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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!

 

Go Mustangs!

Dr. Neil Burti, Principal

 

Carusi Events

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District Events

West Freshman Orientation for Students
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Cherry Hill High School West, 2101 Chapel Ave.
West Freshman Orientation for Students
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Cherry Hill High School West, 2101 Chapel Ave.
East Freshman Orientation for Students
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Cherry Hill High School East, 1750 Kresson Road
BOE Action Meeting
John A. Carusi Middle School Cafeteria, 315 Roosevelt Drive
East Freshman Parents Orientation
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Cherry Hill High School East, 1750 Kresson Rd.
West Freshman Orientation for Students
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Cherry Hill High School West, 1201 Chapel Ave.
West Freshman Orientation for Parents
Cherry Hill High School West, 2101 Chapel Ave.

Carusi News

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!

District News

Important Statement from Superintendent Dr. Meloche Regarding Unpaid Meal Charges/Outstanding Food Service Charges
Important Statement from Superintendent Dr. Meloche Regarding Unpaid Meal Charges/Outstanding Food Service Charges

UPDATE 8/23/19: On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, the Board of Education engaged in a discussion about Board Policy 8550Unpaid 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.

2019-2020 Free and Reduced Lunch Program Information
2019-2020 Free and Reduced Lunch Program Information

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.

Board of Education Announces New Members to Fill Vacant Seats
Board of Education Announces New Members to Fill Vacant Seats

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.

Free Summer Meals Available to Qualifying Students/Families
Free Summer Meals Available to Qualifying Students/Families

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

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Anti-Bullying Information

HIB Grade Report

LaCoyya H. Weathington
Director of Pupil Services
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
45 Ranoldo Terrace
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 429-5600 x4431

Constance Spencer
Student Assistance Counselor
Carusi Anti-Bullying Specialist
(856) 667-1220 x3559

 

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