Eagles' Notes

Madras News: Week of September 15, 2014

Join Us for Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Monday, Sep. 15th 2014 at 5pm

5 Glenda Trace

Newnan, GA

Support your Madras Eagles by dining at Chick-fil-A at Thomas Crossroads on September 15th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Whether you dine in or choose the drive-through, make sure to mention you're there to support the Madras Eagles, and a portion of all money earned will go back to the school and assists with instructional needs.

Madras Students Compete at Auburn University

Madras students competed in the Middle School Auburn Mathematical Puzzle Challenge (AMPC) this past Saturday. The competition is held each fall and is a problem solving challenge in which teams of 6 – 8 middle school students to work together to 'solve a crime' by answering real mathematical puzzles. The focus of Middle School AMPC is for students of all math ability levels to engage in math in a way that is fun, interesting, and different from a traditional math class.

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Progress Reorts

Progress reports were issued to students Friday, September 12th and should be signed and returned to your child's homeroom teacher. If you have questions regarding your child's progress, you can email or call the team or teacher, or you can call 770-254-2744 to schedule a conference. Email contact information can be found on our Madras web site at: http://www.cowetaschools.org.

Boys' Soccer Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2014-2015 Madras Eagles Boys' Soccer Team will be held on October 14th. (Time to be announced later.) Any interested boy can pick up the athletic packet from the front office, including physical. All paperwork must be completed and submitted back to the front office by September 26th.

Madras Tie Dye Spirit Shirts for Sale

Mrs. Dennis's class made tie-dye shirts in Madras school colors which are on sale daily during homeroom for $10.00. The proceeds help fund consumables for her students' projects and Special Olympics supplies. They're sized in S, M, L (adult sizes), but if you would like another size such as XL, 2XL, etc., please email Mrs. Dennis at doris.dennis@cowetaschools.org She can gladly accommodate requests for additional sizes.

Be a Box Top Hero!

From the Madras PTSO: It's that time of year again! Box Top Competition Time! Box tops = cash for instructional supplies, so clip those box tops and submit them to your child's homeroom teacher. All donations help; in past years Madras has raised thousands of dollars from the generosity of our box top collectors. The contest will from September 24th through October 24th, and the winning homeroom receives a breakfast compliments of our PTSO.

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Academic Eagles!

Caleb Becker

Taylor Briggs

Alex Johnson

Kaitlyn Maita

William Poindexter

Abdul Tabbaa

Mason Takvorian

Cameron Tvrdik

Evan Wilson

Fitness Club News

The Eagles Fitness Club meets this Thursday, 9/18, from 3:30-4:30. T-shirts and order forms are due by Wednesday, 9/17. Please see Mrs. Lau if you have questions. Make sure to bring comfortable clothes and a water bottle. New members are always welcome!

Battle of the Books Has Begun!

Our annual literacy competition, Battle of the Books has officially started! Students may sign up to participate during language arts classes and should begin reading from the booklist which can be found in the media center, in language classes, or on our website HERE. Books are available in the Madras media center, public libraries, and local book stores. Teams will be formed at the end of September and competition begins in October. The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 19th.

More About the Competition

Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for all Madras students in grades 6-8. The purpose is to simply encourage students to read good books and have fun while reading. Students read selected books and come together to demonstrate their abilities and test their knowledge of the books they've read. The competitions are similar in style to the TV series Family Feud. Competing teams of 4 to 5 students are alternately asked questions about the reading selections from a given list of books (See link below.) Points are scored for correct answers, and the team with the most points after 3 rounds advances to the next level of playoffs. Awards will be given for each grade level winner, and there will be a battle for the Madras Grand Champion between 6th, 7th, and 8th grade winners in a 3-way competition. Teams will be chosen in September and will meet to divide up the book list. Books will be available in the media center but can also be borrowed from the public library or purchased at local book stores. Students can begin reading the books any time. We hope that this will inspire your leisure reading, and we look forward to the new school year as we begin the Battle of the Books!

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Office Reminders

Lost and Found: All lost valuables (electronics, money, jewelry, keys) are locked in the front office vault. All other lost and found items are kept on a shelf in the lost and found room inside the computer lab across from the cafeteria. Students may check the lost and found areas during homeroom or with a pass from their teacher.

Transportation Notes: If a student needs to ride a bus other than the assigned bus, the student must bring a note from the parent/guardian with a telephone number for verification. Transportation notes will be accepted in the form of a written letter, an e-mail, or by fax and must be received prior to 3:00 p.m.

Arrival and Dismissal: No student should arrive on campus before 7:30 a.m. Students arriving before 8:00 a.m. will report to the cafeteria or gym until they are told to report to homeroom at 8:00 a.m. Students who are not bus riders are encouraged to report to school after 8:00 a.m. and report directly to their homerooms. Students may not remain at school after scheduled dismissal time unless they have prior approval from a staff member who will supervise them or they are a member of a club, athletic team, etc. sponsored by the school. Supervision will only be provided from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.


Be it known that all schools in the Coweta County School System have been duly inspected for asbestos according to EPA regulations and an Asbestos Management Plan is available at each school


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