Eastwood High School

Principal's Update #7- September 15, 2016

Dear Parents & Community Members

We are in the midst of "Homecoming Week" and our looking forward to all of the festivities that are planned. Although Homecoming is a bit earlier than usual this year, the students and staff have taken up the challenge of the early start and done a phenomenal job in preparing for this year's event.

Adding to the mix of all of the festivities will be a "live" broadcast from Eastwood HS on Friday, September 16th courtesy of the Friday Night Frenzy portion of NBC 24 News - morning edition. A reporter from the morning show will be on campus during the following times - 5:45, 6:20, 6:45, and 11:30 to interview and showcase some of our amazing students and staff. So while your sipping your morning coffee, please tune in to see what's happening at Eastwood HS so early in the morning.

Thanks for your continued interest in all of our offerings!

Go Eagles!!!

Eastwood HS Students Turn into TV Stars

Eastwood HS has been selected by NBC 24 News for their weekly installment of "Friday Frenzy" with several morning "live" interviews occurring on the morning of September 16th. Highlighting the morning show will be several student-based groups from our building taking turns to showcase their amazing talents with 3-4 minutes of "live" time on television.

Needless to say, the students are very excited about becoming "TV Stars" for a short time. Here's the breakdown:

  • 5:45 AM - we will feature our HS weight room and the dedication of many of our students who routinely use this facility so early in the morning
  • 6:20 AM - we will feature the talents of the Eastwood HS Marching Band
  • 6:45 AM - we will showcase our FFA, Art Club, and International Club programs while highlighting their activities
  • 11:30 AM - we will let all of our Fall Sport Student-Athletes show their "Eagle Pride" on TV

Our sincerest appreciation goes out to the students and staff who make EHS such a fantastic place. We hope you'll take some time in the morning hours to watch our students turn into "stars" on Channel 24 News.

2016 Homecoming Attendants Announced

Congratulations is certainly extended to the following students for being selected to the 2016 Eastwood HS Homecoming Court:

Freshmen: Shelby Getz and Austen Nissen
Sophomores: Moira Cunningham and Robbie Bettinger
Juniors: Katelyn Meyer and Logan Frobose
Penta Representatives: Jerica Eschedor and Dylan Blair
Seniors: Regan McAnally and Josh Bierley, Aaliyah LeVally and Lucas Jackson, Kara Ameling and Ryan Reiter

Congratulations to those on the court!

After Prom News

The After Prom Committee is raffling off a $500.00 Frobose Gift Certificate. The tickets are $10.00 each. Tickets are available to be purchased at the home football games, in the high school office or by contacting Valerie Sponaugle at thespons@roadrunner.com. The drawing will be held on October 21, 2016.

In addition, the next After Prom Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 21st @ 7:00 PM in the High School library. The group is in need of more parent volunteers to help with fundraising and planning of the After Prom event. We hope you will be able to attend as we plan for a memorable (and safe) event for our students in the Spring.

Thank you for your support of the After Prom!

Art Club is #1

Congratulations is extended to the Eastwood HS Art Club for winning 1st place at the BSAF Rotary Club's annual 2016 Chalk Walk. The event was held at the Black Swamp Arts Festival on September 10th/11th. The group's 1st place finish resulted in a $500.00 award to the Eastwood Art Department. Students who participated this year were; Hannah Beaudoin (9th), Moira Cunningham (10th), Aaron Fleming (11th), Reegan Harvey (9th), Sara Jay (10th), Peyton Johnson (9th), Katelyn Meyer (11th), and Hannah Schnitker (12th). Great job is extended to all participants!

Digital Citizenship Meeting

On September 12th, a representative from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), presented assemblies to students (grades 6-12) on the topic of Digital Citizenship. A Parent presentation was also provided in the evening.

We appreciate all of the parents who were in attendance and the warm "Eagle Welcome" that was given by everyone in our school community. The world of technology is changing quickly, and with the help of organizations such as ICAC, we are able to help provide information on how to be safe with all of the technology platforms available.

FFA Chicken BBQ

The annual FFA Chicken Barbecue is scheduled for Friday, October 7th from 4:30 - 7:00 pm in the Middle School Cafeteria. Adult meals ($9.00) include ½ chicken, baked potato, roll, applesauce, and drink. Children and Senior Citizen meals ($6.00) include ¼ chicken, ½ baked potato, roll, applesauce, and drink. Desserts are offered at $1.00/serving and carryout is available.

Pre-Sale tickets will be available through September 28th. Please contact any FFA member or the high school office as soon as possible to purchase your ticket to this year's event.

Twitter @ Eastwood HS

In addition to our websites and emails/newsletters, Eastwood High School and the Eastwood Local Schools are both using social media to help spread the word about all of the fantastic happenings. Please, plan on following through these links:

@EHSEaglesInfo (Eastwood HS)
@els_eagles (Eastwood District)

By connecting with us through social media, you can get the latest (and greatest) news as we recognize our collective efforts. You might even get to see a photo of your favorite athlete, musician, or staff member at some point receiving some well deserved accolade.