October 2018 Newsletter
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Eagle River High School
October 2018



Eagle River High School has many great things to celebrate and we are only five weeks into the school year. We started school with homecoming week which saw our Wolves win their first homecoming game. Student Government did a great job of planning this event with very little time to prepare. Our Robotics team was recognized twice this month for  their hard work and dedication. PEAKS scores were released and our school saw an increase in both math and language arts. Skye Brabson and Jennifer Hunting received notification of being National Merit Scholar Semifinalists.

Our athletic teams are competing at one of the highest levels in school history. Eagle River football team is setting new records each week that they play. The most recent record is their win over Chugiak for the first time in school history. School spirit is thriving and you can feel it in the halls. I have to thank all of our teachers, coaches and volunteers who make all of this happen. In order to be successful in the classroom and on the field requires the best possible people. Eagle River High School definitely has that covered.

We are quickly wrapping up the 1st academic quarter of the year. Quarter grades will be viewable in ParentConnect on Tuesday, October 23rd, just prior to high school parent conferences which take place on Wednesday, October 24th. 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

Upcoming Winter Sports
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. 19th.
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

  1. All of our students in grade 9 and some of our students in grades 10-12 are taking 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:
  • Fall—September 4 - September 24
  • Winter—November 26 - December 14
  • Spring—April 22 - May 10
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 https://practice.mapnwea.org/#/practice-landing and require login information (USERNAME: grow  PASSWORD: grow) to access.
  1. 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!!!
  1. Important Dates
10/4/18 – Junior/Senior Parent Night @ Chugiak High School, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

10/5/18 – UAA Preview Day

10/13/18 – PSAT (sign-up in the Curriculum Office)

10/15/18 – College and Career Fair

10/22/18 – UAA Application Day

10/24/18 – ASVAB test in the Arctic Lab (sign-up in the Curriculum Office)
10/24/18 – Parent Teacher Conferences

10/24/18 – Practice ACT w/Frontier Tutoring (free sign-up in the Curriculum Office) Testing begins at exactly 11:30 am/Check in 11am

10/26/18 – School In-service Day

10/26/18 – Practice SAT w/Frontier Tutoring (free sign-up in the Curriculum Office) Testing begins at exactly 11:30 am/Check in 11am

Additional events on
the ERHS Calendar

October 3
UAA Lunch Visit

October 4
Jr/Sr Parent Night
CHS Auditorium 6:30-8pm

October 5
UAA Preview Day
Permission Required

October 6
UAA Stem Day

October 10
Choir Rehearsal @ CHS
periods 5 & 6
PTSO Meeting 6:30pm

October 11
Fall Choir Concert
CHS 6&8pm

October 13

October 15
College & Career Fair
(Permission Required)

October 18
Fall Band/Orch Concert
Cafeteria 7pm
JROTC Inspection
All Academies Night 6-8pm
CHS Auditorium

October 19
Fall Carnival
End Q 1/In-service Day

October 20
Maddy's Run

October 22
UAA Application Day
(Sign up in Curriculum Office)

October 22-23
Talent Show Auditions
2:15pm in band room

October 24
ASVAB Test/Arctic Lab 7:30am
Practice ACT Test/Library 11:30am
Free Flu Shot Clinic
Flu Vaccine Information

October 25
Regular School Day
Financial Reality Fair P4-6

October 26
In-service Day/No School
Free Practice SAT 11:30/Library

November 2
JROTC Blood Drive

November 12
Veteran's Day
In-serviceDay/No School

November 12-16
ERHS Food Drive

November 14-16
All State Music Festival

November 22-23
Thanksgiving Holiday

November 29
Talent Show Rehearsal @ CHS

November 30 
Talent Show
CHS Auditorium

Language Arts Changes for
9th Grade 
ERHS AP Scholars 17-18
Updated Senior Events Calendar
Counseling News
Yearbook Ordering


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

ERHS School Contact Information
ERHS Pictures August-September
ERHS Facebook
ERHS Website

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.
Lunch/Breakfast Menus
Flu Shot Consent Form Oct 24
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