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Rising 6th Grade Dinner

Rising ECMS sixth graders are invited to eat dinner and meet ECMS administrators and staff on February 8, 2016.  There will also be a tour of the sixth grade classrooms and Connections. 

Click here for the reservation form and more information.


Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet.  For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school.  All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. 

Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online


The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

Georgia Parent Survey


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 Annual 5K/1 Mile Fun Run

When:  Saturday, March 19, 2016
Where:  ECMS
Time:  8:00AM

Click here to register and for more information.


Gimme 5 For Education

ECMS  is participating in the Gimme 5 For Education campaign to raise funds for the Cobb Schools Foundation.  The Cobb Schools Foundation is the only non-profit organization that supports all our schools, staff, and students in the Cobb County School District.

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


Study Skills Sessions

Students are invited to join Mr. Colbert at 8:15AM in the Theater every Wednesday beginning 1/13/16 for Study Skills.

Sessions will be every Wednesday morning through Spring Break. All East Cobb Middle School students are welcome.

See you there!


Milestone Assessment Summary

Click here to view the Milestone Assessment Summary presented by Ms. Young during "Huddle Up" Coffee and Conversation on December 7, 2015.


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


English Classes for Parents Offered at Wheeler

Wheeler will offer English classes for parents, starting on September 15, 2015.

It is also offering “Plaza Comunitaria”, sponsored by the Mexican Government, where parents who did not finish their studies in their country (any Spanish speaking country), can do it online, in Spanish and free of charge. They will get a certificate when they complete it. If they are from Mexico, college degrees are also offered, same way, online, in Spanish and free of charge.

Wheeler is not on the schedule above for English classes yet, but classes will be on Tuesdays, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM.

English Classes Schedule
English Classes Schedule in Spanish
Plaza Comunitaria Schedule
Plaza Comunitaria Schedule in Spanish


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.


2015-2016 Supply Lists

2015-2016 Sixth Grade Supply List

2015-2016 Seventh Grade Supply List

2015-2016 Eighth Grade Supply List


New Student Registration
(Returning Students Do Not Need to Register)

Beginning August 3, 2015:
Monday - Friday
8:15AM - 11:15AM

Registration Requirements:
1.  Immunization Form 3032 or 3231:  Students entering 7th grade are now required to have TDAP (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis) and meningococcal conjugate vaccines before entering school for the 2015-2016 school year.
2.  Dental/Hearing/Vision Form 3300
3.  Birth Certificate
4.  SSN or Waiver
5.  Proof of Residency (lease or current utility bill)
6.  Final Report Card


Intramurals

Intramurals will begin Monday, August 10, 2015.  Please click here for more information.


Student Accident Insurance

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

Student Accident Insurance


2015-2016 Dress Code

Click here for specific information about the ECMS Dress Code.


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.



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.


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.


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.


CCSD District Calendar of Events
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