EHS WEEKLY MESSENGER

May 15th, 2022

NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

Principal Hiring Process

Evergreen High School Parents,

I want to reach out to you all, following Mr. Brekke’s announcement that this will be his last year at Evergreen High School. I wish Mr. Brekke all the best in his new adventure, and thank him for the time and energy he has put into Evergreen High School serving as an assistant principal and principal.

As we engage in the process to find the next leader for Evergreen High School, I want to invite your participation.

Important steps in the process;

  • Complete the brief survey - deadline, May 17 - 5:00 pm

  • Parent/community meeting, next Monday, May 16, EHS Library, from 5:00-5:45pm

    • We will talk about more specifics and timelines of the process

    • We will work to identify a couple of parents to participate in the hiring process

Thank you, I look forward to the survey responses and seeing many of you tomorrow!

Todd Engels

Community Superintendent

Seniors

Congratulations!!

You have several upcoming festivities this week. Please take a look at the email that went out last week, outlining final steps to graduation. It's linked below for your reference. We look forward to celebrating with EHS families at Red Rocks on Friday at 9am.

Senior Final Reminders and Events

Seniors: Don't forget about Senior Movie Night on Monday, May 16th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. This event is free to all seniors!


Senior Luncheon: The senior luncheon will take place at the Evergreen Lake House following graduation rehearsal on Tuesday, May 17th. Please plan on taking your memory board home with you following the lunch.

Dominican Republic Trip 2023

Are you interested in spending some time in the Caribbean learning about the marine ecosystem? Then this is the trip for you! Mrs. King will be traveling to the Dominican Republic in June of 2023 to explore the beautiful beaches and rainforests of the country as well as work with marine scientists on marine ecosystem conservation. Mrs. King will be having a virtual parent meeting THIS Wednesday May 18th from 6pm - 7pm. Please see the flier below to RSVP for that virtual meeting.

Please add your email to the Google Form below if you’d like Mrs. King to personally send you information about this amazing trip!

Please fill out this linked Intrest Form

Boys Swim

Moot Court

Boys Swim

National Honor Society

Parents of 10th and 11th grade students,


If your child has a weighted GPA of 4.0 or higher and a school record void of incidents of suspension or academic dishonesty, your child has been emailed about becoming a member of the EHS chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) for the 2022-2023 school year. Instructions on filling out the application and what is required is in that email. The google form application is due THIS FRIDAY, May 20, 2022.


If you have any questions, please contact Amy Wells or Janet Anderson, the 2022 NHS Co-Sponsors.

District TECH News

Devices for Students This Summer

As Jeffco continues to prepare students to thrive in a connected, digital world, students have been provided with a personalized learning device. These devices will be sent home over the summer to allow students to continue learning and to create equity among all of our students. In order to support learning over the summer, we have provided a variety of learning opportunities and technology resources to keep students engaged and safe online. See the additional information linked HERE.

Supports

Our final PTSA meeting of the year is this Tuesday, May 17th at the Coldwell Banker Offices on Stagecoach Blvd (in the shopping center next to Taco Bell). We will be voting on next year's budget and appointing committee chairs. We hope to see you there!

EHS Spirit wear on sale now!


Get general EHS Cougar wear or class specific t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts and sweatshirts in a variety of styles and sizes.


Just go to https://www.bonfire.com/store/ehs-ptsa-spirit-wear/ to order yours today!

Resilience1220

Resilience1220 is excited to bring you a new list of groups and events for the month of May.


Please check out our featured event this month: "Race to Nowhere" - This documentary features the heartbreaking stories of students who have been pushed to the brink by the relentless pressure to achieve greatness. Race to Nowhere points to a silent epidemic in our schools where cheating has become commonplace; students have become disengaged; stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant; and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.

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EHS Summer School Opportunities

  • Asynchronous & ONLINE

  • Edgenuity learning platform

  • FREE

  • Two classes max. One class each session

  • Session 1: June 1st- June 17th

  • Session 2: July 6th-July 22nd

Informational Flyer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M77uvDlE4GWHnm9lqOYlw0DaTFOajTPzuvWYcGfsi5g/edit?usp=sharing


Google Form Sign Up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7lFnkOd7pYNpFcuKXsJ9mGZhdOfcQux7PzGBNyMzifK__TQ/viewform

Check out Jeffco Summer Learning Opportunities HERE

JVA Summer School Options

Summer 2022 Programs-Applications open April 27-May 27

The applications and details for our summer credit recovery ​program and our summer credit advancement program will be open on our website http://jeffcovirtual.org/enrollment from April 27-May 27. Families will need to apply via our website. They will not be able to apply for summer programs in Enroll Jeffco.

Credit Recovery

For students currently in grades 9-12

Up to 2 courses

FREE

Courses are asynchronous

We offer all required core courses, a PE course (Lifetime Fitness) and two elective options (Culinary Nutrition and ACE Career Development/Planning).

Credit Advancement

For students currently in grades 10-11

Up to 2 courses

$165/course

Courses are asynchronous

Mindfulness Practice

PeaceWorks, a local nonprofit organization that supports victims of domestic violence. Beginning May 17th, there will be an offering through PeaceWorks for a free monthly mindfulness practice for tweens and teens, called "Mindfulness, Movement, and Me." The offering will be provided as a hybrid approach where participants can join either in-person or via Zoom.

If you know an adolescent who could benefit from this free service, please feel free to direct them to https://peaceworksinc.co/communitywellness/.

Concurrent Enrollment

Jeffco is excited to announce that they have scheduled and staffed synchronous, remote concurrent enrollment (CE) courses for Fall 2022!

Registration is open now through September 6, 2022 or until the class is full.


Want more information about what classes are offered? Please see this sheet:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BbtgYq6-9IwpJ1qd4TBJMeD_sN9uxpUduaGl65uRErE/edit?usp=sharing


If you are interested in this opportunity, please go see your counselor in order to discuss how this synchronous class would work within your schedule for next year.

Host Families Needed

Would you and your family like to experience first hand the richness and diversity of a culture different then your own? Would you like to do your part in promoting world peace? Evergreen Rotary is currently recruiting three host families from the Evergreen Community to host a high school foreign exchange student for approximately three months of the 22-23 school year. Hosting a foreign exchange student with a short term commitment can be extremely rewarding! Everyday routine becomes lively as we share our holiday's, weekends and our culture with a foreign student and they share their culture with us. Life long friendships are developed! If you are interested in this awesome opportunity please contact:


Scott White, Youth Exchange Officer for Evergreen Rotary at scott@denvermachine.com or on his phone at 303-503-3882.

Mentor Update

Attention Sophomores and Juniors interested in Outdoor Lab. We have received official word from the district that Evergreen Middle School's Outdoor Lab dates have been moved back to December 5 to 9. Every few years, the dates change in order to create equal opportunity across the district. Due to the later date, applications will not be available until early fall 2022.

Athletics and Activities

Varsity events for the Cougars:

Tuesday, May 17 - SENIOR ATHLETICS AWARDS NIGHT at EHS Auditorium, 6:30 PM

Tuesday, May 17 - Girls Soccer - if they advance over the weekend, they will host quarterfinal round playoff game, vs TBD, at EHS, 6PM. Semi-finals will be Thursday, May 19 at the University of Northern Colorado.

Wednesday, May 18- Girls Lacrosse - if they advance over the weekend, they will play in the state semifinals at Englewood High School. The Finals are set for Friday, May 20 at 5:30 PM (graduation day) at University of Denver

‘Sko Cougs!

Track Meet

Jeffco Leagues

EHS Coaches Needed!

  • Volleyball Assistants needed, please contact Head Coach Hannah Nauert at hnauert@rmae.org

  • Head Softball Coach needed, please contact Athletic Director LeRoy Lopez at leroy.lopez@jeffco.k12.co.us

  • Boys Soccer Assistant needed, please contact Head Coach Phil Caldwell, Phillip.Caldwell@jeffco.k12.co.us

Spring Sports results and news: See links below for our Spring Sports Team Websites and Coach contact info

Baseball - John Lipka - is 13-7 overall and 9-5 in league play as they enter the home stretch of the season and home and away battle against rival Green Mountain. The Cougars are coming off exciting 20-17 and 7-5 wins over rival Conifer this past week.

Girls Golf - Kathy Malpass

Boys Lacrosse - Mark Stapor - is 6-10 overall and won their first round playoff game 12-3 over Stemaboat Springs this past Tuesday. What a night for the boys! As we go to press, the boys are off to face #1 seeded Denver South in the second round of the CHSAA playoffs. Go get em, Cougars!

Girls Lacrosse - Rachel Sanford - is 11-4 overall and into the quarterfinal round of the CHSAA playoffs after their second round playoff win over Holy Family 18-4 on Thursday evening!

Girls Soccer - Peter Jeans - is 14-1-1 overall and won their first round playoff game this past Wednesday over Pueblo County 7-1. The Cougars were paced by five goals by Lindsay Jeans and a goal apiece from Mary Cox and Rami Rapp.

Boys Swim and Dive - Liz Hudd - Senior Diver Kian Smith (Conifer), took 1st place in the 4A State Swim & Dive competition on May 12th. Freshman Carson Harrington placed 3rd overall! Congratulations! Kian Smith won Diver of the year and coach Brett Brinkhoff won Diving Coach of the year!


The Boys Swim & Dive team will compete in the following Finals at the state meet.

200 Medley Relay- Somers, Thwaites, Stroemme and Salmen

200 Individual Medley- Stroemme

200 Butterfly- Somers

500 Freestyle- Stroemme

100 Backstroke- Salmen and Somers

400 Freestyle Relay- Somers, Head, Salmen and Stroemme


Congratulations to our team Seniors Captains- Grey Yager, Curran Anderson and Kian Smith!!

Girls Tennis - Jamie McIntosh

Track and Field - Jenifer Mintle and Scott Haebe

All people (students and adults) must pay entry into Jeffco games unless they have a PASS.

Student Passes are available for purchase on Jeffco Connect.

Bring your Activity Pass, Cash or Credit for entry to EHS Varsity games -

$6 for Adults & $4 for Students w/o Activity Stickers

(exact change is appreciated)

We are EHS

Anthology | Seniors

Tennis

Performing Arts Banquet


Health Science Class - Healthy Meal Prep

Homemade Ramen and Kombucha

Art Field Trip

EHS art students went on a downtown Denver art adventure. Strating at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) where students were exposed to historical and contemporary works of art. On to the Denver Central Market in the Rino Arts District to explore outdoor murals and enjoy a variety of food vendors. Last a quick stop at the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities to view the Jeffco high school art exhibit. Students were wowed by the talent and gained inspiration for next year's entries!

There will be no classes for students on Friday, May 20th, due to Graduation.