East Middle School
Dear Parents, Guardians and Students:
Welcome to East Middle School – Home of the Warriors! It is my pleasure to personally welcome you to one of the best schools in the area.
Long known for its tradition of cultural diversity, East Middle School has approximately 800 students in grades 6-8.
As part of our vision we hope to prepare students to be life-long learners and good citizens in a culture of shared responsibility. We must prepare students for the 21st century. Our world has changed and is constantly evolving. Our primary responsibility is student learning and offering all students the educational opportunities that will maximize their potential in this changing world. Today’s world demands that each individual can think critically, create and communicate in a technology driven society. East Middle School is committed to the use of technology in the process of teaching our students critical thinking skills to prepare them for today and tomorrow.
I am proud of the success of our students and the achievements of East Middle School. I know that one of our greatest strengths is the pride and support that we have received in the community. I encourage you to contact me with your ideas, suggestions and concerns. I welcome your involvement as we work to provide the best possible education to the students of the East Middle School community.
East Middle School staff with the Erie community will create a culture of high expectation, collaboration, respect, and accountability. We will actively engage students and faculty in their learning through a high quality curriculum and researched based strategies. We are committed to provide each student with a well-rounded educational program.
We will be focusing on students following the district's dress code as we have in years past. We will continue to be checking every day to make sure that students are dressed according to the district's dress code policy. Students may be sent home to change and/or be assigned an appropriate consequence. For clarification on the dress code please click on the following link. 6-12 Dress Code
Be On Time
We expect students to arrive at school in the morning early enough to get to their lockers and be in homeroom by 8:00. We also expect students to move between classes quickly and be in their next class before the bell rings. We will be providing incentives for students who can follow this expectation.
Cell phones and other electronic devices need to be used only at approved times. Students are permitted to use them during their lunch period. During the rest of the day these devices need to be secured in the student's lockers.
To view the Erie's Public Schools Acceptable Use Policy for Technology and the Bring Your Own Devices Polices please click on the following link:
Acceptable Use & Bring Your Own Device Policies (Students)
Erie's Public Schools has 3 broad goals for which East Middle School has written specific, distinct goals to enact them.
District Goal #2: Continuous improvement of culture and climate
East Middle's Goal: Continue to improve our school's climate by using the school wide positive support and our Check & Connect A-Team
District Goal #3: Continuous improvement of organizational effectiveness
East Middle's Goal: Continue to improve our interrater reliability with collaboration amongst staff and working together as a team.