Category Archives: Carman-Ainsworth District

CAEF Seeks Nominees

Surely you must know that special person that goes above and beyond in supporting our students, the school district, or the greater Carman-Ainsworth community. Please consider nominating them for some much deserved recognition. The Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation (CAEF) is seeking nominees for its spring 2017 Honoree and Silent Auction event. The nominee can be a current or retired employee, an alumnus, or a community member. The CAEF wants to recognize multiple individuals for their contributions to the Carman-Ainsworth students and/or school community. Please consider submitting a nomination on behalf of that special individual who has provided exemplary service or generosity. Nominations are due December 21st, just prior to the winter recess. For your convenience a nomination form is here. Thank you! Please send completed forms to: or via mail to the superintendent’s office.

Click here to view nomination form.

Adult Enrichment

Builder Construction Courses

Gain the knowledge and skills you need for a career in the building trades workforce or just learn how for your own personal projects. In our Carpentry series 1-4, you will learn how to build a home from top to bottom and from the inside out through hands on instruction. The classes below do not have to be taken in succession. Classes are taught by a licensed builder with several years in the trade.


Carpentry 1

Foundations and Framing

The objective of this class is to advise and instruct in the building of structure or structures with foundations and framing being the areas of concentration.

Cost: $199

Location: Carman-Ainsworth Middle School

Dates: Jan. 24-Feb. 16

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Times: 6:00-9:30 pm


Carpentry 2

Doors, Windows, & Exterior Finish

The objective of this class is to introduce an in-depth approach to the hanging of doors, windows and completing exterior finishes. This course will include creating and hanging a fixed window frame. Additionally, you will learn to make a door and jam. A hands-on approach learning simple techniques will enable everyone to build a fixed window or door with your own personal touch.

Cost: $199

Location: Carman-Ainsworth Middle School

Dates: Feb. 21-Mar. 16

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Times: 6:00-9:30 pm


Carpentry 3

Electrical, Plumbing, Insulation & Interior Finish

The objective of this class is to introduce both the novice and seasoned handy-person to the materials, building codes and techniques for installing electrical and plumbing into a new home or retrofitting and improving an existing one. The critical areas of electrical and plumbing are tightly regulated by national, regional and local codes. The hands-on techniques and methods introduced in this class will make you more comfortable when performing electrical and plumbing installations and assist in guiding you to the completion of a safe and successful project.

Cost: $199

Location: Carman-Ainsworth Middle School

Dates: Mar. 21-Apr. 20 (No classes Apr. 4, 6)

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Times: 6:00-10:00 pm


Carpentry 4

Interior Trim, Cabinetry and Floor Covering

The objective of this class is to advise and instruct on the interior finishing and maintenance of a building’s interior. Our first project will be to develop a “maintenance checklist” in order to maintain the value of a home and proceed to drywall, cabinets and floor coverings; including an introduction to ceramic tile for floors and walls.

Cost: $199

Location: Carman-Ainsworth Middle School

Dates: Apr. 25-May 18

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Times: 6:00-9:30 pm


Registration Information

Call Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Community Education at:  591-3600 or 591-4160


Payment Information

Can pay for classes over the phone with a credit card or walk ins may pay by check or cash.

Paying with a GM/UAW TAP Voucher:  You must have your TAP voucher to register for the class.


Class Cancellation Policy

If a class is canceled due to low enrollment, every effort will be made to notify all registered students by telephone. Please include alternate phone numbers on your registration form. Refunds will automatically be processed for canceled classes.


Refund Policy

We reserve the right to cancel a class if the minimum enrollment cannot be met. You will be notified and your money refunded. Participants must withdraw from a class within one (1) business day before the start date of that class. No Refunds on all one day or mini session classes (2-4 sessions in length). A $5.00 fee will be charged for all withdrawals, except canceled classes. A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.


Senior Citizens:  You may use your Gold Card and receive 20% off the price of the class (Gold Cards are for Bendle or Carman-Ainsworth residents only).


School Closings:  If the Carman-Ainsworth Schools are canceled for any reason, all Community Education programs will be canceled also.

Children Apply Research and Robotics to Explore the Future of Learning with FIRST ® LEGO® League (FLL®) “Animal Allies℠” Challenge

Creativity and science will come together at the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL® ) LEGO Fever II Tournament at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, 1409 W. Maple Ave on Saturday, November 5th, where 21 teams of 9 to 11 year-old children and Coaches will demonstrate their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship, and sense of community.

Click here to learn more.

Kohl’s Cares For Healthy Kids

Stop out to the Flint Children’s Museum on Sunday, Nov. 13 for Kohl’s Cares For Health Kids. Over 40 fun hands-on exhibits and more! Click here to view flyer.

U.S. Baseball Academy

Sign up for the 2017 U.S. Baseball Academy. Registration deadline is Oct. 28. Click here or view the flyer below for more info.



Thank You to Empathy For All

Empath For All distributed 600 books during the Homecoming parade route Friday. Thanks to all who helped and who donated!

Homecoming Gallery

It was a great homecoming week, as students showed their school spirit, including a 48-21 win over Heritage!

Say “Hello” To Our New Teachers

Carmen Adamo-Wright

Carmen joins the Resource Room at Randels. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Matthew, and children, Emma and Ava. Carmen also enjoys watching and attending Michigan football games.

Lindsye Cawthray

Lindsye is teaching BMA1 and Computer Essentials at the High School. She loves sports and enjoys playing golf and volleyball.  She also loves to attending college football and basketball games.  Her spare time is filled with one-year-old daughter, Lainey along with traveling, boating, and spending time with the rest of her family. Her travels have taken her to the Dominican Republic, Europe, Las Vegas and one of her favorites – Hilton Head Island.

Kellie Corrigal

Kelly also joins the staff at Dye Elementary as the new Assistant Secretary. She has been a part of Grand Blanc and Flint schools before joining us at C-A. Her spare time is filled with scrapbooking, knitting, quilting and going to movies. She also enjoys spending time with her kids and grand kids.

Rachel Crews

Rachel is excited to be a part of C-A as a 2nd grade teacher at Dye Elementary. She has various interests which include reading, bodybuilding, wrestling, gardening, and travelling. Her travels have taken her throughout the continental US and to Puerto Rico.  She would like to travel to Europe in the future. Rachel is looking forward to a successful school year.

Amanda Grulke

grukleAmanda is excited to be joining the staff at CAMS. She will be teaching 8th Grade ELA/Math and is glad to be able to teach one of the subjects that was her favorite in school. Her spare time is filled with camping, reading and classic cars. She has been able to travel to various states, Belize, Cayman Islands and Cozumel. She would like to go to Hawaii, Australia and London. Family includes husband Matthew and kids Matthias, Sada, and Avra. Amanda is looking forward to great opportunities ahead.

Amanda Harris

Amanda joins Dye Elementary as a 3rd grade teacher. She has been to Florida, California, spent her honeymoon in Punta Cana and would love to go to New York City and also to Italy. She is a member of the Michigan Reading Association and is excited for the opportunity to become a part of the C-A teaching staff. She enjoys spending time with her family Laurelle, Mariyah, and Tre’styn.

Angie Hines

hinesAngie will be teaching Chemistry and Math classes at CAHS. She looks forward to sharing her experiences, enjoyment, and real-life applications of class content with her students. She spends time coaching her daughters’ travel softball team. She also enjoys reading, time at the beach, and spending time with friends and family. Her most interesting travel tale is when she was trapped in Cancun during Hurricane Wilma. She has also been to North Carolina, the Grand Canyon, Florida and Canada.

Misty Hubbard

hubbardMisty joins the Science department at CAHS and will be teaching Biology and Chemistry this year. Her past teaching experience took her to North Las Vegas. While in college she studied Pre-Med along with Biology and Technology. Misty enjoys spending time with her four-year-old Brayden.

Brandy Jackson

Brandy enjoys volleyball, softball and running along with watching her kids play sports and coaching them. Kids are Nicole, Brendan, Elijah, and Sophia. She grew up in Davison and is excited to be joining the CAMS staff as 8th grade ELA and Math teacher. Her travel dreams include taking her kids on a Disney Cruise and she would also like to visit Germany.

Jaimie Martinbianco

Jaimie joins Dillon elementary teaching Developmental Kindergarten. She is thrilled to help her kindergarteners grow. Outside of the classroom she enjoys traveling around our great state as well as basketball, softball, reading, and watching movies.

Allen Overton II

Allen is a Para Pro at CAMS as well as C-A Varsity Football Coach. As a C-A alumni he is excited to be ‘back at his old stomping grounds.’

Kim Pittel

pittelKim will be joining the CAMS staff as 8th grade Social Studies teacher. She is a huge MSU Basketball and football fan. She also likes to spend time reading, and she also competes in 5K races. Seventeen month old AJ also occupies a lot of her and husband John’s time. She has been to Key West and Jamaica and dreams to go to Ireland and Hawaii in the future.

Sara Prosch

Sara is a special education teacher at CAMS. She loves to garden, cook, and can. She enjoys reading mysteries and is one of the biggest Michigan football fans. She loves spending time with her family. Husband Dan, and kids Dani, Bowen and Alexandra all enjoy being outdoors and kayak, snowmobile and four-wheel. Sara has been all over the U.S. and has also been able to travel to England. At some point she would love to visit the Greek Isles. As a graduate of Grand Blanc she is proud and excited to now be a part of C-A.

Sara Robles

roblesSara is teaching Spanish at CAMS this year. Her spare time is filled with travel, cultures, reading, camping and hiking. She has lived in Mexico and visited several cities in Canada. At some point she would like to go to Europe. She is a member of several foreign language associations and looks forward to sharing her knowledge.

Brenda Ryan

As the new French and Spanish teacher at CAMS Brenda is very excited to return to C-A. She had been a long term sub years ago. She hopes to get students excited about languages and cultures.  She is a member of several associations and enjoys reading, crocheting, cooking, and other world cultures. Brenda has traveled extensively to 33 states and 20 European countries. She has also lived in Canada, Switzerland and Andorra. Brenda hopes to be able to visit New Zealand, Tahiti and many African countries. She is Mom to Katie, Lena and Matt.

Ashley Thompson

thompsonAshley is excited to be teaching her favorite subjects of science and math at CAMS. She is busily preparing a wedding with fiancé Derek and will then add Jamaica to her list of places traveled to. She has been throughout the U.S., to Canada, Mexico, Haiti, and the Bahamas. She loves spending time outdoors around the bonfire with family and friends. Kids include Andrew , Kadence and Skylar.

Gina Wortham

Gina joins the Academy staff as an English teacher.  She loves to spend time reading and working with her team of community ministers who provide assistance to local citizens in need. She belongs to Sigma Tau Delta and is looking forward to being part of the C-A family.

Late Start Wednesdays

Why Late Start Wednesdays?

Quality teachers are the single greatest determinant of student achievement. Knowing subject matter, understanding how students learn, and practicing effective teaching methods translate into greater support for students. The state of Michigan requires that districts provide at least 30 hours of teacher learning time every year.

To this end, Carman-Ainsworth believes it has a responsibility for ensuring that our teachers are skilled in what they teach and how they teach. Research indicates that the best way to accomplish this is to provide teachers with time to learn during their workday. Late Start Wednesdays provide time for teacher teams to review students tests, examine student work, analyze test data, develop and refine curriculum, and write assessments.

Sign up for C-A Community Education Before School Program 2016-2017. Open to ALL K-5th grade students. Students will report to the gym every Wednesday unless otherwise instructed.

This program opens at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 9:45 a.m. This program is FREE to all students. It is a fun filled program with choices of activities for your children. Each week children will be able to choose from organized gym games, computers, board games or homework help/reading. Parent must transport student — no transportation for this program.

Registration forms are available in building main offices. Return forms to the building main offices when they are complete. Students must pre-register.

Any questions can be directed to 810-591-7238.

Flint Water Challenge

FLINT, MI – The Flint Water Festival introduces the Flint Water Challenge #Hydrate4FlintSake campaign to raise awareness and funding for the provision of safe water for residents after FEMA assistance ends onAugust 14, 2016.

The Flint Water Challenge #Hydrate4FlintSake is a water drinking game that involves at least two opponents racing to finish a cup of water, place the cup on edge of the table, and flip the cup into a face down position with one hand. The losing opponent makes a donation and both nominate new players. The top players and organizations will compete for cash, trophies and charity before the Fireworks in downtown Flint (120 E. 1st St.) from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. on July 1, 2016, which is the Flint Water Festival kickoff date.

The Flint Water Festival is an inaugural charity event dedicated to raising funds for water resources for the residents of Flint, MI, and providing enrichment services to the youth on July 1-2, 2016. It will feature entertainment, activities, and educational presentations in Flint’s downtown, cultural and college life districts. Events are free admission and include free food in addition to giving away cash prizes.

RICH Kids, Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to providing education and entertainment programs for youth in an effort to counter the adverse health and social effects of the ongoing water crisis. The organization serves as the holding company for the Flint Water Challenge #Hydrate4FlintSake and the Flint Water Festival, which embodies the core tenets of its mission: Fitness, Arts, Music, and Education.

The Internal Revenue Service recognizes RICH Kids, Inc. as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts to RICH Kids are tax deductible in the U.S.A. Our Federal Tax ID # is 26-4045237. No goods or services were forwarded or offered in exchange for this contribution. Donations are payable to: RICH Kids, Inc. | 1316 E Genesee Ave | Flint, MI 48505. For more information, please visit the website at