Wednesday, October 31, 2012

All Joplin eighth graders to receive IPads next year

All East Middle School eighth graders will receive IPad tablets next year.

The Joplin Board of Education approved spending $174,744 to buy the computers Tuesday night. Currently, all Joplin High School students have laptops.


Friday, October 26, 2012

More video from EMS Halloween Dance

More photos from the Halloween Dance


Photos by Serenity Pietrzak and Carissa Scalia

Savannah Goad, Joey Braun crowned Halloween Dance royalty



By SERYNITY PIETRZAK and CARISSA SCALIA
Staff Writers

Sixth graders Savannah Goad and Joey Braun were crowned East Middle School Halloween Dance king and queen during ceremonies held a few moments ago in the commons area.

The two were chosen by a vote held earlier today.

Candidates for king and queen are listed below:


6th grade queen: Jackie Castruita, Savannah Goad, Tayler Gore,  Addie Koch, Jessica Nguyen, Mercedes Peoples, Emile taylor

6th grade king: Joey Braun, Gabe Carter, Julian High, Adyn Lambert, Braeden Sanders, Nick Soria, Lee Wilson

7th grade queen: Catherine Bogan, Katie Brown, Sydni Cornman, Ashtyn Friend, Jennifer Villa

7th grade king: Jamie Ardrey, Stoney Burleson, Trace Myers, Franklin Queen, Garret Severs, Carson Smith, Jake Yarnall

8th grade queen: Angel Capehart, Brittany Davis, Gina Rosales, Alexandra Stelts, Michaela West, Andi Wilson

8th grade king:Lucas Jobes, Braden Land, Tyler Shifkowski, Chris West, Pavin Winkle




Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween dance set for Friday night

By DESIRAE ORLASKI and SERYNITY PIETRZAK
Staff Writers

East Middle School Student Council is sponsoring a Halloween Dance on Friday, October 26th, from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Commons.

The cost is three dollars, and costumes are optional, but they must be school appropriate.

Iing and queen candidates are listed below:

6th grade queen: Jackie Castruita, Savannah Goad, Tayler Gore,  Addie Koch, Jessica Nguyen, Mercedes Peoples, Emile taylor

6th grade king: Joey Braun, Gabe Carter, Julian High, Adyn Lambert, Braeden Sanders, Nick Soria, Lee Wilson

7th grade queen: Catherine Bogan, Katie Brown, Sydni Cornman, Ashtyn Friend, Jennifer Villa

7th grade king: Jamie Ardrey, Stoney Burleson, Trace Myers, Franklin Queen, Garret Severs, Carson Smith, Jake Yarnall

8th grade queen: Angel Capehart, Brittany Davis, Gina Rosales, Alexandra Stelts, Michaela West, Andi Wilson

8th grade king:Lucas Jobes, Braden Land, Tyler Shifkowski, Chris West, Pavin Winkle

Saturday, October 20, 2012

EMS band plays at Joplin High School football game

The East Middle School Band joined with bands from North and South middle schools and Joplin High School to perform at the JHS football game Friday night.

Friday, October 19, 2012

A quarter of art and Ms. Hardee

By JESSICA NGUYEN
Staff Writer
(Note: The following is a column written by sixth grade Journalism Club member Jennifer Nguyen during the last week of the first quarter.)
It’s been a long 4 weeks and sadly we all have to face that it’s the end of the quarter. Students will be switching electives except if they have gym. But I’m not going to talk about that, what I really want to talk about is Art. 
Everybody loves art and if they don’t, they will now after they have a whole quarter of art with the loving Mrs. Hardee. I currently am in her class and sadly I, and her other students, will soon have to say goodbye. But before all of that happens something fun and phenomenal is happening, we are having an end of the quarter party!! It’s not just an ordinary party, no. We party Hardee!! We don’t party Hardee one day, we party two days! What we are currently doing is we are watching a movie and anybody can bring in snacks and drinks. It’s super fun! I promise you that Mrs. Hardee is an excellent teacher! She’s funny and loveable.

Parent-teacher conferences continue today

Parent-teacher conferences began after school Thursday at East Middle School and will continue this morning from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. The conferences offer parents an opportunity to talk with teachers about how their children did during the first quarter.

Eighth grade carnival ends shortened week of school

Photos by Mackenzie Collins East Middle School eighth graders ended a shortened week with a reward for their work during the first quarter. A Talon Ticket Carnival was held sixth hour Thursday in the commons area. Students participated in a number of fun activities. The rewards program, which is run by PBIS, will continue with one celebration being held each quarter. Sixth grade and eighth grade held their carnivals this week. The seventh grade carnival is scheduled for October 26.

Sixth graders enjoy Talon Ticket Carnival

Photos by Mackenzie Collins Sixth graders received a break from classes Monday when they participated in the first ever Talon Ticket Carnival. The carnival, held in the commons area, was a reward for the hard work the students did during the first quarter.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Eighth Grade carnival set for today

By BROOKE PARKER
Staff Writer

East Middle School students are attending Talon Ticket Big Top Carnivals this year, courtesy of the PBIS team.

The eighth grade carnival is being held today during sixth hour.

Students are able to get out of class for one hour and play games, including the rock wall, card games, balloon pop, and games selected by the teachers.

Students bring the talon tickets they have earned and buy snacks, drinks, and fun school supplies.

The sixth grade carnival was held first and second hour Tuesday. Seventh grade carnival will be held sixth hour Friday, October 26.

Picture Day held

By GINA ROSALES
Staff Writer

East Middle School students had their pictures taken Oct. 17. The pictures were taken in the science lab  during their science classes.

Most of the girls wore dresses or skirts. The girls appeared to be more excited about it than the boys, but everyone looked nice.

New Student Council members added

New members of the East Middle School Student Council were elected earlier this month.

Eighth Grade- Ilah Wallace

Sevnnth Grade- Breanna Pace

Sixth Grade- Alexis Allender, Mary Leigh Biastok, Kayden Vickers, Riley Welch

Social studies students learn about economics

Students in Mr. Rocky Biggers' eighth grade social studies classes recently had the opportunity to learn some of the basics of economics, which they then explained to their fellow students in a series of skits.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

See You at the Pole set for Wednesday, Sept. 26

By TRINITY HAWKINS
Staff Writer

See You at the Pole was held Wednesday, September 26, 45 minutes before classes started at East Middle School.

Students gathered at the flag pole and prayed.

A See You at the Pole rally was held that evening at Ignite Church, sponsored by St. Paul's Methodist Church.

Mrs. Mehrens is new sixth grade communication arts teacher

By MASON CORL and KEITH LOGAN 
Staff Writers

New sixth grade communication arts teacher Mrs. Amanda Mehrens says the first few weeks at East Middle School have gone by fast "and every day was very different.

 "The students at East are awesome," Mrs. Mehrens said, "and the staff is fantastic. Mrs. Mehrens decided she wanted to teach her senior year in high school, however her parents had said for a long time that she would end up teaching.teach for a long time.

(Photo by Emma Hudson)

Color Guard performs at EMS Pep Rally

The East Middle Color Guard recently performed at the pep rally. The video was taken by Alley Gemser.

Eighth grade football team still undefeated

(Photos by Desirae Orlaski)