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Brandon Brekke and EHS School Leadership

October Count

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Mark October 2 on your calendar – it’s October Count! The most important action you can take to support school funding is to make sure your student attends school this upcoming Wednesday. Much of public education funding from the State of Colorado is based on student count, and the official student count day this year is this Wednesday.

The “count window” the state observes is September 25 - October 9, and the key student count day is Wednesday, October 2. Please help us ensure all our students are accurately counted by having your student in class that day! If your child must be absent on October 2 due to serious illness, call our attendance line, 303.982.5140 to report the absence. Attendance during the “count window” will help counteract an absence on October 2, but it’s best to come to school that day.


As we are in the full swing of the school year, we want to stress the importance of being in class.  Students who miss class will never be able to get 100% of the information presented. Data collected from core classes in the 2018/19 school year found that students who earned a D or F averaged 13 absences in that class per semester.  Students who did not earn an D or F during the school year had an average of 4 absences in that class per semester.

If your child does miss class, the best time to make up work is during Advisement Wednesday mornings  7:30-9:00am.  

Thank you for your support of Evergreen High School!

Speech and Debate Team

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Evergreen High School's Varsity Speech and Debate Team is excited to kick off their second season! The team has grown substantially to over 20 members, and we are excited to attend our first tournament of the fall, Saturday, October 12th at Cherry Creek High School.

Additionally, we are fortunate and proud to announce that Andy Fulham has joined Mr. Harrison as an assistant coach for the team. Mr. Fulham brings years of experience from competing in Speech and Debate tournaments at the college level, attending national championships while enrolled at both Colorado State University and the University of Denver, as well as a passion for engaging with students in critical thinking exercises. Current debate topics include the use of Standardized Testing Scores in Undergraduate College Admissions, the impact of the Road and Belt Initiative on the European Union, and U.S. Arms Sales to Foreign Nations.

Students that are interested in joining the team are invited to attend our next meeting, Monday, September 30th from 2:40-3:45 in Room G-309, or to talk to directly with Mr. Harrison in person.

Vaping Parent Academy and Resource Fair


Join the Arvada Police Department for a Parent Academy for parents, guardians, and educators at all levels on Wednesday, October 2nd at Arvada High School. We've teamed up with Children's Hospital to bring this class to everyone and are excited to do so. We believe that vaping has been an issue and we are starting to get medical results that vaping is bad for the body, especially for teens. 

In addition to the hour long class on vaping and substance use, we will be hosting a resource fair which will have different departments, agencies, and programs that could be helpful for parents and/or their students. We will also have a mobile bedroom which allows parents to walk through and try to find different hiding spots where teens may be hiding drug/vaping paraphernalia. 

The resource fair will be from 6-7 p.m. with the class following from 7-8 p.m. See the attached FLYER for additional details.

Innovation Fund

Innovation Fund

Calling all Jeffco student innovators in 9th - 11th Grades: IDEAS WANTED! What would enhance YOUR learning experience? Level up your ED & tell us - apply for Jeffco’s Innovation Fund! The Sky’s the limit!  Applications will be available starting 9/30.  Click HERE to learn more and access the application starting Monday.

Job Opportunities


Want to join a great team?  Evergreen High School is currently hiring for the following positions: 
1.  Full Time Health Room Aide
2.  3 Custodial Positions - Hours Vary

Visit the Jeffco Jobs Board now to apply!

Counselors' Corner


6 Week Grading Window

Wednesday, September 25th marked the end of the first 6 week grading window.  Grades will be posted in Infinite Campus tomorrow, September 30th by 3pm. 


Junior Classroom Visits

The Junior Counselors went into English classes this past week to begin the discussion of post secondary planning. Students were able to research colleges based on many different aspects, i.e. location, size, interests, etc.  This process will continue as students begin to narrow their search. We also talked about military options and working after high school.   The students were super engaged with the process and we hope this continues. If you have questions, have your student login to Naviance to show you their progress.  The picture below is one of the slides we used with our discussion as a guide.

College Planning

College Fairs

College Fairs of the Greater Denver Area continue next week. 
Please see the attached flyers for details and locations.
         Lakewood HS    Monarch HS    MVHS

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Sincerely EHS Counseling

Farmer's Market

farmers market

CTE students will be running the Youth Farm Stand every Saturday through October.

This year we will be setting up and selling a variety of fresh local fruits and vegetables at the Buffalo Park Community Garden from 9:00 am to noon.  We also will have fresh homemade salsa's and jams for sale.



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Mark your calendars for Monday, November 4th, our first ever fundraising day for the EHS Education Foundation. This year, IT’S EASY TO INVEST IN EHS. November 4th will be our dedicated 24-hour online giving campaign

The EHS Education Foundation benefits ALL students at Evergreen High School by supporting the quality education we've come to expect from our award-winning school and ensuring the success of the students who pass through its doors.

November 4th is your chance to show your financial support of our incredible school.  Mark your calendars and stay tuned!

Please consider financially supporting the Evergreen High School Education Foundation by donating HERE.

PTSA logo

Please visit this link to join PTSA. 


Upcoming PTSA Sponsored Events

trivia night

Join other EHS parents on October 2nd @ 6:30pm.  
This is a great opportunity to meet other EHS parents and play some trivia.



Would you like to become CPR certified?  You could save a life!  PTSA will be hosting Evergreen Fire and Rescue in the EHS Library on October 24th from 3:00-6:30pm.  This is a free CPR course for all EHS students, family and staff. There will be an $8 charge to receive a certification card. Click HERE to reserve your spot now!  Space is limited.

Athletics and Activities

Our athletics messenger is moving to a bi-monthly schedule.   We will be back next week with athletic updates and events.  Current events and scores can be viewed by going to MaxPreps.

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


Join us tomorrow, 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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