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!