School Pictures!


School pictures were taken on Friday, October 6th, 2017.  If your child did not bring home an order form, you are still able to order by contacting the company:


The pictures should be delivered around October 27th, 2017




Principal's Message


Principal - Ms. Dee-Etta Wright

Assistant Principal - Ms. Simona Martin

We pride ourselves on being a learning environment.


Dear Parents,

Welcome to the start of a new school year at East Chicago Middle School (ECMS) at Block. This school year your child will experience a positive school culture and climate unlike any previous year. Due to the merger of both middle schools in the district, and past experiences, there may be concerns and/or skepticism regarding the outcome and success of ECMS. Please be assured that as Principal of ECMS, I have purposefully and thoughtfully planned a school year that focuses on the safety and academic achievement of your child.  

Your child’s safety is our number one priority.  Our building has been adequately equipped with the human resources, facilities, policies, and procedures that foster a safe, learning environment. The newly revised student handbook specifically outlines ECMS’s procedures and protocols.  You will soon receive a copy of this handbook, and we are asking that you read and discuss the Student Code of Conduct with your child.  In addition, your child will receive thorough instructions on protocols and procedures the first week of school.

ECMS is committed to providing a quality education and optimal learning.  Our school’s theme is, “This is a learning environment”. Therefore, our daily functions and interactions will resonate clearly under this premise. Administrators will conduct daily classroom and building walkthroughs to focus on student learning and behavior.  I also encourage your involvement in your child’s education by monitoring your child’s progress on RDS (grades will be updated weekly), frequently visiting our school website, volunteering in the building, and scheduling meetings with teachers and administration.  Additionally, all core teachers (ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science) will give homework 2-3 times a week.  Lastly, there will be ample opportunities for after school tutoring. 

In conclusion, I will make every effort to ensure your child receives a quality education in a safe, learning environment at East Chicago Middle School. I also look forward to your support in developing a positive, successful school year.


Dee-Etta Wright

Team 82's A-B Honor Roll Breakfast

Photo Gallery

Our First "Fun Day"


  • New Student Hours for 2017-18
    Pre-K: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Elementary Schools: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Late Start Wednesdays: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
    Middle School: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (Late Start Wednesdays: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
    High School: 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM (Late Start Wednesdays: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM)

  • Middle School Code of Conduct and Dress Code

Block Wrestling