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HIB for Back to School Night Fall 2019
HIB for Back to School Night Fall 2019

Important information for parents and guardians regarding the HIB Back to School Night 2019 can be viewed online.

New Student Orientation Presentation
New Student Orientation Presentation

Attention Parents/Guardians: Please view this New Student Orientation Presentation for important information regarding the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you!

Cross Country Practice

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!

Summer Enrichment Programs 2019
Summer Enrichment Programs 2019

The Cherry Hill School District is offering a variety of summer enrichment opportunities at High School East for students entering 5th through 11th grades. Program participants must be Cherry Hill Township residents. Registration forms and payments MUST be received by Friday June 14th, 2019.

Course descriptions and registration form are available online. Please submit registration form and payment ASAP.

End of the Year Dates and Information
End of the Year Dates and Information


  • 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

Information about NJSLA Testing

Greetings Carusi Middle School Community,

As we prepare for the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) which have replaced PARCC assessments please read the two attached letters from the district. These two letters have also been sent home with Carusi students today, March 25, 2019 and can also be found on our website. Click here to view the district letters sent home on March 25, 2019.

More information about the state assessments can be located here: https://www.nj.gov/education/assessment.

Our school district's assessment schedule and information can be located here: https://www.chclc.org/academics/assessment.

The administration of NJSLA to middle school students begins on May 7, 2019. The schedule has been made to have the least impact on our schedule. We encourage 100% participation in these valuable assessments that allow us to identify needs and celebrate successes for our students. These results also provide valuable data to add to our ongoing review of instructional practices to best serve all our students in reaching or exceeding standards while targeting the elimination of any demographic achievement gaps.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to have students present and on-time to minimize interruptions of instruction all year long and even more importantly during the administration of the state assessments.

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to me.

Respectfully,

Dr. John J. Cafagna
Principal of Carusi Middle School

2018 Carusi Spirit Week Information Now Avalable
2018 Carusi Spirit Week Information Now Avalable

Carusi Cooks Up Spirit on March 26-29,2018!

Click here to review 2018 Spirit Week Information

Students will sign up for events during Homeroom / Advisory in preparation for the week. Be sure to check back as we update the digital Scoreboard during our big points race between the grades!

Parent - Teacher Conferences Scheduling Information Now Available!
Parent - Teacher Conferences Scheduling Information Now Available!

We are pleased to announce that Carusi Middle School will again be conducting Parent Teacher Conferences this year in an effort to communicate directly with you regarding your child's progress. Conferences will be held on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, December 4, 2017 (6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017 (1:30-3:30 PM)
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 (6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 (1:30-3:30 PM)

Students will be dismissed at 12:15 PM each day and lunch will be served each day.

Visit our Parent-Teacher Conferences Page for full details.

We are making final schedule preparations! The online scheduler will be open shortly.

We are pleased to announce that Carusi Middle School will again be conducting Parent Teacher Conferences this year in an effort to communicate directly with you regarding your child's progress. Conferences will be held on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, December 4, 2017 (6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017 (1:30-3:30 PM)
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 (6:30-8:30 PM)
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 (1:30-3:30 PM)

Students will be dismissed at 12:15 PM each day and lunch will be served each day.

Visit our Parent-Teacher Conferences Page for full details.

6th Grade Mt. Misery Trip Information Now Available
6th Grade Mt. Misery Trip Information Now Available

6th Grade parents can find information about the 2017-18 Mount Misery Environmental Residency Program and access the Online Registration form posted on our Mt. Misery trip page, located by clicking here.

Picture Day is Wednesday, September 6!

Picture Day- 9/6/17. Order online

Click the link above to place your picture day order or look for the order form that is being mailed home.

Carusi's Picture Day ID: BG047006Y0

CHFD/CHPS Fire Safety Survey for Grades 1, 3, 5, and 6
CHFD/CHPS Fire Safety Survey for Grades 1, 3, 5, and 6

The Cherry Hill Fire Department has been a partner with the Cherry Hill School District providing fire safety education for many years. In 2014 we presented a new program entitled "Safety Smart". Safety Smart is a school-based curriculum that links teachers with community safety experts and parents. Safety Smart is being taught in grades 1, 3, 5 and 6 as part of the Physical/Health Education Program.

The goal of the Safety Smart Program is not only to teach students valuable safety skills, but also to have the students put these skills to use outside of the school environment. A valuable tool to help us evaluate the effectiveness of the program is the parent survey. We ask parents/guardians to please take a few minutes to complete an online Parent Survey so we can determine how, if at all, the instruction is being put to use.

Carusi Spirit Week Update
Carusi Spirit Week Update

Congratulations to the 8th Grade for placing first in the Annual Spirit Week point competition with 2170 points!

You can click here to view the final scoreboard.

The final point totals for the week are:

8th Grade: 2170

7th Grade: 1730

6th Grade: 1875


8th Grade Great Adventure Trip Information
8th Grade Great Adventure Trip Information

Important information and parent permission form for the annual 8th Grade trip to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ is now available by clicking here.

As a reminder, students who do not wish to participate must report to school the day of the trip and All payment and permission forms are due no later than Friday, May 5, 2017.

It's Not Too Late to Order a Yearbook and Save!

Order your 2016-17 Carusi Middle School Yearbook early and save! Orders accepted only online or by calling Jostens Yearbook at 877-767-5217.

Jostens' Website

Parent-Teacher Conference Reminder
Parent-Teacher Conference Reminder

Parent-Teacher Conferences are being held at Carusi Middle School on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, November 28, 2016 (6:30 -8:30 PM)
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016 (1:30 - 3:30 PM)
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016 (6:30 - 8:30 PM)
  • Thursday, December 1, 2016 (1:30 - 3:30 PM)

Students will be dismissed at 12:15 PM each day and lunch will be served. There will not be any late bus service on conference days.

Appointment scheduling is now closed. Parents with appointments may view or cancel their scheduled appointments using their confirmation number. Click here to access the online scheduler.

Dr. Meloche Presents District Plan to Address Water Testing Results
Dr. Meloche Presents District Plan to Address Water Testing Results

Nov 16 2016

Superintendent Joseph Meloche at the Board of Education Work Session on November 15, 2016, presented the District's plan to address the results of ongoing water testing in the District. Please click here for the letter explaining the

Don't Forget to Review & Acknowledge Carusi Policies

Parents and students if you haven't already, you must visit http:\\carusi.chclc.org\policies to review and acknowledge our:

  • Anti-Bullying Pledge
  • Dress Code
  • Technology Use Amendment

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

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

Got Ducks? Join our Fundraiser!
Got Ducks? Join our Fundraiser!

Help support our school. Our last collection date is on Friday 9/23. There are still chances to turn in physical or online orders to go toward prizes and future college tuition (www.tuitionrewards.com/gao). Go to the site www.gaschoolstore.com/3267341 If it does not go directly to the student name entry, enter our school code ID: 3267341

Picture Day Orders- It's not too late!
Picture Day Orders- It's not too late!

We are still able to accept Picture Day orders! Order envelopes can be dropped off at the Main Reception Desk during school hours until Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Parents can also order from home until Saturday, September 10, 2016 at http://www.mylifetouch.com or call 866-955-8342. Picture day make-ups and retakes will be held on Monday, October 31, 2016.

New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation

We were so excited to meet the new Mustangs and their families that were able to attend our New Student Orientation on August 17th. As promised, the slideshow we used for our presentation can be found here. www.tinyurl.com/carusinso2016

Dance Postponed
Dance Postponed


Due to a conflict in scheduling our dance this evening has been postponed.

We apologize that an error has been made in scheduling and our dance is being moved from tonight (6/2/2016) to Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7pm. This dance will be for Carusi students only currently in the 6th and 7th grades.

If parents are able to chaperone, please email Dr. Cafagna at jcafagna@chclc.org.

Thank you for your understanding.

National School of Character
National School of Character

2011 & 2016

State School of Character
State School of Character

2009 & 2016

Middle Level Committee Survey
Middle Level Committee Survey

Your opinion matters! The Middle Level Committee asks that you please take a few moments to complete this survey regarding CHPS middle school education. Thank you in advance for your feedback. Access the survey.