Congratulations to CMS Art Students!

A message from Ms. Natalie Granaas, Art Teacher at Caroline Middle School:

I would like to recognize and congratulate one of Caroline Middle School’s 6th grade student leaders, Aidan Huff, for co-winning first place in the Caroline Library, Inc., Bookmobile Design Art Contest. Aidan created his own original design, with an intriguing caption “Everybody reads! Do you?” His design clearly expressed the theme of libraries, reading and books! His design will be placed on the side of the new bus for Caroline Library, Inc. Aidan’s design was selected as a first place co- winner out of a 168 entries county wide! Wow, what an accomplishment! I am proud of you!

I would also like to recognize and congratulate all of my 6th grade and 7th grade student leaders, which placed as finalists in the Caroline Library, Inc., Bookmobile Bus Design Art Contest. Your hard work, creativity and dedication truly stood out! Way to go! I am very proud of everyone! The following is a list of finalists from Caroline Middle School:

Erin Burkins
Nhiya Dewer
Eris Crouch
Cora Gordon
Chester Monroe Jr.
Isabella Marshall
Yamierelys Nieves
Daunte Anthony
Morgan Smith

Our classroom “SMART Goal” for this project was to be able to communicate an idea through art. This goal challenged my students, but my students worked hard and together we achieved our classroom goal! Keep up the great work and I am proud of you all!

The Caroline Library, Inc., will be displaying all the design entries submitted, and all artwork will be returned to students. Again, I am proud of my students and thankful that I can share such wonderful talent with the community of Caroline County! Our Eagles’ are truly “Soaring to New Heights”!

Ms. Natalie Granaas
Art Teacher
Caroline Middle School

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Richmond Flying Squirrels Poster Contest

Congratulations to LCES student!

Breanna Machado, a 5th grade student at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, is a winner in the Richmond Flying Squirrels Poster Contest! Art teacher Vera Underwood, received notification on Monday that Breanna was one of the fifteen student winners chosen out of seventy entries. The theme was “Nutzy’s 5th Birthday Party”.

The prizes that Breanna will receive include:

  • Having her design transformed into a 4×9 foot sign that will be displayed on a main concourse wall at The Diamond for all Flying Squirrels fans to see!
  • A congratulatory certificate and her framed artwork that will be given to her before the Flying Squirrels’ Opening Night game…and
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to Opening Night on April 10, 2014, where Breanna will be recognized on-field before the game.

We are all proud of Breanna and her accomplishment!


Caroline High School Band Yard Sale Fundraiser

The Cavaliers of the Caroline High School band need your support as they prepare for their yard sale fundraiser on April 19th during Mayberry Days in Bowling Green. They are asking for donations of gently used household items, children toys, kitchens items, sporting goods, etc. (no clothing please). All donations can be dropped off at one of two locations:

Bowling Green
Saturday, March 29th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Village Self Storage II
17600 A.P. Hill Blvd.
Bowling Green, VA 22427

Saturday, March 29th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Old Ladysmith Elementary (next to Dollar General)
7278 Ladysmith Rd.
Ruther Glen, VA 22546

If you are unable to make this final donation date and wish to donate, please contact Ms. Sylvia Coleman-Martin, coordinator at: or (804) 633-5019.

Congratulations to the CMS Concert Band

Last Wednesday, the CMS Intermediate/Advanced Concert Band performed in the VBODA Band Assessment concert held at King George High School. Bands from our district prepared three band selections to be judged and received a rating on a scale from I – V (I being the highest) on how well they perform. The CMS band earned a rating of II (Excellent rating), the 2nd highest rating possible. Congratulations to Ms. Karen Mott, band director and the CMS band.