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

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    Good Evening Eagle Families,


    Here is some important information:

    Rising Juniors!

    Sign up for the Free ACT TEST Prep Program offered this summer- Because the State of Florida had to cancel state testing this year, our 10th graders have not had a chance to take and pass the state’s reading test that is required for graduation.  In order to help students and families get this requirement taken care of BEFORE we start school next year, we are running an ACT preparation program this summer for this year’s 10th grade students who will be in 11th grade in 2020-21.

    The class will be direct instruction virtually, 6/22-7/16. Monday -Thursday – 9 AM-11 AM.  The ACT will be on July 18th.

    In order to sign up: USE THE SRS System reservation.pcsb.org
     to sign up for High School Summer Bridge Rising 11th Grade ACT PREP program, or email Mrs. Wahrendorf at wahrendorfp@pcsb.org.
    This program is critical, we are providing ALL students who sign up before June 5th a FREE ACT VOUCHER so they can take the ACT test for free on July 18th after participating in the Summer ACT PREP PROGRAM.

    Planning on playing Football?

    For all students wanting to play football at East Lake High School this fall:

    There will be a paperwork distribution drive-thru, this Thursday, June 4th from 9:00 a.m. until noon. It is a drive-thru only- Please stay in your cars. You may pick up necessary paperwork to participate in front of the gymnasium. This includes all incoming freshmen as well!

    Dr. Joseph L. Carwise and Vyrle Davis Minority Achievement Awards Virtual Ceremony

    Dr. Michael Grego, School Board Chair Carol Cook, School Board Member Rene Flowers and staff celebrated the Carwise/Davis Minority Achievement awardees during a live-streamed virtual ceremony on Friday, May 29.  Here is the video link to the ceremony


    Thank you and stay safe, 
    Carmela Haley, Principal
    East Lake High School

    Vision- 100% student success
    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.



    ELHS Class of 2020 Cap and Gown Distribution



    Message from Dr. Grego to the Class of 2020 

    Dr. Grego

    Dear Graduates and Families,

    As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, I wanted to send an update on the status of graduation ceremonies. 

    As a community we celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the Class of 2020. Based on the feedback to the PCS graduation survey from over 7,000 students and family members, the district continues planning for in-person graduation ceremonies during July.

    District staff continues to work with senior leadership from the Tampa Bay Rays, Philadelphia Phillies (Spectrum Field) and the city of Dunedin; however, exact dates and locations for each ceremony cannot be finalized until venue schedules have been set.  As you may have seen in the news, Major League Baseball schedules have not yet been solidified.  The district is also continuing to keep all options open, including the use of our school sites, and limiting the number of guests, should that be needed. As soon as locations, dates and times are confirmed, they will be communicated by both district and school leaders. 

    If health and safety regulations do not allow large group gatherings, further communication, including links to school-specific virtual graduation ceremonies will be sent.

    Congratulations to all of the graduates in Pinellas County Schools!  Your teachers, family, friends and community are so very proud of all your achievements and look forward to celebrating you during your commencement ceremony.


    Michael A. Grego, Ed.D.
    Pinellas County Schools


    Summer Reading 2020

    Just because it's summer doesn't mean it's time to stop reading! Click this link https://www.pcsb.org/domain/11603 to go to view English Language Arts summer reading information and selection. If you have any questions please e-mail Mrs. Anderson


    Message from Dr. Grego

    As you know, this Saturday was scheduled as the graduation of the class of 2020. Please see a previous message from Dr. Grego to families: https://www.pcsb.org/domain/5711


    East Lake Seniors participate in "Be the Light"

    The East Lake campus was aglow May 14 as the school participated in the national "Be the Light" event. Athletic fields were illuminated and scoreboards read 2020 in honor of senior class members. We all know it hasn't been the end to the senior year everyone wanted, but you have continued to persevere, and power through with grace. Your East Lake family knows you are going to soar high! Click the picture below for a bird's eye view!

    Be the Light 5-14-2020


    East Lake High School Nationally Ranked!

    East Lake was ranked as the 11th best high school in the Tampa Bay area by US News & World Report, and among the top 100 magnet schools in the state of Florida! Way to go Eagles!

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    Two Class of 2015 ELHS Alums reach NFL!

    East Lake alumni Justin Strnad was drafted to the Denver Broncos during the 2020 NFL Draft! George Campbell signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent. Your ELHS family is proud of you both and know you're going to do great things!

    Campbell Strnad drafted

    On Campus St. Petersburg College Classes are Now Open for Registration
    Students interested in taking a free SPC class with our teachers on the ELHS campus may now do so.  *GPA, Testing, and Grade Level Restrictions may apply.
    Please click on this link to view the classes offered for 2020-21:
    If you do find a course, please submit this form to Guidance:
    Class of 2020 Valedictorians/Salutatorians announced
    The Class of 2020 Valedictorians and salutatorians for both engineering and the traditional program have been announced
    Valedictorian/Traditional - Olivia Thompson
    Valedictorian/Engineering - Matthew Peak
    Salutatorian/Traditional - Jacob Fuhr
    Salutatorian/Engineering - Bennett Carollo
    ELHS 2020 Val-Sal

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