Friday News 5/17

Posted May 24, 2024

Dear East Community,
Thanks for an amazing week of joyful learning and fun. The senior BBQ was a great success thanks to the support of the deans, office staff, EALT, and all the staff who helped out. 
Congratulations to the class of 2024! We’ll miss you.
Once an Angel, always an Angel!
Angela RivasPrincipal Resident
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
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Important Upcoming Dates
May 20 Graduation Rehearsal 8:00-12:00pmMay 21 Graduation @ 4:00pm (3:00pm arrival for graduates)May 24-29 FinalsMay 27 No SchoolMay 30-31 Make up FinalsJun 05 Last Day for Teachers
A Successful Year for East DECA120 East Angels showcased their skills at the annual DECA State competition in late February. East walked away with seven first-place finishers- more state champions than any other CO DECA program – and qualified 49 students for DECA Internationals (ICDC). Congratulations to the following Angels for outscoring 200+ teams from around the world and advancing to the Finals/Top 20 at the ICDC competition in Anaheim, CA, in late April: Nathaniel Chapman and Trevor Hajek (Juniors), Claire Crimmins and Isabella Massena (Seniors), Evelyn Espinoza (Senior), Stephen Asante, Ally Carrier, and Tessa Cleveland (Seniors).DECA is a business, marketing, entrepreneurship, and finance student organization with over 3,000 global chapters, where students hone their presentation skills, develop career-oriented skills, and gain exposure to real-world case studies and business challenges. Students must be enrolled in an East Business CTE class to participate in DECA.
Chromebook Return from ALL students
All students need to return chromebooks this year along with a charger. 

If you do not return a chromebook: Your computer will be locked and you will be assessed a $100 fee.  Chargers not returned will be assessed a $20.00 fee.Damaged chromebooks will be assessed a $25.00 fee.

When can you turn in your Chromebook? 
Friday May 24thAfter Finals- 11:55 am-2:00 pm- 1st floor in the Foyer2 pm-4 pm room 230 in the tech office

Tuesday May 28thAfter Finals- 10:40 am-12:00 pm- 1st floor in the Foyer2 pm- 4 pm room 230 in the tech office

Wednesday May 29thAfter Finals- 10:40 am-12:00 pm- 1st floor in the Foyer2 pm-4 pm room 230 in the tech office

Thursday May 30thAll day (Finals Makeup)- 8:00 am- 12:00 pm- 1st floor in the Foyer2 pm-4 pm room 230 in the tech office

Friday May 31stAll day (Finals Makeup)- 8:00 am-12:00 pm- 1st floor in the Foyer2 pm-4 pm room 230 in the tech office

Please have students scan QR code for chromebook return dates.
Activities Update
Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal is Monday, May 20TH, from 8:00-12:00pm.Caps and gowns will be picked up at this time. It is also a time when extra tickets can be picked up.

Graduation information:The Denver ColiseumTuesday, May 21st at 4pm

Reserve your parking space, save a few bucks and avoid the long lines using this link.East HS –

For those unable to attend the ceremony here is the livestream link.
Spring Schedules
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.
Student Medication Pick-Up
It is that time of year again! 

All Student Medications need to be picked up. Please make arrangements with the Nursing Health Office (Room 130) to pick up all medications (Including Emergency Medications) that were brought to the Nursing Health Office to support your student’s health during the 2023-2024 school year. All medications must be picked up by an adult and are not permitted to be sent home with your child. 
If your child is participating in a DPS summer program: Medications WILL NOT automatically be transferred to the summer school program.  All medication must be dropped off by parent/guardian and given to the on-site nurse on the first day of the summer program along with the completed Medication Administration Form.

ALL UNCLAIMED MEDICATIONS WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON:  May 31, 2024 @ 12:00 PM.  Thank you in advance for allowing Dani and me to care for your student this school year. Please feel free to reach out to me or Dani with any questions or concerns.

Nursing Health Office:  720–423-8321
College & Career
INROADS College Links is a college and career readiness program for “underserved” high school students (incoming freshman through starting their senior year students) interested in all aspects of academia. The program introduces students to various STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and business careers. Students gain professional and soft skill tools, goal-setting and planning skills, and access to career immersion activities. We equip students with the skills needed to succeed in college, careers, and in life. Apply here:

The Center for Advanced STEM Education has 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)
Live Online SAT Prep – There will be a live online SAT prep course this summer.Campus Prep has provided the SAT program at the University of Denver for the past 7 years, and we are the official SAT provider for the Boulder Valley School District.Course Info27-hour comprehensive course, including 3 proctored practice examsStarts in June and runs for 7 weeks onlineTaught by a live expert instructorApply for the course (and see schedules) at Costs $185Students who complete the course often increase their score by over 200 points Apply at Questions? Email or call (877) 805-2521.
Counseling Center
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
Teacher Spotlight
Luis is a great contributor to our school community! He organized Noche de Familias, a night for Spanish speaking families to connect, receive information in their native language, and celebrate Hispanic culture in our school. Not only that, but he always has creative ideas to build community in his classroom. He’s a longtime advocate for Friendsgiving and brings food trucks and ice cream carts to the classroom in order to build community. Our school is so lucky to have him!
Family & Community Engagement
City Park DayCity 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!
Travel to Mexico CityThe Interest Meeting for the Mexico City 2025 Spring Break Trip is Wednesday, May 15th on Zoom at 6:00pm.
Interested in the program? Check out this link:
Parents and students can contact Dr. Overby ( with questions.
10for10 Black Men Feed ColoradoFree Community EventJoin 10for10 for a day of community and volunteering! Converse with leaders in Finance, Law, Politics and Wellness and give back!
June 1, 20249:00am-2:00pmUniversity of DenverDavis AuditoriumBreakfast and Lunch provided
DPS HelplineFamily 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
Athletics Update

East Baseball Fundraiser:

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

Links: Athletics WebsiteUpcoming Competition ScheduleTicket sales for home games
Angelus Yearbook
East yearbooks are almost here!

Senior yearbook distribution will be during graduation practice on Monday, May 20th in the gym. All other students can pick up pre-purchased books during lunch and after school outside of Room 210 beginning Monday, May 20th. 

Books will NOT be distributed during class time.  We cannot deliver books, so please communicate with your student to pick up their book if it has been purchased. There are less than 100 books left for sale, if you have not purchased a book, get yours now, before they are gone. Purchase link:
Spirit Store
East High School’s Spirit Store is located on the second floor just south of the Main Office.
We will be open at lunch on Monday, May 20, and Wednesday, May 22, before closing for the summer. 
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!