Carver Middle School Newsletter

February 2, 2020

Principal's Message

Greetings Carver MS,

It's hard to believe that half of the school year has passed! Time flies when you're having fun! It was great seeing many of you at the Principal's Chat at Longmeadow. Thank you so much to everyone who attended and for the special help from our PTA to include Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Bond! Congratulations to our Cougars Basketball team for a hard fought season and to all of our Cougars who participated in the County Spelling Bee.

Tomorrow begins the third nine weeks grading period and the start of the second semester. We will re-vamp our PAWS time. Beginning tomorrow, students will focus strictly on academics based on NWEA and classroom performance data with teacher input. We look forward to this focus as we will continue to build upon student strengths and address any identified weaknesses.

Please join us for the rising 6th grade Open House on Thursday 2/6/2020 at 5:30 pm. We look forward to welcoming our incoming Cougars!

Thank you very much and have a great week!


Anthony J. McLaurin, Ed.D.


G.W. Carver Middle School

Spring Sports Tryouts!

Boys and Girls Track tryouts will take place on Monday, February 10th from 2:05-4:00pm. All athletes must have a signed VHSL physical completed by a doctor and a concussion form. Please contact Ms. Daniels at for concerns/comments.

Girls Soccer Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, February 12th immediately after school. All young ladies must have a completed VHSL physical and concussion form completed. Please contact Ms. Wells at for concerns/comments.

L.C. Bird PTSO Welcomes rising 9th Grade Parents on Monday February 3rd

The L.C. Bird PTSO has invited the parents of rising 9th grade parents to meet with their Parent Teacher Student Organization. Former Carver teacher and new School Board Chair, Debbie Bailey will be in attendance.

Monday, Feb. 3rd

LC Bird High School Library

6:30 pm

Enter at door 14 on the bus loop
Light refreshments will be served

Upcoming Events

February 6- Rising 6th grade Open House- 5:30 pm

February 10- Boys & Girls Track Tryouts- 2:05-4:00 pm

February 12- Girls Soccer Tryouts Immediately After School

February 14- Report Card Distribution/ Three Hour Early Release

February 17- Presidents Day/student and staff holiday.

February 20-Core Value & Honor Roll Assemblies

Order Your Yearbook Early!


  1. How to Buy a Yearbook (Cost: $35.00)

    1. Bring in a check made out to “Carver Middle School” for 35.00 to Mr. McGill in room 1606

    2. To buy with credit card go to Carver's website and click on “School Information” and at the bottom it says “Yearbook.”

    3. Payment Plan option, go to and type in Carver Middle School, Chester, VA. Select Yearbook and they will have an option of a payment plan for you.

  2. Yearbooks are delivered the first week in June. Students can buy a yearbook anytime of year, even the last week of school. If you buy online or bought on fee night, please save your receipt.


    1. If you have pictures of your Carver student in the snow this year, please send them to me at

The Middle Ages

Feb. 20 from 6-8:15 p.m.
CTC@Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road

The “middle years” can be a challenging time for many families. The Office of Family and Community Engagement is hosting a transition fair that has strategies and resources for families navigating these years of dramatic change. Click here for more information and to register.


Would you like to perform activities that you may not ordinarily perform in your science class? Do you like to compete? An informational meeting for STEAM Club will be on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 2:10 until 3:00 pm and on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 2:10 until 3:00 pm. Interested students are asked to attend one of the two meetings. STEAM Club will begin meeting on every Tuesday and Wednesday beginning on January 28, 2020. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Mann or email at

Give a Kid a Smile Day- Click on the link below for info on a free dental care day for all children under 18 years old.

Exploration Saturdays at Thomas Dale West Campus- Click below for more information

Carver Recycles!

Please join us in collecting plastic grocery store bags to benefit Carver MS. Our goal is to collect 500 lbs. of bags in order to earn a bench for our school. Please feel free to donate in the collection box in the Carver MS lobby.


Carver Middle School is looking to launch our own WATCH D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) organization. This organization will be comprised of dads, grandfathers, uncles, big brothers, and any other male role models in the lives of our students. We want our WATCH D.O.G.S. to volunteer their time in our school to better enhance the learning experience for all of our students, teachers, and staff. We will take any time you have to be in our building and be an additional presence of support for our school. If you are interested, please reach out to Dr. McLaurin at or at 804-524-3620.

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Carver PTA!

The Carver PTA needs you!

Use the PTA website at: to sign up.

1. Log in or create an account.

2. On the "Join School" pop up screen enter code: 9XKCHR.

3. Sign up to assist with events, purchase spirit wear, raise funds and assist the PTA in supporting our students!

Chesterfield Community Champions

The Outstanding Youth Awards have gotten a face lift for 2020! In April, Chesterfield County will host their inaugural Chesterfield Community Champions event honoring residents who volunteer their time and resources to effect positive change in their communities. This event will take the place of the Outstanding Youth Awards.

Awards will be given to winners from seven categories of volunteers: Youth (ages 12 and under), Teen (ages 13 and older), Youth Group (two or more volunteers under age 18), Adult (ages 18 to 59), Senior (ages 60 and over), Group (two or more volunteers with no age restriction) and Organization (a business, church, etc.). Nominees can volunteer their time in any area, but they must be residents of Chesterfield County.

If you are interested in nominating a person or group, please visit the Chesterfield Community Champions webpage to complete a nomination form. Nominations are open now through Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.

Chesterfield Community Champions will be held at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center (CTC) @ Hull on Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 7-9 p.m.

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CCPS Parent Handbook 2019 Link

Best wishes to Mr. Wiedenhoft

Last week former Carver MS Assistant Principal Mr. Wiedenhoft accepted a promotion as the Coordinator of Human Resources with Hanover County Public Schools. We congratulate Mr. Wiedenhoft on this promotion and wish him the best. We are currently recruiting for our next member of the administrative team and are confident that we will find an excellent addition to the Carver MS community.

County Champion Lady Cougars!

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