• Traditions

     Cheerleader circa 1963

    In the beginning there were only three classifications at Eastern Hills High School--sophomore, junior and senior--and there are three classifications in the clan system of Scottish ancestry.
    The chief of the clan (class president) led his followers in times of peace and war. Today, the class president presides over meetings. Class officers are chosen each year by nominations from each class.
    The Toiseach holds the next highest honor (vice-president) and he presided over the clan during the absence of the chief. The class treasurer corresponds to the Tanist of the clans. He is nominated by the members of the class and holds the clan lands in trust for the members.
    Clan laws are founded in Celtic law. Class meetings are conducted on a democratic level, and every class member has a chance to vote. 

     Cheerleader circa 2013


    Almost a quarter of the Scottish public schools are one-teacher schools and many have no more than 3 or 4 teachers. Eastern Hills Faculty has grown from 40 teachers to 108 teachers, all who have at least a bachelor's degree. Many have obtained a master's degrees and some have obtained a doctorate.

    All teachers of public schools in Scotland must have a certificate issued by the secretary of state on completion of a course of professional training. These courses take 1 to 3 years depending on the qualifications the teacher has or needs.

    Subjects taught in the secondary schools are based on the needs of the students. Scotland's colleges and universities provide further education for the minority of students who don't enter the job market directly from high schools.


    Clubs often result from social customs and sometimes customs come from clubs.  One custom was to send a child of one family to be reared in another family.  This was done to bind the clans together.  The Tartan is another binding symbol.  The Tarton plaid represented the family by which it is claimed.  The Tartan was chosen for the name of the school newspaper.

    Organizations at Eastern Hills, like the clans of Scotland, provide many benefits to everyone.  Clubs and organizations give students a chance to display their skills in different fields: band, chess, journalism, art, music, military and academic fields. 

    The Grey Dragoons of Scotland have been known for their fighting spirit, and so were the Highlandernettes (the Pep Club, and the forerunner of the Lassie Dance Team) at the footballs games and other sporting events.  Clubs and their customs help to bind the Eastern Hills students together. Clubs do come and go as the years pass, and what once was a club of interest in the 1960s may not be as relevant for today's students and staff. Today's clubs include such things as Junior Optimist International (JOI), band, choir, yearbook, and more.


    Other school activities have become annual traditions, such as the homecoming parade, the National Honor Society Cowtown Cleanup, and the Senior Walk led by graduating seniors through the halls of the EHHS feeder schools. 


    EHHS Senior Walk 2017