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. John J. Cafagna, Principal
- 8th Grade Overnight Trip to Washington DC (for those paid and registered) -
Monday, June 3, 2019.
- 6th Gr. Awards Ceremony -
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 9am (notifications will be made if your child is getting an award)
- 7th Gr. Awards Ceremony -
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7pm (notifications will be made if your child is getting an award)
- 8th Gr. Awards Ceremony -
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7pm (notifications will be sent if your child is getting an award)
- 8th Grade Trip to Great Adventure (for those paid and registered) -
Thursday, June 13, 2019
- 8th Grade Dance -
Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 7pm
- 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony at HS West -
Wednesday, June 19 2019 at 10:00am
- Early Dismissal Days (12:15pm for Middle School) -
Wednesday June 19 - Friday June 21
- Last day of school -
Friday, June 21, 2019
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.
Kenwood Drive will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC between Route 70 and Bowood Drive, daily Monday-Friday between 8 am and 5 pm, beginning on or about Thursday, June 13, 2019. This closure for gas main replacement work is scheduled to last for about one month.
Residents of Surrey Ct, Suffolk Ct, and the closed portion of Kenwood Dr will have access via the Bowood Drive closure, where police will be on location.
Emergency vehicles will have access when responding to calls for service.
"Alyssa's Law" (A764) requires all NJ public schools to install silent panic alarms that will alert law enforcement during emergencies. The NJ Schools Development Authority is tasked with funding and managing the installation of the silent panic alarms in partnership with the NJ Dept of Education. The NJDOE seeks feedback, comments and concerns from the public on school security and the school security bond. Please review the "Securing Our Children's Future" Bond Act Fact Sheet and complete the online survey by 6/18/19. For further information, please email email@example.com.
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
Following a 38-minute Shelter in Place at Cherry Hill High School East on Friday, May 24, 2019, Principal Dr. Dennis Perry sent a letter to the East community via email. As explained in the letter, during a Shelter in Place, the following procedures are followed:
1. All outside activities are suspended.
2. Exterior doors remain secured.
3. No one is permitted to exit or enter the building.
4. School staff remain in their classrooms and office areas.
5. Classroom doors and windows are secured and students do not change classes.
6. Teachers continue to provide classroom instructions.
7. Fire alarms are disregarded unless otherwise instructed.
8. School staff are notified when the shelter in place is no longer in effect.
On Thursday, May 16, 2019, Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche testified before the New Jersey Assembly Education Committee regarding the dire shortage of qualified special education teachers across the state. Dr. Meloche's full testimony is available online.
LaCoyya H. Weathington