Category Archives: Carman-Ainsworth District

Carman-Ainsworth Academic State Champ Press Release

158556751Bridge Magazine ( recently published their annual Academic State Champs report which ranks how well schools and districts are educating their students while accounting for the impact that poverty has on student achievement. Academic State Champs isn’t a measure of achievement – it is a measure of overachievement.

So, how did Carman-Ainsworth fare? Take a look at the press release below!

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Zarria’s experience during the MSBOA District III Honor’s Band at Brandon High School

On Saturday January 31, five CAMS students participate in the MSBOA District III Honor’s Band at Brandon High School. Zarria wrote a short article about her experience:

Oh my goodness! This was one amazing day including dynamics, staccatos, and teamwork! Our eighth grade teacher, Mrs. Kenworthy picked 5 students from her first and third hour classes which were; Kieana, Logan, Evan, Zarria, and Anjewel. Us five students went to Brandon High School in Ortonville, Michigan on January 31, 2015. The eighth grade honors band conductor was Ms. Stacie Detengen. In the 10 hours of practicing 4 pieces of music she taught us who was important in the particular time in the music and using teamwork. The 5 students from CAMS had to play the same music but with different students. The different students were from Grand Blanc East, Clio, Holly, and more schools. At the end of the 11 hour day we learned how to get along with different people in a short period of time and how to pay attention to the music. This experience was wonderful and awesome!

                                                  By: Zarria

Dillon Elementary Photos

District Text/E-Mail Alerts


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Dye Elementary News Letter

First  Grade Concert

  • Thursday, February 5th at 6:00pm
  • The first grade classes have been preparing many songs to share with you at this program. Students should arrive at 5:45pm and meet in the Music Room (Room 401 in the blue hallway).
  • Please keep your children with you if you arrive more than 15 minutes before the program.

Dye Parent Club News

  • Nature Vision Fundraiser runs January 20th – February 11th. Brochures were sent home the week of January 20th.
  • Hungry Howie’s Fundraiser Cards are still for sale, order forms can be turned in at any time. Forms are available in the Main Office until March 13th.
  • Plan on attending our next meeting on Tuesday, February 3rd at 4:15pm in the Media Center
  • Reminder : Please check the lost and found of your building for any lost items.

Help Recycle Markers

The Dye Art room is recycling dried up markers. A collection box is located outside the Art room. If you have any old useless markers, any kind, any color, simply drop them in the box. Last year we recycled over 4,000 markers. Let’s see what we can do this year.

Dye Elementary Recycles Paper

Please help support our program and put your used newspapers, magazines and school papers into our paper retriever outside in our parking lot. We have a 5th grade club that helps with this effort, it also helps the students understand the benefits of recycling.


Free Cooking & Nutrition Classes

86533186CAHS will be offering Free Cooking & Nutrition Classes on Thursdays, March 19 & 26 as well as April 2, 9, 16 & 23. The classes, which will be taught by a chef and nutritionist, will cover topics of healthy snacks, food safety at home, planning balanced meals and shopping smart and will include tips on cooking and eating out. The classes will take place from 6-8 pm.

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From The January 20 Board Meeting

Carman-Ainsworth High School Thespians

Superintendent Tunnicliff introduced Mrs. Delynne Miller, senior high language arts and theatre teacher.

Ms. Miller introduced seniors, Miss Tahirah Gaines and Mr. Darian Vaughn, who recently participated in the Shrek theatrical performance at the high school. Miss Gaines and Mr. Vaughn are active members of the Drama Club and compete in various areas at the State Thespian Festival, including in the solo musical category where they each received superior ratings. Miss Gaines and Mr. Vaughn have received impressive college scholarships and are carefully assessing their options. Ms. Miller added she was proud of both students, not only for their talent, but also for their tremendous work ethic. Each introduced family present.

2014-2015 Thespian Teacher Hall of Fame Award

Superintendent Tunnicliff announced Ms. Delynne Miller is the sole recipient of the Michigan Educational Theater Association’s (META) Hall of Fame Award for the 2014-2015 school year. Reading from the META press release, Superintendent Tunnicliff stated, “This award is presented to an outstanding theatre educator each year. The nominee must have been in service for a minimum of 15 years and should demonstrate excellence in the classroom, and exceptional skills as a theatre director and program leader. Candidates must also make significant commitments to serving the Michigan Education Theater Association.”

Superintendent Tunnicliff commented Ms. Miller is not merely a teacher, but a quality individual with character who always selects the most difficult shows for her students to perform-many of which continue their theatrical studies in college. Ms. Miller introduced family present and thanked the Board.

Carman-Ainsworth Middle School Students

Superintendent Tunnicliff introduced the principal of the middle school, Mr. Summey, and his leadership team, Mr. Charmoli and Mr. Kalinin. Mr. Summey stated it was a pleasure to stand before the Board to recognize exemplary students. Mr. Summey introduced Miss Sarah Palmer, an outstanding 6th grader. Miss Palmer is an excellent student who goes above and beyond that which is expected. She is involved, caring, focused on school, and a mature individual. Miss Palmer received a certificate of recognition and introduced family present.

Mr. Charmoli, middle school assistant principal, introduced Miss Nicole Jones. Miss Jones, a 7th grader, is never seen without a smile. She is energetic, kind, and very involved in many activities, including theatre. Ms. Bendle, middle school social studies teacher, added Miss Jones is a joy to have in class every day. Miss Jones received a certificate of recognition and introduced family present.

Mr. Summey introduced Mr. Chase Williams, a 6th grader. Mr. Williams designed the Christmas card for the Eastern Michigan Food Bank. He is quite, a hard worker, and has a gift to draw. Mr. Summey commended Mr. Williams for providing art work for the greater community. Mr. Williams received a certificate of recognition and introduced family present.

Mr. Summey introduced 8th grader, Mr. Adam Baker, a fantastic young man who is both humble and articulate. Mr. Kalinin, middle school assistant principal, added Mr. Baker is also a gifted athlete and was lead vocalist in the recent theatre production. Mr. Baker has been a pleasure to work with and can accomplish anything. He is a young man with a bright and promising future who exudes empathy and kindness, both with peers and staff. Mr. Baker received a certificate of recognition and introduced family present.

Dillon Elementary Newsletter

-Dillon Parent Club meets Tuesday, January 27th at 4:00 p.m.

-Dillon Parent Teacher Conferences will be the week of March 2nd.

-Dillon D.R.E.A.M. after school enrichment forms went home on Friday, January 16th. There are still some spaces available if your child is interested in participating in any of the activities that will be provided for the session of February 17th – March 19th. MUST be pre-registered. Questions? Contact Angie McDaniels at 591-7049.

-Dillon Cookies and Cocoa Night will be held on Tuesday, February 10th. Watch for a flyer to come home with more details.

-Rankin/Dillon/Learning Community 8th Annual Daddy/Daughter Mother/Son Dance to be held on Saturday, February 7th at Rankin Elementary from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Cost $20 per couple $3 per additional child. Dancing, photos, and refreshments. Sponsored by MO’ Peeps C-A FLL Robotics. Watch for flyers to come home.


Dye Elementary Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to the following Dye Elementary students on winning the Spelling Bee!

  • First Picture:   4th Grade Winners:  1st – Matthew, 2nd  – Ahana’sti, 3rd – Premiere
  • Second Picture:  5th grade Winners:  1st – Hudson, 2nd – Ariyanna, 3rd – Kimora

Frankenstein Creation

Juniors in Jessyca Mathews’ and Carrie Mattern’s classes created an ABC version or counting tale of Mary Shelley’s classic piece, Frankenstein, then distributed them to The Learning Center and Randels Elementary school for young CA students read.