The Carleton Chronicle
A weekly update from Carleton Middle School
The picture above is to recognize three students that have achieved an incredible accomplishment while attending Carleton Middle School. They have achieved, earned, and received all A's in all of their classes for their 6th, 7th, and 8th grade years. WOW! This is an impressive feat for students in middle school and I wish them success as they all enter into high school. Good luck next year and thank you for taking your studies and your future so seriously.
Yearbooks have Arrived
Yearbooks arrived this week and have been distributed at lunches for students that preordered them.
A limited supply of yearbooks will be able to be purchased by bringing in cash or check (made out to Carleton Middle School) and seeing Ms. Duprey in the Media Center. Yearbooks are $35. Act fast though, because once they are gone, they are gone. Get your money’s worth while securing your child’s memories – buy a yearbook now!
As we come to the end of the year I like many of you am filled with both excitement and trepidation. I am excited for the summer, the warm days, the fact that all three of the Clark children will have successfully completed another year of school. However, my wife and I also look at each other and every year ask the same question "Oh, no what are we going to do with them?" "Them" being the name for my three children when they get bored, begin to aggravate each other, or seem to want to do nothing but sit in front of a screen. Over the years we have compiled an every growing list of how to keep "them" busy and engaged.
First and foremost we require mandatory reading time. Reading is both an essential skill and an escape from everyday life. This reading time is also often accompanied by weekly trips to the library. Where for our struggling readers they often have audio books available, which help expose our children to words and texts they could not encounter on their own.
Second, we search for affordable activities for them to do. Try a new sport, join a robotics team, or take archery lessons (yes, that's real). Mott, Counsino, Sterling, and CPC often offer sports and discovery camps, please check their webpages for more information. The city of Sterling Heights also offers a wide variety of affordable summer classes, that's where the archery is happening.
Finally, find something to do together. My soon to be 10 year old son wants to run. We are going to try to train for a 5k together. (Hopefully, I do not get injured) Whether it is running, exercising, shooting baskets, reading a book, attending cooking class, crafting, or learning new music together I think we all know how important it is to spend time with out kids.
Thank you for a great year.
Events for Your Calendar
June 11 - Science / Allied Arts Exams
June 12 - 8th Grade Farwell (during school hours)
June 13 - Make up exams
June 14 - Half day for students (dismissal at 11am)
August 20 - 6th Grade Registration
August 21 - 7th and 8th Grade Registration