Emma B Trask Middle


Home of the Bears


Compact for Success

Trask Middle School
2020-2021 Compact for Success
Kim Clark, Principal


Trask Middle School is committed to providing an equitable and inclusive working and learning environment for all students, families, and staff.

Goals for Student Achievement

Trask Bears are Respectful, Responsible, and Safe!
Accept and encourage positive behavior
Be a good listener
Have self-respect and pride
Represent TMS positively
Accept consequences
Demonstrate self-control
Follow directions
Make good choices
Use appropriate language and tone 
Arrive on time
Be ready to participate
Keep hands and feet to yourself
Obey emergency procedures
Report problems
Use equipment correctly

District Goals:

District Goals

The Trask Bear Team Will:

Provide an environment that is inviting, respect-ful, supportive, inclusive, and flexible.

Provide relevant and rigorous instruction based on the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

Provide students and parents with feedback on the students’ progress via phone calls, emails, parent conferences, and through Parent Portal.

Update grade book weekly through the Power School Portal.

Encourage student use of organizational strategies such as a student planner .

Provide students with opportunities to read, write, think, and speak in every class every day.
Elective Teachers Will:
Provide students the opportunity to explore potential interests and talents beyond the core curriculum.
6th Grade Teachers Will:
Assist students with transitioning from the elementary school environment to the middle school environment.

Teach each student to use a planner for communica-tion, to help students become more self reliant, and as a tool to actively communicate expectations and student progress.
7th Grade Teachers Will:
Continue to work on organizational structure and skills introduced in 6th grade.
Assist students in understanding the rewards and/or consequences of their choices.
Prepare students to transition into the increased freedom offered in 8th grade.
8th Grade Teachers Will:
Help students develop communication skills for the
21st century work environment.
Prepare students for the transition from the middle school environment to the high school environment.

Parents and Students, We Want You!

Learn about the various club offerings at Trask Middle School and become a part of the ones that interest you the most! Parent volunteers are always needed to assist the clubs with supervision, fundraising, and simply adding to the clubs effectiveness by offering your skills and talents!

Battle of the Books
Garden Club
Green Club 
Grizzly Family Book Club
Math Counts
Science Olympiad
STEAM Nights
Student Council Association

Communication About Student Learning:

Trask Middle School is committed to communicating with families about student learning. Some of the ways you can expect us to communicate are:
  • Connect 5 emails: It is very important that we have your correct email address in our PowerSchool data system.  If your email address changes, we must make this adjustment in our data system for you to get these emails.  Please contact the data manager at 910-350-2142  x 76001 to update this information or click HERE to complete this electronic form
  • Parent-teacher conferences as needed
  • PowerSchool Parent Portal
    (District code for mobile app:  XDZB)  
  • Quarterly progress reports
  • Trask Website
  • Weekly Newsletters announcing school events and updates
Social Media: Stay connected!
  • Instagram “Follow” us at emmab.trask
  • Facebook: “Like” us on Facebook
  • Twitter: Follow us @traskbears and also search the twitter hashtag #traskmiddle to stay updated with Trask happenings.
Let us know how we are doing!
Parent  Involvement Surveys: Tell us what you think by completing our parent survey.

Parents Get Involved:

We encourage parents and families to become partners with our Trask Middle School community through volunteer opportunities. Parents and families will be notified of volunteer opportunities through the weekly newsletters, school invitations, letters, and our web page.
There are many ways for parents to be involved at Trask Middle School! These include: 
Breakfast with Bears
EOG test proctors
Faculty/Staff Breakfast and Lunch Events
Grizzly Family Book Club
Mobile Instructional Support Lab
Parent University
Refreshments/Baked Goods 
STAE tutorials
STEM Night Activities

Trask Middle School’s Parent Involvement Policy, including NHCS District Parent Involvement Policy 9060 and a list of all of our Title I Meeting dates, can be viewed by going to the our web site at: https://trask.nhcs.net/about-us/title-1 and clicking on the Parent Involvement Policy Link. You can also go directly to the NHCS District Policy on Parent Involvement 9060 by clicking HERE.