March 6, 2014
On March 5, an Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School student was walking home from school around 4:45 p.m. near the intersection of Adamstown Way and Blue Maiden Way from an after-school program when she saw a man in a car speaking to a man in another car. The first man saw her and started talking to her. She ignored him. The man then told her to come over to the car and she continued to ignore him. She saw two adults standing outside a house nearby and used their phone to contact her grandmother, who in turn picked her up a short time later.
Earlier that afternoon on March 5, a second Harris Middle School student was walking home with friends when she encountered a similarly-described man and vehicle around 2:55 p.m. The man drove up slowly behind the group, looked at them and drove off.
This morning, the first student encountered the same man as she was walking to school around 7:35 a.m. She saw him parked on the street on Adamstown Way. He looked at her but did not attempt to contact her. She reported the incidents to school administrators when she arrived at school this morning.
The man is described as a white male his 30’s with blonde hair. He was driving a white Honda-type car with a red circular sticker on the passenger window and a partial license plate of 6DE.
Please know that we will have an increased police presence patrolling the neighborhood around our school over the coming days. If you have any information about this individual, please contact the Elk Grove Unified School District Police at 686-7786.
The safety of our students and staff is a top priority at our school. Students are encouraged to do the following: “If you see something or know something, say something.” If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the school.
Felicia A. Bessent, Principal
Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School
Smarter Balanced Field Testing
Explaining the Common Core Standards
Smarter Balanced Practice Test
Click here for information on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Practice Tests.
Click here for a direct link to the SBAC Practice Tests. Directions for logging in to take a practice test are attached.
COLTS Parent Organization Meeting
COLTS Parent Organization Meeting
Make sure to come out to the next COLTS Parent Organization meetings.
We will be discussing the marquee purchase as well as the 10th anniversary celebration.
When: March 11, 2014 @ 6:30pm-8pm
Where: EHMS Band Room
Hope to see you there!
CSUS College Making It Happen
California State University, Sacramento invites middle school students and their families to their 20th annual “College: Making It Happen!” college information day scheduled for Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8:30 am to 2:00 pm., Sacramento State University, Union Ballroom. The program is free and open to the public.
Due to its growing popularity, pre-registration is required online at www.csus.edu/cmih.
Event flyers are attached for your reference.
EGUSD Board of Education Seeks Finance Committee Members
The Elk Grove Unified Board of Education (EGUSD) would like to invite interested applicants to serve in one of three open positions on the Board’s advisory Finance Committee.
See the attached bulletin and application form.
Open Enrollment Lottery
Open enrollment lottery process approved for five schools
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For the 2014-2015 school year, the Elk Grove Unified School District offered open enrollment at seven middle schools: Harriet Eddy, Edward Harris, Jr., Samuel Jackman, Joseph Kerr, Elizabeth Pinkerton, James Rutter and T.R. Smedberg; and at seven high schools: Cosumnes Oaks, Elk Grove, Florin, Laguna Creek, Monterey Trail, Sheldon and Valley. Applications were due by February 7, 2014.
EHMS Eats Around Town: Panda Express - Thursday, March 13th, 11:30 AM- 8:30 PM
Come out to our monthly EHMS Eats Around Town Event at Panda Express! This is the Panda Express located in the Marketplace 99 shopping center near Staples.
WHEN: Thursday, March 13th (Minimum Day)
TIME: 11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
WHERE: PANDA EXPRESS
MARKET PLACE 99
Print and present the attached flyer in order for our school to receive credit for your purchase. Thank you!
Afternoon at the Kings - Sunday, April 6, 2014 - tickets now on sale!
Come watch our girls and boys basketball teams take on Albiani on the Kings court immediately following the Sacramento Kings vs. Dallas Mavericks game on Sunday, April 6, 2014.
Tickets are $25 each ($10 parking not included) and will be sold in the student store window. Personal checks will not be accepted. Only cash or money orders made out to EHMS. We have a limited number of tickets available so buy yours ASAP! Money raised from the sale of these tickets helps out our athletic program.
There will also be a pregame carnival in the parking lot for your family to enjoy beginning at 1 PM.
WHEN: Sunday, April 6, 2014
TIME: Kings vs. Mavericks @ 3PM (our teams play Albiani immediately after the game)
Pregame carnival in the parking lot @ 1 PM
WHERE: Sleep Train Arena
Common Core Parent Nights
EGUSD parents interested in learning more about the Common Core State Standards are invited to attend four informational nights being held in the coming months.
The evening events will offer parents an opportunity to learn more about the Common Core State Standards from Elk Grove Unified’s curriculum experts, who will provide training and answer questions. The dates, times and topics of the informational meetings are as follows:
March 26, 2014 – Repeat session of February 26th
Time: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
April 23, 2014 – Supporting Students through the CCSS Transition
Time: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to attend.