Sunday, November 19, 2017

Happy Week 13! (November 20-21)

Happy Thanksgiving, Carroll Families!

Congratulations, #TeamKidsFirst!
30 Carroll instructional leaders participated in Google Certification Training this weekend. Congratulations to our awesome teachers!!!

Principal's Advisory Council 
Monday, November 20 - 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons

Early Release Day - Tuesday, November 21
Students will dismiss at 11:45 a.m. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Happy Week 12! (November 13-17)

No-Fuss Fundraiser Update
We did it! Thank you, Carroll families!!! Our No-Fuss Fundraiser raised more than $12,000 for our great school. Once our matching donations are added, I will share our final number. To celebrate, Mr. Aldridge and I participated in a Dino Dance Off at last Thursday's pep rally. Whoooooohooooo! Go, Cougars!

Fall Athletics Banquet - Wednesday, November 15 at 5:30 p.m. 
***Correction made.

iPads Update
Rollout begins tomorrow for students who have submitted all necessary paperwork and the $40 fee, and whose parent(s) has watched and completed the Required Presentation Acknowledgement Form

  • 8th Grade Rollout - Tuesday, November 14
  • 7th Grade Rollout - Wednesday, November 15
  • 6th Grade Rollout - Thursday, November 16


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Happy Week 11! (November 6-10)

No-Fuss Fundraiser Update
We have raised $10,500 of our $12,000 goal. With just 125 donations, this means that 895 families still have the opportunity to participate. If we receive 895 $5 donations this week, we would raise $4,475. Additionally, we have another generous family who is willing to match donations for this last week of No-Fuss. Thank you for your help --- we can do this!

Calendar 
Interested in planning ahead? Feeling like it is impossible to stay current with events and updates? Carroll's master calendar is updated regularly. Many of our events through the end of the school year are already posted. Bookmark this calendar link


PTA Meeting
Monday, November 6 (7:30 a.m. in the Innovation Lab)

Spirit Night - Milton's Pizza and Pasta
Tuesday, November 7 (5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)
8853 Six Forks Road

Athletics - Home (Go, Cougars!)
Volleyball and Girls' Soccer vs. Wakefield, 11/8 at 4:00 p.m. 
Football vs. Wakefield, 11/9 at 4:00 p.m. 


Veteran's Day Holiday - No School
Friday, November 10

iPad Update
Our iPads are expected to arrive back to Carroll from the district warehouse this week for rollout. Whoooooohooooo! 

Team Websites 
6 Team Fierce
6 Team Magic
6 Team Fearless
7 Team Vanguard 
7 Team Maverick
7 Team Apollo
8 Team Incredibles 
8 Team Dream
8 Team Avengers

Curriculum Resources Reminder
Looking for resources to support your child academically?

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Happy Week 10! (October 30-November 3)

Tuesday, October 31 - Teacher Workday
Happy Halloween! 

Progress Reports
Quarter 1 progress reports will be sent home with students on Friday, November 3. 

Positivity Project 
This week's character strength is Gratitude

iPad Update
The district is in the final stages of preparing our iPads for rollout. Whoooohoooo! As soon as the iPads arrive, students who have submitted their paperwork and usage fee will receive their devices. I will send a message to update families when this happens. 

Athletics - (Go, Cougars!)
Volleyball and Girls' Soccer vs.Wakefield, 11/1 at 4:00 p.m. (Home)
Football vs. West Millbrook, 11/2 at 4:00 p.m. (Away)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Happy Week 9! (October 23-27)

Book Fair
It's Book Fair Week at Carroll! Please support our PTA by volunteering an hour or two during this very busy time in our Learning Commons. Please, please, please select a time that works with your schedule here. Your help is greatly appreciated. 

Student-Led Conferences
This Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, our amazing student leaders will showcase their Quarter 1 learning during their My Learning classes. If you have not yet scheduled a time with your child's My Learning teacher, please contact him/her. Teachers and volunteers will be attending the conferences of students whose parents are unable to attend. 

Leadership Exhibition
Please join us on Wednesday evening from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. for our first Leadership Exhibition of the 2017-18 school year. We have incredible learning to showcase!

Progress Reports & Personalized Learning 
Quarter 1 will come to a close on Monday, October 30, and progress reports will go home with students on Friday, November 3. With 9 weeks of learning under our belts, our instructional leaders are closely monitoring student progress and mastery. Students will begin to access mastery passes on November 1. Mastery passes are earned when students exhibit content mastery on multiple formative assessments, which then provide them access to our Innovation lab and other instructional spaces during their regularly scheduled instructional time. Additionally, throughout this school year teachers will be utilizing current progress monitoring data to continuously drive appropriate student groupings. With each quarter, the sequence of our students' core classes may shift as instructors collaborate within their teams to determine groupings that will best support highly rigorous instruction each and every day. No courses will shift during this time. Quarter 2 sequence changes will occur on November 6.