Key Club's second blood drive of the year is tomorrow (Dec. 1). Seniors, donate three times to wear a red cord at graduation. Contact Mr. Sorenson to sign up.
Join the trip to UC Irvine on Dec. 5. Contact Beatriz Martinez to sign up.
ERHS offers the AVID program for students in grades 9-12. Applications for the 2016-2017 school year are due Dec. 18, 2015.
ERHS currently offers two pathways within the PLTW program: Engineering and Biomedical. Each includes four one-year classes. To join the program in Fall 16/17, fill out the appropriate application and turn in to your counselor by December 18, 2015.
Hey Alumni! We still have some room in the tournament!
Nov 28—"The future Dons look bright," says new Wrestling head coach Mando Rivas. Saturday morning, El Rancho held its annual JV/Frosh Wrestling Tournament. Four schools participated: ERHS, Whittier, Paramount and Bell Gardens. ER was able to field 12 of 14 weight classes with a team comprised mostly of freshmen and sophomores. In the first round (photos), ERHS beat Whittier 38-23. Overall, however, Paramount took the day, with BG coming in 2nd and Whittier following at 3rd. Outstanding individual Dons were John Hernandez 4-0, Benny Vega 3-0, Alfred Salas 3-0, Damian Corona 3-1 and Michael Monge 2-1.
Nov 24—The boys basketball teams began their preseason with home scrimmage games against Whittier Christian High School. The frosh, JV and Varsity games were played strictly as an early season "tune-up" match, and so no scores were officially kept. But off the record? Freshman Rodrigo Romero boasted of his game, "We beat them by about 30 points!"
Nov 18—ERHS's "Picture Yourself at the Ranch" program kicked off its second year Wednesday morning with the arrival of the 8th graders from Rivera Middle School. After a red carpet welcoming, the 8th grade Eagles were treated to a mini-pep rally, some wise words from the principal and counselors, and a roof-raising tune from the ER Band. Afterwards, small groups were formed, each with a Link Leader guide, and the Future Dons were given a tour of the campus and some short workshops on ER's many student-centered programs, including AVID, Advanced Placement, and Project Lead the Way.
Nov 17—The Link Crew held a lunchtime ceremony in the main gym recently. All freshmen were invited to attend. Everyone received cookies and milk, and some received outstanding achievement certificates for their grades in the 1st quarter.
Nov 13—The EcoFriends is a student club focused on protecting the environment. Senior Nicole Francis is the president and founder of the club. With Adviser Mr. Rivas' support, she has been working tirelessly to get the club off the ground. They sold churros at the Homecoming Carnival, and are currently preparing a host of recycling boxes cheerily painted to be placed in classrooms. Nicole says she hopes to raise enough money to purchase some outdoor recycling cans to be placed around campus. The club also hopes to finish the year by planting trees on campus, thus leaving a legacy of green that could last decades!
Nov 10—As part of their reading of Shakespeare's Hamlet, Ms. Brown's AP English Literature students dramatized various scenes from the play.
Nov 7—Football season may be over, but the Band and Color Guard season goes on (and on!). Saturday they traveled to Chino HS to compete in their field show and parade. The Color Guard showed off their new field-show uniforms. The band placed 4th in the field show, and drumline placed 4th in its category. This Saturday (Nov. 21) will be their final competition of the season in Arcadia. Also upcoming, they have a Winter Concert planned for Dec. 16 (more details to come).
Nov 6—The Varsity Dons finished a long, tough season on a positive note Friday evening, beating Cal High 33-24.
Oct 30—Gotta Dance! Gotta Dance! Gotta Dance...well, you get the idea.
Oct 29—Congratulations to the Jurassic Juniors, who beat out the Mad Seniors by a mere 4 points to take the NPR Championship. This was the second year in a row that the juniors have edged out the seniors at the NPR. The So Back Sophomores came in 3rd, and the Wicked Freshmen came in 4th.