Friday News 5.24

Posted May 28, 2024

Dear East Community,

Congratulations to the East High graduating class! Good luck to all students on your final exams—finish strong! Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.

Reminder: East High School and the Turf field will be closed beginning June 7th and will not be open to the public until we return in August for necessary construction and the replacement of our turf field. 

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 Dates
May 24-29 Finals
May 27 No School
May 30-31 Make up Finals
Jun 05 Last Day for Teachers
Student Spotlight
Meet Brielle Burkett, a dynamic rising 10th grader who excels both on the field and in the classroom. As a three-sport athlete in volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse, she embodies versatility and dedication. Beyond athletics, Brielle’s passion extends to the arts, where she showcases her talent as a member of our choir, and enjoys photography.

We are thrilled to share that Brielle has been selected as one of the 18 teens to join Snap, Inc.’s (Snapchat’s) first Council for Digital Well-Being. This prestigious opportunity is a testament to Brielle’s dedication and innovative ideas regarding online safety and digital well-being.

As a council member, Brielle will participate in monthly meetings with the Snap Safety Advisory Board, contributing valuable insights and recommendations. She will also have the chance to attend an in-person summit at Snap’s headquarters in Santa Monica, where she will collaborate with other council members on initiatives to enhance online safety.

We are incredibly proud of Brielle and excited to see the positive impact she will make through this role.

For more information about the Council for Digital Well-Being, visit Snap’s News.

To learn more about the Safety Advisory Board, check out Snap’s Safety Advisory Board.

Congratulations again to Brielle for this remarkable achievement!
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- the Foyer2 pm-4 pm room 230
Tuesday May 28thAfter Finals- 10:40 am-12:00 pm- the Foyer2 pm- 4 pm room 230
Wednesday May 29thAfter Finals- 10:40 am-12:00 pm- the Foyer2 pm-4 pm room 230
Thursday May 30thAll day (Finals Makeup)- 8:00 am- 12:00 pm- the Foyer2 pm-4 pm room 230
Friday May 31stAll day (Finals Makeup)- 8:00 am-12:00 pm- the Foyer2 pm-4 pm room 230
Spring Finals Schedule
Congratulations on making it this far—you’re in the final stretch of finals week! This is the home stretch, and we know you’ve got what it takes to finish strong.
Stay focused, keep up the hard work, and remember to take care of yourselves. A good night’s sleep, balanced meals, and short breaks can make a big difference. You’ve been preparing for this all semester, and now’s the time to show what you’ve learned.Believe in yourselves and your abilities. You’ve got this! Click here for the full schedule.
Register for the 24-25 School Year!!
All (NEW) Upcoming 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th not currently attending a DPS School will need to complete “Enrollment Forms” (in person) now thru June 20th or during the 2nd Week in August of 2024.
The Registrars office will be open from M-F from 8:00:11:00 and 1:00-3:00 for walk-in support.
Even if your child has already picked classes or have been notified that you have been “offered & accepted a seat” for East HS (2024) school year.  This is required by the first day of school.
If the student is currently attending a (DPS) Denver Public School, please go to your PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT and complete the “24-25” Online Registration.  Remember: Only the primary parent (1) needs to complete this process.
If you are having trouble accessing your “Parent Portal Account” you may need to reset your “password”. If you are still having trouble, please reach out to the Parent Portal Team at 720-423-3163 or
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:
ROAR’s Annual Summer College Search Series is returning to the Front Range in person! Each event features a 30-minute panel where college admissions experts answer your questions about the college search, financial aid, essays, and more! After the panel, visit the college fair to ask any questions you have about specific institutions in attendance. High school students and their support systems are invited to attend.
Please register in advance through Strivescan at ​ Walk ins are welcome. 
Questions can be directed to Hannah Haage, Student Engagement Chair, at
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.
Summer Reading ListAs we wrap up another fantastic school year, it’s time to look ahead to a summer of relaxation, adventure, and, of course, some great reading! We are excited to introduce your summer reading list, carefully curated to both entertain and challenge you.
These selections span various genres and themes, offering something for everyone. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, traveling, or just relaxing at home, these books will keep your minds engaged and ready for the upcoming school year.
Dive into the list below and find your next favorite book. Happy reading, and have a wonderful summer!
Athletics Update

Join East High School in supporting our baseball team through the Rockies voucher fundraiser! Purchase a voucher and receive a ticket to a Colorado Rockies game, with a portion of the proceeds directly benefiting our student-athletes.
This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy America’s favorite pastime while contributing to the success and development of our baseball program.
Your participation will help offset equipment costs, provide scholarships, and other essential needs for the team. Grab your vouchers today and let’s hit a home run for East High School baseball!
Family & Community Engagement
Von Miller’s Von’s Vision Foundation is hosting a FREE Eye Exam + Glasses Day for students ages 3 to 17.
Wednesday, May 29, 2024Commerce City, CO
Call for an appointment today at 888-446-8997
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!
10for10 Black Men Feed ColoradoFree Community Event
Join 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
Activities Update
Student Parking for 24-25: Rising seniors and juniors should check their email for parking lot information. Students must be logged into their DPS account in order to access the form.
Senior Pictures: Parents of rising seniors should be thinking about senior portraits. It is recommended that you schedule a time during the summer as finding a photographer becomes more difficult in the fall. More information coming soon.
Job opportunities: This workforce program will grant $1000 to teens who complete 100 hours of work this summer. Ages 14-21.(This initiative will give priority to families with lower incomes).
Job fair-In person fair from 10 am- 1 pm on Saturday, June 1st at the PPA Event Center, 2105 Decatur St.
Final Advisement of the Year
This week was our last advisement period! Students used the time for celebrations, writing thank you notes, reflecting on the year or celebrations from the year.  Here are some slides, teachers were encouraged to make it your own.
As we conclude this week’s newsletter, we hope you feel informed and inspired by all the exciting updates and upcoming events. Thank you for your continued support and involvement in our school community.Stay tuned for more news and stories next week. Have a wonderful weekend!