Wildcat News

Sept 29, 2015

Fall is Here!

Can you believe it's Fall already? That means that we are over halfway through the first 9 weeks, and progress reports will be coming home again soon. Check the calendar of events below, or check our website at http://ecps.us/Page/35 for more details.

Grade Level News

6th Grade News

In Language Arts we are studying about Hispanic heritages and learning about immigration. We are working on summarizing texts. Students need to keep reading to master their AR goals. Nightly homework is reading their AR books.


In Science we are learning about ecosystems.


In Math students are working with decimals and converting fractions.


In Social Studies students are working with the five themes of geography as well as map skills. Students are reading about Ireland and working on reading skills in the context of social studies.

7th Grade News

ELA

We have been learning about main idea, central idea, citing evidence

and all sorts of figurative language techniques such as metaphors,

similes, allusion, imagery, personification, onomatopoeia, and

hyperboles. We have also been doing writing poetry!☺


MATH

Students are learning procedures for solving problems with integers

and multiplying fractions through song! The songs are short and fun,

but are filled with all the step-by-step rules necessary to solve the

problems. Students are creating interactive notebooks that include a

table of contents, index and even their own personal math test data!

Great things are happening in 7th grade math!


SCIENCE

Students are using Kahoot.it "DAILY" to increase student knowledge.


SOCIAL STUDIES

Students learned "The Five Themes of Geography" from a Global perspective. Students selected a country and researched how The Five Themes of Geography are present in that particular country. Students participated in a gallery walk and were able to learn about all regions of the world.

8th Grade News

Exciting things are happening on the 8th grade hall. In Social Studies, students created pamphlets and 3D Salt Dough maps of the regions of North Carolina. Some of the maps are on display in the media center. Check them out! In Language Arts, students will get to choose their favorite fictitious character and compare that character to themselves. The results should be very interesting. In Science, students have been studying compounds, mixtures and elements. Students created posters, flyers, trading cards and element heroes and villains. Some even dressed as their character. One student's element picture is shown above. Great job! In Math, students are studying rational and irrational numbers.

Our Scholastic Book Fair is Here!

Please come out to our Scholastic book fair beginning Tuesday, September 29 through Tuesday, October 6. Daily hours for the book fair are from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm. Students and parents can purchase books, bookmarks, pens, erasers, and more from the fair. Each book purchased from the fair will earn one entry into a raffle for free books, posters, and other prizes. The book fair will be open for evening shopping on Wednesday, Sept 30 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm during our home volleyball game.


Items at our book fair are taxable, so please remember to include tax. Many students forget this, and bring $5.00 for a $5.00 item. Any parent wishing to donate their loose change towards helping students pay the tax on their purchases, please send it to Mrs. Robertson by your student. We appreciate any help you can provide!


Remember, books make great gifts, and all purchases benefit our school's library.

Click on the link below to see the Scholastic Book Fair Highlights!

PBIS Trip to Star City

Our first PBIS Trip for the 2015-16 school year has been planned. We will travel to Star City to skate on Wednesday, Oct 7. Students must have earned 500 Westbucks and can not have more than 3 unexcused absences or tardies. The cost is $2.50 for skating, and an additional $2.50 if you'd like your student to purchase lunch from Star City. The lunch deal includes your choice of pizza or hot dog, chips, and a drink. Students may also bring lunch or order from the cafeteria.


If students qualify for the trip, they will bring home a permission slip to be signed. Permission slips are due by Wednesday, Sept 30.

Progress Reports Home

Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 3:45pm

6301 Nobles Mill Pond Road

Rocky Mount, NC

Students should bring home progress reports today.

Teacher Workday

Friday, Oct. 9th, 8am

6301 Nobles Mill Pond Road

Rocky Mount, NC

No school, teacher workday.

Early Release Day

Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 12:45pm

6301 Nobles Mill Pond Road

Rocky Mount, NC

School will release at 12:45