Announcements–Last Updated, Friday 9/21
Reminder that there will be No School on Monday (09/24) due to Parent/Teacher conferences.
East High will hold conferences on Monday, September 24th from 8:00am – 8:00pm and on Tuesday, September 25th from 3:05pm – 5:45pm with staff not available for their breaks on Monday from 11:00am – 11:30am and 4:30pm – 5:00pm.
All parents should have receive a call or email from their child’s homeroom teacher to set-up a general time to come in for conferences.
HOMECOMING NEWS & INFORMATION:
The Homecoming Theme is GAME NIGHT!
Friday, September 21st – Pajama Day – Dance @ 8:00pm until 11:00pm in the Commons (tickets are $12 and will be available the week of homecoming during homeroom and lunches)
SCHOOL DANCE REQUIREMENTS (per the attached Student Handbook):
Maintain the minimum expected attendance (90% or higher with no block truancies), fewer than 7 tardies, passing grades in all classes, and Naviance completion (if applicable). If you have a suspension prior to the dance, you need to see an administrator. All absences must be resolved on the day the absence occurs. You must also be present each block of the day of which the dance takes place. Bring your school ID card for admittance to the dance. Tickets must be purchased in advance for all dances. If you wish to bring a date from another school (Homecoming, TWIRP, or Prom only), you may do so by completing the registration form in the main office prior to purchasing dance tickets. Your date must be under the age of 21 and older than 8th grade. Administration has the right to refuse entrance to anyone. A breathalyzer is used at all school dances.
Saturday, September 22nd – The Band’s Annual Pancake Breakfast @ 8:00am until 11:00am in the Commons
Congrats to the Black Raider Football team on a great win last night! It’s a great day to be a Raider!
If you’re awake/watching the news tonight, make sure to tune into the SportsZone of KCAU between 10:35pm – 10:50pm where the EHS band will be featured as Band of the Week!
Students just a quick reminder that when you are crossing the street at East to please use the appropriate crosswalks, this keeps you safe as we have allot of traffic passing through every day. If you are dropping someone off, please make sure that you are never park over a crosswalk so that students can cross the parking lot safely.
The Multi-Cultural Club stands for recognition of our different cultures. The group is planning to do many activities and fundraisers this year. This year it is East High’s turn to host the Multicultural Fair and we have big plans. If you are interested, we will be having a meeting on Tuesday the 25th and Wednesday the 26th of September during homeroom in Ms. Becker’s room 211. With many activates we do we offer silver cord hours. We hope to see all of you there!
Friendship Connections: Many students with special needs feel isolated from their peers and are often unable to participate in activities. Friendship Connections is a club that allows the general student population to connect with students with special needs, create friendships, and participate in social activities. If you are interested in joining, go to Mrs. Houser’s homeroom (219 in the old Foreign Language Department) to sign up or get more information!
The yearbook is looking for pictures from Homecoming week and the Pep Assembly. If you have any good pictures please send them to Mrs. Shultz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get your East High Popsocket for $10.00 from Mrs. Page in Room 104! She has a few left and once they are gone no more will be ordered! Thanks for supporting East High After Prom!
Do you want to help East High win $25,000 for our school? Visit www.unitypoint.org/imaginetheamazing and start voting from now until Sunday, September 30th.
The 2017/2018 yearbooks are available for pick up in room 229 on A days (09/21, 09/26). If you would like your graduate’s yearbook made available in the main office during the week, please call (274-4000) or email ahead (email@example.com) and we will have the book brought up front for you. Thank you for supporting East High academics through your yearbook purchase. -The Yearbook Staff
Attention JUNIORS….GEAR UP will be visiting the University of Northern Iowa, Buena Vista University, Iowa Central Community College, and South Dakota State University during the month of October. If you are interested in joining GEAR UP on any of these
free college visits, please complete the survey found on the GEAR UP announcements page in Canvas. Remember, seating for these visits is limited so sign up ASAP. See Mrs. Kilburn in the library with any questions.
The Project AWARE youth team is looking for students. The youth team is focused on increasing the knowledge about mental health and decreasing the stigma that is associated with mental illness. We are looking for students who want to make a difference, do fun activities throughout the school year, and have a great time in changing people’s negative thoughts towards mental health. If you are interested in being a part of this fantastic group, please see your counselor for an application.*
The Iowa Senate, House of Representatives, and Legislative Services Agency invite Iowa high school juniors and seniors to apply for Page positions for the 2019 session of the Iowa General Assembly. Serving as a legislative page is a great opportunity for students.
Included in this email is a link https://www.legis.iowa.gov/careers to the online application. The application forms can be completed by students and downloaded for signing, https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/careers/positions/additionalDocs/0C59AF9A-7805-42FD-A12F-4810E4A0821A.pdf. Please note that living arrangements for Pages are not supervised or provided. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 5th, 2018.*
Student Council is collecting new and gently used Halloween costumes to donate to children in East Side feeder schools. They can be dropped off in the main office at East High, or donors may contact Michelle Pick or Tavia Heyer.
8:00pm – Homecoming Dance in the Commons until 11:00pm (reminder you must be present each block of the day of which the dance takes place)
(Saturday) Marching Band Competition
(Saturday) 8:00am – Band’s Annual Homecoming Pancake Feed in the Commons until 11:00am
(Saturday) 9:00am – Sioux City Metro Girls Swim Invite vs. Atlantic CSD, Dowling Catholic, Lewis Central, Linn-Mar, Newton, Spencer & Waukee @ West Des Moines Valley High School
(Saturday) 9:00am – Varsity Volleyball Invite vs. Abraham Lincoln, Bishop Heelan, Hinton, Lewis Central, Sheldon & North @ East High School
-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.
Tuesday, September 25th during Homeroom – Multicultural Club Meeting in Ms. Becker’s room 211
Tuesday, September 25th @ 3:05pm – Tutoring in the SWS/AEC Room for any student until 8:05pm
Wednesday, September 26th @ 7:20am – FCA meeting in Mr. Jepsen’s room 208 (any interested student can attend)
Wednesday, September 26th during Homeroom – Multicultural Club Meeting Ms. Becker’s room 211
Wednesday, September 26th @ 3:05pm – Tutoring in the SWS/AEC Room for any student until 6:05pm
Thursday, September 27th during Homeroom – Friendship Connections Meeting in Ms. Houser’s room 219
Thursday, September 27th @ 7:20am – Environmental Club in Mrs. McCaslen-Hibbs room S112 (any interested student can attend)
Thursday, September 27th @ 3:05pm – Tutoring in the SWS/AEC Room for any student until 8:05pm
Monday, October 1st during lunches – Native American Focus Group with Mrs. Sackmann in room 219 (bring your lunch on a Styrofoam tray)
Monday, October 1st during lunches – R.A.P. Group with Mrs. Gentry in room 219 (bring your lunch on a Styrofoam tray)
Thursday, October 4th during Homeroom – MVP Kickoff in the Auditorium for all Freshmen
Thursday, October 11th during Homeroom – Senior Class Meeting w/ Herff Jones in the Auditorium
UPCOMING COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY VISITS & SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES:
– Visits will be located in the upstairs Counseling Center. If you are interested in visiting with any representatives, go to Naviance under College > College Visits and Register. You will sign in during your visit. In order to visit with the college representatives we need you to register before they arrive. Contact the Counseling Department with Questions.
College App Day is Tuesday, September 25th from 8:00am to 2:30pm in the Media Center. Students, please plan to attend and fill out your application for admissions to the following schools:
|North East Community College||Maria Gonzales||8am-2pm|
|Western Iowa Tech CC||Steven Garcia||8am-2:30pm|
|Morningside College||Nate H.||8am-11am|
|St. Luke’s College||college rep||8am-10am|
|University of Iowa||Laruen and Colby||8am-10am|
|Wayne State College||Victoria Guzman||8am – 12pm|
|Iowa School of Beauty||Brook Watson||8:30am-11am|
|Briar Cliff University||Anne Schaffer||9am-10:30am|
|University of South Dakota||Erin Chapman||9am-10:30am|
|Iowa Central Community College||Eric||9am-?|
|Iowa State University||Claudia Gonzalez||10am-12pm|
|Buena Vista University||Jeremy Curry||10am-1:30pm|
|Southeast Tech Institute, Sioux Falls||College rep||11:30am -?|
Questions, please ask one of us in the Counseling Department.
The League of Women Voters will be at East High helping students register to vote; these students must be at least 17.5 years old. Those registered and turning 18 on or before November 6th will be able to cast their first vote! Students will need either their driver’s license number or Social Security Number in order to register. The dates and times will be as follows: Tuesday, October 2nd from 11:30am – 1:30pm and Wednesday, October 3rd from 11:30am – 1:30pm in the commons. If you have questions please contact Mrs. Ericson in the upper Guidance Office.
AmeriCorps is hosting several FAFSA events in October on Tuesday nights at East High in the Media Center. These events would be for students and/or parents to come in and get assistance with filing the FAFSA forms. The dates and times are:
Tuesday, October 2nd from 1:00pm to 6:30pm
Tuesday, October 9th from 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Tuesday, October 16th from 1:00pm to 7:00pm
College Application Day will take place on Tuesday, September 25th from 8:00am until 2:30pm in the East High Media Center.
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:
Picture retakes will be on Tuesday, October 30th in the Media Center.
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.
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.
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:
The Silver Cord Society information & requirements and the form to submit for hours can now be found under the East High School Page, Under Academics tab, under General Academic information tab, and under the Silver Cord Society Information.
The LaunchPAD Children’s Museum is in need of students to volunteer on weekends or Thursday evenings as well if anyone needs additional hours. Please call (712) 224-2542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping out. Students may also visit our website at www.launchpadmuseum.com and there is volunteer information there.
Beyond the Bell here in Sioux City is looking for students that would like to volunteer or are in need of volunteer hours. Once a month we provide a mobile food panty at Hunt Elementary, the food is delivered at 3:00pm and we carry it down and set it up and families are welcome to come between 3:30-6:00pm. One of our full time staff members leads this but is in need of 3-4 volunteers to help make the monthly event successful. If any students are interested in volunteering at any of these events please email email@example.com with any questions. We also have several schools interested in having volunteers in which they would help supervise the students.
The Siouxland Community Health Center and I am putting together a youth advisory board. We are looking for a diverse population of students ages 15-18 to serve on our board. This would be a great opportunity for students to build community service and volunteer hours. I have attached documents with a brief overview of the Board and the responsibilities of board members. I would greatly appreciate if you would share this information with students that you think would benefit from this.
There is a terrific resource for students who are working on earning their Silver Cord or meeting community service requirements. This is an online volunteer center for Siouxland, there are now more than 100 nonprofit organizations on VolunteerSiouxland.org, with more than 50 active needs for volunteers on any given day. It is absolutely the EASIEST way for students to find and sign up for volunteer opportunities. It’s also the easiest way to track their volunteer hours – confirmed by the organization. We’ve even added a field to volunteer profiles so they can identify which school they attend, allowing us to provide reports to the schools. And, it’s completely free for the organizations and the volunteers! Finding volunteer opportunities has NEVER been easier; attached is a quick flier for you.
All senior silver cord hours are due to Mrs. Benson if you would like to receive the cord for the graduation ceremony. Here is the silver cord form link: http://www.siouxcityschools.org/east-high-school/general-academic-information-2/
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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