Dear East Hills School Community:
We had a very busy week highlighted by our annual Move-Up Day. Move-Up Day is so much fun and a wonderful tradition for our students. Having our incoming fourth-grade students join us for the day brings with it all the excitement and energy of a new school year. Move-Up Day also provides the rest of our students time to get to know the faculty that will be working with them next school year and supports our eighth-grade students as they spend the morning at the high school. In the afternoon, our faculty had a professional development session where we examined writing at the elementary level, how to assess elective students using new assessment technology and resources, specialized training for support and DHH staff, and delved into School Improvement reporting and feedback our students provided earlier this year through our partnership with Oakland Schools and Learning Achievement Coalition - Oakland. Thank you to all our staff that helped facilitate this powerful exchange of new ideas and opportunities for our school community!
We had two impressive concerts this week. On Wednesday night, our all-grade level choir concert was fun (and warm) in the gym. Thank you to Mr. Schumacher for his direction of so many different groups and grade levels of singers! On Thursday night, we were able to figure out how to get the air on (yeah!). We enjoyed a "cool" and amazing concert put on by our 6th/7th/8th grade band and orchestra students. Many of the band and orchestra students were dressed in costume as it was their May Masquerade Concert! Thank to Mrs. Lucas (band) and Mr. Erde (orchestra) for helping to put on such a fun and incredible concert! We are so thankful for our music programs and truly appreciate the dedication of our music staff.
Next week, we have our last PTO meeting on Wednesday, June 1, in the Gateway Space at 9:30 AM. Prior to the PTO meeting, we will celebrate with a Volunteer Breakfast at 9:00 AM. Please consider coming out to celebrate with us!
I would also like to take this moment to wish you a safe and restful Memorial Day Weekend! We are in the home stretch of the school year. Please take time this weekend to relax so you are ready for the annual sprint to the finish!
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
East Hills Middle School
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Next Week's Schedule
Mon., May 30 - No School
Tues., May 31 - B Day
Wed., June 1 - A Day
Thurs., June 2 - B Day
Fri., June 3 - A Day
The following are upcoming key dates for the school year. Our full calendar for the year can be accessed on our website.
-Mon, May 30 No School
-Wed., June 1 Volunteer Breakfast (9:30 AM)
-Wed., June 1 PTO Meeting (9:30 AM)
-Tues., June 7 8th Grade Musical In-School 5th/6th Performance (1:30 PM)
-Wed., June 8 8th Grade Musical In-School 7th/8th Performance (9:30 AM)
-Wed., June 8 8th Grade Musical Community Performance (7:00 PM)
-Fri., June 10 8th Grade Breakfast/Field Day (8:15 AM)
-Thurs., June 16 8th Grade Farewell Party (7:00-10:00 PM)
-Fri., June 17 8th Grade Recognition Assembly (9:00-10:30 AM)
-Fri., June 17 Half Day of School (11:35 AM Dismissal)
-Fri., June 17 End of 4th Quarter and 2nd Semester