Choir Performs
Tonight (Friday)!

The concert starts at 7pm, Dec. 19th in the cafeteria. Tickets can be purchased at the cashier's office until Friday for $7 or at the door for $10. Featured soloists include Deeann Higuera, Marelyn Marquez, Katrina Kaevalin, and Marisol Alvarez.

Golf Tournament Fundraiser

There are still a few slots left for the Ernie Johnson Golf Tournament coming Jan 9th. Proceeds go to a worthy cause (i.e. ER Sports!).

Financial Aid Night

The College & Career Center will be hosting its Financial Aid Night coming this January.

Coffee with the Principal

Coming Jan. 15 at 8:30am or at 5:30pm. Come learn about what's new at the Ranch. Share ideas and concerns with the principal and other administrators. Flyer: English | Spanish

Winter Formal Info

ROP Police Cadet Graduation

Dec 17—Wednesday night teacher Mr. Esquivel helped honor the ERHS students who completed the Fall Cadet program. Cadet Malonie Almaraz was recognized as the Top Overall Cadet, and Top Academic Cadet. Cadet Jose Ramos was awarded Most Inspirational Cadet.

Girls Basketball vs. St. Paul

Dec 16—ERHS Girls Basketball teams hosted St. Paul HS in the Main Gym. The freshman game was a tie at the end of regulation, 22-22. In overtime, the Dons came up short, losing 26-25. The JV Dons won their very tight game, 47-45; but ER's Varsity went down fighting, 57-44.

Boys Basketball: Blue Pride Classic

Dec 8-13—All last week, both the Main Gym and the Salcido Gym were booming with sounds of varsity boys basketball. ERHS was holding its annual "Blue Pride Classic" basketball tournament. More than a dozen teams competed in the six-day event, which ended with Bonita High School as the final, overall champion. Photos are from three ERHS games: Dec. 10 - ERHS 80, Huntington Park Spartans 69; Dec. 11: ERHS 41, Marina HS 71; and Dec. 12: ERHS 55, George Washington Prep 69.

Powder Puff Practice (Again)

Dec 10-11—Can you ever have too many Powder Puff photos? Opinions differ, but in any case, the pep rally will be at lunch this Thursday, and the game will be Thursday evening, 7pm, in the stadium. Tickets are $5 at the gate (no pre-sale or asb discount).

Host Families Needed

Once again, El Rancho will be hosting foreign exchange students from China. We are still in need of a few homes for them to stay in. If you'd like to participate, contact Annette Sevillano

Once A Don, Always A Don

Dec 10—The final Once A Don, Always A Don Award for the year 2014 is complete. Each fourth period teacher nominated one student who they thought best represented ER's Student Learning Outcomes. From those nominations, a raffel determined who would get to spin the big blue wheel. The raffle winners were Alexis Serrano (12th grade, prize: DUI Fries), Leonardo Campos (11th grade, prize: 7-11 Slurpee), Alexa Ramirez (12th grade, prize: Starbucks Gift Card), and Daren Aguilera (11th grade, prize: Movie Tickets).

Calligraphy Quote of the Month: December

Congratulations to Sarahi Rodriguez, the artist of this month's quotation.

Boys Soccer vs. Katella

Dec 10—The boys soccer teams hosted the Katella High School Knights Wednesday afternoon. Katella was a CIF Div 3 semi-finalist last year, so the Dons expected a tough battle, which is what they got. Neither JV team allowed a single goal, resulting in a 0-0 tie. Varsity was similarly scoreless well into the 2nd half. However, the Knights scored, and soon thereafter scored again, leaving the Dons defeated, 2-0. Varsity is now 1-2 in preseason.

Girls Waterpolo vs. Fountain Valley

Dec 9—In their 3rd preseason game of the year, ER's Waterpolo teams hosted Fountain Valley HS. The Varsity Dons punished the Barons from buzzer to buzzer, winning with a final score of 17 to 3. The JV game was much tighter, but again it was the Dons, 4-3. Varsity's win makes them 2-1 overall. Varsity Captain and goalie Leonila Sargento has high expectations for the upcoming season: "I think we're still making improvements, but overall we are coming together as a team, and I would almost guarantee a league championship." Varsity will be playing in the Los Altos Tournament over the weekend (Dec. 12-13).

APES Sewer Science

Boys Basketball vs. Rialto

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