East Lake High School Newsletter

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May 2016

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<ul><li><p>MAY 2016 Volume 23 Issue 1</p><p>Pinellas County School BoardAdministration Building</p><p>301 4th Street SWLargo, FL 33770</p><p>Phone: 727-588-6000</p><p>Peggy L. OShea, ChairpersonTerry Krassner, Vice Chairperson</p><p>Janet R. ClarkCarol J. CookRene Flowers</p><p>Linda S. LernerDr. Ken Peluso</p><p>Dr. Michael A. GregoSuperintendent</p><p>Carmela HaleyPrincipal</p><p>(727) 942-5419</p><p>East Lake High Schools Websitewww.elhsonline.com</p><p>(provides information about our schools outstanding programs)</p><p>FOCUSwww.pcsb.org</p><p>School Improvement Goal Statement: Quality educational improvement opportunities </p><p>for achievement will be provided for all students.</p><p>NewsEaglethe</p><p>Principals Message</p><p>Mission Statement: East Lake High School will develop productive and responsible students who are prepared for post-secondary education, the workforce, and citizenship.</p><p>Dear Parents, The year is continuing to fly by and we have reached the time of the school year where we are in the midst of testing assessments. We have just completed FSA testing. End of Course exams (EOCs) are beginning and Advanced Placement (AP) tests will follow shortly. The students then will complete the year by taking their final exams. If your student needs to make up any credits over the summer or if they are interested in any of our other summer bridge programs for reading or math, they may attend classes here at East Lake High School. Now is the time to sign up for summer bridge! You may register your child at www.pcsb.org under student reservation. Parents are responsible for transportation. Plans for next year are in full swing and by now your child has turned in their class requests for next year. As you know, East Lake offers a wide variety of classes including many Advanced Placement classes, Dual Enrollment classes, and many diverse electives. If you havent done so already, now is a great time to follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Please dont forget to periodically check our website for updates and important news. Also, please take a quick moment to check your telephone number and email address in FOCUS. I frequently use email and telephone to communicate with families and share pertinent school information. I am grateful and privileged to be the Principal of East Lake High School and I thank and congratulate everyone for another magnificent year. I am honored to partner with you in providing the best educational experiences possible for your child. On behalf of the entire East Lake High School faculty and staff, Id like to wish you and your families a fantastic summer.</p><p>Sincerely,Carmela Haley, Principal</p></li><li><p>Meet the Eagle Assistant Principals</p><p>Assistant Principals area of responsibility for the school year:Kris Toscani ............................. Athletics ............. Grade 09Dwight Latimore ..................... Textbooks ............ Grade 10Shawn Anderson ..................... Facility ................ Grade 11Cindy Green ............................. Curriculum .......... Grade 12 </p><p>Meet Our Department Chairs</p><p>Art .......................................... Ms. D. SmalleyBus/Technology ....................... Mrs. L. FettersESE ......................................... Mrs. K. SwinehartEngineering ............................ Mr. T. BrooksPerforming Arts ....................... Mr. J. FultonGuidance ................................. Mrs. K. HarrisLanguage Arts ......................... Mrs. J. AndersonMathematics ........................... Mrs. E. HillPE/Dr Ed/Health ...................... Mrs. L. FisherScience ................................... Mrs. M. NosekSocial Studies .......................... Mrs. P. CatheyAdvanced Studies Program ...... Mrs. H. WisemanTechnology .............................. Ms. K. ThroWorld Language ...................... Mrs. K. Pope</p><p>Stay Connected With PCSPCS NEWSROOM For the latest district news, visit the PCS Newsroom website, www.pcsb.org.</p><p>WPDS-TV 14 School Board meetings are held twice monthly during most months and are streamed live at www.wpds.tv. Rebroadcasts are available on Bright House Networks Ch. 614, Knology Ch. 2 and Verizon Ch. 46. </p><p>TWITTER Sign up to follow district news on Twitter at www.twitter.com.pcsschools and East Lake High School at www.twitter.com/myeastlakehigh.</p><p>FACEBOOK Become a fan on the districts Facebook page where you can receive the latest news and information.</p><p>PCS FOCUS Review your childs grades, participate in education video lessons, and communicate interactively with your childs teacher through this online system. www.pcsb.org.</p><p>SAC Meeting Dates 2015-20162nd Tuesday of each month 6:30 pm Large Conference Room</p><p>Attendance Policy When a student has been absent from school, he/she must bring in a note with their full name, date of absence(s), and reason for absence(s) signed by a parent or guardian to Student Services upon their return to receive an excused absence. School Board Policy published in the Code of Student Conduct, which every student received a copy of, states: Work made up after an unexcused absence must be dropped a letter grade in high school. Please be reminded that every teacher will follow this policy without exception. Unexcused reasons such as skipping will not be supported and do have consequences. </p><p>Early Dismissal Notes requesting early dismissal for a student must have the following information written clearly on the note: The students name, time to be dismissed, reason for the early dismissal and a parents daytime phone number. All early dismissal notes (including notes for special event days such as homecoming, prom or the day before a holiday) must be turned into student services prior to the 7:05 am bell, no exceptions. After the school day starts, parents will be required to come into the school and sign their student out, telephone and email requests will not be honored. No student will be allowed to leave an exam prior to the final bell. If a student has exempted their exam, they will need their exemption form to leave school after the final bell of that exam. </p></li><li><p>Soaring NewsAddress Changes</p><p> Planning to move? According to the Code of Student Conduct, if you have moved over the summer or will move during the school year, parents are required to give the school their new address within five days of their move. If the school discovers that you have moved and you have not told them, your child could be considered to be found out of that schools attendance area. This could mean an immediate change of school for your child and your child could be deemed ineligible for athletics and other school activities. Follow these easy steps to update your address and to keep the district informed.</p><p>Steps to change your childs address during the school year:1. Click the Student Reservation System button on the home page, </p><p>and log in with your User ID and password.2. Click on Change of Residence Address link and follow the steps.</p><p>Proof of Residence requires two of the following items: utility bill for power, water, cable, sewer or land-based telephone (not cellular); rental agreement or lease; closing document; Pinellas County tax statement with homestead exemption. The items must be recent and include the name of the parent/guardian and the service/home address.</p><p>Thank You Volunteers Volunteers are a very important part of our success at East Lake High School. Thank you for all that you do to ensure the success of our students. Please log volunteer hours for this year or email Teresa Peterson Petersonte@pcsb.org </p><p>PTSA Members The ELHS PTSA will hold its final general meeting for the 2015-2016 school year on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the large conference room. All are welcome to attend. </p></li><li><p> Soaring Guidance NewsSoaring Guidance</p><p>Meet Our CounselorsMrs. Keeley Harris ....... Students with the last names A-GMrs. Andrea Kopacz .... Students with the last names H-OMr. Randy Morris ........ Students with the last names P-ZMrs. Leah Ligouri ........ Students in the Engineering Students</p><p>High School Grading System</p><p> The high school grading system is as follows:</p><p>A = 90-100%B = 80-89%C = 70-79%D = 60-69%F = 0-59%</p><p>Graduation GPA</p><p> Students are required to have a 2.0 GPA to graduate from high school.</p><p>ELHS School Store</p><p> Tired of not having the correct school supplies? Looking for the perfect East Lake T shirt or hat to wear? East Lakes school store is open before school (6:40 7:00 am) and during lunch. We carry a variety of school supplies, as well as East Lake gear (shirts, cups, decals, sweatshirts, backpacks and hats). If you want to place an order, contact Barb Small (smallba@pcsb.org). </p><p>Academic Awards</p><p> The end-of-the-year Academic Awards Ceremony will take place Thursday, May 19th at 6:30 pm. Departmental and school honor awards will be presented along with community scholarships. Students being honored will receive invitations the first week of May. Please direct questions to Tara Barbieri at barbierit@pcsb.org. </p><p>Academy of Business Theteachers in the Academy of Business Careersare very pleased and proud to announce the total number of industry certifications that East Lake High students have worked hard to earn to date. The students will be recognized formally at the Academy of Business Careers Awards Night to be held Monday, May 16, 2016 in the auditorium beginning at 6 pm. All are invited and welcome to attend. No RSVP is needed. We would be honored to have you join us in recognizing these students. 65students have earned Microsoft Office Specialist Certification 2 students have earned Microsoft Office Master Certification 17 students have earned MTA Security Fundamentals Certification 2 students have earned MTA Networking Fundamentals Certification 14 students have earned Adobe Illustrator Certification 24 students have earned Adobe InDesign Certification 12 students have earned Adobe Flash Certification</p><p>Learn more about Pinellas Pathways to Graduation</p><p> The Pinellas Pathways to Graduation Web presence is now live on the districts website with a link accessible from the home page (https://www.pcsb.org/). The link includes information about changes to high school graduation requirements that were made at the state level as well as descriptions of three routes Pinellas students can pursue on their path to a high school diploma: the Advanced Scholar Pathway, the College Scholar Pathway, and the Technical/College Pathway. The family-friendly presence includes an FAQ about Pinellas Pathways to Graduation and provides details on Counselor Connect, a new online academic planning tool that families can use to track student progress regarding Pinellas Pathways. The site can be accessed directly at www.pcsb.org/pinellas-pathways.</p><p>Report Card Distribution</p><p> Wednesday, June 15th report cards are available for pick up. The final report cards will not be mailed. Students are welcome to pick them up at school during our summer hours (Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 am 4:30 pm). </p><p>Financial Obligations Students with financial obligations for textbooks are expected to clear their obligations promptly. Textbooks will not be issued to students whose names are on the obligation list and students will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities. Effective immediately, we will only be accepting cash or money orders through the end of the school year. Checks will not be accepted. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation. </p></li><li><p>Important Dates</p><p>School Calendar 2015-2016May 18, 2016 ....................Senior BreakfastMay 18, 2016 12:00 pm .....Senior Graduation Assembly/Cap &amp; Gown distributionMay 19, 2016 6:30 pm .......Academic Awards CeremonyMay 30, 2016 ....................Memorial Day, schools closed for staff and studentsJune 1, 2016 5:45 pm ........Graduation, Tropicana FieldJune 7, 2016......................Last day for students</p><p>Special Observance Days2015-2016 School Year</p><p> The following is a list of the days and dates of special Observance Days for the 2015-2016 school year. Please Note: Jewish observance days begin at sunset of the day before the holiday. June 12-13, 2016..................... Shavuot</p><p>A worried-sick mom.</p><p>An ER that cares for both.</p><p>A sick child. </p><p>ERtampabay.com </p><p>AP Exam Schedule 2016Exam Name Date Time LocationChemistry May 2 8:00 am East Lake HighEnvironmental Science May 2 8:00 am Spanos-Pappas CenterPsychology May 2 12:00 pm Spanos-Pappas CenterSpanish Language May 3 8:00 am East Lake HighPhysics 1 May 3 12:00 pm Spanos-Pappas CenterEnglish Literature May 4 8:00 am Spanos-Pappas CenterPhysics 2 May 4 12:00 pm Spanos-Pappas CenterCalculus AB May 5 8:00 am Spanos-Pappas CenterCalculus BC May 5 8:00 am East Lake HighSeminar May 5 12:00 pm Spanos-Pappas CenterGerman May 6 8:00 am East Lake HighUS History May 6 8:00 am Spanos-Pappas CenterEuropean History May 6 12:00 pm Spanos-Pappas CenterBiology May 9 8:00 am SPC Tarpon SpringsMusic Theory May 9 8:00 am East Lake HighPhysics C: Mechanics May 9 12:00 pm SPC Tarpon SpringsPhysics C: E&amp;M May 9 2:00 pm SPC Tarpon SpringsUS Government May 10 8:00 am SPC Tarpon SpringsEnglish Language May 11 8:00 am SPC Tarpon SpringsItalian May 11 12:00 pm East Lake HighMacroeconomics May 11 12:00 pm SPC Tarpon SpringsWorld History May 12 8:00 am East Lake HighStatistics May 12 12:00 pm SPC Tarpon SpringsHuman Geography May 13 8:00 am East Lake HighMicroeconomics May 13 8:00 am SPC Tarpon Springs</p><p>Spanos-Pappas Community Center348 N Pinellas AveTarpon Springs, FL 34689</p><p>SPC Tarpon Springs600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 </p><p>Specific room assignments will be announced closer to the exam date. Students will be charged $15 for every exam that they do not sit for.</p></li><li><p>Access to ePEP personal education planner:www.petersons.com www.bridges.com/testgear </p><p>Florida Virtual Sc.hool: www.flvs.net </p><p>Financial Aid and Scholarships www.fastweb.com www.fafsa.gov www.finaid.org www.ncaaclearinghouse.net. www.pinellaseducation.org www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org</p><p> www.elhsonline.com</p><p>Tech Prep/Career Choices: Students, start thinking about your future career by visiting these websites: www.florida.access.bridges.com www.pcsb.org Focus, Search Career/College </p><p>College and Career Planning: www.Prephq.com www.Florida.echoices.com www.collegeboard.org (SAT)www.actstudent.org (ACT) www.facts.org www.spcollege.eduwww.collegecareerlifeplanning.comwww.virtual-mentor.net</p><p>Important Websites</p><p>Hours: Monday-Thursday 3:00 - 10:30 PM</p><p>Friday 3:00 - 11 PMSaturday 12:00 - 11 PM</p><p>Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM</p><p>2015-2016 Spring Exam Schedule</p></li><li><p>The road to financial freedom begins here.</p><p>Stop by your local Achieva branch:3446 East Lake RdPalm Harbor, FL </p><p>achievacu.com727.431.7680 </p><p>Federally Insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender. </p><p>GOOD reason #35specialty accounts just for teens</p><p> Teen Life Accounts College Life Accounts Low auto loan rates</p><p>2015-2016 Spring Exam Schedule</p></li><li><p>Cap and Gown Cap and Gown must be purchased through Balfour. The required package is $60 and includes cap, gown, tassel and diploma cover. Other accessories and announcements may also be purchased through th...</p></li></ul>

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