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Tiger Times 9-15-23

Tiger Times 9-15-23

Dear Parents,

We have officially finished our first full week of school. Please be aware that students are now being awarded detentions if they are late to school in the morning and late to classes later on in the day. Students are awarded detentions when they have been tardy to any class a total of 5 times. Unserved detentions may lead to in-school suspension days as well as denial of entry to social activities such as attending athletic events and/or going to school dances. All detentions must be fulfilled to attend these extracurricular events. Detention is held directly at the end of the day on Tuesday through Thursday for one hour. Students are not allowed to have their cell phones in hand while they sit in detention and they will complete a tardy reflection form in order for their detention to be fully served. Should you have questions about these policies, please reach out to my deans: Ms. Andrews ( or Mr. Moffett (

This upcoming week we will have an Open House on Wednesday night here at the high school. The evening will begin in the auditorium at 5 p.m. with welcoming messages from myself and Assistant Principal Swope. From there, parents will be able to walk through their student’s schedule. You will spend ten minutes in each class to hear about the syllabi, expectations and curriculum for the year. During your student’s lunch period, you are welcome to come to the student cafeteria to meet your student’s Tiger Support Team.

Here is the schedule for the evening:

Here is your student’s Tiger Support Team based on alphabetical order:

We hope to see you all there and hope to continue to work in partnership with you on communicating important messaging to our Tigers.

Do you want to get your hands on some Homecoming gear? See the button below to order a t-shirt. Further details with regards to Homecoming will be in upcoming editions of the Tiger Times. Homecoming Week this year will be October 2.

Families, should you need monetary assistance when it comes to providing your student lunch, please click on this link so that you can apply for Free/Reduced Price Meals. If you have questions about this, please do not hesitate to reach out again.

Within the coming month or so we will have several university recruiters here at EPHS. Students will receive an email about these presentations/speaking opportunities. When a college recruiter is in the building, students can see the recruiter during either their lunch or advisory period. Students will need to sign up in advance through our Naviance system, up to an hour prior to the event. Students who are not signed up will not be allowed in. These opportunities are welcome to students in all grade levels. The visits that we currently have scheduled are as follows:

  • Tues., Sept. 19 - University of Illinois Chicago 11:40 - 12:40

  • Mon., Sept. 16 - DePaul University 11:40 - 12:40

  • Fri., Oct. 20 - Concordia University 11:40 - 12:40

  • Mon., Oct. 23 - Valparaiso University 11:00 - 12-00

I will continue to remind you of these dates in upcoming Fridays’ Tiger Times.

From our Social Worker department I have several resources to share with you. First, please access this folder to see some flyers with regards to outside resources that may pertain to your family’s needs. Beyond that, here are some further links that may be pertinent to you:

Last but not least, today begins Hispanic Heritage Month. This month we celebrate all of our students whose heritage/backgrounds come from our Latinx neighboring countries and the cultural achievements that have been produced by this cultural group of people. Happy ….

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and we also hope to see you all Wednesday night. See you then!

Dr. Brode-Rico

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