Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dillon Elementary Newsletter

  • Immunization Clinic available for all residents of Genesee County. Schedule your appointment by calling 810-237-4588. Next clinic will be held on April 23, 2015 from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Mt. Morris Education & Community Center, 1000 E. Mt. Morris St; Mt. Morris MI 48458. Immunizations are provided by Genesee County Health Department Staff.
  • Dillon First Grade Field Trip to Sloan – April 29th
  • Dillon Third Grade visit to Rankin May 13th
  • Spring Break April 3 – 12, 2015

Elementary School Compact Surveys


We want your feedback!

At the beginning of every school year, parents, teachers, and students sign an agreement called a Parent-Student-Teacher Compact. This compact shares what each group will agree to do to help our children learn.

We would like to know what parents want in the parent section for next school year. Please take our short survey by clicking on the links below from any computer.

We will also have the links posted on our school’s website. If you would like a paper copy of the survey, please contact Mrs. Sargent at 591-7061.

They survey will be open until April 20, and it only takes 1 or 2 minutes.

Carman Ainsworth Middle School Career Fair 2015

CA Middle School held their 10th annual career fair this morning, March 25. 15 speakers presented to 8th grade students about careers ranging from engineering, music production, arts and entertainment, medical practices, business ownership, human services and nature preservation. Staff and students appreciate the time and talents that these community members bring to our school.

Mrs. Confer’s Med 2 Class At CAHS Studies Respiration

Mrs. Confer’s Med 2 class at CAHS is studying respiration. They are working on building a working Lung Model and will then determine why CO^2 levels are the most important factor for regulating respirations.

CAHS Scholarships


Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship
2.5 GPA or higher – deadline March 30th

SP $10,000 Scholarship
Deadline March 31st

West Flint Business Association Scholarship
Paper applications available in the Guidance Office. Two different scholarships available. Deadline is March 31

CHS Foundation scholarships.
Deadline April 1st

Charles Stewart Mott C.C. – Trustees’ Leadership Scholarship
Applications available in the Guidance Office. Deadline is April 1.

Peter Pasula Sudy Habits scholarship.
Deadline is April 1

The Sam Duncan Memorial Scholarship
Applications available in the Guidance Office.
These scholarships are available to persons with physical disabilities for the purpose of training and education.  Deadline is April 6th

Please see the Guidance Office for more information regarding all of these scholarships. Links are available for some of these scholarships so please stop in the Guidance Office.


Big MO Competes At Great Lakes Bay Region FIRST® Robotics District Competition

The Carman-Ainsworth FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition®) Team 314 did compete this last weekend at the Great Lakes Bay Region FIRST® Robotics District Competition with 39 other teams from around the state to earn points and qualify for a spot at the Michigan FRC State Championship. This was their second competition this year. They had a fantastic weekend.

  • Overall Rank:  1st in the District event
  • Was in the 1st ranking position all weekend
  • Was the 1st Alliance Captain which we selected Team 2619, The Charge (Midland) and Team 5712, Gray Matter (Rookie Team) (Hemlock)
  • Played in the Elimination matches. Went all the way to the finals.
  • We won the Excellence in Engineering Award. This award celebrates elegant and advantageous machine features that no other robot displayed.  The winning team has demonstrated these characteristics in many ways from planning through design to execution.
  • We are also the 2015 Great Lakes Bay Region FIRST® Robotics District Competition Winners. Our Alliance was Team 2619, The Charge (Midland) and Team 5712, Gray Matter (Rookie Team) (Hemlock)
  • Because of these efforts we are currently in 3rd place in the State of Michigan out of 347 teams with 146 points earned towards the Michigan FRC State Championship.

Our next competitions are the following:

  • April 2 – 4, 2015  Lansing District Competition  (Mason High School, Mason)

When we qualify, the Michigan FRC State Championship will be April 8 – 11, 2015 in Grand Rapids at the DeltaPlex Arena.

I have been with this team as both a parent and now as a coach / advisor and I could not have been more proud of our students and the accomplishments they have done this last weekend.

It is never too late to help this award winning State Champion team, Big MO with a sponsorship. Contact Ellen Crain at or 810-691-2810 for more information.

CAEF Silent Auction

Please join us at the 1st Annual Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation “Community Auction for Kids” (a silent auction) on Friday, April 17, 2015, at Ruggero’s from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Superintendent Tunnicliff and Mr. Bill Haley will be our emcees for the evening. Please join us for some FUN! You may prepay the $25.00 donation per person and RSVP to Lisa Murphy at the Carman-Ainsworth Administration Building. The courtesy of a response is requested no later than Monday, April 13 so that the count can be provided to Ruggero’s. Thank you.

Click here for complete details and registration form. 

If you can’t attend and still want support the cause, you may “Donate Now” at: Donations are tax deductible! All proceeds go toward the advancement of educational opportunities for our Carman-Ainsworth Kids.

Letter From 8th Grade Band Student

On Saturday, February 21 the whole 8th grade band and I had to get up really early to go to school to practice our music for festival and our concert with Mrs. Kenworthy and our special guest Dr. Matthews from Wayne State University. It was nice that she could be there because we fixed a lot of things, like dynamics in our songs and made them better. We also had lots of fun while doing it. After we finished rehearsing with her we got into groups with Wayne State Education Music students and worked on stuff we personally needed help with. Then we ate pizza and breadsticks and it was delicious! We had one final group rehearsal with Dr. Matthews then it was time to go home.

By Shaan 8th Grade

CAMS Students Join Detroit Symphony Orchestra Middle School Honor’s Band

On Monday, March 16 four 8th grade students from Carman-Ainsworth Middle School were selected to participate in the 2015 Detroit Symphony Orchestra Middle School Honor’s Band. They spent the day rehearsing with DSO musicians and other student musicians from across the state. At the end of the day the students performed at concert in Orchestra Hall at the Max. M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.  Congratulations to Cameron, Evans, Tyne and Anjewel  for being selected for this honor.

Dye’s Annual Read-A-Thon

A handful of students joined Ms. Baker on Saturday, March 14th to read while raising money for new books.  A special thank you to Mrs. Fields and Mr. Steve, for their extra donations to the children, extra special thank you to Kiya Lee – she was our top collector, donating $106.00 to the purchase of new books.  Thank you to all who allowed us to have another fun and successful read-a-thon, we raised $455.00.

Way to go Bulldogs!! We hope to see many more next year!