Eagles Newsletter – May 2022
SGA & SLI
Students from SGA and SLI were treated to a delicious luncheon. Guest speaker, Jeremy Ruffin, spoke about what it means to be a leader: Love, Empathy, Accountability, Determination/Discipline, Energy, Respect, and Service. Awards were given to those showing outstanding leadership qualities
Florida State History Fair
The Escambia County History Fair winners traveled to Tallahassee for the state competition. Jack Treik, Bailey Hansler, Sophia Bondurant, Abby Hudspeth, Gracie Hamilton, Emma Gleason, and Emma Osborn represented East Hill. Gracie Hamilton won Outstanding Project for Escambia County and Jack Treick won 3rd place in the Jr. Website division.
Note From the Business Office
Did you know, you can access complete details of all transactions on your account? Log into FACTS: select Financial, and then under Financial Links select Financial Home. Click View Details, select the Term for the current school year, and use the tabs to view all Transactions or Balances by account category.
Please remember all financial accounts must be current with no past due balances by May 10th and all balances must be paid in full by the last day of school.
Recently, K-2 at Gadsden had the pleasure of having author, Liz Pitman, read her book, “Where is the Missing Puzzle Piece?” to them. They were also able to meet Pete! We are studying authors of children’s books this quarter at the Gadsden campus.
Jumping for joy because we finished IOWA testing. USS Alabama Field Trip Fifth grade went on their annual field trip to the USS Alabama. The students have been learning about WWII in history and they loved, the experience of exploring a piece of history!
Abbie Hrabar was selected as the 1st place winner in this year’s NWFPA 2022 Law Day Essay Contest! She will receive $300 and is able to attend the Luncheon for the Beach and Bar.
Over these past two months, our little artists have stayed busy traveling to Spain and Australia to learn about Pablo Picasso and Pete Cromer. Picasso has inspired us to make fun paper and clay sculptures, and Cromer has taught us to make colorful collages of wild animals, like crocodiles. We always have the best time turning messes into masterpieces. We are headed to Italy for our last stop. Can you guess who we will be meeting?!
The students have worked incredibly hard during IOWA testing. At the end of the week fifth grade enjoyed a day of “camping.” Fifth grade started the day with saying the pledge of allegiance while students raised the flag. They were then surprised with their very own tents in the classroom. Celebrating Earth Day wouldn’t be complete without outdoor STEM activities as well as shaking/eating homemade ice cream. They finally finished the day with watching “Miracle at Midnight.”, which wrapped up the WWII novel “Number the Stars”, they’ve been reading.
In middle math, we have been playing games to review concepts and skills. Finding ways to review and have it be fun is worth it. The students had a blast! The classes love playing Blooket where they can answer/solve math problems on any of the games they offer. 6th graders are reviewing adding & subtracting integers. The pre-algebra students were able to win donuts for having the highest points. Watching the students work hard to figure out the math problems was so rewarding. If you want to explore and play solo games check out the website: https://www.blooket.com/
Middle / High School
The Easter Luncheon was a wonderful event for the East Hill School family. Thank you to everyone that supported our senior class.
What to Expect Senior Year
Juniors and Parents are invited to join us Thursday, May 5 @ 6PM LEARN ALL ABOUT…
Senior Portraits, Senior Trip, Senior Yearbook Deadlines, College Planning Meetings, Graduation Events, & More!
6th grade science classes have studied heredity & genetics so they enjoyed ‘replicating’ DNA & eating it too. 6th graders were gifted hand-crafted crosses from Mr. Van Lewis, who visited the 6th grade science classes last year while they were studying about simple machines. Students received an individual cross (in school color) right before Easter, & what a wonderful symbol of what Jesus has done!
Seventh graders used great skill exploring frog anatomy. Parents, Mrs. Michelle Burch & community medical professor, Mr. Javis Dickson, assisted with the frog
dissections. These future scientists are ready for more!
Here is a picture of the 8th graders working on concepts & properties of water. Their activity was to hypothesize items that would sink or float & the effects of adding salt to the water.
Ms. Stroud was made an honorary member of the 8th grade Tropical Shirt Fridays!
Dates to Remember
May 2nd Sr. Exams
May 2nd-6th Teacher Appreciation
May 5th 11th grade Parent Mtg (What to expect Sr. year)
May 5th Senior Class Trip (Colorado)
May 9th-13th Cheer Tryouts
May 12th Senior Assembly (10:30am)
May 13th Commencement (7:00pm, Marcus Pointe BC)
May 16th PreK Program (11am); 8th grade Moving Up (6pm)
May 17th K5 graduation (6:00pm)
May 18th School-Wide Picnic and Field Day
May 19th MS/HS Awards Assembly (10:30am)
May 23rd Semester Exams
May 25th Elem. Awards (8:30am 1st -2nd, 10:15am 3rd -5th)
The PTF has been working hard to gear up for Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6), as the school celebrates our wonderful, dedicated teacher and their outstanding support staff (reminiscing the 80’s this will be a totally tubular week!).
If you get a chance, thank your student’s teacher for all their time and everything they do. A “thank you” note, a smile, a Hi-five, or just an old school red apple can really make a teacher’s day.
Remember to mark your calendar for May 18th for a school-wide field day and picnic!
Please keep an eye out for emails on opportunities to get involved with the PTF. Or if you like to volunteer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many hands together make merry work!