Summertime Fun!

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READ READ READ! One of our goals is to continue show growth in student Lexile scores. An action to reach this goal is to give students an opportunity to read more. During the school year we read at least once a week during our Advisement Period. Parents, you can help us with that action at home and have your child read for at least 20 to 30 minutes each day during the summer break to strengthen their Lexile scores. The more you read to more you know, the more you read the better your score. Thank you for supporting our goals and actions.

Have a safe, enjoyable and restful summer!


Week of May 21st

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  • Student drop off is 8:45AM. There are no early morning activities scheduled this week!
  • There are no extra-curricular activities/practices this week. All students must go home after dismissal.
  • Tuesday, May 22nd and Wednesday, May 23rd are the last 2 days of school and are early release days!  East Cobb Middle School will be dismissed at 1:30.  Please be sure to arrange dismissal plans and make arrangements for your students.  There are no after school activities and all students must be picked up on time.
  • Transportation is allowing NO Bus passes for the remainder of the year.

The Last Blast Dance is Tuesday, May 22nd @ 6:30PM-9:00PM for ECMS 8th graders only. PTA will sell tickets before school and during lunch May 15th-18th and May 21st for $10. Tickets will be sold on the morning of the 22nd only and will be $12 cash. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Honors Celebrations will take place this week.  All ceremonies will begin at 9:30AM in the theater; 6th Grade on May 21st, 7th Grade on May 22nd, and 8th Grade on May 23rd.

Please remind students that backpacks are no longer allowed on campus and there is no locker usage. Please do not bring any bags.

 


Week of May 14th

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Attention: Lockers will be cleaned out on Tuesday, May 15th. No backpacks are permitted after Tuesday, May 15t

Field Days! This week, there has been a change in the rotation: Wednesday, May 16th is 8th grade, Thursday, May 17th is 7th grade, and Friday, May 18th is 6th grade. 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 in engaging field day events. Just bring them to the front office. Thank you so much.

8th grade parents, your students received a letter from Wheeler HS and a list of their 9th grade classes. Students have until Friday, May 18th to change their electives through the Wheeler website.

  • Individualized Graduation Plan/Graduation Requirements
  • Students’ “Career Portfolios” from Career Cruising

The 8th grade picnic is next Monday, May 21st. A sign up Genius has been made available on our school’s website with a request of donated items to pull this annual event off. Please make a donation if you are able.

The Last Blast Dance is Tuesday, May 22nd @ 6:30PM-9:00PM for ECMS 8th graders only. PTA will sell tickets before school and during lunch May 15th-18th and May 21st for $10.  Tickets will be sold on the morning of the 22nd only and will be $12 cash. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Honors Celebrations will take place next week. Invites came home today, Tuesday, May 15th with students who will be awarded. All ceremonies will begin at 9:30AM in the theater; 6th Grade on May 21st, 7th Grade on May 22nd, and 8th Grade on May 23rd.

Transportation is allowing NO Bus passes for the remainder of the year.

Students with extra-curricular activities/practices that are not scheduled for 4:30 must go home and be brought back to their activity or practice.


Week of May 7th

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Intramurals has concluded for the school year. Student drop off is 8:45AM. Stay may not be dropped off prior to 8:45 unless they are attending help sessions. 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

Field days are in just a couple of weeks! May 16th, May 17th, May 18th 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. 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 next week with students who will be receiving an award. All ceremonies will begin at 9:30AM in the theater; 6th grade on May 21, 2018, 7th grade on May 22, 2018, and 8th grade on May 23, 2018.

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 April 30th

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Quarter 4 (Q4) Progress Reports were made available to view online Friday, April 27, 2018 in both StudentVue and ParentVue. Report envelopes were sent home with pertinent information and a signature cover page for Q4 reporting. Parents please sign in the appropriate place for Q4 indicating that you have seen all information and that you have viewed your child’s Q4 progress report online. Students are to return the envelope to their homeroom teachers ASAP. Parents if you still do not have access to ParentVue please come by our guidance department to obtain your access code.

In reference to our goal to raise Lexile scores; remember the more you read the more you know and the more you read the better your score. Parents please help us with this action and make it a priority and encourage your children to read at least 20 to 30 minutes each night at home. Also share with them the importance of taking assessments seriously. Students are in the midst of taking their last Math Inventory (MI) and Reading Inventory (RI) assessments. As shared previously this year, Meeting the Reading Lexile Target is a part of the new promotion criteria for Cobb County Middle Schools.

International and Family Night is Tuesday May, 1st at 6pm. Come and enjoy creative and informative displays of different countries, cultures and cuisine presented by our students, staff, parents and community here at ECMS! All students/all children must be accompanied and monitored by a parent or guardian. Students must go home after school and return with parents for this event.

Field days are in just a couple of weeks! May 16th, May 17th, May 18th 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. You may drop them off in the front office. Thank you so much!


Week of April 23rd

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Come join us for Sweets & Swings and listen to sweet sounds played by ECMS and Wheeler HS Jazz bands on Tuesday, April 24th at 7pm in the East Cobb MS cafeteria. Please join us for a PTA meeting at 6PM before the concert. We’d love to see you there!

International and Family Night is Tuesday May, 1st at 6pm. Come and enjoy creative and informative displays of different countries, cultures and cuisine presented by our students, staff, parents and community here at ECMS! All students/all children must be accompanied and monitored by a parent or guardian. Students must go home after school and return with parents for this event.

Quarter 4 (Q4) Progress Reports will be available to view online this Friday, April 27, 2018 in both StudentVue and ParentVue. Report envelopes will be sent home with pertinent information and a signature cover page for Q4 reporting. Parents please sign in the appropriate place for Q4 indicating that you have seen all information and that you have viewed your child’s Q4 progress report online. Students are to return the envelope to their homeroom teachers. Parents if you still do not have access to ParentVue please come by our guidance department to obtain your access code.

READ READ READ! One of our goals is to show growth in student Lexile scores. An action to reach this goal is to give students an opportunity to read more. We read at least once a week during our Advisement Period. Parents, you can help us with that action at home and have your child read for at least 20 to 30 minutes each night. The more you read to more you know, the more you read the better your score. Thank you for supporting our goals and actions.

Students with extra-curricular activities/practices that are not scheduled for 4:30 must go home and be brought back to their activity or practice.


Week of April 16th

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Come join us for Sweets & Swings and listen to sweet sounds played by ECMS and Wheeler HS Jazz bands on Tuesday, April 24th at 7pm in the East Cobb MS cafeteria. Please join us for a PTA meeting at 6PM before the concert. We’d love to see you there!

International and Family Night is Tuesday May, 1st at 6pm. Come and enjoy creative and informative displays of different countries, cultures and cuisine presented by our students, staff, parents and community here at ECMS! All students/all children must be accompanied and monitored by a parent or guardian. Students must go home after school and return with parents for this event.

We are wrapping up Milestone Testing Window is April 10th – 19th.  Please help us see to it that students eat a balanced breakfast, get significant rest (go to bed a proper hour) and be sure that students are on time for school.   Parents please limit checkouts during this time when possible. Please see the schedule below…

Monday, April 16 7th – ELA Section 1 and 8th – Science Sections 1 and 2
Tuesday, April 17 7th – ELA Sections 2 and 3 and 8th – Social Studies Sections 1 and 2
Wednesday, April 18 7th – Math Section 1
Thursday, April 19 7th – Math Section 2
Friday, April 20 6th, 7th, 8th Make-ups—All content areas

Please note: During the 7th grade test administration window, there will be two administration times to accommodate online administration. Students who have an ELA or Social Studies homeroom will begin testing in the morning. Students who have a Math or Science homeroom will begin testing in the afternoon.


Week of April 9th

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Milestone Testing Window is April 10th – 19th. A letter went home with specific days for grade levels. 6th and 8th grade students are testing this week and 7th and 8th grade students are testing next week. All grade levels will take Math and ELA assessments and 8th grade students will also take Science and Social Studies. Please help us see to it that students eat a balanced breakfast, get significant rest (go to bed a proper hour) and be sure that students are on time for school.   Parents please limit checkouts during this time when possible. Please see the schedule below…

Tuesday, April 10 6th & 8th – ELA Section 1
Wednesday, April 11 6th & 8th – ELA Sections 2 and 3
Thursday, April 12 6th & 8th – Math Section 1
Friday, April 13 6th & 8th – Math Section 2
Monday, April 16 7th – ELA Section 1 and 8th – Science Sections 1 and 2
Tuesday, April 17 7th – ELA Sections 2 and 3 and 8th – Social Studies Sections 1 and 2
Wednesday, April 18 7th – Math Section 1
Thursday, April 19 7th – Math Section 2
Friday, April 20 6th, 7th, 8th Make-ups—all content areas

Please note: During the 7th grade test administration window, there will be two administration times to accommodate online administration. Students who have an ELA or Social Studies homeroom will begin testing in the morning. Students who have a Math or Science homeroom will begin testing in the afternoon.

 



Week of March 26th

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This Thursday, April 29, 2018 is East Cobb Spirit Night at Xdrenaline! Get an entire hour of activity time for only $5! This deal is only for East Cobb Middle School on Thursday night from 4:30 – 8:00 PM. This is almost 70% off regular ticket price, so take advantage of this special deal exclusive for East Cobb Middle School. See you at Xdrenaline!

Quarter 3 (Q3) Report Cards were made available to view online Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in both StudentVue and ParentVue. Report envelopes were sent home with pertinent information and a signature cover page for Q3 reporting. Parents please sign in the appropriate place for Q3 indicating that you have seen all information and that you have viewed your child’s Q3 report card online. Students are to return the envelope to their homeroom teachers. Parents if you still do not have access to ParentVue please come by our guidance department to obtain your access code.

Milestone Testing Window is April 10th – 19th there will be a letter that comes home with specific days for grade levels. The information below is provided to assist you and your student in becoming familiar with the features of online testing.

Experience Online Testing Georgia is a digital resource created to provide an opportunity for students to become familiar with the online testing platform. The website can be accessed through the following link: http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/. This practice site does not require a log-in and is available 7 days a week. Importantly, this practice site is not designed as a “practice test” to measure a student’s knowledge of course content and scores will not be generated. It is intended to allow students to familiarize themselves with the online platform prior to testing.

READ READ READ! One of our goals is to show growth in student Lexile scores. An action to reach this goal is to give students an opportunity to read more. We read at least once a week during our Advisement Period. Parents, you can help us with that action at home and have your child read for at least 20 to 30 minutes each night. The more you read to more you know, the more you read the better your score. Thank you for supporting our goals and actions.

SPRING BREAK is next week! All schools will be closed April 2, 2018 – April 6, 2018