Congratulations to the members of the 2013 – 2014 Symphonic Orchestra. The Symphonic Orchestra is the largest and most competitive orchestra at East. Auditions were held last week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Austin Klumpe will be replacing varsity coach Scott Stein as the next girls’ varsity basketball coach. He will join the East staff as a business teacher. Klumpe is looking to make changes to the girls’ basketball program as a whole, specifically in the categories of identity, academics, values, summer workouts [...]
The East forensics team won their first 6A state title, tying with Blue Valley North this past weekend at Olathe Northwest.
The theatre program was awarded 10 Blue Stars for their musical, The Drowsy Chaperone.The awards ceremony will be on May 23.
As social media platforms such as Twitter grow in popularity at East, it might be creating a new way for students to perceive the East social structure.
Three IB students’ CAS hours are being audited to make sure East’s CAS program is up to date.
SMSD’s free preschool program, SMART Start, has shown improvement in preparing at risk students for kindergarten.
Students today use social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter for school, creating groups and accounts that are useful for studying and collaboration on assignments. Although these can prove helpful for some students, others still find these websites and apps a distraction for them. Similarly, while some teachers readily embrace the innovative uses of social media in the classroom, others find it is harmful to students’ grades and disrespectful to the teachers.
Normally a staple at any sporting event, East’s mascot, has not been seen that often this year. Finding someone to be the mascot has been difficult especially with the height and shoe requirements.
The East Forensics team competed at the National Forensic League (NFL) district tournament at SM South this weekend, qualifying several students to Nationals.
The Symphonic Band participated in the state large ensemble festival last week. They earned a one with their two songs, Toccata and Arsenal.
The East art department is in the midst of their show season. The artists are participating in four events from the NAHS fashion show to the district art show.