Class of 2018, 2019, 2020, & 2021

************FAFSA DEADLINE APPROACHING************

The deadline is JANUARY 16, 2018. In order to remain TN PROMISE eligible your FAFSA must be completed by the deadline. Failure to complete the FAFSA by the deadline will result in the permanent loss of your TN Promise eligibility. Please see information below regarding the completion of the FAFSA.


Jostens will be here during lunches on Friday, December 8, 2017, to take senior orders for caps & gowns. Purchase price is $52.68 (including tax). This will be the final day that they will be here to take orders. All seniors need to have their orders placed before Christmas break, due to the special imprint that will be on them this year.


School counselors are assigned students based on their last names, as follows:
Amy Eversole: A-E
Brian Bowlin: F-L
Tonya Ely: M-R
Sarah Coyle/Ann Huckaby (interim): S-Z
Lara Lamb - Registrar:
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We encourage as many students/parents as possible to sign up with This is one of our means of communicating with students and parents with important information concerning the Counseling Department here at MHHSE. We also alert them of upcoming deadlines.
Class of 2018 Text this message: @18canes to: 81010
Class of 2019 Text this message: @19canes to: 81010
Class of 2020 Text this message: @20canes to: 81010
Class of 2021 Text this message: @21canes to: 81010


If your student needs to attend credit recovery for a class, please have them see their school counselor for an application. The student had to make a grade of 50 or better in the class in order to take credit recovery. Cost for one class is $50. Credit recovery will be held at East High in the library on Tuesday's and Thursday's after school from 3:30-6:30.


Please click here to view the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) presentation to learn about the different types of financial aid available for high school students in Tennessee. Erika Adams is the Outreach Specialist for this region. She may be contacted at 615-417-0355.


Nov. 2, 2017 - July 1, 2018 - complete and report 8 hours of community service

Fall 2017/Spring 2018 - complete application for admission for selected TN Promise school

Jan. 16, 2018 - FAFSA deadline

Mar. 8, 2018 - MANDATORY 2nd TN Promise meeting at 5:30p.m. in East High cafeteria

Fall 2018 - if selected for FAFSA verification, provide requested documentation to financial aid office

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on Oct. 1, 2017. The FAFSA is a student's application for financial aid for the 2018-2019 academic year and must be completed by students planning to go to a postsecondary institute (2-year, 4-year, and technical schools) to determine eligibility for federal, state, and institutional financial aid. A student should file a FAFSA even if the student thinks that he/she will not qualify for need-based aid. Many schools require FAFSA submission, and the FAFSA serves as a student’s application for the TN Hope Scholarship. The FAFSA application (available at must be completed by January 16, 2018, for TN Promise applicants. Please remember that the FAFSA is FREE!! There are many internet scams which require payment to file a FAFSA. You should never have to pay for any part of this process.

Prior to completing the FAFSA, students must create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID), which is used to confirm a student's identity when accessing financial aid information and to electronically sign federal student aid documents, including the FAFSA. Dependent students will also need to have one of his/her parents create an FSA ID so that the parent may electronically sign the student's FAFSA. To create an FSA ID, please visit

After submitting the FAFSA, a student should be sure that he/she receives 2 e-mails: one verifying that the FAFSA was submitted and another stating that the FAFSA was processed.

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Jasmine Martin was 1 of 95 students chosen for the Niswonger Scholarship. Niswonger Scholars are selected through a nomination process that seeks to identify the region’s best and brightest future leaders. They are given the opportunity to attend the college or university that will best prepare them for success in their field of study, while participating in our four-year leadership program. She and another one of our students, Mattie Bryant, were finalists for this prestigious scholarship. Jasmine is planning on attending Appalachian State in the fall.


If you are interested in signing up for an online class through Niswonger for next semester, please see your school counselor for an application. The cost is $45.
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How to Qualify:

· Entering freshmen must have either a 21 ACT score OR an overall unweighted minimum 3.0 GPA.

Award Amounts:

For entering freshmen beginning with fall 2015 and thereafter

· Four-Year Institutions and two-year institutions with on-campus housing: Up to $1,750 per full-time enrollment semester as a freshmen and sophomore; then up to $2,250 per full-time enrollment semester as a junior and senior

· Two-Year Institutions: Up to $1,500 per full-time enrollment semester as a freshman and sophomore

Award amounts are available for summer enrollment

· Class status is determined by the postsecondary institution

How to Apply:

· Complete your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2017. The completion of the FAFSA is your application for the TN Hope Lottery Scholarship.

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The Department of Mathematics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) invites students to apply for the 2018 Marjorie Watson Mathematics Scholarship.

This prestigious scholarship is intended for an incoming freshman attending UTC who majors in Mathematics. The Marjorie Watson Mathematics Scholarship is a $5,000.00 scholarship and provides $2,000.00 in the freshman year and $1,000.00 in each of the sophomore, junior, and senior years.

A complete application consists of:

1. Letter of application affirming an interest in a mathematics degree.
2. Two letters of recommendation affirming the applicant’s mathematics ability, at least one of which must be from a recent mathematics teacher.
3. Supporting materials, which should include, ACT/SAT scores and high school transcripts.

For more information please click here.


There are loads of information on scholarships out there. I try to update our school counseling page, which you can access here, and I also try to update our newsletters. Please continue checking our website and our newsletters. If you have not applied to a college/university please do so ASAP. Colleges/universities offer scholarships if you meet the requirements and apply early.


Be sure to visit the Morristown East Counseling Department webpage often for scholarship updates! To access this webpage, please go to the Morristown East High School main webpage and click on the “Scholarships” link. Here you will find scholarships listed in order of receipt. This is not an complete list. Many scholarship opportunities are available to students, and it is the student's responsibility to seek these opportunities. Students may wish to research opportunities to apply for scholarships at the post-secondary institution(s) to which they plan to apply as well as on-line search engines (some are listed below) and places of student/parent employment. Of course, the TN Promise scholarship is available to eligible students. Please see your School Counselor for more information or the scholarship coordinator, Mrs. Eversole.



Below is a list of FIRM scholarship deadlines for some local colleges. Please note that in some cases, students must apply and be accepted before they are able to access the scholarship application(s). It is important to apply well before the stated deadlines!
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Project Graduation

Planning for Project Graduation 2018, the celebration held at College Square Mall for the graduates of East and West, is beginning. Volunteers are needed for planning and for working the night of the event. If you would like to volunteer, contact Lara Lamb in the Counseling Office to sign up. 586-6102.


Going to college? Technical school? Like cash in your pocket? Derive a sense of pride when you succeed or improve yourself? Want a good job? Would you like an "in-road" to prospective employers? Want to drive a nice car? Live in a nice house? Have 2.3 kids that you can afford to feed and clothe?

You will be more prepared and ready to achieve those dreams of yours if you score well on the ACT. This WILL NOT be the 1st time you have been exposed to the ACT. Remember that Analyze Ed test you took last Spring?...Retired ACT test. Remember all of those passages you worked on in STORM?...retired ACT passages. Remember all of those lessons on YERCAD? Retired ACT questions.

What is the downside of the time spent studying for the Spring ACT?
ZIP...NONE... ZERO...NADA... ZILCH...NIL...NOUGHT...get the picture??

You are worth it!! You CAN achieve your goals!!
Believing in YOU!
Mrs R

********ACT HIGHLIGHT*******

Blake Lovell and Emily Rowland are the only two sophomores in the Plus 2/31+ club. They achieved this status by scoring a 31 on the ACT! Way to go Blake & Emily!!!
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Tennessee's career and technical education (CTE) programs of study are meant to provide a framework of courses that progress a student in knowledge and skills year after year. They provide opportunities for students to experience a subject that they are passionate about and explore interests that lead to post-secondary learning and future career paths. These sequenced courses also reflect and support the three-credit elective focus requirement for graduation.


The Teaching as a Profession sequence of courses is created for those students who may be considering a career as a teacher, school counselor, librarian or speech-language pathologist. Students who take the sequence of TAP courses will gain exposure to a real classroom setting through an observation experience at the Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School levels.

This sequence of courses allows for the individual student to gain a better understanding of themselves as individuals, learners and members of the community. Students develop an appreciation for the diversity of others and examines the various stages of learning.

TAP classes help students get acquainted with the personal and professional roles of the educator. As the students move through the sequence of courses, they develop an understanding of the history of education, the structure and function of the education system. They learn the steps to becoming a certified teacher and get an opportunity to tour the College of Education on the campus East Tennessee State University.

The final sequence of the TAP cluster of courses allows students to complete an internship in a classroom with the hope that the student will love education and come back to Hamblen County and make a difference in our community.


The Health Science Program of study is geared for those students interested in a career in the medical field. This program of study has two different pathways, each providing the student with an opportunity to earn an Industry certification at the end of the pathway and graduate with distinction. The two pathways offered are Nursing Services and Sports Medicine.

The Nursing Services pathway requires the student to take four different courses. The first class, Health Science, is an introductory course to the Medical Community. The next class the student would need to take in this pathway is Medical Therapeutics. This class goes more in detail with anatomy, diseases, and basic nursing skills. The third class in the pathway is Anatomy and Physiology,which is a detailed course reviewing the anatomy and physiology of each body system. Finally, Nursing Education is the completion course of the nursing services pathway. Students enrolling in this course have the opportunity to earn their Certified Nursing Assistant certification and perform hands on skills at a designated clinical site.

The Sports Medicine pathway also requires the student to take four different course. The first class is Health Science,an introductory course to the Medical Community. The next class the student would need to take is Rehab Careers. This class focuses on Rehabilitation skills and the Rehab occupations. The third class in the pathway is Anatomy and Physiology. Finally, Exercise Science is the completion course for this pathway. This course provides students with the opportunity to become a Certified Trainer and earn an industry certification.


Sport and Human Performance is designed to prepare students to pursue careers in kinesiology and exercise physiology services. Upon completion, proficient students will be able to apply concepts of anatomy and physiology, physics, chemistry, bioenergetics, and kinesiology to specific exercise science contexts. Through these connections students will understand the importance that exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation play in athletes or patients with debilitating or acute metabolic, orthopedic, neurological, psychological, and cardiovascular disorders.

*At the conclusion of the pathway, students will have the opportunity to take the ACTION Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam.


· Rehabilitation Careers is an applied course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in rehabilitation services. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will be able to identify careers in rehabilitation services, recognize diseases, disorders or injuries related to rehabilitation services and correlate the related anatomy and physiology then develop a plan of treatment with appropriate modalities.

This is the second or third course in the Sport and Human Performance program of study.

· Anatomy and Physiology is an upper level course designed to develop an understanding of the structures and functions of the human body, while relating those to knowledge and skills associated with pathophysiology. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to (1) apply the gross anatomy from earlier courses to a deeper understanding of all body systems, (2) identify the organs and structures of the support and movement systems, (3) relate the structure and function of the communication, control, and integration system, and (4) demonstrate a professional, working understanding of the transportation, respiration, excretory, and reproduction systems.

This is the second or third level course in the Nursing Services, Therapeutic Services and Sport and Human Performance programs of study.

· Exercise Science is an applied course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in kinesiology and exercise physiology services. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to apply concepts of anatomy and physiology, physics, chemistry, bioenergetics, and kinesiology to specific exercise science contexts. Through these connections students will understand the importance that exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation play in athletes or patients with debilitating or acute metabolic, orthopedic, neurological, psychological, and cardiovascular disorders.

This is the fourth course in the Sport and Human Performance program of study.


If you volunteer or have volunteered, we recommend that you please keep up with the place and your hours. We advise that you keep a notebook/folder and keep all your paperwork there for future reference. Scholarships and colleges/universities want to know what kind of community service hours you have performed, and it is hard to remember everything you have done throughout your high school career when you are a senior.
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The Work Ethic Diploma was first offered in the 2015-16 school year as part of a LEAP (Labor Education Alignment Program) grant. The standards that students are required to meet to earn the Work Ethic Diploma reflect the skills and characteristics that are needed for students to be college and career ready. More than 30 Lakeway region businesses and industries guarantee an interview to students who have earned the Work Ethic Diploma and who meet other job-related qualifications.

Seniors will apply in their Storm classes. Students who successfully complete the application process will earn cords to wear during the graduation ceremony. The deadline for meeting requirements and submitting completed applications is April 13, 2018. Please click here to view the Tennessee Work Ethic Diploma standards.


One of the standards for the Work Ethic Diploma is to voluntarily take a drug test. If you pass the drug screen and bring your drug screen in to us, you will receive 5 points toward the Work Ethic Diploma. Here are suggestions for where to get a drug test; Fast Pace Medical across from Central Office is offering a drug test for $25 and Express Health Clinic is offering it for $38. We will reimburse you for the passed drug screen up to $50. Remember to bring your receipt and your passed drug screen to the CTE Department at Central Office in order to get reimbursed for the cost.


We are still offering extended hours in our Counseling Department until 6:30 every other Thursday. Here are the dates:
December 7, 2017
January 11, 2018
January 25, 2018
February 8, 2018
February 22, 2018
March 8, 2018
March 22, 2018
April 12, 2018
April 26, 2018

If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor on one of these dates, please call 423-586-6102.