This year EHHS is moving from physical flyers and posters to virtual in hopes to communicate important information more effectively. Ineffective posters around EHHS have been posted all around the halls with outdated information, boring documents, and not placed everywhere. Virtual information may be the way to go to inform students and staff with the new TVs around the building.
Physical flyers in the halls often go unnoticed and ignored by students due to their small size, the crowded halls, other distractions, etc. Due to this, many students miss opportunities for clubs, events, and sports because they are uninformed. Physical flyers handed out to students during class time are usually misplaced almost immediately, leaving them with nothing to refer back to.
This year, large television screens have been placed into all hallways and classrooms. At the beginning of class, teachers will often play the slideshow with basic information such as schedules, news updates, etc.These vibrant screens appear while students are settling into their class, catching their attention and interest. It could be very beneficial for all clubs, coaches, sports teams, teachers and whomever else to post their advertisements or announcements onto this screen for students to see. Instead of replaying the same slides repeatedly, students will be more intrigued by new posts with valuable information. It is important for all students to be able to get involved in activities that they have interest in. Spreading effective information that reaches the intended audiences is very important. Any teachers and coaches are also highly encouraged to present their upcoming events, details, reminders on these TVs. Those who have access to post on these TVs are: Mrs. Farrotti, Ms. Caturano, and the tech department. Any teacher, students, coach, athlete or club member who has information that they feel needs to be put out there for students to still is advised to reach out to any of the listed people.
Our principal, Mr. DeNuzzo, discussed upcoming information about his weekly newsletters. As most students and parents know, every Sunday night Mr. DeNuzzo sends out a phone call and newsletter to parents that provides information on upcoming meetings/events happening around the school, updates, etc. This is beneficial in the aspect that parents have direct access to information. However, students have not had the opportunity to get this information themselves. Mr. DeNuzzo stated, “I will acknowledge that I need to send out and I should also send it as an email - I should send that out to students as well, not just to parents. Because it goes to parent or guardian email - it does not go to student emails. So I should send that out to students as well and will begin doing that on this weekend”. As some students may have noticed this past weekend, students received a copy of the newsletter in their emails. For students who do check their emails, this will be helpful as the newsletter includes details such as: club meetings, fundraising, yearbooks, UCONN programs, the EHHS digital art show, and the Fair Haven Community Health Center.
Another idea that could be handy for students is starting a Google Classroom specifically for reminders. Another idea already discussed by the EHHS Leadership Council that could be efficient is a google classroom filled with the entire student body that's main focus is spreading information to students would be extremely helpful. If there were a Google Classroom solely for this purpose, students would always be able to refer back to this effective information posted by whomever is in charge. The idea of this is that any person/teacher/coach who has a club or sports team would be able to access the google classroom and post to it. Senior Jade Ahumada stated, “I think that'd be most effective. That or like a remind group because I feel like most of us do check our text messages most often.” Jade voiced that she personally believes that the Google Classroom would be the most effective form of communication to students.