The Carleton Chronicle

An update from Mr. Kausch and guest student authors.


The Carleton Bands are getting ready for their first concert of the year. We've spent lots of time preparing for it. We've got all of the our uniforms ready and have been practicing non-stop. Even though we're nervous, we think it will go great and we'll have lots of fun. Hopefully it will go smoothly and since its our last year at Carleton we want to make it special.

In one of the pieces, And to All A Goodnight, each section is individually featured. The sections will try their best to make themselves shine. By the time this story gets out, the concert will be over. It took place at Sterling Heights High School on Thursday, December 8th at 7pm. All of our hard work will hopefully pay off in some way. We know we will do great.

Written by:

Ashleigh Dobbin 8th

Madison Snooks 8th

Sabrina Mohler 8th

Carleton Recycles!

Did you know the Ecology Club recycles the following all year:

1.) Empty ink cartridges and toners- THE COMPANY PAYS our school so bring yours in.

2.) Old cell phones- Our school gets PAID for this too!

3.) Dried out markers of any brand

Also, did you know that CARLETON MAKES MONEY from the paper we recycle? Anybody can put magazines, newspaper, junk mail, shredded paper, copy paper, old notebooks... in the green and yellow dumpster in the parking lot! They pay our school by the ton.

The Ecology Club discussed several ideas at last Monday's meeting including:

1.) Collecting old, but working toys from students from January 4th -18th for our "Out with the old, into the community" toy drive. The toys will be donated to the local Salvation Army at 15 and Dodge Park.

2.) Collecting jeans and gently used clothing of any size for our "Threads of Love" drive from February 1st-14th to donate back to a homeless outreach program. Last year Mrs. Kuszpit took the clothes to St. Blase, which periodically hosts the homeless for dinner, and the clothing was distributed to the homeless that way.

3.) Each classroom will be receiving a decorated shoebox for the teacher and the students to toss the dried out markers into.

We are planning to clean up the courtyards at our next meeting on Monday December 12th from 2:50 to 4:30 and we're looking for some ways to spruce them up for the winter. If you have any ideas or donations we'd love it!

Thanks for your support.

External Review

As many of you had heard, our district just recently went through the accreditation process through AdvancED and hosted a series of visitors throughout our district from Monday through Wednesday. AdvancED is the global leader in providing continuous improvement and accreditation services to over 32,000 institutions serving 25 million students worldwide.

Our visitor, Ms. Megan Fuciarelli, visited with members of our staff, students, and administration from Carleton, along with the larger team meeting with other key stakeholders in our district to gather data, ask questions, and observe teaching and learning. I feel it is necessary to share with you the overall theme that encapsulates the essence of our district through the observations of our external review team.

Their Theme of WCS -

"A diverse, proud, and empowering school system dedicated to progress, energized by the notion of community, and committed to creating a collaborative culture of stakeholders that value student achievement, high expectations, and strong relationships.

For this, I am a proud principal and thankful member of a greater team.

Events for Your Calendar

December 12 - Booster Club Meeting, 6:00 pm in the Media Center

December 14 - Boys Basketball vs Roseville, 4:00pm

December 15 - Extravaganza 3 - 4:30pm

December 20 - Pep Assembly, Half Day (Dismissal at 11am)

December 21 - No school

January 4 - School Resumes