October 2019 Newsletter
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Eagle River High School
October 2019


Eagle River High School has many great things to celebrate and we are only five weeks into the school year. We just finished homecoming week which saw our Wolves win their second homecoming game in the school’s history. PEAKS scores were recently released and our school saw an increase in science, math and language arts.  I need to give credit to last year’s freshmen and sophomore classes and the teachers who prepared them to do so well.  Eagle River High School will also be receiving an award in February for National Unified Champion School from Special Olympics and ESPN.  This award is based on a strict criteria that our school achieved last year.  Congratulations to the staff and students who made this possible. 

We are quickly wrapping up the 1st academic quarter of the year. Quarter grades will be viewable in ParentConnect on Tuesday, October 22nd, just prior to high school parent conferences which take place on Wednesday, October 23rd. Fall conferences provide a great opportunity to sit down one-on-one with each of your student’s teachers to ask how you can best support your student’s learning in that class. I hope to see you there. For specific times and details click HERE.
Please keep the important dates listed in the right column of this newsletter for reference in the next few months.

NCAA Information:
Is your student a junior or senior considering athletics at the collegiate lev­el? Any student who has even the slightest interest in collegiate-level athletics should register with the NCAA Eligibility Center – preferably at the beginning of their ju­nior year of high school. This is required of students who have interest in NCAA-governed athletic programs.
To get more information about NCAA eli­gibility, go to www.eligibilitycenter.org.
Thank you to athletes, coaches and parents for a fantastic Fall sports season so far!  Tennis, football, flag football, football cheer, and cross country running are wrapping up their seasons with swim/dive shortly thereafter.
Sign ups for Winter sports start soon!  Please make sure to check the ERHS website for all necessary paperwork, fees and information on sports physicals. Sports sign-ups are now online at https://www.arbiterathlete.com/
Full instructions may be found on the ERHS website Here.
Upcoming Winter Sports dates Here.
Reminder to our freshmen athletes:  Incoming freshmen are deemed eligible during the first quarter, however ALL students are expected to maintain grades at the end of 1st Quarter.  Students who lose grade eligibility will be notified and pulled off of teams.  1st Quarter ends  Oct. 18th.
Students participating in after school sports, clubs or activities are expected to be under the direct supervision of a coach/advisor.  Students must report to activities by 2:15 p.m. each afternoon. Besides sports practices/study halls, the following options are available for students:
Library: open until 4:00 Mon—Thurs, until 2:30 Fri.
Weight Room: open 2:30—4:00 Mon—Thurs.


Curriculum/Student Services

All of our students in grade 9 and some of our students in grades 10-12 have taken the MAP Growth assessment. 
MAP Growth is the ASD benchmark assessment for students in grades 3-9 in reading and mathematics.  Grades 10-12 also take MAP Growth as part of Tier II and Tier III reading and mathematics courses.
MAP Growth is an online assessment tool used for instructional purposes.  MAP Growth is an adaptive assessment that provides each student a personalized testing experience with data that speaks to their individual progress and growth in mathematics and reading. Practice tests and accommodations are available.  MAP Growth will be administered three times per year during the ASD Benchmark windows:  fall, winter and spring.  The benchmark windows for 2018-2019 are:
MAP Growth practice tests are available to allow students the opportunity to become familiar with the types of questions and tools available on the actual MAP Grow assessments such as, the highlighter and calculator.  Practice tests are provided at practice.mapnwea.org and require login information (USERNAME: grow  PASSWORD: grow) to access.

Professional Learning Communities – late start Monday.  Eagle River High School educators are once again engaged in professional learning communities (PLC) on Monday mornings from 7:15-8:00 am.  While students are certainly welcome to arrive early to school and wait in the main commons area, this is a reminder that classes begin at 8:12am, if you student would like to sleep in for a few more minutes!!!
ERHS Pictures August - Sept 2019
Click here for more information about this ERHS Volleyball Charity Event
School Safety
Please use the front parking lot when dropping off or picking up students. The back entrance is for school buses only. It is important to minimize congestion and keep the parking lot clear for buses to maneuver and drop off students safely.

The withdrawal process is imperative! In order to streamline your transition by having student records forwarded, the withdrawal process must be completed BEFORE you leave. Please call our registrar, Kathy Morales at 742-2708 or email morales_kathleen@asdk12.org for notification or for more information.
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Additional events on
the ERHS Calendar

October 3
Ghostball Tournament

October 4
Permission due for UAA Preview Day

October 5
UAA Stem Day

October 8
Permission due for
UAA Preview Day

October 9
Post Secondary Info Night
CHS Auditorium

October 9
PTSO Meeting 6:30pm

October 10
Permission Slip due
College & Career Fair

October 11
UAA Preview Day
AK Airlines Center

October 12
Dawn Patrol Jazz 7pm
Cold weather Shelter Fund
Central Lutheran Church

October 14
College & Career Fair
AK Airlines Center

October 17
AP Test Sign-Up Deadline

October 17
Band/Orch Fall Concert

October 17
All Academies Night

October 18
Quarter 1 Inservice Day

October 18
Fall Carnival 6-9pm

October 19
Maddy's Run

October 19
PSAT at ERHS 8am

Oct 21-22
Talent Show Auditions

October 22
Choir Concert 7pm
CHS Auditorium

October 23
Parent/Teacher Conferences
11:45-2:30 and 4-7pm
Student Dismissal 11am
Periods 1-3 only

October 23
Free ASD Shot Clinic
@ ERHS 12-3pm

October 23
ASVAB 7:30am
Practice ACT
Library 11:15am

October 24
Financial Reality Fair AM

October 25
Inservice Day/No School

October 25
Practice SAT 
Library 11:15am

November 1
Blood Drive

November 11
Veteran's Day Holiday
Teacher Inservice

November 12-22
Canned Food Drive

November 13
PTSO Meeting 6:30

November 14
Talent Show Rehearsal

November 15
Talent Show
CHS Auditorium 7pm

November 15
Senior Portraits Due
Senior Quotes Due

November 19
CHS Library 6pm

November 28-29
Thanksgiving Holiday


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Students must purchase a parking permit if driving and parking at school.  

Parking permit application forms are available at the Cashier’s office and the front office. The following items must be produced at the time of application. 

  • Parent Signature
  • Car Registration
  • Proof of Insurance
  •  Driver’s License
  • Student Signature
  • $55.00/semester or $110.00/full year

Marcia Odens, Cashier (AAFP) 742-2780

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