East Cobb Middle School

Mission~To cultivate civic-minded, life-long learners who promote respect for diversity in our community by:

  *Delivering rigorous and relevant learning experiences

  *Facilitating creativity, innovation and collaboration

*Nurturing individual determination and success

  *Fostering a spirit of unity among all stakeholders

Vision~Developing High-Achieving, Independent, Critical Thinkers for Tomorrow's Challenges and Beyond

ECMS

Tiffany M. Honoré, Principal

Dreina Gary-Robinson, Assistant Principal

Antwane Nelson, Assistant Principal

Leetonia Young, Assistant Principal

Marianne Mitchell, Assistant Principal


Food Truck Friday

Come and enjoy a night of great food, fun with the kids, music, and more!

When:  April 25, 2014
            6:00 - 8:00PM
Where:  ECMS

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Parent Letter - April 17, 2014

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Parent Workshop Series:  CRCT Night

What:  CRCT Workshop Session including tips for a successful CRCT
           experience
When:  Thursday, April 17, 2014
            6:00PM - 7:00PM

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Parent Input

We believe your involvement with our students' education is essential to their academic and future success.  To honor our commitment to provide the best possible educational experience for our students and work with you in that effort, we welcome your input.  Please complete the surveys below.

Parental Involvement Policy and School-Parent Compact

Title I School Wide Plan Review Meeting


Public Candidate Forum

April 17th from 6:00pm-8:30pm
Hightower Trail Middle School
Everyone welcome to attend


Post 6 Forum 

Cobb County School Board of Education
Candidates:  Kevin Nicholas & Scott Sweeney
Monday, April 21, 2014
6:00-7:30PM
Sope Creek Elementary School
3320 Paper Mill Rd, 30067

Complimentary On-Site Childcare by Sensible Sitters
http://sensiblesitters.com/

Childcare reservations are recommended, though not required: forum.childcare.RSVP@gmail.com

A maximum of 60 childcare spots have been generously donated by the SCES PTA & Foundation.


ECMS Sweets & Swing Concert

What:  A free evening of jazz and dessert
When:  Tuesday, April 29, 2014
            7:00PM - 8:30PM

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Substitute Teacher Job Fair

The School District will host TWO Substitute Job Fairs on Tuesday 4/22/14 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.  For applicants interested in substituting for the North Area Schools (North of Powder Springs including North Marietta, East Cobb, Kennesaw and Acworth) the job fair will be held at Piedmont Baptist Church located at 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta, 30066.  For applicants interested in substituting for the South Area Schools (Includes Smyrna, Powder Springs, Austell, and Mableton—South Marietta area), the job fair will be held at Skyview Elementary School located at 5805 Dunn Road, Mableton, 30126. To attend applicants must complete the following
REQUIREMENTS:

1-RSVP by sending an email to EITHER jobfairnorth@cobbk12.org  OR  jobfairsouth@cobbk12.org. You can only RSVP to one fair and this should be the geographic area you plan to work as a substitute. You must RSVP by 4/15/14.

2-Bring a resume with you to the fair detailing all of your work and educational experience.

3-Be prepared to briefly meet with an Administrator.

We appreciate your interest in positively impacting our Cobb County students and teachers!  We look forward to meeting you at the job fair.


ECMS Family Night
Cultural & Health Awareness Night Survey

We are always looking at ways to improve our ECMS Family Night.  Please complete the survey to share your thoughts and experiences with us.  We greatly appreciate and value your input. 

Click here to complete the survey.


Plan to Address Lost Instructional Time Due to Weather

Due to inclement weather conditions: extreme cold, ice and/or snow, all Cobb County schools were closed a total of six days: January 7, 29, 30, and 31, and February 11 and 12. The Georgia Department of Education announced that schools are not required to make up the missed days in late January and February because these events were declared states of emergency. The Cobb County School District decided that we will not make up these days. Instead we will utilize all available resources to maximize the remaining instructional time.

Please click here for more information about the ECMS plan.
Please click here for resources to use.


ECMS Staff Appreciation

On the morning of February 28, 2014, members of the Foundation and PTSA provided Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuits to 45 bus drivers and 150 teachers and staff members at ECMS.  The event was held to recognize the personal sacrifices that many of these people made to keep the children of the school safe during January’s Snowmageddon.  Stories were shared of one bus driver who dropped off her last child at 2:00am.  A language arts teacher stayed late into the evening only to slip on the ice in the school’s parking lot on her way home and break her arm.  The families of ECMS are extremely  grateful for the selfless actions shown by the bus drivers and staff during a very difficult and stressful night.


New Immunization Requirements for 2014-2015

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 visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.

Click here for more information.
Click here for more information in Spanish.


2014-2015 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2014-2015 school year.  Applications will be available beginning February 10, 2014.  For more information, please see our 2014-15 School Choice website.


Focus School

East Cobb Middle has been identified as a Focus school according to the definition contained in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver granted to the State of Georgia in February of 2012.  East Cobb Middle’s Focus school designation is due to an achievement gap between student groups identified from 2010-2011 school data.  Focus schools must offer a Flexible Learning Program (FLP) designed to increase academic achievement.  The East Cobb Middle FLP program addresses the subject of math.  The FLP program will provide additional math instruction from certified teachers during the school day to identified students.  If you have more questions about the Flexible Learning Program or the ESEA waiver please click on the link below or call Leetonia Young at 770-578-2740.

http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/title1/FlexibleLearningPrograms.pdf


Partners in Education

We are very excited to welcome our new Partners in Education.  Please support our local community businesses as we work together to recognize the efforts put forth by our students and teachers.

Jet's Pizza - Roswell Road and Delk Road
                  770-509-5774 or 770-952-1711          
Every third Wednesday of the month is Spirit Night at Jet's Pizza.  On Spirit Night, please identify yourself as a student/parent/staff of ECMS, and you will receive a 15% discount on your order.  The school will also receive 15% of the proceeds.

9 Round Kickboxing - 470-377-4285

Horace Mann Insurance - 404-819-7550

Omega Learning - 770-769-8528
            


Magnet School Information

Click here for information about the Magnet School.


Instructional Coaching

Parent Letter - English

Parent Letter - Spanish


Congratulations!

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2013-2014 Teacher of the Year

Ms. Margo King

Seventh Grade Science Teacher

marilyn

2013-2014 Classified Employee of the Year

Mrs. Marilyn Reade

School Secretary


Dress Code

2013-14 ECMS Acceptable School Attire Guidelines


2013-2014 School Supply Lists

Sixth Grade

Seventh Grade

Eighth Grade


The School Council Is Looking For New Members

The local school council is intended to bring the community and school closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process.  We need (3) ECMS parents/guardians and (2) additional parents who are business persons.  Nomination forms are available below and in the front office.  All nominations should be submitted to Marilyn Reade, the School Secretary in the main office.

Click here for the nomination form.

Click here for the nomination form in Spanish.

Click here for the nomination form in Portuguese.


Study Island Resources

Parent Overview

Parent Letter - English and Spanish


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This year we have adopted the ECMS Wildcat Ways to promote an environment conducive to learning and encourage academic success. We will be teaching these expectations throughout the year, as well as, reminding students of these expectations daily. Please encourage your student to follow the Wildcat Ways and we know we will have a great year!


Transportation/Visitor Protocol

ECMS will be sharing parking facilities with Wheeler HS as they undergo construction. For the safety of all students, please adhere to the transportation protocol.

Click here to read the transportation protocol.

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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 (770) 819-2383.

Note: Non-English speaking families in need of assistance with registration in the ESOL Program may call the International Welcome Center at (770) 819-2383.

CCSD District Calendar of Events
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East Cobb Middle has been identified as a Focus school according to the definition contained in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver granted to the State of Georgia in February of 2012. Focus schools must offer a Flexible Learning Program (FLP) designed to increase academic achievement. The East Cobb Middle FLP program addresses the subject of math. The FLP program will provide math instruction from certified teachers during the school day to identified students. If you have more questions about the Flexible Learning Program or the ESEA waiver please click on the link below. http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/title1/FlexibleLearningPrograms.pdf