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What We Are About

Carmel Central School District Mission Statement  

The parents, staff, students and community of the Carmel Central School District are committed in partnership to quality educational experiences in an environment that fosters mutual respect, values the uniqueness of the individual and challenges all students to become self-motivated, lifelong learners and contributing members of society.


Today, 11/23/2014
High: 48 Low: 43
Mostly cloudy
7% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/24/2014
High: 65 Low: 44
Rain likely
69% chance of precipitation.

From the Principal

While it feels too soon for snow, we have already begun experiencing some colder weather. Please remember to dress your child appropriately because they will still have outdoor recess as the weather allows.  

Parent/teacher conference days will occur on December 4th, 5th and 8th.  This is the day to discuss your child’s progress with their teacher. There will be no student attendance during conferences. Please check the District calendar for specific times and modifications to these school days. If you do not have an appointment already scheduled, please contact your child’s teacher to set one up. 

Daylight Savings ends this Sunday, November 2nd.  Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour.

On a final note, I wish you all a safe and restful time during the Thanksgiving recess.

Best regards,                                   

Tarkan T. Ceng, Principal

Student Activities

Parents Group assisted students in creating Thank You Posters in recognition of Veteran's Day. Posters were delivered to VA Hospital in Montrose. 4th Graders Bridget, Carlie & Kelsie were eager to express their gratitude.

Fire Prevention Month. Students really loved seeing the Fire Trucks up close!

KPS appreciates our local Fireman's Fire Safety Program.

Pledge of Allegiance WHUD Radio Station visited KPS to record all students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Click the link below to hear Mrs. Chase directing all second graders. Continue to listen to WHUD to hear more students on the radio from KPS.


All students in Kent Primary received instruction on Bus Safety. Students practiced safely exiting a bus using the emergency door along with listening attentively to veteran Carmel Bus Drivers in bus safety procedures.

Bus Safety Emergency Drill

Thanks to the Carmel Rotary all third graders in KPS received a new Dictionary. Carmel Rotary Club President Kathleen Valletta and Treasurer Charles Stein delivered 100 brand new dictionaries. Students are soooo excited to start learning how to use them. Thank you, Carmel Rotary!

K-4 Curriculum Guide

2014-2015 Student/Parent Handbook

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
Friday, November 28
Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
Tue, Dec 2 - Fri, Dec 5
KPS Snowflake Gift Shop
Tuesday, December 2
Board of Education Mtg., CHS Library, 7:30 p.m.
NOTE: The Board is expected to enter into Executive Session at 6:45 p.m. and the regular public meeting is expected to resume at 7:30 p.m.
BOE Facilities & Transportation Committee Mtg., CHS Library, 5:30 p.m.
Bus Safety Drills-CHS, GFMS

Recycling Program

Capri Sun Juice Wrappers earn money for KPS. The students at KPS are pitching in by recycling aluminum juice pouches. Kent Primary found an organization called Terracycle that will re-purpose these juice pouches into neat things like tote bags, purses and even pencil cases.  The best part is

IXL Math IXL is a comprehensive, standards-aligned math program offering unlimited practice in thousands of skills. One of the best things about IXL is that students in grade 1 - 4 can access it from school and from home!  Your child should know their user name and password. Practice math skills using IXL Math at home.


Raz-Kids Animated Digital Stories are an enjoyable activity which adds to our reading practice.  It's a great place to listen, read books & take a short comprehension quiz. Raz-Kids is Mobile! Download it free from iTunes to your iPad or get it on Google Play for your Andriod Tablet or at the Amazon App Store for your Kindle Fire. Happy Reading!  Raz-Kids