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Voting Days for the SGC 

Please VOTE in the SGC elections on March 19 - 23, 2018:

  • Elections begin at 8:00 am on March 19th @ 5:00 pm thru March 23rd.
  • Please check your email to access your ballot starting March 19th!

SGC Candidate Statements

Parent: Kristin Patterson

I am interested in serving on the SGC so I may help to shape, support, and execute on the strategic direction for EPMS. I have served in a number of roles over the past 8 years at Hembree Springs, and have seen firsthand how parent and community engagement helps to create a successful school environment for students, families, and faculty. Some of the positions I have held at HSES include PTA Secretary, PTA VP of Staff Support, room parent, 5th-grade promotion co-chair, and committee lead for 3rd and 4th-grade book club, hearing and vision screenings, and school supplies fundraising. I have also held positions on my homeowners association board (Hembree Grove), and preschool parent association board (Northbrook United Methodist Church). For the past 10 years, I have worked as Vice President of New Business Development for The Toronto Dominion Bank. I am charged on a daily basis to build strategic plans for retailers across the US while maintaining profitability levels and executing programs flawlessly. Previously I held positions at GE Capital and The Home Depot corporate office. My degree is in Marketing from Clemson University (1995). My son, Matthew, is a rising 6th grader. He is fortunate to attend math class at EPMS this year and has had a wonderful experience. I would like to give back to a school that is proven to provide enriching opportunities for all students. I also have a daughter, Caitlin, who is a rising 4th grader at Hembree Springs.

Parent: Stacy Lampert

Hi, I am Stacy Lampert, the parent of 6th-grade twin boys. My boys are on different tracks at Elkins, different world languages, but both are taking band. One plays the percussions, and the other one is playing the baritone. Both of my kids are happy and thriving with the AVID protocols that many of the teachers use at Elkins. I feel that it is important to have a parent’s perspective, to help with the translation of Fulton County language to make sure it is a parent-friendly language to facilitate a clear understanding and keep communication as a 2-way street. As your parent representative, I will help explain the EPMS strategic plan from the perspective of a parent and advocate for all our children. I was lucky enough to have some wonderful people help our family to become acclimated to middle school and want to pay it forward with my involvement in the SGC. I would be honored to be your elected representative at Elkins Pointe Middle School.

Teacher: David Paperno

Over the course of my first year at Elkins Pointe, I have been able to observe and understand how our school works as well as what our areas of success and growth are over the course of the year. As a new teacher to Elkins Pointe, I have also been able to bring in a new perspective in order to best meet the needs of the school. I have been able to do this as a new teacher at the school by interacting with both students, teachers, parents, and those in the community that do not currently attend the school. This coupled with serving on the school governance council due to filling an open position on the current council and working on the new strategic plan for the school has made me want to become more involved in the school. These experiences have allowed me to not only want to but also understand what is needed in order to help drive the school toward excellence. An accomplishment that I am most proud of while filling a position on the current council has been leading the school governance council through the strategic planning process. This experience has better prepared me over the course of the year to help lead those on the council through different processes to not only accomplish goals for the school but set them as well. Though I have only been able to serve on the council for one year, I think that I have been able to demonstrate leadership for the school through acting as the chair of the council.

Teacher: Emory Johnson

I am seeking a teacher position on the Elkins Pointe School Governance Council to work more closely with fellow teachers, parents, and community leaders as we plan the way ahead for Elkins Pointe. I look forward to helping determine the long-term direction of our school, designing innovative solutions to increase student achievement, and continuing to be an ambassador for our school and community. I am invested in this school and community. I have been teaching for 12 years, 10 of which have been at Elkins Pointe. I serve as the Grade Level Chair for 6th Grade, as well as the 6th Grade Science PLC Chair. I also have the pleasure of serving on numerous committees such as AVID, PBIS, School Safety, WINN Academic, and the Elkins Pointe Leadership Team. Thank you for your time and consideration. Rawlings Johnson

Provide Public Comment on the 2018 Elkins Pointe Strategic Plan:

  • ​​Review Plan, click here
  • Give Feedback, click here



The purpose of the School Governance Council is to provide parents, school staff, and community members with a leadership role in the management of the school. The School Governance Council is a governing body that is representative of the community and the school but operates under the control and management of the Board of Education. The Council is responsible for making decisions regarding the strategic direction of the school including:

  1. Approve the school strategic plan and updates

  2. Approve the annual budget recommendations and resource allocations

  3. Participate in hiring of the principal (in the case of a vacancy)

  4. Provide annual feedback on principal performance

  5. Interface with the schools’ Title I Committee

  6. Manage the Request for Flexibility process 

Strategic Plan

2014-2015 Strategic Plan Overview
2014-2015 Strategic Plan

thompsonj5@fultonschools.orgParent Elect 06/30/2018
pabian@fultonschools.orgParent Elect 06/30/2018
CarpenterK@fultonschools.orgParliamentarian, Parent Elect 06/30/2019
tongue@fultonschools.orgTeacher Elect06/30/2019
paperno@fultonschools.orgChair, Teacher
* Community Member
* Community Member
beardenl@fultonschools.orgStaff Representative - Assistant Principal
smithkl@fultonschools.orgPrincipal     n/a

A Message from the Elkins Pointe School Governance Council (SGC)

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Dear Parents,


Some of you might be feeling like "Tom the Cat" when reviewing our calendar in the coming weeks. No need to blink twice, yes, September 14th is on a THURSDAY and is a FULL release day for the students at Elkins Pointe.


How, Why, What...?


1. How? As an SGC we work as a team of parents, teachers, community representatives and school staff in managing the request for flexibility as permitted under Fulton County Schools. We based the scope of where 2017-18 flexibilities should be applied to on state testing data (2015 and 2016).


2. Why? We want our teachers and staff to have additional time to develop themselves professionally alongside their school peers in order to increase the quality of teaching and learning at Elkins Pointe.


As an SGC team, and under the directives of our school's strategic initiatives, we strongly believe that through professional development, teachers are better equipped to incorporate technology in the classroom, implement personalized learning strategies and maximize differentiation. Our goal is to give teachers the tools to challenge students to grow beyond their current academic level, despite individual starting points and continue to improve overall student performance on the EOG milestones. To build instructional effectiveness within our staff while offering the highest quality academic instruction for all students, our teachers and staff need in-depth professional learning. As with any professional setting, TRAINING is a necessary ongoing investment with positive achievements.


3. What? In the fall of 2016, the SGC applied for seed funds to support (3) professional development days for our teachers and staff. By Spring of 2017, the team discussed, combed and gathered as much input necessary when coming up with these final dates. We took multiple factors into consideration when deciding this year's full release days (pre-planned teacher program meetings, holidays, external calendars, feeder calendars, offsite schedules, etc), resulting in the following approved dates and session details -


  • Thursday, September 14 – Professional learning breakout sessions by teachers and for teachers focused on school and district initiatives that drive personalized learning (balanced assessment tools, literacy across the content areas, 365 Microsoft office tools and applications, TAG cohort, blend space, choice and voice, varied strategies, choice in demonstrating learning, AVID strategies, etc.)


  • Friday, November 17 - The iSchool Escape Bus professional learning experience (teachers will work in teams through a series of professional development techniques with the added team building element simulated through an escape room challenge)


  • Friday, February 9 - “Learning abound” - Teachers and staff will travel to schools in and/or of FC that have similar demographics and goals for student learning. They will spend the day in other buildings talking with other educators around the district and north Fulton about research based strategies that are effective.


*denotes a switch in professional learning agenda

(offsite moved from September 14 to February 9th)



We understand and recognize the challenges in arrangements and the struggles of synchronizing calendars. Please know that our purpose and mission is to foster and champion the very best learning environment for our kids and our teachers. We are a team, TOGETHER we can help all of our students achieve more! :-)!


Please CLICK HERE to visit our web page! Got more "?'s", please do not hesitate in connecting to your parent SGC representatives, we want to hear from you!


Lily Pabian - Pabian@fultonschools.org

Jen Thompson - Thompsonj5@fultonschools.org

Kathleen Carpenter - CarpenterK@fultonschools.org


Request for Flexibility Proposals 2016-2017

The LSGC held a public comment period on the RFF proposals during the November 16, 2016, meeting. 
RFF EPMS Interest Form 2016.pdf
EPMS RFF Seat Time Sep 2016.pdf



SEED Fund Proposal for 2017-2018

The LSGC voted to approve the SEED Fund proposal during the December meeting.

EPMS SEED Fund Application December 2016


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Capital Plan 2022 & Splost
Capital programs provide the resources our students and staff use every day including the school buses our students ride, the construction and renovations of our school learning environments, the technology and equipment used for learning and teaching, safety enhancements that protect our students, the fields our students play on, and even the furniture students and staff sit on each day.

2022 Capital Planning

CP2022 Information Sheet

CP2022 Information Sheet in Spanish

CP2022 FAQ

CP2022 FAQ in Spanish​​​​

RFF Decision Letter 2015
RFF Early Release Draft with all edits 10-11-2014
RFF EPMS Flexible Seat Time Final Approved

​Upcoming Meeting Dates​​​

SGC meetings are held in the Media Center on the following date(s):​​

 Remaining meeting dates (all Fridays, all 7:45-8:30a in EPMS Media Center):

  • Feb. 16 
  • Mar. 16
  • Apr. 13
  • May 11​


SGC Meeting Documents​


Mtg Date: 02/16/2018 
Meeting Agenda 2/16/2018​​
​Summary of Meeting Actions 2/16/2018
Approved Meeting Minutes​ 2/02/2018

Mtg Date: 02/02/2018 (Rescheduled)​​

Mtg Date: 01​​​/19/2018 (Canceled) ​ 
Meeting Agenda 01/19/2018
Note: The Jan. 19, 2018  7:45 AM – 8:30 AM meeting was canceled due to snow days. The SGC Meeting was rescheduled for​ February 02​, 2018 at 7:45 AM in the media center.  
​Summary of Meeting Actions 01/19/2018
DRAFT Minutes 01/19/2018
Approved Meeting Minutes 12/08/2017

Mtg Date: 12/08/2017 ​ 
Meeting Agenda 12/08/2017​

​Mtg Date: 11/10/2017 ​ 

Mtg Date: 10/20/2017
Mtg Date: 9/22/2017

​Mtg Date: 8/22/2017

Meeting Agenda 8/22/2017​​

Meeting Summary 22 Aug 2017​






September 22, 2017 - 7:45 

  • Sept​ember 13, 2017 - 7:45 am (Mtg will was rescheduled due to inclement weather)
  • September 11, 2017 - 7:45​​ (Mtg was ​rescheduled due to inclement weather to 9/13/2017 @ 7:45 am)

August 22,2017 - 4:30 PM​







August 18, 2016 - 7:45 AM

September 14, 2016 - 4:30 PM

October 13, 2016 - 7:45 AM

November  16, 2016 - 4:30 PM

December 8, 2016 - 7:45 AM

January 11, 2017 - 4:30 PM

February 15, 2017 - 7:45 AM

March 15, 2017 - 4:30 PM

April 12, 2017 - 4:30 PM

May 9, 2017 - 7:45 AM

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Minutes EPMS SGC 05-09-17.pdfMinutes EPMS SGC 05-09-17
Meeting Agenda May 2017.pdfMeeting Agenda May 2017
Meeting Summary 9 May 2017.pdfMeeting Summary 9 May 2017
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Meeting Agenda APR 2017.pdfMeeting Agenda APR 2017
Meeting Summary 12 Apr 2017.pdfMeeting Summary 12 Apr 2017
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Meeting Agenda Mar 2017.pdfMeeting Agenda Mar 2017
Meeting Summary 15 Mar 2017.pdfMeeting Summary 15 Mar 2017
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Meeting Agenda Feb 2017.pdfMeeting Agenda Feb 2017
Meeting Minutes 15 Feb 2017.pdfMeeting Minutes 15 Feb 2017
Meeting Summary 15 FEB 2017.pdfMeeting Summary 15 FEB 2017
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Community Outreach Committee Meeting Agenda 20 JAN 2017.pdfCommunity Outreach Committee Meeting Agenda 20 JAN 2017
Community Outreach Committee Meeting Minutes 20 JAN 2017.pdfCommunity Outreach Committee Meeting Minutes 20 JAN 2017
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Agenda JAN 11.pdfAgenda JAN 11
Meeting Minutes Jan 2017.pdfMeeting Minutes Jan 2017
Meeting Summary Jan 2017.pdfMeeting Summary Jan 2017
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Agenda Dec 2016.pdfAgenda Dec 2016
Meeting Minutes Dec 2016.pdfMeeting Minutes Dec 2016
Meeting Summary 8 Dec 2016.pdfMeeting Summary 8 Dec 2016
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Agenda 16 NOV 2016.pdfAgenda 16 NOV 2016
Meeting Minutes 16 Nov 2016.pdfMeeting Minutes 16 Nov 2016
Meeting Summary 16 Nov 2016.pdfMeeting Summary 16 Nov 2016
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Community Outreach Committee Meeting Minutes 25 OCT 2016.pdfCommunity Outreach Committee Meeting Minutes 25 OCT 2016
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Agenda 13 OCT.pdfAgenda 13 OCT
Meeting Minutes 13 OCT 2016.pdfMeeting Minutes 13 OCT 2016
Meeting Summary 13 OCT 2016.pdfMeeting Summary 13 OCT 2016
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Agenda 14 SEP 2016.pdfAgenda 14 SEP 2016
Meeting Minutes 14 SEP 2016.pdfMeeting Minutes 14 SEP 2016
Meeting Summary 14 SEP 2016.pdfMeeting Summary 14 SEP 2016
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Agenda 18 AUG 2016.pdfAgenda 18 AUG 2016
Meeting Summary 18 AUG 2016.pdfMeeting Summary 18 AUG 2016
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2022 Capital Planning.pdf2022 Capital Planning
Choice Parent Advisory 9 22 15.pdfChoice Parent Advisory 9 22 15
Personalized Learning - community meetings.pdfPersonalized Learning - community meetings
Public Comment Protocol.pdfPublic Comment Protocol
School Governance Council Handbook v3 0 Final.pdfSchool Governance Council Handbook v3 0 Final
SEED Fund Award Letter.pdfSEED Fund Award Letter
September 2015 SPC Minutes.pdfSeptember 2015 SPC Minutes
SGC Guidance Documents.pdfSGC Guidance Documents
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