ehsElmira High School-Home of the Falcons

24936 Fir Grove Lane
Elmira, Oregon 97437

Office:
(541) 935-8200, Fax:  (541) 935-8205
Office Hrs: 7:30-4:00 M-F,
School Hrs: 8:20-3:20 M-F

Our Mission Statement: The mission of Elmira High School is to meet state standards through active teaching and learning, and provide all students the academic and social skills to become successful members of our global community.

If LCC (or any community college) is on your list of potential schools or training programs, you’ll need to take some placement tests.  Just as the name implies, these tests determine into which classes you’ll initially be placed at LCC. Your scores should pre-qualify you for classes that are neither too difficult nor too easy. Like Goldilocks’s porridge, you’ll place into classes that are “just right.”  The thing is, if you scores are low, you may be required to take classes designed to bring your reading, writing and math skills up to college levels before you can start taking freshman-level courses — and those classes may not be eligible for financial student aide. YOU’LL WANT TO DO YOUR BEST AND PREPARE AHEAD OF TIME.  People who practice ahead of time can raise their scores an average of TWO course levels.  This could save you hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars!

We will be offering both the LCC and LBCC Placement Exams here at EHS on Tuesday, April 7 2015 and again on Tuesday, May 19 2015 from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. in Computer Lab 10.  Listen to the Morning Announcements for how to sign-up, right after Spring Break.

See Mrs. Haas with questions.

This past week was Classified Employee Appreciation Week.  Here at EHS we recognized our Classified Employees (the secretaries, custodians and educational assistants) by the leadership class sponsoring an all staff breakfast in the morning and posting thank-you signs around school.  In addition, they received treats in their mailboxes each day, and had free drinks from the coffee cart all week.  The Classified Employees here at EHS are critical to our success.  Each and every day they do amazing things for the staff, students and community.  Next time you have an opportunity, please thank them for all they do. They are appreciated very much.

parent.teacher.conf.Thursday, March 12th EHS will hold Spring Conferences in the cafeteria from 4-8 PM.  When you arrive you can pick up a current copy of your students grades, and visit with their teachers.  Hope to see many of your there.

The first day of practice for Spring Sports (Baseball, Softball and Track & Field) is Monday, March 2nd.  All paperwork and at least a $75.00 down payment is due by Friday the 27th at noon, in order to be eligible on Monday.  Students can get all required information from Mrs. Boytz, the bookkeeper here at EHS.  If you have questions feel free to contact the school, or the head coach directly.

 

EHS did well when compared to other schools around the state in regards to Graduation Rate data recently released by the Oregon Department of Education.  The most often used rates are 4 & 5 year Graduation and Completer Rates.  The Graduation Rates for 13-14 (both 4 and 5 year) take into account the % of students that earned a regular or modified diploma in this time frame.  The state average for 4 and 5 year graduation rates was 71.98% and 75.90 % respectively.  At EHS 79.65% of our students graduated in 4 years and 81.65% graduated within 5 years.    Completer Rates take into account students that also earn GED’s for example.  The state average for 4 and 5 year Completer Rates were 76.90% and 82.15%, while at EHS those same rates were 82.30% and 86.24%.  The staff at EHS continues to work to adapt the services and resources available to families to better meet the needs of our students and community.  One of the primary indicators of graduation rates is attendance at school.  This is also one of the best and easiest ways parents can support their students throughout High School.  Ensuring the school attendance every day is a priority is critical and sends an important message to our students that an education is valuable.  Thank you to all the parents that make school attendance a priority.

NOTE:  If you are confused by the graduation rate data in the Register Guard today that shows the FRSD as the lowest in the area with a 56.9 percent 4 year cohort rate. Please be aware that is the result of the EHS rate of 79.65% being combined with the charter school rate (West Lane Technical Learning Center) of 14.04%.

The EHS Grad Night Committee is hosting a dinner auction this Saturday night at 6:00 PM at Silvan Ridge. Visit their facebook page for more information. If you are able and available this is a great way to support these parents and students to ensure they have a fun and safe grad-night event to attend. https://www.facebook.com/EHSgradnightgroup

The EHS music classes will be holding a Coffeehouse Night in the cafeteria this Thursday, January 22nd from 6-8 PM.  Admission is free and will feature performances by every EHS music student.  Refreshments will be sold as a part of a fundraiser for the music program.

The students of EHS will be participating in their first semester Final Exams on January 21st and 22nd.  All classes have comprehensive final exams that allow us to gauge all of the learning that has taken place over the course of the semester.  The 2nd semester begins on Monday January 26th.  Good luck to all the students.  You can visit the link below to see the final exam schedule for those two days.  Go Falcons!

http://www.fernridge.k12.or.us/elmirahs/?attachment_id=1303

Teachers are currently updating grades, and our 3rd and final progress reports will be mailed home on Monday afternoon, December 15th.  Final exams will be given on January 21st and 22nd and grades will be issued soon after that.  Also, a reminder that the last day of school before the holiday break is next Thursday, December 18th.  Students return to school on Monday, January 5th.

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