Shakira Mack wins principal’s award

Shakira Mack wins principal’s award
Carver’s 8th grade awards day was held May 12 in the gym. Family members and faculty were there to say goodbye to these students who will go on to do great things. Many awards were given for academic, athletic and arts achievements. Our principal’s award was given to Shakira Mack.
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Arts thrive at Carver

Arts thrive at Carver
Both the Wildcat chorus and the orchestra won ratings of Excellent at festivals recently. On March the 31st the 7/8th grade chorus students traveled to Colombia SC to perform in State Adjudicated CPA Choral Festival.
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Carver hosts Career Fair

Carver hosts Career Fair
The Carver Guidance Department hosted a career fair March 31. Business people from the community came to interact with students, telling them about their profession. Some careers featured were chiropractor, cosmetologist, pastor, military and police and firefighters.
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Wofford students spill secrets to college success

Wofford students spill secrets to college success
Students in Carver Middle School’s AVID elective met March 9 with a group of African American male students from Wofford College. Carver students had a chance to ask these young men anything they wanted about college life, from choosing a major, to how to spend your free time. Students were very excited about college life and demonstrated an impressive list of schools they hoped to attend– from Stanford, to Yale, to Julliard. Maybe a few are now convinced to put Wofford on their list as well.
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Tedejia Harris named 2017 SC Junior Scholar

Tedejia Harris named 2017 SC Junior Scholar
Eighth grader Tedejia Harris was named Carver Middle School’s South Carolina Junior Scholar for 2017.
The South Carolina Junior Scholars Program was developed by the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) during the 1985-86 school year to identify eighth grade students with exceptional academic talent and to develop strategies for inclusion into special programs.
The program may provide summer opportunities for Tedejia in collaboration with state universities.
The Carver community is proud of this student for her accomplishments so far and know she will go far in life.

Carver Black History Celebration honors African-American artists

Carver Black History Celebration honors African-American artists
Carver hosted its Black History Celebration Feb. 15 with a collage of visual art, dance, music and poetry.
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Seventh-grader dominates Carver Spelling Bee

Seventh-grader dominates Carver Spelling Bee
Seventh-grader Katherine Gomez Hernandez was named Carver’s spelling champion Jan. 12 after a tight battle with runner up, sixth-grader Kameryn Geter-Whiteside. Both students will go on to participate in the district spelling bee.
Twenty-four students participated in the bee, having been chosen after class competitions Jan. 6. Mrs. Paige Swink presided over the bee.
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Carver Vex Robotics team takes second place in qualifier

Carver Vex Robotics team takes second place in qualifier
Congratulations to our Vex Robotics teams who competed Saturday, Nov. 26 at Sevier Middle School. In the qualifying matches team 8167 (Jeidon Wilkins, Damien Evans, and Steban Cruz-Gamez) finished in 2nd place.
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Carver hosts first AVID showcase

Carver hosts first AVID showcase
On September 29, Carver Middle School held its first AVID showcase. We invited superintendents, district leadership teams, school board members and principals to see how Carver Middle School is impacting all students by incorporating AVID into their action plants to ensure student success and articulating AVID approaches to improve support structures, communication, teacher development and student success.
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Seven Reads brings Chad Crews to Carver!

Seven Reads brings Chad Crews to Carver!
Magician and storyteller Chad Crews recently came to Carver and spooked our students with his magic tricks and tales of classic horror writers, including Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley.
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Former NFL Player and Alumni Return to Carver

Former NFL Player and Alumni Return to Carver
On Friday, February 5th, students at Carver Middle School were greeted by several very special guests! Former NFL player Howard Williams, a Carver High School alumni, came to speak with the student body. Also in attendance were Carver High School Alumni. Click “Read More” to see a slideshow of pictures from the assembly.
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Mrs. Clark’s Class is learning with the POSERS Method!

Mrs. Clark’s Class is learning with the POSERS Method!
Last week, Mrs. Clark’s classes learned how to use the POSERS Method to analyze photographs and illustrations. The POSERS Method is an AVID Strategy that involves looking at several elements of an image, including people, objects, setting, engagement, and relationships.
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Gingerbread Houses at Carver Middle School!

Gingerbread Houses at Carver Middle School!
Mrs. Myer’s 6th and 8th grade classes have been hard at work building Gingerbread houses! Click “Read More” to see what her students created.
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Carver Middle School Parent Survey

Carver Middle School Parent Survey
In an effort to improve system practices, Carver Middle School is conducting a Parent Survey. Please click “Read More” to access the survey.
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First Annual Carver Collage Concert

First Annual Carver Collage Concert
The first annual Carver Collage Concert took place on Tuesday, November 17. The Band, Chorus, Dancers, and Orchestra members performed a selection of pieces for a full audience. Please click read more to view a slideshow of pictures.
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All Girls Auto Know

All Girls Auto Know
Last week, Ms. Barrett and female students from Carver Middle School attended “All Girls Auto Know” at BMW Manufacturing.
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Newberry Award Winning Author Visits Carver

Newberry Award Winning Author Visits Carver
Newberry Award winning author Kwame Alexander came to Carver Middle School on Wednesday, October 6 to speak to students and faculty.
Please click “Read More” for a slideshow.
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iTeams Summer Program

iTeams Summer Program
The Countywide iTeams Camp will be held here at Carver Middle School again this year from July 5-9th.
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We are AVID

We are AVID
AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. The course is designed for students who need support in order to succeed in Advanced College Prep (Honors and ODYSSEY-Honors) courses, the most challenging courses the school district offers. In AVID, students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and questioning, receive academic assistance to help them succeed in their advanced courses, and participate in college-readiness activities.The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) system works so well at Carver Middle School that AVID, a global nonprofit, selected Carver as a National Demonstration School, making it the first site in Spartanburg County. “Carver Middle School was selected as an AVID National Demonstration School because it has implemented the AVID System throughout the school and can serve as a model for new AVID sites,” said Terry Pruitt, Deputy Superintendent.
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Carver Middle Using Cutting Edge Technology

Carver Middle Using Cutting Edge Technology
Carver Middle School is using cutting-edge technology to create a model for prosthetic hands. Students in Andy Youngblood’s gateway to technology and robotics classes have been working with retired engineers to assemble 3-D printed prosthetic hands. The printing process lets users create a custom model in a software program before it is sent to a printer and built one layer at a time.
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