Monthly Archives: May 2013

Summer School Schedule

High School Summer School
June 24 – August 1
7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Morning Session
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Afternoon Session
Monday – Thursday
(Closed the week of July 4)

Middle School Summer School
June 17 – July 25
Monday – Thursday
(Closed the week of July 4)

Camp Adventure – Dye Elementary
June 10 – August 16
6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
(Closed the week of July 4)

Title I Summer School – Rankin and Dye
June 17-20 and 24-27
8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Monday – Thursday

Learning Community Students Celebrate Farm Day

Children got to pet farm animals, plant seeds, play in the dirt like farmers and dress up as their favorite far animal!

C-A High School Counselor’s Corner

Soon to be Seniors!

Here at the high school, we counselors are presenting our Junior students with a “to-do” list for the summer. We are accomplishing this through our final classroom lessons for the year. This is the list of tasks that are important for Juniors to complete before returning in the Fall for their final year of high school:

*Check colleges of interest to see if you have a qualifying ACT/SAT score.

*Retake the test (s) if necessary. (

*Enter your summer plan of action into your EDP under Career Planning Activity.

*Potential college athletes must register for the NCAA clearinghouse. (

*Be sure to volunteer and do community service.

*Get a summer job.

*Visit colleges of interest.

All students

Summer is a perfect time to seek out new hobbies and passions. Are you a budding shutterbug, creative writer, public speaker, painter? Check out the programs at local community colleges, universities, community centers and parks and recreation departments. If you are faithful about bringing home school papers, you’ve probably already brought home flyers about some of these programs. If not, jump online or check the newspaper for ideas. Some of these programs are pricey, but many are low or no cost at all.

Summer school or private tutoring are also options to consider. If you need a little extra help in a particular subject area, now is the time to get up to speed in that subject.  Balance work and freedom for the summertime. Fall will be here before we know it.

Camps are also a lot of fun in the summer. There are day camps at local parks, colleges and beaches. In addition, there are the old fashioned “sleep in a tent” overnight camps as well. Some are specific to activities such as, equestrian, band, sports and others are just a free choice type camping experience. Check them out.

No matter how you spend your time this summer, be sure to prepare yourselves for the next year here at C-A to continue your journey toward your high school diploma!

Students in the CA High School’s first Design and Build class Make a Plaque

Shaquel Polacek and Grant Roe, students in the CA High School’s first Design and Build class, created a beautiful plaque which was presented to Dr. Tunnicliff at the CA board meeting Tuesday evening. The plaque was precision cut using the (CNC) Computer Numerical Control “Shark” Router. The students first created a 3D drawing using CAD (Computer Aided Design) equipment and translated that into commands that controlled the intricate cutting of the wood. The inscription on the 22’’x30’’ plaque reads ”Dr. Tunnicliff, We would like to present you with the CA crest as a thank you for your support for the Design and Build program. Big thank you from all of us”.  All of the names of the students in this inaugural class were also inscribed on the plaque. The plaque will be displayed at CA High School. The Design and Build class is taught by Brian Klein and Gerald Demick.

Kindergarten Registration

Registration Information Needed

Proof of residency*

*(mortgage/property tax document, or a lease with two recent pieces of important mail such as: utility bill, insurance document, bank statement, important business correspondence, etc.)

Certified birth certificate

Up-to-date immunization record

Social security number

Custody restrictions (if applicable)

Hearing and vision screening (if already done)


Last Week Dillon Students Got to Read in the Sun!

Dillon Students have been taking advantage of the sun shining bright at our school!  Mrs. Green and Mrs. McDonald’s class enjoyed some buddy reading outside in the beautiful sunshine!

Hardworking Bulldogs at Dye

Congratulations to all of our Hardworking Bulldogs at Dye! Each Friday a student from each class who has done exceptional work on an assignment is chosen to have the work displayed on the Hardworking Bulldog Board. Keep up the great work!

Good for A Sub Luncheon at Dye Elementary

Students who showed respect to a substitute teacher, while their classroom teacher was gone, had a chance to have their name drawn to attend a Sub Party. At the Sub Party students celebrated their good behavior buy having a sub sandwich, chips, cookie and juice. Great job to all of students who earned an, “I was good for a Substitute” card. Keep up the great work.

Help the Cavalier Band & Orchestra Boosters by taking a Spin in a Dodge!

Help the Cavalier Band & Orchestra Boosters by taking a Spin in a Dodge!The Cavalier Band & Orchestra Boosters are sponsoring a Dodge Test-Drive Event on Saturday, June 1 at Carman-Ainsworth High School. The event will run from 10:00am – 1:00pm. For every driver (up to the first 250 participants) with a valid Driver’s License who participates, Dodge will donate $20.00 back to our organization. The test-drive only takes about 5 minutes and the only obligation is to complete a brief survey. All participants must be 21 years of age or older. You may choose to drive on behalf of a specific band or orchestra student and that individual will earn $10.00 towards his/her individual account.

Also on June 1, the CA Instrumental Music Department is holding its Annual Car Wash at Patsy Lou Williamson’s Auto Lot on Linden and Corunna Roads from 10:00am – 3:00pm. The Car Wash is free, with donations being accepted  :-)

Please consider joining us for these events as they are great (and easy) opportunities to help support student activities in our schools.

Please contact Benjy Jones at 591- 5535 if you have questions.

Thank-you for your support!

Click here to view the car wash fundraiser flyer.

Click here to view the Dodge Test Drive Flyer.

CAMS and CAHS Students Met with Author Cinda Williams Chima!

High School and Middle School students took a field trip to the Flint Public Library to meet best-selling author Cinda Williams Chima. Students received a free copy of her book and learned many tips and techniques for improving their writing. There are still some openings in tonight’s Teen Writers Workshop from 4-6 at FPL. Call 232-7111 for more information.