ECMS TITLE I PARENT INVOLVEMENT MEETING
Thursday, September 3, 2015
ECMS Cafeteria at 9am or 6pm
All ECMS parents are invited to participate with this year’s ECMS Title I Parent Involvement Meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to allow parents an opportunity to provide input towards the development of this year’s ECMS School Improvement Plan, School Compact, and Parent Involvement Policy. Parents will also have the opportunity to help decide how ECMS can best utilize its 1% Set-Aside funds in support of improving parental involvement. ALL PARENTS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!
ECMS SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTIONS
Tuesday, August 25th @ 5:30pm
ECMS Media Center
MUST BE PRESENT TO VOTE!
Panther Parents will meet the first Thursday of every month at 4pm in the Parent Resource room.
More about “Student Growth”…
“Georgia is implementing the student growth percentile (SGP) methodology. SGPs describe the amount of growth a student has demonstrated relative to academically-similar students from across the state. Growth percentiles range from 1 to 99, with lower percentiles indicating lower academic growth and higher percentiles indicating higher academic growth. With SGPs, all students – regardless of their achievement level – have the opportunity to demonstrate all levels of growth.”
-Copied from GaDOE website. For more information go to: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Student-Growth-Model.aspx
PARENTS’ GUIDE TO NEW TESTS IN GEORGIA
NOTIFICATION OF SCHOOL STATUS
The ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) of 1965 requires that parents of children in Title I schools be notified of how well their school is preparing its students for college and/or a career. It also requires that Title I schools provide information regarding their designation status under Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver. Please see the attached links for the ECMS designation status information as well as the Effingham County School District as a whole: ECMS No School Designation Parent Notification and FY15 District Letter No School Designation Notification.
The mission statement of the Effingham County School System and Effingham Middle School is to provide rigorous and relevant instruction in a safe environment to enable all students to obtain a high school diploma as a foundation for post secondary success.
1. We believe school staff, parents, students, and community working together to promote excellence in academics and character.
2. We believe differentiated learning opportunities provide for academic success.
3. We believe a safe and respectful environment promotes learning while enhancing positive relationships between students and staff.
4. We believe data should guide decision making and student learning..
The vision of Effingham County Middle School is to
Educate, Challenge, Motivate, and Succeed.