Get Ready for the 8th Grade Year #1

Aug. 28, 2018


I. Introduction: Assistant Principal Ayo Richardson /Parent Liaison Lisa Cowles
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II. Savannah Trip: Norma Toner

  • Aligns with the 8th Grade Social Studies Curriculum
  • What to pack?

III. Timeline 8th Grade Year: Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles

  • Transition Meetings
  • Time to get connected @ the high school

IV. 8th Grade is the Pre-School Year for High School

  • Go to the school
  • Teach your child to be an advocate
  • Get your child vested in their learning (HAC/SAC)

V. Q & A: AP Richardson, Norma Toner, Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles

  • Include Savannah and 8th Grade
  • ** To keep this presentation short, please let's take questions at the end

VI. Evaluation



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Georgia Trip by Norma Toner

1) How does the trip align with the 8th grade Social Studies curriculum?

2) Where to contact on the trip?

3) What to pack?

4) Can I still give money to sponsor an 8th grader?

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"Don't Stop Achieving" Student Success Family Night - September. 17, 2018

How to Succeed in Middle School and Beyond!

  • Who? All Families...parents and students.

    When? Monday, September 17th @ 6 pm

    Where? Elkins Pointe Connections Hallway and adjoining classrooms

    Why? To give students and parents a variety of tools, tips, and options for student success.

    What? A rotation of workshops for families to learn more about HAC, college planning, AVID in high school, how to write an email, and more. Guest speakers and high school students have been invited in to give our students and family members talks, tips, and tidbits on things in high school.

Get Connected Night - w/ Microsoft STEM Activity - September 25th

  • Date: Tuesday, September 25th

    Where: Elkins Pointe Rotunda & Cafeteria

    Time: Between 6 pm - 7:30 pm

    What: Learn more about programs, clubs & activities available for our Titans. Meet advisors & students involved. Drop in and find out about the activities in our building!

    • PTSA Sponsored

    • Interact Club

    • Academic Bowl

    • Science Olympiad

    • AVID

    • Intramurals Sports Teams: Soccer, Basketball, Tennis

    • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

    • PE - BOTT DAY

    • Art, (high school Art offering)

    • 6th Grade Pointe Team

    • Drama

    • Titan Morning News Team

    • WEB (Where Everybody Belongs)

    • Adventure Quest

    • Yearbook

    • StarHouse

    • Duke Tip

    • Book Team

    • Student Council

    • Hoops for Heart

    • Robotics

    • Volleyball

    • Dads Club

    • Trips Abroad: Spain, Japan, France

    • National Japanese Honors Society

    • Music: Band, Chorus, and Orchestra

    • Jr. Beta

    Special Microsoft STEM Activity with Robotics Arm!

Student-Led Data talks for the Fall - November 8, 2018

  • - GA Milestones

    - Whole Child

    - Growth Mindset

    - Reading Comprehension


    *** Students are prepared in WINN Class to give their parents an update on their progress and growth.

8th Grade Transition Meeting - November 29, 2018 (English)

  • EPMS Rising 9th Grade Info Night (English)

    Date: Thursday, 11/29/2018

    Where: EPMS Media Center

    Time: 6:30 pm

    Who: English PARENTS - EPMS 8th grade parents who have students rising to high school in 2019-2020

    Language: This meeting will be conducted in English by Lisa O'H Cowles

    Spanish Presentation on Tuesday, November 27th by Koritza Rodriguez

    Title I & Title 3 - Transition Meeting

    This evening is to give 8th-grade parents information on the verification process which will be coming in January 2019. The meeting will be hosted by Koritza Rodriguez in Spanish with Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles

    This evening is to give 8th-grade parents information on the verification process which will be coming in January 2019. The meeting will be hosted by Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles & Koritza Rodriguez

    Title I Transition Meeting


MILTON HIGH SCHOOL - Dual Enrollment Parent Night - January 31, 2019

  • Hosted by Milton High School

    Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019

    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Location: Milton High School, 13025 Birmingham Hwy, Milton, Georgia 30004

    Who: Rising 9th-grade parents and students

MILTON HIGH SCHOOL - Rising 9th Grade Parent Night - February 7, 2019

  • Hosted by: Milton High School

    Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019

    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Location: Milton High School

    13025 Birmingham Hwy, Milton, Georgia 30004

    Who: Parents of students rising to 9th grade @ MHS and rising 9th-grade students.


ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL Honors, AP & Dual Enrollment Information Night - Feb. 21, 2019

  • When: Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

    Time: 6:30 pm

    Where: RHS Main Gym

    Who: Rising 9th-grade parents and students

ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - Rising 9th Grade Information Night - January 24, 2019

  • Date: Thursday, January 24 @ 6:30 pm

    Place: RHS Auditorium ( Roswell High School, 1595 King Rd, Roswell, GA 30075)Organizer:

  • For: Parents of Rising 9th-grade students and rising 9th-grade students


1) Visit the School...Starting NOW!
  • Go to a football game
  • Go to a play, concert, or sporting event

2) Buy some Spiritwear from MHS or RHS

  • Get your child excited for their high school
  • It's not too soon to show some high school pride!

3) You 2019 New Year's Resolution

  • Connect to high school social Media
  • Subscribe to the newsletter: Eagle Update @ MHS and Follow Dr. Robert Shaw on Twitter

4) Teach your child to be high school ready

  • Write their own email to a teacher
  • Go on HAC and look at their grades...Time grow up from Student Access Center (SAC)
  • Come to the Student-Led Data Talk
  • Come to the "Don't Stop Achieving" Family Night to learn how to succeed in middle school and beyond.
  • Come to Get Connected Night

3) Mark Your Calendars

  • EPMS 8th Grade High School Transition Meeting...You will learn about the verification process and how to understand high school courses. THIS MEETING IS 1 FULL HOUR OF INFORMATION.
  • RHS & MHS Parent Nights
  • RHS & MHS Dual Enrollment Nights
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Elkins Pointe Middle School

This presentation has been brought to you by your Title I Parent Liaison as part of Parent University. For more information on Parent University, please contact Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles.