Just a reminder: NO SCHOOL THIS WEEK! Enjoy your spring break!
Centennial Bank to Offer 10 Annual $1,000 Scholarships Due March 28th Centennial Bank Scholarship Link http://members.ahsaa.org/public/userfiles/Scholarship/cenbankform1718.pdf There is no limit on the number of eligible students a school can submit. Centennial Bank, the “Titled Named Sponsors” for all regional and state championships, will provide a total of 10 annual $1,000 scholarships to qualifying high school seniors. Centennial Bank’s scholarships will be provided for athletic achievement and community service. There are two categories for the scholarships,and five boys and girls winners will be selected. Here are the scholastic requirements for the Centennial Bank scholarship: 1. Must have a 7-semester minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 2. Must have scored at least 21 on the ACT or at least 900 on the SAT. Other requirements are: 1. Must be a senior student-athlete registered with the AAA 2. Must meet NCAA Scholarship rules 3. Must display good citizenship in school and in the community 4. Must display desirable leadership traits 5. Must have participated in other school activities
What is the soul of a Wildcat? Show us or tell us! A chance to show your talents, win cash, and travel to a world-class art exhibit. Entry forms for the contest will be available from your English, Photography, Fine Arts, or Music teachers. An informational, brainstorming meeting will be also be held after school today for interested students in Room 2412.
High School Musical is coming to EHS! Tickets will be on sale on all three lunch shifts starting Monday, March 12. Tickets are only $10 and all money will go towards making more art happen here at EHS! The show is April 12, 13, & 14 at 7 p.m! Get your tickets ASAP!
APHA Student Scholarship The APHA Student Scholarship in the amount of $1000 is given annually. Criteria: Currently enrolled in the field of public health at an Arkansas school Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good standing Required to sit on APHA board as a student representative Not a previous scholarship recipient Application Deadline: April 15, 2018 Notification of Scholarship: May 1, 2018 Link for information and application: http://www.arkpublichealth.org/memberships/apha-scholarships/
Congratulations to the varsity girls' track team for a strong showing at Airline High School in Bossier City last night. The girls placed 5th out of about 14 teams. Breya Clark won the High Jump, Triple Jump, 100 Hurdles and placed 2nd in the long jump. Tejuanna Billings placed 2nd in the triple jump. Haley Lagrone placed 3rd in the high jump. Alivia Zartuche placed 5th in the 2 mile run. La'Diamond Maker placed 7th in the 100. Way to go, Lady Cats! Featured picture: Breya Clark's high jump medal ceremony.
The EHS Orchestra held a mini-concert to prepare for their regional event next Tuesday. In the last two years, the orchestra has earned superior and excellent ratings each time. They have been working on these selections of music for about a month and a half: Velocity, The Gift an Aria for String Orchestra, and Desperate Measures. At the concert assessment, they will play three prepared pieces of music off of the state required list, then after the prepared performance, they will be assessed on how well they sight read a brand new piece of music. Good luck! We know you will do well!
Lukas Humphreys and Dave Davison were named to the Arkansas All-State chess team for their performance in tournaments this season. The eight top large school players in Arkansas were named to the team; Lukas and Dave are the only ninth graders on the team. Together with junior Hanzala Ali, they combined to finish 4th at the state tournament in Benton on Saturday March 3rd. Congrats to the EHS Chess Team!! We are so proud of you!
Congrats to the winner of the Pixel Art Contest: Cesar Castro! Check out the EHS Facebook page for a full list and pictures!
Mrs. Mize and Mrs. Cantrell's senior English classes have been reading Shakespeare's Macbeth. To help students, Mrs. Mize and Mrs. Cantrell encouraged students to use No Fear Shakespeare, which puts the Shakespearean language beside the modern text. Students also created storyboards to guide them through the story. Pictures can be found on the Facebook website.
Research time! Sophomore and junior English classes have been researching over the last few weeks. Although researching can be frustrating, students learn to persevere and decipher legitimate sources from all the nonsense out there. Understanding how to research is just as important as writing the research papers. Good luck, researchers! We know you can do this!
From Ms. Antoon, AP English Literature teacher: One of my favorite projects in AP Literature- after a novel or play unit students select a relationship in the text, quantify it, and create graphs of the two elements in the work! Data selection comes from quotes in the text. Then they connect those interlocking elements to the meaning of the work. Students really did an outstanding job this time! Can’t wait to read their Othello essays they wrote today! Check out Facebook for more pictures!
Ms. Fox's APUSH students participated in a fun activity, helping them understand Island Hopping, a strategy used by the US in World War II. The purpose of Island Hopping was to battle the fewest amount of islands possible in the Pacific to get to Japan. In the activity, the students had the choice to battle more islands to get to Japan or battle less, but there was a risk with battling less--they had to "hop" from 1 desk to another (probably about 3 feet), and if they did not make it, they "died," and the US had 1 less person to use to "defeat" the Japanese controlled islands. Check the Facebook page for pictures!
Ever wonder what your future child will look like?! Mrs. Lowe's Biology and Pre-AP Biology students were paired up to draw babies using the concepts of Mendelian Genetics to determine what traits their child would have. What a cool activity, Mrs. Lowe! Check out the Facebook post for pictures!
INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATES: The choirs will not be attending the solo & ensemble festival at OBU tomorrow. The SAU TRIO Day for Upward Bound students has been cancelled tomorrow.
Check out the Hi-Gusher, EHS's student newspaper. Lots of great articles and student writing! https://ehshigusher.com/
CLASS OF 2018 The deadline for senior slide show submissions is April 30th. Send your individuals pictures, baby photos, and snapshots with your friends to email@example.com. Remember, it's up to you to send your pictures in! Don't rely on someone else to make sure it gets done!
ALL JUNIORS: All juniors will complete the ACT pre-test section TOMORROW, Thursday, February 22 and take the ACT NEXT Tuesday, February 27. Students that attend classes at the college should remain on campus for both days. Testing locations will be posted outside the Guidance Office and in Junior English classes.
Congratulations to the following EHS Chess team members for their performance in last Saturday’s regional tournament at Bryant: Lukas Humphreys, who finished with a perfect 5-0 record on his way to second place in the 64-player field. Dave Davison finished right behind him with a record of 4 wins and a draw. Strong performances were also turned in by Shayla Smith, Hanzala Ali, Lucas Mason, and Logan Mason. The chess team qualified for state and will compete in the finals at Benton on March 3rd. Outstanding job, everybody.
LCB plays in the arena at 4:30 today against Siloam Springs. Come out and support these girls as they fight to get into the state basketball tournament! The Wildcats travel to Lake Hamilton tonight to play in the semi-finals at 6pm. With their win against Greenwood last Saturday, they qualified for the state basketball tournament. GOOOOOOO CATS!!!!
Congrats to the EHS Swim Team! Hudson McDiarmid, Hayden McDiarmid, Everett Gati, and Ethan Hammons have qualified for the state tournament! They will compete in the 200 medley and the 200 free as a relay team. Hudson will also compete in the 50 free and 100 free individual event. They will travel to Bentonville this weekend to compete! We are so proud of our Swim Cats!
Don't forget! El Dorado Schools WILL be in session TOMORROW, Monday, February 19th. School will dismiss at 1:30pm. Parent/teacher conferences will begin at 3:15pm and end at 6:15pm.
Throughout the year, the EHS band directors will invite various local directors to come in, direct a rehearsal, and visit with students. This week, J.P. Wilson, the Director of Bands at Southern Arkansas University, led the students through a relatively new piece of music, giving them feedback and encouragement. The students soaked it up and enjoyed the experience! Typically, students are able to ask questions about the college's band program or college life as a member of the band. It's a great opportunity for students to get a feel of college directors and get constructive criticism. Thanks to Mr. Kloap for giving EHS students a variety of adventures!
Basketball senior night is tonight at Wildcat Arena! Games begin at 5pm! Go support your seniors!
Students in Mr. Johnson's Visual Art II classes are working on carving linoleum blocks to make prints, but there's a catch. In order to participate, students must pass a Carver's Test with an 80% or higher to be issued their carver's license. Throughout the project, principals and resource officers come through to check for the students' licenses. If they don't have their license, the student must answer two safety questions correctly before they can continue working. Great work!
The Army JROTC Military Ball will take place on March 31st at the American Legion at 5pm. Formal attire required. The cost is $15 for a single ticket; $25 for couples tickets. The deadline to purchase tickets is February 19th. See Sergeant Matthews for more information.
The El Dorado High School Guidance Office is hosting a senior parent informational meeting, Monday, February 19, 2018 from 3:00 – 6:30 in the EHS Commons. College admissions counselors will be available to answers questions about admissions, and scholarship opportunities from 3:00 - 5:30, as well as FAFSA assistance from Veronda Tatum, Director of Financial Aid. At 5:30 the parent meeting will include presentations from the following guest speakers: Lisa Smith, Communications/Outreach Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Higher Education; Elise Drake, Union County Community Foundation; Sylvia Thompson, El Dorado Promise Director; and the senior class sponsors. All seniors and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend; juniors and their parents are also invited. For more information, contact the El Dorado High School Guidance Office at 870-864-5113.
EHS sophomore Emmaline Landes was named a Distinguished Finalist in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring students in grades 5-12 for outstanding volunteer service. Emmaline, known to her friends as Emme, has raised more than $5,000 for local charities since 2013 through a line of paintings she calls “Heartworks,” and since February 2017 alone has sold or donated more than 80 of her paintings to support causes from abandoned animals to healthcare for people with ALS. Since she applied for the award, she has raised over $2200 additional funds during her “One Night Stand” Art Show and Sale in honor of Brooks Garrison. $1000 was donated to the Agape House in his honor and $1000 to the FedEx House in Memphis at LeBonheur Hospital also in his honor. The Garrison family stays at FedEx House while Brooks receives medical care at LeBonheur. The remainder was given to the ALS Foundation in memory of her Mimi. Congrats, Emme! You make EHS proud!
Mrs. Howard's Visual Art I classes have been working on portrait drawings to prepare for the resident artist program that will begin in the coming weeks. We will follow their journey through their process! Check out the EHS Facebook page!
It's back! Nearly three years ago, EHS freshmen Coriana Davis painted a picture that has since travelled all over the state of Arkansas, visiting various art centers, and spent a year on display at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Today, that painting returned to Ms. Davis. Coriana Davis won an Honorable Mention at Young Arkansas Artists when she was a 6th grader at Washington Middle School under the direction of art teacher Katie Harwell. The Young Arkansas Artists is a statewide competition that awards one Best of Show and two Honorable Mentions for each grade. Coriana worked on the painting, an Acrylic on Canvas, for several months and was a part of the paintings/projects Mrs. Harwell's Studio Art classes and Maria Villegas designed for the School Based Health Center. A large print of this painting is in the waiting room at the center on the WMS campus. Congrats, Coriana! What a great accomplishment!
While discussing how major trade routes facilitated the spread of goods, technology, and belief systems from one culture to another, Mr. Mize brought several artifacts from his time in China to share with his students. Mr. Mize spent seven years living in China, teaching English. He has been back in the US for two years and teaches AP World History at EHS. The batik shows caravan traders traveling along the Silk Road. Soaring above them are angels, called apsaras. The batik represents the importance and spread of Buddhism along the Silk Road. The batiks originated from Dunhuang, China, a trade city. Thank you, Mr. Mize, for bringing your historical experience into the classroom!
Mrs. Campbell's junior English classes are reading "Of Mice and Men," and as an introduction to the novel, students participated in stations that discussed the controversial issues of the 1930s and their relation to the text. Students were able to see different types of sources, including photos, videos, and articles. Students were engaged and really enjoyed the activity!
Seniors!! Check out the following scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year! These applications are also listed on the American Legion Auxiliary Department webpage at www.auxiliary.arlegion.org under "Programs" and "Scholarships" and also on our Arkansas Girls State website at www.ArkansasGirlsState.com. http://www.auxiliary.arlegion.org/programs/scholarships/academic.pdf http://www.auxiliary.arlegion.org/programs/scholarships/nursing.pdf http://www.auxiliary.arlegion.org/programs/scholarships/national_presidents.pdf http://www.auxiliary.arlegion.org/programs/scholarships/spirit_of_youth.pdf http://www.auxiliary.arlegion.org/programs/scholarships/non_traditional_student.pdf http://www.arlegion.org/programs/scholarships/coudret_garner_trust.html https://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy https://arkansasgirlsstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ALA-AGS-Brochure-2018.pdf
Wanted to bring shoes for UCAPS, but you forgot? Don't stress! You have another chance to bring your gently worn and used shoes! UCAPS has 200 more pairs they are trying to collect. Help us help them reach their goal! Bring them by Thursday, February 8th!
The El Dorado School Board approved the following plan for the two snow days in January: Day One: February 19. Student dismissal at 1:30pm. This was originally a full day of Parent/Teacher Conferences. However, students will attend until 1:30pm, and Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place from 3:15-6:15pm. Day Two: March 5-8, 12-13 (6 days). These are extended school days, 3:15-3:45pm. At EHS, students will report back to their 4th period to work on CATS after the 3:15pm bell. With this make-up schedule, the school year will end as originally planned.
COUNSELORS' CORNER The Brookshire's Because History Matters Scholarship information is available in the Guidance Office. The deadline is 2/23/18. The Arkansas Community Foundation Scholarships are open. Several scholarship options are on this site all seniors are encouraged to apply. Visit www.arcf.org.
The winter months after Christmas are often difficult for many families. If you or someone that you know are experiencing food insecurity, you are not alone. Please stop by the guidance office and talk with your counselor. We want to connect students and families with the resources they need.
Arkansas Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call Center 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) As of January 30, 2018 This is Arkansas's connection to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Please do not hesitate to call this number if you need to talk to someone. Everyone matters to someone--YOU matter to all of us at EHS!
Mrs. Owens' classes are learning to write in cursive each day through their bellringer. Students are practicing a new letter each day, with the overall plan to be able to sign their name for legal documents. Jamya Green, 5th period student, said "I'm glad to be learning cursive writing. Ever since our class started learning how to write in cursive, I've been writing cursive in every one of my classes. My cursive writing is not perfect yet, but I'm learning, and it's improving every day. I feel confident that I can sign my name in cursive when asked for my signature on a legal document." Pictured: Senior Trinity Simpson practicing the letter A.
Scholarship Infomation: Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Financial need should never limit a student's ambitions. Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. As the nation's largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded more than $550 million in scholarships and provides a range of impactful programs for students, HSF scholars, alumni, and parents. Don't let your students miss their opportunity to apply for an HSF scholarship. The application opens January 1, 2018, and closes March 31, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be selected in June 2018. For more information visit hsf.net. For details about the College Board's other scholarship partners connected to the PSAT/NMSQT® and PSAT™ 10, please see our scholarships page.
Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Basketball Team on their two victories over Hope and Pulaski Academy. On Friday night, the Wildcats defeated Hope 73-41. Brendan Simmons lead the Cats with 21 points, Jo Ramey had 19, BJ Johnson had 14 and Bishop Foster with 10. On Saturday, the Cats defeated Pulaski Academy 62-59. Jo Ramey and Brendan Simmons had 14 points while BJ Johnson and Bishop Foster had 11. The Wildcats and Lady Cats play De Queen at home tonight. The games begin at 6pm. Go Cats!!
Congratulations to the following EHS Band Students for qualifying to audition for the Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association All-State Band. They will represent EHS at Auditions in Jonesboro on February 2nd and 3rd. They are: Abigail Jerry, Emma Burson, Mia Jennings, Joe Sharp, Alexis Harbour, Jared Wainright, Nathan Harbour, Avery Langston, Alex Ellis, Jakobe Lange, Jonathan Sandy, and Mikayla Young.
Attention all Sweetheart Court 2018! There will be a short meeting tomorrow morning. Report to the Commons immediately following the morning announcements.
Congratulations to the following EHS Band Students for earning a position in the Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association Region III All-Region Band. They will represent EHS at the All-Region Band Clinic on January 26th and 27th in Monticello. They are: Abigail Jerry, Emma Burson, Mia Jennings, Mikayleah Holly, Madison Jinks, Courtney Fisher, Taylor Nelson, Joe Sharp, Alexis Harbour, Lauren Brown, Mikayla Young, Jared Wainright, Miles Jennings, Nathan Harbour, Michale Collier, Adam Smith, Amelia Ward, Avery Langston, Alex Ellis, Logan Lyons, Jakobe Lange, Jonathan Sandy, and Preston Rolus.
Yesterday, Officer Ardwin, one of EHS's school resource officers, spoke with Mrs. Owens's CBA classes about the importance of knowing how to use a computer and basic computer programs such as Word and Excel. Officer Ardwin gave students real-life examples of how he has needed computer skills, even as a police officer. Thank you, Officer Ardwin for encouraging students and sharing real-life experiences!
The 6th Annual Martha Deichler Memorial Union County Math Competition will be held Saturday, January 20, at the El Dorado High School Fine & Performing Arts Center. This competition is presented by a coordinated effort of Smackover High School and El Dorado Public Schools and is open to all grade 7-12 math students in Union County. Students can compete in the math course in which they are currently enrolled including: 7th grade math 8th grade math Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Pre-Cal/Trig Statistics Calculus I Calculus II To sign up for the competition, contact your math teacher or Tom Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org. Competitors should plan to arrive at EHS by 9:30 a.m. on January 20 to sign in and receive instructions. The competition will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Awards will be presented at 11:00 a.m. The top three finishers in each category will receive a medal and cash prize with $50 for 1st place, $25 for 2nd, and $10 for 3rd. For additional information regarding the Union County Math Competition, please contact Tom Simmons at email@example.com.
Hey Juniors! Trying to get prepared for the ACT in February? Check on this link full of resources to help you prepare!! http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/state-and-district-solutions/act-online-testing/act-online-version-examinees.html
CALLING ALL PARENTS, GUARDIANS, AND STUDENTS! Semester exams start in ONE WEEK. EHS has an OPEN CAMPUS policy during exams; students only come for their exam time by following the designated exam schedule. Buses run early, and students have more time to study before their exams the next day. Here's some important information for those who are new to EHS or can't remember what the exam schedule is. INFORMATION REGARDING EXAMS CONCERNING STUDENTS 1. Students are not allowed on any other school campus in El Dorado or the county during exams. 2. Regular school dress code applies during semester exams. No pajama bottoms or house slippers! 3. No class will be interrupted to check a student out during exam week. 4. All students must remain in the classroom the entire testing time. 5. No lunches will be provided for students Wednesday through Friday nor Monday and Tuesday of exam week. 6. Regular bus routes will run at 11:30 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and 9:30 on Monday. Car riders MUST BE picked up at these times. 7. Students who miss an exam must bring a note from a doctor turned in to the attendance secretary to arrange for a make-up exam. 8. Students that arrive to school late will not be allowed in to any class and will have to schedule a make-up exam. Students must be present and on time to take an exam for that day! 9. Make-up exams must be scheduled with the teacher after approval by the Principal. 10. If students have no make-up exams, they will not report to school on the 19th.
Beta officers, Hannah Crawford, treasurer, and Macey Barker, secretary, delivered socks to three local community organizations this week. The Socktober donation drive collected 459 pairs of socks, which were sorted and donated to The Call, Turning Point, and Agape House. Special thanks to all who donated!
Congratulations to EHS Student of the Month, Kate Vernon. Kate was recognized at the November board meeting on Monday, November 6th. She is the daughter of Trey and Pam Vernon and her AP (Advanced Placement) Human Geography teacher, Caitlin Noble, said she “exemplifies the true meaning of growth mindset. As a student she sets goals for herself, then tries out different strategies to meet those goals.” Her principal, Alva Reibe, said Vernon has a 4.2 grade point average and plans to attend Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia and major in speech pathology. At EHS, she participates in Student Council, Senior Steering Committee, National Honor Society and Beta Club. She is a member of Camp Fire and loves art and dance. She is a member of First Baptist Church and is a youth worker. Also, congrats to Mrs. Steele, EHS Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Steele, in her second year of teaching at EHS, teaches EAST I, II, III, IV and photography. She is a 2004 EHS graduate and received her bachelor of science in English from Harding University, her master of education and her master of art in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Co-workers said she is “determined, dedicated and diligent in making an impact on young people’s education and lives. She engages students in real-life and relevant learning through problem solving and community involvement.” She is a Beta Club sponsor; organized and carried through a school-wide project in partnership with the Adopt-A-School program to aid in Hurricane Harvey relief; sponsored “Socktober,” school-wide where students donated socks for Turning Point and The CALL. She organized homecoming and sweetheart events, is the EHS website and Facebook manager and editor of Wildcat Weekly. She is an active member of College Avenue Church of Christ and teaches cheer at TNT. She is married to Daniel Steele and mom to toddlers Sutton and Gabe.
CTE Showcase will take place tonight!! Come see what the CTE Department is about by meeting the teachers, talking with some students, and visiting the classrooms. The program will begin in the EHS Commons at 6pm. Refreshments will be provided by the Culinary Arts classes.
The El Dorado High School Swim team recently competed in the 50/100 Free Meet Hosted by Little Rock Central High School. The team placed 3rd overall. The boys team was led by junior Jacob Boshears. Boshears had an amazing performance swimming the 50 meter freestyle with a record breaking time of 23.28. The rest of the boys followed in the 50 meter free: Hudson McDiarmid (23.68), Everett Gati (25.97), Garrett Jeans (26.38), Nathanael Marino (28.30), Ethan Hammons (28.39), Ethan McCuistion (32.58), Steven Doan (33.15), Noah Gaul (34.45), Alvin Gonzalez (35.45), Aleck Ramirez (35.42). The girls team was led by freshman Abigail Thompson. Abigail swam the 50 meter free in 30.78. The rest of the girls were close behind: Haley LaGrone (31.89), Torrie Brown (33.13), Jessica Carroll (33.95), Rachel Murphree (34.98), Kali Bronson (35.86), Rachel Morgan (39.44), Tiffany Tran (43.36). When it came time for the 100 meter freestyle nobody could touch Senior Hudson McDiarmid. He completed the race with a time of 53.19. Boys 100 Meter Freestyle Times: Boshears (56.70), Gati (59.50), Hammons (1:07.55), Marino (1:07.85), Doan (1:19.22), Ramirez (1:21.13), Gonzalez (1:23.38), Gaul (1:25.60). The girls 100 meter freestyle was also led by Abigail Thompson with a time of 1:08.31. Girls 100 Meter Freestyle Times: Brown (1:16.73), Carroll (1:17.52), Bronson (1:20.80), Murphree (1:22.47), Morgan (1:35.22), LaGrone (1:35.82), Tran (1:35.82) The Wildcats will be back in action on November 16 in Conway.
School board meeting tonight at 6:00pm at Central Office. All are invited to attend.
Attention All FBLA Members: The deadline to sign up to compete in the FBLA Disrict III competition is November 14, 2017. Please see Mrs. Martindale in room 1512 to sign up.
Tonight is the last regular season football game for the Wildcats. It's also Senior Night! Senior band, cheer, choir, football, JROTC, and tennis will be recognized before the game at 6:30pm. We hope to see everyone there!
Juniors that are interested in applying for Arkansas Governor's school should stop by the Guidance Office for more information or visit the website at: www.hendrix.edu/ags
Congratulations to Chess cats Shayla Smith, Cameron Kuhlmann, and Dave Davison for their outstanding performances in Saturday's regional chess tournament at Lake Hamilton. Dave was named tournament MVP for his perfect 5-0 record, topped off by an absolutely beautiful smothered mate in the championship match. Be sure to ask him what that means. Great job, everybody.
The Cross Country teams had a great showing at the Moro Bay Invitational held at Moro Bay State Park this past Saturday. The Varsity Boys placed 1st place out of 6 full teams. Alexander Jiminez placed 4th out of about 50 runners. Brooks Coan placed 6th, JD Halstead placed 7th, Ruben Berrequin placed 9th, and Hayden McDiarmid placed 12th. Sally Senn placed 6th out of about 50 in the Varsity Girls division.
Pictures from last week's Homecoming 2017 will be posted throughout the week. Check out our Facebook page for new pictures each day!
Kaylee Vickery, a senior at El Dorado High School, received an invitation during the 2017 spring semester to attend the 3 day National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists this past summer at the University of Massachusetts. During the conference, Kaylee was able to hear and meet many speakers who have made amazing medical breakthroughs. For example, she met the doctor who performed the first successful face transplant. In addition to the speakers, Kaylee met a man who received a bionic eye and thus his vision was restored. Kaylee recommends the experience to any student who is interested in the medical field.
EHS DECA Members attended the DECA Fall State Conference on October 16th in Benton, AR. Advisors attending were Mrs. Jackie Phillips and Mrs. Kathy Owen. Students heard a keynote speaker on Marketable Skills. Breakout sessions included Branding Your Future, Dress For Success and Being Limitless with DECA.
Congrats to the 2017 Homecoming Court and their Escorts! Top: Eli Shepherd, Freshman Escort; Cekendre Cook, Freshman Escort; Connor Rambo, Sophomore Escort; Gsavion Levingston, Sophomore Escort Middle: Zac Donahue, Junior Escort; Nadia Vartenian, Freshman Maid; Michelle Roberson, Sophomore Maid; Alexis Belt, Junior Maid; Zakari Smith, Junior Maid; Autumn Parker, Sophomore Maid; Layken Grimes, Freshman Maid; Alex Boone, Junior Escort Bottom: Duke Miller, Senior Escort; Jerric Jefferson, Senior Escort; Evan Chandler, Senior Escort; Cameron Poole, Senior Maid; Jordan Nelson Davis, Senior Honor Maid; Paula Harris, Queen; Adrianne Larry, Senior Honor Maid; Ashli McCathern, Senior Maid; Donnell Thompson, Senior Escort; Keshun Greene, Senior Escort.
Students in Fundamentals of Photography had the opportunity to Skype with YouTube entrepreneur and professional photographer, Jared Polin. Mr. Polin offered advice and answered students' questions for nearly an hour. Junior Maddie Fields thought it was "cool," while senior Thomas Nelson said "it was a great interview. I want to pursue photography, so it was cool to talk to a professional."
Counselors' Corner The PSAT is this Wednesday for juniors who signed up to take the test. Seniors are encouraged to visit www.studentscholarships.org for several national fall scholarship applications. The online registration and deadlines for Visual Arts, Fashion Design, Performing Arts, Spoken Word, Creative Writing, and Film are available at www.theafoundation.org for more information stop by the Guidance Office. Henderson State University will visit on November 2nd during lunch.
The state is having trouble with the app on the HAC website. Please do not use the app on your phone. Log into HAC through the internet. If you have used the app and are now unable to access HAC, please come by and see me, so we can reset your account. I will let you know when the app is working properly.
The online registration and deadlines for Visual Arts, Fashion Design, Performing Arts, Spoken Word, Creative Writing, and Film are available at www.theafoundation.org. For more information, stop by the Guidance Office.
Catch our students performing at Musicfest this weekend! Check times to see your favorite group or come watch them all!
Welcome to the new website!