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Hello Cougar Families and Happy Sunday,

We wish all of you had a wonderful, restful and safe Spring Break. Our students and faculty (and parents too!) had certainly earned it. Let's keep our fingers crossed for some sunny weather!


Brandon Brekke and EHS School Leadership

Spring Testing


APRIL 2 - 4:  During study halls and free periods, Sophomores and Juniors will be completing pre-administration activities to prepare for the PSAT 10 and SAT.  Our students who provide consent will also answer the student questionnaires. Students will fill out the Student Data Consent Form during the pre-administration. Information regarding this consent process was provided to you directly from the district. We have also included them in this Messenger (PSAT 9 Family Letter 2019; PSAT 10 Family Letter 2019; & SAT 11 Family Letter 2019) To be taken to the family calendar CLICK HERE . You will be able to view the daily schedule for these testing weeks.

APRIL 9:  All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will take the PSAT 9, PSAT 10, or the SAT beginning at 7:30 am.  Seniors will report to school at 8am in the auditorium for a graduation informational meeting.  Busses will run as usual and lunch will be available on a very limited basis. All students testing need #2 pencils, a calculator, and juniors need their school ID.

Students testing with ACCOMMODATIONS should plan on being at school longer than their grade level peers, and will likely miss the lunch period.  Please have your student speak to Mrs. Speers if they have specific questions.

APRIL 15 and 16:  Juniors CMAS Science (Please read this linked letter for important testing information.) Testing is scheduled on April 15 from 7:30-9:30 am and April 16 from 7:30-8:30 am. All students will have a modified 7 period schedule on both days. Please note that students who skip these tests or are called out as sick will be expected to make up testing and may be pulled out of class to complete testing. These types of absences are not considered to be a valid form of test refusal. Please contact Mr. Wooten, School Assessment Coordinator, with any questions: or 303.982.5145.

Counselor's Corner

School Counselor

Changing the College Conversation from “Getting In” to “Fitting in”

April 15, 2019

6:30pm to 7:30pm

EHS Auditorium

The recent college admissions scandal has brought to light the frenzy that is going on around college admissions. As a society, we’ve bought into the idea that the more selective the college the better it must be, and in order to be set-up for success in life you’ve got to attend one of the "best" schools. Students feel relentless pressure to get high grades and stellar test scores while being a star athlete that does heroic community work. 

It’s time to change the conversation.

During this session we will discuss how the world of college admissions has changed, why it changed, and the need to stop focusing on selectivity and rankings and start thinking about finding colleges that are a fit. Come learn how to approach college planning from a perspective of growth and opportunity, rather than fear and scarcity. Discover how to find colleges where your student will feel comfortable being themselves, and yet will be challenged to learn and grow. 

All Evergreen parents and students welcome.


Jill Athenour is a private college counselor. She has 25+ years’ experience in the education field and has earned the designation of Certified Education Planner (CEP), achieving the profession's highest standard. Jill visits over a dozen campuses each year, attends national conferences, and participates in professional activities and organizations to keep up with college admissions trends. Jill has lived in Evergreen for 27 years and has two children, both of whom graduated from EHS.

Merrie Wrinn is a EHS school counselor with 7 years’ experience. Merrie has earned her MA in school counseling, NCC and LPC. Merrie attends yearly college admission professional development programs and is a member of the College Fairs of Greater Denver. As a school counselor one of her favorite responsibilities is supporting students in post-secondary planning.   

Jeffco Virtual Academy
 has opened registration for the 2019-20 school year.  

  • Already a part-time JVA student:
    • You don’t need to fill out a new application. You need to contact your JVA counselor.
  • Not currently a part-time JVA student:
    • You will need to apply via the application on JVA’s website Click Admissions and New Student Enrollment.

Please see your EHS school counselor with further questions.

Career Lunches scheduled for the first week of April:

CAD - Computer Aided Design - Scott Hatfield - during A lunch

Tue, April 2

Registered Dietitian - Susie Speers during B lunch

Tue, April 2

All Nursing Careers during B lunch- Michelle Stone & Heather Thomford

Fri, April 5




Wednesday, April 17

*Dress in your favorite college gear* Arrive on time and get your favorite college logo/mascot painted on your face* play all the fun college trivia games



Senior Scholarships:  Each year EHS proudly recognizes the outstanding academic achievements of our graduating seniors by collecting scholarship award offer letters. Both accepted and declined. The monetary total is presented at both Senior Academic Awards Ceremony and Graduation.

Please have your senior submit ALL scholarship award offer letters that come from a prospective school to Michelle Yeager no later than Monday, April 29, at 2:30pm. Please indicate clearly whether the offer is accepted or declined. Accepted scholarships will be printed in the Senior Academic Awards Program.  


The College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver has created a summer camp for high school students plus recent graduates called Architecture in the City. The camp will run from June 3rd to the 14th. Students will get the opportunity to explore architecture and the related fields in the studio environment through drawing and model building. Students will visit local firms and have a final project that will be installed near the CU Denver campus.   Please visit the website with more information:

Career Days for Girls in Transportation & Construction. This program is a week-long event to introduce high school girls to engineering careers in Transportation and Construction. The deadline to apply is April 5th. Contact for more information.

RYLA - A leadership training camp for any High School Sophomore or Junior sponsored by Rotary International.  All expense paid 5 day conference July 14-July 19 OR July 21-July 26 in Estes Park, CO.   Application deadline is April 15.  Apply

SERVICE ACADEMY DAY in Colorado.  This day is a big event for rising seniors that wish to attend any military academy and later serve as an officer in the respective branch of the military. You’ll learn about the admissions process and nomination requirements. Service Academy Day is April 13th at 11 am at Denver South High School. Information can be found in front of College & Career.

Mental Illness Education Program