How to raise awareness of environmental protection?

Currently, modern life is growing increasingly; material and spirit life of the people is increasingly improved, however, in opposition to it, environmental pollution is more complicated. Environmental pollution is a problem not only for the region, which are everywhere, rural and urban, mountainous and coastal region, both the water and the air sources…

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Harmful effects of environmental pollution

  • Effect badly on cardiovascular
  • Increase risk of cancer
  • Affect the brain
  • Cause infertility in men
  • Affects the lungs
  • Affect the ecological environment


EMHS Cross Country!

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The Panther cross country runners have been working hard all season and are steadily improving their race times every week! The district cross country meet with be on October 18th at Lake Long.
In the photo:
Front Row: Ana De La Garza, Michael Trevino
Back Row: Habtom Weldegebriel, John Cavazos, Adrian Cavazos, Kevin Calderon, Oscar Song

Panther Band and Showstoppers at Rachel Ray’s Feedback 2013 at Stubb’s BBQ for SXSW

Panther Band and Showstoppers at Rachel Ray’s Feedback 2013 at Stubb’s BBQ for SXSW

Eastside Senior Blackburn Awarded $2500 Scholarship


Eastside Memorial senior Renellquiana Blackburn received a $2500 scholarship from Bank of America on Monday. Blackburn was one of four to receive an award from “Financial Fitness, Greater Austin.”

“I was super surprised to get the scholarship,” Blackburn said. “It was so long since I sent out my essay. At the same time, I wasn’t surprised. I knew once I got an interview call, that I had it.”

Blackburn plans on using the award to pay for her Austin Community College tuition.

(Blackburn and her English teacher Christine Acker at the awards ceremony.)

Lady Panthers Attend “A Day to Shine”


Coach Rhonda Barton and her girls basketball team participated in A Day to Shine, Saturday afternoon at the Austin Hilton. The fashion show and gala was a fundraiser for Austin Safe Place’s Expect Respect program, which teaches healthy relationships and raises awareness of physical abuse towards women. Safe Place notes that one in three adolescents in the United States will be a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.

The team attended as guests of Margaret Walker, a silver sponsor for Safe Place. The ladies heard the keynote address from former Dallas Cowboys defender Chad Hennings, who recalled seeing domestic issues that involved his teammates. He urged the attendees to be more aware of the signs of abuse and to demand respect from their partners.

“We all left with a different mindset,” said Junior Juanita Castillo. “We heard women tell stories of being abuse victims and it made us more cautious and aware of possible warning signs.”

— by Juanita Castillo


Lady Panthers Claim Ten Medals at District Finals Meet

Track 4-11 064The Eastside Memorial Lady Panthers won ten medals at the District 26-4 A Finals meet last Thursday at Nelson Field. The Panthers 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relays, Mary Ortiz, Samantha Ortiz, Milca Ekanga and Starr Gilbert, placed fifth in each event. Milca Ekanga and Azalia Perez took individual honors.

The freshman Ekanga finished 6th in the triple jump and Perez placed 4th in JV shotput.

The outcomes marked an incredible turnaround for the program. “Last year we only had three JV girls and no varsity girls competing in the District meet,” said Coach Brian Marshall. “To have this…. it’s a tribute to the girls on the squad. We had three lineup changes for the relays, we had injuries, we had girls leave the team. I’m very proud of their effort, what they accomplished and the adversity they overcame. They gelled and started to work as a team.”

Seven Eastside Boys Medal at Area Track & Field Meet

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The Eastside Memorial Boys Track and Field team saw seven of its members win medals at the first Area meet. “The competion was tough for all Austin ISD schools, but we were there and got after it,” said Eastside track coach Darrell Crayton.

Winning individual medals were Trey Meza, who finished 5th in the 400 meter dash, Jusufu Konneh, who finished 6th in the 300 meter hurdles, and Jonathan Slade, took 6th in the shot put.

The Panthers also won a team medal in the 1600 meter relay. Joe Rendon, Jaquande Lee, Lides Avelar and Trey Meza placed 6th in that event.

The top four finishers in each event advance to the State Finals. However, Meza may advance as an alternate in the 400 meters. The 4th place finisher injured a leg and may not be able to participate.

— by Stephanie Solorzano


Eastside’s Ruiz-Hernandez Wins Best-in-Class at AISD Solo-and-Ensemble Competition

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Eastside Memorial’s Fernando Ruiz-Hernandez was named “best-in-class at the AISD Solo-and-Emsemble competition this past week. Ruiz-Hernandez, a freshman at the International High School, won in Guitar, Class-3 category.

Ruiz-Hernandez, competed against students from all other AISD high schools. The best-in-class designation means the judges deemed him the very best from his category. .


Eastside Panthers and Marathon High

Watch this video of the Marathon High group and see our very own Eastside Panthers take this journey!

New York Times Bestselling Author Ellen Hopkins Visits EMHS!


Bestselling author Ellen Hopkins visited the Eastside Memorial library on Friday, September 27th. It was the perfect ending to our celebration of Banned Books Week, and she didn’t disappoint! From reading aloud her work to her presentation about her life and writing, Ms. Hopkins was riveting and incredibly responsive to our students. She took questions from them after the talk and signed copies of her books for them afterward. She was kind and gracious and it was an experience that we hope the 30 students in attendance won’t soon forget!

THROUGH COLLECTIVE EFFORTS OF THE STUDENTS, PARENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF, AND THE EAST AUSTIN COMMUNITY, Eastside Memorial High School at the Johnston Campus will provide students with educational experiences preparing them for the 21st century workplace.