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Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Spotlight

 
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
 
 
Hello to all and welcome Fall! Let’s all hope that the winter snows don’t fly too soon now, although, we are in need of some moisture? I guess we’ll see what October brings, as all of know that many a Halloween costume has been altered in order to keep our kiddos from freezing on their quest for candy.
I am not sure why, but it seems like all of my newsletters begin with me talking about the weather? So...let’s get to talking about our great school and the amazing students we have attending EMS. Oh, and by the way...GO WOLVERINES!!!!!!! Just in case you didn’t know what our mascot is.
 
September has been a very busy month here at EMS. As I mentioned in our last newsletter, student safety is our #1 goal, because if students do not feel safe, it is awfully difficult for them to concentrate on their one and only job which is to continuously learn. Teams of experts have been working after school hours to install our SafeDefend System, which provides several    resources to increase our safety and security. I really appreciate their work and consideration of our students and staff. Both teachers and staff have been trained and educated on what to do in several emergency scenarios, so make sure you ask your kids what they should do in crisis  scenarios, and I am sure you will be impressed by their knowledge. If you as parents would like to learn more about our crisis prevention and the Standard Response Protocol, please take part in our monthly parent meetings. Our next meeting will be held on October 30th at 6 pm in the EMS commons. I would love to see you and answer any questions you might have.
 
EMS is nearing the end of the volleyball and football seasons. Both groups of athletes have shown true grit and determination this year and have tallied some well-deserved wins. The   football teams are made up of students from both EMS and DMS. They have a 7th grade team and an 8th grade team where players have rotated into the 10 games played this year. As you have noticed as parents, both the football and volleyball teams have had games nearly every Saturday. We thank you as parents for  supporting your students and realize that it is a        challenge for you, your athletes and the coaches. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your dedication and sacrifice.
 
The WY-TOPP results from last spring came in and for the most part, our students scored above the state average in Math, Reading and Science in all three grade levels. In fact, according to Schooldigger, EMS moved up the rankings from 45th to 25th!!! Now that is exciting! We realize we still have room for improvement, so teachers are working daily on helping our students with deficits in the classroom and during enrichment. Students also took an interim WY-TOPP assessment this Fall, which provided immediate feedback on our student’s strengths and weaknesses. As a result, teachers are working to adjust their lessons and instruction to better serve their students and increase their proficiency across all content areas. It is our commitment to you as parents to continually strive to teach what your students need to know and be able to do. Teachers are working to teach the standards of most importance, prepare proficiency scales that define student expectations and create assessments that truly measure those standards.
 
Don’t forget to remind your students that Spirit Week is next week here at EMS. The school is celebrating homecoming week for the Red Devils where they are allowed to dress up for the daily themes. The high school volleyball team will be playing Cody at 6 pm, followed by the  football team taking on Green River at 7 pm. We wish the Red Devils the best and support them as future devils. Good Luck!!! Until next month.
 
Principal Christenot