By: Dr. Rob Bishop, Principal
On this final message prior to our upcoming Thanksgiving week break and on the heels of the D’Evelyn Education Foundation Dinner/Auction fundraiser, I feel it appropriate to provide some thoughts of thankfulness.
First, I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve as D’Evelyn’s principal this school year. I have enjoyed every aspect of leading a school that embodies an educational philosophy that aligns with much of my own views of what school should be for our students. I deeply appreciate the great effort put forth by students, the dedication of our faculty and staff, and the support from D’Evelyn parents and families.
Second, I am thankful for the partnerships with the many parent-led groups and committees that are critical to how we operate and our success at D’Evelyn. This especially includes the D’Evelyn Education Foundation. The Annual Dinner Auction on Friday, November 11th was a great example of the support and enthusiasm I feel from our collective community of parents and the many parent-led support groups and committees. The enthusiasm and shared belief in the quality of the D’Evelyn education was on full display throughout the evening.
I will leave the details of the generosity of our D’Evelyn community and business/corporate partners as a result of this event to be reported by the DEF leadership. However, I must recognize that the passion, commitment, and support for D’Evelyn from our parents, family members, faculty, and staff is overwhelming. I would be remiss if I didn’t say thank you to the DEF Board, and especially to Jenna Spendlove for her leadership and the help of many others for their time and commitment to make the evening a success. The community support we enjoy at D’Evelyn is one of many key elements that help create and foster what D’Evelyn is . . . A Great School!
I hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving and the associated Thanksgiving Break. I look forward to an excellent finish to the first semester upon our return on November 28.
By: Greg Kottcamp, Assistant Principal
It is hard to believe that we are already quickly approaching our open enrollment period for the 2023-2024 school year. At D’Evelyn, along with all Jeffco Schools, we rely on the Enroll Jeffco platform to manage our enrollment process. We encourage all families in Jeffco to review and consider the information available at Enroll Jeffco.
The open enrollment period is crucial to D’Evelyn as an option school in Jefferson County. 100% of D’Evelyn students are admitted to the school via the lottery system in Enroll Jeffco. We enroll students in 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades each year. We always appreciate current D’Evelyn families sharing information regarding our enrollment processes and timelines with friends, family, and fellow community members.
School choice is a crucial decision for students and families. As a liberal arts school with a unique curriculum and educational philosophy, D’Evelyn is not the best fit for all students. However, we have great confidence in our program's strength and its great impact on our student's lives. Please join us in encouraging interested families to participate in our upcoming Open House and Prospective Student Information Nights.
The Open House for interested students and families will occur on Thursday, December 1st from 5 - 7 PM. The last tour will begin at 6:15 PM. This will be an excellent opportunity for interested students and families to meet D’Evelyn students, teachers, staff, and club sponsors, and in the process, learn more about our great school.
Additionally, we offer four Prospective Student Information Nights. All new families must attend one Information Night before enrolling their student at D’Evelyn. This year, we will host Information Nights in the auditorium on the following dates:
Upcoming Enrollment Dates for the 2023-24 School Year
By: Jenna Spendlove, Executive Director
OUR D’EVELYN COMMUNITY IS AMAZING!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Many thanks to the over 170 people who attended Friday’s Annual DEF Dinner & Auction and to the many who participated online!
Thank you to the numerous businesses and individuals who donated so charitably to the live and silent auctions!
Thank you to our sponsors for their generosity and support of this important fundraiser!
We are still finalizing numbers and will continue to sell our D’Evelyn Community Parties and Experiences as well as the few items that didn’t receive any bids, but wanted to share with you that because of the active participation of our generous community we EXCEEDED this event’s fundraising GOAL of $60,000!
The funds raised Friday evening will be dedicated to student scholarships, teacher scholarships & awards, sports, arts, and teacher appreciation. If you weren’t in attendance, there are still opportunities to contribute and support these important items as well as the numerous other programs DEF supports.
We have much to celebrate and the opportunity to items as well as multiple D’Evelyn Community Parties and Experiences to purchase tickets to. Here are just a few pictures from the evening’s festivities!
Thank you to the outstanding Auction Team entirely made up of dedicated parent volunteers!
Last chance to purchase items that are still available. You can purchase these remaining items HERE.
Six Front Row Graduation Seats - $500
Pragma Family Medicine 1 Year Concierge service, 1st Aid Clutch, Disposable face masks, Alcohol wipes, Sani-key - $250 (worth $12,000)
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Semi-Custom Outdoor Fireplace - $2000
This would look amazing in your backyard! The color is desert, and it includes delivery.
At just over six feet high and three feet wide (without the wood box option), the Compact fireplace is ideal for smaller backyards and patios. Popular for its affordability, smaller footprint, the uncomplicated style, the Compact Fireplace will generate warm accolades from family and guests for years to come. Includes high-temp, protective firebrick, ensuring durability and enhancing the overall appearance.
Tickets to Parties are also available!
Tickets to parties are still available! If you’d like to purchase tickets, go HERE.
Band Pizza Party
D'Evelyn students love and adore our band & orchestra teacher, Mr. Craig Theis! Here is an opportunity to hang out with him in the band room and share a meal. Pizza and drinks are hosted. It will be a rockin' good time!
Social Drinking & Adult Beginner Pickleball w/Pro
Want an excuse to stay out of the "kitchen" and have some fun social "drinking!?" Join our pickleball party that includes a beginner lesson with Foothills Parks & Rec Pickleball Pro, Mark Chomko, guided play, and a picnic lunch. You'll learn the basics of playing pickleball (the fastest-growing sport on the planet!) on brand-new pickleball courts at Clement Park, have time to practice playing with guidance and enjoy a meal afterward. Paddles and balls will be provided.
Spinnin' Vinyl & Wine Party
Join us for an adult event at the Pinto's house. DJ "MC Holly" will be spinnin' vinyl - including classics from Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Beastie Boys, etc. Feel free to bring your favorite record! Enjoy Wines from Napa and Sonoma - along with Chef prepared heavy appetizers. Bonus prize for any adult that wins a video-game challenge against Mitch Pinto (6th grade).
Vinyasa Yoga Class
Taught by Kristine Sweney (200 Hr Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher). Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable yoga clothes
The Mac & Mac Macaroni and Cheese Social
Everybody loves Mr. & Mrs. McCaslin-Hahn and everyone loves macaroni and cheese! This will be super fun with lots of adult beverages and a Mac-Daddy macaroni and cheese bar. It’s a cheesy good time!
Hot Chocolate Tailgate / Winter Break Kick-Off
Let's kick-off the winter break by tailgating in the D'Evelyn east parking lot! We'll have a deluxe hot chocolate bar with lots of treats. It's a great opportunity to catch up before the long holiday. So. Much. Fun!
Keg Ball Party
Why should the kids have all the fun, come join other D’Evelyn Parents and play Adult Kickball. A delicious Taco Buffet and a Keg will be provided.
Murphy's Manhattans, Martinis & Margaritas Party
This is such a fun event! D’Evelyn’s very own Monte Murphy will be bartender for the evening whipping up some great concoctions. The event also includes heavy hors d’oeuvres.
By: Susan Aberle, Junior High Social Committee Chair
The Junior High Social Committee hosted a great time at Roller City on November 4th with over 40 attendees. Special thanks to the volunteers who helped chaperone the event including, Dan Jones, Kelly Benninghoff, Alyssa Elmore, Elizabeth Edlen, Jamie Siebrase, Anna Helton, Kassa Harrison, Rita Dale, George Harrison, Missy Vigil, Malia Burton, Kelly Brooks and anyone that I may have forgotten. Additional event photos can be viewed online. Look for another great event early this spring.
The D'Evelyn Cheerleading team had a strong weekend by winning the 4a/5a division and winning grand champions overall at the Thunder Cheer Championships on Friday, Nov 11. On Saturday, Nov 12 the team placed 3rd at the Mile High Regionals hosted at the Western Stock Show Complex. Congratulations Jags!
Congratulations to D’Evelyn Robotics on their 3rd place finish at the Best Robotics competition.
November 14 - Official Start of the Winter Sports Season: First Day of Practice/Tryouts
November 21 - 25 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
November 28 - College Visit - Fort Hays State University, Kansas, 1:50 - 2:30 pm
December 6 - January 13 - Round 1 Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year
December 6 - School Store open 10:20 am - 12:45 pm
December 7 - High School Choir/Instrumental Concert, 6:15 pm
December 8 - School Store open 10:20 am - 12:45 pm
The D'Evelyn Education Foundation initiatives are supported by generous contributions from the community. The Foundation thanks the businesses that support our school by sponsoring the D'Evelyn DASH, our School Directory, and/or our Annual Auction. A full list of all DEF sponsors can be found on the DEF Website. Over the next few months, we will highlight our most recent D'Evelyn DASH business sponsors.
November D'Evelyn DASH Finish Line Sponsor Highlight
Finish line sponsors supported the D'Evelyn DASH with a contribution of $1000 or more.
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D'Evelyn Educational Foundation Dinner and Auction Sponsors
Thank you to the generous sponsors of the D'Evelyn Educational Foundation Dinner and Auction.
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