EMS Newsletter

February 2023

Important Dates Ahead

February 3.........................Pink Out in support of breast cancer awareness

February 17 - 20................No School, President's Weekend

February 27.......................Board of Education Meeting, 7 pm, Perry Center Boardroom

February 28 - March 2......Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 1 - 3........................Half Days of School, dismissal at 11:29 am

Pink Out 2/3/23

Friday, February 3rd, the Boys' Varsity Basketball team is hosting a "pink out" game at Grand Blanc High School. In support of this, EMS will participate during the school day on Friday by asking staff & students to wear pink.

If you would like to donate to the American Cancer Society, please use the link below to do so online.


From the desk of Mr. Turnbow

Dear Families,

It amazes me that 2022 is in the past and we have already started the second semester! This is a crucial time for our students and an important time for you to continue to be actively involved in your child’s school experience. With all of the activities that occur at the middle school, it is easy for our students to lose their academic focus. I know you join me in supporting our East Middle School students toward the successful completion of all their classwork.

As we push through the cold winter months, the transition to a new semester is a fresh start and a perfect time to help our students refocus. Offer them time and support at home as they work on projects, test preparation, and daily assignments.

I am looking forward to the second half of the school year. I know the best is yet to come! As always, thank you for your support in your child’s educational journey.


Scott Turnbow, Principal

Grand Blanc East Middle School

Course Selection Sheets for 2023-24

Attention 6th and 7th grade parents...

2023-2024 EMS elective request sheets will be handed out in 1st hour on Wednesday, February 1st. They need to be completed and returned to your child's 1st hour teacher by Friday, February 10th.

If you have questions, please contact the EMS counseling office at (810)591-3583.

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, February 28, Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2. The only conferences held in person will occur on Tuesday. Wednesday & Thursday conferences will take place virtually.

More information will be sent out as the dates get closer. Please watch your email for sign up links!

Athletic News

Our Winter 2 season is underway! Visit our East Middle School Website at https://www.gbcs.org/domain/430 or grandblancathletics.com for up-to-date schedules and information.

Information regarding our Spring Season will be available at the end of February, so be watching for that if your student-athlete is interested in Track, Baseball, or Softball. Baseball and Softball tryouts are slated to start the week of March 20th. Track will start when we come back from Spring Break. Students must have a physical on file in the East Middle School office dated after April 15th, 2022, as well as a signed copy of the athletic handbook.

Links to Athletic Forms for your convenience:

Athletic Handbook Cover

Athletic Handbook Student/Parent Signoff

Concussion Form

Sports Physical Form

Please contact Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Zach Hamilton: zhamilton@gbcs.org or Athletic Secretary, Marsha McMullen: mmcmullen@gbcs.org with any questions. You can also call the Grand Blanc East Athletic Office at: (810) 591-4696

Band Boosters Fundraiser

The Grand Blanc Band Boosters are kicking off a fundraiser during the months of February and March, collecting gently worn or new shoes in coordination with the fundraising organization Shoes With Heart. The shoes, in turn, are donated to microenterprises in developing nations, where they are either resold or used for their materials and repurposed. There will be a collection box at GBEMS for students and their families to donate.
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Unified Bowling

The Unified Bowling team will be meeting for our monthly bowling league on Tuesday, February 21st at 6pm at Grand Blanc Lanes. Families who would like to have dinner afterwards are encouraged to meet at Burger Bar & Tap immediately after bowling.
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