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.
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.
Today the EHS Choir is visiting the FRSD Elementary schools to perform for the students. Next Wednesday, December 10th, they will hold their annual holiday choir concert in the theater at 7:00 PM. Thanks to the choir students and their teacher Mrs. Kappeler for all their hard work
TONIGHT: POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL, 7:00 PM @ EHS. The gates open at 6:00 PM, and the game starts at 7:00. This event is a grad-nite fundraiser and costs $3 for students and $5 for adults. If you have never been to a powder puff game you should come on down as they are fun to watch. The girls have been practicing for the past month and are ready to go. The Seniors are on a 7 game winning streak vs. the Juniors, however this Junior team is the strongest one in recent history and the current Vegas Line has the Juniors favored by 9 points…….. Good Luck to both teams.
Next Wednesday, November 12th, the FRSD is holding a “District-Wide Sustainability Workshop – How Green Do We Want To Be?” from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the District Office Board Room. The focus of the workshop will be to both give information as well as receive input from the community on this topic. If this is a topic that interests you, please attend.
Next Wednesday November 12th, EHS will be holding its annual College Fair in the cafeteria from 6-8 PM. Attendance is required for all EHS Seniors as a part of their senior project, however all Juniors are welcome to attend as well. The raffle prize for this years event is an I-pad mini and a $50 Target gift card. We hope to see many of your there. Thanks to Mrs. Haas and Mrs. Vincent for their work in planning this event.
The FRSD is looking for community members who are willing and available to participate on the District Budget Committee. The commitment is minimal (typically meets 3 times max each Spring) and there is no experience or financial background necessary. The application to apply is available at: http://www.fernridge.k12.or.us/blog/2014/09/03/budget-committee-vacancies/ Please consider applying or passing along the information to anyone that may be interested. Thanks.
The District’s Food Service Program is now accepting payments for meal purchases through My School Bucks, an online payment service that allows the ability to securely pay for school meals online using a credit or debit card. Sign up today to access your student’s meal account balances and meal purchases, schedule automatic payments or create low-balance alerts. There is a fixed $1.95 fee per transaction. For more information you can visit the following link: http://www.fernridge.k12.or.us/food-services/
The EHS Booster Club meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM. Recently they moved the meetings to the EHS Library. The next meeting is this Wednesday, October 15th. The Booster Club does a TON for the student athletes here at EHS, and they could always use more volunteers. Come to a meeting and check it out.
Parent Teacher Conferences are this Wednesday night, October 8th, from 4-8 in the cafeteria. If you can’t make that time teachers will also be available by appointment on Thursday from 8-12. Please contact them directly if you can’t make the primary time on Wednesday evening. We are 25% of the way through the 1st semester, so this is a great time to check in with teachers to see how things are going in the classroom. On Wednesday we will have progress reports to pass out when you first come in the cafeteria, prior to checking in with teachers. For those that cannot make it Wednesday, the reports will be mailed home.
Our EHS ASPIRE Volunteer Kick-Off Event was a Success!
Elmira High School hosted its ASPIRE Volunteer Kick-off event last night in the EHS theater. ASPIRE is a mentoring program that matches trained and supportive adult volunteer mentors with EHS high school students to develop a plan to help them meet their education goals beyond high school. This is a FANTASTIC way for parents to volunteer while at the same time learning the skills and tricks of the trade in regards to acquiring scholarships/grants and learning about the college admission process.
Those in attendance were 2 of our seasoned volunteers, Sandie Smith and Stephanie Hackett, who have been with EHS ASPIRE since its beginning in 2011, Shari Johnson, a volunteer since 2013, and Andrea Slaven, the newest member to our ASIRE team. We covered several items including new happenings with our program for this year, Tips and tools for assisting students through the college admissions process, and toured our ASPIRE office located in the counseling center.
With a strong start, Elmira High School ASPIRE is geared up and ready to go to work with our seniors to make the class of 2015 another successful graduating group!
If you are interested in becoming an ASPIRE volunteer or just want to hear more details about the work our program is doing, please contact Mrs. Haas, EHS School Counselor and ASPIRE Coordinator.