East Coweta Daily News
ECHS Graduation: There will be shuttle bus service available from Lee Middle School, Willis Road Elementary School, and Poplar Road Elementary School on May 25. If you are attending graduation, you can park at these sites and ride the shuttle to our campus. Buses will begin running approximately 7:00 a.m. and continue running until everyone is back to their vehicle.
If there are any Juniors, Seniors, or former graduates who need to take a section of the GHSGT this summer, they must come by or call the office of Mr. Patrick Sullivan and register before school ends on May 24th. The schedule is below. All testing will begin promptly at 8:30; students are to report to the 9th grade office on test day.
- Monday, July 15 - Science
- Tuesday, July 16 - Social Studies
- Wednesday, July 17 - Math and Writing
- Thursday, July 18 - English/Language Arts
The East Coweta Cheerleading Boosters is selling personal ads for our 2013 football program. Deadline is May 24, 2013. If you have any questions concerning the ads please email Coach Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All library books need to be returned by May 13th. Seniors must clear all fines before graduation practice. Underclassmen must clear all fines by the last day of school.
Summer School is right around the corner -
Registration will take place at each campus site from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and as follows: Northgate High School (May 29) and East Coweta High School (May 30). Newnan High School students, and anyone still needing to register, will do so at the Central Educational Center from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on May 31. Final day of registration is June 3, the first day of summer school, at Central Educational Center. Stop by the Guidance Office to pickup registration packets and submit them to Summer School Administration. Contact email@example.com with any questions about summer school registration.
The Future Educator's Association, or FEA, is collecting Box Tops for Education! Each Box Top is worth 10 cents, which doesn't sound like a lot, but they add up quickly! FEA will be donating all Box Tops to our feeder elementary schools so that they can purchase books, school supplies, and playground equipment! Any Box Tops can be dropped off in Mrs. Hjemvick's Room (142) in the 9th grade building.
Parents: If you are have an issue or question regarding your student’s school pictures, please contact BPI directly. Their contact information is:
Chip Bowen, Bowen Photography, Inc
Acworth Office 770-485-9924
Cumming Office 770-887-8030
Tifton Office 229-382-8277
Sports and Academics
Upcoming sporting and academic events
The Math and Science Academy will hold a pizza social after school Tuesday, May 21st in room 146. Parents should plan to pick-up students no later than 4:30.
Tuesday, May 21st is EC band night at Stevie B’s pizza. They are donating a portion of their profits from that night to our band. Please be sure to tell them that you are with the EC band so that we can receive credit.
The ECHS Step Team will be hosting the “Step Into Summer Camp” for upcoming 4-8 graders. The camp is from June 3-June7, 9am-1pm at East Coweta High School. The campers will learn step routines, strolls (dances), and teamwork! The cost of the camp is $30 and registration is due by May 29. Please contact Coach Daniels at to receive registration information or visit the website http://www.cowetaschools.org/echs/index.php/stuinfo/85-student-clubs
Anyone who is interested in trying out for the ECHS Varsity competition cheerleading squad or the JV Football cheerleading squad: ECHS will be having one LAST additional tryout on May 28th from 8:30-10:00 in the old gym with our new varsity cheerleading coach. This tryout is only for those who did not make a team or did not try out at the original tryout. You will learn 2 chants and 2-eight count dances. In order to tryout you need to have a minimum of a standing back handspring and/or round off back handspring.
Senior Exams - May 21st and May 22nd (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Graduation Practice - May 23rd and May 24th (Roll will be taken at 9 a.m.!)
Graduation attire for seniors: Senior girls are advised not to wear high heels for graduation. The walk to graduation and the walk to and from the stage across the field are not suitable for high heels. However, students wearing these will be allowed to participate. Senior boys should wear long pants, either navy blue or black in color, with dark shoes. No shorts or blue jeans will be allowed.
Senior Checklist! Visit http://www.cowetaschools.net/echs/images/gradmemo.pdf for important dates!
Hover Video Productions is already taking pre-orders of the graduation ceremony! Here is the link to ordering 2013 Graduation DVDs online: http://www.hovervideoproductions.com/graduation2013.php
East Coweta High School is now on Twitter! Follow us at @echs2012 for announcements and any last minute changes or cancellations!!
Student parking permits are available for $20 before school starting at 7:30 in the 9th grade office and after school until 4:00 pm in the Athletic Office in Thrower Gym.
Youth Leadership Coweta will meet June 15th and June 29th at 10am at the Animal Shelter to visit with the animals and take food, towels or bowls.
On January 1, the Department’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) released the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2013-14 academic year. Completing the new FAFSA is the first step in accessing more than $150 billion available in federal student aid, including grants, loans, and work-study funds. In addition, many states and colleges use FAFSA data to determine student eligibility for state and institution-based aid. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO http://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa.
Recent blog posts outline five reasons to complete the FAFSA (http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/01/5-reasons-you-should-complete-the-free-application-for-federal-student-aid-fafsa/) and provide answers to the top three questions about the FAFSA (http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/01/top-3-fafsa-faqs/).
Scholarship information can be found on the school web site at: http://www.cowetaschools.net/echs/index.php/resources/scholarships
Visit www.StudentScholarships.org to find a database of scholarships for high school seniors, and ones specific for Georgia residents.
Looking to explore Advanced Placed opportunities? Check out this new website to see videos from students just like you and to get more information about AP courses! http://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap?ep_ch=PR&ep_mid=10674414&ep_rid=68486397
Certificates of attendance for a learners or drivers permit needs to be requested 24 hours in advance. The cost is one dollar at pickup.
Please refer to the student handbook for information concerning all attendance policies including CCSS Truancy and TAADRA laws and consequences.