East Highlights

VEI Takes 1st at Business Competition

Hailey Hunter, Social Media Director

February 20, 2020

 The 2019-2020 Virtual Enterprise course was set with an entirely new group of students ready for a challenge. Though faced with adversity in the beginning of the year with a district wide technology outage, the student-run bu...

GSA introduces new t-shirt designs

Elizabeth Martinez, Reporter

February 14, 2020

All through December, East High’s GSA has been selling their brand new t-shirts to students and staff members. The design is similar to a previous design using rainbow tie-dye with a new, simple and supportive logo highlightin...

Administrators clarify open campus policies

Raquel Salazar, Communications Director/Managing Editor

February 13, 2020

   After miscommunication between administrators, security and students, it was concluded that students are allowed to leave both during their free hour and their lunch hour. “There is an updated permission slip that ...

Students discuss the length of winter break

Natali Cuevas, News Editor

January 24, 2020

   For the 2019-2020 school year, E-Rabs noticed that winter break seemed quite short.    Winter break this year occurred from Dec. 23 to Jan. 1. This allowed for students to have only eight regular school days at home. A...

Students deal with switch in finals schedule

Alyssa Kelley, People Editor

January 15, 2020

   Final days have been switched around, and 4th and 5th period finals will now take place on Thursday instead of Friday.     The switch is happening due to transportation issues. Late start on Thursday sets the bus sche...

Weight room lifts to another level

Zach Mosley, Reporter

January 14, 2020

   As many know, most schools have a class for weight-lifting. East High School’s Scott Greenfield, one of two Strength & Conditioning teachers, took it further. For each of the max-out lifts, they are put on a chart....

East High School ranks as lowest performing

Raquel Salazar, Communication Director

October 22, 2019

    Last October, Rockford East High School was ranked “lowest performing,” due to the low graduation rate and poor test scores in 2018.  According to the Illinois State Board of Education, schools with graduat...

Are East’s PSAT scores being affected?

Aly Scott, In-Depth Reporter

October 17, 2019

The annual PSAT for the 2019-2020 school year will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 16, and it is more important than ever. In recent years, the test scores at East High School have been less than promising. According to Illino...

East Starts Final Exemption Program

Natali Cuevas, News Editor

May 30, 2019

  With the school year coming to an end, final exams are also near.   Final exams can cause students a great amount of stress. Sometimes students wish they didn't have to take certain exams.    At the beginni...

End Of The Year Information For Seniors

Makaila Mathews & Jailah Campbell, Broadcast Editor

May 1, 2019

Seniors have many questions as end of the year festivities are around the corner; prom tickets sales start May 29th, tickets are $40 each and can be purchased in the financial office. When purchasing a ticket you must provide your ...

Job Shadowing

Raquel Salazar and Tabitha Yoakum

March 12, 2019

  Through Alignment Rockford and Rockford Public Schools, East has participated in a pilot program. The program consists of “job shadowing”, it's mostly directed towards juniors according to Mitchell Rose, the director...

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