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Model PLC District; Solution Tree 2018

Middle School

Hello!  My name is John Elkin and I have served as the principal of CMS since 2014.  Prior to CMS, I was both the principal (and assistant principal) at Webster City High School from 2004-14.  I began my career as a high school English teacher at both Saydel (Des Moines, IA) and Paton-Churdan (Churdan, IA).
 
At Carlisle Middle School we enjoy teaching students!  The cornerstone of CMS' success is built upon the foundation of its staff operating as a Professional Learning Community; we collaboratively focus on academic success through assessment for learning according to each student's needs.
 
At CMS, our staff is equipped to teach Pre-AP strategies and tools to engage all students in rigorous academic levels; this not only assists them in a successful transition to Carlisle High School, but also begins the process for preparing them for success in college-and/or-career-programs. 
 
Along with Pre-AP core courses, CMS also offers Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and Computer Programming in every grade.  Furthermore, we offer several Pre-High School credit classes including Algebra 1, Physical Science, and Spanish 1.
 
CMS operates within a 7 period schedule in which all classes are 52 minutes in length.  Four (4) times a week we also have a 20 minute embedded intervention period called WIN ("Whatever I Need") which is tailored towards specific student needs in the areas of core academics.
 
If you're moving or considering moving to Carlisle and want to visit CMS, I would be happy to personally meet with you so you may learn more about CMS and its programs.  Feel free to contact me at 515.989.5402 or via email at john.elkin@carlislecsd.org
 
Regards,
Mr. John W. Elkin
CMS Principal
 
 
ADDRESS
325 Scotch Ridge Road
Carlisle, IA 50047

CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone:  (515) 989-0833
Fax:  (515) 989-5497
Email:  middleschoolofficestaff@carlislecsd.org

HOURS
Office Hours:   7:45 am – 3:45 pm
Monday – Friday

OFFICE STAFF
Mr. John W. Elkin, Principal   |   Email:  john.elkin@carlislecsd.org
Mr. Andy Seiler, Assistant Principal   |   Email:  andy.seiler@carlislecsd.org
Mrs. Rhonda Ermler, Secretary   |   Email:  rhonda.ermler@carlislecsd.org
Mr. Ben Barry, Counselor   |   Email:  ben.barry@carlislecsd.org
Mrs. Veronica Eighmy, Nurse   |   Email: veronica.eighmy@carlislecsd.org

 
 
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