Evergreen High School Mission
The Evergreen High School community will:
Deepen our roots through culturally responsive practices, active family and community partnerships, and celebration of our diversity.
Grow relationships based on trust, empathy, and a sense of belonging.
Empower all students to rise up through high expectations and rigorous, standards-based instruction.
Support students to branch out, find their passion and achieve their highest potential in career, college, and life.
I hope that this letter finds you well. We have just finished our first grading period. Hopefully you have had time to celebrate and have some reflections with your student about their progress with grades and assignments as well as attendance. I want to give some highlights and challenges of the P1 grading period.
This year, we have began new programs and structures in regards to collecting information on how we are doing school culture wise as well as academically. Our Empowering future educators class has taken on the student perspective of doing learning walks around school to bring student voice into the mix of helping our staff reflect. Another structure is our department chairs also going out and doing learning walks. In the past week, we have had more that 50 learning walks by teachers, students and principals. This was one of our goals for the year and it has been great empowering our students and staff to get into other classrooms to help make our classrooms transparent and open.
We had our first Dia de los muertos event at Evergreen High School.
We had our first speaker of the year come out and talk with our 12th graders and also give a shoutout to us on the news.
Our first Dia de los muertos event at Evergreen High School in collaboration with Nepantla.
I looked at the percentage of parents that accessed parent view, we have about 53% of families that accessed parentvue since the end of September.
Principal community dinners
We are partnering with the YES foundation to bring “Dinner with the Principal”.
We will be selecting on a rotating basis through departments to submit names of students that typically don’t rise to the surface as far as attention. this student also may not be involved in after-school activities.
There will only be a limited number of students that are to be selected by the department, which is 3-4. As we will also be inviting their whole family to this dinner as well. Families vary in size, so that is why we are keeping it to those numbers.
At the dinner, it’ll be a get to know you dinner as well as some Q and A about how they perceive the Evergreen Experience More to come.
Shout Out Our Principal
October is National Principals Month, an opportunity to celebrate and honor our incredible school principals for their leadership and tireless pursuit of success for their school and students.
Simón has diverse experience working as a juvenile residential counselor, social worker, school counselor, youth mentor and football coach. Simón has been Evergreen’s assistant principal for the last three years.
Simón is a proud graduate of the Danforth Educational Leadership Program at the University of Washington and holds a B.A. in Law and Justice from Central Washington University and an M.A. in guidance and counseling from City University in Seattle. Simón is bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English. He lives in the Evergreen community with his wife Luz and daughters Camíla Montserrat and Celeste Saraí.
Evergreen High School is on the Highline Schools Bond
In November, Highline Public Schools is asking voters to consider a bond that will provide improvements to schools across the district.
This bond will rebuild three schools: Evergreen High School, Tyee High School and Pacific Middle School. It will also fund critical improvements, like roofing, painting, carpet and emergency repairs — at other schools. If passed in November, students will move into the new, replaced Evergreen High School in the fall of 2025!
This bond is not expected to increase taxes for most homeowners, due to expiring school taxes and a decreasing tax rate.
Proposition1: Highline Schools Bond will continue Highline’s commitment to replace our aging school buildings with schools built to today’s safety standards, equipped for today’s learning.
Voters will find Proposition 1 on the November ballot. Learn more about the bond.
Election Day is November 8
In Washington, a school bond measure must be approved by 60% of the vote. All voting in Washington is done by mail and ballots must be returned by November 8.
10/28 Homecoming Football Game
10/28 Homecoming Assembly (Alumni are welcome to attend, meet time is 11:15am in the school library.)
10/29 Homecoming Dance (Jon will email with more info as we get closer to the day if you are curious about how you can support)
10/31 Fall Festival
10/1- 10/31 - Bullying Prevention Month
10/1- 10/31 - Disability Awareness Month
11/4 End of Quarter 1
Homecoming week kicks on next Monday. We are excited to bring this back to campus. This information is not as early as we would have liked, but it’s been a few years since homecoming and we are a bit out of practice. Some important pieces for tickets that students have been asking about is that tickets are free for all EHS students and each student can bring 1 guest. Students need to give their guest a guest pass (available in the bookkeeper) that is filled out by their principal/dean and then is returned to the bookkeeper office. They are then checked by us and students will need to buy a ticket for their guest for $20. Students will need to bring their numbered ticket and ID to the dance.
Boys & Girls Basketball Cheerleading Boys Swim & Dive
Boys & Girls Wrestling Girls Gymnastics
Key Club, Asian American Club, Culinary Club, LGBTQ+, Chess Club, Film club, Social Club, ASB, Raza de Oro, D&D, Danza Hondureña and many more…
Note from Ms.KaApana regarding the Pacific Islander Club:
The Pacific Islander club is a student-led group created by students who wanted a community on campus to call their own. In the club, we focus on community, culture, and education. Students have the opportunity to learn and share about their cultures and the identities of their peers. All students are invited to participate in the club regardless of their ethnic identities. We meet every Wednesday 2:45-3:30pm in the Future Center room 476. End time varies depending on what events we might be planning for. Follow us on Instagram @p.i.legion_ehs to see more.
Come join us!!
ParentVue lets parents and guardians view their child’s assignments, grades and attendance, message teachers and review student information. You will be able to see records for all your children at any Highline school with a single login. You can also send messages in your own language, and they will be automatically translated.
Click on the link below to go directly to the instructional page
You can also download the application on your phone
Meet our new Secretary
If students are in need of orca cards, food bags to take home or hygiene products, they can be picked up in the counseling office.
Sporadic absences matter. Just one or two days a month can add up before you know it! If you are facing challenges related to health care, unstable housing, transportation or lack of food, your school can help. We can connect you to services for the whole family.
If you would like to schedule a meeting with one of our counselors,the following link will take you to the counselor’s cadenly links to check dates and times available. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gS1rhugw2fXpZ00eFYQBN13jEaTstwWF/edit
There is a no-tolerance stance with cell phones and wireless headphones in classroom learning environments.
Evergreen students have access (1 to 1) to laptops. It is an expectation that students bring their laptops to school daily.
We will take a “reasonableness” approach to clothing students wear. Similar to going to a work environment, we will have respectful conversations as necessary to help students think through what is reasonable to wear as appropriate clothing to school.
We are positioning advisors as the point of contact for home and school. Advisory starts our day off firmly grounded in a supportive learning environment with their advocate. We expect students to be in their advisory class daily starting at 8am.
If your student plans to drive to school, please have your child sign up for a parking permit with our Bookkeeper Ms. Prado as soon as possible. Please note that parking permits are a required safety measure at our school to identify who should and should not be on campus during school hours.
As always, we want you to feel able to reach out to our Evergreen family for any questions you may have.
FIGHT, FIGHT, FOR EVERGREEN HIGH
WIN A VICTORY
WE’RE GOING TO FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT FOR EVERGREEN HIGH
BEST IN THE WEST, YOU KNOW WE’LL ALL DO OUR BEST
SO ON, ON, ON, ON, FIGHT ON TO WIN
HONOR AND GLORY WE MUST WIN
SO FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT, FOR EVERGREEN HIGH AND VICTORY
SO ON, ON, ON, ON, FIGHT ON TO WIN
HONOR AND GLORY WE MUST WIN
SO FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT FOR EVERGREEN HIGH AND VICTORY FIGHT!