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Hello Cougar Families and Happy Sunday,

As you may know, this year we have adopted a national school culture project called Sources of Strength. Over 70 of our staff and students are Sources of Strength peer leaders and mentors, and over the course of this year have been engaging in campaigns that promote positivity and resiliency in our school community. Make sure to see this week’s update from Sources of Strength below – it’s so cool!

Great news! Students and families can now purchase this year’s class shirt! Get one here!  

Thanks all, and see below for additional important announcements and information.


Brandon Brekke and EHS School Leadership

Spring Testing


All students will have an altered schedule this Monday and Tuesday for CMAS Testing. Only Juniors will report at 7:30 on 4/15 and 4/16. CMASschedule 2019 Buses will run on their normal schedules. Students not testing will be asked to wait in the Library.


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. PSAT 9/10 makeups will be this week. SAT makeup will be Monday, April 22nd.

PROM 2019
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Elegant Night at the Museum

2019 PROM

When: Saturday, April 27th, 7 - 11pm

Where: Denver Nature and Science Museum

2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

You must have a Student ID to get into Prom.

Make sure to fill out the

Song Selection and Prom Royalty Google form!

And if you want a class shirt fill out the

Google Class Shirt form!

Prom Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online through Jeffco Connect.

Single Ticket $55     Double Tickets $100

Must be purchased before 2:30 pm on Friday, April 26.

Prices will DOUBLE at the door and there will be no discount for two tickets. Students must bring their student ID which will need to be shown at the door.


The payment system for advance purchases is accessed by parents/guardians through their existing Jeffco Connect account.

To purchase tickets without a log in, select the Pay Jeffco Student Fees Without a Login? button. This is located underneath the Jeffco Connect Login box. You may need to scroll down to see it.

Also, if your student's date does not attend Evergreen HS, a DANCE GUEST FORM will need to be filled out and turned into the Main Office prior to the dance. Guest forms due by Wednesday, April 23.


National Honor Society

The National Honor Society Induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in the EHS Auditorium at 7:00 pm.  Please join us in celebrating your student's outstanding accomplishment.  Junior inductees are asked to bring something yummy to share for the reception following the ceremony.  Current Sophomores who qualify will receive National Honor Society invitations for membership in early May.  If your student is interested in joining, please visit our website for details and qualification requirements.

Sources of Strength

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Sources of Strength Adult and Peer Leaders have been hard at work promoting help-seeking behaviors with this month’s focus on the theme of MENTORS. When students were asked to name a trusted adult at EHS, a total of 72 staff members were named, including teachers, support staff, and coaches. Students also identified important qualities of a mentor such as being patient, encouraging, trusting, helpful, compassionate, empathetic, kind, loving, available, relatable, understanding, smart and creative.   To them, a mentor is someone who is unwilling to give up on that student, is a good example and influence, and has experience. Other traits recognized include being someone who motivates you to do better, teaches you about life, cares about you inside and outside of the classroom, pushes you and wants the best for you, trains you in academic and personal aspects of your life, and works hard and enjoys it. By having students reflect on the effective qualities of a mentor and identify a trusted adult in their lives, we are helping to break codes of silence and increase protective factors in our students. 

STEM Endorsement

EHS is seeking current juniors interested in earning 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, of which many of our students have already met. There will be a STEM Endorsement Informational meeting in the EHS Library from 2:40 – 3pm today, Wednesday 4/17.  For more information, click HERE.

Food Drive


A food drive, starting this week, will be hosted in math classrooms at Evergreen High School. Each math teacher has been assigned supplies to collect for ECHO.  Students can bring in the goods to their math class all week. Below are the items each math teacher will be collecting.


Mr. Benson-Ramen noodles

Ms. Berninzoni-Canned tuna/chicken and toothpaste/toothbrushes

Mr. Carver-Peanut butter
Mr. Hamm-Condiments
Ms. Horn-Hearty Soups/Stews and toilet paper
Ms. Hornecker-Canned pasta meals and disposable razors
Ms. Oren-Soap/deodorant/body wash/shave cream and dish soap
Mr. Remec-Sugar and shampoo
Ms. Sherrill-Canned fruit and laundry detergent

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

Jill Athenour, private college counselor & Merrie Wrinn, Lead Counselor at EHS will present. Combinedthese presenters have over 30 years of experience in the college admissions process. This forum provides an opportunity to discuss how the world of college admissions has changed. 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. 

College Day at EHS - THIS WEDNESDAY, April 17th
Dress in your favorite college gear!  Arrive on time and get your favorite college logo/mascot painted on your face - Play the fun college trivia games in College & Career!

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Career Lunches Coming Up this Month:

Phil Davis, Management Consultant , working with corporations such as Google, Microso

Phil Davis

Fri April 26, 2019


Air Quality Environmentalist

Scott Mason

Fri May 17, 2019

DriveSafe Scholarship Essay Competition $1,500 - Teaching teenagers the importance of making safe choices.  Your essay should be about safe decision-making and the role it plays in driving and in life.  Deadline is April 30th.

Need Community Service Hours?    Dinosaur Ridge has a great community service opportunity for Evergreen HS students on Saturday, April 27th with their Community Carnival in the Cretaceous! Volunteers ages 16 & up can help with a variety of activity booths such as a rock-climbing wall, inflatable slides and bounce houses, and midway games with dinosaur-themed prizes. It’s guaranteed to be a lot of fun! For details on the shifts available and sign up to volunteer, please click here.  

Hiwan Homestead Museum is also seeking volunteer counselors for camp in June and docents throughout the summer.  Volunteers could choose to do just one or both. This is a great opportunity to fulfill volunteer hours. Applications are due April 30th.  Click HERE to view their flyer.

Denver STEM College & Career Fair 
- June 8th from 1 to 4 pm at Colorado School of Mines, Lockridge Arena 1651 Elm St. Golden, Co 80401.  Mark your calendar!

Life After High School Job Fair in April  - This event is for 9th through 12th graders. Have you given any thought to what your life after high school will look like? Jeffco Public Schools is hosting an annual College and Career fair- Life After High School! There will be information about every type of post-secondary option - community college, university, apprenticeships, military, employers hiring now and for summer, and school/community resources. The fairs are open to all Jeffco students and families (including those who are no longer enrolled).

  • Arvada High School
    Wednesday, April 17th
    2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Outdoor Lab Leaders

EHS 10th and 11th graders, do you remember your experience at Outdoor Lab in 6th Grade? Do you want the opportunity to earn college ready community service that can boost your applications and a week away at Windy Peak in Bailey or Mount Evans? The application for being an Outdoor Lab High School Leader is open. Evergreen Middle School will be going the week of August 26th-30th during the 2019-2020 school year. See Mr. Borkovec in Counseling to fill out an application to be a leader. We have 10 boys spots open! Girls spots are full for EHS, but would be open to serve other schools during different weeks.


Remember to drop off your completed Senior Memory Boards in the office next week. PTA will keep them until they are displayed during the last week of school.

Community Service Lettering Applications for Seniors are due this Friday to the office.  Seniors who letter in Community Service will be recognized at a ceremony on May 3rd for their efforts in supporting our community.

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.  

Military Bound Seniors

If your post-grad plans include enlisting in the military or attending one of the military academies, please come down to Counseling and speak to your counselor about which academy or which branch of the military you are joining. Please let us know this information by this Monday, April 15th.


You're in it!  Do you have it?  The due date to pre-order yearbooks has passed and we have placed our order based on those who had already paid.  We do have additional books as part of that estimate, but quantities may be limited.  If you are still hoping to get a 2018-2019 yearbook, we need the order as soon as possible.  Please order now, before supplies run out! Remember that all school fees need to be paid prior to receiving a yearbook.  Fee payment is available thru Jeffco Connect.


LEANIN.TEAM is now offering a resiliency workshop for high school students on the 4th Thursday of every month.  The primary focus will be on cultivating resilience & self-compassion, students will be engaged in important discussions surrounding these topics and will develop skills to help them through high school, college and beyond! Sign up at  If unable to sign up, feel free to attend anyway. If you have any questions please contact Jen at

Reminder: offers free individual and group counseling sessions for youth ages 12-20!


UPDATE! As our faculty prepares for Jeffco’s initiative to provide devices for all students (likely to be touchscreen Chromebooks), the Foundation will be instrumental in helping to provide resources and funding for training and professional development. The EHS Technology Committee will be developing ideas and opportunities for training, to be presented at the next Board meeting.

The next Board meeting will be held on May 13th at 7:30AM, in the EHS main office conference room.  

The EHSEF will be seeking new board members for the 2019/2020 school year! If interested, please contact EHSF Board President Dan O’Neil at or 303-332-8170.

Without the efforts of this group, EHS would simply not be as successful as we are. Please consider financially supporting the Evergreen High School Education Foundation by donating HERE.

Jeffco Summer Learning Opportunities

In Jeffco, our summer school options are varied and structured to meet different needs at different locations; some are academic while others are enrichment-based. If you are interested in exploring the options, CLICK HERE for more information.

Athletics & Activites 

Cougar Claw

Weekly Sport Results!

EHS Girls Soccer

Evergreen Home game vs. Classical Academy  #7 Jocelin Zimmerer/Soph

EHS Girls Soccer beat Wheat Ridge in a close game, 2-1, at the NAAC on Tuesday, 4/9.  The girls soccer team dominated the field, keeping possession of the ball most of the game.  They must’ve had over 20 shots on goal, while spreading the offense and dominating Wheat Ridge with an aggressive and sharp defense. With a 1-0 win last Saturday against The Classical Academy and 2-1 win against Standley Lake this past Thursday, the Evergreen girls soccer team has an impressive overall record of 6-2 and are undefeated in league play.  The cougars are now ranked 3rd in RPI! Well done lady Cougars! Keep up the great work!

Baseball is off to a great start with a big win against Green Mountain this past Tuesday.  Green Mountain didn’t see this 16-5 win coming and this gets Evergreen baseball an important win in their first league game.  They also beat Roaring Fork last Friday, April 5th in a dominating win, 21-0. Baseball traveled to D’Evelyn on Saturday. Results to come…..

Girls Golf Results from the Deer Creek League Tournament.  Out of 45 golfers, Evergreen took 4 of the 10 top spots with Kate Lisle scoring her first time ever 75 in a competition!  Evergreen Girls Varsity Golf team remains in 1st place in the Jeffco League with a win at Deer Creek on Monday, 4/8. Congratulations girls!!!  Awesome work.

Track and Field won their freshman only league meet on Tuesday, 4/9!!!  This is a big deal as they competed against 15 other teams in our league.  Congratulations for such a great accomplishment!

EHS Boys Swim Team earned 1st place in Jeffco Relays on 4/6/19 with only 13 swimmers in attendance.

Top results:

1st place 200yd medley relay and 200yd breast relay

2nd place 200yd back relay and 500yd crescendo relay

3rd place 200yd fly/free relay, 400yd ind. relay, and 200yd fly relay


Boys Lacrosse had a tough loss, 12-6, to Cheyenne Mountain High School at home on Tuesday, 4/9.  They look to come back, as they hosted Air Academy on Friday evening. Boys LAX is currently 2-3 overall, but they are just getting going and will be ready to dominate in league play.  Their first league game is this Wednesday, 4/17 vs. Littleton at the Littleton Public Stadium.

Girls Lacrosse is on fire with a 4-2 record overall and a 3-1 league record.  Girls LAX suffered a tough loss to Pine Creek on their turf last Saturday, with a 12-9 loss.  That didn’t stop our lady cougars though from dominating league play this week with big wins over Golden (17-12) and Columbine (17-8)!  They traveled down the hill on Saturday to play Dakota Ridge. Results to come…….

EHS Indoor Percussion Ensemble competed in state and rocky mountain percussion Championships this past Saturday and finished as Bronze medal winners. It is not easy to compete and rank in the top three in Percussion Championships in Colorado. The competition is furious, super competitive. To rank in the top three take long hours of focused work and accountability from each of our iPerc students.  In fact, they had the best score for an EHS percussion ensemble in the ensemble's history (86.15) and medaled, with a third-place finish. A big thank you to their coach, Todd Carrasco, who has done a fabulous job. This group has grown musically and has done so while becoming a really cohesive and respectful ensemble.

Please congratulate the following students if you have them in your class: Matt Bramer, Denali Gray, Claire Hicks, Bode Kaanta, Owen Kingsbury, Kyle Morman, Ethan Polk, Berkeley Price, Jaxson Price, Maddie Sontag.

Home Varsity Games, Week of 4/15

Mon., 4/15-   Baseball vs. Green Mountain @ EHS Baseball Field, 4:00 p.m.

                    Girls Soccer vs. Northridge @ EHS Turf Field, 6:00 p.m.

                    Track and Field Varsity League Meet @ Jeffco Stadium, 3:30 p.m.

Tues., 4/16   Girls Golf Varsity League Match @ Hyland Hills, 8:30 a.m.

                    Track Varsity 4a Relay @ Jeffco Stadium, TBD

                    Baseball vs. D’Evelyn @  EHS Baseball Field, 4:00 p.m.

         Boys Lacrosse vs. Thomas Jefferson @ EHS Turf Field, 4:00 p.m.

                    Girls Soccer vs. Green Mountain @ NAAC, 5:00 p.m.

Wed., 4/17    Girls Tennis vs. Wheat Ridge @ EHS Tennis Courts, 3:30 p.m.

Thurs., 4/18  Girls Lacrosse vs. Steamboat Springs @ EHS Turf Field, 4:00 p.m.

Fri., 4/19       Boys Swim & Dive Jeffco Invite @ Meyers Pool, TBD

                    Boys Lacrosse vs. Conifer @ Conifer HS, 6:00 p.m.


Student Senate Application Process Open for the 2019-2020 School Year

Calling all leaders!!  We are excited to announce the opening of our Senate membership process for the 2019-2020 school year!  No previous student council experience is necessary! We are looking for incoming 9th grade-incoming 12th grade students to join our team.  Prerequisites include a thirst for positively impacting Evergreen High School, our greater community, and the world!  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on how you can be a contributing member to Student Senate. Please see our Co-Student Body Presidents, Sydnee Warren or Lily Mott if you have any questions.  Of course, you can also ask any of our current Senators or Mr. Ramaker for more information. Please see Ms. Krupka in the main office for an application.

Reminder:  You will be charged a gate fee to enter all boys and girls Lacrosse and Girls Soccer games.

An Exciting Message from a Community Member and our area’s Field Hockey Assistant Coach

My name is Meghan Hollenbach and I am an assistant coach for the Dakota Ridge High School Field Hockey team. This team actually accounts for all students in Jefferson County, which is why I'm reaching out to the community!

Last season we didn't have any interest from students in the Evergreen or Conifer school district and we want to try and advertise this great fall sport to more girls in the hopes that they want to come out and play!

In the fall, we practice down at the Rooney Road Sports Complex after school from 5pm - 7pm. I do live and work in Evergreen and commute down to the field after work, so I know it's a bit further of a drive than practices in other sports might be, but depending on interest we might be able to organize carpools or something!


Meghan Hollenbach

If you have interest in this amazing sport, please contact head coach Jessica Summers at  Looking forward to seeing you all on the field next fall!

National Letter of Intent

The next and last letter of intent ceremony for the 2018-2019 school year will be on Wednesday, April 17th.  Please call or email Ms. Kristen Krupka, athletic and activities secretary, at (303) 982-5105 or to notify us of your student athletes exciting news! Please join us in the EHS Auditorium from 8-9am this Wednesday to recognize and celebrate the signing Athletes.

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