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

Senior Section

  • 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.

Transportation Information:

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)

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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

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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.

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!

Speech Contest

The Essex Rotary is sponsoring the annual high school speech contest on February 22 with a $200 cash prize!

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

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Charity Coffee House 1/10/23

Come out to the coffee house at Uncommon Coffee on 1/10/23. There will be 4 new rock bands as well as small student performances!

This is a donation event and all proceeds will go to Vermont Releaf Collective.

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Student Job Opportunity

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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.

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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