Information on Ohio's newly announced extension of school closures can be found here: https://5il.co/edsq
How can students go about obtaining a work permit under Ohio’s Minor Labor Laws if schools are closed? According to the Ohio Department of Commerce, if a minor has all necessary paperwork completed and is unable to get the permit processed due to school closure, the completed paperwork may itself stand in the place of the physically printed permit. Employers should keep the paperwork on file, just like they would the permit. The formal permit should be processed as soon as the school is reopened. As a reminder, hour restrictions outlined in Ohio Revised Code Section 4109 are still in place for any week that was not a pre-planned school holiday (i.e., spring break) and the prohibited/hazardous occupation restrictions are still active. To download a copy of the Parent or Guardian Consent Form for Minor Work Permit, https://www.com.ohio.gov/documents/laws_ParentOrGuardianConsentForm-LAWS.pdf For questions, call the Division of Industrial Compliance's Bureau of Wage and Hour Administration at 614-644-2239 or email email@example.com.
During the time away from school, Mr. Eggleston our School District Career Counselor is available to meet with students, especially graduating seniors, remotely via webcam for anything career related. Priority will be given to seniors, however, all students requesting assistance or more information on career exploration, resumes, interview skills, etc, should contact Mr. Eggleston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students and Parents, As we all navigate these unique and challenging times, East Palestine High School remains committed to serving our students through electronic means and distance learning. East Palestine High School is also attempting to balance the immediate and long-term needs of our students during this difficult time. One of the more important long-term needs impacting students is class scheduling for the 2020-21 school year. Prior to the governor’s school closure mandate, high school students were set to go through the class scheduling process this week. In order to keep this process on track to begin next school year, the high school will now begin this process electronically or in hard copy format rather than waiting for school to resume. Much like the interim assignments students are currently working on, hard copies of these course scheduling documents will be made available for students at the community distribution sites and within the high school office. Please keep in mind, enrollment for classes is not determined on a “first come, first serve” basis but rather by weighing the graduation needs of each student. It is rare that a class is filled and/or closed for students. It is more likely that some classes simply do not fit within the individual student’s schedule due to other class needs or wants. Therefore, please be thorough and intentional as you select your classes. If you should have any questions about this process, please contact Mr. Rook (email@example.com), Mr. Cyrus (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Mrs. Sherry (Elizabeth.email@example.com). We are here to support you during this process. Current students in Grades 8-11 should follow the steps found below to begin selecting their classes for 2020-21. Link to get started: https://www.myepschools.org/o/ephs/page/course-registration-ephs Step 1: Read and then review the complete East Palestine High School Course Registration Guide (2020-21). This guide includes a description of all the courses available to high school students and outlines course and graduation requirements, academic distinctions and honors, and other important information. Step 2: On the Course Registration Guide Worksheet (2020-21), complete the information at the top, which includes your name, grade, etc. Then, select those courses in which you would like to enroll for next school year by following the directions in the header for each subject. This can be done by clicking the box next to a course or by placing a check mark within the box if you are completing the worksheet in hard copy format. Step 3: Double check your work. On the Course Registration Guide Worksheet (2020-21), students should have selected a minimum of 5 course credits. Credit information for each course can be found next to the course name. Students participating in the College Credit Plus program or attending the career center will have less than 5 course credits. Add up your total course credits and place this total on the top of your Course Registration Guide Worksheet (2020-21) in the space provided. Step 4: Students should review their class selections with their parents and have them sign or type their name on the top of the Course Registration Guide Worksheet (2020-21). Step 5: Save and then email your completed Course Registration Guide Worksheet (2020-21) to Mr. Rook or drop off your completed worksheet in hard copy format at one of the community distribution sites or the high school office. Course Registration Guide Worksheets (2020-21) are due by Monday, April 27. Completed forms can be submitted electronically to Mr. Rook or if using hard copy format, to one of the community distributions sites or the high school office. You are encouraged to submit the course registration guide worksheet prior to this due date if possible. Thank you for your flexibility and cooperation during this process. Sincerely, Mr. Rook Principal, East Palestine High School
Congratulations to East Palestine sophomore Jonathan Bertovich for being selected Honorable Mention All-Ohio in Division III Boys Basketball. https://ohsaa.org/news-media/division-iii-and-iv-boys-basketball-all-ohio-teams-announced-2
Information on the updated plan for distributing meals to students can be found here: https://5il.co/e00m
UPDATE: There will be an all-call tonight at 5 pm with updated information about district plans. The text of that call will also be placed on the district website.
Elementary Parents: Elementary teachers are using Class Dojo to communicate and answer questions. Mrs. Russo has also created a classroom to communicate with all parents K-4. You can also see morning announcements and participate in fun, school-wide, online activities. If you need help getting onto Class Dojo, please call the school. Thank you
The Open House for Kindergarten Registration has been cancelled. Parents wishing to register their child for kindergarten can pick up a registration packet in the office next week. The office will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. We are hoping to reschedule the Open House activities for the kids at a later date. Please call the elementary office if you have any questions.
An update on plans for the 3-week school closure from Mr. Neifer can be found here: https://5il.co/dpq2
The Grade 6 campers will be returning at approximately 1:15 pm to the middle school. They are on their way home.
From the Principal's Desk (March 13-April 3) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jonFScAzNbYhKC-6z3Z8grwAAFLZaY4Y/view?usp=sharing
An All Call will be made this evening prior to 6:00 pm to outline the plan for our school district over the next three weeks in response to Governor DeWine’s school closure mandate. Please stay tuned as East Palestine Schools will have you covered and keep you connected.
Based upon meeting with county Health partners regarding COVID-19 EPCSD has increased the frequency of our cleaning protocols, access to hand washing/sanitizing, and updated our clinic protocols per Akron Childrens Hospital. We will continue to update as we receive more info.
The next Coffee with the superintendent meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11th at 7pm in the EPHS auditorium. The discussion will revolve around the upcoming .5% income tax levy, and any additional topics that arise.
The due date for Senior Baby Ads has been extended to Friday, March 20th. Baby Ad information has been distributed to students during 1st period and via your school email address. Ad money can be dropped off in the high school office or in room 302 in the middle school. Please contact Ms. Jornigan with any questions.
A final reminder for graduating seniors, local scholarships are now available in the high school guidance office. Please see Mr. Cyrus for these scholarship opportunities. The deadline for submission is April 1.
Tomorrow morning, Tuesday, March 10, all students in Grade 11 will be administered the ACT. Students will be called to room 115HS beginning at 8:15 am. The test is set to last until approximately 12:30 pm. Following the test administration, students will report to the high school cafeteria for lunch. CCCTC students in Grade 11 will also attend. The CCCTC has already been notified of this excused absence.
Tonight we will honor High School Winter Sports Student-Athletes with a Banquet. It will start with food being served in the Cafeteria at 7pm. This meal is for the student-athlete and their family. Once completed with Dinner we will transition to HS Auditorium for the Awards.
Congratulate the following for Boys Basketball Post Season Awards: Jonathan Bertovich 1st Team All-EOAC 1st Team All-Columbiana County Brandon Turcola HM All-EOAC HM All-Columbiana Couty
Congratulate the following for their post season awards: Joclyn Fristik 1st Team Columbiana County 1st Team EOAC 3rd team Northeast Inland District EOAC 3 pt contest representative Payton Sherry Honorable Mention Columbiana County 2nd Team EOAC HM Northeast Inland District Morgan Rutledge Honorable Mention EOAC Kenzee Johnston Columbiana County All Star game selection EOAC All star game selection Bailey Davis EOAC All star game selection
It was a busy and successful day for East Palestine Schools on Saturday, March 7. Congratulations are also in order for Cole Rutledge, Matt Garcia, and Mr. Kibler as they represented East Palestine Robotics at the Vex State Championships yesterday afternoon. For some footage of this event use the following link: https://gopro.com/v/MJmaJp9o27Obq
Need something to do tonight? Stop by the elementary for The Evening of the Arts. Our Kindergarten and Second grade students will give a musical performance starting at 6:00 and 7:00 PM. Two pieces of art for every elementary student are displayed throughout the school. Come and enjoy the talents of our elementary students! The art will be on display from 6:00-8:00.
The next Coffee with the superintendent meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11th at 7pm in the EPHS auditorium. The discussion will revolve around the upcoming .5% income tax levy.
For more information about the upcoming levy. Listen to the interview of our school superintendent at the following link. https://ysnlive.com/east-palestine-schools-looking-to-provide-more-opportunities-for-students/
From the Principal's Desk (March 9, 2020) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sbIisVu6SnDRxWsraKDGZuGp9TvGlkBz/view?usp=sharing
The dogs are out but not after the best group showing in years. ALL of our qualifiers finished in the top 20 with 2 finishing in the top 10 in the entire county. Great job EPMS spellers!
PAWSITIVE POINTS: Did you know that EPCSD has a Key Communicators Group that meets monthly to discuss district needs and events. If you are looking for a way to support the school please join us at our next meeting, March 19th at 6pm in the EPES media Center.
PAWSITIVE POINTS: Did you know EPHS is 1 of 5 schools that will be receiving a $25,000 grant through the MCESC to continue to expand our work on graduation pathways. We are very excited about the ability to create additional opportunities for our students.
Attention elementary parents: buses 6 and 9 are running about 10 minutes late. Please call the office if you have any questions.
PAWSITIVE POINTS: Did you know that The elementary school is planning a “Camp Out with a Good Book” themed literacy night for Tuesday, March 24, 2020. There will be 3 authors present (2 of our very own EPES staff!) as part of the evening activities.
Preschool Packets for the 2020-2021 school year will be available Mar. 1 in both the elementary office and in the board office.
PAWSITIVE POINTS: Did you know that Bulldog PRIDE has been a Pre-K to 12 central theme that has run throughout all of our strategic planning and events in the district the past 5 years. We asked a group of high school students what being a Bulldog means to them. This student-produced video was their answer. "Why EP Schools - WHY NOT?" Link to Video: https://youtu.be/JmUkTLf4WyY
2020 All YSN Boys Basketball Team are announced with Jonanthan Bertovich being named to the team. https://ysnlive.com/2020-all-ysn-boys-hoops-team-announced/
2020 All YSN Girls Basketball Team are announced with Morgan Rutledge and Joclyn Fristik being named https://ysnlive.com/2020-all-ysn-girls-hoops-team-announced/
Payton Sherry finished the basketball season rank #41 nationally in Assist Per Game. Congratulate Payton on the great accomplishment https://www.maxpreps.com/m/news/mptQ4yW5L0ydAbLjdczxkA/national-high-school-girls-basketball-assist-leaders--uconn-signee-paige-bueckers-continues-to-share.htm
Cole Rutledge (2020) was recently invited to an Academic Achievement dinner at the University of Mount Union to recognize his academic accomplishments in high school as well as to meet professors and staff in the field he plans to pursue there, Chemistry. After the dinner, a student representative spoke about their experiences at the university. To our surprise, that student speaker was Samantha Martin (2016). Samantha is graduating in the spring with a degree in Neuroscience and a minor in Chemistry. She will be attending the University of Akron in the fall to start her master's degree. These are some of the many great accomplishments by our students and as Mount Union Purple Raiders.
From the Principal's Desk (March 2, 2020) https://drive.google.com/file/d/16QT42kjQbvHUouHKZFDwI0j8jXIZoVwI/view?usp=sharing
PAWSITIVE POINTS: Did you know that the EPHS Robotics program has had a very successful year. They placed 3rd and won a design award at the FIRST competition hosted at EPHS. They also competed well in the county VEX competitions and have qualified for the state tournament.
Yesterday afternoon, the middle school hosted the Energy Agents, which is an educational program sponsored by Frist Energy. During their program, the Energy Agents taught students about energy, energy conservation, and electricity. This program was at no cost to the school and each student received a free energy conservation kit to take home. The kit included energy efficient light bulbs, night lights, power strip, and more. Thank you First Energy!
Any graduating senior in the class of 2020 who will be enlisting or who has already enlisted in the armed forces following high school, should see Mr. Rook for information about a special commitment ceremony at COSI in Columbus in mid-March.
Correction!!! Students who ride Bus #2 at both EPHS/EPMS and EPES will be arriving home a little late this afternoon. We apologize for the inconvenience in advance.
Students who ride Bus #3 at both EPHS/EPMS and EPES will be arriving home a little late this afternoon. We apologize for the inconvenience in advance.
2020-2021 EP Preschool Registration Registration for the 2020-2021 East Palestine Preschool classes will open on April 1, 2020. Registration packets will be available beginning March 1, in both the Elementary and Central/Board Offices. Completed packets can be returned to the Preschool Office at 200 W. North Avenue beginning April 1. The preschool program will offer 3 yr. old classes and 4 yr. old classes in both the AM and PM. The morning classes are from 9:00-11:45 AM and the afternoon classes are from 12:30-3:15 PM. Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis. Students on IEPs are guaranteed a spot on the roster. Tuition remains at $75/month or $600 for entire year if paid in full by October 10. Registration must include the student’s original birth certificate, parent’s driver’s license, proof of residence and custody papers along with the completed registration packet. For additional questions, please contact the preschool office at 330-426-5307.
PAWSITIVE POINTS: Did you know that the elementary school is planning a “Camp Out with a Good Book” themed literacy night for Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
PAWSITIVE POINTS: Did you know that East Palestine High School has the best remediation rate in Columbiana county for students entering public universities and community colleges. 35% of students needed remediation in Math or English, and 0% needed remediation in both.
The March edition of Coffee with the Superintendent is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11th @ 7pm in the EPHS auditorium. Discussion will revolve around the .5% income tax levy that is on the ballot March 17th.
This month's FACS Culture Lab represented England with a traditional breakfast tea and shortbread cookie! Every student enrolled in Mrs. Miller's FACS courses has the opportunity to participate in these monthly cooking labs because of the generosity of Mr. McTrustry and the United Methodist Church! Stay tuned for next month!
PAWSITIVE POINTS: did you know that EPCSD has a comprehensive K-12 PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) program in place. This proactive system provides support for all students school-wide, and provides additional supports for at-risk students.
Attention Seniors! Please stop in the high school guidance office to pick up a scholarship application for the Edward J. DeBartolo Memorial Scholarship Fund. Last year, the foundation awarded 15 area students with $10,000 each in scholarship funds. The application deadline is April 17, for this highly competitive scholarship.
From the Principal's Desk (February 24, 2020) https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FWYMYHfgW0vbGJXayOjLuHrH0j0ItGGd
East Palestine Lady Bulldogs defeated Waterloo in the 1st round of the OHSAA playoffs on Wednesday night 58-50. They will travel to South Range on Saturday Feb. 22nd for a 1pm start. Please come to support our girls basketball team.
Reminder: The February edition of Coffee with the Superintendent is scheduled for tonight @ 7pm in the EPHS auditorium. Discussion will revolve around the .5% income tax levy that is on the ballot in March.
Students in Mrs. Spanos' history classes had the opportunity to take a "virtual field trip" with park rangers from Gettysburg National Park today! Using Google Hangouts, students got to speak with the rangers, see artifacts and ask questions about the battle, the Civil War, career opportunities and more. This is just one part of an activity where students have taken on the role as a historian in order to gather evidence on the Civil War through primary and secondary sources. It will culminate with an argumentative essay in which they must answer: Was it Worth It? East Palestine helped the Gettysburg NPS to pilot their virtual field trip program back in 2016!
This morning, East Palestine High School and East Palestine Middle School conducted an unannounced lockdown drill with the cooperation and support of the East Palestine Police Department, Springfield Township Police Department, and the Columbiana County Drug Task Force. No contraband was found in either school by the K9 officers. Both schools and all students are safe and sound.
From the Principal's Desk (February 17, 2020) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k96DEgcG8IFwcIsl08rRY_L_EoSvz_jK/view?usp=sharing
The February edition of Coffee with the Superintendent is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19th @ 7pm in the EPHS auditorium. Discussion will revolve around the .5% income tax levy that is on the ballot in March.
reminder: Thursday, February 13, 2020 is an early release day due to Parent Teacher Conferences. EPMS and EPHS will be released at 12:55pm, and EPES will be released at 1:55pm. There is No School on Friday, February 14th or Monday, February 17th. Classes will resume on Tuesday.
Tonight's 8th Grade Girls Basketball tournament game has been cancelled by the EOAC. The game has been reschedule for 6:30 tomorrow night (2/13/2020) at United.
Congratulation to Joclyn Fristik for being nominated for Ohio Athlete of the Week presented by Maxprep. Please use the link below to vote for Joclyn. https://www.maxpreps.com/news/4OBVPP4Xwk-ucjHOM3lrFw/maxpreps-ohio-high-school-athlete-of-the-week-award--vote-now.htm
Joclyn Fristik had another huge night on the hardwood for the Lady Bulldogs as they beat East Liverpool last evening. Fristik scored a career high 34 points, broke the single season record for three-pointers made (54), and broke the career record for three-pointers made (98). Congratulations to Joclyn and the rest of the Bulldogs as they gear up for tournament play.
Student-athletes for the spring season, there is an OHSAA parent/student-athlete meeting on Wednesday Feb 12th at 7:00 in HS Auditorium. Student-Athletes must attend this meeting if they have not attended a previous one this school year and wish to participate in Spring sports.
From the Principal's Desk (Monday, February 10, 2020) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f72Ca5ZRPkTKKahcJGrXarRxnM5HIti5/view?usp=sharing
EP schools will be closed today due to weather conditions
Congratulations to the middle school spelling bee winners who will represent our school district at the county spelling bee next month: Ashton Willrich, Rylee Hoover, Jillian McCauley, John Kinkead, and Cadence Anderson. Nice job everyone!
Congratulations to the current and new members of the East Palestine Chapter of National Honor Society. Current members include Matthew Garcia, Schaelee Guy, Kenzee Johnston, Jamilynn Jones, Julianne Jones, Caitlyn McTrustry, Jaliyah Mixon, Caitlin Mohney, Joshua Mohney, Cole Rutledge, Courtney Stewart, and Josh Welch. New members include Bailey Davis, Ryleigh Harn, Brianna Horvath, Jade McBride, Christina Adam, Abigail Andre, Emily Berger, Kaedance Boso, Morgan Cheurco, Macy Rosen, Payton Sherry, and Katherine Simon.
The following are some scholarship opportunities from the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. The Athena Scholarship Fund Awarded annually to a woman attending or planning to attend Youngstown State University, Eastern Gateway Community College, or Kent State University’s regional campuses. Due Date: March 1, 2020 The Jean Rider Scholarship Fund Awarded to assist students who have Type I insulin dependent diabetes. Due Date: March 1, 2020 Learn more about these scholarships, as well as other scholarship opportunities at http://www.cfmv.org/grants-scholarships/scholarships/.
The East Palestine Lady Bulldog basketball team was voted a #7 in OHSAA sectional basketball tournament. We will host a home on February 19th at 7:00pm vs. Waterloo High School. Tickets for the contest will be $5 - students & $7 - Adults. No passes will be accepted at the gate. Come support our team
It's that time of year again! Eppy's Attic is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Prom Dress Give-Away. Join us at East Palestine High School on Saturday, February 29, from 10:00 am -12:00 pm for East Palestine students and from 12:00 pm -2:00 pm for students from all other school districts. As always, our dresses are free to any area high school student, limit one per student. For more information, please contact the High School Office.
On Friday, the high school celebrated Bulldog PRIDE with the school wide PBIS incentive! Students earned points for their positive behavior, attendance, grades, and pride to participate in a movie event complete with special admission tickets, popcorn and water, candy, and the highest tiered reward of a Bulldog Cafe gift card! Congratulations students!
From the Principal's Desk (February 3, 2020) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cdFw3nv9MnjPdP126v7EWjHON_hmJ9i8/view?usp=sharing
Attention Juniors & Seniors! $1500 scholarship opportunity - Deadline: February 23, 2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rYyuqUdGX0hbDtY7-o9-n34UpOOws7hp/view?usp=sharing
All is right in the world again...back to being bulldogs! Thank you for your patience. www.myepschools.org
No EPTV for this short week. See you next time...
From the Principal's Desk (January 27, 2020) https://drive.google.com/file/d/13n3UvEq5gGOMwR1OdcnZ3zP6xnK82mCJ/view?usp=sharing
A 2020 East Palestine High School class ring has been found at the Southern Park Mall. If you have lost your class ring, please contact the high school office.
Information regarding the 31st Annual Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award for graduating seniors can be found in the high school guidance office during the week of January 27, 2020. The application for this award has a strict timeline, therefore, interested students should be sure to check in with Mr. Cyrus as soon as possible during the week.
Reminder: Coffee with The Superintendent tonight @ 7pm in the high school auditorium.
As a reminder, on Wednesday, January 22, and Thursday, January 23, the high school will be administering Semester 1 Exams. In case you missed the bell schedule, you can find an additional copy here. Students who are absent or need additional time to complete an exam, may do so during class on Friday, January 24. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1thegnJFfeXZhnU5tE0Zxog1GsR0vclYt/view?usp=sharing
Fristik scores a game-high 22 points in the Bulldogs win over Leetonia The Bulldogs put together a complete four quarter game in their victory over the Bears https://www.wkbn.com/sports/fristik-scores-a-game-high-22-points-in-the-bulldogs-win-over-leetonia/
From the Principal's Desk (January 20, 2020) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AFgaYMqLsf-64d2tL1WPBLr7AMckHhy8/view?usp=sharing
From the Principal's Desk (January 13, 2020) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TLmDdRhzVTkfcWrHmUMiATZZd2ifgpbe/view?usp=sharing
Due to illness, the middle school drama club meeting for Wednesday, January 8, has been cancelled. Students who are interested in being a part of the Lion King Jr. production can pick up a packet of information from Mrs. Mollenkopf to take home and read. Packets will also be available at lunch and in the office Wednesday afternoon. Sign ups and auditions will still take place Monday Jan 13.
On Monday, January 6, and Tuesday, January 7, representatives from Music and Arts will visit our schools to allow interested grade 5 and grade 6 students to test out band instruments. This event will happen during Period 4 Performing Arts class in the band room. We will follow up with flyers detailing an upcoming parent meeting so you can find out how your students can become part of the Bulldog Band!
From the Principal's Desk (January 6, 2020) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Zpsh_-feY0BOLgQ-Wi70jvWROL7rtfo_/view?usp=sharing
Payton Sherry was named Ohio HS Athletes of the Week presented by MaxPreps.com. She was 1 of 3 student-athletes in the state of Ohio who recieved this award for Week 18 of the HS Sports year. She had 15 assists, 12 rebounds and six points in a 71-39 win over Wellsville. Currently averaging 9.3 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 5.5 points.
From the Principal's Desk (December 30, 3019) https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xV6nD2SLNGermX6UIo42yCEKdNecIv02
Congratulations to East Palestine Middle School’s Kandace Best for winning the WKBN Caring for Our Community Creative Classroom grant. Mrs. Best, along with the help and support of many others, renovated the school courtyard over the last several months to allow students to enjoy the outside while learning about science. Mrs. Best and others will be using this grant to make additions to their already outstanding project. You can catch the surprise on Thursday, December 26, at 5:00 pm on WKBN. Great job and congratulations Mrs. Best!
The girls basketball JV & Varsity games scheduled for this evening vs. Southern Local has been cancelled. The weather conditions for their return trip home was of concern. We have rescheduled the contest for 2/5/2020.
From the Principal's Desk (December 16, 2019) https://drive.google.com/open?id=16zARIDx3HnoKiIEeyup29Zhp6QIKvHY1
Reminder: Please encourage your students to bring in food items tomorrow for the Social Concerns food drive: Freshmen take food to Wollet, Sophomores to Madsen, Juniors to Sansenbaugher, and Seniors to Randolph. The participating members from the winning grade level will get donuts and hot chocolate in the Cafeteria, Tuesday, Dec. 17th.
The EPHS Choir will perform for senior community members at Senior Funday, Monday, December 9, at 11:30 am. This program will be held at the Centenary United Methodist Church. Lunch will be provided for those in attendance.
Our Bulldog Marching Band will perform with several other area bands in the Youngstown Christmas Parade tonight, December 6. The parade starts at 6:00 pm with tree lighting to follow. Anyone planning to go to the event please allow ample time for parking as some streets are blocked for the parade.
From the Principal's Desk (December 9, 2019) https://drive.google.com/file/d/136KjS5dg2IArJHu7lQswOrsf9d6aVFq_/view?usp=sharing
Border Battle Sponsored by YSN December 21st 2019 East Palestine High School Gym Game 1, 12:00 pm- East Palestine Girls (Home) Vs. Wilmington Girls (Away) Game 2, 2:00pm – Campbell Boys (Home) Vs. Shenango Boys (Away) Game 3, 4:00pm- United Boys (Home) Vs. Neshannock Boys (Away) Game 4, 6:00pm- Beaver Local Boys (Home) Vs. Ellwood City Boys (Away) Game 5, 8:00pm- East Palestine Boys (Home) Vs. Mowhawk Boys (Away)
Reminder for Seniors: cap and gown orders for commencement are due no later than Friday, December 13th. You can order online at Jostens.com or see Mrs. DiCello in the office for more details.
The Winter Concert for first and third grade students will take place in the high school auditorium at 6:00 PM on Thursday, December 5, 2019.
A recently published article in the Youngstown Business Journal, which discusses the importance of infusing the classroom with career skills and real-world experiences, featured some of our staff members and students. To access the article, use the link below. Great work everyone! https://businessjournaldaily.com/county-escs-connect-schools-business/
From the Principal’s Desk (Monday, December 2, 2019): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kRfdh7mH3zaJOlMrp27Ys4CQxhNR1uqv
The East Palestine High School Athletic Department would like to announce, we will be having a HS Boys Basketball Benefit game on Wednesday, Nov. 27th beginning at 6:00 in the high school gym. This event will benefit the Vaughn Brunson Memorial Scholarship Fund. First game will be Columbiana vs. Poland and the second game will be East Palestine vs. Struthers. Ticket prices are $4 for students and $6 for adults.
This week Miss Dawson's Algebra class investigated if there is a correlation between height and wingspan. Students recorded the bivariate data by helping each other measure their height and wingspan. The class then created a scatter plot to share their results. This activity was an introduction to scatter plots and finding the line of best fit which students found using the graphing calculators.
Today was our third Cultural Cuisine Day, paid for by a generous donation from The Centenary United Methodist Church! Each month, every student enrolled in one of Mrs. Miller's Family and Consumer Science classes has the opportunity to learn about a different food culture and participate in a unique cooking lab pertaining to that culture! This month was Greece and each class enjoyed making a delicious Greek Feta Dip known as Tirokafteri!
EPHS Rotary Interact was able to pack a record-breaking 90 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child this year! The boxes contain small toys, school and art supplies, hygiene products and more and will be delivered to impoverished children around the world as a way to make Christmas a little brighter. Students in Rotary Interact will be able to track the boxes and will receive updates about which countries the boxes go to. In the past, some of the countries to receive EPHS boxes included The Ukraine, Guatemala, The Congo and Madagascar! Thank you to everyone who donated time, money and items! Way to go Bulldogs!
From the Principal's Desk - November 25, 2019 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TgkXX1cuj7I5oT2hRaPsnGy4UD008cSZ/view?usp=sharing
Just a reminder...Fall Fundraiser items need to be picked up tonight in the elementary gym between 3:40 and 5:30. Smaller orders will be sent home with students today. Thank you for selling!
EPES is joining the East Palestine Social Concerns in ensuring everyone has something to be thankful for this holiday season. Each grade level will work on collecting a specific non-perishable item. The class that collects the most items will get recognized with a bulldog award! The last day we will collect items is Tuesday, November 26. PK: Canned Tuna K: Boxes of Jello 1: Macaroni and Cheese 2: Bars of Soap 3: Canned Fruit 4: Canned Corn
Winter Meet the Team will take place on Thursday 11/21 at 7 pm in HS Gym.
All 3 East Palestine school buildings are experiencing issues with our phone system. We are not able make or receive phone calls at this time. We are in the process of fixing the problem.
East Palestine City Schools will be closed Monday, November 18th due to a power outage
East Palestine city Schools will be on a 2 hour delay for Monday, November 18th due to a power outage.
From the Principal's Desk - November 18, 2019 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iGpFly137Ar6JPPHwLSQrHQuGLANTKdG/view?usp=sharing
Educators never stop learning. This week several teachers and Mr. Rook attended the Ohio School Improvement Institute in Columbus. At the conference, paid for by a grant through Schools That Work, we learned new ways to positively impact our students and their learning. We are actively working and learning Better Together.
Reminder: The next Coffee with the Superintendent will take place on Wednesday, November 20th @ 7pm in the EPHS Auditorium. This is a great opportunity to discuss your comments, concerns, and questions regarding East Palestine Schools.
Reminder: please join us tonight for the Superintendents Key Communicator Meeting @ 6pm in the elementary Media Center. Topics will include planning for: FIRST robotics competition, Eppy's attic event, PAC, community engagement classes, and school kick-off event in August
Please congratulate Josh Welch. He has been voted 2nd team All-State Soccer for Div. 3
Did you miss the EPHS Veterans Day program? We have you covered, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOz7bEci0zs&feature=youtu.be. Thank you Veterans and thank you to the sponsors that helped to make our program possible: Mrs. Randolph's Honors English 12 class, Mrs. Spanos' Honors Government class, EPHS Staff Members, EPMS Staff Members, The Bulldog Café, The Original Roadhouse, Grim's Welding, Panera Bread, Christian House Assisted Living, Dunkin' Donuts, The Nutrition Group, Rube and Brenda Ginder, Harley Buzzard and Family, Ms. Linda May, Mrs. Patti Linhart, and Mrs. Bree Hall.
From the Principal's Desk - November 11, 2019 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1B6Mm5bId4CWH4Vg6hu4-K8t1JCtlV5qE
From the Principal's Desk - November 4, 2019 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V_ckl2ouRFhPcytdR0gixC_ImPfK1U9j/view?usp=sharing
Follow the link to see the WYTV student-athlete story about senior Cole Rutledge. https://www.wytv.com/sports/student-athlete/student-athlete-cole-rutledge/
Join us on Sunday, November 3rd at the Roadhouse from 3-5 pm for an informational meeting to discuss EPCSD's current academic and financial situation. Our superintendent, Mr. Neifer, will be available to answer questions regarding the levy on the ballot November 5th.
Senior Cross Country runner Cole Rutledge is this weeks WYTV student-athlete of the week. You can watch Cole’s story on WYTV at 6pm and 11pm on Thursday October 31 (tonight)
Leadership Columbiana County (LCC) has been developing leaders since 1999 by providing opportunities to explore the diverse industries, leaders, and organizations that are helping Columbiana County grow and serve others. Launched in 2017, the Junior Leadership Columbiana County program continues this mission by providing classroom and hands-on experience to develop informed and responsible citizens who are future leaders of Columbiana County. Three high school students from East Palestine, Emily Berger, Payton Sherry, and Morgan Cheurco, applied and were selected to participate in the program this school year.
Reminder: Please join us tomorrow evening, Wednesday, October 30, at 5:30 pm at Kent State University-Salem Campus for College Credit Plus (CCP) Information Night. After a general session presented by the university, Mr. Cyrus will have a classroom reserved to answer your specific questions. Students planning to enroll in CCP for the first time should plan to bring a parent to this meeting.
The EPHS Choir and newly formed Percussion Ensemble will perform this evening, Monday, October 28, at 7:00 pm in the High School Auditorium. Admission is FREE and open to the public
We have finally finished the school courtyard project and would like to thank all of those that helped make it possible! Donations for the courtyard came from the following: sixty landscaping blocks from R.I. Lampus via Town n Country, LLC, 4 tons of gravel from Town n Country, LLC, and plants from Parks Garden Center along with additional donations from Mrs. Fink and Mrs. Best. Also, Mr. Eggleston helped create the rain barrels, Mrs. Cienik made and donated the boxes for the trees and fill soil, Snyder's Orchard donated apple trees, and the Bulldog Cafe helped with the gravel and donated picnic tables. Many hours were devoted to cleaning, weeding, preparing, planting, and finishing the courtyard by the EPMS Science Club, café crew, and teaching staff (Best, Fink, Wertz, Randolph, Miller, and Hacker). Thank you!
All EOAC 1st team: Olivia Figley Emily Berger 2nd Team: Malynn Bistarkey HM: Paige Snyder All District: 1st team: Olivia Figley 2nd Team: Emily Berger Playing in the EOAC vs. MVAC all star game on Oct 28 is Olivia Figley and Jade McBride
East Palestine City School District Transportation Department is in need of an AM bus aide from 6:30 AM-8:45 AM. starting immediately. Please notify the Superintendent's office at 330-426-4191 or stop in at 200 W North Ave to fill out an application.
All EOAC 1st Team Brandon Turcola Josh Welch Matt Garcia 2nd Team Schaelee Guy Sean Helpy Hon. Mention Weston Jones
All County Soccer 1st Team Josh Welch Brandon Turcola Hon. Mention Matt Garcia All District 1st Team Josh Welch 2nd Team Brandon Turcola Hon. Mention Matt Garcia
This school year graduating seniors who meet the minimum qualifications will have the opportunity to receive a 4-H Honor Cord as a distinction during commencement. The application with deadline information can be found in the high school guidance office. The presentation of the 4-H Honor Cord allows students to be commended for the service, leadership, and knowledge gained throughout their 4-H career. Please see Mr. Cyrus or Mr. Rook about the possibility of adding this cord to your awards at the end of the school year.
Students in Mrs. Spanos' psychology classes are studying how psychologists conduct research through various methods. They've watched case studies, done surveys, and today they got to practice the concept of a single-blind experiment by conducting a lab in which volunteer participants had to make guesses on foods, drinks and even artwork!
Just a reminder: Join us tonight at 6 pm in the EPHS auditorium for Coffee with the Superintendent. An opportunity to ask questions about the State of Schools presentation, the upcoming Levy, or other district concerns.
The East Palestine Boys Soccer team won tonight vs. Waterloo in OHSAA Playoff action 5-0. They will play at United at 1pm on Saturday October 19th.
In tonight's soccer game vs. Waterloo in OHSAA playoff action, Senior Josh Welch recorded his 100th career goal.
College Credit Plus (CCP) Information Night will be held on Wednesday, October 30, at 5:30 pm at Kent State University Salem. After a general session presented by the university, Mr. Cyrus will have a classroom reserved to answer your specific questions. Students planning to enroll in CCP for the first time should bring a parent to this meeting.
REMINDER - Tonight in the High School Auditorium at 6pm will be the OHSAA parent meeting for Winter sport. If any student-athlete wants to participate in a winter sport and did not attend the Fall meeting, you need to attend this meeting to be eligible to play. This is for 7-12 grade student-athletes. This is a OHSAA mandate.
Just a reminder that there is a Key Communicators Meeting Tonight at 6pm in the Elementary School Media Center. Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 11/14 @ 6pm
On Monday, October 14 in the High School Auditorium at 6pm will be the OHSAA parent meeting for Winter sport. If you want to participate in a winter sport and did not attend the Fall meeting, you need to attend this meeting to be eligible to play. This is for 7-12 grade student-athletes.
Financial Aid Night will be held at the high school on Wednesday, October 23, at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. Youngstown State University will be presenting on the FAFSA and the financial aid process used for admission. All students and parents are welcome to attend.
Schedule Reminder: Join us Tomorrow (10/9/19) at 7pm in the EPHS Auditorium for the 2nd annual State of the Schools Presentation. Mr Neifer will discuss our current academic and financial situation, along with information about the levy on the ballot in November, and future district goals.
Our East Palestine Soccer team has received a 7th seed in this years OHSAA D3 Soccer tournament. We will host Waterloo High School on Tuesday, 10/15. No passes will be accepted for this contest. See attached image for full tournament info. Bracket can also be found here: https://officials.myohsaa.org/Admin/Bracket/PublicBracket?TournamentId=1035
Our East Palestine Volleyball team has received a 2nd seed in this years OHSAA D3 Volleyball tournament. All games will be played at Salem HS. See attached image for full tournament info. Bracket can also be found here:https://officials.myohsaa.org/Admin/Bracket/PublicBracket?TournamentId=1010
The following is a list of colleges and universities that will be coming to the high school during the month of October. Students who are interested in attending these sessions, should make arrangements with their classroom teachers and the guidance office. The Ohio State University – October 10 @ 8:00 am Youngstown State University – October 16 @ 9:30 am West Liberty University – October 24 @ 9:30 am Hiram College – October 24 @ 11:00 am Seton Hill University – October 24 @ 1:50 pm
Congratulations to the High School Girls Cross Country team as they were crowned 3x EOAC Champs! The team was led by Hope Figley, Emily Zimmerman, Hannah Cunningham, Faith Figley, and Heather Bishop. On the boys side, Cole Rutledge was named individual EOAC Champion along with Matt Garcia earning first team honors. In addition, scorers for the bulldogs included Dominic Fertch, Gavin Lambert, and George Bosworth. The Middle School Girls Cross Country team also earned the EOAC crown. Great performances were turned in by Jaylene Jackson, Jasmine Ludt, Anna Jascola, and Sierra Lee.
A new freshman course at the high school this school year is Personal Wellness. This course, taught by Mr. Franklin, outlines for students ways in which they can live a healthy lifestyle not only in high school but beyond graduation. Today, students researched health food recipes and will report on their findings in class.
On Wednesday, September 25th our soccer team will play United in a very important EOAC matchup. The game is also Senior night for our student-athletes. Please come and support our Bulldog Soccer program.
On Tuesday night, the County Cross Country Championship meet was held at Columbiana High School. Our Bulldogs didn’t disappoint. The high school teams came in 2nd place. Other top finishers include: Cole Rutledge -5th place, Hope Figley - 7th place, Emily Zimmerman - 8th place, Hannah Cunningham - 14th place, Zac Figley - 11th place, Jaylene Jackson - 3rd place, and Jasmine Ludt – 9th place. Congratulations to all the runners!
2018-2019 yearbooks are now available to be picked up in the high school office. If you did not purchase a yearbook but are still interested in buying one, books can be purchased for the cost of $60. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
High School students considering College Credit Plus courses for the spring semester at Kent State University-Salem must have application materials completed and returned to the university by September 30th, 2019. Students are encouraged to stop in the guidance office and talk to Mr. Cyrus for more details.
Today our high school did something big! The Bulldog Café opened its doors for the third year in a row, except this year they are making some new and exciting changes! The original café crew of 10 students laid a solid foundation for what is now two class periods and 33 students strong! They have a full-service Cafe every Friday morning, a Cafe Cart delivering service, and also a Café Express that kids can stop in anytime of any day to grab a drink or special treat. The Bulldog Café is a course offered to Juniors and Seniors where they learn business practices, budgeting and finances, advertising and marketing, and customer service! They will also receive Career Credentials to use after high school! They are trained well and this year they are thriving! The business pulls in significant profit and because of this, they are able to give those proceeds back to the students and programs that EP has to offer. Bulldogs do BIG THINGS!
Student's First Day - Monday, August 26th Welcome Back!
Staff In-Service - August 21st and 22nd
The softball game vs. United that was cancelled on 4/12 will be rescheduled for 4/17 at 5:30.
Today's softball @ Cardinal Mooney is cancelled due to the weather. No make up info at this time.