Applications for the 2016 spring semester
will begin in November 2015.
Milestones Parent Meeting Postponed
The parent meeting on Milestones information
scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 2015, has been postponed
until a later date. It will be rescheduled once individual
student scores become available.
ECMS on Social Media
ECMS is on social media! ECMS
social media accounts are monitored by the ECMS PTSA
Communication Co-Chairs. Submissions sharing
announcements, good news, and ECMS general interest are welcome.
ECMS on Facebook:
East Cobb Middle School, Marietta, GA
ECMS on Twitter:
ECMS on Instagram:
Please submit requests for posts, pictures, report abuse, etc.,
or any other questions about ECMS social media accounts to
waterSmart waterArt Contest
waterSmart invites Cobb County 6th, 7th, and
8th grade students to let their creativity flow in the 6th
annual waterSmart waterArt program. This is an opportunity
for young artists to use their talent and create a piece of art
that answers the question, "What is the value of water?"
Please click below for specific information, rules, and how to
English Classes for Parents Offered
Wheeler will offer English classes for parents, starting
on September 15, 2015.
It is also offering “Plaza
Comunitaria”, sponsored by the Mexican Government, where
parents who did not finish their studies in their country (any
Spanish speaking country), can do it online, in Spanish and free
of charge. They will get a certificate when they complete it. If
they are from Mexico, college degrees are also offered, same
way, online, in Spanish and free of charge.
Wheeler is not on the schedule above for
English classes yet, but classes will be on Tuesdays, 6:00
English Classes Schedule
Classes Schedule in Spanish
Plaza Comunitaria Schedule in Spanish
Georgia School Bus Safety Week
Georgia School Bus Safety Week is October
2015 Georgia School Bus Safety
(Contestants must illustrate above theme
only, and the theme must be exactly as shown above on the
Poster Specifications (see attachment for
Poster must be 11”x17” or 12”x18” on quality tag, poster
illustration board or heavy paper.
Freehand letters only.
Every poster and slogan must harmonize with the 2015
poster contest theme.
Attach the Contest Entry Form to the back of each poster.
Please print clearly.
project, supported by the Georgia Department of Education, helps
students learn about school bus safety. Its success
depends on your help in promoting the contest in your school
system. Please encourage and support your students in
participating in this year’s poster contest. This poster
makes for an ideal art class project for students in grades K-8
and Special Needs students.
Poster entries are to be
submitted to the CCSD Transportation Department by September 23,
2015. Do NOT roll posters, they must be mailed/delivered
flat in a protective cover.
For more information, please click
The Blackboard Connect portal allows you to
add or modify the ways in which you want Cobb County Schools to
reach you using Blackboard Connect. You will be able to
add or delete phone numb3e3rs and email addresses, add text
messaging, and even turn off certain types of notifications.
To access Blackboard Connect and for more information, please
Middle School Awarded
$20,000 Goizueta Foundation Grant to
Start Project Lead The Way
Project Lead The Way is the nation's leading provider of
science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs.
Selected 6th grade students take Design & Modeling and
Automation & Robotics(Foundation Courses) *application
Selected 6th grade students
take Design & Modeling and Automation & Robotics
7th grade PLTW students who have completed the foundation
course will take Medical Detectives and Science of Technology
grade students interested in PLTW may apply and take the
Selected 6th grade students
take Design & Modeling and Automation & Robotics
grade PLTW students who have completed the foundation course
will take Medical Detectives and Science of Technology
Additional 7th grade students interested in PLTW may apply and
take the foundation courses
8th grade PLTW students who participated in 6th and/or 7th
grade will take Flight & Space and Magic of Electrons
Additional 8th grade students interested in PLTW may apply and
take the foundation courses
To learn more about this new curriculum coming to East Cobb
Middle School, click
Read more about
Project Lead The Way.
State School Superintendent Richard
Woods Seeks Student Advisory Council
Matt Cardoza, GaDOE Communications Office, (404) 651-7358,
Ron Culver, State
School Superintendent’s Office,
3, 2015 –
State School Superintendent Richard Woods
is seeking middle and high school students to serve on his fall
2015 Student Advisory Council. These students will meet with
Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in
the classroom, along with other issues related to education, and
will serve as the Superintendent’s ambassadors to their
Applicants must be enrolled in a
Georgia public middle or high school for the 2015-16 school
year. To apply:
to download an application.
applications by August 31, 2015 at 5 p.m. to Ron Culver
will be contacted via email. All students can check
gadoe.org, under News & Announcements, on September 11 to
see if they have been selected.
Middle school students will meet September
28, November 9, and March 28. High school students will meet
October 1, November 12, and March 31. The Student Advisory
Council will also have two virtual meetings. Details on times
and dates will be discussed at the first meeting.
“Students feel the
impact of our decisions every day,” Superintendent Woods said.
“If we are going to develop child-focused, classroom-centered
policies, we must hear directly from students. We can only
improve their educational experience by bringing them to the
2015-2016 Supply Lists
2015-2016 Sixth Grade
Grade Supply List
Grade Supply List
New Student Registration
(Returning Students Do Not Need to
Beginning August 3, 2015:
Monday - Friday
8:30AM - 11:45AM
1. Immunization Form 3032 or 3231:
Students entering 7th grade are now required to have TDAP
(Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis) and meningococcal conjugate
vaccines before entering school for the 2015-2016 school year.
2. Dental/Hearing/Vision Form 3300
3. Birth Certificate
4. SSN or Waiver
5. Proof of Residency (lease or current utility bill)
6. Final Report Card
Intramurals will begin Monday, August 10,
2015. Please click
Student Accident Insurance
Parents/Guardians who are interested in
information regarding Student Accident Insurance, please click
2015-2016 Dress Code
here for specific information about the ECMS Dress Code.
Cell Phones At School?
There are a few guidelines
that must be followed:
It should not be seen.
It should not be heard.
It should not be used unless directed by a
staff member for instructional
More information will be provided in the Student Code of Conduct
(Middle School) in the first day of school folder.
Congratulations to our 2015-2016
Teacher of the Year!
Mrs. Charmagne Quenan
8th Grade Science Teacher
From Cobb County School District Food & Nutrition Services
Register online with
www.mypaymentplus.com where you can
make payments to meal accounts, get low balance alerts, and see
detailed purchase history online. You can also make
payments by sending cash or check to school with your child.
2015-2016 Meal Prices
2015-2016 A la Carte Prices
Look for additional information regarding
specific item prices next year in your school cafeteria.
Free & Reduced Meals Applications
Did you know that your approved benefits are
good for both breakfast and lunch at participating schools?
Online applications will be available this summer in English and
Paper applications will still be available in the student
folders and at local school cafeterias. Please fill out
only one application per family either online OR
If your child has a food allergy and requires
accommodations to school meals, visit this website for more
Seeking Bus Drivers!
The Cobb County School
District is seeking professional, safety-minded individuals for
school bus drivers.
*Starting rate is $14.51 per hour
*Apply online at
*For more information, click
Become a Mentor
If you are interested in becoming a mentor,
please go to
and read about the program and how to become a mentor for an
East Cobb Middle School student.
You can make a difference.
When the Georgia Department of Education
(GaDOE) announced the College & Career Ready Performance Index
(CCRPI) scores on December 8, district administrators noticed
that specific information for calculating a portion of the score
was not included in the released score for each middle school.
Therefore, the middle school CCRPI scores showed an inaccurate
drop across the district. The issue was immediately
addressed on December 9 by the district with the GaDOE
Accountability and Assessment Department and is currently being
Once the new data is incorporated into the
recalculation, correct scores for CCSD middle schools will be
released and published by the GaDOE at the end of January.
Based on internal preliminary calculations by district
administrators, the results show that the CCRPI score at every
middle school, as well as the overall district score, will
increase. The corrected scores will be issued by the State
within the next 45 days.
CCSD Updates Enrollment Protocol
The health and safety of our students and
school staffs is our highest priority. National and
international health authorities are currently working to manage
an ongoing outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in several
countries in West Africa. The Cobb County School District has
released an update to the Enrollment Protocol as well as a
letter to parents informing them of the changes. Please see the
Enrollment Protocol Memo
Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol
Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol in Spanish
Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol in
Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol in Korean
District Direction for Continuous
here to review the District Direction for Continuous
Framework for Leading and Operating
By June 2015, state law requires all Georgia
school districts to choose a framework for leading and operating
schools. The Cobb County School District currently saves almost
$44 million annually through state waivers no longer available
after July 1, 2015, unless a contract is developed to become
either a charter system or an Investing in Educational
Excellence (IE2) system. The Cobb County Board of
Education will continue the IE2 proposal discussions.
For more information about the Investing in Educational
Excellence (IE2) system click
What is all this talk about P.B.I.S
We know that schools are successful when they
help children grow academically, socially and emotionally.
For this to happen it imperative that we have a safe environment
that is supportive and conducive for growth. By setting
forth clear social and behavior expectations and directly
teaching students about those expectations, it is our goal to
create a positive atmosphere for optimal learning.
The P.B.I.S. system has four (4) components: (1) a matrix
of behavior expectations, 2) lesson plans to teach students the
behavioral expectations (3) an acknowledgment/reinforcement
system and (4) behavioral infraction notice.
Our plan is based on P.B.I.S. - Positive Behavior Interventions
and Supports. The staff and students kicked off this
initiative in August with an introduction to all Wildcats during
the first few weeks of school. We have three (3)
The P.B.I.S. system encourages consistent
positive rewards to celebrate student success. Students
who are “caught” following the behavioral expectations are
rewarded with REP Reward Cards. These cards may be used to
purchase school supplies in the classroom or other items and
privileges Thursday during lunch at the REP Rewards Store.
Store items change as donations are made from our Partners in
Education, parents, community members. etc.
School supplies (pencils,
grippers, pencil pouches)
Patio lunch pass
Morning Announcement Shout Out
9Rounds- One week/Two Weeks or a
After school basketball
Our goal is to teach children alternate
behaviors to ensure a school environment that is safe, fun and
free from distraction, and ultimately helps all children reach
their maximum learning potential.
To make a donation please contact
LaTanya Walker, Academic Coach at
LaTanya.Walker@cobbk12.org or 770-578-2740 x226.
New Immunization Requirements for
The Georgia Department of Public Health has
released new immunization requirements for Georgia students. In
addition to the immunizations currently required, all students
born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering 7th grade, and new entrants to
Georgia schools in grades 8-12 will be required to have the Tdap
(Tetnus, Diptheria and Pertussis) and meningococcal conjugate
vaccines before entering school for the 2014-2015 school year.
For more information, call Cobb &
Douglas Public Health at 770-514-2349 or
here for more information.
for more information in Spanish.
Study Island Resources
Parent Letter - English and Spanish
No habla Inglés? Necesita ayuda?
Las familias que no hablen Inglés y necesiten ayuda con el proceso de matriculación de sus hijos en la
escuela pueden llamar al Centro Internacional de Bienvenida
al (678)331-3134 o (678)331-3086.
Note: Non-English speaking families in need of assistance with registration in the ESOL Program may call
the International Welcome Center at (678)331-3134