Early Middle School News
The 3rd Annual Braden Summers Memorial Blood Drive will be from at the Early Middle School Gym. You can set your appointment and register at www.bloodhero.com - Sponsor Code: earlyhs or call 877-827-4376. You do not have to have an appointment to donate they will be accepting walk-ins. If you have any question call Karen Bufe at 325-646-4593.
School Spring Pictures will be taken on . Picture packets will be sent home with your student. Only those buying pictures will have their picture made on this date. Pictures will be on a pre-sale basis. If you have any questions, please call Marie Algiere at 325-643-5665.
Middle School Drill Team packets will be available starting on . You do not have to try out for drill team, (with the exception of officer tryouts for incoming 8th graders trying out for captain) forms must be turned in by on signed by the student and parent/guardian in order to be accepted onto the team. The packet will have all the information needed for the 2017-2018 school year including costs of uniforms, eligibility, rules and regulations and expectations of drill team members. There will be a mandatory parent/guardian meeting on in the Early Middle School cafeteria. Any questions can be answered at this meeting.
On January 21st, Early Middle School robotics teams competed at the Intermediate Area 15 Arena Robotics Competition in Ballinger, Texas against 111 robotics teams from all sizes of schools in Region 15. The team “Build & Rescue”, that consist of Ty McConn, Grant Leigh, Kannon Vogt and Kyle Ivy placed 4th at the meet. This allows this team to be considered as a Wildcard team for the state robotics competition in May and will be the seventh year in a row EMS has qualified for the state meet. Team “Robo Miners” consisting of Caleb LaRue, Seth LaRue, Liam Swain and Tyler Anglin placed 7th. Team “Nobody” with members Cooper Neel, Vic Cooper, and Aidan Hernandez placed 21st. Also participating at the meet were Team “Rangers” with Jared Burleson, Grace LaRue and John Acker.
4th Place Team " Build and Rescue" L-R: Ty McConn, Kannon Vogt, Kyle Ivy,
7th place Team "Robo Miner"
L-R: Caleb LaRue, Liam Swain, Seth LaRue, Tyler Anglin
Team "Nobody" L-R: Cooper Neel, Aiden Hernandez, Vic Cooper
Team "Rangers" L-R: Jared Burleson, Grace LaRue and John Acker.
This past Saturday, January 28, four Early MS students traveled to Graham to perform in the Region 7 All-Region Band, Kyle Ivy (Flute), Vic Cooper (percussion), Madison Sharp (baritone) and Skyler Moore (trumpet) rehearsed with the band all day , and performed in a concert that evening. The kids earned this honor by auditioning last month. We are so proud of our kids!
Hayden Schroeder won Grand Champion Goat at the Brown County Youth Fair.
Blaze Cozart won both Grand and Reserve pig at Brown County Youth Fair plus Grand Champion Breeding Goat.
EVERYTHING STARTS WITH A DREAM
The season of love is upon us and 2017 is running strong. I am so proud of our staff and students for coming back in 2017 with a renewed energy and motivation to have a successful spring to this school year.
I challenged our staff to have a positive spring semester with smiles for everyone. This time of year can be a real challenge, but knowing how great our staff is, I know they will accept my challenge and boost the energy, spirit and success of our student body. We have a caring staff and we have great students. How can we lose with those assets?
Basketball is winding down. We have had some tremendous victories and some devastating defeats but can honestly take pride in our competitive spirit. We compete hard and have the desire to improve and win. Those things will help our kids to improve and be winners in many ways besides just on the field or court of play.
Robotics competed in Ballinger recently and placed fourth out of 111 teams. WOW!! What an accomplishment for our kids. We are so proud of what Mrs. Hull and our kids have done over the years and this year is not exception to that record.
Stay in touch with what is happening at Early Middle School over the next few months. Valentines dance is Saturday the 11th from 7-9. Robotics is competing in San Angelo at the stock show the 13th. Pizza Friday is the 24th.
Early Middle School PTC is running strong. They are finishing the Basketball season with concessions while raising money for our 8th grade banquet. The catered meal and dance is free to our 8th graders. Please be involved in your child’s education and this is a sure way to have a positive influence with their school.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY to all. We love our kids as if they were our own. We need parents to be involved with their kids. Come visit us and see what is truly happening. It truly does all start with a dream and will blossom into successful young men and women.
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NOTE TO PARENTS REGARDING ABSENCE
Just a reminder:
When your child is absent from school, please call the Middle School Office 325-643-5665 (not the teachers) as soon as possible on the morning of the absence. If they have been to the doctor please ask for a note from their office, or just send a note with reason for being absent.
Why? Because we want to make sure your child is accounted for and in a safe place.
If your child tests positive for the flu, please inform the school. The Health Department requires that we keep records for the duration of flu season.