Friday, June 15, 2018

Summer Program Bus Routes & Pick-up Times

Reading & Math Summer Program Sessions
June 18-22
Reading Retest, June 25
Math Retest, June 26

Morning Session, 9:00-11:30
8:06 1601 Lynn Road, Lynn Road Elementary
8:11 5500 Dixon Drive, Sanderson High School Bus Parking Lot
8:21 Celebration Station at Six Forks
8:26 Falls of Neuse Road - Falls Village Shopping 
8:37 4201 Green Road - Green Road Community Center

Afternoon Session, Noon-2:30
11:05 5500 Dixon Drive, Sanderson High School Bus Parking Lot
11:13 Celebration Station at Six Forks
11:19 Falls of Neuse Road - Falls Village Shopping
11:29 4201 Green Road - Green Road Community Center
11:46 1601 Lynn Road, Lynn Road Elementary

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

8th Grade Event Reminders

Moving-up Celebration Details ---> Click here.
Dance Details ---> Click here

EOG Scores & Summer Program Letters

EOG scores and Summer Program letters were distributed to students today. Please be sure to ask your child for this important information. If your child was selected to participate in a Summer Program session, please complete and return the bottom portion of the letter to Student Services by tomorrow, Thursday, June 7. 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Dear AMAZING Carroll Magnet Middle School Volunteers, 

You are sooooooo appreciated! Please join us this Friday, June 8 at 12:30 p.m. in the learning commons for an appreciation luncheon. 

Please RSVP here


Sunday, June 3, 2018

Summer Program Invitations

By Tuesday, June 5, we expect that all students at Carroll will have completed end-of-grade testing. On Wednesday, June 6, the families of students who are eligible to attend our summer program will be notified. As a reminder, our summer program will offer a select group of students who did not meet proficiency requirements in Reading, Math, and/or Science 8 the opportunity to receive additional targeted instruction in June, and retake the EOG. Students who will be selected to participate must have passed their coursework in the area of the summer program they will attend and earned a scale score of within 5 points of proficiency on their most recent EOG in that same area. 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Proctors and Volunteers Needed

EOG Proctors: RSVP Here
Wednesday, May 30, 7:15 -11:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 31, 7:15 - 11:00 a.m. 
Friday, June 1, 7:15 - 11:00 a.m. 

Reality of Money Experience: RSVP Here
Wednesday, June 6, 7:30 a.m. - Noon

Competency-based Progress Reporting

Are you interested in knowing specifically what your child is learning about each and every day at school? Have you ever wondered exactly what he/she can do with that knowledge? Do you sometimes feel like your child's schooling is very general, and you would like to ensure that he/she has access to personalized learning experiences? Does middle school just confuse you?

We understand. 

At Carroll, #TeamKidsFirst is always looking for ways to strengthen our students' learning experiences. We are concerned that our current model of reporting out percentages by subject area is not effectively communicating what our students are able to do with what they are expected to know in each of their courses. We want our progress reports to communicate actual progress, based on our students' individual gains so that we as teachers and parents can collaborate more effectively to support our students as individual learners. 

Some of you are definitely thinking, "Oh, no. We just moved on from the elementary report card." Don't worry, we are not looking to replace our current system with a standards-based report card. Our goal is communicate specifically around what your child can do with his/her learning via competencies; learning behaviors. 

Currently, our report card gives a percentage by discipline. i.e. Science 76%. On a standards-based report card, you would see a standard. i.e. Compare the properties of waves to the wavelike property of energy in earthquakes, light and sound. On a competency-based progress report, you would see what your child can do with what he/she has learned. i.e. Student can interpret and present information using diverse media to compare properties of waves and wavelike energy. 

Shared information around what our students can do will allow us to work more closely with them, and you, to design instruction that meets their specific needs.  

Please take a look at the following resources:

So, what do you think? Your input will drive our parent informational sessions and progress report design.