The Hornet Buzz

January 27, 2023

In this Issue

  • Advisory Announcements Slides
  • Winter STAR Assessments 1/30, 1/31, 2/2 and 2/3
  • Spirit Week Kick Off- Pink Zone Game 2/3
  • 2023-2024 Course Registration
  • Girls Who Code
  • Unified Sports and Friends
  • Electronic Music Class
  • Flex Block Career Talk 2/2
  • Job Opportunity
  • Lost and Found
  • Textbook Return Reminder
  • The Governor's Institute of Vermont (GIV) is Now Accepting Applications
  • Parking Permits

Senior Section

  • Seniors check here for updates

Advisory Announcements Slides

Please see the Announcements for this week's Advisory Slides linked here.

Winter STAR Assessments

STAR Reading: In English classes - Monday, 1/30 A and Tuesday, 1/31 B

Students without English classes are scheduled to take Star Reading during Flex on Tuesday 1/31, and Thursday 2/2, and should go to the cafeteria.

STAR Reading Make-up Day: Friday 2/3 (during flex in the cafeteria)

STAR Math: In Math classes - Thursday, 2/2 B and Friday, 2/3 A
Students without Math classes are scheduled to take Star Math during Flex on Tuesday, 2/7, and Thursday 2/9, and should go to the cafeteria.

STAR Math Make-up Day: Friday, 2/10 (during flex in the cafeteria)

Spirit Week Kick Off-Pink Zone Game

The Pink Zone girls' basketball game is next Friday, February 3rd against MMU. All donations will go to the Vermont Breast Cancer research.


4:45- EMS vs. ADL

6:00 pm JV girls vs MMU

7:30 pm Varsity vs MMU

Wearing pink at school at the game is encouraged. Let's fill the bleachers to support girls' basketball programs and fight cancer!

Course Registration for 2023-2024

The 2023-24 EHS Course registration process has begun! From 1/25-1/30, all returning students can choose their courses for next year by logging into Powerschool. The final date and time to complete your 23-24 course requests is during advisory on Monday, January 30th.

Students will then have a 15 minute meeting scheduled with their school counselor to discuss the requests they entered into Powerschool. Students can find their scheduled date and time on the school counseling lobby windows starting this Friday.

Trouble logging into Powerschool?... please email or stop by their office.

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Unified Sports and Friends

Unified Sports and Friends

Unified Sports is currently between athletic seasons, but we're looking for friends to join us in a new weekly club.

Each week will look different: snow sculpture building, cooking, board games, and more. All activities will be after school one day a week.

If you're interested in being a peer friend, come to an informational meeting on Thursday 2/2 at 2:45 in C125 or email Mrs. Shaw at if you are interested but unable to attend the meeting.

Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend!

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Flex Block Career Talk February 2nd

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Job Opportunity

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Lost and Found Items

If you lost something, please come to the main office to claim it. We will be donating stuff soon.

We have coats, gloves, hats, water bottles, and more. Come and take a look!

Textbook Return Reminder

Students, Please make sure to return your semester 1 textbooks to your teachers. Your teachers need these to distribute to Semester 2 classes.

Do this early to avoid a late fee

Thanks for your help with this!

The Governor's Institute of Vermont (GIV) is Now Accepting Applications

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont offers a variety of intensive, residential summer learning programs hosted at college campuses all over the state. Each Institute focuses on a unique area of interest and introduces you to mentors and friends who will help you pursue your passions and create your future. These programs are open to students in grades 9, 10 or 11. Institutes this summer are:

  • Arts
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Global Issues & Youth Action
  • Health & Medicine
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Health & Medicine
  • Technology & Design

To learn more about GIV please visit their website The application deadline is: March 31, 2023. If you have questions, you may contact Siobhan Barber, in the School Counseling Office.

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.

Important Dates

  • 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.
  • Yearbook: Senior photo submission and senior quote deadline was 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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