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brendan_kearney.jpgFebruary 2020

Greetings, Purgolder Community! 

With semester two underway, both students and staff have been reflecting on the first half of the year and making plans for an even better second half. Most of our students will soon be selecting classes for next year. Counselors will be working with them directly to ensure that their choices are aligned to their goals, but you might consider checking in with them about their options and encouraging them to aim high with the academic path that they set for themselves. Meanwhile, our seniors are talking more and more about life after East, and we are reminding them it is way too early to “slump.”   

Thank you to all who came out to make the Milton McPike Fieldhouse grand re-opening and Pat Richter Court dedication such a success. Thank you especially to the many generous community members who made it possible for us to provide our students with a facility that truly shows them how much we value them. It was an honor to hear from the many alumni in attendance about the history of East High School. Undoubtedly, East has gone through many changes over the years, but I have learned from speaking with graduates of all ages that this community’s sense of pride, resilience and devotion to the education of its young people have been constant. 

Right now our community is working through an extremely challenging time, but those characteristics have been on full display in the way that our staff, families and community members have rallied to support our students. I have been even more humbled and inspired by the way that our students are showing their care for each other. Their strength serves to remind us, once again, how lucky we are to be here. 

Thank you again for sending your students to East High School.  

Brendan Kearney

Interim Principal