McCarthy Announcements

  • Mathematics Placement Process

    In May, 6th grade students will begin the placement process for 7th grade mathematics.   Students are recommended for one of three levels as described in the Course of Studies.  

    • 4th Grade MCAS score – 260 +
    • 5th Grade MCAS score – 260 + 
    • Average of five Continental Math League Test – 3.6 average
    • New England Math League Test – 20+
    • Term 1, 2, & 3 average – 96%+
    • Basic Skills Test – 90%+
    • Aptitude Test – 85%+
    • Teacher Input

    In order to qualify for honors, students will need to be successful in at least six of the criteria above. Students and families will be notified of their placement for mathematics classes next spring. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

     

      Any questions about the process or program, please feel free to contact me at beyranevandm@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

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  • On Stage

    McCarthy Band Spring Concert, May 11

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  • Grade 5 Orientation PowerPoint

    Please click HERE to access the PowerPoint show at our May 10 Curriculum/Orientation Night.

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  • 2017-2018 Bus Pass Information

    Early registration discount 5/8-6/30. Check out the transportation site thru the CPS web page for more info.

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  • Chelmsford All Town Wind Ensemble Accepted To National Band And Orchestra Festival
    The Chelmsford All Town Wind Ensemble (ATWE) is a group of approximately 70 enthusiastic volunteer student musicians in grades 5 through 12 from the McCarthy Middle School, Parker Middle School, and Chelmsford High School Band Programs. Its members are dedicated to rehearsing after school hours to play advanced music of high artistic merit. Read More.

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  • Incoming Grade 5 - SCHOOL Fine & Performing Arts Options

    Incoming grade 5 letter - MCCARTHY.pdf

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  • DROP OFF/PICKUP/DISMISSAL REMINDERS

    I wanted to reach out to the whole community to remind you of some of our standard procedures.

    DROP OFF FOR STUDENTS MEETING WITH A TEACHER OR ATTENDING A MORNING CLUB: Students should not arrive to school before 8am unless they have a prearranged meeting with a teacher or are attending a club.  Those students arriving before 8am must enter through the front door any time after 7:30 and sign in at the main office unless the club has an alternate sign in procedure. 

    REGULAR MORNING DROP OFF: This still occurs on the police station side of the school.  The side doors open at 8am.  Students go directly to the cafeteria where there is supervision until HR begins at 8:10.  Students should exit the vehicle ASAP directly onto the sidewalk.  They should not wait until they are at the door.  Multiple cars should be able to allow students to dismount simultaneously. Once buses are clear from the front, we begin sending cars to the front door as well to alleviate congestion.  Students should not be waiting to exit right at the door.  That slows the process down.  We want to makes sure students get to HR on time (8:19).

    AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP (2:40): Pick-ups at the end of the school day (2:40) are in the parking lot near the tennis courts/football field.  Please note that busses block the driveway next to the school next to the police station during dismissal.  If you are arriving close to or after 2:30, you will probably have to enter the pick-up area using the entrance on Old Westford Road.  For children's safety, please back into a parking spot before the dismissal time as it is much safer pulling forward out of a parking spot once school is dismissed.  Thanks for keeping our children safe.

    PICK UP AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES (activities will begin early October):  Pick-up after activities (3:45) is different from pick-up immediately at the end of the day (2:40). If you are picking up your child after activities, the designated pick-up area is near the cafeteria on the School Administration side of the building.  During the winter months our late buses come to the front of the school and block the driveway.  Please remember, you cannot pass a bus with flashing lights even when it is in our parking lot/driveway.

    DISMISSALS: Please try to remember to send in a note with your child when you know your child will need to be dismissed.  Please try to avoid dismissals during recess.  This is to help you avoid a possibly lengthy wait as we would have to radio out to the recess aides to locate your child who then has to go to their locker/class.  Often I know dismissals are for appointments and we would hate to see you potentially be late.  Therefore, err on the side of caution and dismiss before the following recess times:

    • Grade 5 (11:30-12:00)
    • Grade 6 (12:15-12:45)

    Thanks for helping us keep children safe and get them to HR & important appointments on time.

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Our Social Contract

Attendance Hotline

phone If your child will be home from school, please call us at 251-5122 and select option "1" or email us at mccarthy_attendance@chelmsford.k12.ma.us to report your child absent. If you do not call in, our office will issue a ConnectEd message to the families of all absent students whose parent has not called in. It will be a generic message indicating that your child is absent and to please call back or send in a note the next day to insure that the absence is recorded as an excused absence instead of an unexcused absence. The last part of the message urges you to contact immediately if you believe our call to be an error.

What's on TV?

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    "Solve It Like That" Math with Matthew Music Video

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  • ON Stage - CHS Pops 2017, May 17

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  • On Stage

    McCarthy Band Open Rehearsal

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  • Dear Friends of Chelmsford Fine and Performing Arts,

     

    Please find below a link to episode #63 of the Fine and Performing Arts Department TV Show, Spotlight on Fine Arts. This episode is our annual "Art Extravaganza Show," and features students from all levels sharing their successes related to this year's exhibits and art competitions. As always, Parker Middle School students introduce each segment, and do a great job!

     

    You can watch the episode here:

     

    Special thanks to Pete Pedulla and the CTM team for producing another great show.

     

    Thank you for your ongoing support of our arts programs in the Chelmsford Schools!

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  • On Stage - An A Cappella Extravaganza

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