Eagle Pride

Parent Newsletter for Caroline Middle School-Nov. 2019

Volume 1 - Issue 4

Principal’s Message

We are closely approaching the close of another quarter....the second quarter for that matter. This means that we are almost halfway through the school year! We have had some very exciting moments that include making sure that we are consistently celebrating the many successes of our eagle scholars and engineering opportunities that they will cherish forever as part of their middle school experience. We are excited about building upon that for the second semester. As I constantly say that I am proud to be principal at such an amazing school for an absolutely amazing school community, CMS staff WILL continue to work to fulfill the promise of positively impacting EVERY STUDENT, EVERYDAY...EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE!


Darin A. Thompson

CMS Principal


Quarterly Parent Climate Survey

Please give us feedback on how we are doing and how we can improve. The link below will allow us to collect information on ways to continue to enhance your experience at Caroline Middle School:

Parent Climate Survey

Students of the Month

I want to acknowledge the following students for being recognized as student of the month for their grade level. The administrative team will be personally delivering your yard sign and a coupon for a free pizza. Please be advised that grade level administrators will be making contact to confirm delivery.

Attendance-"Everyday Counts"

Currently we are at a 86% attendance rate due to a slight decline in student attendance. This means that our chronic absenteeism rate would be 14% if school accreditation indicators were reviewed by VDOE at this time. As we want to ensure that we are a fully accredited school, we want everyone to be mindful that "EVERYDAY COUNTS". Students missing more than 10% of the time from school are not only considered chronically absent. The research shows that students are adversely impacted academically as well. To ensure that Caroline Middle School becomes a premier school in the region, we ask for your continued support in our EVERYDAY COUNTS effort!

Weekly Attendance Incentive Raffle

We will begin our weekly attendance incentive raffle drawing beginning the week of December 2nd. All your student has to do is have perfect attendance for the week to have his or her name entered into the weekly drawing for a prize. Winners will be announced in the weekly parent phone call.

Sports, Activities, and Weekly Buzz

Make sure you are checking out the "Weekly Buzz" for information about sports, clubs, and activities. Announcements are also made daily at school in regards to upcoming meeting dates for the various clubs and activities. Feel free to visit our athletics website and/or contact the main office for more information.

Mark Your Calendar

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 --Friday, November 29, 2019

  • No School -- Holiday

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

  • Principal's Coffee Session @ 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

  • Principal's Coffee Session @ 9:00 a.m.

Connect With The Principal

I always welcome the opportunity to hear what's on your mind and in your heart. The opportunities come monthly during our Principal's Coffee Session. Below is detailed information for this month's Principal's Coffee Session and Principal's Sunset Snacks.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m.

Parent Teacher Association

The PTA at CMS is growing and still looking for involvement to support school-wide efforts. Get involved by contacting one of the officers. Please contact the main office for more details.

President – Heather Lewis

Vice-President – Britnea St. John

Treasurer - Leissa Richardson

Secretary – Tanya Salas

Caroline Middle School

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