The old saying that "time flies when you're having fun" must be true. Or could it be busy and having fun? At EHS, the month of October flew by with many of our sports teams having great or record setting seasons. As I write this, the football, soccer, cross country, and swimming and diving teams continue further into post-season competition. By the way, the swimming and diving team became conference champs for the first time in 25 years! Congratulations to Coach Wasson and her very talented swimmers. This week should be action packed, and we wish our teams good luck as they proceed.
"The Marching Wildcat Pride" has also had a very impressive conclusion to their marching season by taking first place in Class 5, outstanding music and outstanding percussion in preliminary competition at the recent Ste. Genevieve Marching Festival held on October 24. Later in the evening, they placed second in finals and received another trophy for outstanding color guard. What a way to end an outstanding season! Congratulations to the directors and band boosters who support them as they travel throughout the Fall.
On November 10th, EHS will host "A Veteran's Day Ceremony" starting at 10:45am. This will include musical presentations, a guest speaker, lunch for the veterans, and great conversations between EHS students and the visiting vets. Please remind our students to remember this spirited day of celebration.
Do you have your tickets? The "Beauty and the Beast" will be presented on November 12, 13, and 14. Some shows are already sold out. I have seen and heard small parts of the rehearsals, and trust me, this is one you don't want to miss. Tickets are still on sale, but going fast.
The students are still very busy in the classroom. However, the Science department recently celebrated "Mole Day." This allowed students a "hands on" experience with several scientific demonstrations. Luckily, I was invited to attend during 3rd hour. Being supervised by three teachers, it was very impressive to witness several classes participating and enjoying education while lighting methane bubbles in their hands. No worries please! They were closely supervised by three nutty professors and numerous lab rats assuring that everything remained safe and orderly. All were wearing safety glasses of course! Why wasn't science like this when I was in school?
Next UP!?! Winter sports, Thanksgiving, Holiday/Christmas concerts, performances, and competitions. So, get ready! Is that enough excitement? If not, get those canned goods stacked up for the STUCO Canned Food Drive which ends November 13. This event benefits many needy families throughout our area and in St. Louis. Help all of our classes try to reach a donation of 50,000 items. That's EHS at its finest. -----Go WILDCATS!!!
It is October 15, and I feel like I have dropped off of "Blog Radar!" The beginning of October has been very busy at EHS. Homecoming was spectacular and a big success. The Powder Puff game, Assembly on Friday, and the Football game itself went off without a hitch. We at EHS would like to thank all of the parent support groups (PTO & Boosters) for the help and time devoted to our students. You are truly "A Class Act!" A special thank you goes to the Eureka Community for their support and donations helping to make Homecoming Week the success that it was.
If you missed "A Taste of Eureka," mark your calendar now for next year to support the Class of 2018 and the PTO parents who organize this "tasty" event. Last night, EHS held Round 1 of Parent/Teacher Conferences. Round 2 will be next week on Thursday, October 22, from 4:00-7:30pm.
The EHS Fall Sports Programs are having a great year with Football, Girls Softball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer, Field Hockey, and Boys Swimming all going into District or Post Season play. So, get out there and support your favorite Wildcat Team, or ALL of them. Check your sports calendar for the many district and post season games throughout the week and on the weekend.
Reminder of upcoming events at EHS:
Thursday, October 22 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
Friday, October 30 – EHS not in session
Good news! It's Friday at EHS! So, I thought that I would take a few minutes to bring you up to speed on a few outstanding accomplishments made recently by some of our students.
First: Nicholas Stalter, a senior, scored a perfect score of 36 on the ACT. That is a very impressive accomplishment. Congratulations to Nick. Second: Alexis Grosnicklaus, a senior, received an outstanding leadership award presented to her by Washington University. She was given the opportunity to spend a day with 54 other student leaders at an all day workshop and was recognized for her ability to work with her fellow students and lead. Third: The 2015 Eurekana won national recognition by receiving the National Scholastic Press Association's All American Award with distinction in concept, coverage, design, photography, and writing and editing.
Congratulations to all of these students for their recognition and hard work at EHS.
And don't forget:
September 28 - October 3 is Homecoming Week.
October 1 Powder Puff Game and Assembly
October 2 Homecoming Football Game vs. Marquette
October 3 Homecoming Dance
October 12 EHS PTO's Junior Class fundraiser "Taste of the Town"
We hope to see you at these activities!
Now that Labor Day is behind us, EHS is in full swing with the usual focus on the teaching and learning process. August allowed us to work out the few "kinks" that go with the start of any school year. All schedules have been finalized; the students know where to be when. I would like for this post to focus on student academic success and an important test that is right around the corner. The following six students have been recognized as National Merit Semi-Finalists:
John Robert Schulz
These students represent the top ½ of 1% of PSAT scores in the state of Missouri and are among 16,000 semi-finalists chosen from 1.5 million PSAT test takers across the United States. We at EHS are very proud of their accomplishments on this test.
Mr. Kirby, EHS Testing Coordinator, is now preparing and informing our students about the next testing date for those students who wish to take this test. Here are some important dates and deadlines:
Monday, Sept. 14 Regular Registration opens online with credit or debit card:
Monday, Sept. 21 Regular Registration closes.
Wednesday, Oct. 7 Payment deadline Late Registration closes.
As Fall approaches hopefully with the temperature dropping, I would like to remind all parents and the community of several upcoming events:
Sept. 12 – Football Game at EHS vs Fort Zumwalt East
Oct. 1 – Powder Puff game and Pep Assembly
Oct. 2 – Homecoming Football Game vs Marquette High School
Oct. 3 – Homecoming Dance
We hope to see you there!
The Eureka Wildcat football team continued their winning streak as they defeated the Oakville Tigers 18-14 last Friday night, August 28. Although the Wildcats were behind at one point in the game, their determination and spirit proved to be too much for the Tigers to handle. Of course, the half time performance of the band, the GoldenLine, and the cheerleaders provided the finishing touch to the Friday night EHS football atmosphere. Congratulations to the coaches, directors, sponsors, athletes, and musicians. I got to enjoy a large portion of the game standing in the "Cat Pound!" WOW – What a spirited group! Another thing that I noticed (since I'm new) was all of the parent group support. PTO, Football Boosters, Band Boosters, Cheerleader and GoldenLine parents, were all impressive in their support for the Wildcats. I would like to thank those parents especially as well as all spectators and the community for your dedication, time, and support given to the students of EHS.
Our staff completed their "Intruder Training" on Friday from 12:30-3:30pm. The entire EHS staff performed exceptionally in this training and we all learned a great deal including personal ideas and strategies to protect our students in the classroom. We will revisit this training regularly while the Central Office addresses questions and provides to each high school staff more techniques and improvements to our existing drills. If you have questions, please contact me at 636-733-3124. I would also like to thank the parents for their cooperation especially for having all students off campus grounds by 12:30pm.
Don't forget the upcoming three day, Labor Day weekend! The EHS staff hopes that everyone has a restful break filled with family time. Please remind your children that school resumes on Tuesday, September 8.
Week one is behind us and it seemed to go by in the blink of an eye. I will give you some information on week two later, but I just can't get Friday night out of my mind. Of course the final score was Eureka 35-Lafayette 13. Congratulations to the Wildcat football team and, Coach Sumner and his staff. But that is just the icing on the cake. The entire evening was electric and full of the pride, tradition, and spirit that Eureka is known for. Now add to that, the marching band, cheerleaders, Goldenline, parents, and fans. Very impressive! Some more congratulations go to those groups and their directors and sponsors for bringing additional spirit and excitement to the evening.
Now if that's not enough, my job was to rove through the stadium assisting the Administrative staff in crowd control and directing spectator traffic. However, I was continually stopped by parent after parent and groups of family members who introduced themselves and tell their history and connection to Eureka and EHS. Again, very impressive with support and devotion to EHS. If you were not there, you missed a classic Friday night spectacle for the books, and I for one am very glad to have been there.
The first part of this week includes several activities that the students and staff will be involved in. The following is a list of activities for the week: Monday - Senior picture make up - 8:00-10:20am Undergraduate picture make up - 8:00-3:00pm Activity Showcase - 3:15-4:15 - Commons Tuesday - Tornado Drill - 12:26-12:30 Friday - Early dismissal for Intruder Training for Staff - 12:18 pm Varsity football - EHS vs Oakville 7:00pm
Please remember that after students are released on Friday at 12:18pm, the building will be locked down from 12:30-3:30pm. You should have received a phone call from the Rockwood School District Messenger on Sunday evening. There will be another one this Wednesday evening as a reminder. Your assistance in keeping your students off campus until 3:30 will be greatly appreciated. Don't forget the Wildcat Football team will host the Oakville Tigers this Friday evening at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there.
EHS Parents and Community,
The EHS 2015-2016 School Year has begun and the first two days were outstanding. All students now know where to go, and each day finds the Administrative Staff having to show fewer confused students where to be for their next class.
Class meetings were held on Friday, August 14, where each grade level administrator explained numerous rules, policies, and EHS procedures. Examples include:
- Dress Code
- Lunch Detentions
- Cafeteria Expectations
Your student received a form during fifth hour last week which is to be signed by the parent or guardian and the student indicating that both parties understand what was covered. This form must be returned to the fifth hour teacher A.S.A.P. the Student Handbook can be found online HERE or a copy can be picked up in the student's grade level principal's office.
Don't forget that Open House is this Thursday from 6:00-8:00PM and parents should meet in the Large Theater at 6:00PM. Please remember that this Friday is the home opener for the EHS Wildcat Football Team vs. Lafayette on the new synthetic turf field.
We look forward to seeing you both evenings!
Ramya was one of six Rockwood students recognized for completing scientific research in the Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program this summer. Her research was conducted under the oversite of Dr. Michael Anch, St. Louis University. To view the research topics of all students who participated in STARS this year, click HERE
Hello EHS Parents & Community,
The beginning of the 2015-2016 school year is less than three weeks away. I would like to welcome you and your student(s) back to another exciting year at EHS. My name is Charles Crouther, and I will be serving as the Interim Principal for this year. I look forward to meeting your and working with this outstanding faculty to continue the high standards of educational excellence for which Eureka is known. Because the beginning of any school year can be a hectic time, I would like to remind you of several important dates in an effort to keep all parents apprised as the school year approaches.
Monday August 3, 2015 Fall Sports Begin
Tuesday August 4, 2015
Student Orientation – Grades 10-12
Junior/Senior Orientation 9:00-11:30am
Sophomore/VICC Orientation 12:30-3:00pm
Wednesday August 5, 2015 Freshman Parent Night
Tuesday August 11, 2015 Freshman Student Orientation
Thursday August 13, 2015 First Day of Classes
Thursday August 20, 2015 Open House
I hope that these dates will assist you in planning for EHS Fall events. I will send additional important dates throughout the school year.
Here is another important date and activity that you won’t want to miss! The Eureka Wildcats will take on the Lafayette Lancers on Friday, August 21, 2015 on the new EHS synthetic turf football field. What a way to kick off the start of a new school year and the football season! So get out your purple and gold, mark your calendar, and get ready for an exciting evening at EHS. As we go through this school year, please stop in to see us and call if you have questions or concerns. We are here to serve our community and to do “whatever it takes” to give our students an excellent education and a memorable high school experience.
Charles E. Crouther
Knowledge – Jacob Tucker & Equality - Mikayla Colenburg
Liberty – Emily Benton & Law – Adam Vorel
Justice – LaRonn Woods & Fraternity – Matt Butchart
Education – Allyson Lotz & Progress – Payton Devine
Honor – Rachel Forsythe & Truth – Jessica Knobbe
Virtue – Faith Reynolds & Temperance – Blake Ruprecht
Enterprise – Maneesh Tewani & Charity – Aileen Markovitz