On February 1st
, students and staff at ERHS enjoyed cheering on Val Baalerud as she was surprised with the prestigious Milken Award at an all school assembly. This award, often likened to the “Oscars of Teaching,” remains one of the highest honors a teacher can receive. Only 44 Milken awards were awarded across the entire nation this year, and I’m so proud we got to celebrate this moment with Mrs. Baalerud. She is an amazing teacher and so deserving of this award! If you’d like to see her reaction video or read more about this honor, I encourage you to visit the Milken Educator Award
Please join us for our next general PTSO meeting on Tuesday, February 13th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the school library. As part of the meeting agenda I will provide a brief State of the School Address
, answer questions, and collect your thoughts and suggestions for how to grow our tradition of excellence at Eagle River High School. I look forward to seeing you there.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Honor Graduates
. Nearly a third of all ERHS seniors earned this academic distinction by maintaining a seven-semester cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. These 53 seniors
represent the largest group of honor grads in our school’s thirteen-year history. Way to leave your mark!
During the month of February we will host our annual 8th Grade Information Night
on February 27th
and participate in the district’s Visit our Schools Month
initiative every Tuesday. 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 2018-19 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.