Lee County Schools Spring Break begins April 14th. Students will return on Tuesday, April 22nd. We hope you have a wonderful Spring Break!
Congratulations to Deanna Marcotte for being selected as East Lee's Teacher of The Year!
Sprouts is an educational cooking program at East Lee Middle School with a total of ten members- five exceptional students and five general education students lead by Chris Toth and Kristen Rice. Every other week students meet in Mr. Toth’s classroom and work together to carefully follow recipes, appropriately measure ingredients and have a lot of fun cooking! Through hands-on education classes, students learn where their food comes from and how to cook healthy meals.
East Lee Middle School Hosts Career Day
With a district-wide push to help develop college and career ready students, East Lee hosted Career Day on Friday, February 28th as an opportunity to expose students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades to an array of career fields. East Lee’s school counselors, Rebecca Harris and Melanie Schmitz, coordinated the event and welcomed nearly 50 volunteers from our community and the surrounding communities who were willing to share the ins-and-outs of their career with East’s staff and students.
On Career Day, the daily routine of switching classes was put on hold for the first 3 hours of the day. This allowed staff and students to focus their full attention on the career representatives and all of the information they prepared and were eager to share.
6th and 7th grade students remained in their homeroom class throughout Career Day and learned about 6 different careers as speakers rotated to their class every 30 minutes. Career Day speakers were encouraged to share educational and training background needed for their career, what a typical day is like on the job, pros and cons, and personal characteristics that lend well to their career. Many of the speakers brought in tools or equipment necessary in their field of work to further educate the students on the hands-on aspects of their career. Cindy Gordon, recovery nurse at Central Carolina Hospital and parent to an East Lee student, came dressed in scrubs and equipped with her stethoscope, oxygen mask, blood pressure cuff, and most importantly, as Ms. Gordon joked, a K-cup of coffee. Attorney Jeanette Peace put 6th grade students to the test as she enlisted their help in determining how policies should be enforced. Brinson Byrd, golf pro at Carolina Trace Golf Course, discussed the importance of getting an education and how decisions made today influence futures, in addition to showing off his golf clubs and winning big brownie points with students as he gave them all mini-golf pencils. The passion from the speakers about sharing their careers was obvious, as was the interest of the students as evidenced by their questions and discussion that extended well after Career Day ended.
8th grade students participated in a Career Fair on Career Day. Groups of students ventured to East Lee’s gym with questions in hand and had the opportunity to approach representatives from the careers they had a personal interest in learning more about. The Career Fair volunteers came prepared with wonderful set-ups, tools and equipment from their jobs. Not only was a toilet positioned right in the middle of our gym thanks to Neil Coggins, from Fix-It Plumbing, representatives from Pfizer set up a full hazmat station and CCCC’s cosmetology department traveled with several “heads” to show off cutting and styling techniques. There was a sewing machine that came with the fashion designer and a workout ball brought by the personal trainer/fitness instructor, all which allowed for a great hands-on experience for our students. Rich Kirik, mechanical engineer at Alotech Inc. brought a remanufactured heavy truck clutch that transmits power from the engine through the transmission to the wheels of a semi truck. The students were mesmerized by the large object and wanted to learn more.
As the students moved around the gym, they interviewed the guest speakers to find out: what a typical day at work looks like, what they like best about their job, training required for their job, and the question the kids wanted to know the most, how much money can you make in that job. Eighth grade students will be looking at different career pathways in the next month when counselors meet with them to register for high school classes.
A huge thank you goes out to all of the career day speakers who participated in Career Day for our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.
What is Pi (π)?
Pi (π) is the mathematical constant that has been known for almost 4000 years. Its value is the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter in Euclidean space or the ratio of a circle’s area to the square of its radius. The value of pi is approximately equal to 3.14159265, but it is an irrational number and its decimal representation never ends or repeats.
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Donors Choose engages the public in public schools by giving people a simple, accountable, and personal way to address educational inequity.
When a project reaches its funding goal, Donors Choose ships the materials to the school. East Lee Middle School is working with DonorsChoose.org to purchase a listening center for our student. Ms. Brown 6th grade Math teacher has a project on Donors Choose. She would love your help in meeting her goal. Click here for a link to her project. Ms. Brown is trying to get a class set of headphones to help keep excess noise at a minimum during group rotations.
It's time to EXPLORE! Taking the EXPLORE Test in 8th grade tells you things you need to know—to plan your high school courses, prepare for the ACT, or choose a career direction.
Understanding your EXPLORE Test results:
Click here to watch a video to help you understand what the results from the EXPLORE Test will tell you.
These results will help you: