Hello Wolverine Families,
As we get closer to holiday breaks, it’s always great to think about all of those that have impacted our lives in a positive way. During my k-12 experience, I often reflect on how home and school partnerships are key to supporting and growing the communities children. I remember back when I was in high school. Sometimes I really wonder how I made it through. Going to 4 different schools in 4 years was difficult. One of the consistent things through that experience was extra curricular activities within football. The extra curricular activities allowed me to be able to connect with other students that had similar interests other than school. It also made me develop skills that I don’t believe I would have developed if I didn’t have this experience. Which brings me to what is upcoming with our first Student Led Conferences.
Hopefully you have already been contacted about what time would work best for you and family to be able to have a time to hear from your young person about what they have learned thus far. This year we are calling this activity the “Wolverine Tale”. In where they will be sharing their journey with you.
In this student led conference I have added one question for our advisors to ask you. Part of my leadership of the Evergreen’s journey is to create an environment where we all belong and are part of the Evergreen High School Experience. This part has to do with bringing parents and guardians into the process of “what” and “how” we can co-create the Evergreen experience that we all want for our communities' children. We would love to be able to begin this journey with you in a more intentional way. Your student advisor should be asking you whether you are interested in being part of a parent/guardian leadership group at Evergreen. In this group, we will build community and a vision for how this group will help in leading our school.
Please let us know if you have any questions and I wish you the best during these holiday seasons.
Principal - The Evergreen High School
11/20 Transgender Day of Remembrance
11/22 and 11/23 Student Led Conferences (SLCs)
11/23 No School - Conferences
11/24-25 No School - Thanksgiving Break
11/25 International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women
11/30 Blood Drive
On Thursday, November 17th, we had the privilege of taking all of our 10th grade students on Career Exploratory trip to these various sites, Oxbow Farms, Nurturing Roots, Hilton Hotel, Seattle Children’s hospital, Seattle Central College, Maritime Fishery, University of Washington Medicine and Computer Science, Starbucks Headquarters, Seattle University School of Law. These trips are designed to connect students to hands-on experience to learn about different career fields and pathways. Each EHS student had a fun and rewarding experience yesterday and we are looking forward to more opportunities to offer our students in the future.
Last week was the last day for students to turn in their off-campus lunch passes. The next change to apply for an off campus pass will be at the beginning of 2nd semester. Students without parent consent will not be able to go off-campus during lunch.
We are so excited to have clubs up and running at EHS. If your student is interested in joining a club, the meeting times and location for each club are below.
Razo De Oro - Room 105 – Thursdays 2:35
Key Club – Room 107 – Tuesdays 2:45
National Honor Society – Room 305 – Friday 12:30
National Art Honor Society – Room 601 – Thursday 2:35
Star Wars Club – Room 510 – Friday 12:30
Asian American Club – Room 304 – Every other Wednesday 2:45
LGBTQ+ Club – Room 103 – Wednesday 2:45
Project Lit – Library – Friday 12:30
Film Club – Room 405 - Thursday 2:35
Chess Club – Room 511 – Thursday 2:45
PI Club – Future Center – Wednesday 2:45
The Pacific Islander Club is selling hoodies as well as the option of sponsoring a student by purchasing a member hoodie for them or making a donation towards one. Buying online requires some direction. You'll need to start by going to https://wa-highline.intouchreceipting.com/
Winter sports started for Evergreen High School student-athletes on November 14 and what a great turnout! We have almost 70 students tryout for boys basketball, 30 for girls basketball and 40 wrestlers.
Games and matches will start on November 29 and there will be events almost every night after that.
And a reminder to practice good sportsmanship at events as well. Please practice respect with visiting fans, teams, coaches, and officials. Remember that officials are people too—most with day jobs and families to take care of, they are also someone’s son, daughter, mother, or father.
Ryan Gilmore- Athletic Director
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 cadendly links to check dates and times available. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gS1rhugw2fXpZ00eFYQBN13jEaTstwWF/edit
Holidays Food Resources:
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
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
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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!