Category Archives: Carman-Ainsworth District

FIRST Robotics Competition® Team 314 qualifies for the Michigan FRC State Championship

  • Overall Rank:  2nd in the District event
  • Was in the 1st – 3rd ranking positions all weekend mainly 1st and 2nd
  • Was selected by the 1st Alliance Captain to be a partner which was the Team 2337, Grand Blanc Enginerds
  • Played in the Elimination matches. Went all the way to the finals.
  • We won the Motorola Quality Award. This award celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication. The winning team has demonstrated these characteristics in many ways from planning through execution. Building the robot is only part of their success and the judges recognize them as a quality example to others. The following is how the judges worded it for our team ” This team showed forceful robustness in design, build and control with control over the playing “Pit.” They hatched a bot that could shoot venom like a viper with speed and accuracy.”
  • We are also the 2014 Kettering University FIRST® Robotics District Competition Winners. Our Alliance was Team 2337, Grand Blanc Enginerds (Captians) and Team 5081 Lumbernators, Bay City.
  • Because of these efforts we are currently in 5th place out of about 150 teams that played in the State of Michigan with 69 points earned towards the Michigan FRC State Championship.

Our next competitions are the following:

March 28 – 29, 2014   Livonia District Competition. (Churchill High School)

April 4 – 5, 2014  Lansing District Competition  (Mason High School)

When we qualify (will know after the Livonia District), the Michigan FRC State Championship will be April 10 – 12, 2014.

Randels Family Experienced a House Fire

There was a house fire experienced by one of our Randels families recently. There are still many needs, especially clothes for the older child. Clothing items and sizes still needed include:

Boys Pants size 10
Boys Shirts 10/12
Boots and tennis shoes size 5 boy
Boots and tennis shoes size 8 toddler boy.

They are also in need of household items as well. You may send/bring donations to Randels Elementary.

Click here to learn more.

Around the World Night!

Thursday, February 20, 2014 the Learning Community Head Start Program had Around the World Night.  It was for students 3 to 5 years of age that attend The Learning community.  Here are a few pictures of the art work they created.

Michigan Child Protection Registry Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Michigan Child Protection Registry?
The Michigan Child Protection Registry was created by the Michigan State Legislature in 2004 as a do-not-contact service for Michigan families. The Michigan Child Protection Registry is a free, state administered program that allows Michigan’s families to protect their households from adult-oriented messages.

2. What addresses are eligible for registration?
You can register e-mail addresses, mobile phone numbers (SMS), instant messenger IDs, and fax numbers.

3. What types of adult-oriented messages are my addresses protected from?
Family’s sign up their addresses are protected from messages that advertise pornography, tobacco, illegal drugs, alcohol, and gambling. The newest effort for these types of companies is to text their ads to any cell phone numbers they can find.

4. Does the registry only protect children?
No. The Michigan Child Protection Registry can include:
- Family addresses (both adults and children)
- Addresses in a household where a child is present
- School domains (students and educators)

5. How much does it cost to sign up my addresses?
This is a free program offered to residents by the State of Michigan.

6. How do I sign up my addresses?
Registering your addresses is quick and easy. Go to, click “Protect Your Household Addresses”, and follow the steps to register your household addresses.

7. How can I send my friends information on how to register?
To send your friends, family, co-workers and neighbor’s information on how to register, simply send them a “refer a friend” e-mail after you register, and an automatic message on the Registry will be sent to their inbox.

8. How often do I need to renew the registration of my addresses?
Registrations last for three years with the option to renew at any time. You will receive a notification e-mail reminding you that the three year time period has expired.

9. Are my addresses safe?
Senders of messages are NEVER given registered addresses. Marketers and companies are required to submit their solicitation lists to the state, where all registered addresses are then removed and returned to the sender.

10. What if I receive an adult message after I sign up my addresses?
If you are contacted with a message to a registered address, you should submit the report to the Division of Consumer Protection. The process is easy and allows you to help the state investigate those companies who are not complying with Michigan’s Child Protection Registry Laws.

11. Which state office administrates the Michigan Child Protection Registry?
The Michigan Child Protection Registry is administered by the Michigan Public Service Commission and enforced by the State Attorney General’s Office.

Marketers pay a fee of .007 cents for each address they scrub to the state registry. Funds generated by the program are set aside to fund the Attorney General’s Office in the maintenance and upkeep for the program.

Young Peoples Ballet Theatre Performing “Sleeping Beauty”

Sleeping Beauty Flyer - Half SchoolsThe Young Peoples Ballet Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty! The show runs from March6-9 with various showings.

Here is a schedule of the Sleeping Beauty performance times:
March 6: 7pm
March 7: 7pm
March 8: 2pm
March 8: 7pm
March 9: 2pm

All performances will take place at the University of Michigan Flint Theatre: 303 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48502

Ticket Prices:
$12 Adults
$10 Children
Student special: Children 12 and under 50% off for all evening shows when you mention the flyer.

Click to download the event flyer.

Lego® Event: Create Your Own Masterpiece

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The FIA’s College Town Student Advisory Council will present the fourth annual “Create Your Own Masterpiece” Lego® Competition on Saturday, February 22 beginning at 1:00p. Competing for this year’s prize in the popular intercollegiate event will be teams from Baker College, Kettering University, Mott Community College, and the University of Michigan-Flint.

A family event for students grades K-12 will also be held in the Art School. Young Lego® enthusiasts are invited to display unique and original creations of their own design for a chance to win Art School gift certificates and Family Memberships.

For more information, please call 810.234.1695.

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Calling all Stars

StarsWhen a student does something GREAT! We like to do a good news phone call home and they get their name on the board! Black stars are for the first marking period and the red stars are for second marking period! We can’t wait to see how many we get this marking period!

English Language Learners (ELL)

Instructional Support Services are offered to students at Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools. English is Second Language (ESL) program provides English language instruction to students who are English Language Learners (ELL) and instructional support to building staff. In coordination with the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD), a Language Line Service has been established to assist parents and school staff communicate for school enrollment and student educational progress. Language Line Service can be utilized either in person at our school buildings or by contacting the building the student attends by phone, or by calling the Student Support Service Office and ask for language interpreter assistance.

Paul Dresser Member of the 2014 MIHSSCA Hall of Fame Class!

Coach Paul Dresser Career Statistics:

Began Coaching – Youth 1969  High School 1972 as club team

Began Varsity Soccer 1975

Coached Varsity & JV 1972-1978

District and Regional Chairman several years

President MHSSCA 1982

First Year Membership MHSSCA 1976-present

First Year Membership NSCAA 1974-present

Chairman NSCAA COTY Committee – 1985, 1986, 1987

Vice Chairman NSCAA COTY Committee – 1982, 1983, 1984

Named MHSSCA Girls Coach of the Year 1998-99


Seasonal records:

Boys   29 winning seasons     6 losing seasons

Girls    16 winning seasons     7 losing seasons

Boys 411-185-59

Girls 241-176-38

Grand Total Win/Loss 652-361-97


Carman-Ainsworth High School

Varsity Boys Soccer Win-Loss Record

Coach Paul Dresser

1972 0-1-0 (Cougars) – Club Team

1973 3-1-1

1974 4-1-0

1975 4-2-0 Varsity Sport

1976 6-5-1 Quarter Finals

1977 14-2-0 Semi Finals

1978 10-3-1 Quarter Finals

1979 22-2-0 State Runners Up

1980 25-2-3 State Champions

1981 10-6-2

1982 12-9-1 Semi Finals

1983 7-10-2

1984 16-5-1 Semi Finals

1985 14-7-2 (Cavaliers)

1986 12-8-1

1987 15-6-1

1988 13-6-1

1989 6-13-1

1990 8-10-2

1991 10-7-2

1992 15-4-2

1993 17-5-1 District Champions

1994 12-6-3

1995 16-4-1 Big Nine Co-Champions

1996 7-9-4

1997 13-2-5

1998 16-5-1 District Champions

1999 16-5-2 District Champions

2000 19-5-1 District Champions, Regional Champions,
Big Nine Co-Champions, Semi Finals

2001 14-7-2 District Champions

2002 11-8-3

2003 15-4-2

2004 8-12-0

2005 12-4-4

2006 12-1-7

Sub Total 411-185-59

Carman-Ainsworth High School

Varsity Girls Soccer Win-Loss Record

Coach Paul Dresser

1985 15-6-1 Regional Champions

1986 14-6-1 Regional Champions

1987 4-13-1

1988 5-12-1

1989 6-12-1

1990 4-10-5

1991 9-6-3

1992 8-9-1

1993 11-8-2 District Champions

1994 10-7-2

1995 11-8-0

1996 16-4-1

1997 7-11-0

1998 11-4-4

1999 9-7-3

2000 10-8-3

2001 12-5-2

2002 16-4-1

2003 18-4-1 District Champions

2004 6-8-3

2005 11-8-1

2006 14-8-0

2007 14-8-1

Sub Total 241-176-38