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Week 9: February 26 – March 1, 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
Tuesday, February 27 ACT Testing All Juniors
Thursday, February 29 East High’s Got Talent Open to the Public
Tuesday, March 5 Eagle Flight Night FRMS 8th Grade & EHHS 9th-11th Grade Families
March 11-15 We Are Hope Week All Students & Staff
Book Fair All Students, Staff & Community
Tuesday, March 12 Dairi-O Spirit Night The Eagle Community
March 25-29 Spring Break All Students & Staff

East High’s Got Talent 2024 is Thursday!

This Thursday, February 29th, SGA will host its annual East High’s Got Talent show in the auditorium to benefit the A.X.E.L. Scholarship fund.  We have some incredible acts this year, and we can’t wait to celebrate their talents while raising money for a scholarship that goes directly to our Eagles!  Doors open at 5:30pm, the show starts at 6:00pm, and cost to get in is $5 at the door (cash only).  We can’t wait to see you there!

Talent Show flyer with lights and text

Save the Date for Eagle Flight Night

Eagle Flight Night Ad Eagle Flight Night Ad in Spanish
Join us for Eagle Flight Night on Tuesday, March 5th from 5:00 – 7:30. This is a drop-in event, so you can stop by any time within that window.  We welcome our Flat Rock Middle School 8th graders, as well as East High 9th-11th graders and their families.  Attendees can expect the following:

  • Registration Information
  • Pre-Registration Assistance
  • Core Class & CTE Pathway Information
  • A Club Fair
  • Apprenticeship Information
  • BRCC Cohort Presentation (6:00pm)
  • And more!

Hot dogs and popcorn will be served for all families, and child care will be provided for any K-5 age child by East High student volunteers in the new gym. Interpreters will be available.  A representative from Blue Ridge Community College will be onsite to make a presentation on the Blue Ridge Cohort at 6:00pm in room F3.  We look forward to welcoming you to campus for Eagle Flight Night on Tuesday, March 5th, as we prepare for the 2024-2025 school year!

Get Tied In To a Club

Club Rotation This Week: Group 1

Take a look at the Club Awareness Slideshow to learn about clubs that might fit your student’s interests.  Also, check out the Club Schedule so you know when clubs meet and where.  If you have specific questions about a club, please contact the club sponsor via email.  We believe ALL Eagles should be tied in at school, and clubs are a great way to do that.

Cheer On Your Eagles at #EagleAthletics Events

If you frequent Eagles athletic events, make sure you get your Athletic Pass today!  These can be purchased from Mr. Ramsey, Athletic Director, during school hours.

Date Sport Opponent Location
Monday, February 26 Baseball Hendersonville HOME
Women’s Soccer Erwin Away
Tuesday, February 27 Softball (Varsity Only) Chase HOME
Men’s Basketball
(State Playoffs Round 1)
Oak Grove HOME
Wednesday, February 28 Women’s Soccer Polk HOME
Men’s Tennis Franklin Away
Thursday, February 29 Softball Chase Away
Friday, March 1 Baseball North Buncombe HOME
Women’s Soccer Hendersonville HOME
Softball Polk HOME

Congratulations to our Men’s Basketball Program!

Thursday night, our Men’s Basketball Program took home not one, but TWO conference titles!  Both JV and Varsity won the championship games to clinch the titles, and we are so proud!  Congratulations to this outstanding program, led by Coach Jones!  Go Eagles!
JV basketball team champs Varsity basketball team champs

News From our Booster Club

  • Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 19th at 6:00pm in the Media Center
    All current members and anyone interested in getting involved are invited to attend.  Go Eagles!
  • Our annual Drawdown will be hosted at East High on Saturday, April 27th.  Mark your calendars, get your ticket from your favorite coach or Athletic Director Matthew Ramsey, and check out the flyer linked here for additional information on sponsorship:  EHHS_Drawdown Flyer

Upcoming Student-Run Events

Several of our SGA student leaders have upcoming events for our Eagle community.  These are their Leave a Legacy projects, and any support you can provide for these events is greatly appreciated!  Attend, sponsor, donate, and spread the word!

Book Fair ad with book characters and Scholastic logo Scholastic Book Fair
March 11-15, 2024
EHHS Media Center
Open late on Tuesday, March 12th until 8:00pm!
We are bringing back the nostalgia of a Scholastic Book Fair with our very own!  The fair will be open each day from 7:30am-3:30pm, but we will stay open late on Tuesday so you can do a little shopping and head over to our Dairio Spirit Night for some dinner!  All proceeds benefit the EHHS Library.
Contact Rachel Outlaw with questions.
Dairio Spirit Night promo ad with arrows Dairio Spirit Night
March 12, 2024
East Henderson High School will get a portion of sales for this time block to use for various school costs.  There will be fun activities happening that evening as well, so bring the whole family out for dinner to help support our Eagles!
Contact Jordan Brown with questions.
Craft Fair promo ad with flowers 2nd Annual Craft Fair
Saturday, April 6, 2024
EHHS New Gym
Free Entry
This craft show is open to crafters of all kinds, and all members of our community are invited to come and shop!
Sign Up to be a Vendor
Contact Destiny Simotics with questions.
SOAR Color Run promo ad with logo SOAR Color Run
5K & 1 Mile

Saturday, April 20, 2024
$20 Entry (includes tshirt)
SOAR is a brand new fund created to help East Henderson seniors pay for the keepsakes of senior year such as yearbooks, portraits, letterman jackets, cap & gowns, etc.
Register for the Race
Sponsorship opportunities available!
Contact Kylie Taylor with questions.

General Reminders

  • Any absences over 5 for each class, regardless if they are excused or unexcused, must be made up in Academic Recovery or in Saturday School. Please make sure your child is diligently making up this lost instructional time well before the end of the semester in order to avoid losing credit for their classes. Recovery times are as follows:
    • Afternoon attendance recovery is held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:15-4:15pm in the media center.
    • Morning attendance recovery is held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays beginning at 7:05am in the media center.  You MUST be at the Student Entrance between 7:00 and 7:05 AM in order to attend!
  • 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

Mr. McClure with bus Ms. Stevens with bus Coach Brackett with busMrs. Hrabar with bus
February is #LoveTheBus Month, and we continued honoring each of our regular bus drivers this week: Mr. McClure (230 & 229), Ms. Stevens (229 & 227), Mrs. Hrabar (193) & Coach Brackett (227).  We will continue celebrating our drivers all this week, as well.  If your child gets to or from school on a yellow bus or travels to games using our athletic buses, please take a moment to thank their bus drivers!  We appreciate them so much!
Band and Mr. Stewart eating lunch
Mr. Stewart joined his band musicians for lunch last week.  Connecting with students is one of his fortes!

Go Eagles!

#WeAreEast #GoEagles2K24