The Hornet Buzz

November 11, 2022

In this Issue

  • EHS Dodgeball Tournament POSTPONED
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive
  • Charity Bowl Game 11/17/22
  • Sociology Research Surveys
  • Lost and Found Items
  • Not Receiving Bus Cancellation Notifications?
  • Boosters Store Open Next Week 11/15-11/17
  • Unified Sports Bowling
  • Rent Fall Musical
  • Author Visit Elizabeth Lim 12/2
  • EHS Intramural Hockey
  • Morning Drop Off Reminders
  • Let's Talk: Community Conversation Series
  • Free Virtual Programs for Families
  • AVPA Student Capstone Projects: Donation of Old Devices, Coffee Houses
  • Parking Permits

Senior Section

  • First Senior Meeting Recap: Important info and deadlines

Dodgeball Tournament has been POSTPONED. It will not be on 11/11

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The class of 2023 and NHS invite you to participate in a Thanksgiving Food Drive!

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Charity Bowl

Building Hope for Children's initial goal is to raise $500,000 to buy land to build the Therapeutic Community Residence. Every dollar donated will be matched by a donor up to $250,000. Make your dollar go further and make a difference for children in Vermont. Donate here.
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Sociology Class Research Surveys

EHS Students: Please take a minute to fill out the surveys below to help gather information:

Thank you!

Which Sporting Events do you Attend?

School Spirit

Grade, GPA and Birth Order

Lost and Found

Students if you are missing an item, please go to the main office to see if it has been turned into the lost and found.

Items will be donated the week of Thanksgiving break.

Not Receiving Bus Cancellation Notifications?

Dear Families,

If you have not received a recent email/phone call update from the school or District, please follow the steps below:

  • Check your SPAM folder. Sometimes email providers will think that multiple emails from a specific email address are junk/spam.
  • You can also try searching in your email for the following email address and see if anything comes up: If you do find emails from this address have been marked as 'SPAM,' you should be able to update that and mark them as 'not SPAM.'
  • If the phone calls alerting families about bus cancellations are showing up on your phone as 'Potential SPAM,' you can save that number as a contact in your phone and that should fix that.

If you are still having any issues, please reach out to EWSD Communications Coordinator Ben Dickie (

Boosters Store Open Next Week!

The EHS Boosters store will be open next week from 11 am- 1 pm on November 15th-17th.

Cash, check, or credit card is accepted.

Come get your Hornet Gear!

It's not too late to sign up for Unified Sports Bowling. Partners and athletes are welcome!

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Fall Musical Rent December 1-4th

The incredible students and design team who have worked on this production are thrilled to share performances with you Dec 1 - Dec 3 at 7 pm, and Dec 4 at 2 pm in the Essex High School Auditorium.

The link to TICKETS can be found on our EHS Theater Website here. There will be tickets available to purchase at the door as well.

*Dec 2 at 7 pm is an ASL-accessible performance. Subject material may be inappropriate for younger audiences.

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Morning Drop Off

A reminder that student drop off is in A and B Lot. The front of the school is for bus drop off only. Please do not drive or park in front of the school.

Just as an awareness- as of November 1st there will be additional buses during morning drop off. Reminder please do not pass buses when their red lights are on.

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Free Virtual Programs for Families

Circle of Parents is a professionally facilitated, peer led self-help support group for parents. Circle of Parents offers participants the opportunity to explore their parenting in a safe and confidential weekly group. Parents come together and share their experiences, challenges and successes

All programs are offered virtually and FREE!

Circles meet weekly for 90 minutes

Circle of Parents with Children Birth - 5

(Mondays at 4pm)

Circle of Parents (open to all)

(Tuesdays at 10am)

Circle of Parents with Children in Foster Care

(Thursdays at 7pm)

Circle of Parents (open to all)

(Wednesdays at 7pm)

Circle of Parents in Recovery

(Wednesdays at 5pm)

Circle of Parents (open to all)

(Wednesdays at 7pm)

Circle of Parents with Children Identifying as LGBTQ (Thurs at 12pm)

Circle of Parents for Single Moms

(Thursdays at 5:30 pm)

Circle of Parents of Teens

(Thursdays at 7:30pm)

Reach out to for more information

OR Click a Link Below

Enroll Now!

Refer a Family Now!

Email NOW to learn more!

Donation of Old Devices

Do you keep your old computers, phones, televisions, or any other dead devices because you can't throw them away? There is now a use for them! One of our EHS Seniors is collecting any and all devices that you may want to get rid of.

If you bring your tech into B114 (Mrs. Schmitt's room) there will be a labeled box to leave them in.

If you can't physically bring something into school, but would like to contribute, email, and they can organize a time with you to collect what you have to give.

BIPOC Coffee House

Senior EHS student Marcino Ambris is looking for Performers for BIPOC Coffee House. Please use this form to sign up.

For this event, I'm looking for each performer to do 1-2 pieces each, depending on how much time we have. I specifically chose to do this event for the BIPOC community because I find it important that people's voices are heard, as well as their love for the arts & their talent. So, I'm hoping that this gives people the chance to really feel like themselves within their craft, and helps them to be able to possibly meet some new faces and connections, too.

-Marcino Ambris

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Parking Permits

Students: It is not too late to apply for parking permits.

Go here to apply!

Permits can be picked up in the main office after the application process is complete.

Senior Section

12th -Grade Students and Families. Please look at this section for information and updates throughout the year.

First Senior Class Meeting 11/11/22

The first senior class meeting was held on November 11th during Flex.

  • Graduation: Will be held on Saturday, June 17th, 2023. *More information to follow as we get closer to June.
  • Cap and gown ordering through Balfour can be found here. No payment is needed at this time, payment is due when you pick up your cap and gown. Links for cap and gown ordering can also be found on the EHS website, the Hornet Buzz newsletter (in the senior section), and our social media pages.
  • Yearbook: Senior photo submission and senior quote deadline is NEXT Friday, November 18th. Please find that information on the EHS Website: Under the Activities tab, Yearbook Linked here.
  • Free Senior photos are available for those who want them. Please contact Jesse Keefe in the AV studio located in the Library. For more information and to schedule a time, please email Jesse at

Assistant Principal Grade Assignments

9th Grade: Erin Cavoneil

10th Grade: Lynn Kozloski

11th Grade: Gayle Botelho

12th Grade: Jeff Goodrich

EHS Events Calendar and Website

-EHS Events Calendar: This google calendar features all events at EHS and A/B Days.

-Essex High School Website: Check here for announcements and important information about our school, handbooks, daily schedules, and staff directory.

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