Hello Wolverine Families,
I hope you had a great time this past month with holiday breaks as well as our Student Led Conferences. We had over 500 families sign up on one day. It was great seeing families and students engage in reflection of how students were learning in their classes along with their families. One of my foundational beliefs has to do with positioning our young wolverines in owning and taking responsibility for their learning. This has been one of our shifts in beliefs at Evergreen is in supporting our teachers and staff to see themselves as the facilitator of the learning. Much like student-led conferences, students own their reflection, the learning that is happening, and the creation of how they are sharing this with their families. This is more of an experience and opportunity for us as a school to be able to practice what this looks like, sounds like, and feels like with students and families. Through our Student Led Conferences, we were able to identify 20 parents/guardians that want to be part of a new parent/guardian leadership group that we will be starting up. If you are interested in becoming part of this group. Please respond to this email to add you to the list. We will be setting a date and time
We are so excited that the bond passed and that White Center led the way in voting to pass the Bond!!! In this way, we are trying to position our wolverines. A new building contributes to the overall experience of how we engage in building a community of learners and ultimately creating a sense of belonging. I will be bringing you along on this journey with the new building. We are looking to break ground in May of 2023. In the next family newsletters, I will be adding pictures of what is being planned for phase 1 construction. What you can expect in May is that part of the staff parking lot will be fenced off. Transportation is working to see where the buses would go for pick up and drop off as they will not use the staff parking lot. The picture is below for more information. So stay tuned.
Here are some important updates and times:
Progress grades will be updated by midnight of December 16th. So over the break, you should be able to have conversations about how they are progressing.
We are providing Saturday school for those students that need more support, and we are looking to provide this opportunity in January.
Homework club is available for any students needing support on Tuesdays and Thursdays in rooms 609 and 307 as well. 2:30-3:30.
Staff that should be back from leave in January:
Khaleelah Rahsaan Assistant Principal
Rachel Kerr - 10th Grade Counselor
Taylor Bosworth - Biology Teacher
End of Semester is on January 26th.
We hope you have a great two weeks off and will look forward to seeing you in 2023!
Evergreen’s 1st Annual Ladies in Leadership Event was held last Friday, December 9th, 2022
This unique panel brings together women of color who are professionals from diverse fields to dialogue and explore issues related to leadership and being women of color today leading in different endeavors, and how they have made an impact in the area of government, the arts, education, science, business, economics, medicine and more. Professionals shared their professional and personal vantage points and opinions to an audience of young ladies of color that range from 9th-12th grade, as we are trying to expose them to the work our panel speakers do and how they can be connected and glean from them all, to hopefully open doors for our students to be able step into that career pathway.
The panel session was 50-55 minutes in length with 6-7 panel speakers. Each speaker allotted between 5-7 minutes to speak on the topic from the question presented by the moderator. We also had open questions from the audience.
If your daughter would like to participate in our next Ladies in Leadership Event or if you or someone you know would like to be part of our panel speakers for our future events. Please contact Mr. Roderick Booker-College & Career Access Specialist at Evergreen High School at (206) 631-6258 or by email at Roderick.Booker@highlineschools.org
Upcoming School Events
12/16 - School Assembly and Staff Celebration
12/12 - 12/16 - Spirit Week
12/17-1/2- Winter Break
1/16- No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Important Note from the Attendance Office: If you need to excuse your student’s absence, you can let us know in a few different ways:
You can write your students a note and have them bring it to the attendance office.
You can email the attendance secretary at Allison.Guidos@highlineschools.org.
By calling the attendance office at 206-631-6155. If we are unable to answer the phone please leave a voicemail with the student’s name, birthday, and the reason for the absence (i.e., sickness, medical appointment, etc.). Once we receive the message your student will be excused, usually on the same day but possibly the next day if we are out of the office.
Please only leave one message if we are unable to answer as it creates a backlog for the office.
We are happy to announce that we now have a Homework Club after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Mr. Mcmichael's room (609) and Mr. Gill's room (307) from 2:30-3:30pm. If your student needs assistance with homework, tell them to come by and get support for any of their classes!
Other clubs meeting times and location for each club are below.
Raza 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
Homework Club - Tuesday and Thursday- 609 & 307- 2:30
Winter sports are off and running! For all the latest scores, schedules and standings visit: https://www.kingcoathletics.com/
Spring sports registration is open. This spring we will offer the following sports:
Track and Field
Click here to register: https://ehs.highlineschools.org/student-life/athletics/registration
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.
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
Important Information from our Social Worker: If you have Medicaid/Apple Health, you should look into your plan's benefits. Read the member handbook too. We recommend calling member services which should be on the back of your insurance card to access some of these:
Community Health Plan: https://www.chpw.org/chpw-benefits-plus/
United Healthcare Community Plan: https://www.uhccommunityplan.com/wa/medicaid/imc
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.
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