Opening Message from CMS Principal, Mrs. Karen Foster!

Welcome to the Caroline Middle School website.  As the principal of Caroline Middle School, I am looking forward to the opportunity to interact daily with the students, staff, and community of Caroline.

It is our goal to create connections for student success at Caroline Middle School.  Our staff is committed to providing quality instruction daily through clearly stated objectives, structured student engagement, and multiple checks for understanding throughout each lesson. Furthermore, a school-wide focus on literacy will allow students multiple opportunities across all content to strengthen their reading and writing skills.

We also realize the importance of student connectedness at school for improved academic achievement to happen.  It is because of this that Caroline Middle School offers a variety of enrichment opportunities for students.  Students can feel a sense of significance and belonging through the various clubs, music programs, and athletic programs that Caroline Middle School offers. I encourage our students to become involved in the extra and co-curricular activities that interest them. Being involved in school activities will make their middle school experience even more enjoyable.

We look forward to the partnership that we can create with the various members of our Caroline community.  I encourage parents and guardians to stay involved in their child’s education by attending school events, becoming a part of our PTA, and updating contact information so you don’t miss out on weekly announcements!

This website provides valuable information regarding the opportunities offered to our students and their parents. I encourage both students and their families to take part in the various events scheduled throughout the year!

I look forward to our school year as we “Race to Success” at CMS!  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our school.

Go Eagles!

Mrs. K. Foster


Football Conditioning, Thursday & Friday, August 3rd and 4th!

CMS plans to hold a football conditioning camp on August 3rd and August 4th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Football tryouts for the team will be held on August 9th & 11th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. If your child is a rising 7th or 8th grade student planning to attend, please have him ready to participate with the appropriate dress attire for outdoor exercises and running.  Parents are encouraged to provide transportation for their child to and from practice as bus transportation is not provided.

All students participating in a sporting event held during the 2017-2018 school year, must obtain a VHSL Sports Physical (completed and signed by doctor).  Students wanting to participate in football must bring a copy of their sports physical by August 9th.  No child will be allowed to attend tryouts without a physical.  Sports physicals are available on our district website.

If you have any questions, please contact Dwayne Parker for further details at 805-501-9614 or email at  We look forward to your child’s participation.  Let’s look forward to a great season…  “We Are Caroline”

Rising 6th grade Eagle Camp, Monday, July 31st, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Rising 6th graders and parents are welcome to attend the Rising 6th grade Eagle Camp on Monday, July 31st from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This camp will help students adjust to the middle school schedule before the school year begins. It is free and lunch and transportation is provided.

Please view the following link below for additional information and to access the registration form. All forms are due by Wednesday, July 26th.

EAGLE CAMP with registration form

Welcome to Caroline Middle School, Mrs. Karen Foster!

On behalf of the staff, administration, parents, and students of Caroline Middle School, we want to wish a warm welcome to the new principal for CMS, Mrs. Karen Foster. We are excited to begin this new chapter with you at CMS.


Caroline County School Board Appoints Karen Foster as Principal of Caroline Middle School

The Caroline County School Board appointed Mrs. Karen Foster Principal of Caroline Middle School at their meeting on June 12, 2017. Born and raised in Virginia, Mrs. Foster graduated from James Madison University with both her Bachelors of Science and Master of Education degrees. Mrs. Foster has called Spotsylvania County home for the last 20 years. Mrs. Foster began her career in education in Fredericksburg City at James Monroe High School where she was a teacher and Field Hockey Coach. She then crossed the Rappahannock River where she served in Stafford County for just over 15 years in a variety of positions, including a teacher, County Behavior Specialist, Assistant Principal, and as a Supervisor for Special Education at the Central Office level. Mrs. Foster has served as Assistant Principal and most recently as Principal of Post Oak Middle School in Spotsylvania. She is married to a twenty-year Marine and is the proud mother to her son, who attends school in Spotsylvania County, and two bulldogs. Mrs. Foster is excited to begin work at Caroline Middle School on June 26, 2017 and to become a part of the Caroline Community!