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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.
School Supply List 2015-16
- One 3-inch binder (You may want to purchase a second one for a “spare.”)
- Notebook paper
- Pencil pouch with at least 2 pencils, 2 pens (blue or black)
- Pack of colored pencils
- 4 Black & white marble composition notebooks
- 7 subject dividers with or without pockets (vinyl lasts longer)
- Lock for your locker
- School agenda – provided by the school
8th Grade Picnic – Friday, June 5
Attention 8th grade parents: The 8th grade picnic is coming up on Friday, June 5th. The school is providing the hot dogs and PTSA is providing the ice cream. Each team has been asked to bring special items to help complete the menu for theday. Owls have been asked to bring in drinks or bottles of water; Eagles have been asked to bring in chips; and Jaguars have been asked to bring cookies. 8th grade students may drop off the requested items with one of their team teachers before 7:30 a.m. on the 5th. The picnic has become a tradition that our outgoing 8th graders really look forward to as its one last chance to hang out with one another, sign yearbooks, and reflect on their middle school years. We thank you and the PTSA for supportingthis culminating event!
Year-End Award Assemblies Schedules
The year-end awards assemblies will be held as follows: 6th grade on Wednesday, June 3; 7th grade on Thursday, June 4; and 8th grade on Friday, June 5. Each assembly will begin at 8am in the auditorium. Space is limited and seating is on a first-come,first-served basis.
Yearbooks Are Here!
Yearbooks have arrived! Please make sure your student writes his/her name in ink in several different places in the book in case it is lost. There are a few additional yearbooks for sale in the Student Store for $29. Quantities are limited. The Student Store will be open each morning this week from 7 – 720 until all the books are sold.
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.