The last day to purchase your yearbook with the $15 discount is Friday, February 26. Buy online or at the Activies Office.
Mark your calendars. This year's rendition of "Future Don Night" is set for 6pm, Thursday Feb. 25. Don't miss out!
Mr. Sauceda is planning a trip to watch the 2017 Presidential Inauguration and you're invited! Parent/student meeting is Feb. 18.
Seniors! The application window to receive the State Seal of Biliteracy on your 2016 diploma is open. See the Student Services page for more info.
Feb 10—The awards banquet for the LA County Academic Decathlon took place Thursday afternoon in Montebello. El Rancho's team did very well. According to the Twitter feed of Decathlon Organizer Ms. Palomares, everyone on the team medaled in at least one event. ERHS garnered 17 medals overall, and placed 11th as a team out of 41 schools participating. In the speech event, especially, ERHS excelled, with every single member of our team earning a medal. Another high-scoring event for ERHS was the Interview. The five medals in Interview were two bronzes for Sidney and Chris, a silver for Olivia, and gold for both Alexis and Marcy. Sidney also received a bronze in Essay, while Mia took the bronze in Economics. Photos are from Thursday's banquet in Montebello (2/10) and from the Super Quiz, which was held in ERHS's main gym (2/6).
Feb 6—Winter Formal was held at the Quiet Canon in Montebello. The theme, "Enchanted Garden," was reflected in the large tree-like centerpieces on the tables, as well as in the elaborate backdrop for selfies that was setup on the outside balcony. Senior Nicole Francis commented on the night, "Well, I didn't love the DJ's playlist, but otherwise it was a great night. I had fun dancing with my friends and going to IHOP after."
Feb 4—Congratulations to Chef David Luna. Over the weekend, he was awarded the Pride58 Award from Assembly member Cristina Garcia's Office. Not one to rest on his laurels, he hit the (kitchen) floor running this week with an elaborate cross-curricular project for his Culinary Arts students. The ROP Hospitality class invited some of the French language classes to a culinary adventure. Over two days (Feb 2, 4), the one class taught the other classes how to prepare (and eat) fine French cuisine.
Feb 3—Congratulations to the Winterbelle King and Queen, Francisco Garcia and Desirae Plancarte. They were crowned in a ceremony during halftime of the boys varsity basketball game Wednesday evening. Two princes and two princesses were also recognized. They were Malachi Allen and Isaiah Araujo for the boys, and Janae Caranza and Samantha Chavarria for the girls.
Jan 27—The drama department put on its fall production last week. The play was The Visit, by Swiss dramatist Friedrich Dürrenmatt. On Tuesday (1/26), classes were invited to the Little Theater for scene presentations. Wednesday (1/27) was an evening dress rehearsal; and Thursday, Friday and Saturday was the official run.
Jan 12—For 5th period Tuesday, the main gym was packed to the rafters with students eager to see Astronaut Jose Hernandez (@Astro_Jose). He was the first guest speaker from the "Student Empowerment Speaker Series," a program initiated this year by Generation 1st Degree. One of the Gen 1st Degree founders, Jackie Cisneros, was on hand to introduce Mr. Hernandez, as were local television stations @ABC7 and @TELEMUNDO52. Mr. Hernandez is a lifelong scientist, with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Pacific. He traveled to space on the Space Shuttle Discovery on August 28, 2009 as part of a mission to the International Space Station.
ABC Eyewitness News did a story about Andrew and Justin, two of El Rancho's "Cool Kids."
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