Eagles' Notes

Madras News 2/1/16; Lorraine Johnson, Principal

A Look Ahead...

Mon, Feb 1

  • Basketball: LMS at MMS, 4:45
  • Pet Lover's Club, 3:45-4:30
  • Math Counts, 3:30-4:30
  • Oratorical Competition Meeting
  • Academic Bowl Meet, Manchester Middle School

Tues, Feb 2

  • AdvancEd Visitation, Welcome Mr. Bouranis!
  • Wind Ensemble Practice, 3:30-5:30
  • Eagles RISE Club Meeting, 3:30-4:30
  • Future Georgia Educators (FGE) Meeting, 3:30-4:15
Weds, Feb
  • Basketball: ECMS at MMS, 4:45
  • Pep Band Performs at Basketball Game

Thurs, Feb 4

  • Basketball: MMS at AMS, 4:45
  • Eagles Fitness Club, 3:30-4:30
  • TMX Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30
Fri, Feb 5
  • Winter Pep Rally, 2:30
  • TMX Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30

Sat, Feb 6

  • District Honor Band Concert, CPVA

Mon, Feb 8
  • Eagle Pride Awards, 8:30, Media Center
  • Art Club Meeting, 3:30-4:30
  • Basketball First Round (Boys) at SRMS, 5 p.m.
  • Basketball First Round (Girls) at Evans, 5 p.m.
  • Math Counts, 3:30-4:30
  • Club Advisement

Tues, Feb 9

  • Basketball Semifinals (Boys) at SRMS, 5 p.m.
  • Wind Ensemble Practice, 3:30-5:30
  • Black History Month Program, 9:00 a.m.
  • Basketball Semifinals (Girls) at EMS, 5 p.m.
Weds, Feb 10
  • Drama Club Meeting, 3:30-4:45
Thurs, Feb 11
  • Chess Club, 3:30-4:30
  • Basketball Finals at SRMS (Girls, 5:30; Boys, 7:30)
  • Madras Oratorical Competition
  • TMX Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30

Mid-Winter Break, February 15-19 (Schools Closed)

Important Parent Meeting Regarding NGHS Registration

Northgate High School

Class of 2020

February 9th: IMPORTANT Parent Night / Registration Information Meeting for Incoming 9th Graders in the Main Cafeteria @ 6pm

(Meeting from 6pm-6:45pm followed by opportunity to speak with 9th grade elective, AP, and academic teachers. Group tours of the campus will also take place after the meeting, weather permitting. Take this time to make an educated decision about your class selections for 9th grade as you will NOT be able to make changes when school starts this fall.)

February 24th: All registration materials are DUE to the Middle School

Box Tops Needed!

PTSO is still collecting Box Tops this semester. Our second phase to meet our goal is up and running. The class with the most box tops will win a breakfast.

The deadline to participate in this contest for this phase is February 29th, but we will still accept box tops until the end of the school year to get a jump start for next year's goal.

No need to tape to sheets, just send in cut out box tops and check to make sure they haven't expired, send them in Ziploc bags, and we'll do the rest. If you have questions, please contact PTSO Box Top Chair, Stacey Hankinson at stacyhankinson@gmail.com.

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Around the Eagles' Nest

Teaching empathy, symbolism, and art (cubism) through literature in sixth grade
Students in Mrs. Rembert's class learn to effectively communicate their personal views on a variety of topics via blogging. Becoming positive digital citizens!
Students in Mrs. Clarke's STEM math class use knowledge of linear functions to compare best cell phone plans. #MakingConnections
Madras Eagles participate in the Coweta County Science and Engineering Fair
Using QR codes to display multi-media projects and student video commentary

Madras Eagles Student Athlete of the Month

Justin Sanchez, Eagles soccer team forward, is the Madras Middles School Student Athlete of the Month. He began his soccer career at Madras in 7th grade and was able to reach his potential this year as an 8th grader with the help of Coach Haselwood. This was evident when Justin scored in the Championship game. His ultimate goal was to win the championship, and this was accomplished as the Eagles won the 2016 CCMSAL title.

Justin has always loved soccer and plays yearly on the local recreation team as well as the school team. Currently, he plays indoor soccer. Justin started when he was little and has been inspired by his father. Everyone in Justin’s family plays soccer. He has an older sister who plays varsity soccer for Newnan High, and he wants to do the same when he goes to high school. Justin dreams of being a professional soccer player and says he would rather be outside playing soccer than inside playing video games.

When not playing soccer, Justin enjoys spending time with his little brothers; some of this time is spent helping them with soccer skills so they can become even better. Church is also a big part of Justin’s life, and he attends Wednesdays and Sundays. Justin is an excellent student; one teacher described him as a “hard working and very kind young man.”

After graduating from high school, Justin plans to attend college at Brigham Young University in Utah. If he doesn’t become a professional soccer player, he hopes to one day become an engineer.

Severe Weather Procedures

As winter approaches, the Coweta County School System wants to remind parents and the community of the procedures that schools and the school system follow in the event of severe weather.

During severe weather watches or warnings, the district works with local authorities to monitor developing conditions and proceeds with arrival and dismissal based upon known conditions. Adjustments are made as needed.

In the event that schools are delayed, closed or released early, there are a variety of ways the school system notifies parents, including:

Parents are urged to make sure that their child’s school has their latest contact information, including new phone numbers, so that they can be contacted during such events.

In the event of severe weather, a determination will be made each day on whether to close or delay school, or continue school closure, based on anticipated travel conditions and other factors. Once a determination is made, the school system will notify parents and the community about the next day’s status.

The school system tries to make such determinations in as timely a manner as possible. But storm severity, weather arrival and anticipated travel conditions constantly change and can be difficult to assess. If the school system cannot make a final determination on the evening before a school day, a final determination early the following morning is necessary.

Notices are typically placed on the system’s website (cowetaschools.net) if the school system is continuing to evaluate conditions, or if normal school operations are anticipated. The school system will notify parents immediately by phone call, text or email, media notice and other means if a determination to close or delay school is made.

In the event of a school delay, the system will notify parents of the length of the delay. For a delay of two hours, for example, parents and students should assume that all normal school procedures are delayed two hours – bus pick-up is two hours from usual times (at 9:00 or 9:30 a.m., for example), and classes will start two hours later (at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 a.m.). In such cases, however, school dismissal times would remain the same (2:30 and 3:30 p.m.).

Other weather-related contingencies or tips include:

  • Parents of bus riders should also be aware that extremely cold morning temperatures can cause delays on morning routes. A severe storm watch may also cause delays. Our transportation department works to pick up students as quickly as possible during these conditions.

  • In the case of tornado warnings, we re-route buses to the nearest school sites and shelter in place. We also utilize fire stations, if needed. Once a tornado warning has been lifted, and conditions are safe, we will resume bus service.

  • Steps you can take include ensuring your children are dressed as warmly as possible during the winter months and remaining with your children until they are picked up when extreme weather conditions exist.

  • In the event of school closure, schools often employ a number of resources through which parents or students can stay abreast of school work and assignments, including Remind texts from teachers, Edmodo, Google Classroom, class websites, or online quizzes assigned by teachers.

  • It is important that your child’s school has your current emergency contact information, including home and work phone numbers for our calling system. Please take the time to update that information with your child’s school if needed.

Please note that there is a basketball date change. The 2/5 game vs. AMS will be on 2/4 due to a band conflict.

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