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End of the Year Medicine Pick Up
With the end of the school year fast approaching it is again time to pick up your student’s medications from the clinic. No medications will be sent home on the bus other than inhalers. If your student has a prescription medication in the clinic, please pick it up Monday through Friday 7am-3pm. If these times do not work for you, please contact the clinic at 636-477-2486 to make other arrangements with our nurse, Kathleen Wohldmann. All medications left in the clinic after May 22, 2013 will be destroyed.
End of Course Exams on the Horizon for East High
End of Course Exams, or EOC's, will run from Monday, April 15th through Thursday, May 2nd. To see East High's official schedule CLICK HERE. Here are a few frequently asked questions that we get from parents about EOC's:
WHAT ARE EOC'S AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?
The Missouri Assessment Program assesses students’ progress toward mastery of the Show-Me Standards which are the educational standards in Missouri. End-of-Course assessments are taken in specified classes when a student has received instruction on the course-level expectations for an assessment, regardless of grade level.
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP MY STUDENT PERFORM AT THEIR BEST ON EOC'S
+ Help your child get to bed on time. Research shows that being well-rested helps students do better.
+ Keep your routine as normal as possible. Upsetting natural routines may make children feel insecure.
+ Mention the test to show you’re interested, but don’t dwell on it.
+ Plan ahead to avoid conflicts on the morning of the test.
+ Get up early to avoid rushing. Be sure to have your child at school on time.
+ Have your child eat a good breakfast but not a heavy one. Research shows that students do better if they have breakfast before they take tests.
+ Have your child dress in something comfortable.
+ Be positive about the test. Acknowledge that tests can be hard and that they’re designed so that no one will know all of the answers. Explain that doing your best is what counts. The important thing is to make your child comfortable and confident about the test.
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Shop the Scholastic Book Fair at East High and support a good cause
During the week of March 4th – 8th students can shop at the Scholastic Book Fair in the East High Library. The hours will be from 7:00am – 3:00pm daily. We will also be open for family evenings on March 6th and 7th from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Books will be available for all age levels and interests, so bring the whole family. If these hours do not work for you, shopping is also available online at scholastic.com/fair from February 27th – March 19th. Just follow the prompts to East High School. Not only can we help out our school, but students may also donate change that will go to the All for Books program. For every dollar in change that we collect, Scholastic will donate 1 book to the Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. or the Kids in Need Foundation (1 dollar = 1 book). Change will be collected during lunch the week of February 25th – March 1st, as well as during the week of the book fair.
East High Supports Sandy Hook Elementary School
Sandy Hook Elementary school, in Newtown, Connecticut, was the site of a recent school shooting that left many wounded or dead. This event devastated the school as well as the community. The Connecticut PTSA decided that when school resumed they wanted the students to come into a completely different building. They decided to decorate the school to look like a winter wonderland by hanging snowflakes all throughout the building. When East High caught wind of an opportunity to show support for Sandy Hook, the faculty and staff sprung into action. Students worked very hard to create unique snowflakes to send. They worked after school, during club and activity time, and after they completed their finals. East High produced 6 large boxes filled with thousands of paper snowflakes for the school. Mike Clamors, the owner of the UPS store on highway K in O'Fallon, agreed to donate the shipping of the boxes to Connecticut.
FZE Book Fair: Read All About It
The Fort Zumwalt High School Libraries will be having a book fair on Saturday, December 1st, at Barnes and Noble St. Peters. A percentage of all sales will be contributed to each of the high school libraries. A voucher was sent home with students for you to use at checkout in order for us to receive credit. If you can’t attend the event, visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support us online from 12/01/12 to 12/06/12 by entering Bookfair ID 10928117 at checkout. To see a flyer for the event please CLICK HERE. Thank you for your support.
East High Prepares for Common Core
The Common Core State Standards ask for schools to think of new ways to implement a focus on literacy in every classroom. (Above) Administrators and department chairs work together to employ close reading strategies into the non-core classrooms. The teachers will take the startegies back to their departments and share out new ideas.
FZE Senior Wins Prestigious Award
Congratulations are in order as Ft. Zumwalt East's own Katie Harting is the recipient of the Fort Zumwalt Education Foundation's Grow Your Own Teacher Award! The GYOT program provides financial assistance in the form of a forgivable loan to individuals selected to participate in the program. The purpose of providing this financial assistance is to allow program participants to complete their undergraduate degree in a high needs area of teacher education, with the ultimate goal of receiving their teacher certification and working as a teacher in the Fort Zumwalt School District. Katie was the sole recipient of the award in the Ft. Zumwalt School District this year.
New Online Payment Function for East High Parents
Your son or daughter forgot to grab their lunch money off the counter and now they are calling you at work or asking friends for a loan. In the past this might mean a trip up to the school and time off work but not anymore. Parents now have the convenience of depositing money into their student's meal/fines and fees accounts using a credit or debit card. To process these payments the district uses a secure online payment processing service called PayPal. For instructions on how to do this CLICK HERE. There is a small convenience fee that comes with depositing money electronically. To see a chart about the different costs of paying electronically CLICK HERE.
East High gets new laptops for all English I Classrooms
In order to integrate technology into the classrooms at East High, the English I classes were assigned their own set of laptops! These laptops are utilized in a variety of ways in each of the classes. The students now have the internet at their fingertips for research papers and online assignments. They also can be used to write papers and submit them electronically to the teacher or peer editors for instantaneous feedback. Teachers are now incorporating the use of Podcasts and Wikis into their everyday activities. With the shift to high stakes accountability tests being taken online, teachers can now have students practice taking tests and quizzes in a similar format.
Peer Tutoring At East High
Parents: Is your son or daughter struggling with a difficult subject and you are not sure where to turn to for help? We have a program here at East that may help and is absolutely free! A+ tutors are available to assist students with their school work in room 206 on early release days. Tutors will be available from 12:55pm-2:55pm on "C" Days and from 11:55am-2:25pm on "D" days. If you have any questions about the program or free tutoring call the A+ office at (636) 477-2465.