Scheduling Clarification for 2016 - 2017
We are pleased to introduce a 1st period literacy block for all ECMS students this school year. During this 35 minute segment of time, our students will be engaged in reading high-interest, content-related texts. We will now have a 7 period day, with "Library/Research Skills" representing our literacy block. We are excited about the positive impact that this literacy focus will have on our Panthers!
Panther Parents will meet the second Tuesday of every month at 4pm in the Parent Resource room.
More about “Student Growth”…
“Georgia is implementing the student growth percentile (SGP) methodology. SGPs describe the amount of growth a student has demonstrated relative to academically-similar students from across the state. Growth percentiles range from 1 to 99, with lower percentiles indicating lower academic growth and higher percentiles indicating higher academic growth. With SGPs, all students – regardless of their achievement level – have the opportunity to demonstrate all levels of growth.”
-Copied from GaDOE website. For more information go to: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Student-Growth-Model.aspx
PARENTS’ GUIDE TO NEW TESTS IN GEORGIA
NOTIFICATION OF SCHOOL STATUS
The ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) of 1965 requires that parents of children in Title I schools be notified of how well their school is preparing its students for college and/or a career. It also requires that Title I schools provide information regarding their designation status under Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver. Please see the attached links for the ECMS designation status information as well as the Effingham County School District as a whole: ECMS No School Designation Parent Notification and FY15 District Letter No School Designation Notification.
The mission statement of the Effingham County School System and Effingham Middle School is to provide rigorous and relevant instruction in a safe environment to enable all students to obtain a high school diploma as a foundation for post secondary success.
1. We believe school staff, parents, students, and community working together to promote excellence in academics and character.
2. We believe differentiated learning opportunities provide for academic success.
3. We believe a safe and respectful environment promotes learning while enhancing positive relationships between students and staff.
4. We believe data should guide decision making and student learning..
The vision of Effingham County Middle School is to
Educate, Challenge, Motivate, and Succeed.