East High School Counseling Newsletter

September 10, 2021


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Registration Deadline for October 23rd ACT

September 17 - go to - EHS is an available site for testing.


September 20 thru 25 - see daily announcements for the week's activities.


Monday, October 4 - 8:00 am - 8:00 pm - No school for Students

Tuesday, October 5 - 3:05 pm - 5:45 pm

(Watch for Conference Time information in the daily announcements.)

Friday, October 9 - Exchange day - No School for Students and Staff.

PSAT/NMSQT (optional for 10th, 11th)

Wednesday, October 13 - 7:45 am - 12:30 pm

Cost will be $18.00 - must be paid when signing up.

30 slots available - Sign up will begin when practice booklets arrive.

FAFSA Completion Event

Wednesday, October 13 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

ICAN Student Success Center Morningside College

See information below or flyer in the Counseling Office for more information.

Button below also has information to help you prepare for what you will need to have to file your FAFSA.


Tuesday, October 26

Morningside University Offering FAFSA Prep - Oct 13

Seniors its time to start completing your FAFSA. Take advantage of the opportunity for professional help and mark your calendar on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Morningside University. Flyers are up in the building for further information.
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.

EHS 9th Grade Students To Attend

As our nation commemorates the 20th anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11, the Siouxland Chamber has invited area schools to bring our students to the Orpheum Theatre to hear and reflect on an inspiring message of perseverance and maintaining perspective in leadership and in life. Melissa Stockwell, is an American hero and mother of two who has triumphed over personal tragedy to achieve greatness and World Champion status and has dedicated her life to chasing remarkable accomplishments while giving back to others, particularly those who face challenges similar to her own.

Melissa was the flag holder in the opening ceremonies of the Tokyo Paralympic Games and she competed in the paratriathlon on August 28th . Shortly after her return to the US she will visit Siouxland and be the keynote speaker at the 2021 Siouxland Chamber Annual Dinner on September 30th. The following day, October 1st, our 9th grade students will join in welcoming Melissa back from the Games at this student presentation.

Friday, October 1, 2021

9:30 AM

Orpheum Theatre

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.

~ September ~ 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-takes quizzes or tests, 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


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Scholarship Information

There has been updates to the Scholarships in the October Scholarship file. Please see below for directions on how to access our Scholarship list.

Look now and be prepared as the deadline dates come up very quickly.

JROTC Program Cadets - Private Pilot Scholarship Program

Sioux City, IA – Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC is proud to announce that it has opened the application window for the 2022 Air Force Chief of Staff Private Pilot Scholarship Program commonly called AFJROTC Flight Academy.

The Flight Academy scholarship program is an Air Force level initiative in collaboration with the commercial aviation industry to address the national civilian and military pilot shortage. The private pilot scholarship program allows JROTC cadets who are aspiring young aviators to get their Private Pilot’s Certification (a $20,000 value) and a college transcript, at no cost, during an eight-week summer course at partner universities. Those who participate do not incur a military commitment.

Last summer, over 300 cadets from across the country received the scholarship with about 80% successfully earning their Private Pilot Certificate. Cadets are competitively selected based on Aviation Qualification Test scores, endorsements, physical fitness, extracurricular and aviation experience.

Motivated JROTC cadets with an interest in aviation and will be at least 17 years old by July 2022 are encouraged to contact their JROTC instructor to begin the application process.

Voice Of Democracy Scholarship Application

Click on this link to fill out the application. Local VFW will award $100.00 to the winner and send winners name up the chain. Local VFW Contact is Mr. Scott Plambeck (712.203.0068 / Deadline: October 31, 2021

How To Find The Scholarship List In Canvas.

THERE ARE NEW AND UPDATED SCHOLARSHIPS LISTED IN OCTOBER! If it highlighted yellow - it is new or updated.

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.

There has been a security update so once you are in the month, you will need to log in (located in the upper right corner) in order open the links.

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

October 23, 2021

Registration Deadline Date: September 17, 2021

Other Upcoming 2021 ACT Dates:

October 23, 2021 - Testing available @ EHS

Registration Deadline Date: September 17, 2021

December 11, 2021 - Testing available @ EHS

Registration Deadline Date: November 5, 2021

February 12, 2022

Registration Deadline Date: January 7, 2022

April 2, 2021 - Testing available @ E"HS

Registration Deadline Date: February 25, 2022

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.

Information To Help You Senior Year

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Your Voice Is Needed

We are looking for volunteers to join the Sioux City Community School District’s Grassroots Advocacy Committee. As a volunteer, you will receive email updates about important legislative events that could impact public education. All we ask is that you take the information you receive and contact our legislators to let your voice be heard in support of public education. We will provide tips on how you can contact our legislators. There is very little time commitment on your part and no meetings to attend.

Interested? Please contact our office today at712.274.4000 to join.


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.

Silver Cord Volunteer Opportunity.

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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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2021 Fall WIT Class Dates

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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 the visit is noted as virtual you will need to bring your laptop and headphones when you attend.

No current Visits scheduled.

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

~ East High Counselors ~

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.