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Important Announcements

Starting in 2015 students can earn Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM). This is an option which allows students to earn credit for a course without spending a set number of hours taking the course in a classroom. CDM allows students to demonstrate mastery and a deep understanding of a course’s content by taking a single assessment and completing an artifact. CDM credits are awarded as a pass/fail grade and therefore do not impact a student’s grade point average. No course grade is received and the course is not included in the GPA calculation. If you would like more information about the application process and eligibility rules click here, or use the "Academics" tab above and select Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM).

Note: Students who are applying to colleges and working towards athletic scholarships with the NCHSAA should investigate the acceptance of CDM credits by these organizations.  

The Red Cross/Medical club is sponsoring their Bi-annual blood drive. This year it will be held on November 7th in the Small Gym.  Please use the link here to sign up and give.  Blood Drive Sign Up   Also click the Red Cross link to make sure you meet the age, weight, and health requirements before signing up. Red Cross

Congratulations to these students who are Semifinalists for the 2015 National Merit Scholarship: Shelby Boast, Emily Breedon, Kelly Carey-Ewend, Jordan Cho, Peter Eastwood, Peter Evans-Digre, Jeremiah Geib, Margaret Hassel, Danielle Katz, Eleanor Meshnick, Amos Pomp, Abigail Weaver, Andrew Whang, Blaise Whitesell, Darry Yan, and Tianchang Zhang! Congratulations also to Iyin Battle and Jahmari Gachi who are Semifinalists for the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship!

Click here to order your 2015 edition of the ECHHS Yearbook from Jostens. Hurry before the price goes up! 

Parents and guardians who would like their own unique logins to review their child's grades in the PowerSchool Gradebook should visit the HomeBase website for more details, including the required application form. The completed application form and some type of ID should be brought to Ms. Hartsfield in the Quad B office. Once this process is complete the parents/guardians can be assigned a login.

Test Scores are in! On Thursday, September 4, the state Department of Education announced that 79.6% of the students at East gained more than a year's worth of growth. This is the highest high school score in Orange County, as reported by the News & Observer on Friday, September 5, 2014. 

In March our school launched a new digital learning environment by providing eChalk and Google Apps for Education accounts for students. These online tools enable students and teachers in our school to better engage, share, and participate in a collaborative digital learning community. Click here for more information. For a short video on how students will set up their eChalk profile, click here. Any students who need their login information should come to the library. 

Calendar of Upcoming Events at ECHHS


Upcoming Events: Board of Education Meeting, 11/6 End of First Quarter, 10/24 / Final del Primer Trimestre, 27 de octubre
Teacher Workday, 10/27 / Día de trabajo para maestros, 27 de octubre


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ECHO Student Newspaper

Teachers leave for better pay, opportunities - Read Full Article

By Maggie Hassel According to a district report released this summer, the turnover rate for teachers in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School system this past year was 14.47%, the highest in nine years. Across the nation, and especially in North Carolina — where education consistently takes center-stage in the political arena — concerns about teachers […]

Wildcat Points liven up East extracurriculars - Read Full Article

By Daniel Stratton Starting this year at East, students can now earn Wildcat Points by attending sporting and cultural arts events. Wildcat Points were modeled after the University of North Carolina’s “Carolina Fever” program, which rewards students for attending sporting events. To earn points at East, students simply scan their student ID at the entrance […]

Waists slimming; dietary gap widening - Read Full Article

By Angela McLinton Poor diet quality has plagued the U.S. for a long time, causing serious health issues and even death. Since 2005, the diets of low-income citizens have worsened, whereas the diets of wealthier citizens have improved, mostly due to elimination of trans fats, according to a decade-long study by the Journal of the […]