Elmira High School



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!


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.

Asst. Principals