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Cavalier News for the Week of May 21

posted May 21, 2018, 6:39 AM by East Burke High School

Spring Athletic Banquet:  Our Spring athletic banquet will be this Thursday evening beginning at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  

Keys To Life Program:  

On May 24, 2018, East Burke High School will be hosting The Keys to Life program. National statistics show that every 15 minutes, someone is killed or seriously injured in an alcohol-related automobile crash.

The long-term objective of the Keys to Life program is to heighten awareness of the consequences of underage alcohol use with an emphasis on and around special occasions and events. The Keys to Life program is aimed at high school and college students to increase their awareness of the dangers of drinking alcohol, particularly during the prom and graduation seasons.

Volunteer students are pre-selected prior to the day of the program. Every 15 minutes throughout the school day, a heartbeat is played over the school's PA system and the Grim Reaper appears in a classroom to take one of the volunteer students away. These students' faces are painted gray and they are provided a black t-shirt to symbolize their deaths. The students are then escorted back to class by the school resource officer and their obituary read aloud to the class. To reinforce their "death," the student may not speak to or interact with classmates for the remainder of the school day.

The mock car accident scene will take place at 2 p.m. at Cavalier Stadium and are made to look very realistic. The mock accident scenes are complete with simulated casualties, emergency services personnel, news reporters, and arrests of drunk drivers. The scenes are made to look as real as possible so that the students will experience what it would be like to see their friend zipped up in a body bag or their classmate arrested for drunk driving.



Congratulations to EBHS Chorus:  

The East Burke Chorus has been selected to sing on stage with Foreigner for their concert in Charlotte on July 4th. The students receive tickets to the concert featuring  Foreigner and special guest Whitesnake, and will sing on stage with Foreigner for the finale as part of their worldwide #1 hit, "I Wanna Know What Love Is". The chorus also receives a $500 cash prize.


Important Dates Through the End of the School Year:



  • HR between 1st and 2nd Periods for “Keys to Life”

  • Band and Athletic Boosters Mtg. - 7 p.m.


  • Blood Drive - Auxiliary Gym (8 a.m. start time)

  • STRIVE End of Year Program - 11:30 in Media Ctr.

  • Band Concert - 7:30 at LRU PE Monroe Auditorium


  • Class Officer Elections - During all 4 lunches


  • Keys to Life Program - all day

  • Keys to Life Program at Stadium - Dismiss from 4th Block at 1:40 p.m.

  • Spring Sports Banquet - 6 p.m. in Cafeteria


  • Senior Awards Program - 9 a.m. in Main Gym

  • Yearbook Distribution - During all 4 lunches

  • Senior Party - 12:30 at Stadium


  • Prom at Moretz Mills - 8 p.m. to Midnight


  • Holiday - Memorial Day


  • Chorus Concert - 7 p.m. on Main Gym

June 1

  • Teacher Made Exams

June 4 - 8

  • EOC’s, NCFE’s, and CTE Post Assessments

June 7

  • Graduation Practice - 9 a.m. until

  • Senior Elementary Walk - Immediately following graduation practice

June 8

  • Graduation Practice if needed

  • 11:30 dismissal

  • Testing Make Ups

June 9

  • Graduation - 9 a.m. in Main Gym

June 13

  • Basketball Scrimmage - 2 p.m.

June 14

  • Summer School EOC retest (Math 1 and Biology)

  • Flag Day

June 15

  • Mens Basketball Camp - all day


Looking Ahead:

May 25 - Senior Awards and Senior Party

May 26 - Prom

May 28 - Memorial Day - No School for Students or Staff

June 8 - Last Day of School - (½ day)

June 9 - Graduation Ceremony for Class of 2018 at 9 a.m.