Ignite Passion

Excellent Leaders Modeling Success

Just to bring a smile to your face!

Ms. Mowrey's STRIVE boys represented East Lee's service spirit on Tuesday by helping Walmart customers push their carts to their cars and loading purchases. They worked in teams of two, offering help to everyone who left the store with a shopping cart. The boys greeted entering customers with smiles and "have a nice day!" Many people were surprised that they were not asking for donations and would not accept tips.

"Why are you doing this?" one man asked.

"Just to bring a smile to your face!" was the answer.

8th Grade Curriculum Fair

Students from Lee County High School visit East Lee Middle School for the 8th grade Curriculum Fair. 8th graders were shown presentations on programs offered at Lee County High School. Health, Culinary Arts, IB, Apparel, Early Childhood, and Automotive are just a few of the areas presented to ELMS 8th graders. The Curriculum Fair gave the 8th graders a brief glance at what to expect next year.
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U.S.S. North Carolina in Wilmington.

Students in Mr. Davis's English I classes completed a small research project incorporating the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Once our papers were turned in on Wednesday, we took our experience on the road to visit the U.S.S. North Carolina in Wilmington. The battleship is one of the only battleships that still retains the original equipment it used during World War II. This allowed students to explore the ship and make connections to the information they read while researching the attack on our ships at Pearl Harbor.
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Spelling Bee

Again this year, East Lee students participated in Scripps Spelling Bee. Students compete first in their individual English and Language Arts classrooms. The classroom winners move on to the school level bee. This year we had 51 Rockets to participate. Scripps this year added a vocabulary piece to the competition so East Lee added a vocabulary portion as well. The students completed six rounds with every third round being a vocabulary round. At the beginning of the sixth round three students remained; two sixth graders and an eighth grader. This would be the final round with Emily Garcia once again being champion with Bethany Logan and Morgan Murry being runners up. All three students in participate in the county level bee at Lee County High School in February.
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Wake Tech- College Visit

The AVID students at East Lee Middle School toured Wake Technical Community College on December 5th. Students were treated to an informational meeting about all that Wake Tech has to offer. Our presenter went into great detail about the 2 + 2 program for affordable options to further their education. We then toured the campus and enjoyed a delicious meal at Mojo's Grill. Students really enjoyed this college visit. The next one is in March!

Red and Blue Game

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks for your participation in the Winter Homecoming and Exhibition Games.


With your participation, we were able to raise $3500. This money along with a $1000 grant for Central Electric Membership Corporation will allow us to purchase the much needed scoreboard for the gym.


We would like to congratulate Timothy Lett for being named Winter Prince, Megan Collins Winter Princess, Carson Kelly crowned Winter King and Tori Thomas for being crowned Winter Queen.


Your generosity was amazing.We look forward to seeing the Royal Court in the Broadway Parade on Saturday December 13 at 2 o’clock pm. Again it is with amazing support from the entire Rocket Family that allows us to make a difference at ELMS! Thanks again!

Scripps Spelling Bee

Again this year, East Lee students participated in Scripps Spelling Bee. Students compete first in their individual English and Language Arts classrooms. The classroom winners move on to the school level bee. This year we had 51 Rockets to participate. Scripps this year added a vocabulary piece to the competition so East Lee added a vocabulary portion as well. The students completed six rounds with every third round being a vocabulary round. At the beginning of the sixth round three students remained; two sixth graders and an eighth grader. This would be the final round with Emily Garcia once again being champion with Bethany Logan and Morgan Murry being runners up. All three students in participate in the county level bee at Lee County High School in February.

"KICK" Start your New Year!

“Kick” Start your New Year by joining us for PAV Curriculum Night on Tuesday, January 13 from 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.! We will have a kickball tournament in the gym, while in the cafeteria; we will have booths set up for an art gallery, robotics, BMI health station, musical instruments, and more. Concessions will also be available! To sign up for the kickball tournament, please see Mr. Baer or Mrs. Waychoff. Hope to you and your family there!

Upcoming Events

January 2, 2014- Midyear PDP review with Mrs. Shuey

January 7, 2014- Talent Show Auditions for students

January 8, 2014- Dunn Away Game

January 12, 2014- Faculty Meeting (3:00 PM) / Music Boosters Meeting (6:00 PM)

January 13th-January 15, 2014- PAV Curriculum Night/Benchmarks and Final Exams

January 14, 2014- C and I meeting 3:30 PM at ELMS

January 15, 2014- Overhills Game Away/Committee Meetings