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Education

  • Montessori students working to bring clean water to developing countries

    Editor's note: This story, written by two students at Montessori School of Evergreen, is appearing to mark Newspapers in Education Week.

    Every 15 seconds, a child somewhere in the world dies of a water-related illness. Diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, typhoid, giardia and roundworms are a few of the diseases that affect people in developing countries. How can you help?

  • EHS senior writes book to help ocean animals, Indonesian kids

    Leah Huiting, a senior at Evergreen High School, has many passions in her life.

    She’s passionate about ocean life, Third World countries, scuba diving, helping others and the Girl Scouts.

    For Huiting, the question was how to bring all of these passions together into a project that would allow her to receive the Girl Scouts Gold Award. The award, the highest in Girl Scouting, is similar to the Eagle Scout award in the Boy Scouts.

  • Team learns about construction, careers in competition

    Armed with boxes, tools, duct tape and schematic drawings, members of team 4Ever Green competed in the Construction Challenge on Feb. 7 in Aurora.

    The team — consisting of seven Evergreen Middle School students — placed third all-around in the statewide competition, which teaches middle school and high school students about designing and building. The team took first place in the infrastructure challenge.

  • Fifth-graders hold French-style poetry reading

    Teaching poetry to fifth-graders could be a daunting task unless a teacher takes advantage of all the available resources.

    That’s what Bergen Valley teacher Trish Zurlinden did when her class hosted a French-style poetry reading last Thursday at Camp Grounds coffee shop in Bergen Park.

    “Students rise to the occasion in writing when they have a real and authentic audience,” Zurlinden said.

  • EHS science teacher explores ocean bottom

    It’s a trip of a lifetime for Evergreen High School science teacher Cheryl Manning, who is spending seven weeks aboard a research ship sampling the ocean bottom.

    Manning left two weeks ago for Costa Rica, where she set sail with other science teachers on the R/V Knorr to collect samples of ocean water and sediment so scientists can better understand the organisms living at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean near the equator.

  • After-school enrichment program benefits students, parents

    For working parents, making sure their grade school-age children are cared for after school usually is a battle.

    Bergen Meadow and Bergen Valley elementary schools have found a solution that has become a hit with both parents and students.

    APEX — Achieving Potential through Enrichment Experiences — is an after-school enrichment program that has parents, teachers and Evergreen businesses coming to the schools to teach children. Artful Journey, for example, offers art classes, and Stingers Soccer offers soccer classes.

  • EMS eighth-graders go to war for younger students

    Revolutionary War figures came to life — literally — when Evergreen Middle School eighth-graders presented short speeches about the heroes to fifth-graders at Bergen Meadow Elementary School.

    The students selected a person in history — anyone from George Washington to Dolly Madison — researched the person and wrote a short first-person speech about the person’s life. The students then dressed in costumes and stood like statues in the back hallway of the elementary school.

  • New playground equipment slated for Marshdale

    The votes have been tallied, and the results are in.

    The Asterope won by a landslide.

    The Asterope? It’s a piece of playground equipment. Students at Marshdale Elementary were asked to look at five design concepts for their new playground, and they were asked to vote for the one they wanted to play on the most.

    Kirsten Hollander, vice president of the Marshdale PTA, said the vote culminates a couple of years of planning to redo the school playground.

  • Cheetah Chicks, Wilmot PTA win in first moms football game

    The quarterback takes the snap, fades back into the pocket, has plenty of time, finds an open player and throws. The wide receiver makes a valiant attempt but drops the ball.

    This wasn’t a Broncos or Buffs game; it was a play during the first half of the first-ever Wilmot moms football game to benefit the Wilmot PTA.

    The Lady Lynxes and the Cheetah Chicks battled it out Nov. 8 on a cloudy, blustery day at the Buchanan football field, with the Cheetah Chicks triumphing 21-7. Their trophy was a Barbie doll sitting atop a gold football.