Future Scarlet Night

We are inviting all incoming 9th grade families to join us at East on Wednesday, May 18th from 6-8pm for a brief orientation to the school and to learn about upcoming opportunities that await their students over the next four years.

Logistical info:

  • Doors open at 5:30pm
  • Event runs from 6-8pm
  • Registration not required but encouraged – link
  • Program will kick off in the main gym, followed by topic-specific sessions in various locations around the school

Session Descriptions:

Show Your Scarlet Pride | Activities & Student Involvement | Community Center Gym

Interested in trying out for sports? Looking explore one of our 35 clubs? Ready to give back to your community through our silver cord volunteer program? Join our Activities Director, John Randall, Assistant Director, Mike Freund, & Community School Coordinator, Madeline Cano for an in-depth look at all the opportunities to get involved at East High School.

Mapping Out Your Success | Counseling & Careers | Auditorium

There’s no better time to think about the future than the present. Let our 9th & 10th grade counselors, Jana McClelland and Success Case Manager, Larry Johnson, walk you through your four-year academic timeline & credit requirements, explore elective courses, and discuss college & career opportunities.

Once A Scarlet, Always A Scarlet | Student/Alum Panel | Main Gym

East High School is one of the largest high schools in Iowa, with the largest alumni network in the country. In this session, you’ll hear from current and former Scarlets about their experiences at East and all the opportunities that await your future Scarlet.

Language, Access & Education | BFL + ELL Resources | Library

Des Moines Public Schools is one of the most diverse districts in Iowa with students & families who speak a variety of languages. Join East’s Bilingual Family Liaisons, Rosario Jimenez & Xochitl Villeneuve, and English Language Learner teachers, X & X, as they guide you through all of the support & resources East offers for bilingual & multilingual students.

Other options instead of sessions:

  • Tours with Scarlet Squad (usually takes about 20-25 minutes)
  • Visit with Teachers or community partners

East has a TOP club through Community Youth Concepts. They have put together this form to collect questions that incoming 9th grade students might have. Please work with your students to submit any questions or concerns they have about high school through this form.. Our TOP club will present these questions/concerns to our staff leadership team. We will also use these questions to help guide our student panel session at Future Scarlet Night.

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