Two CAHS Students Recognized At Saginaw Valley High School Association Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet

Two of our HS students were recognized at the Saginaw Valley High School Association Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Congratulations to both!!

Jessica Smith is a senior scholar athlete, team captain, and two-time MVP of the Carman-Ainsworth volleyball team. Jessica has been a varsity volleyball and softball player for all four years of her high school career. Jessica received All Big Nine Honorable Mention her freshman year in volleyball. She was First Team All-League for her remaining three years playing volleyball for the Cavaliers and earned All-Region honors as a sophomore and junior.

Jessica has had to overcome some challenges this past year, as a shoulder injury last summer made it difficult for her to earn the third All-Region honor. Jessica was named to the All-Academic Volleyball Team for the last three seasons of her career. During her time as a Cavalier, Jessica has played in 453 volleyball games and has accumulated the following statistics:

Service 1294/1381 (94%), 777 Service Points, 203 Aces, Attacks 2664/2960 (90%), 941 Kills, Digs 1480/1876 (79%) Jessica has also been a leader for the Cavalier Softball Team. She is a returning All Saginaw Valley League player and has great hopes for herself and her teammates this season. After high school Jessica plans to further her education at Mott Community College. She plans to attend Mott for her first two years, and later transfer to a university to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

Milik Dawkins is a senior at Carman-Ainsworth High School. During his four years at CAHS Milik has found himself on the Honor Roll, a part of the Big 9 All-Academic Teams, Saginaw Valley All-Academic Team, and The Michigan High School All-Academic Team for wrestling and football. Milik has taken numerous Advance Placement classes while playing football and wrestling for CAHS. He has been a four year varsity athlete in both sports and has maintained a 3.86 GPA. Milik was named to the “Michigan Dream Team” and was a NHSCA All-American, and two-time National Champion in wrestling. This past season Milik was the runner-up in the MHSAA finals in the 160 lb. weight class that went into overtime.

This past February, Milik was recognized as the Kiwanis Male-Athlete of the month for his accomplishments in athletics and in the classroom. Aside from being a scholar-athlete, Milik has also enjoyed spending time as a volunteer at Mt. Moriah Church serving as a youth director. He has also volunteered as a coach and mentor to kids through the Big brothers and Big Sisters organization of Flint as well as a number of other volunteer activities.

Milik plans to graduate from Carman-Ainsworth High School with high honors and further his education at Cornell University, Purdue, or The University of Pennsylvania. Milik plans to enter the medical field like his older brother Milton and become a doctor.


Camp Adventure

CAmpCamp Adventure is a summer program for kids 3 years old through 6th grade who like to have fun! Camp runs June 15-August 21. For questions and to enroll call 810-591-3600 or 810-591-7238.

Click here for Camp Adventure Flyer

Dye Newsletter

  • Dye’s Showcase Concert to be held on Thursday, April 23 at 6:00pm
  • Selected students from 3rd, 4th & 5th grade have been preparing many songs to share with you at this program. Students should arrive by 5:45pm and meet in the Music Room (room 401) to line up.  Please have your child dress up for this event. Hope to see you there!
  •  Dye Parent Club News
    • Thank you to everyone that purchased a Hungry Howie’s Fundraiser card.
    • Plan on attending our next meeting on Tuesday, April 21st at 4:15pm


Dye Book Bowl 2015Dye Book Bowl Team (Pictured Right)

The team read a variety of books to use in competition with the other elementary schools in the district.  The team used their knowledge of the books to answer questions and show off their reading skills.  Great Job this year Book Bowl Team.

Three Little Pigs Came to Rankin

In March, students at Rankin Elementary were fortunate to be part of collaboration with the University of Michigan-Flint’s Opera Workshop. On March 11, several UM-F students, who are studying music education, came to teach lessons about opera in Mrs. Hall’s music class. Then, on March 13, those classes and several others were invited to watch the Opera Workshop performance of The Three Little Pigs. It was fantastic and had students on the edge of their seats. UM-Flint students mixed the theatrical tale, with operatic arias from Mozart. Dr. Josua May directed the show and Frank Pitts, a UM-Flint lecturer in music, played the piano accompaniment for this production. The one act opera, arranged by John Davies, touched on topics such as bullying and literacy.

The production is part of an ongoing UM-Flint opera outreach series. It includes nine performances at area schools and venues for K-5 students, with the final show May 1 at the Flint Public Library.

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection

  • May 2, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Drop off your household hazardous waste or electronic waste at either of these locations:

  • C-A High School, 1300 N. Linden Road
  • Flint Water Service Center, 3310 East Court Street

For more information, contact the Genesee County Recycle Hotline at (810) 762-7744, or call Keep Genesee County Beautiful at (810) 767-9696. Visit the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission website at

Items accepted: Household pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, gasoline, aerosol cans, antifreeze, mercury, used oil, oil-based paint, prescriptions, paint thinners, tires – up to 7 (off rim), televisions, cell phones, computer monitors, laptops & notebooks, printers & copiers, DVD & VCR players, fax machines, stereo equipment.

Not accepted: Commercial waste, explosive material, industrial waste, latex paint, medical waste, radioactive material.

Big MO Qualifies Competing At World Championship

Big MO is competing this weekend at the World Championship in St. Louis April 22-25, 2015. Click the links below to follow along.

MSTEP Testing

MStepMSTEP testing starts on Tuesday (4/14/15) for 8th grade students at CAMS

Some key points:

  • Parents/guardians of 8th grade  students should be looking for an MSTEP flyer containing basic information and the schedule.  It will be sent home with 8th grade students on 4/13/15.  (I’ll attach a copy to this email too FYI)
  • Students who normally attend 1st hour at the high school will not attend on CAMS testing days and this was fully explained in a letter that went home with those students last week.
  • Testing session are during hours 1-3 at CAMS and perfect attendance for these sessions is extremely important.
  • Students should eat a healthy breakfast and get plenty of rest the night before any test.  All CAMS students can receive free breakfast at school every day if they prefer.
  • 8th grade students test from 4/14/15 – 4/24/15.  7th grade students test from 4/28/15 – 5/8/15.  6th grade students test from5/19/15 – 5/28/15.
  • If a parent has any questions regarding this important assessment, please contact one of the building principals at 591-3500.

Click here for more details

2015 Michigan FRC State Championship

The 2015 Michigan FRC State Championship is April 8-11. Click the links for more info and to follow along!

CAMS Honor Roll (4th Marking Period)

6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
High Honors 4.0-3.8 High Honors 4.0-3.8 High Honors 4.0-3.8
*=4.0 *=4.0 *=4.0
Abron, Je’niyriah A.* Aaron, Jessiana K. Albright, Aniyah M.
Bhagat, Abhi J.* Allen, Sunshine A. Auston, Audra C.
Bishop, Melvin A. Ashburn, Da’Miya D. Bachmeier, Jordan D.*
Black, Andrew K. Bailey, Caleb P.* Beard, A’lyiha F.
Bowers, Bianca C.* Baker, Luke W.* Bowie, Kelly M.
Callaway, Aniya L. Beavers, Alexandria N. Boyd, Niah C.
Carpenter, Jesse O. Jr* Bradley, Victoria P.* Bradshaw, India R.
Conlen, Jaden M. Carroll, Emily N.* Brantley, Rayven F.*
Curtis, Ryan D. Carter, Jack R. Burton, Nykia D.
Dennis, Kadymn C.* Compaore, Teshan M. Dantzler, Destiny L.
Freeney, Aiden D. Counts, Aniya A. Dittenber, Joseph P.
Ghannoum, Byain Dennis, Chandler J. Drew, Cara L.
Glasstetter, Gavin L.* Dexter, India I. Ebert, Isaiah Q.*
Greenlee, Najee O.* Fletcher, Dustin A. Fletcher, Falon R.*
Harris, Bobbie K. Godard, Shaniya L. Ghannoum, Batoul
Holder, Samya R. Groves, Marcus J. Ghoseyni, Khalil R.
Koutsopoulos, George K. Harris, Alexis R.* Gleason, Garrett M.*
Kumar, Anisha R.* Holbrook, Mikaiah P. Hall, Mikaya K.
McGee, Myles J.* Holbrook, Mikayla R. Harmon, Aniya J.
McIntosh, Caran C. Hynan, Elizabeth A.* House, Harold D. III
Palmer, Sarah E. Johnson, Anaiya J. Hunt-Rapp, Kayla G.*
Palmer, Weston L.* Jones, Nicole A.* Ingram, Zarria G.
Pearson, Harley R. King, Eeshyia a. Jerome, Sean H.*
Pelky, Abbigail J.* Koegel, Cameron D.* Jones, Tamiria Y.
Petty, Jacob C. Kumar, Brijesh* Karbowski, John T.*
Raymond, Ethan M. Langston Fielder, Senia R. King, Karyn S.*
Roe, Sarah K. MacDermaid, Nicole E.* Lewis, Deesmond M. Jr*
Rose, Caleb J.* Maguffee, Keegan D. Lindley, D’wan L. II*
Rozell, Michael D. Jr Masi, Taron M. Newsom, Derek L.
Shaw, Anastasia A. Morrell, Aireahna F. Olivier, Jada L.*
Simmons, Jackson M.* Palmer, Deanna R. Osborn, Stephanie M.
Thomas, Charli S.* Parker, Marques M. Parker, Micah L. II
Young, Christa A.* Spreng, Michael D. Powell, Myckal D.
Stewart, Geonna A. Redmond, Ania M.
Honors Travis, Madison J. Talarico, Vanessa A.
3.5 – 3.799 Vines, Tamia V.* Thorn, Jaden D.
Betts, A’Miya E. White, Kyle J. Thurston, Hannah L.
Boggan, Taniya D. Wickham, Ian H. Welsh, Janiya T.*
Bostwick, Darwin D. Yezbick, Jesse T.
Boyd, Makayla L. Honors Young, Eli A.*
Brame, Zakaria N. 3.5 – 3.799
Brumley, Jordyn N. Atou, Nella Honors
Fox, Alexis P. Bridgett, Jordan A. 3.5 – 3.799
Goodman, Alexis B. Brown, Savannah M. Arnold, Jamie E.
Gray, Julius K. Chaney, Nkya D. Boyd, Brendan M.
Ishmael, Andrew R. Clark, Areyanna L. Bridgett, Brittani L.
Lewis, Alivia R. Cooper, Serenity R. Brown, Ariyana Z.
Merriwether, Landon E. Daly, Brooklyn R. Brown, Renaja J.
Mosley, J’Mani R. Daly, Bryce C. Caldwell, Jasia R.
Noakes, Demetrius D. Jr Foster, Shayla M. Carter, Aaron R.
O’Connor, Lili R. Garrison, Alivia M. Craft, Ethan A.
Palmateer, Alexandria G. Goulet, Morgan A. Crawford, Jada C.
Palmateer, Victoria H. Gramse, Lawrence L. Jr Crawford, Lawrence D. III
Pickle, Preston R. Green, Alex B. Elbert, Ronnie G. III
Richmond, Yilaina D. Hitchcock, Michaela L. Eubanks, La’Angel M.
Rogers, Jason S. II Holmes, Latrelle W. III Fletcher, Michael J.
Rynca, Kirsten M. Jackson, Joshua I. Foster, MeMe S.
Smith, Jurni L. Jalab, Hussam Eddin Fox, Andrew G.
Southward, David Jr Jefferies, Tanya A. Franklin, Karimah A.
Stevens, Darchell J. Jenkins, Sunai M. Gillard, Kierra I.
Tomlin, Kalayia J. Keys, Jasmine A. Gordon, Josiah C.
Williams, Harmone L. Mance, De’andre T. Haley, Je’tia J.
Martin, Jordan A. Herd, Destiny T.
With Honors McBride, Joselyn E. Hill, Isaiah J.
3.0 – 3.499 McKinney, Rayvonte D. Hobson, Jiyana Y.
Adams, Mauriana S. McNair, Makyrah C. Howard, Stephon M.
Ahmed, Raihana A. Miller, Mattison M. Huffman, Destiny R.
Alzahabi, Nabila Pangerl, Grace L. Jefferson, Maya C.
Armstrong, Alexis P. Quinn, Jehne’ S. Johnson, Destiny D.
Betts, Dakari L. Ragland, Aliyah J. Johnson, Shamya L.
Bradford-Walker, Priscilla L. Roe, Victoria J. King, Terae M. Jr
Branch, Annitre’ M. Simpson, Montrel D. II Lang, Asil L.
Brown, Sequoia S. Willis, Amarhi J. Lester, Diamond J.
Butcher, Cameron L. Mabry, Payton M.
Cohoon, Allison M. With Honors Ochodnicky, Ezekiel C.
Collins, Myky I. 3.0 – 3.499 Palmer, Myracle C.
Collins, Nia N. Arnold, Hannah N. Sam-Farmer, Veronica A.
Cuba, JaVon Y. Bentley, Liam T. Smith, Autumn N.
Davis, Miles O. Betancourt, Alexxis L. Smith, Clayton M.
Eschenko, Samuel G. Bird, Dominick D. Smith, Tyne E.
Forster, Brianna N. Blasdell, Elliana V. Stone, Noelle L.
Garbacz, Ethan M. Blond, Imari S. Wells, Alawnah R.
Graham, Mariya A. Boyd, Mon’yae K. Whalen, Cody S.
Harris, Ethan M. Brassaw, Logan M. Wilcox, Kaleb L.
Harris, Ny’Onia T. Brown, Ashley D.
Holbrook, Kayli M. Brown, Quinton C. With Honors
Jackson, Alysha R. Brown-Banks, Kanina T. 3.0 – 3.499
LeGrande, Nevaeh R. Bryant, Me’Aira M. Adams-Spillers, Jeremiah M.
McBean, Ashton M. Burkell, Carl M. Alfaro, Anna C.
Miller, Clyde D. Jr Burns, Ashleigh N. Ancira, Masen A.
Miller, Karis I. Chapman, Kodee M. Armstrong, Olevia M.
Ochodnicky, Skye M. Choate, Hayle M. Barron, Trent A.
Orrison, Joshua N. Cunningham, Jajuan L. Jr Barry, Cedric C. Jr
Read, William C. Flourney, Taliyah L. Bauswell-Osborn, Quaira H.
Taylor, Alyssa M. Gagnon, Ian W. Blake, Bobby L.
Terrell, Kelise M. Garner, Ronia J. Blount, Jakobe’ E.
Thoune, Izabella R. Gerace, Donovan C. Booth, Trevor A.
Thrower, Christopher J. II Grear, Sataria A. Boyd, Olivia N.
Tunstall, Isaiah H. Haley, E’Onia F. Bradley, Kyle W.
Watson, Estela M. Harris, Roshia D. II Broome, Randall E. II
West, Ava J. Hodge, Caleb W. Brown, Antonio D. Jr
Willingham, Tacyra C. Hopson, Aarika L. Bunch, Ardeija T.
Wilson, Devion K. Horton, Dylon A. Chin-Kee-fatt, Joseph Jr
Hoyle, Dejon M. Collins, Alexis C.
Ingram, Jerianne M. Collins, Diont’e R.
Isaacson, Tessa R. Cook, William C.
Jackson, Ayeishah S. Dang, Kenny V.
Jamison, Kamia C. Dixon, Payton M.
Johnson, Charles P. Jr Doty, Molly D.
Johnson, Cody X. Engman, Skilar R.
Johnson, Pierce A. Finney, Britnee T.
Johnson, Sydney C. Fischer, Shawntera O.
Jones, Terandis J. Fisher, Amaya J.
Kemp, Jasiri V. Garcia, Antonio D.
King, Chenelle M. Gates, Christopher J. Jr
Kirby, Jamaal D. Gatica, Eduardo A.
Lloyd, Hunter W. Gatica, Santos Q.
Maples, Joshua L. Ghoseyni, Sameya M.
McDaniel, Me’Khia L. Glaser, John R.
McDaniel, Noah R. Hamlett, Daslynn M.
McDonald, Mya A. Harris, Sparkle L.
Miller, Dori’asia D. Harrison, Areyana D.
Mitchell, Kennedy K. Harvey, Jeremiah S.
Osborn, Alicia M. Hawthorne, Amari L.
Palmer, Chase L. Hill, Wallace V
Patton, Myriah M. Hinton, Rafeal D.
Pettiford, Alexis L. Holder, Joshua J.
Pompey, Ronnie Jr Hughes, Kevin W. Jr
Quinn, Cheva’ L. Jr Jalab, Ahmad Nasim
Rogers, Jamonet S. James, Maj’inae A.
Routt, Matthew G. Johnson, Cortez E. Jr
Scobey, Riley E. Kile, Shelby D.
Sesma, Arianna K. Leach, Rayanne A.
Simpson, Holidae K. Lenoir, Anjewel N.
Smith, Alcus L. Jr Lester, Destinee C.
Stallings, Jakia J. Martin-Nagy, Logan R.
Taylor, Jasmine A. McGuire, Andrew P. II
Taylor, Khadai-Khalil A. Milow, Alana R.
Todd, Alicia A. Moore, J’Kobe J.
Turgeon, Matthew L. Morris, J’Vonte T.
Vanover, Jeremy L. Morrison, Cameron A.
Walker, Brianna E. Moye, Taleah J.
Weston, Terrell D. Jr Noakes, Da’Sharia T.
Williams, Madison A. Noakes, Torri X.
Wilson, Keyashia D. Oaks, Joseph V.
Wilson, Michael J. O’Neil, Payge I.
Youmans, Jayden R. Palmateer, Brooklyn F.
Patrick, Kanya M.
Peacock, Tamia D.
Perry, Chelsea A.
Phillips, Karissa A.
Pitts, Chimari A.
Powell, Kya R.
Reece, Brian A. II
Reed, Ociea Z.
Rowsey, Arlana M.
Ryan, Marcelia L.
Sawyer, Taya O.
Searcy, Deandre’ E. II
Shann, Kloelyn R.
Smith, Amoz L.
Smith, Arianna A.
Smith, Colin M.
Smith, Tashionna R.
Spiller, Essiana R.
Strong, Trenton R.
Taylor, Tommy L. III
Tryon-Mueller, Hannah L.
Tucker, Kamari’ya L.
Turner, Samual C.
Velez, Madalena P.
Villarreal, Aurora A.
Wallace, Jazzlyn L.
Watson, Joslyn I.
Wells, Zachary L.
Williams, Aarynn B.
Williams, Andre M.
Williams, Dakari D.
Williams, Dukarri M.
Wingard, Makiyah M.
Wyatt, Myah A.
Young, Zachary W.

Senior Honor Roll (4th Marking Period)

3.8-4.0 High Honors 3.5-3.79 Honors 3.00-3.49 W/Honors
Bailey, Leah S.* Alatrash, Waj’d A. Adams, Dequincy M.
Bamford, Melody L. Alzahabi, Ahmad Arrowood, Rachel N.
Bayes, Kalin R.* Ampy, Jazmine J. Arterberrie, Harold J.
Book, Brendan L.* Anderson, Nicole L. Bates, Tacaria M.
Bowman, Acajah L. Ayotte, Alexandria M. Belk, Keith X.
Brandon, Korbin R.* Baker, Jessica M. Bell, Amari L.
Cochran, Aasha A. Bell, Leon II Blount, Jasmine M.
Daaboul, Rewa D. Bontumasi, Jessica N. Bobcean, Ethan P.
Gilbert, Autumn E. Brooks, Taylor J. Bosworth, Alissa C.
Gillie, Jacquelynn M. Brophy, Meagan R. Bowman, Dazjah C.
Golson, Tia M.* Caldwell, Kamry M. Boyd, Lydia L.
Hancock, Nikki S. Dana, Hailee C. Bradford, Demario A.
Howard, Arnell R. Dunn, Ahmir R. Brown, Brandi C.
Hughes, Briaunna S.* Furman, Alysia V. Brown, Kianna M.
Jamison, Aliyah C. Gill, Makala T. Bush, TyQuanda S.
Johnson, Ronald C. Jr Gruber, Bernardette J. Campbell, Artwan S.
Koegel, Chloe P. Hernandez, Mariel M. Cardinal, Samuel C.
Legardye, Deja B. Howie, John M. Crain, Amani M.
Li, Vladislav A. Ishaq, Samer G. Daniels, Italia T.
McFadden, Sydney G.* Johnson, Ashley L. Dawkins, Milik M.
Medhanie, Ribka Johnson, Devyn T. Dukes, Ashanni J.
Miekstyn, Nathan A. Knuckles, Korrion D. Dunn, Larry D. II
Miller, Chelsea L.* Little, Sarah A. Dupree, Benjamin I.
Miller, Denijah L. Mansur-Ruffin, Caleb J. Echols, Brittany L.
Montgomery, Tanasia B. McCulley, TaTeonna L. Farmer, Ta’mia S.
Montgomery, Zariah T.* Mendoza-Holcomb, Selena Fisher, Makayla B.
Moore, Drew W. Montgomery, Devont’e L. Garcia, Alyssa J.
Mosley, Tiera A.* Moore, Ethan P. Grimm, Mahaila J.
Moye, Alvin Jr Moore, Luke C. Hachem, Hadi A.
Overton, Morgan D. Olson, Amanda D. Hamilton, Brittany M.
Pangerl, Tyler R.* Orrison, Aubrey R. Harris, Brishari A.
Parsons, Faith E. Pletner, Sabrina L. Hawk, Kristin M.
Ritchie, Michael B. Jr* Powell, Justin C. Henderson, Diamond A.
Rousseau, Bailey S.* Scales, Diamond J. Hillaker, Brandon L.
Ruffin, Tihirah S. Shelton, Jimmy J. Jr Howard-Latham, Killian L
Sarver, Aletha J. Slayton, Catherine C. Jackson, Armani L.
Serna, Alyssa M. Strodder, My’kayla R. Jackson, Lorenzo S.
Smith, Crystal A. Swain, Oliver M. Jimmerson, Khira M.
Smith, Jessica L. Talley, Sarah J. Johns, Clayton M.
Thompson, Tiffany A. Thomas, De’borah S. Jones, Chaquia J.
Yost, Austin J.* Thompson, Andrea D. Kelley, Aliecia C.
Zaiter, Kyce A. Tilley, Sara K. Khuat, Ron D.
* = 4.0 GPA Toins, Keshon L. Kopp, Dana M.
Travis, Mackenzie M. Leeper, Rapheal D. II
VanTol, Emilee S. Oyola, Jonathan J.
Wagner, Logan L. Parker, James S. Jr
Wallace, Ricshay D. Pittman, Wisdom A. III
Ward, Kelsey L. Russo, Niakna A.
White, Tarelle A. Scribner, Andrew R.
Wynn, Deonna A. Shanks, Kelly M.
Sherrer, Ronald B. III
Shippy, Skyler E.
Springer, Tyler M.
Walker, Ebonee L.
Whitehead, Jerimiah J.
Williams, Nathaniel D. J
Williams, Ricky L.
Wilson, Isaiah M.