Student turning in their completed form after collecting money from their neighborhood.
Cheesecake Factory Fundraiser goal achieved
Ishya Anbuselvan, Shloka Bana, and Alex Peaks November 25, 2021

Rachel Carson Middle School’s Cheesecake Factory fundraiser, which ended Oct. 28, raised money for the school and essential programs that were not currently funded through traditional means, and it was a huge success. “We...

Global delivery delays affect RCMS
Global delivery delays affect RCMS
Alex Cannarsa, Writer • November 25, 2021

RCMS has been having trouble getting resources due to global delays in deliveries. This includes the cafeteria. “With a shortage of food, some restaurants are needing to use different items because of what's available,”...

Emma Vu, a seventh grade on the Trailblazer team, looking at the RCMS grading system, disciplinary policies and scheduling system.
Seventh-graders adjust to middle school
Ishra Zaman, Writer • November 24, 2021

With the first quarter over, seventh-graders are expected to settle in after the transition from elementary school to middle school. This year's transition is particularly different because students and staff have to follow...

Librarian, Mr. Kirk Treakle, shows Maya Younes, a 7th grade Trailblazer, the service hour sign up sheet in the library.
New service learning opportunities list to be made by SCA
Angela Luo and Emma Vu November 23, 2021

RCMS has many service hour opportunities in many different places. But with a new list the SCA is coming up with, the plan is for finding them to be made easier.   Middle school students are required to have 15 hours...

Seventh-graders Ishya Anbuselvan (left) and Alex Peaks (right) interacting during an advisory activity.
New version of Panther Time helps strengthen relationships
Moksha Pandem and Anci Somu November 23, 2021

After three months in the newest version of Panther Time, students say they are building stronger relationships with others. All students at RCMS this year are required to engage in multiple Social Emotional Learning lessons...

A seventh-grader at RCMS signs the petition.
Students create petition to go back to Google Classroom
Elakshi Nedungottil and Adithya Tegginahalli November 23, 2021

When students started coming back in person, there were major changes. One of them includes switching from Google Classroom to an application called Schoology. But with this new change came problems for students and teachers...

Thanksgiving with a twist
Thanksgiving with a twist
Maya Younes November 23, 2021

As the spooky season comes to an end, Thanksgiving season is nearing at RCMS. Students and teachers are getting ready for traditions, but Covid-19 precautions are still uncertain and different families are on their way to...

Chorus students get ready to practice with their sheet music.
Carson's chorus program gets ready for upcoming concerts
Eva Dubey, Writer • November 22, 2021

After a long disruption due to Covid, the chorus program is performing together for audiences again. “The chorus concerts are always a fun time,” said Ms. Reddig, the chorus director.  "The students are doing so well...

A student reading a Marvel comic book.
Marvel fans voice Phase 4 opinions
Emery Rosensweig and Marriam Raza November 22, 2021

Marvel Phase 4 has started and is releasing movies, starting in 2021. There have been new movies that have come, will come, and lots of excited fans.  After the pandemic started, most movie filming had to be put on hold....

Himanshu Verma from Health Tech Inc. speaks at his presentation about Business Strategy, Development and Sustainable Growth to Business and Entrepreneurship club on Nov. 8
New Business and Entrepreneurship Club offers introduction to starting a business
Ava-Grace Satterfield, Writer • November 22, 2021

Business and Entrepreneurship club, a new club at Rachel Carson Middle School, kicked off its first meeting Oct. 4 with special guest speaker Murali Yellepeddy of Trucker Tools.   “I can’t tell you how many mistakes...

Amritha Sundarrajan, seventh grade, on Legacy is 
doing school work at Panther Time on hat day.
Spirit week joy
Pahel Doshi, Writer • November 21, 2021

Spirit week came to RCMS on Oct. 18-22 and on Oct. 25-29. Two spirit weeks meant double the fun this year. Aasritha Duriseit, a seventh-grader on the Champions team, enjoyed the festivities.   “I think spirit week...

Infographic for poll
Students look back on virtual school with mixed feelings
Ella Miller, Writer • November 21, 2021

Three months after all RCMS students returned to the school building students, students are looking back at last year with mixed feelings on being virtual. Last school year started on Sept. 8, 2020, with all students...

Anay Bansal exercises on his stationary bicycle during the pandemic.
RCMS students debate what is a sport
Dhara Mudras, Writer • November 21, 2021

“You can make anything into a competition, but a sport is physical activity,” eighth grader at RCMS, Samantha Shuster said.  As things go back to normal at RCMS, students debate what is and what’s not a sport, for...

Students settle in during first quarter
Jack Ryan, Writer • November 20, 2021

As the first quarter came to an end at Rachel Carson Middle School on Oct. 29, students were starting to get used to the routine. “To me, the first quarter has gone very slowly and long this year," said Ms. Grausz. "I...

Getting good candy
Getting good candy
November 20, 2021

As students dig through the remaining Halloween candy, what candy are they searching for? RCMS seems to like Sour Patch Kids. They also could be searching for other candies. “I think Halloween is fun and it can easily...

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