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435 6th Avenue - Erie, IL  61250

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to Erie High School, where exploration, technology, and student-centered learning is a focus of every day. Teachers and staff work together to prepare our students socially, emotionally and academically, ensuring success throughout their high school career. We pride ourselves on being the top educational secondary school in the entire area. Our district focuses on providing students with the most opportunities possible, from athletics and extracurriculars, to vocational classes offered. Our goal at EHS is to provide all of our students with the educational tools needed in order to excel in our community and beyond. EHS provides all the staff, resources, and expectations to be #1 every day of the year! 


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Upcoming Events

1/22 Girls Bowling - Conference Meet @ Illinois Valley Superbowl - 4:00pm

Freshman Boys Basketball vs. Rock Island @ Ptown - 6:00pm

1/23 F/S Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Newman @ EHS - 5:30pm

J/V Boys Basketball @ Princeton - 6:00pm

1/25 Varsity Wrestling @ Clinton HS - 9:00am

F/S Girls Basketball vs. Eastland @ EHS - 1:00pm

F/S Boys Basketball vs. Eastland @ EHS - 2:30pm

Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Eastland @ EHS - 4:00pm

Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Eastland @ EHS - 5:30pm

Students of the Month

Language Arts:  James Pursley

Math:  Jasmine Nickerson

Science:  Drake Rick

Social Studies:  Jay Dykstra

Fine Arts:  Sophia Eads

Vocational: Ayden Brown

Driver's Ed: Malachi Bright


High School Highlights

Merry Musicians

Erie Middle and High School musicians worked hard all first semester preparing for their annual Winter Concert. The concert took place on Sunday, December 8 at 2pm.


The first half of the concert involved musicians in grades 5-8. The 5th Grade Choir sang “Jingle, Jingle Swing!” and “Corky, the Porky Reindeer,” and oh boy, did they have some fun with that one!  Next, the 6th Grade Choir sang “Come on and Follow the Star,” “The Best Gift of All,” and “A Holiday Road of Carols.” The 7th and 8th Grade Choir performed “Who’s that Baby?” and “My Grown-Up Christmas List,” that featured 8th Grade student, Hannah Huisman as a soloist. They ended on a super fun note while singing “My True Love Gave To Me (What to do with the presents?)” all while they sparkled and flashed their 5 golden rings at the audience.


The 5th Grade Band made their musical debut with “Jingle Bells” and “Up On the Housetop”. Pretty impressive, considering they have only been playing their instruments for 3 months!! Then the 6-7-8 grade band took over with “Deck the Halls with Rock and Roll”, “Spirit of the Bells” and finished their portion of the concert with “A Minor Holiday Celebration”.


The second half of the concert involved musicians in grades 9-12. The High School Band performed “Let It Snow, Let It Snow”, “Christmas is Coming” and finished with “Swingin Bell Carol” Great concert by all.


 The High School Choir sang, “Mary Sat a Rockin,” “In the Stillness of Winter,“ and Plaudite Manibus (Clap Your Hands).” Our Grand Finale was Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.”  We have been working on that piece for two years, and our hard work definitely paid off with that one! To say that Mrs. Leihsing is proud of her students would be a HUGE understatement!


Upcoming performances for these groups include the following dates:


Tuesday, March 3 - High School Band and Choir Recital

Tuesday, March 10 - 7/8th Grade Band and Choir Pre-Contest Recital

Saturday, March 14 - 7/8th Grade Band and Choir Contest in Morrison

Tuesday, April 21 - 78th Grade Tri-County Band and Choir Honor Festival

Sunday, May 3 - Middle and High School Spring Art Show


We look forward to what the rest of the year brings with these wonderful young musicians!

 -Mrs. Leihsing & Mrs. Newton, HS/MS Music Teachers

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