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Hello Cougar Families and Happy Sunday,



Brandon Brekke and EHS School Leadership

Labor Day

There will be NO SCHOOL this Monday, September 2nd
We will follow a normal schedule for the rest of the week.

Vision and Hearing Screening

hearing and vision

On the morning of Tuesday September 3rd we will be doing Hearing and Vision Screening.  We will be screening all 9th graders and all 9th - 12th graders that are new to the district.  There will be an overhead announcement calling students down by the 1st letter of their last name.  The screening will take place in the library and shouldn't take but few minutes of your student's time.
We look forward to seeing them!

Science Olympiad
science olympiad

Do you enjoy science or engineering? If yes, then you should join the EHS Science Olympiad team! We will compete against other teams throughout Colorado in 23 different events comprising all kinds of science disciplines. If you are interested, our Informational Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 4th, during Advise in the Collabaquarium from 8:00 to 8:40 AM. There will be snacks! This meeting is extremely important for those interested, as it covers everything you need to know about committing to Science Olympiad. We hope to see you there!

(If you are unable to attend, but still would like the information, email Sydney George at for the info you missed.)

Upcoming Travel:  Dublin and Britain

dublin trip
dublin trip
This trip will be offered during Spring Break 2020 - March 19-28, 2020.  For more information view this LINK and attend our parent meeting next week.

Clubs, Clubs, So Many Opportunities in Clubs!
clubs and activities
We have so many wonderful clubs.   New chances to get involved are being created daily.  Please visit our website under the Clubs and Activities tab, to view all of the currently available clubs.
One of those new clubs is the recently created Rock and Roll Club.  They will be meeting in Ms. Skipp’s room, B303, from 2:30-4 every Wednesday.  "We are about rock n’ roll appreciation. We will be listening to music, analyzing lyrics, and enjoying the music for how great it is.  Rock n Roll ain’t noise pollution!"

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.

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



If your student was unable to drop off their graduation order with Jostens this week, they can drop them off with Mrs. Allen in the Main Office thru Friday.  After September 6th, families will need to mail in their orders directly to Jostens.  All students are required to wear the matching cap and gown in order to walk in our graduation ceremony on May 14th 2020.  Late orders may incur additional costs. 

Cougar Parents


Let’s talk Mindfulness! Jamie Blackburn is a former Jeffco school counselor, as well as a yoga teacher, and founder of the Inner MAP Project, a program designed to make Mindfulness, physical Activity, and Presence of mind (MAP) a daily habit. She offers several upcoming opportunities for you and your students. Please click on this link for more information:


Sincerely, EHS Counseling


Free Confidential Counseling




Individual Counseling and Group Counseling‚Äč

Services Provided by Licensed Therapists
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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.

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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.

-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!!!

Robbie Day at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships!

It is with great pride that we report Robbie Day, EHS Junior, was selected to compete on Team USA at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, held in Canada last week.  What a huge accomplishment for this young man. Congratulations!
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Weekly Sport Highlights

Recent competitions:

8/23 - Volleyball vs Ralston Valley - Wow - EHS WINS in 5 games.  This game was attended by many of our students and the school spirit was palpable! 

8/25 - Mountain Bike Team Race #1 - The EHS Mountain Bike Team had a strong showing last weekend at the first race of the season in Nathrop. 50 EHS students raced making ours one of the largest teams in the South Conference and earned a 4th Place finish in Division 1. Over 650 kids raced in the South Conference.  Senior Alex Purrington had the team’s top finish with 2nd place in the Varsity Boys race. Other top finishers included Junior Alyssa Leifer (11th Place, Varsity Girls), Junior Maddie Graham (10th Place, JV Girls), Julia Wordley (18th Place, Sophomore Girls), Trevor Chartier (19th Place, Sophomore Boys), Megyn Fonda (17th Place, Freshman Girls), and Ben Leifer (11th Place, Freshman Boys).  Of note, 20 Freshman raced, making this our largest class of mountain bike racers yet. The future of the EHS Mountain Biking Team is bright. 

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8/26 - Boys Golf @ Bear Creek GC - Bear Creek Golf Course played tough at yesterday's Jeffco League Boys Golf Tournament.  The course was in excellent condition with fast rolling greens proving to be a difficult test for all players.  Evergreen placed second, 6 shots behind Golden High School. Second-place finisher Jack Mitchell led the Cougars with a score of 82, followed by Clay Whitton in a three-way tie for third with a 83.  Tanner Erlander finished 11th and Jake Dekoker 15th overall in the 4A Division.

8/27 - Boys Soccer @ Kent Denver- Our boys soccer team had a tough loss to Kent Denver, going down 4-0 against this mighty 3A opponent.  It’s a good litmus test for our boys soccer team though. They will be stronger when they play Conifer this Tuesday, 9/3 @ 6:30 p.m.

8/27 - Softball @ Bear Creek 4pm- Our mighty Cougar softball team got the big “W” against Bear Creek, with a 6-3 win.  Congrats ladies!

8/29 - Softball tourney began in Erie and continues Fri and Sat- Results will be included in next week’s messenger

8/29 - XC @ Ponderosa’s Mustang Stampede- Colin Szuch and Sarah Allen took First Place in the Boys and Girls Varsity races and EHS Girls took First overall!

8/29 - Volleyball @ Bear Creek

8/30 - Boys Golf @ Indian Tree GC

8/30 - Football @ Erie HS- Season opener!!

Hope to see you this week at these upcoming Varsity competitions!

Tuesday, 9/3

Boys Soccer vs. Conifer @ EHS, 6:30 p.m. - Mountain Bowl!

Girls Volleyball vs. Erie @ EHS, 6:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, 9/4

Boys Tennis vs. D’Evelyn @ EHS, 3:30 p.m.

Gymnastics league meet @ Lakewood HS, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, 9/5

Cross Country Invitational @ Stoney Creek GC, 3:00 p.m.

Boys Tennis @ Colorado Academy, 4:00 p.m.

Girls Volleyball vs. Chatfield @ EHS, 6:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer vs. Fairview @ EHS, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, 9/6

Softball Tournament @ EHS, 8:00 a.m-6:00 p.m.

Boys Tennis @ Standley Lake HS, 3:30 p.m.

Volleyball Tournament @ Thomas Jefferson HS, 4:00 p.m.

Football vs. Lewis-Palmer @ EHS, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, 9/7

Softball Tournament @ EHS, 8:00 a.m-6:00 p.m.

Volleyball Tournament @ Thomas Jefferson HS, 9:00 a.m.

Cross Country Invitational @ Heritage HS, 7:30 a.m.

All Fall Athletes’ must have a current physical on file and have paid the $175 Jeffco Athletic Fee by this time. 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 no interruption in their participation.

Weekly eligibility notice:

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

Athletic Pass:

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.

Discounted entry ticket books are available for Adults in the Financial office. (10 tickets for $55)

2nd Annual Evergreen High School Baseball’s Fundraiser Golf Tournament

Join us on Monday, September 30, 2019 at Hiwan Golf Club for a chance to win $10,000 or a trip to Pebble Beach.  Proceeds benefit Evergreen High School Baseball.  Visit for more information.  


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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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