HS Weekly Update 11/23/21

High School Students and Families,

The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, and it is a time to reflect upon all that we are grateful for so far this year.  For me, I am grateful to work in such a wonderful school community with amazing students, talented teachers, and supportive parents.

As part of our effort to give back to the community this year, we are having a Holiday Spirit and Service Week in December prior to exams.  See below for more information.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Gobble, gobble!

Updates and Information:

Final Exam Schedule: Click here for our final exam schedule, which goes from December 8-17.  Students will only attend December 10-17 if they have a state End-of-Course exam.  .

Custodian Appreciation Day:  Three of our students have organized a Custodian Appreciation Day on December 1, to honor Mr. Calvin, our HS custodian, for all his hard work.  If you would like to drop off a gift card or note for him, you can bring it to the high school front office.  We will put everything together for him.

Holiday Spirit & Service Week:  We will have a holiday spirit & service week, December 6-9.  Click here for more details with each day’s theme.  In addition, we are using this week to collect non-perishable food items and toiletries to donate to the Durham Rescue Mission.  In addition, we are collecting gift cards to Walmart, Target, and local grocery stores to give to families in need within the ERA community.  Thanks to sophomore, Mary Shanahan, for creating our spirit week flyer!

Future Visions Meeting: Our November meeting is Tuesday, November 23rd from 5:00pm-6:00pm via Zoom. Here is the link. Meeting ID: 852 6163 8957 Passcode: 801919

Diversity and Inclusion: Our next Diversity and Inclusion meeting is scheduled for Monday 11/29 at 5pm on zoom. Please join us!

Board of Directors Survey: Click here to access the survey. All responses are completely anonymous. The survey window closes at 4 p.m. on November 30th.

Watch Bobcats Basketball LIVE at Home:  Eno River Academy has partnered with NFHS Network to stream our home high school basketball games. Click here for more details and subscription options.

SENIORS – Graduation Regalia Order Now:  Click here for more information about ordering and the direct link to Eno River Academy’s Josten’s page. Orders should be submitted by December 17 to ensure they will be available in time for Cap and Gown photos in early 2022 and to get discounted pricing.

Snuggly Socks & Hot Chocolate Bar:  If you’d like to donate to the staff hot chocolate bar or provide our staff with some fun socks on December 17, please sign up via the signup genius.  Thank you for helping us treat our amazing teachers!

Peer Tutoring:  Our National Honor Society students are offering one-on-one peer tutoring to any interested student during lunch.  Click here to learn more about the programHere is the link to sign up for tutoring, which is also at the end of the slideset.

HS Art Show: Our Visual Arts Department invites you to attend their annual Art Show on December 9 from 6-7 p.m  in the ERA HS Gym.  Click here for the invitation and details.

4-H Pet Drive: ERA’s elementary 4-H club will be holding a pet drive from December 4-17. We will be collecting used bath towels, used blankets, and pet food to donate to a local veterinarian office and animal shelter. Donations will be collected at Children’s Market or in the K-8 main office. Thank you for your support!

Children’s Market Application Deadline: The application deadline for Children’s Market has passed. If you missed the deadline but are still interested in having a booth, please contact Mrs. Hover (mhover@enoriveracademy.org).

Children’s Market: Come one, come all to Children’s Market on December 4! Enjoy the items our classes, clubs, and student vendors will have for sale. The high school Photography Club will also have mini holiday portrait sessions! Watch our social media in the coming days for pictures of available items.

Bobcat Weekly, the Bobcast, & Morning Show:  Click here for the latest edition of our newspaper, Bobcat Weekly. Additionally, we now have 4 episodes of The Bobcast which are live on Spotify. Search “Eno River Academy” to listen now! Our students have also started a morning show titled, “Good Morning, Bobcats!” Watch the first episode here with more coming out this week!

Got a Story Idea for the Bobcat Weekly?:  If students are interested in writing an article for the newspaper, they can email lwebb@enoriveracademy.org with their story idea.

Yearbook Linktree: This link will provide all relevant information and links to anything yearbook-related. https://linktr.ee/enoriveracademyyb

Covid Dashboard: Zero additional Covid cases last week.

Since the beginning of school:

K-8: 8 cases

HS: 4 cases

Currently, all transmissions have been from outside of school.

Thank you for your continued support throughout this school year.  We appreciate it!

Have a great week!

Partners in Education,