EEM - 1st Quarter Report Cards and pre-ordered pictures were distributed to students today during Jacket Time. Virtual Families: Please come by the office (7:30 - 3:30 p.m.) to pick up report cards and pictures - any not picked up by Friday at noon will be mailed. Make-up fall picture day is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1.
EEM - Reminder: Kona Ice will be here Thursday for reward day. Pre-pay for your student's or donate by following this link https://app.konaicepay.com/#/details Event code: ARF00451 Also, keep sending in the vision exam consent forms (screenings 10/27 & 10/29). Excited to see everyone’s camo tomorrow for Red Ribbon Week.
EEM - 6th grade families: We are "spinning" the 6th grade activity wheel (2nd period) to ensure no student misses live instruction on the same activity during Virtual Fridays. Please help us remind your child of the rotation https://bit.ly/37AVFhe. Thank you for your support.
EEM - Vision exams are required for all our students, we are partnering with the Lions Club to conduct these screenings in 6.25 seconds (vs. 5-10 minutes) - at NO COST to families or EEM. However, we cannot conduct this screening without parental consent. Access a copy of Consent form here: https://bit.ly/3kuJVQT (on-site learners also received paper copies last week). More information about the screening available here: https://bit.ly/3mmvnn3. Screenings are scheduled for Oct. 27 and Oct. 29. **House points for all participating students**
EEM - We are gearing up for an exciting Red Ribbon Week at EEM! We start tomorrow with “Give drugs the boot” wear your favorite pair of boots and end Thursday with 1st quarter reward day, including Kona Ice! Students will be able to purchase a Kona for $3. Students may bring $3 cash on Thursday or you may prepay online (preferred). There is also a pay it forward option if you would like to donate! Please follow the link to pre-order and for more information: https://bit.ly/34utn6e Virtual students are welcome to stop in between 12:30-2:30 to purchase a Kona!
EEM 6th Graders: We have missed you!!! We look forward to seeing you back at EEM tomorrow morning (Friday, October 16th). Please remember to bring your Chromebook AND your charger (we will be exchanging them for new ones), your student planner, and any other supplies you need to be a successful learner.
EEM - Parents NWEA Map growth results went home with students today (Virtual Learners - your reports will be mailed this week). Please review with students. Teachers are using results to target instruction. REMINDER: Tomorrow, October 14 is a Virtual Day for EEM (6-8) students.
EEM - REMINDER: Flu Shot Clinic Thursday, Oct. 15. Forms are available here https://bit.ly/33H3TlE, can be picked up at the front office, or can be filled out Oct. 15th. Also, Wednesday, Oct. 14 is a Virtual Learning Day for all students.
EEM - REMINDER: Picture day is Tuesday, October 13, paper order forms were sent home last week. Money and orders forms are submitted directly to the photographer; however, we strongly encourage you to visit https://my.lifetouch.com and use Picture Day ID: EVT46WMTB to pre-order here. Also, reminder: Wednesday, Oct. 14 is a Virtual Learning Day for all students.
EEM - Virtual Learners & 6th Grade: Picture Day [Oct. 13] & Flu Shots [Oct. 15]. Students are invited to participate in picture day and the flu shot clinic. Both days: we will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. with a goal finish time of 8:50. Pictures are used for yearbook [if you would like to purchase we encourage you to visit https://my.lifetouch.com and use Picture Day ID: EVT46WMTB to pre-order]. Flu Shot Clinic forms are available here https://bit.ly/33H3TlE, can be picked up at the front office, or can be filled out Oct. 15th. Both days will be first-come first-serve, please line up as we do for afternoon pick-up.
EEM - Picture day is Tuesday, October 13, paper order forms will be sent home tomorrow (distributed during Jacket Time). Money and orders forms are submitted directly to the photographer; however, we encourage you to visit https://my.lifetouch.com and use Picture Day ID: EVT46WMTB to pre-order here. Virtual Learners and 6th graders - we will send out a separate communication later this week with details for your pictures.
EEM - The safety of our students is our top priority, there has been a positive Covid case at EEM. All probable close contacts (PCCs) have been contacted by school administration. To effectively maintain a safely supervised learning environment, we are temporarily transitioning all 6th grade students to virtual learning. Students will return to onsite instruction Friday, October 16th. As we prepared for: teachers will be actively engaged with learners via our Canvas Learning Management System. We apologize for the inconvenience, if you have any questions please call the EEM office at 501.261.6565.
EEM - Good evening, EEM families! Tomorrow is an early release day (1:30 p.m.) for PK-5th P/T Conferences. A note from Nurse Courtney: Flu shot forms may be submitted any time before 10/15! If you need another form, contact us and one will be sent home with your child! I encourage everyone to take advantage of this FREE service from ADH. Nurse Courtney's October Newsletter: https://bit.ly/2Snits3
EEM - we look forward to seeing your child tomorrow for NWEA MAP Growth Science testing. Please begin dropping off at 8:00 a.m. - the test will begin at 8:15 a.m. Please have your child bring a charged device, pencil, and their charger.
EEM - Good evening virtual families: Make-up opportunities for NWEA MAP Growth - Math: Tues, Sept. 29 (8:15 - 10:15 a.m.) in the gym - English: Wed, Sept. 30 (8:15 - 10:15 a.m.) in the gym The Science assessment will be Fri., Oct. 2 (8:15 - 10:15 a.m.) in the cafeteria - please confirm your registration for the Science assessment here: https://bit.ly/347ZcjT (no need to confirm for Math or English make-up sessions) Curious about NWEA MAP Growth? Watch this brief introduction: https://vimeo.com/230226438
Reminder for SSD Families: Sept. 28 We will have EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:30 PM for all students. P/T Conferences will be held virtually for Grades 6 - 12. Oct. 2 We will have a VIRTUAL DAY for all students. Students will be given assignments for remote learning, but there will be no LIVE instruction (online or onsite). Oct. 5 We will have EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:30 PM for all students. P/T Conferences will be held virtually for Grades PK - 5.
EEM - Reminder: Today is a virtual day for all EEM students. We look forward to seeing our onsite/blended learners back on campus tomorrow morning. (EEE and EEI are open for on-site instruction)
EEM - Thank you to those who have confirmed your child's participation in tomorrow's NWEA MAP testing. Fortunately, we were able to honor all requested times (8:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.). You may begin dropping off your child 15 minutes prior to the planned start time (7:45 a.m. or 12:45 a.m.). Students are scheduled to take the Reading and Math assessments. Today, we learned we will also be administering the Science assessment next week. If time permits, we will give your child the opportunity to complete the Science assessment tomorrow. These assessments are a baseline for your students academic growth this year, the results will be used by teachers to determine areas of support for your child. LOGISTICS: Pick-up and drop-off will be in the parking lot along Arch Street. Students will enter and exit through the glass doors leading into the cafeteria. In the event a student does not finish, the assessment can be paused and resumed at a later date. We anticipate completing test sessions at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - please plan to pick up your child at the end of their respective testing time. Please ensure your child brings their fully charged Chromebook. Meant to register but didn't get a chance? It's not too late! Confirm your child's seat here: https://bit.ly/3iOGGD6.
EEM: Tomorrow (Tues., Sept. 22) students will take the Math portion of our new NWEA MAP Growth Standardized Assessment (takes the place of ACT Aspire Interim). Please help us remind student to get a good nights rest, eat a good breakfast, and report to their Jacket Time class. We look forward to seeing Virtual learners Wed. Sept. 23 (register here https://bit.ly/3iOGGD6 to confirm your seat). Wed. Sept. 23 will be a Virtual Day for all "Blended Learners".
EEM Virtual Families: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 our virtual learners will participate in the new NWEA MAP Growth Assessment (Math & Reading). This assessment replaces the ACT Aspire Interim and will allow us to assess your child's current academic progress. Please complete the NWEA Growth Assessment Survey (https://bit.ly/3iOGGD6) to let us know when your student will be at EEM to take the assessments. In consideration of your selection of the SSD Virtual Academy, please note: this assessment will be on a day when other students will not be in the building. Safety is our number one priority, the cafeteria will be sanitized between the morning and afternoon sessions and your child will be physically distanced from other learners. Students will take both the Reading and Math portion of the test to minimize the number of days they will come on-site. If you have any questions about this assessment please e-mail or call Mr. Westfall (Assistant Principal/Test Coordinator) [email@example.com or 501.261.6565]
EEM - Thursday, September 17 students will take the Reading portion of our new NWEA MAP Growth Standardized Assessment (takes the place of ACT Aspire Interim). Please help us remind student to get a good nights rest, eat a good breakfast, and report to their Jacket Time class. We are working on a day for our Virtual learners to come on site to take the assessment (details will be forthcoming).
EEM - A message from Nurse Courtney https://bit.ly/3bC9Fr0 Also, no need to pre-order breakfast this week (or until further notice). Breakfast will be Grab and Go and provided at no cost to all students through December.
EEM Families: Now that both our virtual and onsite students have begun using the Canvas Learning Management System, it's time for parents to create an Observer account in Canvas. With an Observer account, you can track your student's learning progress and receive messages from his/her teachers. To get started, you will first need to log into your student's account. If your student does not know his/her account information, please call our front office. Tap on the parent video below for step-by-step instructions. Parent Video - https://youtu.be/o9_8Pcu5QGg Also, the Sheridan School District is now accepting applications for Verizon Internet hotspots from households within the district that do not have access to the Internet. Access the application below. English - https://forms.gle/XpVwnJSRxk25BCoQ9 Español - https://forms.gle/djVejS3M5kYzq4x9A
EEM - This evening your child(ren) received a message through our school-wide Google Classroom (class code: ksk5iz). Our blended learners may submit their breakfast orders for the week at https://bit.ly/3gEDMPz (they will need to be logged in to their SSD account to submit their order). Canvas - last week was a week of a lot of learning for all of us! Next week will be better. However, if you or your learner needs assistance or has questions do not hesitate to e-mail teachers directly. Have a great evening!
EEM families - Your children just received a detailed message in our school-wide Google Classroom [Class Code: kskf5iz]. Here are the Cliff Notes for you: Tomorrow, all students log into Canvas http://sheridanschools.instructure.com/login/saml Blended Learners: 1. Pre-order breakfast for the week here: https://bit.ly/2YsMdHw 2 (they will need to log in with their district e-mail to submit). Tomorrow morning students report as follows: - 6th grade: Cafeteria - 7th grade: Gym - 8th grade: Library 3. We walk to the right, we watch our distance, and we wear our mask. Safety is our top priority, but we are READY to teach your children. Thank you for entrusting them to us.
EEM Families: We wanted to take a moment to say a few things about the Canvas Learning Management System. Students will access their online work through the Canvas LMS. For Virtual (online) students, all of their announcements, assignments, teacher communications, etc. will happen through this platform. For Blended (onsite) students, teachers will provide face-to-face instruction and activities, as well as online assignments and communications through Canvas. Students can access Canvas at http://sheridanschools.instructure.com/login/saml and log in with their school Google account username and password from the previous school year. Virtual Students: If your virtual student is new to the district or you don't know your Google username and password, please complete this form https://bit.ly/3gMvIge. Blended Students: If your student is new to the district or you don't know your Google username and password, please complete this form https://bit.ly/3gMvIge. For helpful Canvas tutorial videos, go to https://bit.ly/32h9ooX.
A message from Nurse Courtney, EEM Nurse: If your child has a medical condition (such as: asthma inhalers, epipens, food allergies) which requires any intervention or will be receiving medication while at school, we recommend scheduling an appointment for this week by calling 501.261.6565 between 7:30 - 3:30. Scheduling an appointment will avoid unnecessary crowding or long waits during the first day of school. Also, please review this life-saving information https://bit.ly/3iOovwT (Peanut Free Campus).
CORRECTION: EEM 8th Grade Families - the Virtual House Selection Celebration will be at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, August 13th. Log-in information will be shared today directly with students via Google Classroom. We understand there may be technology or time conflicts, no need to worry, your child will be assigned to a house. Yes, they will be in a house whether your family has opted for blended or virtual learning.
Welcome back 7th & 8th EEM families! The health and safety of our students is our number one priority. However, we also know that feeling a sense of belonging is vital in the middle school years. With this in mind, we have a new House initiative. Learn more about Houses here: https://bit.ly/3fJ1VDZ. Your child will receive an invitation for a random House Selection Celebration to be hosted on Thursday, August 13th (12:45 - 7th Grade | 8:30 - 8th Grade). This is for both Blended and Virtual Students. New to EEM? How to Register for our Google Classroom, here: https://bit.ly/3gKCRh7 Don’t have an SSD e-mail address yet or forgot your password? https://bit.ly/3gMvIge A message from Nurse Courtney, EEM Nurse: If your child has a medical condition which requires any intervention or will be receiving medication while at school, we recommend scheduling an appointment. Please call EEM between 7:30 - 3:30 (501.261.6565) to speak with Nurse Courtney. We recommend scheduling an appointment to avoid unnecessary crowding or long waits during the first day of school.
EEM - Reminder, today is Chromebook drop-off and EEM yearbook and shirt sale: https://bit.ly/2yEarVh
EEM-Enjoy our 2020 EEM Virtual Talent Show (https://bit.ly/2ZqkJDE). Students and EEM faculty/staff may vote for their favorite talent through our campus-wide Google Classroom (class code: ksk5iz]. Voting closes tonight at 8:00 p.m. Thank you to our participants! Enjoy the show!
EEM-Way to go 8th grade for increasing your digital work to 65.1% of students getting their work done last week. 6th grade is still in the lead with 73.6% and 7th at 65.4% participation. Way to go parents for your commitment to your children and their education!
EEM - Good evening, you'll find the EEM Schedule for Week 8 of Digital Learning here: https://bit.ly/3cHuuB9. Teachers have prepared lessons through the last day of classes, Friday, May 22. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to your child's education.
EEM-Kuddos to 6th grade!! 86.4% of students worked on their digital learning last week [7th= 78.4% and 8th grade = 25.6%]. Keep up the great work, you are working on your foundation for future learning! Parents: HAC will be down until further notice. Teachers are an email away.
EEM - Happy Mother's Day! Good evening, you'll find the EEM Schedule for Week 7 of Digital Learning here: https://bit.ly/2WlwsBk
EEM - We are excited to see you today between 11-6 for yearbook and student supplies pick-up. Pull up to the front of the school, items will be placed in your trunk or back seat. Please stay in your vehicle to maintain proper physical distancing. Also: https://bit.ly/2L5putT
EEM - Good evening, here (https://bit.ly/3feUeq7) you'll find the EEM Schedule for Week 6 of Digital Learning. Reminder: yearbooks, spring photos, and other student belongings will be distributed Wed., May 6th from 11-6. Pull to the front of the school.
EEM - Reminder: the deadline to establish a plan for students seeking to improve their 4th quarter grade is tomorrow, May 1. If needed, please communicate directly with teachers to create a plan for grade improvement. Additional information: https://bit.ly/2S1Aw7j
EEM- Pre-ordered yearbooks are in! Swing by Wed, May 6th from 11-6 to pick them up, as well as any belongings left in classrooms. Look forward to seeing you! Pull to the front of the school, we will bring items to your vehicle. Teachers are always only an e-mail away.
EEM - Good evening, here (https://bit.ly/2W0HieD) you'll find the EEM Schedule for Week 5 of Digital Learning. Recorded Instructional sessions are blue and optional Live sessions are green. We miss our students and are always just and e-mail or phone call away.
EEM - Please read the following statement regarding 4th quarter grades and digital learning: https://bit.ly/2S1Aw7j
EEM - 6th grade students created messages using Flip Grid to give a shout out to friends and teachers they're missing during this time! If you haven't had a chance to upload your video, there's still plenty of time to give a shout out! Just follow this link, and log in with your school email. https://flipgrid.com/3480e548 #YJNationInThisTogether
EEM - Good morning! Here (https://bit.ly/2S6VmCr) you'll find the EEM Schedule for Week 4 of Digital Learning. Recorded Instructional sessions are blue and OPTIONAL Live sessions are green. We miss our students and are always just and e-mail or phone call away.
EEM - Students (or parents), looking for something good to read this weekend? Take a look at these great digital reading options: https://sites.google.com/sheridanschools.org/eemlibrary Resources brought to you by our media specialist, Ms. Strickland. Happy reading!
We are now hiring a NURSE to serve the East End Middle School campus. For more information about this position, go to http://bit.ly/2EpCg2S. You can also call Katy at the Central Office at 870-942-3135.
The Sheridan School District will host a Substitute Teacher Training Seminar on Friday, Nov. 1, from 9 AM to 12 PM, at Sheridan High School, 700 West Vine Street in Sheridan. Please park in the parking lot in front of the Yellowjacket Arena and enter through the arena doors. We will be there to greet you at the door. Applicants must: 1. Be at least 21 years of age. 2. Have a high school diploma (minimum). 3. Pass FBI background check. (Please call for instructions.) Bring Driver's License, Social Security Card, Proof of High School Diploma or College Transcript. For more info, call 1-800-641-0140 or visit ESS.Jobs.
Kindness pays! 💵 Sara Dees, Raegan Kidd, and Hannah Brooks were recognized with $20 gift cards from Mr. James (bus driver and evening custodian) for their excellent behavior and helpfulness on the bus. 🚌 We have the most caring bus drivers!
Last week, Layton Wallace surprised his Social Studies teacher, Mrs. Lewis with this original November 23, 1963 newspaper! The class was reviewing primary sources and Mrs. Lewis was pointing out her classroom collection of original newspapers from historic events in US History. Layton brought this newspaper to add to her collection the next day! Thank you to Layton, and the Wallace family for their kind generosity!