Announcements–Last Updated, Tuesday 11/13
The ACT Word of the Day is Inertia (in-er-su-uh).
Definition: (noun) the tendency to continue being motionless or inactive
Synonyms: immobility; unresponsiveness
Antonyms: activity; liveliness
After my mom’s Thanksgiving feast, inertia keeps me on the couch all day watching football since I am all full of stuffing.
When Bobby says he wants to pursue a career as a professional clown, his inertia prevents him from signing up for Clown College to pursue his goal.
Students, PLEASE remember to turn in your Silver Cord Hours. You need a minimum of 120 hours by your senior year to receive your silver cord. Seniors the deadline for you to turn in your hours is May 1, 2019. You can get the forms and detailed information either on-line at, https://www.siouxcityschools.org/east-high-school/general-academic-information-2/ or pick up the forms at Mrs. Benson’s desk. There are silver cord opportunities listed at the bottom of the announcements.
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General Academic Information Links. 27 ACT Club. Students who score 27 or higher on an ACT are honored through East High’s 27 ACT Club. Click on the above link to see the 2014-2015 honorees.
If you are interested in applying for the NASA Space Settlement Design Competition in Houston, Texas, please see Mr. Miller in room S209 at your convenience. You can also email Mr. Miller if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2018 Wrestling Gear is now available for sale at https://www.bsnteamsports.com/v3/shop/team_shop/bWj2rnwfgd! The store is open online until November 14th with gear arriving by Christmas. All orders will be sent directly to your home.
Attention Seniors your senior shirts are in if you had your order shipped to the school! Stop by Mrs. Hibbs room S112 today to pick up your order!
Dairy Queen is holding a Battle of the Blizzards School Edition the whole Month of November. Please support East High by ordering a Snickerdoodle Cooke Dough Blizzard. Each blizzard purchased is worth $0.50 for the school with the winning school receiving an additional $1,000.00 (see the attached flyer).
Hy-Vee Cash 4 Students! Please drop off your Hy-Vee receipts in the basket at the attendance desk. Hy-Vee will donate $1 for every $100 in receipts!
7:00pm – East, North and West Orchestra Concert at 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.
Tuesday, November 13th during Homeroom – Debate Bake Sale in the Commons
Tuesday, November 13th @ 3:00pm – Gay-Straight Alliance Club Meeting in Ms. Fielding’s room 217 until 4:00pm
Tuesday, November13th @ 3:05pm – Tutoring in the SWS/AEC Room for any student until 8:05pm
Wednesday, November 14th @ 7:20am – FCA meeting in Mr. Jepsen’s room 208 (any interested student can attend)
Wednesday, November 14th @ 3:00pm – EHS Book Club Cover to Cover Meeting in the Media Center (any interested student can attend)
Wednesday, November 14th @ 3:05pm – Tutoring in the SWS/AEC Room for any student until 6:05pm
Thursday, November 15th @ 7:20am – Environmental Club in Mrs. McCaslen-Hibbs room S112 (any interested student can attend)
Thursday, November 15th during Homeroom – Mentors in Violence Prevention in various Freshman rooms
Thursday, November 15th @ 3:05pm – Tutoring in the SWS/AEC Room for any student until 8:05pm
Monday, November 19th during Lunches – Native American Focus Group with Mrs. Sackmann in room 219 (bring your lunch on a Styrofoam tray)
Monday, November 19th during Lunches – R.A.P. Group with Mrs. Gentry in room 219 (bring your lunch on a Styrofoam tray)
Monday, November 19th @ 5:30pm – Fall Dance Team Showcase Pre-Show Meal and Vendor Fair w/ the Show starting at 7:00pm (Tickets $5.00 for Adults and $3.00 for Students)
UPCOMING COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY VISITS & SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES:
11/16/18 – Western Iowa Tech @ 9:00am
11/16/18 – Augustana College @ 11:00am
11/16/18 – The Creative Center College of Art & Design Presentation @ 2:00pm
11/20/18 – South Dakota State University @ 12:30pm
11/29/18 – Nebraska Wesleyan University @ 11:00am
12/06/18 – US Air Force during Lunches
12/13/18 – Western Iowa Tech @ 9:00am
12/19/18 – Western Iowa Tech @ 9:00am
01/03/19 – US Air Force during Lunches
– 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.
Western Iowa Tech is having a college planning night for Spanish speaking families; the tentative schedule for the night for those that might be interested is below:
Juntos Event – November 15th Tentative Schedule
6:00-6:45 Presentations from Bi-Lingual Staff Members
Student Life and Activities
ELL/HISED & TRIO
CTE Programs & How to Get Started
Financial Aid, Scholarships, & Paying for your Education
6:45-7:30 Highlights Tour with Bi-Lingual Tour Guides
On Friday, November 16th at 2:00pm, The Creative Center, College of Art & Design from Omaha NE will be here to give a presentation in the Auditorium. They have a brand new Multimedia power point presentation on Graphic Design this year with incredible graphic design images created by our students as well as a video with examples of art work by professional graphic designers. This 20-25 minute presentation is getting rave reviews from young artists all across the Midwest!
The 2019-2020 FAFSA is now available online. It is recommended any student going to college next fall do the FAFSA to apply for all possible financial aid. Some colleges and universities require the FAFSA to be submitted, even if the family doesn’t qualify for need-based aid. The FAFSA can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov or you can make an appointment with our NW Iowa ICAN advisor, Mary Joan Dougherty. She has offices in Sioux City, Orange City, and Sheldon. Office hours are 8:00-4:30, and you can schedule your own appointment online (don’t forget to hit the submit button at the bottom of the web screen!) at: www.icansucceed.org/apt or you can call 877-272-4692 or her direct line at 515-402-4211 to schedule. All appointments are free of charge. Each college has a priority date. You should submit the FAFSA by the earliest Priority Date of the schools to which your student is applying. This ensures you will be eligible for the most possible financial aid. You may also call Mary Joan with questions or email her at: email@example.com.
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:
Seniors! Remember to submit your diploma forms to Mrs. Burkhart Burns. The deadline is fast approaching! Also, have you ordered your cap & gown? Extra grad packets are available in her office so stop in and pick one up today. #classof2019
Senior pictures are due by Friday, December 21st to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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:
EHS students as you know, organized sports can help children develop healthy physical, mental and social skills. We host several local swim meets throughout the year and rely upon volunteers to run concessions, sell programs and other small jobs. We have some upcoming events that would be a good fit for EHS students to fulfill their Silver Cord requirements. We are in need of volunteers at West High School for the Tri-State Meet on Saturday, November 10th with setup starting at 8:00am. The meet lasts until approximately 2:00pm. We also have the H2O H2O H2O Holiday Invitational on Friday, December 14th with setup starting at 4:00pm until about 7:00pm and again on Saturday, December 15th with setup starting at 7:00am and the meet lasting until about 2:00pm.
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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The Sioux City Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas: Business & Marketing, Family & Consumer Science, Health Science, and Industrial Arts, Technology, & PLTW. The Sioux City Community School District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is an unfair or discriminatory practice for any educational institution to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (for employment), national origin, religion, age (for employment), disability, socioeconomic status (for programs), marital status (for programs), or veteran status (for employment) in its educational programs and its employment practices. Inquiries or grievances, including Section 504 grievances and grievances under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, may be directed to Jen Gomez, Director of Student Services & Equity Education at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see District Board policies 103 and 504.4 for additional information on available grievance procedures.
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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