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Welcome to East Lake High School

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    1300 Silver Eagle Drive
    Tarpon Springs, Florida 34688
    Office: (727) 942-5419
    Fax: (727) 942-5441

     

     

    04/14/2024

    Good Afternoon Eagle Families!

    This is Dan Schmittdiel, Principal of East Lake High School, with some important reminders for the week. Looking outside of the academics, our students are always ready to SOAR to success as we progress throughout the school year. This week we continue through our Spring Athletics season. Let’s show our school spirit and cheer on our different sports teams, clubs, and performing arts programs throughout the year – a list of this week’s events can be found below:

    • Varsity Softball faces Palm Harbor University HS away on Tuesday 4/16, Countryside HS at home on Thursday 4/18, and River Ridge HS at home on Friday 4/19
    • Varsity Baseball faces Lakewood HS away on Tuesday 4/16, Clearwater HS at home on Wednesday 4/17, and Palm Harbor University HS at home on Friday 4/19
    • Varsity Boys Lacrosse competes in the District Tournament Semifinals against Steinbrenner HS away on Tuesday 4/16
    • Varsity Tennis competes in the districts this week
    • Varsity Track & Field competes in the PCAC Championship at home on 4/18
    • East Lake Drama presents The Addams Family, our Spring Show this week starting 4/18 in the East Lake High School auditorium!

    We hope to see you there to cheer on our students this week. Good luck Eagles!

     

    May Testing Strategy Updates – FAST ELA PM3 and EOCs

    Parents, the FAST ELA assessment and Algebra 1/Geometry EOCs have shifted to adaptive question testing, so some of the testing strategies that teachers are working with students in the classroom to prepare have shifted from previous years. Attached to the email you’ll find some OnePagers that outline how students are preparing for May testing, starting with the FAST ELA PM3 assessment that all 9th and 10th grade students will take on May 2nd (9th grade) and May 3rd (10th grade). We’ll send out detailed reminders on these strategies in the weeks to come to families so that you can reinforce this at home and use it as a discussion around testing. If you have any questions as you talk through these strategies with your student, please reach out to their ELA and math teacher.

     

    Spring Show – The Addams Family

    Get your tickets now for our Spring Show “Addams Family” on GoFan. Performances with be in the East Lake High School auditorium on April 18th, 19th, and 20th at 7pm. We hope to see you there to see the culmination of all of our student’s and staff’s hard work!

    The Addams Family

    https://tinyurl.com/ELHS-Addams-Family 

     

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    This year, we are thanking our teachers and staff for all they do by celebrating them the week of May 6-10th! Together the administration, SAC, and PTSA have a great week planned to spoil all of our East Lake High staff. We are collecting items to be given as prizes and would love to be able to give something away to as many teachers and staff members as possible, but we need your help!

    Any donations to help support this cause would be amazing! If you are able to send in a donation, please bring it to the front office by April 26th, and indicate that it is for Teacher Appreciation Week. Please contact the East Lake HS PTSA or Assistant Principal Megan Hatfield with any questions or to learn more about how you can get involved for staff appreciation week.  

    We appreciate your help making this week a success!

    Teacher-Staff Appreciation Week

    https://tinyurl.com/2024TeacherAppreciationWeek 

     

    Senior Class of 2024 Reminders

    • Monday 4/22 to Thursday 4/25: First Annual Senior Showdown – see Ms. Stang for more information
    • Monday 4/29: (Senior Breakfast @ Ruth Eckerd Hall, Mandatory Senior Assembly, and Senior BBQ)
    • Thursday 5/16: Class of 2024 Graduation @ Tropicana Field at 5:45pm
    • A reminder to visit https://elhssenior.weebly.com to keep up with all things Senior Class!

     

    College and Career Updates

    Need money for college? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open! Create your FSA ID a few days before filling out the FAFSA to make it easier than ever. Want help? Want help? Come to Pinellas Park High School on April 17th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Use the link below to register. You can also contact our College and Career Coordinator, Natasha Gallaty, to set up an appointment. gallatyn@pcsb.org.

    There’s also additional scholarship information that can be found on our school’s website – hyperlinks for each can be found below. For more information surrounding any scholarship and community service hours, please have your student speak with Natasha Gallaty.

    The Pinellas Access to High Education (PATHe) program aims to provide equitable, flexible, and attainable pathways to higher education for all students in Pinellas County. Their new scholarship is giving students who recently graduated from high school in Pinellas County and were admitted to USF St. Peteresburg a chance to obtain additional funding for college-related expenses – the deadline to apply is May 15. For more information on applying, see the below flyer which is clickable

    PATHe to USF Flyer

    Direct URL Link to flyer - https://tinyurl.com/2p8ys9vx

     

    Additional Announcements/Reminders

    • Anonymous Reporting: As most of you are aware, Pinellas County Schools has partnered with Sandy Hook Promise which allows us to offer the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System. This allows stakeholders to submit a secure and anonymous safety concern that helps us identify and intervene in a proactive way. Please remind your student(s) that this is in place to assist with addressing a concern and also a way for someone get any help that may be needed – tips are passed alon g to appropriate law enforcement and school personnel. FortifyFL is also another reporting system that is available to report suspicious activity which allows Florida students and the community to relay any safety concerns. Both links can be found below.
    • NHS Reminders:
      • We are at the halfway point for semester 2, which means hours are due before you know it! Be sure to check the LinkTree found in the NHS Instagram bio or the wall outside room 4-222 for all the in-person and donation options! You can drop off your items to Mrs. Munson in 4-222 or Mr. Eustace in 3-222.
      • Graduating seniors, Seniors must have a total of 20 hours for the year, 4 of which need to be in-person, by 4/26, to pick up their NHS cowl.
    • Mu Alpha Theta Tutoring: As a reminder, Mu Alpha Theta offers free math tutoring every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in room 9-211 during lunch. Students may bring their lunch and eat while getting tutored in math!
    • Science National Honor Society Tutoring: As a reminder, SNHS hosts science tutoring in room 2-214 every Tuesday and Thursday during lunch. Stop by to get some help with your homework or study with a friend!

    Let’s continue to SOAR at East Lake High School through the 4th and final quarter of the 2023-24 school year! If you have any questions at all, as always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Assistant Principal or Counselor. Always remember that Life is Better at the Lake. Have an amazing rest of your weekend and GO EAGLES!

     

    Dan Schmittdiel Principal

    East Lake High School

    SchmittdielD@pcsb.org

     


      

    Our Vision 
    100% student success

    Our Mission 
    The community of East Lake High School will develop productive and responsible students who are prepared for post-secondary education, the workforce and citizenship.

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