There was a purple locker in East High School that was made different from every other locker for a reason, but now it’s no longer in use. The purple locker was a way for students to anonymously communicate with staff members if there were any problems going on in school or in their personal life. The student support center would check the purple locker and try to address the situation as much as they could.
A lot students feel like they have no one to talk to or feel hesitant to address a problem in person. This technique of writing down your problems on a piece of paper and slipping it into the purple locker made getting help easier for some scholars. This locker was a great contribution considering that we are all young adults in high school and we will come across problems that we can’t face alone. We need a system like the purple locker, because it made life a little easier for students knowing that someone knows what they’re going through and is trying to help them out and give them advice. Now, we have a different system called “Let’s Talk.”
The purple locker was discontinued, but we currently have a system similar to that. It’s an online portal to communicate concerns with the appropriate people in the building that can help fix that problem. It is called "Let's Talk,” and you can find it on the East High School Website. When you find the link, it shows you what to do from there. You can choose to submit your answers anonymously or you can let them know who you are. So if you have a problem and don’t know who to tell, “Let’s Talk” is the new “Purple Locker” to help scholars who need it.
On November 18, 2016 there will be another doctor visit in room E107 for students who need an eye exam. If you are interested in signing up for the doctor visit you can sign up by registering on an iPad in room E107, using a Google form referral. According to Ms. Vega, a former East High student in the Vision Care Program who is now an assistant teacher for the program, you will be able to get your pair of glasses in about two days.
The Vision Care Program started over the summer of 2010 starting with eight students who needed glasses, and it then became a full course in the year of 2012. “It is very fun getting to work with kids, and going to different schools,” said a student in the program.
Whenever you see students walking around school with a light pink shirt, feel free to stop them and ask when you can sign up. For more information about the Vision Care Program stop by E107 and speak to Mr. Newman. You can be part of the Vision Care Program by having the class or talking to your counselor.
The best part about October is finally approaching: the Pep-Rally! The pep-rally will be held on October 14th in the gym and everyone will be sitting by their class grade. This is an event that happens every year since the early ages of high school. The class of 2017 will be involved as well as senior class advisor Ms. Floyd. They will be announcing king/queen, games will be played, music too. There will be dancing and singing and cheering. We will also be announcing sport teams and having FUN. Seniors will have to choose what games will be played and send them to Mrs. Blocker to see if she approves of them. Seniors have to pay for their shirts ahead of time to be able to wear them for the pep-rally. If you want your senior shirts, make sure to turn in your money to Ms. Floyd. If you'd like to help design the shirt, make sure to talk to Ms. Northrup Floyd. Make sure to turn in the money for the shirts in early. Don't forget seniors! Remember that this is for us to get together and have fun. So please don't bring drama so everyone can enjoy this special event!