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East Millbrook Magnet Middle School offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and the A+ Creative Arts program. These magnet programs provide students with a comprehensive, inquiry-based education focusing on the Common Core State Standards, with an equal emphasis on the study of the eight academic subjects that are thematically linked with an arts-integration component. The approach combines knowledge and application with critical thinking through the use of integrated arts and thematic units built around the International Baccalaureate Programme’s Five Areas of Interaction (Community Service, Environments, Human Ingenuity, Approaches to Learning, Health/Social Education) students attain a global, realistic education emphasizing learning that extends beyond the textbook covers.
Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year
Registration information and elective selection sheets for the 2014-2015 school year are now available! You can access documents and information HERE.
Spring Festival/Newcomer’s Open House – Thurs May 15
The annual Spring Festival and Newcomers’ Open House will be held on Thursday, May 15 from 6-8pm. Come tour our campus and see and hear the work our students have done this year as they have explored Lao Tzu’s famous quote: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.
Campus Clean-Up – Sat May 3
The PTSA is sponsoring a campus clean-up on Saturday, May 3. We will be doing some basic landscape improvement such as spreading mulch and picking up trash. Parents and students are invited to participate. The clean-up will last from 8am until noon. Participants are asked to please bring a shovel and/or wheelbarrow, but that is not required in order to help. This is a great opportunity for students to earn community service hours while improving the beauty of our school.
3rd Quarter Honor Roll Assemblies
The Honor Roll Assemblies for the 3rd Quarter are as follows:
6th grade on Monday, April 28
7th grade on Tuesday, April 29
8th grade on Wednesday, April 30
Each assembly will be held in the auditorium beginning at 8:20. Parents are invited to attend.
No School on Friday, April 18
There will be no school on Friday, April 18.
Theatre at East Millbrook – Thursday, April 17
Theatre At East Millbrook presents Oscar Wilde’s The Star Child, adapted by Burton Bumgarner on Thursday, April 17 at 7:00 PM in the East Millbrook Auditorium. Tickets may be purchased at the door, $5.00 Adults, $3.00 Students, with concessions available in the lobby. Oscar Wilde’s The Star Child brings to life the notion of cause and effect, yin and yang, in a powerfully stirring way. This dramatic piece tells the story of a boy believed to have been born from a shooting star and was the most handsome child in the land. As his words and actions become more wicked, his looks begin to follow suit. Only when he realizes the power of love and compassion do his actions, and thereby good looks, return. Do we think what we become? Join us and let the journey begin…
Report cards were distributed on Friday, April 11.
Yearbooks on sale for only $27
The yearbook is now on sale for the low price of $27. You can reserve your copy at the student store or at www.yearbookforever.com. Act now for this low price and while copies are available!
Spirit Night at Jersey Mike’s – Every Tuesday in April
The East Millbrook PTSA has teamed up with the Jersey Mike’s at Mini City to offer spirit nights each Tuesday during the month of April. Here’s how it works: Jersey Mike’s will donate a portion of their profits back to our school for all sales between 4-8pm every Tuesday in April. It is an easy way to support our school while enjoying a sub. Thank you for your support!
Apply for Pre-College!
Does your student like Science? Does your student like Math? Do they like building things with their imagination, then actually putting it together? How about launching a bottle rocket that they designed? If you said yes to any of these questions, then your student might want to consider joining the Pre-College elective. Not only will they get to do fun and challenging hands-on activities in the classroom, but they get to go to North Carolina State University and participate with other students from all around the county doing more cool stuff, like robotics. Applications for Pre-College are available from Student Services or from Room 833 and should be returned to Student Services. Students who are selected will be notified soon. Math and Science rock!
Attention carpool parents: please be mindful of how you drop-off and pick-up your students so that they do not have to cut in front of other cars when entering and exiting your vehicle. Student safety is always our primary concern and it becomes very dangerous when students have to cross in front of traffic. We very much appreciate everyone being courteous to other drivers as you navigate carpool.
8th Grade Semi-formal
Attention 8th Grade Parents: Please be on the lookout for the 8th grade semi-formal letter that went home on Friday, April 11th. In order for students to receive a permission slip to attend the semi-formal, they must be meeting promotion standards. Dress code details, ticket prices, and other information regarding the formal can be found in the letter.
Parent Portal Reminder
Do you want to be able to keep up with your child’s grades, attendance and discipline throughout the year instead of having to wait on a report card or contact from a teacher? Then you need a Parent Portal account. Forms are available in the main office or on the website.
East Millbrook is now on Twitter! We are Daring to Grow by exploring how to use this technology to keep our parents and community more informed. You can follow us at EMMMSCougars.