ELMS 2015  
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What's Happening at East?

  • Crazy Cookie 2015

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  • 2015 East Lee Fundraiser

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  •  Dezmun Roper-Bryant
    Students at East Lee Middle School are working with Achieve 3000 to increase their literacy proficiency, and to prepare for college/career readiness. Achieve 3000 is a program that provides students with differentiated online instruction and improves students’ performance in the areas of reading and writing. On February 17, 2015 Dezmun Roper-Bryant scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ Dezmun Roper-Bryant!

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  • springfling  
    The Spring Fling Dance will be Friday March 20 from 6:30-8:30 PM in the cafeteria. Permission slips and $5.00 admission are required. Can buy in advance or pay at the door. If you purchased a winter dance ticket it is good for the Spring Fling.

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  • James Duke 2015  
    Students at East Lee Middle School are working with Achieve 3000 to increase their literacy proficiency, and to prepare for college/career readiness. Achieve 3000 is a program that provides students with differentiated online instruction and improves students’ performance in the areas of reading and writing. On February 13, 2015 James Duke scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ James Duke!

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  • Hoops For Heart Event
    WHEN: Thursday , March 12th after school from 3-6 P.M.
    WHO: All East Lee Students are encouraged to participate and bring in at least $5.00 and can either join in an event or cheer on classmates from the stands!
    WHY: To help raise money for the American Heart Association. All proceeds go to the AHA and every $1000 raised, East Lee will receive a $100 PE equipment voucher. 
    HOW: Students can sign up and participate in an after school shoot around with basketball and volleyball from 3 – 4 p.m. There will also be a Student vs. Staff Basketball Game from 4-5 p.m. and Student vs. Staff Volleyball game from 5-6 p.m. All students are encouraged to sign up for one of these events or just to come and watch their classmates and teachers. It is $5 to participate in an event (whether 1 or all 3) and to watch an event is $5 also. Popcorn and soda will be sold for $1 and other activities will be going on to help the crowd enjoy the event. 
    ON-LINE: Students can sign-up online and raise money this way as well. Go to www.heart.org/hoops to get registered and search for our school name. 
    Click here for more information. 

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  • Snowed in?!
     YearBook SnowDay 2015
    East Lee staff and students: send us pictures of how you've spent your snow days to rharris.elms@lee.k12.nc.us to be included on a special "Snowed In!" spread in the 2014-2015 yearbook. Please make sure pictures are appropriate. We need at least 8 quality pictures to create these pages.
    Also, don't forget to pre-order your yearbook today! Yearbooks are $37.45 and can be purchased at www.jostens.com or through Mrs. Harris when you return to school. Please be aware that a limited number of books have been ordered, so be sure to pre-purchase yours today to ensure you receive a yearbook when they arrive in May!

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  • Social Studies Curriculum Night 
    Passport 2015  
    "Travel the World" at the East Lee Middle School Social Studies Curriculum Night
    When: March 10, 2015. 5:30-7:00 P.M.
    Who: ELMS Social Studies teachers and students.
    Where: ELMS Cafeteria

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  • Love the Bus Week
    Love the Bus 2015  
    Each year the week of Valentine's Day we celebrate our school bus drivers for "Love the Bus Week". At East Lee we have 10 buses that travel the roads of Lee County carrying about 500 students to and from school each day. Most of our drivers are on the road around 6:00 AM and drive routes that are an hour or longer and repeat the route in the afternoon.
    Our drivers are Amber Thomas, Bus 167; Carolyn Hannah Bus 203; Beverly Leslie Bus 188 morning and Regina Walker Bus 188 afternoon; Pat O'Quinn Bus 192; Lisa Matthews Bus 37 morning and Linda Barnes Bus 37 afternoon, Ed Green Bus 155, Eurice Aragon Bus 171; Priscilla Kimpson Bus 722; Toney Feaster Bus 2003 and Betty Patterson (from Broadway) Bus 151. Ms. Martha Lamb drove bus 167 until Ms. Thomas took over about a month ago; now Ms. Lamb is a substitute bus driver.
    A huge THANKS to our drivers for braving the roads and getting our students to and from school safely!

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  • American Red Cross Association
    CPR 2015  
    For their CPR unit, Mr. Lemons and Mr. Melillo instructed the students in the correct CPR procedures, as specified by the American Red Cross Association. Students are learning conceptual ideas, and then putting those into practice. In order to graduate high school, 8th grade students must pass both a written and hands-on test. Through this unit, students are learning the connections between academic studies, and civil responsibilities that could save a life one day.

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  • 6th Grade Leadership Academy
    6th Grade Academy February 2015  
    On Thursday, the Sixth Grade Leadership Academy students meet and participated in a team building activity. The team building activity involved communication and cooperation with each other. Each group included 3-4 students. They were given 6 plastic knives and 6 marshmallows. The students had to build a structure where all of the knives were touching at least one other knife and only one marshmallow. Ryan S described the activity as “very complex.” After lots of trials and errors he found the activity to become a little bit easier.

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  • Emily 2015  

    Emily Garcia who took home first place for the second year in a row. More than 50 Lee County parents, teachers and administrators attended the 5th annual Lee County Spelling Bee, hosted by Lee County Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education and sponsored by the Herald, Saturday at the McLeod Auditorium at Lee County High School.
    The two final contenders, Garcia and Gonzaga, went head to head for more than 15 rounds, correctly spelling words such as metropolitan, isotopic and carcinogenic and incorrectly spelling words such as heliotrope, microfiche and psychosomatic.
    Garcia will now continue on to the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. in May. 

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  • Lily Kovasckitz Math
    Math Counts is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging "bee" style contests. This year East Lee Middle School received the "Best New School" award and was twelfth out of twenty three participarting 4-students teams.  Seventh grader, Lily Kovasckitz, placed second in the tournament round. Way to go Rockets!

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  • Career Day 2015  
    The school counselors are hosting Career Day as an opportunity to expose East Lee students to an array of career paths and opportunities.
    Career Day is being held Friday, March 6th at East Lee. If you are interested in presenting your career to our students, please complete click here-- be sure to submit! Following completion of the Google Doc, you will be contacted by Mrs. Harris or Mrs. Brown so that we may share additional Career Day details with you. Please know that completing the Google Doc does not automatically commit you to participating in Career Day, but simply allows us an opportunity to contact you if you are interested.
    We look forward to the possibility of having you join us for Career Day 2015!

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Daily Announcements

  • Registration
    High School Registration forms will be coming home this week. Students need to return forms by Monday, March 9 or sooner. Registration will take place March 11th and 12th in the library from 8-10 AM. If you have questions please contact  Blondell Brown, School Counselor.

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  • happy-first-birthday 50  
    On Tuesday, March 3, Ms. McLeod will celebrate her 50th birthday. She would like the students and staff to help her celebrate by participating in a trivia contest. The trivia questions will be placed on Ms. McLeod’s webpage on Tuesday morning. All answers should be turned into Ms. McLeod in room 803 by 3:00 PM Tuesday afternoon.

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  • Tutoring  
    Mrs. Jones’s strive group is having FREE after school tutoring for 6th graders that need help with any school work. Tutoring will be every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 3-4 PM. Permission slips can be picked up from Mrs. Jones.

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  • AVID 2015
    AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) helps students  prepare for entrance into a four-year university. The AVID curriculum features writing, inquiry, collaboration, reading, note-taking, study skills, and college/career activities.
    What is AVID?
    • Targets students who would be the first in their family to graduate from a university.
    • Targets students that are capable of completing a college prep path.
    • An in-school academic class that prepares students for college eligibility and success.
    • Places motivated students in advanced classes and provides support with tutoring.
    What AVID Does
    • Simply, AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
    What AVID isn't...
    • A remedial program.
    • A free ride.
    • A college outreach program.
    Students who want to be part of AVID at East Lee Middle School must commit to taking notes in classes on a daily basis. Criteria taken into consideration for all applicants include: GPA, interview, attendance, state test scores, and recommendations. Click here for the 2015-2016 AVID application.

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