1659 Highway 119 South . Guyton, GA 31312 P: 912.772.7001 . F: 912.772.7005

headlines

upcoming events

View Calendar

announcements

  • 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!

    Comments (-1)
  • ECMS SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTIONS

    Tuesday, August 25th @ 5:30pm

    ECMS Media Center

    MUST BE PRESENT TO VOTE!

    Comments (-1)
  • Panther Parents will meet the first Thursday of every month at 4pm in the Parent Resource room.

    Comments (-1)
  • The media center is selling spirit shirts as a fundraiser. Both shirts will be available to buy or order in both long and short sleeves.  Short sleeved shirts will be $12.00 each and long sleeved will be $15.00 each!
     
    Shirts can be purchased during open house, or you can contact the media center to place an order.
     
    Comments (-1)
  • Parents:  Please help ECMS by providing feedback on our 2014-15 End of Year Survey (access survey using the following link).  Simply print out the survey, complete, and return to ECMS Parent Liaison, Mariella Manhatton.  Thank you!

    Comments (-1)
  • Preliminary information about next year's team can be found on the cheerleading page under the athletics tab.  Officials applications will be given out in February.   Physicals needed prior to tryouts. 
    Comments (-1)
  • 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

    Comments (-1)
  •  PARENTS’ GUIDE TO NEW TESTS IN GEORGIA

    Georgia’s new state-mandated set of standards for students, CCGPS (College and Career-Ready Georgia Performance Standards), provide a clear understanding of what students are expected to learn in Language Arts and Math from grades K – 12. This school year, Georgia will begin administering new assessments that reflect the CCGPS standards, and the results from these tests will be used to determine areas of students’ strengths and weaknesses. The difference between these new assessments and the former tests (CRCT) is that they include opened ended items as well as multiple choice questions enabling teachers to gain a better understanding of student progress from one grade level to the next. You will find more information regarding the new assessments by accessing the parent brochure at the following link:

    http://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Documents/Parent's%2520Guide%255B4%255D.pdf?utm_content=buffer6edef%26utm_medium=social%26utm_source=facebook.com%26utm_campaign=buffer 

    Comments (-1)
  •  ECMS PARENT PORTAL INFORMATION FORM
     
    Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, the Effingham County School District will no longer mass print report cards and progress reports.  Parents will need to access the grade report information in one of two ways: 1) Via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal or 2) By requesting that hard copies of the grades be sent home upon each release of progress reports and report cards.  If you need access to the parent portal or need hard copies to be sent home due to a lack of internet service, please print out the ECMS Parent Portal Information Form, complete it, and return it to the school with your student.  Thank you!
    Comments (-1)
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
  • more

mission & vision

MISSION STATEMENT

 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.

BELIEFS

 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..

 

 ECMS VISION

The vision of Effingham County Middle School is to

 Educate, Challenge, Motivate, and Succeed.

 
A note from our Principal
Whether this is your first or third year on the ECMS campus, I welcome your return to our school and look forward to working with each of you in order to provide the best possible learning environment for all of our students. I encourage all of you to become involved in our many programs such as fine arts, athletics, academics, and club activities. Read more
 
New to the area?
If you are new to the district, you may find these areas of our website to be helpful:
  • Newcomers - Get information about the area including utilities, county government, city and school resources.
  • Data Dashboard - Learn how Effingham County makes the grade by visiting our data reporting area, with links to district/school report cards as well as graduation rates and population statistics.