EOC is the recipient of a "Milestone Award" from the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools for the completion of our 15th year. You are welcome to join in virtually and celebrate charters in Minnesota at 4:45 PM Thursday October 8th. https://youtu.be/7yGBDoMAa3A
Hey Seniors! The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) form to apply for financial aid for college in 2021-2022 is open. https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
You're invited to attend the MN-ACAC Virtual College Exploration: September 28- October 14! Live presentations about college admissions FREE for students and families. Register at www.mn-acac.org.
Happy National Online School Day! Today is a day we honor the accomplishments of online students. What is something you or your student is proud to have accomplished in online school!?
Did you know that many of the school supplies you purchase for your student this year could reduce the taxes you pay and possibly lead to a larger refund next year? Save your receipts for these purchases and find out more information about the K-12 Education Credit and Subtraction and how to claim them: https:/www.revenue.state.mn.us/k-12-education-subtraction-and-credit
Welcome new staff member Jess Balog! She is excited to start working with EOC students. Check out her "meet our staff" information on our website: https://www.edvisionshighschool.com/o/eoc/page/meet-our-staff--48
Celebrate Amelia Earhart Day by learning more about this aviation pioneer! https://www.britannica.com/biography/Amelia-Earhart
Check out the various locations around Minnesota that are a part of the Minnesota Historical Society. There are 26 different sites throughout Minnesota. https://www.mnhs.org/
If you were planning to take an ACT this past spring, your testing dates have been difficult to pinpoint. As a result, ACT has added more testing dates for Fall of 2020. Check them out as you reschedule! https://www.act.org/
The Minnesota Department of Education encourages all families to take time and review your family emergency plan. https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/get-help/make-a-plan.jsp
SEVENTY-FIVE! There are 75 Minnesota State Parks to enjoy and bask in nature. Find a Minnesota State Park near you! https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/parkfinder/index.html
Check out your local library this summer. The services available at many libraries in Minnesota: In person, curbside pick up, virtual programs, and ebooks. Visit your library's website today! https://librarytechnology.org/libraries/public.pl?State=Minnesota
The 2020-2021 school calendar can be found on our website and app. Check it out! https://5il.co/h3av
Too hot outside? The Science Museum of Minnesota is offering online science museum experiences, including "Omnifest at Home." Check it out: https://new.smm.org/
Families who qualify for free and reduce priced meals have the opportunity to apply for additional assistance this summer. Deadline July 31. https://mn.p-ebt.org/
Black Lives Matter. The EOC staff realizes, more than ever, the importance of transparency and communication as a current majority White student body and all-White staff. We are committed to countering systemic racism and bias in educational practices, which is a part of EOC's three-year strategic plan, available to the public on our website. https://5il.co/hmw2
Let's get counted! It's not too late to fill out your census information online. https://my2020census.gov/
Are you wondering where to find free summer meals in Minnesota? There's an app (and website) for that. http://www.summereatsmn.org/.
The Commissioner of Education has asked that all schools send this message to their families. The Commissioner is urging students and their families to stay at home this evening and abide by any local curfews that your communities may have put in place to keep Minnesotans safe.
No school Thursday (4/30) or Friday (5/1) for staff development.
No School March 18 through March 27 by order of the Governor. Spring Break March 30 through April 3. School will resume April 6. If you have questions or need to talk, please contact your advisor.
Leah, Abby, and Nissa got together to make meringues! Check out this video they made about their experience! https://drive.google.com/file/d/14lML3g7sZQtukocU7hvwrlkXewMQmmKo/view?usp=sharing
Gigi's advisory went to the Children's Theatre Company show, "Spamtown, USA." We were transported back in time to the 80's in Austin, MN. It is a great show based on a union strike from the perspective of the youth. Find out more: http://childrenstheatre.org/whats-on/spamtown
Creator spotlight! Benjamin has been painting minis for about two years. He says "the key with painting miniatures is to use contrast in order to emphasize details. The details on them can be very small-all of these but the first sword one are around 1.5 inches tall- and details like eyes can be as small as 1 millimeter. By painting recessed areas darker (shading) and exposed areas lighter (highlighting) it makes the miniature 'pop' and look very good." Thank you for sharing your work, Benjamin!
No school next week (2/17-2/21) for conferences.
Check out this piece of art created by Haven! One of the highlights of her artist's statement is the story behind the image. This dog was a service dog in California and was taken away after it became illegal to own a pitbull in the part of the city where the owner resided. Haven used her art to highlight a social justice platform she feels passionate about. Thank you for sharing your work and your passion Haven!
Congratulations to Landon Dahl for graduating from the Youth in Government program!! Landon started as a Senator and worked her way up to Legislative Specialist which means she taught legislative classes and was a participant of National Issues Forum, where out of 100 proposals hers was 1 of 5 to make it to the last round. For her last year she became an appointed official and did extra training throughout the year. When Landon graduates from EOC, she will wear this cord to show her accomplishments in the program. Landon will deeply miss Youth in Government.
Today was EOC's first Experience Day! Students attended sessions about topics ranging from safety in the kitchen to brain sensations. A career panel was held in a session called "Oh the Places You'll Go" and students learned financial literacy in the "I'm Rich, or am I?" session. Thanks everyone for participating!
No school on Monday, January 20, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We encourage students to take some time on this day to do community work or to engage in research about civil rights leaders. See you Tuesday!
Welcome back! School resumes today, Monday, January 6! We can't wait to see what you achieve in 2020!
Have a great break everyone! School resumes on Monday, January 6.
Juniors and Seniors mark your calendars! The gap year fair is January 20th, 2020 at Southwest High School in Minneapolis. For students who aren't sure what they want to do after high school, a gap year can be a great option! Look here for more info! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usa-gap-year-fair-2020-minneapolis-mn-registration-79659179751
No school 12/23-1/3, but project work can be done anytime!
Today is Online Presentation Day! Join us at 1:30 PM in Merrissa's Office. https://www.temporary-url.com/2B7 (Click on continue and then enter your full name to join us in Blackboard Collaborate)
Jane has been a student intern at Dr. Conlea's Converging Approaches to Neurodevelopment research lab, at the University of Minnesota, after participating in a tourette research study and symposium. "The Wonder Years" was a University of Minnesota Foundation event that focused on innovative neurobehavioral initiatives at the University. Jane did the voice over and was a participant in a short video about the event. Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/368539792
Staff spotlight! Meet our new school counselor Melissa. Melissa chose to work at EOC because she loves how individualized the learning is. She enjoys getting to know each student's story and being able to walk along side them as they dream, grow, and explore new pieces of who they are and who they want to become. Chat Melissa up about travel, spending time outside, and volunteering!
Creator Spotlight! Check out Marcus's Band-aid package redesign. Marcus took a class on graphic design last year and started using his skills when he got Adobe Illustrator through EOC. This is his first attempt at package redesign- inspired by a video he watched. He chose to do a retro upgrade of the plain old boring Band-aid box using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
Sixteen and Seventeen year old female students with a love for adventure should consider Inspiring Girls Expeditions. Inspiring Girls Expeditions combines science, art, inquiry, and wilderness travel. Applications for 2020 season open mid-December!
No school next Thursday and Friday (November 28-29) for holiday break!
NEW! Advisor Spotlight! Larry! Larry loves working at a place where students can be in charge of their own learning. Watching students make discoveries, traveling with students, and seeing the art, writing, music, and intellectual creations his students produce brings him joy at work. Outside of work, Larry enjoys gardening, cycling, playing guitar, coding, reading and history. #lifegoalslarry
Bump, Set, Spike! ...or something like that. Students and staff participated in a volleyball game at Fall Celebration. True to EOC style, modifications were made to the game. Firstly, the ball was a large tennis ball. Secondly, it was decided that the ball could bounce in between touches by players. Made for a fun game for all skill levels!
As part of her senior project, Ahna led breakout session "Take a Likin' to Lichen" at Fall Celebration. Participants learned that lichen is an indicator species- one which identifies the conditions of an area. Our camp had lots of lichen- which means the air and enviromental quality is good there. One might see less lichen in urban areas due to pollution. Thank you Ahna!
Although the weather wasn't ideal, the eyes got quite a show at this year's Fall Celebration. We are always blown away by the wonderful, supportive community our students create at our all-school get togethers. Thank you for an incredible event! Keep your eyes peeled for snapshots of this year's Fall Celebration happenings.
Thank you for an incredible Fall Celebration! Just a reminder- there is no school next week, October 14-18, for conference break! Lucky you- because we do project based learning, you can still do school work during your week off!
No school next week, October 14-18, for conference break. But, if we know our students well enough, you'll continue to explore and learn- even without a morning advisory check-in.
Feel like you're unsure what the next step is in your life? Have you been thinking that a free road trip in a green RV might be just the thing you need to figure it out? Then applying for Roadtrip Nation might be right for you. Hurry! Deadline is October 6th! More information here: https://tinyurl.com/yyn5kjs5
Creators! This Sunday, October 6th is National Portfolio Day at MCAD. Bring your portfolio and have it reviewed by more than 30 colleges and universities! More info here: https://mcad.edu/admissions/event/national-portfolio-day-mcad
Yesterday we had our first All School Meeting of the year. Students learned about upcoming seminars, clubs, and school events. We look forward to advisories running these monthly meetings this year- a great opportunity to bring your ideas and creative side to the table!
Check out our students featured on "The Current" https://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2019/09/16/lokis-folly-session
The first day of school is here! Share your first day of school picture in the comments!