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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.
PTSA: Sign Up to help with Teacher Appreciation Lunch!
The PTSA is hosting a teacher appreciation luncheon for our staff on March 26. The theme for the luncheon will be warm dishes such as stews, soups and other dishes that can be contained in one pot. Muffins and breads are also needed as are deserts and plastic containers in which to carry them. Please see the Sign-Up Genius hotlink below if you are able to help. www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0E45AEA62CABFE3-midwinter
Athletics This Week: Cougar Softball and Soccer!
There will be a home softball game on Monday, March 3 against Heritage and an away softball game at East Wake on Thursday, March 6. The boys’ soccer team has a home game against East Wake on Wednesday, March 5. Game time for these events is 4:00. Please come out and support the teams.
PTSA Meeting – Tuesday, March 4
The next meeting of the PTSA will be Tuesday, March 4 at 6pm in the Media Center.
6th Gr. Haw River Trip: Final Payment Due
The final payment is due for the 6th Grade Haw River Field trip. As a reminder this trip is scheduled for Wednesday, March 19 through Friday, March 21. Limited seats are still available if you are interested in sending your student on this unique opportunity. Total cost is $150. Contact your student’s science teacher directly for further information.
High School Planning and Registration
Ms. Southern will be going into classrooms during the week of March 3rd- 7th to discuss high school planning and registration with all 8th graders. Please be looking for elective sheets from your child. These sheets will be school specific. The sheets will require you to review and sign before returning them to school. Once the window opens for registering in Power Schools, Ms. Southern will work with all 8th grade students to complete the registration process in the computer. This will occur the week of March 17th. If you have any questions, feel free to contact her at 919-850-8766 or ten.s1394296484spcw@1394296484nreht1394296484uosm1394296484.
Progress Reports – Feb 28
Progress reports were distributed on Friday, February 28. Students who are not currently meeting promotion requirements were also given a letter to take home and share with their parents. Please ask your student for this important information.
No early release on March 7th – full day of school
Due to the recent inclement weather, March 7 will no longer be an early release day. March 7 will be a regular school day.
Washington DC – field trip payment deadline
Attention 8th grade parents: The final payment of $125 for the Washington, DC trip is due on Monday, March 3. Students should make payments to Mrs. Franklin.
High School Open House
Attention 8th grade parents: most high schools have upcoming open houses for rising freshmen. The latest information we have on these open houses is posted on our webpage and is included in this week’s e-blast.
Yearbooks – reserve your copy for $25
The yearbook is now on sale for the low price of $25. 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!
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.