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From our Principal:

I always find January an exciting time of year! This is when we see many students take giant leaps in their learning. Students who have struggled with being “tuned into” learning are starting to take off. Students who struggled with making sense of text are now questioning the author’s purpose, theme, and meaning. Students who have fought with algebraic equations are finding that things are starting to click. These giant leaps are not exclusive to the classroom. Our Choose Love campaign continues to expand and take hold as our students strive to make acceptance and personal growth a priority. Thank you EMS families for your support. We know that the growth of our students is supported by all of you!

So, let’s keep the positive growth going with the coordinated efforts between home and school. Remember, you can access your student’s grades through Family Access. If you are unsure how, please contact our office (or, ask your student. They know how!). Finally, the greatest gift we can give our students is the gift of time at school. Limiting our student’s absences helps to ensure their success as learners.

Thank you for your continued support at home!

Jill Barrett signature image

 

Upcoming Events

January 15 MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY—NO SCHOOL
January 16 Martin Luther King Assembly
January 18 State of Education—6:30 p.m.
January 22 3rd Season Sports begin: Boys Basketball/Girls Soccer/Knowledge Bowl
January 22-24 Progress Report Window
February 8 STEM Expo - 4:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
February 8 “ Pack the Gym” 7 p.m. Main Gym
February 15 8th Grade Career Ready Day
February 28 EMS 8th graders’ Academic Planning Night 6:30 pm at EHS Auditorium
TBA EHS Counselors to EMS To go over course selections with 8th graders
TBA 8th graders’ High School Course Selection During the school day at EMS Library
March 16 2nd Trimester Ends
March 20 4th Season Sports begin: Football/Volleyball/Girls Cross Country/Chess Club
April 12 ASB Spring Social
TBA Smarter Balance Assessment Window

 

Will school be closed? An hour late?

Find out at www.schoolreport.org. You can also sign up to receive instant e-mail messages about Enumclaw School District when school schedules change due to weather or emergency situations. See My School Report on this website.

 

"The ESD Tonight Show" with Mike Nelson & Guests

State of ED Address January 18, 2018 6:30 - 7:30 pm in EHS Auditorium. Followed by cookies in the Library. Come join Superintendent Mike Nelson and guests for an evening of fun, laughter and learning.

 

6th Annual Interactive STEM Expo

The Enumclaw Schools Foundation (ESF) and Enumclaw School District (ESD) are excited to announce the 6th annual Interactive STEM Expo (iSTEM Expo) will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018, with the theme of Mathematics The Universal Language.

This FREE event will be held at the Enumclaw Expo Center Exhibition Hall from 4:00-7:30 pm and is open to students in K-12 grades, as well as their families and members of the community.

The purpose of the iSTEM is to excite students about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and their connected career possibilities by engaging in hands-on activities. We are thrilled to have over 70 exhibitors at this year's iSTEM Expo, featuring some great hands-on activities to get kids excited about STEM.

2018-19 Registration

February - Registration materials will be distributed to all current 6th & 7th grade students (grades 7 & 8 next year). Please review the registration packet with your student carefully; those courses selected will be his/her FULL YEAR schedule.

Current 8th graders - The EHS counselors will be at EMS to distribute packets for 9th grade registration sometime at the end of February/ early March.

Feb. 28 - Enumclaw High School will host an Academic Planning night at 6:30 p.m. Students will have an opportunity to meet counselors and staff and gather information about classes for their freshman year!

Enumclaw High School counselors will visit EMS for 9th grade course selection. The date is to be determined.

 

Enumclaw School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Director of Student Support Services
2929 McDougall Avenue
Enumclaw WA 98022
360.802.7104

Title IX Coordinator & Civil Rights
Compliance Coordinator
Director of Human Relations
2929 McDougall Avenue
Enumclaw WA 98022
360.802.7113

 

Washington D.C. Trip

Attention 6th and 7th grade parents:
Every other year, Mrs. Anderson organizes a trip to Washington D.C. for students to participate through Worldstrides LLC. It is an amazing fun, educational trip that creates memories for a lifetime. Students get to visit Arlington National Cemetery, Iwo Jima, the Holocaust Museum, Smithsonian museums and countless other places including either Philadelphia or New York. There is a parent informational meeting night January 16th at 6:30 pm in the EMS Library. Come join us to find out more about this amazing trip. The next trip is tentatively scheduled for April 12-17, 2019 during Spring break of the next school year.

Come see what it is all about.

Mrs. Anderson
casey_anderson@enumclaw.wednet.edu

 

Progress Reports

The next Progress Report window is January 22th through 24th.

All teachers will now be sending Progress Reports by email. If your family does not have email, a paper copy will be sent home with your student.

Please contact us at 802-7150 if you do not receive any Progress Report notification. Continue to monitor your student’s progress through Family Access. If you still do not have a Family Access login, go to the Enumclaw School District website, click on Family Access and fill out the online application. Your information will be emailed to you.

 

Valentine's Day Policy

Although it is a great day to express your love for your children and their friends, we do not have the capacity to manage the flow of gifts at EMS. Please give any Valentine's gifts or flowers at home rather than sending to school. We will not deliver Valentine's Day gifts.

 

8th Grade Highlights

2018 - 8th Grade Awards
Assembly and Promotion Dance
The awards assembly will be held during the school day on June 19th at 1pm. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend this event. It will include some individual awards, speakers, and entertainment. All 8th graders will receive individual recognition and certificates in their homeroom class.

8th Grade Dance: The dance will be at EMS on June 20th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. A group of parents will be putting together the theme, decorations and refreshments. Further details regarding the cost of the dance, dance pictures, etc. will be sent home with students at a later date. Eighth graders must pay all fines (e.g. end-of-year textbook fines), before being allowed to participate in the 8th grade dance. *Year-end event dates may change due to snow make-up days.

Attention 8th Grade Parents:
Are you interested in helping with the most anticipated event of the 8th grade year? Do you have a vision for transforming our cafeteria into a magical venue? We are looking for individuals willing to head up the 8th grade dance. This is an event that the 8th grade students look forward to each year. It is a really fun event with ASB funding and is not a difficult task. Please contact Vickie Glick or Nicole Jones at 802-7150 if you are interested in helping with this most worthwhile opportunity!

8th Grade Dance Dress Code
The dance is a special evening and students are allowed to "dress up", as per school dress code. Apparel for the night dance means nice school clothes - NOT formal wear such as tuxes and gowns. Girls, wear your nicest day dress. No strapless dresses or backless dresses unless covered by a shawl. Dresses must not show cleavage or be shorter than mid-thigh. Boys, wear your nicest dress pants or dress shorts and collared shirts. Do not wear blue jeans or baggy pants. Athletic clothing such as mesh shorts, t-shirts or shirts with slogans are not allowed.

It is required that students attending the dance be in the dance by 6:00 PM and remain in the dance until it is over, unless they have made prior arrangements with an administrator.

PLEASE NOTE - FINES:
Eighth grade students must pay all fines or they will not be allowed to participate in the 8th grade dance. Sixth & seventh graders’ fall class schedules will be held until fines are paid.

 

Lunch Accounts

According to District policy, any lunch accounts with money remaining will have that money held over for the next school year. Eighth grade accounts will be transferred to the high school.