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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.
High School Open House Dates
Students and Parents,
Attending the Open House for your high school is an important start to the registration process. They can provide specific information and directly answer your questions. The registration process will begin in early March. Also place on your calendar our East Millbrook 8th Grade Parent Night on Tuesday, February 24 6:00-7:00 pm in the Auditorium. I can be reached at ten.s1425055632spcw@1425055632nomgi1425055632ss1425055632 or 919.501.7990.
Broughton High School January 13 5:00-6:30 pm
East Wake High School January 29 6:00-7:00 pm
Enloe High School January 28 6:00-8:30 pm
Garner High School January 29 6:00 pm
Heritage High School February 12 5:45 pm
Knightdale High School February 23 6:30 pm
Millbrook High School February 19 6:30-7:45 pm
Rolesville High School January 22 6:00-7:30 pm
Sanderson High School March 5 6:00 pm
Southeast Raleigh High School January 27 6:00-8:00 pm
Wakefield High School February 19 6:00 pm
Wake Forest High School February 10 6:00-8:00 pm
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.
> click here for information in English
> click here for information in Spanish
Quiz Bowl Postponement
Due to our current weather conditions which resulted in a number of days of school closings, the scheduled events on 21 February 2015 have been postponed. I will inform you all of a future date for the event, hopefully in early March 2015.
Softball & Track tryouts – rescheduled
Softball, Girls and Boys Track will be held Wednesday Feb. 25 and Thursday Feb. 26 from 2:30-4:30. Only students that have signed up and have a current physical will be able to tryout. Please remember to dress warm, all rides should come to the bus parking lot and be here by 4:45.An announcement will be made for boys soccer tryouts.
8th Grade Parent Night – Feb 24
Attention 8th grade parents: Please mark your calendar for East Millbrook’s 8th Grade Parent Night on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 6-7pm in the auditorium. The topic will be high school registration. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Sigmon, 8th grade counselor.
EMMMS Science Olympiad Gold!
On Sat., Feb. 7 eighteen students from our Science Olympiad Varsity Team competed against students from across the county in 23 different science and engineering events. Four East Millbrook students brought home the gold. Congratulations to Megan Smith and Joelle Mogabanga who won medals in IT Matters, and to Kennedy Graham and Zion Washington who won in the Wheeled Vehicle Event. Kudos to all of the students who were part of Science Olympiad this year and “Dared to Grow” and to their sponsors, Ms. Peake, 6th grade Science teacher, and Ms. Grybosky, AIG teacher. All of the work to prepare for the competition was done outside of the regular school day. These students certainly showed that “Hard work pays off”.
Call for Proctors
The English as a Second Languages Department is currently in the process of administering mandatory annual tests that measure ESL students’ language proficiency. If you are able to volunteer some of your time to proctor for some of these tests, please contact Ms. Val Pinkney (ten.s1425055632spcw@1425055632yenkn1425055632ipv1425055632). Testing is ongoing now through March 13.
Final DC Payment – Due Feb 27
8th grade parents: The final DC payment of $100 is due on February 27th. All checks should be made payable to East Millbrook.
WCPSS Parent Academy Family Summit – Sat, Feb 21
The WCPSS Parent Academy is hosting the Second Annual Family Summit on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in collaboration with the NC Alliance of Black School Educators. The event will be held at Millbrook High School, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC for all Wake County Public School families.
The objective is to provide families with a variety of informative and engaging workshops on academics and social/emotional development to share strategies on student success.
We will be offering separate Spanish workshops for our Latino families. In addition, upon request we will provide interpretation service in Arabic, French, Korean, Russian, and Vietnamese.For information in English click here.For information in Spanish, click here.
Hi-Tech Teens After-School Computer Science Classes
Our girls only session meets Thursdays
from 6:30-8:30pm, starting Feb 12th.
Our co-ed session meets Saturdays
from 10am-noon, starting Feb. 14th.
Attn: 8th Grade Parents – HS Info
Attention 8th grade parents:
- Millbrook High School representatives will meet with students assigned to MHS on the morning of Tues., Feb. 3 here at East Millbrook. Students who are applying to MHS as a magnet student can see Ms. Sigmon to get a pass in order to attend this meeting.
- Broughton High School will hold a meeting for parents of rising 9th graders on Tues., Feb. 3 at 7pm in the BHS auditorium.
- Representatives from Wake Forest High School will host an information session in our Media Center on Feb. 3 from 6-7pm for rising 9th graders attending WFHS next year.
- Leesville Road High School will hold their open house on Thurs., Feb. 5 at 6pm.
- For a listing of all the high schools’ open house dates that have been shared with us, please see our website.
- If you have any questions regarding the high school registration process, please contact Ms. Sigmon, 8th grade counselor. o Please also mark your calendar for East Millbrook’s 8th Grade Parent Night on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 6-7pm in the auditorium.
On Monday, Jan. 12 each student was given a tri-fold yellow handout showing his/her school assignment for next year. Please make sure you ask your student for this very important piece of information.
High School Open Houses
8th grade parents: This is the time of year when the high schools have their open houses. Your student has been given a flyer which lists each of the high schools’ open houses based on what they have shared with us. This information is also included in the weekly e-blast and can be found on our webpage. If you have any questions regarding the high school registration process, please contact Ms. Sigmon, 8th grade counselor. Please also mark your calendar for East Millbrook’s 8th Grade Parent Night on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 6-7pm in the auditorium.
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.