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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.
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.
Information sessions about Single Subject Acceleration are offered around the county over the next 2 weeks. Please see links below for more information.
Parent/Guardian must nominate students for testing by filling out the PARENT NOMINATION FORM.
***There will be No SSA- Test administration in the Fall. This window is the only opportunity for acceleration for the next school year.***
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.