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Weekly Updates

Martin's Musings

Whew!! The last 2 weeks have flown by. The first week of December we had many staff involved in PBL training. Last week, the Social Studies cohort met to learn from each other and I was in attendance at the Learning Forward Conference in Washington DC. The conference I attended was a phenomenal professional learning experience. Probably the most important piece I had confirmed is that East Middle has so many great things going on. We just need to continue to improve and grow what we have in place and are implementing. With focused intentionality we can easily be a school that is on the leading edge. You all rock with your hard work, passion for kids and desire to grow as professionals.

Now, as I think about this week, I know we have lots of fun things going on. 6th grade has a field trip (Blue team on Tuesday, Gold on Wednesday) and the 7th grade is going to see the Nutcracker on Wednesday. Student excitement will be high. Also remember that this is the time that unspoken anxiety for some students will begin to rise. Students know they are going on a break for 2 weeks, some to a home where there is less consistency and more turmoil. Please remember that often there is another piece to a child's story if you begin to see behaviors you may not have seen before or in a while. Keep your expectations clear and all work in classroom engaging and focused this very hectic week.

Grading Period ends Friday. Report Cards - Jan. 8

Don't forget Holiday Spirit week!

Monday - Holiday Color day - Wear Red and Green

Tuesday - Blizzard day - Wear as much white as you can

Wednesday - Christmas Hat day (Santa, Elf, Reindeer or other Holiday Headband)

Thursday - Holiday sock day - Wear you favorite Santa or other Holiday socks

Friday - Ugly Christmas Sweater day

Friday ends with Reindeer Games for Students and Staff.

** Remember- to accomodate Reindeer games with ample time and least interruption we will have our Core Monday schedule on Friday of this week. So... Monday - Thursday will be normal 6 period day bell schedule, Friday will be the Core Monday. Tentatively - Reindeer games will occur with 7th grade during 2nd period and 6th grade during 4th period. Schedule will be emailed with confirmation.

Calendar Updates


Martin - East all week

Hale - East all week

Wilt - SCHS all week

Jury - East all week

Gift - Tuesday and Wednesday @ HiQ Math grant; Thursday @ CO for Curriculum work.

East Events

Monday - Band Concert - 7 p.m.

Tuesday -

  • Faculty Meeting - A little holiday fun as a family!
  • Boys Basketball AWAY vs. West - 5:30 p.m. at West

Wednesday -

Thursday - Boys Basketball @ HOME vs. Oldham Co. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday -

  • Fa La La Luncheon sponsored by the Social Committee. Make sure you sign up.

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And a Happy New Year!!