The Eagles' Call!
Edgewater High School Community Brief
Monday, May 25, 2020
And then there were two . . . two days of school. Yes, that means we are 98.888889% done with the school year. So, why even bother with the last two days of school? Let's think about the things that would have never been accomplished in history or science if not for the last 1.11%: 
1) Water wouldn't boil at 208 degrees. It can only boil at 212 degrees. 
2) Roger Bannister never would have run a sub 4 minute mile. He ran it in 3:59. 
3) You can do 99 favors for someone out of 100, but they only remember the one you didn't do. 
4) Recovering from illness.
5) Earning a concordant score to become graduation eligible (pre-pandemic).
6) We wouldn't have made it to States in football last year.

According to Clayton Christiansen, Jack Canfield and Susie Moore, 98% (99%) is hard and 100% is easy. Why? Because when you give 100%, there are no decisions to make. There are no choices, no options. It's going to get done. The 100% rule applies to my mother when she quit smoking in 1985. She quit cold turkey and I never saw another Benson and Hedges pack in my house growing up.

Our staff is still calling students, sending them messages, reminding them about work that needs to be turned in up until the last day. We won't stop until the proverbial bell rings on Wednesday. There is knowledge to be gained and strong work habits to be fortified by continuing to work through Wednesday afternoon. Because the 100% rule is not about school, it's about life.  

Mark Shanoff, Ed. D 
Edgewater High School 
"The Pride of College Park and Orlando"

Animated US Flag
Pictured at very top: Memorial Day is a very different day of reflection than Veterans Day. Veterans Day is the time we set aside to honor everyone who has worn the uniform. But, Memorial Day, is the day when we remember those who willingly laid down their lives for love of country and freedom.

On this Monday, May 25, 2020 Edgewater High School remembers those U.S. service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation.

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Content & Upcoming Events
In This Issue

Class of 2020
Band Property Drop Off
Locker Property Pick Up
Student Spotlight
Advanced Studies Freshman Exp.
Incoming Freshmen
Summer School
Alumni Spotlight
Helpful Tips for Parents
Edgewater Org. Chart
Student Health Center
Eagle Athletics
Dates to Watch For

May 25: Memorial Day
May 26:
Locker property pick up, 8-10am
May 27:
Locker property pick up, 8-10am
May 27
: All band students may drop off their instruments and uniforms from 10am-2pm
June 2:
Start of Virtual Summer School
June 4:
Virtual Graduation Ceremony, 8:20pm - click here
June 25:
Last day of Virtual Summer School
June 29:
Quarter 4 Report Cards distributed and published to Family Access

Senior Class of 2020Classof2020 

Below is the link to view the Edgewater High School Virtual Ceremony scheduled for 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, June 4th, 2020:


Band & Orchestra Studentsbanduniformsandinstruments
Instrument and uniform drop off on May 27th 

Attention 9th-12th grade Band and Orchestra Students and Parents! On Wednesday, May 27th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. please come to Edgewater High School, through the Westmoreland Dr. Entrance (near the baseball field) to drop off your student's instrument and uniform. Mr. Figueroa and Mr. Quezada will be present to collect all of your items.

Note: During this time senior laptop drop off will also be occurring at the gym lobby. If you are a senior and you have both items to drop off, you will need to drive to both locations. Thank you.

Final Drive By Locker Property Pick Uplockerproprtypickup 
Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 8 AM to10 AM 

A final drive by locker property pick up will be outside of Building 2 between 8 AM-10 AM next Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27. Please remain inside your cars and bring a picture student ID.

Student Spotlightstudentspotlight  
Preparing to serve their country! A special video celebrates all OCPS graduates enlisting in the U.S. military. 

Congratulations to our very own Senior Myles Williams for joining the United States Navy. Edgewater High School and OCPS recognize and appreciate your service!

Please click here to view the video made for all the OCPS graduates preparing to join the U.S. armed forces.

Advanced Studies Freshman Experienceadvstudiesfreshmanexp  

What? This virtual experience will replace the AP Human Geography Summer Camp. Students will learn about Advanced Studies programs, time management, and how to deal with stress in college-equivalent courses. Parents will also have an opportunity to learn about advanced programs during live Thursday evening sessions.

When? Experiences begin on June 9th and will run in 1-hour sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of June.

Who? Rising High School freshman students considering or entering Advanced Studies programs/course(s).

Registration is limited to the first 150 who sign up. Sign-up is at

Save the Date - Incoming Freshmen - Class of 2024incomingfreshmen  

EHS will welcome their incoming freshmen class with our annual Freshman Frenzy on July 29th from 3-6 PM. Please look for more information to follow!

Summer School 2020summerschool  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, summer school will be virtual for all programs offered. It will run June 2 - June 25, 2020 (all Fridays with the exception of June 7th will be non-attendance days). Student attendance hours are 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Summer school courses offered to Edgewater students included credit recovery through OCVS. PERT Prep Camp, Algebra 1 Boot Camp, The Calculus Project, and Extended School Year (ESY) will be hosted by EHS.

Students will receive an email notifying them if there were registered for a credit recovery course. It is important for students to log in to their course(s) no later than the first three days to avoid being dropped from any of the enrolled summer school programs.
Description of programs offered:
Credit Recovery courses provide students instruction through an on-line program, called Edgenuity. Edgenuity offers a standards-aligned video-based curriculum for high school students in all core content areas. This program will run through OCVS.
The Calculus Project is offered to select rising 9th-grade students for a preview of Algebra 2 Honors. Names were provided to EHS by the feeder middle schools. Students have received an email to their student email accounts for registration. Space is limited!
PERT Prep Camp (math only) is designed to help students receive a concordant score on the PERT test to fulfill the Algebra 1 EOC requirement. A letter was mailed out to eligible students and the students received an email to their student email accounts for registration. Space is limited!
The ESY program will be offered to selected exceptional education students based on their IEP data. 

Alumni Spotlightalumnispotlight 
Robert Stuart (Class of 1971)    

EHS Alumni, Class of 1971, Robert Stuart pictured below! Seniors took a bike ride to graduation on the morning of June 6, 1971! Robert is picture on the left with a tie on along with his twin sister Georgia Lee who is just over his right shoulder with the darker shirt and cutoff shorts!

Helpful Tips & Information for Parentshelpfultipsparents

We have curated all of the communicated information to parents in one easy-to-use reference guide.

EHS Organizational Chartorgchart 

Please reference the organizational chart for contact information at EHS!

Student Health Centerstudenthealthcenter 

The Edgewater High School Student Health Center is closed while campus is closed.  As you prepare for summer camps, college, and other future plans, you may need an immunization record completed and signed by a medical practitioner. If you find you need this and are unable to see your primary care clinician, our Nurse Practitioner, Darcy Ravndal, can complete this for you at no cost.  Please send, via email, your requested information and any scanned documents associated with the request. Please send to

Eagle Athleticsathletics  

We are proud of our senior baseball players and the short, but great season they had this year!

Congratulations to Edgewater Cheerleading Coach Simone Dunston who was selected by the Metro West Division as Coach of the Year! This is Coach Dunston's first year as head coach. She has assisted with the program for two years. She has dedicated her time and effort ensuring the team is competitive and setting a positive culture. Awesome job this year to you and your team!

Fall Sports 
* Bowling (Boys and Girls) - Any students that are interested in participating in bowling, you can contact Coach Steinhorn at Tryouts and details to follow.
* Cheerleading (junior varsity and varsity) - Please contact Coach Dunston if you are interested in participating in cheerleading. You can email her at We will update tryout information at a later date.
* Crew (Boys and Girls) - Any students that are interested in participating in crew, please contact Coach Brad at More information to follow.
* Cross Country - If you are interested in running cross country at Edgewater, contact Coach Corbo at Tryout information will be updated.
* Football (Freshmen, Junior Varsity and Varsity) - Any students that are interested in playing freshmen, junior varsity and varsity football, please email Coach Duke at Tryouts and details to follow.
* Boys Golf - If you interested in playing golf for the Edgewater Eagles, please contact Coach Brewer at We will update tryout information at a later date.
* Girls Golf - Any girls interested in playing golf, please contact Coach Smith at Tryout information will be updated soon.
* Swimming (Boys and Girls) - Please contact Coach Whitted if you have an interest in participating in swimming.  You can reach Coach Whitted at Details to come soon.
* Girls Volleyball (Freshmen, Junior Varsity and Varsity) - If you are interested in playing volleyball, please contact Coach Washington at Tryouts and details to follow. 

Leadership Team

Principal - Dr. Mark Shanoff -
Assistant Principal of Instruction - Jodi Blevins -
Assistant Principal - Teleshia Jones -
Assistant Principal - Betsy Leis -
9th & 10th Grade Dean - Anamarys Rodriguez -
11th and 12th Grade Dean - Kirk Malcolm II -
Student Support and Operations Resource Teacher - Dr. Kim Bispott -
Academic Dean - Melissa Gray -

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