EMS Raider Student & Family News

November 1 - 5

A Message from Mrs. Venegas

Hello Raider Family!

It was another excellent week at Eastwood Middle. We had a lot going on, from La Union Corn Maze field trips for the winning Academic Teams, to a fall band concert, to soccer tryouts and a tennis match, to winter show auditions, to an early release, to our Halloween activities. We are certainly needing this weekend to rest and get refreshed for next week--and I'm sure your Raider needs it too.

We also learned this week that we are ranked as one of the top 10 middle schools in the city by U.S. News & World Report. Their first ever rankings for K - 8th grade campuses came out and we are so proud to be honored yet again. We already know the work we do each day to move our Raiders to the next levels of achievement and accomplishment, but it is nice to be publicly recognized as well. We hope you are proud to be a member of this Raider commUNITY.

We hope you are gearing up for busy and exciting times at Eastwood Middle School, other than the usual busyness of fall academics and school activities. We begin with Family Movie Night this Friday evening for all Raider family members. We will be showing the movie "Coco" on our patio lawn and have a few concessions available. We will then begin preparations for our first annual Raider Holiday Hoopla (see flyer below). We hope you and your family join us for these events.

We count on you for not only helping your Raider learn and grow as a middle schooler, but also helping us have a positive middle school experience. For us, that means doing much more than the "traditional" things like academics, fine arts, and athletics. We aim for excellence in all of those things but also expanding our impact beyond the walls of our campus. Thank you for your support and partnership in helping this Raider commUNITY continue to RISE UP in every way.


Mrs. Venegas

Campus Events for November 1 - 5

Monday, November 1:

  • STUCO Meeting after school

Tuesday, November 2:

  • Cross Country Pizza Party

Wednesday, November 3:

  • CEIC Meeting in Library 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 4:

  • Fall Picture Retakes
  • Tennis Tournament @ EHS 3:00 pm
  • Boss Chicken Fundraiser 11 am - 9 pm

Friday, November 5:

  • Youth For Christ
  • Family Movie Night on the Patio 5:00 - 8:00 pm
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Raiders should arrive to school at 8:15 am. This is when we let all students upstairs to their classes and breakfast in the classroom begins.

All Raiders must attend all of their scheduled classes. Everyone attends from 8:30 am - 4:00, except for zero period students who attend from 7:35 - 4:00 pm.

Attendance for every class period is required and they must be in attendance for 90% of the time each class is offered. Please work with us to make sure your Raider has healthy attendance habits. Attendance is essential to learning but is also a part of our state accountability measure.

Thank you in advance for helping your Raider get to school on time and promoting the expectation for good attendance.

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Eastwood Middle Campus Contacts List