Hornet Nation News

January 14, 2022

Happy New Year!

This past year, 2021, has been quite a year. We believe that most of us are hoping for a better 2022. Our East family wishes all of you a special 2022!

Reminder - No School Monday, January 17

1st Semester Report Cards

First semester report cards are available on Infinite Campus. If you would like a printed copy, please contact the school office.

Congratulations Girls Basketball!

Our girl's basketball team had a tremendous basketball season! We are extremely proud of all the girls who played on our three teams this season. Our Girls 9th Grade A Team, under the leadership of Coach Mings, won the City Championship! Congratulations 9th grade girls! Our 7/8 Grade A Team, under the leadership of Coach Gonser, took 4th place in the City Championship competition. Great job girls! East’s 7/8 Grade B Team, under the leadership of Coach Johnson, had a great season and we are very proud of their accomplishments.

Boys Basketball Season Begins

Our boys basketball season began on January 10th. Tryouts began on January 10th and we are positive it will be a fun and successful season.

What is Hornet Huddle?

Have you heard your student talking about “Hornet Huddle”? Every day right before 3rd period, we have a 19 minute Hornet Huddle time. During our Hornet Huddle time, we focus on academic preparedness, reading, and building/growing positive relationships between staff and students. Over the next few Hornet Nations Newsletters, we will be going over our daily goals for our Hornet Huddle time (each day has a different focus) so stay tuned for more information regarding Hornet Huddle.

In this month’s newsletter, we wanted to share our overall goal for Hornet Huddle. During our World-Wide Pandemic, positive relationships between school staff and students are critical. Each student needs to have a go to staff member that they feel comfortable and safe to approach with any concern that may come up. The daily Hornet Huddle time is designed to build positive relationships between all students and staff. In August, we gave an anonymous survey to all of our students asking, “Do you know at least one adult at East who you feel comfortable talking to about your problems, concerns, or struggles?” Seventy-five percent of our students said “yes”. Our Hornet Huddle time is the perfect time to always keep building positive relationships between staff and students so when we give the one question survey again in May, the percentage of students having at least one adult as a go to person will be much higher.

Student Chromebooks

We need your help! Many of our teachers require that students use their Chromebooks every day. We need your help to remind students to charge their Chromebooks every night so they can bring them to school with a full charge which will last the whole school day. Thank you so much for helping your student to have a nightly plan of charging their Chromebook. We appreciate your support!

College Awareness Days

To support our schoolwide AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) goals and to continually support college awareness for our students, we will begin having College Awareness Days every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. On these days, staff and students are encouraged to dress in college wear from a favorite college. We begin this on January 12th!

Breakfast Change - Important!

Beginning this semester, we will no longer be serving before-school breakfast. We have only been serving around 20 breakfasts a day so this will not affect many students. Please remember that ALL students receive a free snack at our 9:20 a.m. break and a free lunch.

Monthly Character Traits and Values

Every month we focus on a specific Character Trait or Value as we hand out Hornet Cards and nominate Students of the Month. During our first semester, we focused on E.A.S.T. This stands for Excellence, Academics, Success, and Teamwork. Our character trait for January is Respect. We will be sharing through our school announcements what Respect means and looks like. Respect is being friendly, polite, and empathetic. You can show respect by listening actively and considering the points of view of others; acting appropriately in all personal interaction and communication; taking pride in yourself, school, and community; and acknowledging and understanding the opinions and feelings of others.

Emergency Drills

All schools are required to do a monthly evacuation drill (fire drill) but in addition to this emergency drill, we are expected to do other emergency drills in September and January. The emergency drills that we will be doing in January include Hall Check, Shelter In Place, and Lockdown. When we have our Lockdown drill, we will do this in partnership with Boise City Police.

2022-2023 Pre-Registration Schedule

It's time to start thinking about the 22-23 school year. CLICK HERE for more information and important dates!


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Upcoming Events

January 2022 (athletic dates are subject to change)

  • January 10 - Boys basketball practice begins

  • January 17 - No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • January 26 - 7/8/9 A Boys Basketball vs. North; 7/8 B/C Boys Basketball @ North

  • January 27 - 7/8/9 A Boys Basketball @ Fairmont; 7/8 B/C Boys Basketball vs. Fairmont

  • January 31 - 7/8/9 A Boys Basketball vs. Riverglen; 7/8 B/C Boys Basketball @ Riverglen

  • January 31 - Taste of Timberline, Open House at Timberline for our 9th Grade Parents beginning at 6:30 p.m. This will be in-person.

  • February 2 - 7/8/9 A Boys Basketball @ South; 7/8 B/C Boys Basketball vs. South

  • February 3 - 7/8/9 A Boys Basketball vs. West; 7/8 B/C Boys Basketball @ West

Inclement Weather Procedures - Boise School District

Click here for Boise School District's Inclement Weather Procedures