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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.
Welcome Back to EMMMS! Letter for Students and Parents
August 13, 2014
Dear East Millbrook Students and Parents:
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! We are very excited you will be with us this year. I hope that you had a wonderful summer and are ready for the first day of school on Monday, August 25. Our school day will begin at 7:30 AM and end at 2:15 PM this year…click here to continue.
Transportation 2014 – 2015
WCPSS will put new practices into place for the 2014-15 school year with the goal of improving yellow bus service for families. Starting May 30, families new to WCPSS must request transportation service when they enroll in school. Please see below for more information.
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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.
***There will be No SSA- Test administration in the Fall. This window is the only opportunity for acceleration for the next school year.***http://wakeacceleration.weebly.com/SSA Parent Info SessionsSSA Parent Nomination Form
Welcome!! EMMMS Weekly Message Info
Welcome to the 2014-15 school year!!
This is the first of our weekly messages for the new academic year. You will receive the email version of the weekly message every Friday afternoon at approximately 4:00. The phone message goes out every Sunday afternoon at 1pm. If you do not receive these messages, it means we do not have your current email address or phone number, so we ask that you please contact the main office with that information so that we can keep you informed and up-to-date. Please be aware that every Monday morning the weekly message can also be found at the bottom of the
First Day of School: Mon, Aug. 25
The first day of school for students is Monday, August 25. All 6th graders will report to the auditorium on the 25th and 7th and 8th graders will report to Homeroom.
Schedules Mailed: Fri, Aug. 15
Schedules were mailed to all students on Friday, August 15. Along with your student’s schedule, you will find a welcome letter from me and information from the PTSA.
6th Grade Open House
Our 6th grade Open House will be Wednesday, August 20. There will be two sessions, one at 9am and the other at 1pm. Both will begin in the auditorium. You are welcome to attend whichever session best fits your schedule. Please bring your child’s schedule with you on the 20th. Any 7th or 8th graders new to our school are also invited to this Open House.
Bus Route Information for 2014-2015
Bus route information for this school year will be available on the district’s website, http://www.wcpss.net/parents/transportation/routes-and-stops.html, beginning Monday, August 18. For more info on bus routes, click here.
All students will receive a copy of the student agenda the first week of school. An electronic copy of the agenda is also posted on our website under the “students” tab. Please take some time to review the agenda with your student so that you are aware of our policies and procedures.
For 6th graders: Tdap
NC General Statute (130-A-152a) requires all 6 grade students to have a Tdap (tetanus/diptheria/pertussis) booster shot in order to attend school. 6th graders have until late September to provide documentation that they have received this booster or they will not be permitted to attend school until such documentation is provided. This is not an East Millbrook requirement but a requirement for all 6th graders across the state.
6th Grade Orientation
6th Grade Orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Two sessions will be offered: 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please choose one session to attend.
Summer Tech Opportunity
Please see this week’s e-blast for information regarding a summer opportunity for kids at the NE Outreach Center located in the Mini City shopping center. The Community Tech Youth Leaders program is for 13-18 year olds and offers teens a chance to learn various computer skills along with volunteer opportunities and outreach. Students who graduate will receive a laptop, flip camera, and other items.
EMMMS Teacher Stories Award
Last week we learned that East Millbrook was one of six schools across the nation to be recognized as a winner of the Teacher Stories award competition. This was a contest sponsored by Participant Media in which the public was asked to submit essays about their favorite teachers. A former East Millbrook student submitted an essay about her favorite teacher, Mr. Ron Jones who taught social studies here for many years, and her entry was one of the winners! Our school will receive a $1,000 donation through DonorsChoose.org! To read the essay, or for more information about this competition, click the following link using FireFox or Google Chrome http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/06/03/teach-contest-winners
Transportation Changes for 2014-2015
The district will be making changes for the 2014-15 school year in order to improve yellow bus service for families. Please see the links on our website or the attachments in this week’s e-blast for more information on these changes.
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.