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Hello Cougar Families and Happy Sunday,

We thought we'd share some pics from Friday's "Transforming the Task With Technology" professional development session, offered by Jeffco's EdTech folks. Dr. Nelson, Mr. Brooks, Mrs. Ramsey, Mrs. Gordon, Mr. Olyowski, Mr. Harrison, Mr. Newkirk and Mrs. Berninzoni all participated in this inspiring and stimulating opportunity. This work is key to continuing to make learning relevant, engaging and applicable for our students! 

Ed Tech
Ed Tech
See below for important announcements and information.


Brandon Brekke and EHS School Leadership

Course Selection

Course Selection for the 2019-2020 school year will begin this week. Tenth and Eleventh Grade will have their class meetings and receive their course selection cards on Wednesday, January 30th during Advise.  Freshman will have course selection the morning of Friday, February 1st. The altered schedule for all students this Friday can be found on the family calendar via the EHS website.  

Wish Week
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February 4th-8th will be our annual Wish Week! This year, Student Senate will be organizing and leading the effort to send 3 year old Ivy to Disney World. There will be multiple opportunities to support this effort and donate to the Wish Week cause, so stay tuned. On Friday, 2/8, EHS will host Ivy and her family for an assembly where we can hopefully announce that we are sending them to Disney World! The fun will continue on Saturday with our Sadie Hawkins Dance in the gymnasium from 7-10pm.

Spirit Days

Help us celebrate a few of Ivy’s favorite things through the week.  This sweet little girl loves pink and purple, Skittles, the beach and dressing up as a SuperHero, so let’s celebrate her in style!  Monday will be Skittles day, Tuesday will be Beach Day, Wednesday will be Ski Bum Day, Thursday will be Super Hero Day, and Friday will be Pink and Purple or wear your Wish t-shirt day.  Let’s give generously as a community to make wishes come true for sweet Ivy!


This year all families with Jeffco students will use a new enrollment system, EnrollJeffco, to indicate where their student(s) will attend school for the 2019-20 school year.  Thru February 8th, families will be able to indicate their plans to enroll at their expected school, or to apply for another school of their choice using the steps outlined below.



Career Lunches

Career Lunches:

This week in the College and Career Center, Ms. Roggendorf, a Litigator, will be presenting during both lunches on Friday, February 1st, for those of you interested in being a lawyer.

Jeffco Multi-Industry Career Fair:

On Tuesday, January 29th, Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center is hosting a Multi-Industry Career Fair from 1:00-3:00pm. Then event will be at the Jeffco Human Services building in the 1st floor café conference rooms. Employers representing major industries have hundreds of full-time, part-time, seasonal and temporary positions available.

2019 Outdoor Lab High School Leader Scholarship:

The Outdoor Lab Foundation awards college-bound high school seniors who have been a High School Leader at the Jefferson County Outdoor Lab schools at least twice, an opportunity to apply for a $2,000 scholarship. For link to apply and for questions see College and Career’s Friday Blast.


EHS River Expedition Club

River Expedition Club

Mountian Area Band and Orchestra Festivals

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Join our Mountain community in celebrating all of our amazing instrumentalists and their instructors. 

 - The Mountian Area Orchestra Festival will be on Tuesday, February 5th starting at 7pm at the Evergreen Middle School.

 - The Mountain Area Band Festival will be on Thursday, February 7th starting at 7pm here at Evergreen High School.  

Spring Testing

When taking the Colorado school day SAT this spring (April 9, 2019), 11th grade students will have the option of taking the SAT with or without the optional essay.  Adding the essay to their SAT registration is a student choice.  The default registration for all students is the SAT without essay.  Students who wish to take the optional essay must register for it in advance; bulk registration for the SAT essay is not available. 


The essay registration window is Jan. 15-Feb. 12, 2019.  This will be the only opportunity for students who wish to take the optional essay to add it to their April school day test registration.  Students may add the essay to their registration through their online College Board account or by calling the College Board.  We will also be visiting 11thgrade English classrooms to assist students in the process.  Schools will not receive extra essay materials for test day changes, therefore, please be sure students register during the window.

Additional Information:

  • The SAT Essay is scored separately from the SAT.A student’s score on the essay will not improve or reduce their score on the SAT.
  • The essay may be required by some colleges and universities.To find out a particular school’s essay policies go to:
  • If students apply to a college that wants the essay and the student has not taken it, they will have to take the entire test over.It is not possible to just take the essay portion.
  • The optional essay is only offered as part of the 11th grade SAT.  There is no essay option for the PSAT 8/9 for 9th graders or the PSAT 10 for 10th graders.
  • Flyer for students on how to register for the optional SAT Essay is posted on the website under the For Students and Parents section.
  • The SAT with Essay will take approximately one hour longer than the SAT.
  • For more information about the SAT Essay, visit


Senior Tribute Ads

Yearbook has extended the deadline for senior tribute pages to February 16th.  To purchase ads online, visit  Instructions can also be found on the yearbook website.  Make your Senior Yearbook a memorable one!

EHS Employment Opportunities

Evergreen High School currently has job openings in both the cafeteria and custodial.  Come join our team!

Cafeteria Position:  Starting Pay $11:41/hour, Benefited position, Hours are from 7:45am-2:45pm, Five days/week. For more information contact:  Dianna Garcia 303.98.6747 or

Custodial Position:  Starting Pay $12/hour, Five days/week, Four hours/day.  For more information contact:  Judy Grounds 303.982.5096 or

Substitute Paraprofessional: Five days/week, 6.5 hours/day, Starting February 25th and working thru March 22th. Work one on one with our amazing EHS students.

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.

LEANIN.TEAM is now offering a free workshop ‘Building Resilience For Life’. 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! Please join us on January 31, 2019 from 6-7:30PM @ the LEANIN.TEAM office located at 32045 Castle Court Suite 100 in Evergreen. High school students only. If you have any questions please contact Jen at

Building Resilience for Life

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.



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

Evergreen Chamber Orchestra:  Young Artists Solo Competition

Musicians in High School may now apply for ECO’s Young Artists Solo Competition. Auditions will be held March 4th and 6th in front of a panel of experts, including ECO’s Music Director William Hill. The winner will receive a coaching session by Mr. Hill, perform with the orchestra at our Season Finale concerts on June 1st and 2nd, and receive $200!
For more information and to apply please click on the link below.

Athletics & Activites 
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Message from your Athletic and Activities Director

I’m happy to announce the first ever Athletics Strategic Planning Committee  This committee will meet 1x/month and will be comprised of coach, student, and parent representation.  At the heart of this work is to create a strategic plan that will inform our efforts in the coming years.  I’m looking for representatives to commit some time to this effort, in hopes of increasing our impact and effectiveness in our athletic programming.  Please come see me or give me a call if you are interested in this committee work.  I am more than happy to meet with you in person or you can reach me at (303) 982-0489.

Athletic and Activities Fair, Wednesday, February 6th

We will be hosting our 2nd semester Athletic and Activities Fair on Wednesday, February 6th, during advise.  During this time, Senate will also have a wish week booth for all to come by and pick up their Wish Kits!!  This is a great opportunity for students to become aware of and involved in athletics and activities during our spring season and the rest of the semester!

Cheer Team 2019-2020

We are looking to form a cheerleading team!  We will build the team this spring and hope to have the team up and running for our fall sports season.  We are in need of support as we start this new team.  We are looking for a cheer coach, 8-12 cheerleaders, and booster support, mainly a booster president to start this work.  This is exciting news as we continue to grow our athletic programming here at EHS.  Please call AD, Christian Ramaker, at (303) 982-0489 or email at

Baseball – Girls Golf – Boys Lacrosse – Girls Lacrosse – Girls Soccer – Boys Swim and Dive – Girls Tennis – Boys and Girls Track

Spring Athletics Registration is now open 1/21 through 2/18. The registration is online through the EHS website. Please see the Athletics page for coach contact info, individual sport’s websites, registration details and the link to the Athletics Registration. All students must have a current physical in order to participate. Upload a “Statement by Physician” during the registration. The $175 Jeffco Athletic Fee is no longer due at the time of registration, but will be assessed to your student’s Jeffco Connect account by March 1st.

You are invited to the next National Letter of intent Signing Ceremony. February 6th in the EHS Auditorium from 8-9am. If your student is intending to participate, please have them notify their coach and stop by the Athletics Department.  They have much to be proud of and to celebrate!

Please see the Evergreen Athletics page for recent results and upcoming events. 

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