Hello, Eagles, This is Mrs. Keipp with your weekly update. There will be four messages-one each for Academics, Athletics, and Arts and an update about the School Experience Survey. In Academics: Parents of Seniors/ Class of 2019- Two important updates: 1) At the 15 week grades, 212 seniors were earning a D or F in their courses. Please review your student’s progress so that they can be eligible to graduate on June 6! 2) Today at midnight is the deadline for UC applications. CSU applications are due December 15. Congratulations on exploring next steps! Students must have a “C” or better in their courses to retain admission, if they are accepted. Please be wary of senioritis! December 4, 2:10pm is the 3rd Mentor Meeting for all 10th graders. Parents, please check in with your student about progress on their Personal Projects due in March. Visit https://txs9178.wixsite.com/erhspersonalproject for more details. Learn more about our academic pathways, International Baccalaureate, and complete the School Experience Survey at Coffee with the Principal on December 7 at 8:15am in the Horticulture Center. Fall Semester is wrapping up! Finals are scheduled for December 10 and 11. Grades are due on December 13. December 14 is a minimum day with a 12:30p dismissal. More information is available at http://erhs.la/calendar. In closing, Hanukkah 2018 begins on Sunday, December 2 at sundown and lasts until the evening of Monday, December 10. Hanukkah is celebrated differently across the world, but all Hanukkah celebrations involve friends, family, and light. (https://www.thedailymeal.com/holidays/when-hanukkah-2018) I invite our Eagle Rock community to collectively pause and celebrate the miracles and wonders in our lives. This is Mrs. Keipp with the second of four updates. In Arts, we invite you to four upcoming activities: Eagle Rock Stage presents, “Writing a Will can be Murder” from November 29-December 1. $12 pre-sale tickets are available at the Eagles Lodge prior to showtime and seats are limited. Our Marching Band and Drill team will be performing in the NELA Holiday parade on December 2. The parade starts at 1pm on Figueroa Street and Avenue 60 to Sycamore Grove Park. Our Jazz bands perform on December 5 at 6pm at Eagle Rock Elementary’s auditorium. Tickets are $5. Our Winter Showcase takes place on December 7 at 7pm in the North Gym. Come see our array of Digital, Fine, and Performing Arts! Tickets are $5 pre-sale and $7 at the door. Come see and hear examples of why our school has been designated as an Exemplary Arts Program by the State of California! In Athletics: Congratulations to our Division 2 Champion Girls Cross Country team and James Corrigan won the Boy’s individual city title. The girls’ team and runners Juan Fernando Morales and James Corrigan competed at the state meet on November 24. Congratulations to the team, parents, and Coach Martinez! Congratulations to Boys football for an outstanding 10-1 season. They were semifinalists in the Open Division which is the highest finish of any Northern League in 40 years. Well wishes to our Students Run LA team of counselors, students, and teachers who are running 13 miles tomorrow! Breathe and enjoy the course. Our winter sports have started! Visit erhs.la for the schedule for boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer, girls’ water polo, and wrestling. Congratulations to all of our athletes, coaches, and families! Today during advisory, our students attempted to take the School Experience Survey. There were many error messages across campus. The Survey company has been working hand in hand with LAUSD to fix the issues causing the error pages and fixed the source of the problem. Restarting the survey now should allow students to complete the survey successfully. Also, paper parent surveys were sent home with students. There is a link to the on-line version on the home page of our erhs.la website. The surveys are open through Friday, December 14th. Parent Survey - English Parent Survey - Spanish Parent Survey - Korean Please spend time this weekend to give LAUSD and ERJSHS feedback about our school. Last year we heard from 2% of our students and 9% of our parents. Your voice matters! Thank you!