East Cobb Middle School
“Where we Educate with Positivity!”
Ms. Leetonia Young, Principal
Ms. Marianne Mitchell, Assistant Principal, 8th grade
Ms. April Gwyn, Assistant Principal, 7th grade
Ms. Dreina Gary-Robinson, Assistant Principal, 6th grade
Ms. Linda Decker-Glick, Student Support Administrator
ECMS Outdoor Classroom
Fall PA Magnet Open House
For interested 8th graders and parents: Come learn more
about Cobb County's nationally recognized performing arts magnet
When: Friday, October 7
Time: 7:30PM (Registration is 6:30PM -
Where: Jennie T. Anderson Theatre
to learn more information.
Box Tops Collection
Please save your Box Tops! All Box Tops should be cut out
and in a ziplock bag with the homeroom teacher's name on it.
The collection box is in the mail hallway at ECMS across from
the attendance office and next to the PTSA safe.
The deadline to turn in Box Tops is Monday, October
ECMS Food Pantry
Please help our school social worker, Monica Bright, stock our
Food Pantry for students and families in need within our ECMS
and Wheeler communities.
Please go to the link on our PTSA e-blast to sign up for a
Donations may be dropped off at East Cobb Middle School from
10:00AM - 2:00PM through
Thank you for your generosity!
Office Depot Give Back to School Program
ECMS can earn
credits when you shop at Office Depot. Please pick up a
card in the school front office that you can use at checkout at
Office Depot. To learn more about the program, please
Office Depot Give Back To School Program
Office 365 is a FREE resource available to
all CCSD students. This resource gives students 1TB of
storage to save content to the cloud and provides students with
the opportunity to collaborate on schoolwork with peers and
teachers utilizing Microsoft products.
Parents must provide digital consent for their child to utilize
Click here to learn
more about Office 365.
Project Lead The Way
Are you interested
in learning more about Project Lead The Way for your rising 6th
here to learn more.
here for the course overview.
ECMS School Council
The ECMS School Council has openings for
the 2016-2017 school year. Are you interested in joining
the School Council? If so, please click
2016-2017 Supply Lists
Grade Supply List
Seventh Grade Supply List
Eighth Grade Supply List
2016-2017 Dress Code
here for specific information about the ECMS Dress Code.
2016-2017 New Student Registration
Beginning August 1, 2016:
Monday - Friday: 8:15AM - 11:15AM
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
6. Final report card: stating last grade level
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)
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
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
Reading Parent Letter
Reading Program FAQ - Spanish
Summer Reading Parent Letter - Spanish
Students were provided a handout with their sign up information
on Wednesday, May 18.
Title I Parent Involvement Survey
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!
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!
An important message for
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
2016-17 School Choice
address for the link is:
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
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
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.
Student Accident Insurance
Parents/Guardians who are interested in
information regarding Student Accident Insurance, please click
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.
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.
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.
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.
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