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 7; PE (6-3, 7-3, 8-1, 8-2); EXPL (6-1, 6-2, 7-1, 7-2, 8-3)
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C8
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)

District Events

SCHOOLS CLOSED
BOE Action Meeting
Malberg Administration Board Room, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
Policy & Legislation Committee Meeting
A. Russell Knight Elementary School Library/Media Center, 140 Old Carriage Rd
Curriculum & Instruction Committee Meeting
A. Russell Knight Elementary School Library/Media Center, 140 Old Carriage Rd
Business & Facilities Committee Meeting
John A. Carusi Middle School Library/Media Center, 315 Roosevelt Dr
Strategic Planning Committee Meeting
John A. Carusi Middle School Library/Media Center, 315 Roosevelt Dr
BOE Work Session
Malberg Administration Building Board Room, 45 Ranoldo Terrace

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

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

Road Closures During Week of 1/14/19 Expected to Cause Delays
Road Closures During Week of 1/14/19 Expected to Cause Delays

Please note the following Road Work Alerts:

  • Yorkshire Road will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC between Douglas Road and Bradford Road, between 7:30 am and 3 pm on Wednesday 01/16/19 through Friday 01/18/19, for emergency underground sewer repairs.
  • Kingsport Road will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC at King George Road, between 7:30 am and 3 pm on Thursday 01/17/19 through Friday 01/18/19, also for emergency sewer repairs.

Please be prepared to use alternate routes and expect delays.

Kindergarten Registration and Middle School Information Dates and Locations Now Available
Kindergarten Registration and Middle School 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 are now available online.

Applications Available for the 2019 Governor's School of New Jersey
Applications Available for the 2019 Governor's School of New Jersey

The selection process for the prestigious Governor's School of New Jersey has begun, and school districts are invited to identify high-achieving high school juniors who may be interested in these rigorous and demanding STEM summer residential academic programs.

Two programs are available to students in 2019. The Governor's School of Engineering and Technology will be hosted at Rutgers University from June 30-July 26, 2019, and the Governor's School in the Sciences will be hosted at Drew University from July 14-Aug. 3, 2019.

The Governor's School is open to outstanding juniors selected by their high schools, and the program is free of tuition and fees.

Applications and information for the Governor's School in the Sciences and Governor's School of Engineering and Technology are available online

Applications are due by Jan. 10, 2019.

High schools with up to 325 juniors may submit one application for each of the Governor's School programs. High schools with between 326 and 650 juniors may nominate two applicants for each of the two programs, and high schools with 651 or more juniors may nominate three applicants for each program.

For more information, please contact the program administrators. For the Governor's School in the Sciences: Adam Cassano at govschool@drew.edu. For the Governor's School of Engineering & Technology: Jean Patrick Antoine at gsetrutgers@gmail.com.

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.

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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