February 2021 Senior Survey
Seniors, please take this short survey.
FAFSA Support (En español)
Do you have questions on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? The FAFSA is the form a student needs to complete to apply for financial aid, such as grants and loans.
Reps from Madison College's Financial Aid Office will hold 2 free sessions to assist students and families with this important step for students interested in attending college in the Fall.
- Thursday, March 4th at 11:30am. Registration opens on February 24th, at noon.
- Thursday, April 15th at 6:00pm. Registration opens on April 6th, at noon.
Students should attend with a parent or guardian if possible and bring specific materials necessary to complete the FAFSA. If parents are unable to attend, students may attend alone and bring these materials. Independent students should bring their own income and asset information.
As we continue to navigate through this pandemic, we wanted to share with you that MMSD has not made a decision yet regarding our high school graduation ceremonies in June. The district is exploring multiple options, both in-person and virtual, so that we can be prepared to honor our graduating seniors in the safest way possible. It is our hope that we can have that decision made soon, and we will share that with you as soon as we are able.
Graduation Apparel/Attire (En español)
Midwest Scholastic has opened the ordering window for caps, gowns, tassels, stoles, and other graduation supplies through February 26th.
We know that this pandemic has created significant financial hardships for some of our students and their families. That is why, for this year’s graduating class, MMSD will cover the cost of cap/gown/tassel/stole units for graduating seniors. If you would like to contribute to your school's graduation fund to help cover the cost, please complete this form.
Order your FREE cap/gown/tassel/stole:
- Go to mwscholastic.com/mmsd
- Click on the cap and gown image at the top of that page
- Fill out student height and weight (Gowns are made to the dimensions you provide. Please make sure this is accurate.)
- Click: add to cart, then view cart, then checkout
- Fill in all fields on the checkout page. You must fill in the student name and school attending (bottom of checkout)
- Click continue, click place order
Order additional graduation apparel/products:
If you are interested in ordering any other graduation supplies, such as senior apparel, class rings, official school announcements, or party invitations, those items are available on on the Midwest Scholastic website. Here is more information on those offerings: https://www.mwscholastic.com/2021-grad-info-video. Please be aware that no refunds will be issued for any of these items.
A delivery day for the caps, gowns, tassels and stoles, and class announcements, will happen at East closer to graduation in the spring so Seniors can come pick up their items. Other graduation apparel like hoodies, joggers, long sleeve shirts and sling bags, will be delivered to your home within 2-4 weeks. You will receive an email from Midwest Scholastic prior to that delivery.
All questions regarding cap/gown/tassel/stoles and other graduation products should go directly to Midwest Scholastic at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-437-7323.
Senior Survey - Oct 2020
Seniors- We hope you all have been getting the many steps completed for your college applications and other post-secondary plans. We want to know what you have completed so far and what you might still need help with. Please complete the MMSD Formative Senior Survey - Oct 2020, so we can know how we can best support you.
Future Planning Weeks - Oct 2020
Class of 2021 - It's time to start planning for your adventures after graduation from East High. Your School Counselors are here to help. We have put together two weeks of "Future Planning Workshops" for you to participate in during the weeks of October 12th and October 19th. Workshops will cover topics such as specific college applications, essays, voting, resumes, and apprenticeships. You are welcome to come to as many workshops as you can fit in your schedule. Workshop topics and zoom links can be found HERE. Contact your Counselor if you have any questions or need additional support. Your future is waiting - make it happen!
All seniors, regardless of your family's income, should complete this application, which will qualify you for grants, loans, scholarships and work-study. Many colleges require the FAFSA to be filled out in order to provide financial assistance or awards to students. The application is now open and should be completed as soon as possible. You'll need to register for an FSA ID prior to completing the FAFSA. Learn more here or talk to your school counselor. Get personalized help with your FAFSA Application by attending any of these Virtual College Goal Wisconsin FAFSA Completion Events.
Register To Vote
Are you eligible to vote on November 3rd? The deadline to register and request your absentee ballot online is Wednesday, October 14th. If you can’t meet that deadline, you can always register in person on election day. Gender Equity Club will be holding a virtual meeting via Zoom at lunch on Monday, October 12th to walk seniors through the registration process should you need help. See you at the polls! For all voting information, go to myvote.wi.gov or https://tinyurl.com/Voting-In-Wisconsin.
College Application Presentation
Slides from the presentation (Sept 2020)
The presentation covered the following topics.
- The Online Application
- Sending Transcripts
- Testing Scores
- Financial Aid and Scholarships
- COVID Updates (many things are different this fall due to the impact of COVID)
Upcoming College Visits
Check out the upcoming college visits website.
2021 Senior portraits are due November 2, 2020 and should be submitted using the same "Submit 2021 East High School Yearbook Portraits" Google Form.
If you are in need of someone to take your photo, there are several EHS alumni photographers with lots of yearbook experience able to help you out. Please email Ms. van Buren for a list. Please be aware that many seniors have family or friends take their photos for free; some are taken with phones. Please do not spend large amounts of money for professional photos. Senior Tributes are due December 18, 2020. Anyone can recognize senior students in the yearbook with a tribute. Group or team tributes are welcome. Please contact Ms. van Buren, the yearbook adviser with any questions or concerns.
More information about senior tribute price and size options is online here.
Submit General Photos to the Yearbook
Please send student related snaps, TikTok videos, and school related pics for the 2020-2021 yearbook!
UPLOAD THEM HERE! Access Code: Yearbook
OR, send them from your cell phone! Download the Snap App (to set it up, you'll need the password: yearbook)