Spartan Times

November Newsletter Issue III

Principal's Message

Spartan Family,

Why should we take the time to be thankful? "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." This quote by Oprah Winfrey reminds us to be reflective on why we should be thankful every day. It is also a time to be thankful as well as show gratitude for important individuals or opportunities that we may have encountered. Taking the time to be thankful and showing appreciation can have a positive impact on your life, family, school community, and more. Being thankful helps us to stay focused on the present and may help clarify our goals and or dreams that are connected to being positive, purposeful, and productive. Being thankful keeps us humble and mindful of the members of our village that have provided encouragement when we have faced obstacles which ultimately have strengthened our confidence. If you take the time to reflect on your achievements thus far, you may realize that many people have provided guidance or support on your journey to this point in your life for which you are thankful. This is an example of interdependence, or the state of being dependent upon one another. Being thankful can also lead to actions that brighten the lives of others. For example write a positive note to someone that doesn't expect it, give flowers as an appreciation, tell your parents how they have made a difference in your life, list three items of gratitude in a journal daily, and or donate clothes or food to a local organizations in need. Being thankful will allow you to identify the essence of all that is good in your life which can lead to more hope, joy, peace of mind, and allow all Spartan scholars to thrive academically!


Principal Scruggs Smith, M.Ed.

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Hey of CLASS OF 2021!

This is just a gentle reminder that your applications for the following are due:

  • UC (University of California) college applications are due Nov 30th
  • CSU (California State University) college applications are due Dec 4th
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is due March 2, 2021
  • Please submit these applications sooner than later for less stress

Please reach out to Ms. Bianca Herrera or Mr. McIntosh for support!

Wednesday Attendance Matters!

Spartan Scholars must check in with teachers on Wednesday during their office hours!

Wednesday is not a day off for students, but instead another opportunity to get tutored by EHS teachers, check in about missing work, increase your understanding of subject matter, et cetera. Scholars are marked present by checking in with their teacher and or submitting assignments. If students do not show up and or submit their work, then they will be marked absent.

Wednesday classes do not take long. Let's improve that attendance and submit your work to be Spartan Strong!

Google Classroom Information for Parents

Follow the 3 P's to show Spartan Pride: Be Positive. Be Purposeful. Be Productive.

*Super Spartans*

Upcoming Events :)

  • Thanksgiving Break is November 23-27, 2020 (No School)
  • EHS Civics Night is Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 6 to 8 PM
  • EHS Finals will be held December 14-18, 2020; EHS Finals Schedule Semester 1
  • End of Semester 1 is December 18, 2020. Report cards will be mailed home the following week.

Did you know?

  • November is Native American Heritage Month! Red Fox James, a Blackfoot Indian rode horseback from state to state in 1914 to get support for this proclamation. He presented endorsements from 24 states to the White House. However it was not supported.
  • The EHS Freshmen, Class of 2024 had the least amount of unexcused absences during the first quarter...keep up the great attendance!
  • The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."
  • Bubble wrap was originally invented as wallpaper.
  • November Gemstone: Topaz


Clean and disinfect frequently.

Wear a face cover to protect yourself and others.

Wash your hands for 20 seconds.

Keep a safe distance of 6 feet.