Announcements–Last Updated, Monday, 1/14
Congratulations to Nathan Zyzda on being names 2018 Academic All-State Football!
Congratulations to both show choirs on their performances at Papillion-La Vista South on Saturday. New Sound finished 1st Place in the mixed prep division, with Caleb Baker winning the award for Best Male Performer. The Headliners earned awards for Best Crew, Best Band, Best Choreography, and Best Vocals, in addition to the Grand Champion award. Also, Max Braunstein won the award for Best Male Solo. Next up, The Headliners compete at Davenport North on Saturday, January 26.
East high has two Robotics Teams. The Epsilon Robotics team members are Noah Sewalson, Carlos Gomez Paz, Sam Kleber, and Jacob Kavanaugh. The Void Robotics team member are Jenny Herrera, Maria Collazo, Myanna Parker, and Kayla Washington. On Saturday, Epsilon’s season ended, but they were very successful in their FIRST year of robotics. The future is VERY BRIGHT for this group. Void’s season continues through! They won the award for Best Design over 18 other teams. They will now compete in the Super Qualifier. If they advance from the Super Qualifier they will be headed to the State Championships.
Today is the first day of online classes for WITCC’s 2nd semester, the drop date for these classes are Friday, January 25th. Please log in to your class every day to check your assignments. Please contact WITCC IT Help Desk if you have any password questions.
Students that have an Out of Building card (Green or Yellow) that was issued to you 1st semester, please return it to Mrs. Ericson today! Starting Wednesday, students will be issued new Out of Building cards for 2nd semester. If you are needing an Out of Building Sign out Sheet for your parents to fill out, see Mrs. Ericson.
Debate students attending the January 25th tournament and/or Nat Quals needs to come to Debate practice on Wednesday the 16th from 3:00pm until 4:00pm. If you have a conflict, please let Mrs. Kuiken know ASAP!
Parents of Seniors-The After Prom Committee is looking for extra donations of cookie dough to make cookies at the Varsity Basketball games. If you would like to sign up to help make cookies please go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084cafad29a5fd0-cookies. You may sign up for cookie dough donations and/or to work the cookie making booth. Thank you for all your help to make the 2019 After Prom GREAT!!! If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Hibbs at 274-4000 ext. 3177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juniors-GEAR UP has scheduled a visit to Wayne State College for Wednesday, January 23rd. This visit will feature a tour, admissions presentation, and lunch. In addition, we have planned time to learn about the criminal justice and education majors at greater depth. If you are interested in checking out Wayne State College or if you want to learn more about what it takes to be a successful criminal justice or education student, please sign up for this visit. To sign up you must complete the form found at this link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=IMeQnOaQ_UaJi3jlVNe31DlKCEAy9HNOoShkav9zmWhUNFEzOVJQVFZDUjE3NTI0N082VFJKTlZJQi4u
Yearbooks are on sale for $50.00 at www.yearbooksforever.com until February 1st. After that, the price will increase to $75.00 and will only be on for sale until the 30th of April.
Don’t’ forget to drop off your Be Great cards in the box in the media center for your chance to win a Fitbit! The end of the week drawing will be held on Friday, Jan. 11th!
ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS: Senior Prom will be here before we know it!! Have you been waiting for a “buy-out” option to fundraising for this great event? Please click here to submit your tax deductible donation to the cause and spread the word to your friends and family so we can give the Class of 2019 a great send off!
Parent of Junior Students there are state requirements for your student’s immunizations status when they start school. This was effective as of January 11, 2017, the state law required a one-time dose of meningococcal vaccine received after the age of 16. Several students have a date on file that was given before the age of 16 so this does not meet our compliance for entry to school. What does this mean for you? You will need to call your physician’s office to check on your status and make an appointment to get this done or attend a clinic where you can obtain this immunization. Per Iowa law, there is no exemption to this date or grace period so it needs to be done by the start of the school year so your child can attend school. If you wait to do this until August, you may not get into your clinic before this date due to an increase in requirements for several grade levels. If you already have proof of this meningococcal immunization (after the age of 16), please bring it or fax it to East High School at (712)274-4670 and we will update our records. Thank you in advance for your assistance in assuring your child’s immunizations are up to date. Please contact the School Nurse, Nancy Treft, R.N. by emailing her at email@example.com or calling her at (712) 274-4000 ext. 3113.
5:30pm – JV Girls Basketball Game @ West High
6:30pm – Freshman Boys Basketball Doubleheader @ West High
7:00pm – Varsity Girls Basketball Game @ West High
-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 14th during Lunches – Native American Focus Group with Mrs. Sackmann in room 219 (bring your lunch on a Styrofoam tray)
Monday, January 14th during Lunches – R.A.P. Group with Mrs. Gentry in room 219 (bring your lunch on a Styrofoam tray)
Tuesday, January 15th @ 3:00pm – Gay-Straight Alliance Club Meeting in Ms. Fielding’s room 217 until 4:00pm
Tuesday, January 15th @ 3:05pm – After School Study Session in the SWS/AEC Room for any student until 6:05pm
Wednesday, January 16th @ 7:20am – FCA meeting in Mr. Jepsen’s room 208 (any interested student can attend)
Wednesday, January 16th @ 3:05pm – After School Study Session in the SWS/AEC Room for any student until 6:05pm
Wednesday, January 16th @ 5:00pm – Parent/Student Girls Soccer Meeting in the Media Center for any girl interested until 6:00pm
Thursday, January 17th @ 7:20am – Environmental Club in Mrs. McCaslen-Hibbs room S112 (any interested student can attend)
Thursday, January 17th during Homeroom – Mentors in Violence Prevention in various Freshman rooms
Thursday, January 17th @ 3:05pm – After School Study Session in the SWS/AEC Room for any student until 6:05pm
Friday, January 18th @ 10:00am – Focus Group with Ms. Moyle in room 219 (invitations will be sent to students that are to attend)
UPCOMING COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY VISITS & SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES:
Scholarship Deadlines are fast approaching. Please check your Naviance under Scholarships for more information or see Mrs. Ericson in the Main Office/Counseling Area.
– 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.
Jennifer Cooke from Siouxland Community Foundation will be here 9:00am until 10:30am on Wednesday, January 23rd and Thursday, January 24th for those seniors that need assistance with filling out the Kind World and other Siouxland Community Foundation scholarships. Sign up on Naviance to RSVP and receive a pass to attend.
The Western Iowa Tech Community College Foundation now has scholarships available for the 2019-2020 academic year by applying on My WIT online at https://my.witcc.edu and clicking on the link at the top of the page or going to “Scholarship Application” under “Finances” and applying to see if you qualify. If you have any questions please contact Theresa Petty at (712) 274-8733 ext. 1672; the deadline is March 15, 2019.
If you have not yet done your student’s FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for next school year, please remember that there is free help available from ICAN right here in Northwest Iowa. Mary Joan Dougherty is available by appointment in her office at Sioux City on the Western Iowa Tech Campus, in Orange City on the campus of Northwestern College, and once a month in Sheldon at NWI Community College. For the 2019-20 school year you will need 2017 Taxes and W2s for student and parents, as well as current value of all assets and investments for student and for parents. The student and one parent will each also need a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID, which can be created at: www.fsaid.ed.gov. In the upcoming months, Mary Joan will be in Sioux City most days of the week. You may schedule an appointment yourself online at: www.icansucceed.org/apt or you can call their toll free number: 877-272-4692. Her direct line is: 515-402-4211. All ICAN appointments are free of charge. Remember each college has a priority date, and it is best to make sure your FAFSA is submitted by that date. You may also call Mary Joan with questions or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
There have been many recent changes at East High. The Main Office has moved to the old art rooms (room 201 & 203), so if you are coming in the main doors please turn left and follow the signs. We also adopted a new phone system. To reach East High we have five main phone lines. The attendance line is (712) 274-4001, all calls regarding attendance can be reached directly through this number. The registrar can be reached at (712) 274-4002; she can handle any enrollment questions or concerns. Activities and athletics can be reached at (712) 274-4008; they can help with anything sports related. The Counseling Office can be reached directly by dialing (712) 274-4009; they can help you with anything from student concerns, schedules, and college/scholarship information. Lastly, the main line will be (712) 274-4000, from there you may be transferred to any staff member, even teachers directly.
Student Handbook Reminder: Students should not be in the halls or classrooms before 7:45am and after 3:05pm 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 3:05 pm. (As always, if you child is needing to be in the school before or after hours and they are not in a current activity please don’t hesitate to call the school and make proper arrangements. Student safety is one of the many goals that East High strives for at all times.)
Student Handbook Reminder: The Sioux City Community School District has a Closed Campus Policy. Students are not allowed to leave campus for lunch (see School Board Policy 505.14). Students may purchase a lunch or bring a lunch from home. Outside commercial food is not allowed or to be brought to students for lunch. Students are not to be in the hallways during lunch unless they have a pass from a staff member.
Students just a quick reminder that when you are crossing the street 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 do not park over a crosswalk so that students can cross the parking lot safely.
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 Tim Tebow Night to Shine Event will be held at Sunnybrook Church on February 8th and they are in need of volunteers for mascots. There will be more than two hundred attendees, and more than three hundred volunteers involved in this event. Attendees and volunteers reach across Siouxland and beyond. Night to Shine is a global non-profit event that offers an unforgettable red carpet prom night for people with special needs. Every attendee already has a special chaperone and this is a press covered event. If you are unfamiliar with the Tim Tebow Night to Shine Event, please follow this link (https://youtu.be/XRz2rWkMTnM) for some highlights from 2018. If you are interested please contact Julie Perryman at (712) 251-5921.
Beyond the Bell is looking for volunteers to help with their afterschool and before school program, please contact email@example.com if you’re interested.
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!
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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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, email@example.com
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