Principal's Message

Welcome To Edgewater High School!
"The Pride of College Park and Orlando"

Principal Heather Kreider
Dear Edgewater Family,

Eagle families, this next week we will wrap up April and begin the final month of the school year. May is jam-packed with activities, and I want to ensure you don't miss a beat! The next two Wednesdays, May 1 and May 8, will be full-length school days (no early release) to accommodate district testing needs. On Thursday, May 2, we will run on a modified schedule (see below) for our Algebra 1 and Geometry End-of-Course exams. Please make sure your testing students come to school fully prepared for a testing environment with a good night of sleep, a protein breakfast, a charged laptop, and power cord. Remember if your student is enrolled in Algebra 1 or Geometry, the exam will count for 30% of their overall final grade and the grade will not finalize without the exam score. Please make sure they understand and take this very seriously.

If you are looking for entertainment, wonderful things are happening this week! The spring orchestra concert, percussion and color guard showcase and band concert are all this week and will highlight the hard work these students have put in all year. Our spring musical Godspell debuted on Friday night and ran Saturday night and Sunday 2pm and 7pm. The production was a wonderful look at the power of building community. I hope you came out and saw it.

As we gear up for these last four full weeks of school, please encourage your child to finish strong. When teachers, administrators and parents team up to support our students, the sky is the limit for them. Sometimes it takes an extra nudge from one of those team members to course correct, but when we are all on the same page, the outcome is always worth it.

I will leave you with one final thought. Every test a student takes is a reading test. It does not matter whether the assessed content is English, math, science, social studies, or a performing art or elective. If they are taking a computer or paper-based test, they have to be able to read and decode the questions being asked. Here is a scary statistic from the Nation's Report Card (NAEP): 42% of students performing in the lowest quartile rarely if ever read independently for fun. One of the best habits you can encourage your child to develop is daily reading. This is the thing that moves the needle for students. Imagine what could happen if they read a book for 15 minutes nightly before bed instead of video games or social media? Please encourage this!

Pictured very top: Edgewater Eagle students participating in our career preparation and career experience program celebrated Earth Day learning about how they can help take better care of the Earth this week. Activities included healthy plant based culinary activities, learning about pollution and the water cycle, and improving our campus wide recycling program. Earth Day 2024 culminated with an exciting photo shoot celebrating our great planet! (The adults pictured with the students are Ms. Ferrell with teachers Kyle Leisher and Dane Holihan.)

Thank you for reading and have a great week!

Dr. Kreider


Edgewater High School  

"The Pride of College Park"



EHS Motto:
Every Learner ■ Every Day ■ Every Way ■ To an A!

EHS & OCPS Vision:
To ensure every student has a promising and successful future

EHS & OCPS Mission:
With the support of families and the community, we create enriching and diverse pathways to lead our students to success




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