EPAHS Essentials

East Pennsboro Area High School Newsletter

East Pennsboro School District: Where Relevance and Passion Inspire SUCCESS!


  • 5/1 to 5/19 - AP Exams Testing Window

  • 5/3 - Spring Art Gala and Spring Music Concert, 7 PM

  • 5/6 - Prom, 5 PM

  • 5/15 to 5/26 - Spring Keystones

  • 5/16 - Act 80 Day - No School for Students

  • 5/24 - EPAHS Senior Awards Ceremony, 7:15 PM

  • 5/25 to 6/2 - Finals Week

  • 5/29 - Memorial Day - All Schools & Offices Closed

  • 5/30 - High School Only - 11 AM Dismissal

  • 5/31 - High School Only - 11 AM Dismissal

  • 6/1 - High School Only - 11 AM Dismissal

  • 6/2 - Last Student Day - 11 AM Dismissal

  • 6/2 - EPAHS Graduation, 6 PM (Location: HS Stadium)

  • 6/3 - Graduation Rain Date, 11 AM or 6 PM

  • 6/8 - Report Cards Posted in Sapphire

Student Spotlight

Rotary Students of the Month - March

Congratulations to our Mechanicsburg North Rotary Students of the Month, Brea Maggio and Paris Kelley. From left to right, Paris Kelley, club president David Blain, and Brea Maggio.

Best wishes as you pursue your plans beyond high school!

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National Technical Honor Society

The following East Pennsboro students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society:
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Students of the Quarter at Cumberland-Perry CTC

Congratulations to our students who were the Students of the Quarter at Cumberland-Perry CTC!

Carter Boas - World Studies

Ferdaous Elidrissi - Healthcare Pathways- A&P/Medical Terminology

Tia Laman - Healthcare Pathways - Pharmacy Tech

Tyya Peiffer - Cosmetology 3

Logan Smith - Electrical Construction and Maintenance 1

Makendria Watkins - Horticulture and Landscaping 1

Environment Club

Happy Earth Day from Environment Club!

They created a model of the layers of soil to learn about their properties. The topsoil has the characteristics of life, such as the roots of plants, earthworms, centipedes, bacteria & even fungi.

Then comes the harder, denser subsoil, substrate & lastly, bedrock. Can you notice the chocolate chip rocks & nuts?

Senior Mock Interviews!

Thank you to all of our community members and business leaders who dedicated time to (mock) interview all of our Seniors!

Family Members and Special Guests Visit

We love when family members and special guests visit!

Interact Club

“One is only happy in proportion as he makes others feel happy.” Milton Hershey

These amazing Interact Club students made OVER 200 personalized bags for kindergartners and first graders at West Creek Hills Elementary School!

The kindergarteners and first graders loved the personalized gifts from our Interact Club members!

Thank you, Caroline Barboza and Olivia Crozier, for organizing such a thoughtful project that brought so much joy to our friends at West Creek Hills!

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Science Conference at Millersville University

Seniors attended a science conference at Millersville University.

Seniors Madison Badali, Delaney Beigh, Sarah Elgarni, and Elana Kanelos were accompanied by Millersville alumn Mrs. Murray, their science teacher!

As part of the conference, students had the opportunity to practice administering medical shots!

Welcoming the Class of 2027!

Our current 8th- Graders visited the High School and toured the building led by upper-level students tour guides.

Curriculum Corner

Spanish Club Dane Field Trip

Students in Spanish Club, Spanish 4, and Mrs. Greene's Spanish 3 classes had a great field trip!

Students spent the first part of the trip at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Lemoyne. They learned how to do Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue.

The dance class was followed by an authentic Mexican lunch at Yankee Doodle restaurant in Wormleysburg.

Thank you to Mr. Rice and student-teacher Ms. Kruth for planning this wonderful outing!

Career Exploration Class

Mr. Durika's Career Exploration class took advantage of the warmer weather to do some team building. They came up with innovative ways to accomplish tasks, including a game called The Human Knot.

These kinds of hands-on activities help students develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork - essential transferable skills.

Adventure-Based Trip

A group of students went on an adventure-based trip and focused on trust and teamwork by pushing themselves outside their comfort zone and facing fear at some frightening heights in the wind!

Salvation Army Teaching Kitchen

Students participated in a lesson at the Salvation Army Teaching Kitchen focusing on nutrition and meal preparation.

They worked in teams following the recipe and example of the instructor. The result was a healthy meal of egg roll in a bowl made with lean ground turkey and a combination of vegetables.

Athletic & Activity Highlights

Artic Blast Track and Field Champions

The Artic Blast Track and Field Champions!

Lots of hardware was brought home to Enola from this meet!

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EPAHS Drama Club traveled to New York City

During the trip, they visited the Museum of Broadway, where they learned the history of theatre in New York and got to see historical costumes and props from hit Broadway shows.

After lunch in Times Square, the Club saw the comedy “The Play That Goes Wrong.” After the show, the production stage manager and several cast members came out for a private meet and greet, answering questions about the production and what it’s like to perform professionally.

They ended the meet and greet by inviting the Club onto the stage for photos with the cast.

FCCLA State Conference Gold Medal Winners!

Congratulations to Lydia Tshudy and her teammates for winning gold medals at the FCCLA State Conference in Pittsburgh.

Their competition project was the Uses & Effects of Technology for Preschool Students. They received a project score of 99/100 & are invited to compete at the FCCLA National Conference in Denver, Colorado, this summer.

EPAHS Dress Code

As the weather starts to warm up, we are re-sharing a reminder about our dress code.

Please utilize this guide when selecting clothes to wear to school each morning.

When in doubt - be modest.

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EPAHS Awarded Pennsylvania State School of Character

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We are Panther Proud to announce that East Pennsboro Area High School has been named a 2023 State School of Character! Schools around the country went through a rigorous application process for this prestigious honor, and only 73 schools nationwide were named. In fact, our high school is the only school in the entire state of PA to be chosen.

The selection criteria were based on “…creating a caring school community where everyone feels they belong, providing students with opportunities to practice and reflect on their character strengths, and engaging families and communities as partners in the school’s character initiative.” It was noted in the award letter that our Character Education Committee has “…worked very hard and extensively…to lead and inspire all levels and stakeholders within the high school.”

We are thankful for the leadership of Mr. Dan Peck and Mr. Brian Moore, along with our Character Education Committee members Kelly Burkhart, Dave Blom, Margeaux Cronce, Leanne Sanders, Melina Mousoupetros, Betsy Standland, Ann Wotring, Stephen Rutt, Kirah Hoachlander, Christina Zeller, and Hillary Miller in securing this honor. We are Panther Proud!

We could use a few more leprechauns to help us in the HS kitchen! To apply please contact Chartwells.

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Be a Substitute Teacher at EPASD

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Parking and Drop-off Reminders

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Parents/Guardians - If you drop your student off at school, please take note of the map below so you are aware of the drop-off zone at the high school to ensure we are not blocking our bus lane. Cars are NOT permitted to enter the bus lane. Staff will be out in the parking lot to help direct cars both before and after school to ensure safe and efficient parking lot operations.

Please only utilize the designated Drop Off Lane and move forward as far as possible to help keep traffic flowing and students on time for school.

Students who drive! - Please park in the appropriate Junior or Senior lot as marked on the map. Parking passes will be on sale in the Athletic Office during the first week of school. You must have a parking pass in order to avoid being ticketed.

EPAHS Attendance Information


Parents/Guardians - Please remember you have the option to submit absence notes, doctor, tardy, early dismissal, and educational trip forms to our high school attendance mailbox at ephsattendance@epasd.org

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