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.