Carver Middle School Newsletter

March 8, 2020

Principal's Message

Greetings Carver MS,

As many of you know our eighth grade students will take the writing SOL this week. If you are an eighth grade parent please remember that students need a healthy breakfast and plenty of rest before testing. The short paper portion of the test is scheduled for Tuesday and students will take the multiple choice test Wednesday.

We have decided to re-schedule our Spirit Week and Spring Dance. Spirit week is scheduled for the week of March 16-20. The week will conclude with a with our Spring Dance on Friday March 20.

CCPS is hosting the second Center Based Gifted (CBG) Town Hall meeting at Carver MS tomorrow, 3/9/2020 at 6:30.

Thank you very much and have an awesome week Carver MS!


Anthony J. McLaurin, Ed.D.


G.W. Carver Middle School

Carver MS Spring Fundraiser

Our Spring candy sale is going tremendously well. To date we have sold over 4,000 candy bars. We have extended our sale and funds collection until Friday, 3/13/2020! We still have time to reach our goal! Thanks to everyone who has participated and we still have boxes ready to sell!

L.C. Bird First Robotics RoboHawks Team 346's Open House!

On March 11th, the LC Bird Robotics Boosters will host a silent auction of all types of goodies and a not so silent auction for the right to name this year’s robot. Some of the items up for bid are tickets to an event at the Beacon Theater, a vacation get-a-way to a resort in Pennsylvania, and donations from businesses in our community. Auction items are online for your review at: The event will be held at L.C. Bird High School on Wednesday March 11, from 6-8 pm.

Carver MS Spirit Week March 16-20

Monday- Pajama Day (Slippers are not allowed)

Tuesday- St. Patrick's Day- Green out!

Wednesday- Duo Day- Dress with friends as a famous duo. ex. Batman & Robin

Thursday- Decade Day- Wear an outfit similar to dress of the 70's, 80's or 90's.

Friday- Carver Spirit Day! 6th Graders wear white; 7th Graders wear blue; 8th Graders wear red.

Dress code rules still apply for Carver Spirit Week.

Upcoming Events

March 10-Girl's Soccer @ Carver

March 10 & 11- 8th Grade Writing SOL

March 11- Track Meet @ Providence

March 12-Girl's Soccer @ Midlothian

March 13- Fundraiser Turn In Date

March 16-20 - Spirit Week

March 17- Girls Soccer @ Bailey Bridge

March 18- Track Meet @ Carver v. Matoaca Middle

March 19- Girls Soccer @ Carver v. Swift Creek

March 20- Carver MS Spring Dance

Order Your Yearbook Early!


  1. How to Buy a Yearbook (Cost: $35.00)

    1. Bring in a check made out to “Carver Middle School” for 35.00 to Mr. McGill in room 1606

    2. To buy with credit card go to Carver's website and click on “School Information” and at the bottom it says “Yearbook.”

    3. Payment Plan option, go to and type in Carver Middle School, Chester, VA. Select Yearbook and they will have an option of a payment plan for you.

  2. Yearbooks are delivered the first week in June. Students can buy a yearbook anytime of year, even the last week of school. If you buy online or bought on fee night, please save your receipt.


    1. If you have pictures of your Carver student in the snow this year, please send them to me at


Would you like to perform activities that you may not ordinarily perform in your science class? Do you like to compete? An informational meeting for STEAM Club will be on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 2:10 until 3:00 pm and on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 2:10 until 3:00 pm. Interested students are asked to attend one of the two meetings. STEAM Club will begin meeting on every Tuesday and Wednesday beginning on January 28, 2020. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Mann or email at

Exploration Saturdays at Thomas Dale West Campus- Click below for more information

Carver Recycles!

Please join us in collecting plastic grocery store bags to benefit Carver MS. Our goal is to collect 500 lbs. of bags in order to earn a bench for our school. Please feel free to donate in the collection box in the Carver MS lobby.


Carver Middle School is looking to launch our own WATCH D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) organization. This organization will be comprised of dads, grandfathers, uncles, big brothers, and any other male role models in the lives of our students. We want our WATCH D.O.G.S. to volunteer their time in our school to better enhance the learning experience for all of our students, teachers, and staff. We will take any time you have to be in our building and be an additional presence of support for our school. If you are interested, please reach out to Dr. McLaurin at or at 804-524-3620.

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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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