Science Fair FAQ’s and ECMS PTA Update

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Happy Monday!

This update serves as some Frequently Asked Questions about Science Fair projects and an update from the ECMS PTA.

Science Fair FAQs

  1. Where does the Abstract (Part F) go?  The abstract may go on the front of  the board if there is room.  If not, please attach the Abstract to the back of one of the flaps.
  2. Where should student names go? If possible, please put student names and Track 6-1 on the back of the board.  If it’s already on the front, no worries.
  3. Should I bring in parts of my experiment this Wednesday? No. Please leave parts of the experiment and any display items at home until Wednesday, January 13th when the actual Science Fair is held.
  4. Why are students turning in their projects so early? Ms. Haynie needs time to grade all the projects over her December workdays.  The projects will be graded by the rubrics contained within the Science Fair packet.  The grade will be a MAJOR grade for 3rd Quarter.
  5. When is the actual Science Fair?  The actual displaying and judging of the project boards will happen in the morning on Wednesday, January 13th in the Media Center.  Families are welcome to come view the boards and winners that evening from 5:00-6:00pm in the Media Center.

If you have any further questions, please contact Ms. Haynie ( via e-mail and she will respond as quickly as she can.

Thank you!

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Message from our Principal,

Nikia Davis


Greetings ECMS Parents and Students.
This is a friendly reminder for students to bring in a personal combination lock (no key locks) so that you can safely secure your personal items in the boys and girls PE locker room during physical education.

Please Save the Date for our upcoming Winter Band Concert at Cary High School, on December 3rd at 7PM.

We need judges for our upcoming 6th grade STEM Science Fairs that will take place on December 16th, for tracks 2 & 4 and January 13thfor tracks 1 & 3. If you would like to volunteer to be a judge on one or both of these events, please contact Assistant Principal, Shandua Ellis.

We appreciate your continued support of our staff and students at ECMS. Please check our school website for more important updates and reminders.  If you have any additional questions, or need further assistance, please contact the main office.

Have a great week and Go IMPS!


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All County Honors Band

Congratulations to the 30 students that auditioned for the All County Honors Band!  The top students selected were: Glen Gimpl; Sarah Ama Kwabia, Tuba; Matthew Carmody, Baritone; Tai Nelson, French Horn; Lauren Layton, Trombone; and Andrew Uy, Trombone.  These students were part of an Honor Band Clinic/Concert on Nov. 5-6.  We are proud of all of our students and these students represented East Cary Middle School with pride and excellence!

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