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Traverse City East Middle School
1776 N Three Mile Road
Traverse City, Michigan 49696
(231) 933-7300

Fax: (231)-933-6998

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School Hours
7:40 AM - 2:37 PM

Colleen Smith, Principal







Welcome to Traverse City East Middle School!


2014 Dates to Remember

  • October 6   Timeless Image - Photo Retakes
  • October 15  Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., in the Cafeteria
  • October 16  Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., by appointment only in classrooms
  • October 20  6th Grade Orchestra Informance, 7:00 p.m. in the Gym
  • October 25  East Extravanganza Craft Show, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • October 25  NJHS Blood Dive at East Middle School
  • October 30  1/2 day for Students - dismissal at 11:01 a.m. - End of Quarter 1
  • October 31  No School for Students - Teacher Work Day


EMS Craft Fair Extravaganza:

Our EMS Craft Fair is scheduled for October 25th, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Please check out the link below:


NJHS Blood Drive

NJHS is sponsoring a blood drive during the EMS Craft Fair, Saturday, October 25th.  All money raised will go directly to our LMC.  MIBlood will give $10.00 for each person that gives blood.  If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity and would like to make an appointment, please email Judy Childs at:


LEAP Deadlines for:

Boys Basketball, Dance, and Roller Derby is October 17th 

6th grade - 8th grade Boys Basketball season is just around the corner. Practices begin the week of October 27. Games will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 4 and 8pm. Definite game and practice schedules will be released after all registrations are in and teams have been formed.

Dance is open to all 6-8 grade girls and boys. Dance will run approximately 8 week in lengthstarting the week of October 27. Practices will run 2-4 days a week after school. The dance season coincides with 6th-8th grade boys basketball, and performances of rehearsed routines will be performed at half time of various basketball games throughout the season.  

Roller Derby  - learn the sport of roller derby and work on basic skating and derby skills. We welcome all skill levels; no skating experience required! Derby Skills 1 is also available for skaters who have already taken the Basics class. Class location is still being determined. 

Visit the LEAP website  for more information or to register online using a Master Card or Visa. To register and pay with cash or check, please stop by the LEAP office at Central Grade School, 301 W. Seventh St. (at the Pine St. entrance).


Washington DC Trip Information & Sign UP Available For All 8th Grade Students

The DC Trip sign up is open to all 8th grade students. Go to for sign-up instructions. The trip ID# you will need is 107433.  Information packets are available in the Main and 8th Grade Offices to assist you with questions and registration instructions. 

If you are interested in the DC trip please contact the trip coordinator, Deb Pascoe, at


Thank You Peegeo's for your support of EMS!

Peegeo's, owned by George Vankersen, have been wonderful contributors and partners to East Middle School and our PTO. Their support of our student activity nights and Teacher Appreciation weeks are so appreciated. Thank Peegeo's for being great supporters of our school!






IB Middle Years Programme Options for 2014-15

Learn more about the IB opportunities* available to 6th and 7th grade students beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Watch a Trojan TV news segment about IB here.






East Middle School Spirit Wear Sale Coming Soon:

SPIRIT WEAR will be available to purchase beginning in November.  Please watch for a Connect Now message and Spirit Wear Order Form as an attachment.




*TCAPS International School at Bertha Vos and Interlochen Community School are candidate schools** for the Primary Years Programme. TC East Middle School and TC West Middle School are candidate schools** for the Middle Years Programme. These schools are pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality, programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.  **Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition, the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit



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