5th to 6th Transition Information


Welcome to Carmel Middle School

Home of the Cougars!!!



It is difficult to imagine, but it is time to begin thinking about the transition of your 5th grade elementary student to middle school.  We have a number of events scheduled to help in making this transition smooth and comfortable for all students.  Important dates that you will want to mark on your calendar include:

Parent Scheduling Information Night- This is an evening event for parents only. During this presentation, administration & counseling will share information baou the scheduling process and course offerings. The CCS Program of studies will be available in January 2016. The Scheduling Information Night will take place on Wednesday, January 27th beginning at 6:30 in the Carmel Middle School Auditorium.

An Activity Night is also scheduled for our feeder elementary schools. This is an event for students only. Students will take a tour of our school, play games, learn more about our performing arts classes, enjoy pizza and a middle school basketball game.

Carmel Elementary/Cherry Tree - January 14th from 3:45 - 5:45pm

Orchard Park/Smoky Row - January 19th from 4:00 - 6:00pm

Our Counselors will visit the elementary schools in early February to begin the scheduling process.  Counselors will provide information that will assist students in completing their class schedule on-line.  Parents will have the opportunity to view the student’s selected course requests on-line following these presentations.

Open House for Parents and Students will be held on April 19th from 5:30-7:30. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to come in and tour our building, learn more about clubs and activities, and talk with key staff at Carmel Middle School. This is an informal event, come whenever fits in your schedule. For more information, click here: cam/uploads/File/Open_House_2016.pdf.

In addition, a team of Carmel Middle School 6th Graders will accompany CMS Administration on a visit to each  feeder elementary school during the 4th quarter to get to know our future Cougars and answer any student questions. 

Finally, for information from our performing arts department about "try ons" click here. To access the try on link, click here.

We are so excited to welcome our new Cougars to Carmel Middle School.  As we work through the activities identified, feel free to contact me with any questions. 

Go Cougars!

Mrs. Lila Jay, Principal
Carmel Middle School 


Scheduling Night Power Point

5th Grade Scheduling - Parent Letter