East's Weekly Newsletter for Students, Families, and Staff
Friday, September 18, 2020
Quick Links & Helpful Resources
Student Video: Proud To Be A Purgolder
Our collective values around equity, inclusion, respect, and excellence hold us together as an Eastside community. How will you rise this year? How are you going to support someone else? We are all in this together. Here we go! #purgolderpride
Did you miss the Virtual Club Fair?
If you missed the Virtual Club Fair on Tuesday, check out the slides with lots of info, videos, contact information and more. There are so many diverse opportunities to get involved in!
East High School Mobile Food Pantry
Starting Thursday September 24th, there will be a mobile food pantry in East's back parking lot near the fieldhouse entrance every Thursday from 3:30-5:00pm through the month of October. Each household gets approximately 25 lbs of shelf-stable food, 10-20 lbs of dairy/produce, a gallon of milk, and 10 lbs of frozen meat in prepared boxes/bags. You will be asked to (pop) open your trunk or unlock it so we can load food directly into your trunk. If your trunk does not work or if food must go in the back seat of your vehicle, please pull your vehicle just beyond the pickup area and a volunteer will place the food beside your vehicle for you to load after the volunteer has walked away. We must follow social distancing at all times. We are unable to serve families before 3:30pm. We will close the pickup if we run out of food before the end of the pickup period and we will order more food to be delivered the next week. Please contact our social worker, Ms. Lennertz, with any questions at salennertz@madison.k12.wi.us.
AP (Advanced Placement) Exam Registration
Important Timeline for for the 2020-2021 School Year
The College Board's Advanced Placement exam registration period continues to occur in the fall this school year. All MMSD students seeking to take Spring 2021 AP Exams should register between September 8 – October 30, 2020 for this spring's final exams. Exam fees have not changed and remain at $110/exam or $142 for Seminar, but please note a $40/exam deposit per exam is due at this time. The remaining balance will need to be paid between January and February 26, 2021. Studies have shown students who commit earlier in the school year have a higher engagement and commitment, as well as an increase in scores of 3 or higher across multiple groups. Specific registration information regarding MMSD's exam sign up, fee payment and AP updates can be found at mmsd.org/ap.