• Parents offer variety of opinions at school achievement meetings

    Put a group of parents in a room, and you will get a plethora of ideas on how to improve student achievement.

    That’s exactly what happened when nine parents primarily from Conifer and Evergreen schools attended a 90-minute forum Saturday morning at EHS conducted by Jeffco Public Schools. It was one of several meetings at which the district is gathering information about how parents think students can be better served.

  • EHS, CHS place in national academic rankings

    It’s no secret that Evergreen and Conifer high schools are sporting rivals. And the academic rivalry is just as strong, but maybe a bit friendlier.

    That’s why both principals are applauding their national rankings among the top 500 high schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report, and their rankings as two of the most challenging high schools in the country by the Washington Post.

  • Growth opportunity: Evergreen Country Day School students dig in to create greenhouse

    A small greenhouse at Evergreen Country Day School has created large opportunities for students to learn.

    The geodesic-dome greenhouse behind the school is being put together by students with the help of teachers and the founder of Evergreen nonprofit Global Children’s Gardens.

  • LESSON PLANS: Wilmot to celebrate 50th anniversary with walk down memory lane

    Wilmot Elementary School is planning a party April 30 to celebrate its 50th anniversary with building tours and a look at Wilmot through the years.

    Alums, former staff, parents and the community are invited to the celebration, called World of Wilmot: Then and Now, which will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the school, 5124 S. Hatch Drive.

  • Evergreen Middle off-center with Schuh’s imminent departure

    Principal Kristopher Schuh knows the name of every one of the 682 students at Evergreen Middle School.

    Not only does he know their names, he knows a little something about each of them, according to the teachers. That is part of what makes Schuh such a great principal, and what makes the faculty and staff sad that he is leaving EMS at the end of the school year. Schuh is joining 15 of his colleagues in the School Innovation and Effectiveness Division at the district level.

  • 3 mountain principals joining team to improve district schools

    The Jeffco school district has tapped three mountain area principals to take new achievement director positions at the district level.

    Dr. Mike Musick from Conifer High School, Matt Walsh from Evergreen High and Kristopher Schuh from Evergreen Middle will finish the current school year before taking their new positions. Searches already are under way to find new principals.

  • Walsh’s departure a hard lesson for EHS teachers

    For the faculty at Evergreen High School, a good thing is ending much too soon, as principal Matt Walsh prepares to leave at the end of the school year.

    While they are happy that Walsh will be one of 16 Jeffco school district employees in the new School Innovation and Effectiveness Division, they are sad to see him go.

    In the five years that Walsh has been EHS principal, he has made friends among faculty, parents, staff and the community.

  • Re-enactment to have student stars

    Parmalee Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders will be learning about the Revolutionary War up close and personal on April 9 at Bear Creek Lake Park.


    The 53 students will take part in a re-enactment of the Battle of Saratoga with an additional 400 area students — complete with costumes and fake cannon and muskets.

    It will be a sight to behold.

  • On a mission for a vision

    It takes great skill for a teacher to get students excited about a typically mundane topic.

    Evergreen Middle School’s principal has managed to get the entire school — students, faculty, staff and parents — excited about writing the school’s mission and vision statements.

    While most would consider writing such statements a tedious task, principal Kristopher Schuh began by getting students during their lunch break to write phrases describing the school and what they wanted the school to become.

  • Rhymes of the times

    It’s not easy to make Middle Ages poet Geoffrey Chaucer appealing to high school students.

    Iambic pentameter isn’t high on the fun list either.

    Yet students in a humanities class at Evergreen High School that combines 11th-grade world history and world English tried a contemporary approach.