Cardinal News

May 1st - May 7th


At East Central Junior High we are committed to preparing students academically and socially to be self-sufficient, contributing members of the community with plans for a successful future.

A Message from our Students!!!!

Thank you for being WORLD CHANGERS!!!

Hello and Happy Teacher Appreciation Week,

I spent part of this past week randomly pulling students from the halls to film them answering the question: "what do you appreciate most about your teachers?". I hope you enjoy the video and I hope you realize how much students appreciate the many different things that you do to impact their lives. Thank you so much for being world changers and for making a positive impact on our school.

Speaking of positive impact, at the conclusion of our JA Day we had so many of our JA volunteers make positive comments about how much better our school and our school culture had improved since last year. It was great to hear someone from outside of our school come in and notice the positive difference that our work around defining our student culture has made. It is important that we continue to finish strong through the last day of school by following the expectations that we established at the beginning of the year.

We have a very busy couple of weeks coming up. Some important things happening this week include:

  • Teacher Appreciation Week - we will continue our tradition of catering in Los Cabos which will take place on Thursday. Also, Chipotle is offering a BYGO to any educator that brings in their school ID on Tuesday.
  • We begin our last testing sessions this week with the Alg. 1 EOI and the 7th grade math OCCT.
  • Monday Faculty Meeting - we will meet as a faculty for roster verification training and will then break out into PODs.
  • Final Soccer game this week vs. Clinton (going for back-to-back undefeated seasons for our boys).
  • We have our Spring Band Concert Thursday evening at 7. (Jean's passes for anyone who shows up to support our students on this evening).

We have also finalized our dates for the end of year celebrations (bash, awards assemblies and promotion). This years promotion will be different than in years past because we are only going to allow students to walk who have met the district promotion requirements (passing 5 of 6 classes).

I look forward to another exciting week. It is crazy to think that we only have two weeks and two days to go. It is an honor to serve as your leader and to get to work with such an outstanding group of people. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you Monday.

Testing Schedule

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Morning Duty

Foyer- Seng/Meyer

Cafeteria - Mueller/Oglesby

Gym - Partridge/Rhodes

Snack/Machine - Honkala/Pippin

Linda Hirshburg

  1. What is your favorite movie? National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Chevy Chase)
  2. What do you do to relax? Gardening, baking Christmas cookies with Oliver, and holding baby Jackson.
  3. Who inspires you? Injured victims who have lost limbs due to tragedy, but who have challenged themselves to NOT let their disability define their life negatively.
  4. If I could travel anywhere it would be...Maui in Hawaii, Outer Banks in NC, Destin in Florida, The Hamptons in New York, and The Caymen Islands (My top 5 beaches).
  5. My favorite music/artist is...Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up and Adele - Hello
  6. Who would you like to interview next? Gina Goralczyk

STUCCO Students Helping Load Up Our Canned Food Donation

Week At a Glance

Sunday, May 1st, 7am to Saturday, May 7th, 9am

12121 East 21st Street

Tulsa, OK

Monday, May 2nd-

  1. Math OCCT/8th Alg. I EOI
  2. Faculty Meeting @ 3:30

Tuesday, May 3rd -

  1. Lang. Arts and Social Studies PLC's in Library (Cancelled until after testing)
  2. Detention/Tutoring - 3:30-4:30
  3. Math OCCT/8th Alg. I EOI

Wednesday, May 4th -

  1. Reading, Science and Math PLC's in Library (Cancelled until after testing)
  2. Math OCCT/8th Alg. I EOI
  3. Beg. Band Rehearsal - 2nd Hr./Adv. Band Rehearsal - 5th Hr.
  4. IOC Drill - P.M.
  5. Soccer vs. Clinton at ECHS - 6:00

Thursday, May 5th -

  1. Detention/Tutoring - 3:30-4:30
  2. SRI Testing Begins (May 5th-May 9th)
  3. Teacher Appreciation Luncheon - Catered by Los Cabos
  4. Band Concert @ 7:00

Friday, May 6th -

  1. SRI Testing Continues (May 5th-May 9th)

Saturday, May 7th -

  1. Lesson Plans Due
  2. Saturday School
  3. Math Boot Camp

Upcoming Events

5/10-5/12 - SMI Testing

5/12 - Any Given Child Field Trip (8th Grade) @ 10:00

5/12 - 7th Grade Awards Assembly @ 9:00

5/13 - End of Year Bash (7th -A.M/8th -P.M.)

5/16 - 8th Grade Awards Assembly @ 9:00

5/17 - 8th Grade Promotion @ 9:00