Welcome to EHS!
The Evergreen High School PTSA is a member organization, dedicated to building positive school culture and creating opportunities for students to build the skills they need to meet the social and academic challenges of high school. We do this alongside teachers and with the support and input of parents. However, you do not need to volunteer to be a member of PTSA. All you need to do pay your annual membership dues. These dues support all of the activities that we do throughout the year for our students, staff, and community. And remember, students, and faculty can join for only $10! It's a great addition to your student's college applications, and it is required for eligibility for our annual bootstraps scholarship.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm. They will be held at the Coldwell Banker offices, 30810 Stagecoach Blvd, Ste 101, unless otherwise stated.
Here are the remaining 2022-23 Meeting dates:
Tuesday April 18, 2023
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. We will post minutes, agendas, and budget information on our site. If you have anything you would like to discuss at the meetings, please contact Tricia Wales at [email protected].
2023-24 Officer Elections
Elections for the 2023-24 Officers are almost here! If you would like to nominate yourself or another person for any officer position, please send your nominee information, including name, email, telephone number, and position the nominee would like to be considered for to Tricia Wales at [email protected]. All nominees must be eighteen years of age or older and members in good standing of the EHS PTSA. Our nominating committee will select one person for each position, and will present their nominees at the March 14th meeting. Elections will be held during the April 18th meeting. If you were not selected by the nominating committee, but would still like to run for any position, you may nominate yourself during the election process at the April 18th meeting.
Here is a list of duties for each officer position:
a. preside at all meetings of this local PTA/PTSA, the Board of Directors.
b. serve as an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee and the financial review/audit committee;
c. coordinate the work of the officers and committees of this local PTA/PTSA in order that the purposes may be promoted;
d. appoint standing and special committee chairs with the approval of the Board of Directors, with the exception of the nominating committee chair;
e. appoint special committees, as needed, with the approval of Board of Directors;
f. appoint the PTA/PTSA liaison to the school’s accountability committee, with the approval of the Board of Directors;
g. sign all contracts;
h. may appoint a Parliamentarian, with the approval of the Board of Directors, and
i. perform such other duties as may be provided for by these bylaws, prescribed by the parliamentary authority or directed by the Board of Directors.
Vice President Duties:
a. serve as an aide to the President;
b. perform the duties of the President in the President’s absence or inability to serve; and
c. perform such other duties as may be provided for by these bylaws, prescribed by the parliamentary authority, directed by the President or the Board of Directors.
Vice President of Membership Duties:
a. serve as an aide to the President
b. perform the duties of the President in the President and Vice President's absence or inability to serve;
c. track and report membership information to the state and national PTA;
d. run all membership drives;
e. perform such other duties as may be provided for by these bylaws, prescribed by the parliamentary authority, directed by the President or the Board of Directors.
a. record the minutes of all meetings of this local unit PTA/PTSA and Board of Directors.
b. be prepared to read the records of any previous meetings;
c. file and maintain all records in accordance with document retention requirements;
d. have a current approved copy of the bylaws;
e. maintain a current membership list; and
f. perform such other duties as may be provided for by these bylaws, prescribed by the parliamentary authority, directed by the President or the Board of Directors.
a. have custody of the funds of this local PTA/PTSA;
b. maintain a full account of the funds of this local PTA/PTSA;
c. disburse funds of this PTA/PTSA only in accordance with the budget adopted by the membership or according to an appropriation approved by the membership.
d. be responsible for a full and accurate account of the receipts and disbursements in the books belonging to this local PTA/PTSA;
e. provide a financial report to the Board of Directors and the membership at each meeting;
f. provide an annual report of the financial condition of the association to the membership at the meeting following the financial review/audit;
g. be one of the signatories on all PTA accounts. Signers of PTA accounts cannot have disbursement authority over school/school district funds, nor shall two (2) signatories reside in the same household or be immediate family;
h. submit the books annually for a financial review/audit by an auditor or a financial review committee selected by the Board of Directors. A signer on the checking account may not be the auditor or a member of the financial review committee. The financial review must be completed within thirty (30) days of the close of the fiscal year. A report of the completed financial review will be presented to the Board of Directors for adoption at the first board meeting following the completion of the review, and a copy will be submitted to the Colorado PTA; and
i. perform such other duties as may be provided for by these bylaws, prescribed by the parliamentary authority, directed by the President or the Board of Directors.
EHS SPIRIT WEAR IS HERE!!!!!
We've noticed that its tough to get EHS Spirit Wear that isn't activity specific. So we decided to do something about it! We now have general and grade specific EHS Spirit Wear on sale! Get yours before the end of the year! All proceeds go to funding the amazing work that our PTSA does for our school and community. Check it out at our Spirit Wear Store!
PTSA Statement on the Fine Arts
The Fine Arts are a critical part of elementary and secondary education. The in-school instruction of Music, Dance, Theater, and Art are as crucial to a student’s performance and well-being as core curriculum courses such as math, science, and language arts. Peer-reviewed scientific studies reveal that students in schools with fine arts curricula demonstrate stronger social and emotional skills than their peers. They show statistically significant increases in academic skills and decreases in disciplinary infractions. Students who are exposed to the Fine Arts tend to have greater compassion and empathy for their fellow students. They are more likely to be engaged in their educational studies, and pursue college educations at a higher rate than their counterparts who do not receive Fine Arts educations.
Recently, Performing Arts programs such as choir, band, orchestra, and theatre, in Jefferson County—and across the country—have been reduced or cut altogether due to budget shortfalls and low enrollment stemming from Covid. These programs are vital to the success of our students, and will lead to poor social and academic outcomes for both our students and our district as a whole if they are not reinstated to full capacity.
The Evergreen High School PTSA is dedicated to building a positive school culture and creating opportunities for students to build the skills they need to meet the social and academic challenges of high school. Ensuring student exposure and access to the Fine Arts is critical to our mission. As such, we strongly support the inclusion of the Fine Arts as part of the core curriculum for public school students, and urge our schools to maintain Performing Arts programs regardless of enrollment numbers. We encourage schools to work with their Performing Arts educators, and with one another, to build enrollment in the Performing Arts and make them into the vital and thriving programs they once were. We urge Jefferson County Public Schools to properly fund all Fine Arts programs at all grade levels to keep administrators from having to make the difficult decisions to cut Performing Arts classes or programs. And we ask that the Jefferson County Public Schools consider adding a Fine Arts credit as a requirement for graduation. To further this goal, we ask Jefferson County Public Schools to make the expansion of Fine Arts programs across our district an integral part of its Strategic Plan. By promoting student engagement in the Fine Arts, we will demonstrate our commitment to the social and academic success of all Jeffco students.
While joining PTSA is as easy as paying your membership dues, you can also choose to volunteer! We have several volunteer opportunities throughout the year that will give you the chance to meet new people, and get involved in the EHS community. If you are interested in volunteering with the PTSA, please contact Carole Callaghan at [email protected]. We are currently looking for members to serve on next year's board. If you are interested, please attend the meeting next week to learn more!
Thank you to our Board & Committee Chairs!
- President: Tricia Wales
- First Vice President: Megan Curtiss
- VP Membership: Jayne McGarry
- Secretary: Carole Callaghan
- Treasurer: Cindy Mazeika
- Chair Senior Activities: Amy Ikelheimer and Betsy Semmens
- Chair Teacher Appreciation:
- Foundation Liaison: Theresa Howell
- Principal EHS: Skyler Artes