EHS WEEKLY MESSENGER

October 25th, 2020

NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

Hello Cougar Families,

As I’ve said many times, the students at EHS are doing such a great job following the COVID precautions and protocols. It appears that our families are as well, by being proactive with testing and quarantine, as we have not yet had any instance of having to quarantine cohorts of students or staff. We are thankful for that and will continue to do our best to keep our kids and staff healthy.

I want to encourage our families to stay diligent as well, as the fight against this virus will likely be entering a new, more challenging phase this winter. As you may have seen in the recent communication from Superintendent Schuh, cases in Jeffco are nearing the threshold for again increasing restrictions on gatherings of people, which would obviously impact schools. We want to be able to maintain as much in-person learning for students as possible, so as a community it is imperative we are taking precautions and avoiding behaviors that may increase the spread of the virus amongst our student body and families.

Aside from this drumbeat of COVID messaging and news, please do know that your kids and faculty are doing a phenomenal job. In fact, if you have been impressed or thankful for the efforts of any of our teachers recently, go ahead and let them know by shooting them a quick email or voice mail. I cannot tell you how far those messages of appreciation go for our teachers, who are working double and triple time to fulfill our mission. They would love to hear from you!

Thanks all,

Brandon

It's Homecoming Week!

Who's ready to show school spirit and win a gift card?

Homecoming is this week and the Student Senate has some fun spirit days planned at EHS! One winner will be chosen each spirit day, and winners will receive a $20 Starbucks gift card. To win, dress according to the spirit day theme (themes are listed below), take a picture in your amazing outfit, and send your image in a direct message to @ehs.senate on Instagram. Winners will be chosen based on creativity, school spirit, and overall awesomeness! Good luck!

Spirit Days

Monday 10/26: Beach Fun- Dress in your sunny beach day apparel!

Tuesday 10/27: Meme/Vine Day- Recreate your favorite meme or vine!

Wednesday 10/28: Halloween- Show off your amazing Halloween costume!

Thursday 10/29: Blue and Gold/Crazy Masks- Sko Cougs! Display your cougar pride and your craziest masks!

Friday 10/30: Funny Pajama- Dress in quirky comfort for our asynchronous last day of spirit week!


*All photos submitted to the spirit week competitions must be school appropriate. Contact the Student Senate sponsor, Ms. Lavin (kaitlyn.lavin@jeffco.k12.co.us), with any questions!

Get your 2020 "Quarentine Edition" Homecoming Shirts Now!

  • T-shirts are being sold for $15.

  • The fees have been added into your Jeffco Connect account as an optional fee that reads OPT 21 Homecoming T-Shirt.

  • To buy yours now, simply log in to Jeffco Connect and pay the fee. Shirts can be picked up after school at the main entrance and the auditorium entrance. You can also buy your shirt at that time. Cash/Check only for in-person payments.

  • A portion of every shirt sale goes to support our homecoming charity, Save the Children.

  • Be ready to wear your Homecoming 2020 shirt on Thursday for Blue/Bold day!

Join the EHS Homecoming Scavenger Hunt


Homecoming Outreach

As part of Homecoming this year, we wanted to find a way to give back. The organization we chose, Save the Children, changes the lives of children across the world through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts. You can help support our mission in the following ways:

  • Every purchase of a HOCO 2020 T-Shirt donates $1 to Save the Children. See above for details. Purchase Now!

  • Click HERE to view Local Businesses partnering for meal discounts throughout the week.

  • To learn more about the Save the Children organization and donate directly, visit our HOCO website.

Friday, October 30th: Student ICAP (Individual Career & Academic Plan) Lessons.

  • Students will complete assigned ICAP lessons for attendance this Friday, October 30th.

  • The link for assignments will be posted in two places:

    1. EHS website > Counseling dropdown menu > Counselor Lessons.

    2. Teacher's classroom learning platforms.

  • Students need to complete the assigned lessons by 3pm to be marked present.

About ICAP

ICAP is a multi-year process that intentionally guides students and families in the exploration of career, academic and postsecondary opportunities. With the support of counselors, students develop the awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and skills to create their own meaningful and powerful pathways to Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR). Please reach out to your student's high school counselor if you have further questions.



ICAP Topics:

    • Freshman: Graduation Requirements/GPA/Learning style Inventory

    • Sophomore: Career Exploration/Warren Tech

    • Junior: Post-Secondary Planning/Warren Tech/Interest-Career Inventory

    • Senior: Paying for College/Post-Secondary Planning

Test Fest: January 26, 2021

We are offering the PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) on January 26th to Sophomores and Juniors.

  • This test is optional.

  • The test fee is $17 for Sophomores and Juniors.

  • This optional fee is available in Jeffco Connect.

  • Test payment is due on Monday, November 30.

  • EHS handles the test registration process for students who decide to take this test.

  • Please contact Dr. Skyler Artes skyler.artes@jeffco.k12.co.us with any questions.

AP Exams

All AP students should have registered for their AP exams at this point.

  • This week exam fees have been updated in Jeffco Connect. The payment deadline is November 2.

  • Contact AP Coordinator Kerri Pangman with any questions: kerri.pangman@jeffco.k12.co.us

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

Tech Support Contacts:

Mr. Benson: richard.benson@jeffco.k12.co.us

Mr. Brooks: dan.brooks@jeffco.k12.co.us

Or call the library to talk with a person:

303-982-7434 *

*If we don't answer the phone, please send an email, as we will usually respond more promptly to email than voice mail.*

Evaluate the Jeffco Restart Plan

Please take a moment to provide feedback on the learning experience so far this school year. RESTART SURVEY

All answers are anonymous and your feedback will be combined with other families to help your school better support hybrid, remote, and in-person learning. The survey has been extended and will now close on October 29th.

Thank You

EHS Counseling Department

Merrie Wrinn

9th & 11th Grades

Last Names A-K

Keith Wall

9th & 11th Grades

Last Names L-Z

Andrea Brown

10th & 12th Grades

Last Names A-K

Amy Wells

10th & 12th Grades

Last Names L-Z

All counselors can be reached via the emails and phone numbers listed on our website.

Parents and Students, Getting in touch with your counselor is easier than ever! You can make appointments with your child's counselor directly from the Counseling Page on the main EHS website.

  • The links are titled "Make Appointment" under their direct phone numbers.

  • Each counselor has 15 minute blocks or 30 minute blocks of appointments throughout the week.

  • You can choose to meet in person, a phone call, or virtual meeting that will either be done via ZOOM or Google Meets.

Make an appointment now.

Jeffco Drug Intervention Services

Jefferson County Public Health, Jeffco Public Schools and Evergreen High School have numerous supports and resources for parents around working with teens and navigating substance experimentation and abuse.


This Drug Intervention Services Newsletter is full of relevant information for families, including contact information for families that need to reach out.

College Visits

College visits are slowing down a bit, but please take advantage of the upcoming visits this week. You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Lewis & Clark College (10/26/20 1 pm) Lewis & Clark is a private institution with a public conscience, a residential campus with global reach. Lewis & Clark’s 137 acre forested campus sits top Palatine Hill in Portland and was named one of America's top ten "Most Beautiful Campuses" by the Princeton Review.

Clark University (10/26/20 2 pm) Clark University is a private research university in Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1887, the Clark University experience is distinguished by a transformative liberal arts education in a research university setting, purposeful engagement in local and world communities, and an inclusive environment in which active learning and personal connections are hallmarks.

Palm Beach Atlantic University (10/27/20 1 pm) Palm Beach Atlantic University is a private Christian university in West Palm Beach, Florida. The university's nine colleges focus on the liberal arts with a select collection of professional studies. In 2019, its undergraduate enrollment was approximately 2,800.

Hastings College (10/28/20 2 pm) “Hastings College is a four-year college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Our campus is spread out over a beautiful 120 acres in south-central Nebraska. According to U.S. News & World Report, Hastings College is one of the most innovative, best value, top teaching and top overall schools in the region.”

Westminster College, UT (10/30/20 9 am) Founded in 1875, Westminster College is a private liberal arts college in Salt Lake City, UT. The college comprises four schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, the School of Education, and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

JOIN THE FUN

Join EHS PTSA for the 2020-2021 school year.

Thank You!

We did it! The Evergreen community showed up in a BIG WAY for EHS last week. We are overcome with gratitude for the generosity of our community and for YOU. It was an amazing day for education.

In one day, we earned $64,600 for education at EHS. 280 donors contributed. Those are astonishing numbers—greatly increased from last year. They show a commitment to education in our community and a willingness to participate in a growing campaign to aid our school. We will be able to do more this year than we had even hoped.

In addition to the money that was raised for our school, all 101 staff members at EHS will receive gift cards as well. Thank you to all of the families that were able to contribute and to our amazing Foundation for supporting EHS!

Athletics and Activities

Follow this link for the Athletics schedule.

Congratulations to the following Evergreen athletes who earned Jeffco 2020 Fall Season All-Conference Awards

1st Team:

Jr Brynna Frey - Softball

Sr Jake DeKoker - Boys Golf

Sr Jack Mitchell - Boys Golf

Sr Sarah Allen - Cross Country

Fr Samuel Billups - Boys Tennis

Jr Joseph Cuntz - Boys Tennis

2nd Team:

So Kylie Lynch - Softball

Jr Jaclyn Donoho - Softball

Sr Jake Baysinger - Boys Golf

Sr Zachary Footer - Cross Country

Sr Marco Shields - Boys Golf

Jr Zachary Short - Boys Tennis

Fr Jack Teska - Boys Tennis

Honorable Mention:

So Sidney Phillips - Softball

Jr Dillyn Collins - Softball

So Jacob Lewis - Boys Tennis

Sr Oliver Barwell - Cross Country

Sr Kelly Fairfield - Cross Country

Sr Sean Kraemer - Cross Country


This week’s highlights and upcoming athletic events.

Follow this link for the Athletics schedule.

  • EHS Cougars lost their first Football game of the year last Saturday vs Palisade, but came back with a strong win at Thompson Valley winning 46-8.

  • They played at Battle Mountain this past Friday.

  • The Summit football games that were scheduled for next week have been cancelled. But new games were added to both the Varsity and JV schedule. Varsity will be at Dutch Clark Stadium to play Pueblo Central on Thursday 10/29.

  • Because admission will be restricted at games, you can always log onto the NFHS Network and subscribe to watch the game on livestream.

Good luck Cougars!

EPRD will soon be offering Basketball Clinics at Wulf Rec Center

  • Registration deadline is Monday, November 2

  • Open to all 9th-12th Graders

  • Practice dates/times:

Mondays 1:15-2:30pm

Wednesdays 1:15-2:30pm

Fridays 1:15-2:30pm

  • Cost is $95 DR / $115 NDR for one 5 week session. There are separate registrations for Monday, Wednesday or Friday sessions.

  • Clinics will run from November 9th through December 18th. (No practice the week of Nov 23-27)

  • Practices will include individual ball skills, teamwork and scrimmages.

  • Jersey included.

  • Face coverings are required at all times inside Wulf Rec Center, including while actively playing.

  • Spectators are not allowed inside.

Contact Jeff Sweet, Recreation Supervisor for more info.

See the EHS Athletics Website for announcements, links and more information. FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM

For your reference: 2020 - 2021 Official CHSAA Calendar for the start and end dates for each sport.

EHS COUGARS!

Jewelry Class

Mr. Booth: Public Speaking

"How To" Speeches

Mr. Speers Photography: Pin Hole Exposures