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Carpenter Middle School

Carpenter Middle School
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3905 Rainier Road
Plano, TX 75023
Phone: (469) 752-5000
Fax: (469) 752-5001

Principal Courtney Washington
Assistant Principal Bryan McCord
Assistant Principal Wendy Prater
Counselors Kim Gregorash – 6th Grade
Janet Jordan – 7th Grade
Carolyn Mauldin – 8th Grade
School Hours 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Enrollment 873
School Colors Blue and silver 
Mascot Carpenter Cowboys
Motto Excellence in action.

Directions to School

From Dallas North Tollway: Parker Rd. Exit – east to Rainier, north on Rainier to Cross Bend.
From Central Expressway: Parker Rd. Exit – west to Rainier, north on Rainier to Cross Bend.

Achievements

2013 8th grade Football City Champions; 2014 8th grade Girls Track Team – City Champions; 2013 Mock Trial District Champions; 2013 State Science Fair - 3rd place; 2013 7th grade Girls Track Team - City Champions; 2013 Cheerleaders take District-wide “Game Time Cheer Champions” trophy at NCA Summer Cheerleading Camp; 2012 Winner of Raytheon “Math Moves You” contest, 2012; 2013 State-awarded Distinction Designation in Math; 2013 100% of the 2013 Algebra students pass the End-of-Course Exam for high school credit; 2012-13 8th grade Boys Basketball: 3rd place; 2012-13 7th grade Boys Basketball 3rd place; 2011-12 7th grade Boys Basketball, 2nd place; 2009-10 7th grade Boys Basketball 3rd place; 2008-09 Sweepstakes at UIL Festival in Band, Choir, and Orchestra (2009-10).

Campus Programs: 

Fine Arts: Art, Band, Choir, Orchestra; Athletics: Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Soccer;  Leadership and Service Groups: National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, Man-Up, PAL: Peer Assistance and Leadership; YWI: Young Women, Inc., Linx Social Fun Club; Partners P.E., Microphone Maniacs (students who read the P.A. announcements).

Academic Achievement: PACE (Plano Academic and Creative Education: for identified gifted & talented students), Mock Trial teams (8th grade PACE students /Spring semester), Whiz Quiz teams (grades 6-8), Math Counts team, Math Peer Tutors, ESL (English as a Second Language), AP Spanish.

Advisory program: Monday-Thursday:  Curriculum that holistically incorporates a skills-set to teach students important life- and social-skills; to build new friendships; to become a more efficient student; and to be a part of a diverse community; Friday: Special Interest Groups (SPI): SPI groups changes each semester as per student interests, last year SPI groups included: Auto, Japanese Language and Culture, H.O.P.E., Better Beginnings (service club that produces no-sew baby blankets for disadvantaged parents leaving the hospital with their babies), Board Games, Cheerleading, Chess, Engineering, Film, Forensic Science, H.0.P.E. (service club), Guitar, Hacky-sack, Jazz Band, Jewelry-making, Manga , M.A.P. (Magic the Gathering card game, Anime, and Pokemon), Military History, Pinterest, Reading Circle, Scrapbooking, Spirit Sisters and Athletic Support Team, Tea Culture, Yearbook/Journalism.

Parent Involvement Opportunities

PTA; chaperone for socials; library & office work; open house; tutoring; hospitality; support for teachers; School Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); Key Communicators; and mentors.

Community/Business Partnerships

In & Out Burger; Collin Creek Mall A+Rewards; Jostens; Raising Canes; Custer Road United Methodist Church; Chick-fil-A (Coit & Spring Creek); Dallas Mavericks; ESI; Frito-Lay; Kohl's; and Horace Mann Insurance.

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