Welcome to
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

outdoor

ECMS Outdoor Classroom


 Georgia Student Health Survey

Students Please clink on the link below to complete the survey.

Georgia Student Health Survey


2017-2018 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2017-2018 school year.  Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2017 on the District website.  For more information, please see our
2017-18 School Choice webpage. 

Deadline for applying is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.


Rising 9th Grade Night

The Wheeler Counseling Department and Administrative Staff welcomes you and your child to join us for an informative evening and learn what Wheeler High School has to offer.

When:  March 2, 2017
Time:  6:30PM - 8:30PM
Where:  Wheeler High School Cafeteria

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


ECMS Parent Workshop:  A Parent's Guide
to Assessments

Parents are invited for a workshop on the types of standardized assessments that students take at each grade level.  Parents will receive information about varying assessments, such as CogAt, the Iowa and Milestones, including how to understand the scores and what resources are available for each.

When:  Thursday, March 2, 2017
Where:  ECMS Parent Conference Room
Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM and 6:00PM-7:00PM


Project Lead The Way

East Cobb Middle School offers a pre-engineering curriculum for students who plan to apply for admissions into related science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.

Program: Intended to meet the educational needs of academically strong students in mathematics and science and who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for technologies.

Admission: Admission into this program is both a selective and competitive process offered to incoming 6th grade students. Students will be notified directly by East Cobb Middle School regarding their acceptance status.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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Wheeler Freshmen Electives Registration
and AVID

February 15, 2017 is the deadline to submit the electives form online for rising Wheeler 9th graders.
For more information, click here.

AVID is a college readiness system designed to prepare self-determined students, who have demonstrated average achievement for college readiness. The program enrolls students in rigorous courses and provides them intensive support to ensure their success. The major component is a daily AVID elective class that students must attend. During this class, students receive training in effective note taking, organizational skills, and goal-setting strategies. Extensive writing and reading instruction is also provided. AVID students are academically capable students who would typically be the first in their families to attend college. Placement is done through an application process.

Click here for more information on AVID.
Click here for AVID videos.
Click here to join AVID.


ED-Splost V

Ed-Splost V

At the CCSD Board Meeting on October 27, 2016, the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax V (Ed-SPLOST V) Resolution was approved calling for a Special Election on March 21, 2017. 

SPLOST stands for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It is a one-cent tax on all consumer goods that must be approved by voters in a referendum. Education SPLOST (Ed-SPLOST) receipts can be used only for school-related capital improvements. The current Ed-SPLOST expires Dec. 31, 2018.

A referendum will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 to extend the tax another five years.

For more information, click here.


Parent Resource Room

Come visit the Parent Resource Room at ECMS.  There are resources available such as computers, a printer, a scanner, and games/activities available for checkout.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

For more information, click here.


Collecting Box Tops

Final Submission for Box Tops is February 15!  So far the ECMS PTSA has raised $337 from Box Tops.  Please send in all your collected Box Tops in a baggie with your child’s name and homeroom teacher.  Bring all Box Tops to the blue collection box in the main hallway across from the attendance office.  Each grade homeroom with the most boxtops will receive a donut party.  Thanks for helping support the PTSA!

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Wildcat Development Campaign

The ECMS PTSA and Foundation invite you to invest in our first ECMS Jr. Wildcat Development Campaign. The goal of this collaborative fundraiser is to expand the knowledge of every student through a variety of educational opportunities, and every dollar raised will stay at ECMS. Rather than selling candy or wrapping paper, we ask every ECMS family to simply make a tax deductible donation to the Jr. Wildcat Campaign that is meaningful to them for the full benefit of our students, teachers, and programs.

Click here for more information.


Georgia Parent Survey

Parents, we invite you to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey. Your feedback is extremely important to us. This climate survey is a vital part of future planning and determines our star rating as reported with our CCRPI score. Once you click the link, please select “Cobb County” as the school system, and “East Cobb Middle School” as the school. We appreciate your time and your responses.You may take the survey on any computer, phone, or tablet with internet capability. Thank you!

Georgia Parent Survey


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 click below.
Office Depot Give Back To School Program


Office 365

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 Office 365.

Click here to learn more about Office 365.


2016-2017 Dress Code

Click here for specific information about the ECMS Dress Code.


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)


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


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.

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.


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.

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.


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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