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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Indoor marching season is around the corner! However, that means that the fall season for the Carteret Collective Sound is coming to an end. From endless heat in the sun, to fanning over bands in Conway, South Carolina, the Carteret Collective Sound definitely had a season that we'll never forget.
April 18, 2024
Spring cleaning shouldn't stop at just organizing your closet! It's about more than just tidying up your physical space; it's about refreshing your entire life. Take the opportunity to declutter not only your belongings, but also your mind and spirit. Let go of any mental clutter weighing you down. Whether it's old grudges, negative thoughts, or self-doubt. Use this time to evaluate your goals, dreams, and aspirations, and remove anything that might be hindering your progress. Spring cleaning offers a chance for renewal, growth, and a fresh start in all areas of your life. So, roll up your sleeves, dive in, and watch as your surroundings, mindset, and life transform for the better with these in’s and out’s for the spring season!
April 18, 2024
From corsages, to limousines, to over-the-top “promposals”, prom has become a staple event of the high school experience. Over the years, it has grown in popularity and significance, so much so that young people (such as myself) anticipate it from elementary school. I still remember thinking there was nothing more romantic than when my babysitter told me she had received a box of Bojangles biscuits with “PROM?” written in icing. The history of prom, however, is one that grew more from formality than fun.



  • 3/7: Pre-MPA Concert

  • 3/20-3/21: MPA


  • 3/8: East Regional Rally

  • 4/23-4/25: NC State Conference

SEA Club:

  • 3/23: Kayaking Trip

  • 4/27: Ecology Fair @ Martin Luther King Jr. Park (1-4pm)

  • 4/13-4/14: Club Camping Trip

Key Club:

  • 3/8-3/10: District Convention

  • 3/14: Meeting

  • 4/5: Volunteering at Newport Pig Cookin’

  • 4/13: Volunteering at Golf Tournament 

  • 4/25: Meeting


  • 3/15: Teacher Conference at UNCW

  • 3/27: Volunteering with Easter Egg Hunt for Children

Tri-M Honors Society:

  • 4/13: Tri-M Tri-P


  • 3/10: Orienteering at Bear Island

  • 3/13: AMI

  • 3/15-3/18: Orienteering Nationals

  • Last week of March: Norfolk, VA


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