Welcome back… We hope that everyone had a FABULOUS February Break!
Parents! There will be no intramurals tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28th. If your student comes to school for intramurals this Tuesday, or prior to 8:45 any day, they will be directed to morning tutoring.
We have roughly 8 weeks before Georgia Milestones Assessments. What is the Georgia Milestones Assessments?
Georgia Milestones Assessment System
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3 through high school.
Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
Students in grades 3 through 8 take an end-of-grade assessment in English Language Arts and mathematics while students in grades 5 and 8 are also assessed in science and social studies. High school students take an end-of-course assessment for each of the ten courses designated by the State Board of Education.
Features the Georgia Milestone Assessment System include:
- open-ended (constructed-response) items in English Language Arts and mathematics (all grades and courses);
- a writing component (in response to passages read by students) at every grade level and course within the English Language Arts assessment;
- norm-referenced items in all content areas and courses, to complement the criterion-referenced information and to provide a national comparison; and
- transition to online administration over time, with online administration considered the primary mode of administration and paper-pencil as back-up until the transition is complete.
Rising 9th Grade Night The Wheeler Counseling Department and Administrative Staff welcomes you and your child to join us for an informative evening and learn what Wheeler High School has to offer.
When: March 2, 2017 Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM Where: Wheeler High School Cafeteria
The Wheeler Counseling Department and Administration welcomes you and your child to join them for an informative evening and learn what Wheeler High School has to offer. LEARN ABOUT: CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS, CAREER PATH-WAYS, PTSA, ACADEMICS, BOOSTER CLUBS, MEET THE TEACHERS, and GUIDED TOURS
Please see Special Education News… To review two fliers – Piecing Together Public Safety and their Heroes: Saturday, April 22, 2017. Evening of Inspiration Honoring our Exceptional Students: Thursday, March 9, 2017.
Mark your calendars for some upcoming events:
Parents are invited to a workshop on the types of standardized assessments that students take at each grade level. Parents will receive information about various assessments such as CogAT, the IOWA and Milestones; including how to understand scores and what resources are available.
Join us this Thursday March 2, 2017 in the East Cobb Middle School Conference Room.
Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 6:00PM – 7:00PM
The Funky Sock 5k to Stock the Food Pantry will be on Saturday, March 18, 2017. There will be prizes, music, and fun! To register, get a form from the front office, see Coach Carchio or register online! It’s only $15 for students and you get a free T-shirt! Come out and support the PE department and ECMS food bank. https://racewire.com/register.php?id=6930
Math and Science Night will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 6PM. Hey! 3.14 is Pie Day… so there may be pie!
Literacy Night will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6PM.