East Wilkes Middle School
"Together We Learn, Lead, and Succeed"
East Wilkes Middle Students Participate in Merlefest
8th graders also had the opportunity to attend on Friday, student day, and enjoyed all that the festival had to offer. They even had the privilege of seeing Presley perform on stage with Wayne Henderson and friends.
We can't wait until next year's Merlefest!
Honoring Mr. Transou
East Wilkes Middle School Community Day A Huge Success!
East Wilkes Middle School participated in its second community day on March 27, 2019. The day began with an assembly in our cafeteria where the band and chorus performed. There were students who shared what the 7 Habits of Leader in Me meant to them and how the habits had changed their daily work and performance. Student leaders took our community visitors on a tour of our school telling them the highlights of our building. During this tour, there was a hall set up with representatives from clubs and athletics. Students had the opportunity to share their accomplishments in those areas. Each classroom was able to share their LEAD notebooks where they document goals accomplished and celebrations. The day ended in the media center with musical performances by students. A student panel and teacher panel answered questions about Leader In Me and what effects it has had on our school and student body. The students and teachers enjoyed the day sharing our school with our community. Thank you to all who came to visit our school.
EWMS Students Participate in Northwest Envirothon Competition
Students from EWMS Envirothon participated in the Northwest Envirothon on March 26th at the McGee Center in N. Wilkesboro. Eleven of those students will be competing in the State Envirothon in Burlington on May 3rd and 4th. Students are Grayson S. (not pictured), Tanner P., Bryan M., Morgan H, Levi F., Ty F. Owen C., Nathaniel B., Alana B., Anika B., and Emily S.
Presley B. Meets One of "The Outsiders"
EWMS Band Performs
The band students did wonderful today! We had a great time and performed beautiful music together! They received and excellent rating and a superior rating in sight reading. Sight reading was where we went into a room and played a song we had never seen or practiced before, and a superior is the highest rating you can get! So awesome, and best of all they were so proud of themselves and excited about the day.
EWMS Competes in Wilkes County Soil and Water Contests
The students below participated in the Wilkes County Soil and Water Essay, Slide Show and Speech contests. These students competed against other schools in the county to determine the students that will represent Wilkes County in the regional competition for their contest type. All of these students placed in the top four in the county with Seth L., John R., and Presley B. taking first in their category.
Seth L. (1st)
Presley B. (1st)
EAST WILKES MIDDLE SCHOOL RECEIVES LOWE’S TOOLBOX FOR EDUCATION GRANT FOR SCORPION SQUARE
$5,000 will provide funding for East Wilkes Middle School’s Scorpion Square.
The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grant to East Wilkes Middle School in Ronda for the creation of Scorpion Square, an outdoor recreation area at East Wilkes Middle School. East Wilkes Middle School is one of 608 schools across the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant during its fall 2017 grants cycle for improvement projects.
East Wilkes Middle School’s Scorpion Square is complete with picnic tables and areas for games, including volleyball, basketball, and cornhole. The area will provide a place for students to exercise and socialize during their allotted free time, as well as serve as an outdoor classroom and gathering place. The community that this project serves is primarily the students, teachers and staff of EWMS. The project was completed in November of 2018.
“Not only has Scorpion Square given our students and teachers an outdoor recreation area but also an outdoor learning space. I see Scorpion Square getting lots of use in the coming days, months, and years,” said Principal Sandra Burchette.
Since its inception in 2005, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education has provided more than $60 million in grants to more than 13,000 schools, benefiting more than 6 million schoolchildren. Grants are available to K-12 public schools in the United States for a wide range of improvement projects. Schools may be eligible to receive Toolbox grants up to $100,000. Parent groups and educators can apply by visiting ToolboxForEducation.com.
Since 1957, Lowe’s Gives Foundation has helped improve communities across North America through financial contributions and support for employee volunteerism.
8th Grade Students Travel to Washington, D.C.
Scorpion Wrestlers Have Successful Season
Mayson S. - 2nd
Zac H. - 1st
Kaden R. - 2nd
Kyle T. - 3rd
Hunter C. 4th
Chris C. - 4th
Levi T. - 2nd
Cody D. 1st
Five wrestlers participated in the USA NC Junior High State Championships on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The team came in 35th out of 143 teams. Tyler C. made it to the quarter finals where he lost to the state runner-up. Kaden R. placed 5th in 106 lb. weight class. Chris C. placed 4th in the 184 lb. weight class. Jersey C. placed 1st in the 126 lb. Girls' Division. Cody D. placed 1st in the Heavyweight class. Congratulations to the team and Coach Bare for their great season!
East Wilkes All-County Band
WCC/WECHS Annual 8th Grade Visit
We then went to Pitt Auditorium with Gear Up Coordinator, Rebekah Gardner, and spent some time playing games that promoted team work and after that, a Chick Fil-A lunch.
Next, Mrs. Shepherd and Dr. Cox welcomed us to the Wilkes Early College/High School and student volunteers led us on a tour of the campus that included classroom visits and more games to familiarize us with the program.
We finished the day in Pitt Auditorium with a student panel from the Early College/High School. They gave us some valuable information about WECHS and our 8th graders asked a lot of great questions.
The 8th grade would like to thank all the tour guides, speakers, students, and teachers who helped to make this day awesome!
EWMS Band News
We had some of our 8th graders compete today with the high school:
Elaina Wilmoth, Autumn Zachary, Alana Bauguess, Kaydence. Please congratulate them when you see them. It is hard to compete alongside high schoolers and these 4 have done a remarkable job!
On Monday please help me congratulate the band on a job well done today. They have worked super hard this week on their show and it paid off today.
We received an excellent rating with 2nd place in class 2A, 2nd in music, marching, general effect, colorguard, and 2nd place grand champions in the 1A/2A division!! I am so proud.
Thank you for your support of our band program:)
Our last performance will be at the Wilkes County Band Expo this coming Saturday, November 10th at 6pm at North Wilkes High School. Admission is $5, and all 4 high school bands, and our 8th grade band will perform. If you wish to send our band members a message that can be read over the loud speaker you can purchase an air gram for $1. Just let me know and I can get it for you.
EWMS 7th Grade Girls Volleyball Champions
The 7th grade girls finished their season with a record of 11-1. They proved their heart and determination in the conference championship game where they defeated the only team that they had lost to all year. These girls have grown so much as volleyball players and as team over the season. They are scrappy and never give up. We are proud to be their coaches and look forward to next year!
EWHS Cardinal Pride Marching Band Performs at ASU
The East Wilkes High School Cardinal Pride Marching Band, along with students from East Middle, performed in competition at Appalachian State University on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The band received 3rd placed in class 1A after their wonderful performance of “The Music of Billy Joel".
EWMS SCORPION FOOTBALL SUPERBOWL CHAMPS!
"Our regular season record was 7-0. After completing an undefeated season, we won our first playoff game against Alleghany 36-6, sending us straight to the Superbowl against our rivals, the Central Wilkes Falcons, on October 27th, 2018. We arrived at West Wilkes High School where we laid a beating to the Falcons in true Scorpion form, winning the Superbowl 44-14 and ending the season with a perfect 9-0 record!
We would like to thank everyone for your support this year and your continued support for your Scorpions and future Cardinals." By: Brody Martin and Kamen Smith
Mastin Named Broadcom Master
ndidates selected to compete in Broadcom MASTERS had to submit a detailed application about their project. Applicants were evaluated by a panel of distinguished scientists, engineers and educators and were judged on creativity and originality, data analysis and understanding STEM principals as they relate to the real world. "Broadcom MASTERS competition is the culmination of the national science fair season when hundereds of thousands of young people showcase their prowess and passion for STEM projects to educators and professionals who volunteer to judge their projects," said Paula Golden, President of the Broadcom Foundation. "The TOP 300 are the best-of-the-best and represent all science fair participants throughout the country."
EWMS Chorus News
Also, on September 28th, 16 students from East Wilkes Middle traveled to Corinth Church in Hickory and auditioned for the Honors Chorus. The following students were selected:
East Wilkes Middle School Math and Science
Also, Regan T. and Brittany W. worked hard to paint the benches to help maintain our school's butterfly garden area.
Mrs. Thomas's 7th grade science class did an escape room to review for scientific method. The two teams pictured below were successful in solving all eight clues!
AND SO IT BEGINS..........
Some things to remember:
- students should be reading 20 minutes each night to build skills and vocabulary
- fees are $15.00 and should be paid before the first dance
- check your student's planner each night and sign if required
- attendance is EVERYTHING and does affect field trip participation this year
Thank you, parents, for your support and the great turn-out for our grade-level open house nights. We are looking forward to a wonderful year! Remember, TOGETHER, WE LEARN, LEAD, AND SUCCEED.