Announcements–Last Updated Friday, 1/19
The ACT Word of the Day is Simulate.
(verb) To imitate the appearance or character of
To pretend to have or feel an emotion
To produce a computer model of
East High will have its Annual 8th Grade Transition Night on Monday, January 22; this will be held in the auditorium from 7:00pm until 8:00pm.
As a reminder, students are NOT to be in the gym or back hallway if you do not have a PE class. Do NOT enter the gym during your lunch, there are classes taking place.
The Sioux City Community Schools is holding an Informational Night for all ESL families on Tuesday, January 23rd from 4:30pm until 6:00pm at the Sioux City Public Library. The event will be an open house held in the Glesson Room at the downtown brand of the library; prizes and cookies will be provided.
Attention Sophomores….GEAR UP has visits planned for this semester to the University of South Dakota, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Iowa State University. If you are interested in attending any of these visits you will need to sign up on the GEAR UP page in Canvas. Seats for these visits are limited so don’t delay… sign up today!
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 email@example.com.
Yearbooks are on sale for $50 until February 16th; orders can be made through www.yearbooksforever.com. No orders will be taken in the main office or in room 229 during this early sales period. After February 16th the prices will go up to $75. If you know of someone who has still not received their 2016/2017 yearbook, please see Mrs. Shultz in room 229 on A days or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Health I students your Healthsaver Certification/CPR Cards are $6.00. Call Cammy Jo Cother (EMS Specialist) at Western Iowa Tech Community College to schedule a time to pick-up your card at (712) 274-8733 ext. 1338 or 3273 anytime during office hours from Monday – Friday between 8:00am – 4:00pm. Students will have until the end of the month pick-up your card.
Morningside College will be hosting its second annual Science and Mathematics Academic Reasoning Tournament (SMART) on February 6, 2018. The SMART competition will be an event in which area high school students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics, and in the process compete with students from other area high schools as well. Students will have the opportunity to win prizes, including scholarships to Morningside College. Any East High Student who is interested, stop in and sign up with Mr. Lara in Room S108, this week.
5:45pm – JV Girls Basketball Game vs. Bishop Heelan @ East High
7:30pm – Varsity Girls Basketball Game vs. Bishop Heelan @ East High
(Saturday) District Large Group Speech Contest @ East High
(Saturday) 9:30am – Varsity Wrestling Tournament vs. Denver Community Schools, North Fayette Community Schools, Stewartville School District @ Denver Events Center
(Saturday) 11:00am – Sioux City Metro Swim Invitational vs. Abraham Lincoln/Thomas Jefferson, Atlantic CSD, Bellevue East Senior, Bellevue West, Carroll Community & Omaha Central @ Lewis Central High School
(Saturday) 12:00pm – JV Girls Basketball Game vs. Sioux Falls Lincoln @ Abraham Lincoln High School
(Saturday) 1:30pm – Freshman Girls Basketball Game vs. Sioux Falls Lincoln @ Abraham Lincoln High School
(Saturday) 3:00pm – Varsity Girls Basketball Game vs. Sioux Falls Lincoln @ Abraham Lincoln High School
(Saturday) 5:15pm – Varsity Boys Basketball Game vs. Kennedy @ US Cellular Center
-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, January 22nd during lunches – R.A.P. Group with Mrs. Gentry in room 219 (bring your lunch on a Styrofoam tray)
Monday, January 22nd during lunches – Native American Focus Group with Mrs. Sackmann in room 219 (bring your lunch on a Styrofoam tray)
Tuesday, January 23rd @ 3:00pm – Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) in Mrs. Fielding’s room 217 until 4:00pm
Wednesday, January 24th @ 7:20am – FCA meeting in Mr. Jepsen’s room 208
Thursday, January 25th @ 7:30am – Environmental Club in Mrs. McCaslen-Hibbs room S112
Thursday, January 25th during Homeroom – Friendship Connections meeting in room 209 (only if you are not participant of MVP)
Thursday, January 25th @ 3:00am – Soccer Boys Informational Meeting in the Media Center
Thursday, January 25th @ 3:00pm – Writers Guild Meeting in Mrs. Heyer’s room 233
Thursday, January 25th @ 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.
Friday, January 26th during Homeroom – Business 101 classes Annual Chips Challenge in the commons
UPCOMING COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY VISITS & SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES:
Coolidge Scholarship – 1/24/18 Deadline
Drake Physics Prize Scholarship – 1/30/18 Deadline
Strayer-Rairden Scholarship – 1/30/18 Deadline
Kind World Foundation Scholarship – 2/1/18
– 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.
The current scholarships are located in your Family Connections/Naviance have DEADLINES for this month. Please go to your Family Connections to apply and find out more information for these and future scholarships that have upcoming deadlines. Questions, visit with your counselors or Mrs. Ericson in the 10th – 12th Counseling Office.
The Spring Session of the ACT Prep Class will start on Tuesday, February 27th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm every Tuesday at The Sanford Center until Tuesday, April 10th. The cost is only $35.00, if you are interested please sign-up in the counseling office as soon as possible.*
Students interested in taking the ACT prep class on Tuesday, February 20th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm are encouraged to check out the attached “Chad Cargill flyer 2018”.
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:
The State Board of Education is seeking applications (due February 1st) for a student member to serve on the board. The application and supporting documents are available on the Department of Education’s website. Please see the attached document for additional details.
Dona W. Prince DDS, MAGD is holding a FREE dental exam day with prophylaxis, x-rays, and fluoride on Wednesday, February 7th starting at 8:00am for any child 18 years old or younger. If you are interested in this free service for your child(ren) please call (712) 274-2228 to make an appointment. This event is part of the national Give Kids a Smile National Children’s Access Day founded by the American Dental Association.*
Registration for summer driver education classes will begin Monday, March 5th for all students enrolled with the Sioux City Community School District. Registration for students that do not attend a Sioux City Community School District school will start on Monday, March 12th with deadline to register being Friday, March 30th or until all spots are filled. Forms will NOT be available until Monday, March 5th at 7:00am and can be obtained from the counseling offices or main office but again these forms will NOT be available until Monday, March 5th at 7:00am. Starting Monday, March 5th the forms will have to be returned to the bookkeeper with payment in full any time after 7:00am if you wish to take drivers education at East High School. See the attachment for more information and if you have any questions please feel free to contact East High’s bookkeeper, Mrs. Ulven at (712) 274-4006 or at email@example.com.
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.
Western Iowa Tech Community College have provided their upcoming Teen Drivers’ Education classes on January 8th through February 28th or March 5th through April 25th. If you are interested in signing up, please contact Corporate College at (712) 274-8733 ext. 1481.
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.
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.
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:
Morningside Elementary is looking for students to help with their Talent Show. They need a few students on Thursday, February 8th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm to help watch the students during tryouts and then again Thursday, February 22nd setting up chairs and basic clean up after the show. Please contact Stacie Jenkins at Stacie.Jenkins@alliedsolutions.net.
The FTC (high school robotics) competition at WITCC is looking for volunteers on February 10th. Any group or individual that would be interested in volunteering can register by FIRST entering the Volunteer Information Management System (VIMS) at https://my.firstinspires.org/FIRSTPortal/Login/VIMS_Login.aspx and once you are logged into the system, select FTC and the State of Iowa to narrow down the list of events. Then select the events you want to help with and then select the role or roles you would like to be involved in. If you have questions about any of the roles, contact email@example.com.*
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.*
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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School District Community Sioux City waa fursad loo wada siman / shaqo-tallaabo ku raaca. Waa dhaqanka aan caddaalad ahayn ama takoor waayo hay’ad walba oo waxbarasho si takoor ku salaysan jinsiyad, caqiido, midab, nooca, nooca galmada, aqoonsiga jinsiga, asal qaran, diin, da ‘(shaqo), naafanimada, xaaladda dhaqaale (barnaamijyada) , xaaladda guurka (barnaamijyada), ama xaaladda halyeeyga barnaamijyadeeda waxbarasho iyo dhaqanka shaqada ay. Su’aalaha ama cabashooyinka lagu hagaajin karaa Jen Gomez, Agaasimaha Adeegyada Ardayda & Equity Education at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, firstname.lastname@example.org.