Announcements–Last Updated Monday,10/23



Congratulations to the following Orchestra students (Philharmonic Orchestra:  Lauren Geerling-Violin, Anna Marburger-Violin, Katie Lammers-Violin) as they were chosen to perform with one of the Jr. Honors Orchestras during the IMEA Music Festival in Ames.


Congratulations to the following debate students that competed at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines against over 20 schools from Iowa and even a school from Florida!  Olivia Tidwell placed 1st in Spontaneous Speaking, Olivia Tidwell placed 1st in Informative, Mikendra Lynn placed 1st in Program of Oral Interpretation and received a Bid for the Tournament of Champions, Brittany Todd placed 4th in Program of Oral Interpretation, Mikendra Lynn and Brittany Todd placed 2nd in Duo Interpretation and both received a bid for the Tournament of Champions, Jordan Abrams received 8th in Spontaneous Speaking out of 30 students (first time doing this event!), Rueben Arellano and Olivia Tidwell both made it to finals in Congress, and Rueben Arellano placed 2nd overall in Congress.  Also, Kaitlyn Sanford, Jordan Abrams, and Hunter Uhl competed in Congress and made East High very proud!  Please help me in congratulating these students for an amazing job at Tournavelt and for a great start to our debate season!


Congratulations to the following students who worked hard and have been selected to sing in the Iowa All-State Chorus next month:  Anthony Anderson, Sierra Gilmore, Juan Gomez, Malea Hanson, Cameron Jensen, Nathan Kitrell, Hannah Marshall, Alex Melville, and Miranda Navarro.


Congratulations to the following students on being selected for All-State Band:  Anna Geerlings (flute), Bridget Carpenter (clarinet-top auditioned clarinet in our region), Jessica Melville (clarinet), Jessie Rebstock (clarinet), and Amanda DeBates (trumpet).  The following students were selected as alternates:  Nathan Whitaker (bari sax alternate), Tracie Melville (bari sax alternate), and Andrew Flory (trombone alternate). 


Students don’t forget to turn those hard earned PBIS Be GREAT cards into the be Great box located on the front desk in the media center for your chance to win a SOLO 3 Wireless Beat headphones!  The drawing will take place on Tuesday, October 24th; we will also be announcing the PBIS students of the month for each grade level during this time.  Thank you for choosing to Be GREAT !!!


Anyone interested in joining the East High Quiz Bowl team, there will be a meeting Tuesday at 3:05 in room 213.  Or, you can see Mr. Getchell or Mr. Larson.  All are welcome.


This Wednesday, October 25th all sophomore students will complete the ACT Engage test during  an extended homeroom.  This test is a requirement for our GEAR UP program and so we will be extending homeroom for all students on Wednesday so that sophomores have enough time to complete this test. 


Registration for 2nd semester WIT classes start Monday, October 23rd. See your school counselor to get registered for online and on campus WIT classes. If you have questions, see your school counselor.


The After Prom Party Committee is looking for senior parent donations in support of the after prom party expenses, please see the attached flyer.


Those of you who don’t know October is breast cancer awareness month and AFJROTC is on a crusade to spread awareness about this life-ending disease and the tragedies associated with it.  The last fact about breast cancer for the month is: Did you know that on average every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and one woman will die of breast cancer every thirteen minutes? There are over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors alive in the United States today.



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

6:30pm – Basketball Boys and Girls Open Gym until 8:00pm

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


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



Monday, October 23rd during lunches – R.A.P. Group with Mrs. Gentry in room 219 (bring your lunch on a Styrofoam tray)

Monday, October 23rd during lunches – Native American Focus Group with Mrs. Sackmann in room 219 (bring your lunch on a Styrofoam tray)

Wednesday, October 25th @ 6:30pm – Bowling Parent Information Meeting in the Media Center until 7:30pm

Thursday, October 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.



Please see the “Counseling Center Announcements” attachment.

Visits will be located in the upstairs Counseling Center. If you are interested in visiting with any representatives, please see Mrs. Ericson for a Visitation Pass.


ASVAB Testing:  If you are interested in taking the ASVAB test, please sign up in the Counseling Center. The test will be held on Thursday, October 26th.

For more information, you can talk with Mr. Lucas or Mrs. Ericson.


Attention Seniors who plan to attend WIT in the fall!  Sign up on Naviance to attend a WIT Campus Visit!

Log into Naviance, go to “Colleges” tab and “view all upcoming college visits”.

Dates available: October 31, November 2, November 9

Space limited to 15 students so sign up as soon as possible.



Applications to become a member of the Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission are available at City Hall and in the upper Counseling Office at East High.  Sophomores and Freshmen who live in Sioux City or attend a Sioux City School are eligible to apply.  The deadline for submitting an application is Tuesday, October 31st.  Applications are also available at*


Students are being offered an ACT Prep program through New Horizons for $200; please visit the counseling office for more information.  The deadline has been extended through this week and the class will be held at North High.*

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



Tuesday (10/24):  Don’t Let Drugs Tie You Up! Wear neck ties, hair ties, tie-dyed clothing, or different shoe ties.

Wednesday (10/25):  “Red”y to Live a Drug-Free Life! National Wear Red Day; wear your RED clothing.

Thursday (10/26):  Using Drugs is just CRAZY! Say NO! Crazy Hair Day.

Friday (10/27):  No School-Have Fun! Tell Drugs to Run!



The East High Theatre and Music Department will be presenting Disney’s™ Beauty and the Beast™; see the attached flyer for more information.  


The AFJROTC program will be hold a Monster Dash Fun 5/10K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 28th at Chris Larsen Park at 9:00am.  The cost is $50 for 18 and over and $20 for 17 or younger, proceeds will benefit the AFJROTC program and Hurricane Relief.  Registration is due by Tuesday, October 17th if you would like a T-Shirt; register online (includes 2% processing fee) at or send payment with T-shirt size to AFJROTC, 627 4th St, Sioux City, IA 51101 (all mail-ins must be received by October 17th).   So come dressed in your best Halloween costume and run/walk for a great cause.


The large group speech season is quickly approaching!  Please see the auditions times for the following categories listed below:

Auditions for ALL Varsity events EXCEPT musical theatre and mime will take place next week!  Please sign up for an audition time outside the little theatre!

Week of October 23-26th-FRESHMAN SPEECH AUDITIONS for ALL categories and Varsity Group Mime and Solo Mime

Monday, Oct. 23-2:00-5:00p.m.-Little Theatre

Tuesday, Oct. 24-3:00-5:00p.m.-Little Theatre

Wednesday, Oct. 25-3:00-5:00p.m.-Little Theatre

Thursday, Oct. 26-5:00-7:00p.m.-Little Theatre

Week of October 23-26th-MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITIONS for Freshman and Varsity

Monday, Oct. 23-6:00-8:00p.m.-Little Theatre

Tuesday, Oct. 24-6:00-8:00p.m.-Little Theatre

Thursday, Oct. 26-6:00-8:00p.m.-Little Theatre


The East High Robotics Club will be showing Spiderman: Homecoming (price undetermined) on Friday, November 3rd in the Media Center from 6:30pm until 9:00pm.


The Show Choir is selling tickets to their Annual Fall Fundraiser.  This year the theme is “A Night of Music from the Movies” and tickets are $50.00.  The event is at the Sioux City Convention Center on Saturday, November 4th.  The evening open with a social hour at 6:15pm, a catered meal is served at 7:00pm and closes with a show featuring Alumni of East High Show Choir and our very own 2017/2018 Headliners singing their ballad.  The proceeds help pay for all show choir expenses.  Please contact a show choir student or call Julie Hanson at (712) 203-8960 for tickets.


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.



Mercy Medical Center is looking for volunteers for their 2nd Annual Siouxland Birth Expo on Saturday, October 28th at the Siouxland Convention Center; please see the attached flyer.  If you are interested, please contact Amy Petersen at or call (712) 212-5511 if you would like to volunteer.*


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.


Would you like experience working with youth?  Join us on Wednesdays at Morningside Elementary from 3:30pm to 4:30pm assisting 4-H staff with activities.  Activities include STEM, Communication and the Arts, and Healthy Living.  This is a great way to get hours for your silver cord.  Contact Cheryl at (712) 224-3363 or just come to the next meeting on October 25th to sign up.  


Also, Morningside Elementary is also looking to continue Chess Club again this year!  If you are willing to volunteer once a week 3:30-4:15/4:30 on Thursdays (probably- day yet to be determined), please contact Kim Brown  Another GREAT Silver Cord Opportunity!


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*


Students looking for Silvercord 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.*

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


*This material is neither endorsed nor sponsored by East High School or the Sioux City Community School District.




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Graduation ordering picture for link

17 Shirt Order Form


ACT Prep Class Flyer

After Prom Party Committee

Beauty and the Beast Flyer

Bell Schedule

Breakfast Menu

Counseling Center Information

Fall College Registration Information

Fall Festival Poster

FSA ID Information

Harvest Festival Flyer

Hotline Postcard

Homecoming Dance Permission Form

Important Dates to Remember

Laptop Agreement Form

Laptop Agreement Form in Spanish

Latino Family Visit Day

Lunch Menu

Lunch Schedule

Monster Dash Flyer

New Horizon ACT Prep Class

NSDA Speech

Pancake Breakfast Flyer

Pediatric Cancer Balloon Release Volunteer Info

Permission Slip for National Guard Career Day

PinkOut Week District Letter



Raider Yard Flag

Raider Yard Stake

Siouxland Birth Expo Volunteers Needed

Social Media Directory

Student Handbook

United States Senate Youth Program Application

United States Senate Youth Program Brochure

United States Senate Youth Program Info

Volleyball PinkOut T-Shirt Order Form

Volunteer Flyer

Volunteers for Siouxland Center