The Eagles' Call!
Edgewater High School Community Brief
Monday, June 22, 2020
Over the past three months we have asked parents to become de facto teachers, helping to support the formal processing of educating students and asking parents to develop their skill set outside their comfort zone. As someone with formal teacher training, but years since my last classroom experience, I, too, found monitoring, instructing, and supporting my child's teacher quite challenging.

One major focus of writing instruction is to establish/form a claim based on information provided and include the most salient points from that information to support your claim. That's what teachers do. We see it across the curriculum and intentionally plan for and monitor this process. Yes, even in math.

What has happened across our country over the past three months didn't start in the past three months. Whether we are discussing public health, health care access, social injustice, or equal rights under the law, we have an obligation to ensure our young people can leverage their life experience, their relationships, and their opportunities to lean in, listen, develop informed opinions and have discussions that matter. This requires teaching, guidance, and meaningful conversation with our kids.

I am grateful that my parents sacrificed as much as they did to send me to a school that provided me lots of individualized attention. My teachers, classmates and I frequently discussed social issues, economic inequality, and even traveled to a third world country to help support education there. My greatest educational experiences didn't come from a text book or prom completing problems, 1-21 (odd numbered problems only). It came from the collaboration with classmates and teachers among issues that really mattered. However, 99% of the students looked like me, talked like me and had the same life experience as me. And, while my parents led my siblings and I by example, I left high school woefully unprepared to engage others in enlightened conversation about their life experience.

Our school is unique. We have the full spectrum of life experience in our classrooms. It also means we come to school with different values, beliefs and opinions. We have a tremendous opportunity to lean in, listen, educate, and grow. If we do nothing else but these four things as a school next year, I see us developing independent, informed, thoughtful student leaders prepared to drive discourse around complex societal issues.
Mark Shanoff, Ed. D 
Edgewater High School 
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Pictured at very top: Check out our senior lacrosse night earlier this year!

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Content & Upcoming Events
In This Issue

Distance Learning Survey
Virtual Graduation Ceremony
Community Service Forms
Transcript Requests
SAT & ACT Dates
Freshman Frenzy
Summer Reading
OCPS 2020-2021 Calendar
Edgewater AthleticsCollege and Career Center
Dates to Watch For

June 25: Last day of Virtual Summer School
July 29:
Freshman Frenzy
August 10:
Start of 2020-2021

* Summer Hours:
Monday - Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Closed Fridays. By appointment only.

EHS Distance Learning Feedback Surveysurvey  

As we close out the 19-20 school year and plan for the upcoming school year, we would like to reflect on our distance learning process implemented as a result of COVID-19. Your feedback regarding this experience is valuable and will assist the school as we plan for the upcoming school year. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. If you have multiple children, please base your responses on your overall experience. Responses are anonymous.

Click here to access the survey:

Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremonyvirtualgraduation   

Please click on the link below for a PDF copy of our Class of 2020 graduation ceremony program!

Community Service Formscommunityserviceforms  

Looking ahead to the upcoming year, attached are two OCPS forms needed by students and the community when engaged in community service projects:

Transcript Requesttranscriptrequest    

Please see the following form when seeking a copy of a student's transcript:

SAT & ACT Datessatandactdates  

Freshman Frenzy - July 29thfreshmanfrenzy   

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 Readingsummerreading   

Students are encouraged to read during the summer months! See below how to access summer reading material!

Our library has E-Books for the students to read at home. The steps to access them on Launchpad are:
Step 1: Click on this button
1. Click on the "Library Research Tools" button
2. Click on the "Follet Destiny" button Questions and Answers about Follett
3. It will open to our school library and they will automatically see all the e-books available.
4. Students will see the e-books banner with their covers.
5. They can use the arrows on the banner or click "See all" button
6. Choose the book
7. Click on the "Open" button
8. Start reading

We have the Florida Teens Read books and others. And students can bookmark the page as they read!  Students, please remember to log in your minutes on Beanstack.

The steps for Beanstack:
Step 1: Click on the Beanstack app
1. Click on the Beanstack app Beanstack ยป Marshes of Glynn Libraries
2. Click on the "Log Reading" button
3. Click on the "Minutes" button
4. Students will click on the day of the reading
5. They will enter the minutes read on "Time Spent Reading"
6. They will type the title of the book, as they start inputting the name it will show titles that are similar. They will click on the title of their book.
7. Students can choose to leave a review if they wish
8. Lastly, click "Log" button.
9. Students, please register on the "Spring into Reading" program. This is a competition program , meaning there are prizes for students and the school with the most logged minutes.

Another great resource for free books for those who prefer listening to read alouds...

Free Audiobooks: Available now through the end of the summer:

OCPS 2020-2021 Calendarocps20202021 
(Subject to change based upon the Covid-19 situation)   

Eagle Athleticsathletics  

Athletic Physical Clearance is Going Digital! 
We are excited to announce that we are moving our athletic physical clearance process digitally for the 2020-21 athletic calendar season. Please be sure to read the following instructions on completing this process. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to our Athletic Trainer, Melissa Belcher at or Athletic Director, Lisa Montgomery at
Edgewater Athletics Instagram
Congratulations to Christian Leary who committed to Alabama earlier this week!

Orlando Sentinel (June 17) - Speedy 2021 Edgewater receiver Christian Leary picks Alabama over UF, Auburn

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. 

College and Career Centerccc    

Once the school year gets underway, our College and Career Specialist, Ms. Neiswanger, will share ongoing opportunities to help Edgewater's college bound students with financial aid. The nearby chart shows how in the USA the amount of funds borrowed for college varies by income. One of the risks of borrowing too much to pay for college as it can hamper post college goals such as buying a house or starting a family.

 Source: @WSJ; Read full article

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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