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Education

  • 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.

  • Top EHS grads plan science careers

    Elizabeth Threlkeld was named valedictorian and Leah Huiting was named salutatorian of the Evergreen High School 2009 graduating class, and both are planning careers in science fields.

    Threlkeld will be attending the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts on a full-tuition scholarship. She plans to major in bioengineering or biomedical engineering.

    With high school completed, Threlkeld is looking forward to the challenges of college.

    “I’m excited to learn things that I can be more passionate about,” she said.

  • School officials say new dropout prevention plan is working

    Because of personal issues, Wanda Boyke's daughter had to leave school for a few months during her junior year.

    Boyke, who lives in the Deer Creek area, said her 16-year-old daughter missed so much of the 2008-09 school year that it was nearly impossible for her to be re-admitted at any local high school. Officials at several schools told her they feared her daughter would just be too far behind.

  • EHS students become actors in fire safety film

    Fourteen theater students from Evergreen High School spent the past weekend working on a training film about landscaping homes to keep them safe from fire.

    The project is being sponsored by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, said Fran Arniotes, the school’s theater teacher.