Cheer Practice Begins Monday, June 17 All cheerleaders
will begin practice on Monday, June 17, in the Lucco-Jackson Gym at EHS. The
tentative schedule for the next two weeks is listed below:
Monday, June 17
Wednesday, June 19 Practice
Friday, June 21 Practice
Announce JV and Varsity Squads 8:00 p.m. Monday, June 24
Parent meeting in Commons 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26 Practice
Friday, June 28 Practice
June 5, 2013 - Summer School begins
July 27 - Mud Mountain - scroll down for more details
July 31, August 1, 2 and 5, 6, 2013 Registration - see below for
Tiger Welcome: Experience EHS! Freshman orientation-July 31 and August 7
August 15, 2013 - First day of student
attendance - FULL DAY
For more info, call 655-6555.
Events are subject to change without notice.
TIGER WELCOME:EXPERIENCE EHS! Tiger
Welcome: Experience EHS! is an exciting event for every
freshman. Offered during the summer, Tiger Welcome helps students begin a
successful transition to Edwardsville High School by exploring academic programs
and extracurricular activities and by learning about the many support services
available. It promises to be a fun and informative experience.
scheduled four orientation sessions from which your child may choose. Each
will be identical in content. Space in each session is limited to
150 students, so please call the receptionist at 656-7100 to reserve a space
in your chosen session as soon as possible. You may also make a reservation
by e-mailing the receptionist at
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you e-mail, please be sure to include your
name, your student’s name, your phone number, and the date and time of your
The dates and times are as follows:
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 9:00-11:00 a.m. or 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 9:00-11:00 a.m. or 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Posted: March 6,2013
Registration for the 2013-14 school year will take place on the following dates:
9th Grade - Wednesday, July 31, 11
a.m. - 7 p.m.
10th Grade - Thursday, Aug. 1, 9 a.m. - 3
11th Grade - Friday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
12th Grade - Monday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
ALL Grades - Tuesday, Aug. 6, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Letters will be mailed this summer with complete instructions for accessing and
completing forms prior to your child's registration day. Parents can come in any time that is convenient if they are not able to come on
their child’s assigned day.
18TH ANNUAL MUD MOUNTAIN SET FOR JULY 27
Posted: May 23,2013
Edwardsville Cross Country and Track & Field Booster Club Presents: 18th Annual MUD MOUNTAIN 5K Cross Country Classic & 1 Mile Fun Run
When: Saturday •
July 27, 2013 • 8:00 AM What: Cross
country running on a fun
and challenging 5K
course. 5K race starts
at 8:00 a.m. (bib chip
timing from Fleet Feet!)
One-mile fun run
Mud Mountain. 5KQuality
T-shirts, prizes, and
awards for top 3
finishers in each age
division Where: Cross
country course at the
Boys Tennis Advances to the IHSA State Tournament
Posted: May 20,2013
Girls' Track and Field Finish 2nd at IHSA State Championship
Posted: May 19,2013
Girls Soccer Wins IHSA Regional Title
Posted: May19, 2013
Brandon Harris - St. Louis Post-Dispatch Athlete of the Week
Posted: May 16,2013
Harris was named the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Athlete of the Week. Click
for more details.
Horsley Lovejoy Library Student Writing Award Winner
Posted: May 9,2013
Horsley, Junior, was
honored at Southern
- Edwardsville with
a third place award
in the Lovejoy
Edwardsville High School Interact Club is wrapping up a very busy, and
club started out the year with 23 members and currently ended with 74
members, tripling in size. In addition, the club has participated in more
than a dozen community service projects and fund raising efforts since the
beginning of the school year.
September, the club assisted the Edwardsville Rotary with their Airplane
Park Playground Design Day at the local grade schools and the Community
Reveal and Kickoff Event. In November, the club raised 220 used cell phones
to buy calling cards for soldiers overseas. In April, the club hosted their
annual Letters of Hope event, in which over 100 EHS students participated in
writing inspirational letters to students from the African Vision of Hope in
Zambia. The Interact members have contributed endless hours in the
community, participating at more than 15 local events.
Throughout the year, the club raised and donated money for several
worthwhile causes. At the last meeting of the year, the Interact members
presented a $1000 check to the Edwardsville Rotary Club for the Airplane
Park Playground, which will be built this September (see picture).
Although the school year is coming to an end, the EHS Interact Club looks
forward to continuing to make a difference at both EHS and in the
Journalism Students Advance
to IHSA State Competition
journalism and yearbook students traveled to the IHSA Journalism
sectional competition in Carbondale Saturday, April 20, earning
first place overall. Participants were Annabeth Carlson, Caitlin
Cook, Bethany Frick, Isabella Lilley, Kayleigh Meinzen, Lindsey
Odom, Maggie Perkins, Cristina Rivera-Bosques, Guy Russo, Tatum
Secor, Kelsey Sims, Cameron Thomas, Abby Urbanek, and Connor Wright.
Individual winners and their
yearbook theme development-Bethany Frick and Cameron Thomas
First place review
yearbook layout-Cameron Thomas
yearbook copy writing-Connor Wright
First place news
sports writing-Abby Urbanek
editorial cartooning-Lindsey Odom
feature photography-Maggie Perkins
editorial writing-Isabella Lilley
newspaper design-Tatum Secor
These students will travel to
Eastern Illinois University this Friday to compete in the state
EHS Students Honored at
Silver Medallion Awards, Mr. Hagin Named Teacher of the Year
25th Annual Silver Medallion Academic Excellence Awards Banquet was held
Thursday, April 18, 2013 in the George Terry River Bend Arena on the campus of
Lewis and Clark Community College. The awardees represented the top 8% of
their graduating class.
Scott Hagin, math teacher, received the
Teacher of the Year Award.
National Honor Society host a mobile packing event for Feed My
On Sunday, April 14, National Honor Society hosted a mobile packing event at EHS
for the charity Feed My Starving Children. Over 500 volunteers from the school
and community donated two hours of time to help with the problem of world
hunger. In one day, volunteers mixed, packaged, and packed 108,864 rice-based
meals for starving children around the world.
Students Enjoy Field Day
On Tuesday, April 9th,
students and staff enjoyed the third annual Tiger Field Day. The event,
organized by National Honor Society members, provided activities such as games
and crafts for students from Liberty Middle School and EHS.
Field day participants spent
a very busy day involved in activities such as bowling, basketball, volleyball,
and dancing. There was plenty of time for socializing, especially during the
pizza party lunch, which was served in the media center. Students also made
elephant and lion crafts and ate animal cracker snacks to go along with the
wilderness theme of the event.
At the end of the day, all
participants received a medal and a bag of goodies to take home. Everyone
looked great in their matching field day shirts featuring the slogan “The only
real challenge is a bad attitude.” This quote definitely represents the spirit
of this fun and successful event.
Girls Track and Field Team Participate in the NHS Feed My Starving Children
Posted: April 16, 2013
EHS students visit the Edwardsville
Posted: April 16, 2013
Students used the experience to think about,
talk about, and write about "structure," since that was the theme of the
current show. Students discussed the meaning of "structure" and where
we find or create structure in life.
Mrs. Renken's students then created
journals, "6 word essays," and poems about the experience (different
"structures" of writing). Dennis Detoye came to the EAC to talk
with them about structure from an artist's standpoint. Several students
also wrote "fan letters" to the District 7 K-4th graders whose art was
displayed in the student gallery. Those notes were sent to the
principals of each building to pass along to the kids.
“My reaction to this
experience was altering. It opened up my insight to local artists and
all mediums of art. I recommend this experience wholeheartedly. I
found it interesting and enjoyable…” EHS English student.
EHS Wins Illinois Economics Challenge!
Posted: April 16, 2013
Edwardsville High School earned First Place in the 2013
Challenge State Finals, a program of Econ Illinois. The event, held April
11 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, involved 39 high school students
competing for the Championship title.
Edwardsville outscored Second Place Willowbrook High School, after a final “Quiz
Bowl” round of competition. The First Place team, Tim Chen, Sterling
Coleman-Selby, Dylan Shallow, Rick Veitch and teacher Adam Koester received a
trophy and framed certificate for their school, individual medals and
certificates as well as Visa gift cards. The top scoring teams from only four
states will qualify for the National Finals held in New York City.
Illinois Economics Challenge (ILEC) is a Money Smart Week event in Chicago.
The Illinois Economics Challenge is designed to recognize Advanced
Placement students who demonstrate high levels of comprehension and application
of economics concepts and skills; and to reward teachers for outstanding
practices in teaching economics courses.
EHS in the Spring
Posted: April 3, 2013
James, Edwardsville hold off Cahokia to take first place at Granite City
with her artwork
Visit the Main Office to view our
Tiger Art Gallery
featuring more creations
from our student artists!
Math Team Takes Honors at ICTM Regional Competition
Posted: April 3, 2013
The EHS Math Team poses with their
ribbons and awards after taking first place at the ICTM Regional
Competition at SIUE.
The seniors pose with their awards,
holding the high scorer, Tim Chen.
(L to R) Austin Fahsl, Andrew Stratmann,
Tim Chen, Colton Shipley, Ryan Brown, Josh Knebel, Rick Veitch, Anna
Kolasa, Andrew Serfas, Clare Swapp
Have you ordered your 2013 yearbook?
Posted: March 13,2013
If not, don’t delay. The deadline to purchase a book is April 14 or when the last of the remaining 100 books is sold, whichever comes first. While we may have some yearbooks available on Yearbook Day, we can’t guarantee it. Click on the Paid in Full orders link below to make sure you have ordered a book. If not, click on the Order Your Yearbook link on the left to purchase your yearbook. Call Yearbook Adviser Kim Niemietz at 655-6030 if you have any questions.
[Paid in Full orders]
Prom 2013 - "Black and White Ball"
Posted: March 6,2013
EHS's 2013 Prom will be held at the Gateway Center in Collinsville on April
27th. The reception area will open at 6:00 and dinner will be served at 7:15.
This year’s prom theme is "Black and White Ball." All students will receive a
black and white masquerade mask when they arrive, but wearing black and white is
not a requirement. [More Info]
3rd Place IHSA 4A State Tournament
Posted: March 17, 2013
The Rotary Interact Club Writes Letters of Hope
Posted: March 20,2013
The Rotary Interact Club recently hosted
the second annual Letters of Hope event. Partnered with the
African Vision of Hope, the club invited EHS students to write letters
to students in Zambia to provide them with hope and inspiration. A total of
84 students participated in the event and over 100 letters will be delivered
to the African Vision of Hope students in Zambia. Judi Bertels, CEO
of African Vision of Hope, informed students with stories and
pictures about the current conditions of the African students. Once the
letters are delivered to Zambia, the students will then also have
the opportunity to respond to their EHS penpals. The event raised $500 in
proceeds to benefit the African Vision of Hope schools.
Posted: March 20,2013
Girls' Track Competes at the University of Illinois
Posted: March 17,2013
Emmonie Henderson set an indoor state track meet record with a
throw of 49' 1". --------------------------------------------------------
NHS Sponsors Feed My Starving Children Event Saturday
Posted: March 15,2013
the link below to go to the packing event volunteer registration page.
On February 19th, Professor Smithinger
from SIUE came to EHS to give a "Masterclass" on the Timpani.
Timpani are tuned drums that require an extra degree of skill to be
able to find the correct pitches on the drums in order to be in tune
with not only the ensemble, but with one's self as well.
Professor Smithinger gave the students an hour long lesson and
demonstration on this very musical instrument and gave the students
the opportunity to try their hand at tuning and even finding
intervals on the drums.
Posted: February 25, 2013
The Edwardsville Boy’s Volleyball Team and Oldcastle Lawn and Garden are teaming
up for the 3rd annual spring mulch sale. [More
Honors Spanish III and IV
Students Visit the EAC
Posted: February 16, 2013
Mrs. Beck's Honors Spanish 3 and
4 classes recently visited the
Edwardsville Arts Center for the
Eric Barnett, the exhibit
curator, spoke to each class
about the pieces that were in
the exhibit and the diversity
among the pre-Columbian
cultures. The students learned
about the materials that were
used to make the pieces, how the
pieces were used in the daily
lives of the indigenous cultures
and how many other pieces were
lost throughout history. The
exhibit and the lesson was
Honors Chemistry Students
Posted: February 6, 2013
Chemistry students completed
a series of reactions to
recover the solid copper
from copper nitrate solution
(see photo 1&2). To show
the class two of the best
results so Mrs. Bannon
connected our Ken-o-vision
camera to the computer and
set up their own little
studio (see photo 3). With
the reaction on the
Polyvision board, I had the
students analyze how they
went from copper nitrate to
solid copper. Students
wrote the main chemicals on
the board next to the
image. As students wrote
the formulas and incomplete
equations, we watched the
hydrogen bubbles form and
make the copper/aluminum
wire rise and fall in the
test tube. (see photo 4).
Symphonic Orchestra Welcomes Dr.
Posted: February 6, 2013
Dr. Michael Mishra,
from SIUE, came to
EHS to guest coach
Orchestra this past
Dr. Mishra helped
the students prepare
their music for our
Feb. 12 Symphonic
Honors American Literature
Students Celebrate America
Posted: February 6, 2013
Gentry’s Honors American
Literature classes combined
efforts to make an American flag
that spans half the wall of the
classroom. Ms Friedel, SIUE
student teacher, inspired by
Walt Whitman’s poems, led the
lesson and asked students to
write about and draw what
America means to them. From the
moon landing to MacDonald’s, the
students expressed themselves on
paper in what makes up the white
stripes of the flag.
In his poem
“America”, Whitman celebrates
the idea of equality which, in
America, began with the thoughts
of the founding fathers and
which today still continues to
be nourished with both words and
actions. His strong words
express that unique quality of
Mind’s Eye Information Service
Visits English III Students
Posted: January 26, 2013 Marjorie Williams of Mind’s Eye Information
Service recently visited
students in Mrs. Champlin’s, Mrs. Reidl’s, and Mrs. Voegele’s English III
classes. Students had just finished reading The Miracle Worker (the story of
the life of Helen Keller) by William Gibson, and were introduced to some of the
adaptations needed for blind people to carry on a normal life. Ms. Williams
discussed Braille, adaptive sports, service animals, transportation, and other
topics concerning those with blindness.
Minds Eye Information Service
(Formerly Radio Information
Service) was established as a
broadcast service for the blind
and print impaired in 1973 by
the Oblates of Mary Immaculate
in Belleville, Illinois. Print
impaired means those who are
blind, have vision loss, or who
have muscular dystrophy,
cerebral palsy, stroke,
arthritis or any condition that
makes holding reading materials
difficult. Their broadcast
cannot be heard on a regular
radio because they utilize the
side band of WXOS 101.1 FM to
broadcast. Listeners can
receive, free of charge, a
special radio tuned exclusively
to the signal that provides them
access to this service.
Listeners can also listen live
or to podcasts of all shows on
Minds Eye relies on a small
staff and more than 180
Student Council Sponsors EHS
Posted: January 26, 2013
Council recently hosted the
annual talent show and packed
the house - with standing room
only! 30 acts were chosen for
the event out of around 60
groups trying out.
admission to the event was
either a non-perishable food
item or a monetary donation to
the Glen-Ed food pantry. The
event raised over $540 and 10
boxes of food.
Council wishes to thank everyone
Band Students perform at SIUE
Bi-State Music Festival
Posted: January 22, 2013
This past Friday and
Saturday 15 students
from the EHS Band
program participated and
performed in the 26th
Annual Bi-State Music
Festival held at
Edwardsville. Over the
course of this two day
festival, students had
to audition in front of
university professors to
be placed and seated
into one of three
Students then rehearsed
with hundreds of other
music students from
schools across the
Metro-East and St. Louis
areas. Rehearsals then
Saturday morning and
afternoon, with breaks
in between to learn from
professors on their
specific instrument in a
masterclass setting. At
the conclusion of the
weekend, the students
from all three Festival
Bands performed separate
concerts in Dunham Hall
for parents, band
directors, and family.
This year the EHS Band
had participants in all
three of the Festival
Bands, including the
"Honor Band" which gave
it's performance last
that evening. The
weekend was a positive
experience that combined
learning, and music
education into a
* - Denotes Honor Band
University visits EHS Band
Posted: January 14, 2013
On Friday, January 11th, the music faculty from Eastern Illinois University
visited the EHS Band students. The band students had the opportunity to receive
instruction from the professors of several different instruments at EIU. The
faculty members did hour long clinics with EHS Band students and even
demonstrated and performed during these sessions. It was a fantastic and fun
experience for the students, as they gained valuable insight from some of the
best musicians in the State of Illinois. Faculty members in attendance were;
Dr. Alicia Neal - Director of Bands, Mr. Jamie Ryan - Prof. of Percussion, Dr.
Rebecca Johnson - Prof. of Flute, Ms. Elizabeth Sullivan - Prof. of Oboe, Dr.
Magie Smith - Prof. of Clarinet, Dr. Sam Fagaly - Prof. of Saxophone, and Dr.
Andy Cheetham - Prof. of Trumpet.