A weekly newsletter that celebrates CMHS students and staff
We are starting a new section in Carver Chronicles called Senior Tribute.
For the remainder of the year, we will be showcasing our seniors with multiple pictures and stories.
If you have any photos you would like to share, please send to Carverchronicles@carver.org
THEN... AND NOW!
Class of 2020 Signs
Many have reached out asking how they can purchase lawn signs for our seniors.
This week we received an anonymous donation to purchase additonal signs for all graduates! We will be delivering signs to students late next week.
Thank you to Mrs. Camelo for the idea/support and to Signs by Design and the Allegrini family for making/designing the signs and our anonymous parent donation.
The Carver Chronicles is a newsletter designed to share and celebrate all of the great learning activities, extra-curricular events and awesome accomplishments that happen every day at Carver Middle High School!
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5 Things you may not know about...Mrs. Peterson
- She figure skated from the time she was 4 until I was 17 - She once competed against Nancy Kerrigan - Nancy came in 3rd and Mrs. Peterson came in 2nd. They were 12, needless to say - Nancy kept going in the sport, Mrs. Peterson switched to...
- Drama! In high school, she was in Little Shop of Horrors, Guys and Dolls, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Welcome to the Monkey House and Our Town. In college, she did Children's Theater and learned Stage Fighting - super fun!
- She thinks you all know this... She is a HUGE Star Wars fan, and has been known to quote the films without warning!
- She is currently taking a tap class during the closure -She hasn'tt tapped since she was 7!
- She loves to Travel! She is looking forward to next year's Paris/Rome trip with Sydney!
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: EMILY McGILLICUDDY
- Name: Emily McGillicuddy
- Favorite class: Psychology with Mr. Mallon
- Favorite food: Lasagna
- Biggest accomplishment: Rapping Ice Ice Baby in the senior show
- Favorite port: Hockey
- Favorite vacation spot: California
- Future career plans: Veterinarian
- Hobbies: Painting, hiking, tennis, field hockey
- Something you may not know: Emily is good at impressions
Middle School Student Spotlight: Brandon Gainey
- Name: Brandon Gainey
- Grade: 8
- Favorite Class: Science
- Favorite Athlete: Tom Brady
- Favorite Holiday: Easter
- Favorite Book: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods
- Favorite Movie: Avengers Endgame
- Hobby: Drawing
- Career Goal: Graphic Designer
- Favorite TV Show: The Flash
- Accomplishments: High Honors all terms and President’s List/Award
- Pets: 12 chickens
CRUSADERS IN (AND OUT OF) THE CLASSROOM
One of Dragon Team's ELA assignments this week was to go 30 minutes away from all screens! Here are some of our Crusaders staying active off-line!
Frankie's no-screen time = duct tape crafts!
Karly is outside, getting fresh air!
Mrs. Peterson is putting the final touches on the Middle School Yearbook!
There is still time to order!
Islamic Art - Dragon Team 6th Grade
It is against the beliefs of the Islamic faith to create images of people and animals. Therefore the artwork of Muslims consists of intricate geometric and floral designs and calligraphy.
The geometric designs are based on circles. Many Islamic patterns are made simply by intersecting circles
April is Autism Awareness Month
Join the Student Outreach Group in making 2020 a year full of kindness. Together, we can create a kinder, more inclusive world.
Take the #kindnesscounts challenge
Be an influencer of kindness by leading by example and spreading positivity to your followers. A poll on Autism Speaks social media pages showed that 90 percent of people on the spectrum and their loved ones said they experienced bullying or negativity.
How to take the challenge:
Write or film a kind and uplifting message to your followers on social media. There is no wrong way to be kind, make the challenge your own.
Post it and tag @autismspeaks and three of your friends and nominate them to post kind messages of their own.
Watch the kindness and positivity that you sparked, spread!
The goal of the #KindnessCounts challenge is to make our online and offline worlds kinder and more inclusive and to increase acceptance of autistic people and their families. Any acts of kindness, big or small, can make an impact in the lives of others.
Let's play a game...
How many animals do you see?
WEEKLY CHALLENGE: CULINARY DELIGHTS!
The winners of this week's Culinary Delights Challenge will be announced in Mr. Schultz's Principal Updates early next week!
See next week's challenge at the end of this section!
Madison Brown: This is the baked good of the week - Coconut Cake!
Erica Thevenin: Culinary delight pictures, oatmeal raisin bars, soft baked sugar cookies with homemade buttercream frosting from scratch, and my homemade vanilla birthday cake with homemade buttercream frosting in fun Easter colors because my birthday was on Easter.
Jameson Helms: I was already making french toast when my mother read the contest email, I am the chef in the family! This recipe is my own creation; it includes buttermilk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, sugar, vanilla and a splash of syrup. Turned out delicious!
Jamie Robinson: This is a homemade two layered carrot cake I made with homemade cream cheese frosting and candied pecans. My whole family love carrot cake and it was the best we’ve ever had!! The cake was moist and so tasty. It took roughly 4 hours between grating carrots, cooking, cooling, stacking, decorating, and making the pecans!
Mikaela Swanson: For this week's principal culinary challenge, I made oatmeal scotchies, oatmeal cookies with butterscotch chips!
Jessie and Harley Marshall-Hewlitt: This is our family's Holiday Peppermint Trifle, but since we had to improvise with what we had in the house, we're calling it "Quarantine Trifle"! We used "cake scraps" (from a prior baked cake) as the cake layers with a mint and simple syrup drizzled over the layers. Then we topped that with Cool Whip and minced Andes candies, all ingredients we had in the house.
During this tough time, this family dessert was a cool and refreshing treat for all four of us. Jessie and Harley did a great job! Thanks for the opportunity to share!
I would like to submit these pictures on behalf of Lauren Howes (grade 7) and her sister Emmalee (grade 6) making cookies on our zoom call... and then eating the final product! Not the fanciest... but they did it independently:-). I love how Emmalee helps Lauren so much.
Next Week's Challenge: Crazy Quarantine Hair!
Send us your images of your crazy hair next week in support of our local hair salons and barbers. The top 3 crazy hairdos/hairstyles will win a gift certificate to one of our local barbers or salons.
CMHS Virtual Library is Open!
Mrs. Bertram has added a couple of new resources to the
Staff and students have access to new databases/video streaming from Infobase until May 24.
New: American History, Science Online, World Geo & Culture, Health Reference Center, Bloom's Literature, The World Almanac, Classroom Video On Demand: Master Collection, Chelsea House Biographies: here is a link to all.
Username: Carver HS Password: facts
EXTRA-CURRICULAR CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
Beginning Monday, Student Council is hosting a Virtual Kindness Week. Each day will be centered on a specific act of kindness theme that members of student council will participate and post on social media. Students and Staff at CMHS are encouraged to participate and post on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to "Spread Kindness" Be sure to include the Tag @carverhighstuco with every post
- Make-It Monday: create a 5-10 second video of you spreading kindness during quarantine with tag THISIScrUSadernation
- Tuesday: Tag a Crusader
- Winning Wednesday: Post a picture of you as a winner! This could be a picture of you with an award, trophy or your team winnning a game.
- Thankful Thursday: Tag someone who helped you/went out of their way to do something for you. This could be a friend, teacher or family member.
- Faculty Friday: Reach out to a teacher or staff member and say why you are thankful for them.
On Tuesday (4/14), Student Council held its first virtual Google Meets meeting. One group activty was a communication workshop led by StuCo President Morgan Campbell. She had to verbally describe her picture (shown at the top) to the other members to recreate themselves. The members were unable to see her own picture that she was describing to see if her communication could be clear and accurate for other members to follow.
(Members drawings shown below.)
Congratulations to Siobhan Mulready for desiging the concept for the new Sticker Shock 2020 Campaign. Siobhan's design has been made into a window cling that will be placed in all liquor stores in Carver as a reminder of the dangers and consequences of buying alcohol for minors and underage drinking.
Unified Track may be cancelled, but Captain Jake Cotter’s athletic spirit is not! Here he is practicing Long Jump!
10 TIPS TO SURVIVE SOCIAL DISTANCING
1. Establish a Routine – Set regular times for schoolwork, sleep, meals, etc. Routines establish healthy habits, boost our focus & self-discipline, and help us feel more in control.
2. Exercise - Regular exercise relieves stress, improves mood, and promotes overall better health.
3. Get Outdoors – So the weather isn’t great, but get outside even if for only a short time each day. Fresh air helps clear the mind, clear the lungs, and can strengthen the immune system.
4. Set a Small Goal Each Day - Focus on what you can do today. Achieving small goals helps build confidence, gain momentum, and increases motivation for what comes next.
5. Socialize (from a distance) - Reaching out to friends and family regularly on the phone and online will help prevent feelings of loneliness and isolation - for you and those you reach out to.
6. Find a New Hobby (or Revive an Old One) - Now is your chance to try some new recipes, create or build something, start that scrapbook, practice or learn a new instrument, tackle that 1000 piece
.puzzle, etc. Spending time on an activity you enjoy clears your mind, lowers stress, and improves overall mental health.
7. Enjoy Time with Your Family - Have family dinners, watch movies and play games together, use this forced slowdown as an opportunity to reconnect.
8. Take a Break from the News - especially when the kids are watching. Get current information from reliable sources and help interpret this information for your kids, at age-appropriate levels.
9. Be Flexible - Rules and guidelines that were in place before, such as restrictions on screen time, may need to be changed. Talk to your kids and work together to establish rules that work during this increased time at home.
10. Take Time for Yourself - Kids will struggle if they see their adults struggle; they feel our stress. Use the above suggestions to find a healthy outlet to relieve your own stress or anxiety. Before trying to help everyone else, please take time to be kind to yourself.
This time at home is a great opportunity to continue to fill out scholarship applications. College is expensive so take advantage of FREE money! Check Jupiter Ed email for instructions from Mrs. McKenna and Mrs. Nolan to navigate Naviance for Scholarships.
Take this time to continue searching for the perfect college and/or career! Check Jupiter Ed email for college search links and resources!
Take advantage of any online learning opportunities from teachers. This is a great time for educational enrichment in all subject areas. Check Jupiter Ed, check Google Classroom, read books, write in a journal, practice your skills!