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 930 – 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 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. John J. Cafagna, Principal


Carusi Events

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PE (6-1, 6-2, 7-1, 7-2, 8-2); EXPL (6-3, 7-3, 8-1, 8-3)
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PE (6-3, 7-3, 8-1, 8-3); EXPL (6-1, 6-2, 7-1, 7-2, 8-2)
all day
PE (6-1, 6-2, 7-1, 7-2, 8-2); EXPL (6-3, 7-3, 8-1, 8-3)
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PE (6-3, 7-3, 8-1, 8-3); EXPL (6-1, 6-2, 7-1, 7-2, 8-2)

District Events

BOE Action Meeting
Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
SCHOOLS CLOSED
Policy and Legislation Committee Meeting
Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
Curriculum and Instruction Committee Meeting
Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
Business and Facilities Committee Meeting
Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
Strategic Planning Committee Meeting
Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
Community Meeting - CHPS 2020
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East Little Theater

Carusi News

Opportunity for CHPS Middle School Teachers to Win State-of-the-Art Classroom

Just in time for the 2018 – 2019 school year, Cherry Hill Public Schools kicks off a contest to award a deserving CHPS middle school teacher a brand new, fully furnished, state-of-the-art classroom! Imagine:

· State-of-the-art modular furniture for creative seating arrangements

· A teacher desk and chair

· An interactive flat panel

· Chromebooks for each student

· A "Day of Shopping" for supplies

Now through June 8, 2018 eligible teachers are invited to submit a digital representation (video or song) no more than four minutes or a 1,000-word-or-fewer essay describing their teaching style, how this future-ready setup will enhance the student experience and why their classroom needs a makeover. Details on the contest, contest submission information and the online application are now available.

Important Letter from Dr. Meloche Regarding the NJSLA-S Field Test

Dr. Meloche has issued an important letter regarding the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science (NJSLA-S) field test, to be administered to 5th, 8th and 11th grade students in May. This assessment replaces the NJASK Sciene and NJ Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) administered in previous years. This letter details the process required for refusing the test. Refusals must be received by building principals by Friday, May 4, 2018.

2018 PARCC Assessment Modified Schedule Now Available

The recently modified 2018 PARCC assessment schedule is now set. Assessments will begin Monday, April 16, 2018 with high school testing. Middle school testing will begin Friday, April 20, and elementary school testing will begin Thursday, May 3. Middle school will test one unit per day. The elementary school schedule has been extended for two days.

A full schedule, including make-up dates, details the subjects tested on each day. Additionally, high school graduation assessment requirements for the classes of 2016 through 2021 and beyond, as well as a general calendar for all assessments, are now available.

District News

Summer and Music Enrichment Programs Now Accepting Registrations
Summer and Music Enrichment Programs Now Accepting Registrations
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The Summer Enrichment Program at Cherry Hill High School East for Cherry Hill residents entering 5th through 11th grades, and the Music Enrichment Program at Cherry Hill High School West for Cherry Hill residents entering 4th through 12th grades, are now accepting registrations.

Opportunity for CHPS Middle School Teachers to Win State-of-the-Art Classroom
Opportunity for CHPS Middle School Teachers to Win State-of-the-Art Classroom
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Just in time for the 2018 – 2019 school year, Cherry Hill Public Schools kicks off a contest to award a deserving CHPS middle school teacher a brand new, fully furnished, state-of-the-art classroom! Imagine:

· State-of-the-art modular furniture for creative seating arrangements

· A teacher desk and chair

· An interactive flat panel

· Chromebooks for each student

· A "Day of Shopping" for supplies

Now through June 8, 2018 eligible teachers are invited to submit a digital representation (video or song) no more than four minutes or a 1,000-word-or-fewer essay describing their teaching style, how this future-ready setup will enhance the student experience and why their classroom needs a makeover. Details on the contest, contest submission information and the online application are now available.

Road Work on Springdale Road to Cause Delays From May 8-16, 2018
Road Work on Springdale Road to Cause Delays From May 8-16, 2018
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Springdale Road will be down to ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION between the Springdale Farm Market and Justa Lane, from 7 am-3 pm each day beginning May 8, as NJ American Water will be working underground in the area. Police will be on location during each day's work period.

Additional work closer to the JCC and the Kresson Road traffic light is scheduled to begin possibly this Friday and into the week of May 14, which will result in altered traffic patterns at the Kresson Road intersection. Please plan alternate routes around this work for Friday, May 11 and early next week.

Suggested alternate routes are Cropwell Road to and from Route 70, or Brace Road to and from Rout 70. All traffic except trucks over 5 tons may also use Marlkress Road to and from Rt. 70 during this work.

***Please keep in mind there is long-term underground gas main work still occurring on Haddonfield-Berlin Road (Rt 561) near I-295 and Valleybrook Road, so please avoid considering that area as an alternate route.***

Important Letter from Dr. Meloche Regarding the NJSLA-S Field Test
Important Letter from Dr. Meloche Regarding the NJSLA-S Field Test
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Dr. Meloche has issued an important letter regarding the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science (NJSLA-S) field test, to be administered to 5th, 8th and 11th grade students in May. This assessment replaces the NJASK Sciene and NJ Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) administered in previous years. This letter details the process required for refusing the test. Refusals must be received by building principals by Friday, May 4, 2018.

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