East End Prep Newsletter

January 2020

Whole School Announcements

Happy New Year to all of our EEP Family! We are excited what this new decade holds for EEP and are so excited to gradate our first 8th grade class in just a few months! There are lots of exciting events on campus and we hope to see you soon.

2020-2021 Applications for New Students

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year! Tell your friends and family members to apply on our website or come to the front office to fill out an application. To be eligible for Kindergarten, students must turn five before August 15.

Mental Health Night

There will be a Grief Information mental health night here at EEP on Thursday, January 23 from 4:30-5:30pm. If you have questions about discussing grief, death and dying, or any type of loss in your family, please come out to see our presentation from Alive Hospice Counseling Center. Light snacks will be provided, and many resources will be available.

Please check out our website for helpful resources and don't hesitate to reach out to your scholar's teacher or the front office if you have questions. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates as well.

Dates for the Radar

Jan. 16: 3rd-8th Progress Reports

Jan 17: Kinder and 1st Puppet Show

Jan 20: NO SCHOOL - MLK Holiday

Jan. 23: 7th Grade Field Trip

Jan 23: Grief Family Mental Health Night

Jan. 30: 8th Grade: HS Transition School Choice Workshop 5:30pm

Jan 30: K-8 Progress Reports

Feb. 13: Middle School Family Night (Grades 6-8) 5:30pm

Feb. 22: Coffee with the Principals 8:15am - 9:15am

Feb. 25: PTO meeting 6-7pm

Feb. 27: Black History Month Program

Updates from the PTO

We will have our next PTO meeting Tuesday, February 25 from 6pm -7pm.

K-2nd Grade Announcements

We are so excited to kick off Quarter 3! MAP testing for our K-2 scholars is from January 8-17 so please make sure your scholars are getting a good night’s rest and come to school on time! We cannot wait to see all the growth they will make this round. There are some exciting rewards for scholars to earn so read below to find out more!

Kindergarten - Happy New Year Kindergarten families! We would like to start off the new year with a huge thank you to all of our parents for your support during Quarter 2! Kindergarten will celebrate the 100th day of school on Friday, January 24, 2020. Scholars may dress up like a granny or grandpa and will participate in some 100th day of school activities… fun, fun, fun! Be on the look out for the 100th day and MAP incentive letters. We will also be celebrating “Black History Month” the month of February. Scholars will present a “Black History Project”. Please check your scholars folder everyday for information regarding upcoming events and projects!

1st Grade - We are off to a great start to the new year in 1st grade!

  • Scholars have worked hard on their MAP assessments and shown a lot of growth! We will be celebrating our hard work on Friday, January 17th with a free dress day and on Tuesday, January 21st with a wacky tacky day! Be on the lookout for a letter from your scholar’s teachers letting you know which days they earned!

  • We will be celebrating the 100th day of school on Friday, January 24th! Scholars will dress up as a 100 year old granny and grandpa to celebrate! More information will be sent home this week!

  • Please continue to review your scholars sight words and math facts each night with your scholar as a part of homework!

2nd Grade - Scholars are rocking out 2020 so far!

  • Scholars are finishing up their MAP Assessments. Look out for a letter from your scholar’s teacher about earning a Free Dress Day on Jan. 17th and Wacky Tacky Day on Jan. 21st.

  • The 100th day of school will be on Jan. 24th, and students will be able to dress up like they are 100 years old!

3rd - 5th Grade Announcements

Welcome back to semester two of the 2019 -2020 school year. We are excited about the progress we have made so far and the work scholars will engage in as we move forward! Over the last few weeks, we have spent a lot of time analyzing data from semester one and creating action plans to reach all scholars during semester two. After reviewing our school data and its alignment towards our end-of-year academic school goals, we have made some strategic staff changes. These changes will allow us to continue providing scholars with rigorous instruction and intensive interventions and support to achieve our academic goals.

Below is a list of the changes that have occurred in 3rd and 4th grade.

Ole Miss & Miami-Ohio

Marie Banks & Ticoria Wagner - ELA & S.S. – 3rd grade



Miami-Ohio & Ole Miss

Jay Milam and Meggie Duke - Math & Sci – 3rd grade



All scholars – 4th grade

Heidi Acampora - Social Studies – 4th grade


Emory & Tuskegee

Leslye Williams - Math – 4th grade


Wake Forest & Brown

Sarah Anne Schicker - ELA – 4th grade


3rd – 5th ELA Academic

Arlyn Gilmore -Curriculum & Support 3rd – 5th grade


In addition, Molly Gaines has moved with her family to Seattle, WA and we appreciate her time at East End Prep. Please know that your scholars will be in good hands and will continue to receive the amazing lessons they have received thus far! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly at donnasmith@eastendprep.org or 615-467-5683.

We would also like to welcome our new Associate Dean of Culture, Ms. Stephanie Miller. In her role as the Associate Dean of Culture, she will work under the leadership of our 3-8 Dean of Culture, Mr. Gage, to support with maintaining a safe, structured and joyous learning community at EEP!

As we embark on our Spring semester, teachers are searching for opportunities to enrich learning for scholars through experiential field trips. Our 4th graders are planning to go on 3 field trips this semester. Please be on the lookout soon for more information on each of these, and reach out to Ms. Thompson if you think you will be in need of financial assistance to help pay for them. Our first field trip is on 2/25 to the Adventure Science Center and will be $11.50. Please be sure to review behavioral expectations with your scholars during semester two as discipline infractions may hinder scholars from attending field trips.

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Middle School Announcements

Q2 GREAT Scholar Recognition - On Friday, January 10th we had our first Community Celebration of 2020! In it we recognized scholars for All As and Bs as well as named our Scholar of the Quarter! Please join us in celebrating the scholars below for their commitment to being the models for our GREAT core values!

Scholar of the Quarter

6th Grade

Aamiyah Frey

7th Grade

Abril Vera Espinoza

8th Grade

Issac Moseley

All As and Bs in Q2

6th Grade

Elijah Anthony

Giovanni Charlton

Destiny Collier

Malakye Harris

Jacori Huddleston

Brooklyn Jordan

7th Grade

Joshua Ajumobi

Sebastian Alvarado

Bryante’ Bone

Guadalupe Cervantes

Trashon Dalton

Amiya Ewing

Ranaiya Gleaves

Dior Lacy

Anjolie LeFlore

Jada Lesley

Melanie Mancilla-Lopez

Lea O’Neal

Ameen Rahimi

Momen Rahimi

Jose Rosales Rosales

Tyshawn Ross

Isaiah Stump

Abril Vera Espinoza

Isaiah Walker

Michael Walker

8th Grade

Destini Dorsey

Lamontez Dotson

Sophia Giron

Marjorie Hernandez

Lamont Howard

Angelo Martinez

Jovan Rojas

Noa Stamper

Semester 2 Policy Enforcement - Our goal for second semester is to hold scholars to high expectations as we know how capable they are of achieving our vision of excellence. When we returned from break we started to enforce the below expectations. If you are in need of support to assist your scholar in meeting these expectations please reach out to our front office team or your child’s teacher. Thank you for your continued support in educating your scholar for success in high school, college and beyond!

  • Dress Code- Scholars must be in complete uniform daily. Please review the uniform policy thoroughly. If a scholar is out of uniform. Parents/Guardians must come and supply correction item. (Examples of infractions: Scholars must wear all black or all white shoes, on PE day’s scholars must wear a uniform shirt over PE t-shirt, scholars must wear a belt every day, all jackets worn in the building must be solid school color without design.) The Dress code is attached. Please review with your scholar and hold your scholar accountable for arrive to school in dress code daily.

  • Cell Phones/Technology- Scholars are encouraged to keep phones, tablets, air pods, earphones, smartwatches, etc. at home. But if they do have to bring them, they MUST be placed in locker before class in the morning and stay in the locker until dismissal. Scholars MAY NOT have with them during the school day at any time. Any technology taken from scholars will only be returned to a parent/guardian. If this rule is not followed, scholars can lose the privilege of bringing these items to school.

  • School/Classroom behavior expectations - Parents, please remind scholars to make sure that they are following all behavioral expectations. When scholars are off task, disrupting the class or not following directions, it has a negative effect on the learning environment for that scholar and other scholars. Review your scholar’s paycheck, sign and return weekly. Parents will be called and consequences may result if scholar behaviors become an issue.

  • Locks on Lockers - All scholars 6-8th grade MUST have a lock on their locker. It can be a key, combination or code lock. Parents are required to supply the lock. Please make sure that if your scholar does not have one, a lock is purchased asap! Locks are needed to secure belongings in lockers and to keep lockers closed throughout the school day.

New Staff Introductions - In the second semester we have introduced some new members to our team! While scholars have been interacting with our team in several capacities throughout the week back from Winter Break, they were formally introduced to the scholars in our first Community Celebration of the year.

Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Trimble, 6-8 Associate Dean of Culture. In her role as the Associate Dean of Culture, she will work under the leadership of our 3-8 Dean of Culture Mr. Gage to support with maintaining a safe, structured and joyous learning community at EEP!

7th Grade Field Trip - Scholars will be going to see Shakespeare’s Macbeth January 23rd. Permission slips were sent home this week. Please ensure scholars have their signed form and $10 for the trip turned in to their homeroom teacher by Friday, January 17th.

Middle School Paycheck Party - On Friday, Jan. 24th scholars with paycheck averages of $85 or more will be invited to attend our MS paycheck party to celebrate their commitment to exemplifying our GREAT core values. Help your scholar(s) to stay on track to attend our paycheck party by reviewing their paychecks with them and goal setting weekly on Thursdays or daily with your Liveschool parent portal access!

8th Grade High School Application Workshop - On Thursday, Jan. 30th we will host an 8th grade high school application workshop for 8th graders and their families interested in completing the school choice application for Metro Nashville Public Schools. In the workshop parents will find out about what to expect during the application progress. We will also have technology available and staff volunteers to support parents in completing the School Choice Application. If you are the family of an 8th grader come out to check completing the School Choice Application off of your to do list!

East End Prep Athletics

Check out our basketball schedule on our website. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students, and kids under 5 will get in free.

EEP Middle School Athletics (6th-8th):

Upcoming VARSITY Basketball Schedule:

January 16th EEP vs. GraMar at 4:45 and 5:45 at GRAMAR

January 21st EEP vs. Stratford at 4:45 and 5:45 at HOME

January 23rd EEP vs. East Lit at 4:45 and 5:45 at EAST LIT

January 28th EEP vs. Haynes at 4:45 and 5:45 at HOME

January 30th EEP vs. Joelton at 4:45 and 5:45 at HOME

February 4th EEP vs. Jere Baxter at 5:00 at JERE BAXTER (BOYS ONLY)

February 5th EEP vs. Lead Academy at 5:00 and 6:00 at HOME

February 6th EEP vs. NACS at 4:45 and 5:45 at HOME

February 11th EEP vs KIPP at 4:45 and 5:45 at KIPP

JV Basketball has started as well:

All games are on Saturdays at Stratford High School and First Nazarene Church on Woodland. For more information about the schedule, please reach out to Ms. Young at kyoung@eastendprep.org.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Athletics.

Coach Jones


Emily Fields

Assistant Athletic Director


Kiandra Young

JV Sports