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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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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.
Football Rescheduled – Monday, Sep 29
The football game originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 24 that was postponed due to rain has been rescheduled for Monday, September 29. Please come out and support the team as they take on Wendell Middle beginning at 4pm. Admission is four dollars, and, as always, school-aged students who do not attend East Millbrook must be accompanied by an adult to attend. Concessions are available and representatives from the PTSA will be at the game to sell Spirit Wear. Hope to see you there!!
Home Volleyball & Soccer! Oct 2
The volleyball and soccer teams will have home matches on Thursday, October 2 against Rolesville Middle. Game time is 4:00. Please come out and support the teams!
Interim Reports: Oct 1
By Wednesday, October 1 your child should have received an interim report in each of his/her classes. As a reminder, you do not have to wait for report cards or interims to monitor your child’s performance if you have a Parent Portal account. More information on Home Base and the Parent Portal, along with access forms, can be found online http://www.wcpss.net/parents/homebase/ Forms are also available in the main office.
PTSA Meeting: Oct 9
The next meeting of the PTSA will be Thursday, October 9 at 6pm in the Media Center. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.
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.
Fall Picture Day – Thursday, Oct. 2
Our fall picture day will be held on Thursday, October 2. Every student will have his/her picture taken so that they will be included in the yearbook and in Power Schools. Students wishing to purchase a picture package must submit payment when their picture is taken or make their payment in advance online. Students will receive picture day information and order forms the week of September 29.
Free & Reduced Lunch – Application Deadline
October 8 is the last day for students to receive free or reduced lunch without submitting an application for this year. After October 8 students will have to submit an application and wait for it to be approved in order to continue receiving free or reduced-price lunches.
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.