Juniors, just a reminder that the SAT is coming up on April 12th. If you're looking to improve your math score, Mrs. Weber is offering optional SAT review sessions. These sessions will start on Wednesday, March 1, during 7th hour and will continue every Wednesday throughout March and the first Wednesday in April. During the first session, we will review frequently missed questions by D'Evelyn students from last year. In the next two sessions, students will take a practice exam, and in the final two sessions, we will review the exam. Students can sign up on the counseling google classroom.
Save the Date, April 4, 6:00 - 7:30 pm. You will have the opportunity to see the admissions process in person. You will review an actual college application and learn all the components that make up a successful application. You will be the admissions officer and decide whether the applicant will be admitted, waitlisted, or denied. The evening will be expertly led by Rae-Anne Mena from Creighton University and Jan Kyster from Baylor University. This is a great activity for students and families of sophomores and juniors.
The RSVP deadline for the D’Evelyn College Case Study night is April 1, please RSVP for this event with Ms. Crystal in Counseling - Crystal.Frigo@jeffco.k12.co.us
By: Charlie Mauro, District Executive, Boy Scouts of America
Scouting is alive and well in your community. Join an organization creating future leaders through fun outdoor activities including boating, hiking, and camping. Girls, please take the opportunity to join Scouts BSA Troop 2176! They will be having a Sign-Up Night on February 28th at 7:30 pm, located at King of Glory Lutheran Church (10001 W 58th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002).
Boys, please follow this link to find your local troop.
By: Greg Kottcamp, Assistant Principal
We will be hosting new student welcome nights on March 1st (for 6th-grade families) and March 2nd (for 7-9th grade families). Both events will start at 6 pm and be held in the auditorium.
If you are unable to attend the appropriate grade level designated night, you can attend the other event. If you have multiple students in grades 6-8, you only need to attend one night.
The following items will be covered at the New Student Night event:
You do not need to RSVP, but please bring the following:
*For password and username recovery go to pam.jeffco.k12.co.us, don’t try to reset your password using Infinite Campus. For password recovery instructions see this document.
We will also have members from the Steering Committee, D’Evelyn Education Foundation (DEF), Jr. High Social Committee, and the D’Evelyn Dash meeting and greeting you before the presentation. Our School Store will also be open for you to purchase your D’Evelyn gear.
By: Bob Byerly, D'Evelyn Campus Supervisor
Parents, we want to make you aware of some ongoing issues we have been experiencing in the school bathrooms. There has been an increase in graffiti, including words, drawings, and carvings on the walls and bathroom stalls. This problem has been occurring most frequently in several of the girls’ bathrooms.
The graffiti has been causing a lot of pressure on our custodial staff who have to regularly clean or paint over the walls or stalls. In some cases, we have had to shut down one or two bathrooms due to the frequency of the problem. We are taking this issue seriously and that is why we are reaching out to you for help.
We would greatly appreciate it if you could have a conversation with your children about this issue. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Come and join us for the theater department's performance of Amélie the Musical on February 23rd and 24th at 7 pm, or on Saturday, February 25th at either 1 pm or 7 pm. The play tells the story of Amélie, an extraordinary young woman who lives a quiet life but has a lively imagination. She secretly performs small but unexpected acts of kindness that bring joy and chaos. However, when she unexpectedly finds a chance at love, Amélie realizes that she must take risks and speak from the heart to find true happiness. Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who learns the power of connection and sees possibilities all around her.
Student tickets are available for $5 and can be purchased during lunch or online. Don't miss out on this amazing performance!
By: Choun Megan
If you missed the school's February 1st deadline for ordering a yearbook, don't worry! You can still order a yearbook online from the publishing company. The deadline for ordering through the publishing company is March 1st.
The yearbook includes all grades 6-12 and is a wonderful publication that captures memories that will last a lifetime. The cost of the yearbook is $75. While there may be a few extra books available for purchase in May, they will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Don't miss your chance to own a copy of this incredible yearbook. Order today!
By: Jennifer Ford & Brooke Zitricki
We are excited to continue our global travel tradition with the next international adventure opportunity for D’Evelyn students, which will take place in July of 2024: Europe’s Mediterranean Coast (Italy, Monaco, France, & Spain).
Over 9 unforgettable days, we will travel the Mediterranean coast across four countries in southern Europe. We’ll experience amazing art & architecture, flowing languages, culinary wonders, hundreds of years of history, distinctive cultures, and much more. Throughout the journey, we’ll create once-in-a-lifetime memories as students travel with friends and make new ones.
Our virtual informational meeting will take place over Google Meet on Wednesday, February 15th from 6:30- 7:30 PM. Register in advance to receive the meeting link.
By: Suzanne Roberts, D'Evelyn Social Emotional Learning Specialist
Exciting news, my friends ~ this week is Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week! And Friday, the 17th, is Random Acts of Kindness Day!
This provides us with an opportunity this week to join others who have also decided to make it an intention to be kind to themselves and others. While many of us want to be kind whenever possible, it can also be fun to join in with others who are also working toward a common goal. What we have learned over time about engaging in Random Acts of Kindness is that it greatly benefits both the giver and receiver of kindness, as well as others who may witness the kindness shared! This short video shares this and other health and well-being benefits. If you are interested in learning more about the history of Random Acts of Kindness Day, please check out the KIND Blog. Here you can learn that history and find other interesting posts about kindness. If you need some ideas for RAK Week, check out the RAK Foundation’s Kindness Ideas page.
So, join us - think of something kind you can do for yourself as well as something kind you can do for those you know and those you may not know! Share a smile, hold a door, pay a compliment, or share gratitude,... Have a fun and a mutually beneficial Random Acts of Kindness Week!
By: Dan Wille, Assistant Principal
Every year D’Evelyn and Jeffco Public Schools distribute surveys to families, students, and faculty in order to gather important data. This data enables the school and district to reflect on current practices, plan improvements, and implement adjustments to make continual growth for our community.
Here is an overview of upcoming surveys for students and families:
Please take some time to provide feedback using the above links and help continually improve our community. Contact Assistant Principal Dan Wille with questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Junior High Spring Social was a huge success with almost 200 6th, 7th, and 8th graders attending. The kids had fun dancing to a DJ, playing games, eating pizza and desserts, and taking their photos in the photo booth. Thank you for all the desserts, water, and monetary donations. A special thanks to the parents and families that volunteered at the event including, Kelly Brooks, Casa Harrison, Stacy Gregg, Elyssa Navarro, Brenna Kubaska, Josh Benninghoff, Telly Weddon, Emeile Straus, Karra Pharris, Anju Visweswarai, Myles Ogea, Kathleen Feighny, Rita Dale, Matt Oven, Dyanna Lampert, Teresa Aberle, Allan Besancon, and Dan Jones. These events couldn’t happen without you.
9th graders planning to take AP Chem next year must take the pretest being offered on Tues, February 7th, and Wed, February 8th. Students need to sign up the day before the test on the bulletin board outside of W100. Contact Mrs. McGee with any questions.
By: Dan Wille, Assistant Principal
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, February 16th from 3:00 – 6:00pm in the Main Gym. We are excited to welcome families and students to have productive and meaningful conversations with teachers.
The purpose of the Parent-Teacher Conferences is to allow parents and students the opportunity to connect individually. There are a variety of opportunities presented in these conferences, including but not limited to:
We hope that you and your student(s) will capitalize on this valuable opportunity to meet with teachers.
Parent-Teacher Conferences will occur in the Main Gym in an arena format. There are no appointments or set schedules for meetings; rather, parents and students will have an opportunity to meet with teachers on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the evening.
In order to allow all families an opportunity to meet with teachers, we ask that conferences are kept to a maximum of five minutes per teacher. In the event that you need more than five minutes of meeting time with the teacher, please set up an appointment for a future date and time.
Counselors and administrators will be available during conferences to meet with parents and students. Thank you in advance for attending.
Contact Assistant Principal Dan Wille with questions (email@example.com)