Daily Announcements (with Iowa Assessment Information)–Monday, March 27



The following students have been selected as finalists in the University of South Dakota’s Invent-to-Innovate Entrepreneurial Competition:  Annie Krage, Shyanne Peterson, and Andrew Patton.  The final round for this competition is on Friday, March 31, 2017.


All three high schools will be holding Iowa Assessment testing (9th, 10th, and 11th grade) and (NCRC) National Career Readiness Certification (12th grade) with their homeroom teachers in their current building tomorrow morning (B day).  Any student that travels or has late start should plan to be at East High by 7:50am tomorrow morning to test.  We will rotate the order of the tests so that we have enough calculators for each grade, but if students have their own calculator they are encouraged to bring it .  There will be no off campus classes until 3rd block on this day, again every single student will be expected to test tomorrow morning.  East High will also be serving a free pancake breakfast to all of our students prior to testing starting at 6:45am and going until the first bell rings.

            Mrs. Tuttle’s homeroom will meet in Mr. Washinowski’s room for Iowa Assessments and Mr. Bremer’s homeroom will meet in the media center.


Seniors:  Those of you that purchased graduation announcements from Jostens may have noticed that the date is wrong.  Jostens is fixing this error, everyone should receive replacement announcements in about four weeks.  Jostens told us to make sure that you save the envelopes as they will not be replacing those.  We will make an announcement when the new cards are ready to be picked up.


Here’s your March Madness College Fact of the Day:  This year, UCLA received over 102,000 freshman applications, more than any other university in the country.  Fewer than 1 in 5 applicants were accepted to become a UCLA Bruin.  Remember to get those BINGO jobs divided up in your homerooms, freshmen!  Every team member makes a difference!  @SiouxCityGEARUP


Guess what?  East High has a shooting shirts available for you to purchase, just like the ones that the teams are wearing in the NCAA March Madness tournament!  If you want an “East High Mentality” shirt the information is attached; these are 40% cheaper than buying in a store and the process is quick and easy.  They should be delivered to East High by April 20th.  YOU CAN ONLY ORDER UNTIL APRIL 2nd by clicking on the link www.bsnteamsports.com and enter the access code of blackr9D6T. 



All-State Individual Speech @ Cedar Falls, IA

6:00pm – Band Parent Informational Meeting in the Band Room

-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, March 27th  during lunches – R.A.P. Group with Mrs. Gentry in room 219 (bring your lunch on a Styrofoam tray)

Monday, March 27th during lunches – Native American Focus Group with Mrs. Sackmann in room 219 (bring your lunch on a Styrofoam tray)

Tuesday, March 28th @ 3:00pm – GSA meeting in Mr. Wall’s room 117

Wednesday, March 29th @ 7:20am – Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Mr. Jepsen’s room 208

 Thursday, March 30th  @ 3:00pm – Writer’s Guild meeting in Mrs. Heyer’s room 233

Thursday, March 30th @ 3:15pm – Thursday Night Club in Mrs. McCaslen-Hibbs room S112 until 4:15pm



1:30pm – Mount Marty College (03/29/17)

11:00pm – Upper Iowa University (03/30/17)

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


The WITCC Foundation Scholarship deadline has been extended to April 14, by 5:00 pm.  WIT will also be sending an all-student email to mywitcc email addresses.  To apply for the scholarship students will need to log into their mywitcc account, and on the right hand side of the Student tab, click on Foundation Scholarship Application.


The ACT test dates are on Saturday, June 10th (registration deadline on Friday, May 5th).  Go to www.actstudent.org to register and to get more information.  Please see Mrs. Jorgensen 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.



The Natural Resource Camp (https://www.sdstate.edu/natural-resource-management/natural-resource-camp) has limited space in there summer program, if you are interested please visit the link.


Yearbooks are now on sale online only at www.yearbooksforever.com or in room 229 during homeroom on A days, 3A or 4A for only $65.


The East High band will be having a mattress sale fundraiser (attachment) on Sunday, April 23rd starting at 10:00am until 5:00pm in the commons.  Big discounts for great mattresses (see video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn1aPo_1yNQ&feature=youtu.be) AND extra discounts for being a firemen, policemen, or military personnel.  Share with all of your friends and family!  We will be sending out more information as the time gets closer (and students should be contacting you as well!), but we want to make sure you get this on your radar sooner rather than later.


Talented high school students are invited to register for the Sorcerer’s Apprentice Creative Writing Camp, to be held Saturday, April 1st, at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion from 8:00am to 5:30pm.  No experience with creative writing is necessary.  The registration fee is $60 by March 29th receiving first priority, visit their website at http://sites.usd.edu/dwp/camp for more information.  The camp registration fee includes a day of workshops, lunch, refreshments during breaks, a t-shirt, and a copy of the VLP magazine.  Contact Michelle Rogge Gannon at mrogge@usd.edu for more information or visit http://sites.usd.edu/projlit.


Briar Cliff University is hosting its 1st Annual Excellence Event on April 18th from 5:00pm – 9:00pm.  The event will showcase the scholarly work produced by our undergraduate and graduate students.  Key areas presented include nursing, literature, photography, business, biology, and physical therapy.  We would like to extend an invitation to those beyond our campus and see members of our local schools come to support our community, explore new ideas, and discover student scholarship.  Please consider attending and/or inviting your juniors and seniors to attend.  We will be updating our website with titles, abstracts, and presenter information soon, here is the link: http://www.library.briarcliff.edu/excellence-event.  If you have questions, please contact Julius Fleschner at Julius.Fleschner@braircliff.edu or (712) 279-1771.


Hospice of Siouxland and the YMCA are collaborating on the Teen Resilience After Important LosseS (TRAILS) program so it is available to teens dealing with losses/disruptions of various kinds such as parental incarceration, death in the family, substance abuse in the family, divorce, etc.  Program is free of charge; for more information visit https://hospiceofsiouxland.com/event/empowered-teens-thrive-in-the-face-of-challenges/.  The focus is on empowerment and resilience more than the specific loss/disruption.


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 53 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 www.siouxcityeast64.com, or you can contact Dick Stone at dickstone0312@gmail.com 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.


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.



Each spring the City of Sioux City Human Rights Commission hosts the annual Faces of Siouxland Multicultural Fair.  The goal of the goal is to celebrate the diverse cultures in Siouxland through the arts, activities and food. It is a free event to the public and one of the many features is the kids space.  Children are encouraged and guided through age appropriate crafts and play.  Our event runs entirely on volunteers.  If you would be interested in volunteering for our event as a way to earn credit towards your Silver Cord service learning hours.  It is Sunday, April 2nd from 12:00pm – 4:00pm at the Sioux City Convention Center.  Students would be assisting children with crafts, face painting, and general monitoring of area.  Two-hour shifts are available.  Please contact Jessica Ryan at (712) 269-6985, with any questions or if you are interested in volunteering.


Walk MS is looking for volunteers for the MS walk at Riverside Park on Saturday, April 22nd.  Registration begins at 9:00am and the walk starts at 10:00am.  If you would like to offer this to students it would be great!  Volunteers would be needed to cheer on the walkers and make sure everyone is okay.   Also 2 water stations need to be manned.  We could also use a hand with set up and take down as well.  Interested students can contact Debbie at (712) 251-8085 or email her at Littleb@cableone.net.

Please see Mrs. Osborn in the upper Counseling Office for Silvercord opportunities.



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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El Distrito Escolar de la Comunidad de Sioux City es una institución de empleo con oportunidad equitativa y acción afirmativa. Es una práctica injusta o discriminatoria de cualquier institución educativa de discriminar basado en raza, credo, color, sexo, orientación sexual, identidad de género, origen nacional, religión, edad (para empleo), discapacidad, condición socioeconómica (para programas), estado civil (para programas), o estatus de veterano en cualquier programa educacional o práctica de empleo. Las preguntas o quejas pueden ser dirigidas a Jen Gomez, Directora de Actividades Estudiantiles y Educación de Igualdad al 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101 (712) 279-6075, gomezj2@live.siouxcityschools.com



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