Hello EHS Parents,
We have enjoyed all of the events to kick off the new school year and hope you have as well! There are several more events planned to help you visit with other parents and get to know the School a little better. Please find a list of events ranging from Diversity in Action and the Parent Forum to the Auction Luncheons and the Service Achievement Program. As EHS fall Athletics get moving, remember to support our Knights!
September 7 Parenting in Faith Class
On the first Wednesday of every month, parents are invited to come to the Bishop's Parlor in the Convent Building at 7:45 a.m. for coffee, donuts, connection, and the Parenting in Faith discussion from 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. For the 2022-2023 school year, the chaplains will present ideas from The Hopeful Family: Raising Resilient Children in Uncertain Times as a starting point for discussion about parenting and the intersections of faith, family, meaning, and hope amidst life challenges. Parents may come and go during the meetings as needed and are welcome to join the group at any time of the year. Due to the discussion format of the program, Parenting in Faith meetings are not recorded.
September 11 D.I.A. (Diversity in Action)
Mix and Mingle
D.I.A. and the Office of Diversity, Community, and Inclusion invite you and your family to a Mix and Mingle.
- Sunday, September 11 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Underwood Student Center.
- Join us to build community through conversation and learn more about D.I.A.
- Hear from our Director of DCI Wayne Jones, Associate Director of DCI Jess Adams, and D.I.A. student leaders.
We look forward to enjoying an afternoon of food, fun, and fellowship with EHS families excited about D.I.A.
EHS Chapter of NHS Notifies Qualifying Seniors
Senior students who have qualified for fall application to the School's chapter of the National Honor Society were notified last week via Canvas. Fall induction is open to seniors only. Please contact sponsors Mrs. Katheryn Shaffer Ray or Dr. Phuc Luu with any questions.
Read the EHS Honor Society Standards here. This link includes the requirements for membership. Applications are due Friday, September 9 by 4:00 p.m. through Canvas.
The Service Achievement Program
While all students are heartily encouraged to participate in service projects coordinated by our Students of Service (SOS) organization throughout the year as they are able, the Service Achievement Program is a year-long concentration within SOS, designed to give particularly interested students the opportunity to take a deeper dive into service. The year-long program includes elements of learning, teaching, leading, serving, and reflecting. Students who complete the program are recognized in Chapel at the end of the school year and wear a green honor cord when they graduate.
If your child is interested, please encourage him or her to speak with Mr. Dan Murphy or the Rev. Beth Holden this week. The application deadline for the 2022-2023 Service Achievement Program is September 11.
Interim Term 2023 Trips Now Open!
EHS is excited to offer three travel opportunities for Interim Term this school year: Grand Canyon Adventure, New York City STEM, and Close Up Washington, D.C.
You will find more information about trips and the sign-up and selection process here. Families have until Tuesday September 13 by 11:59 p.m. to express strong intention for their child to attend a trip. To express intention, a parent must email the appropriate trip leader the name and grade level of the child. The parent email will be considered an informal commitment to attend the trip and pay the trip deposit, should the student have a spot on the trip roster. Families who require financial assistance and would like their child to attend a trip should reach out to Kimberley Pavalock in the Business Office as soon as possible.
If you have specific questions about a trip, please contact the appropriate trip leader.
For more information about Interim Term, as well as examples of the types of classes offered on campus, please visit the Interim Term page. If you have additional questions, please contact Kylee Welch and Jenny Aldstadt.
September 16 "The Greatest Knight" Luncheon
Save the Date! Join us for the first Auction luncheon of the year, Friday, September 16, in the Alumni Center at 11:30 a.m., hosted by Andrew and Stacey White. Wear your EHS spirit gear and invite your friends! Everyone is invited to attend the Auction lunches. Join the fun! Please click here to RSVP.
We are also looking to showcase businesses with an Ad in our 2023 Auction catalog. The commitment to reserving space in our beautifully produced booklet will inspire and motivate those who work toward the success of "The Greatest Knight." Businesses may reserve their space by going to https://www.ehshouston.org/give/auction/advertising.
College Counseling News
- Seniors and Juniors: The University of Chicago is offering an opportunity to learn about college essay writing. Register here for the workshop that will take place virtually on Monday, September 12, from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- Senior Students: Senior College Application Workshops will be held on Wednesdays after school in Anderson Lecture Hall.
- Senior Parents: Please encourage your senior to schedule a conference with College Counseling. Seniors were sent an email with a Calendly link to easily facilitate scheduling.
- Seniors: 2022-2023 SAT TEST DATES There is still time to register with a late fee for the October 1 SAT by September 20. 2022-2023 ACT TEST DATES You can also register for the October 22 ACT with a registration deadline of September 16.
- Senior & Junior Families: College Representative Visits to EHS began last week. Please encourage your senior or junior student to register in their Naviance Student account. View all upcoming visits on our College Counseling calendar.
- Senior, Junior, & Sophomore Parents: Invitation to Understanding the College Financial Aid Process Program on September 28. Understanding the College Financial Aid Process will be held on the St. John's campus in the Fine Arts Annex and run from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For any initial questions on parking and directions to the event space, SJS Campus Map & Directions webpage has the Fine Arts Annex (F) right across the street from visitor parking (P). This opportunity is meant for grades 10-12, and will feature the following financial aid and admission professionals sharing their knowledge, updates, and important aspects of the financial aid process for attending families: Ms. Jennifer Mertz, Assistant Vice Provost of Financial Services and Director of Financial Aid at Lehigh University; Mr. Chad Spencer, Senior Associate Dean of Admission and Financial Aid/Director of Financial Aid at Davidson College; and Ms. Eleanor Wu, Deputy Director of Financial Aid at Claremont McKenna College. All those planning on attending this program will need to submit an RSVP through the following form.
- All AP Students: AP exams will utilize a traditional schedule in 2023. Exams will take place May 1-12. You can see the complete testing schedule and important notes in the AP Testing tab in Counseling Connections.
- Save the date: The National College Fair will take place in Houston on Sunday, September 25, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. https://www.nacacattend.org/22Houston
Join the Mental Health Counselors and Chaplains for Coffee and Conversation
On the last Wednesday of each month, from 7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., parents are invited to drop by the Bishop's Parlor for coffee.
Drop in! Meet this support team & ask questions – or just enjoy some coffee! We'll see you on September 28.
Introducing our Full-time Mental Health Counselors!
We are pleased to announce the addition of two full-time Mental Health Counselors to our staff!
Gurpreet Singh comes to us with ten years of experience working as a Mental Health Professional. Her experience includes work in schools, private practice counseling with children, preteens, teens, and young adults, and focused work with adolescents and families through a hospital psychiatric outpatient clinic. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from HBU and a Master of Arts in Counseling from UTSA. Ms. Singh joined us on September 1 and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beth Luvisia will begin with us on September 12. She has recently completed her Master of Social Work at Smith College School for Social Work, prior to which she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts. She comes to us with school experience from a full-time clinical internship at Amherst Regional High School and a second full-time internship at The Menninger Clinic in Houston. After September 12, she can be reached at email@example.com.
Ms. Singh and Ms. Luvisia are warm, approachable, and insightful, and will be a tremendous resource to our students. Parents, we hope you'll join them and our chaplains for coffee on the last Wednesday morning of any month – 7:45 a.m. -8:30 a.m. in the Bishop's Parlor.
Amy and Mark Melton, EHS Fund Chairs, are eager to have your early support of the EHS Fund to help reach our $1,850,000 goal by mid-October! Support of the EHS Fund allows our beloved school to remain a unique, enriching learning environment through the Four Pillars.
Be on the lookout for a brochure in the mail. Show your early support of EHS by making your gift today! Questions? Contact Lauren Turner, Director of Annual Giving, by email or phone 713.470.5043.
Baptism and Confirmation In Our Community
Did you know that the chaplains offer sacramental (baptism and/or confirmation) preparation to interested students? If your child wishes to be baptized, or if your student has already been baptized and would like to be confirmed into the Episcopal Church, please contact The Rev. Mr. Callaham for more information. Classes are forming now. Baptisms will take place in November and May. Confirmations will take place in the Spring.
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