Evergreen Community Update

September 9, 2019

Our Mission

Evergreen Middle School is a community dedicated to lifelong learning and the development of healthy, thinking, caring and productive world citizens.

Principal's Message

Hello EMS Community,

We are back!! I hope each of you enjoyed some well deserved rest, relaxation and fun during the summer months. It was great for our EMS staff to check out, reflect, and unwind for the summer but we are all excited to be back and in the swing of things. Seeing students walk through the main doors of the school last Tuesday was a breath of fresh air and the overall vibe of the school has been amazing since.

As stated over the summer, construction at EMS has been organized chaos. However as promised, the construction crew worked diligently to see that the school was ready to operate by the first day. The interior projects in the building are very close to being complete with brand new lockers arriving sometime near the end of this month. Six new classrooms have been constructed in the area where the old library was located. The commons and cafeteria areas have been remodeled and lunch time has been a blast. Once a few minor details are finalized, the focus will shift to the exterior of the building where an entirely new wing will be added to the school. This will take place throughout much of the school year, hopefully done by Spring Break.

Many of you learned last June that we have a new assistant principal here at Evergreen. Celia Murray has moved to become an assistant principal at Liberty High School and will be in charge of seniors and graduation. She will be dearly missed by our entire community as she had served our Evergreen students for eight years. Mr. Matt Nova is now the assistant principal at EMS. Previously, he was a district coordinator of Special Education for a number of years after teaching Life Skills at Evergreen a few years back. I'm excited for you all to meet him at next week's Back to School Night.

See below details relating to next week's Back to School Night event as well as this week's Picture Day. If students misplaced their picture packet, be sure to have them stop by the main office to get another prior to Wednesday.

Below are several photos and information that will keep you up to date on the happenings around Evergreen.

Enjoy the rest of your week!!

Mr. Gulley

Evergreen Principal

This Week's Schedule

9/9 Advisory Schedule

9/10 Advisory Schedule

9/11 Academic Seminar *PICTURE DAY*

9/12 Advisory Schedule

9/13 Advisory Schedule

2019-20 Back To School, Evergreen Middle School, Hillsboro School District
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Back to School Night

Due to construction in August, we had to push our annual Back to School Night event to September 17th. We are looking forward to seeing all of you on that Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:30pm. We will have a short introduction in the gymnasium beginning at 5:30, followed by parents meeting their students' teachers by walking going through their entire schedule.

Classes will only be 7 minutes with 4 minutes in between to allow you time to get to the next class. Teachers will be prepared to share with you the class expectations of the class as well as what students will be learning throughout the year.

Even though we have added an additional 33 parking spaces in the back of the building, we do not have enough parking to accommodate all of our families. If you live nearby, please consider walking to the event or parking in the neighborhood.

See you all there!!

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EMS School-Wide Grading Policy

Last year, the EMS staff collaborated to create a school-wide grading policy that will provide clear expectations for students and families. We believe that by providing clear, common and consistent expectations, it will allow for higher student success and achievement.

Click on the link below to view the new grading policy.

Brand New Classroom Furniture

Students are taking advantage of the new flexible furniture.
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EMS Teachers Back in Action

Building relationships and teaching expectations were a large focus of Week 1.

Glencoe Varsity Football Game Expectations

Many of our EMS students enjoy attending the varsity football games on Friday nights. This year, there are four home games with one already taking place last Friday night.

There are very strict rules for this season that you should be aware of:

  1. All students must have their school ID card if they expect to get into the game. GHS staff will be working the gates and will not know who our EMS students are. Without the ID card, students will be turned away. No exceptions. ID cards will be issued on this Wednesday during Picture Day.
  2. The only way that students can enter the game without their ID card is if they are accompanied by their parent to the game.
  3. EMS students MUST be in their designated area during the game, which is in the bleachers near the end-zone. The exception to this is if they are accompanied by their parent.
  4. EMS students are not allowed to mingle in the Glencoe High School student section. If students violate this rule, a parent will be called and asked to come and pick up the student.

Our School SRO, Officer Mox Enjoys Hangin with Students

Officer Mox answers student questions out of the bus ramp Friday after school.
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Student Success Act

In May, Oregon legislators passed a bill that will soon allocate more money to schools. When fully implemented, our state will see an additional $1 Billion investment in schools each year.

Then Hillsboro School District would like to hear your voice and gather input as to how to additional money should be allocated. Please click on the links below to learn more about the bill that was passed as well as to take the important survey providing input.

More Info - https://www.hsd.k12.or.us/Page/6079

Survey - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1k4MyXX1fHiyyqbOUCWZIUDddHpBH3Y2c

EMS Teachers Spend a Day Building Camaraderie

Prior to the first day of school, EMS teachers enjoyed a day of team building activities and obstacles that empowered them to lean on each other for success!!
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Homework Club

Homework Club will begin on Monday, September 23rd. It will go from 3:30-4:45 and activity buses will pick up students and leave EMS no later than 5pm. If your student is interested in receiving extra support through Homework Club, direct them to the main office to pickup the appropriate form.

Evergreen Middle School

EMS serves over 796 students in the 7th and 8th grades. EMS feeds students into Glencoe High School. For information on the social or academic offerings at EMS please visit our website or contact our fantastic school counselors - Beth Russell or Carol Anderson.