Friday, August 17, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Parents and students had the opportunity to talk with teachers, find out what supplies were needed and learn about the classes. They also picked up schedules.
Monday, August 13, 2012
The day began with all staff members attending the annual pep rally and meeting, held this year at the John Q. Hammons Center.
The program included a speech from Herschend Family Enterprises (including Silver Dollar City) CEO Peter Herschend, who said, "Missouri is watching Joplin and the nation is watching Joplin," as we continue the recovery process from the May 22, 2011, tornado.
Also featured in the program:
-Announcement of Golden Eagle and Golden Wing winners including East's Mrs. Angel Mense, Mr. Michael Lawrence, Ms. Sue Macy, and Ms. Mona Redding.
-A speech from Dr. C. J. Huff, superintendent
-Video welcomes from Gov. Jay Nixon, and other celebrities and Joplin business leaders
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Mrs. Jennifer Wallace, who previously taught at East, will return to teach seventh grade reading. She replaces Mrs. Linda Patton (formerly Weaver), who is now the sixth grade social studies teacher.
Mrs. Wallace and her daughter, Ilah, an eighth grader at East, worked hard this week getting her classroom ready. Another member of the Wallace clan, eighth grade science teacher Mr. Mike Wallace, is also at East.
More photos from the academy can be found at the Journalism Club Facebook Page.
The second annual East Feast was held Friday evening in Landreth Park. The first one was held at the school last year to give parents and students an opportunity to look at the new facility.
Activities this year included sand volleyball, badminton, music, and food.
More photos from the event can be found on the Journalism Club's Facebook page.