ECMS News from the Principal

November 2017

El Campo Middle School- Home of Champions!

This fall has been a successful one for El Campo Middle School Athletics. ECMS won several district championships in both boys and girls sports.

We earned two championships and a runner-up trophy in football. Both the 8th grade A-Team (5-1) and B-Team (5-1) won district titles, and the 7th grade A-Team (5-1) finished as runners-up in district but didn't get to play the undefeated team from West Columbia due to Hurricane Harvey. The 7th grade B-Team finished 3-3 in 3rd place in district.

The volleyball girls were equally successful. Both 7th grade teams won district in volleyball with the A-Team finishing the season with a record of 11-1 overall and 6-0 in district. The A-Team also won the Needville Invitational Tournament in October. The B-team finished 9-3 overall and 5-1 in district play. The 8th grade A-Team finished the season in 2nd place with a record of 8-4 overall and 4-2 in district play. The 8th grade B-Team finished 5-4 and 3-3 and continued to improve all season.

Congratulations to all of our fall sport athletes and coaches on successful seasons!

Spirit Days Change

With the completion of football season, ECMS Spirit Days will now be on Thursday and Friday of each week. On Spirit Days students may wear any Ricebird or college t-shirt, jacket, or hoodie. Students are encouraged to show their school spirit by wearing Spirit Day attire on each Thursday and Friday.

ECMS promotes Anti-Bullying message

ECMS was very active in the month of October promoting an anti-bullying and bullying awareness message during Bullying Prevention Month. Several events focused on the harm caused by bullying and helped show students appropriate responses to bullies. Two of the main events were Unity Day and Mix-It-Up day. On Unity Day students were encouraged to wear orange to show they are united against bullying. On Mix-It-Up day students were assigned lunch tables with people outside of their normal group of friends to promote tolerance and to encourage everyone to be nice to others. Additionally in October, counselors presented classroom guidance lessons on the harmful effects of bullying and on dealing with bullies. Daily announcements in October also featured reminders on how to report bullying. ECMS remains committed to maintaining a safe learning environment and to promoting a strong stance against bullies. The picture below shows some of the hundreds of kids that wore orange to show they are unified against bullying.
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