||What's going on at Carwise
Countdown to summer (as of Friday, 5/24): 7 days!
Please return all books to the school library!
Monday, 5/27 : - NO SCHOOL! Memorial Day.
Tuesday, 5/28: Band concert 7-9pm
Wednesday, 5/29 : NJHS meeting
Thursday, 5/30: Chorus assessment – period 7
Friday, 5/31 : Debate club vs Osceola Middle School periods 1-4
||Map and Directions
3301 Bentley Dr.
Palm Harbor, Fl 34684
School Hours (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri): 9:30 AM to 4:15 PM
School Hours (Wed): 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
To report an absence, call the grade level office:
6th grade - Mrs. Giaccone x 2113
7th grade - Mrs. DeFranze x 2116
8th grade - Mrs. Elder x 2108
For address changes or information on Parent Portal:
Data Management - Mrs. McCord x 2105
To schedule a conference with teachers or to discuss your student's progress, please call the grade level guidance counselor:
6th grade - Mrs. Simmons x 2114
7th grade - Mrs. Laird x 2118
8th grade - Mrs. McGinnis x 2110
||School Goals and Mission Statement
Highest Student Achievement
For all students to be at their appropriately determined grade level in reading, writing, math, and science using best practices including technology.
Highest Student Achievement will be accomplished by implementing an Integrated Management System, developing a High Performing Workforce, building a relationship with Partners, and assuring a Safe Learning Environment.
Safe Learning Environment
To promote student respect of the learning environment and an accident free work environment.
Carwise Middle School Outcomes:
We want our students to become:
creative thinkers and problem solvers
Carwise Mission Statement
Our Mission is to ensure opportunities through effective and efficient operations for the success of ALL students in a safe learning environment which promotes highest achievements.
||A Demonstration School for Continuous Quality Improvement
The concept of Carwise Middle School is based on the principles of quality and Classroom Learning Systems (CLS) for teaching, and the concept of student empowerment to develop self-directed students for learning.
We also identify technology and the arts as important components of preparing students for the future.
Five Star School designation 1997-present
State superior-rated band and chorus
Nationally recognized Team Mako Youth Crime Watch
Numerous national, state, and locally recognized teachers/staff members
Participation in Future City Nationals in Washington D.C. in 2009
Highest scores on Science FCAT for the entire county.
Participated in the Music USA Festival in Orlando, April 2010
Student operated cable Carwise TV network
Many educational programs/activities supporting the curriculum
|Special Services and Programs
Parent/Student/Teacher Association (PTSA)
School Advisory Council (SAC)
National Junior Honor Society
Sunshine State Readers
Battle of the Books
Chorus: Concert Choir/All State Chorus
Musical Theater / Annual Theatre Production
Service Learning Class/Builders Club
Read 180/Intensive Reading
VE model of inclusion to meet the needs of all exceptional education students
||Carwise Middle School’s Positive Behavior Plan
As an incentive for cooperative behavior on the bus we have a monthly ice cream social. Buses that have not turned in any bus referrals for the month are eligible for the social. We have a drawing each month with the buses that are eligible, randomly drawing 2-3 buses and they win ice cream. Ice Cream is served to the students who ride the winning buses in the courtyard the last 15 minutes of the day.
Carwise Express Card
Students with good grades and good conduct will receive a Carwise Express Card. This allows them to get out of class (with teacher permission) 2 minutes early to go to lunch, as well as 2 minutes early at end of the day dismissal.
Student must have no grade lower than a “C”.
Student must earn no conduct grade lower than an “S”.
Student must earn at least 1 “E” in conduct in an academic class. This includes Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, or Reading in 6th grade.
The administrative team will also put out an additional list of students who are not to receive cards due to other behaviors that have occurred on School Board Property. Students are responsible for these cards and they are not replaced if lost or damaged. Carwise Express cards must be in the students possession in order to allow them to leave early.
Any student who is “caught” by a Carwise Staff member going above and beyond in demonstrating good character will receive a KIDDOS. Such character traits include respect, responsibility, cooperation, citizenship, kindness, self-motivation, tolerance, honesty, self-control, caring, courage and patriotism. In addition to the many fun goodies students will receive when they earn a KIDDOS, they will also be entered into a weekly drawing on our announcements to see which of the students who have earned a KIDDOS also wins a $10 gift card to the movies!
Shark Bite Tokens*new this year!*
Starting at the beginning of the third grading period, November 17th, students demonstrating the Carwise Middle School Expectations:
Be Committed to Success.
will have the opportunity to earn a “Shark Bite” token. Students will put their name on their token and put it into our “Shark Bite” container. Every week names will be drawn out of this container for students to win a free cookie or pencil. Every grading period names will be drawn for students to win lunch outside with a friend or a homework pass. Additionally, at the end of the year 1 name will be drawn for a student to be “Principal for the Day”. These tokens will be given randomly to students throughout the year by faculty who notice them following the above expectations which will be more clearly defined to the students through weekly lesson plans.
Carwise Middle School offers students various opportunities to receive positive recognition. Our extensive Positive Behavior System includes the following: