Thank You!

Thank you to East Cobb Middle School alumnae Maddie Zimmerman and Olivia Patrick for their donations of school supplies to ECMS.  The donation was a part of the Silver Award Project from Girl Scout Troup.

Magnet School Information

The timeline to apply for Cobb County’s Magnet Programs will begin soon.  All eighth grade students of East Cobb Middle School will have a magnet overview presentation on September 6 during 3rd period.  Wheeler High School will have their magnet information session September 6 from 6-8 p.m, and Pebblebrook High School will have their presentation on September 11 from 6-8 p.m.

For more information about magnet programs, timelines, and deadlines, click here.

Welcome to the Classes of 2023, 2024, and 2025!

Welcome back to a another school year at the East Cobb Middle School.  We hope everyone is enjoying the new building and finding their way around without any problems.  The counselors are coming to the classrooms over the next two to three weeks to meet the students.  We look forward to an exciting first year at the new East Cobb Middle School!

Career Exploration

To comply with the Bridge Law of 2010, the students of East Cobb Middle School began discovering pathways to careers, preparing them to be successful beyond high school.  Eighth graders have explored 3 careers and are completing individual graduation plans.  Over the next two weeks, seventh graders will complete the Career Matchmaker assessment while sixth graders will discover their learning styles.

Here is some information for Rising 9th graders:

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Here is more information about college, technical school, and the military:

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Class of 2024

Hello!

My name is Myra Would and I am the new 6th grade counselor at East Cobb Middle School. I look forward to getting to know you all very soon. This is my second year as a middle school counselor and I am very happy to be working with 6th grade this year. I am excited to help students with the transition from elementary to middle school. If you need me, please email [email protected] or call 770-578-2740 extension 243.

Class of 2022

Welcome back rising 9th graders (that’s you 8th graders). We’ve had a great start to the school year and I look forward to getting to know you and helping to prepare you for high school. We will continue checking out different careers in Career Cruising and, during the second half of the school year, I will be having you develop an “Individual Graduation Plan” (IGP) for high school.

In the meantime, some other things to look forward to are:

Sept.: The Magnet School Presentation
Oct.: The PSAT 8/9
Nov.: Giving Thanks
Dec.: Magnet applications due
Jan.: Your teachers begin making recommendations for your high school placement
Feb.: Wheeler high school seniors visit ECMS
March: ECMS 8th graders visit Wheeler
Rising 9th Grade Night at Wheeler
April: Georgia Milestones
May: 8th Grade Party
8th Grade Picnic
Graduation from middle school

My job is to help you academically, socially, emotionally, and with career exploration. Come see me!

Ms. Gonglach aka Ms. “G”
8th Grade School Counselor

General Homework Tips for Parents

 

  • Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to do homework.
    Avoid having your child do homework with the television on or in places with other distractions, such as people coming and going.
  • Make sure the materials your child needs, such as paper, pencils and a dictionary, are available.
    Ask your child if special materials will be needed for some projects and get them in advance.
  • Help your child with time management.
    Establish a set time each day for doing homework. Don’t let your child leave homework until just before bedtime. Think about using a weekend morning or afternoon for working on big projects, especially if the project involves getting together with classmates.
  • Be positive about homework.
    Tell your child how important school is. The attitude you express about homework will be the attitude your child acquires.
  • When your child does homework, you do homework.
    Show your child that the skills they are learning are related to things you do as an adult. If your child is reading, you read too. If your child is doing math, balance your checkbook.
  • When your child asks for help, provide guidance, not answers.
    Giving answers means your child will not learn the material. Too much help teaches your child that when the going gets rough, someone will do the work for him or her.
  • When the teacher asks that you play a role in homework, do it.
    Cooperate with the teacher. It shows your child that the school and home are a team. Follow the directions given by the teacher.
  • If homework is meant to be done by your child alone, stay away.
    Too much parent involvement can prevent homework from having some positive effects. Homework is a great way for kids to develop independent, lifelong learning skills.
  • Stay informed.
    Talk with your child’s teacher. Make sure you know the purpose of homework and what your child’s class rules are.
  • Help your child figure out what is hard homework and what is easy homework.
    Have your child do the hard work first. This will mean he will be most alert when facing the biggest challenges. Easy material will seem to go fast when fatigue begins to set in.
  • Watch your child for signs of failure and frustration.
    Let your child take a short break if she is having trouble keeping her mind on an assignment.
  • Reward progress in homework.
    If your child has been successful in homework completion and is working hard, celebrate that success with a special event (e.g., pizza, a walk, a trip to the park) to reinforce the positive effort.

U.S. Department of Education (2006).  Homework tips for parents.  Retrieved from: http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/involve/homework/part_pg2.html#2