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Education

  • Lesson Plans: EMS students set to launch musical

    More than 50 Evergreen Middle School students have been practicing nightly in anticipation of their performance of the musical “Annie Get Your Gun.”

    The show, which is the full-length version of the musical, will run more than two hours, according to Missy Calkin, instrumental music teacher and one of the show’s directors. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19 in the school’s cafetorium. Tickets are $5.

  • Lesson Plans: Wilmot first-graders sending school supplies to Haiti

    Never underestimate the compassion first-graders have for other children.

    After hearing about the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the first-graders in Sue Queen's class at Wilmot Elementary School decided to send their extra school supplies to help first-graders in Haiti.

    Queen explains that the students have been learning about weather, so recently they've seen a lot of pictures about floods, tornadoes and other weather-related events. Last week, they saw pictures of the results of the earthquake in Haiti.

  • Marshdale’s morning meetings an important part of school day

    The first 20 minutes of the day at Marshdale Elementary School are sacred.

    No announcements, no pulling students out of classrooms, no disturbances whatsoever.

    That’s because students are involved in their classes’ morning meetings.

    The meetings are a chance for students to greet each other and make some connections to the learning of the day, said principal Christie Frost.

  • New program connects students to learning

    Evergreen Middle School is offering classes for students that aren’t the typical language arts, math and science.

    Called Connections, the classes dovetail with existing curriculum but are meant to foster student interest in other topics. Classes include crime scene investigation, the geography of Australia, video game creation, newspaper, field ecology and a look at J.R.R. Tolkien’s work.

    In addition, students who need extra help in English and math can get tutoring.

  • Lesson Plans: Feline Football puts moms in the mix

    Last year’s first-ever Feline Football game has turned into this year’s full-fledged football tournament — with eight teams, cheerleaders, kids’ activities and family fun.

    The moms’ football tournament runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at Graham Field by Bergen Valley Elementary School. The event benefits the PTAs at the participating schools.

  • Alamosa trip a life lesson for Montessori students

    Four Evergreen Montessori School eighth-graders had a four-day trip of a lifetime over the summer to learn about another culture — and they never left Colorado.

    The students traveled with school director Beth Heller-Atencio to Alamosa in the San Luis Valley to practice their Spanish and to help others.

    The students stayed in the home of an Alamosa family, where they received cooking lessons. Then they put those lessons to good use by cooking at a homeless shelter.

  • Growing better schools

    Change is a constant at Evergreen schools. As the new year approaches, parents and students should be aware of what will be new and different at their schools. Following is a sampling of some of the change happening this month.

    Jeffco Schools policy changes

    At the Jefferson County district level, three new policies will affect parents and students.

  • Important School Dates

    Bergen Meadow Elementary School

    1892 Bergen Parkway

    Evergreen , CO 80439

    303-982-4890

    Aug. 19: 2-4 p.m. Open house

    Aug. 19: 4-5:30 p.m. Ice cream social for children and parents at Bergen Meadow

    Aug. 20-21: Assessment testing days

    Aug. 24: First day of school

    Bergen Valley Elementary School

    1422 Sugarbush Drive

    Evergreen , CO 80439

    303-982-4964

    Aug. 19: 2-4 p.m. Open house

    Aug. 19: 4-5:30 p.m. Ice cream social for children and parents at Bergen Meadow

  • Educators offer tips to get kids back into the school-year swing

    It won't be long before kids will be waking up earlier, boarding buses and spending their days learning those three R’s.

    For parents, this is the time to begin their kids’ transition from sleeping late to early rising, from being couch potatoes to being bright-eyed learners five days a week.

    The question is: How should parents prepare their children for the rigors of school?

    The answers from Evergreen and Conifer principals spanned a range of issues that will lead to students’ success in the new school year.

  • Underwater murals brighten Marshdale Elementary halls

    An octopus, hammerhead sharks, dolphins and clownfish are among the undersea animals awaiting Marhsdale Elementary School students — in the form of two huge murals painted on the school walls.

    The brilliant oranges, blues, reds and greens are a treat for the eye. The murals “are phenomenal,” said principal Christy Frost.

    Artist and Marshdale parent Alicia VanAusdall created the murals over a two-week period in July.