West Jefferson Elementary recognized for being "healthy"

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Pictured above are Liz Murphy (champion parent leader), Chris Olsen (champion parent leader and staff member) and Wendy Woodland (champion parent leader and WJE Principal), celebrating the fact that West Jeff Elementary School was named one of the healthiest schools in Colorado.

To read about the award, click here.


EHS Performing Arts presents "Into the Woods"

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Evergreen High School Performing Arts’ spring musical, "Into the Woods," begins this week with shows on March 16th, 17th & 18th at 7 pm with a special matinee performance on March 18th at 2 pm. The show is an enchanting, hilarious and touching musical filled with colorful actors and memorable music.

"Into the Woods" is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel…all brought together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and the curse placed upon them by a wicked witch.

The show is directed by Scott Ogle, who performs regularly with Evergreen Players with musical direction from Kirsten Carpenter, who also performs locally with StageDoor and others. Scott and Kirsten are complemented by Wiley Cruse, who directs the orchestra. Scott, Kirsten, Wiley and the entire cast and crew have been working diligently since November to bring you a performance that is not to be missed!


Gifted and Talented Center on chopping block

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The Jeffco School District has put the county's High School Gifted and Talented Center at Wheat Ridge – the only gifted high school program in Colorado and one of only five in the nation – on the chopping block in an effort to cut $200,000 from the next school budget.

Approximately 140 students currently attend the school – some from the Evergreen area.

This action could profoundly hurt an extremely vulnerable segment of Jeffco’s student population, and leave thousands of students in GT Center elementary and middle schools throughout the county without an appropriate high school option.

What is Gifted and Talented, Anyway?

The common misconception is that students identified as Gifted and Talented are simply smart kids who could thrive in AP or Honors classes or in an IB program. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Gifted individuals have advanced cognitive abilities and a thirst for learning that sets them apart from the general school population. But … GT students’ minds are often ahead of their physical growth.

Cognitive and social-emotional functions can develop unevenly, which means gifted students often don’t fit in socially and can be targets of bullying or isolation.


Interact group helps with Special Needs participants at Go Paint!

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Under the direction of Maren Schreiber, who heads up the Special Needs program at Evergreen Park and Rec, the group enjoyed a Sunday outing at Go Paint in Downtown Evergreen.

The EHS Interact Club assisted the Special Needs (SN) participants in creating beautifully decorated plates for the SN participants to take home. The project was funded by the Evergreen Rotary. Ron Catterson, the Rotary Liaison and Tom Biasi Co-President of Interact were instrumental in getting volunteers for this event.

Interact is an organization sponsored by Evergreen Rotary that offers volunteer opportunities to inspire high school members to help their community and build character. The following interactors were there to help out:


EHS theatre students present "The $kinflint"

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Come laugh with us and support local theatre! Evergreen High School is presenting its fall play... a hilarious comedy, The $kinflint, on Thursday, Friday & Saturday October 20-22 at 7 pm.

The $kinflint is an original play adapted by Barbara Field from "The Miser" by Moliere. It is a hysterical comedy set in 1929 in a Coney Island pawn shop owned by Mr. Harpagon – the greediest, meanest father and employer around! Harpagon's one and only passion is money, and he is willing to marry off his two children, Clay and Elsie, to get even richer! But... his kids have other ideas and plot to mix things up! This hilarious farce has outrageous characters and plot twists from start to finish!!

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