ELMS 2015  
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  • Elevating Educators through Engagement

    The Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) and the Hunt Library played host last month to 50 educators from Lee and Pitt counties who were participating in their first County-to-County Collaborative Day. The teachers, all in their first through fifth year in the profession, spent time learning about education policy, the North Carolina General Assembly and their elected officials, as well as effective channels of communication and engagement. They followed up their discussions with a visit to the NC General Assembly for the opportunity to experience cross-over week firsthand.

    These events were the culmination of Lee County’s six-month beginning teacher program entitled Take the Lead.  One of the thr  

    These events were the culmination of Lee County’s six-month beginning teacher program entitled Take the Lead.  One of the three funded Community Action Plans resulting from the 2014 Emerging Issues Forum,Take the Lead was designed to provide opportunities to develop leadership, networking, and mentoring skills. Pitt County, also having applied for a Community Action Plan focused on beginning teachers, participated as a way to build networking and support opportunities across the districts.   

    Once at the General Assembly, both Lee and Pitt County educators had the opportunity to engage several members of the fiscal research staff, as well as a number of legislators, including Senator Louis Pate, and Representatives Jean Farmer-Butterfield, Brad Salmon, D. Craig Horn, Brian Brown, Robert T. Reives II, and Susan Martin.  

    Legislators shared their background, districts, the committees they sit on, and their priorities, including several bills of interest to the educators in the room. Looking for feedback, the legislators posed several questions to the educators regarding the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed bills.   

    Between phone calls back to their schools to check in on their students, there were many meaningful exchanges among the teachers about the event. Feeling like equals at the table with their legislators, and seeing themselves as part of the process for the first time, these educators, early in their careers, described the day as one that “lit a spark in them.”

    The day concluded with a photo on the NCGA steps with Rep. Farmer-Butterfield and recognition at the start of the House Session. To say this was an experience these teachers will never forget is an understatement.  For one day, they said, they were the students. The educators approached each session with open minds and left for home with chests full of pride! 

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     Many of the teachers commented that this Collaborative Day and their Beginning Teacher Support Program over the last six months have been instrumental in shaping their thinking on these issues, and their ability to understand education policy and their part in the process. “This was an amazing representation of IEI's impact on North Carolina and its future leaders, and showed one way to reach teachers and increase retention of highly qualified educators,” shared Take the Lead coordinator Patricia Coldren. 

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  • Achieve 3000- State Winner  
    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 May 20, 2015 Keelin Cuevas scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ Keelin Cuevas!

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  • ELMSCarnival  
    Pre-Order your “ROCKET” Loyalty Card for $12.00, including a “Rocket” Souvenir Stadium Cup and wristband.
     
    This card will give you access to a full week of fun and excitement!
    Loyalty cards will be sold through “homeroom” and money will be collected until Thursday, May 28th.
     
    Week Schedule: Mon-Fri 6th grade and 7th grade – 12:40 pm to 1:05 PM; 8th Grade 1:15-1:40
     

    Mon. June 1st Chips and Drink (Ind. Price: $3.00)
    Tues. June 2nd  Snow Cones in Rocket Souvenir Cup (Ind. Price: $3.00)
    Wed. June 3rd Ice Cream (Ind. Price: $3.00)
    Thurs. June 4th Dance Party and Rocket wristband (Ind. Price: $3.00)
    Fri. June 5th - Silly String Fight (Ind. Price: $3.00)
     
    ** Silly String Fight will include your favorite Administration team and teachers!!!!**

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  • Achieve 3000 State Winner  
    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 May 19, 2015 Rider Abercrombie scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ Rider Abercrombie!

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  • Sixth Grade Leadership Academy
    Sixth Grade Leadership Academy 
    Location: East Lee Middle School
    When: August 10-14
    Time: 8-11:30
    (Transportation is not provided 
     
    *Team building *Technology *Arts & Crafts *Lockers 101 *Organizational Skills and much more 
    Free t-shirt for perfect attendance
     
    To sign up: 1) Complete the google doc using one of the links below,  2) email Ms. Williams at swilliams.elms@lee.k12.nc.us, 3) call the school 919-776-8441 4) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dsuUJ93HIPC_q_pW09SjQzYXn6KCWLXQzvNtoW_sErg/viewform?usp=send_form, 5) http://tinyurl.com/ELMSSGLA2015

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  • Achieve 3000- State Winner  
    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 May 15, 2015 Rylee Toth scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ Rylee Toth!

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  •  Achieve 3000- State Winner
    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 May 13, 2015 Marcus Gray scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ Marcus Gray!

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  •  Athletic Banquet 2014
    East Lee Middle School
    Athletic Banquet

    Please join us for our 2015-2016 Athletic Banquet 
    Sports: All Spring Sports

    DATE: May 21, 2015
    LOCATION: East Lee Middle School Café 
    TIME: 6:00 PM
    ATTIRE: Semi-Formal (for Athletes Only)

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  • Special Olympics
     Special Olympics
    “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” Those are the words believed by the East Lee Middle School students on May 8, 2015. The event, which featured approximately 10 students from East Lee. Students from the SPROUTS cooking club cheered on the participants. Students had a great time showing their sportsmanship at the local Spring Special Olympics Game.

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  • Water Quality Lab
    Water Quality Lab 2015  
    Miss. Lamb had a discussion with her students about the indicators scientists look for when testing the quality of a water sample. Such as pH, turbidity, hardness, dissolved oxygen and some others. After the notes and discussion of what all those indicators mean, her students did a water quality lab. Miss. Lamb gave them 5 samples of water. Students had to determine just by looking at the sample if they would considered that water sample healthy or not. Then the class tested the for pH, chlorine, hardness, turbidity, and nitrates of each sample. After they were done testing, the students talked about any sample that changed their minds about from their original answer of healthy or unhealthy. Miss. Lamb then reviled what was actually in each sample. The samples were Fayetteville public water, Pond water, Coffee, Purified water, and Hydrochloric Acid solution.

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  • Larryiah Batie  
    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 May 8, 2015 Larryiah Batie scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ Larryiah Batie!

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  • We are AVID Logo  
     
    We Are AVID 
    AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination is system designed to engage all teachers and students in a high quality of learning based in best teaching practices and proven strategies. AVID’s proven learning support structure known as WICR incorporates these teaching methodologies: Writing as a Tool for Learning, Emphasis on Inquiry, Collaborative Approach, and Reading to Learn. For the 2015-2016 school year, East Lee Middle School 6th grade teachers and students will be leading the way towards AVID school wide. Students at the 6th grade look forward to organizing binders, taking Cornell notes, and participating in Socratic Seminars, Fish Bowls, and Philosophical Chairs activities. In our efforts into moving towards AVID schoolwide, teachers will facilitate learning experiences for students that are based on best practices proven to have the greatest impact.

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  • 6th Grade Leadership Academy
    6th Grade Leadership Academy  
    6th Grade Leadership Academy worked on their team work pin. These students demonstrated out of the box thinking when challenged to build the tallest balloon structure. Now that is putting our minds into our work!

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  • Achieve 3000- State Winner  
    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 May 7, 2015 Rider Abercrombie scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ Rider Abercrombie!

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  • Interactive Learning
     Interactive Learning
    Ms. Cooper integrates SIOP, AVID, and AIG strategies all in one lesson. In Engish 1, the students in Ms. Coopers class are currently studying folk tales. They read both the modern version of Cinderella, which students are most familiar with, and then the classic Grimm Brothers version, which was new to most students. Next, students worked in their groups to compare the two stories. The students used the "student place-mat" activity learned in the SIOP professional development training. Students were split in groups of four, so they had a giant sticky note in the middle of the table and two students who were across from each other wrote on the sticky note everything specific to the modern version of the story, while the other two students across from each other wrote down everything they could think of specific to the classic version of the story. When the students were finished, they talked to each other about what they had written, and then in the center of the sticky note, they wrote similarities between the two stories. So, overall, this lesson ended up being a twist on the old Venn Diagram, which allowed for more collaborative work. After making the comparisons, students worked independently to write a three-paragraph essay, with instructions to comment on the similarities and differences between the two stories, why they think the story has changed over time, and which they liked best and why.

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  •  Achieve Summer 15
    Use Achieve3000 this summer and have a chance to win exciting prizes! After school ends, you can continue to read articles and complete activities, so that you’ll start the new school year with an edge! Complete the activities at home, in the library, or anywhere with Internet access. During the summer, complete 40 activities with an average score of 75% or more on each, and you’ll automatically be entered into a raffle to win an iPad Mini! Plus, each week we’ll send an exciting prize to the student with the most achievement points across the nation. These are the points you earn automatically for completing work within the program. No registration is required to join this contest. Just log in and complete your 40 activities. For official rules, visit www.achieve3000.com/summer. The contest runs from your first day of summer to the first day of school in the fall of 2015!

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  • Sheriff's Office Summer Program
    Lee County Schools and the Lee County Sheriff's Office are collaborating on a summer program. Please see our SRO -Deputy Whitaker for more information and an application.

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  • Achieve 3000- State Winner  
    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 May 5, 2015 Chyna Petty scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ Chyna Petty!

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  • Achieve 3000 State Winner ELMS  
    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 May 4, 2015 Omar Sosa scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ Omar Sosa!

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  • Carolina M 2015  
    Carolina M. had a great day in Cary this past Saturday. She rehearsed and performed with the Junior Eastern Regional Orchestra. She was very excited that her sisters were able to attend the concert. Thank you Mrs. Flowers for all the extra effort you put into taking the Rockets to special concerts like this one.

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  • Achieve 3000- State Winner  
    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 May 1, 2015 Omar Sosa scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ Omar Sosa!

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  • Athletics Department Logo 2  
    Announcement
    Remaining Game Schedule for all Spring Sports
     


    May 12th Away Game - West Lee

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  • Achieve 3000- State Winner  
    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 April 27, 2015  Saraid Ramos Hurtado scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ Saraid Ramos Hurtado!

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  •  ELMS Volunteers 2015
    We are looking for volunteers to assist the school with testing. Please click here if you wish to volunteer or contact Sharron Williams at 919-776-8441 ext 1120 or swilliams.elms@lee.k12.nc.us or Melissa Brewer at 919-776-8441 ext 1206 or mbrewer.elms@lee.k12.nc.us. Thanks in advance for your help!

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  • original Science Fair 2015
     
    6th grade
    1st place: Psychrometer by Lily Bennett
    2nd place: Sponge Bob Tomato Plants by Paulina, Carlee, and Marissa
    3rd place: Disappear Ghost by unknown
     
    7th grade
    1st place:Strongest Super Glue by Chris Brown
    2nd place: Which Soap is Best by Corbin, Quaneisha, and Gunter
    3rd place: Paper Towel Analysis by Jordan Batts
     
     8th grade
    1st place: Hot Dog Cooker by Leilah Weston
    2nd place: Solar Cooker by Calvin Holmes
    3rd place: Dissolve Alka- Seltzer by Claire Cummings
     
    Overall winner: Strongest Super Glue by Chris Brown

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  • ELMS Robotics Club  

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    East Lee’s Rocket Robotics Club utilizes an autonomous robot to score points on a thematic playing surface, creating an innovative solution to a problem. Students who are in Rocket Robotics build a robot out of Lego pieces and program missions onto the robot to make it do certain things like opening a door, or pushing a block into a certain space. For every mission students complete they earn a number of points depending on the missions’ difficulty. This year the Rocket Robotics built a robot which has a tire arm, two front wheels and a back wheel, and three motors to move the robot. Rocket Robotics works to inspire young people, their school and community to have an appreciation of science and technology. Way to go Rockets!

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  • Vaccine-Coordinator  2

    Have you scheduled a meningococcal vaccine appointment for your rising 7th grader? A new law goes into effect on July 1st requiring all students to have the meningococcal vaccine in order to enter 7th grade. Go ahead and schedule their appointment today! To learn more, visit this link: http://www.immunize.nc.gov/schools/6thgrade.htm

    Meningococcal disease is a rare, but potentially life-threatening bacterial infection. It can potentially kill an otherwise healthy young person within 1 day after the first symptoms appear. Rising 7th graders are now required to receive the meningococcal vaccine that can help prevent this disease. Read more about this requirement here: http://www.immunize.nc.gov/schools/6thgrade.htm

    Do you have questions about what immunizations are required for your child? Click on the following link for more information: http://www.immunize.nc.gov/family/nc_immnz_requirements.htm


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Daily Announcements
  • Award Days 
    ELMS Awards Day  
    8th Grade- June 10th at 8:30 AM in the gym. (Tickets Required)
    7th Grade-  June 9th at 1:45 PM in the cafeteria.
    6th Grade- June 9th at 12:00 PM in the gym.

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  • ELMS-Achieve 3000  
    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.  Rylee Toth scored the most points during the week of 5/11 - 5/15 compared to all students at East Lee County Middle School using TeenBiz. Congratulations’ Rylee Toth!

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  • Yearbooks 2015

    Yearbooks are here!!! Purchase yours today for $37.45. See Mrs. Harris if you have money to purchase your yearbook.

     

    Yearbooks will be distributed at the yearbook distribution party next Tuesday, May 26th 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. Popcorn, drinks and snow cones will be sold for $1, so bring a few extra dollars so that you can enjoy some snacks!


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  • Pizza Party  
    Pizza Party... Achieve 3000 Winners 
    Congratulations to Mr. Scobbie, Mr. Martin, Ms. Morwey, and Mr. Baer classes. These students lived up to the Achieve 3000 challenge and have won a pizza party.

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  • Teacher Appreciation Week
     Teacher Appreciation Week
    We love our teachers! During ELMS Teacher Appreciation Week, we showed our teachers how much they are loved. Our teachers ate well. We fed them hot dogs, pizza, and some yummy food from a snack cart. This is a little way to show them that we care. A BIG thank you goes out to all of our teachers!

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  • #1 in our HEARTS!
    #1 in our HEARTS!  
    The Lady Rockets’ soccer team took the field for their final home game on Wednesday, May 6th. Prior to the game, a celebration of life was held in loving memory of Quaneisha Richmond.

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  • National School Nurse Day
     Ms. Grossfuss
    National School Nurse Day was on Wednesday, May 6 2015. Ms. Grossfuss juggles a complex array of medical and social issues, she visits with hundreds of students, and moves from school to school throughout our district. Thank you for all you do!

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