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Education

  • New CHS principal has high goals

    Wesley Paxton, Conifer High School’s new principal, has been waiting for a chance to see what schools in Jefferson County are all about.

    “I really like what (Jeffco) and Conifer High School is trying to do with their students,” he said. “It’s clearly evident that the community really comes out to support their schools here.”

  • Debate continues over storage system for student data

    A heated debate over the Jeffco school district’s plan to implement the inBloom system to store student data continued when more than 100 concerned parents gathered at the school board’s study session last Thursday evening.

    “There are concerns that centralizing confidential student data increases the risk of hacking,” Jeffco parent Rachael Stickland told the board.

  • EHS junior gives back to Lab School

    Evergreen High School junior Morgan Hays is giving back to Mount Evans Outdoor Lab School, where her sixth-grade experience there set her on a path to a career in environmental science.

    Morgan, 16, a member of Girl Scout Troop 1215, is working toward her Gold Award, which is similar to becoming an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts. She decided that her 100-hour project would be creating an outdoor classroom for the geology lessons that sixth-graders learn.

    Morgan built the Geosphere base camp with the help of volunteers and donations.

  • Broberg hopes to take Evergreen Middle to next level

    Evergreen Middle School’s new principal wants to take the school to a level “beyond awesome.”

    This year, principal Joelle Broberg wants to get to know the school, the teachers, the students, the parents and the school culture, and help identify areas where the school can go, as she calls it, “beyond amazing.”

    She says her job this year is to listen because she has a lot of learning to do about EMS. Her goal to build bridges between EMS and the elementary schools is coming to fruition as she has begun networking with area principals.

  • New EHS principal glad to be back in state

    Evergreen High School’s new principal is happy to be back home.

    Ryan Alsup, a Colorado native, spent the last three years as principal at Juneau-Douglas High School in Juneau, Alaska. He was hired in May to replace Matt Walsh, who had been EHS’s principal for five years. Walsh has taken a position at the district level in the new School Innovation and Effectiveness Division.

  • Johnson resigns from school board

    Robin Johnson resigned from the Jeffco school board on Monday night, said Helen Neal, chief of staff for the board.

    The resignation is a result of Johnson moving out of the county. Johnson represented District 1, which covers the north part of Jefferson County.

    “I didn’t hear anything about it until Monday night … when Johnson sent a letter to each board member,” Neal said.

  • Evergreen area principals take a field trip

    The mountain area principals went back to school last Thursday — and not just to one school, but to 11.

    The principals, a few Jeffco administrators and the two Outdoor Lab School principals boarded what they named “the magic school bus” and took an all-day 80-mile tour of seven elementary, two middle and two high schools. They started at Parmalee Elementary, went to the Conifer schools and then to Evergreen, ending at Evergreen Middle School.

  • Racing toward the school year

    Two schools, an “Amazing Race” game and one goal: getting teachers and staff prepared for the 2013-14 school year.

    Playing a game might not sound like the typical way to get educators ready for teaching, but for Evergreen High School and Evergreen Middle School, it’s a fitting start to the new year. Who says staff development can’t be fun?

  • EHS old-timers reminisce about old times

    In 1952, bread cost 16 cents a loaf, milk cost 96 cents a gallon, postage stamps cost 3 cents each — and the Evergreen High School graduating class numbered 19.

  • Children's plate art to raise funds for arts center

    Brightly hued images of the West on china plates are the centerpiece of a fund-raising effort that the Center for the Arts Evergreen is coordinating.

     

    For the third year, the china plates featuring art of area students are being auctioned during Weekend in the West, an annual art show and sale at Evergreen Fine Art. Funds raised from the plate sales will be donated to the arts center.

    “We turn right around and the give the money to local teachers,” said Steve Sumner, CAE executive director.