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January 12, 2023

NJROTC will host its 2nd Mega Meet this Saturday, January 14 starting at 8 am in the Fieldhouse. We will be hosting 13 schools from across Northern Illinois. Army, Air Force, and Navy JROTC traditions will be represented. There will be over 400 Cadets competing in over 10 different events. The ceremony will be held in the mid-afternoon. All are welcome to attend.
-Catalina Saenz

The TALENT SHOW IS COMING!
Yes, you heard correctly. The TALENT SHOW IS COMING.
This year’s talent show is scheduled for Friday, January 20th. You’ve got time during winter break to get YOUR ACT TOGETHER! See what I did there? Get you act together? It’s literal and figurative.
Anyway, The Talent Show is open for ALL current students to audition, and auditions will be held in January. Singers, dancers, jugglers, bands, and all other kinds of acts are welcome. See Mr. Wheeler for more information or go to www.TomcatTheatre.org
-Ross Wheeler

The Literary Magazine is accepting submissions for our yearly magazine! Submissions should be original work in the form of any of the following: poetry, short fiction, dramatic scene, a descriptive sketch, a personal essay, or spoken word. Any submissions will be published in our EA magazine, as well as submitted to the Literary Festival where you could win prizes for your work. Please send any of your work to druizherrera@d131.org by January 31st by 4:00PM or visit room 326 for more information.
-Sierra LeSure

December 5, 2022

Class of 2023, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley Scholarship application has a December 9th deadline. Please do not miss this opportunity to qualify for over 200 local scholarships through one application! Any student with a GPA over 2.0 is potentially eligible. Counselors will be helping students complete their application for this as well as the Waubonsee Community Foundation scholarship during all lunch periods on Tuesday December 6 in the CCC.

Attention Seniors!
Today our ISAC rep, Lauren Waitt, is available during all lunch periods in the College and Career Center. Also, Aurora University will be in the CCC during all lunch periods. This Tuesday Waubonsee Community College will be in the College and Career Center during all lunch periods. This Wednesday the U.S. Army will be visiting during all lunch periods outside of the cafeteria. Also, North Central College will be in the CCC during 4th and 5th period. Thursday our ISAC rep, Lauren Waitt, will be available in the College and Career Center during all lunch periods to answer FAFSA questions.
-Kerry Leaf

Hey, ScholastiCats! Meet in room 218 for practice at 3:25 on December 6th – also, check the Google classroom for further information about our upcoming meets. We are *still* looking to add new members to the team – please see Ms. Andersen-Drake in room 219 B if you are interested!
-Jennie Andersen-Drake

Hey Tomcats! Come see a collection of student artwork at the Art Show before the Prism Concert Thursday, December 8th at 6pm and Saturday, December 10th at 12pm. Art is cool! You should come!
-Sarah Felgenhauer

Freshman Class Council is selling candy grams for $1.00. Surprise someone with a sweet holiday treat! Candy grams can be purchased in the Atrium before school on M, W and F and after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sales run through Monday, December 12th, so order your candy grams today! See Mrs. Gillespie in Room 317 for more information.
-Sarah Gillespie

Prism Concert
Calling all Christmas lovers – the annual East Aurora Prism Concert is right around the corner! This concert features every music student here at East High in an hour-long festival of holiday sounds and light, as well as a HUGE multimedia art gallery created by our best art students. It is one of the biggest events of the year here in Aurora, and you can get your FREE tickets now by scanning the QR code on the posters around school or by talking to a music teacher. Performances are Thursday, December 8 at 7pm and Saturday December 10 at 1pm. Tickets are going fast, get yours NOW!
-John Damore

October 28, 2022

2022-2023 yearbooks are on sale NOW! Books will sell for $30 now, and increase to $35 later, so make sure you order early! Go to jostens.com/yearbook23 to place your order, or see Mrs. Boettcher in room 314!
-Chelsie Boettcher

Seniors are encouraged to attend the first FAFSA workshop of the year- this Thursday here in the building from 6-8pm. Enter through door 1 and bring your parent/guardian to get started on your application. Help will be available in both English and Spanish. Talk to your counselor so that you come prepared with all of the necessary documents.
-Karina Mendez

Attention Seniors!
Today, Thursday is Financial Aid Thursday with our ISAC rep, Lauren Waitt, during all lunch periods in the CCC. On Friday there will be a presentation about the Golden Apple Scholarship program during all lunch periods in the College and Career Center.
-Kerry Leaf

The ScholastiCats are back, Jack! Have you ever found yourself playing along during Jeopardy or other quiz-like competitions? Want to participate in a competitive team environment but sports aren’t really your thing? Check out the ScholastiCats – we compete against other Upstate Eight schools to answer questions about literature, art, math, science, social studies, and even random categories – can you believe we had a question asked about Wiz Khalifa before?
Our first meeting of the year will be this Thursday, October 27 at 3:25 in room 218 – we’ll talk about practice schedule and the upcoming kickoff tournament with other UEC schools! Please see Ms. Andersen-Drake in room 219 B if you have any questions!
-Jennie AndersenDrake

Attention all Girls! Interested in joining at sport here at East but not sure which one? Join girls bowling no experience required! We will have an informational meeting Thursday 10/27 @ 3:30 in room 258. Stop by room 258 if you have any questions. GO TOMCATS!
-James C. Sroka

Hey Ladies want to play for one of the most exciting programs in the area and in our school. Then listen to this announcement
Attention: All girls who are interested or would like to try out for girls’ basketball. It’s now time to get registered and make sure you get that sports physical if you’ve not gotten it. To tryout you must register on 8to18 and have an updated sports physical on file with the athletic office by October 31, 2022. The first day of tryouts will be October 31, 2022 @ 3:35pm in the main gymnasium. All levels will meet there to start tryouts. If you’ve any questions please be sure to see Coach O’Reilly, Coach Marecek, and Coach Clayborn.
-Lee Clayborn

German Honor Society is selling Halloween candy. Stop by room 603 before or after school to get a treat.
-Joanna Wardynski

October 19, 2022

Early and Priority deadlines for College Admission start on November 1. On Tuesday, October 25, Counselors will be assisting seniors in completing their Common Apps and other college applications in time for Early deadlines. All interested members of the Class of 2023 should bring their Chromebooks to the CCC during lunch periods on October 25 to receive assistance with this process. All seniors are welcome to get help with their applications, even if you are not specifically trying to hit early deadlines. The sooner you submit your applications the sooner you will start receiving admission and scholarship offers!
-Matt Sheahan

Attention all Girls! Interested in joining at sport here at East but not sure which one? Join girls bowling no experience required! We will have an informational meeting Thursday 10/27 @ 3:30 in room 258. Stop by room 258 if you have any questions. GO TOMCATS!
-James C. Sroka

Hey Ladies want to play for one of the most exciting programs in the area and in our school. Then listen to this announcement
Attention: All girls who are interested or would like to try out for girls’ basketball. It’s now time to get registered and make sure you get that sports physical if you’ve not gotten it. To tryout you must register on 8to18 and have an updated sports physical on file with the athletic office by October 31, 2022. The first day of tryouts will be October 31, 2022 @ 3:35pm in the main gymnasium. All levels will meet there to start tryouts. If you’ve any questions please be sure to see Coach O’Reilly, Coach Marecek, and Coach Clayborn.
-Lee Clayborn

German Honor Society is selling Halloween candy. Stop by room 603 before or after school to get a treat.
-Joanna Wardynski

Key Club’s next meeting is happening Monday, Oct. 24th at 3:25. Join us in room 336 to help plan our volunteer service opportunities for the fall and beyond!
-Jamey Bouwmeester

Dancers! The East High Winter Dance Team tryouts are October 24th-26th after school in the atrium. You must be: registered on the 8 to 18 website, have an updated physical, have a “Tomcat Red Card” and be present ALL tryout dates. Any questions? Contact coach Zackery or the athletic office.
-Alexis Zackery

Attention Seniors!
Today, Wednesday will be “Get A Job Wednesday” during all lunch periods in the College and Career Center. Enjoy your time off of school on Thursday and Friday and don’t forget to work on your college applications and FAFSA!
-Kerry Leaf

October 17, 2022

Dancers! The East High Winter Dance Team tryouts are October 24th-26th after school in the atrium. You must be: registered on the 8 to 18 website, have an updated physical, have a “Tomcat Red Card” and be present ALL tryout dates. Any questions? Contact coach Zackery or the athletic office.
-Alexis Zackery

Attention Seniors!
Today Aurora University will be in the College and Career Center during all lunch periods. Also, it is Financial Aid Monday with our ISAC rep, Lauren Waitt. This Tuesday the U.S. Marines will be set up outside the CCC during all lunch periods. Also, on Tuesday Upper Iowa University will be in the CCC 5th period and Quincy University will be there 6th period. This Wednesday will be “Get A Job Wednesday” during all lunch periods in the College and Career Center. Enjoy your time off of school on Thursday and Friday and don’t forget to work on your college applications and FAFSA!
-Kerry Leaf

Movie Club continues to celebrate spooky season. Next up we’re watching TREMORS. If you can avoid the Graboids, join us in the Little Theater this Tuesday at 3:30 PM.
-Alan Scott

Attention students, Guide Right is planning a college tour to Illinois Tech on October 25, 2022. Students will tour the campus and participate in the Youth Tech Expo. We will leave East Aurora High School at 8:00 AM and will return at 3:00 PM. Lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, visit Guide Right in room 100 during your lunch period on Tuesdays, or see Ms. Taylor or Mr. Smith.
-Derrick M. Smith

 

October 4, 2022

Come join us at the Educator Rising Club tomorrow, Wednesday the 5th after school, in room 329. New members are always welcome. Bring $15 if you’d like a club shirt. Payments are due by Friday.
-Francesca Manzella

The competitive math team is looking for more members! If you want to use your math skills to compete against other schools, then we want you. Freshmen and Sophomores should attend an informational meeting with Coach Walter after school tomorrow Wednesday, October 5 or Thursday, October 6 in room 223. Juniors and Seniors can talk to Coach Harren at any time in room 166.
-Christopher Walter

Attention all Juniors. Are you interested in joining the Junior class council. We meet on Wednesdays at 7:30AM in room 611. For more information see Ms. De La Torre.
-Vanessa De La Torre

Attention Seniors!
Today, Tuesday, Waubonsee Community College will be returning during all lunch periods in the CCC to help answer questions and fill out college applications. This Wednesday the U.S. Army will be outside of the CCC during all lunch periods. Thursday will have our ISAC rep, Lauren Waitt, available during all lunch periods to answer FAFSA questions. Also on Thursday, the U.S. Air Force will be outside the CCC during all lunch periods. Friday is the Community Foundation Fox River Valley scholarship workshop during all lunch periods. Last but not least, on Friday Princeton University will be in the College and Career Center during 4th period.
-Kerry Leaf

They’re creepy and they’re kooky. Mysterious and spooky. They’re all together ooky. The Addams family. Movie Club is watching ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES today at 3:30 in the Little Theater. Spooky season is upon us, everyone.
-Alan Scott

Juniors! pictures will be taken today October 4, and Senior pictures will be taken on October 6. All pictures will be taken during English classes.
-Chelsie Boettcher

Office 115 is in need of Monitors during lunch periods, if you are interested in becoming a monitor and earn community service hours, stop by Office 115 during your lunch period and ask for Mrs. Gonzalez for more info.
First come first serve!!!
-Mirtha Gonzalez

Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to visit the fieldhouse on Wednesday, October 5th,
for our College Fair during fifth and sixth-period lunches. You will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from various colleges and universities, learn about careers that require vocational training, and connect with individuals who can help you decide what post-secondary plan is right for you. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to start planning your future! If you have any questions, please see your counselor or stop by the College and Career Center!
-Nakita Stewart

Wanting to rewarded Anya for making it into Eden Academy, Yor and Loid decide to let her decide where they go for a family outing. When she decides they need to go to a castle turned amusement park based on her favorite T.V. show, Loid has to pull some strings within his organization to make it happen. What’s the worst thing that could happen when real spies are undercover as park workers at an amusement park based on a fictional spy t.v. show? Come find out as the Anime Club continues on watching Spy X Family on Wednesdays from 3:20 to 4:30 in room 360.
-Robert Sroka

Seal of Biliteracy
East Aurora High School students may now register to take the AAPPL assessment to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. East High students can register for the AAPPL exam by clicking on this link. Registration is open and the at-home testing will take place October 8th. To earn the Seal of Biliteracy, students must qualify in both English and another language. Students are welcome to register to take both the English and world language tests; to do so, they should complete the form once for each language. Please contact Mr. Kelly Henkel in room 172 or at khenkel@d131.org with any questions.
-Kelly Henkel

September 29, 2022

Picture days are coming up! Freshman and sophomore pictures will be taken on Monday, October 3. Junior pictures will be taken on October 4, and Senior pictures will be taken on October 6. All pictures will be taken during English classes.
-Chelsie Boettcher

Office 115 is in need of Monitors during lunch periods, if you are interested in becoming a monitor and earn community service hours, stop by Office 115 during your lunch period and ask for Mrs. Gonzalez for more info.
First come first serve!!!
-Mirtha Gonzalez

Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to visit the fieldhouse on Wednesday, October 5th,
for our College Fair during fifth and sixth-period lunches. You will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from various colleges and universities, learn about careers that require vocational training, and connect with individuals who can help you decide what post-secondary plan is right for you. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to start planning your future! If you have any questions, please see your counselor or stop by the College and Career Center!
-Nakita Stewart

Wanting to rewarded Anya for making it into Eden Academy, Yor and Loid decide to let her decide where they go for a family outing. When she decides they need to go to a castle turned amusement park based on her favorite T.V. show, Loid has to pull some strings within his organization to make it happen. What’s the worst thing that could happen when real spies are undercover as park workers at an amusement park based on a fictional spy t.v. show? Come find out as the Anime Club continues on watching Spy X Family on Wednesdays from 3:20 to 4:30 in room 360.
-Robert Sroka

If you are interested in playing basketball this year, there will be a meeting after school today at 3:45 pm in the Freshman Gym. There will be more information provided at the meeting.
-Rick Robinson

Are you interested in creative writing? What about designing and producing a magazine? Then join Literary Magazine! We meet every
Tuesday in room 326 at 3:20 pm.
-Sierra LeSure

Do you want to better understand the world around you? Join us for Newspaper Club on Thursdays in room 357 to explore and discuss what’s been going on in this crazy and amazing world of ours.
-Katie Willoughby

Want to show your school spirit? EA! ECO club will be selling eye blacks and temporary tattoos on Thursday and Friday during Homecoming week for Red and Black Day! Find a club member or stop by room 208. Tattoos cost are $2 -$3 each. There are limited quantities so make sure to grab yours early!
-Karie Nash

Seal of Biliteracy
East Aurora High School students may now register to take the AAPPL assessment to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. East High students can register for the AAPPL exam by clicking on this link. Registration is open and the at-home testing will take place October 8th. To earn the Seal of Biliteracy, students must qualify in both English and another language. Students are welcome to register to take both the English and world language tests; to do so, they should complete the form once for each language. Please contact Mr. Kelly Henkel in room 172 or at khenkel@d131.org with any questions.
-Kelly Henkel

Time to get ready for next week! Here is our Homecoming Week info:
Spirit Days:
THUR: 9/29: Side Kick” Day- Bring your comfort blanket, or stuffed animal, or wear your favorite PJ’s
FRI: 9/30: “Tomcat Pride” Day- Wear Red & Black, & get some beads before school starts

Homecoming Week Activities include:
Thursday: Come see the Girls volleyball team play vs. the Faculty @4:30pm in main gym.
Friday: Student Council passes out beads before school; then after school is the Homecoming Soccer & Football games
Saturday: Homecoming 2022 A “Masquerade” Dance 7pm-10pm in main gym; door 15 entrance; $20 per ticket, $25 the 2 days before; NO tickets at the door.
-Kenneth Gerk

September 16, 2022

Are you a talented artist who is interested in volunteering in the arts and participating in art shows and other art related activities that benefit your school and community? National Art Honor Society is your place. You must have previously had a semester of art at EAHS. Come to the informational meeting on Tuesday, September 20th from 3:20-4:00 in Room 080.
-Nicole Yingst

Would you like to be more involved in your community and make a positive difference in the lives of others? Would you like to learn leadership skills and plan service projects with your peers? Then Key Club might be the place for you. Please join us for our next meeting Monday afternoon at 3:25 in room 336. For more information, contact Mr. Bouwmeester or Ms. Mengler.
-Jamey Bouwmeester

MOVIE CLUB IS watching MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO. Join us this Tuesday at 3:30 in the Little Theater. Two words: CAT BUS.
-Alan Scott

Loid is a psychiatrist who is really a spy. Yor is a government office worker who is really a deadly assassin. Anya is a young girl who is really an escaped telepath. Can three people pretend to be a normal family for the sake of world peace while keeping their double lives secret from each other? Come find out as the Anime Club watches Spy X Family on Wednesdays from 3:20 to 4:30 in room 360.
-Mr. Robert Sroka

Are you interested in creative writing? What about designing and producing a magazine? Then join Literary Magazine! We meet every Tuesday in room 326 at 3:20 pm.
-Sierra LeSure

The Tomcat College and Career Center is officially open for business. Every lunch period the CCC will be staffed by counselors to assist you in your post-secondary planning and search. The CCC will host regular visits from College admission representatives, Financial Aid experts, and career specialists. Stop by during your lunch period, and follow our calendar of events, as well as important college admission, financial aid, and scholarship information on the CCC webpages, located in the student tab of the East High website.
-Matt Sheahan

August 29, 2022

Are you interested in creative writing? What about designing and producing a magazine? Then join Literary Magazine! Starting Tuesday, September 6th, we will meet every Tuesday in room 326 at 3:20 pm.
-Sierra LeSure

Get the Edge to your success with DECA, meeting Thursday mornings at 7:10 am in Room 203. No business experience necessary.
-Mark Lyons

Auditions for the fall play, A Monster Calls, will be held on Thursday and Friday of this week in Hawks Auditorium. Please plan to attend both days, September 1st and 2nd. All students are welcome to audition. See Mr. Wheeler before school in the Little Theater with any questions.
-Ross Wheeler

Educators Rising is a club for students who are considering a career in teaching. If you, or someone you know, is interested in working in the field of education, please join us on Wednesday, September 7th for our first meeting of the year, after school in room 329!
-Francesca Manzella

Are you interested in creative writing? What about designing and producing a magazine? Then join Literary Magazine! Starting Tuesday, September 6th, we will meet every Tuesday in room 326 at 3:20 pm.
-Sierra LeSure

Do you love plants and all things Earth? The Eco Club will be meeting in Room 208 on Wednesdays at 3:20! Our first meeting will be Sept 7th. All are welcome!
-Karie Nash

If you would like to come to the library during lunch you must get a pass from the library during office hours. You must have a school ID with your lunch hour punched. The library lunch pass will be good for the week. Get your pass early! Space is limited.
-Susanne Bertucco

Did you miss the deadline to apply to Science National Honor Society in the spring? Well, there is still time to apply! Pick up an application from Mr. Nenia in room 216. Hurry! Applications are due by September 2nd!
-Marc Nenia

The East High Gender and Sexuality Alliance will meet every Tuesday in Room 369 at 3:20 P.M. starting September 6th. Come on out!
-Heather Curry

Attention Anime enthusiasts, Cosplayers and the curious! Starting Sept. 7th, the Anime Club will be meeting on Wednesdays after school from 3:20 to 4:30 in Room 360. Staff are welcome. See Mr. R. Sroka or Ms. Sanders for more details.
-Mr. Robert Sroka

January 12, 2023

NJROTC will host its 2nd Mega Meet this Saturday, January 14 starting at 8 am in the Fieldhouse. We will be hosting 13 schools from across Northern Illinois. Army, Air Force, and Navy JROTC traditions will be represented. There will be over 400 Cadets competing in over 10 different events. The ceremony will be held in the mid-afternoon. All are welcome to attend.
-Catalina Saenz

The TALENT SHOW IS COMING!
Yes, you heard correctly. The TALENT SHOW IS COMING.
This year’s talent show is scheduled for Friday, January 20th. You’ve got time during winter break to get YOUR ACT TOGETHER! See what I did there? Get you act together? It’s literal and figurative.
Anyway, The Talent Show is open for ALL current students to audition, and auditions will be held in January. Singers, dancers, jugglers, bands, and all other kinds of acts are welcome. See Mr. Wheeler for more information or go to www.TomcatTheatre.org
-Ross Wheeler

The Literary Magazine is accepting submissions for our yearly magazine! Submissions should be original work in the form of any of the following: poetry, short fiction, dramatic scene, a descriptive sketch, a personal essay, or spoken word. Any submissions will be published in our EA magazine, as well as submitted to the Literary Festival where you could win prizes for your work. Please send any of your work to druizherrera@d131.org by January 31st by 4:00PM or visit room 326 for more information.
-Sierra LeSure

December 5, 2022

Class of 2023, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley Scholarship application has a December 9th deadline. Please do not miss this opportunity to qualify for over 200 local scholarships through one application! Any student with a GPA over 2.0 is potentially eligible. Counselors will be helping students complete their application for this as well as the Waubonsee Community Foundation scholarship during all lunch periods on Tuesday December 6 in the CCC.

Attention Seniors!
Today our ISAC rep, Lauren Waitt, is available during all lunch periods in the College and Career Center. Also, Aurora University will be in the CCC during all lunch periods. This Tuesday Waubonsee Community College will be in the College and Career Center during all lunch periods. This Wednesday the U.S. Army will be visiting during all lunch periods outside of the cafeteria. Also, North Central College will be in the CCC during 4th and 5th period. Thursday our ISAC rep, Lauren Waitt, will be available in the College and Career Center during all lunch periods to answer FAFSA questions.
-Kerry Leaf

Hey, ScholastiCats! Meet in room 218 for practice at 3:25 on December 6th – also, check the Google classroom for further information about our upcoming meets. We are *still* looking to add new members to the team – please see Ms. Andersen-Drake in room 219 B if you are interested!
-Jennie Andersen-Drake

Hey Tomcats! Come see a collection of student artwork at the Art Show before the Prism Concert Thursday, December 8th at 6pm and Saturday, December 10th at 12pm. Art is cool! You should come!
-Sarah Felgenhauer

Freshman Class Council is selling candy grams for $1.00. Surprise someone with a sweet holiday treat! Candy grams can be purchased in the Atrium before school on M, W and F and after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sales run through Monday, December 12th, so order your candy grams today! See Mrs. Gillespie in Room 317 for more information.
-Sarah Gillespie

Prism Concert
Calling all Christmas lovers – the annual East Aurora Prism Concert is right around the corner! This concert features every music student here at East High in an hour-long festival of holiday sounds and light, as well as a HUGE multimedia art gallery created by our best art students. It is one of the biggest events of the year here in Aurora, and you can get your FREE tickets now by scanning the QR code on the posters around school or by talking to a music teacher. Performances are Thursday, December 8 at 7pm and Saturday December 10 at 1pm. Tickets are going fast, get yours NOW!
-John Damore

October 28, 2022

2022-2023 yearbooks are on sale NOW! Books will sell for $30 now, and increase to $35 later, so make sure you order early! Go to jostens.com/yearbook23 to place your order, or see Mrs. Boettcher in room 314!
-Chelsie Boettcher

Seniors are encouraged to attend the first FAFSA workshop of the year- this Thursday here in the building from 6-8pm. Enter through door 1 and bring your parent/guardian to get started on your application. Help will be available in both English and Spanish. Talk to your counselor so that you come prepared with all of the necessary documents.
-Karina Mendez

Attention Seniors!
Today, Thursday is Financial Aid Thursday with our ISAC rep, Lauren Waitt, during all lunch periods in the CCC. On Friday there will be a presentation about the Golden Apple Scholarship program during all lunch periods in the College and Career Center.
-Kerry Leaf

The ScholastiCats are back, Jack! Have you ever found yourself playing along during Jeopardy or other quiz-like competitions? Want to participate in a competitive team environment but sports aren’t really your thing? Check out the ScholastiCats – we compete against other Upstate Eight schools to answer questions about literature, art, math, science, social studies, and even random categories – can you believe we had a question asked about Wiz Khalifa before?
Our first meeting of the year will be this Thursday, October 27 at 3:25 in room 218 – we’ll talk about practice schedule and the upcoming kickoff tournament with other UEC schools! Please see Ms. Andersen-Drake in room 219 B if you have any questions!
-Jennie AndersenDrake

Attention all Girls! Interested in joining at sport here at East but not sure which one? Join girls bowling no experience required! We will have an informational meeting Thursday 10/27 @ 3:30 in room 258. Stop by room 258 if you have any questions. GO TOMCATS!
-James C. Sroka

Hey Ladies want to play for one of the most exciting programs in the area and in our school. Then listen to this announcement
Attention: All girls who are interested or would like to try out for girls’ basketball. It’s now time to get registered and make sure you get that sports physical if you’ve not gotten it. To tryout you must register on 8to18 and have an updated sports physical on file with the athletic office by October 31, 2022. The first day of tryouts will be October 31, 2022 @ 3:35pm in the main gymnasium. All levels will meet there to start tryouts. If you’ve any questions please be sure to see Coach O’Reilly, Coach Marecek, and Coach Clayborn.
-Lee Clayborn

German Honor Society is selling Halloween candy. Stop by room 603 before or after school to get a treat.
-Joanna Wardynski

October 19, 2022

Early and Priority deadlines for College Admission start on November 1. On Tuesday, October 25, Counselors will be assisting seniors in completing their Common Apps and other college applications in time for Early deadlines. All interested members of the Class of 2023 should bring their Chromebooks to the CCC during lunch periods on October 25 to receive assistance with this process. All seniors are welcome to get help with their applications, even if you are not specifically trying to hit early deadlines. The sooner you submit your applications the sooner you will start receiving admission and scholarship offers!
-Matt Sheahan

Attention all Girls! Interested in joining at sport here at East but not sure which one? Join girls bowling no experience required! We will have an informational meeting Thursday 10/27 @ 3:30 in room 258. Stop by room 258 if you have any questions. GO TOMCATS!
-James C. Sroka

Hey Ladies want to play for one of the most exciting programs in the area and in our school. Then listen to this announcement
Attention: All girls who are interested or would like to try out for girls’ basketball. It’s now time to get registered and make sure you get that sports physical if you’ve not gotten it. To tryout you must register on 8to18 and have an updated sports physical on file with the athletic office by October 31, 2022. The first day of tryouts will be October 31, 2022 @ 3:35pm in the main gymnasium. All levels will meet there to start tryouts. If you’ve any questions please be sure to see Coach O’Reilly, Coach Marecek, and Coach Clayborn.
-Lee Clayborn

German Honor Society is selling Halloween candy. Stop by room 603 before or after school to get a treat.
-Joanna Wardynski

Key Club’s next meeting is happening Monday, Oct. 24th at 3:25. Join us in room 336 to help plan our volunteer service opportunities for the fall and beyond!
-Jamey Bouwmeester

Dancers! The East High Winter Dance Team tryouts are October 24th-26th after school in the atrium. You must be: registered on the 8 to 18 website, have an updated physical, have a “Tomcat Red Card” and be present ALL tryout dates. Any questions? Contact coach Zackery or the athletic office.
-Alexis Zackery

Attention Seniors!
Today, Wednesday will be “Get A Job Wednesday” during all lunch periods in the College and Career Center. Enjoy your time off of school on Thursday and Friday and don’t forget to work on your college applications and FAFSA!
-Kerry Leaf

October 17, 2022

Dancers! The East High Winter Dance Team tryouts are October 24th-26th after school in the atrium. You must be: registered on the 8 to 18 website, have an updated physical, have a “Tomcat Red Card” and be present ALL tryout dates. Any questions? Contact coach Zackery or the athletic office.
-Alexis Zackery

Attention Seniors!
Today Aurora University will be in the College and Career Center during all lunch periods. Also, it is Financial Aid Monday with our ISAC rep, Lauren Waitt. This Tuesday the U.S. Marines will be set up outside the CCC during all lunch periods. Also, on Tuesday Upper Iowa University will be in the CCC 5th period and Quincy University will be there 6th period. This Wednesday will be “Get A Job Wednesday” during all lunch periods in the College and Career Center. Enjoy your time off of school on Thursday and Friday and don’t forget to work on your college applications and FAFSA!
-Kerry Leaf

Movie Club continues to celebrate spooky season. Next up we’re watching TREMORS. If you can avoid the Graboids, join us in the Little Theater this Tuesday at 3:30 PM.
-Alan Scott

Attention students, Guide Right is planning a college tour to Illinois Tech on October 25, 2022. Students will tour the campus and participate in the Youth Tech Expo. We will leave East Aurora High School at 8:00 AM and will return at 3:00 PM. Lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, visit Guide Right in room 100 during your lunch period on Tuesdays, or see Ms. Taylor or Mr. Smith.
-Derrick M. Smith

 

October 4, 2022

Come join us at the Educator Rising Club tomorrow, Wednesday the 5th after school, in room 329. New members are always welcome. Bring $15 if you’d like a club shirt. Payments are due by Friday.
-Francesca Manzella

The competitive math team is looking for more members! If you want to use your math skills to compete against other schools, then we want you. Freshmen and Sophomores should attend an informational meeting with Coach Walter after school tomorrow Wednesday, October 5 or Thursday, October 6 in room 223. Juniors and Seniors can talk to Coach Harren at any time in room 166.
-Christopher Walter

Attention all Juniors. Are you interested in joining the Junior class council. We meet on Wednesdays at 7:30AM in room 611. For more information see Ms. De La Torre.
-Vanessa De La Torre

Attention Seniors!
Today, Tuesday, Waubonsee Community College will be returning during all lunch periods in the CCC to help answer questions and fill out college applications. This Wednesday the U.S. Army will be outside of the CCC during all lunch periods. Thursday will have our ISAC rep, Lauren Waitt, available during all lunch periods to answer FAFSA questions. Also on Thursday, the U.S. Air Force will be outside the CCC during all lunch periods. Friday is the Community Foundation Fox River Valley scholarship workshop during all lunch periods. Last but not least, on Friday Princeton University will be in the College and Career Center during 4th period.
-Kerry Leaf

They’re creepy and they’re kooky. Mysterious and spooky. They’re all together ooky. The Addams family. Movie Club is watching ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES today at 3:30 in the Little Theater. Spooky season is upon us, everyone.
-Alan Scott

Juniors! pictures will be taken today October 4, and Senior pictures will be taken on October 6. All pictures will be taken during English classes.
-Chelsie Boettcher

Office 115 is in need of Monitors during lunch periods, if you are interested in becoming a monitor and earn community service hours, stop by Office 115 during your lunch period and ask for Mrs. Gonzalez for more info.
First come first serve!!!
-Mirtha Gonzalez

Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to visit the fieldhouse on Wednesday, October 5th,
for our College Fair during fifth and sixth-period lunches. You will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from various colleges and universities, learn about careers that require vocational training, and connect with individuals who can help you decide what post-secondary plan is right for you. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to start planning your future! If you have any questions, please see your counselor or stop by the College and Career Center!
-Nakita Stewart

Wanting to rewarded Anya for making it into Eden Academy, Yor and Loid decide to let her decide where they go for a family outing. When she decides they need to go to a castle turned amusement park based on her favorite T.V. show, Loid has to pull some strings within his organization to make it happen. What’s the worst thing that could happen when real spies are undercover as park workers at an amusement park based on a fictional spy t.v. show? Come find out as the Anime Club continues on watching Spy X Family on Wednesdays from 3:20 to 4:30 in room 360.
-Robert Sroka

Seal of Biliteracy
East Aurora High School students may now register to take the AAPPL assessment to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. East High students can register for the AAPPL exam by clicking on this link. Registration is open and the at-home testing will take place October 8th. To earn the Seal of Biliteracy, students must qualify in both English and another language. Students are welcome to register to take both the English and world language tests; to do so, they should complete the form once for each language. Please contact Mr. Kelly Henkel in room 172 or at khenkel@d131.org with any questions.
-Kelly Henkel

September 29, 2022

Picture days are coming up! Freshman and sophomore pictures will be taken on Monday, October 3. Junior pictures will be taken on October 4, and Senior pictures will be taken on October 6. All pictures will be taken during English classes.
-Chelsie Boettcher

Office 115 is in need of Monitors during lunch periods, if you are interested in becoming a monitor and earn community service hours, stop by Office 115 during your lunch period and ask for Mrs. Gonzalez for more info.
First come first serve!!!
-Mirtha Gonzalez

Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to visit the fieldhouse on Wednesday, October 5th,
for our College Fair during fifth and sixth-period lunches. You will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from various colleges and universities, learn about careers that require vocational training, and connect with individuals who can help you decide what post-secondary plan is right for you. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to start planning your future! If you have any questions, please see your counselor or stop by the College and Career Center!
-Nakita Stewart

Wanting to rewarded Anya for making it into Eden Academy, Yor and Loid decide to let her decide where they go for a family outing. When she decides they need to go to a castle turned amusement park based on her favorite T.V. show, Loid has to pull some strings within his organization to make it happen. What’s the worst thing that could happen when real spies are undercover as park workers at an amusement park based on a fictional spy t.v. show? Come find out as the Anime Club continues on watching Spy X Family on Wednesdays from 3:20 to 4:30 in room 360.
-Robert Sroka

If you are interested in playing basketball this year, there will be a meeting after school today at 3:45 pm in the Freshman Gym. There will be more information provided at the meeting.
-Rick Robinson

Are you interested in creative writing? What about designing and producing a magazine? Then join Literary Magazine! We meet every
Tuesday in room 326 at 3:20 pm.
-Sierra LeSure

Do you want to better understand the world around you? Join us for Newspaper Club on Thursdays in room 357 to explore and discuss what’s been going on in this crazy and amazing world of ours.
-Katie Willoughby

Want to show your school spirit? EA! ECO club will be selling eye blacks and temporary tattoos on Thursday and Friday during Homecoming week for Red and Black Day! Find a club member or stop by room 208. Tattoos cost are $2 -$3 each. There are limited quantities so make sure to grab yours early!
-Karie Nash

Seal of Biliteracy
East Aurora High School students may now register to take the AAPPL assessment to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. East High students can register for the AAPPL exam by clicking on this link. Registration is open and the at-home testing will take place October 8th. To earn the Seal of Biliteracy, students must qualify in both English and another language. Students are welcome to register to take both the English and world language tests; to do so, they should complete the form once for each language. Please contact Mr. Kelly Henkel in room 172 or at khenkel@d131.org with any questions.
-Kelly Henkel

Time to get ready for next week! Here is our Homecoming Week info:
Spirit Days:
THUR: 9/29: Side Kick” Day- Bring your comfort blanket, or stuffed animal, or wear your favorite PJ’s
FRI: 9/30: “Tomcat Pride” Day- Wear Red & Black, & get some beads before school starts

Homecoming Week Activities include:
Thursday: Come see the Girls volleyball team play vs. the Faculty @4:30pm in main gym.
Friday: Student Council passes out beads before school; then after school is the Homecoming Soccer & Football games
Saturday: Homecoming 2022 A “Masquerade” Dance 7pm-10pm in main gym; door 15 entrance; $20 per ticket, $25 the 2 days before; NO tickets at the door.
-Kenneth Gerk

September 16, 2022

Are you a talented artist who is interested in volunteering in the arts and participating in art shows and other art related activities that benefit your school and community? National Art Honor Society is your place. You must have previously had a semester of art at EAHS. Come to the informational meeting on Tuesday, September 20th from 3:20-4:00 in Room 080.
-Nicole Yingst

Would you like to be more involved in your community and make a positive difference in the lives of others? Would you like to learn leadership skills and plan service projects with your peers? Then Key Club might be the place for you. Please join us for our next meeting Monday afternoon at 3:25 in room 336. For more information, contact Mr. Bouwmeester or Ms. Mengler.
-Jamey Bouwmeester

MOVIE CLUB IS watching MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO. Join us this Tuesday at 3:30 in the Little Theater. Two words: CAT BUS.
-Alan Scott

Loid is a psychiatrist who is really a spy. Yor is a government office worker who is really a deadly assassin. Anya is a young girl who is really an escaped telepath. Can three people pretend to be a normal family for the sake of world peace while keeping their double lives secret from each other? Come find out as the Anime Club watches Spy X Family on Wednesdays from 3:20 to 4:30 in room 360.
-Mr. Robert Sroka

Are you interested in creative writing? What about designing and producing a magazine? Then join Literary Magazine! We meet every Tuesday in room 326 at 3:20 pm.
-Sierra LeSure

The Tomcat College and Career Center is officially open for business. Every lunch period the CCC will be staffed by counselors to assist you in your post-secondary planning and search. The CCC will host regular visits from College admission representatives, Financial Aid experts, and career specialists. Stop by during your lunch period, and follow our calendar of events, as well as important college admission, financial aid, and scholarship information on the CCC webpages, located in the student tab of the East High website.
-Matt Sheahan

August 29, 2022

Are you interested in creative writing? What about designing and producing a magazine? Then join Literary Magazine! Starting Tuesday, September 6th, we will meet every Tuesday in room 326 at 3:20 pm.
-Sierra LeSure

Get the Edge to your success with DECA, meeting Thursday mornings at 7:10 am in Room 203. No business experience necessary.
-Mark Lyons

Auditions for the fall play, A Monster Calls, will be held on Thursday and Friday of this week in Hawks Auditorium. Please plan to attend both days, September 1st and 2nd. All students are welcome to audition. See Mr. Wheeler before school in the Little Theater with any questions.
-Ross Wheeler

Educators Rising is a club for students who are considering a career in teaching. If you, or someone you know, is interested in working in the field of education, please join us on Wednesday, September 7th for our first meeting of the year, after school in room 329!
-Francesca Manzella

Are you interested in creative writing? What about designing and producing a magazine? Then join Literary Magazine! Starting Tuesday, September 6th, we will meet every Tuesday in room 326 at 3:20 pm.
-Sierra LeSure

Do you love plants and all things Earth? The Eco Club will be meeting in Room 208 on Wednesdays at 3:20! Our first meeting will be Sept 7th. All are welcome!
-Karie Nash

If you would like to come to the library during lunch you must get a pass from the library during office hours. You must have a school ID with your lunch hour punched. The library lunch pass will be good for the week. Get your pass early! Space is limited.
-Susanne Bertucco

Did you miss the deadline to apply to Science National Honor Society in the spring? Well, there is still time to apply! Pick up an application from Mr. Nenia in room 216. Hurry! Applications are due by September 2nd!
-Marc Nenia

The East High Gender and Sexuality Alliance will meet every Tuesday in Room 369 at 3:20 P.M. starting September 6th. Come on out!
-Heather Curry

Attention Anime enthusiasts, Cosplayers and the curious! Starting Sept. 7th, the Anime Club will be meeting on Wednesdays after school from 3:20 to 4:30 in Room 360. Staff are welcome. See Mr. R. Sroka or Ms. Sanders for more details.
-Mr. Robert Sroka