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.

Congratulations to the CMS Junior Beta members!


On February 8th and 9th, twenty-five Caroline Middle School Junior BETA members attended the Junior BETA state convention, accompanied by 9 chaperones. The competition took place at the Doubletree hotel in Williamsburg, Virginia.   The students competed in a variety of categories including Songfest, Living Literature, Science, Math, Social Studies, Language Arts, Book Battle, Banner, T-Shirt Design, Photography, Jewelry, Visual Design, Charcoal Drawing, Sketching,Wreath, Woodworking and Recycled Art.

Five of our BETA members placed in the top three in their category.
-Genevieve Lindamood placed 1st for her wreath in the Arts and Craft Division.
-Emily Hart placed 3rd for Recyclable Art in the Arts and Craft Division.
-Daniel Moody placed 2nd for Social Studies.
-Ainsley Newcomb placed 2nd for Language Arts.

-Trent Pitts placed 2nd for Science.

Karen Mott and Sharon Rachanow are the sponsors at Caroline Middle School for the Junior BETA Club.

We would like to thank the students and the chaperones for making this year a great year at the State Convention.

Congratulations to CMS Band Students for entry into All Area and District Band!


In the month of January and February, CMS band students auditioned to get into 2 higher level groups in the District 15 Honor Band and the All Area Honor Band. Students auditioned against students from Stafford, Spotsylvania, Quantico, Lancaster, and various counties in southern Virginia. The following students were accepted by way of audition into these higher level groups.

District 15 Honor Band

Cassie Sasser, clarinet – 23rd chair – Symphonic Band

Francis Snead, baritone saxophone – 1st chair – Concert Band

Sara Migliorini, tenor saxophone – 2nd chair – Concert Band

All Area Honor Band

Megyn McCoy, flute – 9th chair

Cassie Sasser, clarinet – 7th chair

Cayla White, alto saxophone – 3rd chair

Ashton Dustin, alto saxophone – 6th chair

Zachary Walters, bass clarinet – 2nd chair

Sara Migliorini, tenor saxophone – 1st chair

Francis Snead, baritone saxophone – 1st chair

Nevaeh McCune, tuba – 3rd chair

Alysia Alexander, snare drum – 6th chair

Aiyah Ngwa, baritone – alternate

Terry Lane, alto saxophone – alternate

Congratulations to all of the band students. These students are members in the CMS band under the direction of Karen Mott.