EHS Theatre Presents: The Short Film Festival December 6th at 7:00 pm in Empire High School Dining Auditorium
Support Empire Choir at Mod Pizza tonight!!
Vail School District Virtual Hour of Code! Dec 6-10 at: bit.ly/vsdcodes
Empire Choir & Orchestra concert tonight at 6:00!
Congratulations Empire Theatre for a Superior Award at AZ State Thespian Festival!
Have a great short week!
Empire High School just concluded a required lockdown drill. The drill is now over and classes have resumed.
Yearbooks are currently for sale at www.jostens.com. The cost is $80 until the end of the year. After that they will be $90. Make sure to reserve one for your student before they're all gone. www.jostens.com/2022yearbook
Congratulations to EHS Mock Trial! At the annual fall competition known as Mock Hawk, 1 EHS team took 4th place! Two students also were selected to move on to the All-Star Team. Best of luck to R. Roberts & S. Haak!
Save the date for Vail School District's annual Vail Computer Science Night! On December 6th from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Mica Mountain High School you and your family can explore a variety of hands-on activities related to the field of computer science. There are activities for all age groups and experience levels. The food truck Food Groupie will be selling food and free childcare will be provided by NHS High School volunteers. We hope to see you there!
Don't forget to drop off your ballot!
Wednesday, November 3, is a full day of school
Join us Friday, November 5th for our football and cheer Senior Night!
Gino Strebing – EHS Math Teacher – UA HS Amazing Teacher of the Year!! Mr. Strebing came to Vail first as a paraprofessional in 2016. He was working with students with disabilities in a classroom when that math teacher told the principal he REALLY needed to teach. His connection with kids was that powerful. So, he enrolled in Vail’s PACE program (Pathway to Alternative Certification for Educators) and started teaching Algebra and Geometry at Empire. He also picked up the coaching position for baseball there. Mr. Strebing says that he didn’t go to school to become a math teacher, but he became a teacher because he loves working with kids. And the achievement of his students is evidence of that passion!
Reminder! Tomorrow is the last day to mail in your ballot.
We have an app!! Turn on push notifications to get alerted about emergencies and important information happening at your kid's school. Go to your Google Play or Apple App Store, type in: Vail School District, download, don't forget to subscribe to notifications for your student's school and the district.
Parents and Guardians, Shortly after school started, it was brought to our attention that there was a burning smell in the art room and possible smoke coming from the vent in the ceiling. This information was reported to the administration just before Empire’s already planned bus evacuation and fire drill that was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. The campus was quickly evacuated and the TFD was on the scene within a few minutes. The TFD identified two malfunctioning lighting units as the issue and gave us the all clear for students to return. Students and staff completed the bus evacuation drill and then returned to their classes to continue with the day. Student and staff safety is our highest priority at Empire. We greatly appreciate the support and help from the Tucson Fire Department and our Maintenance Department for their quick responses to our needs.
Federal Impact Aid surveys can be started today. Please login to your PowerSchool account and complete a survey for each of your students. The survey is on the left side of the page once you are logged in. The deadline to complete the survey is 11/3/21.
Federal Impact Aid Survey information will be released this Wednesday. Please login to your parent/guardian PowerSchool account on Wednesday to complete the survey. The survey is on the left side of the page once you have logged in. Please complete the survey by 11/3/2021.