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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.
High School Open House Dates
Students and Parents,
Attending the Open House for your high school is an important start to the registration process. They can provide specific information and directly answer your questions. The registration process will begin in early March. Also place on your calendar our East Millbrook 8th Grade Parent Night on Tuesday, February 24 6:00-7:00 pm in the Auditorium. I can be reached at ten.s1422763238spcw@1422763238nomgi1422763238ss1422763238 or 919.501.7990.
Broughton High School January 13 5:00-6:30 pm
East Wake High School January 29 6:00-7:00 pm
Enloe High School January 28 6:00-8:30 pm
Garner High School January 29 6:00 pm
Heritage High School February 12 5:45 pm
Knightdale High School February 23 6:30 pm
Millbrook High School February 19 6:30-7:45 pm
Rolesville High School January 22 6:00-7:30 pm
Sanderson High School March 5 6:00 pm
Southeast Raleigh High School January 27 6:00-8:00 pm
Wakefield High School February 19 6:00 pm
Wake Forest High School February 10 6:00-8:00 pm
Project Tomorrow SpeakUp – Online Survey
East Millbrook is partnering with Project Tomorrow SpeakUp, an online survey for teachers, parents, students and community supporters to provide input around learning, and specifically the use of technology in our school. We want to hear from you so we can provide our students with the best instruction possible. Please take a few moments to click on the Project Tomorrow SpeakUp button, and complete the survey. Students taking the survey will need a password, which is wake2014.
Earning Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)
Starting in 2015, students will be able to earn credit for a course without spending a set number of hours taking the course in a classroom. Want to know more? Click here to read further and see schedules for Parent Information Sessions.
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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Theatre at EMMMS – Thursday, Jan 29
Take a look into the future with a dazzling night of romantic comedy as Theatre at East Millbrook presents Anansi The Spider: A Trickster’s Tale, adapted from the myth by Jeremy Kisling on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the auditorium. Admission at the door, $5.00 Adults, $3.00 Students with concessions available in the lobby. Are there limits to love? Find out in this wild adventure about the twists and turns of our greatest emotion. Let the journey begin….
Basketball This Week
The basketball teams will be at Wakefield on Monday, Jan. 26 and home against Durant on Thursday, Jan. 29. Game time for the girls is 4:00 with the boys immediately following the conclusion of the girls’ game. Please come out and support the teams.
Spelling Bee Results!
East Millbrook held its annual Spelling Bee on Friday, Jan. 16. Congratulations to our winner, 8th grader Frances Kendrick, and to the runner-up, 6th grader Joanna Slater. Way to go girls!! Frances will represent us at the district competition at McKimmon Center on Saturday, Feb. 28.
On Monday, Jan. 12 each student was given a tri-fold yellow handout showing his/her school assignment for next year. Please make sure you ask your student for this very important piece of information.
Magnet Application Window: Jan 26 – Feb 5
The magnet application window will be open from Jan. 26-Feb. 5. All 5th graders who are interested in attending a magnet middle school next year that is not their base school, must apply during this time period. Likewise, any 8th grader who wishes to attend a magnet high school that is not their base school, must apply during this time period.
High School Open Houses
8th grade parents: This is the time of year when the high schools have their open houses. Your student has been given a flyer which lists each of the high schools’ open houses based on what they have shared with us. This information can also be found on our webpage. If you have any questions regarding the high school registration process, please contact Ms. Sigmon, 8th grade counselor.
Representatives from Wake Forest High School will host an information session in our Media Center on Feb. 3 from 6-7pm for students who will be attending WFHS next year. Please see the flyer that was included in this week’s e-blast for more information.
Please also mark your calendar for East Millbrook’s 8th Grade Parent Night on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 6-7pm in the auditorium.
After-school Dance Ensemble – interest meeting on Jan 22
An interest meeting for the East Millbrook After-school Dance Ensemble will be held on January 22nd from 2:30-3:00 in the Dance Room. All students must have a ride at 3:00. This opportunity is open to all East Millbrook Middle School students who have previously completed one semester of dance at East Millbrook or have received training at outside dance studios. If you are interested in strengthening your technique in multiple dance styles, performing at various concerts and showcases, and joining a group of dedicated dance students, please place your name on the sign-up sheet outside of the dance room. Please see Mrs. Seninsky if you have any questions or cannot attend the interest meeting on January 22nd.
Box Tops for Education!
The PTSA is sponsoring a Box Tops for Education campaign from Feb 2-13. Earn money for our school simply by cutting off these labels from cereal boxes and sending them to school with your child. Prizes will be given for the winners turning in the most Box Tops. Box Tops may be turned in to a teacher or the main office in a closed ziploc bag with the following information enclosed: student name, homeroom teacher and grade. Thank you for supporting the PTSA.
High School Open Houses
8th grade parents: This is the time of year when the high schools have their open houses. Your student has been given a flyer which lists each of the high schools’ open houses based on what they have shared with us. This information is also included in the weekly e-blast and can be found on our webpage. If you have any questions regarding the high school registration process, please contact Ms. Sigmon, 8th grade counselor. Please also mark your calendar for East Millbrook’s 8th Grade Parent Night on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 6-7pm in the auditorium.
Report Cards: Jan 27th
The end of the 2nd 9 weeks grading period is Friday, January 16. Report Cards will be distributed on Tuesday, January 27.
After School Detention
Please be aware that our After-School Detention program is now up and running. ASD is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:25 until 4:30. Students who are assigned ASD and do not attend are automatically assigned to In-School Suspension. Please see the Student Agenda for more information on ASD and student conduct.
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.
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.