Bobcat Weekly Blast – October 30

Good afternoon team!

We have a ton of things going on this week! Please refer to this email and see below for more specific information! As always feel free to reach out to me with any questions!



Costume Day


Half day


Pajama Day


Twin Day


ERA Spirit Day

Pre-ACT for all 10th graders

Students in grades 9, 11, 12 do not report to school

Honor Roll Celebration at Lunch

Pep Rally, 3:00pm



PreACT Tuesday

Tomorrow, 10/31 will be a half day and also the Pre-ACT for all 10th graders. Only students currently in 10th grade should report to school tomorrow. Please arrive at ERA by 8:25 a.m. Based on the testing time, most students should finish around 11:30 am-12:00 p.m. but this could vary based on students’ accommodations.


What to Bring on Test Day

  • Two No. 2 pencils with erasers

  • An approved calculator (see attachment) – This test can be taken without the use of a calculator. The school will not be providing calculators or batteries for calculators for the PreACT.

  • Snack and drink (optional) – Food and drink can only be consumed during the break and must be done outside of the testing room. Eating, drinking, and the use of reading materials are not permitted in the test room.


What Not to Bring

  • Any devices, including smartwatches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content. Phones and smartwatches that are brought into the school will need to be completely powered off and stored away. Students will not have access to these devices during testing or any breaks.

  • Protractors, compasses, rulers

  • Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils, mechanical pencils

  • Pamphlets or papers of any kind


If you have questions or concerns about the upcoming PreACT administration at Eno River Academy, please feel free to contact Mrs. Wall.

Students in grades 9, 11, 12 should use tomorrow as an educational opportunity day. Here are some ideas for ways to best utilize your day.

Pep Rally Friday

We will host a pep rally in the gym on Friday to celebrate all our fall sports teams. See the schedule below, any questions – reach out to Mrs. Alford.

Class schedule:

  • 8:30 – 9:50 – 1st period (80 min)

  • 9:55 – 11:15 – 2nd period (80 min)

  • 11:20 – 12:05 – Lunch

  • 12:10 – 1:30 – 3rd period (80 min)

  • 1:35 – 2:55 – 4th period (80 min)

  • 3:00 – 3:30 – Pep Rally

The Bobcat Weekly No. 30

FCS Fall Food Drive
Starting November 1st, there will be a container in the front office where anyone can donate canned goods, non perishable goods, and other pantry items. These will go to a local food bank/shelter. Please donate if you can!

Honor Roll Celebration

We will have the Q1 honor roll celebration during lunch on Friday! Still need more volunteers and donations – if you are able to help, please see this link!

Lunch Time

Starting this week, staff on lunch duty will be making sure that no students are eating lunch in the gym. Please remember that you can eat lunch in the commons, outdoor seating areas, or in a teacher’s classroom. The gym is open during lunch, but food must be kept out.

Yearbook Updates:

  • Click here to purchase the 2024 ERA Yearbook.

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

    • Trunk or Treat and Halloween

    • 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**

    • Club Event 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!

  • 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!

Board of Directors Meeting:

Our next board meeting will be held on November 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Feel free to join us at the high school or via this Zoom link.

Children’s Market:

Every year, ERA students and clubs put on our Children’s Market! Applications are now available for students and clubs who would like to have a booth to sell handmade items or conduct a service project. Applications are due to Mrs. Hover with the $10 booth fee by Nov. 21. This year’s market will be on December 2 from 10-12 in the HS Gym!

This week in Athletics:

Monday, 10/30

  • 6:00pm Soccer

Tuesday, 10/31

  • 5:30 HS Ultimate @ Voyager

What you might have missed:

School Photos are Ready!

View and order at


  • Event Code: FE8123

  • Also Needed: Powerschool Unique Student ID

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!

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!

Orange County Cheer Showcase –

Ticket Sales will go through December 5

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.

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.

Peer Tutoring by National Honor Society:

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

Upcoming Important Dates:

Click here for the 23-24 ERA School Calendar

  • October 30 – November 3 – Fall Spirit Week

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

  • November 3 – 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!