By EMILY AGUILAR
Eastvale – On August 11, school bells across Eastvale rang early to welcome students to a new school year. With the exclusion of elementary schools, River Heights Intermediate, Augustine Ramirez Intermediate, and Eleanor Roosevelt High School all eagerly opened their gates on the same day. For many, this school year will be a chance to join new clubs, make new friends, set new academic standards, or find the right support to succeed this school year.
“I hope this year is gonna be fun. I’m taking some pretty hard classes, but I want me and my friends to find time to hang out and maybe help each other with our classes,” giggled incoming ERHS sophomore, Keita Amane.
Aside from academic responsibilities, each school has planned out individual activities to make this year one to remember. Amongst those activities is VanderMolen Elementary’s anti-bullying assembly, which took place in July to teach children tolerance and respect for one another. River Heights and Augustine Ramirez will be encouraging their students to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, set to take place in 2015. To top it all off, students at Eleanor Roosevelt are expected to be treated to fun pep rallies, school dances, intense games, and best of all – the Magician Show – given only to Seniors.
With new classes, expected academic goals, and exciting activities on the horizon, the school year seems promising. In a school district that is well-recognized, the stakes are high, but students are ready to reach them.