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Spring Semester, 2022-2023

For the Week of January 30 – February 3      Have a ROARing Week!

ROAR Focus – Organization    

KINDNESS WEEK!  

Time management is the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between different activities.  To be academically successful, be sure to prioritize some time after school for your studies.

 

“You can’t make up for lost time. You can only do better in the future.” – Ashley Ormon

 

DRESS UP THEMES AND LUNCH GAMES EVERYDAY! (Dress code appropriate.)

 

Monday- “Kindness ties us together.” Wear a tie or bow tie! 

 

Tuesday- “We don’t hide from kindness.” Wear camouflage or brown or green. Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; After school tutoring and detention, 3-4 PM.

 

Wednesday – “Work out problems with kindness.” Wear workout clothes; PLCs before and after school.

 

Thursday – “Peace, love and kindness.” Wear tie dye; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM.

 

Friday “Share the spirit of kindness.”  Wear your Tiger gear or red, white and black; EHS counselors registering 8th grade students in library.

 

For the Week of January 23 - 27    Have a ROARing Week!

ROAR Focus – Respect

Respect and follow the expectations of the school as they help shape positive behavior and help you be successful. 

 

“Follow three rules: Respect yourself, respect others, and take responsibility for all your actions.” – Dalai Lama

 

Monday-

 

Tuesday- Honor roll assemblies: 8th grade-Period 2, 7th grade-Period 3, 6th grade-Period 4; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; After school tutoring and detention, 3-4 PM.

 

Wednesday –AVID college wear day; Staff meeting 2 PM in the library with leadership meeting to follow.

 

Thursday –Club shirt day; PLUS forum-Periods 2-4; EHS ROTC visit during both lunches; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM.

 

Friday EMS Dress Day.  Wear your Tiger gear or red, white and black; Making Positive Changes Assemby-6th period.

 

 

For the Week of January 16 - 20    Have a ROARing Week!

ROAR Focus – Responsibility

Remember, your grades are your responsibility.  Don’t make excuses if you are struggling.  Ask for help because we are here to support you. 

 

“Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.” – George Washington Carver

 

Monday- MLK HOLIDAY.  NO SCHOOL!  

 

Tuesday- Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; After school tutoring and detention, 3-4 PM; school site council meeting, 3 PM in the library; GEMS teacher meeting, 3 PM in Room 303.

 

Wednesday –AVID college wear day; PLCs before and after school.

 

Thursday –Club shirt day; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM.

 

Friday EMS Dress Day.  Support your favorite sports team by wearing their gear.  

 

Saturday – STEAM Saturday, 8-12:15 PM.  

 

For the Week of January 9 - 13      Have a ROARing Week!

ROAR Focus – Attitude

Start off the semester and new year with a positive attitude.  It’s a fresh start to develop positive habits.

 

“A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.”

 

Monday- Teacher workday.  STUDENT-FREE DAY.  

 

Tuesday- Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; After school tutoring and detention, 3-4 PM.

 

Wednesday –AVID college wear day; College/Career Day; PLCs before and after school.

 

Thursday –Club shirt day; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; Lockdown drill-6th period.

 

Friday EMS Dress Day.  Wear your Tiger Gear or red, white and black!

 

 
Fall Semester, 2022-2023

For the Week of December 12 – December 16        Have a ROARing Week!

ROAR Focus – Organization

Do all you can to finish the semester strong.  That means being kind and a good student by being organized and productive.

 

“Good order is the foundation of all things.” – Edmund Burke

 

Monday- Holiday Market and Boutique, 3-4:30 PM in the MPR.

Tuesday- Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; After school tutoring and detention, 3-4 PM; Holiday Market and Boutique, 3-4:30 PM in the MPR

Wednesday –NO MINIMUM DAY; AVID college wear day; PLCs before and after school; Band Winter Concert at TCHS-7 PM.

Thursday –Band Brunch for staff in MPR-7:30 AM; Club shirt day; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; School Site Council, 3 PM in the library; Board Meeting-5 PM.

Friday EMS Dress Day.  Wear your holiday sweater! Staff BBQ in the MPR during both lunches.

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WINTER BREAK AND SEE YOU IN THE NEW YEAR! SECOND SEMESTER STARTS ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 FOR STUDENTS.

 

For the Week of December 5 – December 9        Have a ROARing Week!

ROAR Focus – Respect

INTERSESSION RECRUITMENT RUSH WEEK! 

Please complete a permission slip for each day you would like to participate in fun activities from January 3-5 and return to Mrs. Briggs in the office!

 

Show respect to the EMS campus by throwing away your trash and keeping classrooms clean.  This is your second home so show you care.

 

“To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people’s trash.”  Bill Nye, the Science Guy  

 

Monday-

 

Tuesday- Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; After school tutoring and detention, 3-4 PM.

 

Wednesday –AVID college wear day; Staff meeting after school in library.

 

Thursday –Club shirt day; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; Drama Holiday Show in the MPR at 6:00 PM.

 

Friday EMS Dress Day.  Wear holiday colors!  Track Intramurals at EHS.

 

Saturday – STEAM Saturday, 8:00-12:15 PM.

 

For the Week of November 28 – December 2       Have a ROARing Week!

ROAR Focus – Responsibility

Remember to log off of Canvas after every class to avoid others from accessing your account.  Don’t let others invade your privacy. 

 

“Privacy is power.  What people don’t know, they can’t ruin.”  

 

Monday- Math Festival in MPR through math classes; GEMS/STEAM/math Family Night, MPR, 5:30-7:00 PM.

 

Tuesday- Math Festival in MPR through math classes; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; After school tutoring and detention, 3-4 PM;

 

Wednesday –AVID college wear day; PLCs before and/or after school.

 

Thursday – TCHS presentations for 8th graders in the MPR during PE classes; Club shirt day; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM;

 

Friday EMS Dress Day.  Holiday hats!

 

Saturday – Band at Winterfest in Downtown Lake Elsinore

 

 

 For the Week of November 14 – 18      Have a ROARing Week!

UNIVERSAL AWARENESS WEEK #2!

ROAR Focus – Attitude

When you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, take a moment to breath and clear your thoughts.

“If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

 

Monday- Class activity (Period 1): Mindfulness exercise. Lunch activity: Relaxation Station in the MPR

 

Tuesday- Class activity (Period 2): Self Positive Affirmations Video. Lunch activity: Golden tickets handed out randomly at lunch; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; After school tutoring and detention, 3-4 PM; GEMS information night 6-PM in MPR for next year’s 6th graders.

 

Wednesday – Class activity (Period 3): Brain Break video. Lunch activity; Thankful bracelets and positive affirmation keychains; AVID college wear day; Staff meeting 2 PM with Leadership to follow in the library.   

 

Thursday – Class activity (Period 4): Mindfulness exercise. Lunch activity: Golden tickets. PLUS forum, periods 2-4; Fire drill, period 2; Club shirt day; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; Band performance at Disneyland; Board meeting-5PM.

 

Friday Class activity (Period 5): Stress balls handed out in classroom by ASB and PLUS. Lunch activity: Jenga tournament! Wear a fun sweater as we welcome colder weather!

 

HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING WEEK OFF!

 

For the Week of November 7 – 11   Have a ROARing Week!

ROAR Focus – Organization

 

Organizing begins with awareness of what doesn’t work for us. If you are struggling, try something new.

 

“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do. “ – Steve Jobs

 

 Monday-

 

Tuesday- Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; After school tutoring and detention, 3-4 PM.

 

Wednesday –AVID college wear day; PLCs before and after school.  

 

Thursday – Club shirt day; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM.

 

Friday VETERANS DAY! NO SCHOOL!

 

 

For the Week of October 31 – November 4   Have a ROARing Week!

ROAR Focus – Respect

Respect and show kindness to all.

 

“Respect to be respected.” – Mr. Ramirez, our new counselor.

 

Monday- HALLOWEEN! Games in PE, trick or treating at break and costume contest at lunch!  No weapons, fake or real and masks only worn during contest.  Costumes must be dress code appropriate.

 

Tuesday- Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM;  After school tutoring and detention, 3-4 PM; AVID trip to Knott’s.

 

Wednesday –AVID college wear day; LHS visit for 8th graders during PE; staff meeting after school with department meetings to follow.

 

Thursday – Club shirt day; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; Listening Tour with Dr. Lewis, MPR 6-7:30 PM.

 

Friday EMS dress up day!  Wear your sunglasses as we “cool” down. 

 

Saturday – Steam Saturday 8AM - 12:15 PM

 

For the Week of October 24 -28          Have a ROARing Week!

ROAR Focus – Responsibility

Take responsibility of your future by exploring potential careers. Go to the EMS Counseling 22-23 Canvas page and click on “College and Career Readiness” for resources.

 

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

 

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” - Confucius

 

Monday-

 

Tuesday- Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM;  After school tutoring and detention, 3-4 PM; School Site Council, 3 PM in library.

 

Wednesday –AVID college wear day; PLCs before and after school; Halloween Carnival and Haunted House, 2-4 PM- MPR.

 

Thursday – Club shirt day; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM.

 

Friday EMS dress up day!  Wear your Tiger gear or red, white and black.   

 

For the Week of October 17 - 21           Have a ROARing Week!

ROAR Focus – Attitude

Progress reports were sent home Friday. Discuss your progress with your guardian. If you have room to improve, have a growth mindset attitude and be stronger than your strongest excuse.

 

“Distractions and excuses will always be there. Opportunities won’t.” – Brad Trumball

Monday-

 

Tuesday- AVID Field Trip to SDSU/Zoo; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; After school tutoring and detention, 3-4 PM. See schedules posted in classrooms and office.

 

Wednesday – AVID college wear day; Staff Meeting and Leadership Meeting After School; Drama Club Field Trip to CBU.

 

Thursday – Great Shakeout Drill at 10:20 AM; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; After school tutoring and detention, 3-4 PM. See schedules posted in classrooms and office.

 

Friday Fanny Pack Friday – Wear a fanny pack on Friday and get it filled up with treats during break, lunch and PE.

 

Saturday – STEAM Saturday 8 AM – 12:15 PM

 

For the Week of October 10 - 14           Have a ROARing Week!

This week we are focusing on making and building friendships! Missing Gnome activity all week for prizes!

ROAR Focus – Organization

Organize your time by identifying priorities.  Learning should be at the top of this.  If you are struggling, make tutoring a priority.

 

“To change your life, you need to change your priorities.” – Mark Twain

 

Monday- Make friendship bracelets during both lunches.

 

Tuesday- Make friendship bracelets during both lunches; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM;  After school tutoring and detention, 3-4 PM. See schedules posted in classrooms and office.

 

Wednesday – Make friendship bracelets during both lunches; AVID college wear day; PLCs before and after school; progress report grades due.

 

Thursday – Make friendship bracelets during both lunches; PLUS forum, 9 AM in MPR; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; board meeting, 5 PM at District Office.

 

Friday Make friendship bracelets during both lunches. EMS spirit wear! Wear your Tiger gear or red, white and black. Volleyball intramurals at EHS. 

 

Saturday – GEMS community service day 9-11 AM.   

 

For the Week of October 3 - 7                Have a ROARing Week!

ROAR Focus – Respect

Show universal respect to all to build a positive school culture. 

 

“Respect means caring enough to think about feelings, differences, property, personal space, community, character and consequences before you act or speak.” – Ty Howard

 

Monday- 6th grade Safari Park trip.

 

Tuesday- Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM;  After school tutoring and detention, 3-4 PM. See schedules posted in classrooms and office.

 

Wednesday – AVID college wear day; staff meeting, 2 PM in library.

 

Thursday –Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; band at TCHS football game.

 

Friday EMS spirit wear! “Think Pink!”  Wear pink for breast cancer awareness.  Pink ribbon picture during break on lower courts.

 

Saturday – Band at Placentia Parade.

 

 

For the Week of September 26 – 30               Have a ROARing Week!

UNIVERSAL AWARENESS WEEK #1 TO PROMOTE KINDNESS, EMPATHY AND COMPASSION WITH DAILY ACTIVITIES FROM ASB AND PLUS.

 

ROAR Focus – Responsibility

Be responsible for being kind and accepting of others’ backgrounds and beliefs.

 

“We can’t heal the world today but we can begin with a voice of compassion, a heart of love, an act of kindness.” – Mary Davis

 

Monday- Recognize someone’s kindness with a note and place it in the kindness garden.

 

Tuesday- “You matter to me” notes at lunch. Pick up a card and write to a friend how they matter to you; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM;  After school tutoring and detention, 3-4 PM. See schedules posted in classrooms and office.

 

Wednesday – Return “You matter to me” cards for a prize at lunch; AVID college wear day; PLCs; Game Truck event after school, 1:45-3:45 PM.

 

Thursday – “Be the I in Kindness.” Pose for a picture with the sign for yearbook at lunch; Detention, tutoring, enrichment activities and club meetings before school at 7:30 AM; lockdown drill, 11:15 AM.

 

Friday EMS spirit wear! “Be kind to your backpack and give it the day off.” Anything but a backpack day!  (School appropriate)

 

 

For the Week of September 19 - 23               Have a ROARing Week!

ROAR Focus – Attitude

Attitude makes or breaks your success when faced with challenges. A positive attitude will more than likely produce positive outcomes.

 

 

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it” – Lou Holtz

 

 

Monday- Lunch Sports – Soccer out on the field

 

Tuesday- GEMS Family in the MPR at 6:00 pm; Before school tutoring at 7:30 am; After school tutoring and detention at 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

 

Wednesday – AVID college wear day; staff meeting after school with leadership meeting to follow

 

Thursday –  Before school tutoring at 7:30 am

 

Friday EMS spirit wear! Wear your EMS gear or red, black, and white! ASB/PLUS games at lunch

 

 

For the Week of September 12 – 16              Have a ROARing Week!

CLUB RUSH WEEK!

ROAR Focus – Organization

Check your grades for D/F notices and organize priorities for assignments.  You can pick your grades up with hard work!

 

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

 

Monday- Club Rush at lunch!

 

Tuesday- Club Rush at lunch! ELAC meeting, 5 PM in the MPR.

 

Wednesday – AVID college wear day; Club Rush at lunch! PLCs.

 

Thursday – Club Rush at lunch! AVID Family Night, 5:30 PM in MPR.

 

Friday EMS spirit wear! Celebrate the end of summer by wearing Hawaiian designs! Club Rush at lunch! Ballet Folklorico performance during lunches; Otter Pop sale at lunch. 

 

 

For the Week of September 5 – 9          Have a ROARing Week!

ROAR Focus – Respect

Respect others’ personal space and keep your hands off each other to prevent accidents. 

 

“I take the invasion of my personal space very seriously.” – Kid Rock

 

 

Monday- LABOR DAY.  NO SCHOOL!

 

Tuesday-

 

Wednesday – AVID college wear day; staff meeting after school with department meetings to follow.  

 

Thursday –  Board meeting, 5 PM-District Office

 

Friday EMS spirit wear! Wear your EMS gear or red, black, and white! ASB/PLUS games at lunch.

 

Saturday – STEAM Saturday, 8:00 AM – 12:15 PM

 

For the Week of August 29 – September 2            Have a ROARing Week!

ROAR Focus – Responsibility

Be responsible for your schoolwork and turn in all assignments.  Remember, D/F notices are coming up next week.

 

“We get good grades or poor grades according to our attitudes.” – Sterling W. Sill

 

 

Monday-

 

Tuesday- Make up pictures during periods 1-2 in the gym.  Teachers will excuse their students on the list during the appropriate period. 

 

Wednesday – AVID college wear day; PLCs after school.

 

Thursday – Title 1 Parent Meeting in the MPR at 5 PM.  Back to School Night: 5:30-7 PM.  PTSA will be selling tacos at 4:30 PM and AVID will be selling Kona Ice at 4:30 PM.  

 

Friday EMS spirit wear! Wear your favorite sports team gear! ASB/PLUS games at lunch.

 

LABOR DAY WEEKEND!  NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY!

 

 

For the Week of August 22 - 26            Have a ROARing Week!

ROAR Focus – Attitude

 

Have a growth mindset by practicing the power of “yet.”

 

“Nothing is impossible.  The word itself says, ‘I’m possible.’” – Audrey Hepbrun

 

 

Monday-

 

Tuesday-

 

Wednesday – AVID college wear day; Earthquake drill – 9 AM; staff meeting 2 PM in the library with leadership to follow.

 

Thursday – Honor roll assemblies: 7th grade-period 4, 8th grade-period 6.

 

Friday EMS spirit wear! Wear your Tiger gear or Red, Black and White! ASB/PLUS games at lunch.

 

 

For the Week of August 15 - 19           Have a ROARing Week!

ROAR Focus – Organization

Use your new agenda planners to write down due dates, homework and other important information.

 

“Organizing is not a destination but a journey.” - Anonymous

 

 

Monday-

 

Tuesday- Picture Day through PE classes in gym. 

 

Wednesday –AVID college wear day; Behavior expectations assemblies during PE classes in MPR; PLCs after school.   

 

Thursday – ASB fundraiser during lunches.  Giant Otter Pops for $2.

 

Friday EMS spirit wear! Crazy sock day!  ASB/PLUS games during lunch.

 

For the Week of August 8 - 12             Have a ROARing Week!

ROAR Focus – Respect

Show respect to all students and staff by using appropriate language and actions to all to start the year.  Show your positive character to make a great first impression. 

 

“You never get a second chance to make a great first impression.” – Will Rogers

  

Monday- TEACHER WORK DAY. Staff breakfast at 8 AM followed by meeting.

 

Tuesday- TEACHER WORK DAY. Teacher/para meeting 9 AM-staff lounge; GEMS orientation 10 AM – 12 PM-MPR. 

 

Wednesday –FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! Minimum day with 1:44 PM release.

 

Thursday –

 

Friday EMS spirit wear! Wear your Tiger gear or red, black and white! Field activity day!

 

 

WELCOM BACK TIGERS!  WE’RE SO EXCITED TO HAVE YOU HERE!