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Counseling Week / Black History Month

Community Update – 02/03/2023

Dear Erie High School families,

Thank you for your support and engagement during another outstanding week at Erie High School.  I appreciate the dedication and commitment shown by our 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students in completing their practice PSAT/SAT tests, and I am proud of the great collaboration of our teachers during Wednesday’s late start.  The PSAT/SAT practice tests afforded our students an important opportunity to practice these important tests in preparation for the April 2023 administration.  Both in and out of the classroom, we enjoyed many great moments at Erie this week.

The month of February is Black History Month.  Throughout February, our teachers, staff, and administration will be supporting students learning about the lives, achievements, and legacy of Black Americans.  In addition to these learning opportunities, this month offers our students, staff, and community an important opportunity to reflect upon the great impact of Black Americans throughout our nation’s history.  Thank you for your continued support and encouragement of your child(ren) to engage in high levels of learning each day.

Additionally, beginning on Monday, February 6th, we will celebrate National School Counselors Week.  As a school community, we are fortunate to have school counselors Kirsten Bayani, Rachael Browning, Luke Leopold, Jessica Meeks, Keri Mitchell, Tanya Senesac, and Becca Zahn serving our students, staff, and families.  School counselors and mental health interventionists play a vital role in our school community, providing support and guidance to our students in the areas of academics, college & career planning, and personal and social-emotional needs.  Please join me in the upcoming week by recognizing and honoring our counseling team for their hard work and dedication to our community.

February is always a busy and exciting month in high school.  In the course of the next few weeks, we are looking forward to the Winter Dance sponsored by StuGo, the conclusion to the regular season for our basketball programs, multiple additional performing arts opportunities for our students both at Erie and at the all-state level, and the league and state championships for both the girls swim & dive program and wrestling program.  I wish all of our students the best with their continued learning, as well as their athletic, artistic, and performing arts endeavors.

I hope that you and your family have a great, restful, and relaxing weekend.

Josh Griffin
Erie High School Principal

Erie High School