February 24
One Hour Delayed Start

March 13
Half Day
10:25 am Dismissal

March 24
One Hour Delayed Start
8:25 am

April 3 – 10
No School – Spring Recess

April 28
One Hour Delayed Start

May 25
No School
Memorial Day

May 26
One Hour Delayed Start

June 12
Last Day of School – Half Day
10:25 am dismissal

Welcome to East Middle School

7:25 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Kenneth Sanders, Principal
David Beazley, Assistant Principal
Linda Fox, Assistant Principal

50 Year Logo   

Teacher Of the Year Whitney Tyner
Congratulations! FPS Middle School Teacher of the Year, East's own Whitney Tyner!

MLK Assembly On Friday, January 16, students from East Middle School enjoyed an assembly in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Performances were provided by the Concert Orchestra, the Encore Choir and staff members. There were also special performances by the Harrison High School Dance Company and guest Rodney Page. Page has been recognized as a passionate music teacher with talents spanning the musical spectrum from violin to freestyle rap. Currently Page is a freelance musician and DJ.


The Michigan Attorney General’s office conducted presentations on student safety featuring the Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative (CSI) and the student safety hotline, OK2SAY.  The presentation was given for students on February 6 and parents on February 19.

    The community seminar provided practical tools including Internet safety tips and how to:

  1. access the Michigan Sex Offender Registry
  2. understand the impact of digital footprints
  3. appreciate the risk of sharing photos with embedded location information
  4. recognize the potential dangers and legal ramification of sexting
  5. identify cyberbullying warning signs and develop a plan of action.

This presentation also covered what the students saw in their presentation, as well as what OK2SAY is, and how it works.

Handouts used during the presentations, and additional information, can be accessed at the Attorney General's website, More information on OK2SAY, as well as resources is available at



Wordmasters Challenge 7th grade Winter 2015 Word List

Wordmasters Challenge 8th grade Winter 2015 Word List

Orchestra Fundraiser for Smart Music

Focus Schools



  • Be Responsible
  • Be Kind
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Your Best

Mission Statement:

We, the East Middle School community, will provide a safe and nurturing environment with quality learning experiences empowering all students to be enriched socially and culturally.