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EJCHS Events, October 2-8, 2023


Homecoming Week, October 17-20

Homecoming Week 23


Homecoming Dance (9th-12th Grades Only)

Homecoming Dance 23

Annual Teacher/Support Person of the Year Banquet

Last week we had the honor of recognizing two outstanding individuals who go above and beyond to make a difference in our school community at our annual Teacher and Support Person of the Year Banquet. Ms. Melanie Lawhorn, Teacher of the Year, and Ms. Wendy Lane, Support Person of the Year, have not only inspired students to reach for the stars but also fostered a love for learning that will last a lifetime. Their commitment to education is truly inspiring!

Toty Spoty Banquet

Chorus Performs at Flagpole Dedication Ceremony

Director Dr. Todd Chandler and members of the EJCHS Mastery Chorus were honored to perform for the Commerce Flagpole Dedication Ceremony, in memory of Councilman Donald Wilson, today at Ridling Park.

Chorus Performs for Flagpole Dedication

Make & Take Makerspace Monthly Library Feature

Students in grades 8-12 participated in our brand new Monthly Feature Make & Take Library Makerspace Activity in the culmination of our month-long celebration of National Literacy Month. Students created reading journals to record their thoughts and information about selected books. They added a fun scrapbook flare for visual appeal and got to take their finished products with them!

Make & Take September 23

Art in the Park Competition

Congratulations to four of our creative art students who placed in the student "Art in the "Park t-shirt competition at Hurricane Shoals Park. Honorable Mention - Z. Mahaffey; 3rd place - Jenifer Rodriguez-Garfias; 2nd place - Olivia Naylor; 1st place - & Winner of the Grand Prize & $100 is Karol Zamora-Ortiz. Karol's t-shirt design will be the t-shirt design used for next year's event! Congratulations to all of the students who participated.

Art in the Park 23

Soccer Conditioning

Soccer Conditioning

Junior Leadership Jackson

Junior Leadership Jackson

Animal Outreach Club Volunteers

EJCHS’s Animal Outreach Club recently had a blast caring for the cats and dogs of the Athens Humane Society! Students cleaned enclosures, walked dogs, and had lots of love time with their favorite furry friends. If you are interested in joining, please see Mrs Turco in room 466 or Mrs Williams in room 306.

Animal Outreach Club

Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness

Show your love and support during Breast Cancer Awareness month by purchasing a Pink Out Shirt or Sweatshirt! The deadline to order is Friday, October 6th. Place your order on SchoolPay. See Ms. Ware if you have any questions.

Pink Out Shirt Order

AP Scholars

EJCHS would like to congratulate our 2023 AP Scholar recipients. The AP Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated exemplary college-level achievement on AP Exams. We are extremely proud of these students for going above and beyond regular coursework and challenging themselves by taking Advanced Placement courses. Way to go Eagles!

AP Scholars

EJ Chorus France Fundraiser

Thank you to all who purchased chorus car wash tickets to help our students raise funds for their 2024 trip to France.

Chorus France Car Wash Fundraiser

Dual Enrollment Interest Meeting

Interested in Dual Enrollment next year? Join us for an information session on Thursday, October 5th from 6-7 pm in the front office. Parents and students are welcome to attend. A make-up meeting will be on the following Tuesday.

Dual Enrollment Interest Meeting

Yearbooks Available

Yearbooks are on sale for $65 until November 1. Don't miss out! Contact Melanie Lawhorn with any questions:



Junior Class Dues

Attention EJCHS Juniors: Junior class dues are $35. If you want to receive a class shirt, your dues must paid by October 10th. Our first event will be in October prior to fall break for those who have paid.

Junior Class Dues 2023

Hope Club Meeting & Guest Speaker

Hope Club has a guest speaker from UGA on October 3rd in room 210 from 3:05 to 4:15. Contact Julie Cornelius with any questions.

Hope Club Meeting

September:  National Literacy Month

EJCHS celebrated National Literacy Month all September!  Students participated in our daily literacy challenges throughout the month and won prizes! Remember, literacy is not just about textbooks and exams. It's about discovering new worlds, gaining knowledge, and expressing your creativity.

Congratulations to last week's Literacy Matters Contest Challenge Winners:

Literacy Matters Contest Winners-Week 3

Empower Bus

If your student attends classes at the Empower College and Career Center in the mornings, please be sure to arrive on time. The last bus leaves EJCHS at 7:45 sharp! If you are a car rider and will be arriving late, we ask that you drop your student off at Empower instead of EJCHS as no late buses travel from EJCHS to Empower.

Empower Bus Notification

Hope Club Raffle

Members of Hope Club are also selling raffle tickets for a 40-quart Tamale Pot. $10/ticket.  See a member or Mrs. Cornelius for a ticket now through October 2.

Hope Club Raffle

Service Learning

The Service Learning Class is conducting research into the emotional wellbeing of our student body. Please take a minute to scan the QR code on the motivational posters you see around the building to let us know your thoughts. Thank you!


Save the date: October 18th PSAT, ACT, and ASVAB opportunities

All 11th and 12th Graders will need to complete the form to indicate if they will be taking the ASVAB or the ACT. The payment link for the ACT can be found in the form.



Eastside Fall Festival


Fall Festival



Bo and Bucky Show

Can't make it to the football game? The Bo and Bucky Show, Live from the Nest, will have audio and video coverage of all football games this season! Join them for the pregame show at 7:10 every Friday, Protected by The Bingham Insurance Group, followed by kickoff at 7:30. The links are below! (Video and audio are available on the Team1Sports app on all cellphones, tablets, and smart TVs). Audio-only coverage is on the Mixlr app, (username EJeagles).

Bo and Bucky Show

Partners in Education

We are looking for businesses that would be willing to serve as partners in education to help our school. If you or a business that you know of would be interested in donating money, food, supplies, etc. for our students and teachers, please contact Mandy Byers at Thank you for your support of East Jackson Comprehensive High School. Go Eagles!


Daily Tutoring

Tutoring is available for all academic and modern language content areas each morning in the media center.  Touch base with your teacher if you have questions.

EOC Study Sessions

Don't forget:  study sessions for EOC courses (11th-grade literature, Algebra 1, U.S. History, and Biology) take place every other Wednesday until May 8th from 3:05-4:45 pm. Bus transportation will be provided if students sign up before the Tuesday weekly cut-off. To sign-up, please scan the QR code in the graphic or visit the EOC Study Session Link and complete the form.

EOC Study Sessions

Linq Connect for Lunch Account Payments

Pay at LINQ Connect

  • Breakfast costs $1.45 in the elementary schools and $1.55 in the middle and high schools.
  • Lunch costs $2.10 in the elementary schools and $2.60 in the middle and high schools.
  • Adults can eat with their children at $2.75 for breakfast or $3.75 for lunch.

During the 2023-24 school year, households will not be required to pay the reduced price of $0.30 for breakfast, nor the $0.40 for lunch, due to the Georgia Department of Education funding being utilized to cover these costs.

SchoolPay for All Payment Transactions

SchoolPay is the only way to complete transactions related to school services, including fundraisers, club dues, and dance tickets this year. We will be limiting cash and check transactions moving forward.
SchoolPay Link:

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