Monday, October 19, 2015

Carroll Identified as a Low Performing School

I hope the school year has started successfully for all of you. For the second consecutive year, the state of North Carolina has assigned letter grades to each school in the state.

Our school system does not believe a single grade can accurately reflect the many ways in which your child grows in our schools. For that reason, the Wake County Public School System has created individual School Progress reports that quickly and easily offer a one-page summary of Carroll Leadership in Technology Magnet Middle School.

You can find the summary for our school at

In North Carolina, schools assigned a single letter grade of D or F are considered low-performing unless the school as a whole exceeds its expected academic growth. Unfortunately, Carroll received D did not meet expected growth.

Please know that this description in no way reflects our belief about your child’s potential and performance. Our staff cares deeply about your child’s daily progress and is happy to answer any questions you might have.

Also be aware that we will develop an improvement plan that specifically addresses how the school will improve both the school performance grade and our school growth score. The plans for all of the schools with this identification will be presented to the School Board on Tuesday, October 20. After that, they will be made available for review before being submitted for state and local school board approval.

Thank you for your support of our school.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Lockdown Drill

Today, our school community participated in a Code Red Lockdown Drill. I am pleased to share that our students and staff did an excellent job of following policies and procedures that have been put into place to best protect our school family. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at (919) 881-1365. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

ABC 11 News Clip

We're famous! Carroll Pep Rally: Thursday, October 8 

SchoolMessenger: Sunday, October 11, 2015

Good evening, Cougar Leaders. This is Mrs. MacWilliams calling with your weekly updates and reminders for the school week of Monday, October 12 - Friday, October 16. 

The safety and welfare of our students is our number one priority at Carroll. Our building has a comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan in place, and in order to familiarize our school community members with their roles and responsibilities associated with this plan, we will be conducting a Lockdown drill this week. This will be a collaborative effort among Carroll faculty and staff, the WCPSS' Security Department, and local law enforcement. 

The Carroll family enjoyed an epic pep rally last Thursday in celebration of our awesome athletics programs. Thank you to Ms. Rackley and our very talented band, Coach Keith and our super spirited cheerleaders, Coach Fish and our awesome volleyball girls, Coach Burch and our great soccer squad, and our tenacious football team headed up by Coaches Snarey, Sharpe, and Torr. It was an epic morning that was picked up by the ABC 11 news team. If you haven't seen the clip, visit the Cougar Chronicle at  

In addition to athletics, clubs are in full swing at Carroll. Art, Beta, Theatre, and the League of Innovative Thinkers each have meetings this week. Please visit our master calendar for a detailed look at those dates and times. 

This Friday, October 16 will be an early release day for all students. Dismissal will be held at 11:45 am.  

We're looking forward to another awesome week filled with meaningful learning and teaching ahead at Carroll Leadership in Technology Magnet Middle School. 

Have a great night!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

SchoolMessenger: Sunday, October 4, 2015

Good evening, Cougar Leaders. This is Mrs. MacWilliams calling with your weekly updates and reminders for the school week of Monday, October 5 - Friday, October 9. 

It's hard to believe that we are already in our 7th week of the 2015-2016 school year! Thank you so much to all of our students and families who supported our PTA's #WeAreCarroll No Fuss Fundraiser over the last couple of weeks. If you have not yet contributed, it's not too late to help us reach our $10,000 goal by Tuesday evening's PTA meeting, which will be held in the media center at 6:30 pm. 

Due to the power outage that we experienced last Tuesday, our lockdown drill has been rescheduled for later this month. 

Our Cougar Athletics Programs will compete against Carnage Middle School this week. Please join me in wishing our girls' soccer and volleyball teams the best of luck this Wednesday as they take on the Trojans at Carnage at 4:00 pm. Our football team will compete at home this Thursday, also at 4:00 pm. Show your support for our Cougars at the game, and then join us for a Carroll Dine-Out at Qdoba on Six Forks Road. It is sure to an evening of fun!

We are looking forward to another epic week of meaningful learning and teaching ahead at Carroll. Have a great night!