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Hello Cougar Families and Happy Sunday,

A few reminders: Both the Family and School Partnership Survey and School Start Time Surveys are linked below - your input and feedback are needed and very important!


Brandon Brekke and EHS School Leadership


Congratulations to our DECA Participants and State Qualifiers!  Over 60 Evergreen Business students competed last week with 600 students from 9 other schools in events including Travel & Tourism, Sports & Entertainment and Entrepreneurship. Twelve students at the district competition qualified for state, including one Freshman. Other DECA members will qualify by submitting a business-related project. The overnight state competition is in February at the fabulous Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.  Talk to a current DECA member, officer or Mr. Newkirk about how to join DECA next year. Good luck at State -- Go Cougars!
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Interact Club

Participants from EHS Interact Club and EPRD INSPIRE Program (Special Needs) did a group activity for the 2nd year, at Go Paint.  This was an inclusion project between Interact and INSPIRE where each participant designed tiles which will be put together as a framed mirror and sold at the Andy Smith Senior INSPIRE Golf Tournament in July.  The Interact group helped the participants with disabilities to be creative, have fun and interact with each other. They made the room light up with their positive attitude, strength and love towards the Inspire group.

Sources of Strength

Thank you to all of the adult peer leaders and student peer leaders who participated in the recent Sources of Strength training!


Parking Fines

All 1st Semester Parking Fines are Due this Wednesday, December 12th 2018. Please log on to your Jeffco Connect account to pay. All parking passes with outstanding fines after this Wednesday, will be revoked and collected Thursday and Friday.

Family-School Partnership survey

The Family-School Partnership (FSP) survey is currently open!  This survey offers an opportunity for parents to provide feedback on our schools’ communication, collaboration, and support for student learning. It closes this Friday, December 14.  The survey was sent directly to all families via SchoolMessenger by Communication Services.  Click HERE to be taken to the survey now.  We would love to hear your feedback.  Let us know how we are doing!

School Start Time Task Force

The School Start Time Task Force has been meeting since last spring, analyzing the research around school start times and its effect on students, especially in middle and high school. The Task Force will be issuing a parent survey for all parents in Jeffco, beginning Friday, November 16 and ending Sunday, December 2.  The Task Force will then use this information to make recommendations to Dr. Glass and members of the Cabinet in January.  Check out the Jeffco School Start Time webpage for more information.  Click HERE to take the survey now.


The Society of Women Engineers Next (SWENext) presents speaker MRutheyi Thompson, a
Civil Environmental Engineer, on Friday, 14 December 2018, at 2:35 in room E-315. MRutheyi Thompson has spent over two decades in hazardous materials, hazardous waste, environmental compliance, LEED building environmental design, and accessibility design in recreation and public buildings.

She currently works in Environmental/Safety/Health for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.  SWENext exposes students to engineers in order to promote the understanding of different types of engineering fields and careers. We promote diversity and inclusion in engineering.  All students are welcome.


Greece Travel Opportunity

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Still thinking about summer travel?  It’s not too late to join Ms. Gordon in Greece.  THIS attachment discusses details.  The deadline is December 14.  See Ms. Gordon in E-307 if you have questions!

Moot Court

Moot Court
will be taking place Monday thru Friday, December 10-14th, in the library.  Please see the attached SCHEDULE for dates, times, groups, and topic to be debated.  Come witness Mr. Mott's AP US Government classes debate engaging, current day topics.

Cocoa and Cram

Cocoa and Cram

Parents of Freshmen:
Preparing for final exams at the end of the semester can be a new and stressful experience for freshmen, so their Link Leaders are here to help! On December 13, Link Leaders, along with Senate and National Honor Society students, will host our annual Cocoa & Cram study session in the EHS library from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Specific study strategies and expert help will be available for core subjects, including AP and Honors levels. All freshmen are welcome at this free event, and hot cocoa and light snacks will be provided.

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Winter Finals Schedule

The Winter Finals Schedule is now available.  Refer to the family calendar on our website for details.  You can click on any of the daily schedules for a link to the schedule for the week as well.

Girls Lead the Way Leadership Conference

Join EHS Key Club on December 14th at 7pm in the EHS Auditorium for a screening of Bending the Arc! Bending the Arc is a documentary about a team of young people—Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl—whose charitable medical work, 30 years ago, ignited a global health movement. Their goal was simple but daring: to make high quality health care available to everyone, even in the world’s poorest countries. Fighting entrenched diseases, political and bureaucratic machinery, and the existing charity and medical establishments, these crusaders took their fight from the village to the world stage, to ensure that health care is a right for all, and that geography should not determine destiny.

      Bending the Arc chronicles their journey as they started Partners in Health, an organization the works to bring modern medicine to under-served communities across the globe. $5 donation is suggested; all money raised goes to Partners in Health.

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 - Important dates to remember for Yearbook
Tribute ads are due December 31, 2018 - 
These are pages that traditionally include baby pictures, alternate photos from your senior session, and words of congratulations and encouragement. You will find information on how to order tribute pages on Mrs. Graham’s website. This service is provided by Jostens and is done directly through their website.

 -  Hey EHS! Do you do something cool outside of school? Do you dance, rock climb, scuba dive, surf, play hockey, ride horses, or anything else that isn’t featured in the yearbook? If so, we want your pictures! You can send your pictures to Mrs. Graham at

Senior quotes are due December 31, 2018

Don’t forget to add yearbook to your senior fees.

Warren Tech and Jeffco Virtual Academy

  • Warren Tech:  The application is open for the 2019-2020 school year. Priority deadline is early February. Current Sophomores and Juniors can apply. The application is located on their website under admissions. Admission is not first come first serve. It is based on credits earned towards graduation, attendance, GPA/current grades, standardized test scores and behavior records. Students can select a first and second choice. If you plan on riding the bus, you need to select the AM session. Please see an EHS counselor for more information.

  • Jeffco Virtual Academy:  JVA may open their enrollment for the Spring semester. Students can fill out a waitlist application now.

Upcoming Parent Learning Opportunity

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As an ongoing service to our GT community, the Jeffco Gifted and Talented department will be hosting a parent education night on Monday January 28th in the 5th Floor Board Room at the Jefferson County District Office.
 Please click here for further information.



In an effort to coordinate a Holiday Teacher Appreciation campaign, PTSA has created a Sign Up Genius.  EHS families, let’s show our appreciation to our EHS teachers and staff this holiday season by signing up to contribute using the link above.

Check in with EHS PTSA any time! To get more information visit the EHS PTSA website HERE (also linked on the EHS homepage).

Athletics & Activites 

Madrigal Faire

The Madrigal Faire was held last Saturday at EHS.  I brought my oldest daughter to see this event.  As we walked down main street, we could tell that this was going to be something special.  It did not disappoint!  As we walked into the commons, the marketplace was filled with activity.  Several students were performing a short act with singing and joviality abound.  As we walked through the marketplace (actually squeezed through, as it was wall to wall with parents, students, performers, and staff), I was struck by a sense of community and togetherness.  The positivity in the environment was palpable.  Upon announcement of the upcoming 3:00 p.m. concert, we moved into the auditorium for an hour long holiday performance, a collaboration between our combined choirs, band, and orchestra.  My daughter and I were front and center in the third row and marveled at the incredible spirit and beauty that filled the auditorium.  What talent, what preparation, what a great event to showcase our amazing community!  Thanks to Ms. Carpenter, Mr. Cruse, our parent volunteers, our student performers, and all the community members that took time out of their day to join in one of the finest events I have been to during my 17 years in education. 

General Announcements:

Winter Sports Payment:

Winter sports are up and running, and about to be at full steam, as we are entering our third week of winter sports competition.  We are asking that the district fee of $175.00 is paid in Jeffco Connect as soon as possible.  If you have any questions about payment, please contact EHS financial secretary, Ms. Patricia Stephens, at (303) 982-5102 or

Ticket Books for Sale:

Come see us in the financial office if you are interested in saving a few dollars on general admission to Jeffco sporting contests.  We have 10 ticket booklets available in the office for $55.00.  please contact EHS financial secretary, Ms. Patricia Stephens, at (303) 982-5102 or

Open Coaching Positions:

Boys Swim Coach, Asst. Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach, JV Girls Lacrosse Coach, Head Girls Golf Coach, Head Boys Golf Coach, Pole Vaulting Coach


Next Week’s Home Varsity Games:

Tues., 12/11- Boys Basketball vs. Silver Creek- Gymnasium, 7:00 p.m.

Thurs., 12/13- Wrestling vs. Clear Creek and Platte Canyon, Gymna

Cougar Claw

sium, 7:00 p.m.

Sat., 12/15- Girls Basketball vs. Battle Mountain, Gymnasium, 2:00 p.m.

Mon., 12/17- Girls Basketball vs. Conifer, Conifer Gymnasium, 5:30 p.m.

Mon., 12/17- Boys Basketball vs. Conifer, Conifer Gymnasium, 7:00 p.m.


Fri 11/30 – Girls Swim - EHS Swimmers beat Standley Lake 115-71 with 12 State qualifying times
Tues 12/4 – Boys Basketball – loss
Wed 12/5 – Girls Basketball – win
Thursday 12/6 – Boys Basketball – win game 1 of Green Mountain t
ournament (Th, F,S)
Thursday 12/6 -  Wrestling wins against Stanley Lake 63-18
Wins by Michael Newkirk, Billy Newkirk, Gabe Benton, Ethan Davis, Reese Gibson, and Ryan Weber (pin in 44 seconds)

Friday 12/7 - Improv team made it to finals for Saturday!  Many students have qualified for Nationals with superior scores in Monologues, Scenes and Solo Musical!
Thespian Conference

Students who have not picked up their 2018-19 Athletic Sticker should come by the Athletics department with their student id.

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