Monday, March 11 - Reading
Tuesday, March 12 - Mathematics
Wednesday, March 13 - Writing
Thursday, March 14 - Science
Friday, March 15 - Social Studies
If you have any questions regarding testing for your student, please contact your student's counselor—Diane Mullen (A-G), Judy Maver (H-O) or Giovanna Hilj (P-Z).
Homeroom 8:15 - 8:21
Period 1 8:25 - 8:52
Period 2 8:56 - 9:23
Period 3 9:27 - 9:54
Period 4 9:58 - 10:25
Period 5 10:29 - 10:56
Period 6 11:00 - 11:27
Period 7 11:31 - 11:58
Period 8 12:02 - 12:29
Students not testing will be dismissed via PA.
Testing 12:30 - 3:25
Important Testing Info:
9th graders—no testing at this time.
10th graders—ALL will be tested—all 5 days.
11th & 12th graders—students who have not passed all parts of the OGT will be tested and must stay for testing on specific days.
Progress Report Pick-Up
February 28, 2013
Hope to See You There!
The Yearbook Staff is now organizing and finalizing designs for the senior, color section of the book. Beginning second semester, a full list of seniors whose yearbook photo we have on file, will be posted outside the entrance to Room 223. All seniors who are listed need to check that list for spelling accuracy and form of name being used. If ANYTHING needs adjusted, seniors must inform Mr. Pryseski, Taylor Wisberger, Mikhayla Callahan or Brenna DuPratt ASAP or your name goes into the senior section as posted. Also, if your name is not listed, but should be (all senior portraits must have originated from Tallmadge Photography), please contact Mr. Pryseski with your concerns. If you simply neglected to ever have your free photo handled...there is, unfortunately, nothing we can do about this. We have deadlines to meet, and your help and cooperation is appreciated.
Also, underclassmen may still order a copy of the 2013 yearbook for $60 through March. Please see any yearbook staff member. Cash payments are accepted, as are checks made out to: Ellet High School. Seniors have their yearbook paid for through senior dues.
Attention Senior Parents:
The After Prom Committee needs your help!! If you are interested, we will need help selling tickets for the upcoming Senior Boys Pageant to be held on March 1st at the Ellet Bingo Hall. We will be at the school during lunch periods on Feb. 26th, 28th and March 1st to sell tickets. Please contact Missie Campano at H—330-798-0540 or C—330-352-0683 if you can help. Also, donations of bottled water and 12-packs of pop are needed for the After Prom Party. Please call Missie to arrange drop off or pick up. Thanking you in advance for all your help in providing an exciting event for our graduates.
Important Message — Selective Service: Eighteen-year-old males MUST visit www.sss.gov to sign up for the Selective Service; it is illegal not to do so. If you do not sign up, you also will not be eligible to receive financial aid.
¨ The Ellet High School Winter Formal, “Frosted Twilight” (sponsored by Student Council) will be held on Saturday, February 9th from 7-10 p.m. in the Willoughby Gym. Tickets are $10 for a single, $20 per couple and can be purchased during lunch periods on February 6-8. The King and Queen will be crowned at the dance. A guest form is required for any student from another school. Guest forms must be completed in advance by an administrator from the guest student’s school before a ticket can be purchased. Dress code will be strictly enforced!
¨ Orange Grove News—Parents did you know that the Orange Grove has delicious reasonably priced food for your student at lunch? Students can order one or two items from us and still get their free plate lunch from the cafeteria. Salads, sandwiches, quesadillas, grilled cheese, fries and mozzarella sticks are just a few items on our two-sided menu. Please tell your students to stop by and give us a try!
¨ The Hospitality Class is a four-period program. We learn many things about safety and sanitation in running a restaurant. We make all the food served in the Orange Grove, and we would like you to join us! When you make your schedule for next year with your counselor, please consider being in our Hospitality Class. All sophomores are eligible to sign up this year for the next two years. Once you have signed up, see Ms. Zona in Room 226 and get a simple application. You can also come in during restaurant hours to observe to make sure you want to enroll in the program. We are looking forward to seeing you!
¨ LRC Updates—The Library Media Center, LMC, otherwise known as the LRC, Library Resource Center, or just the “library” is here to promote student achievement with critical thinking, problem solving by developing literacy-informational and digital. Mrs. Smith-Clemens, the Library Media Specialist and Mrs. Brown, the Library Technician Assistant are here to promote the LRC as central to the learning environment here at Ellet High School.
¨ The LRC is open before and after school. During the day the LRC is open to classes and students in study hall and/or lunch. There is a schedule posted conveniently outside the LRC to help students plan their visits. Teachers also have posted schedules and e-mails of the LRC main room use.
¨ A new book order has been recently placed and students are invited to check out the wide variety of non-fiction, biography and fiction books that are available. Also, with the helpful efforts of the District’s Technology Services, Career Education and our own Information Technology program, the LRC has 30 newer PC computers in the classroom lab! Reading, writing and thinking are augmented and facilitated with the use of technology.
¨ The LRC staff also continues to provide laminating services and to make die-cutting equipment and materials available to students and staff for a wide variety of activities and projects.
¨ There is no substitute for good research. The LRC staff is committed to collaboration with our faculty to ensure students continue to develop these skills that will prepare them for their move to college and/or future careers. Please visit Ellet.org-Academic-LRC, for occasional updates.
¨ Ellet Early Childhood Education Program will open for enrollment starting March 1st for the 2013-2014 school year. We are offering a morning and afternoon class time for children ages 3-5 years old. We teach developmentally appropriate curriculum geared to prepare children for kindergarten using state content learning standards to guide our activity choices. The part-time programs run Tuesday—Friday, 8:30—10:30 a.m. and 1:10—3:30 p.m. Our program is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education and we are now accepting Title 20.
¨ Ellet Baseball Registration for 2013 Season — Attention all boys and girls ages 6-18. You must be 6 years old as of May 31, 2013 to register. All registrations must be done on-line. The earlier you register the bigger the discount. Visit www.elletbaseball.com to register or more information.
¨ Note from Counselors—The next ACT National Testing Date is June 8, 2013 for anyone who would like to re-test. Registration is due May 3, 2013 and can be submitted on-line at www.actstudent.org.
¨ Traffic Alert! Parents, if you are dropping your student off at the back of the building by the cafeteria entrance (Door 7), you will notice that the traffic pattern has changed. We have closed the west driveway (closest to the building) at the door, to provide students a safe walkway between the parking lot and the building. Please drop your student off on the sidewalk and turn out at the first left. You will not be able to pass beyond the visitor parking area entrance off of the west driveway and will be forced to turn around due to the barricade. Signs have been posted clearly marking DO NOT ENTER and STUDENT DROP OFF.
Ellet H.S. PTSA 11/12
Our PTSA scholarship application deadline was in December. The Ellet cluster of PTAs awards $5,000 in scholarships to our graduating seniors who will be continuing their education at a university, technical, vocational or other institute of higher learning. We had only 29 Ellet seniors apply for the PTA scholarships this year. Unfortunately, four applicants were disqualified because they did not follow the guidelines. It is very important to review any scholarship applications before submitting them. The selection process will be completed by the end of February and winners will be notified by the beginning of March.
Upcoming PTSA Sponsored Events
February 9 Winter Formal Refreshments & Coat-Check
April TBA NHS Induction Reception
May TBA Staff Luncheon
If you are interested in helping with any of our upcoming events, please call Beth Stanley at 330-733-5678.
Our next PTSA meeting will be on March 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the LRC.
PTSA Membership—$5.00. Membership cards will be mailed to your home.
Address ___________________________ City _______
Zip Code _________
Student’s Name ______________________ Grade _____
# of Memberships ____ Amount due ______
Please make checks payable to Ellet PTSA and mail to: Beth Stanley, 290 Gleason Avenue, Akron, OH 44312. Thank you for your support.
Ellet’s NHS will be hosting their annual free spaghetti dinner for senior citizens on Wednesday, February 13th at the Ellet Community Center. There will be two seatings, 4:00 and 5:30 p.m. The dinner is free, but you must sign up in order to attend. If you are interested in attending, please call the Community Center at 330-375-2809.
Tips for Helping Your Student
Transition from High School
to College or Work
· Get in touch with your student’s guidance counselor to find out what kind of college and career planning resources are available.
· Ask your student about his/her career and long-term education goals. Listen.
· Ask your student what colleges he/she is interested in attending and why.
· Ask your student what kind of help he/she needs planning for college, then listen.
· Ask the school about opportunities to job shadow.
· Attend college fairs and campus open houses with your student.
· Help your student plan a budget for living expenses when he/she leaves for college or moves out on his/her own.
· Teach your student about how credit cards work and how to avoid scams.
· Talk to your student about health insurance and auto insurance.
· Ask your student about stress factors in his/her life. Listen. Help him/her identify healthy coping techniques.
· Talk with your student about the attributes of a worker that are valuable to employers.
· Have a discussion about how to stay safe at college and when going to or from work.
· Ask your student how he/she plans to balance work, classes and social life when he/she is out on his/her own.