Elmira 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, T, Th, 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.
In early September, the week before students came back, all staff at EHS participated in a 1/2 day safety training given by local law enforcement. The training introduced a “protocol” that is becoming the standard for all Lane County Schools. Having this “common” training allows students that change Districts, or simply move up from Elementary to Middle to High School to have been trained the same way all the time, K-12. In addition, it ensures that substitute teachers that are in buildings need to know only one process/procedure, rather than a different one for each building. Today during homeroom time, all EHS students were introduced to this training/protocol. The acronym for this protocol is called A.L.I.C.E., which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evade. (You could search the acronym on the internet for more information). On Monday, the last 5 minutes of each class period, students will be discussing how this acronym relates to each classroom. For example, what are the quickest routes to leave campus from different classrooms, what items in the room could be used to counter an aggressor, and what items can be used to barricade a door. Please feel free to discuss the information/training your student received today with them. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the school.
Changes for the Elmira High School PSAT/NMSQT for 2015
The PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, a practice SAT exam that gives students a great opportunity to measure their skills in correlation to the SAT college entrance exam, propel them towards greater college and career readiness, and serves as an entry point to millions in scholarship dollars.
In past years, Elmira High School has hosted the PSAT on a Saturday test date. This year, with the updates Collegeboard is implementing with the SAT in the spring of 2016, the PSAT is only being offered on a school day, Wednesday, October 14th starting at 8:20 a.m. Students will be released from testing around 12:00 p.m. and are expected to return to their regular class schedule for the day.
With this opportunity, EHS is requiring that all sophomores participate in PSAT testing at no cost. We continue to encourage our juniors to sign-up at a test fee of $10 per student. Sophomores and parents of sophomore students do not need to sign up for the test. They will automatically be added to our test role sheet. Juniors still interested in signing up, please see Mrs. Boytz, EHS Bookkeeper for payment and registration. ALL sophomores on an IEP have the opportunity to opt. out of testing. In this case, please speak to your student’s case manager.
PSAT/NMSQT Student Study Guides will start being distributed throughout the next week. This guide will serve to help you and your students understand more about the benefits of the PSAT, some sample questions for what to expect on the exam, and a list of information to help prepare students for test day.
Should you have any questions before then, please reach Meagan Haas, School Counselor at (541)935-8200. You may also reach Meagan by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tomorrow at 4:00 PM. Homecoming Parade–Downtown Veneta
Tomorrow at 7:00 PM. Kick-off of the homecoming football game vs. Cottage Grove.
Saturday, 8:00-11:30: Homecoming Dance. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. They are not sold at the door!
Attention Seniors, Senior Parents, and Photographers:
2016 Senior pictures are due no later than January 15th to the yearbook staff. There will be a box in the front office if you choose to turn in a hard copy of your senior picture. Please make sure your name is on the back of the photo. You also can email the portraits to Ms. Schilling at email@example.com. Please note: January 15th is the LAST DAY to turn in senior pictures. If you have any questions, email Ms. Schilling. Thank you!
Open House will be tomorrow night, September 17th, from 5:15-6:15. This is a very low-key event, so please come down and meet the teachers or tour the campus and have your student show you around. Below is a brief summary of the schedule.
5:15-Cafeteria Opens. Teachers will be at tables, by Department: Science, Math, Electives, etc…. Feel free to visit with any teacher you would like, including the office and or counseling staff.
5:30-Brief welcome from Mr. Carpenter
5:35-6:15–The campus will be open and teachers will be in there classrooms, stop by and visit them and see the rooms.
This event is the first “contest” for the homecoming week activities/competition (homecoming week is next week!). The class that has the largest % of parents attend Open House, will be leading the competition! Ice cream sandwiches will be passed out to all! In addition, if you attend, you will receive a free ticket that will allow you entry into the Girls Volleyball game that takes place at 6:30 in the EHS Gym right after Open House concludes. Hope to see many of you there.
There has been an accident that is holding up the school buses from reaching the High School (Today, Wednesday 9/9) As a result, the students are still on campus. Expected delay is at least 30 minutes. Please follow Principal Carpenter facebook page for updates.
The EHS Booster Club is holding its 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 20th at Diamond Woods Golf Course. If you would like registration information you can contact Judy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. The EHS Booster Club has donated more than $50,000 to the EHS Athletic programs over the past 4 years alone. Come on out, have some fun and support this non-profit organization.
Just wanted to inform parents that today at EHS we are having a District-wide “SAFETY” training involving local law enforcement. Thee is NO REASON to be alarmed by the large number of police cars in our parking lot
EHS School Registration Days/Times:
Wednesday, August 26th: 8-11 AM Seniors, 1-4 PM Sophomores
Thursday, August 27th: 1-4 PM Juniors, 5-8 PM Freshman
School registration takes place in the EHS Cafeteria.
On September 12th, our Varsity Football game has been moved to the University of Oregon at Autzen Stadium so our team can take part in this exciting event. The schedule will be:
11:00 AM- Elmira H.S. vs. Sutter H.S. (California)
3:00 PM- Cottage Grove H.S. vs. Del Norte H.S. (California)…
7:00 PM-Scappose H.S. vs. Yreka H.S. (California)
Each of the schools participating will be selling tickets in advance. The price for advance tickets will be $8 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets will also be sold at Autzen Stadium the day of the game. However, day of the game tickets are expensive! $12 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are good for all 3 games.
Falcon fans will have several opportunities to purchase tickets prior to September 12th (your name will actually be put on a will-call list. No actual ticket will be given out). Tickets will be sold at EHS School registration on August 26 and 27, at the boys and girls home soccer matches against South Umpqua on Sept 1, and the home volleyball match against Siuslaw on Sept 2. In addition, once school starts tickets can be purchased in the front office from the school secretary, Tammy. Go Falcons!