East High School Counseling Newsletter

JANUARY 7, 2022

Today Is The Deadline Date To Register For The FEBRUARY ACT Test

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IMPORTANT - 2nd Semester WIT Classes Begin Next Week

Online Spring Classes begin Monday, January 10th. Face to Face classes at WIT will begin on Thursday, January 13th. Please make sure you check your emails from WIT regarding the classes you have registered for and get your books. Please also check your EHS schedule to make sure we have you scheduled in the correct WIT courses.

Spring Semester and 2nd Semester Students enrolled in WIT courses - should have received an email from WIT regarding your College Now Course Textbooks and other information to prepare you for the upcoming semester. The email will give you information on how to log in into your MyWit account, how to find your required books, along with information regarding Cengage Unlimited Account Set Up, You can also check out this information by clicking here if you didn't receive the email.

Please Welcome Our New Counselor

Mr. Walker is now seeing 10th Grade students with a LAST NAME G thru Z. Mr. Walker will be in the building Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. You will find him down in Office 107, and can email him at
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Did You Miss The KWF Presentation In December?

Click to see the presentation and learn more. Deadline date for these scholarships is February 1st. Make sure you have started the process in order to receive all recommendations before the 1st.

Kind World and Siouxland Community Foundation Scholarships

Seniors interested in applying in the Kind World or any of the other Siouxland Community Foundation scholarships please start your Scholarship Common application. Students can access it in the February file in their Homeroom Canvas or at A presentation link from the in person briefing held 12/9will be added as soon as it is received.

Click Here for Step by Step Instructions on how to complete the entire application along with FAQ's.

Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors

Juniors - you have the opportunity to apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship. The national scholarship is given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $10,000 to $25,000. Eligibility criteria include: be a current HS junior, demonstrate critical financial need ($55, 000 or lower adjusted gross family income), and United States Citizenship. Must also be planning to enter college in fall of 2023. Deadline date is March 15, 2022. Click Here to learn more and to apply.

Iowa State Board of Education - Student Member Opportunity

The Iowa State Board of Education is seeking applications for the student member to serve on the board. The application is available on the Iowa Department of Education website.

Each year the Governor appoints a student to serve as a nonvoting member of the State Board. The term of the student member starts May 1, 2022, and ends April 30, 2023. The State Board meets at least seven times during that term, with most meetings taking place at the Grimes State Office Building in Des Moines. The deadline for submitting an application with all required documents is January 31, 2022.

In addition to being a full-time, regularly enrolled 10th or 11th grade student in a public high school, the student must meet these requirements:

  • Has a GPA of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale) or 3.75 (5.0 scale).
  • Has attended his/her present high school at least the past two consecutive semesters (or the equivalent thereof).
  • Demonstrates participation in extracurricular and community activities, as well as an interest in serving on the State Board.

The number of applicants in a year from any one district is limited as follows:

  • If district enrollment for grades 10 through 12 is less than 400 students, there may be no more than one applicant from the district.
  • If district enrollment for grades 10 through 12 is from 400 to 1,199 students, there may be no more than two applicants from the district.
  • If district enrollment for grades 10 through 12 is 1,200 students or more, there may be no more than three applicants from the district.

The application and all attachments must be postmarked or hand-delivered on or before Jan. 31, 2022, to:

Carol McMains

Iowa Department of Education

Grimes State Office Building, 2nd Floor

400 E. 14th Street

Des Moines, IA 50319-0146

Upcoming College And University Visits

If you are interested in attending any of the following visits please come to the Counseling Office to Sign Up. All Visits will be held in the Media Center and Attendance will be taken.

If you are interested in attending the visit but you have to be at Career Academy please let me know and we can make arrangements.

Iowa Lakes Community College - Estherville, IA

January 19th - during Homeroom

Kristi Larson

Northwestern College - Orange City, IA

February 16th - during Homeroom

Shayla Dahl

If you are interested in visiting with a certain college and would like to get a College visit set up, please talk to Ms. Danelle in the counseling office.

Military Visits

US Navy Visit

January 13 - Lunch

US Army Visit

January 26 - Lunch

Updated Scholarship Information

The following is scholarship Deadline Dates that have been updated or added.

December / January and February updated as much as possible.

2/18/22 - Conservation Scholarship - Conservation Districts of Iowa

3/30/22 - Keith Bowers Memorial Scholarship

4/15/22 - Richard Madsen Memorial Scholarship

The Siouxland Community Foundation scholarships deadline dates has changed to February 1, 2022. This year students who want to apply for SCF scholarships will fill out 1 common application and with your results it will tell you what scholarships you are eligible for. You can begin your application now.

See below if you don't know how to access this scholarship information and their application links.

~ January At A Glance ~

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Iowa Statewide Assessment Of Student Progress Results

Instructions on accessing ISASP scores are available on our district website by clicking

Senior Photos!

The first round of senior photos for yearbook use should be turned into Mrs. Shultz via A high resolution digital image featuring the graduate in school appropriate attire and without any other people in the image should be submitted by December 15. Thank you, Yearbook Staff

Seniors - Make Sure You Are Completing Your CPR Requirement.

Seniors, please check your email for the CPR canvas class that you need in order to graduate. Once you complete the mini-course, Tuesdays or Thursdays you will check in with your homeroom teacher and go down to Room 142 to demonstrate CPR and get your name checked off the list.

After School Study Sessions - Offered 3 Days A Week

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~January ~ After School Study Sessions

East High offers ALL students the opportunity to attend the After School Study Session. The sessions are available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday’s every week. From 3:05 – 6:05 pm. Students have the opportunity to make-up assignments, re-take quizzes or tests, help with credit recovery, and the best part is you have one-on-one help.

There are always teachers there for assistance. There is a 5:00 pm bus available to take students who require transportation. Any questions can be directed to Ms. McCaslen-Hibbs

How To Find The Scholarship List In Canvas.


See directions below on how to access the scholarship information.

As we receive the 2021-22 scholarship information, we will update it in the month it is due. To get a head start on things this year you can look at what was available last year and begin compiling and preparing for them this year.

If you have any questions, please visit your Counselor in the Main Counseling Office.

A little time spent now will return great dividends for your future.

Other Scholarship Opportunity Websites:

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Next EHS Test Date & Registration Deadline

February 12, 2022

Registration Deadline Date: January 7, 2022

Other Upcoming 2021 ACT Dates:

February 12, 2022

Registration Deadline Date: January 7, 2022

April 2, 2022 - Testing available @ EHS

Registration Deadline Date: February 25, 2022

April 5, 2022 - District ACT Testing Free for ALL Juniors

June 11, 2022

Registration Deadline Date: May 6, 2022

July 16, 2022

Registration Deadline Date: June 17, 2022

Go to to register.

Preparing for the ACT Test" booklets are available on the Counseling Office table. Come in and pick one up. It is designed to help assist and prepare you for this years upcoming test.

Questions, please email your Counselor.

FAFSA Completion Assistance

Seniors - Do you need assistance with completing your FAFSA? Jessa Grosenheider, Student Success Advisor for ICAN is available to help. She can schedule a virtual or an in person meeting at WITCC.

Three ways to schedule:

  1. Go to, click schedule an appointment, click schedule now and under All Providers find Sioux City, Jessa Grosenheider and schedule your appointment from there.
  2. Email her at
  3. Call her at (515) 402.4211

She is ready to help.

Please open the link below to see what you need to gather up and have ready for when you do begin the FAFSA process.

FAFSA Prep Checklist - What You'll Need

Take a look at what you need to have ready for when you do fill out your FAFSA.


If you are a current East High Student go to


Click the Current Student Transcript Request button and follow the directions that are posted below.

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Attendance Reminder for WIT Students

If you are taking classes at WIT remember that you follow the WIT calendar. If EHS does not have school but WIT does; you are still required to attend the on Campus courses.

Students signed up for online course/s please make sure that you are logged in and attending your classes as required by your instructor.


SILVER CORD – A Service-Based Student Organization here at East High.

Students MUST document all service activities on the Silver Cord Award Form provided by East High – one form for each site or project, signed by a supervisor at the site. (A note confirming the students’ service signed by the supervisor at the project is also acceptable. It must be attached to the Silver Cord Form). Forms can be submitted to Mrs. Benson at East High School at any time during the year. For sophomores and juniors: if you don’t turn in forms by the end of the school year, you may submit them at any time during the following fall. There is no specific deadline for underclassmen to submit forms, although it is best to turn them in as soon as they are completed.

Student’s that graduate in 2022, and 2023 will need a total of 110 service hours to earn their silver cord. Student who graduate in 2024 will need 120 service hours to earn their silver cord. If you have any questions, please stop by Mrs. Benson’s desk in the main office.

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~ East High Counselors ~


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Non-Discrimination Statement

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 and does not 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. The District is required by Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its programs, activities, or employment.

Inquiries or grievances under Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act may be directed to Dr. Dora Jung, Director of Student Services & Equity Education/Title IX Coordinator at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations to the District may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, or both. Please see District Board policies 103 and 504.4 for additional information on available grievance procedures.