Pathways to Excellence
Winter Band Concert

The Essex High School Band, Percussion Ensemble, and the Essex Intermediate Band will be having their concert tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m.! This is a FREE event and will be held at the EHS auditorium. Bring the whole family and come out to enjoy this wonderful event!

Essex Trojans State Championship

The Essex High School Trojans Football team played in Salem, Virginia for the Virginia High School League Championship Game on Saturday, December 13th. The Trojans played a great game against Altavista High School and although they lost 22-20 they're still winners to us!

Students Visit Monticello

Mr. Harris and Mrs. Slater's 11th grade United States History students enjoyed a trip to Thomas Jefferson's magnificent home, Monticello! Some students took a driving tour of the University of Virginia and also had the opportunity to enjoy the early fall colors of the Charlottesville, Virginia area. Students exclaimed that they gained much "unexpected knowledge" from this field trip. After the tour one student declared, "I could feel the essence of Thomas Jefferson flow through me!"

Essex High School Student Makes National News

Dondre Harris is a senior at Essex High School. He just happens to be a 7-foot tall, 380-pound defensive lineman and the nation's tallest! MaxPrepsESPN, our local WTVR Channel 6 News StationUSA Today and just about every other newspaper has featured Dondre Harris in their news headlines. Stephen Spiewak from MaxPreps wrote that the tallest player in the 2014 NFL Draft was defensive tackle Daniel McCullers who plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He's only 6-7 and weighs 360 pounds! Way to go Dondre! Have a great 2014-2015 football season!