Principal's Message

Welcome To East Prairie High School!

Welcome to what promises to be another OUTSTANDING school year at East Prairie High school!  We at EPHS would like to welcome you to our school district.  Our goal at the East Prairie R-2 School system is to provide our students with the opportunity and educational setting to grow and excel both academically and socially.  We provide a safe and inviting educational setting with challenging academic work, an expanding curriculum, technology, and the opportunity to participate in extracurricular clubs and athletics. Building character and good citizenship is the Mission of our school. Our number one priority is to provide a safe and secure facility for our students.

We are very happy that you are here at East Prairie High School and if there are any questions please feel free to contact our offices.

Again, welcome to EPHS!
Mr. Jamie Johnson, High School Principal "GO EAGLES"


Dear Parents,

 It’s almost that time again – (EOC) End of Course testing is right around the corner. We will be administering our test on April 26th through May 7th.. You play an important part in helping students give their best performance on these important tests.

 As you know, we have been busy preparing and reinforcing the skills necessary for students to demonstrate their learning. Even though this assessment is a snapshot—one single perspective – it is important that our students have every advantage to do their very best. We don’t want to cause test anxiety, rather we want our students to be as prepared as possible.


There are many ways in which you can help your child put his/her best foot forward. The following guidelines can help set our students up for success:

 The night before the test: 

1. Make sure your child goes to bed on time so he or she is well-rested. 

2. Keep your routine as normal as possible. Upsetting natural routines may make children feel insecure.

3. Be positive and confident in the fact that you know your child will do his/her best. 

4. Plan ahead to avoid conflicts on the morning of the test. 

The morning of the test: 

1. Get up a few minutes early to avoid rushing and make sure your child arrives at school on time.

2. Have your child eat a nutritious breakfast. There is a strong correlation between eating breakfast and memory and cognitive functioning.  

3. Be positive and communicate that this is your child’s chance to show what he/she knows. The most important thing you can do right before the test is to build confidence about doing his/her very best. 

After the test: 

1. Talk to your child about his/her feelings about the test.

2. Discuss what was easy and what was hard; discuss what your child learned from the test. 

3. Explain that performance on a test does not define him or her as a person. It is just one opportunity to demonstrate learning.

 Thank you for your continued support and involvement in your child’s education.


Jamie Johnson

East Prairie High School




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