SCHOOL CLOSED TO FACULTY AND STUDENTS ON MONDAY, JANUARY 23!!
FACULTY AND STUDENTS TO REPORT ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 24!!
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.
Speak Up 2016 Survey
The Speak Up Project for Digital Learning, facilitated by Project Tomorrow®, gives education stakeholders the opportunity to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools. By participating today, you are ensuring your voice is heard not only by your school and district but at the state and national level as findings are summarized and shared with national and state policy makers every year. Speak Up is both a national research project and a free service to all schools and districts.
To take the survey, click on the link below then click on the button in the survey that best describes you. Survey will close Friday, January 27.
STUDENT PORTAL AVAILABLE FOR 6-8 GRADERS
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Printable basketball schedule available by clicking here or going to School Publications, Sports. Schedule includes Varsity, Middle School, JV and Jr Pro games.
The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. Parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.
Survey available in Spanish by clicking Español within the survey.
Click here to access the survey.
The survey will close Friday, March 3, 2017. Thank you for participating!
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