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FEBRUARY 2018


Congratulations to the following CMHS vocalists and instrumentalists who  were accepted to the 2017-2018 SEMSBA Music Festivals

INSTRUMENTALISTS:

SENIOR SEMSBA
Shannon Akin (clarinet)
Michael Desisto (trombone)
Matthew Roberts (clarinet)
Jadyn Ruzzano (flute)
Jacob Wilkins (alto saxophone)

JUNIOR SEMSBA
Maggie Battersby (mallets)
Josiah Berry (percussion)
Emma Cotter (flute)
Sydney Harrington (flute)
Caroline Hermenau (flute)
Dan Howard (trumpet)
Will Murray (trombone)

VOCALISTS:

SENIOR SEMSBA
Mya LaBrecque (Alto, Grade 10)
Haley Spiewakowski (Alto, Grade 10)

JUNIOR SEMSBA
Annabella Adams (Alto, Grade 8)
Keira Balzarini (Soprano, Grade 7)
Addison LaFountain (Soprano, Grade 7)
Amy MacKenzie (Alto, Grade 8)
Isabelle Mercer (Soprano, Grade 7)
Morgan Reed-Davis (Alto, Grade 7)
Riley Reed-Davis (Alto, Grade 7)
Jamie Robinson (Alto, Grade 8)
Jacqueline “Connor” Ryan (Alto, Grade 8)

JANUARY 2018


Congratulations for the HS Mock Trial team lead by Jacqui Perkins who won their local competitions 3-0 and are moving on to the Regional Competition!

(L to R)  Back row:
Mr. Michael Doyle, Darren Foster, Kevin Shott, Christopher Showan, Justin Carpender, Superintendent Scott Knief, Dalton Sousa, Nathan Miller, Lauryn Steed, Mrs. Jacqui Perkins
(L to R) Front Row:
Maggie Battersby, Hailey Young, Emily Orzechowski,  Doria Gedraitis


On Sunday, January 28, Student Council and Best Buddies both traveled to Rockland and competed in Special Olympics Bocce tournament where all 11 kids had a blast and played so well  together.  Thank you to both clubs for coming together to make this annual event another great success!

From:
Chris Tresca, Student Council Advisor
Mary Willett, Best Buddies Co-Advisor


The Carver Robotics club brought both a High School team and a Middle School team to the Southeastern MA VEX Qualifying Competition held at Bristol Community College on Saturday January 6th. There were a total of 24 teams competing at the event.

The HS Team did very well competing in the matches throughout the day. At the end of the event, the HS Team won the “Design Award” for best design in the competition thus advancing to the HS New England Regional Qualification Match being held at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA in March.

The MS Team also did well competing. At the end of the event, the MS Team won the Middle School Level “Team Excellence Award”. This is the top award presented at the event for all Middle Schools competing. This achievement advances the Middle School to the MS New England Regional Match being held in Framingham, MA in  March.

The students that attended on Saturday included:
Sam Gregory, Luke Gregory, Anne Lapsley, Jared Staples, Alex Diogenes, Emily Orzechowski, Kyle Shott, Tyler Carpender

 

NOVEMBER 2017


From Jen Genovese, Art Teacher and Dan Portelance, Culinary Arts Teacher

Our students did an outstanding job representing our school at the Waterfront food festival in Plymouth, this past weekend (Nov. 18), and had a ton of fun as the same time.  Carver took home four awards; People’s and Judge’s Choice for Best Party Food and People’s and Judge’s Choice for Best Booth Design.


   

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Congratulations to Carver Middle School student Corin Clougherty & her fellow Girl Scout, Alexis Heidt of Troop 85305 for earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award for their Operation Vegetation Education – “OVE” – Project!!!

Their “OVE” mission was to educate younger Girl Scouts as well as their communities about the importance of eating & snacking healthy, the ease of growing your own garden while growing their own garden at the Crystal Lake Community Garden in Carver, the simplicity of making healthy snacks, and the importance of donating healthy foods & snacks to local food pantry by hosting a food drive for the Shane Gives Thanks Food Pantry at Carver Shaw’s.

Alexis & Corin presented at the Carver Elementary Schools Health & Wellness Fair and the Carver Farmers Market, and planned & led a workshop for their Sister Brownie Girl Scouts,  Both students worked on their project for over 50 hours despite it only having a 20 hour requirement by Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts.

   

OCTOBER 2017


On Saturday October 28, six CMHS Juniors participated in a landscaping project at Cranberry Village in Carver as part of their community service requirement. The students helped to plant over 200 bulbs and were treated to lunch by the appreciative and kind residents.

 Accompanied by history department chair, Brian Lamoureux, the students, pictured left to right include:  Rose Harris, Corinne Maynard, Alex Baston, Taylor Barkowsky, Ivy Harris, and Jade LaBrecque (not pictured)

Over the past several years, CMHS students have volunteered at a number of cleanups and fundraisers organized by Helping Hands—a group servicing the residents of Cranberry Village. Students will have opportunities to serve again at Cranberry Village during a spring cleanup and a summer fundraiser.

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Kudos to Jade LeBrecque, Stephanie Flores & Kaylin DiAntonio-Smith who helped out at the South Meadow Village Holly Fair on Saturday, October 21, 2017. These students helped out as greeters and helpers for Santa – who gave them a great recommendation!

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From Mr. Wechter, Environmental Club Advisor:
This past Saturday [October 14], the Environmental Club sponsored a Plymouth Beach cleanup.  It was special to see students from grades 6-12, parents and Carver Alumni work together for a wonderful cause.  In 2 hours, we collected and recorded 55 lbs of trash.  55 lbs doesn’t sound like a lot, but when it’s mostly wrappers, fishing line, and aluminum cans, it’s impressive.

Special thanks to Mr. Mallon and his National Honor Society Members! 

SEPTEMBER 2017


From Mr. Tresca, History Teacher:
I would like to share a great citizen moment that I had the pleasure to participate in this past Saturday [September 24] spending 10 hours with 3 exceptional Juniors from CMHS assisting an organization known as Project Citizens.

Clare Manning, Hailee Oriola and Torri Dibble traveled with me to Boston to volunteer and assist 450+ legal immigrants from across the state begin their process to become Naturalized U.S. citizens.  The majority of these immigrants come from the Caribbean countries but they are from all over the world.

The majority of these immigrants come from the Caribbean countries but they are from all over the world.  The four of us along with over a hundred other volunteers helped immigrants…

  •  with their 20 page application
  • get 75% of registrants their $725 fees waived
  • began registration with walk-ins
  • assisted with childcare for parents

We also had the privilege to meet and speak to Mayor Marty Walsh which Clare, Torri and Hailee each loved talking to and who was very friendly and appreciative.

This is my second time taking a small group of Carver students to Citizenship Day.  Every student was a model citizen who acted both helpful and mature beyond their years, representing Carver proudly.

Click below to see the highlight video:
video by Clare Manning

AUGUST 2017


Kudos to Carver Students and Mr. Lamoureux, History Department Chair who participated in a book discussion with other high school students from Wareham, Bourne, teachers and local Veterans groups on Vietnam veteran Tim O’Brien’s book, “The Things They Carried,” at the Wareham Middle School Library during the Travelling Vietnam Memorial Wall’s visit to Wareham (Aug. 17-21).

Corinne Maynard            Kevin Shott              Anna Walcek
Trevor Drakakis               Zachary Gray         Joshua Kennedy
Brenna Lagerquist          Holly Lauzon
See the featured article here:
http://wareham.wickedlocal.com/news/20170726/vietnam-wars-impact-brought-home-to-students-through-book

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