Bobcat Weekly Blast – September 25

Good afternoon Bobcats!

I hope you all had a great weekend and are enjoying a little bit cooler weather! Please see below for any updates and as always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.


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!

*Time-Sensitive*: Keyboards Needed for Piano Class– Did you know that ERA added a Group Piano class to our electives? The class has a waitlist and we want it to be available to more students, but we need your help! Right now, we only have 10 piano keyboards in the room, and if we can get more, we can grow the program!  Click here to donate to Mrs. Spencer’s DonorsChoose project to get four new keyboards for the piano lab. We only have until October 11th to get it funded, and still have a long way to go. We are so grateful for your generosity! If you have any questions or have a keyboard or piano to donate, please contact Mrs. Spencer directly at To see what the piano class has been up to this year, you can click here and/or come to their concert October 25 at 6pm.

App State Rep Visit Friday, September 29th

Our local App State rep will be visiting from 10:00-10:30 AM on Friday, September 29 in the conference room next to the front office. If you are interested in speaking with her please stop by during that time. Make sure you check in with your CATS teacher before going.

The Bobcat Weekly

Click here for Issue No. 27 of The Bobcat Weekly student newspaper

Yearbook Updates:

  • Click here to purchase the 2024 ERA Yearbook at the lowest price of the year. Offer ends on Friday 9/29 and price will increase after that.

  • 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

This week in Athletics:

Monday, 9/25

  • 5:45pm Soccer @ Oxford Prep

  • 6:00pm Volleyball @ Woods Charter

Tuesday, 9/26

  • 3:00pm Golf @ Henderson Country Club (release at 1:00)

  • 5:00pm Cross Country (away – release at 3:10)

Thursday, 9/28

  • 3:00pm Tennis v. Voyager (release at 2:00)

  • 5:30pm Ultimate v. Falls Lake

  • 6:00pm Soccer v. Vance Charter

  • 6:00pm Volleyball @ Excelsior

What you might have missed:

School Improvement Team:

If you are interested in serving on our school improvement team, please email Ms. Bair. Meetings are held virtually, typically one evening per month. This year, we will be working on updating the school’s comprehensive manual and our annual fund grants.

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!

Orange High School and Eno River Ultimate Frisbee:

CCP Interest:

Juniors – if you are interested in attending CCP in the spring, please reach out to Adam Desantis and sign up for an info session.

Blood Drive:

Our first blood drive is on Wednesday, October 4 from 9:30-2:00.

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

  • September 29 – CATS

  • 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!

Keyboards for New Group Piano Class

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