Elkhorn South High School
20303 Blue Sage Parkway, Omaha, NE 68130 | Phone: 402-289-0616

EPS Tech Savvy Parent Tip: November 2013

Chances are, your student uses search engines like Google or Bing to look up information on the Internet. You can help filter out inappropriate material by using the “Safe Search” settings. Activating this tool on a search engine takes only a few minutes and is usually one click within the “preferences” or “settings” page. “Read More” to learn more about safe search and to see this month’s popular and educational apps.

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Health Screenings at ESHS

Health screenings will be held on November 19 at ESHS. Screenings will be done for height, weight, vision, and hearing. Volunteers are needed, choose “Read More” to see how to register to volunteer for this event.

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ESHS Fall Play

Come see the dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace, where two innocent aunts populate their cellar with the unexpected, one of their nephews thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, another nephew looks very familiar and the last nephew tries to keep his sanity. Performances are Oct. 4 and 5 at 7pm and Oct. 6 at 2pm. Admission is $5 for students and $8 for adults.  Tickets are available at the door.

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Yearbook Sales and Senior Photos

2014 Elkhorn South yearbooks can be purchased now at the sale price of $50. Prices will go up to $60 at Thanksgiving. No books will be sold after January. Senior photos must be submitted for the Yearbook by Thursday, October 24. Vertical head-and-shoulders photos only with no hands, hats, props, logos, or revealing clothing. Email photos to carcher@epsne.org or deliver them to school on a CD.

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Congrats Ms. Gotschall!

Congratulations to Ms. Alicia Gotschall, ESHS English teacher, who was named Future Teacher of the Year by the Nebraska English Language Arts Council and the State Council of the National Council of Teachers of English (NECT).  She was selected as a recipient during the Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival on September 28.

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National Merit Semifinalists

In September, 16,000 of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT® were named National Merit Semifinalists in recognition of their outstanding academic promise.  ESHS finalists are Edward Berry, Tyler Martin, Kevin Oran and Joseph Paetz.  These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,200 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $36 million, that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to …

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ESHS National Merit Commended Student

Congratulations to ESHS student Emily Tosoni who has been named as a National Merit Commended Student. National Merit Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index score that may vary from year to year and is below the level required for participants to be named Semifinalists in their respective states.

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EPS Tech Savvy Parent Tip: October 2013

When registering on a website or downloading an app on your phone, you must accept that company’s privacy policy. Although many of these policies are lengthy—it is important to read the fine print. Even companies who claim they will not sell your information still use other ways to collect and use information about you and your children. Some policies give websites the right to send children as young as 13 email advertisements and other promotions. Click “Read More” to see this month’s popular and educational apps.

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