Titan Talk

May 4th, 2018

Upcoming Dates:

The Week Ahead...


MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!


  • 5/5 - Band, Orchestra, Chorus Six Flags Trip
  • 5/7 - Summit Counselor Onsite
  • 5/7 - Academic Bowl Practice @ 4:05 -5:30 pm (Media Center)
  • 5/8 - 5th Grade Visit from HSES @ 9:15 am -10:45 am
  • 5/8 - Chorus Trip to Renaissance Festival
  • 5/8 - Opioid Epidemic Workshop @ Centennial HS @ 6 pm
  • 5/9 - RHS SGC Mtg @ 7:15 am (RHS Media Center)
  • 5/9 - Jr. Beta Mtg @ 8 am (Media Center)
  • 5/9 - Katha Stuart Mtg @ 9:30 (Vickery Mill ES)
  • 5/9 - Chorus Concert @ 6:30 pm (Gym)
  • 5/10 - 5th Grade Visit from MES VMES @ 9:15 am -10:45 am
  • 5/10 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 5/10 - Thursday Club Day - Club Schedule
  • 5/10 - Platinum Spring Recital Rehearsal @ 5 pm - 8:30 pm (Gym/Stage Area)
  • 5/10 -"Mapping School-wide Success" @ 8:30 am & 4:00 pm in the Media Center. ALL PARENTS INVITED to give input for our Title I School-wide Program for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • 5/10 - Parent Meeting on "Roadmap to Academic Success" with Dr. Bearden 9 am in the Media Center. This meeting includes info on opt-out and mapping out middle school for your child.
  • 5/11 - Wear Titan Spiritwear
  • 5/11 - SGG Meeting @ 7:45 am (Teacher's Lounge)
  • 5/11 - 8th Grade College & Career Day
  • 5/12 - Platinum Spring Recital @ 11 am - 5 pm (Gym/Stage Area)

IMPORTANT EVENTS @ EPMS

Spring Music Concerts in the Gym

Chorus Concert on 5/9 @ 6:30 pm

Band Concert on 5/14 @ 6:15 pm

Orchestra Concert on 5/16 @ 7 pm


"Mapping School-wide Success"

Parent Meeting - ALL Parents Invited

May 10 @ 8:30 am & 4:00 pm in the Media Center

Come give input for the 2018-2019 school year


"Roadmap to Academic Success"

Presented by Dr. Bearden

May 10 @ 9 am in the Media Center


Elementary Visits to EPMS

May 8th – Hembree Springs

May 10th – Mimosa & Vickery Mill

May 17th - Sweet Apple

Times for all visits: 9:15 am -10:45 am


Device Collection from May 15-18th

6th-grade on 5/15, 7th-grade on 5/16, 8th-grade on 5/17

Make-Up for absent students on Friday, May 18th

* Parent Volunteers Needed to Collect Devices*

Sign-Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0548a4a822a64-device2


8th Grade College & Career Day

May 11th @ All Day

* Contact Mr. Will Jones for more info


BOTT - Battle of the Titans

May 21st @ All Day for All Grades

PE Dept. Field Day

* Bring $$$ for Kona ice & Funnel Cakes!!


6th & 7th Grade Promotion & Awards Day

May 23rd in the Gym

6th Grade @ 9:30 am to 11 am

7th Grade @ 12 noon to 1:30 pm


8th Grade Graduation / Promotion & Awards Day

May 24th

Graduation, Awards & Promotion @ 10 AM - 12 PM (Gym)

Luncheon @ 12 - 1 PM for Students & Teachers Only (Cafeteria)

8th-Grade Block Party @ 1 pm - 4 PM

8th-Grade Clap-Out @ 3:45 PM

A Message From the Principal

Happy Weekend Titans!


The 8th Grade Dance was a sight to behold. Our 8th graders were dressed for an evening of fun and elegance. Thank you to all the PTSA parent volunteers for transforming our school into a magical place. Our parents transported our 8th graders to the city of Paris, and what an adventure it was!


Next week, we will be hosting two meetings back-to-back on May 10th in the Media Center. Dr. Bearden will be giving parents direction on accademic courses in middle school. This talk is designed to give parents an idea of what to expect as your child travels through middle school and heads towards high school, and beyond. This talk is for all grade levels, including rising 6th-grade parents. Also, Dr. Bearden will briefly go through the opt-out process at the beginning of the meeting for 8th-grade parents. Our Parent Liaison will be asking our parents to help us map out our school-wide plan for 2018-2019. Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles will be conducting an input meeting just prior to Dr. Bearden's meeting and then again after school.


Parents, as we head towards the finish line, we have exciting mile markers. Battle of the Titans (BOTT) is coming up, 8th grade Career Day, Device Collection, and our Promotions and Awards Ceremonies. We will be asking for parents to attend and help with these events.


Have a great weekend!


Kindra L. Smith, Ed.S

Principal

Elkins Pointe Middle School

Home of the Titans!

WHAT I NEED TO KNOW NOW!

Mapping School-wide Success & the Academic Roadmap to Success - 5/10

"Mapping School-wide Success"

Parent Meeting - ALL Parents Invited

May 10th @ 8:30 am & 4:00 pm in the Media Center.

Come to give input on our Title I School-wide Program for the 2018-2019 school year.

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"Roadmap to Academic Success"

Presented by Dr. Bearden

May 10th @ 9:00 am in the Media Center

This meeting includes general information on mapping courses that are the proper fit for your child, information on opt-out, the right amount of rigor for YOUR child, and setting your child up for high school pathways, and more. * This meeting will be recorded on Facebook Live and published on the Elkins Pointe website.

Device Return Volunteers Needed - 5/15, 5/16, 5/17, 5/18

Device Return Volunteers are needed! All Dell Latitude laptops, along with power cords and cases, need to be collected. Return dates are Tuesday - Thursday, May 15-17 in the Media Center. Device Collection Schedule:


  • Tuesday, 5/15: 6th-grade device collection through science classes
  • Wednesday, 5/16: 7th-grade device collection through science classes
  • Thursday, 5/17: 8th-grade device collection through science classes
  • Friday, 5/18: Make up for any students who were absent on their device day.

WILD SLICE PIZZA PARTY!!

Help your WINN class win a Pizza Party from Wils Slice Pizza!

  • What: End of the Year Pizza Party from Wild Slice
  • When: Last Week of School
  • Details: Wild Slice will be giving away one FREE PIZZA PARTY for the winning class. Calling all Parents and Teachers, the kids need your help to win a pizza party!


To enter the contest:

1. Make sure to “Like” the Wild Slice Facebook page ( http://facebook.com/wildslice )

2. And/ Or Follow Wild Slice on Instagram ( http://www.instagram.com/wildslicepizzeria )

3. Post on our Facebook wall “We want to win a free pizza party from Wild Slice!”

4. Use the hashtags #WildSlicePizzaParty and #NameofSchool

5. Tag at least 5 friends or family who will help increase your odds and post on your behalf


It’s that easy! One winning class will be chosen randomly. Every post/ hashtag will count as an entry, so increase your odds of winning with the support from everyone you know!

Opioid Epidemic Workshop @ Centennial HS on 5/8 @ 6 PM

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Commissioner Hausmann along with the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority is inviting the community to attend the 2018 North Fulton County Community Health Forum at Centennial High School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., to have a discussion and offer resources to help families, friends and neighbors who may be in a crisis due to the recent Opioid epidemic affecting our communities.
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Support OUR Titan Teachers

One of Our Own Teachers Has Leukemia

Please Help Us to Send our Love & Support to Mrs. Emily Lamos, GNETs Teacher at Elkins Pointe.


Emily Lamos, one of our teachers on the Great Hall, will be out for the remainder of this school year. Some of you know that Emily battled Leukemia about 10 years ago and found out that it has returned. She was immediately admitted to the Northside Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Northside Hospital to begin treatment. Emily will be in the hospital for at least the next 4-6 weeks while they work to put cancer into remission. She will then have a Stem Cell Transplant. Emily has a good outlook as she is anxious to get through this and get home to her boys, Ian (4 years old) & Ben (4 months old), and her husband, Josh. Emily has her mother, sister, and mother-in-law in the area for support, and they would appreciate out Titan family helping them by lending our love and support too.


Here are some ways to help Emily Lamos and her family:


Link to the GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/let039s-help-emily


Link to the Meal Train: https://mealtrain.com/9481l6

The Meal Train includes all the things the Lamos family currently needs, along with drop-off instructions.


Address to send cards and your love:

Mrs. Emily Lamos

837 Summerchase Trail

Woodstock, GA 30189


Donate Lifesaving Platelets Needed for Emily:

If you would like to donate platelets to Emily, here is the information to donate to Atlanta Blood Services:


A Message from Emily Lamos about Blood Platelet Donation:

Good Evening,

I am incredibly grateful for the support of both my Elkins Pointe and GNETs families during this difficult time. The meal train and monetary donations are especially helpful in caring for my family while I undergo treatment.


Many people have reached out asking what they can do to help, and one thing that makes a real difference is platelet donation. Please share the attached information. A patient like me will need to receive 30-50 units of platelets during treatment. It only takes a little out of one afternoon and can help save a life like mine.


Thank you all again for your continued love and support!

Love,

Emily Lamos

GNETS AU Teacher, G-105
Elkins Pointe M.S.

HELP REDESIGN MRS. O's 7th GRADE ELA CLASSROOM!

Dearest families,

I am looking at redesigning my classroom's space for next year make it more collaborative and student friendly. Below is the link to a GoFundMe fundraiser to help support this change. Any help you might give is greatly appreciated and feel free to share on with others who might be willing to support this project. Many, many thanks to you all! I can't wait to see it all in place and the students' faces next school year when they walk into the room.


Love you, mean it!!
Mrs. Jennifer Okiyama


Link to the GoFundMe:https://www.gofundme.com/kbf742-classroom-collaboration

SMART, HAPPY, CONNECTED!!!

HOT DOG!! Testing is over!

EPMS teachers enjoying some grillin’ and chillin’!! Special thanks to Grillmaster Stan Broach!
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Heart of Gold & Badge of Honor

Officer Jones bought over $50 worth of school supplies from the Elkins Pointe School Store this week. He is taking them this weekend to the Stapelton School in the Bahamas, which is a school for the disabled and extremely underfunded. Officer Jones supported both the PTSA and the Stapleton School at the same time.
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Apples of Our Eye!

Apple Avalon Field Trip for Girls Who Code with Ms. Lindesay

Imagine walking into a room and everyone was applauding your entrance while your name was on the BIG SCREEN! Well, that's just what Apple did for our Titan Techie Girls when they arrived for their field trip! They made us feel welcomed the entire time. Our girls were able to work with Apple by using Swift Playgrounds to code. It required some teamwork on their part and they were up for the challenge. These girls represented our school very well by answering questions, solving the problems, coding, and even having the codes that they created aired on the big screen in the Apple store. Before we left, Apple provided us with some Apple "swag" which we proudly posed in our Girl Power pics!


Ms. Lindesay would like to thank all of these girls for working so hard this year and representing our school on the Apple Avalon Trip for Girls Who Code. Special thanks to Principal Kindra Smith, Rodney Jones, Susan Foertsch, Susan Rickson, and Vani Jacob for their support and making this trip happen.

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Field tripping to JA with the 7th Grade

The 7th-grade took a Junior Achievement field trip. Thank you to Mrs. Okiyama and Ms. Erskine for the photos!
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Greg Garza Visits EPMS

Greg Garza from Atlanta United Soccer Team came to speak at Elkins Pointe. These lucky soccer fans were treated to an hour with Greg. Greg Garza (center) is in the middle with the shades hanging off his shirt. Thank you to Amy Cross (left), our Social Worker, for arranging the visit and thanks to Mr. Will Jones (right) for helping get the My Brand Club together for the visit. For those of you who are Titan Morning News fans, our very own Brady Clements from TMN Sports Wednesday came to interview Greg Garza! (see bottom picture)
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THINGS TO KNOW...

Elementary School Visit Dates - 5/8, 5/10, 5/17

Due to 6th Grade JA BizTown field trips, two dates for elementary school visits have been changed. Please note the changes.

New Dates for 5th Grade Visits (changes bold italics):

May 8th – Hembree Springs

May 10th – Mimosa and Vickery Mill

May 17th - Sweet Apple

Times for all visits: 9:15a.m. -10:45a.m.

Title I District Input Meetings - 5/15, 5/16, 5/17

We are excited to invite all Title I parents, families and community stakeholders to our upcoming Annual District Parent, Family and Community Stakeholder Meeting to revise our 2017-2018 District Parent and Family Engagement Plan for the 2018-2019 school year.


Three locations, 3 days and up to 4 times are scheduled for your convenience:

  • Tuesday, May 15th at Lake Forest Elementary at 5920 Sandy Springs Circle in Sandy Springs at 8:30 am and 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, May 16th at S. L. Lewis Elementary at 6201 Connell Road in College Park at 8:30 am only
  • Thursday, May 17th at the South Fulton Regional Library at 4055 Flat Shoals Road in Union City at 10:30 am, 1 pm and 4:30 pm.


We look forward to seeing you at one of these meetings. Please contact Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles, EPMS Parent Liaison, or the District Title I Department with any questions at 470-254-0200. Interpreter services will be available in Spanish. If services in other languages are required, please contact the Title I Department.


Your voice and opinion matters. Should you not be able to attend either meeting you may access all revision materials at some local libraries, the district Title I webpage at tinyurl.com/FCSPFEplan2018 under Resources and at your child’s school from your Parent Liaison. Revisions will be taken through May 31st. However, feedback is welcome throughout the year. Thank you.

BOTT - Battle of the Titans - 5/21

Get ready to do Battle Titans! On Monday, May 21st is BOTT, the Elkins Pointe Field Day.

Battle of the Titans (BOTT)- Order Your Shirts for the Elkins Pointe Field Day!

  • What is BOTT? Battle of the Titans is the Elkins Pointe Field Day and EVERYBODY participates!
  • When is BOTT? May 21st for all grade levels
  • Where is BOTT? Gym and Track area
  • What's the Deal with the T-shirts? T-shirts for BOTT are Not mandatory but if you would like to purchase they are $10 and here's the order form. Please at least wear your Winn color......either blue, grey, white, or black!
  • Why should you send $$$ money with your child to BOTT? Kona Truck and Funnel cake vendors will return this year...These items are for sale!!

6th & 7th Grade Promotion & Awards Day - 5/23

6th Grade Promotion & Awards

  • May 23 @ 9:30 am to 11 am in the Gym


7th Grade Promotion & Awards

  • May 23 @ 12 noon to 1:30 pm in the Gym

8th Grade Graduation - Promotion & Awards Day -5/24

8th Grade Graduation, Promotion & Awards, Celebration Events:


  • May 24th is the 8th-Grade Graduation, Awards & Promotion Ceremony from 10 AM - 12 PM (Gym)
  • May 24th is the 8th-Grade Luncheon @ 12 - 1 PM (Cafeteria) Students & Teachers Only
  • May 24th is the 8th-Grade Block Party @ 1 pm - 4 PM & 8th-Grade Clap-Out @ 3:45 PM

Need Your Child Transcript? Not Returning to EPMS?

Parents if your child will not return to Elkins Pointe M.S. for the 2018/2019 school

year, please inform Ellen Walsh in the Counseling Office. It would also be most

helpful to let us know if your child is slated to go to Roswell H.S. or Milton H.S.

for 9th grade but will not attend. Thank you. (470) 254-8365 email: walshe@fultonschools.org

Pick Up ALL Medications from the Clinic by the end of the Year!

CLINIC MEDICATIONS Note to Parents:

  • Non-Prescription medications will be disposed of if not picked up by end of school year. Prescription medications will be NOT be held. ALL MEDICATIONS MUST BE PICKED UP ON THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!


  • All medications for the 2018-2019 school year will need NEW medication forms filled out. If the medication is prescribed, doctor orders and signature are required. The orders MUST match the prescription on the bottle.


NEW FORMS WILL NEED TO BE COMPLETED FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR:

  • Do not wait until school has started to get doctor signatures. It can sometimes take several weeks to get forms filled out.
  • Be sure that medications are in the original container and not expired.
  • Keep in mind the clinic only dispenses medication that a parent has provided. If your child needs medication at school, please plan ahead.


EPMS Link for medication forms:

http://www.fultonschools.org/en/divisions/ops/security/Pages/Parent-and-Student-Resources.aspx


Additional Care Plans are required for Diabetes, Asthma, Allergies, and Seizures.

Things to know for the 2018-2018 School Year

Is the Youth Day Parade Calling You?!?

PTSA needs YOUTH DAY Parade Float Chair Needed for 2018/2019. If you can help Elkins Pointe be represented in the Roswell Youth Day Parade, please email Kristin Kelly at kelleyrk@gmail.com. For the past four years, Elkins Pointe Middle School has won a trophy in the parade. We promise that if you build a float for us, it will win a trophy! The middle school category is under-represented and the trophy is our for the taking.

Save the Dates...Next Year's Camp Titan Up, Info Day, etc.

Even though we have not completed this school year, we are getting lots of requests for information on 2018-2019 dates. We have just set the dates, and they should stay. However, the times and even dates may alter slightly. Please mark your calendars in pencil!


Upcoming 2018-2019 Dates...

  • 7/26 & 7/27 - WEB Leader Training for Camp Titan Up (8th graders)
  • 7/30 - Camp Titan Up (a.k.a. 6th-grade orientation). Rising 6th-graders, save the date for Camp Titan Up on Monday, July 30th @ 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Our 8th-grade WEB Leaders will show you the ropes in middle school by giving tours, showing you how to open a locker, and more!
  • 7/30 - Principal Fireside Chat and "Middle School 101" for 6th grade and New-to-the-school Parents @ 8:30 am to 9:30 am. This introductory workshop is everything you wanted to know about middle school but afraid to ask! The introduction will be by Principal Smith and the 6th-grade Assistant Principal. A comprehensive presentation on everything from school supplies, to what kind of shoes to wear to Information Day, and how to check-out your child for an orthodontist appointment will be given by the Parent Liaisons. This presentation is 1 hour long. it is not mandatory, but helpful to newbies!
  • 8/1 - Information Day: 6th Grade @ 9:30-11:30 / 7th Grade & 8th Grade @ 1–3 pm
  • 8/3 - Welcome Back Luch by PTSA
  • 8/6 - First Day of School
  • 8/22 - Curriculum Night: State of the School & PTSA General Meeting
  • 8/28 - "Get Ready for the 8th grade Year" Parent Meeting (English)
  • 8/31 - Full Release Day - EPMS School Governance Council RFF Day
  • 9/3 - Labor Day - No School
  • 9/4 - "Get Ready for the 8th grade Year" Parent Meeting (Spanish)
  • 9/8 - Band Startup Clinic
  • 9/13 - 6th Grade "Bring Your Parent to School" Morning
  • 9/20 - 6th Grade Tailgate Party
  • 9/24 - PTA Reflections Contest Entries Due
  • 9/25 - "Get Connected Night"


* Please Note: Dates not in bold may be subject to change.

Cotillion Info for the 2018-2019 School Year


Mark your calendar and save the date!! The Bridges/North Atlanta Cotillion is coming January 2019! We are excited to start our classes on Sunday, January 6 at The Country Club of Roswell! Come have fun with us while learning dance and etiquette! Registration will open November 1st. This is not your grandmother’s cotillion!


  • Seventh Graders will learn basic ballroom dancing and popular dance (Shag, Swing, Free Style, Line, and Slow), as well as many important social and professional skills the students will need to know now and throughout their lives. The Seventh Grade class will culminate in a Parents Showcase displaying the Program as parents observe all their child has learned. Students will also enjoy a 50's Party filled with games, contests, dancing, and pizza!
  • Eighth Graders, the classes will review the basics taught in year one, and the students will learn many new dances including Latin, Swing, and Hustle. An extensive Table Manners segment will further develop your child’s social graces. Dating, interviews and making conversation will also be covered. The Eighth Grade Program will culminate in a Dinner Dance that brings all of the students’ new skills into practice. New students are always welcome in 8th grade.


You can expect your child to gain confidence in our classes, and learn how to greet, shake hands and converse with adults—an all-important skill as the dating years approach. They will also discuss social media etiquette! But most of all, your teen will have fun! For more information, please contact: Valerie Macdonald, Program Director 770-781-5580 Valerie.cotillion@yahoo.com or visit http://www.thecotilliongroup.com/.

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Let's Hear It for the Band!

The Band trip went very well and the students represented EPMS admirably!The students earned the following placements:
  • 7th-grade Symphonic Band 2: 1st place in their division
  • 8th-grade Symphonic Band 1: 1st place in their division
  • 8th-grade Symphonic Band 1: 2nd place overall in Bands. The even beat a high school group.
Thank you to our amazing parent chaperones, EPMS faculty, and Dr. Brown who made every aspect of this trip easy and fun. Thank you also to our fantastic Band Director, Mr. Todd Wilson, and Band Assistant, Kate Burhardt.
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Welcome Back From Nashville, Orchestra!

Give a standing ovation to the 8th-grade Orchestra trip! Click on the box entitled "Nashville 2018" to see pictures of their travels.

(Pictured below Belmont University)

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MORE THINGS FOR 8th GRADE TO KNOW

Online Health & PE Course Info for Rising 9th-Grade Students

Clearing up some confusion on the "Online" Health & PE Courses Info for Rising 9th-Grade Students:

To register your child for a summer online course at the high school level, please contact Mr. WIll Jones at jonesw3@fultonschools.org.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  1. * To register your rising 9th-grader for an online summer course, you MUST contact your middle school guidance counselor for the class to count towards high school credit. If your child registers prior to their promotion from middle school, the counselor needs to APPROVE the summer course. High school summer course registration opened in March 2018.
  2. ** Health must be taken in order for a student to get their drivers license, but not to get a permit. Students must present proof of high school attendance to the DMV to get their permit. To get their license, students must complete Health course which includes all DVM requirements. NOTE: Please research the Georgia Driver License Requirements to make sure your child's online Health class meets all the requirements.
  3. *** PE & HEALTH MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN THE FOUR YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL. They are high school graduation requirements.


ADDITIONAL INFO:

  • The high school Health & PE courses may be taken any semester as a .5 semester class or online during the summer. These .5 credit classes must be taken prior to graduation.
  • Health is a requirement to get a Georgia Drivers License.
  • Parents are responsible for the payment of online summer courses.
  • Health and PE courses which are taken at the high school during the school year are free of charge.

FEEDER Sports @ RHS & MHS

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MHS Softball Try-Outs - 5/1-5/3

Milton HS Softball try-outs for high school students (i.e. rising 9th grade through 12 grade) will be May 1-3 from 5:30-7:30pm. For more information, please visit the Milton High School webpage.

MHS Volleyball Try-Outs - 5/2 & 5/3

Information for Rising 9 graders: Milton High School Volleyball Tryouts will be held on May 2-3 2018 from 5 to 7:30 pm at Milton HS gym. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to register.

All Students who wish to try out for Milton volleyball must fill out forms online through Planet High School. Each athlete is required to have a current physical. Please go to the Forms page under the "More" tab for more details (https://www.miltoneaglesvolleyball.com/).

GOOD LUCK!

Roswell High School Jr. Hornets Volleyball Program - 5/19

Grades 2nd - 8th grade - All skill levels welcome!
Spring Tryouts:
Sat. May 19th 2pm - 4pm
@ RHS Main Gym
11595 King Rd, Roswell, GA 30075

To register and find out more information
go to: https://www.roswellvolleyball.org/jrhornets
Or Contact: roswellhsvolleyball@gmail.com

About Us: Founded in 2008, the Jr. Hornet feeder program is meant to provide an encouraging positive environment where young athletes can develop their volleyball skills and knowledge from beginner to the highest level they are able in an organized Volleyball Program.
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Chad H.

Cobb Atlanta VBC 12-2 Head Coach / Functional Lead / Player Council Advisor

Roswell High School Feeder Program Head Coach

“Just when they think they got you game, set, match... here comes the comeback!!!"

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PLAN FOR THE SUMMER & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Camp Invention

This is a great opportunity for students to work with experienced Camp Instructors to be a positive mentor and coach, encourage and inspire children to push the limits of their imagination, collaborate, and ignite team spirit and fun. At the end, each CIT will receive program certification and an official recommendation letter.


Here’s a brief description of Camp Invention and all the adventures that it entails:

Wild and crazy ideas become reality in this year’s all-new Camp Invention program, Fast Forward!


A nonprofit program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention allows children in kindergarten through 6th grade to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork – all while having FUN! Activities include challenges and achievements from the brightest thinkers around—National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees – to inspire children! This year, campers will bring their “smart” home to life with smart furniture and eco-smart energy, design a robotic dog and diagnose puppy problems, explore sensors by designing tracks for an Optibot, a robot that senses dark and light surfaces, and builds Cake Catapults! Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on, STEM activities that allow children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up.


Early registration discounts are available. Visit campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to register.

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THINGS TO REFERENCE...

Calendar Dates:

To Be Announced: • Top Titan Celebrations • EPMS Parent Survey (combined Title I, SGC, PTSA), for 8th-grade students only WEB Leader Applications & Yearbook Class Applications • Junior Achievement


May...

  • 5/14 to 5/16 - 2nd Semester Exams
  • 5/14 - Summit Counselor Onsite
  • 5/14 to 5/16 2nd Semester Exams
  • 5/14 - 8th Grade College & Career Day - All Day
  • 5/14 - Academic Bowl Practice @ 4:05 -5:30 pm (Media Center)
  • 5/14 - Band Spring Concert @ 6:15 pm (Gym)
  • 5/15 to 5/17 - Device Collection - Volunteers Needed!

Tuesday, 5/15: 6th Grade through science teachers

Wednesday, 5/16: 7th grade through science teachers

Thursday, 5/17: 8th grade through science teachers

  • 5/16 - Orchestra Spring Concert @ 7 pm (Gym)
  • 5/17 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 5/8 - 5th Grade Visit from SAES @ 9:15 am -10:45 am
  • 5/18 - Interact Mtg @ 7:45 (D-119)
  • 5/21 - BOTT (Battle of the Titans) @ All Day
  • 5/21 - Summit Counselor Onsite
  • 5/21 - Academic Bowl Practice @ 4:05 -5:30 pm (Media Center)
  • 5/22 - BOTT (Rain Day)
  • 5/23 - 6th & 7th Awards & Promotions Ceremonies (Gym)
  • 5/24 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 5/24 - 8th Grade Awards & Promotion Ceremony @ 10 am - 12 pm (Gym)

8th Grade Luncheon @ 12 - 1 pm (Cafeteria) Students & Teachers Only

8th Grade Block Party @ 1 pm - 4 pm & 8th Grade Clap-Out @ 3:45 pm

  • 5/24 - Faculty Assembly @ 4:05 pm - 5 pm (Teachers & Staff Only)
  • 5/24 - Last Day of School
  • 5/25 - SUMMER BREAK - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  • 5/25 - Post Planning (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)
  • 5/28 - MEMORIAL DAY - FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSED



Note: Dates are subject to change & some dates may not be included.

CONNECTING WITH OUR COMMUNITY

Titan Support for a Fellow Middle Schooler

Titans Support...As some of you may have seen or heard, Ella Griggs who is a 7th grader at Crabapple Middle School suffered a hemorrhagic stroke while at lacrosse practice in late March. She was rushed to the hospital and spent almost a month in ICU. Today, she is in stable condition but remains hospitalized while undergoing extensive rehabilitation. To support Ella's long-term medical needs, a Gofundme page has been set up here: https://www.gofundme.com/shineonella. On behalf of her friends and family, thank you sincerely for any financial support you may be able to provide at this time. More importantly, please continue to keep the Griggs' family in your thoughts.

We ♥️ Our Business & Community Partners!

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