Titan Times

Eastlake High School 7.21.19

Greetings from Eastlake High School

Dear Titans:


Welcome to the 2019-20 school year. I certainly hope you had a tremendous summer break with family and friends. Our staff has been working diligently this past week to prepare for the opening of the school year. I have been impressed by the quality of our certificated and classified staff. In all of our conversations, our foci revolved around providing our students with a great learning experience and building trust with our community. We heard from Al Joyner who used his experience as a gold medal winner at the 1984 Olympics to share insights about commitment. We heard from a student panel who opened our hearts about the challenges of being a teenager today and what we can do to build stronger relationships with them. We also heard from Stan Canaris (former principal) about the rich heritage and traditions of Eastlake High School. We hope to make you proud of our school and we encourage you to help make our traditions stronger by getting involved.


As you prepare for the first week of school, I ask that you be mindful of the following:


*Try to get here early on Monday. There will be a lot of traffic with first-year parents and students navigating the routines of Eastlake High School traffic and procedures. Remember - School starts at 7:45 this year and ends typically at 2:50. On Monday, school will end at 2:05. The school website has been updated with the new bell schedules and calendars. Search under the Calendar tab. You will also find the Week at a Glance (WAAG) which is updated every Sunday with important information for the week.

*Familiarize yourself with Jupiter grades to stay in contact with your student's teachers. This is an essential tool as partners. If you need help, please contact our administrative department.

*You can purchase spirit gear at the online store. Get into that Titan Spirit!

*August 13th will be the first Coffee with the Principal. We will send more information as we get closer to the date.

*Join the PTSA! Our PTSA is critical in providing our school with additional resources to make it an even better place for our students and community. In addition, they are simply an amazing group of people. I cannot say enough about their positive impact. You can also find the PTSA information under the Parents tab on our website.

*See the flyer below about Free Heart Screening for your teen. It can save a life.


All of our students are special. Encourage them to pursue their passions and to stay connected in a variety of extra-curricular school activities such as clubs, the arts and athletics. I truly believe there is something for everyone at our school. They can also create their own clubs if they like. Let's work together to make this a tremendous year for our students, staff and parents/guardians. Stay connected and informed. We are planning to have the updated student/parent handbook and school resources page updated after the first week of school as we balance out classes, round out our staffing needs and assign alphabet listings to our counselors and administrators. Never hesitate to contact me directly. Again, welcome to Eastlake High School. You are part of a great tradition of excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. Go Titans!


In Service,


Ricardo Cooke, Ed.D.


Follow me on Twitter @RicardoCooke1

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Titans in Action!

Link Crew in Action!

Check out our amazing students who put together an orientation program for our incoming 9th graders. Thank you Mr. Hinkle, Mr. Fischbein and Mrs. Brinkman for leading these amazing leaders.
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Congrats to Our Awesome Scripps Explorers

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Staff Training and Recognition

We have an amazing staff. Here are some highlights from our professional development. So lucky to have Al Joyner, our students and Stan Canaris share their stories. We also hung a banner for our goal for this year ... To Make a Difference.
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New Start and End Time

Please be aware that this year, Eastlake High School will start at 7:45 and end at 2:50. We will update the website with the new bell schedules as well as important dates. Plan accordingly for heavy traffic around the school during the beginning of the school day.

Interested in Fall Sports?

There will be information about all Fall sports and tryout dates during the first week of school. All students will need a physical on file and the completed sports packet (available here: http://elh.sweetwaterschools.org/athletics/). You can contact the athletic director, Mr. Mario Ramirez, for more information. He can be reached at mario.ramirez@sweetwaterschools.org. Also, check the website from time to time for updates.