Next week we will celebrate red ribbon week. The theme for next week is “Your Future is Key so Stay Drug Free”
Monday’s Theme - I'm too Bright for Drugs...wear a bright colored shirt with uniform pants
Tuesday’s Theme - Join the Fight Against Drugs...wear a camo shirt with uniform pants
Wednesday’s Theme - Your Future is Key Stay Drug Free...wear a red shirt with uniform pants. THE SHIRT MUST BE MAJORITY RED. A RED STRIPE WILL NOT WORK!
Thursday’s Theme - Team up Against Drugs...wear your favorite sports team shirt with uniform pants.
Friday’s Theme - Pawsitively Drug Free...Panther Spirit day...wear a school spirit shirt. We will also have an assembly featuring a demonstration from the Sheriff's office drug dogs.
Do you need help in choosing the right Healthcare Plan for your family?
Let Bernard Health help you make the right choice!
ECMS will be hosting a FREE Family Resource opportunity for parents/guardians to meet with a Benard Health expert advisor who can help you sign up for a health plan that is right for your family!
Thursday, October 19th
Drop in anytime between 9am-2pm
ECMS Parent Conference Room
Special Parent Gift Bags for attendees!
For more info, please contact Rehan McNeil, Family Engagement Specialist @
912.772.7001 or email@example.com
ECMS will be having our October book fair beginning September 28 and ending on October 5 from 8:00-3:30. Please check with your child's ELA teacher for the day and time that the class will be visiting. Students may also visit the book fair in the morning during homeroom and most times during the day (with permission from their teacher).
We also have an online page for our book fair. Visit EFFINGHAM COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLINE BOOK FAIR to place an order through our school homepage!
Please support the ECMS Media Center by making a purchase through our fair. Every dollar that is spent helps us earn rewards to buy even more books for our students and other supplies they may need while using the media center!
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
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.