Eagles Newsletter – February 2023

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Eagles Newsletter – Feb.2023 by East Hill Christian School

Mission Moment

…to educate students intellectually…

Thirty of our eighth through twelfth grade leadership students, sponsored by Mrs. Smith, had the amazing opportunity to attend Student Leadership University 101 in Orlando, Florida. Students were challenged to Think, Dream, and Lead at this year’s conference sessions.

Over the four days, our students were privileged to be taught by
Dr. Jay Strack, President and founder of SLU, Dr. Brent Crowe, Vice President of SLU, Jeff Wallace, urban ministry communicator and innovator, Pat Williams, Sr. Vice President, Orlando Magic, Brad Lomenick, author and speaker, and Sean McDowell, worldview and apologetics expert. During the twenty hours of seminars, the students were instructed on the topics of components of leadership, time and goal management, personality profiling, and how to strive for excellence in all things.

Students were able to experience the lessons taught in image-rich environments such as in front of the shark tank at Sea World as they learned about the “Shark in the Mirror ” and at the Dolphin Experience for the “DNA of a Dolphin ” session. Other seminars were held in the convention rooms where students learned how to develop the character of a servant leader that will help them rise above the crowd and circumstances to become people others will want to follow. This is a trip our Student Leadership students look forward to every year and this year was no different!

National Champions

If you see one of our cheerleaders around, be sure to congratulate them on becoming this year’s FCC National Champions! Along with the title, they also took home awards for Best Stunts & Pyramids, Best Showmanship & Choreography, and the FCC Loyalty Award. Way to go, girls!

A Florida Snow Day

Mrs. Hemphill’s 1st grade class enjoyed a “snow day” this month! Students enjoyed playing in the snow, which was shaving cream, and warming up with some yummy hot chocolate.

Homecoming 2023: Party in the USA

Our faculty and students enjoyed a week of showing off their Eagle pride during homecoming. Throughout the week, students enjoyed dress up days, painting spirit banners, the annual dodgeball tournament, and this semester’s pep rally.

Thank you to everyone who made this week such a success and a big congrats to 10th grade and 7B for winning this year’s homecoming spirit sticks! Go Eagles!

Save the Date

Make sure to mark your calendars because the I:55 Spring Book Fair will blast into town March 6th-10th. Stay tuned for more details!

Preparing for the Future

Our 12th grade English students had the chance to participate in mock interviews with Mr. Maygarden and a few of our board members this month. They created resumes, dressed professionally, and went through the process as if it were a real-life job interview. What a fun and educational experience as they prepare for their next steps!

Food Court Frenzy

Fifth graders are working on a Project-Based Learning unit called Food Court Frenzy! So far, they have traveled to East Hill Pizza for a tour of the restaurant, a Q&A session with the gracious owner, Darlene, and to make and eat their own pizzas for lunch.

They were able to gather a great deal of information that will be helpful to them as they work through this multi-disciplinary learning experience which will culminate on February 8 with the fifth graders selecting one item from their restaurant menu to prepare and serve to a customer base made up of third and fourth grade students.

Fun in VPK Aftercare

VPK Aftercare is having an amazing year! Listed below are January’s Classroom Awards.

Outstanding Helpers:
Maddie Ost, Adelyne Siler, Kalea Toune, & Baz Melton

Sharing and Caring Awards:
Joel Lepinay & Daphne Staneart

Excellent Line Leaders:
Luna Griffin, Avalyne Hooten, Jasher McCart, & Lucas Wilson

Middle School Fitness

8th grade HOPE students completed a week of nutrition lessons. Students worked with a partner to complete a nutrition label circuit and were tasked to find different information from various food labels.

Meanwhile, over in 7th grade, students are working on components of fitness and had the opportunity to team up and complete a fitness challenge.

A Note from the Business Office

Did you know? You can access complete details of all transactions on your account! Once you log into FACTS, first select Financial. Then under Financial Links
select Financial Home.

  • Next to Payment Plan & Billing, click on View Details.
  • Select 2022-2023 Term in the upper right corner.
  • Use the Tabs to view details such as Schedule, Transactions,
  • Balances, Payments Made, and more.

Valentine’s Cotillion

On February 11, we will have a Valentine’s Cotillion for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. This traditional Valentine’s party is one of the highlights of the middle school year!

The Cotillion will be held in the EHCS gym with pictures starting at 5:30 pm and the cotillion beginning at 6:00 pm and ending at 8:00 pm. This is a special evening our middle school students look forward to each year. We hope to see everyone there!

Click here to register your student.
Click here to donate your time and resources.

Board Nominations

The function of the Board of Directors is to protect the philosophy and mission of EHCS. Members of the Board make the major policy decisions of the school, over-see financial operations, and offer counsel to the Head of School. Board members are elected for a 3-year term. Every effort is made for the board membership to have a balanced representation of grade level, talents, gender, and denominational preference.

Is there someone you would like to nominate? First, obtain permission from the person you want to nominate. Next, follow the link below to print out the Board Member Nomination Form, complete it (instructions are on the form), and submit it to front office, labeled Craig Hrabar, Board Vice President, no later than 3:30 pm on Friday, February 10, 2023. You may also obtain a form in the Front Office.

Remember: Deadline is 3:30 pm on Friday, February 10, 2023.

Click here to download the Board Nomination Form.

Order Your Yearbook

Order your yearbook now and enjoy the memories for a lifetime! No matter how fast the school year flies by, the East Hill Christian School yearbook captures every highlight! Preorder to guarantee a copy and personalize your cover before it’s too late.

Click here to order your yearbook today.

Dates to Remember

February 8 – Early Release Day
February 11 – Middle School Cotillion
February 20 – School Closed President’s Day
March 6-10 – Spring Book Fair
March 10 – End of Q3 & Early Release Day
March 13-17 – School Closed for Spring Break