Monday, December 23, 2013

CAPPS Program

The CAPPS after-school program is currently in its fifth year of service to the students in the Louisville Municipal School District. Students in grades five through 12 continue to receive tutorial services for mathematics and reading. Students attending the CAPPS program also have the opportunity to complete art projects, participate in various learning games, develop good character through character education, and participate in PE activities. 

 CAPPS meets Monday-Thursday from 2:45-3:00 and is open to all students in grades five through 12 in the Louisville Municipal School District. Students attending Grace Christian School and Winston Academy are also eligible to attend the CAPPS program.

CAPPS will not meet during the Christmas break, but will resume on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. The CAPPS staff would like thank the parents of our students for their continued support, and we want to wish each of our students and their families a Happy Holiday Season. For more information about the CAPPS After-school Program, contact our office at 662-773-2035.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

District Reading Fair Winners!

These are the winners of 2013/2014 District Reading Fair from Louisville Municipal School District that was held Friday, November 22 at Eiland Middle School library. Congratulations to all that participated.

Division A
1st PlaceRyder Woodruff NWDavid Gets in Trouble
Division B
Grade 1
1st PlaceKaylee Barnhill NWRoad Hog
2nd PlaceReed Yates FAIRMetal Man
3rd PlaceKyndall Byrd NoxPete the Cat
Division C
Grade 2
1st PlaceTanyan Woodson NOXThe Magic Tree House
2nd PlaceTyler Tucker FAIRCharolette's Web
3rd PlaceColton Barrett NWSuper Fly Guy
Division D
Grade 3
1st PlaceChase Fairley LESDirt Boy
2nd PlaceKelli Thomas NOXPinkalicious
3rd PlaceJadyn Green NWGoosebumps
Division E
Grade 4-5
1st PlaceKara Barnhill NWWizard of Oz
2nd PlaceZagarren Wraggs LESMad Treasure Hunt
3rd PlaceKaitlyn Sanborn NOXDear Dumb Diary
Division F
Grade 6-8
1st PlaceMary Grace Mills NOXThe Land of Stories The Wishing Well
2nd PlaceJoseph Barnhill NWSeven Sorceres
3rd PlaceRoper Stoots EILANDHank the Cowdog Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Division G
Grade 9-12
1st PlaceEmily Mills NOXThe Fall of the House of Usher
2nd PlaceDawson Mitchell LHSRace at Morning
Division H
Grade 3-5
1st PlaceRegan Hudson LESTouch the Sky
2nd PlaceGracin Bridges NOXLady Bugs
Division I
Grade 6-8
1st PlaceCharles Lampley EILANDFrederick Douglas: Rising Up from Slavery
Division J
Grades 9-12
1st PlaceJasmire Pledge LHSA Lynching in the Heartland
Division K
Grades PreK-2
1st PlaceBraxton Flake NOXThe Napping House
Claire Flake NOXThe Napping House
2nd PlaceEmily Eaves NWThe Flower Fairy
3rd PlaceZo'Ryah Hunt FAIRGoldilocks and the Three Bears
Division L
Grade 3-5
1st PlaceAshton Kincaid LESArthur Turns Green
Braylon Kincaid FAIRArthur Turns Green
2nd PlaceJames Kugle NOXThe Cat in the Hat
Seth Kugle NOXThe Cat in the Hat
3rd PlaceJaylee Stokes NWFly Guy vs. the Fly Swatter
Kade Hollingsworth NWFly Guy vs. the Fly Swatter
Disvision M
Grade 6-8
1st PlaceJaclyn PresleyCharlie and the Chocolate Factory
Marlee EubanlsCharlie and the Chocolate Factory
2nd PlaceMorgan DuranTales from a Not so Happy Heatrbreaker
Jenna WilkesTales from a Not so Happy Heatrbreaker
Disvision N
Grade 9-12
1st PlaceSamantha Wilson LHSHarry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Zoria Nicholson LHSHarry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Parent Workshop on Renaissance Connect (Accelerated Reading Program)

December is “Accelerated Reader/ Renaissance Connect” month at the LMSD Family Center.  The workshop will inform parents about the Accelerated Reading Program and how to use the Renaissance Connect web-site.  Librarians from various schools in the Louisville Municipal School District will provide information on how to access this link and navigate the tools on “Renaissance Connect”.
Pre-K – 5th Grade Parents
December 5, 2013
Family Center
5:00 P.M.—6:00 P.M.
“AR/ Renaissance Connect”

Presenters: Carol Thompson
                        Debra Wade.

6th – 8th Grade Parents
December 12, 2013
Family Center
5:00 P.M.—6:00 P.M.
“AR/ Renaissance Connect”
Presenter:  Rachel Nance
                      Jennifer Sanborn
                      Jenny Vowell

Friday, November 8, 2013

Mrs. Ashford’s Reading Class Projects

Mrs. Ashford’s Class recently wrote book reports using story elements. They also had to create their favorite scene from their book!

Monday, November 4, 2013

November is Active Parent Month

November is "Active Parent" month at the Family Center. This workshop will assist parents with the new link on our school web-site called "ACTIVE PARENT". The link can be used to give parents access to their child's grades,attendance,and discipline. The counselors will provide information on how to access this link and navigate the tools on ACTIVE PARENT.

Pre-K - 6th Grade Parents                                        
November 7, 2013                                                  
Family Center                                                          
5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.                                              
"Active Parent Workshop"                                        
Presenters: Madison Brantley                                    
                Tammy Parkes

7th - 12th Grade Parents
November 14, 2013
Family Center
5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
"Active Parent Workshop"
Presenters: Samaria Hudson
                Tomeka Walker

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Library Link Now Posted

Check out our menu line above for our link to the library at Eiland. This wiki page has some great info!!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

OPen Letter to Parents on Attendance

This information was provided by Louisville Elementary Principal Belinda Swart but applies to all students and schools in the District.

Dear Parents or Guardians:
The Mississippi legislature enacted House Bill #1530 during the 2013 Session that states a student absent for more than 37% of his/her unique instruction day is to be considered absent for the entire school day.  
“MDE has interpreted that the intent of the House Bill NO.1530 is to calculate 63% of the individual student’s instruction day, not 63% of the school’s instructional day.  Each individual student’s instructional day will vary based upon the local school board’s policy for early release of high school students, IEPs, dual cred/dual enrollment, participation in extra-curricular activities, etc.”
Throughout a student’s school day, most of the student’s time is spent being instructed.  However, there are a few exceptions such as recess, lunch, and between classes.  Depending upon the grade and teacher, each child has a different instructional schedule.  Basically, in order to be considered present, a child must be in attendance for 63% of their instructional day.  If not, a child will be considered absent.
Also, please notice that the Louisville Municipal School District handbook policy clearly states that a parent or guardian cannot sign a student out of school after 2:00 without proof of a doctor’s appointment.  Please make sure you are following the policy.  
Thanks for your help.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Congrats to Our Eiland Teachers recognized by Walmart!

Walmart teamed up with the Louisville Municipal School District to recognize and reward teachers with their 2013 Teachers Reward Program.  The nationwide program rewards teachers for their excellence in the classroom. Congrats to our Eiland Middle School's teachers:
Haley Bradley and Kimberly Prisock

Eiland Teachers recognized with Gwendolyn Mays
 and Superintendent McMullan

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Students Attend Poetry Reading at MSU

These students, parents and staff at Eiland recently attended a poetry reading on the campus of Mississippi State University.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Here's What's Happening at Eiland!

A little math work in Ms. Ward's class
A little birthday fun!
A little cheering going on !

Ready to play some ball!

Monday, August 26, 2013

MSU and LMSD to Announce Grant Funding

On Monday, August 26, 2013, The College of Education at Mississippi State University and the Louisville Municipal School District will hold a press conference announcing new grant funding for the Louisville Municipal School District in partnership with the College of Education at Mississippi State University at 5:00 the Louisville Municipal School District’s Central Office. A reception honoring Dr. Susan Gregory Dillard will immediately follow the press conference.

Friday, August 9, 2013

CAPPS Program Starts at Eiland on Tuesday, Aug. 13

Our CAPPS afternoon program kicks off here at 3:00 on Tuesday. This is our 5th year and we are looking forward to some great activities.  In addition to focusing on mathematics and language arts, we will have field trips, fun activities and more. CAPPS is open to all area students from 5th to 12th grade regardless of school. For more info, call 662-773-2035.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Webpage and Twitter Now Connected!!

This post is a test of Eiland Middle School's connection between our webpage at and our twitter account. Web page updates will now forward to Twitter for our followers.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The faculty and staff welcome our students back to Eiland. Let's have a great year!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Student Handbook Available Online

The LMSD Board of Trustees has approved the student handbook for the 2013-2014 and it is available online. To read or print the pdf file, click the handbook link below(right), go to LMSD Central school site (link above) or contact the central office for a printed copy.

 Classes start Monday. Let's have a great year!!

Academic Excellence

Celebration of Academic Excellence at EMSEmbedded image permalink

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thanks, Parents

Thank you to our great EMS parents for the fabulous Teacher Appreciation Week lunch! It's been a great year!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fair Teams Up with McDonalds for McTeacher Day

Staff and faculty participated in McTeacher Day to raise funds for the school on Monday Night. 20% of sales proceeds from 4:00 til 7:00pm. went toward school needs.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Eiland Dances to the Beat

Delta State University's Drumming and Dancing Experience brought their beat to Eiland Middle School on Wednesday as part of Black History Month recognition. The sounds of Africa could be heard throughout the auditorium as the group performed drumming, dance and songs from Senegal, Ghana, Guinea and Zimbabwe. The group from the Delta State Music Department is led by Karen Fosheim and Josh Armstrong.

Drumming and Dancing Experience from DSU

Eiland Students Learn 4-R's of Recycling

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8th Grade science students at Eiland Middle School had the opportunity to learn about the 4-R's on Tuesday morning in a firsthand and practical way. The classes of Shannon Smith and Charlie Smith learned about recycling from an area artist, Katrina Estes Hill who used recyled and re-purposed material
to make a donation of artwork to the school.

Assistant Principal Tantaneshia Houston accepts
artwork from Hill
The presentation was part of the classes' preparation for the science portion of the upcoming NC2 test. Hill explained the 4-R's as Reduce - Re-use - Recycle and Re-purpose; reducing the amount of waste we produce, re-using products when we can, recycling those products we can't and re-purposing items for other uses.

Hill provided a perfect example of re-purposing as she presented the school with her artwork of President Obama and Rosa Parkes which were made from recycled products. The paintings will be exhibited in the Eiland school library.

Hill encouraged the students to recycle and provided some examples of things that could and should be recycled. She also pointed out the "blue recycle box" located at the Louisville Coliseum  and it's purpose.