Welcome to the 2020-2021 G.W. Carver Middle School My School Online - Phase I
IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFORMATION
Beginning of School preparations:
In preparation for the first day of school, all students should log into their devices prior to the Week of Welcome. Logging in early will ensure that both the student's password and device are in good working order.
During this time, they may encounter difficulties with their mobile device. The following guidelines will assist school site staff in helping students to resolve issues with their mobile devices. K12 Training will transpire during the first week of the school year.
GWCM TV News now online:
Watch the newest information on G.W. Carver Middle School's online TV channel! Simply navigate to this site and select "6071 G.W. Carver Middle" from the drop-down menu. Currently, there is only one recorded news session available. Watch it by clicking here.
First Days of School:
If your child encounters challenges in getting on to the K12 platform and or finding his or her class, he/she should monitor their Student Portal email so their teacher can reach out and connect. Some minor schedule changes may be made over the weekend, so your child needs to follow their schedule as posted in the Student Portal on Monday morning. If by 9:35 A.M. your child is not in communication with their period 1 teacher, please email Mrs. Diana Peralta at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Thank you!
If the student is using a personal device:
- Have them access www.dadeschools.net and log into the student portal using their student ID and password.
- If they are able log in successfully, they are ready for the first day of school.
- Once the password has been reset, the student MUST perform the initial login from a school site.
Students who were issued a district device:
- Have them power up the mobile device. Please note that if the device has not been used in a while, it may need to be charged.
- Have the student attempt to log in to the device using their student ID and password. If successful, direct them to proceed to access www.dadeschools.net and log in to the student portal using their student ID and password.
- If they are able to log in successfully, they are ready for the first day of school.
- If they have forgotten their password and are unable to log in to the district-issued device, or the device is otherwise not functioning properly, the school will verify the student's identity and arrange device assistance or a password reset.
- Once the password has been reset, the student MUST perform the initial login from a school site.
WINDOWS LICENSE ISSUES
Students using district-issued mobile devices may encounter a Windows License message during the login process. The message reads as follows: YOUR WINDOWS LICENSE WILL EXPIRE SOON.
- To clear the message and proceed with logging in, simply click on the CLOSE button. The system will make the necessary updates to the device to activate the Windows license within 24 hours.
- If the issue persists after 24 hours, school site staff can coordinate a time for the student.
Students, click below to see the Student Orientation Video!
Student Orientation Video
Students, click below to see the Free & Reduced Lunch Application:
Free & Reduced Lunch Application
Click below to see the 2020-2021 Bell Schedule:
2020-2021 Bell Schedule
Carver Student Services Department, Mrs. Valdes (6th Grade) - (email@example.com) and Mrs. Castillo (7th/8th Grade) - (castilloc@dadeschools) are here to provide support. - Please call (305) 444-7388 with any questions.
School News & Events
- Parents and students, please keep in mind that we're currently using Microsoft Teams to conduct distance learning classes! All students should be regularly checking their Microsoft Teams account for new class information.
- Students can find additional learning resources in the Apps tab within their portal. Resources include textbook materials, practices, virtual experiences, tutoring content and more!
- Please be aware that there is no school on Monday, September 7th 2020, as it is Labor Day..
- New Student Orientation PowerPoint Presentation - CLICK HERE!
George Washington Carver Middle School is a Miami-Dade Public Schools magnet for international education and studies. All students who wish to attend must apply by completing the District’s magnet school application, meeting the academic criteria and being selected through the random selection process. Entry level for the Intenational Education Program is 6th grade only. Entry level for International Studies Program is 6th, 7th, and 8th grade(s).
The magnet application period for Miami-Dade County Public Schools runs from October 1st through January 15th each year.
It is important that you visit the “Magnet” section of this site for specific information about G.W. Carver Middle’s language magnet programs, selection criteria before completing the magnet school application online.
Students new to Miami-Dade County Public Schools will need the following before attending class:
- Birth certificate or legal proof of name
- Health and immunization forms
- Child’s Social Security Number
- Proof of residency
Students transferring from another Miami-Dade County Public School only need:
- A parent or legal guardian must present a valid withdrawal slip from the previous/sending school
- Proof of residency in the parent or legal guardian’s name.
Please contact the Lead Teacher at (305) 444-7388 for more information, or visit the MDCPS Parent Portal:
MDCPS Parent/Student Handbook
Health Inspection Reports
Subject Selection Forms
Greetings! Buenos dias! Guten Tag! Bonjour! Buongiorno!
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to G.W. Carver Middle School, Center for International Education/International Studies. Our institution is nationally recognized by Magnet Schools of America as a School of Distinction. G.W. Carver Middle School has been honored as the number one traditional middle school in Florida for many years, and is rated an “A” by the State of Florida. G.W. Carver Middle School is the only public middle school recognized by the Spanish, German, Italian, and French governments. All students at G.W. Carver Middle School study Spanish, German, Italian, or French and their respective cultures at an in-depth level. All courses are taught at the honors or advanced level.
Our students enjoy a true middle school experience complete with clubs, after-school sports and exciting field trips. G.W. Carver Middle School strives to create a friendly, multi-ethnic environment that encourages student growth in academics, self-esteem, self-discipline and respectful understanding of different peoples and cultures. This environment provides an experience that prepares our students to meet tomorrow's challenges in the international arena. The faculty and staff are personally and professionally committed to our students. They provide students with outstanding educational opportunities and services..
It is my goal to maintain G.W. Carver Middle School's outstanding reputation. If at any time you feel that the service you receive does not meet high standards, I urge you to contact my office at (305) 444-7388. Our goal is that your experience, as a valued member of our school community, reflects a culture of learning, respect, and quality. If for any reason your concerns cannot be addressed by my office, please contact the Central Region Office Stakeholder Relations Department at (305) 499-5050.
Looking forward to working together to create an optimal school environment that all of us can be proud of.
Shelley F. Stroleny, Principal
We are Carver. We are Recognized.
G.W. Carver Middle School is a National Blue Ribbon School!
30 Years International Studies International Education 1987 - 2017
G.W. Carver Middle School PTSA, in conjunction with its partners, has funded the creation of the new G.W. Carver Middle School Piazza! The piazza is place where students can safely gather, share ideas, socialize, and collaborate. The piazza incorporates a terrace, seating, pavers, shade trees and will include a student mural, which creates a transformative and social environment amongst the student body.
Carver School can trace its beginning to the private school for Coconut Grove black children that was founded by D.A. Dorsey in 1899. In 1901, the first public school was organized at St. Paul A.M.E. church under Rev. John Davis. The next year, the school moved to Thomas Avenue on land donated by patrons and friends. "The Little Schoolhouse", as it was fondly called, served the community until 1923 when the school was moved to Lejeune Road. In 1924, George Merrick, who was developing Coral Gables, offered the Board of Education five acres on Grand Avenue and Lincoln Drive, and a newly designed nine room Spanish building in exchange for the unfinished building on Lejeune Road. The new school, known as the Dade County Training School, housed elementary and junior high schools, and served black students from as far away as Homestead.
Mrs. Francis Tucker, a Tuskegee University graduate, and friend of Dr. George Washington Carver, became principal in 1929, and served until her retirement in 1956. Beginning in 1934, one high school class was added each year until the first senior class graduated in 1939. When Dr. George Washington Carver died in 1942, Mrs. Tucker led a movement to rename the school in his honor. By this time the school was severely overcrowded and many portable classrooms filled the school grounds. In 1950, the School Board acquired five additional acres and hired architect, Alfred Browning Parker to design a modern, new high school, which opened in 1952. Carver High graduated its last senior class in 1966. In the fall of that year, senior high students were transferred to Coral Gables Senior High, and the former high school became G.W. Carver Junior High.
In February, 1970, the Federal court ordered the Dade County School system to desegregate all the faculties, and the following fall paired G.W. Carver Junior High with Ponce de Leon, making the school a 7th grade center. The court also ordered Carver Elementary paired with Sunset, Coral Gables and Merrick Elementaries making G.W. Carver Elementary a kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade school. Since integration, Carver has added a proud heritage of being a model multi-racial, multi-ethnic school serving students from Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and Key Biscayne. During 1985-86, Carver's population dropped to 53% of capacity. After many meetings with community and school officials, Carver requested to become a magnet school in international education, an idea that was initiated in 1982, at the Southern Governor's Conference.
The first International Studies classes came to Carver in the 1987/88 school year. Since then, Carver has become a magnet school housing both the International Studies Program for students continuing their studies from Sunset Elementary School as well as the International Education Program for students beginning their study of foreign language at G.W. Carver in the sixth grade. G.W. Carver offers advanced placement testing in Spanish, German Italian and French. On May 31, 1994, governor Lawton Chiles proclaimed International Studies Day in honor of the first sixteen graduates of the International Studies Magnet program.
School Hall of Fame
To provide Miami-Dade County's multicultural and multilingual population with an advanced educational program, George Washington Carver Middle School will follow state benchmarks and meet the academic standards of France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The school will offer a curriculum to prepare students to meet the future needs of major industries, international trade, finance, and tourism.
Reflecting the needs of Miami-Dade County's diverse community, George Washington Carver Middle School, Center for International Education, will prepare all students to be multilingual and multiliterate. All stakeholders of the school will implement technological innovations to enhance the strong multilingual academic program, thus ensuring each student success in the competitive environment of the 21st century. The school will provide a rigorous, diverse curriculum that meets world-class standards for a multicultural world.
We believe George Washington Carver Middle School to be a student-centered academic institution where teachers and staff are role models whose excitement and energy promote academic excellence. George Washington Carver Middle School is a place where parental support is not only encouraged but is essential to the students' success and where the administrative team provides constructive support focusing on critical aspects of successful teaching to students, faculty, parents, and the community. Our school is a multi-national school where competency-based curriculum is emphasized along with the academic standards of the ministries of France, Germany, Spain and Italy. It is a school of facilitators who go out of their way to solve problems while creating a positive work climate. As a school of tomorrow where students complete courses that will enable them to function in a multicultural society, we promote technological competence and believe George Washington Carver Middle School to be Miami-Dade County Public Schools' best middle school.
There is probably no factor more important to successful school progress than regular school attendance. Students who are absent excessively from the instructional program will fall behind in academic achievement. Excessive school absenteeism can result in course failure.
The attendance policy is established by the School Board. Highlights of the attendance rules are as follows:
1. A secondary student accumulating ten or more unexcused class absences in an annual course or five or more unexcused absences in a semester course will be subject to the withholding of final credit, pending a student/parent requested administrative screening and/or review of all absences by the attendance review committee.
2. An attendance review committee is established in each school. The committee consists of three or more school personnel who have the responsibility to review student attendance petitions during the last week of the course(s) and recommend the:
- A. Issuing of final credit
- B. Temporary withholding of final credit pending makeup assignments;
- C. Permanent withholding of credit.
3. The following are considered excused absences: student illness, medical appointment, death in family, observance of a religious holiday, mandated religious service, and a school sponsored event or activity previously approved
4. All other absences not listed above in item 3 are considered unexcused
*Excerpt from School Board Rule 6Gxl3-5A-l.04
School Grounds & Hours
G.W. Carver Middle School has a closed campus policy. Students must remain on the school grounds from the time they arrive (even if the first period has not yet started) until dismissal. Florida Statute states that schools are responsible for students 30 minutes before school and 30 minutes after school. This means no students should be on school grounds before 8:35 AM or after 4:20 PM. Students are not permitted to play football, softball, soccer, etc. before or after school. At the end of the school day, if students are not involved in a supervised school activity, they must leave the grounds by 4:20 PM. Parents - for the safety and well-being of all children, it is strongly encouraged that transportation arrangements be made so that no child is left unsupervised on school grounds after 4:20 PM.