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     Vision Statement
    Our vision is to become the most student-centered campus within the Knox County School District, thus allowing our students to make the biggest gains amongst middle schools in terms of achievement and growth.  
    The mission of Carter Middle School is to develop the whole student, emphasizing academics and social, emotional skills in a safe and positive learning environment.  


School Announcements

  • Mr. Watson's CMS Weekly Update


    Good Afternoon Parents and Students,


    This is Mr. Watson, Principal of Carter Middle School, and I hope you are enjoying your weekend.   It is hard to believe that it is the last week of school.   It seems like yesterday that we having Open House and kicking off the school year. Time flies when you are working hard and learning.


    I would like to thank all the parents, volunteers, and teachers for making our first PBIS Carnival this past Friday a success. The kids had a great time!


    Students we have several Library books missing. Please look around your house, under your bed, in your closet, and in that special place where you sweep everything when you are told to clean your room. We need all Library books returned.


     Yearbooks will be distributed on Monday, May 21st. If you have not finished payment of your child’s yearbook, then you need to do so. If your child did not purchase a yearbook, then once they are distributed they can purchase one. The cost is $55.00 in cash only. There will be a limited supply and 8th graders get first chance to purchase.


    The 6th grade will go on a field trip to the Tennessee Smokies baseball game on Monday, May 21st. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen.


    Carter Middle School Awards Day will be on Wednesday, May 23rd. The 7th Grade Awards Ceremony will be from 8:30-10:15. The 8th Grade Awards Ceremony will be at 10:30 to 12:00. The 6th Grade Awards Ceremony will be from 1:00 until 2:15.  All award ceremonies will take place in the Carter High School Auditorium.


    Thursday, May 24th is the last day of school and is a half-day of school.


    Please take time to go to the school website for more important dates and information. You will also find the school newsletter on the website.


    Have a great week and Go Hornets!




    Mr. Watson



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  • Read the latest edition of the Carter Buzz, Carter Middle School's official school newsletter.

    Carter Buzz- August

    Carter Buzz-September

    Carter Buzz-October

    Carter Buzz-November

    Carter Buzz-December/January

    Carter Buzz February

     Carter Buzz-March

     Carter Buzz-April

    Carter Buzz-MAY


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  • Important Announcement for 7th Grade Parents


    All upcoming 7th grade students have to update their immunization shot records this summer and return it to the school.  Parents please get this completed prior to school starting and turn into the school office by August 1,2018. 

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  •  Upcoming Events at Carter Middle School


    4/2/18     We have school. (originally an in-service day)

    4/5/18    Track Meet @ Austin-East High School

    4/6/18      PTSA Fundraiser Orders Due Back 

    4/10/18   Track Meet @ Karns High School

    4/12/18    5th Grade Night 5:30-7:30

    4/16/18    Track Meet @ Christian Academy of Knoxville (Selected members of team only)


    4/19/18  Track Meet @ Webb High School

    4/23/18-5/1/18  TN READY TESTING


     5/1/18       In-Service Day

    5/3-5/4/18    Track Knox Middle Championships @ Hardin Valley Academy

    5/7/18         Track @ East Tn Elite Meet @ Hardin Valley (Athletes who have earned entry through the April 16th meet and the Knox Middle School Championships only)

    5/7-5/11/18    Scholastic Book Fair

    5/8-5/9      Cheer Clinic

    5/8-5/9       Dance Clinic

    5/10/18        Cheerleading Try-outs

    5/11/18        Dance Try-outs

    5/14/18       7th Grade Field Trip  - Chattanooga

    5/14/18       6th grade Band and Chorus Concert

    5/15/18       7th and 8th Grade Band and Chorus Concerts

    5/16/18      iPad Turn-in Day

    5/17/18      6th Grade Field Trip-Wonderworks

    5/17/18      8th Grade Field Trip- Dollywood

    5/18/18     CMS PBIS Carnival

    5/21/18      6th grade Trip- Smokies Baseball 

    5/23/18     CMS Awards Day (TBA)

    5/24/18     CMS Talent Show

    5/24/18    Last Day of School   (1/2 day)





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    You may access Parent Portal from the quick links section of the Carter Middle School home page, or from the district home page.
    If you have any questions, please contact the school. 
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