Carmel Cares for Others

Carmel Cares for Others

This Holiday Season, Carmel ES students, staff and parents continue to serve the community in many ways.

  • 4th Grade Students conducted a Food Drive for those in need, collecting 864 Pounds of Food.
  • PTA Trivia Night collected jackets, coats, underwear, socks and hats for the Clothing Closet at Heritage Presbyterian Church.

Clothing Closet Donation


Clothing Closet Donation

Clothing Closet Donation












  • Ambassadors, Safety Patrol, Beta Club and AIM Students are collecting toys for the Must Ministries Toy Drive – For more information check out this flyer: Toy Drive
  • Carmel PTA Blood Drive on December 5th
  • December 16th is Pajama Day for Relay for Life – for a $1.00 donation students can wear their pajamas to school and support a wonderful cause.

Carmel Named Promising Practices Award Winner

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Promising Practices Award LogoCarmel Elementary School has won an International award recognizing their effective strategies to develop positive character in their students.


Carmel Elementary School is among the 326 winners worldwide of Promising Practices awards.


They one of only four schools from Georgia to win the honor bestowed on schools and youth-serving organizations from across the United States, as well as from Canada, China, Colombia, and Mexico.


“These great ideas really highlight the creative efforts of amazing teachers all across America — and the world,” Promising Practices Program Director Dr. Dave Keller said. “It’s great to recognize what’s going well in the classroom.  These practices represent practical, effective ways to develop empathy, enhance conflict resolution skills, and inspire good citizenship.”


Carmel ES was recognized for its community children’s garden project.


Winning initiatives will be celebrated and highlighted at the National Forum on Character Education in Washington, D.C. in October.


This is the second Promising Practices honor for Carmel ES, which also was recognized in 2014.  Carmel ES has been previously named a National School of Character.