Attention Rising 6th Graders!

Caroline Middle School is pleased to announce the launch of our Eagle Scholars Program for 6th grade in the 2020-2021 school year. Any 6th grader who qualifies for one or more advanced classes, may choose to become an Eagle Scholar.

Students will receive information and intent forms with the first quarter interim.  They will be placed in advisory classes for Eagle Scholars beginning the 2nd nine weeks where they will given advise and support from the teacher relevant to the scholar’s work.

Caroline Middle School Students posing for a picture during a group trip

During their 3 years at CMS, scholars will learn to research an area of intense interest and complete a capstone project showcase at the end of each year.  They will also complete community service and learn what it is to be a school leader.

Some benefits to the Eagle Scholar Pathways includes greater equity, increased access, aligns more with high school frameworks for courses, rigor through courses, rigor and focus on student interest through Culminating Projects.


Approved 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar

CCPS Board adopts calendar for 2020-21 school year

The Caroline County School Board voted Monday, February 10, 2020, to adopt a calendar for the 2020-21 school year that includes:

  • Two-week winter break (3 weekends)
  • Full week spring break (plus Friday before)
  • 3 Day Thanksgiving break
  • A shortened School Day (15min. reduction to the end of the school day)

After receiving input from multiple stakeholder groups and an online survey, the school division’s calendar committee made revisions to the initially proposed calendar and requested approval from the school board. The adopted calendar seeks to accomplish a variety of ends, including a pre-Labor-Day start, balanced job-embedded professional learning opportunities and clerical time for teachers, and different days for elementary and secondary parent-teacher conferences. The CCPS school board and
calendar committee are pleased to have an academic calendar that supports high-quality teaching and learning with a shortened school day.

Highlights of 2020-21 CCPS calendar

Aug. 10: First day of school.
Sept. 4 & 7: Pre/Labor Day holiday
Oct. 9: Student holiday, Div. PD
Oct. 12: Fall Break
Nov. 3: Student holiday, Building PD
Nov. 25-27: Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 21-Jan. 1: Winter Break
Jan. 4: Teacher workday (Students return on Jan. 5)
Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Feb. 12: Student holiday, Div. PD
Feb. 15: Presidents’ Day holiday
Mar. 12: Student holiday, Building PD
Apr. 2-9: Spring Break
May 26: Last day of school

Approved 2019-2020 Instructional Calendar

CMS Celebrates Black History Month!

Take a look at some of our amazing, student-created decorated doors in honor of Black History Month!

Advisory classes were tasked with choosing a historical figure and make a tribute to them and their accomplishments. The kids knocked it out of the park as they collaborated and created their masterpieces.

!Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Had a Dream Themed Door Heroes Come and Go But Legends Last Forever Themed Door Roots to Progress: The Lovings Themed Door Henry Blair Themed Door A quilt pattern themed door showing a 'Quilt Story' for Black History Month Katherine Johnson themed door "Don't Be afraid to pick up the the chalk and climb the ladder"