ESHS Tiger News

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 11 from 1PM to 7PM. In addition to our traditional conferences, our counselors will be conducting a Financial Aid Night from 6-7, and we will have School Connection meetings at 4 and 5:30. More information about Financial Aid Night and School Connections below. He hope to see you here!

Financial Aid Night

The counseling department is organizing Financial Aid Night as an opportunity for parents to learn important information about applying for and receiving financial aid for post secondary education. A financial aid representative from William Jewell College will be giving a presentation on financial aid and be available to answer questions.

The School Connection

Throughout the rest of the year we will be hosting opportunities for parents to come to the high school to learn about events, activities, and programs of ESHS. In addition, we want to discuss current and future programs and get input for the planning process as we strive to ensure that ESHS continues to prepare our students for a changing world. Our next event will be during Parent/Teacher Conferences. We will have two meetings: 4:00 and 5:30.

Attendance Update

Our attendance goal for this year is to meet the expectation set by the Department of Secondary and Elementary Education of having 90% of students attend 90% of the time. Last year about 73% of our students met this standard. Currently, 85% of our students have attended 90% of the time, through February 3. Although this is short of our overall goal, this is a large increase over last year so far. Thank you for your patience and input as we have implemented new attendance policies this year.