Title I School
ECES is a Title I School and Operates as a Schoolwide Program
Big World, Big Dreams…
Girls K-12th Grades sign up today to be in the 2017 Miss Echols County Schools Beauty Pageant
WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 2017
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: K-8 Gymnasium
Deadline for application and $30 fee:
Wednesday, March 1!!!
See Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Coggins, or Ms. Lynette for an application.
Middle School Reading Requirement Change
Effective immediately, middle school ELA classes will change the way students will meet their reading requirements. Classes will now be assigned novels and books by the teacher each 9 weeks. Students will take weekly quizzes on the assigned reading, and will take a comprehensive test following the completion of the book. These procedures will replace the previous method of reading points achieved through tests taken on the Accelerated Reader platform.
Students may still elect to participate in the Accelerated Reader Program; however, it will be completely voluntary and will not be for a grade. Students who participate in the Accelerated Reader program will be rewarded for meeting reading goals. Details of the Accelerated Reader Program are as follows:
K-8 Accelerated Reader Program
Accelerated Reader is a voluntary reading program; however, all students are encouraged to participate.
Accelerated Reader combines the independent reading of library books with computer-based comprehension tests to encourage children to read more books.
Accelerated Reader assessments may be used to measure the standard achievement, but will not count as the academic grade.
The Accelerated Reader software also manages participating student records to track reading performance, giving teachers valuable information to identify problem areas.
Students are rewarded for their achievements with Maker-Space Passes, AR Parties, End-of-the-Year Reading Awards, and a Water Day at the end of the school year.
Highlights of the program are:
• 100% Voluntary
• There will be no grades given for AR participation
• There will be no punishment given for not participating in the AR program
• There will be no extra-time in classrooms given to meet AR reading goals
• All goals, points, and rewards will be handled by the Media Specialist
NOTE: Teachers may require reading homework as part of their reading curriculum; these assignments are not related to AR.
To access the 2016-2017 EMS handbook, click here.
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Collecting Box Tops for Education is an easy way for parents to contribute to ECS and all you need is a pair of scissors. Click on the Box Tops for Education image to find out more about the program. Send in Box Tops throughout the year to your child's teacher.
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