Eastwood High School

Principal's Update #28 - April 10, 2016

Dear Parents & Community Members

"April showers bring May flowers", but April showers that consist of rain, sleet, and snow bring unforeseen cancellations of athletic events and adjustments to all of our routines. Unbelievably, we received perhaps more snow in April 2016 than we did for the entire past few months. Hopefully, the area will dry out soon and we can all begin to enjoy the warmth (and sunshine) that the Spring season should start to bring.

Understandably, there have been numerous athletic competitions/events that have been canceled in recent days. Each of the student-athletes and coaches have continued to do their best to prepare for their upcoming games. Please, continue to check our website as Mr. Hill, and all of our coaches, do a fantastic job of communicating adjustments to scheduled games. We hope to see everyone at many of our events in the coming weeks.

Go Eagles!!!

State Assessment Testing Dates

Students in various grade levels will be taking the state's 7 "End of Course" exams during the month of April. Specific details related to schedules and testing dates have been previously communicated to students and may also be found in the information being mailed home with report cards.

State assessments will be given in the morning on the following dates:

  • April 14-15, 2016: 9th Grade English, 10th Grade English
  • April 18-19, 2016: Algebra I, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, Geometry
  • April 25-26, 2016: Biology
  • April 27-28, 2016: American History, American Government

Please, refer to the upcoming report card mailing with regards to testing times and related information. Good luck to all students on these state mandated tests.

High School Choir - Fundraiser Night

Everyone is invited to Buffalo Wild Wings to support the Eastwood Choir Program on Wednesday, April 13th from 5:00-9:00 PM in Bowling Green. The Vocal Music Boosters will receive 15% of the total bill from those who attend. Flyers may be obtained by contacting the high school main office or seeing any choir member. In addition, there is a flyer attached to the email. Please, share this information with families and friends while supporting a great program and enjoying a great evening out!!!

After Prom News.....

The Eastwood HS After Prom Committee is working on plans for this year's Drug & Alcohol Free After-Prom. The goal of the committee is to provide a safe and enjoyable activity for the students to attend after the prom dinner/dance on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The committee has a final meeting scheduled for April 20th ( 7:00 PM )in the Eastwood HS library and would like to invite everyone to attend this final meeting. In addition, the committee is also looking for volunteers to help decorate on Friday, April 29th and to help out with the actual evening of After Prom on April 30th.

Finally, information about the annual Greenhouse Gift Certificate fundraiser was mailed home in the report card envelopes and is available in the main office. With the warmer weather on the horizon, it's never too early to begin thinking about planting some flowers and gardens. The committee and students of Eastwood High School thank everyone for their support of their efforts and look forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming meeting.

Prom Ticket - Information

Prom tickets will be on sale in the Eagle’s Nest before school the week of April 11th-April 13th. Tickets are $45 each and if bringing a guest, the front and back of the visitor guest form must be completed before purchasing a ticket.

Tickets on Thursday April 14th and Friday April 15th will be sold during lunch in the cafeteria.

Penta students who want to buy a ticket before school on Thursday or Friday will need to go to Mrs. Smoyer or Mrs. Cutway's room to get their ticket.

Senior Student of the Month Program

Each month, we will take time to recognize Seniors who have been been nominated by staff members to be receive the Student of the Month accolade. These nominations can come from any staff member with consideration given to his/her academic achievement, cooperation, leadership, effort, dependability, involvement, and relationship with peers.

Congratulations is extended to Jenna Moore for being recognized for the month of April. Due to this Eastwood HS recognition, she also receives recognition from the Wood County Educational Service Center (ESC) and The Press Newspaper prior to the end of the school year. Congratulations Jenna for your very deserving recognition.

Eastwood HS Jazz Festival

The Eastwood High School Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at 6:00 PM with performances from several local high school jazz ensembles and the 338th US Army Reserve Command Band Thunderbolt Stage Band. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the high school office or Mr. Brian Myers (Eastwood HS Band Director). Individual ticket prices are $25 which includes a catered dinner from Michael's Gourmet Catering prior to the show. Tickets may also be purchased for only the jazz ensemble performance for $10/ticket.

Eastwood HS Band Students Show the "Eagle Way" on Canada Trip

The Eastwood High School Marching Band recently spent 3 days during Spring Break in Toronto and Niagara Falls, Canada. Students were inspired by the Toronto Symphony performing with vocalist Darren Criss of Glee and Broadway star Betsy Wolfe. The Eagle Marching Band performed at the rotunda of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). This was the Eastwood Band's first international trip and performance. Students also enjoyed other venues such as a guided tour "Music Through History" at the ROM, Casa Loma, CN Tower, Chinatown, and the Ontario Science Centre.

The tour company was very complimentary of our students and it is always a great opportunity to share the positive news with others:

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you know much I enjoyed being with the Eastwood High School Band on their recent trip to Toronto. The students did an outstanding job representing your school and community, both in their musical performance and in their conduct and behavior throughout the trip. I received many positive comments about them not only from hotel personnel but from our Coach Driver and Theater Personnel as well. They are truly an exceptional group of young people, musically talented and possessing positive life skills that will be a major part of their success in the future. They are quality young people and are just plain fun to be with.

The success of the Eastwood music program and this venture in particular, is due in no small part to the talent, hard work and dedication of Brian Myers, his staff and the parents of the students. Without the willingness and expertise of dedicated staff, it would not be possible to offer young people the quality music education program that exists at Eastwood, and the educational opportunities that travel presents.

I look forward to the privilege of working with this outstanding group again in the future.

Sincerely:Jack Gray (Noteworthy Tours)

Eastwood HS supports Habitat for Humanity with "Blue Jeans Go Green" Collection

Have some old jeans? Please, don't throw them away. Please, bring your old jeans and denim to Eastwood High School and donate them to "Blue Jeans Go Green" to be recycled. A collection is located in the main office until April 29th to collect old jeans or denim that can be converted into Ultra-Touch insulation for use in Habitat for Humanity homes around the country. The “Blue Jeans Go Green” program is being organized by Ryan Salazar in an effort to reduce landfill waste while supporting the Habitat for Humanity organization. Please, help support another successful denim drive and keep your jeans out of landfills.

Department Recognition - Student of the Month

Several students at Eastwood HS were recognized as Student of the Month - Department recipients for the month of April. This program recognizes students who are displaying an assortment of qualities or outstanding leadership and effort within the classroom setting. Congratulations is extended to the following students:

  • Hailey Wendt (English)
  • Kara Ameling (Math)
  • Morgan Rost (Science)
  • Sydney Sobieralski (Social Studies)
  • Josh Bierley (Visual Arts)
  • Natalie Nieschwitz (Foreign Language)
  • JaeEun Schermerhorn & Jon Hegemier (Musical Arts)
  • Daniel Mackay (Agricultural Education)
  • Larissa Barman (Computer Tech/Business)
  • Tyler Tudor (Health/Physical Education)
  • Logan Baugher (Industrial Technology)
  • Cooper Comes (Applied Arts).