As we continue the season of uncertainty, there is much to think on and about.  As we continue to drive our own individual trains and climb every mountain that is presented in front of us, realize that in this dark cloud, you are not alone.  Don’t be afraid to reach out to another individual.  There are big hearted people out there who want to and are willing to help.  There are bigger hearts out there than you really know about.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in that you realize that you are a victor and a fighter.  HE IS BORN!

This message is for Parents of EHMS 8th Grade Students Who Paid $10 for the 8th Grade Field Trip Planned for Spring 2020 –
Due to the current state of COVID-19 across the country and the Governor’s directive all public K-12 schools finished the school year with Digital Learning Days, therefore the 8th grade field trip which was planned was cancelled.  Each student that was planning on attending the trip paid $10.  We are offering a few options concerning the $10 refund.
Complete the linked form by June 8th to let us know what your option is.  You will need to know your student’s school ID number (which is the same as his/her lunch number) when you complete the form. If you are requesting a refund by check we will need to know the name of the student, a phone number, the name of the person the check should be made out to, and the address where it should be sent.
If we do not hear back from you by June 8th the $10 will be considered a donation to our 8th grade fund.
Any questions please contact Missy Edwards 770-531-9457 ext. 7145
The options for the refund will be:
  • Apply to Your Student’s School lunch account
  • Donation to Georgia Mountain Food Bank
  • Refund by check
  • Donation to 8th grade fund


Este mensaje es para los padres de estudiantes de 8º grado de EHMS que pagaron $ 10 por la excursión de 8º grado planificada para la primavera de 2020 –
Debido al estado actual de COVID-19 en todo el país y la directriz del Gobernador, todas las escuelas públicas de K-12 terminaron el año escolar con Días de Aprendizaje Digital, por lo tanto, se canceló el viaje de 8º grado que estaba planeado. Cada estudiante que planeaba asistir al viaje pagó $ 10. Ofrecemos algunas opciones con respecto al reembolso de los $ 10.
Complete el formulario vinculado antes del 8 de junio para informarnos cuál es su opción. Necesitará saber el número de identificación de la escuela de su estudiante (que es el mismo que su número de almuerzo) cuando complete el formulario.. Si solicita un reembolso por cheque, necesitaremos saber el nombre y apellido del estudiante, un número de teléfono, el nombre de la persona a quien se debe enviar el cheque y la dirección a la que debe enviarse. Si no recibimos noticias suyas, los $ 10 se considerarán una donación a nuestro fondo para octavo grado.
Cualquier pregunta, póngase en contacto con Missy Edwards 770-531-9457 ext. 7145


 Las opciones para el reembolso serán:
  • Se aplican a su cuenta de almuerzo Escuela del Estudiante
  • Donación al Georgia Mountain Food Bank
  • Reembolso por cheque
  • Donación para fondos de octavo grado

I wanted to take time to talk of something that seems to have taken over our society.  SOCIAL MEDIA!

Have you ever taken the time to think about how out of hand it has gotten and how worse it will be if we don’t get a handle on it?  Now let’s see, there is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, and the list goes on and on.  As more are being introduced to us and we look at privacy, are we actually doing that? Are we actually being private in our conversations or are we hoping that no one else can see or track down our conversations later on?

It seems to me that social media has become our voice in the communication process in that we would rather speak through our links versus talk with someone face-to-face, the way mature people do.  We would rather put all of our feeling, emotions, and thoughts out to the world for everyone to see and then get offended when someone replies with something you don’t agree with.  We rather say that we have 10,000 friends in the media world than to say we have one true friend who we can talk to at any time about anything.

You know what, and this is just my opinion, I think SM is a security blanket for some people who have not developed the skills to be sociably conversationable, if there is such a word.

Oh yes, there is some good to come out of SM but for many people, all of their personal trash is also posted for the world to see, their behaviors, and stuff that can come back and bite you in the “wahzooo.”

Young people, I just want to tell you to be careful in what you post on you SM page.  It may come back to bite you.  Many employers now reference the SM page of future prospects before hiring.  Police look at SM pages for reoccurring events or suspicious activities, and you never know who is looking at your page because they are up to no good.

If you are going to use social media, be sure to use it the right way.  If you think you don’t know what the right way is, ask somebody. But, don’t put all of your business in the street, it is something you just can’t take back.  Once it’s out there, it is there for good.  Your privacy is all you have.  Just think about it.

One song says, “I’m just a telephone call away.”  Have we forgotten how to reach out and talk?

Just a Thought!

Wow, what a week.  It seems that the entire school has been motivated all week.  You can feel the energy up and down each hall.

Monday was particularly interesting because everyone was getting ready for the Pep Rally and the Tailgate party on Tuesday before the Jr Vikings football game.

During the Pep Rally, many school clubs were recognized.  The band did a great job.  The cheerleader (I call the Vikingnettes) did a great job in getting the crowd up and cheering.  They introduced a new cheer “Va-Hal-La” and the crowded screams to the top of their lungs as the letters are held high.

Yes the Viking Nation is growing and the crowd is enjoying it all.  Teachers were great with crowd control, students were well mannered the entire time and yes, it was hot in the gym with all the body heat on top of that.  I have never seen so many people filled into one small place like that.

Then all of a sudden, the Lead Viking appeared!  What a sight!

The Viking Nation is alive and well!


It’s hard to believe that the new school year is just around the corner.  Seems like July took off so fast and hasn’t slowed down one bit.   The custodians are in the building getting everything ready.  The football team is in the gym getting their sweat on, and my APs are busy as usual doing what they do on a daily basis.  Teachers will be back in the building on 23 July and I know they can’t wait to get in here and start setting their rooms up.

Don’t forget that next week we will be hosting a “Meet the New Principal” day for each grade level from 8-12;

22 July for new 6th graders

24 July for new 7th graders

26 July for new 8th graders

So please come on by and lets get to know each other.  I promise, I won’t bite!

Have a safe and happy 4th of July.

From the East Hall Middle School team!