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.


Community Notice
Open Forum Topic:  Replacement of East Cobb Middle School

You are invited to attend community discussions regarding the future rebuilding of East Cobb Middle School.

Dates:  May 6, 2015
           June 10, 2015

Place:  Theater, East Cobb Middle School

Time:  6:30PM - 7:30PM

Click here for more information.


ECMS Summer Reading

The Cobb County School District’s Library Media Education department is once again partnering with Cobb and Smyrna Public Libraries and Marietta City Schools for our summer reading programs! The theme this year is “Every Hero has a Story” for grades K-5 and “Unmask” for grades 6-12. The public libraries are offering amazing events all summer long for kids and teens!

In lieu of reading logs, our schools have signed up to participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online reading program that invites children to log their reading minutes to help set a new world record for summer reading. The goal this year for schools around the world is to break last year’s reading world record of 304,749,681 minutes! With your help, we can do it.

As kids log their reading minutes, they will unlock stories written by bestselling authors. Plus, throughout the summer, kids will earn digital rewards and learn about great new books to read. You’ll also find free articles, activity sheets, and book lists for parents on the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge website.

We would like our students to read a minimum of 60 minutes per week during the summer. 

Students will need a Username and Password to participate in the online reading program.  These were distributed the last week of school in homerooms. 

Please click here for more information which includes how to obtain a Username and Password if needed.

For the Middle School Suggested Reading List, click here.

Click here to access the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.


Wheeler 2015 Summer Reading List

Click here for the Wheeler 2015 Summer Reading List.


Congratulations to our 2015-2016 
Teacher of the Year!

Mrs. Charmagne Quenan
8th Grade Science Teacher

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2015 ECMS Summer Camp

ECMS will be conducting a rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade summer camp.  We will offer classes in Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Place:  ECMS
Dates:  June 1 - June 11, 2015 (Mondays through Thursday)
Times:  9:00AM - 12:00PM

Transportation will NOT be provided.

For more information, click here.


2015 Rising 6th Graders ECMS Wildcats' Camp

Rising ECMS sixth graders are invited to come to the annual ECMS Wildcats' Camp.  Students will learn about middle school and specific topics such as schedules, lockers, buses, student organization, and more.  This is a great opportunity to meet staff members and learn more about ECMS!

When:  Thursday, July 23, 2015
Where:  East Cobb Middle School Theater
Time:  10:00AM-12:00PM

The deadline for students to register for this event is Thursday, May 21, 2015.

For more information, click here.
To register online, click here.


Congratulations 8th Grade Band!

The ECMS 8th Grade Band performed Saturday, May 2nd, at Pigeon Forge, TN.  They earned an excellent rating for their performance.  They also earned the highest honor of the evening - The Esprit de Corps Award.  This award highlights the ability to be respectful, supportive, and disciplined.

Esprit de Corps Award:  “Presented to students from a school who demonstrated proper social behavior as well as musical behavior/encouragement.  They possess the qualities of highly successful people who are sensitive to the feelings of others and applaud accomplishments not matter if by one’s own school or another school.  Evaluation has taken place from arrival at the festival site to the awards presentation.  All schools are eligible for this award, but only one group will have the honor of taking this trophy with them back to their school.”


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2015 Wheeler Wildcat Middle School Girls Volleyball Camp

Who:  Rising 6th - 9th Graders
When:  June 15 - 18 (Monday - Thursday)
Time:  9AM - 1PM
Where:  Wheeler High School

For more information, click here.


Food That's In When School Is Out

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites. 

Help us ensure that no child goes hungry this summer.

Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE  OR
visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks to find a free, nutritious summer meal site near you.


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


Congratulations to ECMS PTA!

Congratulations to the ECMS PTA for winning the following awards:

*Georgia Congress of Parents and Teachers Early Bird Award
(for achieving 200 members by September 30, 2014)

*ECCC PTA
Model PTA

*ECCC PTA
Spectacular Eight Award

*ECCC PTA
Best Ideas


Congratulations ECMS Orchestra Students!

The District 12 Honor Orchestra was held Friday, March 20 and Saturday March 21 at McEachern High School.  The following students represented ECMS:

8th Grade:  Elasia Campbell, Claire Sohn, Harrison Marable, Yu Chaio, and Rex Martin
7th Grade:  Erin O'Dea, Naomi Chernowski, and Aubrey Blair

Congratulations to our students!


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.


Congratulations Ms. Moore and Ms. Fleming!

Two of our sixth grade teachers, Ms. Moore and Ms. Fleming, were featured in articles about their use of IWitness in their classrooms. 
Congratulations!

Ms. Moore
Ms. Fleming


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.


LGPE Good News!

Both the 7th and 8th Grade Orchestras received a superior rating for performances and a superior rating for sightreading.  Congratulations!


ECMS Robotic Team Qualifies for Super Regionals

The 2014-2015  8th Grade Robotics Team – Control, Alt, Delete won Best Mechanical Design for the FLL Regional Competition in December.

They will be competing in the Super Regionals on January 17, 2015. Members include: JJ J., Ben H., Randy W., Walter K., Katy P. and Nick C.




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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 resolved. 

 

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 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.


2014-2015 AC Criteria

Click here for the AC Criteria.


New Immunization Requirments 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.


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


2014-2015 Online Meal Applications

Click here to access the 2014-2015 online meal application.


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 (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