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Grade Level Deans
The Grade Level Deans work to support EHS students in utilizing resources and overcoming challenges so that they can achieve their full potential. While the advisor serves as the primary advocate for each student, the Grade Level Deans are uniquely positioned to assist with more substantial academic and behavioral issues.
Select a Grade Level below to learn more from each of the Grade Level Deans
Principal, Mr. Kim Randolph, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-512-3465
9th Grade Level Dean, Mr. Eric Lerch, at email@example.com or 713-512-3690
10th Grade Level Dean, Mrs. Meghan Moake, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-512-3461
11th Grade Level Dean, Mr. Mark Mitchell, at email@example.com or 713-512-3469
12th Grade Level Dean, Mrs. Jessica Adams, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-470-5035
Assistant Grade Level Dean—11th & 12th , Ms. Shelly Edmonds, at sedmonds@EHSHouston.org or 713-512-3495
Assistant Grade Level Dean—9th & 10th:, Ms. Ashley Saunders, at asaunders@EHSHouston.org or 713-512-3661
The Grade Level Deans work to support EHS students in utilizing resources and overcoming challenges so that they can achieve their full potential. While the advisor serves as the primary advocate for each student, the Grade Level Deans are uniquely positioned to assist with more substantial academic and behavioral issues. During the 9th grade year in particular, we focus on providing support in the transition to both a new school environment and the rigors of high school.
As we work through the second half of the first semester, 9th grade students are experiencing new opportunities for growth after having settled into the routine of daily life at EHS. In academics, students should use their first quarter grades to assess their learning strategies and identify areas for improvement. Meeting with teachers during tutorial is one of the most effective tools that students have at their disposal for accomplishing this. Please remember that grades at EHS are cumulative, so students have the rest of the year to make changes that will raise their performance in their core classes.
In extracurricular life, early November marks the transition between the fall and winter sports seasons as well as performances and new opportunities in the arts. In addition to finding new ways to get involved, establishing a balance between academics and extracurricular commitments becomes even more critical as the schedule becomes busier. Dean Lerch and Dean Saunders are available to meet with students who would like help in any of these areas.
Looking ahead, the end of the first semester features the arrival of Review and Exam week. In December, we will have resources available for students to assist them in navigating this process at EHS for the first time. Please look for more information about this after we return from Thanksgiving Break.
Sophomores, you had a great first quarter! As you have figured out, this year is more academically challenging than freshman year. Teachers have higher expectations, there is more homework, and you have to master the material to do well on quizzes and tests. Everyone is taking Chemistry, which is one of the most difficult classes you will take in your four years at EHS. Be sure that you are staying on top of your work and utilizing tutorials! While you are focused on your academics, it is also important to get involved in some extracurricular activities. November is the transition from Fall to Winter Sports, so consider joining a new team. There are also opportunities in the arts and student clubs and organizations, so do not be afraid to try to something new! Dean Moake and Dean Saunders are here to help you balance your academics and extracurricular activities, so please reach out to us at any time.
Many of you will be getting your drivers license this year. Please note that the speed limit on campus is 10 mph. You must have a parking pass to park on campus, so make sure to see Ms. Meyers at the front desk to get your parking spot!
Hello, Juniors! You’ve made it through October, and now it’s time to start thinking about the big deadline of November, namely Junior Research. Remember that Junior Research is a process where each step builds on the one before it, so if you get stuck or aren’t sure what to write next, go back to your previous work and look for inspiration there. Also keep in mind that on big projects like this one, a little work every day is better than a lot of work all at once. Plan your time and take advantage of the days still remaining.
And like I’ve told you before: Keep dreaming big, unrealistic, unreasonable dreams. Everything is impossible until someone does it. If you don’t have the energy to spare for big dreams right now, promise yourself that you will over Winter Break. Or find somewhere to write down your big ideas and read back over them before second semester begins.
I believe in you and I want you to do well. If there’s anything I can do to help, come by or let me know.
Seniors, we’re off to a strong start! Your outstanding citizenship, especially when representing EHS off-campus, does not go unnoticed. Members of our community continue to brag about the great work you all are doing in and out of the classroom. Let’s keep that positive momentum going!
My guess is that many of you are feeling the heat with regard to college applications and the stress of a full course-load. Please know that we are here to support you and that my door is always open. A few quick reminders:
- Although final exams are still months away, you will want to keep an eye on your attendance record so that you may be eligible for exemptions. Students may not exceed eight absences in a year-long class and may have no more than four tardy arrivals to school.
- Important college deadlines are fast-approaching, so please be aware of those dates and maintain open lines of communication with your college counselor.
- Off-campus privileges are tied to certain requirements, especially with regard to academic performance. It is essential that you monitor your grades and put in the necessary tutorial time/effort in order to maintain your status.