Pepsters 2016

Tryouts for the 15/16 Pepster squads are coming.

Yearbook Staff 2016

Join the 15/16 Yearbook Staff. Applications are due May 1.

Link Crew Applications for 2015-2016

The class of 2019 needs your help! Link Crew is beginning the application process for the 2015-2016 school year and we would like to...

PTSA Meeting

Join in plans to create a Parent-Teacher-Student Association. Meeting is May 5. (Spanish)

Prom Info

CPR Training

April 14—For three periods Wednesday morning, representatives of the LA County Fire department held workshops on hands-only CPR. Students from Ms. Sythe and Ms. Kemp's Health classes attended the training. Each student got to take home their own "mini-Anne" to practice what they had learned, as well as to share their new knowledge with their family.

Poetry Slam

March 31—Each year, ERHS sends a poetry slamming team of students to compete in the GetLit Classic Slam at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. To have a team ready by the April 30th event date, Mr. Sorenson and Ms. Brown have been holding poetry slamming practice sessions with students from their Creative Writing and AP English Composition classes. The final team members were chosen from an after-school competition April 15th in the faculty center. Those winners—who will be announced Monday—will represent ERHS at the April 30th Classic Slam in Los Angeles. If you'd like to go along to cheer on your favorite poet, see Mr. Sorenson for a ticket (May 2 only).

LA Times Columnist Steve Lopez Visits ERHS

April 15—Well-known Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez visited El Rancho's students and staff during fourth period Wednesday to talk about his life as an award-winning journalist and novelist. Lopez has been writing for The LA Times since 2001, but came to fame in 2008 when his series of columns chronicling the struggles of his friend Nathaniel Ayers, a musician with schizophrenia, were turned into a movie entitled The Soloist. Lopez encouraged students to strengthen their knowledge through reading, and gave advice on how to become a strong writer; that is, lots and lots of rewriting and reading your work aloud to make sure you write what you mean, and mean what you write.

PSAT Scholars

March 31—Congratulations to Juniors Anelizze Castro-Martinez and Marissa Armstrong. Thanks to their exceptionally high scores on last year's PSAT, they are being recognized by the College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). ER's Counselor Delia Arriola had the pleasure of notifying them of their achievement Tuesday morning.

Digital Imaging: Three Cat Poses

April 3—Here you can view some finished work by Mr. Crone's Digital Imaging students. The assignment was done in Adobe Illustrator, and involved drawing one cat in three different poses. Extra points were given for changing the cats' expressions, as well.

APES' EcoVoices Field Trip

March 19—AP Environmental Science and Marine Biology students, in Mr. Rivas' classes, took part in the EcoVoices program developed and sponsored by The Youth Science Center (YSC), a nonprofit organization, based in LA County. In collaboration with...

Calligraphy Quote of the Month

The March and April Quotes of the Month have been posted.

Promotional Video for Future Don Night

March 12—Watch the promotional video here which debuted at Future Don Night.

Parent Institute for Quality Education

March 25—ERUSD offers a free 9-week course for parents entitled "Parent Institute for Quality Education," or PIQE for short. This year's edition has been meeting in the ERHS cafeteria Wednesday nights for the past few months. The class ended this week with a graduation ceremony. ERHS Principal Kwek, plus Superintendent Galindo and Asst. Superintendent Fuentes helped to pass out diplomas and to congratulate the ninety-six graduates. ERHS Counselor Mr. Pena organized the event.

Ancient Greek Drama

Swimming vs. Bell Gardens

Future Don Night

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