ECMS 6-1 Weekly Update: November 10th, 2016

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Happy Thursday, November 10th, 6-1 Families!

2nd quarter interims were handed out last Friday to all students.  They should have been reviewed, signed and returned to Homeroom teachers this week.  If you have not seen your student’s interim report, please let us know.  Please make note that all missing 2nd quarter work is due to teachers by the end of the day on Friday, November 18th.  Students can check PowerSchools and/or the missing work lists posted outside each classroom door.

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, November 11th is a holiday to observe Veterans Day.  There will be no school tomorrow.

Next Friday, November 18th, is the next STEM Elective day for students.  Please make sure they bring any necessary items or materials that they may need for their particular STEM class.

It’s that time of the year where our 6-1 team tissue box supply is running low.  We would appreciate any donations of tissues and Lysol disinfectant wipes.  We currently have plenty of hand sanitizer.  Students can bring those to donations to Ms. Haynie to put in the team supply closet.

ECMS is holding its annual Fall Food Drive to support the Wake Relief Food Bank in downtown Raleigh.  Students can bring in non-perishable food items to their homeroom class collection box.  The Food Drive will run until November 23rd.  Please consider donating especially at this holiday time of the year, as well as, in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

ECMS is need of volunteers for Science Fair Judges in December and January.  Please see the attached document for more information about the responsibilities of science fair judges.  If you are interested in helping out or getting more information, please contact Mrs. Shandua Ellis, our STEM coordinator/Assistant Principal at .


Lastly, we encourage both students and parents to review our teacher websites for lessons, homework, and resources.  We update our websites daily and weekly.

CORE Updates

Math 6/6+ (Mr. Hayes) –  Unit 7 Equations and Inequalities;

We will begin to solve equations or inqualities as a process of answer a question: which values from a specific set, if any make the equation or inequality true.  We will continue to solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing the equations in the form of x + p = q and px = q.  We will also be able to recognize >,<, <, and > to graph.

Science (Ms. Haynie) –

Overview for remainder of Quarter 2 in Science:

Week of Nov. 14–18: Ecosystems, Food Chains, Food Webs, Energy Flow through Ecosystems

Week of Nov. 21-23:  Exploring Biomes through Comparing and Contrasting and creating an Ecological Tourism Poster for one of the Biomes. Details will be on my website.

Week of Nov. 28-Dec. 2: Finishing up Biomes, Review and Take Quarter 2 Science Benchmark, Clean Out Science Section (we will add this quarter’s papers/work to our classroom science folders)

Students should be working on Parts D, E, and F of their Science Fair projects.  Please see Parts E and F in the Science Fair packet for more details and examples.  Once again, students do not have turn in each part as they finish but they are welcome to give it to Ms. Haynie to give them some feedback/corrections to make before the final product is due on Thursday, December 1st.  Students may share their Google documents or e-mail attachments Ms. Haynie to review.

Social Studies (Mr. Miller) – Students are working with partners on a Ancient Greek or Roman project, it is due on November 17th. If your child scored lower than a 80% on the Fertile Crescent test, they can retake it. Also, if their binder check was below 80%, they can come in during lunch and improve their score. This needs to be done by November 17th as well.

ELA (Mrs. Gilliland) – Next week, we will conclude our PBL in collaboration with Social Studies. Students should continue to read for at least 25 minutes each night and record the texts they complete on their Quarter 2 reading log. They may also recommend books they enjoy on our team book blog:


As always, please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback.

Have a great weekend!

Lauren Haynie (

Chad Miller (

Mike Hayes (

Margaret Gilliland (