Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Happy (Belated) Week 4! (September 18-22)

Teacher Workday
There will be no school for students on Thursday, September 21.

Positivity Project

You heard it right, Carroll Families! Kerri Walsh Jennings, U.S. Olympian, among other amazing Positivity Project leaders will be visiting Carroll on October 11. Let's share our excitement by representing the #OtherPeopleMatter movement with Positivity Project t-shirts. Order here for $7 by Friday, September 22. This week our Positivity Project character strength focus is Perspective.

2017 iPad Rollout

Parent Presentation
iPad Paperwork will be collected each day this week between 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. in the gym. 


Volleyball and Girls' Soccer vs. Ligon, 9/19 at 4:00 p.m. (Home)
Football vs. Ligon, 9/20 at 4:00 p.m. (Home)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Menchie's Spirit Sunday

YUM YUM! Support Carroll at Menchie's today on SPIRIT SUNDAY: September 17, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 6325 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615. A portion of the proceeds will come back to us. See you there!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Code Yellow Community Lockdown

Safety is our top priority at Carroll, which is why I wanted to provide you with information about an incident that happened at school this morning. First, please know that all students were safe during the duration of the incident.

The PNC Bank adjacent to our school was robbed this morning at approximately 9:30 a.m. We were notified by law enforcement, and web immediately employed a community lockdown.

In a community lockdown, all exterior doors of the school are locked and no one is allowed to enter or exit the building until an all-clear announcement is received from police. The school operates "business as usual" with the exception of no outside activities.

Due to swift action by the Raleigh Police Department and Sheriff's Office, the suspect was apprehended by 9:45 a.m., and the community lockdown was lifted. We have continued to operate on a normal schedule.

We greatly appreciate the relationship we have with law enforcement and WCPSS Security in responding to such situations. They work closely with us to ensure the safety of our students every day.

If you have any questions or concerns, I encourage you to contact me directly. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Happy Week 3! (September 11-15)

Positivity Project
It's the official kick-off week for the Positivity Project! This week at #WeAreCarroll, students will be in engaging in meaningful activities and discourse around Open-Mindedness. Ask your child what his/her top strengths include, and if you haven't done so already, take the VIA Character Survey yourself. On October 11, #TeamKidsFirst is incredibly honored to host the P2 Board of Directors for their annual board meeting. #OtherPeopleMatter at our great school!

2017 iPad Rollout
In an effort to meet the diverse scheduling needs of our families, #TeamKidsFirst is pleased to announce our 2017 iPad Parent Informational Presentation will be released digitally this week. All required paperwork will be posted to the Carroll Leadership Chronicle, the Carroll website, and Facebook. During the week of September 18, students must submit their paperwork and $40 usage fee between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. in the gym lobby in order to receive their device during the initial rollout period of Monday, September 25-Wednesday, September 27. However, parents may also elect to submit required paperwork and fees at Open House on Wednesday, September 27, with students receiving their iPads on Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29. Please note that payments may be made in full or in four $10 increments between September and December.
  • September 11: Parent Informational Presentation Release
  • September 18-22: Paperwork & $40 Usage Fee Collection
  • September 27: PTA Dinner on the Lawn & Open House
  • September 25-29: iPad Rollout to Students
2 Year Proficiency Gains
#TeamKidsFirst continues to remain focused on strengthening student achievement outcomes. While we are proud of our 2 year gains, we are committed to reaching our 100/80/50 School Improvement goal. (100% Growth, 80% Proficiency, No Subgroup below 50% Proficiency). Students will be digging into their individual data during My Learning this month. Please keeps the lines of communication open with your child's teachers and your child to closely monitor your child's academic performance. We are dedicated to ensuring that every child participates in rigorous, relevant coursework each and every day. 

Group2 Year Gains
All Students5.5
6 Reading8.7
7 Reading5.1
8 Reading3.1
6 Math10.2
7 Math2.4
8 Math0.3
(8) Math 113.5
8 Science3.2

What are some of the new curriculum resources at Carroll in 2017-18?
Dinner on the Lawn & Open House
Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 27. 
  • 4:45 p.m. Dinner on the Lawn
    • Food Trucks in the bus loop. Please bring chairs and blankets.
  • 5:30 p.m. PTA Meeting
  • 5:45 p.m. Open House
    • Meet all of your child's teachers. (Schedule)

Monday, September 4, 2017

Happy Week 2! (September 5-8)

So many awesome things are happening at #WeAreCarroll!

Discovery starts this week! Discovery is 30 minutes of time each day that is dedicated to supporting voice and choice for Carroll stakeholders, while directly addressing our students’ personalized learning needs. It’s a three-way marriage between Genius Hour, SMART Lunch, and Team Time. Two weeks of the month, instructional leaders will facilitate acceleration or enrichment courses that are aligned with their assigned content areas, and the other two weeks of the month, instructional leaders will facilitate learning around their own personal interests and/or the interests of our students.

If you have not already heard from your child's My Learning teacher, please expect a phone call this week. My Learning is 30 minutes of time each day that is dedicated to supporting students and staff in taking ownership of their learning. Faculty and staff will serve as My Learning coaches, mentors, and advocates for small groups of 15-20 students. Students and teachers alike will create academic and personal WIGs (wildly important goals), progress monitor them, compile artifacts, and celebrate accomplishments in My Learning digital portfolios. Students will showcase their portfolios during student-led conferences throughout the school year.

Fall athletic try-outs are in full swing. Keep an eye on our master calendar for upcoming game information.

Club information is coming soon!

As questions arise, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at emacwilliams@wcpss.net.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Leadership Orientation Presentation

Missed the parent sessions during our #TeamKidsFirst Leadership Orientations last Friday? No problem. Check out the information you missed here

2017-18 Campus Map

Interested in mapping out your child's day at Carroll Leadership in Technology Magnet Middle School? Check out our 2017-18 campus map