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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.
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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PTSA Events May 4 – 8 – Teacher Appreciation Week
PTSA is sponsoring several events during the week of May 4th through May 8th for Teacher Appreciation Week. Please see the flyer in this week’s e-blast for the details, or read below.Coming May 4TH-8THEast Millbrook PTA Teacher Appreciation Week*East Millbrook PTA is sponsoring the following events to help celebrate this week of recognition. Please help your child(ren) participate starting Monday, May 4th through Friday, May 8th.Make sure to read the footnotes at the bottom of the page.Theme: The Five SensesMonday (May4) Touch the heart of the teacher by showing them how much you care with a Visa gift cards or gift cards to their favorite restaurant or store. The students will have banners in the hall way to sign to show their teachers how much they appreciate them.Tuesday (May5)Smell~April Showers (and Storms) Bring May FlowersWe’re asking each East Millbrook Student to remember his/her teachers with a flower from the backyard, the store,or one they make at home.Wednesday (May6)Sight~Thanks for Making Our School Great!Help your children make and bring in a card of appreciation for his/her teachers. Pick up a pen yourself and thank those teachers who make a difference in the lives of so many children! All the teachers will receive a pampering session during the day during their break for 10 min.Thursday (May7)Hearing~Bring your teacher the sound of music. Ask your teacher about their favorite singer or song. Buy them a CD or a gift card to purchase it. They can listen to the music and think of you for years to come!Friday (May8)Taste~Food for ThoughtLunch will be provided by the PTA from Sweet Tomatoes*This applies to your homeroom teacher. But feel free to shower your child’s other teachers as well.EXTRA! EXTRA Read All About It!Show your appreciation to your child’s grade level administrator and counselor this week by dropping off in the office a token of yourappreciation for what he or she has done for our children.
Step Show – May 2
East Millbrook will be hosting a step show on Saturday, May 2 for teams from across the state. Our very own High Stepping Cougars have qualified to participate in the event, which will be in the gym from 2-5 pm. Please come out and support the team as they wow the audience with their choreographed moves that are precise, energetic, intense, high-impact and original!
Yearbooks For Sale
Yearbooks are now on sale for $28. Quantities are limited. Order forms are available from Mr. Millner in room 943, in the school store, or in the main office.
Washington DC Field Trip – Parent Meeting
The parent meeting for the 8th grade Washington, DC trip will be held on Monday, April 27th at 6pm in the auditorium.
PTSA – Officer and Committee Chair Positions
The PTSA is in the process of filling vacant officer and committee chair positions for next year. If you are interested in becoming more active in the PTSA next year, please contact a PTSA officer: Janice Cutler at *protected email*; Yolanda Ray at *protected email*; or Chandra Rigda at *protected email*.
Sports Physicals at MHS
Millbrook High School will be offering sports physicals for only ten dollars on May 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 in their gym. They have graciously invited our students to take advantage of this opportunity. See the flyer in this week’s e-blast for more information.
Attn. 6th Grade Parents: Vaccine Required
Attention 6th grade parents: Your student is going to need more vaccines prior to coming back to school in August. Beginning July 1, 2015 all 7th graders in NC will have to have the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines before starting school. This is an adjustment to the previous law which required 6th graders to have the Tdap vaccine. Current 6th graders who had their Tdap vaccine in order to meet the requirements of the previous law will not have to get another Tdap shot. They will only have to get the Meningococcal vaccine. If you have any questions regarding this new law, please contact Ms. Hall in Student Services and she will be glad to help you.
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.