Carver Chronicles

A weekly newsletter that celebrates CMHS students and staff

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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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Carver Middle High School students, staff, clubs and events!

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5 Things you may not know about... Mr. Vance

  1. He grew up south of Seattle in the state of Washington.
  2. He is the father of twin 10-year old girls, Caelin and Camryn.
  3. He attended Assumption College in Worcester for under grad and grad school.
  4. His 6th grade baseball team were undefeated champions! He was a catcher!
  5. He can make dove calls with his hands. Please ask him to perform when you see him.

High School Student Spotlight

  • Name: Sydney Peterson
  • Grade: 11
  • Hobbies: Dancing, Acting

  • Favorite class: History
  • Favorite food: Caeser Salad
  • Favorite holiday: Valentines Day
  • Fun fact: She has been dancing for 14 years of her life! That's so amazing!!
  • Career interest: Broadway Actress
  • Favorite TV show: The 100
  • Favorite Song: Take What you Want From Me
  • Favroite Music Genre: Indie Pop
  • Accomplishments: Chorus Award, Drama Award, Dance Team achieved 1st Place, Junior & Senior SEMSBA and Junior District

Middle School Student Spotlight

  • Name: Keegan Wentworth
  • Grade: 7

  • Favorite classes: Phys Ed, Math
  • Favorite sports team: Bruins
  • Favorite Team to watch: Patriots
  • Favorite Sport: Hockey
  • Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii
  • Favorite holidays: Thanksgiving and Chrsitmas
  • Hobby: Hockey, Hanging out with friends, goin to school
  • Career: He's not sure yet!
  • Accomplishments: Making honor roll
  • Pets: A dog named Sawyer
  • Fun fact: He has scored hat tricks in multiple games of hockey!

Upcoming events

  • 11/26/19: NO late bus
  • 11/27/19: Crusader Pep Rally - White Out Wednesday
  • 11/27/19: Early Release Thanksgiving Recess
  • 11/28/19: Thanksgiving Day Football game @ Middleboro @10am
  • 12/4/19: NHS Ceremony December 4 - 6:30
  • 12/10/19: CHS Holiday Concert
  • 12/17/19: CMS Holiday Concert
  • 12/20/19: Crusader Day

Due to Thanksgiving recess, there will be no Carver Chronicles next week.

See you in two weeks!

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Teachers, who navigate the day from the helm of their classrooms, watch a sea of students for four minutes between each passing, often swimming against the current to get to the next eddy of a classroom.

As graduates of the K -12 experience, we all have our memories. They’re funny, they’re nostalgic, they’re sometimes better left forgotten, but the one thing we can’t truly remember is the physical and mental stamina required to get through a day – we lose that memory very quickly!

So, in order to remember, to empathize, and to consider the experience of the students in our care, we are going to step into their shoes.

From November 19-22, fourteen CMHS teachers and two students from each grade level will be participating in the National "Shadow a Student" Challenge. Ms. Griffin, Mr. McLean, Mrs. Bardetti, Mr. Kerwin, Mrs. Calvo, Mrs. MacIntosh, Mrs. Cornock, Mrs. Madeiros, Mrs. Kusins, Mr. Witkowski, Ms. Haen, Ms. Whipple, Mrs. Markram, and Mr. Tresca will each shadow a student for one day. They'll each meet a student in their homeroom, attend all of their classes, complete all of their assigned work, and participate in their after school commitments.

Our goal is to reflect on the daily demands of our students and gain insight to help us build a more supportive learning community for all. We look forward to sharing our findings with you in the coming weeks!

A few pictures from the Shadow A Student challenge.

Updates to follow in the next edition of Carver Chronicles.

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Crusaders in (and out) of the classroom!

Ms. V's Algebra I Honors class navigates through a "puzzling" activity. Students were split into groups and then given 16 puzzle pieces with different absolute value equations and solution sets. Students raced to find the correct order of the puzzle pieces. They were awesome!

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Sixth grade students on their field trip to Patriot Place!

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6th Grade Omega/Dragons students learning how to use Ozobots with Mrs. Bertram in the library during Academic Workshop.

Five seniors (Emma Corbin, Aubrey Cheney, Gemma Marshall, Jacey Ruzanno, and Alex Diogenese) were honored at the October School Committee meeting for their work in planning and building a rain garden during their Junior year for their Environmental Science community service project. The students were recognized for entering their project in the national Lexus Eco Challenge contest. Pictures below show the students work at various stages of the project. They hope that the rain garden will collect and filter runoff from the roof and that future students will enjoy continuing the project.
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In Mrs. Kilnapp's literature class students created Venetian Masks for Act 1 Scene 5 in Romeo and Juliet.

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As a Community Service Project

the Carver Middle High School Captain’s Council is working with a Veterans Group from the Town of Carver to collect 266 wreaths to be placed on EVERY Veteran’s grave in Carver for the Holiday Season.

Our goal is to collect wreaths or donations to purchase wreaths so on December 7, 2019 (Pearl Harbor Day) all of the 266 graves will have a wreath on it to show they are not forgotten.

If you would like to donate a wreath of make a cash donation you can contact Mike Fraccalossi @ or Lorraine Leahy @ or call 508-866-6116.

PS: The photograph below is of Mrs. Leahy's dad who served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

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Here are a few examples of some of the crafts being made for the Council on Aging's Meals on Wheels Program. The crafts will be donated as gifts to bring holiday cheer to those in need. For those looking for community service hours, please see Mrs. Hart in Room 136 or Mrs. Miller in Guidance for more information. Crafts will need to be completed by December 4th.

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Congratulations to the CMHS History Department for winning the Phone Call Challenge.

As a school we made over 170 positive phone calls home!

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Community Service Opportunities for Juniors

There are many upcoming chances to earn community service hours: several holiday card & craft opportunities and a "wreaths across Carver" project to honor veterans on Pearl Harbor day

*NEW: Cardz for Kidz (by Wed 11/27)

•Make homemade Holiday cards for hospitalized children

•Earn 1 hr for 3 cards (2 hr. max). Submit to history teacher

•See flyer for guidelines:

"Wreaths Across Carver" (Sat. 12/7)

•1 Hour for donating a wreath (plain green over 9" w/red bow) By Dec. 6

•2 Hours for helping to lay wreaths Sat. Dec 7 Union Cemetary

See Mr. Fraccalossi for details

Craft Fair @ Council on Aging (Sat. 12/7)

When? Sat, Dec7, 2019, 7:45-8:45AM and/or 12:30-1:30 PM

What? Help Set-up & break down for this community event

Why? Help the Friends of Carver’s Council on Aging

Interested? Contact Mrs. Hart* in 137 OR Ms. Miller in Guidance (Tues & Thurs or email email (

(*You can also see Mrs. Hart for an opportunity to help make Holiday crafts for Meals on Wheels)

Shane Gives Thanks-Community Christmas Fair (Sat. 12/7)

When? Sat Dec. 7, 2019: 2pm-8:30 (can work shift)

What? Help the vendors set up, serve, and break down

Why? Build community and support the SGT pantry

Interested? Sign up by Dec. 1 by contacting Email or call the pantry (508)-866-7673.

To learn more visit SGT Facebook page...

EXTRA CREDIT: Share a photo from your recent service experience for Carver Chronicles!

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after school clubs

The Caring Crusaders are looking for new members to join the club! They are a student-led group who strive to end underage drinking. They work as a team to spread awareness on the dangers of substance abuse and addiction throughout the Carver schools and community. If you are interested in joining, please see your High School Counselor.

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Thanksgiving Day Game

Come support the Carver Crusader Football team on Thanksgiving day as they take on Middleboro at 10:00am at Battis Field. They are looking to end their season on a high note and finish strong!

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Powder Puff Game

The 2019 Powder Puff flag football game will take place on Tuesday, November 26th on the turf field. This year it is free to attend, so make sure to come out and support your school’s class!

Freshman vs Sophomores @ 5:00pm

Juniors vs Seniors @ 6:00pm

The winner of the Freshman/Sophomore game will play the winner of the Junior/Senior game at 7:00pm to end the night.

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Congratulations to CMHS Cheer Team, competing at the Regionals at Plymouth North High School.

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school store

Stay warm this winter in your new Crusader gear!

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counseling corner

Carver Middle High School Fire Science Interns from the Class of 2020. Teamwork makes the dream work!

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alumni spotlight

The Counseling Corner would like to highlight a CMHS Alumni this week: Makenzi Bellando

Makenzi graduated in 2016 from Carver High School and went on to play collegiate soccer at Castleton University in Vermont. Below is a photo of Kenzi and Mr. Schultz when she signed her contract with Castleton.

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Makenzi joined the Castelon team in the fall of 2016 and was immediately an asset to her team and a known player in the league. As a freshman, she was named ECAC Rookie of the Week twice, and also NAC Rookie of the Week twice. In 2017, as a sophomore, Kenzi tallied career highs in goals (10), assists (6), finished second on the team in points (26), and was named to the NAC All-Tournament Team. As a junior, she started in all 19 games, scored a team-leading 10 goals, recorded 4 game-winning goals, was named LEC Player of the Week Honors, and LEC All-Conference First Team.
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As a Castleton senior, Makenzi played an outstanding season. She earned her second Little East Conference all-conference award, she finished with seven goals and six assists for 20 points on the year, amassing the 20-point plateau in her third straight season, and also finished fourth in the conference in shots with 79. She shared the team-lead with eight points in eight conference games and recorded three game-winning goals, including the winner versus Keene State on Sep. 14 to kick off conference play. She also scored a goal and had an assist in a pair of playoff contests, scoring in her final Collegiate game against Western Connecticut.
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Makenzi was a team captain for 2 seasons and ended her career ranked fourth in the Castleton all-time list with 85 points and in a tie for fourth with 35 goals. She majored in Sports Management, held an internship with the Athletic Director at Mill River Union High School, coached the Fusion club level youth Soccer, and has been offered to assist the Coach at the Collegiate level in Fall 2020. Makenzi has had an unbelievable collegiate experience and what better way to end it than landing on the cover of the recent issue of the NCAA magazine. As Castleton University celebrates its history in allowing women to compete in sports, Kenzi stands on the cover alongside one of the team’s first athletes. It was a proud moment for Kenzi to be a part of the school’s history.

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During the month of November, Carver Middle High School will be holding a Fall Food Drive to benefit

Shane Gives Thanks Food Pantry of Carver.

We are asking for a variety of healthy non-perishable food.

Foods most needed include: Peanut Free/Gluten Free Items, Canned Pasta, Canned Vegetables, Soup, Jelly, Baking Mixes, Salt and Pepper, Instant Potatoes, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Gravy, and Toiletry Items.

Students may turn items in during homeroom and/or parents can drop off donations in the main office. Thank you for your support of our Carver Community!

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The 2 top sellers of the Boon Supply Fundraiser for the Camp Bournedale trip were Kyla Troup who sold $332.00 of product and Karly Friday who sold $224.00. Both girls were awarded $50.00 in prize money. Great job girls.

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The middle school will continue taking orders for the Yankee Candle fundraiser online through January. To place an order please use the following link: