East Iredell Middle School Profile
Our Motto:Honor. Pride. Victory.Accept the Quest!Our Vision:
EIMS: Where every child has a dream and every adult gives them the tools to achieve them.
Our Mission:We, the staff of East Iredell Middle School, are committed to providing a high quality education in a safe, positive environmentso our students will become life long learners and leaders in a digital, global society.
Why should your child attend East Iredell Middle School?Care. Our staff not only wants each child to be successful, our staff genuinely cares about the children that walk through our doors. We understand that children are much more than a test score. The middle years can be a very tough time in the life of a young adult mentally, physically, and emotionally. Our staff recognizes these obstacles that can stand in the way for children to be successful and we work with students and parents to overcome these challenges.Commitment. Our staff is committed to growth and excellence. We are committed to helping your child discover his/her dream and then working to give your child the tools necessary to achieve this dream. We have many specialty programs at East Middle. We offer the county's only Middle School Spanish Dual Immersion magnet program. We also offer very many traditional curriculum with choice options for advanced classes. Our 8th graders can earn high school credit by taking Integrated Math I and Spanish I. We also offer Pre-AP English to our 8th graders. 7th and 8th grade students can take Advanced Language Arts, Advanced Mathematics, Honors Social Studies, and Honors Science. Since the 6th grade is such a year of change, we offer two advanced classes in the 6th grade- language arts and mathematics. For students with diabilities, we offer the full range of Exceptional Children's Services. For the students that just need a little extra help from time to time, we have tutoring built into the day for reading and math.Community. We are dedicated to our local community. Our parents are active partners in the education of our students. We communicate with parents via Connect Ed, Facebook, Twitter, Remind 101, email, home visits...whatever it takes! We also want our students to understand that they are part of a larger community. Our lessons are taught with a global perspective to teach students to appreciate the United States and to understand current events and the struggles of their fellow citizens around the world. Our students are active in many community service projects throughout the year.
Demographics: East Middle is a diverse learning community with an enrollment of approximately 500 students. We serve grades 6 through 8.Program Offerings: East Middle has a Spanish Dual Immersion magnet program. In addition, we also offer standard core curriculum with a focus on global connections and an exploratory program delivered through flexible block scheduling. Students have six 60 minute classes. All students take 4 core academic classes, Wheel, and Knight Time. Every student is also assigned to a 20 minute Advisory Period.What is Wheel? Exploratory or "Wheel" courses include band, chorus, art, STEM, career development, Spanish, health, and physical education. Every child has PE/health every other day. Band and Chorus students have their class, paired with PE/health, all year. Students not taking a music course may choose 2 semester long classes to pair with PE/health. We also work with all students to take foreign language as a third Wheel option.What is Knight Time? A 60 minute block of time is scheduled daily to provide expanded opportunities tailored to individual student needs. Students performing at grade level are provided with enrichment opportunities such as yearbook, Robotics, Battle of the Books, Musical Theatre, Knights News Network, etc. Students performing below proficiency in reading and/or math are given additional time for re-teaching and reviewing essential objectives in their area or areas of need.What Clubs are offered?: All students will be able to sign up for two clubs of their choice. Clubs will change at the semester break. Every Club will take on at least one community service project during the year.What is Advisory Period?: Advisory Time is a 20 minute class taken each day in which students work on character, committment, and community. Students will meet with their staff advisor every day to work on character education, goal setting, social issues, or global connections. These groups will remain together for the three years they are at East Middle.Live theKeep focused and positiveNever let fear, doubt, or other obstacles stand in your wayInvest in your futureGain knowledge from your mistakesHonor ExpectationsTake pride in yourself and your workLife!