Monthly Archives: January 2017

CAMS Robotics Team Win Tournament

The Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Robotics teams were again victorious over the weekend. The tournament consisted of 44 teams, primarily high school. At the end of the qualification matches, the teams were seeded 1 and 4. The 2 C-A teams again joined forces as the #1 alliance in the 8 team elimination bracket.These teams together won every match in the elimination rounds capturing the Champions award!

In addition, 1 of the teams won the Middle School Excellence Award (the highest award granted to a well rounded team based on documentation in an engineering notebook).

The other team won the overall Excellence Award using the same criteria as above but this time amongst all teams (middle and high school).

Another extremely successful day for this hard working team! They are representing Carman-Ainsworth well!


Exemplary Individuals To Be Honored At 3rd Annual Silent Auction

The Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation is pleased to recognize three truly exemplary individuals at its 3rdAnnual Silent Auction this year; please join us in applauding Mrs. Bonnie Haffajee (retired elementary principal), Mr. Benjamin Jones (high school band director), and Mrs. Lisa Koegel (parent and new school board member)! Each has continuously and unselfishly given their time, talents, and support for the good of our students, families, staff, and greater school community. Kindly save the date of Friday, April 28, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., for this very special celebration. The event will be held at Flushing Valley Golf Club & Banquet Center, 1124 E. Main Street, Flushing, Michigan. A wonderful buffet dinner will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Attached is the invitation and RSVP form. You may return the RSVP with pre-payment please to Mrs. Lisa Murphy at the CA Administration Building. Please share with friends, family, and retirees as appropriate. The CA Education Foundation Board sincerely thanks you for your continued support and looks forward to seeing you at the eventful festivities.

Click here to view event flyer

Dillon Students Make Gingerbread Cookies

Dillon Elementary students had a great night of making gingerbread cookies while reading stories on how to catch the gingerbread man.

Carman-Ainsworth VEX Middle School Robotics Take Home Trophies

Both of the Carman-Ainsworth VEX Middle School Robotics teams competed again on Saturday. They were amongst 32 Middle School teams competing. After the qualification matches both Carman-Ainsworth teams were paired together as the number 1 alliance team as they went into the elimination brackets including 8 different alliance teams.

The Carman-Ainsworth teams came out victorious together, defeating a Cranbrook alliance in the finals!

One of the teams also won the overall Champion Award, based on an interview with judges regarding the Engineering notebook they have compiled regarding their team and design process.

The other team won the Skills Challenge Award based on their programming skills and robot driving skills. (Carman-Ainsworth took 4 of the 6 trophies home!)

Both teams qualified for the state tournament as a result of their success. It will be at MSU on February 19. A good showing there qualifies teams to compete in the world championship in April. We would love for you to attend!

Members of the C-AMS teams include:

Lydia, Parker, Ainsley, Alex, Caleb, Kya, Jack, Micah, Leanders, Adrien, and Sonny