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Education

  • Waxing historic: Wilmot students melt into spirit of Colorado history

    Dressed in 1800s garb and holding props, the wax figures stood silently in the hallway of Wilmot Elementary School.

  • EHS lauded for comprehensive counseling program

    Evergreen High School is being honored for its outstanding counseling program by the American School Counselor Association.

    The program will have the RAMP designation, or Recognized ASCA Model Program.

    “We’re being proactive about the developmental needs of our students,” said EHS counselor Tracy Thompson. “Some of our work is in the classroom, some in small groups and some individually. Having a comprehensive guidance program is what we’re about.”

  • Outdoor Lab Foundation celebrates success

    The foundation that saved Jeffco schools’ Outdoor Education Labs celebrated its fund-raising success on Jan. 25 but is steeling itself for more efforts to keep the sixth-grade program operating for another year.

     

    Several board members from the Outdoor Lab Foundation presented checks at the Windy Peaks facility near Bailey last Wednesday and at the Mount Evans facility. The two schools provide a week of outdoor-education classes to sixth-graders throughout the district each school year.

  • Cool to be kind: Two elementary schools incorporate kindness into their lesson plans

    Kindness is a virtue that students and teachers at Marshdale Elementary School and Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen have embraced in a big way.

  • Marshdale Elementary partners with foundation for fund-raising

    Marshdale Elementary School has found another way to raise money by becoming a partner with the Jefferson Foundation.
    Anyone who makes a donation to the school through the foundation gets a tax deduction, and school officials hope that will create more incentive to help the school pay for things that are not being funded because of budget cuts.
    The Jefferson Foundation is the nonprofit fund-raising arm of Jefferson County Public Schools.

  • Grade-schoolers discover that theater rules

    Imagine Zeus and the Greek gods looking down upon Evergreen and not liking what they see. The gods consider blowing up the world and starting over, but Zeus sees that fifth-grader Sam has the potential to make the world a better place.

    Sam is able to create some eco-awareness at his school and to make a bully see that there’s a better way to get attention and make friends.

  • Exchange students exchange views on Evergreen

    Getting acclimated to Evergreen has had its ups and downs for Evergreen High School’s foreign exchange students.

    The eight, all but one hailing from Europe, have found their classmates and teachers to be more open and welcoming than their counterparts in their home countries. Yet it’s been a difficult adjustment for some to be away from friends, family and the familiar.

    Six of them had lunch recently and talked about their experiences in Evergreen.

  • Bergens set to celebrate 40 years of teaching Evergreen’s kids

    The Bergens are inviting former students and staff to take a walk down memory lane during the two-day celebration of the schools’ 40 years of teaching elementary students.

    The celebration will be Nov. 4 and 5 at Bergen Meadow Elementary School. Organizers hope that former students, parents of former students, and anyone in the community associated with the Bergens will attend the weekend’s events.

  • EHS students celebrate differences on Diversity Day

    Diversity. Inclusiveness. Acceptance.

    Those words describe the goals of Evergreen High School’s first ever Diversity Day on Friday.

    Students spent the morning learning about everything from Evergreen’s homeless to salsa dancing. They heard from speakers telling about the Lost Boys of the Sudan to what it’s like to be a hearing child of deaf parents.

  • Bergens honor community heroes

    Students at the Bergens honored everyday heroes — the people who help make them safe — in a ceremony on Monday in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

    The Bergens’ Hero Day, also in its 10th anniversary, was a bigger celebration this year. For the past nine years, only the Bergen Meadow Elementary students came outside to sing patriotic songs, wave flags and give thank-you banners to community heroes. This year, students from Bergen Valley Elementary joined in.