February 2019 Newsletter
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Eagle River High School
February 2019


Congratulations to the Class of 2019 Honor Graduates.  Nearly a quarter of all ERHS seniors earned this academic distinction by maintaining a seven-semester cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Congratulations to these 45 hard working graduates!
Compliments also go to ERHS student Rhiannon Cottle.  She will be starring as Louisa Von Trapp alongside professional actors in Anchorage Concert Association’s presentation of The Sound of Music next month in the Atwood Concert Hall.
Please note that there is a change in the school calendars for the month of February. Students and staff will have Presidents' Day, the 18th, off for the federal holiday, but we will continue to have full days of instruction for the rest of that week.
The district’s Visit Our Schools Month initiative will start on Tuesday February 5th at 9:30am and continue every Tuesday for the month of February.  Please join us on Tuesdays if you have any questions about Eagle River High School.
We will host our annual 8th Grade Information Night on February 26th. If you know any current 8th graders or community members who would like to learn more about our school and our programs, please pass along these opportunities to tour the building and discover more about Eagle River High School.
Counselors are talking with students this month about their 2019-20 course requests, prompting students to think about several important questions: How do I best prepare for what I want to do after high school? How do I continue to challenge myself? How many rigorous classes are too many? What will my homework load look like? How do I strike the right balance between academics and all my other activities?  Parents, I encourage you to talk through these important questions with your student in the coming weeks and contact our curriculum office at 742-2740 if you have any follow up questions or if you would like additional information.

Happy February!
Tim Helvey

Curriculum/Student Services

Our counselors are busy visiting classrooms filled with our juniors in an effort to develop schedules for next school year. Individual appointments will follow with students as we develop these schedules for the 2019-2020 school year.

We currently have students involved in the Extended Semester/Extended School Year program. This 12 day intensive course allows students who failed a core class with a 50-59% the opportunity to improve their grade. We are also expecting that a summer school program will be available at several high schools in Anchorage in late May and early June. Our goal is to encourage students to pass all of their courses, but if they fall behind, to given them options to recover these course.

Our Academic English Learners program will be conducting testing on February 8th and 11th. If your student is in this program and if you have any questions on this testing, please contact Jessica Minguez at minguez_jessica@asdk12.org. Attached is a flyer with additional details.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your students’ academic progress, please contact your students’ counselor or give me a call at 742 2711.

Thank you,

Derek S Hagler

ERHS Curriculum

Attention Senior Parents!  

If you are interested in helping with the Grad Practice Lunch on May10th, please email Molli Elton at elton_molli@asdk12.org .

If you are interested in helping with Senior Breakfast on April 24th, please contact Kristin Bellonio at bellonio_kristin@asdk12.org .


8th Grade Night is Feb. 26th from 6:30—8 pm. If you have an incoming 9th grader, you’ll want to come to meet/greet Administrators, Counselors, Department Heads, and check out all the activities (clubs and sports) ERHS has to offer! Building tours will be provided, and the ERHS Spirit Store will be open. See the flier in this Newsletter for more info.
BASEBALL                     FEB 27                         PAY COACH
SOCCER                         FEB 27                         $204.00
SOFTBALL                     FEB 27                         PAY COACH
TRACK                            MAR 4                          $193.00
STUNT CHEER               MAR 19                        No Fee
Sign-ups are being accepted starting Tues. 2/19 at the Activity Office!! Don’t wait until the last minute!
Eligibility Information
• Athletes must be enrolled in at least 5 ASD classes to participate in sports (4 if Seniors on track to graduate).
• 1st Semester grades are verified for 2.0 GPA minimum & 5 classes with passing grades.
• Seniors who are on track to graduate and have at least 18.5 credits, may enroll in 4 classes and still be eligible.
You must complete the eligibility process with the Activities Office before you are allowed to begin practice with any team.
All students are expected to maintain grades at the end of 3rd quarter.  Students who lose grade eligibility will be notified and pulled off of teams by the second Monday of 4th Quarter, 3/25. 
For more information check out Online Sports Sign-Up on the ERHS Web Site under Featured News:

Or call:
Candice Love,
Activities Clerk,
NCAA Portal



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.
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.
Lunch/Breakfast Menus

Additional events on
the ERHS Calendar

February 1
JROTC Blood Drive

February 2
Wacko Practice

February 5
Visit our Schools 9:30am
Speed Mentoring Appl. Due

February 6
PTSO Meeting 6:30pm

February 8

February 12
Visit our Schools 9:30am
Orchestra Concert 7pm

February 18
President's Day Holiday
No School

February 19-22
Schedule Change!
No Conferences
Regular Block Schedule

February 19
Visit our Schools 9:30am

February 21
ASVAB Testing

February 22-March 3
Fur Rendezvous

February 24
Junior Day Registration Due

February 26
Visit our Schools 9:30am
8th Grade Night 6PM

February 27
Spring Sports Begin
Learn to Lead Applications Due

February 28
Annual Academic Awards

Feb 28-March 1
Fiddler on the Roof 7pm
Steve Primis Auditorium (CHS)

March 1
Junior Day @ UAA

March 6
PTSO Meeting 6:30pm

March 8
End Quarter 3 In-service

March 11-15
Spring Break
Learn to Lead

March 18
AP Test Sign-Up Begins

March 29
Final Day for AP Test sign-up


April 5
Fine Arts Cabaret 6pm

April 6
Prom 8-11pm
Bill Sheffield Railroad Depot


Class of 2019 Honor Graduates
Updated Senior Events Calendar
News from AFJROTC
Physical Education News
Yearbook Ordering
ERHS Spirit Store
Visit us on Fridays at lunch, or shop online at jostens.com 
Enter Eagle River High School, find the school store and start shopping!
ERHS Pictures December- January
ERHS Facebook
ERHS Website


Students that purchased first semester parking permits now need to purchase 2nd semester parking for $55. Bring the red permit to the cashier's office with online receipt, cash, or check. If car info has not changed no additional paperwork is required.  Red 1st semester permits are no longer valid.

Seniors and juniors must purchase a parking permit if driving and parking at school.  Sophomores must get permission from an Assistant Principal before applying for a parking permit. 

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
  • Student Driver’s License
  • Student Signature
  • $55.00/semester or $110.00/full year

Marcia Odens, Cashier (AAFP) 742-2780

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