Last Week of School

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PARENTS! Regarding dismissal on the last day of school… Students who are not typically car riders or walkers will need a note from parents providing notification of car-riding or permission to walk. This note will be shown to their last period teacher. We will ask teachers to verify receipt of note/permission prior to dismissal. If students do not have a note they must ride the bus home, taking their regular mode of transportation.

No bus passes will be issued during the last week of school. Parents please be sure that you have made arrangements with your students for the last week/last days of school. ALL students must be picked up no later than 1:30 on Tuesday, May 21st and Wednesday, May 22nd.

Honors Assemblies are at 9:30 on the following days!
6th Grade May 20th
7th Grade 21st
8th Grade 22nd

Middle Schools will dismiss at 1:30 on both Tuesday, May 21st and Wednesday, May 22nd!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 is the last day of school!

 


Week of May 13th

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Yearbooks will be distributed this week beginning Monday, May 13, 2019.  Students are to keep their yearbooks with them or secured somewhere.  ECMS will not be responsible for lost or stolen yearbooks.  Please make sure that students write their names on the inside of the front or back cover with permanent marker.

LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS TO BRING BOOKBAGS/Backpacks IS TUESDAY May 14, 2019. There will be no locker use after this date. Tuesday May 14th will be the last day to use lockers and students may not bring backpacks.

Field days begin this week! May 15th for 8th grade, May 16th for 7th grade, and May 17th for 6th grade and we are still in will need bottled water for our students and staff participating. If you are able, please bring in a case of water to donate to keep everyone hydrated throughout the highly active and engaging field day events. The 8th grade picnic is May 20th! You may drop them off in the front office. Thank you so much!

Honors celebrations will take place during the last week of school. Invitations will come home May 15th and May 16th with students who will be receiving an award. All ceremonies will begin at 9:30AM in the theater; 6th grade on May 20, 2019, 7th grade on May 21, 2019, and 8th grade on May 22, 2019.

Middle Schools will dismiss at 1:30 on both Tuesday, May 21st and Wednesday, May 22nd!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 is the last day of school!

No bus passes will be issued during the last week of school.  Parents please be sure that you have made arrangements with your students for the last week/last days of school.  ALL students must be picked up no later than 1:30 on Tuesday, May 21st and Wednesday, May 22nd.

 


Week of May 6th

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Tonight! Parents, bring your families and come join us for International and Family Night at ECMS on May 7, 2019 at 6PM. Experience cultures represented from around the globe with ethnic entertainment, food, artifacts, displays and information. This event proves to be a very engaging and educational experience every year. PARENTS PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR CHILDREN, ALL STUDENTS MUST BE ACCOMPAINED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN. Students are not able to stay after school, they have to go home and return with a parent if they plan to attend. This is a family event and not a drop off and pick up setting. Again, students must attend this event with their parents. Come one family, come all families for a great time.


Quarter 4 Progress Reports (final 4 ½ week mark) were made available on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in StudentVue and ParentVue. Important information was sent home in the envelope. If you haven’t already do so, please sign on the appropriate line indicating that you have viewed your child’s progress report online and reviewed the contents in the envelope. Students should return the signed envelope to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible.

Parents continue to be mindful that due to testing we may experience delays in dismissal; though tomorrow (5.7.2019) is our last day of Milestone testing!

Field days are just around the corner! May 15th for 8th grade, May 16th for 7th grade, and May 17th for 6th grade and we will need bottled water for our students and staff participating. If you are able, please bring in a case of water to donate to keep everyone hydrated throughout the highly active and engaging field day events. The 8th grade picnic is May 20th! You may drop them off in the front office. Thank you so much!

Honors celebrations will take place during the last week of school. Invitations will come home May 15th and May 16th with students who will be receiving an award. All ceremonies will begin at 9:30AM in the theater; 6th grade on May 20, 2019, 7th grade on May 21, 2019, and 8th grade on May 22, 2019.


Week of April 29th

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Quarter 4 Progress Reports (final 4 ½ week mark) will be made available on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in StudentVue and ParentVue. Important information will be sent home in the envelope. Please sign on the appropriate line indicating that you have viewed your child’s progress report online and reviewed the contents in the envelope. Students should return the signed envelope to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible.

We are in the midst of the Assessment Season! Milestones End of Grades and End of Course Assessments are being administered April 15, 2019 – May 7, 2019.  The actual dates for grade levels and subjects is available on our website.

Reminder: Throughout the testing period, please be sure that your children eat a balanced breakfast. Also, cell phones and all SMART devices will not be allowed in the testing sessions. If they bring personal devices to school, students will have to keep the devices turned off and stored in their lockers.

Who remembers School House Rock? Our Choral and Art departments will be present School House Rock! the Musical. There will be two shows; 6th and 7th grade students will perform on May 2nd at 7PM. 8th grade students will perform on May 3rd at 7PM. All tickets will be $5. Students must go home and return with a parent. Come with your family and enjoy the show!

Parents, bring your families and come join us for International and Family Night at ECMS on May 7, 2019 at 6PM. Experience cultures represented from around the globe with ethnic entertainment, food, artifacts, displays and information. This event proves to be a very engaging and educational experience every year. PARENTS PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR CHILDREN, ALL STUDENTS MUST BE ACCOMPAINED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN. Students are not able to stay after school, they have to go home and return with a parent if they plan to attend. This is a family event and not a drop off and pick up setting. Again, students must attend this event with their parents. Come one family, come all families for a great time.


Week of April 22nd

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Quarter 4 Progress Reports (final 4 ½ week mark) will be made available on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in StudentVue and ParentVue. Important information will be sent home in the envelope. Please sign on the appropriate line indicating that you have viewed your child’s progress report online and reviewed the contents in the envelope. Students should return the signed envelope to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible.

 

We are in the midst of the Assessment Season! Milestones End of Grades and End of Course Assessments are being administered April 15, 2019 – May 7, 2019.

The actual dates for grade levels and subjects is available on our website.

Reminder:   Throughout the testing period, please be sure that your children eat a balanced breakfast.  Also, cell phones and all SMART devices will not be allowed in the testing sessions. If they bring personal devices to school, students will have to keep the devices turned off and stored in their lockers.

Note:  Heads up parents! Due to testing, our afternoon dismissal may be delayed as much as 15 minutes or so. If students are arriving home a little later than normal that is why. Heads up for this Thursday, April 25, 2019 in particular…

Parents, bring your families and come join us for International and Family Night at ECMS on May 7, 2019 at 6PM. Experience cultures represented from around the globe with ethnic entertainment, food, artifacts, displays and information. This event proves to be a very engaging and educational experience every year. PARENTS PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR CHILDREN, ALL STUDENTS MUST BE ACCOMPAINED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN. Students are not able to stay after school, they have to go home and return with a parent if they plan to attend. This is a family event and not a drop off and pick up setting. Again, students must attend this event with their parents. Come one family, come all families for a great time.

Parents for morning drop-off, please remember that the curb (red) in front of the school is a fire lane and is for drop-offs only. Please do not park. Some parents have been parking and waiting; which hinders other students from being dropped off. If you are here early and wait to let your student out of the car, please park in the parking lot and then drive to the drop off lane to let your student out in front of the school.


Week of April 15th

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Reminder:  Parents for morning drop-off, please remember that the curb (red) in front of the school is a fire lane and is for drop-offs only. Please do not park. Some parents have been parking and waiting; which hinders other students from being dropped off. If you are here early and wait to let your student out of the car, please park in the parking lot and then drive to the drop off lane to let your student out in front of the school.

Reminder:   As we embark upon the testing period, please be sure that your children eat a balanced breakfast.  Also, cell phones and all SMART devices will not be allowed in the testing sessions. If they bring personal devices to school, students will have to keep the devices turned off and stored in their lockers.

Milestones End of Grades and End of Course Assessments will be administered April 15, 2019 – May 7, 2019. 8th grade commenced today!  Specific dates for grades and content are posted on the ECMS website or you can click the “Testing Updates!” tab above.  Also available on our website on the Admin Blog/Testing updates is a link for a practice site http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/ that will allow students to see what testing online is like. Parents are welcome to try it as well. The items on the demonstration tests are general and are organized by grade bands in the content areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The items do not necessarily represent the specific grade-level content that students learn daily in their classrooms. The primary purpose is to let students experience, firsthand, the functionality of the online testing platform.

 

 

 


Week of April 8th

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ECMS is offering a Write Right Invitational

Last chance… let’s help students with innovative writing strategies to improve writing skills and learn new writing techniques… Prompts provided for all genres of writing (informational, argumentative, and narrative writing) with editing and revision assistance and feedback provided. Sign-up on the ECMS website by grade level for April 13th both days from 9AM -12PM. Let’s improve our writing and improve our performance!

Milestones End of Grades and End of Course Assessments are April 15, 2019 – May 7, 2019. Specific dates for grades and content are posted on the ECMS website or you can click the “Testing Updates!” tab above.

Click the “Testing Updates!” tab above for a link to the practice site that will allow students to see what testing online is like. Parents are welcome to try it as well. The items on the demonstration tests are general and are organized by grade bands in the content areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The items do not necessarily represent the specific grade-level content that students learn daily in their classrooms. The primary purpose is to let students experience, firsthand, the functionality of the online testing platform.

A reminder, as we embark upon the testing period, please be sure that your children eat a balanced breakfast.  Also, cell phones and all SMART devices will not be allowed in the testing sessions.


Week of April 1st – Spring Break!

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Spring Break is April 1, 2019 – April 5, 2019! East Cobb Middle School as well as all Cobb County Schools will be closed. Have a wonderful break!

Milestones End of Grades and End of Course Assessments are April 15, 2019 – May 7, 2019. Specific dates for grades and content are posted on the ECMS website or you can click the “Testing Updates!” tab above.

Parents, Nurse Braswell has some clinic needs… If you are willing and able, she needs bottled water and snack size Ziploc bags. Thank you!

ECMS is offering a Write Right Invitational
Let’s help students with innovative writing strategies to improve writing skills and learn new writing techniques… Prompts provided for all genres of writing (informational, argumentative, and narrative writing) with editing and revision assistance and feedback provided. Sign-up on the ECMS website by grade level for April 12th both days from 9AM -12PM. Let’s improve our writing and improve our performance!

Quarter 3 Report Cards were available in StudentVue and ParentVue on Friday, March 22, 2019. Parents remember throughout the remainder of the year you will have to access your child’s progress reports and report cards online via ParentVue. Please sign on the appropriate line for Q2 Report Card indicating that you have viewed your child’s report card online and reviewed the contents in the envelope. Students should return the signed envelope to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible. If you have not registered for ParentVue code, please do so. Come visit student services or use the ParentVue barcode on our webpage and follow directions on how to get your code.

Parents for morning drop-off, please remember that the curb (red) in front of the school is a fire lane and is for drop-offs only. Please do not park. Some parents have been parking and waiting; which hinders other students from being dropped off. If you are here early and wait to let your student out of the car, please park in the parking lot and then drive to the drop off lane to let your student out in front of the school.


Week of March 18th

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ECMS is offering a Write Right Invitational
Let’s help students with innovative writing strategies to improve writing skills and learn new writing techniques… Prompts provided for all genres of writing (informational, argumentative, and narrative writing) with editing and revision assistance and feedback provided. Sign-up on the ECMS website by grade level for March 23rd or April 12th both days from 9AM -12PM. Our first invitational was held on March 9th and it was a great success! Let’s improve our writing and improve our performance!

Quarter 3 Report Cards will be available in StudentVue and ParentVue on Friday, March 22, 2019. Parents remember throughout the remainder of the year you will have to access your child’s progress reports and report cards online via ParentVue. Please sign on the appropriate line for Q2 Report Card indicating that you have viewed your child’s report card online and reviewed the contents in the envelope. Students should return the signed envelope to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible. If you have not registered for ParentVue code, please do so. Come visit student services or use the ParentVue barcode on our webpage and follow directions on how to get your code.

6th Grade Students: The 6th Grade field trip to Mercedes Benz Stadium is Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

Heads up… Spring Break is the first week in April!
April 1, 2019 – April 5, 2019
Cobb County Schools will be closed.

Parents for morning drop-off, please remember that the curb (red) in front of the school is a fire lane and is for drop-offs only. Please do not park. Some parents have been parking and waiting; which hinders other students from being dropped off. If you are here early and wait to let your student out of the car, please park in the parking lot and then drive to the drop off lane to let your student out in front of the school.


Week of March 11th

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Early Release: Parents, just a reminder, middle school students will be dismissed at 1:30 on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Please be sure to discuss any changes in transportation for that day.

6th Grade Students: Remember to bring in the permission slip to attend the Mercedes Benz Field Trip. Students do not want to miss it. Permission slip and money ($25) was due Monday, March 11, 2019, however, money will be accepted today, March 12, 2019! The field trip is Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

Math/Science Night will be held on Pi Day March 14, 2019 at 6PM –We encourage families to come and participate in fun and interactive innovative math and science activities. It’s a great time every year!

ECMS is offering a Write Right Invitational
Let’s help students with innovative writing strategies to improve writing skills and learn new writing techniques… Prompts provided for all genres of writing (informational, argumentative, and narrative writing) with editing and revision assistance and feedback provided. Sign-up on the ECMS website by grade level for March 23rd or April 12th both days from 9AM -12PM. Our first invitational was held on March 9th and it was a great success! Let’s improve our writing and improve our performance!

Come support ECMS in the annual Crazy Socks & Shake Your Shamrocks 5K!
When: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Where: 380 Holt Road, Marietta, GA 30068
Time: 8:00AM
*The last day to register and be guaranteed a t-shirt was March 8, 2019!*
Pre-race packet pick-up will be at Big Peach Running Co. in Marietta from 3-7PM on Friday, March 15, 2019.
Big Peach Running Co.
1062 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite C
Marietta, GA 30068

The Brumby and East Cobb Middle School Crazy Socks & Shake Your Shamrocks 5K is to raise funds for the East Cobb Middle School PE Department and the Brumby STEM program. 50% of the proceeds from the race will go toward the Brumby STEM program, and 50% of the proceeds will go to purchase equipment for students’ use in the ECMS Health and PE Department.