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... Mrs. Nickerson


  1. She grew up in Carver and graduated from CHS
  2. She is the mom of Irish triplets! (For 10 days every year her 3 daughters are the same age)
  3. She ran her first marathon at the age of 42 in 4 hours and she is very proud of that!
  4. She has been to Disney World 12 times in her life and would love to go again. She has many happy memories there.
  5. She has the 2 CUTEST dogs that she loves very much, a pitbull and yellow lab, they make her smile every day, even when they are being naughty!

High School Student Spotlight

  • Name: Lauryn Steed
  • Grade: 12
  • Hobbies: Tennis, Best Buddies, online shopping (Showpo!!)

  • Favorite class: Calculus
  • Favorite food: Tacos
  • Favorite Place: Europe
  • Favorite holiday: Easter
  • Fun fact: Lauryn loves chickens and has raised 11 chicks to full adulthood!!
  • Career interest: Lawyer
  • Favorite TV show: The Office
  • Accomplishments: Class President, National Honors Society President, Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship Finalist

Middle School Student Spotlight

  • Name: Jacob Gilbert
  • Grade: 7

  • Favorite class: Phys. Ed.
  • Favorite food: Pizza
  • Favorite book: The Only Game
  • Favorite sports team: Pats!
  • Favorite TV show: Stranger Things
  • Favorite vacation spot: Hawai'i
  • Favorite holiday: Hallowe'en
  • Hobby: Baseball
  • Career: Engineering
  • Accomplishments: Jacob's team won state championships for baseball last summer!
  • Pets: Sadie, a 4 year old border collie/lab mix!

Upcoming events

  • 11/11/19: Veteran's Day: No school
  • 11/12/19: Report cards issued
  • 11/13-11/14: Math MCAS retakes
  • 11/13/19: High school picture retakes
  • 11/13/19: CEF Meeting 6-7pm @ Central Office
  • 11/14/19: School Committee Meeting 7pm @ Carver Town Hall
  • 11/20/19: Blood Drive in CHS cafeteria @ 2-7pm
  • 11/27/19: Early Release Thanksgiving Recess

Crusaders in (and out) of the classroom!

Check out these great horror films students in Literature & Film class created for extra credit! Great use of music, lighting, and cinematography!

School project lit and film complete Patrick Fratus Mitch Weston
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUfLDwE9ijw&feature=youtu.be
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Austin Hall and Sarah Gould designed phone stands using Sketchup software and printed their models on our Makerbot Replicator+ 3D printer. They used the engineering design process to identify the problem, develop possible solutions, and to build a prototype.

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Mrs. Waitner’s Biology wanted to determine whether a Sausage Egg and Cheese McGriddle was a healthy breakfast option. The students tested the McGriddle for Fats, Protien, Starches, and Sugars. In order to do this we had to put the McGriddle in the BLENDER!

Mrs. Cornock’s class observed the atomic emission spectrum of various metals by burning them and observing the different colors they emit.

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Mrs. Bardetti's 8th grade honors students transformed their classroom into a courtroom as they reenacted the famous trial scenes from To Kill a Mockingbird.

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We have a winner!!!! You voted for your favorite pumpkin carved by our talented AP Biology students and the WINNER is . . . . . the Brain!

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Ms. Whipple’s Spanish classes celebrated Day of the Dead on Friday November 1st. Students learned about the meanings of the traditions and the significance to Mexican culture. Many students made their own “pan de muerto” or the bread of the dead, which is traditionally placed on the altars of loved ones who have passed. Other students made sugar skulls and Ms. Whipple modeled the traditional makeup. A great celebration!

The 2019 Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG) Middle School Theater Workshop was this past Saturday November 2nd. Our middle school students were excellent ambassadors of our school. Students participated in a variety of theater activities created to cultivate theater experiences both on and off stage. Students rotated through classes including Monologue Study and Presentation, hands on Stage Craft workshops, Stage Combat and a masterclass led by Broadway Guest Artist, Eileen Grace.

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News from the STUDENT OUTREACH TEAM

Have you ever heard of Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)?

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Students that have CAPD can't process the information they hear in the same way as others because their ears and brain don't fully coordinate.

This does not mean that these students have a hearing loss.

CAPD is often confused with ADHD.


5 main challenges for students:

1. Can't pay attention in noisy backgrounds.

2. Can't remember information : like directions, lists, study materials.

3. Difficulty hearing the difference in some words/sounds (can affect reading, spelling, writing, and following directions)

4. Can't focus on listening long enough to complete a task.

5. Difficulty with inferencing, answering riddles, understanding verbal math problems.


What can be done?

~ Sit close to instruction and away from distractions

~ Try to limit background noise when working/studying

~ Take tests/quizzes in a quieter setting

~ Use strategies (chunking information, note-taking, verbal rehearsal)

~ Ask for repetitions

~ Take breaks when you need them

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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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The Class of 2020 officers met with a representative from the American Red Cross to plan the November 20th Blood Drive. Students can sign up in the library. Juniors and Seniors can earn 5 hours of community service by donating.

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ATHLETICS

The Girls' Volleyball team had their end-of-season banquet to celebrate a successful new program. The team went 5-4 on the season and gained a lot of great first-year experience. We are looking forward to growing the program as we offer both JV and Varsity teams next fall! Congratulations to all who were recognized at the banquet:

Sportsmanship Award: Haley Kuchinsky

Most Improved Player Award: Meghan Boughter

Most Valuable Player Award: Megan Grimes

Varsity Captains for the 2020 Season: Ava Condon & Jordan Vitale

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Future Lady Crusaders! The 6th grade basketball players showing their team spirit!

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school store

Stay warm this winter in your new Crusader gear!

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counseling corner

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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!