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EHS Newsletter: 5/13/22

DESSA Self Assessment

Just like this past Fall, EHS will be gathering some information about how everyone is doing when it comes to social/emotional skills. You can take the DESSA anytime in the month of May and early June. There are instructions for creating an account or logging into the assessment in the shared slides. The assessment takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Click here - EHS DESSA Student Guide

EHS Prom

The prom planning committee will begin selling tickets for prom during lunches. Ticket sales will end on Friday, May 20th. Tickets cost $25 each (cash only). If cost is a challenge please contact

If you plan to bring a guest from another school, please pick up the prom guest application form in the main office or at the ticket sale table. A completed form is required before you may purchase a ticket for your guest.

We hope you will be joining us for prom 2022!

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EHS Eleganza Pop-Up Shop

The EHS Eleganza pop-up shop will be open in the graphic novel section of the library until prom! The pop-up shop has formal wear that is free to take for prom and if you can't find something you like the circulation desk also has gift certificates for you to buy your own!

Final Coffee House

The EHS Music Department presents its final Coffee House on Friday, May 13.

Spirit Week

Spirit Week will begin Monday, May 23rd through Friday, May 27th. Click here for more information.

Affinity Space

The Affinity Space is a safe space to share experiences and build community for people who identify as girls, femmes, and nonbinary. Join us every Tuesday during FLEX in the Library (L110B). Email Mrs. Edwards ( or Ms. Tipton ( with questions.

Summer Session

Sign-ups for EHS summer session have begun! Please get ready to sign up for a fun class, an extension of academics, or credit recovery! Classes are open to all EHS students (and incoming 9th graders)!

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