East High School Counseling Newsletter

November 19, 2021

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Wednesday, November 24 - One Hour Early Dismissal

No newsletter next week due to the short week. We will resume the first week in December.

  • Seniors interested in scholarships please start looking in canvas for them so you don't miss the deadline dates. November, December and part of January's have been updated.
  • Seniors, please make plans to attend the Kind World Scholarship briefing. See below for more information.


This competition is an opportunity for high school students from Iowa, Nebraska and Texas to experience a real-life situation involving engineering and science. Each high school has a total of 8 spots for the trip. The cost of the trip this year will be $530. That will include transportation, lodging, and five meals on the trip – three on Friday and two on Saturday. There will be a few meals that will have to be out of pocket for the students. The trip will be Thursday, March 17 to Monday, March 21. Fund-raising opportunities are available to help defray costs. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 23 before the end of the school day. If interested please check out this video and contact Mrs. Kelly.

Girls and Boys State for Juniors

Any Junior interested in attending Boys or Girls State this summer. See flyers and come to the Counseling office for the interview application.
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Trade Representative Visit

Midwest Diesel Tech Academy will be here December 1st during homeroom to talk to students interested in entering the Diesel Industry. Come to the counseling office to sign up if you are interested in learning more about this trade industry.

Trade Representative Visit

St. Luke's College will be here December 7th during homeroom to talk to students interested in entering the health industry. Come to the counseling office to sign up if you are interested in learning more.

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.

Midwest Diesel Tech Academy - Sioux City

December 1st - during homeroom

Dennis Wallace

Drake University - Des Moines

December 2nd - during homeroom

Nick Drahozal

St. Luke's College - Sioux City

December 7th - during Homeroom

Sherry McCarthy

Western Iowa Tech Community College - Sioux City

December 16th - during Homeroom

Andrew Jessip

** University of Northern Iowa **

Will not be in our area this fall. If interested please contact Janine Baeza at (319) 273.4798 or email to schedule a zoom visit.

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 Army

December 1st - Lunch

Iowa Air National Guard

December 2nd - Lunch

US Marine Corp

December 7th - Lunch

Updated Scholarship Information

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

** All of November's Folder has been updated

** All of December's Folder has been updated

**East College and University Listing Folder has multiply updates.

** December 1st - Huge - Nebraska Wesleyan University Scholarship (Varies)

** December 1st - ISU Multicultural Vision Program (MVP) Award (four years, full tuition)

** December 1st - National Honor Society Scholarship (Varies)

** December 1st - Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship ($5,000)

** December 15th - Home Depot Foundation's Path to Pro Scholarship ($2,000)

** December 15th - Iowa State University Hixson Opportunity Award ($18,00 over eight semesters)

** January 31st - Children's Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarships

March 1st - Grand Lodge of Iowa MCEC Technical Scholarship (Varies)

May 2nd - University of Iowa - Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship ($5000)

June 18th - Iowa PGA Charlie Burkart Scholarship ($1,500 - four years)

** notes recently updated information.

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

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Seniors Make Plans To Attend

Kind World Foundation Scholarship Briefing

Wednesday, December 8th - Homeroom - Auditorium - B day

Seniors will meet in the Auditorium to learn more about all the Scholarships that the Kind World Foundation is offering this year. If you have an out of building on this day, please make plans to attend if you are interested in applying.

November/December Calendars At A Glance

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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

~November ~ 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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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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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


Next EHS Test Date & Registration Deadline

December 11, 2021

Registration Deadline: November 5th

Other Upcoming 2021 ACT Dates:

December 11, 2021 - Testing available @ EHS

Registration Deadline Date: November 5, 2021

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.

Virtual ICAN Events

Have questions about how to apply to colleges or how to complete your FAFSA? Do you want another way to explore careers and find the right fit for your future? How is your academic planning going? ICAN (Iowa College Access Network) is offering Virtual events that can help assist you in these areas. To learn more and sign up click the here.


Earn While You Learn: Exploring Careers in the Building Trades

  • Wednesday, November 3 at 5:30 pm - Register.
  • Perfect for all high school student and parents

What Happens After FAFSA: Verification and Special Circumstances

  • Wednesday, November 10 at 5:30 pm - Register.
  • Perfect for high school seniors and parents


  • Monday, November 22 at 5:30 pm - Register .
  • Perfect for all high school students and parents


FAFSA Step-by-Step

  • Wednesday, December 1 at 5:30 pm - Register.
  • Perfect for high school seniors and parents

Life After High School - Career and College Planning

  • Wednesday, December 8 at 5:30 pm - Register.
  • Perfect for high school sophomores, juniors, and parents

    Making the Most of Winter Break

    • Wednesday, December 15 at 5:30 pm - Register .
    • Perfect for all high school students and parents

    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.

    Seniors - Cap and Gown Orders

    Seniors - October 22nd was the deadline to turn in Cap and Gown orders to Ms. Burkhart. Now all cap and gown orders must be submitted online.

    Please make sure that you get your orders submitted early to avoid supply delays.

    Any questions please see Ms. Burkhart in the main office or email


    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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    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.