service to include text messaging and email.

The School Messenger Notification System will alert parents and staff on matters such as principal messages, school closings, early dismissals, attendance, special activities and school emergencies.

You will receive an opt-in message on the cell phone we have on record.  We hope you will take a few moments to follow the steps to "Opt-In" to text messages. Or, you can simply opt-in to receive text messages by texting YES to the number 67587 now. Note: If you have already opted in for another school, you will not receive the opt-in text message.

In addition to performing the opt-in process, you will want to ensure that we have your phone numbers and current e-mail addresses in our student information database. You can do that by visiting Student Services.

Lastly, the expanded service calls multiple phone numbers for all associated parents/guardians. You can choose how you would like to be contacted by using the new SchoolMessenger infoCenter website or infoCenter mobile app for Android and iOS. Review the Parents Guide to infoCenter ( for instructions on setting up your infoCenter account and setting your communications preferences.

For support, review the Parent FAQ ( or contact your school. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. More information can also be found at

Thank you,
Elizabeth MacWilliams