NEWS FLASH! - All middle school English classes have started Google Classroom! Students can login using their ECS emails: firstname.lastname@example.org
- ECS has started a "higher achievement" goal for 6-12 graders. Any students not earning a C or above in their core classes will grab their lunches and head to the computer lab to get caught up on work. We are hopeful that this will encourage and support students in achieving higher and trying harder! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
OUTDOOR SCHOOL 5th and 6th Grade Parents: Outdoor school is now fully funded! YAY! We have received both applied-for grants from OMSI and OSU. Outdoor School will be Noon Wednesday, March 14 to Noon Friday, March 16. There will be a bus to Outdoor school but no bus Friday. Parents will need to pick up their students from the Newport OMSI center on Friday March 16 at Noon.
March- April General Happenings All English Classes: Testing strategies; Starting Poetry and Drama Unit; Grammar and Mechanics practice (sentence structure, formal American English vs. slang; parts of speech); Writing Narratives and poetry.
April- May Book Studies 6th Grade: The Giver 7th Grade: TBD 7th Grade: An Invisible Thread
We just started using John Norlin's Character Strong Curriculum in Leadership. It is an amazing program that teaches real leadership- relationships being the main focus. Visit the Character Strong blog for thought-provoking posts and to get insight into our new program!
This month we are: teaching and enforcing the concept of the month: RESPECT! Kids are mentoring our younger kids as well!
Special thanks to our School Improvement group on Drugs who brought in two inmates to talk about their experiences with drugs in society. Upcoming improvement groups will focus on cyber bullying, kindness and metal health.