The Carleton Chronicle

A weekly update from your principal, Mr. Kausch.

Time for some numbers!

I wanted to take a moment and celebrate some of our achievements and stats over the past few weeks.

First, our Parent Teacher Conferences were a success and we were able to visit and talk about student achievement and behavior with many of you. A total of 390 parents came to Carleton over the two days with 66% being 6th grade parents, 54% 7th grade families, and 48% of our 8th grade parents were present. This is a combined average of 56% of our families visiting with our teachers over those few hours. Thank you for making this a priority and for being active and supportive of our student's academic career.

Next, our student council organized a Can Drive to benefit the Warren Community Center Food Bank. Our students set a school wide goal of raising 1100 cans for those in need. A final count reveals that our students surpassed their goal with over 1400 cans being donated. The following first hours raised over 100 cans; Mrs. Syswerda, Mrs. Wendt, Mrs. Stanaway, Mrs. Stawski, and Mr. Rocheleau. Mr. Borja's first hour raised over 300 cans to help fill the cupboards of our local food pantry. We are very proud of all of our students and families that helped donate to this cause.

A community partner, Coco Bean Creamery and Café, has graciously donated 30 gift cards to help reward our participants from the Carleton Shuffle back in September. We had just under 100 students participate in this fundraiser and 14 staff members donated various prizes, lunches, and incentives. We will reveal the big winners at our upcoming assembly in late December. Please thank our donors!

There are 4 people that see 100s of students everyday that I did not formally recognize in last week's Thanksgiving edition. Ayesha Amir, Elizabeth Blankenship, Lily-Ann Gill, and Ella Jackson. These phenomenal ladies are our breakfast and lunch supervisors and greet students on a daily basis with 4 smiles and friendly reminders to help keep our cafeteria running smoothly. It is not uncommon for them to clean up a mess that a forgetful middle school student left behind, restock the utensils and baskets that the students need to eat, and constantly remind and teach our students proper meal manners. Thank you for all that you do!

Lastly, on Thursday our Booster Club organization sponsored a special treat for our Honor Roll students. 380 students were invited down by grade to receive a special treat, water, and time with friends to celebrate their achievement. As I told the students, more important than you (as parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, or administrators) being proud, they (the STUDENTS) should be proud of their hard work, effort, and attention to detail. This level of responsibility does not go unnoticed. I hope to see all of these students 2 more times later in the school year.

Clark's Corner

I am very excited to announce that on December 6th we will officially begin a partnership with The Extra Credit Union. The Extra Credit Union is a local credit union that partners with some schools to allow students to open up a savings account and make deposits at school (for us that will be the first Tuesday of each month). With the savings account the Extra Credit Union also offers a pay for grades program where students can get $2 for each A and $1 for each B on their report cards. Students opening an account can make deposits at school but withdraws must be made with a parent at the credit union.

Information on how to open up the account should have come home with your son or daughter. We will also have extra copies in the Main Office upon request. This is a great opportunity for students to start saving and watch their savings grow.

Diversity Summit

Five student pictured above and Mrs. Lenz (one of our counselors) attended a diversity summit hosted by the Macomb County Intermediate School District earlier this week. Middle school and high school students attended from various schools around the county to attend presentations, have crucial conversations, and brainstorm solutions to have a better global awareness of diversity within our schools. I applaud these students for stepping up to the challenge about a sensitive topic within our greater community. Students found the day beneficial, enlightening, and excited to bring ideas back to Carleton.

Events for Your Calendar

December 8 - Band Concert 7pm, SHHS Performing Arts Center

December 12 - Booster Club Meeting, Media Center, 6pm

December 14 - Home BB game vs. Roseville

December 15 - Extravaganza 3-4:30pm

December 20 - Half Day of School (Dismissal at 11am)