Check out EMS Connections Newsletter for March under the Parents tab to find out what's going on at EMS!
Hello parents and guardians of the best middle school students in Wyoming! It is great to have the opportunity to write you another newsletter, as I took a break in February, so that we could show off the talents and hard work of our Honor Roll Students. Wasn’t that list impressive? I am so proud of our students and their dedication to do their best in academics, sports, music and life! March is the month that many of our students wait on with great anticipation. Not because the snow begins to melt, or that the days are getting a little longer, but rather...the PAWS assessment!!! Well, “great anticipation” may be a bit overstated, but nonetheless, March has arrived which means that our students have the opportunity to show off all that they have learned over the course of the year in Reading, Math and Science. We work every year to improve in all three of these areas and look forward to seeing that a greater percentage of our students are considered proficient / college and career ready with their results. The PAWS assessment will be administered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (8th grade science) March 13-16th. Please encourage your students to get a good night’s rest and to have a good breakfast before testing each day. This will help them to do the best that they possibly can. As far as other things that are going on at EMS in March, we have our Challenge Science class that was offered a unique opportunity to attend the Teton Science School from March 17-20th, through a grant offered to the district. Together with the 8th graders at DMS, they will have the opportunity to participate in several outdoor activities, including the privilege to ride on horse drawn sleighs through the elk herds that gather each winter in the refuge near Jackson. They should learn a lot and have a wonderful time! Our band and choir concerts took place on February 27 and 28th. As usual, they were a great success and were well attended. Thank you all for your support of our music programs. Many of our sixth and seventh grade students will have the opportunity to participate in the intermediate band and choir clinic here in Evanston on Saturday, March 18th. This is always a learning experience for our students and a good time is had by all. The jazz band and choir will also have the opportunity to perform in some assemblies for the elementary students on Friday, March 31st. The end of the third quarter will be Friday, March 17th, with parent/ teacher conferences being held on Wednesday, March 22 from 5-8pm and Friday, March 24 from 8-12pm. There will be a half a day of school for the students on the 17th and no school on the 24th. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 22nd. You will meet with the teachers in the gym in an arena style conference setting. We will make sure to separate the tables for privacy, as well as place the same grade level in the same general area. For those parents who want to schedule a meeting with the grade level team, they may do so by calling the front office (789-5499) and setting up an appointment for Friday. Have a great March and keep on encouraging your kids to do their very best. Go Wolverines!!!