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Brandon Brekke and EHS School Leadership

MAP Testing and Test Fest


MAP GROWTH TESTING:  This week, students enrolled in English 9, English 10, Analytic Algebra, Algebra 1, and Geometry will begin MAP Growth testing. The English and Math assessments will take place over two block class periods. 

MAP Growth tests are administered at the beginning, middle and end of each year. These tests serve as one of many data points in measuring student progress. For additional information on the MAP Growth test, please click HERE

Start Planning for TEST FEST on Wednesday, October 16.

For many years, EHS has used the October National PSAT/NMSQT testing date to administer multiple tests.  EHS calls this day TEST FEST.  Students will be taking the 9th, 10th, and 11th grade PSAT tests on Wed., Oct. 16.  All of these tests are used to identify college readiness, and we use the results in our academic counseling process to help determine proper academic placement in classes.  The National Merit Scholarship is awarded to a small amount of students every year to help them fund their college experience.  In fact, the PSAT is sometimes referred to as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT).  Three benefits of taking the PSAT are—

  1. Since the junior year is the only year that students can qualify for the National Merit Scholarship, they might want to give it a practice shot during the sophomore year.
  2. It helps students connect with colleges.
  3. It better prepares students to take the SAT.

The exam fee is $12 for the PSAT 9/10 and $17 for the PSAT/NMSQT.  Test registration closes at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  Students are considered registered when the OPTIONAL fee has been paid online through Jeffco Connect. 

Please take note that only students testing attend school on October 16.  Parents do not need to call the attendance line.  Buses will run on a normal schedule.


  • Students need to arrive by 7:25 a.m. with a calculator and #2 pencils.
  • Freshmen students will be done at approximately 10:45 a.m.Sophomores and juniors will finish at approximately 11:30 a.m.(Students with accommodations will finish at various times.)

As a reminder, all students will take a free PSAT or SAT in the spring as part of our state mandated testing.

Please contact Dr. Artes at or (303) 982-5126 with any questions.

Scheduling: Level Change Policy


Click here to view and understand the Level Change Policy and request form. 
If you have questions please contact your student's Guidance Counselor, per information below.

Merrie Wrinn: 10th and 12th A-K
Keith Wall: 10th and 12th L-Z
Dan Borkovec: 9th and 11th A-K
Amy Wells: 9th and 11th L-Z

2019-2020 Changes to AP

College Board AP

If your student is taking an AP class this year, we want to make you aware of some changes to the weighted grading policy, registration deadlines and pricing.  This is a LINKED document detailing all of those changes.

Counselors' Corner



Senior counselors will be working with students in their English classes this week.  They will be talking about post-secondary planning as well as the college application process. Please come ready to learn. 

At the Senior Class meeting this Wednesday, Jostens handed out ordering packets for graduation.  These include information about announcements, Caps and Gowns, and class rings.  If you did not receive one,  you can stop by the Main Office and pick one up from Mrs. Allen. 

Jostens will have representatives here during both lunches on Tuesday, August 27th and Wednesday, August 28th collecting orders All students are required to wear the matching cap and gown in order to walk in our graduation ceremony on May 14th 2020.  Jostens will be accepting cash, check, and/or credit card.  You can pay in full, make payments, or simply make an $80 deposit for the entire order and pay the balance upon delivery.  All orders placed on these two days will receive the group discount that is already reflected in their packets. Late orders may incur additional costs. 

Cougar Parents


Whether you are new to Evergreen High School with an incoming freshman, or you have been here with other children, it is always important to remember how you can best support your students while they are here. 



Attend Back-to-School Night and Parent-Teacher Conferences

If you want the most up-to-date information about our school and your child, Back to School Night on August 27th and Parent-Teacher Conferences are the best way to stay informed


Visit the School 

and Its Website

We update our website weekly. Make sure to learn about calendar dates, new programs, tutoring, sports schedules and more.  The access is right at your fingertips, click here to access and bookmark our EHS Homepage!


Support Homework Expectations and Instill Organizational Skills     

We are a rigorous school, but your child can succeed in ALL of their classes.  Make sure they attend Advise on Wednesday mornings, Open Access after school, or the Den if they need extra help!


Get Involved

Try to come to some athletic games, theater or music events and encourage your child to join a club!  We have so many opportunities for your child to get involved and you can do it too!


Know the School/District 

Discipline Expectations

Make sure to familiarize yourself with school/district discipline policies. If you need help or clarification, please ask!


Make time to check in 

with your student

You know your kid.  If you are noticing that your child’s behavior is changing at home, please let us know! 


Attendance Is Very Important!

Kids need to be here to learn and succeed.  We understand things come up, but aiming for great attendance is KEY.  Remember, your child has to attend 90% of their classes in order to go to Homecoming and Prom. 


Send Your Teen to School 

Ready to Learn       

Mornings can be busy, but having your child eat breakfast before they head for school is so important. If they forgot food, or didn’t eat breakfast, have them swing into the Counseling wing to grab a snack from the Mountain Backpack Program. If you need more assistance with meals, please have your child see their counselor.

The Counseling Team at Evergreen High School is grateful and excited to support our students this year. Our priority is to assist in ensuring the needs of your child are met, and that your experience at EHS is one of excellence in education. 

Sincerely, EHS Counseling


As our faculty prepares for EDforTECH, Jeffco’s initiative to touchscreen Chromebooks to all student, the Foundation will be instrumental in helping to provide resources and funding for training and professional development. 

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.

PTSA logo

We would like to invite all of our families to join the EHS PTSA. As you may or may not know, our membership drive is our main fundraiser for the year and we would love to have you join us. The fee is only $25 and your donation will go a long way to help the PTSA support our school and it's needs for the upcoming year. Join today!  PTSA LINK 

Athletics and Activities


A Message from your Athletic Director

Evergreen Community,

It is with great excitement that we welcome you to another great year!  We have lots of great things happening, which was detailed in our July welcome back message.  As we enter our fall sport competitions, I would like to remind everyone of the VERY high expectations we have for adult and student behavior at our sporting events.  New this year, we will have signs posted throughout our athletic venues, reminding everyone of the importance of great sportsmanship. In addition, we will be implementing a yellow and red card system.  Briefly, this works the same as a player being carded in a soccer game. If I or any admin./campus supervisors observe poor sportsmanship, that individual will be shown a yellow card as a warning. Of course, we will be very explicit, and explain why the individual is getting a yellow card.  If the poor sportsmanship behavior continues, that individual will be shown a red card and asked to leave the event. If for some reason, the individual in non-compliant, they risk being trespassed for the remaining season competitions, or depending on the behavior, the entire year. This system is being implemented to remind everyone that we hold ourselves to a higher standard, and our words and actions will be supportive and positive.  Let’s have a great fall season where we compete at the highest level on and off the field! Please click on the link below for an important sportsmanship message from our Executive Director of Athletics and Activities, Mr. Jim Thyfault.
Sportsmanship Message

-Christian Ramaker, Athletic Director

Steinmark Award

Evergreen High School was presented with the Steinmark Award at the Jeffco Hall of Fame reception in June.  This award is presented to the school with the highest average place finish in all of its sports programs, as compared to the average place finish of our Jeffco league competition.  This is an incredible accomplishment!! In fact, to highlight how big of an accomplishment this is, we haven’t received the Steinmark award since the 2000-2001 school year! D’Evelyn has won this award every year since 2010-2011, and before that Ralston Valley had a pretty tight grip on it between 2000 and 2010.  At the end of the 2019-2020 season, I have high hopes that we will be keeping the Steinmark award at EHS, AND adding the Paul Davis Sportsmanship Award!!!

Our Football Team Inspires!

As we know, you can’t be an Evergreen Cougar without having a heart for our community!  Earlier in July, our football team participated in a flag football game with the Inspire program, run by Ms. Maren Schreiber at EPRD. INSPIRE incorporates opportunities for social, physical, and inclusive recreational experiences for individuals with disabilities. 

Weekly Sport Highlights

Recent competitions:

8/12 - Boys Golf- 1st place in Jeffco League @ Applewood GC

8/20 - Boys Golf- 2nd place in Jeffco League @ Deer Creek

8/20 - Softball WIN over Eagle Valley

8/23 - Volleyball vs Ralston Valley

8/25 - Mountain Bike Team Race #1

Hope to see you this week at these 

Upcoming competitions:

8/26 - Boys Golf @ Bear Creek GC

8/27 - Boys Soccer @ Kent Denver 4:15pm

8/27 - Softball @ Bear Creek 4pm

8/29, 8/30 & 8/31 - Softball tourney @ Erie

8/29 - Volleyball @ Bear Creek 6:30pm

8/30 - Boys Golf @ Indian Tree GC

8/30 - Football @ Erie HS 7pm

All Fall Athletes’ should now have completed the fall registration, have a current physical on file and have paid the $175 Jeffco Athletic Fee. Coaches are notified of athletes with an outstanding balance and out of date physicals. Please ensure your student does not have fees due and keep an eye on the expiry date of their physical to ensure there is not interruption in their participation.

Weekly eligibility notice:

Grade checks will begin the first Tuesday of September. If your student has a D or F in one or more classes you will be notified by automated messenger. A second report is run on Friday for Athletes. Weekly Academic Eligibility is determined by Friday’s grades. If a student athlete has an F on Friday they will be ineligible the following Monday through Saturday.

If you purchased a Jeffco Athletic Pass for your student and they do not have “Athletics” on their student id, they can pick up the 2019-20 sticker in the Financial or Athletics office. In order to receive free entry to the games, the student must have their student id indicating Athletics. This pass can be purchased at any time, but please keep in mind that it may take 24 hours to process. So please purchase early in the week and pick up the sticker before game day.

Parents can purchase discounted entry ticket books in the Financial office


Soccer Sale


The EHS Boys’ Soccer Varsity & JV teams have a spirit wear fundraiser underway. Check out the items for sale at FANCLOTH.SHOP/BEUQJ. We have soccer-related items as well as general Evergreen Cougars spirit wear. The sale CLOSES at midnight on Wed. 8/28/19. Orders must include a soccer player's name! (Go to if you need a name).

Please contact Soccer Booster VP, Patty Paterson, at 719-588-1402 with any questions or help with placing your online order. Orders and payment are made directly online for a quick & easy shopping experience. Orders should arrive around Sept. 16th.

Band Logo

Are you wondering how you could support music and arts in Evergreen?  Help the Evergreen High School Cougar Pride Marching Band “March to the Top!” Our March to the Top fundraising campaign is in full swing and we need your support. Funds will help us reach our goal to compete and medal at the State Band Competition and will support individual instrument instruction, props, competition entrance fees, and licensing of our program, among other things. The EHS IMB is a 501c3 organization so all contributions are tax deductible. Any level of support will help.  You can donate directly with the link: Please list MTTT in the note. Sko Cougs!

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