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East Millbrook Is…
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.
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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> click here for information in Spanish
Update on Afternoon Carpool Procedure
Beginning October 20 we will resume our normal afternoon practice of bringing students who are still waiting for their ride into the main office at 2:40. This ensures that we are providing adequate supervision and maintaining a safe and secure campus. Thank you for your cooperation.
No Fuss Fundraiser Underway…Help Support EMMMS!
The East Millbrook PTSA’s first annual Phantom ‘No Fuss’ Fundraiser is underway. The goal is to raise $10,000 by December 10th. The homeroom that raises the most money will receive a class party. Phantom fundraiser forms are attached to the weekly e-blast, are available on our website and will be sent home with students. The PTSA will be available in carpool during the week of October 20-24 to collect money. Your student can also turn in envelopes for the PTSA to their homeroom teacher. Thank you for supporting the EMMMS PTSA!
All Interested Students Invited: Science Olympiad Club! Fri 10/24
Does your child like Science? Do they like to build and create things? Then Science Olympiad might be just the thing for your child. Science Olympiad is an interactive hands-on approach to science and engineering. Students work in teams to complete challenges and take part in competitions. All interested students are invited to join this exciting club. The first meeting is on Friday, October 24 from 2:20-4:00 in Mrs. Peake’s classroom, room 837, followed by a parent meeting from 4-4:30. All interested students should submit their completed registration form to Mrs. Peake by Wednesday Oct. 22. Registration forms are available in the Media Center, the main office, or in Mrs. Peake’s classroom. Science Olympiad is sponsored by Mrs. Peake, 6th grade Science teacher, and Ms. Grybosky, our AIG teacher.
Cougar Sports This Week
The football team will have an away game at Wakefield on Monday, October 20 and a home game versus Durant on Wednesday, October 22. The volleyball and soccer teams will have away matches on Thursday, October 23 at Durant. Game time is 4:00. Please come out and support the teams!
8th Grade Dance – Tuesday, Oct 28
There will be a dance for 8th grade East Millbrook students only from 6-8pm on Tuesday, October 28. Admission is five dollars at the door and students must have a permission form signed by a parent to attend.
End of 9 Weeks
The end of the first nine week grading period is Tuesday, October 28. Wednesday, October 29 will be a Teacher Workday.
DC Field Trip – Deposit Deadline
Reminder to 8th grade parents: The $75 deposit for the 8th grade Washington, DC trip is due by Friday, October 17th. Permission forms and chaperone agreements should also be turned in with payment.
8th Gr. Parents: High School Early Bird Session
Attention 8th grade parents: we will be offering an “early bird” high school parent information session on Wednesday, October 22 from 6-7:30pm in the auditorium. All 8th grade parents are invited to attend.
6th Gr. Parent Academy!! Dinner & Child Care
Attention 6th grade parents: we will be offering a 6th grade parent academy on Tuesday, October 28 from 6-8pm. Child-care and dinner will be provided! This event will provide you will information that you can use to support your 6th grader this year and get them off to a good start in middle school. Topics will include Reading and Math support, Common Core, how to help your child with his/her homework, PowerSchool, EOGs, and much more. A flyer and RSVP was sent home with all 6th graders this week and is included in this week’s e-blast. We hope to see you here on the 28th!!
Parents, we need your help!! Book Fair
Parents, the PTSA needs your help with this year’s Book Fair! Please sign up for a shift to help kids purchase these wonderful Scholastic Books for our school Fundraiser November 12-18. It will be here before we know it and in order for it to be successful, we need to look at our calendars and take 2 hours for a shift. It’s also fun getting to know other parents. Hope to see you there. Just click on this link, sign in and choose a shift. If you don’t already have a sign up genius account, it only takes a minute to create one.
Thank you from the PTSA!!
September IB Students of the Month – Congrats!!
Congratulations to this month’s IB Students of the Month: Yazzan Khattab, Brandon Hocutt, Isaiah Everette-Lewis, Sarah Allen, Sarah Al-Anbagi, Skyler Wechsberg-Cartee, Kylie Showalter, and Joanna Slater. These students were selected by their team’s teachers for being an inquirer, one of the characteristics of the IB learner profile. They enjoyed a special breakfast provided by one of our business partners, the McDonalds on the corner of Spring Forest and Louisburg Road.
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.
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< .
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 September 30 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.
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.