Friday News 5/10

Posted May 24, 2024

Dear Angels Community,

It’s been a wonderful week celebrating our teachers during teacher appreciation week. East High has the best teachers on East Colfax and we love you so much. We appreciate you and all you do for the students of East High School. Enjoy your weekend!

Thank you to our parents that supported our teachers this week!

Congratulations to our graduating seniors! I am so proud of your accomplishments and look forward to seeing you continue to grow and learn in the next stage of your life.


As always, thank you for your support of our East Community and follow our active student body on Instagram @eastangels_madamprincipal and @denvereasths or visit our website for additional information

Note: Editions of Friday News tend to be long and may get clipped by Gmail. Please make sure to click “view entire message” at the bottom of the chain to read the full edition. 

Important Upcoming Dates

May 13 Senior BBQ

May 13 EDC Auditions (4:00-6:00pm)

May 14 EDC Auditions (4:00-6:00pm)

May 14 Early Release Day

May 14 Spring Concert: Choir Central Pres Church

May 14 Instrumental Concert

May 14 Senior Checkout

May 14 Senior Ice Cream Social

May 20 Graduation Rehearsal 8:00-12:00pm on the turf

May 21 Graduation @ 4:00pm (3:00pm arrival for graduates)

May 24-29 Finals

May 27 No School

May 30-31 Make up Finals

Jun 05 Last Day for Teachers

Student Spotlight

Congratulations Students Demand Action for receiving the 2024 Eliza Pickrell Routt Award for empowering 87% of the senior class to register to vote!

Spring Schedules
As we approach the end of the spring semester, we wanted to provide you with important information regarding the upcoming final exams. Below, you will find the schedule for the spring semester final exams, outlining dates and times. We encourage you to review this schedule carefully and make any necessary preparations to ensure a smooth and successful exam period for your student.
Register Online for the 24-25 School Year!!
Each school year, ALL families must update their information. This can be done through online registration either in the spring during the Early Bird window (May 6-May 24) or starting at the end of July. We encourage all of our families to complete the online verification process during the early bird window. If you need support, our Registrar will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00-11:00 & 1:00-3:00pm.

For more information, please visit the Office of School Choice website.

Teacher Spotlight: 

Teacher Appreciation Week

Counseling News

DPS Summer School:

DPS is offering summer school this year for students who have failed one or more courses in high school. Summer school will be held from June 11 – July 17, 2024, every Tuesday – Friday from 8:00am – 11:00am. Please see this document for additional information. If you are interested, please fill out this form and your student’s counselor will be in touch with you.

Exploring College Options

Exploring College Options will have an evening event on May 13, 2024 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Auditorium.  The presentation will showcase Duke University, Georgetown, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford.  Representatives from each university will present information about their institution, discuss the application process, and answer questions on how to put together a strong and reflective application.  Click on the link below to register

Career Center Update

Ellie’s last day as the East Career Navigator is May 10. Thank you so much for all the support you have shown her, she is immensely grateful. A new and experienced career navigator has been identified and will be stationed at East before school begins again in August. Ellie would love getting life updates from students if they want to keep in touch at Thank you!

The Center for Advanced STEM Education has four exciting events/summer camps coming up! 

STEM Challenge Camp- May 13th – 24th, this camp is for high school graduating seniors, community college, and MSU Denver students. Attendees get a $300 stipend for participation. Students will learn problem-solving using the Lean Six Sigma process.

Summer Science Scholars- June 10th – June 28th. This camp is for incoming high school Juniors and Seniors. Attendees get a $500 stipend for participation. Students will learn various STEM skills and apply those learned skills to a research project of their choice.

Code Denver – June 17th – July 12th. This camp is for incoming 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. An Experiential STEM Summer program.

Summer Science Institution – This is a two-week half-day program. Cost is $400. If there is a financial need, a scholarship will be provided. Students will explore the fun applications of STEM.

Session I: June 3 – 14 morning (8:15-12:15)

Session II: June 3 – 14 afternoon (12:15-4:15)

Session III: June 17 – 28 morning (8:15-12:15)

Session IV: June 17 – 18 afternoon (12:15-4:15)

Advisement Plans

Next week in advisements, students will look at the schedule for finals and develop an action plan to ensure they’re prepared.  They will have time to work on checking their grades and reaching out to teachers.  

Here are the slides and here is a document you can give to students to develop their finals action plan.

Family & Community Engagement Update

DPS Helpline

Family Constituency Services (FCS) also known as the DPS Helpline! Students, parents, teachers, staff, and community members can call the helpline for school-based or districtwide questions and support. Our FCS addresses concerns, conducts mediations, and supports community meetings. Here’s more information about what else they can support with.

Helpline: (720) 423-3054


Please remember, all volunteers need to complete a background check prior to volunteering within the school and classroom. The purple Volunteer Background Check Portal tab is hyperlinked to the Sterling Volunteers DPS prepaid account landing page. When using this link, payment is not required.  The DPS Online Volunteer Background Check is located at the following link –

Donate for Mothers

1 in 83 mothers need a blood transfusion after giving birth. This is a severely high number, and without those who are willing to donate, these mothers are put into dire and deadly circumstances. Donate4Mothers is an organization that provides blood to birthing individuals who hemorrhage–or have similar complications–during childbirth. We ask that, if you are willing and able, please consider donating blood on May 14th, between the hours of 9am-1pm, at the First Unitarian Society of Denver. Not only do you have the opportunity to save a life, but you will also impact the life of a mother and her family for many years to come. This drive will be assisted by Anjali Jaster (a recent East graduate), and it would be lovely to see students, teachers, and staff come together to support this vital cause. We thank you for your support!

City Park Day  City Park Day will be held at the City Park Pavilion on May 31 from 5-8 pm. There will be free ice cream from Sweet Cooie’s, the music of the Denver Municipal Band, face painting, caricatures and a Victorian theme celebrating City Park’s Victorian roots. Come check it out!

Athletics Update:

POMS COACH WANTED! If you know of anyone interested in being the next East Angels Poms Coach please reach out to


Athletics Website

Upcoming Competition Schedule

Ticket sales for home games

Activities Update

Parking link for the Denver Coliseum: Save money and the wait in the line to park. 

East HS –

Senior Checkout: May 14th 1-3 pm With the exception of those taking AP exams late checkouts will be moved to the end of the graduation seating list.

Remind Seniors: Please make sure you pay your $25 senior fee and all other fees before checkout.(no checks will be accepted) Turn in all chrome books & library books.

Senior BBQ: Monday at lunch 

Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal is Monday 20TH 8-12pm

Caps and gowns will be picked up at this time. It is also a time when extra tickets can be picked up.

Yearbook Information

Yearbook sales purchase link: 

Spirit Store

East High School’s Spirit Store is located on the second floor just south of the Main Office.

Operating hours are:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – during lunch  

Friday – during seventh period 

The Spirit Store is run by volunteers and will be closed if a volunteer is not available. If you would like to confirm store hours, volunteer, or ask questions, please contact  

All Spirit Store proceeds support the East Angel Friends & Alumni Foundation. For more on EAFAF, visit Go Angels!