By: Dr. Rob Bishop, Principal
The D’Evelyn Education Foundation Annual Dinner Auction - “Giving Thanks and Giving Back”
We are just days away from the 2022 D’Evelyn Dinner Auction. I am excited to invite you and your family to attend this wonderful event. Families can still purchase tickets, register for the auction (Unable to attend? You can still bid online!), and make a monetary donation on our event website.
Join your friends and mingle with D’Evelyn staff while enjoying a delicious fall-themed dinner, dessert bar, and drink. Put in a bid for some of the amazing auction items like a D’Evelyn letter jacket and other D’Evelyn swag, reserved East Lot parent parking, and Denver Burger Battle tickets. Have fun at an ‘Auction Party’ like a pizza party with Band Director Dr. Craig Theis or a hot chocolate tailgater. The live auction is equally as impressive with a Pro Traeger Grill, Nuggets basketball club tickets with autographed basketball, and a ski area condo with four ski passes. And get a jump on your holiday shopping with one of our many themed gift baskets.
We have many great programs to support, so we really need you to come and enjoy this great event!
The D’Evelyn Education Foundation (DEF) was established in 2004 as a non-profit organization designed to provide the financial support necessary to maintain the academic, athletic, performing arts, and scholarship programs at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School. The financial support of DEF is essential to the continued success of our great school and serves the important function of supporting D’Evelyn students, teachers, and staff both inside and outside the classroom.
Among the various programs DEF supports, this year, the fundraising efforts will support:
DEF fundraises through a variety of methods and events each year, including the D’Evelyn Dash, the Auction, the Annual Giving Campaign, and the Annual Golf Tournament. In order to provide this ample support to D’Evelyn students and teachers, we ask D’Evelyn families to consider opportunities that they can support including attending and participating in the Auction. If you have questions or ideas on how you can get involved, please contact Jenna Spendlove, Executive Director and Auction Chair, at DEFauction@gmail.com.
D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School is a special school. The commitment of our students, faculty, and staff is integral to the success of our rigorous liberal arts program outlined in the D’Evelyn Founding Document. The support of D’Evelyn parents, families, and alumni allows for our academic and extracurricular community to continue to be special. I am touched by the steady and consistent support we receive in so many different ways from D’Evelyn families. It is my sincere hope that you will be able to join in this important community fundraising event on November 11th.
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By: Eric McCaslin-Hahn, Assistant Principal, Athletics and Activities Director
Sports Offered and Head Coaches
The Winter Sports Season official practices begin on Monday, November 14th, but camps and tryouts may occur before the start of the regular season. Please contact coaches for more information.
Winter Sports Registration
Online registration for Winter Sports opened in early October. Athletic Registration is online only. Even if you played a Fall Sport, you need to register again for a Winter Sport. You can find the registration link on the D’Evelyn Athletic website, or you can click on this link: https://develynhs-ar.rschooltoday.com/node/23. Please make sure you have an updated Sports Physical ready to upload. Physicals are good for 365 days, please make sure your Physical is up to date or schedule an appointment today. Registration will remain open until the end of the day on Friday, November 11th. If you have Winter Sports registration questions, please contact Beth Raczynski: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Sports Parent/Athlete Information Night
On Thursday, November 10th, D’Evelyn will be hosting a Winter Sports Parent and Athlete Information Night. It will start at 7:00 pm and will be held in the Main Gym. All students who are interested in playing a Winter Sport are encouraged to attend with a parent or guardian. During the meeting, the Athletic Director will talk about the Athletic Department philosophy, expectations, registration, and other topics that will help you prepare for the upcoming season. Once the Athletic Director is done, each Winter Sports Team will have a break-out session. Head Coaches will have their preseason meeting and will provide schedules, expectations, and other information about their program. If you have questions about the event, please email the Athletic Director, Eric McCaslin-Hahn at email@example.com
By: Dan Wille, Assistant Principal
As Veterans Day approaches, it is important to take time to acknowledge the meaning of this national holiday. D’Evelyn strives to prepare students for roles as active, informed citizens who celebrate the strengths of our nation. To celebrate our patriotism we emphasize the unique values, freedoms, and liberties essential to the United States and can think of no better group of heroes who represent the importance of these lofty ideals than the men and women who have unselfishly served our nation. Our veterans and active duty service members sacrifice tremendously giving up their safety, comforts of home, friends, and family, and at times their lives to model true service, heroism, and honor. By their selfless service, they show us that the democratic ideals upon which our country was founded and the freedom which the United States personifies are worth fighting to protect. We find it imperative that we thank these men and women for their self-sacrifice and service to our country. Thus, we are excited to celebrate our veterans and their families at D’Evelyn’s Veterans Day Tribute Event on November 11th. Please see the below information for more details:
We invite all veterans and active service members to join us at 1:20 pm in the cafeteria for snacks and refreshments before the tribute.
By: Coach Tammie Peters
Now that fall sports and activities are winding down, the Forensics team would like you to consider speech and debate.
For junior high school students, we have Debate Club which meets every Thursday after school from 2:35-3:30 in Library Room C. We'll be learning about "debate thinking" and looking ahead to competing in a few middle school tournaments in the future.
For high school students, we have the Speech and Debate team which meets every Tuesday after school from 2:35-3:15 in Library Room C, plus time for practicing in the students' events. We have competition opportunities nearly every weekend from November through February. Which tournaments a student competes in is determined by the student -- no one competes in every tournament. Students may choose to compete in a number of different types of speaking.
Join some of the famous people who competed in junior high and high school Speech and Debate: Zac Efron, Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, Jane Pauley, Oprah Winfrey, Keenan Thompson, Kal Penn, Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson, Jared Padalecki, and more.
Participation in Speech and Debate has also been shown to provide young people with the communication skills needed in most professions, increase standardized test scores, develop leadership skills, evaluate information, and increase critical thinking.
For more information, please contact coach Tammie Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marching Band 3A State Champions!
Congratulations to the Marching Band for winning the 3A State Championship in Grand Junction! They finished in 1st place in the semi-finals earlier in the day and then finished in 1st place during the Finals again in the evening. They also were awarded 1st place for Best Visual, Best Music, and Best General Effect. Thank you, Dr. Theis, the Marching Band Staff, and all the parent volunteers for all your work in making this happen!
November 7 - 11 - 6th Grade Outdoor Lab
November 9 - College Visits: Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa and Montana Technical University, Butte
November 17 - School Store open 10:20 am - 12:45 pm
November 21 - 25 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
November 28 - College Visit - Fort Hays State University, Kansas
November 29 - 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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