Coming Thursday evening, October 23, El Rancho's first annual Senior Night for parents and seniors!
- 6:00 to 7:30 pm, in the new gym
- Counselors will introduce the Senior Year Timeline for college and financial aid
- The College Plan for Success checklist will be made available
- Selected Reps from colleges will be available
- Reps for financial aid will be also available
- The focus will be on timelines for applications
- Knotts Scarry Farm tickets will be raffled. Winners must be present!
Oct 20—"Emphasis", one of the principles of art, creates the center of interest in an artwork. It is the place where the observer's eye will first land. Ms. Kiralla's Digital Imaging students were asked to show their understanding of this concept by colorizing a series of black and white photos using Photoshop. The photos were to come from sports, history, and movies, with one being a landscape or city.
Oct 16—While its typical to hear students claim that seniors "always win," old timers know that that is not the case, and this year's results are a case in point. Final scores were Juniors 419, Seniors 413, Sophomores 398, and Freshmen 291. Class themes were Studio Seniors (blue/green), So Fly Juniors (lime green/gold), Supernatural Sophomores (purple/red), and Freshmen, Inc (teal/lavender).
Oct 15—For Blue Pride Day, everyone was encouraged to wear blue & gray throughout the day. However, at lunch, the volume got turned way up for the class presidents and their advisors. While strutting the runway and answering 'blue pride' questions, they attempted to put on the maximum possible number of blue & gray clothes. Five teacher judges (Ms. Elliott, Mr. Rojo, Ms. Rojo, Mr. Pringle and Mr. Sanchez) tried to evaluate the proceedings, and after careful deliberation, declared the seniors as the winners.
Oct 13-14—Monday at lunch was the Homecoming Games, which involved various eating contests between the different grade levels. Tuesday was the carnival, where ERHS groups (clubs, classes, sports) sold items in the quad as fundraisers.
Oct 7—Key Club is hoping to capitalize on its past successes with blood drives this year with a whopping four events planned. With students only allowed to donate once every 56 days, that's going to take some careful scheduling. One down, three to go!
View the October artwork from Ms. Ames' class here.
The Social Justice Club is promoting The Thirst Project and The Water Project which are two organizations whose aim is to get clean water to villages in third world countries. Nearly 1 billion people in the world don't have access to clean water. Funding these organizations would decrease waterborne illnesses and would allow villagers to focus on more important matters then focus on basic survival issues like getting clean water. Thirst Project | Water Project