Eastwood High School

Principal's Update #32 - May 6, 2016

Dear Parents & Community Members

As we have turned the calendar pages over to the month of May, we've started to turn our sights toward the many final year-end activities that will be occurring. Music concerts, athletic events, award recognition programs, and final exams/assessments will all culminate with the Graduation ceremony for the Class of 2016 to be held on Sunday, June 5th.

This is a wonderful time of the year where we can celebrate all of our successes and accomplishments, but it is also a time to continue our efforts to make every effort to attain the high standards of excellence that we are all accustomed to. With only a few short weeks remaining, we look forward to celebrating everyone's achievement while continuing to support all of the academic goals that we'be addressed since the opening days of the school year in August. As always, we appreciate all of the support from families and community members as we address both of these areas.

We look forward to seeing everyone in the coming weeks at many of our upcoming events.

Go Eagles!!!

Textbook Adoption

Eastwood High School has been in the process of evaluating textbooks with an online component to replace some of our current, and outdated, materials, as we move forward with future school years. After an extensive review, textbooks and related materials in the the courses of Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and World History have been finalized. These resources will be made available for public review and placed in the Eastwood HS Media Center from May 9th - May 13th. If you would like to preview these new resources, please contact Mrs. Eaton (Eastwood HS Secretary) to schedule a time to come and preview these materials. The textbook adoptions will allow our students to access online versions of the textbooks as well as access a countless number of online resources and assessments to assist our teachers in meeting the needs of all students.

Eastwood Track - Mattress Fundraiser

Everyone always needs a good night's sleep - and a comfortable mattress to sleep on. If you're looking for either, please consider purchasing a mattress at the 1st Annual Eastwood Track Mattress Fundraiser. The event will be held on Saturday, May 7th at Eastwood HS and there are a wide variety to choose from. An informational flyer is attached to this week's email and you may see any track member for further details.

District Arts & Technology Show

The Eastwood Local Schools' District Arts & Technology Show will be held in the Eastwood HS Gymnasium on May 12th (5:00-9:00 PM) - opening night/reception, May 13th (school hours - 5:00 PM), and May 15th (1:30-6:00 PM). Please, stop in and see all of the wonderful projects created by students from the elementary, middle, and high school levels. We appreciate all of their efforts as well as the efforts of their classroom teachers (Mrs. Moorman - High School, Mrs. Tong - Middle School, & Mrs. Gullufsen - Elementary). We look forward to seeing everyone at this annual event.

Environmental Science News

The Environmental Science classes have been working throughout the school year by reminding us all to support the concept of recycling. As of May 3rd, the students have collected 67 30-gallon bags of recyclable plastics and 12 30-gallon bags of recyclable aluminum from the high school building. Materials are taken to the recycling center that that supports our band program and it also serves as a significant reduction in building waste.

In addition, on April 30th, Cody Hendricks and Cody Kinor-Chapman were student tour guides for the Black Swamp Conservancy nature walk in Bell Woods. The students and Mr. Madaras (Environmental Science teacher) represented Eastwood and helped to provide information to the visitors on their hike through the woods and swamp.

We appreciated the collective efforts of the Environmental Science classes and Mr. Madaras on each of their projects.

Girls Golf Team Raffle

The Eastwood HS Girls Golf Team is currently holding a raffle to raise money for new golf bags. Over $1600 worth of prizes have been donated to make this a fantastic opportunity for any golfer. Attached to the email is a flyer listing all of the fantastic prizes. Please, consider buying a raffle ticket to support this great cause. Please, see any Girls Golf Team member for further details - they hope to see you on the course with all of your newly won items!!!

Maifest @ BGSU

On May 5th, students in the German 4, Honors German 4, and Honors German 5 courses competed against 4 other area high schools in various German events and attended 2 workshops at BGSU. In the Video Production competition they placed 3rd while in the TV Commercial competition they placed 2nd overall. Students also competed in the culture quiz at the conclusion of the day where they were involved in a quiz bowl type activity in the categories of Geography, Politics, Popular Culture, Sports, and History. The students had a great time and look forward to competing again next year. Appreciation is extended to Mrs. Dulany, EHS German teacher for taking our students to participate in this year's event.

OSA Sponsors Shoe Drive

Eastwood High Schools's student group One Step Ahead (OSA) will be holding a district wide shoe drive starting May 2nd through May 20th. Drop off locations will be at the High School, Middle School, Luckey Elementary, and Pemberville Elementary main offices. The only requirements are the shoes need to be wearable, pairs, closed toed, but can be any size. The shoes will be donated to the SewHope Organization that travels to Peten, Guatemala where they supply the community with shoes. Please, help us support this worthwhile cause. An informational flyer is attached to this week's email and you may see any OSA member for further details.

Eastwood Choir Fundraiser

The Eastwood Choirs are selling raffle tickets for a chance to win 2 tickets to the Vans Warped Tour 2016 concert on July 22nd at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, MI. Tickets are $1.00 each with multiple entries permitted. The drawing will take place on Friday, May 20th before the end of the school day. Please, see Mrs. Conklin (Choir Director) to purchase your tickets.

Mane Miracle

The Eastwood community does a wonderful job in supporting our collective efforts at school and throughout the area. Here's yet another example of how we can all help. Special thanks is given to senior Lindsey King for bringing this event to our attention:

Have you ever wanted to be a part of a world record? Now is your chance: start growing your hair out now, and donate it on September 8th at the Mane Miracle. Not only will you contribute to a world record, but you will also help to provide wigs to cancer patients. Donations less than 8'' will be used to clean up oil spills, so everyone can help! For more information and to pledge your hair donation visit http://www.manemiracle16.com/

and follow the mane miracle on Twitter @themanemiracle.