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. Martin

  1. He was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland
  2. He attended the University of Paisley (named after the Paisley textile design)
  3. He coached several middle school and high school sports including soccer, tennis and basketball at Plymouth North and PCIS
  4. He rescued an American Bulldog named Harry!
  5. He taught social studies in Plymouth for 10 years

High School Student Spotlight

  • Name: Jamie Robinson
  • Grade: 10
  • Hobby: STUCO, music

  • Favorite class: English
  • Favorite sports team: Patriots!
  • Accomplishments: STUCO member of the month for October!
  • Fun fact: Morgan Campbell accidentally broke her nose in the 9th grade! Ouch!
  • Career interest: Psychology and zoology

Middle School Student Spotlight

  • Name: Kobe Gothage
  • Grade: 8

  • Favorite class: Math
  • Favorite food: Pizza
  • Favorite sports team: Boston Red Sox
  • Interesting fact: He can burp the A,B,Cs!
  • Hobby: Playing baseball
  • Career interests: Professional athlete

Upcoming events

  • Aviation Career Fair: Tuesday, 10/15/19 leaving CMHS @ 9:30am
  • PSAT testing: Wednesday, 10/16/19 from 7:30am - 10:30am
  • Parent/teacher conferences: Thursday, 10/17/19 @ 12pm-2pm & 6pm-8pm
  • Senior breakfast: Friday, 10/18/19
  • Homecoming footbal game: Friday 10/18/19 @ 3pm on the turf
  • Homecoming Dance: Saturday, 10/19/19 @ 7pm in the High School gym

School safety week

This week at CMHS is Safety Week. On Tuesday, all students practiced bus evacuations. Additionally, all 6th graders and new students particpated in a school safety ALICE presentation. On Friday, all students practiced classroom safety during our schoolwide enhanced lockdown drill, in which students constructed barricades to use as an effective deterrent against a potential intruder.

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ALICE team members, Mr. Knief and representatives from Carver Police and Fire Departments plan for the Enhanced Lockdown drill.

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Thank you to all the students, bus drivers, Mrs. Siedentopf and Mr. Martin for making Tuesday’s Bus Evacuation drill run so smoothly! And special thanks to the student volunteers who helped their classmates exit from the back of the bus!

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On Friday, October 4th, 88 members of the Class of 2021 enjoyed the annual "Salem Squared" field trip. Students and chaperones visited historic Salem, MA by day and the fun and frights at Canobie Lake's Screeemfest in Salem, NH by night.

crusaders in (and out of) class!

Team work makes the dream work in Mrs. Booth’s science class

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Mrs. Burridge's Literature & Film class practiced using lighting techniques to re-create archetypes from Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House.

The students in Graphic Design learned about Gestalt Theory in order to understand the way our brains analyze visual data to see patterns. Students explored a complex idea without the use of words by using a limited set of tools; in this instance the black square. Students illustrated the following words: order, increase, bold, congested, tension, and playful. It was fun to see how many designs were similar to one another as well as the unique perspectives many brought to the bulletin board!

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Mr. Cully’s Grade 8 World History 1 wrapped up their study of Islam with Choose Your Own Review Mini-projects. Projects ranged from A-Z Books, Mind Maps, Student designed games, and more. A few brave students volunteered to show off their work/works-in-progress.

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In Mr Antell’s SAC we do our work and have fun too! Jake is showing off his Disney themed hat that he borrowed for the block!

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Students in Mr. Lyman's AP Physics class work together using digital data acquisition equipment to analyze different forms of motion and confirm Galielio's observations that objects fall at the same rate in the absence of air resistance.

Of course, Franklin also supervises to ensure that students are using proper lab techniques.

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On Saturday, in between SATs and work, Alex Diogenes installed the Bee Box he made last spring as a service project for AP Environmental Science into the CMHS Rain Garden. The Bee Box will provide egg-laying sites for native solitary bees to overwinter. Nice work Alex making our local school environment more environmentally friendly.

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Senior Intern, Andrew Walker, working hard during his internship at Barewood Renovations.

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CMHSMath got a very exciting retweet from the Computer Science community. Check out Mrs. Young's Bootstrap squad after we coded our animations using a piecewise "if-else" function.

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Mrs. Bardetti's CP English classes held relay races in the cafeteria last week. Students were sorted into two teams: Socs or Greasers from The Outsiders. After the competition, both classes had meaningful discussions about privilege and advantage, both within the world of the novel and in our community today.

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Last week, Mrs. Bardetti's 8th grade Honors students created their own skits based on scenes from To Kill a Mockingbird. Students discussed what it means to feel "other" and had to write their skits from a different point of view than the original scene.

This week in Chemistry Mrs. Cornock's class learned about the periodic table by arranging the elements themselves and predicting their properties based on trends they discovered.

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Measure the Sun!

8th Graders returned to our Carver School Planetarium for a 2nd Lab Activity!

They measured how many hours the Sun appears in the sky each season and also how high the Sun rises in the sky each season.

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Did the 8th graders discover any patterns that could help explain the reasons for the seasons? Ask an 8th grader near you to find out!

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In Mrs. Johnson's math class, 6th grade students practiced skills for their Chapter 1 math test by working in teams and playing!. Students assisted each other in solving multiple problems. It was a great review day!

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Carver's "Hoco-pocus" Homecoming dance is on Saturday, October 19 at 7 pm in the high school gym.

Our ticket design for Carver's Hoco-pocus themed Homecoming Dance was designed by Ari Hunter! The senior homecoming court will be announced next week!

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passing time!

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after school clubs

On Saturday, five Juniors earned community service hours by helping the United Parish of Carver with a painting project. Great job by Ashley Mann; Gracie & Emma Lewis; Caitlyn Nelson; and Owen Cheney.

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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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crusader corner

The school store is now open for business. Stop by Crusader Corner, located in the high school lobby, after school to pick up your favorite snack or drink and check out the Crusader gear available for purchase. (Available from 2:05-2:30)

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yankee candle fundraiser

We are partnering with Yankee Candle® Fundraising to help support Crusader Pride and other Middle School celebrations throughout the year. They are the world's #1 candle brand

and they offer a wide range of premium candles, fragrances, and décor items at a very wide range of prices. But the most important thing to know is that a percentage of every sale goes to us! More information will be sent out next week. Thank you for your support!!


Here are the scheduled games for the upcoming week, weather permitting.

Get out there and cheer on Crusader Nation!

Monday October 14th

No School

Boys Soccer: vs. Bishop Feehan 12:00pm

Tuesday October 15th

Field Hockey: vs. Cohasset 4:00pm

Cross Country: @ Middleboro 4:00pm

Wednesday October 16th

Golf: @ Mashpee 4:00pm

Thursday October 17th

Early Release

Freshman Football: @ Mashpee 4:00pm

Field Hocke: @ Mashpee 4:00pm

Girls Soccer: vs. Old Rochester 4:00pm

Friday October 18th

Football: vs. Mashpee 3:00pm (Homecoming)

Volleyball: @ Randolph 4:00pm

Saturday October 19th

Girls Soccer: @ Nauset 11:00am

On Friday, members of the Crusader Girls Soccer Team wore pink to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness.

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Counseling Corner

Our World of DIfference Peer Leaders are participating in a 3 day training with representatives from the Anti-Defamation League. These 10th and 11th grade students are getting prepared to teach lessons to our 6th grade students.

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“Twinning” in Carver Crusader colors!

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The counseling team conducted the preadministration for the PSAT with all sophomore and juniors who will be testing next Wednesday, October 16th. Good luck to all. We know you will do great!

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