Evergreen Staff Weekly Update

Week of February 1 - 5

Principal Message

Team EMS,

Congrats on a super First Semester of the school year! Thanks to our Counseling Department and especially Annie and Tanya for ending the semester in style with the Career Fair!

New schedules will be handed out Monday morning in the Commons/Gym to students. Our counselors would appreciate any extra hands to help with the dissemination.

Happy Grading!

As always, please review the below announcements/reminders and enjoy the Career Fair pics!


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AVID at EMS Elementary Feeder Schools

Abby Dawson is pictured presenting to 6th grade teachers from Evergreen's 6 elementary feeders this past week. 5 of 6 elementary feeders are incorporating INB structures and Cornell Notes in their preparation for Evergreen. Thank you to Jason, Kathy and Abby for their work to coordinate with our feeder schools.

Upcoming Academic Seminar Schedule

January 20th - Department Collaboration

January 27th - Department Collaboration

February 3rd - Admin Led

February 10th - Department Collaboration

February 17th - Admin Led

February 24th - Department Collaboration

Grading Day and Prep Day Info

Thursday January 28th is a Prep Day = Teachers work on site.

Friday January 29th is a Grade Day = Teachers may work on site OR at home.


Hillsboro School District Accreditation

On Tuesday Feb. 9th we will have Accreditation visitors from 12p.m. through the end of the day. The visitors will visit some random classrooms and will likely ask questions to students and staff during their visit.

Right Brain Visitors Friday Feb. 5th

Our Social Studies department has facilitated Art Residencies this year. We will have some visitors in our building this Friday the 5th to check out a Residency.

Evergreen Rocks

Our Rock Wall will be installed in the Small Gym this upcoming week!

March 30th EMS Open House

On Wednesday March 30th we will offer an Open House to our community to come and see the great products that our students create. More details to come!

Hillsboro School Foundation Grants Available Now

HSF has opened it's Grant writing season. Check out www.hsfonline.org for details.


All bilingual 8th graders and 7th graders that are planning on taking Spanish 1 at EMS next year should be signed up for the Stamp test. Please encourage students to sign up with Ms. Murray. Students can earn foreign language credit!

Counseling Department Rocks Career Fair

Enjoy the below pictures of just a few of our guests from this past week. The feedback from both the presenters and students has been overwhelmingly positive! Thank you for all who contributed to making this a success!

Evergreen Middle School

EMS serves over 800 students in the 7th and 8th grades. Located in the Northwestern area of Hillsboro, 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 - Tanya Stremme or Annie Beale.