A weekly newsletter that celebrates CMHS students and staff
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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MESSAGE FROM MR. SCHULTZ
5 Things you may not know about...Mr. Tresca
1. He has been a high school history teacher for 15 years (past 14 years in Carver)
2. He married his college sweetheart for 13 years, and has an 8 year old son (Carter)
3. He played four season of collegiate lacrosse at Framingham State University
4. He volunteers time, money and sweat every year for charity organizations including: Walk for Hunger, Multiple Sclerosis Bike Cape Cod , and Walk for Autism
5. He is a two sport high school varsity head coach (girls basketball (past 6 seasons) and girls lacrosse (past 7 seasons)
Middle School Student Spotlight: Jack Miller
- Name: Jack Miller
- Grade: 8
- Favorite class: Science
- Favorite Sports Team: The United States Equestrian Team
- Favorite Athlete: Denny Emerson
- Favorite Holiday: Christmas
- Favorite Book: Unrelenting by George Morris
- Favorite Movie: International Velvet
- Hobby: Riding Horses: Show jumping & Dressage
- Career Goal: Chiropractor...Human and Equine
Favorite Song:Riptide by Vance Joy
Accomplishments: Honor Roll, Principal's List and multiple ribbons in horse showing around the state.
Pets: My one eyed cat, Luna and my Off-the-Track -Thoroughbred, Velky
High School Student Spotlight - Olivia Camelo
- Name: Olivia Camelo
- Grade: 12
- Favorite Class: Anatomy
- Favorite Food: Pasta
- Favorite Athlete: Sierra Romero
- Favorite Sports Team: Red Sox
- Favorite TV Show: Grey's Anatomy
- Hobbies: Horseback Riding and Fishing
- Accomplishments: 3x All-Star, 2x Softball Captain, Offensive Player of the Year, MASC Unsung Hero
- Interesting Fact: Attending Massachusetts Maritime Academy in the Fall
CRUSADERS IN (AND OUT OF) THE CLASSROOM
WORK AND PLAY!
Read, walk outside, Facetime or chat with friends and family, catch up on some overdue school work, watch a good movie, binge your favorite Netflix show, play videos games with friends online, take virtual classes, board games, exercise.
Check out some of these resources:
https://www.netflixparty.com/ -- a group of people can watch a moving together from afar
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflNxNM0jzbZJjUqOcXkwhGTfii4CM_CA3kCxImbY8c3AABEA/formResponse -- Hogwarts Digital Escape room
https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours - virtual museum tours
As you are home and wondering what to do about this whole learning thing.
Here are some family games and the actual educational basis for them:
Blurt- Self- Control, metacognition, word recall
Scrabble- spelling, planning, organization
Monopoly- money management, life skills
Pictionary- flexibility, time-management, nonverbal communication, creativity
Distraction- working memory, attention, self-control
5 Second Rule- time management, word recall, task initiation, categorization
Freeze- Self-control, attention
Jenga (can be paired with many other tasks)- self- control, flexibility, planning
Cranium- teamwork, nonverbal communication, problem solving, creativity, flexibility, self-control, vocabulary, spelling, etc.
Chess- planning, flexibility, working memory
Uno- coordination, colors, sequencing, flexibility
Any Trivia (jeopardy, trivial pursuit, etc)- comprehension, recall, flexibility, etc.
Many games we have on our shelves promote social language and competencies as well as promoting many necessary skills.
EVEN VIDEO GAMES (YES I SAID IT!) however, there may be times that we as parents NEED to have some discussion about safety and specifically teach/enforce some of these skills for those who do not possess them innately.
Let me know if you have any questions!!
Mrs. Townsend Speech Language Pathologist
One of many sample home-school schedules
Modify as appropriate for your needs BUT STICK TO A SCHEDULE!
I wanted to reach out to all of you and offer some suggestions for the coming weeks. I know that this is a very uncertain time where changes are happening daily and that uncertainty can cause some of us to feel distressed. Couple that with the suggestion of social distancing and we may also end up feeling isolated and sad to be cut off from our friends and other outside supports. I wanted to offer a way to try to combat those feelings and keep you all in a positive place. Here are a few tips:
Keep to a routine. Especially try to keep to a school/work sleep schedule full of great sleep hygiene. Take a shower or wash up every day. Get dressed every day. I love an all day PJ day every once in a while but I think that the daily act of getting up and getting ready most days can go a long way in positively impacting your mental health. It is a very small basic form of self care that can make you feel better and more productive each day. I think those small things will really add up in the coming weeks.
Keep in contact with outside providers and try to keep appointments for mental health. If you aren't able to go to their office, ask if they can do a telehealth or zoom video conference with you. As I stated before, this feeling of uncertainty may cause some of you to feel anxious and that is perfectly normal! However, I want to make sure that you are talking through those thoughts with someone in a healthy way so that they aren’t taking over.
Be mindful of media intake; temporarily limit exposure to sources that increase anxiety, depression, loneliness, fear, and anger and stick to content that helps you feel hopeful, happy, calm, connected, inspired and uplifted.
Try to spend some time outdoors. Spending time outdoors has been proven to boost mental health and overall feelings of happiness. Going for a walk outdoors can further boost your mood by releasing endorphins and serotonin. And if it’s a sunny day the Vitamin D that you would get will reduce stress, help to regulate your internal clock, and increase your energy levels. Just getting outside can help to ward off the cabin fever that you may be experiencing during social distancing.
Take the time to get caught up. If you're behind, chip away at some outstanding assignments. It will help you keep from getting bored, can serve as a distraction, and will reduce long term stress. If you have a question about make-up work, let us know. Also, if you have online courses you may use this time to get caught up on those as well.
Stay connected. Genuinely connected. Have real phone conversations, write letters/cards, play board games with your family, spend time physically near other humans (if safe to do so) and animals and reach out to friends and loved ones via facetime or other video platforms that feature more authentic 1-1 connection.
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
Virtual short story club! Don’t worry, you’re not required to wear a hot dog suit...that’s just Tyler.
Mrs. Bardetti has been hosting a virtual book club on Zoom to reconnect with her students. Together, they read chapters from To Kill a Mockingbird and swapped stories about what they've been up to for the past two weeks. We have a lot of new bakers and artists in the 8th grade, and everyone loves long walks with their dogs!
It's been a big birthday week in the Bardetti household! Cooper celebrated his 6th birthday on Tuesday, and Mrs. Bardetti turned 30 on Friday!
The Burridge family has been staying busy going on lots of hikes, practicing our letters and numbers, doing science experiments, baking cookies, and playing lots of freeze dance. We are staying in touch with friends and family through Skype, and we have also done some projects around the house, like painting our bathroom.
Miss Whipple and her 4 year old Wheaten Terrier Channing are keeping their social distance and enjoying walks on the bog!
First official day of homeschooling was a success (for Julia Ellis and mom!)
Julia worked on some comprehension questions for the book she is reading (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and they watched a history channel program on 9/11. There are three tasks each day, two that vary and gym everyday which includes walking in the neighborhood or on the treadmill, wii fit, and some weight training/body weight exercises, all of which they will both be participating in.
Mr. Martin has been passing the time learning how to bake ham, egg and cheese breakfast muffins! (Let's go Chef Portelance!)
Also Harry's new healthy living plan has been going well: he has been getting some much needed exerecise and eating his vegetables!
Franklin is doing well but I am pretty sure she misses all the students. Stay safe and be well from Mr. Lyman and Franklin.
Carver Educators have been volunteering at our local food pantry, Shane Gives Thanks. At this time it is so important that we provide resources and relief for those in our community that struggle economically.
Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Booth, and Ms. Littletonorganized a donation of much needed goggles, masks and gloves on behalf of CMHS students and staff to Tobey Hospital and BID Plymouth. Both Hospitals were extremely grateful-thanking the school community on social media.
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS
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.
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!