Week of February 27th

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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 pro​gram 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-penc​il 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, 2017Evening 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.



Week of February 13th

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Parents, there will be no intramurals on Tuesday, February 28th. If your student comes to school for intramurals on this or prior to 8:45 any day, they will be directed to morning tutoring.

Parents remember that drop off time is no earlier than 8:45AM. Daily help sessions are available each morning at 8:15 (and that is where students will report if they are here prior to 8:45).
Monday – ELA
Tuesday – Science
Wednesday – Study Skills
Thursday – Math
Friday – Social Studies

Schoolwide Detention continues to be held in the Theater on Tuesday mornings from 8:15 – 8:45 and Thursday afternoons 4:30- 5:00. Parents remember that you are responsible for dropping your students off on time for morning detention or picking them up on time for afternoon detention.

8th grade students and parents electives went home Monday, January 30th. They are due before February 15th.  You must go online to make selections.  There is access to the elective link on both the ECMS and WHS websites.

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

Parents just a reminder if you missed the SPLOST V presentation; there is a link regarding SPLOST V information and video on our website.   You may also access it directly on the CCSD website.

No school – February Break, February 20th – February 24th!

 


Week of February 6th

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Awesome turnout for Rising 6th Grade Information Night!  We are looking forward to our future Jr. Wildcats joining ECMS.  Remember, Rising 6th Grade Camp will be held, July 20th for 9AM-12PM!

8th grade students and parents electives forms and information went home last week. Elective selections are due before February 15th!  You must go online to make selections. There is access to the elective link on the ECMS website.

Please join other students, just like you, on Saturday, February 11th, at the Cobb Parkway South East Office Depot, to take the “Learning Environment Challenge” and help design your ideal classroom; a classroom you and your friends would like to learn in!  Doors open at 9 AM. Hope to see you there!  See links for the infomercial on the ECMS website.

Boys Lacrosse registration now open through the end of next week register online @ www.wheelerjrlacrosse.com

There is a Boys Lacrosse clinic – Wednesday through Friday of next week 4:45PM – 6PM

There is a link regarding SPLOST V information and video on our website.   You may also access it directly on the CCSD website.


Week of January 30th

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Parents remember that drop off time is no earlier than 8:45AM. Daily help sessions are available each morning at 8:15 (and that is where students will report if they are here prior to 8:45).

Monday – ELA

Tuesday – Science

Thursday – Math

Friday – Social Studies

Beginning Wednesday, February 1st, study skill sessions will be held on Wednesday mornings at 8:15 in the Theater.

 

Count down to Super Bowl LI!

Wednesday 2/1/17 Dirty Bird Door decoration contest (homerooms)!

Thursday 2/2/17 Red/Black or Falcon Spirit Wear with Jeans

Friday 2/3/17 Falcon Hat Day…Red/Black or Falcon Spirit Hat

Spread the word that Rising 6th grade Parent night is Feb. 6 at 6PM in the Theater and doors open at 5:45PM

8th grade students and parents electives went home Monday, January 30th.  They are due before February 15th.  You must go online to make selections.

Thank you to those of you who joined us for the PTSA General Meeting and SPLOST V presentation last week. There is a link to the SPLOST V information and video on the ECMS website.   You may also access it directly on the CCSD website. It’s an important vote and you are encouraged to go out and vote.

Please see Special Education News… To review the flyer and complete the 2017 Annual Parent Involvement Survey for Georgia Families Raising a Student with a Disability.