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Kindergarten Revised Entrance Date Delayed

Kindergarten Revised Entrance Date Delayed Until 2018-2019 School Year

The district will delay implementation of the new August 1st entrance date for incoming kindergarten students until the 2018-2019 school year. For the 2017-2018 school year, students who turn five on or before September 30, 2017, may enroll in kindergarten. For the 2018-2019 school year and beyond, the new policy requiring students to turn five on or before August 1st for entrance to kindergarten will be in effect.

To set up an appointment to register your student, please call the school your child will attend.

For parents who have scheduled early entrance testing for students with a birthday before September 30th, this testing is no longer required for the upcoming school year and the appointments are cancelled.

If a child turns five after September 30, 2017, parents may still request early entrance testing for the 2017-2018 school year through Alison Ciferno at the Board of Education, 440-283-2227.

Please share this information with friends and colleagues who have incoming kindergarten age students.

2017 - 2018 School Supply Notice image 2017 - 2018 School Supply Notice

For the upcoming school year, parents have the option of purchasing school supplies from a store of their choice as they have in the past, or they may purchase a grade level school supply bundle through the district. The school supply lists reflect significant price reductions from previous years.

Camp Invention is Coming! image Camp Invention is Coming!
Camp Invention is returning to the School of Innovation this summer.
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ELA Teachers, please have your students take the brief survey. The students will need to login to their Google Account to take the survey. Pleae take the survey by clicking HERE 
Box Tops for Education Collected Here! image Box Tops for Education Collected Here!
Eastlake Middle School is collecting Box Tops for Education. There is a collection box on the table outside the office where they can be placed.
Thank you for your support.
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Looking for Community Youth Activities?
Information from approved organizations who host activities for Willoughby-Eastlake youth are now posted electronically. Paper flyers are NO LONGER sent home with students...
Sports Physicals image Sports Physicals
Fall will be here before you know it.   Don't forget to get your physicals! 
Eastlake Middle School received the
2016 Momentum Award
Ohio's State Department of Education.
The following is the letter received explaining the award.
Congratulations to the staff and students at Eastlake Middle School for all their hard work!!! 
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Eastlake Middle School is excited to announce that we will begin a new program at Eastlake Middle School under the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework. Through this program we hope to teach and reward students who show “RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY and who are READY TO LEARN.”. 


The PBIS Program is a school-wide program that is designed to improve the overall academics and behavior of the school environment; therefore improving the success of all students. The purpose of the program is to promote positive success within the school environment and to reward students who do well both academically and behaviorally.  As a part of the program, when students demonstrate the target behaviors, they are to be rewarded with “Laker Bucks” for doing so (using the criteria below as a guide).  Students will have the opportunity to spend their “Laker Bucks” at the appropriate venue to purchase incentives. 


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Ready to Learn





-Treat others with respect

-Follow adult directions

-Arrive on time and be seated

-Clean up your area

-Talk quietly


-Transition to class quietly


Study Halls



-Treat others with respect

-Follow adult directions

-Bring materials

-Stay on task

-Remain quiet and stay

in assigned seat





-Keep hands, feet, and materials to self

-Walk to the right


-Use indoor voice and school appropriate language

-Maintain your locker

-Transition to class quietly





-Be polite to teachers and peers

-Honor personal space while cooperating with others

-Arrive on time and

be prepared


-Follow teacher directions

-Stay on task





- Keep hands, feet, and materials to self

-Follow dress code

-Use indoor voice and school appropriate language

-Store all electronic devices in lockers*

-On time and prepared

 It is our hope that we will all work together to ensure that the PBIS Program designed to reward students who are “RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE and READY TO LEARN” is successful.  Parents/Guardians, please encourage your child(ren) to engage in positive behaviors and aim for success. 

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$$$$Worried about upcoming college tuition bills????

With college costs increasing at an alarming rate, many parents are worried about saving for college and what options are available to their family. LEAF, in partnership with Mentor School District, has created a five part web series about saving for college:

If you have any questions regarding the series, please contact Andrea Tracy. [email protected]-

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OLWEUS Bullying Program PowerPoint for Parents

Safe Schools Helpline: 1 -800 -418 -6423

Child Find is an activity conducted by state and local education agencies to locate children ages' birth to 21 that have disabilities. The purpose of the program is to provide special education and related services that are needed. Disabilities may include developmental delays in communication skills, motor skills, or social emotional/behavior functioning. A student is considered disabled if they have one or more of the following conditions: autism, deaf-blindness, hearing impairment, brain injury, learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, or a speech or language impairment. If you know of any child who has or may have special needs, please contact Mrs. Eileen Bowers, Office of Pupil Services, Willoughby-Eastlake City School District at 440 975-3800. Once notified, the school district will contact the parent/guardian to find out if the child needs to be evaluated. The evaluation will be provided free of charge and if eligible, the child will receive appropriate special education and related services.
Congratulations to the EMS 7th and 8th grade band for a SUPERIOR (I) rating at the OMEA Large Group Band Contest Friday night at Mentor High School. Two sixth grade students and a hard working set-up crew (6th) also complimented our group. This rating is the result of their dedication, work ethic, team work and love for music. We are so proud of our students for achieving this major accomplishment.
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Principal: Mike Chokshi
Assistant Principal:
Matt Sternberg
Main Office Phone 440-942-5696

Attendance Phone 440-283-4084

 Fax: 440-918-8973
35972 Lakeshore Blvd
Eastlake, OH 44095
School Hours 8:30AM - 3:10PM 
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