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Track and Field Meet on May 19 is CANCELED!

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The Track and Field meet @ Attea on May 19 is CANCELED! Please see your coach for more information. 

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Team Fusion whiteboard drawing

Team Fusion: Is it for You?

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Caruso and District logos and URL to Team Fusion website - tinyurl.com/CMSTeamFusionInformational Meeting for Parents & Students: May 9 at 6pm, Caruso Auditorium

Next school year, Caruso will pilot Team Fusion, a unique, personalized, and innovative learning experience for a cohort of up to 30 eighth grade students at Caruso Middle School. Aligned with the District’s new mission to “provide innovative educational experiences of the highest quality that engage, inspire and empower each student to excel and contribute to improving the world,” Team Fusion will allow students to co-author their eighth-grade learning experience and be immersed in an environment with limitless growth opportunities.

View the video about Team Fusion.

Students on Team Fusion will experience an authentic, integrated approach to academic learning in the areas of English language arts (ELA), social studies and science under the guidance of the Team Fusion lead teacher. Students will be in Team Fusion for their core classes (period 4 and two of the periods 5, 7, and 8). Students will leave for their math class in period 5, 7, or 8 to be with peers from the eighth grade Blue or White team, or with their TAP math peers. During Encore class periods (periods 1, 2 and 3), students from Team Fusion will integrate with eighth-grade students from all teams.

Team Fusion students will experience more flexibility in their day as they collaborate with their lead teacher to determine where to focus their time and learning. In addition to this integrated, flexible model, Team Fusion students will also benefit from a personalized learning experience where the student collaborates with their lead teacher to identify goals and monitor progress.

Because students on Team Fusion will have one lead teacher for the core subjects of ELA, social studies, and science, the curriculum will be integrated to combine multiple content areas into the learning experience. This design will allow for project-based learning experiences where students work over time to understand and respond to engaging and complex questions, problems or challenges.

Students and parents who are interested in being part of Team Fusion should visit the Team Fusion website and find the application. We are not looking for any particular profile of a student, but will build a cohort of students who represent all the learners at Caruso Middle School.

Caruso Color Run is Friday, May 5!

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Caruso Announcements for the Week of April 10, 2017

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  • Good Luck to the 6 Destination Imagination teams competing in the State DI tournament tomorrow at Northern Illinois University.
  • Help out a friend in CMA by filling out this survey. https://docs.google.com/a/dps109.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1y4EqiGHDTqr8h9Y6ZgrKYZel8m0KM-PtPyoRwKFHQh1NFQ/viewform?c=0&w=1
  • Congratulations to both 7th and 8th grade boys’ volleyball teams on their win against Maple!
  • As a healthy reminder please remember that students should not have any cell phones or cameras out during the school day without teacher permission. This guidance is doubly important in our locker rooms. Due to the serious nature of any potential violations in this area there are signs in these locations to remind students that electronic devices are prohibited. Thanks!
  • **6th and 7th Graders** Interested in being a member of Choir next year? See Ms. Vombrack
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