OEP) at the University of Arkansas is happy to celebrate your school as one of the highest-performing schools in Arkansas.
We are pleased to announce that CARL STUART MIDDLE has been awarded a “High-Achieving School” OEP award for performance on the Overall exam. Based on the results of the 2014-15 PARCC assessments, performance is measured by the OEP-created “school GPA.
Each year, the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas creates a report entitled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards highlighting the highest-performing schools in Arkansas. Although the PARCC results have not yet been released, we are happy to announce OEP Science awards based on Benchmark and End-of-Course science exams.
We are pleased to announce that Carl Stuart Middle School won a “High-Achieving School” OEP award for performance on the 7th Grade Benchmark Science exam. These awards are based on the OEP-created “school GPA,” calculated on the basis of the percentage of students that perform at a particular level on the Benchmark or End-of-Course exam (advanced, proficient, basic, and below basic). Congratulations Mrs. Bates and Mrs. Cole!!
Stay in School Week
CSMS Track Star
CSMS School Track Record Broken
Cade S. broke a 24-year school track record for the mile run. His time was 5:03 beating the school record by 3 seconds. The record was from 1992!!! Congratulations Cade!!
CSMS students stick together!
Welcome to CSMS PTO!
Remind101 is a safe way for teaches to
communicate with student and parents.
Yearbook Order Form
CSMS All-Color yearbooks are now on sale for $30 until Friday, February 17! Go to www.jostensyearbooks.com to order online or send the attached form to Mrs. Swann.
Report to the Public
CSMS Jr. Optimist Club
Carl Stuart Middle School's Jr. Optimist Club raised more than $1,500 to provide care packages for the homeless and senior citizens of the community. Donations were made to the Faulkner County Council on Aging, which strives to meet social, nutritional, and transportation needs of senior adults. The Bethlehem House was also selected to receive money. They equip, motivate, and encourage homeless individuals to strive for a better quality of life. A special thank you goes to our students for their hard work, our school, and community for supporting this project.
Stay in School Trip to UCA
Dreams begin to become true with the realization of the possibility that they COULD become true. This was the purpose of bringing 19 CSMS remediation students to UCA on April 16th as part of CSMS’s Stay in School Week. As the students walked into building after beautiful building at UCA, they each began to wonder if they could someday be a student at UCA even though they may currently struggle in the classroom and require additional academic help.
As the Admissions Office tour took them through the Writing Lab, the Math Lab, and the Academic Success Lab, they saw that UCA will be committed to their success just as CSMS is. Mr. Chris Riggins shared his own path of middle school and high school struggles and the success that followed upon asking for academic help at UCA through these resources. The students were blessed by his jovial personality and the messages his life conveys.
The Admissions Office staff also opened the students’ eyes to the path to paying for college as they explained available financial opportunities such as scholarships through academics, sports, performances (band, choir, etc.), foreign language and ROTC as well as federal and state grants and Arkansas Lottery scholarships.
The result of the field trip: the blossoming of a dream; one day to become true. Onward, to graduation and beyond!
Watch D.O.G.S are NEEDED!
WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is a one-of-a-kind, school-based father involvement program that works to support education and safety.
What are the goals of a WATCH D.O.G.S. program?
1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.
Who are WatchDOGS and how does WATCH D.O.G.S. work?
WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school.
Cell Phones in School Zones - AR ACT 37
As of October 1, 2011, a driver of a motor vehicle shall not use a handheld wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle when passing a school building or school zone during school hours when children are present and outside the building unless making an emergency call to fire, police or other emergency personnel. Use of a “Handheld wireless telephone” means a wireless interactive communication device with which a user engages in communication using at least one (1) hand. Hands-free devices are acceptable under ACT 37. More info visit http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Acts/Act37.pdf
Help us Earn Cash for Our School
Now is the time to gather up all those Box Tops, Labels for Education, Tyson Labels, and Community Coffee Cash for School you've been saving and put them together to send to our school! Even if you only have a few, it's important to send them in! Remember, each Box Top and Label for Education is worth
10¢ to our school and Tyson labels are 24¢. That adds up fast when every family participates!
GreenSchoolProject helps schools across the country with their fundraising by helping recycle their used printer cartridges and cell phones, so send them to school too. We will receive some cash incentives for each one!
Fishing at Kitten Bay
Kitten Bay pond at CSMS is available for fishing derbies through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. To schedule a derby contact the Arkansas Game and Fish at 800-364-4263.