EPMS PARENT NEWSLETTER

February 12, 2016

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UPCOMING EVENTS

2/15/16 - President's Day (Holiday)

2/16-2/19 - Winter Break

2/22/16 - Students Return

4/12/16 - GA Milestones Begins

PREPARING FOR SUCCESS

Below is a video of Zig Ziglar talking about preparation, success, and the link to stress. We all talk about how stressful testing can be for students, teachers, and parents. Well, as Ziglar states, if we prepare appropriately, we will be more likely to be successful. Below you will find some information to help your students prepare for the upcoming GA Milestones.

Take 2 minutes of your time and listen, let your kids listen, and let's turn STRESSED into DESSERTS!!

Zig Ziglar - Prepare for Success

GA Milestones Preparation

When we return from winter break, teachers and students will begin the final leg of preparation for the upcoming GA Milestones Assessment. These final 6 weeks of preparation are crucial to student success.

However, preparing for the GA Milestones does not happen solely within the walls of East Paulding Middle School. Below, you will find out how our parents and community can assist our school, our teachers, and most importantly, our students (your children) with preparing for the upcoming GA Milestones.

Student Attendance

If students are not present at school, they are missing valuable instruction provided by the teacher. We understand that there are times where illness occurs and life happens, however, we need our students here! Below are some stats about EPMS student attendance. We need your help!


Students with perfect attendance - 139

Students with 6-10 absences - 190

Students with 10 or more absences - 119

March 2015 Attendance Rate - 95.6%

March 2016 Attendance Rate Goal - 98%


Please help our students and our school by making every effort to ensure that our students are present at school every day for the next six weeks!

USA Test Prep

EPMS has purchased USA Test Prep access for every student in each subject area (writing, language arts, math, science, and social studies).

All students have been provided with a username and password. Please encourage your students to spend some time on the site and ask them about our current USA Test Prep Challenge!


Below, you will find some links that will support you and your student as you navigate USA Test Prep at home.

Click Here for USA Test Prep Student Orientation

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Click Here for USA Test Prep Daily Resources

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Click Here to learn about USA Test Prep Vocab

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Click Here to learn about Usa test prep test taking

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Click here to learn how to save a test on USA test prep

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epms teacher of the year

We are accepting nominations for Teacher of The Year! If you know a teacher who is deserving of this distinguished honor, we want to hear from you! You can email Mrs. McDaniel or submit a letter in person to a member of the front office staff.

tmcdaniel@paulding.k12.ga.us

What Makes Great Teachers Great?
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THERES AN APP FOR THAT! - CLICK HERE TO SEE

CLICK ABOVE TO ACCESS INFORMATION ABOUT THE PCSD APP

FOLLOW EPMS ON TWITTER

Check out our new twitter handle!

@epmsraiders

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EPMS School Improvement Plan

Teachers will collaborate to develop common, higher order questions that will be utilized in daily instruction and assessments.


Teachers will implement data driven differentiation within the classroom.


Writing in every classroom will be evaluated for writing conventions, and a school wide strategy for constructed response will be implemented.

RAIDERS RADIO - 95.9 FM

Please tune in to Raiders Radio anytime you are on campus during normal school hours. You will hear important announcements and updates about the great things happening at EPMS!

OLYMPIC DAY PARTICIPATION EXPECTATIONS - EFFECTIVE BEGINNING 9/28/15

1. Students may not accumulate more than 7 Level 1 or 2 behavior incidents for the school year (including bus behavior).

2. Students may not accumulate ANY Level 3 behavior incident for the school year (including bus behavior).

3. Students may not have more than 5 UNEXCUSED absences for the school year.

4. Students must be in good academic standing by passing 5 of 6 scheduled classes.

Contact Information for Tom Alverson and East Paulding Middle School