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. Wechter

  1. His four best friends are friends he met in elementary school
  2. His wife insisted they get married on a palindrome - 8998
  3. He is an avid gardener
  4. He bungee jumped out of a hot air balloon
  5. He dated THE Jennifer Lopez!!

High School Student Spotlight

  • Name: Frank Santos
  • Grade: 12
  • Hobbies: Drama, Soccer, speedrunning

  • Favorite class: AP Physics
  • Favorite food: Tortellinis
  • Favorite holiday: Halloween
  • Fun fact: Currently holds a world record in Mario Kart! Wow!
  • Career interest: Engineering
  • Favorite TV show: Initial D
  • Accomplishments: McCarthy Drama Award, Honor Roll

Middle School Student Spotlight

  • Name: Molly O'Connor
  • Grade: 8

  • Favorite class: World History
  • Favorite book: The Outsiders
  • Favorite sports team: Patriots
  • Favorite Sport: Lacrosse
  • Favorite vacation spot: Florida
  • Favorite holiday: Christmas
  • Hobby: hangs with friends, plays and watches sports
  • Career: Neuroscience
  • Accomplishments: Junior National Honors Society, High Honors, Community Service award
  • Pets: Sargeant, a German shepherd, & London, a Portuguese water dog

Upcoming events

  • 11/16/19: CMHS PTO Car Wash
  • 11/20/19: Blood Drive in CHS cafeteria @ 2-7pm
  • 11/27/19: Early Release Thanksgiving Recess
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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!

https://www.shadowastudent.org/

Crusaders in (and out) of the classroom!

Grade six reviewing the Ozobot color coding language with Mrs. Bertram.

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Students and Chef Portelance prepare some gastronomic goodies in Culinary class!!

Bootstrap Reactive class where students are programming code to get a “pong” ball to bounce between two paddles that move when the player moves the paddles. Students are coding “next-state tick” is that has the ball’s bounce change over time. Next students will be programming how the ball collides and responds to collision.

Students in Mr. Witkowski's Honors Biology classes made cell models as an introduction to the unit. Here is a taste of how they turned out:


Follow CrusaderScience on Instagram for the latest science class photos and news!

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Spanish Honors Society senior students tutoring Spanish I students in Mrs. Calvo's classroom, in preparation for a unit exam.

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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after school clubs

Saturday November 2nd, 25 students from the National Honor Society and members of the junior class completing their community service requirement volunteered at the 20th annual Edaville Rail Run in support of the Dorine Merritt Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior pursuing a career in nursing. Thank you to all whom participated.

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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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ATHLETICS

Winter Sports registration is open on FamilyID

https://familyid.com/organizations/carver-middle-high-school-athletics#programs…



Registration Night will be held on Wednesday November 20 at 6PM. Meetings with coaches will be held and opportunities for parents to hand in physicals or payments. Both parents and athletes must attend.

Unified Field Trip

Carver students spent the day with Tabor students who ran sports stations, interacted with the athletes and cheered them on as fans. Our students spent time at work out stations, working on their football skills, and participating in soccer drills and games.

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The Unified Soccer athletes played an amazing team game and finished their season with a win over East Bridgewater. Thank you to Coach Wilson for her hard work and dedication in her first season as head coach.


Keep an eye out for the Unified Basketball team who will be playing a few games during halftime of our Varsity basketball games this winter!

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Members of the Carver Cross Country Team close out the season by competing at the MIAA Divisional Meet in Wrentham on Nov 9th.

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school store

Stay warm this winter in your new Crusader gear!

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counseling corner

Virtual High School students studying hard in Guidance.

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AP Deposit Reminder! Students who are taking AP classes this year need to pay a $40 deposit by 11/15! Checks can be made out to Carver Middle High Schools.

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The deadline to register for the December 7th SAT is November 7th!

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Seniors who have not yet met with your counselor please make appointments to discuss your post secondary plans!

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fundraising

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

https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/store.htm

Stop by Scrub-it Car Wash on Main Street in Carver on Saturday, November 16th to help support Carver Middle High School PTO! 10% of the proceeds with be donated back to the Carver Middle High School PTO to help fund activities as well as make donations throughout the year!

We look forward to seeing everyone come out!



Stop by Mamma Mias in Carver on Monday November 18th to help support Carver Middle High School! 10% of all food orders, dine in or take out, will be donated back to the school!