ECS Dictionary - (E-C-S dik-shƏ-nēr-e) noun Origin: Shelby Farms and Lower School campus - Words and events that are part of the ECS vernacular that Eagle families need to know.
Separate events for US and MS held in the Mark Brink Auditorium toward the end of the school year, usually in April for US students and in May for MS during a school day. Academic awards are given to students by teachers, and parents may attend. LS end-of-year awards are given by grade near the end of the school year.
Every Monday for US and Tuesday for MS, Chapel is held during Community period in the Mark Brink Auditorium. Students sit with their small groups, watch a short video clip and answer questions, Worship is student-led worship. Lower School Chapel is held on Friday mornings at 8:30 a.m.
Scheduled time for students to meet with clubs, sports teams, or to just hang out in the SUB or Eagle Hall, Snacks are available for purchase in the SUB.
For MS and US on the Shelby Farms campus, hot dogs, pretzels, chili, pickles, nachos, lemonade, chocolate chip cookies are served by ECS moms during lunch four times a year. Cost is minimal and students pay cash only,
All 9th -12th grade students and teachers go off campus by bus during the school day for a western-themed day of games, lunch, and line dancing, usually on a Wednesday in October. Cost is charged through SmartTuition.
A capella group for US
Friday Fun Day
MS/US lunch time in the SUB with music and faculty DJ's
Special program and activities by Lower School students to honor their grandparents who are invited to attend.
US event held in the Legacy Center after the Homecoming football game from 9:00-11:30 p.m. Dress is casual and faculty/staff chaperone. Students cannot leave dance and come back in and the must have permission from principal to leave early.
Special week during football season and sponsored by US Student Council. Each day has a different dress up theme for MS and for US,
Houses participate in activities competing against each other to add points to overall total, The winning House will receive a trophy at Awards Day.
All US and MS students are assigned to a House and participate in group activities throughout the school year. Students stay in same group each year. Points are given to houses as students attend plays, sports events, etc., and are tallied at the end of the year. A trophy is given to the House with highest total.
Any shirt/sweatshirt with ECS logo. The Soaring Eagle Shop is the only official source for logo wear.
Macon Mafia Leader
A senior designated to lead the student section in cheers at games and who is responsible for picking student dress up themes for home games
Mark Brink Auditorium
Located in the center of the Shelby Farms campus. building used for weekly chapels, MS and US plays/musicals, parent meetings, MS and US student body meetings, etc. It is named for our senior Bible teacher who has taught here for over forty years.
Meet the Teacher Night
MS and US parent meetings held on separate nights soon after the start of school in August. Parents meet in the Mark Brink Auditorium for a brief introduction by the principal. They receive their child’s class schedule and walk through the schedule for 5-7 minute classes during which they are given information from each teacher on the specific subject, grading, and class instruction, LS parent meetings are held by grade during the day soon after the start of the school year.
Moms in Prayer
Led by our Parent Teacher Fellowship, all parents are invited to attend, each Friday morning in the World View Center located in the Academic Resource Center.
All US parents in the Mark Brink Auditorium to hear from Head of School Braxton Brady regarding school policies and communications.
Flag football game held during Homecoming Fall week in which the junior girls play the senior girls and guys coach and cheer. The US/MS student body and faculty/staff attend.
Juniors and seniors only attend. Students can bring guests from other schools with signed permission form signed. Dress is formal and is held at an off campus venue. Tickets will be sold in the SUB during lunch the week of the dance.
PTF (Parent Teacher Fellowship)
All parents are invited to join. PTF serves our faculty/staff and parents throughout the school year with meals, sweet treats, prayer and gifts.
Discipleship groups (same gender) of 7-10 students within each grade, 6-12, led by a faculty/staff member.
Elected by each US grade, the Student Council representatives make announcements each morning, pick Homecoming theme days, and distribute parking passes among other responsibilities.
The Student Union Building (cafeteria)
Student Council sponsored dance for 9th-12th grade students. Girls ask guys, and dress is formal dress at an off-campus venue. Tickets are sold during lunch in the SUB the week of dance.
For students 9th-12th grades. Guests from outside ECS must get a permission form (on website) signed. Dance is at an off-campus location, and tickets are purchased in the SUB during lunch the week before/week of the dance.
Winter Homecoming Week
Takes place in January or February during basketball season. A dress up theme is chosen for each day; students can dress in theme or in uniform, US students are assigned a hallway by grade to compete in decorating.