Spartan Times

February Issue VI

Principal's Message

Dr. Carter G. Woodson an American historian and the founder of Black History Month wrote the following quote found in his book, The Mis-Education of the Negro, "If you control a man's thinking, you do not have to worry about his action. When you determine what a man shall think, you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not have to compel him to accept an inferior status, for he will seek it himself." Dr. Woodson studied the history of the African Diaspora and understood that African American history in the United States did not begin with slavery. It was imperative that African American people have a comprehension of their history and empower generations of excellence. Therefore, we must adhere to the anonymous quote of, "Know history. Know self. No history. No self." Once you have knowledge of your history then you have a knowledge of self. But if you do not understand your history then you will have no understanding of who you are and or the shoulders on which you stand. Next, you must have a comprehension of the histories of all people of color in our school community. This will foster a mutual respect and understanding that contributions from ancestors of abundant backgrounds made our country a formidable force. This powerful and proficient frame of mind will make our yellow and blue Spartan territory even greater. Spartan scholars, we want you to be enlightened about your history and be aware that parents and EHS staff members hold high expectations for your academic success and provide you with constant encouragement because we see that you are exceptional.


Black history is American history.


Be Positive. Be Purposeful. Be Productive. Be a Spartan Graduate. #SpartanStrong


Principal Scruggs Smith, M.Ed

college and career

Black College Expo- Feb 19th

Cal Grant Deadline -March 2nd

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) invites you to help us identify HSF Scholars by becoming a Certified Essay Reader! Click link for more information.

FAFSA Deadline - June 30th

California Retired Teachers Association scholarship - Applications in the office

Kids Explain Black History Month

Upcoming Events

  • Coffee with the Principal, Friday, March 5, 2021 at 9 AM

  • Academic Rally, March 5, 2021

  • Betta Than Campaign Writing Contest for Black History Month submission deadline is March 1, 2021 to Ms. Bianca Gutierrez

  • Betta Than Campaign Parent Workshop #3: Adolescent Development, March 17, 2021 at 6PM; Contact Ms. Bianca Gutierrez at 510-558-1990

  • End of 3rd Quarter, March 19, 2021

  • Emery Spartan Book Club Meeting, March 23, 2021 at 5PM; Contact Ms. James for more information...Reading is Lit!

  • Summative ELPAC in March-April and all English learners are required to take it.

Spartan Sports Stars *


  • A BIG shout out to Briyon Vincent, congratulations on the Fireman’s Scholarship for the class of 2021! It has been a pleasure to be her coach for the past 7 years. Briyon has been dedicated and focused! The team and I wish her nothing but the best!


  • I would like to recognize Sir Lurinze Terrell for his Leadership, hard work, and dedication to the Emery High School 8-Man Football team. As Emery’s team Captain, Sir is also an Honor Roll Student as he continues to produce In the classroom.


    This was going to be their inaugural season. As we look forward to his skills and leadership In the future.

EHS Esports Video Game Team

Black History Celebration

Spartan Family,

I wanted to say "Thank you" to all of you that took the time out to join us for the Black History Celebration! It warmed my heart to see all of you! I would like to thank the students that created videos as well as presented last night. Thank you to our amazing Emery High teachers for showing up and showing out with quotes and presentations. Thank you Ms. Eddie Smith for having my back!! Finally, I would like to thank Dr. Scott and our wonderful EUSD Board members (President Collins, VP Donaldson, and member Solis)! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


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