Welcome to the East Lee Middle School website! The mission of East Lee Middle School is to deliver educational experiences that enlighten, challenge, and prepare students to be leaders modeling success.
Please check your calendars and see if you can help us out starting May 25th. Testing will be the last 10 days of the school year. Students will test in: Reading/English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. Thanks in advance for your help!
We had an AWESOME time last Thursday for Curriculum Night!
A science fair project is one of the best learning experiences a student can undertake. And, if it is taken seriously, it can be an excellent way to learn about science and win prizes. On April 21st, over 60 science fair student presentations were ready for review at the 2nd Annual ELMS Science Fair. Students were encouraged to present their science experiments whether or not they won. Students did a wonderful job coming up with the coolest idea and finding science topics that interested them. On the display boards, students were asked to hypothesize, experiment, collect data, and reflect on the process. Preparing a science fair project is an excellent example of what our science teachers call active learning or inquiry (also "hands-on" learning). It is a very effective instructional method and is the cornerstone of successful science teaching at East Lee.
This week we celebrated the best Assistant Principals in Lee County--Ms. Brewer and Ms. Williams. Thank you for all you do each day for the Rockets!
Congratulations on Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Bradley
There are less than 60 yearbooks available! Purchase yours today before it’s too late!
You can purchase online at www.jostens.com or through Mrs. Harris. Yearbooks are currently $37.45.
Yearbooks will arrive near the end of May. Once they arrive, yearbooks will be distributed at a yearbook distribution party held during each IE time. Students who have purchased a yearbook will attend the party to pick up their yearbook, socialize and have fun signing each others’ yearbooks. To sweeten the deal, any student who purchases a yearbook BY April 15th will receive a FREE snack at the signing event. Don’t wait – buy today!
Fit Games 2016
Hoops for Heart 2016
Message from Mrs. Flowers
East Lee students and six San Lee students auditioned for the Junior Eastern
Regional Orchestra on Saturday. They worked super hard to prepare. They learned
four major scales and a melodic minor scale, they learned a super hard solo
audition piece, and then, on Saturday, were given 30 seconds to look at a 12
measure piece that they had never seen before and then had to play it all the
way through one time for a score.
am so proud of our students for taking the time and
effort to prepare. Unfortunately, no Lee County student was chosen to be in the
region orchestra this year. To give you an idea of how competitive this
orchestra is, I'm including some numbers. 94 violin students auditioned
Saturday for our region, 36 were chosen for the orchestra. 41 cellos auditioned
14 were chosen. Our kids did well, they are in the middle of the pack. This is
great. Our two 7th graders now have the experience to be even better prepared
next year. Our 8th graders are now even more ready for high school orchestra.
Have a great week!!!
Encouraging students to explore careers they are interested in is a key way to demonstrate the relevance of a college degree. A Career Fair held on March 4, 2016, brought awareness about the importance of college, connected students with many different professions and gave community members a chance to share their expertise with students. East Lee students were excited to meet with local businesses and community members at set up tables/booths in the gym and classroom presentations to talk to students who are interested in their field or program. Speakers stressed the importance of college and the kinds of jobs they might be interested in. East Lee Middle Schools staff and students would like to send a BIG thank you to everyone that made this day possible.
The East Lee Middle School team placed 8th overall in the regional Math Counts competition in Fayetteville, NC. They had some tough competition, and they handled the pressure very well. All of the team members are current 8th graders this year, so we will miss them next year!!!
From left-right: Yasmine McNeill, Maya Kovasckitz, Suzy Brito, Lily Kovasckitz
"Once a year we provide you with updates on our school's achievements through the North Carolina School Report Card. Our schools' report card for the 2014-2015 school year can be found on the school's website at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/src/. I encourage you to review our report card and contact me directly to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding the information."
If a student that is picked up after 3:00 pm parents will need to come into the school to sign out their child. Students after school will be asked to work on homework until they are signed out.
Congratulations to Mr. Pier and his 6th Grade Core 1 class
for winning the Achieve 3000 Read to Succeed Contest! Mr. Pier has now won the Achieve
3000 Read to Succeed Contest for the past four years in a row.
On April 21st from 5:30-7:00 PM there will be a general 5th
grade AVID interview, for those interested in joining AVID next year. All 5th
graders are welcome and they can turn in their form there or even fill it out
at the curriculum night.
We had a wonderful time at Carowinds. The kids had fun and they played well. Our band received a rating of "Good" and our Orchestra received a rating of "Excellent"! -Mrs. Flowers
Spring sports pictures will take place after school on April 19th.
Faculty of the Month
Staff of the Month
Did you get at least one “A” on your last report card? If
so, send us a copy with the grade circled and you could be one of four randomly
selected students — from kindergarten to college — to win a $25 Visa Card. Did
you make straight As? one randomly selected student will win a $50.00 Visa
Card. No kidding. It’s part of Central Electric’s commitment to our schools. Oh,
and remember to put your name, address, phone number, school name, grade, and
your parents’ names on the paper, too. Then, send it to: Central Electric, Att:
Janet T. Jackson, PO Box 1107, Sanford, NC 27331, by April 18, 2016 Or you can
fax it to (919) 708-1738. Pretty cool, huh?
Techniques of Questioning
On February 23rd, East Lee Middle School teachers had professional development on techniques of questioning. Our teachers AVID focus for the month of March will be to ask the "right" questions. Questions can take place on a variety of different levels, some easy, multi-faceted and open-ended. Knowing when to ask the “right” questions can greatly aid in group discussions and study. This teaching strategy will help the students at East Lee Middle School comprehend and interpret text by requiring them to answer three types of questions about the text: factual, inferential, and universal. This approach provides an opportunity for students to master the basic ideas of a text so that they can apply this understanding and “evidence” to conversations about deeper abstract concepts or complex historical events.
The following students have been accepted to Lee Early College.