Welcome to to 6th Grade (Good Luck)
Because you're definitely going to need it for this grade...
What's East Middle School all about?
From what I believe is true, Joplin Schools technology and architecture has highly enhanced ever since the tornado. In fact the Joplin High School was apparently such a big accomplishment that the Vice President, Joe Biden himself did a speech at the ribbon cutting. East was a great accomplishment as well. This school is definitely unlike any other. It has lot's of smart teachers, very fun clubs and events, and so much more! You could even enjoy your time here depending on how you spend it.
Whatcha' need to know
Even though there are clubs, sporting events, and other fun activities, that doesn't mean that you don't have to learn English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, etc. like you would just like you did in elementary school. And there's something different about the classes here. Instead of having one teacher you have several. Each teacher teaches a different subject. That's why you have a schedule so you know where you're supposed to be. Each class is one hour and twenty-six minutes giving you an extra four minutes to get to your next class. This is called passing time. The schedule works like this. Your first class is from 8:30 to 9:56. Your second class is from 10:00 to 11:26. From 11:30 to 11:56 is lunch. Your third class is from 12:00 to 1:26. Then you have a thing called Encore. Everyone has this at 1:30 to 2:06. Everyone has this same hour at the same time. Not just 6th Grade, all grades. Every teacher teaches this no matter what they normally teach. Then from 2:10 to 3:40 is your last hour of the day. You then have a thing called A-Days and B-Days. You have a somewhat different schedule this day, but the hour times are the same. On Mondays and Wednesdays you have A-Days. On Tuesdays and Thursdays you have B-Days. The hours on A-Days are written out like this; 1A, 2A, 3A, The Encore hour on A-days are written like this; ENCA, and the last hour is written like this; 4A. And the B-Days are written out the same but with B instead of an A; 1B 2B 3B ENCB, and 4B. That just leaves Friday. On Friday the hour time is split in half. Instead of one hour and twenty-six minutes, it's forty-one minutes long, but the passing time and lunch time is still the same. The hours go in order like this 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, Lunch, 3A, 3B, Encore, then 4A, and 4B. The last thing you need to know is times the hours on Friday begin and end. 1A: 8:30-9:11. 1B: 9:15-9:56. 2A: 10:00-10:41. 2B: 10:45-11:26. Lunch: 11:30-11:56. 3A: 12:00 to 12:56. 3B: 1:00 to 1:41. Encore 1:45-2:10. 4A: 2:14-2:55. And 4B: 2:59-3:40.
Joplin East Middle School