Home of the Mustangs
Carusi Middle School is the neighborhood middle school on the West side of Cherry Hill. Our school’s enrollment ranges from approximately 960 – 1000 students in grades 6-8. We have exciting staff and students who do incredible things every day. Our school’s focus on the whole child provides opportunities for students to grow in academic and extracurricular areas. Our curriculum focuses on academic excellence and has the three pillars of character (Respect, Responsibility, and Citizenship) rooted in all we do.
Our goal is to make connections with all our students and empower their passions into learning experiences that foster meaningful contributions to our global community. Becoming a Carusi Mustang is a lifelong commitment. We inspire students to be Caring, Academic, Respectful, Unparalleled Students with Integrity. We are proud of all of our students and their awesome accomplishments – within and beyond Carusi!
Dr. Neil Burti, Principal
Attention Parents/Guardians: Please view this New Student Orientation Presentation for important information regarding the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you!
Important message from Mr. Brake:
Attention Mustangs - cross country practice will begin on August 13th. Practices will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for the remainder of August. Our first practice will be at Jake's Place on Brace Rd. and will begin promptly at 8am. We will practice until about 9:30am. Upon arrival, please meet by the track and water fountains. The Carusi Cross Country team will be working out with the West boys and girls cross country teams for stretch and warm up before breaking off for our own practice. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Dr. Meloche has issued an important letter regarding several administrative reassignments in our school district for the 2019-2020 academic year. There are reassignments that will impact Harte Elementary School, Mann Elementary School, Carusi Middle School, and the Curriculum Office.
UPDATE 8/23/19: On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, the Board of Education engaged in a discussion about Board Policy 8550 – Unpaid Meal Charges/Outstanding Food Service Charges. The most recent statement from Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche and Board of Education President Mr. Eric Goodwin regarding the the policy and upcoming discussion is available online. Also available is the August 15 statement from Dr. Meloche. The discussion will continue at the Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7 pm at the John A. Carusi Middle School cafeteria, 315 Roosevelt Drive.
Applications for the 2019-2020 Free and Reduced Lunch Program will be available for submission on August 15th at http://www.payschoolscentral.com. PaySchools Central is a secure payment system that simplifies school payments in an easy-to-use online portal. It enable parents to fund lunch accounts and pay required and optional fees quickly and easily. More information about PaySchools Central is available online. Also available is a step-by-step guide to signing up for PaySchools Central. Note that an application must be submitted each year.
The Cherry Hill Public Schools will receive $2,480,904 in Extraordinary Aid for the 2018-2019 school year. This reimbursement is significantly larger than the $1.8 million the District received for the 2017-2018 school year. More information about this year's Extraordinary Aid, and Extraordinary Aid figures since 2015-2016, are available online.
The Board of Education has appointed two new members to fill the vacancies created by the resignations of former Board members Mr. David Rossi and Dr. Edward Wang. Mr. Ben Ovadia will fill Mr. Rossi's seat; Mrs. Corrien Elmore-Stratton will fill Dr. Wang's seat. Resumes submitted by Mr. Ovadia and Mrs. Elmore-Stratton are available online. The new Board members will be installed following the completion of their security background checks. The Board would like to thank the candidates who completed the full application process to fill the open seats. A list of those who completed the process and granted permission for their names to be released is available online.
ATTENTION STUDENTS, PARENTS AND GUARDIANS: The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Summer Food Service Program provides free meals when school is out! Who is eligible:
- Children 18 years of age or younger who come to an approved open site or a site to which they are enrolled.
- Adults over the age of 18 years who are enrolled in school programs for persons with disabilities.
- At sites that require enrollment, benefits are available only to children who receive free or reduced-price meals at school.
HOW TO LOCATE A SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM FEEDING SITE:
To find the closest feeding site near you, text FOOD to 877-877 or Summer Meals to 97779 or visit the USDA site finder web site at www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
LaCoyya H. Weathington