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Hey, ‘Canes!

Fall break is finally upon us, Oct. 14-18.

The book fair will take place Oct. 21-25. Family Night will be Tuesday, Oct. 22 during open house. Online shopping available Oct. 16-29 at https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/mhhselibrary.

Open house will be 4 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22. Here you will pick up grade cards, meet your child’s teachers, as well as participate in book fair family night and access FAFSA assistance in the library, baseball chili supper in the cafeteria, order fruit from our band, purchase a yearbook, and various other activates and fundraisers to support programs throughout the school.

The counseling office wants to see pictures of the many activities we have going on at East High. Students, if you have extra pictures of you and your friends we can hang on our friends board bring them to the basket on Mrs. Lamb’s desk through the month of October. Please make sure pictures are school appropriate.

If you have signed up to take the PSAT test, see Mr. Bowlin in the counseling office.

Sophomore and junior students interested in the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts should come by the counseling office for an application.

Congratulations to the Morristown East Band. Superior ratings across the board in band, guard, drum major, and percussion. First place guard. Second place band, drum major, guard, and percussion. Five straight years of superior ratings for our marching band in all of their contests.

The Tennessee Promise application is now open. High school seniors in Tennessee may apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, which will provide two years of tuition-free attendance at a community or technical college in Tennessee. TN Promise is a last-dollar scholarship, meaning it will cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees not met by Pell, Hope, or the Tennessee Student Assistance Award.

As part of the program, students will be paired with a partnering organization, provided with a mentor who will support them during the college application process, and complete the community service hours requirement.

By Nov. 1 complete on-line application. By Feb. 1, 2020 complete the 2020-21 free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA opens Oct. 1. On March 10, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. (arrive by 5 p.m. for check-in) attend mandatory meeting in the cafeteria.

Parents are welcome to attend but may not attend in place of their child.

By spring of 2020, apply to school of choice. By July 1, 2020 complete and report online your first eight hours of community service; only community service completed Nov. 2, 2019 or later will be considered.

The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program “A Constitutional Speech Contest.”

Award: State level - $1,000 to $3,000, National level - $14,000 to $18,000

Eligible: students grades 9 – 12 Application and information are available at http://www.tennesseelegion.org/index.php?id=111

There is an application available on the scholarship board.

Deadline: Received by American Legion Nashville office by Jan. 10, 2020

The Coolidge Scholarship for America (application not yet available)

Award: Full-ride scholarship that covers student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for 4 years of undergraduate study.

Eligibility: High school juniors who plan to enroll in college in the fall of 2021 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident. Application information can be found at www.coolidgescholars.org

Deadline: Jan. 24, 2020 at 5 p.m.

National BETA Scholarships

Award: National BETA will award over 250 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $15,000

Eligibility: Senior Beta Club members who are registered with national headquarters by Nov. 1 and who present leadership potential, academic excellence, and commitment to community service.

Deadline: Jan. 22, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Important dates for seniors:

• Nov. 1: Deadline for the TN Promise Scholarship

• Nov. 2 - July 1, 2020: Complete and report eight hours of community service (must report on-line).

Enjoy your fall break and be ready to come back ready to work!