Associate Principal - Jennifer Strauser
Tuesday, November 10 was one of my favorite days of the year at EHS: Veterans Day. Students and staff alike honored our nation's veterans and first responders for their selfless service with a program and lunch. Thanks to all who made it happen, but a special thanks to all who serve!
What a way to cap off a stellar coaching career for Sharon Wasson...
The following four swimmers earned state medals at last week's state swim meet and are All-State swimmers. Way to go, Aquacats!
400 Free Relay Justin King, Jake Haefner, Brenden Harris, Tommy Lombardo. ALL STATE
Medley Relay : (5th)Brenden Harris, Justin King, Tommy Lombardo, Mason Jung ALL STATE
Mason Jung 3rd in the state 50 Free ALL STATE
Justin King 6th in 100 Fly ALL STATE
Several weeks ago, Mr. Boedges's class decided to collect donations for the Backstoppers as a way to give back to the community. Little did the students know what impact they would have!
Backstoppers reports that this is the first group of students to support them financially, and they are so excited, they have invited the class to present their check in the ring at the Guns and Hoses contests on November 25th. The class received free tickets and gear for the evening as well.
As another thank you, Floyd Blake of the Frontenac Fire Department visited the boys today and allowed them to don fire gear. He also thanked them for their support by including a $500.00 check from his personal account!
To date, the class has collected almost $1500 with a promise of at least $1000 more. Tomorrow night, at the Eureka v. Kirkwood football game, look for the table and pitch in your own contribution!
Rachel Haywood, EHS Child Development teacher, and her classes held a Diaper Drive for Parents as Teachers, and once again, the generosity of the Wildcat students and staff shone brightly. Our school competed with the other schools and blew them away!
1st - EHS 8,150 (Amazing)
2nd - LHS 4,158
3rd - MHS 299
4th - RSH 50
District Total: 12,657
No matter which school won, the real winners are the recipients of the diapers!
Our phenomenal librarians, Dr. Janie Pickett, Ms. Dawn Jerger, and Ms. Kelly Barrow, arranged for the author of Proxy, Alex London, to speak to our students about the craft of writing and the love of reading. He had an unbelievably powerful personal story about fitting in, traveling to the Congo, and developing a passion for stories.
Thank you, EHS librarians, for keeping us on the cutting edge of what a high school library really should be!
No matter where your student "falls" in the alphabet, we'd love to see you at Parent-Teacher Conferences tonight from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
In Coach Wasson's words, #HopeIsAPowerfulThing!
Michael Orso (left) and Austin Crump with their new friend
Last night, Dr. Adams (our former superintendent) contacted me about his great-nephew who suffers from canceer and the connection the six-year old made with Austin Crump, varsity football player for the Wildcats. The two met at Friday Night Lights and have developed a friendship that has blossomed beyond the event on September 25th. Austin and his mom have visited the kindergartner in his home, and Austin is even going bowling with him for his birthday this weekend! Dr. Adams and his entire family have been touched by the amazing love our students and coaches showed all the youngsters that night and since.
We all know how incredible our students, but it's nice to be reminded of how ready and willing they are to love others! They truly humble me.
Read more about Disability Awareness Month and the Friday Night Lights event on Rockwood's homepage.
Check out the article on Rockwood's Homepage about Cole Reat and Ellie Bennett, two students who were asked to present at a national conference on equity and the VICC program (Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation). They traveled to Washington, DC last week and participated in powerfully courageous conversations about social justice and equity. We are so lucky they are Wildcats!
Thank you, Dr. Harris, for this powerful information from 100people.org:
The world population has now reached 7 billion people. This milestone inspired us to conduct research to update our statistics, and the changes over the past 5 years are remarkable. In 2006, only 1 person out of 100 would have had a college education-- today that number has jumped to 7 thanks in part to advances in higher education in Asia. The detailed research and source information can be found here and the statistics provided by Donella Meadows in 1990 that originally inspired our project can be viewed here.
If the World were 100 PEOPLE:
50 would be femaleSources: 2012 - Fritz Erickson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ferris State University (Formerly Dean of Professional and Graduate Studies, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay) and John A. Vonk, University of Northern Colorado, 2006; Returning Peace Corps Volunteers of Madison Wisconsin, Unheard Voices: Celebrating Cultures from the Developing World, 1992; Donella H. Meadows, The Global Citizen, May 31, 1990.
50 would be male
26 would be children
There would be 74 adults,
8 of whom would be 65 and older
There would be:
14 people from the Americas
12 people who practice other religions
12 people who would not be aligned with a religion
12 would speak Chinese
5 would speak Spanish
5 would speak English
3 would speak Arabic
3 would speak Hindi
3 would speak Bengali
3 would speak Portuguese
2 would speak Russian
2 would speak Japanese
62 would speak other languages
83 would be able to read and write; 17 would not
7 would have a college degree
22 would own or share a computer
77 people would have a place to shelter them
from the wind and the rain, but 23 would not
1 would be dying of starvation
15 would be undernourished
21 would be overweight
87 would have access to safe drinking water
13 people would have no clean, safe water to drink