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NOVEMBER 2018


On Saturday November 3, 2018 22 students from CMHS volunteered at the annual Edaville Rail Run. The race helps to raise funds to support the Dorine Merritt Memorial Fund. The fund gives financial support to a a variety of youth organizations in the Carver community with a large portion funding an annual scholarship given to a Carver resident who is or will be attending a nursing school in the future.  The students included; Morgan Allegrini, Teresa Blotner, Aubrey Cheney, Emma Corbin, Alex Diogenes, Ben Diogenes, Sam Dipasqua, Abbey Earls, Mike Ferrari, Emily Grover, Jeffrey Hayward, Ari Hunter, Hadi Kishbach, Mya LaBreque, Gemma Marshal, Charlotte McElroy, Emily McGillicuddy, Frank Santos, Elizabeth Stagnitta, Emily Strojny, Tyler Turner, and Jacob Wilkins under the direction of Thomas McLean, CMHS teacher.

 

OCTOBER 2018


On Thursday, October 24, two sheriff’s department K9 officers came to Carver Middle High School to visit with Mr. Tresca’s Junior and Senior Justice in Society class.

They discussed rights and searches under the 4th Amendment, explained how they train their dogs to be patrol and search dogs and demonstrated a few training exercises including obedience, narcotic searches and criminal apprehension.  The kids had a great time learning directly from the professionals who keep us safe every day.

Thank you to Mr. Tresca and to the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department for offering this unique on learning experience.

  

   

 

 


On Saturday, October 13, 2018 a great group of kids, parents and Best Buddies Advisors, Angie Townsend and Anne Gallagher fought through the rain and represented Carver Middle High school at the Best Buddies Friendship walk in Pawtucket, RI .  Kudos to all of these students and families who walked for #inclusion!


 

SEPTEMBER 2018


Congrats to M.H.S. seniors Samuel Gregory, Joshua Kennedy, Hunter Leininger, Christopher Showan, and Benjamin Walker were recently selected by the History Department and Principal Holley to participate in the eleventh annual James Otis Lecture Series on Monday September 24 in Boston with History Department Chair, Brian Lamoureux.

The series is presented every September by the Massachusetts chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates to help commemorate Constitution Day, the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, and to help honor the memory of the great people who created our government.

The event was held at historical Faneuil Hall in Boston. The students heard from distinguished guests including featured speakers Professor Thomas Healy and the Honorable Ralph D. Gants, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The scholars delivered remarks and answered questions from students during a program entitled “Oliver Wendell Holmes, the First Amendment and the Role of Free Speech in America.”  

The students have gained key insights into the framing and interpretation of the US Constitution and are now recognized as “James Otis Scholars.”


On Saturday, September 15, 35 members (and family members) of the Environmental Club and Honor Society under the direction of Mr. Dave Wechter and Mr. Jeff Mallon participated once again in their annual CoastSweep in Plymouth Harbor.  Together, they collected over 140 pounds of trash and received high praise from the community!  Thanks to all for your selfless service!

 


Under the leadership of Ms. Mary Willett, Ms. Pam Reed and Mr. Michael Santos, Carver Middle High School has received national recognition as a Special Olympics Unified Champion School, and will be receiving national banner recognition for its efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities.

Carver Middle High School is receiving this honor as a result of meeting national standards of excellence in the areas of inclusion, advocacy and respect.  Carver Middle High School is 1 of 10 schools in Massachusetts and 131 schools nationally to receive this distinction.

A Special Olympics Unified Champion School has an inclusive school climate and exudes a sense of collaboration, engagement and respect for all members of the student body and staff. A Unified Champion School receiving national banner recognition is one that has demonstrated commitment to inclusion by meeting 10 national standards of excellence. These standards were developed by a national panel of leaders from Special Olympics and the education community. 

 http://www.specialolympicsma.org.

Congratulations to all Unified Sports Team Members on this recognition!

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