Announcements–Last Updated Friday, April 28



The Gay Straight Alliance be holding a bake sale every day this week during homeroom and afterschool in the commons.  So please come support your local LGBT+ community next week.  All students purchasing baked goods during homeroom should have a pass on them and money to purchase the item, if students do not have both they will be sent back to their homeroom. 


Come support East High Drama Department and enjoy “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” by Anita Loos Friday April 28th and Saturday April 29th.  Students $4 Adults $5. Tickets at the door.


Today is the last day to purchase a yearbook with cash or check at school. See Mrs. Shultz in room 229 with orders right after school today. Yearbooks can be ordered online until late Sunday at  Extras will not be ordered, so get your order in today.  This is the ABSOLUTE deadline.  The FINAL chance.  The LAST dance.  Buy a yearbook!


Color Guard Tryout sign up is located on the Band office door; TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP and you DO NOT need to be in Band!  Tryouts will be held TOMORROW at 8:00am in the East Middle School Gym.  If you have questions please see Mrs. Ericson in the Counseling Center.  Please wear raiders t-shirt, black shorts, and tennis shoes.  We are excited about the year ahead, and would like to see our numbers grow!


Seniors, you will be voting for your Morningside Days King and Queen on Tuesday, May 2nd online from 9:00am until 11:00am.  The link will be emailed out at the top of Tuesday’s announcements promptly at 9:00am.


The Siouxland Blood Bank will be here on May 5th holding a blood drive.  Student Council will be handing out permission slips during lunches for those who wish to donate from May 1st to the 4th.  This is a special blood drive, as it is two days before former East High student Alexis Wilde’s birthday.  One of Alexis’ goals was to donate enough blood to get a blood cord for graduation.  So please think about donating in Alexis’ honor and so we can give over a gallon, which is what is needed for a blood cord.


The East High Cheer team is holding try-outs on Friday, May 5th at 4:00pm in the East High gym.  Practice for the try-outs will be May 3rd to May 5th from 6:00am until 7:15am in the East High gym.  If you have questions, please email


Seniors:  The 2017 After Prom Event is FREE to ALL East High Seniors and their dates; even if you don’t qualify for the dance.  Students just need to make sure that they sign up with Mrs. Heyer.   As for the dance, tickets will be on sale on April 24th before and after school and during lunches, tickets will be $20 per person for the dance.  The eligibility list will be out on Friday, April 21st, students need to make sure that they are passing all classes and that they qualify under the attendance guidelines AND that they have completed Naviance.  In addition to the free after prom event the committee is having a Grand March in the East High Auditorium on Saturday, May 6th at 4:30pm.  The doors will open at 4:00pm for the students to start lining up.  This event is free and open to the public.

            The Bargin Center just off of Wesley Way is giving away prom dresses to students that need them.

            Any student wanting to redeem Be Great Cards (8 cards per ticket) for a Prom Ticket need to contact Mrs. Hibbs or Mrs. Tuttle by Friday, April 28th.

            Seniors wishing to pick up picture envelopes prior to prom are welcome to stop by Mrs. Heyer’s room and do so, room 233.


The East High Talent Show will take place on Monday, May 8th in the East High Auditorium.  Do  you want a chance at winning a $100 and the title of the 2017 East High Talent Show champion?  To try out for the talent show, talk to Mrs. Bryce in the English hallway in room 226 by the little theatre.

Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your artistic ability?  East High will be hosting an art showcase before and during the talent show on May 8th at 6pm!  There will be awards presented at the end of the night!  If you are interested in including your art, contact Vanessa Perez or Mrs. Bryce in room 226 by May 5th


The Velocity Camp begins on June 5th and end on July 27th, the cost of the camp is $75.00.  If you would like to register follow this link:



4:00pm – Varsity/JV Girls Tennis Match @ South Sioux

4:30pm – Track Invitational @ South Sioux 

5:00pm – 8th Grade Football Camp on the EHS Football Field until 6:15pm

5:30pm – Kind World Foundation Banquet at the Sioux City Country Club

-If you are interested in viewing any of the activities, please visit:


East High Band is having our 2017 Marching Raiders season kick-off meeting on Monday, May 8th at 6:00pm in the EHS Media Center.  All incoming freshman and incoming parents are invited to attend.


Visit East High Activities on Twitter at @BlackRaiderEHS for all of your activity and school information.



Thursday, April 27th  @ 3:00pm – Writer’s Guild meeting in Mrs. Heyer’s room 233

Thursday, April 27th @ 3:15pm – Thursday Night Club in Mrs. McCaslen-Hibbs room S112 until 4:15pm

Monday, May 1st during lunches – R.A.P. Group with Mrs. Gentry in room 219 (bring your lunch on a Styrofoam tray)

Monday, May 1st during lunches – Native American Focus Group with Mrs. Sackmann in room 219 (bring your lunch on a Styrofoam tray)

Tuesday, May 2nd @ 3:00pm – GSA meeting in Mr. Wall’s room 117

Wednesday, May 3rd @ 7:20am – Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Mr. Jepsen’s room 208



12:00pm – Western Iowa Tech Community College (05/02/17)

-All Seniors and Juniors interested in meeting with a college representative should see Mrs. Ericson in the upper counseling office for a permission slip.


The Woodbury County Fair King Contest entry forms are available in the Counseling Center.  Students must be at least 16 years old and not more than 21 years of age before August 1st and must reside in Woodbury County.  If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Ericson in the Counseling Center.


Online students need to return their textbooks to the WITCC books store between May 8th – May 18th.  Monday – Friday 7:30am– 5:00pm.


Students can now register for WIT online and on campus classes for next year. Students need to contact their school counselor for more information and to completed the necessary paperwork.


The ACT test dates are on Saturday, June 10th (registration deadline on Friday, May 5th).  Sign-up online by visiting to register and to get more information.  The test requirements to enter the building are a driver’s license or a current year student ID w/ your picture on it AND your ACT Ticket (printed at home) with your photo uploaded on it.  If you are missing either of these two pieces of vital information, you will be turned away at the door.  You can go to the following website ( to check out what you need to do on the day of the test.  Please see Mrs. Ericson in the counseling office if you have questions. 


Visit East High Counseling on Twitter at @_EHS_Counseling for all of your Scholarship, College, and testing information.



April 30th – 2017 Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship (Juniors and Seniors may apply)

May 1st – Woodbury County Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship

May 1st – The Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship (Must be a Full Time Student at The University of Iowa)

May 1st – Iowa Association of Building Officials (IABO) Scholarship

May 26th – Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarship

Please check the Siouxland Community Foundation website for scholarship opportunities and Deadlines

June 1st – Quota International of Sioux City Education Grant

June 16th – Charlie Burkhart Scholarship

– See your counselor or Mrs. Ericson for scholarship deadline questions in the upper counseling office.



Seniors:  We have an exciting new opportunity for students to be recognized at graduation.  We want all students college and career ready.  That is why we offer a variety of classes in career pathways as well as college prep and advanced placement.  Any student who earns 6 credits of coursework in any ONE pathway within the academy (this doesn’t just mean the wall to wall program), and earn not less than a B- (2.7) average in the credits earned within that pathway will earn a “Academy Scholar” honor cord. The applications should be completed by seniors. Students are not able to cross pathways or academies. Attached are the applications that your career academy and career and technical education teachers can support you with completing. You will need to show it to your pathway advisor or teacher and to your counselor for signatures. Applications can be turned into the counseling office, or with the pathway or “major” advisor. The cords will match the academy Logo colors. It is possible for students to have multiple cords.  To learn more about the Career Academies, please watch this video: or see the attachment; the deadline for completing this is April 28th.


As spring approaches, students need to make sure that they are following the dress code which has been attached to the announcements.


The 2017 Sioux City Community School District student ArtWorks will be on display Friday, May 5th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Saturday, May 6th from 10:00am – 7:00pm, and Sunday, May 7th from 12:00pm – 4:00pm at the Ho-Chunk Centre 4th Floor Gallery.  Art Works features more than 1,110 pieces of artwork from all of the SSCSD schools from TK up to 12th grade.  They will also be holding a family-friendly reception and awards presentations on Saturday, May 5:00pm – 6:30pm with the awards presentation at 6:00pm.  Convenient FREE parking in the Discovery or Heritage parking ramps just steps from the Ho-Chunk Centre.


Seniors, all corrected announcements have arrived as well as several cap & gown late orders please see Mrs. DeMarest in the main office to pick up.


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 30th.  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 4th.  If you have any questions, feel free to call Rita Donnelly at the Sioux City Police Department at 279-6424.


The Natural Resource Camp ( has limited space in there summer program, if you are interested please visit the link.


Western Iowa Tech Community College would like to provide you the dates for their upcoming Teen Driver’s Education classes. The dates are June 5th through June 28th, and July 10th  through August 2nd.  Please contact the Corporate College at (712) 274-8733 ext. 6418 if you have any questions.*


The class of 64 will be holding a 53rd year reunion during Homecoming week of 2017.  The dates are October 5-8.  It will be an informal time with plenty of time to catch up on the latest with your classmates, with events planned all 4 days.  Additional details are available on the class website at, or you can contact Dick Stone at or 712-898-5918.  If you haven’t registered on the website yet, please do so.  All you need is your email address and a password to register.


The Class of ’67 is planning their 50th reunion, which will be held on 9/21/17, 9/22/17, and 9/23/17. Please contact Jackie Sloan Delk for more information at (515) 720-8871 or


Students, just quick reminder that before and after school students should not be in the halls or classrooms before 7:45am and after 3:10pm unless they have a pass from a teacher or are involved in the current season’s activity.  At the end of the day we expect students who are not involved in school activities to leave the school grounds by 3:10pm.


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.



SENIORS:  Silver Cord hours are due by Monday, May 1st; please turn in your timesheets to Ms. Benson in the upper counseling office.


Volunteers needed for the Morningside Elementary School Carnival on Saturday, May 13th from 2:30pm to 6:00pm.  The Morningside Elementary PTA is looking for volunteers to help with setting up, working at the games, doing face/hair painting and doing clean up after the event.  If you are interested, please call or text Stacie at (712) 389-0410 for more information.


Sunrise Retirement Community is in need of volunteers for their car wash on Saturday, June 10th from 10:00am until 4:00pm.  They have three 2 hour shift available, if you are interested in helping them out contact Brooke Williams at (712) 276-3821 ext. 3143.

Please see Ms. Benson in the upper Counseling Office for Silvercord opportunities.



Students that are interested in de-tasseling this summer for $9.00 an hour with an end of season bonus can contact or call (712) 540-5220.  Students must be 14 years or older and transportation will be provided.

Please see the bulletin board across from the Media Center or by the upper Counseling Office for job opportunities and career fairs.


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