Weekly Update

Elkton Middle School

October 13, 2019

What Happened This Week?

On Monday, we kicked off our school-wide fundraiser! Students are selling chocolate bars for $1. Thank you to all of the students and parents who have already started selling. Proceeds will benefit our PBIS initiative and allow us to increase technology in our classrooms. All fundraiser money is due on October 21.

Seventh grade students participated in the Stream Study of the Big Elk Creek on Monday and Tuesday. Students collected several data samples and used scientific analysis to determine a rating of "fair" for the Big Elk Creek.

EMS boys and girls soccer played Perryville Middle School on Monday and Rising Sun Middle School on Friday. Our athletes continue to improve their skills and teamwork. We're proud of the sportsmanship they display at each game. Our next game is on Monday, October 14 at Cherry Hill Middle School beginning at 3:30.
Interim reports were issued to students on Tuesday. Please take a moment to review interim reports with your children. If you have concerns about grades, talk to your child about their grade. Remind them of the re-do opportunity for all assignments, and help them make a plan to improve their grades. If you have additional concerns, please reach out to the school counselors or individual teachers with questions or to request a conference. Students do better when we all work together!

On Friday afternoon, EMS participated in a campus-wide school safety drill simulating an active threat in the building. Members of the Cecil County Sheriff's Office, Elkton Police and other first responders spent the afternoon with our staff and students practicing decision-making in the event of an active threat to our school. Our students and staff were attentive, took the drill very seriously, and were complemented by law enforcement for their positive response. As always, if you have questions about this or any school safety drill, please contact the Main Office at 410-996-5010.

National Junior Honor Society students organized a fundraiser on Friday. Staff were invited to wear pink and denim for a $2 donation to go towards breast cancer research. Many of our students joined in by wearing pink as well!

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Did You Know?

Second Step Curriculum - Weekly Focus

In this week's 6th grade lesson, students learned that they can help their brains grow and change by using good strategies, getting help from others and working hard.

Family Lesson Question: Tell your child about a time you needed help from someone else to learn something new. Ask your child to tell you about something he or she is working hard to learn and how you can help.

NJHS meetings are every 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesday until 4:00 pm. Officers are asked to stay until 4:15 if possible. If you are not receiving email updates from Mrs. Vogeley, please contact her directly at bvogeley@ccps.org.

T-Shirts can be ordered online https://emsmusic.itemorder.com/sale

Band updates: Please be sure you have ordered a performance polo for your musician. The cost is $20 - please send to the school. If you are not receiving email updates, please contact Mrs. Vogeley directly at bvogeley@ccps.org. Additional t-shirts and hoodies can be ordered online at https://emsmusic.itemorder.com/sale

Fall Fest Parent Volunteers Needed: EMS Fall Fest will be held on Thursday, October 24 from 5:30-7:30 pm. We are looking for volunteers to assist with the following:

  • Preparing ticket packs ahead of time

  • Ticket sales at the door

  • Prize booth attendants

  • Refreshment sales

If you are interested and available, please contact the main office to sign up. No need to work the whole time. If you have 30 minutes to give, that’s great!

Classroom Updates

This week in Ms. Varalli's science classes, students engaged in team building as they learned "Knock, Boom, Pow!" They took part in another engineering/design challenge as they built bridges from toothpicks, clothespins and Q-tips. They also learned about and investigated gravity through the "Jumping Through Space" lab!


Drama Club meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 in Room 208.

If you registered your student for a flu vaccine, the clinic will be held at EMS on Wednesday, October 16.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, October 14 - EMS Soccer at CHMS, 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 15 - AVID Family Night, 6:00-7:00
  • Friday, October 18 - Professional Day - School Closed for Students
  • Monday, October 21 - Fundraiser Ends; EMS soccer at BMMS, 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 24 - Fall Fest, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Friday, October 25 - EMS Soccer vs. PVMS, 3:30 pm; STEM Trip to Columbus Center
  • Monday, October 28 - EMS Soccer at NEMS, 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 29 - 8th Grade Trip to the Museum of the American Revolution
  • Wednesday, October 30 - Halloween Dance, 3:30-5:00 pm ($3)

For more information about Elkton Middle School, be sure to check out our website and our Facebook page. If there is anything else that you'd like to see in this update, please e-mail our Principal, Mrs. Frunzi, at mfrunzi@ccps.org.

Para obtener más información acerca de Elkton Middle School, asegúrese visitar nuestra página web y nuestra página de Facebook. Para asistencia en español, por favor llamar a Cynthia Jurry al 410.996.5012.