Help Support Goals for Girls

Rachel Carson students continue their community service even after leaving Rachel Carson.  A former student of ours, who is currently in high school, is involved with Goals for Girls.  Help us support her continued efforts by purchasing coffee or tea.

Seven local female soccer players (ages 16-18) as representatives of Goals for Girls are traveling to India this winter to work with 120 Indian girls (ages 9-15) from impoverished and leprosy affected communities. The girls will be involved in service projects, soccer and life skills activities that focus on promoting self-esteem, leadership and cooperation in an all female environment.

What is Goals for Girls? Goals for Girls is an international initiative of girls helping girls through the game of soccer. Goals for Girls connects girls from around the world through cultural exchange, service, teamwork, and life skills education. All of which is taught through the game of soccer.

Your purchase of coffee or tea will help change the lives of these young Indian girls.

  • Coffee is $10/8 ounce bag
  • Tea is $7/box of 20 tea bags

To purchase, contact Chelsea at:


Our New Guide Dog Puppy is HERE!



Montgomery is from Guide Dogs for the Blind.  We will be socializing him and teaching him basic commands for the next year.  Montgomery is our third Guide Dog we have raised at Rachel Carson.  Tandy and Ozark, our other puppies, are successfully working with blind partners.

Leadership Training

All 8th grade Rachel Carson students:

You should have gotten an email about Leadership Training.  It will be August 21 from 10-2 at Five Oaks. Bring a sack lunch and a pencil.

Please email Mrs. Schrader or Ms. Hall if you cannot make it.

See you there!

August SOLVE Watering

Please join us on August 6 from 9 to 11AM at our SOLVE site to water our new plants we planted this year. Meet us in the parking lot of the church on the corner of Walker and 173rd.  Bring water for yourself and wear long pants.

Watering Dates

Please join us at our Solve Site on July 17 from 9-11 am. We will be watering the new plants we planted this year. Meet us in the parking lot of the church on the corner of 173rd and Walker Road.


Ozark to Graduate as a Guide Dog

When: November 3, 2012

Where: Guide Dog Campus, Boring, Oregon

Everyone is invited to the ceremony handing Ozark to his new Guidee.  Many people took part in raising Ozark into the Guide Dog he has become.

Ozark came to Rachel Carson in October 2011.  He would hang out in math class and attend site visits.  Students helped to practice important skills with Ozark between classes.

August 5, 2012, Ozark returned to Guide Dog Campus for his final training.  Since returning to Campus, we haven’t had an opportunity to see him, but we have heard of his amazing progress through eight phases of training.

Graduation is a culminating ceremony for all our experiences with Ozark.  He will be excited to see familiar faces.

Ozark is the second Guide Dog raised at Rachel Carson.  Tandy, a yellow female lab, was raised in our program during the 2009-2010 school year.  She is currently living in southern California with her Guidee, Charlie.  They have taken many trips together, both via walking and airplane.  Her most recent plane trip was to Paris last spring.

8th Grade Leadership Training August 22, 2012

All Rachel Carson 8th Graders should have gotten an email about this training.  The training takes place on Wednesday, August 22 from 9-2.

You will need to enter the school through Gym A doors near the covered play area.  Please dress comfortably with comfortable shoes.  We will be doing activities both in the gym and covered play area.  You will need a lunch and water.

Please email your IS teacher for more information if necessary.