Survey Reminder – Your input is important to the continued improvement of our district. The East Palestine City School District, with the assistance of the IMPACT Group, is excited to announce that we have begun the process of developing a strategic plan and is asking for community input. If you have not yet participated, please consider doing so. See details here: https://5il.co/qcmp
This past week, Mrs. Fink’s 8th grade science class learned about mitosis and meiosis. In this activity, students worked their way through the hallway and around the classroom to match vocabulary terms, definitions, and pictures. As they ventured around, they recorded their answers onto their activity sheet.
In response to Governor DeWine’s request for a plan to meet student needs for educational recovery due to the pandemic, the District has released its blueprint for “Learning Recovery & Extended Learning Opportunities.” Read about it here: https://5il.co/r9wd
The East Palestine Board of Education will be returning to an in-person format beginning with the April 5th regular meeting. Regular monthly meetings of the School Board are normally held the first Monday of each month in the Elementary Media Center. Those attending are asked to continue to wear masks and observe social distancing practices.
Within the past 24 hours, the high school was notified that 3 of our students have tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the high school administration conducted contact tracing and individually notified those students and their parents who would be considered close contacts of these positive cases. The most recent protocols for quarantining students were followed with the assistance of staff from Akron Children’s Hospital. All high school students, regardless of their contact with COVID-19 positive students, will receive the linked letter below tomorrow morning notifying them of this information. If you should have any questions about our COVID-19 protocols and procedures, please contact your child’s school. https://5il.co/r484
Joclyn Fristik was awarded Honorable Mention All-State. Please congratulate her on this outstanding accomplishment. https://www.ohsaa.org/news-media/articles/division-iii-and-iv-girls-basketball-all-ohio-teams-announced-4
Are you looking for a job when your kids in are school? One that has weekends, summers and holidays off? EP Elementary School and Middle School are in need of para-educators to work one on one with students. The Middle School hours are 7:45-2:45 and the Elementary hours are 8:30-3:30. An ODE para-educator license is required. Please see Cindy Dunn in Central Office to fill out an application.
Reminder: Group pictures for middle school students will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, March 24, beginning at 8:15 am. Student groups will be called to the middle school gym after morning announcements. Pictures should be concluded by 9:30 am. Order forms were already sent home with students and additional copies will be available the day of pictures.
We are still looking for workers to help with hosting our 1st 2 track meets of the spring season. The dates for the meets are 3/30 (HS) & 3/31 (MS). We currently don't have enough people to be able to put on the meets and they may have to be cancelled. Please contact Cindy Dunn at Cindy.dunn.@myepschools.org.
Recently, our Middle School and High School art teacher, Mrs. Goodchild, had an article published in High School Art magazine (April 2021) about her teaching practices during the pandemic. It is very clear that Mrs. Goodchild's creativity in the classroom goes beyond just teaching students art. Congratulations, Mrs. Goodchild!
Hello Bulldog Families. The Nutrition Group and the Bulldog Cafeterias would like to know how we are doing in the eyes of the parents. Please take a moment to fill out the brief cafeteria survey. We look forward to hearing from you. Find the survey here: https://tinyurl.com/w8s8sb88
This past week, students in Mrs. Neider’s 8th grade Social Studies classes completed an "Escape Room," where they had to analyze 8 scenarios to determine which Bill of Rights amendment was being violated. The first one to crack the code got a prize. Hayley Eckert and Jahirra Harris were the winners.
East Palestine Senior Payton Sherry has officially signed with the West Liberty University girls golf program as a scholarship athlete . Sherry is a four-year letterwinner for the Bulldogs in both girls golf & basketball, helping lead them to two consecutive appearances in the district golf tournament. She was also the starting point guard on the girls basketball team that won the EOAC and sectional championships this year. Attached is photo from the signing ceremony
EPES Alarm I want to make everyone aware that we had an unexpected fire alarm this morning at approximately 9:30am. We quickly and safely evacuated the building to the HS gym. The fire dept. cleared the alarm and found that an air handler motor had siezed up and overheated on the second floor. The students were bussed back to the elementary school by 10am and we are back to business as usual.
Click on the link below to see highlights of the memorable season our girls basketball had in winning it's first conference championship in school history https://www.hudl.com/v/2FDL4Q
At last nights Girls Basketball Banquet the following awards were given out: Joclyn Fristik - 1st Team Unanimous Selection Columbiana County 1st Team EOAC Second Team Northeast Inland District Offensive MVP Payton Sherry- 2nd Team Columbiana County 1st Team EOAC Honorable Mention Northeast Inland District MVP Morgan Rutledge- Honorable Mention Columbiana County 2nd Team EOAC Clutch Performer Patience Champney- Honorable Mention EOAC Break Out Season Mia Lee- Rebound Queen
We are looking for people to work track meets this upcoming season. We need more officials for all our track meet. This is due to officials choosing not to work meets because of Covid-19 concerns. We pay $20 a meet. Please contact Cindy Dunn @ Cindy.email@example.com if interested. Refer to images for schedules.
Meet, Mr. Baker. Mr. Baker is a new member of our high school teaching staff this school year. Currently, Mr. Baker teaches Geometry and Algebra 2. This past winter, Mr. Baker coached our 7th grade boys basketball team to a runner-up finish in the EOAC. Previously, Mr. Baker taught in North Carolina but he is originally from the Mahoning Valley. Mr. Baker has been an excellent addition to our teaching staff. If you see him around the high school or basketball court, please say hello and welcome him to East Palestine Schools.
East Palestine High School is proud to present Prom 2021 - Enchanted Garden. For more information, use the following link: https://5il.co/qmq0.
Congratulation to all Winter Sport Student-Athletes for earning a post season awards Girls Basketball Joclyn Fristik - 1st Team All-County, 1st Team All-EOAC Payton Sherry - 2nd Team All-County, 1st Team All-EOAC Morgan Rutledge - Hon. Mention All-County, 2nd Team All-EOAC Patience Champney - Hon Mention All-EOAC Boys Basketball Weston Jones – Hon. Mention All-County, 1st Team All-EOAC. Dom Wycoff- Hon. Mention All-County, 2nd Team All-EOAC. Tyler Bistarkey- Hon. Mention All-EOAC Wrestling Eddie Buskirk - 1st Team All-EOAC Zac Hostetter - 1st Team All-EOAC Anthony Dellick - 1st Team All-EOAC Noah McKay - 2nd Team All-EOAC Drennen Sevacko - Hon. Mention All-EOAC
Watch: Saying goodbye to Mrs. McGee. Sorry about the noise in the neighborhood, but our high school band needed to march around the block to say goodbye to one of our biggest fans, Mrs. Jill McGee. Thank you, Mrs. McGee. You will be missed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVHAA9a9PDI
Community Input Requested for Strategic Planning The East Palestine City School District, with the assistance of the IMPACT Group, is excited to announce that we have begun the process of developing a strategic plan and is asking for community input. See details here: https://5il.co/qcmp
Our High School Rotary Interact Club is currently working on a project to thank our community members who are actively serving in the military. If you know of an alumnus, family member, friend, or community member who is serving; please email their name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can show them our appreciation and support.
An update from Mr. Neifer about instructional options for the 4th 9 weeks, Covid practices, and the district’s strategic planning initiative can be found here: https://5il.co/qbrb
What did you learn in school today? This is a common question tossed around kitchen tables everywhere by parents and their children after a long day at work and school. In East Palestine Schools, we try our best to make that an easy question to answer for our students. Daily, our teachers post learning goals and agendas for students that specifically outlines what will be taught, how it will be taught, and what is coming up next. Next time you are tossing that age old question around the dinner table, if it is an East Palestine student, they should have an answer for you.
Attention Sophomores: The CCCTC will be holding Sophomore Showcase Open Houses on two different dates this year, March 25th and April 29th. In order to comply with social distancing guidelines we are asking students to sign up in advance and only bring one guest (parent/guardian/etc.). If you would like to attend, please contact the CCCTC at 330-424-9561 ext. 110 and indicate which date and time you would prefer (see below). Thursday, March 25th: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Thursday, March 25th: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday, April 29th: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Thursday, April 29th: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4TH QUARTER LEARNING OPTIONS SURVEY AVAILABLE The 4th quarter learning option selection survey can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1K_U1sVLSlpd7bTMniTYjGzSyBJCu5WEulJHOneL-AjY/viewform?edit_requested=true Please complete this survey by Wednesday, March 10th, 2021. This survey only needs to be completed if you are making a change from the 3rd 9 weeks. We know the value of in-person learning and must make every effort to increase in-person learning which parallels the Governor’s message. We are hopeful that as many of our students as possible will return to in-person learning at the beginning of the fourth nine weeks, March 29, 2021. Our diligent safety protocols will remain in place. During the day all students and staff will social distance, wear masks, wash hands frequently, and sanitation of classrooms and surfaces throughout the building will be conducted. Extenuating circumstances to consider staying in a remote learning environment may include medical concerns (Covid-related) or evidence of high academic achievement in the remote platform.
Thank you to Anti-Virus Youth Education for making a $500 donation to the middle school in order to help our students in need. Anti-Virus is a non-profit organization that develops character and leadership development courses for students. In 2017, the Ohio Department of Education designated Anti-Virus as a Best Practice. Their proven effective, character values curriculum targets students in Grades 6-8. We have been a partner of Anti-Virus since 2019.
Watch: High School Girls Basketball Clap-Out (February 24, 2021). Good luck to our High School Girls Basketball Team as they compete tonight for a spot in the District Championship. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0DEFhUYEno
Our High School Child Development class just completed their unit on Preschool Development and they were more than excited for the opportunity to observe and interact with our own preschool children! During their visit, they participated in a variety of activities to help them better apply their knowledge of the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of students at this age. Thank you to our preschool for hosting our "big kids" for the day!"
The OHSAA girls basketball game on Saturday will be live streamed on the NFHS Network for those that are not able to attend. Below is the link. Game starts at 1pm https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/berkshire-high-school-burton-oh/gam051c2bf9df
Reminder: EPHS will administer the ACT to all Juniors on Tuesday, February 23. Students will be called to the high school auditorium to begin testing at 8:05 am. All Career Center and Bulldog Online Juniors are invited to attend. A separate testing classroom will be provided to all Bulldog Online Juniors. The Career Center has also been made aware of our test administration and will excuse all Juniors for testing. An All Call will be sent out later this week as a final reminder.
East Palestine City Schools will be close for Tuesday, February 16th due to weather and road conditions. The remote meal pick up will be rescheduled for Wednesday, February 17th, from 9:30-10:30.
Reminder: CCP Information for the 2021-22 school year can be found at the link below. There will be a meeting for all students interested in participating in CCP next school year on Thursday, February 18, during Period 5. https://5il.co/pmog
East Palestine Schools would like to extend our sincere appreciation and congratulations to Barb Byler. After 14 years as a member of our cafeteria staff, Barb is retiring today. Her sweet and caring personality has been a big part of our team for more than a decade. She was also loved and respected by our students. We will miss you, Barb.
Information about Parent/Teacher Conferences and the President’s Day weekend can be found here: https://5il.co/pisq
Do you need information on Driver's Education? Flyers from AAA with steps to register for online classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training are now available in the high school office and attached. https://5il.co/phu1
East Palestine City Schools will now close for Tuesday, February 9th due to weather and road conditions.
East Palestine City Schools will be on a 2 hr delay for Tuesday, February 9th due to weather conditions.
Pre-School and Kindergarten Registration Scheduled! Important information regarding Kindergarten and Pre-school registration can be found here: https://www.myepschools.org/o/epes/page/prek-k-registration
From the Principal's Desk #23 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mynuEaWY6SNIK6-HtPntPBXeZn2xKY4W/view?usp=sharing
East Palestine City Schools will be on a 2 hr delay for Tuesday, February 2nd due to road conditions.
Important Information about Your Child's School Meals If you have a child in kindergarten through twelfth grade in your household who was receiving free or reduced-price meals while in school, your child may be eligible for additional meal assistance as a result of the school closure. Find out more: https://jfs.ohio.gov/ofam/p-ebt.stm#:~:text=The%20program%20is%20administered%20by,%2D866%2D244%2D0071
The East Palestine City Schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, February 1st due to impending weather and current conditions. Remote Meal pick up will take place on Tuesday, February 2nd, from 9:30-10:30 am. A new notification will be sent in the event that evening activities are also canceled.
How to access your report card online... https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vs4MhHhOQ3MUlplE2vP6AdRaiBZrLiAH/view?usp=sharing
From the Principal's Desk #22 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/10lXYTzojwSqPIm_nOHacJoOIncLEVGa7/view?usp=sharing
Recently, students presented their table projects after reading "The Canterbury Tales" in Honors English 12. This project requires students to think outside of the tales as they host their own dinner party placing characters among friend or foe while preparing for the outcome of the conversations to be had at the table.
From the Principal's Desk #21 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yVqu3ZDx4efiTzXSNKiIuPZVnrYEoTgQ/view?usp=sharing
Free Meals are available for anyone 18 and under for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year!! Read more: https://5il.co/otg8
A repeat Grade 5 Performing Arts meeting will take place this evening at 7:00 pm for anyone who was unable to attend the meeting this past week. Use the link below to access the virtual meeting: https://www.facebook.com/263256697118559/posts/3553131754797687/?sfnsn=mo
Scholarship Alert! The following information pertains to the third annual, Dayton founded, Kids and Community Scholarship . Student winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship to attend an accredited U.S. college or university. They will select a maximum of six recipients this year. Please follow the link below to learn more about their scholarship and application details. They have worked hard to keep this a streamline application process for students, and have even added a video feature this year. https://connorgroup.com/kids-and-community/scholarship-application/
For information about this year's Middle School Book Fair, use the following link. This information will also be sent home with students tomorrow afternoon. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qI48D1MnB6WKV5160dPjkLHhsP0He-2w/view?usp=sharing
Voting for Winter Homecoming Court (2021) is now open. Voting will only take place today, Wednesday, January 20. Only students with a valid school email address will be able to vote for their classmates. A link to your class ballot was sent this morning via your school email account. Also, students are only permitted to vote once, and students should only vote for their own class. Votes cast more than once, for the incorrect class, or from an invalid email address will be disqualified. Voting will conclude tonight at 11:59 pm. Selected court members will be announced later this week. Good luck.
Attention high school students: Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, January 20, each high school student will receive via email an electronic ballot for Winter Homecoming Court 2021. Students are only permitted to vote once and for their class using their school email address. Votes cast for the wrong class or more than once will be discarded. Balloting will close at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, January 20. Balloting for homecoming king and queen will take place on Friday. January 22. While plans for a homecoming event are still taking shape, selected court members will be recognized at the high school boys’ basketball game on Tuesday, February 2. Good luck tomorrow.
5th Grade Band Parent Meeting https://www.facebook.com/263256697118559/posts/3553131754797687/?sfnsn=mo
From the Principal's Desk #20 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d51I-hxa8lyRXs8hvLDkx0UlGOoGwqPp/view?usp=sharing
Interested in joining the band? Want to learn more about music and instruments? Use the following link to begin exploring if band is right for you. https://www.bepartofthemusic.org/group/index.php?id=4655
Reminder: Tier 1 (in-person) learning resumes tomorrow, Monday, January 11!
For important update from Mr. Niefer about the return to school with Survey Information for those wishing to change education platforms for the next grading period, click here: https://5il.co/oemc
From the Principal's Desk #19 (2020-21): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IHpS0MuwpYlPqxn-7OTi8AYu2FhA8fS7/view?usp=sharing
From the Principal's Desk #18 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1up_skVT_hQ42teM84HzX0S-bCxn7VL0j/view?usp=sharing
From the Principal's Desk #17 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/181cItdkD4CAq2TOI745IKC1dcgEz_PZ1/view?usp=sharing
All East Palestine City School District buildings will be closed on Thursday, December 17th. We will continue to follow our remote learning schedule as planned.
For information on how students can participate in the College Credit Plus program during the 2021-22 school year, use the following link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I7jtQvVUKI3IyzZeFdP81xWxdjIss_fA/view?usp=sharing
Winter Holidays During COVID from Columbiana County Health District, click here: https://5il.co/nto6
From the Principal's Desk #16 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZM-85glPUK2zWa1ldXTUutBPVDZI6AJI/view?usp=sharing
Recent health concerns are requiring adjustments in the instructional schedule. More details can be found here: https://5il.co/nrrf
Mr. Neifer offers an update of our plans for the next few weeks regarding the educational format for our schools. Learn more here: https://5il.co/nlx5
From the Principal's Desk #15 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-cDgP585k8aZHAsDdrZh5VgAtAVI5--d/view?usp=sharing
East Palestine City Schools will be closed for Tuesday, December 1st. There will be no face to face or remote classes today.
From the Principal's Desk #14 (2020-21), see attached. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ab4GclZ-9EuMsVCMl464ewm_ukRU4-zS/view?usp=sharing
Updated information from Mr. Neifer about the Thanksgiving holiday break can be found here: https://5il.co/ncgw
Registration is open again for the 2020-2021 EPYSA BASKETBALL season, grades K-6! Registration must be completed by end of day Saturday, 12/5/2020. All registrations should be completed online, following the registration instructions in the link below. Please do not register again if you already registered online for this season. https://drive.google.com/file/d/19OQ7XnE9VCUHnqLrQwHixUln8_UelCE7/view?usp=sharing
The EP lunch ladies were at it again with a fun activity for our students. On Friday November 20th all of the elementary students were sent home with a turkey donut kit and juice box to enjoy as their Saturday morning breakfast. We don’t think many donuts made it to Saturday and were gobbled up right after school on Friday. Check out how crafty the kids got with their turkeys! If your student was absent on Friday and would like a kit please let their teacher know and we can send one home this week. Happy Thanksgiving! Check out the gallery here: https://www.myepschools.org/o/epsd/page/epes-thanksgiving-gallery?mode=edit
The career center will be making the transition to remote learning beginning on Monday, November 23. At this time, face-to-face instruction at the career center is set to resume on Tuesday, December 1. East Palestine career center students should work remotely on their classwork during this time. For those East Palestine career center students who need access to technology, our middle school will hold an open lab for you to complete your work during the school day, if needed. Half-day East Palestine career center students should report to their high school classes as normal. There will be no transportation to or from the career center during this remote learning period. If you should have any questions regarding this change to remote learning, please contact the career center.
From the Principal's Desk #13 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E35wLkxpVx2_PPvAF7bugoOU6iSCHgdG/view?usp=sharing
3-Year Olds to Utilize Remote Option - Mr. Neifer explains the temporary change in learning options here: https://5il.co/n72h
From the Principal's Desk #12 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CkewGZgCVDVLeJZLUZrnf3VzgZs-6Xcr/view?usp=sharing
What's the Tier 3 Remote Learning Plan? What happens IF schools are forced to close due to the current public health crisis? We have you covered... https://www.myepschools.org/o/epsd/page/remote-learning-plan--27
East Palestine Schools - Veterans Day Program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3Gp_IZfeDk&feature=youtu.be
Golf Season Review 11-3 Boys 2-2 Girls Second Team All EOAC Ricky Bell Max Carvelli Girls advanced to the District Tournament for the 2nd year in a row
Volleyball Season Highlights 14-7 (9-5 EOAC) Post Season Awards EOAC First Team: Emily Berger and Mia Lee EOAC Second Team: Morgan Cheurco and McKenna Griffith EOAC Honorable Mention: Sophia Foster Districts First Team: Emily Berger and Mia Lee Districts Second Team: Morgan Cheurco Districts Honorable Mention: Malynn Bistarkey Emily Berger set a new record for Aces in a Match - 10
The latest update from Mr. Neifer with latest information on Covid reports and Tier 3 Learning Plans can be found here: https://5il.co/muq4
From the Principal's Desk #11 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/129xjIzLkMYnQxxg7oYfI6pOvMHDGlCiM/view?usp=sharing
EPCSD and Akron Children’s Hospital are in need of a qualified individual to assist the nursing staff with the medical needs of the district. More details can be found here: https://5il.co/msn1
Please click on the link for information about a positive Covid test case at the High School https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Can8nKkoFqM_c4l-_C0iyNOZAQorFnRj/view?usp=sharing
From the Principal's Desk #10 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BEQqMmNnzLEtIvsqI1W0jeVxZQIOSXBf/view?usp=sharing
Happy Halloween from our Food Service Staff! Click here: https://www.facebook.com/1126923922/videos/10223216195849677/
The annual East Palestine Schools Veterans Day program is right around the corner. If you or someone you know is a veteran and you want them to be recognized, be sure to fill out this form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScEe7__MjmnzGo2r4lkzd2F5qSo05lRaOBpzHlVOoOpd3-erg/viewform
Last week the Ohio Department of Health falsely reported on their COVID 19 dashboard that East Palestine Schools had 3 new Covid-19 cases reported by staff members. That is NOT true. Mr. Neifer has been in touch with the local and state health departments to get this corrected. If a positive case occurs with a staff member or student you will be notified by your child's building.
Congratulations to our East Palestine Girls Cross Country team on placing 4th at the districts today. They have qualified for Regionals next weekend
Each morning at the middle school, our nursing staff from Akron Children’s Hospital displays an inspirational quote of the day. Since the start of the school year, students have become accustomed to checking out the quote on their way to class. Some have even popped their heads in the door to say hello before they go on their way. Thank you Akron Children’s Hospital, for taking care of the physical and emotional health of our students.
From the Principal's Desk #9 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ibtG7S5XC2Cwqu161brBBjNJ8COr5JGC/view?usp=sharing
Individual student picture make-ups will be held on Thursday, October 29, during the school day for middle school and high school students. For Bulldog Online students, individual student picture make-ups will also be held on Thursday, October 29, but from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the elementary school gymnasium.
Per our league agreement, we will now play United on this Friday (10/23). This game will be played at East Palestine starting at 7:00pm . We will not play Campbell this fall due to change.
From the Principal's Desk #8 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O6E_OI2XvJwjfVzUTgCFYRhre7mzuazk/view?usp=sharing
Yearbook Baby Ads are now available for purchase. Baby Ads will appear in the EPHS 2021 yearbook and are reserved for seniors only. Please contact Miss Jornigan at email@example.com with any additional questions.
The latest update from Mr. Neifer with a link to the Learning Options Survey for the 2nd Nine Weeks. Click here to view: https://5il.co/m47b
The East Palestine Schools' Veterans Day Program will be virtual this school year. However, we would still like the opportunity to recognize our local veterans. If you, or someone you know, is interested in being recognized in our virtual program, please respond using this form or contact the high school office at 330-426-9401. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScEe7__MjmnzGo2r4lkzd2F5qSo05lRaOBpzHlVOoOpd3-erg/viewform
The Centenary United Methodist Church will be the site for the East Palestine Social Concerns signups for holiday assistance. See more: https://5il.co/lxz1
Chick-fil-A at Tiffany Square Plaza is hiring! You'll have the chance to earn a competitive wage of $9.25/hr in a positive work environment. You get free meals while working, free access to uniforms, and Sunday's off! Apply now at www.cfarestaurantcareers.us/tiffany-square-plaza/#search. Applicants must be 15 years of age of older.
From the Principal's Desk #7 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oE9XoPPr9BgZ3bWf853uL86YaqR-pF5L/view?usp=sharing
Over the last two school days, students at the high school had the opportunity to become CPR & First Aid certified. As a certified trainer, Mr. Franklin is able to offer this training for our students free of cost. This certification is just one of the many ways we prepare our students for employment and life after high school.
High School Yearbooks for the 2019-20 school year will be distributed this Thursday, October 5, from 12:30-2:30 outside the side entrance of the high school between the auditorium and band room. If you did not purchase a 2019-20 yearbook but would like to, they can also be purchased at this time for $64. Please email Miss Jornigan at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to make other arrangements to pick up your yearbook.
Mr. Neifer reflects on the first five weeks of school and offers important information as we move forward. Read more here: https://5il.co/lrtu
From the Principal's Desk #6 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y8QoKT099oWfk1CeR67cr1we52MZFcIx/view?usp=sharing
What a fantastic night with some very competitive races! So proud of all of our runners for they all put on outstanding performances!! And a shoutout to our Lady Bulldogs for a runner up trophy! Girls 1st Team all County ******************************* Marissa Geiss 3rd place 21:19 Jaylene Jackson 5th place 21:52 Hannah Cunningham 6th place 22:21 Girls 2nd Team all County ************************************* Hope Figley 8th 22:27 And our finishers to help lead our 2nd place finish...... ****************************************** Heather Bishop 17th 23:47 Jasmine Ludt 24:50 and Miriam Figley 25:52 And congrats to Fertsch!!! Boys 2nd Team all County ************************************** Dominic Fertsch 11th place with 18:59
In partnership with Akron Children's Hospital School Health Services, it is our pleasure to offer on-site flu vaccinations at our schools on Wednesday, October 21. These vaccinations will be offered at each school, during school hours, and are completely voluntary. All consented students regardless of their insurance coverage are eligible. More information is attached. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NrK55ntHWvs2756B3Vgaj7xQiiOvvKsq/view?usp=sharing
Elementary Picture Day Wednesday, September 30, 2020 (Face-to-Face Learners) forms went home last week. Thursday, October 1, 2020 (Bulldog Online Learners) 4:00-7:00 in front of the high school. Please go to www.magicmoments.cc to prepay for pictures. Go to “School Photos” and click on “Prepay for Underclass School Photos”. Forms will also be available the day of pictures.
Students in Mrs. Spanos' Psychology class had a "guest speaker" over Zoom today! She is a licensed social worker and psychotherapist who specializes in creative arts/movement therapy especially with children, moms, pregnant women and postpartum women. Students got to hear about her career, ask questions and even try an activity she uses with her clients! Thank you to Mr. Reeves for setting up the technology.
Homecoming 2020 is official! On Friday, October 2, after the Bulldogs take on Wellsville, we are very pleased to present high school students with a new homecoming format and experience. Thank you to everyone that made this event a possibility as we all came together for our students. For more information about this special event, please see the attached flyer. Also, congratulations to our homecoming court members who will be recognized at next week’s game.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it will extend several flexibilities for school meals throughout the remainder of 2020. Find out more here: https://5il.co/lgbc
From the Principal's Desk #5 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PN1PjjfWdbG8tIw9GJVgH2eOQu3QrMwM/view?usp=sharing
AAA Auto Club Driving School has transitioned to an online version of Driver Education classes. You can now complete classroom instruction electronically. In-person driving instruction requirements remain the same. For a promotional flyer that includes registration and contact information, please see attached.
East Palestine girls know the way at Columbiana https://www.morningjournalnews.com/sports/local-sports/2020/09/east-palestine-girls-know-the-way-at-columbiana/
From the Principal's Desk #4 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OlV1w5oQHA4-W7CCXSy-S4_I6Zu7NfkK/view?usp=sharing
Reminder: East Palestine Youth Sports Association - Flag Football Registration - www.epyouthsports.com
Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron and East Palestine Schools are partnering to offer School-Based Supplemental Health Services to district students. Learn more here: https://www.myepschools.org/o/epsd/page/health-services--525
EPCSD and Akron Children’s Hospital are in need of a qualified individual to assist the nursing staff with the medical needs of the district. More details can be found here. https://5il.co/kzd3
From the Principal's Desk #3 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/11bk3LTg9pwW0Cv7ncbz2waZraBvS4iXP/view?usp=sharing
Even as the school year gets underway, we are still making upgrades and adjustments to our school procedures and facilities to best serve our students. For example: newly constructed barriers within our health clinics, Plexiglas dividers within each cafeteria, new touchless paper towel dispensers, and a socially distant English class enjoying the nice weather.
Bulldog Online Learners: We are aware of some technical difficulties that are being experienced with the VLA program that are causing it to run slow this morning. Jefferson County and Frontline Education are working to solve the problem.
East Palestine City Schools has continued their partnership with PsyCare Inc., in order to provide mental health care for our students. Read more here: https://5il.co/kqlr
Bulldog Online Learning Academy Tutorial Part 2... https://drive.google.com/file/d/15n5-FO95fntMMhduyG9fEP1NyZ1SOay9/view?usp=sharing
Meal Pick Up Reminder for On line Learners: Due to the Labor Day holiday meal pick up will be moved next week. Meals can be picked up on Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 at the MS-9 door in the back of the Middle School.
From the Principal's Desk #2 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zR5DdFjFGXxjpdxpXKQ4oYsjlQix8-Cr/view?usp=sharing
Senior Night Info We ask that all fall sports senior student-athletes, band members, and/or parents check in at the main gate before entering the stadium this Friday night. We ask that you arrive at 6:00pm then head to the North Endzone and report to the track area. Please be masked and stay socially distant. We will start at exactly 6:30 with the recognition. Thank you for your cooperation.
Mr. Neifer discusses the first days of school and offers important information concerning school lunches. Details can be found here: https://5il.co/kk27
Bulldog Online Learning Academy - Orientation & Open House, use the following link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/13ZGHiMnlBv29YDsQb0YuMbKa0gF3uSG3/view?usp=sharing
The Latest Information About the Start of School from Mr. Neifer can be found here: https://5il.co/kef1
From the Principal's Desk #1 (2020-21) https://drive.google.com/file/d/18ttRoclVIA59wiho0wpjUop7q9mHpKYB/view?usp=sharing
Watch the East Palestine Bulldogs all season long live. The link below provides instructions from YSN on how to view the live broadcast of the game that will include the bands halftime performance at home games. https://drive.google.com/file/d/19XwKAN1jtTFnlIaEDAMgzEj3jubKlU0_/view?usp=sharing
Please follow the link below for the full athletic spectator policy that will be in place for fall sports. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mqpApHHCmPzmpVqIZ-emO_QiCdYXYUl6/view?usp=sharing
The latest information from our food services with updates about new procedures for the coming school year can be found here: https://5il.co/k779
Following the ODH order issued on August 19, 2020 the East Palestine School District will follow the protocols in the link below regarding spectator attendance and ticketing guidelines for band, cheerleading, football, soccer, and volleyball. The guidelines below are meant to provide every student athlete the ability to have their immediate family be able to watch them compete this fall. With a variety of facilities in our league, there are bound to be variances in availability of tickets based on the venue. The full policy will be released once fully approved. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EOTqO2Z12hfZ4OusvJ5dOkvs2_nbq0eP/view?usp=sharing
Below is the new revised Middle School Football Schedule. It will be a league only schedule Thursday Sep. 03 @ Columbiana - 5:00PM Thursday Sep. 10 Southern - 5:00PM Thursday Sep. 17 @ Lisbon - 5:00PM Thursday Sep. 24 Leetonia - 5:00PM Thursday Oct. 01 @ Wellsville - 5:00PM Wednesday Oct. 07 @ United - 5:00PM Thursday Oct 15 Valley Christian - 5:00PM
Due to OHSAA limiting the regular season for Varsity Football below is our new schedule for the 2020 season Friday Aug. 28 @ Valley Christian - 7:00PM Friday Sep. 04 vs.Columbiana - 7:00 PM Friday Sep. 11 @ Southern - 7:00PM Friday Sep. 18 vs. Lisbon - 7:00PM Friday Sep. 25 @ Leetonia - 7:00PM Friday Oct. 02 Vs. Wellsville Friday Oct. 07 - OHSAA Playoff Game
We are making many adjustments to our schools prior to students making their way back into the buildings to begin the school year. You will notice that Room 102MS and 203HS have been converted into additional health clinics. These rooms will be staffed with medical professionals from Akron Children’s Hospital and serve as designated areas for students that are showing symptoms of COVID-19. Students will be referred to these locations by school staff for medical needs that go beyond the typical bumps, cuts, or dispensation of medication. Also, we are constructing Plexiglas barriers, implementing social distancing protocols, and posting reminders throughout our buildings.
Supply lists for elementary students are available online and can be found here: https://www.myepschools.org/o/epes/page/supply-lists--172
Information about preparations for the return to school and available learning options for students are outlined here, as well as a link to an important survey for parents: https://www.myepschools.org/o/epsd/page/reset-and-restart-plan
The latest information on plans to return to school from Mr. Neifer can be found here: https://5il.co/ivhq
Position Available for Qualified Candidate EPCSD and Akron Children’s Hospital are in need of a qualified individual to assist the nursing staff with the medical needs of the district. More details can be found here: https://5il.co/im2h
EP Preschool has mailed out letters to all parents of registered students. These letters explain what the program will look like in the 2020-2021 school year. We are working within the state mandates to provide a PreK experience as normal as possible. PreK laws are in some cases vastly different than school age mandates and guidelines. Parents are asked to read the information in the letter and respond to the provided email.
Attention ALL 7 & 8th graders interested in cheer: There will be a parent/ athlete meeting this Wednesday July 22nd at 6 PM. The meeting will take place in front of the HS gym.
The East Palestine Schools July 13th, 2020 board meeting can be viewed here : https://www.facebook.com/chris.neifer.37/videos/274677733959955/
East Palestine City School District will offer free sports physicals and Covid-19 testing on July 15th. Covid-19 Testing is not mandatory to participate. Physicals are mandatory to participate in athletics this school year. Read this link for more details and to sign-up https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bsr7cMLZzqHHwWnPlZbhGseTf0SpYVma/view?usp=sharing
Updated information from Mr. Neifer on EPCSD's plan to return to school can be found here: https://5il.co/hynb
East Palestine City School District will offer free sports physicals and Covid-19 testing on July 15th. This is not mandatory to participate. To get more details click the link. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iK6zY5GC-WYSeSz8C_Hq_dWLSpfjPgN9zU7GVI36UGE/edit?usp=sharing
The date for the July Board of Education Meeting has been changed to Monday, July 13th at 6PM. The links to view this virtual board meeting will be posted next week
Congratulations to Cole Rutledge (2020)! Cole was recently accepted into the honors program at the University of Mount Union. Earlier this year, he was informed he would be receiving the Trustees scholarship through the university, and this week Cole has been selected to receive the Marion G. Resch Foundation Scholarship. Best of luck Cole!
After extensive work and close collaboration with state and local health officials, we have not received clearance to hold our tentative Class of 2020 events currently scheduled for the month of July. The safety of our students will always remain our top priority, and without the support of these health officials we simply cannot proceed as scheduled. While we held out hope that we could provide these culminating events for our students, our attention will now turn to the reopening of schools in the Fall of 2020. Congratulations once more to the Class of 2020 and best of luck in your future endeavors. The updated Class of 2020 events calendar is attached.
Students entering grades 7 & 8 interested in participating in cheerleading this school year. Please fill out the form in the link below https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jVrfsVVSFBOoHuu7goM0VWg-grHi1VeF8nsJNhFbtUo/edit?ts=5ef3f44f
Do you plan to participate in fall athletics in grades 7-12 this fall? If you do, you must turn in all required forms by August 1st to your coach. Link to all forms below. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/714111/All_Athletic_Forms_2020-2021.pdf
If you are interested in playing varsity soccer this fall. Please fill out this form out. We are still looking for some more players https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelXIIdS72YgNOJRwiQ9Vo1skToSrmjmvT8zjqOoupJT3n26Q/viewform
Please visit the link below for all the forms that are needed to participate in athletics this school year. These forms must be completed and turned into their coach prior to August 1st for Fall sports. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/714111/All_Athletic_Forms_2020-2021.pdf
Kindergarten Registration and Screening begins June 29th. Find more information here: https://5il.co/h6uy
The latest update on EP Schools along with parent survey information information from Mr. Neifer can be found here: https://5il.co/h2s0
Are you a high school student who is credit deficient but looking to catch back up during the summer? Perhaps you are hoping to attend the career center next year but don’t meet the minimum course requirements? Use the link below for some summer school credit recovery options being offered in partnership with the MCESC. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Jeea60le9Ndl9j_hacXHmUMwzD_uZCP_F7qQaStJCsk/edit?usp=sharing
Any student wishing to participate in 7th or 8th grade girls volleyball this fall email. Coach Franklin at Jessica.email@example.com Please make sure to include the following in the email: name, grade, contact number and students school email.
East Palestine students work hard inside and outside of the classroom. Our students continue to excel at being able to balance school responsibilities along with their many personal responsibilities. In fact, a high percentage of our high school students are employed at a variety of local businesses. This past week, Walmart recognized our East Palestine Class of 2020 graduates who work there with an impromptu ceremony. Here are just two of our many students who continue to work hard beyond our walls: Paige Thomas (2020) and Madison Zombeck (2020).
Students entering grades 9-12 interested in playing soccer, please fill out this form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_1Z12PCMCPXAyFi_TFI0FBKeq55Vd6Y34lzaZmOZ8zI/edit?fbclid=IwAR1CG7etoamh3Fq34QuR5ugaf2A8otDhoVZCFttKvhaspqfEa8amQVJFKSk
Important Information about Your Child's School Meals during the Covid crisis. Find out more here: https://5il.co/gvhq
Grade 8 Recognition (2019-20) https://drive.google.com/file/d/18hhWyYU_bZX6Gku7wx-V0IbuC2oQ2rws/view?usp=sharing
EP Parents and Community are asked to complete the attached survey in order to help us determine district needs and plan for the 2020-2021 school year's Title 1 plan. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsukR140aOd-yI6L47s56_vxcd03Fj7GizZ5ZocEuG7Y-WmQ/viewform
The next meeting of the East Palestine City Schools Board of Education will be virtual and will be held Monday, June 1, 2020. More information can be found here. https://www.myepschools.org/…/virtual-school-board-meetings…
Bulldog Families, Starting June 1st teams will be able to hold small group training sessions. As part of the restart of athletic teams, we will ask for a document to be signed by both a parent and the student-athlete. This document is to inform the student-athletes and their family of the risk that is involved in participating in these activities. Please visit https://www.myepschools.org/o/epsd/page/athletics--1690 for more information about Responsible RestartOhio. You are able to also download the Covid-19 Waiver on this site. Thank you and be safe.
From the Principal's Desk (May 25, 2020) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JYMNt16ZfIjUbxY9kszl0Q-r-OeRq1Fk/view?usp=sharing
Mrs. Dale’s classes closed out the school year strong with a pizza party this afternoon. During their weekly Zoom meeting, Mrs. Dale had Cozza's Pizza deliver a pizza to each of her students’ homes starting at 12:30 pm. Then at 1:15 pm, they all joined their Zoom for the last time this year. They talked, ate pizza, and discussed many things including distance learning and their summer plans
The Dairy Queen in Columbiana is hiring students for summer work. To access an application use the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ch6NH93KP5RtKzIScmPfMINQL2mTt1le/view?usp=sharing
Plans for continuing the meal distribution for students over the summer have been released. You can find more details about the meal distribution plan here: https://5il.co/gds0
If you plan to participate in sports for the 2020-2021 school year you will need to turn in all mandated paper. Click the link for the paperwork https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/714111/All_Athletic_Forms_2020-2021.pdf
On behalf of the East Palestine Board of Education, staff, and students, we give a huge THANK YOU to our community for supporting our recent levy. The passage of this levy is a great reminder of our communities expectations and commitment to providing a quality education for our youth.
Color Guard Auditions go online! Any student grades 8-12 interested in trying out for color guard (flags, dance line) for the fall marching band season please contact Mrs. Mollenkopf via email by Friday, May 22. (Jennifer.Mollenkopf@epschools.k12.oh.us) Once Mrs. M has been notified, students will receive an information packet and links to a zoom meeting and instructional videos. All students auditioning will need a practice flag, which can be picked up at the band room on Friday, May 22 between 4-5 pm.
For information about the Senior Parade & Commencement Conclusion set to take place on Saturday, May 23, use the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pZEOYAMxlRP07XQXuGoixvYCRstjqH54
Monday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 20 the elementary staff will host an “End of Year Send Off” for students. Find out more here: https://5il.co/g5vc
Akron Children’s Hospital, our school health partner, has put together a short series of videos for COVID related education. These videos are provided to help answer some of the questions you may have about common procedures during this crisis. You can view the video here: https://www.myepschools.org/o/epsd/page/health-services--525
Commencement recordings will begin on Monday, May 18, in the high school auditorium. Please be on time and dressed in your cap and gown. The police department will be present to assist you with parking and directions. For the previously released virtual graduation announcement and to double check your designated date and time, please use the following links. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1q52OLwV8VCXVc1aJgi_SMlM-72WmeeAA https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aycpCIXPpQFFVoLx6ZUxT-PYwkQQ5NwG
From the Principal's Desk (May 18, 2020) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K39ABXtdGpXRO2IFxIgFpeduNVjFH299/view?usp=sharing
If you are wanting to participate in sports this up and coming school. You must have a completed physical done within the last 12 months of the sports season. Here is a link to access the OHSAA forms for participation. School district participation forms will be posted later in date. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/703658/PPE_2020-21.pdf
We want to say a BIG THANK YOU to The Dollar Tree in Chippewa for donating 5 huge boxes of Easter candy that you found in your lunch bags last week! What great community support during this time!
Some helpful questions and answers for EPES parents as we near the end of the academic year can be found here: https://5il.co/g1sa
Updated: Student locker pick up for Grades 5-12 will take place at the middle school entrance on Thomas Street during the week of Monday, May 25 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm daily. Students and their families should stay in their car during pick-up and their locker contents will be collected for them. Also, any student who has medication stored in the nurse’s office at either the MS-HS building may pick up their medication at this time. The schedule for students to pick up their locker contents and/or medication will be as follows: Tuesday, May 26: Last names A - F Wednesday, May 27: Last names G - L Thursday, May 28: Last names M – R Friday, May 29: Last names S - Z
From the Principal's Desk (May 11, 2020) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qwcM4QnIX3Jfd20IP1Aa6sRtt7balsSU/view?usp=sharing
For the Tentative Senior Calendar of Events (Updated 5-8-20) use the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AeAmHcxvOBhiPm_kZ_NhO2C_tTaAObbP/view?usp=sharing
To graduation and beyond! Students enrolled in the high school’s Bulldog Cafe and Global Cuisine classes are currently getting ServSafe Food Handler Certifications to extend their learning beyond the classroom and into the “real world!” ServSafe is currently offering the online course and exam for free through May 31st!
Due to the current situation cheerleading tryouts will be conducted virtually this year. Please let Coach Amy Moore know if you are interested in participating no later than May 15, 2020. Please send the following information to Coach Moore’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12:00 PM May 15, 2020 Name: Email address: Grade for 2020-2021 school year: Trying out for Football/ Basketball/Both season(s) You will be added to a google classroom where all material and information will be posted.
Looking forward to Bulldog Athletics in 2020-21? Be sure to have a current physical form on file. To access this required document for next school year, use the following link. Remember, athletic physicals are good for 12 months. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OYaz4FLQc2AEe3EWPWHSb3OO_tLYrknJ/view?usp=sharing
From the Principal's Desk (May 4, 2020) https://drive.google.com/file/d/107s8tAP2udij8MevWad1VlD1ks5gJTuR/view?usp=sharing
The next meeting of the East Palestine City Schools Board of Education will be virtual and will be held Monday, May 4, 2020. More information can be found here. https://www.myepschools.org/o/epsd/page/virtual-school-board-meetings--2
To access the virtual graduation announcement & schedule, please use the following links: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1q52OLwV8VCXVc1aJgi_SMlM-72WmeeAA https://drive.google.com/open?id=1r5X3GdtVRcAh7Ja6pPb4JxZ1d6jJCFY4
Parents are asked to complete the annual Title survey found on the District website. Completed surveys can be turned in at the following: the elementary drop site- place in Preschool Registration slot, at food distribution sites or by emailing them to email@example.com. To find on the website: EPCSD//Menu//Departments//FederalPrograms//Title1
Class of 2020, For recently released information regarding a virtual graduation ceremony, please use the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/...
Attention Seniors: Your commencement caps and gowns have been delivered to the high school! You may pickup these items in the front of the high school by the flagpole on Wednesday, April 29, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Please remain in your vehicle throughout the pickup process. If you are unable to make this date and time, please contact the high school office at 330-426-9401 or email Mr. Rook at firstname.lastname@example.org so another date and time can be arranged.
Due to the current public health crisis and the dangers surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the Middle School Builder’s Club Trip to Washington, D.C., has ben cancelled. However, we are pleased to report that the students who qualified for this trip during the 2019-20 school year, will be able to participate in the trip during the 2020-21 school year. This includes students who qualified for the trip but will be enrolling in grade 9 in 2020-21. Those students who have already paid for the trip in 2019-20 will be refunded the paid amount.
From the Principal's Desk (April 27, 2020) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lRIevyRbhHGaQ5qVJpKfw775ZuHsEfKx/view?usp=sharing
In response to Governor DeWine’s extension of the school closure mandate through the conclusion of the 2019-20 school year, the tentative senior calendar of events has been updated. East Palestine Schools remains committed to creating a memorable and meaningful experience for the Class of 2020. As more information becomes available, this page will be updated. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q9U8JZZay9oNPJ7zpsZYtLcGNDugW3sb/view
With the governors decision to keep learning remote for the remainder of the school year. OHSAA has cancelled Spring Sports for 2020. https://www.wcpo.com/sports/high-school-sports/ohsaa-officially-cancels-the-spring-sports-season
On behalf of the Jewish Community Relations Council, East Palestine Schools is pleased to announce that two of our students were selected as winners of the JCRC Student Holocaust Writing/Art/Media Contest: Caitlyn McTrustry (11-12) Essay - 2nd Place and Jonathan Bertovitch (9-10) Essay - Honorable Mention. Congratulations.
ASSIGNMENT DELIVERIES SCHEDULED We will be delivering new assignment packets for April 20th - May 1st (#18-27) via bus routes this Wednesday morning beginning at 10am to those who have requested them. For more complete information, click here: https://5il.co/fcku
The latest information on this week's virtual Board of Education meeting can be found here: https://www.myepschools.org/o/epsd/page/virtual-school-board-meetings--2
From the Principal's Desk (April 20, 2020) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dAvSVR7gIf0F1_uxBaFsZNbx3d8qOwbP/view?usp=sharing
From the Principal's Desk (April 13, 2020) https://drive.google.com/open?id=1x-0HDEh3H8yaXtjpbbpH8irH0ncxJnRp
Assignment Drop-off Locations have been established. More information can be found here: https://5il.co/exi1
ASSIGNMENT DELIVERIES SCHEDULED We will be delivering new assignment packets (#11-17) via bus routes this Wednesday morning beginning at 10am to those who have requested them. For more complete information, click here: https://5il.co/erkq
Tonights Board of Education meeting has been postponed to Monday, April 20th at 6pm. This will be a virtual meeting streamed live on the School district website for public access.
From the Principal's Desk (April 6, 2020) https://drive.google.com/open?id=1puVq2BVzNjHZYn3j5XGtl4WhLbzX0tdz
Parents & Guardians are asked to complete a simple survey on the Covid-19 school closure here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WDXMRHUYplMuEE8N9iPZTC2VkHNV-_hBXER9fZvYmB0/viewform?edit_requested=true
Learn to make breakfast for dinner with one of our teachers and WFMJ. https://www.wfmj.com/clip/15038179/a-glimpse-inside-global-cuisine-class-at-east-palestine
East Palestine teachers are still reaching students... https://www.wfmj.com/clip/15038178/east-palestine-teacher-gives-cooking-lessons-online
Be sure to check out the new EPHS Pep Club Facebook group for fun ideas to engage your family while we are away from school. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1035968123455767
2020-2021 EP Preschool Registration Completed registration packets can be dropped off at any of the food distribution sites beginning Thursday, April 2. Copies of birth certificates, driver's license and proof of residence will be collected at a later date. Information about online registration will be released at a later date. If you have questions, please email: Carol.email@example.com.
The following information is NOT related to the current public health crisis. The Baccalaureate program for the Class of 2020, originally scheduled for Sunday, May 17, has been cancelled. The administration and school staff will remain committed to ensuring a positive and memorable culminating school year for our Class of 2020. Stay connected for future updates.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mr. Cyrus (email@example.com), or Mrs. Sherry (Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 email@example.com 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.