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Carson mission: End hunger

Students at Carson Middle donated to the food drive occurring during the last week of November to help their peers needing food over the holidays.     The food drive helped students and teachers to provide fellow students with necessities f0r the holidays and unexpected snow days.  “Many students’ only source of food is through the school,…

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Peer tutoring creates special friendships

“I feel like when you connect with a student, they will do anything for you,” said seventh-grade counselor Joanne Fraundorfer, who started the Peer Tutoring program. This is the first year of the program being up and running after it stopped a few years ago. The peer tutoring program at Carson allows seventh-graders to be…

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RCMS step team’s journey to the game

The bass of the music booms as you hear the stomps of the step team as they enter the gym for their performance. The claps and cheering of the crowd fills the gym as they see the team enter. The music comes to a sudden halt as do the steppers then their performance begins. “I’m…

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‘Grenade’: Inside the Book

One of the newest additions to Rachel Carson’s School Library, ‘Grenade’ has quickly become one of the most frequently checked out books amongst students and teachers alike. Written by Alan Gratz, author of “Refugee,” “Grenade” was released on Oct. 9, 2018. Fast paced and heart thumping, this historical fiction story would appeal to people who…

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Seventh-grade strings orchestra concert entertains community

The orchestra concert for seventh-grade was held Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at the RCMS gym.  “This concert is to show the parents the improvement we’ve made from sixth grade to seventh grade,” said Mr. Eric Renne, strings teacher at RCMS. On the day of the show, all the strings students entered the gym, ready…

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RCMS Thanksgiving grows with students and teachers

Thinking of Thanksgiving, many imagine a big turkey dinner accompanied by plentiful servings of sides like mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce,  finished by a dessert of pumpkin pie.  The American holiday celebrates the story of the Pilgrims’ meal with the Native Americans and is a day to spend with loved ones and for…

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Chorus concert wins the audience’s heart

On Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. beautiful singers’ voices filled the whole Lecture hall as the crowd of people enjoyed the RCMS Winter Concert. Before the students entered the stage, they rehearsed as the lecture hall filled with 165 excited people. “I was really nervous at first but I got over it,” said Pragat Satish,…

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For Legacy student, every season is beanie season

“My head feels naked without them,” Rehaan D’Souza-Bohannon, a seventh-grader on the Legacy team, says, patting the Panic! at the Disco-themed beanie on his brown mess of hair. “That’s why I say every season is beanie season. I can’t live without them.” Rehaan loves beanies. As in, loves beanies. There’s rarely a day where you…

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Tucker the therapy dog coming to RCMS in the new coming school year

Students will be getting a new addition next year when a therapy dog named Tucker will come to RCMS to help all.  Tucker is a 5-year-old golden retriever who will be here every once in a while to visit the students. He will help them relax and manage their emotions. “It’s really designed to help…

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Retiring teachers reflect on their experiences at RCMS

At the end of the 2018-19 school year, several teachers at Rachel Carson Middle School will retire. These teachers are Mr. Alan Anderson, Mrs. Patricia Silverthorn, Mrs. Sheri Wallenstein, and Ms. Karen Bryant. “I enjoy working with the kids,” says Mr. Anderson, the Tech Ed teacher. He holds an engineering and business degree and worked…

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Students and faculty look forward to summer movies

Many new movies are scheduled to release this summer, and Carson students and staff can’t wait to head to the theaters. The movie that students are looking forward to the most is “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” This summer, several movies are scheduled to release this summer, including recognizable titles such as “Toy Story 4,” “Godzilla,”…

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Student activist speaks through poetry

14-year-old Yar Deng on the Wolves team at Rachel Carson Middle School writes poetry to help out students who are struggling with personal or school-related problems. “People come to me for advice,” she says. “One of my purposes is to help other people.” No matter what issues they are struggling with, Yar uses her poetry…

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