August 2018 Newsletter
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Eagle River High School
August 2018


Greetings Wolf Pack!  It is with great excitement that I have the opportunity to introduce myself as the new principal at Eagle River High School.  This will be my 15th year in education with a variety of experience to share.  I spent six years in the Air Force working in the Security Police Field.  I came to Alaska to complete my teaching credentials and got my first teaching and coaching job in Bristol Bay.  After four years I found my way back on the road system in Ninilchik.  After two years I came on board with the Anchorage School District teaching Social Studies at West High School.  I spent five years teaching and coaching and decided to go into administration.  I’ve spent three years at Dimond High School, two years at South High School, and one year at Chugiak High School as an administrator. It is with great honor to now be the principal at the high school that I did my internship at.  Eagle River High School is the best high school in the district and I look forward to working with our entire community.

Don’t forget to register your child for 18/19 school year…..
You can register online from the comfort of your home through ParentConnect:  HERE
Please contact our office at 742-2740 if you have questions or if you need assistance accessing your ParentConnect account.

Do I still need to come to in-person registration if I’ve completed online registration?
We will still host face-to-face registration August 7th and 8th.  Families who have registered online are not required to come, or can come and bypass the registration process and move through the remaining stations to complete the following:

Obtain locker information
Pick up fall class schedule
Sign up for fall sports
Check in with the school nurse
Purchase: Yearbook, parking permit, and/or activity sticker

Registration Dates/Times
August 7, 8-11am/12-3pm
August 8, 8-11am/12-3pm
Homecoming Week:  August 20 – 25
Back To School Night:  August 30th  6:30pm – 8:00pm
Please contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to greeting each of you in person as we start the new school year.


The Activity Office is currently open from 7 am to noon, and 1--3 pm.

Contact information for coaches and advisors can be found on bulletin boards in the Activites Hallway or on the Eagle River website.

Students entering 10, 11th or 12th grade must have a minimum 2.0 GPA for eligibility.  Students entering high school as a freshmen are immediately eligible for sports participation and do not need to meet academic eligibility requirements until the end of first quarter.

Additional information can be found at

I hope you will consider joining one of our many outstanding sports teams.




It is exciting to be back at Eagle River High School after a ten-year absence.  During that time, I worked at Service High School as an administrator and then at the District Office as the Director of Athletics.  As I begin my eighteenth year in education it is exciting to see the hallways fill with student athletes as they sign up for sports and as we begin our initial fall sport’s seasons.
In the world of curriculum our school is going to continue to work on meeting the individual needs of students and on implementing programs that provide the specific support that is required.  With this goal in mind, our ninth graders will begin the year in freshman English classes and after 6 weeks there will be some movement of students based on test scores, attendance and teacher recommendation.  Additional details on this topic have been provided in this newsletter by our fantastic language arts department, which has been working throughout the summer to fine tune this process.
In the world of student services, Eagle River High School will continue to work with students and families to provide a safe and respectful climate where all students can find educational success.  The themes of tolerance, inclusion and support are fundamental beliefs that make this school a wonderful place to work and a special place for our students.
If you have any questions or concerns as we move through the school year feel free to give me a call, send an email my direction or stop by the curriculum office.
Until then,
Derek S. Hagler
742 2711


Additional events on
the ERHS Calendar

August 3
XC Running Family Fun Night 5-7:30pm

August 7-8
ERHS Registration
8-11 am, 12-3 pm

August 14
New Student Orientation

August 20
1st Day of School
1st week Schedule

August 21
Picture Day
Social Studies Classes
Periods 1,2,4
Spirit Dress: Dress For Success

August 22
Picture Day
Social Studies Classes
Periods 3,5,6
Spirit Dress: Nice Clothes and What are Those

August 23
Spirit Dress: Out of This World

August 24
Homecoming Assembly
Spirit Dress: School Spirit

August 25
Homecoming Events
JV Flag FB 10am
BBQ 11:30am
V Flag FB 12pm
V Football 2pm
Homecoming Dance 8pm

August 29
PTSO Meeting 6:30pm

August 30
Back to School Night

September 3
Labor Day

September 12
PTSO Meeting, General 6:30pm

September 17
Constitution Day

September 19
Senior Class Meetings
Period 3

September 20
Picture Retakes

September 28
Choir Rehearsal @ CHS

September 28-29
DDF Tournament, cohost with CHS

ERHS School Contact Information
Senior Events Calendar
Language Arts Changes for
9th Grade 


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 742-2780

Please join us for our next Eagle River High School General PTSO meeting on Wednesday, August 29th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This is a great time to get involved with your kids’ school and meet your representatives.   We hope you make the time to come and support  your PTSO.     
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 for notification or for more information.
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