East News Flash

January 18, 2019

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This East News Flash includes the following information:

  1. Remind 101 App
  2. Academic Conferences
  3. Senior Panoramic Picture
  4. Yearbook Final Sale
  5. Social Emotional Learning Engagement Series
  6. Cheer Social
  7. Practice PSAT Test


Booster Club News

General Announcements

Remind 101 App- As you may be aware, Remind is an app used by educators for the purpose of communicating in a public forum with their students and for providing reminders & updates. We would like to make you aware that on January 28th, Remind notifications via text messaging will cease for any users with Verizon service. This change is due to an increase in fees charged by Verizon to Remind. While our staff members typically use several reliable ways to communicate with students and vital information is shared in class, Remind is a valuable tool for enhancing communications.

Remind has communicated two FREE ways in which Verizon users can keep receiving messages:

1. Smartphone: Download the FREE Remind app and enable push notifications from Remind on your phone.

2. Computer: Go to remind.com and turn on email notifications in your settings.

We encourage you to have a conversation with your student and consider taking advantage of one of these options to prevent a disruption to these communications.

To learn more about this change, please visit:

Verizon Disruption Overview: https://goo.gl/cVFizR How to Keep Using Remind with Verizon Service: https://goo.gl/4Pufz3

Academic Conferences- Plano East Counseling department is excited to announce on-line sign-up for 11th Grade Academic Conferences. This will allow for parents and students to select the conference time of his/her choice! The window to schedule opens Jan. 16th. Please see below for your student’s counselor link to select a conference date and time. The window for selecting your conference time and date will close Jan 31st. Please know that if you do not select a conference time on-line through Calendly, a date and time will be selected for your student.

Rona Amora A-Bel https://calendly.com/rona-amora/academic-conference

Crystal Wilson Bem-C https://calendly.com/crystal-wilson/academic-conference

Crystal Levingston D-Gal https://calendly.com/crystal-levingston/academic-conference

Jennifer Spring Gam-Hop https://calendly.com/jennifer-spring/academic-conference

Michael Kaprelian Hor-Lea https://calendly.com/michael-kaprelian/academic-conference

Sherri Newman Leb-Mol https://calendly.com/sherri-newman/academic-conference

Jenny McConaughy Mom-Pat https://calendly.com/jennifer-mcconaughy/academic-conference

Jinnetter Dixon Pau-R https://calendly.com/jinnetter-dixon/academic-conference

Craig Loveland S-Ti https://calendly.com/craig-loveland/academic-conference

Courtney Harker Tj-Z https://calendly.com/courtney-harker/academic-conference

This year we are offering the conference video on-line. We are asking that parents and students watch the brief video prior to attending the academic conference. Please see the link below for the Academic Conference Video:


We are going green! All of our Academic Conference materials can be found on our Plano East Counseling Department website:


Once there, please click on the Academic Conference Tab for our Junior to Senior Handbook, Course Planning Worksheet, and Course Selection Sheet. Please ensure your student has completed the Conference Planning Worksheet prior to the Academic Conference.

We look forward to seeing you soon- Plano East Senior High School Counseling Department

The Senior Panoramic Picture will be taken during 3rd period on January 24. Seniors will check in with their 3rd period teacher and then go to the gym to take the picture. Pictures can be purchased in the cafeteria during lunches on January 25 and 29.

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February 1 will be the LAST DAY to purchase a yearbook. Yearbooks can be purchased for $80 at www.jostensyearbooks.com or in Delta Subschool. If you do not purchase a yearbook by this deadline, you will not get one.

Social Emotional Learning Engagement Series
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Cheer Social
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Practice PSAT Test
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PESH PTSA needs a Volunteer/Chairperson for Reflections 2019-2020. If you're interested, please contact Mona Davis at msmonadavis@gmail.com

Reflections has been a staple arts program in many schools for 50 years. Through the efforts of our Local PTAs, millions of students have found a creative outlet in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. With positive recognition as the focus of this program, rather than competition, students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story. Started in 1969 by Mary Lou Anderson, then Colorado PTA President, Reflections has grown to be one of the largest nationwide programs of its kind, with more than 200,000 students participating annually.

Booster Club News

IB Booster Club:

Practice SAT & ACT Test

Date: January 26, 2019

Register HERE!
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 18, 2019
You may only register for 1 test as they will be given simultaneously

Time: 9 am – 12:45 pm, Check-in opens at 8:30 am

Location: Plano East Senior High School

Register HERE!

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