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East Theatre Performs “Laramie” in April


The East High Theatre Department is pleased to announce our spring production! This year’s play will be Moises Kaufman’s The Laramie Project. Performances will be April 17, 18, and 19. To learn more about this popular production, click on the poster.

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Choirs and Handbells Perform at Annual Dinner Theater


East Choirs and Handbells hosted their Annual Dinner Theater at the Euclid Room on Thursday.  Highlights of the evening included the Advanced Bells performing “Phantom of the Opera” in costume and Scarlet Singers performing their 2015 show choir set.  Middle schools also performed a song learned in camp hosted at East earlier in the month.

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Issue Four of the East High Scroll Published


In this year’s fourth edition of the Scroll, read features on theatre arts teacher Mr. Allan, Black History Month, winter formal, spring break, community college, and much more. Also, don’t forget to check out the Dear Echo advice column.

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Students Join Fight Against Hunger


Kadaja Ahmed and Dahabo Dakane pack meals with the East High volunteer group and 4-H club. The students put together 4,000 meals to be distributed in our community. Joleen Weller coordinates the volunteer group. DeAnn Hebert and Lynn Hoff are the 4-H leaders.


East Wrestlers Qualify for 2015 State Tournament


Congratulations to Chance Raleigh, Josh Davis and William White who all qualified for the 2015 State Wrestling Tournament. The competition for state titles will be held Thursday, February 19 through Saturday, February 21 at Wells Fargo Arena. Click here for a list of DMPS qualifiers and a link to more information about the State Tourney.


Students to Provide Lunchtime Feedback


Starting this week, middle and high school students will be asked to review one new menu item each month. It’s a new program the Central Nutrition Center hopes will engage students in a discussion about nutrition and taste. To see photos of February’s featured item and learn how to give your feedback, click on the image.

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Spring Recess
Mar 31
Track: Girls Varsity
Apr 2
Track: Girls Varsity
Apr 2
Soccer: Boys JV
Apr 2
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East High School was founded in 1861, with the major structure constructed in 1911. East High’s motto “For the Service of Humanity” embraces the schools focus on developing life long learners who will be productive citizens.

Welcome to East High School, Iowa’s largest 9-12 building. East High strives for continual improvement by focusing on our three core values: Engage, Excel, Empower.