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Education

  • Evergreen Fall Festival offers fun for students and parents

    The first-ever Evergreen Fall Festival was everything a small-town carnival should be: games, food, music and old-fashioned family fun.

    From the bounce houses to the face painting, the magician teaching kids tricks to the Stingers soccer games, the area around Bergen Valley Elementary School was geared for elementary-school-age children to have a ton of fun.

    Their parents, in the meantime, tagged along or gathered in small groups to talk with neighbors and friends.

  • Macy integrates technology into lesson plan

    Evergreen English teacher Travis Macy likes putting a little spice in his teaching.

    He wants his teaching to have his flavor, and he feels his job is to make education not just relevant, but real for students. He does that by integrating technology into his high school classroom.

    On Saturday, he was one of two Jeffco high school teachers honored with a My Teacher My Hero award. Macy is the first EHS teacher to receive the award, which has been given by the Jefferson Foundation for 10 years.

  • EHS teachers go for the gold

    Evergreen High School’s athletes competed last Wednesday in the first-ever Departmental Olympics, a two-hour showing of the capabilities, drive and team spirit of EHS’s finest — its teachers.

    As part of the teachers’ welcome back to school, principal Matt Walsh had them compete in two of what he called Olympic events — departmental synchronized swimming and departmental rowing. Both competitions were in the school’s main hallway, and no water was involved.

  • Interim principal has a vision for Marshdale Elementary

  • Digging through time: RMAE students excavate plots to learn about science, history

    Imagine it’s the year 3212, and you are an archaeologist. Imagine what you might find as you dig in different areas of the world such as North Africa, the Caribbean, Egypt, Oregon, China and Rome.

  • ‘A strong soul’: Kristina Halstead meets life’s challenges with an indomitable spirit

    Speaking doesn’t come easily to Kristina Halstead, but she has a lot to say.

    Kristina, 19, through a lifetime of living in a wheelchair and struggling to manage the activities of daily living, has become an outspoken advocate for people with disabilities.

    “I want to show people that handicapped people can actually do something with our lives,” she said.

    She plans to spend her life teaching what her family calls “typical people” not to fear those who look different or who have physical disabilities.

  • RMAE teacher helping kids with cancer

    “Little kids who are sick is the most deserving cause I can think of,” said Evergreen resident Trish Dunbar, who is raising funds for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

  • The science of discovery

    What’s the best way to get a car powered with Coke and Mentos candies to go a long distance?

    “Ingenuity,” according to Harrison Olivieri, a seventh-grader at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen.

     

    “And a lot of trial and error,” he added.

  • A timeless question: EHS boys come up with variety of clever ways to ask dates to prom

    The word “prom” usually conjures images of beautifully dressed girls and formally dressed boys going to the dance that is a rite of passage for high school juniors and seniors.

    For them, the road to prom started with asking that important question. Asking someone to prom has become a memorable moment for some EHS teens, who do everything from designing a scavenger hunt to getting the family dog involved.

    EHS senior Bryce Spindel used an Easter-egg theme to ask his girlfriend, Megan O’Donnell, to prom.

  • iPads kind to learning at Wilmot

    Being kind to others has its own intrinsic rewards, but a second-grade class at Wilmot Elementary School got a more tangible bonus for being kind: the opportunity to learn to operate iPads.

     

    The iPad class before spring break was special for students in Mary Gordon’s class, who had marked more than 500 times when they had shown generosity, integrity, responsibility or respect. Those four traits are part of GIRR, the school’s kindness program.