Category Archives: News

United Nations: Sustainable Development Goals

By Avery Goulding, ’19

On September 25th, 2015, the countries involved in the United Sustainable Development initiative adopted a set of goals directed at ending poverty, reducing inequalities, increasing gender equality, and 14 other objectives. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals web site lists the 17 aspirational “Global Goals.”

One goal of interest to students would be goal four, labeled “quality education.” According to its description, “Goal four ensures inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.” Looking at the option ‘Goal 4 Targets,’ it states a priority to build and upgrade educational facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, nonviolent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all.

The United Nations works in partners with UNICEF, UNESCO, UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), and UNFPA (United Nations Fund for Population Activities), sharing specifically the concept of creating a safer environment for children primarily in more ‘conflict affected areas’ in order for these kids to learn safely and correctly.

Bridge Program Connects High School to College

By Hannah Stauffer, ’17

The Bridge Program, a recent addition to Edward Little High School, allows juniors and seniors to take college courses in English, history, science, and math. The program allows students to earn college credit before graduating high school, giving them a jump-start on their post-high school goals.

Eddies Hold Election for 2016-2017

by Eddies Echo Staff

Elections for the executive boards for the Classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 were held on June 1.

Current incumbents included:
Juniors: President Noah Yarnevich and Vice President Marshall Chadbourne
Sophomores: President Patrick Luizzo and Vice President Nick Hathaway
Freshmen: President Caleb Yarnevich and Vice President Ethan Brown

After the ballots were counted the newly elected officials would begin their term starting later this fall. The new officials include:

Administration, Students Unclear on Safety Procedures

By Sydnee Harris, ’16 and Kaily Baril, ’16

Since the start of this school year, there have been fifteen school shootings in the United States. In five of those cases, the shootings either started or took place in a public area within the school, like a cafeteria, library, or courtyard. A recent inquiry by the Eddies Echo into lockdown procedures at Edward Little High School made it clear that the lockdown procedures for the cafeterias are dangerously unclear.

Principal James Miller Announces Retirement

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Principal Jimmy Miller, center, stands with students during a recent pep rally. The students held signs honoring Mr. Miller as they watched a video about his impact on EL students and staff.

by Colby Birkbeck, ’16, and Evan Emerson, ’16

Recently, Principal James Miller III of Edward Little High School announced that he would retire at the end of the school year. “After 42 years of being in high school,” he said, “it’s time to graduate.”

Over the years, he made teaching not only his profession, but his hobby, Miller said. He never had the time to go hunting, or go fishing, or any other hobbies, because he put all of his time into teaching. Finding something to do is going to be his biggest challenge come retirement.

EL Greenhouse Prepares for Spring Season

by Michaila Wilmot, ’17

The greenhouse project started on Feb. 23. Science teacher Jennifer Heidrich is in charge of the greenhouse, along with one other teacher, and 35 students participating. The program is part of the Chemistry through Agriculture class.

Freshmen Fundraising Failure: Black Lights Burn Out

by Bilal Hussein, ’18

“Fundraising is very crucial,” said Oliver Hall of the black-light dance that was set for Friday, March 4, but was subsequently cancelled due to low ticket sales.

According to Hall, a former presidential contender for the Class of 2019 and now a member of the Freshman Executive Board, the dance was cancelled “because not enough students bought advanced tickets.” The Executive Board was pressured to make a tough call, either continue holding the dance, with the risk of no students partaking in the event, or totally cancel the dance. They ultimately decided if they held the dance, there was no guarantee they would actually make money.”We wanted to make sure we made a profit,” Hall said.

Spotlight on: All-City Band Prep

Elementary students invaded the gym today to prepare for tonight's All-City band performance.

Elementary students invaded the gym today to prepare for tonight’s All-City band performance.

ELHS students participate in March Mania activities

By Avery Goulding, ’19

The Red Eddies hosted the student-staff dodgeball game on the second day of March Mania. Students cheered on their classmates as they built school spirit and battled for bragging rights.

Delorme Leaving EL to Join Peace Corps

by Michaila Wilmot, ’17

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Social studies teacher Jonathan Delorme is leaving ELHS at the end of the year to travel to Morocco with the Peace Corps. (Photo by Noah Libby)

Jonathan Delorme, a first year social studies teacher at Edward Little High School, is leaving at the end of this year to join the Peace Corps to work on Youth Development in Morocco. Delorme graduated from the University of Farmington in 2015, and previously graduated from E.L in 2011. He teaches freshman social studies and sophomore world history.