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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

PGC Retreat

It's almost time for our PGC Retreat. This retreat is for our 2018-2019 PGC Leaders.

Information about the Retreat:

Where are students staying? At East. We will be having a lock-in at East.

What are students doing at the retreat? Students will be learning about the Outreach Cycles and how to conduct the PGC Outreaches. This training is very informative and will require our Leaders to be fully present and attentive during the training.

When is the PGC Outreach? Aug. 16th & 17th

Drop-off time is 8:00 am on the 16th and pick-up is at 6:30 pm on the 17th.

Is the PGC Retreat Optional? This retreat is mandatory. In order for our PGC Leaders to remain in the class, they must attend the training in its entirety.

What do students need to bring? Comfortable clothing, tennis shoes, appropriate PJs, sleeping bag, pillow, shower shoes, a towel, and any personal hygienic products they may need (toothbrush, soap, etc).

Do students need to bring money? No. Students are asked to eat breakfast prior to being dropped on Aug. 16th. Aug. 16th-Lunch and Dinner are free. Aug. 17th-Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are free.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact East McDowell Middle School and ask to speak with Mrs. Croymans.

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.

Free Summer Meals for Students

Free summer meals are available for children and teens when school is out.
All Children 18 & under
No Registration Required
No ID Required
To find a summer meal site close to you:

1-Text “FOODNC” to 877-877 / Envie “FOODNC” al 877-877
2-Call 1-866-3HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) / Llame1-877-8HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273)
3-Visit www.NoKidHungryNC.org

Calling All Voices!!!

Leaders of the Marion East Community Forum, West Marion Community Forum, Centro Unido
Latino-Americano, and Youth Empowered Solutions want to hear from you to understand the strengths and challenges facing youth in McDowell County.
Complete the survey in your school email by Friday, May 4 to help shape positive changes for youth.
The survey will take 5 minutes to complete and all responses are anonymous and confidential.

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Events Photo
EMMS Opening Faculty Meeting
Date: 8/20/2018, 8 AM 12:30 PM
Chairs from the High School will be delivered for Health fair useage
Date: 8/21/2018
Science Kits Training at P.G.E.
Date: 8/21/2018, 8 AM 3:30 PM
Bus driver start-up meeting
Date: 8/21/2018, 8:30 AM 10 AM
MCS County-Wide PD Convocation
Date: 8/22/2018