School Approved Tshirt
During the 2017-2018 school year, students will have the option to wear a polo shirt in white, navy or black or the new school approved tshirt which will be available in both navy and grey with a solid colored logo. These tshirts should be available in all sizes for purchase at Open House, on July 31, for $10.00 each. Please remember, when purchasing polo shirts, logos should be no larger than a credit card.
Congratulations to Dallas Smith of the Effingham County Middle School FFA for receiving a scholarship the attend the Billy Lancaster Forestry Youth Camp to be held at the FFA-FCCLA Camp from July 9 - July 13
The Billy Lancaster Forestry Youth Camp was founded in 1988 by the late Billy Lancaster, who passed away in 2003. Mr. Lancaster, a long-time supporter and promoter of forestry, raised funds to support the camp. Because of his dedicated efforts, hundreds of Georgia’s youth have learned about the value and importance of Georgia’s forests and wildlife in their everyday lives.
At Georgia’s five-day summer Forestry Youth Camp, middle school students investigate the wonders of forest and wildlife ecology, learn how to identify trees, and discover the value and importance of forests in their daily lives. They spend time with professionals who manage Georgia’s forest land and others who work in the forest products industry.
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!
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:
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.