Week of October 9th

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8th Grade students will take the PSAT 8/9 assessment on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. It is a one-day administration.

Students will have an early release day on Thursday, October 12, 2017. We will dismiss at 1:30PM.

Quarter 1 ended Friday, October 6, 2017. Report cards will be distributed during conference week October 16, 2017 – October 20, 2017. Conference Week letters were sent home prior to Fall Break. If no conference is scheduled, report cards and any other documents will be sent home on October 20, 2017. During conference week (October 16, 2017 – October 20, 2017), students will be dismissed at approximately 1:30PM.

Also on Thursday, October 12, 2017 please join us for Literacy Night @ 6PM! Some great literacy activities have been planned by our Language Arts and Social Studies teachers. The Book Fair will also be open on Literacy Night and will be available through Thursday, October 19, 2017. Literacy Night would be a great night to shop for great books at our Book Fair. Parent volunteers are needed to help in the media center for just a few hours each day. Please visit PTSA website http://www.ecmsptsa.com to sign up. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

ECMS Clash of Classes Spirit Nights is this week at Chick-Fil-A. Each class will have one designated day: 6th Grade on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 7th Grade on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 and 8th Grade on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Families, friends and staff can go to Chick-Fil-A ANY time during those days and ask that their sale be designated for East Cobb Middle and the grade level. Chick-Fil-A will keep track of the totals and the winning grade level will have Chick-Fil-A biscuits delivered to them. This is a fun, friendly competition between grades with the added benefit of raising money to give back to our Foundation for ECMS.

PTSA will be collecting Box Tops all month to raise money for our school. Please put your clipped Box Tops in a Ziploc bag labeled with your name and homeroom teacher’s name in the bright blue collection box in the main hallway. The class from each grade who submits the most box tops will win a morning breakfast party!

We would like to thank all who donated during our food pantry drive for the Wildcat Nation. Happy to announce that it is fully stocked!


Week of October 2nd!

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Welcome Back!

A friendly reminder…  Help sessions are at 8:15 every morning! If students arrive at school prior to 8:45 they will report to help sessions in the appropriate grade level.

Monday – Language Arts
Tuesday – Science
Wednesday – Study Skills in the Theater
Thursday – Math
Friday – Social Studies

Quarter 1 will end this Friday, October 6, 2017. Report cards will be distributed during conference week October 16, 2017 – October 20, 2017. Conference Week letters were sent home prior to Fall Break.  The letter allows for selection of the type of conference, date & time, phone, or no conference needed.  If you have not already done so, please return the letter to your child’s homeroom teacher.  If no conference is scheduled, report cards and any other documents will be sent home on October 20, 2017.  Click HERE for the letter. During conference week (October 16, 2017 – October 20, 2017), students will be dismissed at approximately 1:30PM.

Mark your calendar! Students will have an early release day on Thursday, October 12, 2017.  We will dismiss at 1:30PM.

Also on Thursday, October 12, 2017 please join us for Literacy Night! Some great literacy activities have been planned by our Language Arts and Social Studies teachers.  The Book Fair will also be open on Literacy Night and will be available through Thursday, October 19, 2017.  Literacy Night would be a great night to shop for great books at our Book Fair.  We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Check out what’s new in… Special Education News! AND Testing Updates!

Students with extra-curricular activities/practices that are not scheduled for 4:30PM MUST go home and be brought back to their activity or practice. There is no supervision after 4:30 PM.



Week of September 18th

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Conference Week letters were sent home today, Monday, September 18, 2017! The letter allows for selection of the type of conference, date & time, phone, or no conference needed.  Please return the letter to your child’s homeroom teacher.  Click HERE for the letter. During conference week (October 16, 2017 – October 20, 2017, students will be dismissed at approximately 1:30PM.

Students with extra-curricular activities/practices that are not scheduled for 4:30PM MUST go home and be brought back to their activity or practice. There is no supervision after 4:30 PM.

Picture re-takes are Friday, September 22, 2017.

Parents please join us for our Title 1 State of the School Meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6pm in the Conference Room. We’d love to have you here.

CCSD will be on Fall Break next week September 25, 2017 – September 29, 2017 all schools will be closed.

Mark your calendar!  Students will have an early release day on Thursday, October 12, 2017.  We will dismiss at 1:30PM.

On behalf of the Superintendent, thank you for the efforts you have already embarked on making donations for hurricane relief. The impact of Hurricane Irma has forced us to alter our plans for this important cause. At ECMS we WILL NOT end collection of donations on Wednesday. Donations will be accepted through this week and until further notice.  Thank you!

PTSA/Foundation kicked off the “Invest with Positivity Campaign” in efforts to enhance educational opportunities and experiences for students and staff at East Cobb Middle School. No candy sales or wrapping paper; just simply make a contribution with a 100% of you donation supporting our school.  Parents and Donors can write a check and put it in the safe in the main hallway near locker stocker or donate online at www.ecmsptsa.com and click on Make Your Investment.

Also at www.ecmsptsa.com sign up to volunteer.  Just click on Volunteer Opportunities.  Again, parents remember that ECMS wants and needs you here.

The ECMS Community Outreach Committee needs your help! Our Food Pantry needs to be stocked for the new school year.  To support our students and families in need within the Wildcat Nation, please visit the PTSA website where you can find a sign up with specific requests.  Donated items may be dropped off in the Front Office at East Cobb Middle School from now until Friday September 22, 2017.


Week of September 11th

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7th Grade Testing UPDATE: In order to allow for communication with families and to preserve a positive testing environment, we will not begin Iowa testing until Thursday, September 14th. The entire schedule will simply shift back three days.

Quarter 1 Progress Reports were distributed last Wednesday, September 6th. Parents you may keep the report, but please sign on the appropriate line for progress #1 to indicate receipt and review. And have your child return the envelope to their homeroom teacher.

On behalf of the Superintendent, thank you for the efforts you have already embarked on making donations for hurricane relief. The impact of Hurricane Irma has forced us to alter our plans for this important cause. At ECMS we WILL NOT end collection of donations on Wednesday. Donations will be accepted through this week and until further notice.  Thank you!

PTSA/Foundation kicked off the “Invest with Positivity Campaign” in efforts to enhance educational opportunities and experiences for students and staff at East Cobb Middle School. No candy sales or wrapping paper; just simply make a contribution with a 100% of you donation supporting our school.  Parents and Donors can write a check and put it in the safe in the main hallway near locker stocker or donate online at www.ecmsptsa.com and click on Make Your Investment.

Also at www.ecmsptsa.com sign up to volunteer.  Just click on Volunteer Opportunities.  Again, parents remember that ECMS wants and needs you here.

The ECMS Community Outreach Committee needs your help! Our Food Pantry needs to be stocked for the new school year.  To support our students and families in need within the Wildcat Nation, please visit the PTSA website where you can find a sign up with specific requests.  Donated items may be dropped off in the Front Office at East Cobb Middle School from now until Friday September 22, 2017.

Cobb County School District Magnet School Presentations has been rescheduled for our 8th graders.  It will be held on Monday, September 18th and Tuesday, September 19th at 11:45AM.  Parents are welcome to attend.  Click the links for more information regarding Magnet Program Admissions Timeline 2017-2018 and Cobb County High School Magnet Programs.


Week of September 4th

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A message from the Cobb County Police – There will be increased police presence at football games; students are not to engage in fighting or other illegal activities. Officers will be present and will prosecute those who violate the law. Parents please be mindful that when Wheeler High School has home games (football, basketball, or any sport); students are to go home first and then brought back to Wheeler High School for games. Games begin well after the middle school day ends and there is no supervision at East Cobb Middle School or Wheeler High School to supervise students prior to the game.  It is also suggested and highly encouraged that parents attend games with their children.

Quarter 1 Progress Reports will be distributed on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. 7th grade parents, included with your child’s progress report is a letter regarding CogAT and Iowa. Parents you may keep the report, however please sign on the appropriate line for Progress #1 to indicate review and receipt. Your child will need to return the envelope to their homeroom teacher.

6th Grade Parents, on Thursday, September 7, 2017 you child will participate in the 6th grade social in the gym during 6th period. Students are welcome to bring money to purchase drinks and snacks!

7th Grade Parents, on Friday, September 8, 2017, your child will take the Cognitive Abilities Test, and from September 11-14, 2017, your child will take the Iowa Assessments™.  A letter outlining specific details regarding the test will be sent home, Wednesday, September 6, 2017.   Click on the tab above, Testing Updates – Upcoming testing information (7th Grade CogAT/Iowa)

PTSA/Foundation kicked off the “Invest with Positivity Campaign” in efforts to enhance educational opportunities and experiences for students and staff at East Cobb Middle School. No candy sales or wrapping paper; just simply make a contribution with a 100% of you donation supporting our school.  Parents and Donors can write a check and put it in the safe in the main hallway near locker stocker or donate online at www.ecmsptsa.com and click on Make Your Investment.

Also at www.ecmsptsa.com sign up to volunteer.  Just click on Volunteer Opportunities.  Again, parents remember that ECMS wants and needs you here.

The ECMS Community Outreach Committee needs your help! Our Food Pantry needs to be stocked for the new school year.  To support our students and families in need within the Wildcat Nation, please visit the PTSA website where you can find a sign up with specific requests.  Donated items may be dropped off in the Front Office at East Cobb Middle School from now until Friday September 22, 2017.

On September 11th and 12th at 11:45AM, 8th grade students will attend a Cobb County School District Magnet School Presentation in the East Cobb Middle Theater This presentation is for our 8th grade students.  Parents are invited to attend.


Week of August 28th

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Early Release – Wednesday, August 30, 2017! Students will be dismissed TODAY at 1:30PM.

Please plan to join us on September 1, 2017 at 5:30PM for FRIDAY Night Lights and Food Trucks! Wear your Wildcat Spirit Wear and come support the WHS vs South Cobb HS football game for tailgating, food trucks and fun!

Parents please be mindful that when Wheeler High School has home games (football, basketball, or any sport); students are to go home first and then brought back to Wheeler High Schools for games. Games begin well after the middle school day ends and there is no supervision at East Cobb Middle School or Wheeler High School to supervise students prior to the games.  It is also suggested and highly encouraged that parents attend the games with their children.

Quarter 1 Progress Reports will be distributed on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Parents you may keep the report, however please sign on the appropriate line for progress #1 to indicate review and receipt. Your child will need to return the envelope to their homeroom teacher.

PTSA/Foundation kicked off the “Invest with Positivity Campaign” in efforts to enhance educational opportunities and experiences for students and staff at East Cobb Middle School. No candy sales or wrapping paper; just simply make a contribution with a 100% of you donation supporting our school.  Parents and Donors can write a check and put it in the safe in the main hallway near locker stocker or donate online at www.ecmsptsa.com and click on Make Your Investment.

Also at www.ecmsptsa.com sign up to volunteer.  Just click on Volunteer Opportunities.  Again, parents remember that ECMS wants and needs you here.

The ECMS Community Outreach Committee needs your help! Our Food Pantry needs to be stocked for the new school year.  To support our students and families in need within the Wildcat Nation, please visit the PTSA website where you can find a sign up with specific requests.  Donated items may be dropped off in the Front Office at East Cobb Middle School from now until Friday September 22, 2017.

On September 11th and 12th at 11:45AM, 8th grade students will attend a Cobb County School District Magnet School Presentation in the East Cobb Middle Theater This presentation is for our 8th grade students.  Parents are invited to attend.


Week of August 21st

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What an amazing experience…  Eclipse 2017!

Parents if your child out of school on Monday, August 21, 2017 due to the eclipse, the absence is considered excused; please send your child to school with a note and that absence will be marked excused.

Please plan to join us on September 1, 2017 for FRIDAY Night Lights and Food Trucks! Wear your Wildcat Spirit Wear and come support the WHS vs South Cobb HS football game for tailgating, food trucks and fun. This is a joint endeavor with ECMS’s and WHS’s parent and football booster organizations.

Quarter 1 Progress Reports will be distributed on September6, 2017. Parents you may keep the report, however please sign on the appropriate line for progress #1 to indicate review and receipt. Your child will need to return the envelope to their homeroom teacher.

PTSA/Foundation kicked off the “Invest with Positivity Campaign” in efforts to enhance educational opportunities and experiences for students and staff at East Cobb Middle School. No candy sales or wrapping paper; just simply make a contribution with a 100% of you donation supporting our school.  Parents and Donors can write a check and put it in the safe in the main hallway near locker stocker or donate online at www.ecmsptsa.com and click on Make Your Investment.

Also at www.ecmsptsa.com sign up to volunteer.  Just click on Volunteer Opportunities.  Again, parents remember that ECMS wants and needs you here.

Parents Nurse Braswell has some clinic needs! If you are willing and able, she needs tissue (Kleenex), snack size Ziploc bags, paper towels, single wrap saltine crackers, cases of water (full size), feminine products, and OdoBan (deodorizer).

Mark your calendar!  Students will have an early release day on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.  We will dismiss at 1:30PM.


Week of August 14th

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Greetings from The ECMS Admin Team and welcome to East Cobb Middle School for the 2017-2018 school year! We are off to a great start at East Cobb Middle School! This is our final year on Holt Road as we are anxiously awaiting our new building! There is always lots going on… To stay informed, stay tuned for Principal Young’s Monday Message (dial-out), the school’s website, this blog and your child’s teachers’ blogs!

Help session are at 8:15 every morning! If students arrive at school prior to 8:45 they will report to help sessions in the appropriate grade level.

Monday – Language Arts
Tuesday – Science
Wednesday – Study Skills in the Theater
Thursday – Math
Friday – Social Studies

East Cobb Middle School will participate in the outdoor viewing of the solar eclipse on Monday August 21, 2017.  Permission slips were sent home with students this past Friday, August 11, 2017. In order for your child to participate; you must sign the permission form and have your child return it to his or her teacher by this Friday, August 18, 2017. Students who do not return the permission form signed by a parent/guardian will have an alternate activity inside the school building during the eclipse.

This Thursday August 17, 2017 we will have a General PTSA Open House at 5:15 in the Media Center followed by Back to School Night for all grade levels. Parents will be dismissed from the Media Center to their child’s homeroom. Parents, please be sure that your child tells you who their homeroom teacher is. That is where you will receive their schedule to follow for the evening.

August 18, 2017 is Fall Picture Day! These are yearbook pictures. Picture packets were distributed today, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 and students should bring them home so that you can make a package selection.

Your child’s EOG Milestones reports from last year were distributed today, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 and students should have brought them home for your review. If you did not receive scores, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.

Please plan to join us on September 1, 2017t for FRIDAY Night Lights and Food Trucks! Wear your Wildcat Spirit Wear and come support the WHS vs South Cobb HS football game for tailgating, food trucks and fun. This is a joint endeavor with ECMS’s and WHS’s parent and football booster organizations.


Welcome Back!

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Upcoming Events!

Friday, July 28, 2017 – Jr. Wildcat Meet and Greet

6th Grade:  9:00AM – 10:30AM

7th Grade:  10:45AM – 11:30AM

8th Grade:  12:00PM – 1:00PM

Monday, July 31, 2017 – First Day of School!

Thursday, August 17, 2017 – Open House:  6:15PM – 8:15PM