McCarthy Middle School

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  • Incoming Grade 5 Parent Night

    Here is the PowerPoint shared at the Grade 5 Parent Orientation Night.

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  • CPS Students Win Awards at Nashoba Valley Technical High School

    Art Show and Competition

    This April, public school students from Ayer-Shirley, Chelmsford, Groton-Dunstable, Littleton, Nashoba Valley Technical, North Middlesex, and Westford school districts in the sixth through the twelfth grades were eligible to participate in the Nashoba Valley Technical High School Art Show and Competition. This annual event is held in cooperation with Gallery Z Artist Co-op in Lowell.

    Entries were judged in three age-based categories: sixth and seventh grade entries, eighth and ninth grade entries, and tenth through twelfth grade entries. First through third place designations, in addition to two honorable mentions, were awarded in each age category. Top entries are also part of an installation at Gallery Z in Lowell currently running through May 12.

    The following students received awards at the competition in their age categories:

    1st Place

    Fiona Huang, Parker Grade 8

    Isadora Prudencio, McCarthy Grade 7 “The Innocence of Beauty”The Dawning Landscape

    2nd Place

    Amelia Fontaine, McCarthy Grade 7 “Elizabeth and Me”

    Varnika Mandava, Parker Grade 7

    Honorable Mention

    Margot Betton, Parker Grade 6

    Jacinta Kamunyo, McCarthy Grade 7 “The Dawning Landscape”

    Anna Kehoe, CHS Grade 11 “Portrait of Abby”

    Varnika Mandava, Parker Grade 7

    Congratulations to all CPS Students and visual art teachers who participated in this competition!


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  • MCAS Testing Session Schedule

    • April 23- May 3 ELA Make-ups
    • May 7 & 9 Grades 5 & 8 Math
    • May 8 & 10 Grade 6 & 7 Math
    • May 13 & 15 Grade 5 Science (student questionnaire on May 15)
    • May 15 & 17 Grade 8 Science (student questionnaire on May 17)
    • May 13-23 Math & Science Make-ups

    All students will be taking the computer based MCAS test (CBT).

    Please help you child prepare by ensuring they are well rested and have a good breakfast on those days.  Grade 7 & 8 students can use calculators on the second day of math testing and there is a built in calculator in the testing platform.  Please note that statewide MCAS policy states that cell phone calculators are NOT allowed.  As is the rule on every day, students should not have their cell phone with them in class. If they are caught using their phone during an MCAS session (even if in the bathroom!), their scores are nullified. Thanks for helping us out with this.

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  •  McCarthy Arts Choices Grade 5

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  • Mathematics Placement Process

    Although we are just beginning grade six, we want to inform you of the process used for math placement for grade seven. In grade seven, we begin levels in math: honors, accelerated and 7th grade math. There are many criteria used for the placement process and they are detailed below with the expectations for honors:

    • 4th Grade MCAS score – 530 +
      •    5th Grade MCAS score – 530 +
      •    Average of five Continental Math League Test – 3.6 average
      •    New England Math League Test – 20+
      •    Term 1, 2, & 3 average – 95%+
      •    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.


      Any questions about the process or program, please feel free to contact me at

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    250 NORTH ROAD
    CHELMSFORD, MA 01824

    Telephone: (978) 251-5122
    Fax: (978) 251-5130

    Kurt McPhee: Principal
    Kerry Calobrisi: Assistant Principal

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