The Hornet Buzz
January 6, 2023
In this Issue
- Mid Term Assessment Week Jan. 17-20
- College Student Athlete Panel
- EHS Graduate Student Panel
- Winter STAR Assessments 1/30, 1/31, 2/2 and 2/3
- Textbook Return Reminder
- Speech Contest
- AP and Art 4 Art Show
- Bipoc Charity Coffee House
- Student Job Opportunity
- EHS Hacks Club
- Save the Date- Winter Ball 1/21/23
- Parking Permits
- Seniors check here for updates
Mid Term Assessment Week January 17-20
As we get close to the end of Semester 1, we would like to share the Assessment Week Schedule with you. Please note, all teachers are giving an assessment during this week, but not all assessments are exams. Students may be required to take an exam, complete a project, give a presentation, or describe a portfolio piece during Assessment Week.
Students with study halls on their schedule do not have a midterm assessment. The cafeteria and library will be supervised for students in study halls.
Midterm Assessment Week is from 1/17/22-1/20/23, with the make up day taking place on Monday, January 23rd, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. If a student misses an assessment due to an absence, it is the student’s responsibility to reach out to their teacher(s) and schedule a time to make up the assessment on Monday, January 23rd.
Busing is available during mid term week. A schedule will be available next week.
End of Semester Dates:
1/13: End of Quarter 2
1/17 - 1/20: Midterm Assessment Week
1/23: Midterm Assessment Make-Up Day
1/24: First Day of Quarter 3 (A-Day)
EHS Student Athlete Panel
After school on Dec. 21st over 30 Essex High School student-athletes attended a Past EHS Graduate College Student-Athlete Panel. Great information was shared about all aspects of being a college student-athlete.
Thank you to the following alumni: Hannah Brisson - Merrimack College XC
Grady Corkum - UVM Lacrosse
Emily Harvey - St. Lawrence University Softball
Brady Martisus - University of Portland XC & Track
Olivia Miller-Johnson - Nazareth College Hockey
Alex Meek - St. Michael's College Swim
Ollie Orvis - Middlebury Football
Natalie Preston - Radford University XC
EHS Graduate Student Panel
On Thurs., December 22nd, 13 Class of 2022 Essex High School graduates who are attending college spoke to students about their first semester experiences. Thank you to the following alumni:
Cailey Appenzeller - UVM
Paige Dubuque - St. Michael's College
Amelia Frisbie - Georgetown University
Andrew Goodrich - Clemson University
Lucius Karki - Champlain College
Abby Kolar - Fashion Institute of Technology
Justin Lee - Dartmouth College
Elizabeth Messier - Fairfield University
Madeleine Moino - College of the Holy Cross
Ella Newman - VTC
Avery Rabidoux - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Alix Radke - Northwestern University
Lily Schekter - UVM
Winter STAR Assessments
Students will complete the STAR Reading Assessment in their English classes and the STAR Math Assessment in their math classes.
STAR Reading: During English classes on Monday, 1/30 (A) and Tuesday, 1/31 (B)
STAR Math: During math classes on Thursday, 2/2 (B) and Friday, 2/3 (A)
Students without math and/or English classes will be emailed and scheduled to the cafeteria via Adaptive Scheduler during flex on 1/31, 2/2, 2/3, 2/7, 2/9, and 2/10. These dates are also when make-ups for all students will take place.
Why is Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Important? Prepare and deliver a five-minute speech that relates this topic to your life, school, and Rotary values. Memorization is not required.
Please contact Mrs. Frisbie if you are interested in participating.
Creative Minds AP and Art 4 Art Show- Westford Town Library
Charity Coffee House 1/10/23
This is a donation event and all proceeds will go to Vermont Releaf Collective.
Student Job Opportunity
Winter Ball January 21, 2023!
Winter Ball will be held at the Hampton Inn in Colchester on January 21st. Doors will open between 8PM - 9PM. Light refreshments are included in the price of your ticket!
Ticket sales begin next week outside the cafeteria during all lunches on January 11th, 12th, and 13th for $20. As well as, on January 18th, 19th, and 20th we will be selling tickets between exams for $25.
Those who wish to bring a non-EHS students need to complete the Guest Application Form before purchasing tickets. Please go to the Main Office to pick up a form.
Student Government is also seeking your opinion on what you would like to hear for music at the Winter Ball. Please fill out this form to help inform the development of the music list.
Go here to apply!
Permits can be picked up in the main office after the application process is complete.
- 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 email@example.com
Assistant Principal Grade Assignments
10th Grade: Lynn Kozloski
11th Grade: Gayle Botelho
12th Grade: Jeff Goodrich
EHS Events Calendar and Website
-Essex High School Website: Check here for announcements and important information about our school, handbooks, daily schedules, and staff directory.