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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.
> click here for information in English
> click here for information in Spanish
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.
Important Carpool Info
Please be especially careful as you drop off or pick up students in the carpool line. It is a good idea to travel extra slowly and refrain from using your cell phone as you navigate carpool. The beginning of the year is always a little unsettled in carpool until everyone gets the hang of it. The first week of school this year was no exception. We ask that you please adhere to the guidelines that were distributed in carpool Friday morning so that we can maintain a safe and orderly environment for our students as well as our parents and staff. A copy of these guidelines were also included in the e-blast on Friday and can also be found >here<. Thank you for your cooperation.
If your student is not yet officially assigned to a bus route and you plan for them to ride the bus this year, please make sure you go to the district’s website to request a bus for your student http://www.wcpss.net/parents/transportation/index.html We have issued approximately 200 temporary bus passes so far this year, but those temporary passes are only valid for the first 10 days of school. After that, students who are not officially approved to ride a bus will not be able to do so until their parent submits a request and the request has been approved. Temporary passes are not used for students who have an assigned route and are requesting a change. Those requests are also processed online through the district website. A link to the district’s Transportation site is available on our website.
All students have been given a copy of the student agenda. An electronic copy of this year’s agenda is also posted on our website under the “students” tab. http://eastmillbrookms.wcpss.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/2014-15-Student-Agenda.pdf Please take some time to review the agenda with your student so that you are aware of our policies and procedures.
School-Wide Grading Plan Info
Please pay special attention to our school-wide grading plan which can be found on page 4 of the student agenda. Students who do not turn in an assignment when it is due will call their parent from the classroom and read from a script informing the parent that the work has not been done and that the student will be expected to stay after-school the next Wednesday unless the work is turned in. This procedure is intended to keep parents informed and prevent students from digging themselves a hole they cannot get out of. Teachers will not be able to speak with the parent as these calls are made because they will be busy teaching the class. Parents who wish to speak with the teacher are encouraged to email the teacher or call the office so that a time can be arranged for that discussion.
First PTSA meeting: Sept. 9 at 5:15
The first meeting of the PTSA will be Tuesday, September 9 at 5:15 in the Media Center. This will be a short meeting and all parents are invited to attend.
Fall Open House/Meet the Teacher: Sept. 9th
Our fall Open House/Meet the Teacher night will also be Tuesday, September 9. It will begin in the auditorium at 6pm.
Student Assignment Plan
At the school board meeting on August 19, a draft of the new student assignment plan was presented. Our school is one of the schools that would be affected by this draft
plan. For more information on the first draft of the plan, and to find out if your address might be affected, you can visit the district’s website http://www.wcpss.net/enrollment-proposal/. There will you find a list of schools affected, Frequently Asked Questions, a base school preview based on your home address, and other resources. There is also an opportunity for you to provide input and feedback regarding the plan.
The City of Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is offering Teen Outreach Programs (TOPs) for teens aged 12-18. It is a free recreation based after school program for teens that operates out of seven community centers. Activities include athletics, the arts, recreational games, field trips, adventure programs, skill building sessions and more. Program hours are Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m and starts on August 25, 2014. Locations include: Chavis Park, Green Road Park, Lions Park, Method Road Park, Tarboro Road Park, Worthdale Park & Sgt. Courtney T. Johnson. For more contact information and more about TOPS, click >here< .
6th Grade Supply Lists
Lion Team Supply List
One 3-inch binder (You may want to purchase a second one for a “spare.”)
2 1-inch binders (Math and Humanities)
Pencil pouch with at least 2 pencils, 2 pens (blue or black)
4 Black & white marble composition notebooks(100 pages)
7 subject dividers with or without pockets (vinyl lasts longer)
2 Locks – 1 Lock for your locker/ 1 Lock for PE
School agenda – provided by the school
Card Stock (any color)
Extra Glue Sticks
Tiger Team Supply List
Math: 1 spiral notebook with hole punches and two folders with pockets
Language Arts: 2 three subject spiral notebooks and I folder with pockets
Social Studies: I one inch heavy duty binder with plastic cover and 1 marble 100 page composition notebook
Science: 1 marble 100 page composition notebook
ALL: pencil pouch or zip lock bag, pencils, highlighter, colored pencils, glue stick, sticky notes, index cards, 3 rolls of tape, 1 pocket folder for homework, loose leaf paper, 1 box tissues, 1 handheld pencil sharpener that catches shavings.
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
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.
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.
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.