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

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

District Events

Full Day Kindergarten Information Session
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Trinity Presbyterian Church, 499 Marlton Pike East
Bond Community Forum
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Cherry Hill High School West Media Center
BOE Action Meeting
Malberg Administration Building Board Room, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
Full Day Kindergarten Information Session
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Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
Full Day Kindergarten Information Session
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Katz JCC Social Hall, 1301 Springdale Road
Policy & Legislation Committee Meeting
Cherry Hill High School East Library/Media Center, 1750 Kresson Rd
Curriculum & Instruction Committee Meeting
Cherry Hill High School East Library/Media Center, 1750 Kresson Rd

Carusi News

Parents and students click here to review and acknowledge our:

  • Anti-Bullying Pledge
  • Dress Code
  • Technology Use Amendment
  • Parent-Student Handbook

Also be sure to complete your district opening paperwork online at www.chclc.org/parents!

You will need your student ID number to complete all electronic forms.

If you need assistance completing the forms please contact Carusi at 856-667-1220 during regular school hours

Limited paper copies are available upon request in the Carusi Guidance Office

District News

Community Forums Regarding Next Bond Referendum Scheduled for February and March
Community Forums Regarding Next Bond Referendum Scheduled for February and March

You asked, the BOE is listening! Please attend one of five OPEN PUBLIC FORUMS in February and March to give your input on the next Bond Referendum! Each 75-minute session will be conducted by a professional moderator. Be prepared for group discussions and to share ideas!

  • Thurs 2/7 East Cafeteria, 7 pm
  • Sat 2/9 Carusi Media Center, 11 am
  • Thurs 2/21 Johnson Media Center, 1 pm
  • Mon 2/25 West Media Center, 7 pm
  • Sun 3/10 Rosa Cafeteria, 1 pm

Please sign up for the forum of your choice on our SignUp Genius page or by emailing publicinfo@chclc.org

Full Day Kindergarten Information Sessions Offered in February 2019
Full Day Kindergarten Information Sessions Offered in February 2019

Full day kindergarten is coming to the Cherry Hill Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year! Kindergarten preregistration (for children entering public school for the first time) for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on February 1, 2019. Children must be five years old on or before October 1, 2019 in order to be eligible for kindergarten. Specific school registration dates, as well as information on the registration process, are available online.

Please attend one of our Full Day Kindergarten Community Information Sessions in February at one of the following Cherry Hill locations:

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 7-9 am, Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
  • CANCELLED: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – 7-9 pm, Jewish Community Center, Social Hall 1301 Springdale Road
  • NEW DATE: Thursday, February 28, 2019 – 7-9 pm, Jewish Community Center, Social Hall 1301 Springdale Road
  • Monday, February 25, 2019 - 1-3 pm Trinity Presbyterian Church, Community Room 499 Marlton Pike East
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7-9 pm, Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
Kindergarten Registration and Middle School Open Enrollment Information, Dates and Locations Now Available
Kindergarten Registration and Middle School Open Enrollment Information, Dates and Locations Now Available

Kindergarten and first grade registration (for children entering public school for the first time) for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on February 1, 2019. Children must be five years old on before October 1, 2019 in order to be eligible for kindergarten. Dates for registration at specific schools, as well as information on the registration process, are available online.

Dates and times for the CHPS Middle School Information Nights for 5th graders and their parents, and well as information regarding the open enrollment application process, are now available online.

An Important Message from Dr. Joseph Meloche, Superintendent of Schools
An Important Message from Dr. Joseph Meloche, Superintendent of Schools

Dear Parents and Community Members,

I am having surgery on Monday, January 14th and will be out of the district for at least two months.

I have been going through a series of tests since September and I must have the Mitral Valve and the Aortic Valve in my heart replaced. During an open heart procedure two mechanical valves will replace the current valves.

The prognosis is positive and I am with a wonderful team of doctors and an excellent surgeon.

I will be completely out of touch with the district for a couple of weeks. During my absence, I have no doubt that the great work that goes on in each of the buildings will continue on a daily basis.

In my absence, CHPS community members should follow the normal chain of command regarding any questions or concerns. This means starting at the building level with your child's teacher, contacting your building principal if the concern is not resolved, and, if the concern still remains unresolved, contacting Assistant Superintendent Dr. Justin Smith at justsmith@chclc.org or (856) 429-5600 extension 4301.

All district business will continue as usual. Board of Education meetings and Board Committee meetings also will take place as scheduled.

I appreciate your positive thoughts, prayers and acts of kindness toward one another in my absence. I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Sincerely,

Joseph Meloche

Superintendent, Cherry Hill Public Schools

Preliminary Results of December 11, 2018 Bond Referendum Special Election Show "No" Vote on All 3 Questions
Preliminary Results of December 11, 2018 Bond Referendum Special Election Show "No" Vote on All 3 Questions

The preliminary results of the December 11, 2018 Bond Referendum Special Election show a "no" vote for all three questions presented to voters. Absentee ballots that are postmarked today, December 11, 2018 will still be accepted by the election office and counted as long as they are received by December 13th.

The Administration and Board will engage in discussion at the Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 regarding the next election date.

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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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