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East Lawrence High School Newsletter - 6.29.15


Well, the 2014-2015 school year has come to an end!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. I've kept most things from past newsletters in this edition so it's almost like a digital mini-yearbook. I continue to stand amazed at the achievements, talents, and skills displayed by our students.  As always, the contents of this newsletter is testament to this statement.

I shared the following quote last time: "Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months, and years they spent preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character."  I'm proud of our entire team for the dedication, effort, and character you have displayed this year.  I would like to say a special congratulations to our graduating seniors.  We're the Eagles, and eventually eagles have to leave the nest.  I truly believe our Eagles of 2015 are ready to soar.

Proud to be an Eagle,

Mr. Tate  

Out and About @ ELHS

Out and About - End of Year

Graduation and End-of-Year Events

Data Dive at ELHS

**From previous newsletter...but relevant to the following section "The EL Blitz"

Some will tell you that data is dead in a High School.  But we at ELHS believe no such statement, and we are proving it.  This year we are looking at two major chunks of data. First of all, our entire Junior class took an ACT Mock exam last semester.  Mrs. Hall and Mr. Tate then sat down with each student and conducted a data meeting to discuss their results and where the students feel they should focus for our upcoming ACT Blitz.  Stay tuned for details about the blitz.  A reward was also given for Juniors who benchmarked on the ACT Mock Exam.  Our next set of data comes from the Global Scholar online testing program.  All 9th and 10th graders take this test three times a year to monitor progress toward their achievement of State Standards in Reading and Math.  After our winter testing in January, teachers sat down with students to discuss their results and the progress toward their goals for mid-year and end-of-year.  A reward was also give for the students who met their goals. Take a look at the pictures below from our Data Dive at ELHS.  

The EL Blitz

In March, we began the EL Blitz, an extra class period built into the schedule with the purpose of intense focus on ACT extra practice for 10th and 11th Grade, Project-Based Learning for 9th Grade, and Service-Learning and Life Skills for 12th Grade.  The primary focus has been with the 11th Grade on ACT prep as a result of our Data Meetings. Subject-specific focus groups were formed based on the data and student voice and choice.  What followed was an intense time of ACT prep, including both content and test-taking strategies.  Our 10th Graders used the online ACT test prep site during this time. Our seniors were given the option of several service-learning projects or life skills including reading to elementary students, helping in the Lawrence County Developmental Center, working on a special Ag project, or taking classes in car maintenance, character education, or finance.  Last but not least our 9th Grade returned to their History classes to take on project-based learning centered around World War II and the Holocaust.  They are currently planning a living museum as part of their culminating event.  Our EL Blitz has utilized all resources and all with voice and choice from teachers and students.  The amount of ownership and engagement during this time is phenomenal.  Evidence of that is seen in the pictures below and in the videos posted at the end of the newsletter.  I can't wait to see our ACT results and hear of other success stories as a result of the EL Blitz!

Click the link below for a related blog

Up and Coming @ ELHS

Wednesday, June 3 - Pick-up End-of-Year Report Cards

Monday, June 8 - Summer School Begins

June 29 - July 3 - No Summer School

Thursday, July 23 - Summer School Ends

Tuesday, August 11 - First Day of School for 2015-2016

**Schedules/Lockers/Parking Permits pick-up will be scheduled sometime at the end of July.  A school-cast will be sent, and we'll keep you updated on the website and social media.  

Eagle Nation News

Eagle Nation News - Click the Link Below  

Eagles Athletics

Eagles on the Road this Summer

Eagles Basketball

Click the Links Below for Pics -
Thanks to Mrs. Ferg for the Flicker Pics and
Gary Cosby for the Wallace State Pics

Eagles Extra-Curricular

Celebrations and Shout-outs

Shout-out to the following students for being Top Academic Students for the 2015 year:

Seniors - Jacob McWhorter, Caitlin Hogeland, Claudia Counce, Mary Parker, Sarah Hill, Haley Sparkman, Brian Swain, Ethan McMurray, Thomas Parker, Eli Nolen

Juniors - Alexis Weeks, Waverly Dover, Emily Shelton, Eryn Gillespie, Samuel Manchester, Trenton Treadway, Zach Goodlow, James Parker, Natalie Tucker, Maleah Fuller

Sophomores - Lucas Bishop, Bayley Waters, Minnesha Jones, Raiden Compton, Christopher Terry, Haley Hutto, Kaylan Denmark, Savannah Simmons, Emily Alred

Freshman - Victoria Johnston, Sara Smith, Anna Holden, Carley Peters, Chandler Compton, Norman Garner, Brian Knight, Alexis Anderson, Devin Childers, Chloe Jenkins


Shout-out to the following students for having Perfect Attendance and NO Tardies all year:

Anna Holden, Chloe Jenkins, Nathan Senior, Kaylan Denmark


Shout-out to the following students for being named to Honor Roll for the 2015 year:

A Honor Roll -

Seniors -

Juniors -

Sophomores - Minnesha Jones

Freshman - Victoria Johnston

A-B Honor Roll -

Seniors - Claudia Counce, Sarah Hill, Caitlin Hogeland, Jacob McWhorter

Juniors - Waverly Dover, Alexis Weeks

Sophomores - Lucas Bishop, Will Braidfoot, Elijah Bravo, Raiden Compton, Kaylan Denmark, Joshua Eryou, Haley Hutto, Christopher Terry

Freshman - Chandler Compton, Anna Holden, Carley Peters, Brian Knight, Anna Kate Segars


Shout-out to the following students for earning a 30 or higher on one or more parts of the ACT:

Holly Bridges, Bridgette Davis, Destiny McAfee, Ethan McMurray, Jacob McWhorter, Christian Miller, Austin Reed, Katelyn Berryman, Alexis Weeks, Lucas Bishop, Will Braidfoot


Shout-out to the following students for being named to the Honor Roll for the 6th  Six Weeks Grading Period:

A Honor Roll -

Seniors - Ciera Barnett, Taylor Woodard

Juniors - Waverly Dover, Emily Shelton, Alexis Weeks

Sophomores - Lucas Bishop, Haley Hutto, Minnesha Jones, Christopher Terry, Bayley Waters

Freshman - Chandler Compton, Anna Holden, Victoria Johnston, Carley Peters, Sara Smith

A-B Honor Roll -

Seniors - Claudie Counce, Dominic Eryou, Marcus Hampton, Sarah Hill, Caitlin Hogeland, Jacob McWhorter, Kinsley Mitchell, Mary Parker, Thomas Parker, Haley Sparkman, Brian Swain, Abreya Sweeney, Genesis Windham

Juniors - Katie Berryman, Kinsey Dumas, Zach Goodlow, Samuel Manchester, James Parker, Natalie Tucker

Sophomores - Christian Bolden, Will Braidfoot, Elijah Bravo, Tyler Bush, Kelley Carroll, Mary Chadwick, Raiden Compton, Starla Leach, Trevor Looney, Savannah Simmons, Terrel Simpson, Nicholas Terry, Brylee Treadway

Freshman - Koblie Cotner, Melek Davis, Chloe Jenkins, Brian Knight, Gracie Morrow, Anna Kate Segars, Lori Terry, Andrew Treadway, Benjamin VanVoorst, Megan Vess, Nicholas White, Dylan Wrenn


Shout-out to the following Juniors for meeting Benchmark on the ACT Mock Exam:

Alexa Alexander, Kristian Barrett, Julia Bayne, Kelly Beason, Katie Berryman, Katy Curtis, Noah Dean, Waverly Dover, Trent Earp, Maleah Fuller, Josh Garrett, Eryn Gillespie, Blake Glover, Zachary Goodlow, Blake Harris, Preston Hubbard, Dillon Jones, Gavin Latham, Samuel Manchester, James Parker, Luke Phillips, Alexis Sandlin, Emily Shelton, Trenton Treadway, Alexis Weeks


Shout-out to the following 10th Graders for meeting Winter Goals on Global Scholar:

Justin Allen, Emily Alred, Zach Alred, Lucas Biship, Christian Bolden, Will Braidfoot, Blake Bryant, Tyler Bush, Leanna Cannon, Jade Carr, Kelley Carroll, Serena Christopher, Mackenzie Coffey, Raiden Compton, Kaylan Dnmark, Carson Dishon, Terique Evans, Shawn Grissom, Emmalyn Hale, Alana Hargrove, Danielle Hargrove, John Hatcher, Preston Hickson, Dustin Hill, Minnesha Jones, Shelby Kirby, Starla Leach, Trevor Looney, Merlie Lynch, Haley Nelson, Kimberly Potts, Brent Proctor, Olivia Shankle, Terrel Simpson, Shea Sims, Nicholas Terry, Brylee Treadway, Bayley Waters, Hayley Whitaker


Shout-out to the following 9th Graders for meeting Winter Goals on Global Scholar:

Alexis Anderson, Demontae Braden, Austin Cagle, Devin Childers, Charles Cobb, Chandler Compton, Zane Cooper, Christian Cottingham, Anna Dean, Will Fohner, Norman Garner, Kasi Greathouse, Nathan Hamilton, Zane Henderson, Christopher Herrington, Anna Holden, Dayton Howell, Raegen Hurst, Chloe Jenkins, Victoria Johnston, Clifford Jones, Sydney Kelso, Brandon Kilgo, Jeremiah Kirby, Logan Krank, Brandon Morgan, Elizabeth Morrow, Diego Olea, Danna Oliver, Carley Peters, Mary Reeves, April Roof, Anna Kate Segars, Nathan Senior, Valerie Shannon, Will Sherill, Sara Smith, Brenda Sparks, Kade Stephenson, Trevor Stevens, Payton Stewart, Calhoun Swader, Lori Terry, Megan Vess, Nicholas White, Dylan Wrenn


ELHS In the News

Click the links below for recent articles and blogs about ELHS

End-of-Year Extra Pics

ELHS @ Random

Caught on Tape

Danielle - 1st Place in Eagle Idol Talent Show

ELHS Saxophone Quartet - 2nd Place in Eagle Idol Talent Show

Snapshot of a May morning at the EL

Senior Prank with Mrs. Hutto

9th Grade Living Museum

ELHS Jazz Band Spring Concert

ELHS Concert Band Spring Concert

AP Chemistry fun with the final

Will and Marcus demonstrate why only one side of the moon is visible from Earth

Eagle Baseball and Softball Action

Shakespeare Drama and Wit Wars in Hutto's AP Literature

Sizemore's Economics practicing their commercials


A sample from the EL Blitz

More from the EL Blitz

ELHS School-wide Ice Cream Party

Vick's AP Biology Organism Response Lab with Minnows and Crickets using observation, hypothesis, and Chi Square analysis

ELHS Baseball Team Spirit Walk and Playoff Celebration

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Email - cjtate@lawrenceal.org
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