Good News Bulletin
April 29, 2022
EHS students fan out for The Big Help
The Big Help made its return to Elizabeth and the surrounding area on Wednesday, April 27. The day of community service for the entire high school is a longstanding tradition for EHS, but of the nearly 600 students sent near and far, only the seniors had ever participated in a Big Help Day before because of the pandemic.
Cardinals spread out to clean up Elizabeth’s roadsides and the grounds at the cemetery, as well as a variety of springtime chores at local farms, ranches, businesses and nonprofits. Others carried out projects at schools. Some worked with various departments of the Town of Elizabeth, as well as Castle Rock, Franktown, Kiowa and Parker, and still more helped with maintenance and painting at churches. Virtually the entire senior class, as is tradition, went to Castlewood Canyon to do trail maintenance and cleanup.
The effort was organized by the EHS Student Council’s Big Help Committee with guidance from faculty sponsors Summer Katzoff and Robyn Poirier and assistance from numerous community partners interested in helping students learn the value of service.
Special thanks to EHS junior Jacob Freer, whose service project was to help document the day.
Field Day goes partially indoors, but the fun doesn't stop at EMS
Elizabeth Middle Schoolers got to let off some steam after the conclusion of CMAS testing on Friday, April 29. Sixth graders, below, enjoyed a field day, complete with bounce houses (moved inside due to wind), indoor and outdoor games, and Kona Ice.
Father-daughter dance was a '50s-style hit
The April 9 Father-Daughter Dance, presented by the EHS Student Council, had the EHS gym rockin' and rollin' like a 1950s sock hop. Fathers brought daughters who attend school at all levels in the district for an evening of fun and memory-making.
Running for funds
One of the events EHS students volunteered to assist on Wednesday was Running Creek Elementary School's Run4Fund$ -- the annual fundraising event in which students solicit pledges for every lap they run around the school's parking loop. Each grade level got a turn running, high-fiving and earning prizes.
The faculty and staff at Singing Hills Elementary marked Autism Awareness Month each Friday in April. Their matching shirts are twist on the "Friends" TV show's episode titles, which always started with "The one where ...". The SHE shirts say, "AUTISM ... The one where it's okay to be different."
Sleeping Beauty, Briar Rose
The EHS Performance Theatre group sold out both performances of "Sleeping Beauty, Briar Rose," on Saturday, April 30. Attendees of the 1:30 and 5:30 shows will be treated to "theatre in the round" and will be seated on stage as the student-led production takes place right in front of them.
EMS Students of the Month - April
April 29 – EHS EZTV Film Festival, 6 p.m. at EHS
April 30 – EHS Performance Theatre presents "Sleeping Beauty: Briar Rose," 1:30 and 5:30 p.m.
May 1 – National School Principals Day (to be celebrated May 2)
May 2-6 – Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
May 2 – EHS Marching Band info night, 6 p.m.
May 3 – EHS Instrumental Music Awards Concert, 7 p.m.
May 3 – Third of four clinic dates for EHS Poms
May 4 – EHS Spring Awards Night, 6:30 p.m.
May 4 – Fifth grade Parent Night at EMS, 5:30 p.m.
May 5 – EHS Pops Choir Concert, 7 p.m.
May 5 – Fourth of four clinic dates for EHS Poms
May 6 – RCE Field Day
May 6 – Nurses Appreciation Day
May 6 – EMS Student and Teacher of the Month Breakfast
May 9 – BOE meeting, 6 p.m.
May 10 – EMS Band Concert, 6 p.m.
May 11 – EMS Orchestra Concert, 6 p.m.
May 12– EMS/SHE Choir Concert, 6 p.m.
May 13 – SHE Field Day
May 14 – EHS Graduation, 10 a.m.