HS Weekly Update 12/6/21

High School Students and Families,


I hope you all had a great weekend! It’s hard to believe that this is our last week of classes!  We are almost halfway through this school year.  


This week, we have a special student and staff spirit week to help us usher in the holidays. We have theme days scheduled so you may see us in pajamas or crazy holiday wear throughout the week! I just wanted to warn you!!


Updates and Information:


Final Exam Schedule: Click here for our final exam schedule, which goes from December 8-17. Just to clarify, all students will attend December 6-9. Students will only attend December 10-17, if they have a state End-of-Course exam in Biology, English II, Math I, or Math III.


Donations for Needy Families: Our number of needy families increases each year as our population increases. If you would like to donate a gift card for those in need, please drop it off at the high school no later than December 15th. Walmart and Target gift cards are best so that families can purchase food, clothing and/or gifts. Thank you for your generosity. If you are in need and would like to be included, please email Dr. Davis directly. Your information will be kept confidential.   


Band Concert: We have our combined middle and high school concert on Tuesday, December 7, at 6:00pm in the high school gym. Feel free to come by and support our talented students.


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.


Good News Gazette: It’s been a few weeks since our last update with the Good News Gazette, but we have several students who are spotlighted this week.  Be sure to check them out.  If you have good news to share, feel free to send to Dr. Davis.


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!


Coats & Scarves Collection Drive:  Our Good Works Club is sponsoring a coats and scarves drive.  Click here for more information.  


Animal Supply Drive:  The Animal Welfare Club is hosting a supply drive for the Orange County Animal Shelter. Click here for more information


Wish Week & Color Run:  Our Kids Helping Kids Club is hosting a wish week with contests and sales to support the Eastern NC Make-A-Wish Foundation.  They are also putting together an ERA team for the 5K Color Run on January 2.  Click here for details on Wish Week 2021 and the Color Run.


Bobcat Publications:  Our journalism and mass media students have been working to wrap up first semester with new episodes and editions of our Bobcat publications including our newspaper, podcast, and morning show.  Click here to access all the publications so far!


Board of Directors Meeting: Our December meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021, from 5:00pm-6:00pm. It will be over Zoom. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 879 6131 8869

Passcode: 652159


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. 


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!


Last Chance for Yearbook Ads:  Just a friendly reminder that if you want to purchase a Senior or Business Ad, those are due by 12/31, a little over two weeks from today. Space is filling up so they need to purchase now if they want to secure their senior or local business a spot. Click here to purchase.


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.   


Covid Dashboard: We had 3 positive cases reported last week. They were all within a single family.

Since the beginning of school:

K-8: 14 cases

HS: 6 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,