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What's Happening at East?

  • REMINDER:

    Third Quarter report cards go home Friday, April 25.

     Report Card-3  

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  • East Lee World Cup Field Days will be April 24-25, 2014. 
     
    Field Day  
    Thursday, April 24
    7th Grade: 8: 00 am-10: 30 am
    6th Grade: 11:45am-2:15pm

    Friday, April 25
    8th Grade: 8: 00 am-10: 30 am
     
    Each homeroom has been assigned a specific country and color, so make sure you are wearing your homeroom's color on your field day event!

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  • Month of the Military Child
    April is the “Month of the Military Child”. East Lee is home to many students with family members who serve in the military. In addition to the every day challenges of being a middle school student, East Lee's military students face deployments, moving often and always being the new kid at school.
     
    To honor family and friends who have served in the military or are currently serving in the military, East Lee staff and students will be constructing a “Wall of Honor” that will be displayed in the front hallway. Each brick will display the name of a military family member or friend. Bricks with yellow ribbon on them represent those that are currently deployed.
     
    On Tuesday, April 29, all staff and students are asked to wear red, white and blue to show support for our military students and their families. Everyone is encouraged to wear as much patriotic gear as possible. Pictures will be taken!
     
    Also on April 29th, East Lee’s military students and their families are invited to a special celebration in the gym. These students received an invitation earlier this week from Mrs. Harris.
     
    Additional details about Month of the Military Child can be found on the Counselors' Corner webpage.

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  •  Lights Camera Action  
    Click here and check out the video shared with our Rising Rockets on their 5th grade tours. It highlights many of the exciting things happening at East Lee each and every day. Enjoy!

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  • Summer STEM Camps for Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Students

    STEM Camp 2014  

    SIX CAMPS FOR LEE COUNTY SCHOOL STUDENTS TO CHOOSE FROM:


    STEM ROBOTICS CAMPS for students entering grades 6, 7 & 8 (Fall 2014)

    1. Robotics: Nature’s Fury - June 17-19, 2014 - West Lee Middle School

    2. Robotics: Nature’s Fury - June 24-26, 2014 - West Lee Middle School

     Time: 8:30 am - 3 pm (Lunch will be provided) 

    Spend 3 days exploring how Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are used in the world of robotics. Each camp culminates with a robotics Nature’s Fury competition

    SUMMER BRIDGE STEM CAMPS for students entering grades 6-8 (Fall 2014) 

    Time: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm Monday through Thursday (lunch will be provided) Students engage in fun activities to strengthen science and math skills as they learn through these camps! They provide STEM opportunities for students to explore math and science in high-engagement environments.

    July 7 - July 24, 2014 2014 - West Lee Middle School 

    3. Middle School Math: Open for rising 6th and 7th grade students who are currently on level or accelerated. This camp helps prepare students for Middle School Math and will allow them to have fun while achieving higher level math skills. 

    4. Algebra Readiness: Open for rising 7th and 8th grade students who are currently on level or accelerated. Students will have fun while achieving higher level math skills to help them be better prepared for Common Core Math I & II 

    July 28 - August 14, 2014 - West Lee Middle School

     5. Middle School Mission Possible Science: Open for rising 7th and 8th grade students who are currently on level or accelerated. Students virtually track an evil scientist, Dr. Vicious, around the world to prevent his development and release of a deadly microorganism. Scientific investigations in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, and math relate to the geographic areas where Dr. Vicious travels. Program incorporates inquiry-based activities and investigations in environmental science, biology and math. Engaging hands-on investigations help develop critical thinking, scientific problem-solving skills, and having fun with science.

    SUMMER BRIDGE STEM CAMPS for students entering grades 9 &10 (Fall 2014)
     
    July 28 - August 14, 2014 - Southern Lee High School. Time: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm (lunch will be provided)
     
    6. High School ProPhone and Environment: Open for rising 9th and 10th grade students this camp offers project-based learning integrating math, science, and using inquiry-based activities and investigations in environmental science, biology, and math. Focus areas include student investigations in experimental design and analysis, soil and water testing, topographical maps, biodiversity, population growth, data collection and mathematical analysis, critical thinking, and problem solving.

    Click here for additional information and for an application!


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  • 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 11, 2014 Hannah Cummings scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ Hannah Cummings!
     
    Hannah Cummings  

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    Congratulations to Deanna Marcotte for being selected as East Lee's Teacher of The Year!

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  • Meet Sprouts!

     Meet Sprouts!

    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. 

    Sprouts is possible thanks to a grant from the Special Olympics Project UNIFY, an education- based project that uses sports and educational programs to develop school communities where all students are agents of change. 
     
    We are so proud of the great job our Sprouts Club did tonight with their school board presentation. If you would like to know more about Sprouts club check here for more information.
     
     

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  •  Assistant Principals Week
     
    The week of March 31-April 4, 2014, has been declared National Assistant Principals Week to honor and recognize the contributions of assistant principals to the success of students in schools across the United States. 

    East Lee is very proud to have these two ladies as assistant principals, Ms. Williams and Ms. Brewer! (Both are former East Lee students). Thanks to them and Mrs. Shuey for all they do for the Rockets!
    Ms. Williams Ms. Brewer

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  • Congratulations Ms Aragon for being selected as Teacher of the Month!
     
     Ms Aragon

    Congratulations Ms Barnes for being selected as Staff Member of the Month!
     
    Ms Barnes  

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  • 2014 Year Book
    EAST LEE MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK
     
    Don’t wait – order your yearbook today! There are only 95 yearbooks left for purchase and this number goes down each day. Once they run out, you will not be able to purchase one. The 2013-2014 yearbook is full of great pictures and memories. Reserve yours today by ordering online at www.jostens.com or through Mrs. Harris in room 107. Yearbooks are $32.10.

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  • 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 4, 2014 Connor Mcclung scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ Connor Mcclung!
     
    Connor Mcclung

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  • 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 1, 2014 Garcia Emily scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ Garcia Emily!
     
    Garcia Emily  

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  • Kayla Carroll of East Lee Middle School was the Young Authors Contest winner for both East Lee Middle School and all of Lee County. Way to go Kayla!
     
    Kayla Carroll

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  •  LEC
     
    The following students have been accepted to LEC:
     
    Kiana Cirillo
    Diana Cruz
    Roman Cruz
    Anna Deese
    Zorayma Estrada
    Skyler Jones
    Eric Melgarejo
    Deanne Michael
    Gisele Mireles
    Mason Mosely
    Haleigh Nashwinter
    Jaylin Ortiz-Acevedo
    Wendy Recinos
    Rebecca Rios
    Rodrigo Rios
    Barbara Rodriguez
    Sonia Salgado
    Najai Thomas
    Elizabeth Vanegas
    The following students are currently on a waiting list:
     
    Beatriz Alvarez-Diaz
    Josh Petty
    Stefanie Galmiche
     
    East Lee Middle School had a total of 27 students apply, 21 were accepted and 3 waiting listed. Way to go Rockets!

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  • 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 March 26, 2014 Jennifer Aguirre scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ Jennifer Aguirre!
     
    Jennifer Aguirre  

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  • 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 March 25, 2014 Edgar Gonzalezmunoz scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ Edgar Gonzalezmunoz!
     
    Edgar Gonzalezmunoz  

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  • 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 March 18, 2014 Amanda Vegasalazar scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ Amanda Vegasalazar!
     
    Amanda Vegasalazar  

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  • 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 March 13, 2014 Michael Frazer scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in the state of NC using Achieve 3000. Congratulations’ Michael Frazer!
     
    Michael Frazer  

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  • Buddy pictures are scheduled for April 25th. Students will have the chance to take a picture with a group of friends, as well as alone if they missed out on Spring pictures.
     
    Buddy Pictures  

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  • 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.

     

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  • Pi Day 

    Students from Mrs. Llyods's math classes enjoyed eating their assignment on Pi Day, March 14 (3.14).  Pi Day is the unofficial holiday that celebrates the mathematical constant pi (π) on March 14 in the month/day date format because the digits in this date correspond with the first three digits of π (3.14).
     

    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.


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    Newsletter 3.11.14  

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  • McTeacher Night Fun
     

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  • Lee County PTO Thrift Shop
     
    East Lee is in desperate need of hours worked at the PTO Thrift Store! Please help us reach our required number of hours! For every hour you (or a family member or friend) works at the Lee County PTO Thrift Shop, your name is put in a drawing to win. At the end of March, five names will be drawn. If you win, you will be able to  choose a friend to go with you to enjoy a FREE lunch at San Felipe Mexican Restaurant during school hours.
     
    Additional information on how you can help can be found here.

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  • 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.

    Brown

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Daily Announcements

  • 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:

    • search for careers and learn which ones might be right for you.
    • helps you choose high school courses that will prepare you for college and work.
    • shows your academic strengths and weaknesses in English, Math, Science and Reading

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  • thermometer Spirit Shirts are back ON SALE!!! 2 for $20.00 dollars.... Let's make them feel the Heat!!!!

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