Bobcat Weekly Blast – October 23

Good afternoon Bobcats!

Please see the email updates below and as always – let me know if you have any questions!
Mrs. Sealy


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Honor Roll Celebration

Report cards go home this week on Friday, 10/27. We will have an honor roll celebration the following Friday, 11/3 during lunch.

Parents: please see this sign up genius if you would like to donate or volunteer!

Caramel Apple Bar Teacher Appreciation:

With your help, we would love to treat our teachers to a caramel apple bar on Friday, October 27.  Sign up here and drop off items to Mrs. Triplett or Ms. Moore in the front office by Thursday, October 26.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Kristin Martin at

Fall Chorus Concert

Fall Chorus & Piano Concert on October 25th at 6pm in the ERA HS gym. This concert will feature the Chorus (class), Chorus Club, and Piano students. The concert will be family-friendly and about an hour long, no intermission.


Make-A-Wish Color Run

Please join Kids Helping Kids and sign up for the Make-A-Wish Color Run January 6th at WRAL Soccer Park! Over the past 3 years we have been able to help raise over $30,000 to provide wishes to 6 critically ill children. You can sign up to be a runner or a color thrower, with the option to join the Eno River Academy team or create your own. We hope you can come out and support this amazing cause!

Swim Team Interest Meeting

Tomorrow during lunch in Ms. Alford’s classroom!

Women’s Basketball Update:

Monday 10/23: 6:00-7:30pm in the K-8 gym.

Tuesday 10/24: Time and Location TBD (depends on volleyball playoff schedule)

Follow our instagram @enoriverwbb for updates.

Men’s Basketball Update:

Tryouts for Men’s Varsity and Junior Basketball will be held Monday and Tuesday, October 23 and 24. The tryouts will be held at Cedar Grove Ruritan Club gym, as our fine volleyball teams still will be competing in tournaments and practicing in the Eno gyms. The gym is on Efland-Cedar Grove Road, about 12 minutes from school.

Monday, tryouts will run from 4:15 – 6:15 after school. Tuesday, tryouts will run from 6:00 – 7:30.

You don’t need to try out for one team or the other. All athletes compete together, and coaches then name and assign teams.  The tryouts are not exclusive to athletes who have been working out with the basketball coaches. If you think you would enjoy high school basketball and have something that you could contribute to the teams, we’d love to see you at tryouts. Coaches strive to make the tryouts developmental. So, whether you make a team or not, you should expect a good experience and should expect that you’ll leave having learned how to be a better basketball player.

Orange County Cheer Showcase –

This week in Athletics:

Fall Athletics Excitement!

Women’s Golf

Stella John finished the TNAC Conference season in 2nd place overall.  She moves on to NCHSAA Regionals on Monday 10/23.

Women’s Tennis

Women’s Volleyball

Our Varsity Volleyball team is moving on to the NCHSAA 2nd Round after defeating North Edgecombe on Saturday.  Last week they also had an amazing conference championship effort…finishing 2nd overall.

Cross Country

Men’s Soccer

The Soccer team is wrapping up their regular season this Wednesday at in Efland.  It is Senior Night.  Please come out and celebrate with us!!!

The high school ultimate team participated in a Fall Brawl tournament this weekend and won 3 out of 4 games Saturday! Here are the results:

  • OC Fire wins the first game vs Jordan 13-2.

  • Game 2 vs Hoggard. OC Fire wins 13-7.

  • Game 3: OC Fire wins 13-1 against Asheville.

  • Game 4 ran us up against the clock with the final point going to DSA/DSSM. OC Fire lost 8-9. Great day for OC Fire overall!

Monday, 10/23

  • 8:00am Golf Regionals

  • 4:30pm Soccer @ Vance Charter – release at 2:15pm

Tuesday, 10/24

  • 6:00pm Volleyball (away)

Wednesday, 10/25

  • 3:00pm Tennis – dismiss at 2:00pm

  • 6:00pm Soccer Senior Night v. Voyager

Thursday, 10/16

  • 5:30pm Ultimate v. Riverside

  • 6:00pm Volleyball

Friday, 10/27

  • Tennis State Championship

What you might have missed:

Lunch Donations

We would love to invite families who are inclined to donate a hot lunch to help out any students who may have forgotten or are unable to purchase lunch here at school. You can do this by adding an additional lunch to your order for the office!

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 early release bell schedule. Click here for the bell schedules.

1st Quarter Grades:

Grades will be due Tuesday, October 24 at 12pm. Report cards will be distributed in CATS on Friday, October 27.

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.

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.

Yearbook Updates:

  • Click here to purchase the 2024 ERA Yearbook.

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

    • Fall Fun! (Pumpkin patches, pumpkin carving, apple picking, corn mazes, haunted houses, etc)

    • Fall Break Activities, Travel, and Adventures!**

    • Students in their extracurricular activities**

    • Fall sports photos (conference, regionals, states)**

    • Students at their jobs/internships/volunteer work**

    • Pet photos

    • 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony photos from last year**

    • Graduation photos from last year (current ERA students with siblings/friends who graduated)**

  • 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!

  • If you have a local business and would like to purchase a business ad, click here!

  • We still have 2023 (last school year) yearbooks available! You can purchase one from the high school front office for $15 cash. Supplies are very limited so act fast!

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

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!

Upcoming Important Dates:

Click here for the 23-24 ERA School Calendar

  • 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!