ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
At Eisenhower Middle School, our mission is to teach the whole child to become a caring, successful, and informed citizen through a partnership involving students, staff, parents, and community. We are dedicated to providing a safe, stimulating, and developmentally appropriate learning environment where each student may enhance academic skills, build self-reliance, and strengthen a sense of responsibility to self and others as foundations for future success.
Eisenhower Middle School annually educates approximately 1,000 ethnically diverse students in grades six through eight. Located on the west side of Lawton, EMS is the oldest middle school in Lawton. The school boasts a very proud tradition which is evident as you walk through the school. Several extra-curricular activities and clubs meet regularly at EMS. FCA meets each Wednesday before school, and Chess Club meets each Monday after school. See those organizations' pages for more information. Please click on the links at the top of the page to get information on specific clubs and activities. Our school uses a wide variety of cutting edge teaching techniques as well as traditional teaching methods.
- Daily Schedule - School bell schedule, along with information concerning hours of operation.
- EMS Student Dress Code - Dress Code is in effect at all school functions.
- Student Handbook comprehensive EMS policy/regulations information.
- 2012 OSDE school report card - The state-issued school performance indicator.
- Weekly school lunch calendar - Provided by Lawton Public Schools.
- LPS Online - The official website for Lawton Public Schools.
- 2014-15 LPS bus route schedules are available on the LPS website.
Need to contact a teacher?
Visit the EMS staff page for email links to all faculty members. Additional contact information can be found here. Conferences may be scheduled through grade-level counselors. Planning periods (the best time to reach teachers) for 2014-15 are as follows:
EMS kicks off 'Read to Ride' campaign
3/26/15 - Five recumbent bicycles were recently installed for use at the EMS library. The equipment is the focal point of the "Read to Ride" initiative created by EMS librarian Kristie Jung as a way to promote physical fitness, along with good reading habits, to Viking students. EMS teacher Nadine Hanefield, pictured back left, and her students participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday and were the first to try out the new equipment.
Parent-Teacher Conferences Scheduled
3/24/15 - Tuesday, March 31, and Thursday, April 2, have been designated for school visits and parent conferences, from 4-7 p.m., each night.
Please call the school office at (580) 353-1040, to reserve a 10-minute conference time for each of your child's individual teachers. Scheduled times will be from 4-6:20, each night. Walk-in times will be available from 6:30-7, nightly. If you are unable to attend on these dates or need more than the allotted time, please contact your child's grade-level counselor to set up a conference for a later date.
EMS teacher nominated for national award
2/16/15 - Susan Smith, an 8th grade science teacher at EMS, has been nominated for the 2015 LifeChanger of the Year award, sponsored by National Life Group. The program recognizes and rewards K-12 educators and employees nationwide. Nominations were open to the public and closed last month. A committee of former award winners is reviewing nominations and will announce 10 national winners this spring. To view nominees' profiles and leave a comment, visit lifechangeroftheyearnominees.com, and click on "Nominees."
EMS Academic Team advances to state meet
After earning first-place finishes at both the District and Regional level earlier this year, the EMS 8th grade academic team has advanced to the final state competition. The team recently took 2nd place honors at the Area meet and will represent Lawton at the Oklahoma Association for Academic Competition's "Challenge of Champions" event Feb. 21, on the campus of Redlands Community College in Shawnee. The team, which is under the direction of EMS teachers Jo Bledsoe and Carol Rhodes has now qualified for the state meet six consecutive years.
The EMS 6th/7th academic team also fared well this year, earning a 2nd place district finish and a 3rd place showing at the regional competiton.