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                                          Class of 2024

  What: Parent Night

   Why:  8th Grade Registration

 When:  Wednesday, February 26, 2020

  Time:   6:30 - 7:15

              Followed by Q & A

Where:   ECHS Auditorium

 

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Published: 2/20/20




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SMYRNA PTO Meeting In the Media Center

Wednesday January 15 @ 6:30

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Published: 1/13/20




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Tuesday, January 28-

*Session #2- Math NC Check-ins- 3-8 grades

*12:45- Geography Bee- Gym- ALL 6-8, plus 4/5 AIG 

Wednesday, January 29-

*Report Cards Go Home

Friday, Jan. 31st-

*BioNetwork Field Trip- Culinary/Food Safety-  

  with P. Roberson, J. Brake- (10) 8th grade students, 

          

 

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Published: 1/8/20




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DEMS

Spirit Week beginning on December 16 through December 20th ! 

 

  • Monday- Twin Day
  • Tuesday- Generation Day
    • 6th- Babies
    • 7th- 70’s
    • 8th- Senior Citizens
  • Wednesday- Ugly Christmas Sweaters
  • Thursday- Meme Day
  • Friday- Pajama Day

"Share your SMILE with the world!  You never know who may need it"

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Published: 12/11/19




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Published: 12/9/19




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Attention: Down East Middle School Basketball Tryouts will be Tuesday and Wednesday of this week from 3:00 til 4:30. Must have a completed physical packet and provide proof of insurance to be eligible to try out.

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Published: 12/9/19




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Published: 12/6/19




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RECEPTION PLANNED FOR MAT BOTTOMS - A drop-in reception to honor retiring Superintendent Mat Bottoms will take place Tuesday, December 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the school system’s Central Office, 107 Safrit Drive, Beaufort. The reception is open to the public. A short program and presentation will take place at 5 p.m. 

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Published: 12/4/19




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Parents/Guardians:

We are excited about the DEMS/BMS Wresting team! "Today is a great day to get better!"

First practice: Monday Dec. 2nd starts at end of the DEMS school day until 5pm. It will be the parents responsibility to arrive a little early and pick up students no later than 5:00pm. Practice location is the DEMS cafeteria. Parents need to arrive on the Hwy 70 school access.  Wrestlers need their own equipment at every practice. Contact Coach Joe with any questions or concerns.

Pre-Christmas Practice Schedule:

Week of: Dec. 2nd - Dec. 5th   

Week of: Dec 9th - 11th. 

 

Dems/BMS Wrestlers, plan on attending ECHS wrestling matches on Tuesday December 17th and Thursday December 19th. Both start at 6:00pm. This is a great way to support our high school wrestlers as you may find them in the crowd at our matches supporting us!

 

Download a printable pdf schedule from the Athletics page.

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Published: 11/25/19




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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in the media center starting at 2pm.

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Published: 11/17/19




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Tuesday, November 12 @ 12:40pm

All Fall Sports photos includes: Cheer, Football, Volleyball, Boys Soccer & Boys Golf.

Please be prepared and have your uniforms at the school Tuesday morning along with your completed picture form including payment.

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Published: 11/11/19




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15/19

Join us in Celebrating!

Please join us in Congratulating our very own Carteret County, Smyrna Elementary/Down East Middle School staff member, Mrs. Elizabeth Yeomans Gillikin.  She has been awarded the Presidential Award of Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.

This is exciting for Mrs. Beth, we as a staff and all of Carteret County Schools.

https://www.paemst.org/finalist_profile/4970

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Published: 10/15/19




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Fall Picture retake date is October 23rd. Homeroom teachers have forms or contact the office.

Thanks

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Published: 10/15/19




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* NC Check-ins Math grades (3-8)

* End of 1st Nine Weeks

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The North Carolina Seafood Festival is proud to help support the schools in Carteret County with the Armband Friday Fundraiser. Each Armband is $30 and $5 from each transaction is donated to the school of your choice. The Armband will allow you unlimited access to rides on Friday October 4.

 

Armbands are now on sale at the Festival Website or at https://www.ncseafoodfestival.org/p/whats-happening/armband-friday-fundraiser.

Be sure to select Down East Middle School when completing purchase. DEMS Booster sponsored.

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Published: 9/25/19




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Published: 9/17/19




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We are doing things a little different this year. We are going to be pre-selling armbands for $15. Armbands allow the child to have unlimited access to all games and activities. If you want to purchase an armband, you can contact Michaela Nelson 252-342-6080 or Megan Morris 252-838-2353 or an order form will be going home with all kids tomorrow. We will need your name (or name of person picking them up), child(s) name, and total number of armbands needed. You will pick the armbands up at the back entrance to the gym the night of the festival. All checks need to be made out to Smyrna Elementary PTO. Last day to purchase armbands is 10/30. All armband money is due by 10/30.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Tickets are $1 dollar each and will be used for all food and drink purchases as well as activities, for those who do not have armbands.

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Published: 9/16/19




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Signup in the cafeteria for Career Cafe #1. 

Opportunity for 6th and 7th graders and limited to 20 kids max / grade.

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Published: 9/10/19




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All Carteret County Public Schools will open on regular schedule Monday, September 9, for students and employees. School buildings were immediately inspected once Hurricane Dorian passed and all are safe for students and employees. There are minor repairs that will be made in the coming weeks. 

Please continue to use caution in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
We know some families were impacted more than others by the hurricane and we urge those families to contact their school administrators if they need assistance. 

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Published: 9/7/19




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Cheer, Football, Soccer cancelled for after school Tuesday, Sept.3.

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Published: 9/3/19




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Picture Day is on its Way!

Wednesday, September 11th 

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Published: 9/1/19




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Our Back to school Dance has been rescheduled for Friday, September 13th. 6:00-8:00. $5 admission

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Published: 8/27/19




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FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
for all students in PK-8 
for the 19-20 school year!
No application required,
no need to pack a lunch box!

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Published: 8/9/19




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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Down East Middle Open House (Floating)

3:00pm - 6:00pm

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Published: 7/8/19




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🎶Rising 6th Grade Band Recruitment- 
Thursday May 30 Band Room @3pm

⚓️🎶Rising 9th grade band parent meeting 
Thursday  May 30 @ECHS Band Room @7pm.

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Published: 5/29/19




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Hey, teens! Ever wonder what it's like to travel among the planets? Come to the library on May 23rd from 6-7:30 to experience StarLab- a voyage to the planets!

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Published: 5/17/19




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Thursday, June 6th - Last Day of School & Awards Day

June 6th- Last Day of School

                Early Release- 11:40am

                Awards Day-

                8:30am 6-7

                9:15am 3-5

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Published: 5/13/19




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June 5th-  10:00- Kindergarten Celebration- gym

 

                 6:00 pm- 8th grade Celebration @ ECHS Auditorium

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Please check the Athletice Page for more Track Schedule Information

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May 6-10
Keep an eye out for more information
coming home with your student!

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Published: 4/4/19




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Wed., Mar. 27 -   End of 3rd - 9 weeks

Wed., Apr. 3 -       Report cards go home.

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Published: 3/22/19




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Congratulations to our DEMS and SES Employees of the Year!


DEMS
TOY- Daniel Collins
Certified- Joseph Brake
Classified- Amy Taylor


SES
TOY- Staci Rhinehardt
Certified- Lisa Lawrence
Classified- Maggie Chadwick

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Published: 3/15/19




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Girls Golf matches start next week.  

Tues- March 12
Mon- March 18
Tues- March 19
Mon- March 25 Conference Tournament

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Published: 3/12/19




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Annual Vacation Leave

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March 1st is Read Across America Day. We approaching this one a little differently since it is the end of our family reading event. 

 

PreK does have a guest reader from the library @ 8:15

SES families are invited to the library first thing in the morning for a book club event. (see post from FB below)

DEMS - I have added to the student email a call for poetry as in an OPEN MIC event during their lunch. Original or favorite poems from other authors are welcome. They are supposed to email me back if they are interested. Adults welcome also! 

 

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#1school1read2019 families.  If you can be available, we are hosting a Read Across America book club morning Friday, March 1st to share our thoughts about our first family event.  

7:45-8:30 in library

Coffee and table chats with our favorite quotes and moments. 

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Published: 2/28/19




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Thank you for those who have already gotten their pictures turned in.

As a reminder to those who have not yet turned pictures in, we are collecting baby pictures for the 2018-19 class yearbook and for graduation. For the yearbook please have your parent/guardian send a picture of when you were 12 months or younger. For the graduation slideshow we also need two pictures before the age of four. A total of 3 pictures.

Digital photos are preferred, and can be emailed to Ms. Debby Lewis, debbie.lewis@carteretk12.org , or Ms. Dawn Simpson, dawn.simpson@carteretk12.org . These photos must be at least 400 dpi. Physical photos are also accepted. These photos must be wallet size or up to 5 x 7 in. Label these photos on the back with names and phone numbers. We recommend you putting photos in a ziplock bag for protection. Parents may drop photos off to Ms. Tracy in the office, or 8th graders can hand them in to Ms. Debbie or Ms.Dawn.

We will respect copyrighted work and encourage that the pics are amature photos or that you have permission to use them in a yearbook. For example, Ms. Beth Gillikin generously shares her sports photos with the yearbook. Lots of others have also given us permission to use their pics. Although it can be a daunting job, we will try to include a small area to cite at least some of the photos and also the company who does our portraits.     

The deadline to turn in pictures is before or on Monday, March 18th. Once physical photos are scanned they will be returned.

 

Thank you! 

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Published: 2/26/19




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Learn more about the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) classes here at DEMS and Sign Up for class reminders by visiting the Down East Middle School PLTW website.  You can view our projects and get answers for many of the questions you may have about the grades and assignments in PLTW. 

Visit and SIGN UP today!  

(Your student will have the password)

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Published: 2/20/19




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Frequently Asked Questions Beta Club Edition

EligibilityStudents must be in 7th or 8th grade.  Students must have an overall Grade Average of 93% or higher for the year 2017-18 and first semester 2018-19.  Students must have scored Level III or higher on all most recent (2017-18) EOGs

 

What does Beta Club do? – Beta Club focuses on service and recognizing academic excellence.  Members will be asked to complete a set number of community service hours, volunteering for different activities. 

 

Accepting Invitation to Join – The invitations include a section at the bottom which must be completed and returned to students’ homeroom teachers on or before Wednesday, February 13th

 

When will Induction Ceremony be? – Thursday, March 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the DEMS gym with a short reception for new members and families immediately following

 

Best Regards,

Rebekah Cole

AIG Specialist

Carteret County Public Schools

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