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Principal's Update Week of 01/16/23

Good afternoon Cougar Country,

Monday, January 16 is the Martin Luther King holiday.  There will be no school for students and our offices will be closed.  January 17 is a teacher workday, there will be no school for students.  

Thank you to all who attended Wednesday's 8th grade Parent Night! It was a great night! We hope that the information shared was helpful as you explore 9th grade options. Use the link found in the email version of this message to access the presentation from Wednesday. The last slide of the presentation includes our handout that links you to information about upcoming school tours, as well as information about the magnet/pathway application process and timeline. Please continue to contact Ms. Rawlinson if you have questions.


The 8th grade student leadership team is hosting a school-wide spirit week to kick-off the 8th graders’  last semester at Carrington.  Please celebrate with us by dressing up.  The sprit week is January 23 - 27.  


Monday (1/23) - Senior Citizen’s day- dress like you’re 70+

Tuesday (1/24) - Teacher Day - dress like your favorite teacher

Wednesday (1/25) - Celebrity Day - dress like your favorite famous person

Thursday (1/26) - Throwback Thursday - Throw back to the past

Friday (1/27) - Orange v. Black day - dress in all orange or all black


Parents our 2022-2023 school yearbook is now on sale. We are happy to offer students a way to hold on to memories from the school year and commemorate special events.  You can receive $5 off the purchase price if you pay for the yearbook now. The cost is only $25 from January 4th - February 2nd. After February 2nd the regular price will be $30. Yearbook sales end on Saturday, April 15th.  For more information on how to pay for a yearbook, please see the student flyers being sent home and our school website. Payments will only be processed through our school online payment method. 


Parents who wish to create and purchase an ad for the 2022-23 school yearbook may start designing online now! Space is limited and on a first come first served basis.  Yearbook ads are only for 8th grade students. No ads will be sold on campus. Parent Ads are on sale Monday January 5th through February 9th. The prices for ads are one fourth page ad is $50,  one half page ad is $70,  and full page ad is $90

Students that are interested in playing a spring sport (softball, baseball, girl soccer, boys tennis, and track and field) must submit their sports physical completed by the doctor, a concussion form and consent to play form.   All forms are due to Ms. Hurst in T-4 by January 31. If you tried out or played a sport to include volleyball, cheerleading, boys soccer, girls tennis, football, basketball and or wrestling a new sports physical is not required.


This week in CMS sports, Thursday, January 19, the cheerleading and both basketball teams will travel to DSA. The game will start at 4:45 pm. The girls will play first followed by the boy’s game. Tickets must be purchased online at or on Carrington’s athletic webpage for home games. When purchasing away game tickets you must go to the opposing team's link and website to purchase tickets.   The cost for a game ticket is $5.00.  Elementary age and under are free.  Per Durham Public Schools Athletic Department, spectators are limited to one small, clear bag.  Spectators who leave an athletic contest must purchase another ticket for  re-entry. All parties must be present at the gate when validating your ticket(s).  Screenshots and or pictures of game tickets are not allowed. Parents and students, middle school students must be accompanied by an adult to enter and watch athletic events moving forward, this includes MS and HS athletics.  This is part of spectator and safety guidance for DPS athletic events.