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
*Facilitating creativity, innovation
*Nurturing individual determination
*Fostering a spirit of unity among all
Independent, Critical Thinkers for Tomorrow's Challenges and
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
Click here for
Parent Letter - April 17, 2014
here for the
Parent Workshop Series: CRCT
What: CRCT Workshop
Session including tips for a successful CRCT
When: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Click here for more
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
Sope Creek Elementary School
3320 Paper Mill Rd, 30067
Complimentary On-Site Childcare by Sensible Sitters
Childcare reservations are recommended,
though not required:
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
Click here for more
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
1-RSVP by sending an email to
firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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.
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
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
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
here for more information.
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
2014-15 School Choice website.
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.
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
for information about the Magnet School.
Parent Letter -
Parent Letter -
2013-2014 Teacher of
Ms. Margo King
Seventh Grade Science
Employee of the Year
Mrs. Marilyn Reade
Acceptable School Attire Guidelines
2013-2014 School Supply Lists
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.
here for the nomination form.
for the nomination form in Spanish.
for the nomination form in Portuguese.
Study Island Resources
Parent Letter - English and Spanish
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!
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.
*Click here for additional announcements.*
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.