Military Family Support

  • Purple Star School

    The students and staff of Eagle River High School appreciate the sacrifice made each day by our military members and their families. This page includes resources that are helpful to military families that are transitioning to our school. Welcome to the Wolf Pack!


    Point of Contact for Military Families

     Melissa Casey


    JBER School Liaison Officer (assigned to ERHS)

     Adele Daniels

    • Contact Information:   
    • Services Provided: Assist military students and families with issues pertaining to transitions and how these transitions impact a student’s education. Assist school personnel by providing information on the unique issues facing military students (especially upcoming deployments.) Provide school personnel with information and resources available to families on JBER.


    MFLC (Military Family Life Counselor)

    Juanita Franklin

    • Contact Information:
    • Services Provided: Non-medical counseling support to military students, families, and school staff. Provide brief solution focus, problem solving, observations and presentations. The ERHS MFLC is available to students at ERHS every other day. Please email for information.
    • MFLC Permission Form
    • Juanita Franklin is our Military Family Life Counselor. She has 12 years of experience as an MFLC, and 22 years as both a military child and wife. She currently holds a Licensed Professional Counselor license in both Alaska and Texas. She has previously been a teacher and is a certified school counselor. Ms. Juanita is passionate about the MFLC program and helping military families. She has 2 children and 2 grandchildren that she loves to spend her time with. Please feel free to reach out to her if you have any questions. 907-202-6259.

    New Student Registration Information

    • Contact Tina Spano, registrar by email or phone or 907-742-2740

    Military Recognitions and Accommodations At ERHS

    • Patriots Day flag ceremony at homecoming football game
    • Veterans Day display in the school commons and on school website
    • New student buddy system
    • Activity bus to base
    • Special credit recovery classes to catch up military dependents behind due to moving 
    • Dedicated counselor for military students 
    • ASVAB Testing opportunity twice a year
    • Military Recruiters come to talk to students multiple times a year


    Helpful Tools and Websites


    Military Family Related Articles


    College Benefits for Military Dependants

    Guide to Maximize GI Bill Benefits


    Military Financial Planning Guide by