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Mrs. Pershing teacher of the year
Students working in class.
Front Of East McDowell Middle School
Students playing a word game.
Mrs. H and a student.
Student eating ice cream.
Students working in class.
6th-grade students in the cafeteria.
Student looking into a microscope.
Students being greeted as they enter school.
Students working together to complete an assignment.
Student playing guitar
Boys basketball game
Girls basketball team
Students being honored by MPD
Boys basketball team
Students arriving at school
6th-grade students working together on a project.
Mrs. McKinney, Mrs. Croymans and Mr. Wheeler
Mrs. Alacron with students.
Guitar class
Volleyball team at a game.
Students and teacher making a human current
Mr Finley eating lunch with students
Students playing in band class
Students in Mrs. Brown's classroom.
Student, teacher and SRO standing in the lobby.
Mr. Finley helping a student with her lock.
Picture of the updated lobby.
SRO Padgett with a student in the cafeteria.
Student showing off his favorite book
Students in the band room with Mr. Wilson.
Student working on art.

Principal's Message

Principal Croymans and Family
 Everyone who teaches is “called” to education in some way and at some time. We all get that “calling”. Some get it early in life and others, like myself, get it when we least expect. As a young child, I was taught the importance of education. My mother loved to learn and passed her love of learning on to me. As I grew older, I realized that my passion for learning went deeper -- I also had a passion to work with children!
My personal belief is that all students are capable of being learners and learning information. Learning is a skill that we all possess. However, my belief is that learning may look different for every individual and it is our responsibility to identify and address the cognitive learning style of each student. A successful educator will prepare lessons that are beneficial to every student. Educators plant seeds of “cool” knowledge into their students’ lives each and every day. Some seeds need extra watering and need special attention. A successful educator can and will identify those needs and create fun and innovative ways to provide support and information to those students.
Principal Jennifer Croymans

News & Announcements

Message from Principal Croymans

Welcome Back to School

Welcome Home Students and Parents!

This school year is going to be fabulous! This school year will be filled with excitement, fun, and lots of learning. Your child will be given the tools and the opportunities to really explore knowledge.

I value open communication between school and home. I will keep in constant communication with you concerning events that will be taking place in our school. If there are any immediate concerns, please know that I will contact you immediately. Moreover, if you feel that there is a concern, please contact me as soon as possible. Together, you and I can work together to ensure that your child is successful.

As always, I am here to help you and your child reach success as they travel through the land of Middle School!

Below you will see information regarding our Open House/Meet the Teacher. Please make plans to attend at the times listed below. Feel free to contact the school at 828-652-7711 if you have questions.

Looking forwarding to seeing you all very soon!
Mrs. Croymans

Wednesday, Aug. 22nd: Open House for Returning 7th and 8th Grade Students
7th and 8th Grade students will pick up schedules on Wednesday between 4:30pm-6:00pm. Students will be able to locate their classrooms, pick up supply list and meet their teachers.

Thursday, Aug. 23rd: Open House for 6th Grade and New to East Middle School Students 4:30pm-7:30pm
Students will pick up their schedules, meet their teachers, receive information regarding transportation, buses, health, attendance, Peer Group Connection, and will be able to tour the school.
Members of the Student Council will be available to help provide tours to students.

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Events Photo
Grade Level Meetings (Encore A) WIN Grouping
Date: 11/21/2018
6th Grade Math PLC
Date: 11/22/2018, 11:10 AM 11:51 AM
7th Grade Math PLC-Examining Data/Backward Design
Date: 11/22/2018, 11:53 AM 12:45 PM
7th Grade ELA PLC
Date: 11/22/2018, 12:30 PM 1:22 PM
6th Grade ELA PLC
Date: 11/22/2018, 2:40 PM 3:25 PM