Echols Middle School

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  • The STI HOME component of INOW is now available for use by parents and students. From this point forward the program will be known as INOW Parent Portal. To use the program you must first obtain a user name and password, which can be picked up at the school. To access the program, go to For detailed instructions on how to access INOW Parent Portal click here, and choose parent.

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Morning Announcements

    1. Echols Beauty Walk will be Thursday, November 5 at 6:30, if you would like to participate please pick up a packet at the student window.


    1. Any 7th or 8th grade girl who would like to tryout for basketball, please sign up in Coach Copeland’s room. Tryouts will be October 13th. You must have a physical on file to tryout.


    1. Picture retake day will be Wednesday, October 14. Please pick up a form at the student window.


    1. The Clayton Hartley Memorial Fund will have a balloon release Saturday, at 10 a.m. at Sokol Park for those who wish to attend.


    1. Track tryouts will be October 26th for boys and October 27th for girls. Please sign-up with Mr. Hill. You must have a physical on file before you can tryout. You can pick-up a physical packet at the student window.


    1. Our next Career Cafe’ will be next Thursday, October 15 during your lunch time. Our presenter will be a professional land surveyor. If you are interested in learning more about this outdoor career sign up in the counselor suite. Spaces are limited!



    1. Scholars bowl will meet today right after school until 4:00 in McIntyres room.


    1. Science club will meet from 3-3:45 in the physical science lab on October 20th.


    1. Congratulations to the Echols Volleyball team for a great season! They finished with a winning record. All A and B team volleyball players need to stop by Coach Hamner’s office today before they leave.
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  • Academic Scholars Offered in Middle Schools

    As part of our mission to educate and empower all students to be college and career ready graduates, a strengthened and highly rigorous program for our high-achieving students has been implemented at the middle school level. This program, known as the Academic Scholars Program, began in the 2014-2015 school year. Academic Scholars Program provides a framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical, and reflective thinkers.

    Offered in all four academic classes in the 6th and 7th grades for the 2015-2016 school year, and adding 8th grade in the 2016-2017 school year, the Academic Scholars Program provides intellectual and creative challenges to help students become skilled problem solvers and critical thinkers. In addition, the program incorporates project-based learning to give hands-on opportunities for students to learn, fostering the development of skills for communication, understanding, and team building, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century.                                                                                                                                                    


    Provided at the Middle School level, beginning with rising 6th grade students in 2014-2015; 7th grade students in 2015-2016; 8thgrade students in 2016-2017 Offers courses for all four core disciplines: English, mathematics, science, and social studies

    Emphasis on project-based learning and

    Science and

    Technology interpreted through

    Engineering and the

    Arts, all based in

    Mathematical elements” (STEAM)

    Goal of producing students who are problem-solvers and have high critical thinking skills

    Rising 6th Graders (for 2015-2016)

    Entrance Criteria80% or higher in each of the four core subjects (math, reading, science, social studies) 1st, 2nd, 3rdnine weeks.

    70 or higher National Percentile Ranking (NPR) in mathematics and/or in reading

    NOTE: If the entrance criteria are met in math, the rising 6th grade student will qualify for the Math/Science Academic Scholars program. If criteria are met in reading, the rising 6th grade student will qualify for the English/Science/Social Studies program.

     Option for Parent Override

    If a student does not meet the 70 NPR, but has met the grading criteria and an NPR of at least a 60, a parent override will be accepted through the first four days of the school year. An override request must be made to the school principal no later than August 18,2015.

    In order to continue in the Academic Scholars Program for the 7thgrade year, a current 6thgrade academic scholar must maintain an 80% or higher grade in each of the core subjects for each nine week period. There will be no parent override for 7thgrade.

    Contact your local school principal if you have questions about the Academic Scholars Program.


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  • Schedule Pick-Up will be on
    Monday, August 3.

    8:00 am-12:30 pm and 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Late Pick-Up:  August 6 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm

    2015-2016 School Supplies

    All grades
    colored pencils(2 pks)            paper towels              Kleenex          

    notebook paper(8th gr. needs college rule)      glue sticks       hand sanitizer        mechanical pencils(8thgr)     pens & pencils   red pens     personal pencil sharpener

    Disinfectant wipes      zipper pouch for pencils for each binder         graph paper

    combination lock for P.E.        thumb drive (for school use only)       calculator       

    *(Planners will be included in your fees and given to you at schedule pick-up.)                   


    6th grade

    3 – 1 1/2'” ring binders – three different colors (for easy identification)

    3 Composition notebooks

    5 dividers for each binder

    The House of Dies Drear- AS English only

    Notebook Dictionary- AS English only


    7th Grade

    2 spiral notebooks

    3 Composition notebooks

    2 -  ½” 3 ring binder and 2 – 1” 3 ring binders

    1 pack of index cards, 3” x 5”

    The Outsiders - AS English only


    8th Grade

    4 – 1 ½” 3 ring binders with pockets

    dividers with tabs for each binder

    1 pack of index cards, 3” x 5”


    The GiverHonors’ English only


    All students

    $10 donations for each academic class (English, Math, Science, Social Studies). 

    These are made to your teachers the first week of school.


    We, also, ask that each student bring the following much needed items:

    surgical gloves(non-latex- Med to Lg)            spray cleaner              

    band-aids                    distilled water             Xerox paper


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