Congratulations to the Teacher of the Year & Novice Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Ms. Karen Mott for being named Teacher of the year and Mrs. Jamillah Kinard for being named Novice Teacher of the Year  for Caroline Middle School.

Ms. Mott has been a teacher for 17 years (13 years at Caroline Middle School) as the band director. Mrs. Kinard is in her 2nd year at CMS as a 7th grade English teacher. Great job to these teachers at CMS for their hard work! Go Eagles!

CMS announces new Interim Principal, Dr. Herbert Monroe!

Dr. Monroe will serve as the interim principal at Caroline Middle School until the new principal is announced.  Dr. Monroe currently serves as Director of School Leadership and Improvement for CCPS.

Prior to his role as director, Dr. Monroe served as the principal of Henrico High School in Richmond, Va., since July 2013.  Under Dr. Monroe’s leadership, Henrico High School was named one of the best high schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. He implemented programs to close the achievement gap among minority groups in math, reading, science and social studies by 10 percent; additionally he was successful in increasing the number of students taking the Advanced Placement courses over a three year period.

Prior to his tenure at Henrico High, he was principal of Lakeside Elementary School in Richmond for six years.  Dr. Monroe was responsible for moving Lakeside Elementary out of school improvement by achieving full accreditation within his first two years as principal. In addition, Lakeside Elementary was recognized as a National Distinguished Title I School for improved student achievement and significantly closing the achievement gap among student groups under his leadership.

Dr. Monroe holds a master of science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a doctoral degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania



Baseball Season is Here!

Attention all students interested in CMS baseball!

Conditioning will take place on Tuesday, February 21st and Thursday, February 23rd. Please bring bats and gloves. No cleats/spikes!

Tryouts will take place over a 3 day period, Monday February 27th, Tuesday, February 28th, and Wednesday, March 1st from 2:50 p.m.-4:50 p.m. (first cuts).  The scrimmage game will take place on Thursday, March 2nd. The final cuts and full roster will be posted on Friday, March 3rd.

If you have any questions, please contact baseball coach George Decola at

CMS students meet Mr. Barrington Irving!

Students from Caroline Middle School, James Farmer Scholars, Divas with Promise, and Men of Valor join the Science Museum of Virginia, students from around the city, and other community members to meet Barrington Irving. Mr. Barrington Irving set a world record for being the youngest person and first African American to fly around the world solo. He did it all in a plane that he built himself, the Inspiration, while weathering 97 days of thunderstorms, monsoons, snowstorms, and sandstorms.

He is the winner of National Geographic’s 2012 Emerging Explorer Award and the NASA SEMAAA Trailblazer Award.