Feb 26—When "READ" T-shirts start popping up around campus, you know it's Teen Read Week. This year's activities were many: The GetLit actors/poetry slammers held two hour-long assemblies. Carrie Arcos, former ERHS teacher and author of Out Of Reach, held a Writers' Workshop. ERHS teachers, administrators, counselors, and...
Feb 28—For Teen Read Week, Mr. Diaz' digital imaging students were asked to design posters for books but in the style of a movie poster. The main objective was to demonstrate visual hierarchy: a design concept that uses color, contrast, size or other visual tools so that viewers get a sense of visual importance when looking at a design. Students were also supposed to create original artwork that captured the essence of the story by compositing various images together. Students used their own portraits to turn themselves into the main characters.
Feb 27—Last Thursday, family, friends, and coaches came together to celebrate the Academic Decathlon team. With gluttonous goodies at their fingertips and cameras in their hands, laughter bounced off the walls and even a few tears were shed as attendees dined while listening to WWI tunes, watched a video recap of the year and heard some medal winning speeches. Most importantly, it was an opportunity for this year's decathletes to express their sincerest thanks to the support system of family, friends, and coaches who made the experience possible.
Feb 26—As part of Beginning Drama's study of Theater History, Mr. Wlasick had his students choose and perform a scene from Sophocles' Oedipus Rex. Following the lead of the Ancients, the students wore dramatic masks with togas, and did their performances outdoors (Don Stadium), without the aid of a microphone and amplifier!
Feb 19—For three nights in February, the iambic pentameter of Shakespeare melded with the light sabers of Star Wars for a wild and wooly adventure. The mash-up was written by Ian Doescher, and directed by our very own Mr. Wlasick. Photos are from the final dress rehearsal on Wednesday.
Feb 19—Welcome to the Coffee House! ER's vocal groups set up their own coffee house Thursday in the cafeteria. It was an evening of good food, good friends, and good MUSIC! If you missed it, your next chance to see the talented singers in action will be at Karaoke Night, March 27.
Feb 14—Mr. Leonardi and his APES students visited the local water treatment plant recently. Students had previously studied the water cycle in the classroom, and the field trip gave them an opportunity to see first hand how a city deals with water runoff. They followed the water through the plant's various cleaning facilities, then out to the San Gabriel riverbed.
Feb 7—Ms. Katsumura and her AP Biology students took a field trip to the Long Beach Aquarium recently.
Feb 7—Primera Edición, a morning news show on Univision, did live shots from ERHS's main gym Friday morning. The coverage continued from 5am-7am, so students had to wake up well before that to be in the gym ready to cheer at 5am. Principal Kwek was interviewed live, as were Mr. Llanes and numerous students. The Univision web site is hosting two clips from the morning broadcast (Clip #1, Clip #2).