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Highland Job Fair - June 8th

posted May 22, 2017, 9:47 AM by John Pearson

Please see the attached flyer for information about the upcoming Job Fair in Highland.

2:00 Dismissal - Friday May 19th

posted May 19, 2017, 7:38 AM by John Pearson

We will run a 2:00 Heat Dismissal Schedule today. This will allow full periods for teachers and students to review for final exams, which will be held next Monday and Tuesday

Power Restored to East Building!

posted May 19, 2017, 6:56 AM by John Pearson

Power has been restored to the East Building!! Classes and students are in the normally scheduled locations.

Memorial Gym - Graduation

posted May 16, 2017, 10:35 AM by John Pearson

Due to the forecasts calling for a 20% chance of scattered showers or storms tomorrow (Wed., May 17th) and the huge logistical issues in setting up on the football field, only to possibly tear it all down and move it indoors to the Gym if a storm cropped up, we will hold Graduation Practice (9:00 a.m.) and Graduation (8:00 p.m.) - both in Memorial Gym.

Doors will open to the public at 7:00 p.m. Seating is not reserved and no admission tickets are required. Some space will be made available on the floor for handicapped seating. An district employee will be glad to assist those who need special seating. Be advised that the Gym is not air conditioned.

We thank you for your patience in this ....


Senior Recognition Assembly

posted May 12, 2017, 10:45 AM by John Pearson

On Wed., May 10th, the Class of 2017 was recognized in front of the annual all-school Recognition Assembly, held in Memorial Gym. 

Many seniors were recognized as recipients of awards and college scholarships. Here are the award winners: 

Big Sisters Scholarship: Mackenize Munn and Lauren Robinson
Post-Dispatch Scholar-Athlete: Carly Campbell
U.S. Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete Award: Drew Sobol and Carly Campbell
East Alton Rotary Scholarship: Ashley Johnson and Mikayla Freeman
Merle Bassett Memorial Scholarship: Lauren Wayman
Shelter Insurance Scholarship: Lauren Robinson
Pump House Scholarship: Victoria Kallal and Joe Ziegler
Student Council Scholarship: Mackenzie Munn
Masonic Scholarship: Emilee Sabatino
Meghan Hickerson Christian Teen Leader Scholarship: Mackenzie Munn
East Alton American Legion Scholarship: Hannah Lamere and Brenden Allen
Shirley Thatcher Memorial Scholarship: Lauren Robinson
Midwest Credit Union Scholarship: Lauren Robinson
Midwest Credit Union "Oiler of the Month Scholarship: Brenden Allen
Marines All-American Award: Zach Kincade (Junior)
Senior Art Purchase Award: Cameron Brown
Scott King Memorial Scholarship: Raechel Springman
Toni Fry-Hilgert Memorial Scholarship: Marrisa Morrison
Wood River Lions Scholarship: Abigail Cathey
Wood River Rotary Scholarship: Raechel Springman and Brenden Allen
EAWR Educators Scholarship: Mackenzie Munn, Lauren Wayman, and Lauren Robinson
Orville & Kathleen Brunjes Scholarship: Marrisa Morrison
Wood River American Legion Howard Oetting Memorial Scholarship: Brenden Allen
DAR Award: Marrisa Morrison
SAR Award: Brenden Allen
Illinois State Scholars: Marrisa Morrison and Raechel Springman
Presidential Academic Award: Raechel Springman, Rachel Rodriguez, and Zach Hudson

Those entering into the military after graduation are: Brian Fudurich and Jake Roustio (Army National Guard) and Christian Hunter (U.S. Army - Active Duty)

The Class of 2017 Valedictorian, Marrisa Morrison, was introduced to the audience.

Mrs. Robinson recognized our two retiring faculty members: Susan Ledford (English) and David Sobol (Industrial Arts)

Also recognized were the Distinguished Graduates: Brenden Allen, Joel Biesk, Jesse Brewer, Caroline Campbell, Abigail Cathey, Kaylee Dailey, Brian Fudurich, Carissa Gilreath, Tyler Hayes, Sierra Henry, Hunter Jones, Hanna Lamere, Brianna Lewis, Katelyn Lindquist, Allison Mitchell, Marrisa Morrison, Mackenzie Munn, Timothy Oseland, Lauren Robinson, Rachel Rodriguez, Emilee Sabatino, Jordan Schmidgall, Haley Shewmake, Allison Shook, Amanda Smay, Emily Smith, Andrew Sobol, Raechel Springman, Brayden Stone, Jacob Vassos, Alyssa Volk, Lauren Wayman, Kaleigh Young, Joseph Ziegler.

Finally, the Class of 2017 selected two teachers to be the Senior Faculty Award winners. These two teachers will read the names of the graduates during Commencement on May 17th: Sarah Jones (Science) and Kelly Gardner (English).

RBGA Young Adults Committee Recognition

posted May 11, 2017, 9:38 AM by John Pearson

EAWR senior, Haley Shewmake, and junior, Nic Hayes, were recognized at the Center in downtown Alton this morning for their work with the YAC in engaging in community service for their chosen charity: the Salvation Army. 

The Riverbend Growth Association sponsors the Young Adults Committee, which is composed of two students each from Alton, CM, EAWR, Marquette, and Roxana High Schools and provides them meeting time and space to work with some designated non-profit groups in the area. Each school's representatives have a designated non-profit organization to assist. 

Haley spoke about how meaningful their service was and the learning experience they had during the 2016-17 school year, and apologized for Nic, who could not attend.

Also introduced was EAWR's newest representative, Kate Booten, sophomore, who will join Nic Hayes next year on the YAC. 
Congrats, Haley on your two years of great service to the Young Adults Committee. Good luck and best wishes to Kate and Nic in 2017-18!

New Water Bottle Filling Stations at EAWR

posted May 11, 2017, 8:50 AM by John Pearson

(By: Jesse Daniels, EAWR History Teacher)

East Alton-Wood River High School installed a new water bottle filling station today as part of a conservation initiative through the school's Green Schools Program.  EAWR senior Brenden Allen authored the application for the funding through the Madison County Green Schools Program and secured the Green Seed Environmental Grant.  EAWR Green School Coordinator, Sarah Jones, oversaw the entire process that started in September 2016 and witnessed the installation of the first of two water bottle filling stations on campus.  The Madison County Planning and Development Committee made the funds available early this year for the project.

IPA Student Breakfast

posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:06 AM by John Pearson

On Wed., April 19, 2017, two accomplished EAWR Seniors, Mackenzie Munn and Brenden Allen, were honored by the Illinois Principals Association-Southwestern Division, along with many other students selected by their principals from schools all over the Metro-East. The Student Recognition Breakfast was held at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville.

Students were selected for their academic success and contributions to their school and activities. Elementary, junior high, and high school students were all recognized at the breakfast. The keynote address was given by Dr. Kelly Stewart, former teacher and administrator, and currently an Asst. Professor at McKendree University. Congrats to Brenden and Mackenzie!

Silver Medallion Awards

posted Apr 21, 2017, 6:38 AM by John Pearson   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 11:08 AM ]

Last night (April 20, 2017), our top 8% of the Class of 2017 was honored at the annual Silver Medallion Awards Dinner, held at Lewis & Clark College. Over 900 students and their guests represented 21 area high schools.

EAWR's Silver Medallion Award winners and their respective collegiate plans are: 
Brenden Allen (SIUE - Pharmacy)
Carly Campbell (Wabash Valley College - pre-Business and pre-Law) - Softball Scholarship
Allison Mitchell (SIUE - Creative Writing and English Literature)
Marrisa Morrison (Lindenwood - Belleville - Biology and Theater and Pre-Veteranary) - Soccer Scholarship
Mackenzie Munn (Lewis & Clark College - pre-Secondary Education)
Lauren Robinson (Lewis & Clark College - Early Childhood Education)
Haley Shewmake (Wabash Valley College - pre-Pharmacy) - Softball Scholarship
Raechel Springman (Oklahoma City University - Biology and Dance)
Brayden Stone (University of Missouri at Kansas City - English and Creative Writing)
Lauren Wayman (Lewis & Clark College - pre Anesthesiology)

Also joining the students and their guests were the students' nominee for Teacher of the Year, Ms. Kelly Gardner.

Congrats to the Top 8% of the Class of 2017 and best of luck to you in your college careers!

EAWR Trebuchet Team Takes 3rd!

posted Apr 10, 2017, 7:59 AM by John Pearson

On Friday last week the annual Trebuchet Tournament put on by Lewis and Clark Community College took place.  We had five teams representing the school.  All of the teams performed well with one team finishing in 3rd place.  That team was comprised of the following:

Brenden Allen
Xavier Collman
Jennifer Halstead
Chase Wallendorf
Zach Womack
Joey Zigler

They were the Meme Team and they worked very well as a group.

Some candid photos of the event can be accessed here (off-school Website)

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