The Hornet Buzz

November 18, 2022

In this Issue

  • No Newsletter Next Week
  • Winter Break Box Drive
  • Last Call for Lost and Found
  • School Photos From Retake Day
  • EHS Winter Warmth Gift Card Fundraiser
  • Try Out for Essex Gymnastics
  • Not Receiving Bus Cancellation Notifications?
  • Rent Fall Musical
  • Author Visit Elizabeth Lim 12/2
  • EHS Intramural Hockey
  • AVPA Student Capstone Projects: Donation of Old Devices, Coffee Houses
  • Parking Permits

Senior Section

  • First Senior Meeting Recap: Important info and deadlines

No Hornet Buzz Newsletter Next Week Due to Break

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Winter Break Box Drive

The Food Drive has been extended. Drop off items in your Advisory before Tuesday, December 20th. Please take a look at the non-perishable items in the list below that are in need.
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Students if you are missing an item, please go to the main office to see if it has been turned into the lost and found.

Items will be donated next week!

School Photos from Picture Retake Day

Photos from picture retake day will in the student's Advisory after the break.

Available Monday, November 28th.

EHS Winter Warmth Gift Card Fundraiser Begins After Break

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Not Receiving Bus Cancellation Notifications?

Dear Families,

If you have not received a recent email/phone call update from the school or District, please follow the steps below:

  • Check your SPAM folder. Sometimes email providers will think that multiple emails from a specific email address are junk/spam.
  • You can also try searching in your email for the following email address and see if anything comes up: If you do find emails from this address have been marked as 'SPAM,' you should be able to update that and mark them as 'not SPAM.'
  • If the phone calls alerting families about bus cancellations are showing up on your phone as 'Potential SPAM,' you can save that number as a contact in your phone and that should fix that.

If you are still having any issues, please reach out to EWSD Communications Coordinator Ben Dickie (

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Fall Musical Rent December 1-4th

The incredible students and design team who have worked on this production are thrilled to share performances with you Dec 1 - Dec 3 at 7 pm, and Dec 4 at 2 pm in the Essex High School Auditorium.

The link to TICKETS can be found on our EHS Theater Website here. There will be tickets available to purchase at the door as well.

*Dec 2 at 7 pm is an ASL-accessible performance. Subject material may be inappropriate for younger audiences.

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Donation of Old Devices

Do you keep your old computers, phones, televisions, or any other dead devices because you can't throw them away? There is now a use for them! One of our EHS Seniors is collecting any and all devices that you may want to get rid of.

If you bring your tech into B114 (Mrs. Schmitt's room) there will be a labeled box to leave them in.

If you can't physically bring something into school, but would like to contribute, email, and they can organize a time with you to collect what you have to give.

BIPOC Coffee House

Senior EHS student Marcino Ambris is looking for Performers for BIPOC Coffee House. Please use this form to sign up.

For this event, I'm looking for each performer to do 1-2 pieces each, depending on how much time we have. I specifically chose to do this event for the BIPOC community because I find it important that people's voices are heard, as well as their love for the arts & their talent. So, I'm hoping that this gives people the chance to really feel like themselves within their craft, and helps them to be able to possibly meet some new faces and connections, too.

-Marcino Ambris

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Parking Permits

Students: It is not too late to apply for parking permits.

Go here to apply!

Permits can be picked up in the main office after the application process is complete.

Senior Section

12th -Grade Students and Families. Please look at this section for information and updates throughout the year.

First Senior Class Meeting 11/11/22

The first senior class meeting was held on November 11th during Flex.

  • Graduation: Will be held on Saturday, June 17th, 2023. *More information to follow as we get closer to June.
  • Cap and gown ordering through Balfour can be found here. No payment is needed at this time, payment is due when you pick up your cap and gown. Links for cap and gown ordering can also be found on the EHS website, the Hornet Buzz newsletter (in the senior section), and our social media pages.
  • Yearbook: Senior photo submission and senior quote deadline is TODAY Friday, November 18th. Please find that information on the EHS Website: Under the Activities tab, Yearbook Linked here.
  • Free Senior photos are available for those who want them. Please contact Jesse Keefe in the AV studio located in the Library. For more information and to schedule a time, please email Jesse at

Assistant Principal Grade Assignments

9th Grade: Erin Cavoneil

10th Grade: Lynn Kozloski

11th Grade: Gayle Botelho

12th Grade: Jeff Goodrich

EHS Events Calendar and Website

-EHS Events Calendar: This google calendar features all events at EHS and A/B Days.

-Essex High School Website: Check here for announcements and important information about our school, handbooks, daily schedules, and staff directory.

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