Welcome back to school, Hurricanes

Welcome back Canes! We hope everyone is adjusting to the new school year and all of the new guidelines. Students we will be on regular schedule this week with STORM held after second period. Students, please remember to keep your mask on even after school, and to abide by the hallway rules. All rules are still in place until you have left campus. Stay cautious of how your actions affect others around you.

Reminder, all students have the opportunity to grab a free breakfast from the café and take it to the designated areas. All students should have received a Free and Reduced lunch form from their STORM teacher, those need to be signed and turned in immediately. Other forms students need to return are the Tennessee Parent Occupational Survey and the Request for Waiver of School Fees.

Those experiencing technical difficulties with their school laptops need to visit the help desk at school for help.

Class meetings will be held during STORM for all grade levels:

Seniors- Sept. 14th

Juniors- Sept. 15th

Sophomores- Sept. 16th

Freshman- Sept. 17th

Seniors, Tennessee Promise opened August 1st. Niswonger CARE Advisor, Ms. Nellie, has returned this year to assure students will not miss out on TN Promise. The deadline for TN Promise is November 1st. Ms. Nellie will also be helping students fill out FASFA which opens October 1st. Virtual Senior Night will be held September 17th at 7 pm, the video will then be posted for seniors on September 23rd through the Counselor Chat Classroom. Please see your guidance counselor for more information on how you can prepare for your college experience. All seniors are encouraged to reach out to counselors with any questions regarding colleges and scholarships.

Need to know your East High counselor? Students have a specific counselor to meet their needs based on the first letter of the student’s last name. Each student should schedule an appointment with their counselor for their needs. The list below provides the counselors designated set of last names:

Seals A-E

Bowlin F-L

Jones M-R

Collins S-Z

East is currently utilizing online tools to help accommodate all students. To schedule meetings with guidance students can also submit a request through Google Forms. Time will be chosen that is both appropriate for the student and counselor. Seniors needing their transcript sent to colleges must fill out a form, also through Google Forms. The link can be found on the East High School Counseling page. Students are encouraged to utilized Counseling Remind Groups.

Class of 2021:

Last Name A-E, text the message @1canes21 to 81010

Last Name F-L, text the message @2canes21 to 81010

Last Name M-R, text the message @3canes21 to 81010

Last Name S-Z, text the message @4canes21 to 81010

Class of 2022:

Last Name A-E, text the message @1canes22 to 81010

Last Name F-L, text the message @2canes22 to 81010

Last Name M-R, text the message @3canes22 to 81010

Last Name S-Z, text the message @4canes22 to 81010

Class of 2023:

Last Name A-E, text the message @1canes23 to 81010

Last Name F-L, text the message @2canes23 to 81010

Last Name M-R, text the message @3canes23 to 81010

Last Name S-Z, text the message @4canes23 to 81010

Class of 2024:

Last Name A-E, text the message @1canes24 to 81010

Last Name F-L, text the message @2canes24 to 81010

Last Name M-R, text the message @3canes24 to 81010

Last Name S-Z, text the message @4canes24 to 81010

As students kickoff the year, East’s sports teams have also began playing other schools. All 2020-21 sports schedules can be found on the Morristown East High School website. Here are a few highlights for this week:

JV Football team will be at Gibbs High School on September 14th starting at 6:00 pm.

Girls Soccer will be at Claiborne High school starting at 6:00 pm on September 14th and at Knox West on September 17th starting at 6:30 pm.

Golf will be at Patriot High Golf Club on September 17th at 10:00 am.

Canes football team will play Tennessee High on September 18th at home 7:30 pm.

Cross-country team placed 3rd during CC Panther Creek All Comers on September 8th. They will compete at Fender’s Farm on September 19th.

The JV/V volleyball team will play Jeff County at home on September 17th and varsity will be participating in the Science Hill Tournament on September 19th.

Lastly, make sure to bring a warm welcome to our new foreign exchange students and show them what “Cane Culture” is all about.