The Eagles' Call!
Edgewater High School Community Brief
Monday, June 1, 2020
With four of our seniors at last Thursday's Class of 2020 drive thru. 
We held our senior drive thru last Thursday night. After a 35 minute weather delay, the thunder and lightning passed and we just had lots of rain. I chose to go with out an umbrella, so I could applaud and raise my arms in the air for every senior and family members that drive by.

So many emotions came to me while I stood and cheered through soaked clothing, shoes and my glasses - each student had a story. Each had a 13 year journey to this point and no two stories were the same. The car decorations and the kids in their caps and gowns told their stories on Thursday. How beautiful is that?

"Education is not cookie cutter, it's couture." There is no one size fits all; no small, medium, large and extra-large. This will forever be the defining attribute of public education. And only the schools that can balance quality control with individual pathways will truly succeed. A high school's true success is actually never quantifiable. Because the success is deferred for a period of time-further study, formal training, changes in life circumstances, changing economic demands. When Norm Lewis graduated from Edgewater, who knew he would enrich stage and screen to the level he has? When Howie Dorough graduated from Edgewater, who knew he would thrill millions of fans around the world with music going platinum several times over? When Julia Pierson graduated, who knew she would lead the agency to protect the lives of US Presidents, their families and dignitaries?

Even if it happens just once a year, I see what a school means to kids - how their connection to their school matters. How much pride they feel wearing the cap and gown. Our interactions with kids either strengthen their connection to their school or weaken it. There has to be a certain level of consciousness.

My adrenaline last Thursday didn't come from the accomplishments of kids passing in cars, taking pictures, posting them on social media. It came from the excitement of what they will become. And selfishly, just maybe, a future Edgewater principal, hands raised triumphantly, drove by that night in cap and gown.

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

Pictured at very top: Class of 2020 senior drive thru (Thursday, May 28).

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Content & Upcoming Events
In This Issue

Class of 2020
Alumni Spotlight
OCPS Summer Meal Service
SRO Thomas
Advanced Studies - Freshmen
Summer Reading
Publix and the Class of 2020
Incoming Freshmen
OCPS 2020-2021
Return to School Survey Results
Summer School
Eagle Athletics
Dates to Watch For

June 1: Start of OCPS Summer Meal Service
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 

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

* If you are interested in ordering a copy of our virtual graduation, please see the order form below:

* Senior Awards Ceremony
We are proud to recognize our senior students in our Senior Awards Ceremony! Please click this link to view:

* On Thursday, May 28th EHS celebrated our seniors by hosting a senior drive thru (below)! Teachers, staff, parents, and community members joined this event!

Alumni Spotlightalumnispotlight2 

D'Montray Farlin
Check out D'Montray Farlin, Class of 2017, in the video below. He is the second soldier in the 21 gun salute lineup as he participates in  the Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence Honors Fallen Service Members In Memorial Day Ceremony.

Colin Bush
JROTC Teacher Sgt Maj Fullard was present as EHS alumni Collin Bish became a Second Lieutenant. Collin Bish attends Morehouse University and Sgt Maj Fullard was present at the commissioning ceremony where he gave him his first salute. Collin is now a U.S. Marine Corps Officer.


Thank you PTSA for the banner over Edgewater Drive recognizing our seniors!

As we round out this crazy year, I'd like to reflect on many of the awesome things that we, the EHS PTSA, accomplished this year! We contributed to the school community in some pretty amazing ways with our time, talents and resources. Way to go EHS parents!!

Volunteer Support:
  • Collected and organized formal wear donations, moved the e-Boutique to it's new location and staffed e-Boutique during "shopping hours" for Homecoming and the Marine Corps Ball
  • Supported SGA Canned Food Drive
  • Helped monitor the Homecoming pre-parade preparations
  • Hosted many Teachers' Appreciation events (just below)
  • Back to School Luncheon
  • Ice Cream Sundaes
  • Cookies and Eggnog
  • Holiday Turkeys
  • Brownies and Coffee Punch
  • Pizza and Salad for Custodial and Food Distribution Staff
  • 4 Rivers Curbside Pick-Up
  • Helped serve breakfast at the Senior Breakfast
  • Collected and distributed food in Holiday Baskets
  • Collected and distributed gifts in the Adopt a Student Program
  • Managed the production and sale of EHS Spiritwear as our primary fundraiser
  • Participated in Challenge Day
Financial Support: Teacher Mini-Grants
  • Challenge Day Lunch
  • Two Sr. Scholarships
  • Sr. Graduation Totes
  • Sr. Graduation Banner
  • Sr. Chick-fil-A Lunch (May 28th)
  • Spring Parent Teacher Mixer - Although COVID got in the way of our Spring Mixer, the PTSA did a lot of ground work in preparation for this event and are well-positioned to move forward with it sometime in the coming year.
Finally, we recently voted on the 2020/2021 PTSA Leadership Team/Board. I am really excited to continue working with these parents on these and other/new initiatives next year:
  • President: Mindi Rackliff
  • Vice President Programs: Bonni Wall
  • Vice president Communications: Kim Rugh
  • Corresponding Secretary: Darcy Ravndal
  • Recording Secretary: Emel Partridge
  • Treasurer: Marines Hoppes
  • Historian: Rosemary Bowers
Thank you all for another fantastic year and for all of your time, financial support, partnership, talent, passion, leadership, etc. with any and all of the above efforts. Special thanks to Senior parents on our board or leadership team who will no longer have students at EHS next year.  Camille, Mary, Jenny and Suze, thanks so much for all of your time, commitment and contributions and best of luck in the future! Once an Eagle (parent), always an Eagle!
  • Camille Williams - Senior Class Co-Chair
  • Mary Naugle - Senior Class Co-Chair
  • Jenny Chan - Co-Treasurer
  • Suze Newton - E-Boutique Chair
OCPS Summer Meal Service Begins Monday, June 1summemealplan  

Summer meals will be distributed Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon. Students and/or a parent or guardian can pick up breakfast and lunch. On Thursday, they can pick up two days of breakfast and lunch - details and locations

Source: CDC - Florida is in the highest group approaching 25%; Presentation on dietary behaviors

EHS SRO Officer Thomassrothomas 

For the past two and half years, Edgewater has been fortunate to have the services of Master Officer Maria Thomas. Today is Ofcr. Thomas' last day with us. She will be joining the OPD airport squad on Sunday. She has made our school safer, she has been a great support to our students, and continues to mentor a few of them. We have had some wonderful SROs over the years, and Ofcr. Thomas is among them! Best of luck in your new endeavor!

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

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:

Publix Recognizes One of Our Seniors!publixrecognition 
Kevon Thompson 

Dr. Shanoff attended a Publix celebration in Ocoee as they recognized their employees that are also Class of 2020 graduates.
Dr. Shanoff was present to congratulate one of our seniors, Kevon Thompson!

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!

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

OCPS "Return to School" Survey Resultsocpssurvey  

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. 

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
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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