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Week 20: May 20-24, 2024

The purpose of this newsletter is to keep all of our Eagle families connected to what’s going on around campus, to deliver important information, and to have a place where everyone can come to get the information they need.

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Important Dates

Date Event Impacted Groups
May 20-23 Final Exams All Students
May 24 Senior Awards Ceremony All Senior Students & Families
Early Dismissal All Students
Graduation Class of 2024 and their Friends & Families
June 3-6 & June 10-13 Summer Learning All Students Needing Attendance Recovery and/or Credit Recovery
August 12 1st Day of School (2024-2025) All Students & Staff

Senior Reminders

Senior Owes countdown Class of 2024 Senior Owes need to be handled as soon as possible (preferably early this week)!  Failure to turn in owed items (books, uniforms, chromebooks, etc.), pay the cost of lost items, and/or zero out all outstanding bills will result in your diploma being held until your account is clear.  Please take care of this early and consult the Senior Owes spreadsheet on your grade-level Google Classroom for specific details.
Save Your Files Ad All graduating seniors need to make sure they follow Google Takeout instructions sent to them by Technology and posted in Google Classroom PRIOR to graduation in order to save any files that are important to them.  Senior accounts will be deactivated the night of graduation, so it is important this gets taken care of quickly.

General Reminders

  • Any absences over 5 for each class, regardless if they are excused or unexcused, must be made up.
  • Check PowerSchool frequently to monitor both grades and attendance via Parent Portal.  Staying connected to your child’s progress is crucial to their success.  Having trouble with Parent Portal?  Contact Elaine Smith, Data Manager, for assistance by calling the school at 697-4768 and asking to speak with her.
  • Communicate regularly with your child’s teachers when you have a question or concern.  They can be reached directly by email, or using the School Directory linked in the top menu of the website.

Last Week in Eagle Country

Four boys presenting in a garden Four boys presenting in a garden
Students Anthony Chavez, Brody Taylor, Braiden Robinson, and Alexander Godinez Mendoza presented their garden on Thursday that they have worked on all year at Bullington Garden.  Their presentation was made to the likes the mayor of Hendersonville, the EC director for Henderson County Public Schools, and our Superintendent. Congratulations to these students and their teacher, Ms. Stevens, on a fantastic job!
Students looking at magazineMr. Scott with students checking out the magazine Zocea performingStudent admiring art showcase
On Thursday, our first ever Eagle Eye literary arts magazine had its release party in the media center after school, celebrating the collaboration of a group of student artists, student editors, and adults from three different departments.  The celebration included mingling, a gallery of visual art, and readings of some of the pieces of  writing included in the magazine.  If anyone is interested in a copy of the magazine, please see Ms. Savoy, Mr. Wallace, or Mr Blakely.  They are available for a suggested donation of $5.  All proceeds go to creating next year’s magazine.
Three students at signing table Three students signing
We celebrated our second annual arts signing this week, honoring three of our own Class of 2024 Eagles who are going into the arts.  EJ Carson (Belmont University), Alex Simcsuk (Western Caroline University), and Jordan Magyar (Mars Hill University) are all going into music education.  Surrounded by family, friends, and teachers, these three committed to continuing their dedication to the arts.  Congratulations!
on stage dancersDancers Dancers on stage
Thursday evening came to a close with our dance concert, where Ms. Williford’s 3rd and 4th period dance students performed for a packed house to show off all of their hard work from this semester.  They did an outstanding job, and we are looking forward to the future of our dance program under Ms. Williford’s leadership!
Girls on slip and slide Tug of war competition Inflatable slide with two girls on it Two teachers and two students at concession stand Boys playing cornholeGuys on slip n slideTwo teachers grillingGirls playing spikeball
On Friday, we celebrated our Class of 2024 with our annual Senior Picnic.  Students had a lunch grilled by the incomparable Mr. Ramsey and Coach Jones, followed by lots of field day-type fun including a water balloon fight, giant slip and slide, tug of war, inflatable slide, yard games, and more!  Thank you to our Junior Marshals, Ms. Pippin, and Mrs. Harvey for their hard work preparing for this event.  Thank you also to the SGA students and other staff members who helped execute the event.
Group photo from gameTeam huddle Staff warming up Students arguing with refStaff team on time out
To cap off our final regular week of school, student Ayden Sumner put on a staff vs. students basketball game to raise money for an athletic scholarship.   The game was fun to watch, and we raised over $800 for the cause!  We look forward to this as a tradition for years to come!

Go Eagles!

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