Elmira High School



Interact Club is hosting a clothing drive for the local community who are in need. We aim to collect warm clothes and hygiene products to donate to local unhoused individuals in the Fern Ridge area. We plan to donate the remaining items to shelters in Eugene. It will be a class competition. The students of the winning class (9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th) will each get a free drink coupon to the coffee cart. It runs from November 27th to December 15th. Students should donate items in their designated class bin in the front of the school. 

Parents/ guardians of EHS seniors,
Our counseling department’s annual Financial Aid Night is coming up on Wednesday, December 6. 5:30-6:30pm, in the EHS theatre. This year our guest presenter will be Nomi Pearce, an Access Specialist with Aspire. Nomi’s presentation is “Finding Funds,” and she will share lots of helpful and important tips to guide students and families through the financial aid and scholarship process. Her presentation will cover steps to get funds for any post high-school education students may be considering- community colleges, 4-year colleges, or apprenticeship and trades programs.
This event is intended for both students and their parents/ guardians. Please get in touch with your student’s counselor with any questions.
We hope to see you there!

Brittany McMillan (last names A-K), bmcmillan@fernridge.k12.or.us
Court Wirth (last names L-Z), cwirth@fernridge.k12.or.us

(541) 935-8200

There is still time to sign up an athlete for basketball or wrestling. Practices start on Monday, November 13th, which is also the deadline to sign up on Family ID at https://www.familyid.com/elmira-high-school

Playing sports this year is free for families, but athletes do need a current physical on file.

If you have any questions, please call Lorie Haffner at:

email: lhaffner@fernridge.k12.or.us phone: 541-935-8200 ext. 2210

Jude Carman qualified during the district race to compete in the state cross-country meet scheduled for Saturday, November 4, at Lane Community College. Congratulations to Jude and the rest of the team for reaching personal records and placing in second place as a team.

If an EHS student wants to ride the rooter bus to the football playoff game at North Valley High School near Grants Pass on Friday, November 3, 2023, they need to bring $15 and this permission slip signed by a parent/guardian to school by Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

Ending the regular season with a 7-2 record, the Falcon football team made the playoffs ranked 9th in the state. The team travels to North Valley High School in Grants Pass on November 3, 2023. Kick-off is set for 7:00 pm. You can check this site for more information about a rooter bus soon.


Elmira High School’s homecoming parade route will begin at Cup of Joe at 4:00 pm heading west on Luther Lane. The floats will then:

*Head south on Territorial

*Turn right onto McCutcheon St

*Go north on 8th St

*East on W Broadway

*South on 5th Street

*East on Dunham Rd

*North on Territorial Hwy

*Back to the parking lot near Cup of Joes

Parents and Guardians,

We welcome fans to come to the game and root our football team to victory, however, we also want parents and guardians to be aware that some students are leaving the areas that are supervised during the game. We strongly recommend parents/guardians to join their students at the games keeping an eye on them while they are here.

During the last football game, multiple students left the football field and spent time in unsupervised areas (parking lot, track, etc.). Staff left the game to bring students back to the field when we discovered they walked away.

To create a safer experience at the football game this Friday for all of our fans, we will not allow students to leave the game and re-enter. The middle and high school will announce this change to students, but we wanted parents/guardians to be aware as well. 

Cydney Vandercar

Principal, Elmira High School

Seniors signed their rock this week, and the sunrise made a beautiful statement on Friday morning. The year has just begun, and the seniors have already started to shine. They have already made a strong start in making our world a brighter place.

Asst. Principal