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08.19.18 SCHOOL MESSENGER

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EVERGREEN HIGH SCHOOL
WEEKLY MESSENGER

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August 19, 2018



Hello and Happy Sunday Cougar Families,

Welcome to the first Weekly Messenger from Evergreen High School. This messenger is designed to provide students, parents, and families with important information and updates, as well as some insight into the excellent things happening in and around our building every day.

An important change this year, intended to increase readership of this messenger, is the timing. Rather than Friday afternoons, this messenger will arrive in your inbox on Sunday evenings, when you likely have a little more time and mental energy to consume the information.

Friday morning we held class meetings with all of our students and had the opportunity to speak to them from the heart on topics such as the importance of character, good decision making, and safety and security at EHS. I believe these meetings achieved the intended goal of setting a positive and supportive tone for the year, with a healthy dose of individual accountability and personal responsibility. We hope to see all families at Back to School Night on the 28th from 6-8 pm, and we look forward to an excellent 2018-19 school year with all our wonderful students!

Brandon Brekke and EHS School Leadership

 



Evergreen High School Social Media

New this year! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! EHS Social Media accounts will be used to push out information and content related to all-things EHS. See our homepage for the links!

 



Cougar Spirit Wear!

EHS Spirit Wear is now available for the masses! Sponsored by our PTSA, the new platform has hundreds of customizable items using our colors and logo, available to be shipped directly to your doorstep. Click HERE to start customizing your order today!

 



New This Year - STEM Diploma Endorsement

EHS is excited to announce the implementation of a pilot program to earn a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) diploma endorsement. The Colorado legislature recently enacted legislation that allows schools to enhance diplomas with a STEM endorsement that speaks to a student’s achievements and accomplishments in STEM-related areas. The endorsement has very specific requirements regarding number of STEM-related classes, proficiency in math and science, and completion of a STEM capstone project. Information regarding Jeffco’s program can be found at this link. You will need to ask your student to log into their @jeffcoschools Google account to view the document.

Many of our EHS students, as a result of their innate passion for STEM, have either met or are very close to completing more than one of the requirements for the endorsement. We have attempted to identify seniors for whom this opportunity may be of interest based on their recent science and English 12 enrollments. However, some seniors who may be interested in the program may have been inadvertently overlooked. These include seniors who have taken tech-related classes either online or at Warren Tech as well as seniors who will have completed 5 math classes by the end of this year.

Even though your student may be close to meeting the requirements for this endorsement, there will be some additional work, especially in regards to a senior capstone project. Nevertheless, if they have a passion for STEM this may exactly the opportunity needed for senior year inspiration.

If your senior received an invitation at school, has taken additional STEM classes not addressed in our original screening, or has a passion for STEM disciplines, they are enthusiastically invited to attend a brief informational meeting during advisement on Wednesday, August 22 at 8:00 a.m. in Room E-315 regarding the new pilot program. The meeting is an informational session, only, and not a commitment.

A parent meeting will be scheduled in the next couple of weeks for students expressing an interest in moving forward with the STEM endorsement program. I look forward to meeting with both you and your seniors,

Dave Moutoux
Science Teacher and STEM Endorsement Coordinator
dmoutoux@jeffco.k12.co.us

 



Picture Day

Picture Day was Thursday, August 16th. Students came down during class and received their student ID's at that time. Pictures packages can be purchased using the information below.


Picture Day

 



Fall Play Auditions

You Can't Take It With YouFall play auditions for the comedy, You Can't Take It With You, are Thursday and Friday, August 23/24th after school in the theatre. Please prepare a one minute monologue if you would like to audition for a leading role. This is a large cast show, so there are lots of roles! Please see Mr. Ogle for more details www.evergreenhstheatre.org.




 



EHS Poms Fundraiser

car wash fundraising flyer



EHS Volleyball Fundraiser

All produce is picked fresh from Warren Tech's ACRES Organic Farm. Proceeds to benefit the EHS Girls Volleyball Program.

Farmers market flyer

 



Yearbook

Class of 2019!

Your senior year is here and nothing makes it more special than a yearbook! Make your senior yearbook memorable with awesome senior pictures and yearbook tribute ads!

Yearbook tribute ads

Pages devoted to your senior that traditionally include baby pictures, alternate photos from your senior session, and words of congratulations and encouragement. What a personal and touching way to send your senior off in style! You will find information on how to order your senior’s tribute page on Mrs. Graham’s website. This service is provided by Jostens and is done directly through their website.

Important dates to remember: (these are hard deadlines)

  • Senior photos due Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Yearbook tribute ads AND senior quotes due December 31, 2018

Don’t forget to add yearbook to your senior fees.

We look forward to an unforgettable senior year!

 



Bergen Valley Ceiling Tiles

Over the summer, Bergen Valley underwent renovations that required the removal of their student handcrafted ceiling tiles. They would like to reunite the artwork with the students who had created them. Please contact the main office at Bergen Valley, 303.982.4964, if you would like to pick up the tile that your student had created.

 



Athletics

All parents may see an OPT-19 Athletic Pass on your student’s list of fees. If you select to pay this fee, your student will receive a pass that they will use to enter regular season Jeffco athletic events without additional charge.

Thank you to the 300+ students and families who navigated successfully through the new online athletic registration process. Student Athletes who are registered for a Fall Sport can now pay the $175 Jeffco Athletic Fee through their Jeffco Connect Account. Follow this link to see the Jeffco Student Fees assessed to your student. (https://jeffcoconnect.jeffco.k12.co.us/) The $175 sports participation fee is required by Tuesday, August 21st.

Students who are interested in playing a Winter sport, it is not too early to contact the coach. Some are scheduling open-gyms or other pre-season events.  Please explore the Evergreen website to find the team website you are interested in. Winter registration will not be open until mid-October.

 



Jeffco Wellness Policy

A few reminders on Jeffco’s Wellness Policy:

  • Beginning this year, student birthdays should only be recognized with non-food celebrations.
  • The Wellness Policy is based on federal requirements, community input, and addresses nutrition, allergy, and equity concerns.
  • All required wellness policies including fundraisers, class parties, rewards, physical activity, tobacco, and health education can be found in the District Wellness Policy and Guidelines.
  • Please contact Jeffco Healthy Schools at healthyschools@jeffco.k12.co.us with questions. Thank you for helping us create healthy, equitable environments in our school.
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