Bobcat Weekly Blast – October 2

Happy October!


I hope you had a great weekend, and are enjoying this cooler weather. A lot of things are coming up for us, so please see below for updates and let me know if you have any questions!


This week






3:00 Golf – dismiss @ 1:00pm

6:00 Volleyball @ home

Make up Pictures

3:45 Leadership Team Meeting, Trull’s Room

5:00 Cross Country Senior Night


6:00 Band Concert

9:00 HS Tour

5:00 Volleyball @ home


6:00 Soccer @ home


Looking ahead:

  • Next week we will have an early release day on Friday, 10/13, followed by a week off for Fall Break!

  • Saturday, 10/14 – the PSAT will be given here at the high school.



The Bobcat Weekly: Click here for the latest issue of The Bobcat Weekly student newspaper


Bells this week:

Due to the change in wifi, we will not have bells this week. Please be reminded of the daily bell schedule and Friday’s advisory bell schedule. Click here for the bell schedules.


Blood Drive Wednesday:

This Wednesday Mrs. Jones’s sports medicine class will be hosting their first Blood Drive of the year.

  • Students who are donating blood will be pulled from their class at their assigned time.

  • Please make sure all students stay out of the gym throughout the day, especially during lunch.

College Visits to ERA This Week
UNC Asheville will have a table in the commons during lunch to talk to prospective students on Tuesday, 10/3.
Warren Wilson College will have a table in the commons during lunch to talk to prospective students on Wednesday, 10/4.
App State will be in the conference room on Thursday, 10/5 for prospective students from 2-3PM. Please make sure you talk to your teachers for a pass if you are able to attend.

Trunk or Treat:

The high school National Honors Society will be hosting their second annual Trunk or Treat in the lower school parking lot on October 28th from 2 to 4pm. Please come out and either decorate a trunk or just come trunk or treat. If you want to sign up to decorate a trunk, please fill out the form below. We are also asking for candy donations so that clubs and other organizations don’t have to purchase it all out of their club funds. If you want to donate candy, there will be a bin set up in the front office of the high school from September 5th to October 26th.

Trunk Or Treat Sign Up Form


Peer Tutoring by National Honor Society:

Students may sign up for peer tutoring during lunches using this form.

Spirit Week and Homecoming:
Spirit Week is October 30-November 3! Followed by the Fall dance on November 4th from 7pm-10pm.

  • Monday: Costume day
  • Tuesday: No School (except for those taking the test)
  • Wednesday: Pajama Day
  • Thursday: Twin Day
  • Friday: ERA School Spirit Day.

The Dance is November 4th, 7-10pm.
Tickets will go on sale during lunch on October 9th. Tickets are $10 until October 13. They will be $15 from October 23-27th.
Please email Ms. Price ( for guest forms for non-ERA students.

This week in Athletics:

Monday, 10/2

  • 3:00pm Golf (release @ 1:00)

  • 6:30pm Soccer @ Voyager

  • 6:00pm Volleyball v. River Mill/Voyager


Tuesday, 10/3

  • 4:30pm Ultimate @ Durham Academy

  • 5:30pm JV Volleyball @ Roxboro Community

  • 7:00pm Volleyball @ Roxboro Community

  • 5:00pm Cross Country SENIOR NIGHT


Thursday, 10/5

  • 12:00pm Tennis (release at 10:00)

  • 5:30pm JV Volleyball v. Com Durham Art

  • 6:00pm Volleyball v. Oxford Prep


Friday, 10/6

  • 6:00pm Soccer v. Excelsior


What you might have missed:

Clothing Drive

The Children’s Clothing Closet would love your donations of gently used clothing and shoes to benefit families in need. Sizes in most need are: 6 up through youth 18 and shoe sizes child 12 through adult 8. Collection bins are in the main office and will be there through October 13!


Yearbook Updates:

  • Click here to purchase the 2024 ERA Yearbook.

  • Submit your photos for the yearbook! We need photos of:

    • Fall sports

    • Summer Adventures (camps, vacations, pool days, beach trips, fun with friends etc)

    • Freshman Orientation

    • First Day of School

    • 2023 Prom (photos of current students only)

    • Students in their extracurricular activities

    • Students at their jobs/internships/volunteer work

    • Pet photos

  • To submit your photos for the yearbook this year, email photos to Please include the first and last names and grade levels for all students pictured and a short description for each photo submitted.

  • Senior ads are now available for purchase. Click here to purchase an ad for your senior!

  • Follow the yearbook @enoriveracademyyb on Instagram and Facebook for important updates and yearbook class fun!


Picture Day Retakes for all high school students, including senior portraits, will be on Tuesday 10/3. Please sign up for retakes through your Jostens Pix account. The access code for our school is FE8123


October Board of Directors Meeting and Retreat:

The next board meeting will be October 24 and will be held via zoom. A link will be provided at a later date.


Community Connections:

Community Connections Yearly Calendar: The Community Connections group of teachers and parents aims to work hard behind the scenes to support the caring and engaged community we have. This calendar is an overview of what happens on campus throughout the year (subject to change). Watch the weekly email updates for Sign-up Genius links and other information about these events if you would like to attend or help out!



Interested in Applying to ECU?

ECU will be offering TWO free application weeks coming up in September and October!

September 24-29th

October 16-20th

For students interested in applying to the Honors College and having their application fee waived.

Upcoming Important Dates:

Click here for the 23-24 ERA School Calendar

  • October 3 – Makeup pictures

  • October 4 – Fall Band Concert, 6pm

  • October 5 – HS Tour, 9am

  • October 6 – CATS

  • October 13 – Early Release

  • October 14 – PSAT (9:00am)

  • October 16 – October 20 – Fall Break

  • October 25 – Fall Chorus and Piano Concert, 6pm

  • October 27 – CATS & Report Cards

  • October 28 – Trunk or Treat (2:00 – 4:00)

  • October 30 – November 3 – Fall Spirit Week

  • October 31 – Early Release & PreACT (all students stay home except 10th graders)

  • November 3 – CATS & Honor Roll Celebration

  • November 9 – HS Tour, 9am

  • November 10 – No School

  • November 17 – CATS & Progress Reports

  • November 22 – November 24 – Thanksgiving Break

  • November 30 – Play, 6pm

  • December 1 – Play, during school day

  • December 2 – Children’s Market (10:00am – 2:00pm)

  • December 5 – Winter Band Concert, 6pm

  • December 7 – Art Show, 6pm

  • December 7 – HS Tour, 9am

  • December 7 & 8 – Teacher Made Final Exams

  • December 11 – English 2 EOC

  • December 12 – Math 1 EOC

  • December 13 – Biology EOC

  • December 14 –  Math 3 EOC

  • December 18 – January 2 – Winter Break


Teacher Donations:

We have three teachers that have put together Donors Choose projects! I’ve linked them both below and if you’d like to donate or share them with your social media connections, we would be so grateful!

Advanced Digital Design

Starting with the Basics

A Djembe to Play!