Eagle Express

February 2020

Upcoming Dates

February 8 - VC Mathematics Competition, 9-1pm

February 12 - Parent Leadership Team Meeting, 5-6:30

February 14 & 17- No School Presidents Weekend

February 19 or 20 - Basics Class Begins (depending on which group you joined)

February 24-28 - Kindness Week

February 28 - WASC Visitation / Review

March - 2020 National Chemistry Olympiad at ECHS (exact date TBD)

March 6 – 9th Grade PE Testing

March 11 - Parent Leadership Team Meeting, 5-6:30

March 17 - Chipotle Fundraiser

March 19 - Pre-ACT for 10th grade, 9-12:30

March 20 - ECHS Casino Night

March 25, 2020: LCAP meeting open to all parents and staff

  • Morning session - Education Service Center 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. OR
  • Evening session - Ventura High School 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

March 26 – ECHS Potluck / Fun Night


Cash for College at VC, Sat. Feb 8

Tues. Feb. 11 or Wed. Feb. 12: VC General Counseling & In-Person Orientation for Fall 2020 admittance

Cash for College at Santa Paula campus, Sat. Feb 22

FAFSA/Dream Act Deadline for ALL seniors March 2


FAFSA / Dream Act Applications

Seniors, the FAFSA / Dream Act Application deadline for many state financial aid programs is fast approaching, March 2, 2020. Speak to your counselor for guidance or plan to attend our local Cash For College event at VC on February 8th to get help. ECHS's goal is to have 100% of seniors apply.


VC Orientation for Graduating Seniors:

If you have plans to attend VC next Fall, you must attend an in-person orientation on Feb 11th or 12th at the VC Career Center in the SSC building. The orientation will be from 9-12. Use this link to sign up. This step is required to receive the Promise Grant. If you can’t attend either times, visit the info desk in the SSC building at VC and let them know you’d like to sign up for a general counseling session at a time that works for you.


Parent Winter Workshops:

VUSD hosts workshops each semester for parents on topics that help you stay informed and in touch with the needs of your child. More information in PDF below.


Eagle's Nest

Parents and Community Supporters: Donations are needed to help build our “Eagle's Nest”, a place for students to rest and relax in between classes. If you’d like to contribute to help build our “nest”, please take a look at our Amazon Wish List or contact Mrs. Napora at jane.napora@venturausd.org for details.


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Stress Management

ECHS Counselors Mrs. Harper and Mrs. Napora will be starting a 6-week series stress management workshop on January 22nd. Students will learn stress management techniques and how to develop resiliency using mindfulness strategies. Students can use this link to sign up to participate: https://forms.gle/mdWn6bXJeRfiYxjv9

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ECHS hosted our site Poetry Out Loud competition on January 17th, with 8 students competing. Senior Belle P. was our 1st place winner and senior Hannah Y. was our runner-up. Belle will be advancing to the County Finals to be held on February 4th.


Optimist Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2019-20 Optimist Essay Contest winners: Irene K., 2nd place & Julian C., 3rd place (East Ventura Club) and Kampton C., 3rd place (Sunrise Club).
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