PLTW


Project Lead The Way

Are you interested in learning more about Project Lead The Way for your rising 6th grader? 

Click
here to learn more.
Click
here for the course overview.


Summer Schedule

To conserve energy and taxpayer dollars, Cobb County Schools will adopt a 4-day summer schedule effective Monday, June 6, 2016 - Friday, July 15, 2016.

Schools are open Monday - Thursday.

Schools are closed on Fridays.

Note:  Schools are also closed Monday, July 4, 2016.

East Cobb Middle School Summer Hours:

Monday - Thursday:

8:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00PM - 5:00PM

Due to summer vacation and training days, ECMS will be closed June 23, 2016 - July 5, 2016.


Mark Your Calendar

Wildcat Daze:  Friday, July 29, 2016

6th Grade:
  9:00AM - 10:30AM
7th Grade:  10:45AM - 11:45AM
8th Grade:  12:00PM - 1:00PM

First Day of School:  Monday, August 1, 2016

Open House:  Thursday, August 18, 2016
                         Newcomers welcome at 5:30PM


2016-2017 Supply Lists

2016-2017 Sixth Grade Supply List

2016-2017 Seventh Grade Supply List

2016-2017 Eighth Grade Supply List


2016-2017 Dress Code

Click here for specific information about the ECMS Dress Code.


2016-2017 New Student Summer Registration

Tuesday, July 12, 2016: 
8:45AM - 5:30PM


Additional registration will be available as follows:

Monday, July 25, 2016:  9:00AM - 12:00PM
Tuesday, July 26, 2016:  1:00PM - 4:00PM
Wednesday, July 27, 2016:  9:00AM - 12:00PM
Thursday, July 28, 2016:  1:00PM - 4:00PM
Friday, July 29, 2016:  9:00AM - 12:00PM


Beginning August 1, 2016:
Monday - Friday:
  9:00AM - 1:00PM


Registration Requirements:

1.  Current Immunization Form 3231:  Students entering 7th grade are required to have TDAP (Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis), MCV (Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine) before entering school
2.  Dental/Hearing/Vision Form 3300
3.  Birth Certificate/Military ID/Passport/VISA
4.  SSN or Waiver
5.  Two proofs of residency (lease, mortgage or current utility bill)
6.  Final report card:  stating last grade level successfully completed


Office 365 Parent Information Links

Office 365 Support Page for Parents

Consent via Email (Video on how parents can give consent via an email message from CCSD)

Consent via Synergy ParentVUE (Video on how parents can give consent via Synergy ParentVUE)


Wheeler Freshman Focus Summer Bridge Event

When:  Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time:  9:00AM - 1:00PM

Click here for more information.

Click here to register.


ECMS Summer Camp

When:  June 6th – 16th (No Friday sessions)
Time:  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

All current and rising ECMS students welcome!

Click here to register.

Click here for more information.


Rising 6th Grade Camp

When:  Thursday, July 21st
Time:  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM for Students

*Informational parent meeting at 9:00 AM in the Theater*

Click here to register.

Click here for more information.


Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

The Cobb County School District's Library Media Education Department in conjunction with Cobb County Public Libraries, Smyrna Public Library, and Marietta City Schools, has partnered with Scholastic to participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge again this summer.

We encourage all students to keep those reading and learning skills sharp by reading great books all summer long.  These resources can help:

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: Visit here to log minutes, unlock stories from favorite authors, earn digital rewards, and learn about new books to read. The contest opens May 9th.

CCSD Library Media Education: Visit here for access to reading resources, free e-books, book suggestions, and links to learning resources, such as the Cobb Digital Library.

Cobb County and Smyrna Public Libraries: Visit your local public library to check out books and attend fun, free events all summer long. Don’t miss the Summer Reading Kickoff at Switzer Library on June 4th! Visit the public library for more info.

Summer Reading Program FAQ
Summer Reading Parent Letter
Summer Reading Program FAQ - Spanish
Summer Reading Parent Letter - Spanish

Students were provided a handout with their sign up information on Wednesday, May 18.


School Tours

Tours of East Cobb Middle School have concluded for this school year. Rising 6th graders may join us at 6th grade camp on July 21st from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Thank you.


Title I Parent Involvement Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As partners in your child’s education, your input is valued. Please take a few minutes to respond to this brief parent survey. This information will be used to help evaluate and strengthen parental involvement within our school. Please click on the link below for the school parent survey. Thank you!

Parent Survey

Estimados Padres/Tutores:
Como socios en la educación de su hijo, su participación es muy valiosa. Por favor, tómese unos minutos para responder esta breve encuesta para padres. Esta información será utilizada para evaluar y fortalecer la participación de los padres en nuestra escuela. Por favor, clic en el enlace para la encuesta. Gracias!


Parents/Guardians

An important message for parents/guardians:

Instagram Letter


2016-2017 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2016 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2016-17 School Choice webpage.

 The web address for the link is: http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx


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:
@ECMSWildcats

ECMS on Instagram:
@ecms.wildcats

Please submit requests for posts, pictures, report abuse, etc., or any other questions about ECMS social media accounts to
ecms.wildcats@gmail.com


Blackboard Connect

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 click here.


East Cobb 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.

2015-2016 
Selected 6th grade students take Design & Modeling and Automation & Robotics(Foundation Courses) *application process


2016-2017 
Selected 6th grade students take Design & Modeling and Automation & Robotics *application process

7th 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


2017-2018 
Selected 6th grade students take Design & Modeling and Automation & Robotics  *application process

7th 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 here.

Read more about Project Lead The Way.


Student Accident Insurance

Parents/Guardians who are interested in information regarding Student Accident Insurance, please click below:

Student Accident Insurance


Cell Phones At School?

YES!  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 purposes.  

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

quenan


GrEAT Things
From Cobb County School District Food & Nutrition Services

Payment Information

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 Spanish at http://mealapps.cobbk12.org.
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 on paper.

Allergy Information

If your child has a food allergy and requires accommodations to school meals, visit this website for more information:
www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/foodservices/allergens_special_needs.htm

Contact Us

www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/foodservices

770-426-3380


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
www.ccsdbusdriver.com
*For more information, click here.


Become a Mentor

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please go to www.cobbmentoringmatters.org and read about the program and how to become a mentor for an East Cobb Middle School student.

You can make a difference.



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 links below.

Download the Enrollment Protocol Memo

Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol

Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol in Spanish

Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol in Portuguese

Download the Parent Letter regarding Ebola Protocol in Korean


District Direction for Continuous Improvement Chart

Please click here to review the District Direction for Continuous Improvement Chart.


Framework for Leading and Operating Schools

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 here.


What is all this talk about P.B.I.S and REP?

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) school-wide expectations:

·         Demonstrate Respect

·         Demonstrate Effort

·         Demonstrate Pride

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. 

Sample items:

·         School supplies (pencils, grippers, pencil pouches)

·         Locker pass

·         Homework pass

·         Patio lunch pass

·         Morning Announcement Shout Out

·         Birthday Announcement

·         9Rounds- One week/Two Weeks or a month pass

·         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.


Study Island Resources

Parent Overview

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 or (678)331-3086.


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