By: Phil Skrzekut
PRACTICING STRENGTH AT HOME
Jeffco Public Schools is committed to keeping families and the Jeffco community connected, calm and strong over the summer. Each month Jeffco will focus on a new theme and share new ways to practice strength at home through family activities and resources.
Jeffco Public schools has partnered with Sources of Strength to help Jeffco families through these trying times, especially as we all take a well-earned break from remote learning and head into the summer. Sources of Strength is a public health program that focuses on promoting mental health and building protective factors that increase connection, coping, resiliency, and wellness. This in turn can help prevent suicide, violence, bullying, substance abuse and so much more.
Find out more by visiting the Jeffco Strengths site at: Jeffco Public Schools
By Suzanne Roberts, Social Emotional Learning Specialist
Join us for the screening of Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th starting at 6pm in the auditorium. It is a documentary that examines the "science behind teens' emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in the digital age." This film follows the Screenagers documentary offered at D'Evelyn in February, but one need not see the first film to see this one.
We are excited to offer a free screening of this documentary for our community!
Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age. The screening has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 4th, starting at 6 pm in the auditorium. SCREENAGERS is a documentary that explores the impact of screen technology on kids and offers solutions that work. We are excited to offer a free screening of this documentary for our community.
This year, the D’Evelyn Jr/Sr High Student Council and the entire D’Evelyn/Dennison community is working to raise $12,000 to support Make-A-Wish Colorado during our annual Wish Week, which is January 21-25, 2020. This organization works to grant wishes for children battling critical illness, like our school’s wish child, Jalen. Jalen is a nine-year-old boy battling leukemia who wishes to become an astronaut. He won the “Youth Impact Award” in the gifted and talented program for his work as an ambassador for Children’s Hospital Colorado and he is also involved in the Gifted and Talented program at his elementary school. He loves Legos and playing Minecraft and plans to become the President of the United States of America.
Through the incredible support of the D'Evelyn community, the student council raised $10,000 for Make-A-Wish Colorado last year, the highest amount in school history. This year, the organization is generously allowing the entire school to meet Jalen at a DHS pep rally.
If you would like to support Jalen and his dream to become an astronaut, the student council is offering several ways to do so. First of all, Jalen and his family are invited to join the school for the Sadies Pep Rally on January 24.
The Student Council needs four gift cards to pay for the family’s trip to Denver from Colorado Springs: if you can donate a $150 Le Peep gift card, a $100 Chili’s card, a $100 Visa gift card for gas, or a $100 Visa gift card for their hotel room, please email Holly McCollough at email@example.com by January 15.
In addition, if you would like to donate directly towards the campaign to raise $12,000 for Make-A-Wish Colorado, you can donate securely online through this link: http://site.wish.org/goto/DEvelyn2020. Several teachers, staff members, and students will be shaving or dying their hair as certain monetary milestones are reached, so make sure and donate enough money to see your child’s (or your own) favorite teacher change their hair for this amazing cause!
The D’Evelyn Student Council thanks you for your endless and generous support of D’Evelyn and for helping grant wishes to amazing children like Jalen!
By Bianca Miller
The D'Evelyn Robotics Club participated in the 2019 Front Range BEST Robotics Competition on October 26th. D'Evelyn took 4th place out of 23 teams and was also awarded the BEST t-shirt award for their design - designed by Huyentran (Tran) Ngomai. The Robotics team has also advanced to the Denver BEST Regional Championship that will be held next month.
With a team comprising of only 8 students and solely student led, we had one of the smallest teams compared with some of the teams of over 20 students. Of the finalists, it is of notable mention, that we were the smallest team to make it to the Regional Championship.
This makes for a significant accomplishment by D'Evelyn students Dax Dalberg, Thienviet (Viet) Ngomai, Huyentran (Tran) Ngomai, Evan Miller, Ananya Alfred, Matthew Nguyen, Ryan Diep, and Kyle Stalnaker. These students worked many long and hard hours and did an outstanding job with their Robot design.
The competition results outline their amazing accomplishment! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Bianca Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Mr. Vollmer.
Help raise money this year for the D'Evelyn High School Cheer Team by purchasing a gift certificate for a photoshoot with Bloom Portraits! A portion of your gift certificate will be donated to the D'Evelyn High School Cheer Team. Go Jaguars!!!
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Take advantage of this exclusive offer from Bloom Portraits to receive special pricing through our partnership with the D'Evelyn High School Cheer Team. Use your certificate for a family session or use it for senior photos! Gift certificates are valid for one year from the date of purchase and can only be used towards the pricing listed below. (Since this is a fundraiser and there is a donation included there are no refunds but it is transferable.)
Proceeds benefit D'Evelyn's hard-working cheerleaders and a great, local photographer.
By Becky Paschke
What an incredible semester our music department had to finish off the 2018-2019 school year! Here are some of the highlights: