3 students and superintendent stand in hallway posing for spirit week

Caption for cover photo: Seniors Megan Partlow, Kiearra Harrison, Ellie Sugden, and Superintendent Peterson representing the Class of 2023!

Dear Carrollton Cavalier Families,

As we enter week six of the 2022-2023 school year, I bring positive greetings from the Central Office!  What an exciting September it has been, with so many great things happening in every building!  From the first days of school to our most recent Homecoming events and everything in between, Carrollton Public Schools continues to show itself as THE BEST CHOICE for every child’s education!  

The excitement about the school year continues to be strong all across our school community!  Students have settled into their routines and have become comfortable in the school setting. Teachers are focused on providing every student with opportunities for critical thinking.  As I visit classrooms and tour buildings,I am impressed by the levels of deep learning and engagement.  Also, I continue to be in awe of our amazing community - a host of great people, who are invested in and care about what is best for our kids!  Your dedication and support is appreciated and recognized at every level.  Thank you for your continued partnership!

In order to maintain this positive momentum, our first priority continues to be making sure our students and staff are safe when they are on our campuses, and that this safety is maintained at all times. A strength in Carrollton has been the relationships between our parents, our businesses, our communities, and our schools in working together to keep one another informed. Let's continue to utilize that strength to make our district a safe environment for all.

Second only to school safety is academic achievement and social wellness for every student.  We continue to work on the culture of our schools beyond the COVID pandemic.  To do this, our focus on MTSS (multi-tiered system of support) provides the foundation for every student to have success and come out of the pandemic stronger than ever before.  Teachers, administrators, and support staff know the value of working together with families to ensure every child is provided a quality educational experience that is grounded in critical thinking. We believe these practices can change the trajectory of our students’ lives and we look forward to working with families to ensure this takes place.

As we strengthen our home-school partnership, there are many ways you can become actively engaged in the school community.  Attending school activities is a great way to build relationships and support your child.  There are many exciting events happening in Carrollton Schools during the month of October.  All events are posted on our district website and in individual building communications to families. Below are a few highlights:

10/1- 10/31  - Bullying Prevention Month, College Month, Principals Month (all buildings)

10/5 - Count Day (all  buildings); CES/CMS Family Reading Night w/ author Jonathan Rand @ 5:00 pm, CMS gym

10/14 - CHS Home football game @ 7:00 pm, Cavalier Stadium (last home game of the season)

10/17 - Board of Education Meeting @ 6:00 pm, CHS library; NHS (National Honor Society Program) @ 7:00 pm, CHS gym

10/20 - Soup w/The SUPerintendent @ 5:30 pm, CMS library (stay tuned for more details)

10/25 - Carrollton Learning Centers Trunk or Treat @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Parking Lot between JB & Elementary buildings; CHS FAFSA Night @ 6:00 pm, CHS library

10/26  - CES Parent Fair @ 5:00 -7:00 pm, CES gym

As I close, I want to remind all students and families of the importance of being present in and on time for school every day, but especially on Count Day.  On this important day, students all across the state of Michigan will be “counted” and have full membership on the official roster of the school in which they are enrolled.  For us, this means that when your student is marked present in every class on October 5th, they are officially counted as a Carrollton Public Schools student. Thank you in advance for making sure your student is counted on Count Day, October 5, 2022. 

I continue to be honored to serve the Carrollton community.  Always know, you are important and you matter to me. Should you have any questions or need clarification, please feel free to reach out to me. I would love to talk with you. I can be reached at (989) 754-1475 or via email at tpeterson@gocavs.net.


Tiffany L. Peterson, Ed.S.

Chief Bridge Builder and Proud Superintendent

Carrollton Public Schools