Announcements–Last Updated Friday, 4/20
The ACT Word of the Day is Mundane.
(adj.) Ordinary or common.
“His boss never gave him interesting work to do; he mostly got mundane tasks like filling the fry basket with oil or flipping burgers.”
(adj.) Lacking interest; boring.
“It was difficult returning to our mundane daily routine after having been on so many adventures over break.”
Starting Thursday, April 19th, students can start registering for WIT online classes for next year! Yay! See your school counselor as soon as possible to get registered. Students must register for online classes before you leave for summer break.
This Friday at 7:00pm, experience two student directed one acts: The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, followed by the Seussification of a Midsummer Night’s Dream! You don’t want to miss this Seussified Shakespeare Event! Only $5 for Adults and $4 for students!
Please see the attached flyer for dance tryouts.
Seniors who are going to Prom…if you have earned 8 “Be Great” cards you may redeem your cards for a FREE Prom Ticket! Please see Mrs. Hibbs in Room S112 with your “Be Great” Cards to reserve your ticket by Friday, April 27th. You MUST be on the eligibility list to reserve your ticket.
Summer Camp Registration for Move Strong with CNOS Sports Performance, formally known as Velocity, is accepting registration for their camp at choose.cnos.net/move-strong. Camp dates are June 4th to August 16th, be sure to sign up.
Students just a quick reminder that you must have your student ID on you at all times, especially during lunch. Students that do not have their ID will either need to purchase an ID or have a day pass on them. If you need to purchase a day pass or a student ID, please see Mrs. Franco before the start of second block. Day passes are $1.00 if you purchase them before the start of second block, students that do not come before the start of second block will now be charged $2.00 for a day pass. If you do not have money to purchase an ID or a day pass, please visit with an administrator in the lunch room and they will help you receive lunch. Students you will never be refused lunch, please just make sure that you are following the correct steps to get into the cafeteria area.
Varsity Soccer Boys Tournament @ North High
7:00pm – Spring One Act Plays in the Auditorium
Experience two student directed one acts: The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, followed by the Seussification of a Midsummer Night’s Dream!
You don’t want to miss this Seussified Shakespeare Event! Adults ONLY $5.00 and $4.00 for students!
(Saturday) Varsity Boys Soccer Tournament @ North High
(Saturday) 7:00am – Color Guard Tryouts @ East Middle
(Saturday) 8:00am – EHS Alumni Basketball Tournament in the Gym until 6:00pm
(Sunday) 10:00am – Bands 2nd Annual Mattress Fundraiser in the Commons until 5:00pm
What is a Mattress Fundraiser? Follow this link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtWPNME9W2w) to a YouTube video that will explain it in ONE MINUTE! There will be 30+ mattress floor samples available for individuals to come out and try, as well as lifestyle adjustable bases on display, premium pillows, mattress protectors, traditional iron bed frames, high rise bed frames and headboards. We carry mattresses from Simmons Black, Simmons Beautyrest, Wellsville and others. Here is a link (bit.ly/beds4blackraiders) to our Facebook event!
-If you are interested in viewing any of the activities, please visit: http://www.missouririverconf.org.
Visit East High Activities on Twitter at @BlackRaiderEHS for all of your activity and school information.
Monday, April 23rd during lunches – Native American Focus Group with Mrs. Sackmann in room 219 (bring your lunch on a Styrofoam tray)
Monday, April 23rd during lunches – R.A.P. Group with Mrs. Gentry in room 219 (bring your lunch on a Styrofoam tray)
Tuesday, April 24th @ 3:00pm – Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) in Mrs. Fielding’s room 217 until 4:00pm (any interested student can attend)
Wednesday, April 25th @ 7:20am – FCA meeting in Mr. Jepsen’s room 208 (any interested student can attend)
Wednesday, April 25th @ 3:00pm – Game Club Meeting in Mrs. Heyer’s room 233 (any interested student can attend)
Thursday, April 26th @ 7:20am – Environmental Club in Mrs. McCaslen-Hibbs room S112 (any interested student can attend)
Thursday, April 26th @ 3:00pm – Writers Guild Meeting in Mrs. Heyer’s room 233 (any interested student can attend)
Thursday, April 26th @ 3:15pm – Thursday Night Club for ALL students needing assistance with Math, English, and Science in Mrs. McCaslen-Hibb’s room S112 until
4:15pm; students are expected to sign-in by 3:15pm. Transportation is available for students that need it, please visit with Mrs. McCaslen-Hibbs.
UPCOMING COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY VISITS & SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES:
Seniors need to complete the attached scholarship form and return it to Mrs. Ericson BEFORE April 25th. If you have question, please see Mrs. Ericson.
– Visits will be located in the upstairs Counseling Center. If you are interested in visiting with any representatives, go to Family Connections (Naviance) under College > College Visits and respond accordingly. You will sign in during your visit.
Students can start registering for WIT online classes for next year! See your school counselor as soon as possible to get registered. Students must register for online classes before you leave for summer break.
Information for the upcoming fall ACT prep class have been attached to the announcements.
In addition to your school counselors, you can visit http://yourlifeiowa.org, call 1-855-851-8111 or text 1-855-895-3898 (between 2:00pm and 10:00pm) if you or a friend is being bullied (in-person or cyber bullying) or needing to talk about teen suicide. In addition you can visit http://www.caasaonline.org or call 1-877-362-4612 for sexual assault concerns or call 1-800-382-5603 to discuss teen dating violence.
Visit East High Counseling on Twitter at @_EHS_Counseling for all of your Scholarship, College, and testing information.
STUDENT NEWS & INFORMATION:
Hey Sophomores… There are several colleges across the state that are hosting FREE summer Leadership Opportunities for GEAR UP students. These colleges include Grandview University, University of Northern Iowa, Eastern Iowa Community College, Iowa State University, and Buena Vista University. Check your email or the GEAR UP Canvas page for more information! The deadline to register is April 27th. Registration at each college is first come, first served. More information can be found here: https://gearupiowa.gov/summertour (Links to an external site.)
The Sioux City Community School District is partnering to put on a Wellness Festival; this event is free and open to all students/families (see the attached flyer).
The Sioux City Police Department is offering a Youth Academy this summer for students who are 14-18 years old on five Tuesday evenings, beginning May 29th. If you are interested in submitting an application, please contact Officer Schmeckpeper or you may stop by the Police Department Headquarters at 601 Douglas Street. The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 3rd. If you have any questions, feel free to call Rita Donnelly at the Sioux City Police Department at 279-6424.
The 2018 ArtWorks has art work from TK – 12th grade art exhibits at the Ho-Chunk Centre 4th Floor Gallery. Convenient FREE parking is located in the Discovery or Heritage parking ramps just steps from the Ho-Chunk Centre. ArtWorks features more than 1,100 pieces of artwork from each of the Sioux City Community Schools elementary, middle, and high schools. Join us for a family – friendly reception and awards presentation Saturday, May 5th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm (awards presentation at 6:00pm) on the 4th floor of the Ho-Chunk Centre. You call also check out the exihibits on Friday, May 4th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Saturday, May 5th from 10:00am to 7:00pm or Sunday, May 6th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
Parents of Seniors, After Prom Information can found on our Facebook page East High After Prom Party 2018 (https://www.facebook.com/East-High-After-Prom-Party-2018-120023248652026/) and our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Raiders, just a quick reminder that the requirements for dance eligibility started over at the beginning of 4th quarter. There is one “tweak” but, for the most part, they are the same…
High School Dance Eligibility
Students must meet the following requirements prior to purchasing a dance ticket.
- Passing all classes
- Completion of Naviance
- No more than 7 tardies within the quarter of eligibility
- No OSS within the quarter of eligibility
- 90% attendance (NO UNEXCUSED ABSENCES)
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR OWN ATTENDANCE! Guest Permission slips have been attached.
Want to be pictured in the yearbook? The yearbook staff is looking for any great classroom pictures you may have taken this year during a class activity. Don’t have any? Well, with the permission of your teacher, take a great shot with your best pan of chocolate chip cookies in FACS or with a Bunsen burner during your Chemistry experiment. Then, send them to this email address. We look forward to seeing you in the 2018 yearbook! Senior yearbook pictures should be submitted as soon as possible. The yearbook staff is looking for your favorite shot, but keep in mind that head and shoulder shots are best. Color photos are preferred, but black and white are okay. Send your digital image to email@example.com or drop a hard copy by room 229 on A days. Pictures with other people in them will be refused, so make sure the picture just features you (pets are okay). If you have not yet purchased your yearbook, you may do so at www.yearbooksforever.com or in room 229 on A days. Please do not pay in the main office as those payments sometimes do not get recorded correctly. Checks are preferred if you choose not to pay online. Please make them payable to EHS Yearbook the cost is $75.
Join Siouxland Teens Against Human Trafficking and become a part of the movement to educate, raise awareness, and combat human trafficking. STAHT is a great way for teens in our community to come together and work to fight a very pressing issue in our world today. The organization will plan projects, do presentations, put on fundraising events, and so much more. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 3:15 at West High School, but time and location can change if students from other schools would like to participate. Contact Payton Beaumier at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or would like any additional information.
East High Pop Sockets are still available for only $10.00 from Mrs. Page in room 104, they would great for Easter Baskets! Thanks for supporting East High 2018 After Prom.
Kindergarten and 3rd Grade Students, according to Iowa law, all children enrolling in kindergarten and 3rd grade are required to evidence of a vision screening no earlier than 1 year prior to enrollment and no more than 6 months after the date of your student’s enrollment. Vision screening forms are available through eye care professional, from your school nurse, or at the following website, https://idph.iowa.gov/Portals/1/userfiles/88/Cert%20of%20Vision%20ScrnDec2015%20wFacts%20Fillable_FINAL.pdf
7th and 12th Grade Immunization Requirements, Iowa Immunization law requires that all students entering 7th grade have both a Meningococcal vaccination and a Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis/whooping cough) vaccination before school starts in the fall. Iowa law requires that all students entering 12th grade have a Meningococcal vaccination. The requirement is 2 doses of meningococcal (A,C,W,Y) vaccine for students in grade 12, if born after September 15, 1999; or 1 dose if received when students are 16 years of age or older are required before school starts in the fall. The Tdap requirement has been in place since the 2013/14 school year and requires a booster dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria, and acellular Pertussis containing vaccine for students entering 7th grade, regardless of the interval since the last Tetanus/Diphtheria containing vaccine. Pertussis (whooping cough) is a very contagious disease that causes violent coughing fits that make it hard to breathe. The meningococcal vaccine has been required since the start of the 2017/18 school year. Meningococcal disease is a life threatening illness that is caused by bacteria that infects the brain, blood, and spinal cord. It easily spreads in crowded settings. The vaccine is required prior to both the 7th and 12th. What does this mean for you? You will need to call your physician’s office to make an appointment for these vaccines. You will need to check your home records or call your physician’s office to see what your student’s status is. If you do not have insurance, you can contact the Siouxland District Health Department at 279-6119. Please send a copy of your student’s updated immunization record to the school nurse prior to the first day of school. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.
Kindergarten & 9th Grade Students, according to Iowa law, all Iowa children enrolling for the first time in Kindergarten or 9th grade must have a dental screening on file. It’s required per Iowa law! According to this law: Screening must occur no earlier than 1 year before enrollment and no later than 4 months after enrollment. If you think you have already sent this form to school, please double check with your student to make sure that they have turned it into the nurse’s office. Screenings can be performed by dentists or dental hygienists. Here is a link to the dental form. http://www.siouxcityschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Certificate_of_Dental_Screening_9.13.12.pdf. Please have this form filled out by your dental provider and turned in to your high school.
The East High Thrift Shop is located downstairs in the AEC. There is clothing available if needed for any occasion. Did you forget your gym clothes? We can help! Can’t find a coat? We can help! Visit us through the big double doors located downstairs and remember all of the items are FREE! Mrs. Elder is glad to help.
Students that are in need of Food For Thought bags can head down to the AEC during 4th period to get the food on the last school day of the week. These bags are for home use, if opened at school students will no longer be allowed to receive one.
Students, as you may have noticed there are signs on the doors reminding you to not let anyone in the school. Due to recent events we would really like for visitors and students to ring the doorbell to get in the building. If we all follow this protocol we can monitor who is coming into our school at all times. Also, please do not remove these signs from the doors.
VAPES ARE ILLEGAL regardless of what is in them. Getting caught in possession with one is a violation of the student code and will result in school consequences, an athletic code violation (making you ineligible for athletics and activities), and a $50 ticket plus a mandatory court appearance from the police. YOUR AGE DOES NOT MATTER, it is a violation for all students. SOCIAL MEDIA PICTURES OF YOU VAPING CAN LEAD TO THESE SAME CONSEQUENCES.
This includes “Juuling”, Juul pods are not permitted on school grounds and the consequences are the same as any other tobacco products.
PARKING NOTICE: Just a reminder to students that there is to be no parking along or on any yellow curb, on a sidewalk, in front of any entrance, on the grass, in front of any gate leading to any part of the school grounds, in visitor parking or handicap parking, or where any cones have been set up, etc. The bottom line, students should be parking in actual parking spots and not making up their own parking spots. This is so O&M, contractors, delivery drivers, bus drivers and (if necessary) emergency personnel can easily access those parts of the building and grounds. Students that are parking incorrectly may not be warned going forward and take the risk of being towed. Also, if you are parking on the street please make sure that you are not parking in front any of East High’s neighbors driveways, mailboxes, etc.
SILVER CORD OPPORTUNITIES:
Unity Elementary is holding their school carnival be on Thursday, May 17th and we would love for any student looking to earn Silver Cord. Please contact Mr. Kilburn at email@example.com or Ms. Christiansen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping out.
The LaunchPAD Children’s Museum is looking for volunteers to lead activities in our museum. The museum is built on the idea of hands-on discovery and we have a variety of STEM based exhibits and programming in our museum. The museums focus is on kids ages 2-7 and we want fun demonstrations/activities that excite kids about science, technology, engineering, or math. We close at 4:30pm most days, so full time workers would probably find Thursday nights & weekends most convenient. However, we have plenty of programming during the weekdays for anyone who is available. We are not looking for any sort of repeat commitment, although that would be great. Please feel free to email (Jeremy@launchpadmuseum.com) or text Jeremy Bartelt at (612) 202-3219 if you have any ideas or questions.
Students looking for silver cord hours and not looking to travel far can earn hours right here at East High. Just stop on down to the AEC/SWS room and help with The Thrift Shop or The Food 4 Thought bags. Contact Mrs. Elder when you arrive to help out!
Students interested in tutoring during Thursday Night Club in the Media Center from 3:00pm to 4:00pm are welcome to contact Mrs. McCaslen-Hibbs in room S112. They are in high demand for Physics and Chemistry tutors.
Students looking to earn Silver Cord Hours without having to travel can talk to Mrs. Calamanco on Thursday after school in the freshman science wing room S109. Mrs. Calamanco is looking for help setting up/taking down labs and organizing lap supplies.
The S.T.A.R.S. (Special Troopers Adaptive Riding School) is looking for volunteers to help out one hour every week. S.T.A.R.S. is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the wellbeing of individuals with physical, cognitive, emotional, behavior or social challenges through therapeutic horseback riding, K-9 services and other animal assisted activities. Students do not need to have experience with horses but must be at least 14 years of age and complete the volunteer training class that is provided. If you are interested in helping out, please contact email@example.com.*
Students looking for Silver Cord hours are encouraged to volunteer at the Siouxland Soup Kitchen. The soup kitchen is open 7 days a week and they serve a full course hot meal with a drink. The Soup Kitchen is located at 717 West 7th St. and serve members of the community on Monday through Friday 5:15pm to 6:00pm, Saturday noon to 1:00pm, and Sunday 3:00pm to 4:00pm. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact The Soup Kitchen at (712) 258-0027.*
All senior silver cord hours are due by April 1st to Mrs. Benson if you would like to receive the cord for the graduation ceremony.
Please see Ms. Benson in the upper Counseling Office for Silver Cord opportunities.*
*This material is neither endorsed nor sponsored by East High School or the Sioux City Community School District.
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