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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5 Things you may not know about...Mr. Cully!

1. During his freshman year of college he was a Division I mascot and played in a mascot basketball game on ESPN.

2. He met his (now) wife because they sat next to each other alphabetically in 7th grade geography class.

3. Before he became a teacher he was planning on working in the Foreign Service for the U.S. State Department

4. He once took the 2 day FAA air traffic controller exam for fun

5. He doesn't own a pair of plain dress socks- everything has a pattern or design and his favorite pair are his taco socks.

High School Student Spotlight: Maddie Barros

  • Name: Maddie Barros
  • Grade: 12
  • Hobbies: Drawing, Gymnastics

  • Favorite class: Pre-Calculus
  • Favorite food: Ice-Cream! (Favorite flavor is Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough)
  • Favorite holiday: Christmas
  • Fun fact: Maddie has been drawing since she was 5 years old!
  • Career interest: A successful one!
  • Favorite TV show: Rick and Morty
  • Favorite Song: Anything by Danger-Incorperated
  • Favorite Music: A little bit of everything
  • Accomplishments: All-Star Award in Cheer, Peer-Leader in Girls Group!

Middle School Student Spotlight-Matt Mullins

  • Name: Matt Mullins
  • Grade: 8

  • Favorite class: Math
  • Favorite sports team: Patriots
  • Favorite Sport: Football
  • Favorite vacation spot: Florida
  • Favorite holiday: Christmas
  • Favorite book: The Magic Treehouse
  • Favorite TV show: Clarence
  • Hobby: Play basketball
  • Career: Firefighter
  • Accomplishments: Memebr of the Superbowl winning Pop Warner Team
  • Favorite Song: "Baby" Justin Bieber
  • Fun moment: Joyriding in Tyer Swain's golf cart!


  • 12/17/19: CMS Holiday Concert @ 7pm
  • 12/18/19: PTO Meeting @ 6pm
  • 12/20/19: Crusader Day & Mr. Schultz's Birthday!


  • Mon. 12/16/19: North and South
  • Tue. 12/17/19: South only
  • Wed. 12/18/19: North only
  • Thu. 12/19/19: North and South
  • Fri. 12/20/19: No late bus


Before taking a test in two of his sixth grade classes, Mr. Fies had students strike a superhero pose for confidence. (They also had to say very severely "I... can do this!")

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Students in Mr. Witkowski’s class created presentations on what traits were more desirable in different species

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Mrs Townsend and her Navigate the World class spread some Christmas spirit by creating snow globes and decorations. Photo credit goes to Jake Cotter.

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To review the Crusades and the Black Death, Mr. Cully's class worked to solve Rubik's Cubes filled with terms related to the unit.

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Check out these 9th grade bowlers from Mr. Claus's class!

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Students in the DELTAS program experimenting making two types of rainbows.

Fun was had by all!

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The Griffin Team/Mrs. Gallagher's trip to A Christmas Carol .

More Christmas Carolers!

The MAP students made cards for Carlos...a 6 year old boy at Children's Hospital waiting for a heart transplant.

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Mrs. Townsend's class worked in groups to try to solve the mystery of "Who stole Dasher?". Students worked cooperatively at each station in an attempt to obtain clues to solve the mystery.

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Students from the Foreign Language Department working on the decoration of the hallway. Gingerbread houses are in progress for the season!

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More holiday hallways!

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Joining the fun and decorating the high school lobby! Candyland theme it is!

Student Council spent time after school creeating a poster for Spirit Week next week!

High School Spirit Week

"Merry Monday"

dress as favorite holiday character

"Toasty Tuesday"

dress up in cozy wear

"Winter Wonderland Wednesday" -

dress in your favorite holiday colors

"Thankful Thursday"

wear your favorite holiday hat

"Festive Friday" -

dress in your favorite ugly sweater and take your picture with Santa

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Middle School Spirit Week


You are what you eat day: Dress up as what you eat.


Meme Day: Dress up as your favorite meme.


Twin Day


Holiday hat day: Students can donate money to Make-A-Wish and wear a holiday hat.


class color day (every grade has a different color to wear)

Grade 8 - Black

Grade 7 - Maroon

Grade 6 - Blue



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The JOY OF SOX: (thru 1/19)
What? Donate new socks: ideally black/dark.
Earn 1 hr/ 3 pairs of socks up to 2 hrs.
Why? Help homeless stay warm & healthy this winter!
Where? Drop off w/ history teacher or Ms. Haen 133
Interested? See flyer for more details:

OPERATION SHOE-BOX (thru 12/20) Sponsored by STUCO
What? Donate items for military care-packages (ideas here:
Earn 3 hrs. for a minimum of 10 items
Why? Say “thank you” to those who serve!
Where? Drop off w/ history teacher

Extra credit if you take a pic for the Chronicle!


The first meeting of the Multicultural Club was held Thursday, December 12th. Chef Portelance was gracious to host! Students cut out sugar cookies and made ricotta cookies! It was a great time! Thank you Chef!!

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Mr. Ryan’s CMHS Robotics club was off to Old Colony Regional for a Vex Robotics scrimmage on Thursday. The High School students have been busy building and programming their robot to compete in this year’s Vex Robotics Tower Takeover competition.

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7th Grade Student Government representatives selling hats, stockings, and necklaces to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Students decorating their lockers and showing off their holiday hats to benefit the

Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Candy elves filling up stockings!

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8th Grade Student Government with their gift card donation to the

Shane Gives Thanks Food Pantry.

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Winter Track and Field coaches Mr/ Carey and Mr. Fraccalossi present a captain's emblem to Kody Branch as he was officially named a Team Captain on Thursday, December 12th at practice.

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Congratulations to the Boys Soccer Team for winning the MIAA Division 4 (South)Team Sportsmanship Award. This is quite the accomplishment as it is a recognition from rival teams and coaches! This says so much about the coaches and players!

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Showing off our (matching) Crusader Pride!

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The counseling department will be hosting a Community College Application Day on Thursday, December 19th. This an opportunity for students to complete their college application with our assistance during their study period. Community college applications are free and are done online. Community college is a great way to advance your education for a lower cost and can even be used as a gateway to a 4 year college. Even if you have already applied to 4 year colleges you can still take advantage of this opportunity! This is a wonderful opportunity to get your applications completed before holiday break! Interested students should bring their Chromebooks to guidance during their study on the 19th.

Planning ahead: Community college admission representatives will be coming to meet with interested students in February and will require the application to be completed ahead of time. More specific information on this to come later!

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Stay warm this winter in your new Crusader gear!

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All students and staff 6-12 are encouraged to participate in donating items for care packages for our soldiers that will be assembled on Crusader Day as part of the giving back to charity. Donations can be dropped in any of the bins around the school

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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: