***CORRECTION:  We will be postponing tryouts a week due to inclement weather. The new tryout dates are Nov 3rd thru Nov 5th from 6pm to 8pm at the stadium.

The parent meeting will be moved to November 11th at 6pm in the Freshman Academy.

This also gives you an extra week to get your physicals completed and rank one forms submitted.

*** Congratulations to Keaton’s Kindness Foundation, our 2020-2021 Swine Week recipient. We are excited to partner in their amazing work. You can find out more about Keaton’s Kindness Foundation at https://www.kclubkindness.org/.

***Fall photos 

Retakes for everyone November 3 & 6 

Order photos :
https://www.gradphotonetwork.com/track/e.aspx?2114925-40182-E19048ED3E

To order a  yearbook, please go to:  yearbookordercenter.com

 

***Congratulations Softball!  Named Academic State Champs!

 

***CHECK YOUR EMAIL OFTEN!  Students, it is VERY important that you check your school email OFTEN. There is continuous communication that many times has a “time sensitive” source of information.

 

Mon 10/26 All Day – Fall Play Tech Rehearsals – Auditorium

5:00 – 9th/JV Football vs Westmoore – EMHS

Tues 10/27 All Day – Fall Play Tech Rehearsals – Auditorium

Before School – BPA Meeting – Room 222

8:00 – OSSAA State Marching Band Contest – Yukon HS

6:00 – Boys Soccer Tryouts

6:00 – Girls Track Mandatory Information Meeting – Main Gym

Wed 10/28 All Day – Fall Play Tech Rehearsals – Auditorium

6:00 – Boys Soccer Tryouts

Thurs 10/29 All Day – Fall Play Tech Rehearsals – Auditorium

Before School – BPA Meeting – Room 222

6:00 – Boys Soccer Tryouts

7:00 Fall Play “Blithe Spirit” – Auditorium

Fri 10/30 LAST DAY TO ORDER CAP/GOWN

All Day – Fall Play Tech Rehearsals – Auditorium

4:30 – Virtual Debate Tournament vs Moore – Various Classrooms

5:00 – Band Rehearsal – Band Room

7:00 Fall Play “Blithe Spirit” – Auditorium

7:00 – V Football Senior Night vs Jenks (EMHS)

Sat 10/31 8:00 – OBA Marching Band Contest – Broken Arrow

8:00 – Virtual Debate Tournament vs Moore – Various Classrooms

8:00 – Girls/Boys Cross Country State – Santa Fe

9:00 – Youth Football – EMHS Field

ACT
Test Date:   Dec. 12.  All registration is done through the student account on ACT.org.  Do NOT use your school account for registration or records!
Athletics
**To access all of our team’s schedules, go to http://www.rankonesport.com

**Boys Track Practice begins November 9th, at the track facility during 7th hour. Email or see Coach Lowrey for more information. chris.lowrey@edmondschools.net

** All girls interested in running girls track there will be a mandatory information meeting in the main gym on October 27th at 6pm. If you have questions, you can email Coach Sergent at Tyler.sergent@edmondschools.net.

**Reminder:  If you are attending a football game, please remember these important safety guidelines!  EPS Football Game Fan Protocol  Parking for football games is available on the west side of the building near softball fields, or on the south behind the freshman academy.  Handicap accessible parking is located in the Welcome Center and in limited areas near the stadium entrance off 15th Street or Scott Street on the visitor side.  All Memorial fans MUST ENTER AT THE HOME GATE at the front of the stadium, regardless of parking area used!  The Visitor Gate (and allotted tickets) are for the visiting team only!  Patrons may not cross over between sides once inside the stadium fence.  All students and guests must exit the campus immediately following the game, so please make sure rides have pre-arranged meeting locations prior to that time at the FRESHMAN ACADEMY.  Correct change for tickets is appreciated at the gate ($5.00 per ticket for everyone grades kindergarten – senior adult).  Those with pre-purchased tickets or passes may go directly to the gate, however stadium capacity is firmly set and gates will be closed when we reach that limit.  Please arrive early!  Ticket booth and gates will open at 5:00 for 7:00 game time.

Bulldog Athletic Passes are now available for students and parents!  Students must bring ID badge to the Finance Office window to have the sticker adhered to the current year’s badge.  Student passes and adult punch cards may be used at all HOME athletic events except for OSSAA State Tournaments.

Student Passes – $40

Student Athlete Passes – $25 (athletes must show schedule with ID badge to obtain)

Adult/family Pass/Punch Cards – $40 for 10 “punch” tickets (saves $1 per ticket) which may be used by anyone the holder designates.  Punch cards may be purchased at the Finance Office or at the gate during any home sports activity, however you’re encouraged to pre-purchase prior to the event when possible to avoid a delay at the gate.

Senior Adult Passes are available to senior residents who pay Edmond utilities and must be obtained from the Edmond Public Schools Administrative Center (EPSAC) at Kelly & Danforth in the Athletic Director’s office.  Residents must show a current utility bill and driver’s license to obtain this pass, and it may be used at all home events.

Note:  Faculty Passes will not be issued this year.  In lieu of paper passes, EPS employees must show employee ID badges at the gate for home and away Edmond school events.  The employee must be present with family member(s) to use the ID Badge for entry.

 

Bids for Bulldogs (formerly Taste of Memorial) – Save the date!  Thursday, November 12.  Taste of Memorial is virtual this year!  Look for more information in November.  All proceeds from the auction go directly to support participating sports at Edmond Memorial!  Email emabc2020@gmail.com to donate.

Attendance – Second Quarter Reminder
It’s important to always contact the school if your student misses school to supply a reason.  If you receive a notification regarding a random absence, which your student believes is incorrect; he/she should email the teacher immediately to request an explanation or change.  The email will be forwarded to the appropriate attendance office if editing is needed.

Freshman Office: 340-2851

Sophomore – Senior Office: 340-2861

OR you may email memorial.attendance@edmondschools.net for any grade and we will forward as needed:

 

Documentation is required by the state for “excused” absences for Medical, Judicial, Religious, Bereavement, Family Emergency, and College Visits.  Documentation may be emailed to the address above or faxed to (405)330-7355.  For other absences where documentation is not available, parent comments are always entered.  We care about your student and want to hear from you!

Cafeteria
Great News!  The Department of Agriculture has extended a federal waiver allowing school districts across the country to offer ALL students 18 and younger a free breakfast and lunch through June 30, 2021.  This is available for ANY children in your household every day of the week, whether students are on Blended schedules or total Virtual Ed.

Students wishing to obtain second lunches, extra entrees, or a la carte must purchase those items, but a free tray is available to all students on school days.  Parents (or students on virtual schedules) may drive through the breezeway behind the Freshman Academy and main building between 10:15 and 11:15 daily to pick up meals for all vehicle occupants ages 18 and under.  Drivers must enter campus from the stoplight on 15th Street to access the pick-up area.  Please visit the Child Nutrition website for more information:   https://edmondschools.net/district/departments/child-nutrition/

 

Chromebook Information / Assistance
If you are on campus, you may come to Room 258 (Book Room) for assistance.

If you are off campus, you may request help by using the “Online Support Request” on the EPS Technology web page to enter a support request.  We will do our best to respond to support requests within 1 business day.

Technology Helpline is available at (405) 726-3333 between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Tech Central is located on Rankin between the YMCA and the baseball field if you need to go see a tech in person.

Please visit the Student EdTech webstite for many helpful resources to help your student.

Update from our Technology teacher:  It seems we are having some Canvas file upload/download issues for some students. If students are experiencing difficulty, complete the following steps:

Report A Problem With Canvas

  • Use the Canvas Help button (question mark @ bottom left-hand side of Canvas) and choose “Report a Problem.”
  • List your name, class, assignment and any other important information on your issue.
Counseling/Career
You are encouraged to EMAIL the counselor’s office for assistance, since staff may be unavailable to take your call at that moment and can then follow up as soon as possible.  Your message will be forwarded to all appropriate personnel.  Be sure to include your student’s name and grade in the subject line.  Please EMAIL memorial.counseling@edmondschools.net for assistance.

9th Grade:  Dawnetta Russell

A-G:  Stacey Tate

H-O:  Bethany Knight

P-Z:  Natalie Ryan

Career/Francis Tuttle:  Tiffany Elerick

Student Assistance:  Kelly Barnes

NEED A TRANSCRIPT? Please use our Transcript Request Form

Requests will be processed within 24 hours.  We can email an unofficial one to a student’s school email. Official transcripts can be sent electronically to most colleges after you have applied. A physical copy of either can also be picked up in the Counseling Office. Please bring ID. There is no cost.   **This form can also be accessed on the main Memorial website, click ‘Menu’ at the top and then ‘Transcript Request’ at the bottom.  There are also QR codes posted by the Counseling Office.**

NEED A DRIVER’S LETTER?  Please fill out our Driver’s Letter Request Form.

Requests will be processed within 24 hours. They will not be emailed. You can pick them up in the Counseling Office. **This can also be found on the Counseling Office section of Memorial’s website.  There are also QR codes posted by the Counseling Office.**

FFA We Care Christmas Baskets
All donations support Oklahoma Veterans.  This project was started in August 2018 by Emerson Newell in hopes of providing every Veteran a Christmas bag.  In 2019, a total of over 2,000 Christmas bags were collected and delivered to all 7 veterans’ homes across the state and private care facilities.  This year it is more important than ever to show our appreciation for their sacrifice, since the veterans have not been able to have visitors for 6 months.

Last year the Edmond FFA set a goal of 50 bags.  With the support of the chapter students, parents, and the Edmond community we contributed 225 complete bags. This donation was able to ensure every veteran in the Lawton facility received a Christmas bag.  The chapter and the parents club were humbled and grateful for the outpouring of generosity.  One of the most treasured items in the bag last year was a handmade card from some of the 5th grade students here in Edmond.

This year we have set a goal of 250 bags.  If you would like to donate a list of items are attached.  FFA We Care Project Donation Needs List You can bring anything from a single item to a complete bag to 300 N. Kelly Edmond (Ag Facilities) or to the main attendance office @ Edmond Memorial to be delivered.  The deadline is November 6 so we can get them assembled and delivered.  For more information, contact mason.jones@edmondschools.net or 405-726-3335. 

https://www.facebook.com/aboutoklahomaveterans/

Fundraisers
Due to CDC regulations regarding Covid 19,  fundraising will be done virtually this year.

 

EMHS Girls Golf – T-shirts:  https://405threads.com/collections/edmond-memorial-high-school

EMHS Girls Basketball: Our biggest fundraiser of the year selling DISCOUNT CARDS – good until October 1 of 2021 – $20.00 each! If you want to support the program, and get a pretty great card to last you throughout the year, please consider buying one from any player or email Rachel.crabaugh@edmondschools.net One will be delivered to you.

EMHS Soccer:  https://www.promoplace.com/avalanche-print-company/spirit-shops.htm   Access Code: 1845000

EMHS Softball:   https://www.bonfire.com/store/emhs-softball/  New items for fall

EMHS Baseball:  Home | Edmond Bulldog Baseball ClubEMHS Baseball Team Shop closes 10/23

EMHS Boys Cross Country & Track:  Cross Country Merchandise Order Info

EMHS Girls’ Cross Country:  https://405threads.com/products/emhs-bulldog-sticker-20

Edmond Memorial Athletic Booster Club – Chic Fil A Night at the I-35 location on Thursday, October 29 from 5:30-7:30 pm.  You must mention EMHS Athletics when you place your order.  Mobile orders also count if you add a comment that you are with EMHS Athletics!

Key Club
Key Club is getting back in action!  We are kicking off our search for Giving Tree students and helpers.  The trees will go up right after Thanksgiving.  If you would like to be involved in our efforts to help our fellow Bulldogs or you need help, please complete this form!

 

Students: Want to be involved in community service?  Join Key Club!  Text @BulldogKey to 81010.  Dues will start being collected on Monday, October 26 and opportunities begin the week of November 2.

Contact Amy Willhoite amy.willhoite@edmondschools.net for more information about Key Club.

Media Center
This school year the library will host a Virtual Book Club. The club will meet on the last Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm. Prior to each meeting students will be sent a link to join the book discussions via Google Meets. Students that are interested in participating in the book club this year can join the Remind group texts (text @2cg8fh to 81010).
Parking Information
Parking passes are available for Sophomores through Seniors only when the following items have been submitted via email to memorial.parking@edmondschools.net and approved:

1) Parking Application (attach here)

2) Picture of Driver’s License

3) Picture of Vehicle License Plate

4) Copy of current Vehicle Insurance Verification Form

5) Payment of $30 either electronically or by cash/check

Requests will be processed & you will be notified when the sticker is ready for pick-up.  Please contact the above email link with all questions, requests for temporary stickers, and all parking matters.

Seniors 2021
**2021 SENIOR GRADUATION DATE:  May 21 @ 7 p.m. at EMHS Stadium

Don’t forget that October 30 is the last day to order cap/gown/tassel.  Order and pay directly through Jostens.  Click on this link to be taken directly to the cap/gown package. https://tinyurl.com/yxjftw72

If you need help paying for the cap/gown, seniors need to see their counselor for a form that will cover the cost of the cap/gown/tassel. Deadline is Oct. 28th to submit this form. 

***If you haven’t done so already, join our Class of 2021 Remind. Text @emhs2021 to 81010 to be kept up to date on all the senior happenings.

***YEARBOOK, SENIOR PHOTOS, SENIOR SALUTES – For any questions -email elanna.dobbs@edmondschools.net She is the yearbook sponsor and can help you.

Technology
Below are some resources that you and your student can use as they navigate the world of remote learning.

Additional information about the technology your students will be using can be found on the Edmond Public School website under Technology.

Bulldog Weekly Blast Submission Process

If you would like to have information included in the Bulldog Weekly Blast, please send to janna.brinkoetter@edmondschools.net before noon each Tuesday.

For any attachments that need to be included, copy also to Jodi.weaver@edmondschools.net.

 

We strive to keep each student’s parent and emergency contact information current.

To update or make changes to your phone or e-mail information,

please contact Jenny.Brumley@edmondschools.net.

 

Looking Ahead
November 5 – Fall Choir Concert

November 12 – Bids for Bulldogs (formerly Taste of Memorial)

November 23 – 27 – Thanksgiving Break (No School)