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Hello Cougar Families and Happy Sunday,

We’ve had an awesome Wish Week here at EHS and at this time have indeed raised the funds to send Ivy to Disneyland. We are so proud of all of those who contributed. Thank you! While here at EHS we are passionate about teaching and learning, we also hope our students pick up a little something about the values of kindness, compassion, and generosity along the way.

Thanks again for your support and we hope you’ve had a nice weekend.



Brandon Brekke and EHS School Leadership

Sources of Strength

The Sources of Strength program has been adopted by EHS. The mission of Sources of Strength is to prevent suicide by increasing help seeking behaviors and promoting connections between peers and caring adults. Sources of Strength moves beyond a singular focus on risk factors by utilizing an upstream approach for youth suicide prevention. This upstream and evidence-based model strengthens multiple sources of support (protective factors) around young individuals so that when times get hard they have strengths to rely on.

Peer leaders were nominated and selected in the Fall. Peer Leaders will run campaigns each month to promote the eight types of supports: Positive Friends, Mentors, Healthy Activities, Generosity, Spiritually, Medical Access, Mental Health and Family Support. The goal of the campaigns is to help all students identify the supports in their own lives. Spreading hope, help and strength is the main focus of the campaigns. EHS is hoping to grow SOS stronger and bigger every school year.   

SOS Training

Career Lunches

Career Lunches:

This week in the College and Career Center we will have a Career Lunch, during both lunches on Wednesday, February 13th. Join us with a Katie Williams, a guest speaker who is the Lead Caseworker with Jeffco Adult Protection. Please join us if you are interested in Social Work in the Government setting.


Sophomores, remember you must attend one Career Lunch to earn credit for study hall!!!!

See you there!!

We will also have two College Visits next week.  
 - Tuesday, February 12th:  Colorado State University at 9am
 - Thursday, February 14th:  Colorado Mesa University at 1pm

Executive Internship

Juniors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher will be receiving an invitation to attend our Executive Internship informational meeting Wednesday, February 13 at 8:00am in the College and Career Center.

The Executive High School Internship program will provide high school seniors who are accepted into the program the opportunity to gain exposure to a career field they hope to pursue after graduation.  The interns complete 100 non-paid hours at their internship site and complete the final project as assigned by the Program Director.  Interns receive one-half academic credit for the internship and one-half credit for the workplace readiness as a letter grade on their transcript.  

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.

Deadline is February 20th, 2019. Winners will be contacted the first week of April. Applications will no longer be accepted after February 20th.

Apply online at

Want to learn more about this scholarship and many more, check out the College and Career website on our EHS Web Page.

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. Click HERE for registration instructions.

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.  Apply Online at  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.

VAPING and Substance Education Opportunities

   - Jeffco Public Schools office of Student Engagement will be hosting Dr. Glantz PhD for an educational discussion on vaping, February 15th at 8:30 am.  Dr. Glantz is one of the leading Tobacco researchers on the west coast, and works out of the University of California, San Francisco.  For more information and to RSVP, click HERE.

   - The Colorado Office of Behavioral Health is offering ongoing educational materials and learning opportunities for their Speak Now Campaign.  Speak Now offers education on not only Vaping, but Alcohol, Marijuana and other topics.  To learn more, visit their website HERE.



Spring Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on February 21st from 3:30-6:30pm.  PTSA is sponsoring a catered nacho bar dinner for our amazing teachers.  They have created a signup genius for parents to contribute to the teacher dinner that night.  CLICK HERE if you would like to sign up to bring a beverage and/or dessert.

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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A Message from EHS Tennis Coaches

Interested in playing boys or girls tennis at Evergreen High School?  Are you a returning player and want to get a little extra practice?  EHS Tennis Coaches Kris and Bob are offering tennis clinics at Lakewood Park Tennis on Monday, February 18th (Presidents Day) and Sunday, February 24th, from 12:00-1:30 p.m.  Cost is approximately $20-$30 depending on how many sign up; to RSVP, contact Kris Nielsen directly at  Additionally, tennis clinics are offered at Lakewood Park Tennis every Sunday between 1:30 and 3:00 pm for 11-17 year olds. 

Girls Golf Meeting

Come one, come all!!!  No experience necessary….  We are so excited to announce the rebranding and restructuring of our girls golf program!!  We welcome Coach Kathy Malpass to our team.  Coach Malpass brings an incredible amount of golf experience, wisdom, and energy to our program!  She has some incredible ideas to grow our girls golf program and we are excited for the future of girls golf at EHS!!  Mark your calendars as we have scheduled our parent/student information meeting for Tuesday, 2/12 in the library at 6:00 p.m. 

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.

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

National Letter of Intent

The next and last letter of intent ceremony for the 2018-2019 school year will be on April 17th.  Please call or email Ms. Kristen Krupka, athletic and activities secretary, at (303) 982-5105 or to notify us of your student athletes exciting news!

Open Coaching Positions

JV girls lacrosse coach, boys swim coach, cheerleading coach, pole vaulting and throws coach for track and field

Recent Results

The EHS Poms girls did amazing at Nationals this week! They were in a really tough category and were less than a point away from advancing on to finals for both dances! They should all be very proud of themselves. Congratulations!

Girls Basketball WON (48-30) on 2/4 vs D’Evelyn.

EHS Boys Basketball WON (59-54) on 2/2 vs Golden. See the website for results from the 2/8 vs Standley Lake and 2/9 vs Pomona.

Congratulations to our wrestlers who won the Gilpin Invite and for the first time since 1992, the Evergreen Wrestling team is the 4a JeffCo League Champs.

Last Friday,2/1, the 3A EHS Girls Swim Team performed so well that they WON the 4A Jeffco League Championship!  The 3A State Championships were held this weekend, Friday and Saturday in Ft Collins. They had 19 State qualifiers this year – results will be included in next week’s messenger. 

Check out the EHS Ski Team website for full results. (

Alpine Ski – 2/1 @ Winter Park and 2/7 @ Eldora

Nordic Ski – 2/2 @ Aspen and 2/9 @ Steamboat Springs

Both Alpine and Nordic teams continue to have great results at their weekly competitions with more State Qualifiers every week.  A complete list will be included in the next messenger.

While most of us were warm at home on Thursday – these smiling kids were Skiing at Eldora! Go EHS Ski Team!


 Ski Team 18-19

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