Check below this photo collage, in the "Important Announcement" area, to see special events happening at EAST. 


Important Announcements

A big congratulations goes out to Daniel Flores-Choto. He has been awarded a $50,000 scholarship from the Triangle Community Foundation. Daniel says he'll use the generous reward when he attends Appalachian State University in the fall. 

The staff of East would like to thank Susan Lombardo and Exceptional Children's staff for making the Transition Fair a huge success. 

Our Technology Student Association competed in the NC TSA competition in Greensboro this week. Engineering students Luke Cunningham and Matt Pudlo brought home a first place trophy for Technology Problem Solving. Luke and Matt also placed 2nd in the Structural Engineering competition.  East TSA student teams also reached the final rounds of judging in the Video Game Design, Webmaster, and Technology Bowl events. Way to go East TSA!

If your child missed the CPR class required for graduating seniors this year, please read the attached document containing details about the make-up class which will be held on April 29 at lunch
CPR Make Up Class for Seniors.pdf

Congratulations to Michael Holman. He was selected as the North Carolina Family Consumer Sciences TEACHER OF THE YEAR. This is an outstanding accomplishment since Mr. Holman was selected from hundreds of other consumer science teachers in NC. 

Congratulations to senior Ethan Davis, who was recently ranked in the top 12 among nearly 800 submissions for the national Selma Speech and Essay Contest . The Selma Contest was launched this year by the National Liberty Museum in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Selma march for voting rights led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. High school students were required to watch the movie "Selma", and then submit an essay about their opinions regarding freedom, democracy, constitutional rights and what is means to be a citizen of the U.S. 
Watch Ethan Davis' speech here. 

Meet our Teacher of the Year for 2015 and Classified and Support Staff of the Year.

Maureen Galvin was voted 2015 Teacher of the Year.  Her fellow teachers, students and parents say she is tough, has high expectations, and cares deeply for her students.
Jeff Alquire was voted 2015 Classified Staff of the Year. His colleagues expressed his extreme dedication to supporting the staff's needs.
Gale Sendzia was voted 2015 Exceptional Children Support Staff of the Year. Her colleagues expressed her enthusiasm for helping teachers and students.

Watch as Mr. Ellefsen directs some amazing student performers in Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. during the Spring Orchestra Concert. Watch more of their selected performances on You Tube

The Red Cross Blood Drive that was cancelled due to snow has been rescheduled for April 15. Please email Patty Berge at pberge@chccs.k12.nc.us to sign up. Don't forget to check your eligibility requirements first. 

March 17 - 27 fourteen students from East will be hosting a group of German exchange students from our partner school in Erlangen, Germany.  Dr. Andrea Wuerth, a world language instructor at East, is proud that the students listed here will share their homes with visitors from Ohm Gymnasium Erlangen (Erlangen Secondary School).

Mark Beisner, Kees Benkendorfer, Daniel Cheong, Olivia Cohen, Gretchen Fisher, Allison Hoerler, Joe Lahey, Michael Lee, Natalie Lovelace, Molly McLachlan, Ryan Pecaut, Mathias Weiden, Martin Woloczszuk, and Liana Zalutsky

During the summer of 2015, these fourteen students, Dr. Wuerth and Dr. Bradley Miller will spend three weeks in Germany, attending school in Erlangen and seeing the beautiful sites of southern Germany, including the famous Schloss Neuschwanstein. ("the Disney castle"). These students will also spend 4 days in Berlin seeing the many sites in Germany's capital city. If you see one of our German visitors at East in the next two weeks, don't forget to say, "Herzlich Willkommen", wish them, "Guten Tag!" or just say, "Hallo!"

The 2015 ECHHS PROM is scheduled for April 25th at the Durham Convention Center. Parents and students should review all documents linked here. Information in these documents includes dates for ticket sales, event driving directions, student and guest guidelines for behavior, guest applications, and costs for students and their guest. 

Seniors, If you have not met the service learning graduation requirement, please be sure to touch base with Mrs. Haythorn to let her know how you plan to meet the requirement.  If you need help you may visit Mrs. Haythorn in Rm A-103 or send an e-mail to phaythorn@chccs.k12.nc.us.

Calendar of Upcoming Events at ECHHS


Upcoming Events: Board Meeting, April 9

School Make-Up Days Listed / 

Días para recuperar días de no escuela

Schools in Session on  March 27 - No Teacher Workday / 27 de marzo - Escuelas estarán abiertas y en sesión - No habrá día de trabajo para maestros


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ECHO Student Newspaper

2015 March Madness Bracket Competition - Read Full Article

It is that time of the year again: when phones are hidden under desks to see the score of the game and underdogs beat all the odds, leaving everyone’s bracket covered in red. This year, test your bracket against other East students in a bracket group hosted by ECHO. The group name is ‘ECHO Bracket […]

East cheerleaders bring spirit to sports - Read Full Article

By Shreya Gullapalli The East cheerleading team strives to enhance East’s school spirit and encourage its athletes to play as hard as they can. They manage to do this by giving their all every football and basketball game. “The goal of the cheerleading team is just to be the best we can be, to show […]

Treats With Tanisha – Carmelitas - Read Full Article

By Tanisha Gupta It’s a frigid, February snow day. You’re in the middle of an intense Netflix binge when you realize you’re craving something extra sweet. However, there are 10 short seconds separating you from succumbing to the dark side that is the next season of Friends. Anxious with irresolution, you frantically flip through the […]