HS Bobcat Weekly Blast 2/21

Good afternoon Bobcats!

The Science Olympiad students competed this weekend at the regional tournament against 30 other teams. The students listed below placed and won a medal. If you teach them or see them around campus, please congratulate them!!!

2nd place Bottle Rocket: Noelia Balderas and Elaina Milano

6th place Bridge: Avery Keats

6th place: Chemistry Lab: Pete McKiernan and Betts Roney

6th place: Green Generation: Ella Moore and Betts Roney

6th place Remote Sensing: Daisy Lanier and Pete McKiernan

See the updates below and as always, please let me know if you have any questions!

Ms. Sealy

IG:  @PrincipalSealy



We conducted our lockdown drill this morning. All the students and staff did a remarkable job keeping students quiet and locked away.

Progress Reports

Will be available for your viewing this Thursday. Please reach out if you need assistance getting set up in PowerSchool.

A Night at the Casino:

Please join us for the dance this Saturday for the ALS Association!

Drivers Ed:

Driver’s Ed will take place April 17 – 28th.

Sign ups will be open until February 23.

You may use this link to sign up for the spring Driver’s Ed Program.

Key Club Interest Meeting:

We will host an interest meeting for anyone interested in starting a Key Club Wednesday, March 1 at 8:00am. Those interested can come to Ms. Alford’s room at that time for more information!

What you might have missed:

Registration links for STEM Camps 2023 are open!

STEM Camp provides the opportunity for students to do hands-on activities with faculty and staff in the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and the School of Engineering.

Please visit STEM Camp | Events | Campbell University or click on the appropriate link below to register. We would love for your student(s) to join us.

Registration for STEM Camp includes a $150.00 non-refundable fee per student. Fifty seats are available per camp and are a first come, first served basis. Please register your student for the correct grade level.

Registration Deadlines:

High School Camp Registration Deadline: July 5, 2023

Bobcat Weekly

Click here to see the latest edition of Bobcat Weekly.

Efland Ruritan Club Scholarship

Seniors have the opportunity for two scholarships that are guaranteed money for ERA. One scholarship is for students who are trying to enter four year college/community college and one is for technical school. Please see the information linked here and here and drop off your application by April 4th.

Orange County Summer Camp Counselor Positions

I am reaching out to broadly spread the word that Orange County is now accepting applications for Recreation Summer Camp Counselor positions for 2023.  This year we will be differentiating between Senior and Junior Counselors and hiring accordingly.  Full position descriptions are available on the HR website at www.orangecountync.gov/jobs.  Both positions close Friday, February 24.

College Athlete Interest Info Session This Thursday

If your child is interested in pursuing college athletics we have scheduled a professional to come in and talk to them about the process. This meeting is to be held on Thursday during lunch in room 308. All grades are welcome to attend.

ERA Ice Skating Night:

Please join the ERA community for a family skate night on Friday, March 10th. Please see this flyer for details.

ACT Prep

The ACT will be Tuesday, March 7 for all 11th grade students.

We will offer self-paced, free, online prep materials for students who are interested. Please complete this form if you would like this ACT prep.

Bobcat Spotlight

In an effort to highlight our amazing staff and students we are initiating the Bobcat Spotlight.

Each month has a different character trait (February is Courage). When you see someone exhibiting this behavior then you nominate them using this link.  You can also snap a picture if you like!

Both students and teachers can be nominated!  Check out the bulletin board in the commons to see printed pictures and blurbs about how our nominated students and staff displayed the character trait!

Board of Directors Meetings

The next Board of Directors meetings will be held on February 28th and March 22nd both at 5:30 pm.

February Zoom Link

March Zoom Link

Upcoming Important Dates:

Click here for the 22-23 ERA School Calendar

  • Thursday, February 23 – Progress Reports available on PowerSchool

  • Wednesday, March 1 – Early Release

  • Friday, March 3 – CATS

  • Tuesday, March 7 – ACT for all 11th graders, only 11th graders report to school on this day.

  • Monday, March 13 – End of Quarter 3

  • Friday, March 17 – Teacher Work Day

  • Monday, March 20 – 3rd quarter report cards – CATS

  • Tuesday, March 21 – ACT Makeup

  • Tuesday, April 4 – CATS

  • April 7 – 14 – Spring Break, No School

  • April 17 – 28 – Driver’s Ed after school

  • Monday, April 24 – 4th quarter progress reports available on PowerSchool

  • April 24 – April 28 – Spring Spirit Week

  • Tuesday, April 25 – Band Concert 6pm

  • Friday April 28 – Prom

  • May 1 – 5 – Teacher Appreciation Week

  • May 1 – May 11 – AP Exams

    • Monday 5/1 – 8:00 US Gov, 12:00 Chem

    • Tuesday 5/2 – 8:00 APES, 12:00 Psych

    • Wednesday 5/3 – 8:00 Literature, 12:00 Comp Sci A

    • Thursday 5/4 – 8:00 Human Geography, 12:00 Seminar & Stat

    • Friday 5/5 – 8:00 US History

    • Monday 5/8 – 8:00 Calc, 12:00 Comp Sci Principles

    • Tuesday 5/9 – 8:00 Language

    • Thursday 5/11 – 8:00 World, 12:00 Physics

  • Monday, May 1 – Teacher Work Day

  • Thursday, May 11 – Performing Arts Show, 6pm

  • Tuesday, May 16 – CATS & Art Show, 6pm

  • Wednesday, May 17 -Teacher Made Exams 1st & 3rd

  • Thursday, May 18 – Teacher Made Exams 2nd & 4th

  • Friday, May 19 – Math 3 EOC

  • Monday, May 22 – English 2 EOC

  • Tuesday, May 23 – Biology EOC

  • Wednesday, May 24 – Math 1 EOC, 2pm Graduation Rehearsal

  • Thursday, May 25 – EOC Make Ups, 4pm Graduation

  • Friday, May 26 – Early Release Day, End of 4th Quarter

  • Wednesday, May 31 – Report Cards

What you might have missed:

Athletics FAQs

Athletics Contact List

Bobcat Weekly

Bobcat Spotlight Nomination

Calendar of Events

Covid Guidance

Covid Positive or Exposure Link

Electronic Use Agreement


Food Pantry Donations

Intent to Return

OTC Medication Administration Form

Submissions for Eno Aura

Teacher Appreciation Donations

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