The Guidance Office has published its 15/16 Student Handbook.
We still have them for sale. Stop by the Activities Office anytime during summer school to get yours!
Partnering with the Boys and Girls Club, ER is beginning an after-school program this summer called "The Club". It will include Mixed-Martial Arts, Hip-Hop Dance, Zumba, Intramural Sports, and more. Sign up in the front office today!
Hey Mom and Dad! All parents must complete registration now! Registration (now called Data Confirmation) for the 15-16 school year is done online through Parent Portal. If you don't have a Parent Portal account yet, watch these handy online training videos to help you get started: Tutorials
June 11—Thursday evening, six hundred seventy-eight seniors turned their tassels, making them graduates of El Rancho HS. One hundred thirty-three of them did it wearing the honor crest stole (3.33 GPA or higher). The valedictorian of the class of 2015 was Melissa Gutierrez, followed by the salutatorian, Kimberly Serrano. Each made speeches to the packed stadium, as did ERHS's Principal Kwek, and ERUSD board president, Dr. Villon. The keynote address was delivered by Judge David Wesley, of ERHS's Teen Court. The deserving graduates were treated to a fireworks show which concluded the ceremony, and a 12-hour trip to Disneyland the following day. Gallery #1 | Gallery #2
Get advice about what to read this summer from ERHS Librarian, Ms. Chodos.
June 8—PIQE, short for Parent Institute for Quality Education, has been offered to ERUSD parents for the last few years. Monday night was the graduation ceremony for the advanced PIQE, a second 9-week workshop for graduates of the first one. In general, the program "educates parents on how to foster a positive educational environment for their children both at home and at school." See the PIQE website for more info, or contact the ERHS Guidance Office if you'd like to sign up for the Fall 2015 workshop.
For the summer months, we have three student works: June, July and August.
June 3—This year's senior picnic was a tremendous success. There were sack races, egg throwing contests, pie eating challenges, and impromptu soccer and frisbee games. Food included pizza, chips and sub sandwiches. And of course, the day wouldn't be complete without getting a yearbook and having it signed: "I'm going to miss you...Stay in touch!"
May 28—ERHS recognized its college-bound senior athletes Thursday at lunch. During the ceremony, the students signed their "National Letter of Intent," which is a binding contract between a student athlete and a college. The students and their schools are...
May 29—As its name implies, the Farewell Assembly marks the closing days of the 14/15 school year. The seniors were declared "class of the year" for their accumulation of spirit points. Pepsters, band, choraleers and color guard did their final (or near-final) performances. Athlete and Scholar-Athlete awards were announced. The "ice shirt" and "musical blankets" games were played. But all things must come to an end, so farewell, 2014-2015!
May 29—Following November's Senior Sunrise came the May Senior Sunset. Both events are new this year to the ASB activity calendar. Friday, the last day of spirit week (Tuesday Twins, Wednesday 4th of July, Thursday Tie Dye), was Aloha day. It was a natural fit to keep the Hawaiian dress theme going into the evening for Senior Sunset. Entertainment included music, soda and snacks, a slide show, a chance to throw a pie at Mr. Ledden, and lots and lots of good company.
May 18—The "Be A Leader" Program ended its 14/15 season with a banquet for some of the over 100 seniors who particpated this year. Program organizer Alma-Delia Renteria emceed the event, with Jackie Cisneros, of the Cisneros Foundation, helping to pass out awards. The program begins with an 8-week "summer boot camp", which is supplemented with once-a-month workshops during the school year. Ms. Renteria is also available in the College & Career Center three days a week for additional one-on-one couseling.
May 21—The Pico Rivera community came out to recognize the Class of 2015's Honor Crest seniors Thursday night. These are the seniors who will be wearing a gold stole at graduation ceremonies. Over the last 3 1/2 years, these seniors have all earned cumulative GPAs of at least 3.33. About $75,000 in scholarhips was given away during the evening.