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ERHS Class of 2013: Haunted House

Above: 2013 Senior Class Officers after their first Haunted House in October 2011.


On the night of October 22, 2011, the Class of 2013 from Eagle Rock High School presented a haunted house. A group of 65 students served as the actors, costume designers, make-up artists, construction workers, set-up crew, clean-up crew, and sales people. With only vague ideas, and a $1 budget, the students built the haunted house virtually from scratch, with no financial support from the school or any other resources. In order to maximize the profitability of the fundraiser, much of the burden of the overlying cost was placed on the shoulders of the officers and advisors of the class of 2013.

The Haunted House 2011 was the first time the school hosted a haunted house built from the ground up, by the dedicated students (Senior Class Officers) of Eagle Rock High School. In comparison, in October 2006, the class of 2007 hosted a Haunted House at Ultrazone in Alhambra, but the facility was already decorated and walled off for the different rooms prior by the venue.

Presale Haunted House 2011, the students raised $2270 and made $900 at the door. Tickets were $3 presale, and $5 at the door. Approximately 800 people were in attendance, with multiple repeat customers who paid $3 for reentry.

Set-up began Wednesday, October 19, 2011, in order to tape down the facility to lay out each room. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday were dedicated to the construction of the haunted house. Saturday afternoon was dedicated to costuming and make up, which were both provided and done by students. There was ongoing construction for props and decorations during the months preceding the event.

At the exit of the haunted house, peoples reactions and reviews were taken. Reviews were overwhelmingly positive, indicative by the repeat customers, especially those who entered 3-4 times concluding a very successful community event.

STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation: ERHS Haunted House 2012

Executive Summary:

ERHS Haunted House 2012 is an event produced by the Senior Class Officers of Eagle Rock High School. It is an event that offers great family value for all ages. The Senior Class Officers partnered with the STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation, have committed to make this not just a one-day event but also an event that builds leaders amongst the student government and organizations not just of Eagle Rock High School but the surrounding schools in the Los Angeles area. Students are rallying in this campaign, this cause, not usual for the norms of what students fundraise for. The cause is something that all students can relate with; the education system, how it effects them, and to be effective change. In this context within their limits the focus is to reduce senior dues for ERHS class of 2013, the beneficiary. To approximate senior dues are $200 per student, currently approximating 400 students to comprise ERHS senior class, a yearly cost of approximately $80,000.

Speaking to the S.C.O. Advisor, Chris Oswald, (AP Teacher) he is very confident that after what his students have accomplished from the previous years and the type of culture they have instilled in their school his Senior Class Officers will sell in presale this year a benchmark of $5,000 and the day of an additional $5,000 based on this years momentum and last years positive feedback. In addition students of other schools through their student orgs will fundraise on behalf of this STUDENTdirect and S.C.O. cause by participating in the Fundraisers Matching Grant Program and being recognized as sponsors of the event.

Months prior to the event we will be securing support from our local communities. The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aeries 2188 is the first of many to list providing such support. We thank them for providing us with such an ideal location. Further students of STUDENT direct Organization Eagle Rock High, chapter have pledged $250 to support this cause reducing senior dues thru scholarships, organizing students to make a change for themselves and their peers They are just the many student orgs who would follow this pattern.

Another chapter of the STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation showing support is the STUDENT direct Organization Cal State LA, chapter. Through Sasha Ai, the Chief Financial Officer of S.D.O. also involved with Associated Students Incorporated and Cal State University You, ERHS Haunted House 2012 will gain contributors. Proposed to be produced and funded as a joint venture with the organizations already involved.

Other students making a difference is Eagle Rock High Schools Key Clubs President Danielle Peterson. She has many responsibilities with her matching grant team of which have showed great progress. Through ERHS Key Club Danielle Peterson will encourage other Key Club members of other high schools to get involved with the cause, reducing senior dues through scholarships, organizing students to make a change for themselves and their peers.

After considering all of this we of the Senior Class Officers and the STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation support this cause as a community organizer, a community partner, and a community sponsor. As alumni of Eagle Rock High School and as an advisor of the STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation I am privileged to be part of ERHS Haunted House 2012 as it is only the beginning in achieving our goal of changing the educational system through action by reducing senior dues per school per class.

-Joshua Chit Tun


STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation

Eagle Rock High School, Los Angeles

International Baccalaureate World School is located between the cities of Pasadena and Glendale in the northeastern tip of Los Angeles, one of sixty-one high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. A learning community whose mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people, who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural respect and understanding. Works with communities and organizations to develop a challenging program of international education and rigorous assessment. Provides an environment, which promotes intercultural awareness, holistic learning, and effective communication. Has large magnet/ gifted program for grades 7-12 As well as Advanced Placement Classes (AP classes) and exams, to further prepare students for college. Eagle Rock offers: German, French, Mandarin and Spanish language classes, Drama Program, Band, Sports, Yearbook, Academic Decathlon, Leadership, Senior/Junior/Sophomore Class Officers, and many more.

Rate of Students Attending College: 97%. 4-year colleges: 46% of ERHS graduates are admitted to four year colleges including California public universities (UC and Cal State systems), MIT, Stanford, the Ivy League (including Harvard and Yale), and other private and public colleges.

2-year colleges: 51% of ERHS graduates attend 2 year colleges. Other: 2% of ERHS graduates attend vocational school and other post-secondary educational opportunities.

Diversity: The total student population consists of 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan, 4.3% Asian, 16.0% Filipino, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.2% African-American, 68.6% Hispanic, and 7.8% White.

Recognized as one of the top 650 schools nationwide by NEWSWEEK.

Eagle Rock High School 2 0 1 3 S E N I O R C L A S S O F F I C E R S

Diligent and hard-working group of culturally diverse leaders coming together to make their school a

better place

Despite district budget cuts, and nation-wide problems, fight to fundraise for class dues, so everyone

can graduate and have the best senior year possible

All members must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher, all board members 3.0 or higher to keep their


Group of 40 students Junior year, grew to group of 75 students because of their positive appeal to

their class

Have done countless fundraisers such as: Laser Tag Night, Ice Skating Night, Shakeys Night, Senior

Fish Night, Bake Sales, Car Washes, The Outstanding Haunted House, and many more.

Are a close knit family that bring the class closer together

Student-led, with the constant behind-the-scenes support of our sponsors Mr. Oswald and Mr.


Chris J. Oswald

Dedicated Sponsor to Senior Class Responsible for head decisions of class events such as: Prom, Dustbowl, etc. Leads fundraisers and activities thoughtfully and diligently Also sponsored the Junior class Motivates students to become leaders inside and outside of the school Has also sponsored Key Club and Leadership While sponsoring these organizations has created a whole new culture of the school. Mr. Oswald has

changed our school from having only 2 school dances a year, to five, as well as a club day, and much much more.

Behind the scenes heart of Eagle Rock High School AP Environmental Science Teacher Eagle Rock High School was the only school in California to be recognized as one of the top 14 schools

in the U.S. that excel in the AP examination success of Latino and African-American students Mr. Oswald is one of the key teachers that have made this possible because of his motivational support

and open-door policy for AP classes Has been featured on Eagle Rock Patch for his contribution to the AP program On the website, there is nothing but positive remarks about him, some of which are: "Most days you can still find him in his class room at 9:00 or 10:00 PM tutoring his students far beyond

expectations" "Constantly adding to our school, and inspiring t