The Eagles' Call!
Edgewater High School Community Brief
Monday, May 18, 2020
For educators, it's not professional, its personal. I think I've experienced more personal moments of pride, disappointment, highs, lows, stress and happiness over the past two months than in my previous 21 years in education. But our seniors are leaving a critical legacy - one that no other senior class before them has been able to leave. And that is - maximize the time you have in high school. It will be the fastest four years of your life, especially when you carve out your own individual story. Not everyone will be valedictorian. Not everyone will be senior class president. Not everyone will be 1st chair violin. Your experience is unique to you and will set you on a course for the next four years. . . or forty years! Be proud of what you do on a daily basis. There is a start date and an expiration date for every high school career.

So, even in the midst of distance learning, embrace each day, use it as an opportunity to make yourself a better person and a better student. We have 7 school days left. For our 9-11 grade students, you have 7 opportunities to better yourself and build your legacy as an Edgewater Eagle!

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

Pictured at very top and just below: This past week, our seniors came up to EHS to pick up their cap and gowns!

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Content & Upcoming Events
In This Issue

Rotary Student of the Month
Senior Class of 2020
Junior Class of 2021
EHS Poster
EHS Security
Helpful Parent Tips
EHS Org. Chart
Teachers Working Virtually
Distance Learning Info.
Student Health Center
AP Exams
Technology Concerns
Dates to Watch For

May 25: Memorial Day
May 27:
Last school day of Quarter 4
June 29:
Quarter 4 Report Cards distributed and published to Family Access

EHS Rotary Student of the Monthrotarystudent  
John "Jack" Sommerville    

Congratulations to John "Jack" Sommerville for being named EHS Rotary Student of the Month for May! Dr. Shanoff joined Jack and his parents on a Zoom call with the College Park Rotary on Thursday, May 14th.

Senior Class of 2020Classof2020 

* NEW!! (updated Friday, May 15th - partial image shown below) - Senior Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Newsletter
* Updated Senior Website -

* Seniors please use the following link to request a Final Official Transcript The transcripts will be sent to your college after May 28th. Please make sure you have the correct mailing address of the school you will be attending. You will receive an unofficial transcript when you get your diploma.

* A wonderful tribute from our faculty/staff to the Class of 2020. Enjoy and share!

* Get ready, Edgewater High School! Mayor Dyer will honor us June 4 by lighting up the Lake Eola fountain red and white in honor of our graduation day! Not to worry. One of our staff members will be at the Fountain taking pictures the evening of June 4, so everyone can enjoy our graduation ceremony. We will make those pictures of the fountain on June 4 available to you! Some great things happening to make this graduation season memorable for our kids! More to come!

* On Saturday, May 10th, seniors picked up their cords and stoles!

* Thank you Outfront Media for donating us this billboard space at 1-4 and Kennedy Avenue! Our seniors deserve this!!!

Junior Class of 2021classof2021 

Juniors, please complete the following form detailing your college/career path in order for Edgewater's College & Career Resource Center to best meet your needs for the 2020-2021 academic year: 

* Please complete the survey by Friday, May 22nd.

EHS PosterEHSposter  

Check out one of our seniors, Kailey Scott, who created the poster below. These posters can be purchased for $15 with 10% of the profits going back to EHS! To purchase please go to Instagram is @ehs.posters.

Opportunity Jobs AcademyOJA 

Kayanna Aiken
Mickaya Aiken
Hannah Benjamin
Ray'Shawn Burks     
Nikkie Burney
Keshauna Cameron    
Javari Carlton
Kalani Cesar
Nelesha Davis
Brutheny Duroseau
Ja'Myra Freeman
Emily Gilyard
JaMeiyah Harper
Omari Jones
Leandris Madison
Briali Marquez
Kyla McNeil-Scott
Daphney Paul
Jayla Spencer
Maria Ravelo-Roman
Fritznel Serdon
Zaniah Smith
Erica Tukes
Julissa Valceu

Dan Markiewicz, Area Recruiting Manager from Hyatt Hotels, led a discussion about resumes, the interview process, and shared sample questions.

The class at Edgewater High School welcomed Erik Bonnett from Regions Bank who discussed the basics of financial literacy including saving, credit cards, and investments.

Summer 2020 Program
We're excited to begin reviewing applicants for the Summer 2020 Opportunity Jobs Academy program. As we continue to combat COVID-19 in our communities, OJA has shifted its curriculum to a 7-week, online course. Classes are scheduled to begin Monday, June 1, 2020.

The current curriculum is produced in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation) and the Orlando After-School All-Stars (ASAS). Students will receive an OJA Training Certification and have the opportunity to earn the Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP®) certification - recognized as the highest acknowledgment of award-winning guest service for employees in the lodging industry. To learn more about us, visit our website and follow OJA on Facebook and Twitter.

EHS Securityehssecurity 

A special thank you to EHS Security Guards Mark Duke and Tommy Whitted who used their muscles to transport numerous loads of boxes from EHS to the Pre-School Diagnostic office next door. Kathy Anderson was extremely thankful for their help. Thanks guys for being a great neighbor!

College and Career Cornerccc 
Weekly update from Ms. Neiswanger  

Contact information 
Do you need help with scholarships, residency forms, scholarships, FAFSA, Dual Enrollment, applications etc? Students and parents can text, call or email any questions or to schedule an appointment for a help session. I am here and miss working with all our students! 
* Google Voice number for texts and messages: 407-796-2617 
* Office hours: Mon/Tues/Fri 8-11am, Weds 12-3pm, Thurs 11-2pm    
Senior information: 
Congratulations Seniors! You made it to the finish line! If you need help with your next steps, last minute FAFSA completions or even applying to schools, contact Ms. Neiswanger.

In need of scholarships? Check the OCPS Scholarship Bulletin: 

Deadline Extended: July 15th
Kobrin Family Scholarship           
Male or Female of Jewish faith planning to attend UCF                    
Deadline Approaching: June 12th
Abbott and Fenner                          
500 to 1000 word essay on life's goals                                        
NEW! May 30th      
Kanter Foundation                          
Leadership, entrepreneurship, achievement                                     

NEW! June 1st 
Sig Ep Scholarship
Young men attending FAU, FGCU, FIU, UF, USF, Stetson or Univ of Miami 

Valencia DE Information 
There are no updates on alternate assessments to meet testing requirements yet. We DO know that the deadline for scores has been extended. Valencia has moved back Fall registration to mid-June to allow for students to be able to test, complete orientation and register for classes on time. As more details become available, they will be sent to students via email and Canvas.  

Valencia DE textbooks will be collected from current DE students this summer. Details on the date/time will be emailed to students soon.  
Virtual Sessions (4 leading U.S. universities) 
We hope these provide opportunities for students to learn more about us as they embark on their college search journey virtually! 
* All the events will be live, not prerecorded.
* While we are offering six sessions, each one will cover similar content. Students are encouraged to attend only one (1) session, allowing space for as many viewers as possible.
* Due to large crowds anticipated, we will not be taking live questions. Students can submit questions ahead of time on their registration form, and our representatives will do their best to cover them through the session content.   
Virtual Event Dates:
* Sunday, May 17 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT)- RSVP for May 17        
* Tuesday, May 19 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT) - RSVP for May 19
* Wednesday, May 20 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT) - RSVP for May 20
* Sunday, May 31 - 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET (4:00 pm PT) - RSVP for May 31
* Tuesday, June 2 - 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET (4:00 pm PT) - RSVP for June 2
* Wednesday, June 3 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT) - RSVP for June 3  
* Free for students from Strive Scan and Florida Institute of Technology
* Tuesday, May 19 - Thursday, May 21, 2020 
* Three days of STEM presentations and information sessions with 31 colleges
* College Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

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!

EHS Faculty, Staff and Administrators Working Virtuallyvirtrualworking

Antonio Figueroa, Music
Vicky Williams, Support Services
Kyle Joyce, Science
Melissa Gray, Academic Dean 
OCPS Distance Learning Info.distancelearninginfo 

Distance Learning Information for OCPS can be found at The site includes access to the district Instructional Continuity Plan, mental health resources, ESE resources, ELL resources, internet access option, device care tips, distance assistance tips for parents and student technical guides.

OCPS Distance Learning Posts
The following items went out recently to help parents and students:
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

AP Examsapexams  

* For the latest information on AP Exams please reference the link below:

* AP mock exams will be cancelled due to COVID-19. Please reach out to your AP teachers to get instruction on how they would like you to access any practice exams or materials.

* Free AP Review Classes - Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, you can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These courses:
  • Are optional, mobile-friendly, and can be used alongside any work your teacher may give you.
  • Will be available on-demand, so you can access them any time.
  • Will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. There will also be some supplementary lessons including topics from the final 25% of the course
  • To access the live classes and recordings, visit the AP YouTube channel or find your course schedule below. We'll be adding more courses soon.

Student Technology Concernstechnologyconcerns  

Student Technology Concerns: Tech availability will be Monday through Friday at the Auditorium Ticket Booth from 9 AM-10 AM.  If computers must be swapped out, there could be a charge depending if the computer is damaged. Also, replacement chargers will be available (for a fee). If those times are not convenient, please reach out to Dr. Teleshia Jones at

The fastest way to get technology assistance is under the tech ticket option on your Launchpad under "digital support" or under "general information" on the student information Canvas page.
Eagle Athleticsathletics  

Athletic Uniform Collection
All Athletic/Sports uniforms should have been turned into your coaches by Friday, May 15, 2020 at 1pm. Please reach out to your coaches via email to schedule a time for your uniform to be turned in at school.

6A Baseball Coach of the Year - Casey Gierke
Congrats to Casey Gierke for earning the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Class 6A Baseball Coach of the Year award!

Athletic Physicals
Students should visit our athletic website at about upcoming athletic physical dates and the new procedure as we move digitally.

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 XC Virtual Interest Meeting: If you are interested in joining our team, please fill out THIS FORM. Can't wait to get in touch with you soon to get you training! ~ Coach Corbo
* 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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