May 2, 2016

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5/2/16 - 5/6/16 - Family Week
5/2/16 - Chorus Concert
5/4/16 - Leadership Retreat
5/5/16 - Mrs. Pearce Retirement Celebration
5/6/16 - Elementary School Visit

5/6/16 - Canvas PL During Planning
5/9/16 - Upcoming 6th Grade Parent Night

5/10/16 - Career Day

5/12/16 - Mr. May Retirement Celebration

5/12/16 - PTSA and Band Concert

5/13/16 - Canvas PL During Planning

5/17/16 - Faculty Meeting and Breakfast - 7:30am

5/18/16 - 6th Grade Olympics

5/19/16 - Promotion Retention Discussion - During Planning - PL Room

5/20/16 - 7th Grade Olympics

5/23/16 - 8th Grade Olympics

5/24/16 - Yearbook Distribution Day

5/25/16 - 8th Grade Picnic

5/26/16 - Awards Day - During Connections

5/27/16 - Christmas....Part II - just kidding - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! - 2 Hour Early Release

the month of may

IT IS HERE!...The last month of school...and with as many events and fun things we have planned for the last 2 weeks of school, this month is really going to fly. We are finalizing a schedule for Awards Day and we will send that out to everyone as soon as possible.

The thing that a lot of us forget is that we were once in middle school and were just excited as our students will be for this month. Our job is to remain steady - like a duck - swimming feverishly below the surface to finish the job, but displaying nothing but calmness to everyone around to provide peace and serenity to our crazy world!

Stay consistent with your classroom behavior log - this will be a trying month for some as you have grown tired of the behaviors you may have allowed throughout the year. Keep them busy and engaged. Although we are cutting off grades in a few short weeks, there is still plenty of time for students who are failing or in danger of failing to have a chance to bring those grades up.

Let us know when you need us...we have to continue to work together as a team! We can finish strong together!

Upcoming Canvas Training

During my summative conference with Dr. Browning, she reminded me of one of our 2016-2017 district initiatives.....Canvas. In other words, Canvas use is an expectation that the district is pushing. Therefore, we are going to do everything we can to help you gain as much knowledge and experience with this online learning management system.

On Fridays, May 6th and May 13th, Jeff and Leslie will be here to help you begin to build your first unit of the 2016-2017 school year in Canvas. This will be set up so that this information will not be lost over the summer.

Begin to think about what electronic resources you will need to bring with you that day. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Burford!

Family Week

I have heard a lot about this week since I arrived at EPMS. i am excited to be a part of this, and I am excited to celebrate you. I hope you will feel appreciated once the week ends. Our PTSA has stepped up once again to help our, and some of our local businesses have also made some donations to make this week special.

So you can prepare for the week, this is what you will need to know...

Monday - Ice Cream Social provided by PTSA

Tuesday - You will receive a special treat from admin

Wednesday - Lunch will be provided courtesy of PTSA - Mexican

Thursday - You will receive a special gift from admin

- Some of you will also be provided a lunch - if you are picked in our drawings

Friday - Lunch will be provided courtesy of admin - Jim-n-Nicks


Please plan to stick around after school for a short amount of time on each day for a drawing for free stuff! Trust me - you don't want to miss out on this!

I look forward to being a part of this as a Raider!

8th Grade Formal

A huge thank you to our PTSA, teachers, and other volunteers who worked so hard to make our 8th grade formal spectacular! Saturday Night's event proved once again that we have the best PTSA, the best teachers, and the best students!


5/3/16 - Sarah Humphreys

5/6/16 - Bree Zaluski

Happy birthday song Mariachi version with lyrics | funny happy birthday song

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