Welcome to a new year!

Welcome to all new and returning ECMS students!  We hope you had a restful and wonderful summer!

All students will be visiting the Learning Commons in the next few weeks with their Language Arts class.  Check the Learning Commons calendar to see when you will be visiting.  See you soon!

 

Summer Reading

 

Relax, play, and have fun this summer. Keep reading, too!

By reading 20+ minutes a day, students avoid the “summer academic slide” and maintain or advance academic gains. To support summer reading and learning, The Cobb County School District’s Library Media Education Department, in conjunction with the Cobb County Public Library​, Smyrna Public Library, and Marietta City Schools​, challenges all students to read 1,500 minutes this summer.

Log your 2019 minutes in Biblionasium using your student number and computer password you use to log in at school.

You may read whatever you like – no requirements!

Some great links:

Cobb Summer Reading

Biblonasium Log In

Middle School Book Suggestions

Cobb County Public Library

Summer Reading Flyer

Summer Reading Flyer – Spanish

Summer Reading Parent Letter

Get Georgia Reading

You can read anywhere, anytime, and virtually anything this summer, because Get Georgia Reading partner Renaissance myON is delivering thousands of free books—plus engaging daily news articles—to your computer and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day from May 6 through Aug. 31.

All children, parents and guardians, educators, and librarians can search from more than 50 different categories and genres, fiction and nonfiction, picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, titles for struggling and reluctant readers, and Spanish and bilingual titles.

It’s like having your own personal library right at your fingertips.

Here’s how you can get reading, right now:

  1. Register at renaissance.com/getgeorgiareading.
  2. After you register, you will receive your username and password via email.
  3. Log in at myON.com/login/index.html and enter your log-in information
    School Name: Get Georgia Reading (Type the first few letters and select your school from the drop-down menu.)
    Username: provided in your login email
    Password: provided in your login email
  4. Click on the Sign In button, select a book, and start reading!

Check out some additional tips including recommended system requirements and guidelines on searching for books. Watch the how-to video on accessing and reading books.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back, students!!  We have a gorgeous new building, and a fabulous Learning Commons!!  We are so lucky!!

You will be visiting the Learning Commons with your Language Arts class during the first couple of weeks of school, and I’ve posted the schedule below.    Until then, feel free to come on your own as long as you have a signed agenda!  See you soon!

Sixth Grade:

Friday, 8/3:  Brown
Monday, 8/6:  Colacicco
Tuesday, 8/7:  Hosford
Wednesday, 8/8:  Maher/Williams
Thursday, 8/9:  Boyer

Seventh Grade:

Friday, 8/10:  Sneed/Russell
Monday, 8/13:  Trowers/Derry

Eighth Grade:
Tuesday, 8/14:  Walker/Little
Wednesday, 8/15:  Patterson/Mukoro
Thursday, 8/16:  Cortes

Summer Reading

Summer is here, and it’s time to relax by the pool, at the beach, or at home!  Don’t forget to read while you are enjoying all of your free time!

We are requesting that our students read at least 1,500 minutes this summer.  We’d like for you to record your minutes and the books that you read!

I’ve included all of the directions below (including your login), so you can start now!

Have a fabulous summer, and I’ll see you at our brand new media center at our new school!  Happy Reading!!

Cobb Summer Reading

Biblionasium

How to Add Books to your Biblionasium Shelf

How to Log Minutes

How-to Videos

Your login is your student number and your school computer password.

 

Contest!!

We are packing up to move to the new school!  So, we need all of our books back!!

Therefore, we are having a contest to see which homerooms can get all of their books back the fastest!

Here’s how it works……

Any homerooms who have all their books in (teachers too) by Monday, April 30th,  will be entered in a contest to win a class breakfast!  If your homeroom wins,  Mrs. F will also do your teacher’s lunch duty!!

So, let’s get those books in ASAP!!!

Top Four!

Come to the media center to enter our version of the Final Four! 

The books below are our top four books checked out this year. 

Pick which one you think is the MOST CHECKED OUT BOOK, and you could win a prize! 

Winners will be announced on ECTV on Friday!

Under Construction!

We are working hard to complete our genrifying project. 

So, please excuse our mess while we are working to finish genrifying.  

Once we are finished, you are going to LOVE it!! 

It will be easier for you to find books in your favorite genres! 

Come check out what we have completed so far!