Category Archives: Middle School

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.

Youth Karate

134929222Our program combines two crucial courses into one, Sanchin-Ryu Karate & Self-Defense and Project Secure Child (child safety). Students will be trained with proven, age-appropriate techniques that are necessary for kids to protect themselves from attackers. This program is set in a fun, yet structured, environment which will give your child a positive outlook on learning a martial art. We focus on healthy attitudes versus perfection! Participants will achieve strategies, drills and exercises they are lead through. An ongoing course, where students have the opportunity to continue their education in the same location with no hidden fees!

  • Location: South Bendle
    • Karate for Kids 4yrs +   Fee: $25
    • February 3 – March 24                         Tuesdays        6:30-7:30 pm
  • Location: C-A High School
    • Karate for Kids 4 yrs +  Fee: $25
    • February 5 – March 26                      Thursdays        6:00-7:00 pm

Call 591-3600 to register or sign up online at:

CAMS Dinner & Conversation Night

Dinner ConversationCAMS will once again be offering a nice dinner and conversation night at the middle school.

Click here for details and to register.

VA thanks CAMS Students

The VA recognized Mrs. LaForest-Gould’s classes sending letter and cards to veterans for the tremendous service they provided our country.

Click here to read letter.

2015 Youth Winter Basketball Leagues

168736093The Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Community Education Youth Basketball Winter Leagues will begin in February. Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 23 for kids in grades 3rd thru 8th.

Click here for all details and registration form.

Support the Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation

The Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation supports and partners with the Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools to expand innovative learning opportunities for students and staff in transforming the education of the school district.

The Foundation’s goals are:

•  To promote the Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation’s Mission, Vision, Goals and activities.

• To support the Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools and students in the implementation of innovative learning opportunities.

•  To raise funds to support innovative projects presented to the Foundation by the District.

Online donations are accepted here.

Thank you for your support!

Schools Of Choice

If you have moved out of the Carman-Ainsworth district or have family/friends interested in attending Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools, we would like you to know that CA will be accepting applications through the Limited State Schools of Choice program for Second Semester allowing a limited number of non-resident children to attend Carman-Ainsworth Schools beginning January 26, 2015.  We have limited openings in all buildings and grade levels with the exception of Dye Elementary.  There are no openings for 4th and 5th grades at Dye.  Applications will be available January 5 – 16, 2015 at the Carman-Ainsworth Administration Building on Court and Graham.  Further information is available on our district website at , in the school office or call 591-3206.

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Hurley Teen Health Check

Hurley Health Check Flyer 2015Want to be sure your teen is healthy? Stop out to the Hurley Teen Health Check  on January 17 for a free screening.

Click here to download Hurley Teen Health Check Registration Packet

Middle School CANStruction

East House collected over 500 food items to be donated to a local food bank.  Students then used the cans to construct the tallest structure and a structure of their choice.  This activity is part of the STEMs initiative.

Community Ed Enrichment Catalog

Introducing the Winter/Spring 2015 Bendle/Carman-Ainsworth Community Education Catalog. Anyone can attend! Bring a friend! Make it a special night out!

Click here to download catalog.