Carter Middle School

Ms. Amy Hendry, Principal

February 2017 Newsletter


  • Our website includes links to classroom webpages, daily announcements, parent resources, building and district information, the Carter monthly newsletter, and much more!

WCS- Career Prep Center (CPC) Open House!!!

February 15, 2017
6:30-8:00 pm

Welcome Class of 2030!!!

2017-2018 Kindergarten/Transitional Registration Meeting- Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Performing Arts Center- Sterling Heights High School at 6pm.

Carter Booster Club Facebook page

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(From the search function within Facebook app)

REMIND Text Message from Ms. Hendry, Principal

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OK2SAY is a confidential reporting system encouraging anyone who has information about a student safety threat (students, teachers, parents, etc.) to submit a tip by text message, mobile app, email, phone, or on the OK2SAY website.

Call: 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729
Text: 652729 (OK2SAY)


This is the last chance to get the 2016-2017 yearbook for $30. On February 4th the price will go up to $35. If you have not purchased a yearbook yet, take advantage of the lower price now! You can send cash to the office, or fill out an order form and pay online at

Yearbook Club needs your help!!!!

If you have any pictures from Carter sporting events that you think would make good shots for the yearbook, please email your photos to Ms. Pekar at:

Especially looking for boys 8th grade football, any photos you may have taken would be appreciated!!

Carter/ WCS District Writing Celebration Winners!!!

Breanna Jarvis- 6th grade
Tabassum Chowdhury- 7th grade
Terasia Elias- 8th grade
Jalen Whitfield- 8th grade

Carter Middle School Movie Night- "Miracle"

Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 6pm

12000 Masonic Boulevard

Warren, MI

Cost- FREE
Pizza, pop, water, & snack will be available to purchase
Everyone is welcome!!!
Bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on.

NAEP Assessment

We are excited to announce our school will participate in the NAEP assessment on March 2, 2017. A sampling of our 8th graders will represent Carter this year. Learn more about this national assessment at

Carter's Counselor Corner:

Mrs. Wilking- students with last name (A-L)
(586) 698- 4297

Mrs. Stabile- student with last name (M-Z)
(586) 698- 4798

PBIS Incentive

Starting Monday, January 23- February 17 (4 weeks) teachers will be checking for student agendas & IDs. Students who have their agenda and ID 100% of the time (teachers are checking hourly) will be allowed to attend our next PBIS field trip to MJR to see Beauty & The Beast in March.


January 23- Feb 17- PBIS Agenda & ID Incentive

Jan 28, 2017- Carter Solo and Ensemble Sat at Rochester High School 7th and 8th grade

Feb 1, 2017- Science Tutoring in Room 205 During Lunch

Feb 2, 2017- Open Gym Basketball 7:00 AM (ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME)

Feb 2, 2017- Open Yoga- Fitness Room 7:00 AM (ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME)

Feb 2, 2017- Bagel Thursday $1.00 btwn 1st and 2nd hour

Feb 2, 2017- Card Club/ Anime Club Meeting- Room 408

Feb 2, 2017- Booster Club Movie Night- 6:00 PM Café (Movie- Miracle)

Feb 2, 2017- Dave & Buster’s Field Trip (10:30 am- 2:00pm)- Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Feb 6, 2017- Popcorn Monday- $1.00 in Main Lobby at dismissal

Feb 6, 2017- Jazz Band Room 109 (3:00-4:00 p.m.)

Feb 8, 2017- Count Day

Feb 8, 2017- Cousino Counselors are presenting HS Schedule cards to 8th grade students (2nd & 3rd Hours)

Feb 8, 2017- Science Tutoring in Room 205 During Lunch

Feb 8, 2017- Ecology Club Meeting Room 307 (2:50 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.)

Feb 9, 2017- Bagel Thursday $1.00 btwn 1st and 2nd hour

Feb 9, 2017- Card Club/ Anime Club Meeting- Room 408

Feb 10, 2017- Open Gym Basketball 7:00 AM (ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME)

Feb 10, 2017- Open Yoga- Fitness Room 7:00 AM (ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME)

Feb 13, 2017- Popcorn Monday- $1.00 in Main Lobby at dismissal

Feb 13, 2017- Jazz Band Room 109 (3:00-4:00 p.m.)

Feb 14, 2017- Booster Club Meeting 7 PM in Media Center

Feb 15, 2017- Science Tutoring in Room 205 During Lunch

Feb 15, 2017- Ecology Club Meeting Room 307 (2:50 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.)

Feb 16, 2017- Bagel Thursday $1.00 btwn 1st and 2nd hour

Feb 16, 2017- Girls Basketball Carter vs Grissom (@ HOME)

Feb 16, 2017- Book Club- Media Center (2:50-3:30 pm)

Feb 16, 2017- Card Club/ Anime Club Meeting- Room 408

Feb 16, 2017- Band Concert- Café

Feb 17, 2017- Open Gym Basketball 7:00 AM (ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME)

Feb 17, 2017- Half Day- 11:00 dismissal Hours 0,1,2,3

Feb 20-24, 2017- Winter Break/ No School

Feb 27, 2017- Girls Basketball Carter vs Carleton (@ HOME)

Feb 27, 2017- Popcorn Monday- $1.00 in Main Lobby at dismissal

March 1, 2017- Girls Basketball Carter vs Warren Woods (@ HOME)

March 2, 2017- NAEP Assessment

March 3, 2017- Girls Basketball Carter vs BEER (AWAY)

March 6, 2017- Girls Basketball Carter vs Roseville (@ HOME)


Week of January 30- February 3
Turn in box tops to your 1st hour teacher. Class with the most Box Tops will receive bagels and juice. Compliments of our Booster Club.

Carter student led group to encourage and support Anti-Bullying- #bestmeicanbe (Hash tag Best Me I Can Be).

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  • Motivation Monday Kick-Off activities in the ELA classes
  • Encourage students to go 'the extra degree' at school, in their friendships and at home.
  • ELA classes discussed examples of 'the extra degree'.
  • PBIS student postcards
  • Receive a ticket raffle for weekly drawing to receive an "extra" ala carte item in the lunchroom.
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212 degrees-The Extra Degree-motivational video

212 the extra degree

Two-twelve serves as a forceful drill sergeant with its motivating and focused message while adhering to a a scientific law- a natural law. It reminds us that seemingly small things can make tremendous differences.

Relay for Life Team

Join the Relay for Life Team and walk with us on June 10th at the Warren Civic Center. Here are the directions to sign up:

1. Google “Relay for life Warren”

2. Click on:

Relay For Life of Warren | Sign Up For Relay For Life of Relay For Life .

3. Click join this relay

4. Click create an account

5. Fill in your information

6. Our team name is: Princess Ember, Knight Ray and their Carter Cougars

7. Complete registration

Email for more information


  • Once school has begun and is in progress, parents/guardians have the ability to view student grades, attendance, etc., using PowerSchool from the WCS website:
  • IF YOU ARE A NEW USER: Go to the ‘Parents/ Students’ section, then click on the ‘Parent Portal’ link. Here you can “activate” the portal. You will need your child’s student ID number, birth date, address, your name, your email, and agree to the terms of the site.
  • Once submitted, within a few minutes you will receive a user name and password. With that information you can access Parent Portal.
  • You DO NOT need to reactivate your parent portal password each school year.
  • Your prior password will remain in effect while your student is in attendance in a WCS school.

Carter Band News:

Congratulations to the seventh and eighth grade students who participated in MSBOA District
XVI Solo and Ensemble Festival the last weekend in January. Each student was well prepared
and performed at a high level and earned either a first or second division rating. Keep up the
hard work and great musicianship!
The Carter Band Program will be finishing their annual Century Resources Fundraiser this
month. Order forms will be passed out the week of January 23, 2017 and the Order Forms
with Money are due February 13th, 2017. The product pick up place and time will be at
Carter Middle School, on March 7th, 8th, or 9th, 2017. Please consider taking part and
ordering from this great fundraiser as it helps out this fantastic band program.
In addition, the Carter Concert and Symphonic Bands are hard at work preparing for the 2017
Pre-Festival Concert, which will be held at Carter Middle School in the café on Thursday,
February 16, 2017 at 7:00p.m.
The Carter Concert Band and Symphonic Band has MSBOA District XVI District Band
Festival which will be held on Friday, March 3rd, 2017. More information to come.
On Monday, March 27, 2017, all bands (Cadet, Concert and Symphonic Bands) here at Carter
will be performing at the Carter Area Concert. This concert is held at Sterling Heights High
School in the Gym at 7:00pm. Attire is the band uniform.
Please take time to visit the Carter Bands website for information, band calendar and constant
updates at

Go Cougar Bands!
Mr. Anthony Case
Director of Bands – Carter Middle School
(586) 825-2620 ext. 24109

Friday YOGA!!


  • Free and Reduced Meal Application forms can be completed online at the following website: Parents are encouraged to use the online process in order to expedite processing time.
  • Pre-payments can be made to your student’s account. This school year a minimum pre-payment of $20 will be required. WCS offers to you, FREE OF CHARGE, a pre-payment plan using your Visa or Master Card. To set up an account, please go online to:

Parenting in the Digital Age Conference

Saturday, March 4th, 8am

44001 Garfield Road

Charter Township of Clinton, MI

8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Breakfast & Lunch included