Carver Middle School Newsletter

May 17, 2020

Principal's Message

Greeting Carver MS!

Hopefully our school community members are staying safe and healthy during this trying time. Please know that we are always here for you to support our students and families. Our school year is winding down but learning will not stop. Teachers will continue to provide new learning opportunities to students. Please remember to utilize our online learning lab, The Cougar Den, to access new learning and academic resources.

Grades were updated last week. Please check ParentVue and StudentVue for grades. Please reach out to the appropriate teacher(s) if you have questions related to grades. Report cards will be mailed June 1, 2020.

This newsletter includes several important updates and notifications. Please take a moment to read. Thank you very much, be safe and take care of yourselves and each other.


Anthony J. McLaurin, Sr., Ed.D.


G.W. Carver Middle School

CCPS Recover of Learning

Please use the CCPS Recovery of Learning Link to enroll your child in a free summer learning opportunity provided by Chesterfield County. Registration opens tomorrow, May18, 2020.

Cougar Den

We have updated our extended leave assignments and created a new online learning lab called The Cougar Den. Please utilize this site to access student assignments and enrichment activities for our Cougars. The site will be updated every Monday by 8 am.

Locker clean out Monday-Wednesday

Locker clean out will continue Monday-Wednesday of this week. Parents will not exit their vehicles. Staff members will greet parents at door 1 and collect belongings from lockers along with pictures, instruments and other items that were left at school. Items will then be delivered to your vehicles. Please use the student belongings pick up form to select a time to pick up your child's things.

Chromebook Support/Updates

Chromebooks will not be turned in this school year. Students may keep their chromebooks until next school year. Students who plan to move out of the district before the 2020-2021 school year should make plans to turn in their devices this summer.

Chromebook support has been altered for May 18-28. Southern Chesterfield service locations have been removed. During these dates, chromebooks may be serviced and/or repaired-

  • Every Thursday at CTC@Hull from 1 pm - 4 pm

Yearbook Ordering

You still have time to order a yearbook! Please use the Yearbook Ordering Form to make your purchase online.

Parents will be notified when yearbooks are available for pick up.

Special Message for 8th Grade Parents

8th Grade Parents:This is just a reminder that your child may view the presentation for and complete their Academic and Career Plan. An ACP is a personalized learning plan and course of study that aligns with your child's academic and career goals. This plan will travel with your child to high school, where high school counselors will use this plan as a tool to continue to guide your child through course selections. Please click on the following link to view the ACP presentation. At the end of the presentation, you will find a link that will take your child step-by-step to complete the plan. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's School Counselor directly.

Academic and Career Plan Presentation

Carver MS School Counselor Contacts

Please reach out to our school counselors for questions regarding course requests for the 2020-2021 school year.

Mr. Kevin Cunningham - current 6th grade:

Mrs. Anna Redding - current 7th grade, Last Name A-K; CBG:

Dr. Maia Johnson - Counseling Coordinator, current 7th grade, Last Name L-Z; Cougar Academy:

Mrs. Balsorah Lynch - current 8th grade:

Alpha Pioneers Academy- Help Us Name Our Mascot!

Carver MS has partnered with the Rho Iota Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. during the 2019-2020 school year for a mentoring program titled the Alpha Pioneers Academy. Mentoring has continued in spite of Covid-19 through virtual meeting every week. The program's mascot is the Hummingbird. At this point our bird in nameless! We need your help in voting for our Hummingbird's name. Please use this link to cast your ballot.
Carver Middle School- We Miss You!!

Fundraiser Collection

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Spring fundraiser! If you did so please turn in funds as soon as possible. Checks may be mailed to G.W. Carver MS at: 3800 Cougar Trail, Chester, VA 23831. You may pay online by using the Carver MS online payment link.

Carver Community Letter Writing Campaign!

In spite of our current state of affairs, we all have much to be thankful for. Please use the Carver Letter Writing Activity Link to encourage your students to express their gratitude to community members who could use some good news!

Get a library card over the phone!

Check out this exciting information from the Chesterfield County Public Library!

This will give you access to so many more ebook titles!

Get a library card over the phone link!

Self-Care During COVID-19

Please take a look at the COVID-19 Resources link. As we are all dealing with difficult times children and adults both may benefit from ideas and resources to help us to cope positively with our present reality.

Library Resources from Mrs. Stargardt!


Studies show that thirty minutes of Reading per day day can improve social, emotional and brain development!

ACCELERATED READER is open for students to take quizzes from home, 8:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M. each day. Students are on their honor to follow the same rules for taking a quiz at home as at school (please don't use the book while taking a quiz).

Here is the link:

Please visit the Carver Library Libguides page where you will currently find resources, Accelerated Reader information, and more. In the near future, reading challenges, read alouds, and more resources will be added.

Students have access to MACKIN VIA from their dashboard ( for ebooks.

Many new titles will be added to the platform very soon, as an order was just placed!

If you have any questions, please contact me at

I miss being at school with our students; stay well!

Mrs. Stargardt

CCPS Instructional Resources for Parents

Please utilize the CCPS Instructional Resources for Parents site for key resources to support our students during our extended time away from school.

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Carver PTA!

The Carver PTA needs you!

Use the PTA website at: to sign up.

1. Log in or create an account.

2. On the "Join School" pop up screen enter code: 9XKCHR.

3. Sign up to assist with events, purchase spirit wear, raise funds and assist the PTA in supporting our students!

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CCPS Parent Handbook 2019 Link

County Champion Lady Cougars!

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