East Wilkes Middle School

"Together We Learn, Lead, and Succeed"

Welcome to the East Wilkes Middle School 2017-2018 Newsletter!

EWMS Chorus and Band Christmas Performance

The Scorpion chorus and band entertained family and friends with their annual Christmas concert on December 11th. They did an outstanding job and proved, once again, EWMS has amazing talent!

Cardinal Band and Chorus Visit EWMS

The Cardinal Band and Chorus came to EWMS for their yearly concert performance and they did not disappoint! The chorus sang wonderfully and we even had a guest appearance from the Grinch and Max the Dog. Then the band did an awesome job with some Elvis tunes and a great flag corp performance. Santa even made a showing! We look forward to this each year and thank Mrs. Poplin and Mrs. Weddington for all the time and effort they put into a wonderful show!

8th Grade Students Visit Wilkes Early College High School and Wilkes Community College

8th graders had the privilege of visiting the WECHS and WCC on Tuesday, November 14th. They spent the morning touring the Early College/High School with student guides. They visited classrooms and had a question/answer session with Principal Shepherd and current students. Rebecca Gardner from Gear Up spoke with students about college options and requirements and possibilities of paying for college. They were then treated to a Chick FilA lunch provided by Gear Up. Then ended their day with a tour of the different programs offered by WCC based on their own personal career interests. It was an amazing trip and students were made aware of opportunities to help them further their education.

Leadership Day At EWMS

The Wilkes Leadership and Youth Leadership held an Education Day on October 18. Community leaders from Wilkes County and high school students involved with UTA (United Teens in Action) visited East Wilkes Middle School to learn more about The Leader in Me. Students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades shared what the 7 Habits (of Highly Effective Teens) means to them and how they are using the 7 Habits in school and at home. The students then took the visitors on a tour of the school. Students who represented East Wilkes were, Kameryn G. , Jenna B., Presley B., Peyton M., Jayden H. , and Chance M.

EWMS Chorus Performs At Ridgefest

On October 14th, the middle school chorus performed at Ridgefest, a community celebration held every year at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in State Road. The students did a wonderful job and represented our school and their families well.