Coming up next Saturday!
If the QR code doesn’t work for you, here’s a direct link for tickets.
February 19th, 2023 Tracy Posted in Evergreen High School, How to Help, Music, White Center Eagles, White Center news Comments Off on BENEFIT: Big-band jazz for Evergreen High School
Coming up next Saturday!
If the QR code doesn’t work for you, here’s a direct link for tickets.
September 21st, 2022 Tracy Posted in Education, Election, Evergreen High School, Highline School District, White Center news Comments Off on SATURDAY: Informal way to learn about Highline Public Schools bond and Evergreen High School plan
As part of the latest round of community outreach, Highline Public Schools reps will be at Dubsea Coffee in Greenbridge on Saturday to talk about the upcoming bond vote and the Evergreen High School plan that’s part of what the bond measure would pay for, if passed in November. Just drop in with your questions and/or comments between noon and 2 pm Saturday (September 24th) at 9910 8th SW.
June 11th, 2021 Tracy Posted in Evergreen High School, Highline School District, White Center news 1 Comment »
It’s graduation season, and Evergreen High School‘s Class of 2021 will celebrate with a ceremony on Saturday (June 12th). It’s set for 6 pm at Highline Memorial Stadium; a shuttle for grads who need a ride there will leave EHS at 4:30 pm. See the full list of Highline Public Schools graduations here.
September 11th, 2020 Tracy Posted in Coronavirus, Evergreen High School, Health, White Center news Comments Off on NEED TESTING? Khmer Health Board event at Evergreen High School next weekend
From the WCN inbox:
The Khmer Health Board is organizing a COVID-19 Test Event on Saturday, September 19th from 9 AM – 3 PM at Evergreen High School, 830 SW 116th St.
In-person Khmer translators will be available to assist and insurance is not required for testing. Event is first come, first served. Giveaway items (health and safety supplies, Khmer groceries, etc.) are available until supplies last.
June 14th, 2020 Tracy Posted in Evergreen High School, Schools, White Center news Comments Off on TODAY: ‘Graduation’ day for Evergreen High School’s Class of 2020
Starting at 11 this (Sunday 6/14) morning, Highline Public Schools will stream the Evergreen High School Class of 2020 graduation celebration here:
As announced by the district:
Congratulations to the Evergreen High School Class of 2020. Our seniors have worked hard, and they deserve to be celebrated. Although a traditional graduation ceremony is not possible due to the pandemic, we have a creative way to celebrate commencement.
Seniors and families will be scheduled to rotate through a drive-through graduation ceremony at Evergreen High School on Sunday, June 14. Wearing their cap and gown, each student will receive their diploma cover, get a professional photo taken, and be cheered on by teachers and staff with appropriate social distancing. Students will also receive senior awards, yearbook, graduation programs and Class of 2020 memorabilia.
It will be different than a traditional commencement with the whole class together. However, everyone will have a chance to be honored in front of their families, see the teachers who have supported them, and be at their school one last time.
Location: Evergreen Parking Lot
Address: 830 SW 116th St.
Date: Sunday, June 14
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Full details for grads and their families are here.
November 26th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Evergreen High School, Schools, White Center news 1 Comment »
It’s a start! From Highline Public Schools:
Bassetti Architects kicked off the design process with the Evergreen High School building design committee on November 21.
This small working committee of staff, students and community members dug in deep to brainstorm what their school of the future will be like. They began by focusing on how a new school building could support student strengths and needs, guided by Highline’s bold goals for students.
The committee and architects will tour some other new high schools in the region to gather ideas and preferences.
The small, working committee, representing staff, students and community members, will continue meeting with the architects this school year.
We look forward to fall 2020 community meetings to get feedback on initial schematic design work from you.
The 2016 bond pays for initial design of Evergreen and Tyee high schools and Pacific Middle School. Approval of a bond is required for their construction. Stay tuned for updates on all three design projects this year.
You can track progress on the Evergreen High School Design bond project information page.
May 22nd, 2019 Tracy Posted in Evergreen High School, Evergreen Pool, King County, White Center news Comments Off on White Center facilities/organizations among recipients of newest King County Youth and Amateur Sports Grants
$200,000 for new field lighting at Evergreen High School and $6,500 for improvements at Evergreen Pool are among grants announced by the county today. Here’s the news release:
Grant funding announced today by King County Executive Dow Constantine will provide opportunities for improving the health of youth sports groups throughout the county who lack access to recreational activities and programs.
Recipients of the 2019 King County Youth and Amateur Sports Grants will share $2.4 million in funding that can mean the critical difference between whether financially disadvantaged residents can participate in organized sports and other recreational activities.
“A big part of making King County a place where every person can thrive is providing access to opportunities – and that includes the chance to play on teams, join programs, or participate in outdoor fun,” Executive Constantine said. “With the grant funding I am announcing today, we are helping youth and adults overcome financial, transportation, and other barriers so that more King County residents can participate in activities and programs that improve quality of life across our county.”
King County Parks administers the Youth and Amateur Sports program and offers new grants each year. The next round of grants is expected to open January 2020.
The full list of grant awardees can be found on the King County Youth and Amateur Sports Grants website.
The program is funded and sustained through a 1 percent car-rental tax authorized by the Legislature in 1993. Funds can only be used for programs or capital projects that increase access to health-enhancing physical activities.
April 30th, 2018 Tracy Posted in Evergreen High School, King County, White Center news 1 Comment »
As a professional firefighter, Bryan Hastings (above right) was already a hero when he launched a different type of rescue – keeping Evergreen Pool from shutting down. Today, his years of work on that earned him a county honor, presented by King County Council Chair Joe McDermott (above left), whose office sent the full announcement:
In 2009, White Center’s Evergreen Pool was a victim of county budget cuts, closing after decades of providing aquatic fun to the people of south King County. Bryan Hastings directed the effort to establish a non-profit to help revive the red-brick pool and has become the Executive Director of WhiteWater Aquatics Management, the agency operating the pool. Metropolitan King County Council Chair Joe McDermott today recognized Hastings work on keeping this community asset open by presenting him with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service.
“From tirelessly raising money to the countless hours of his own time spent working on the pool himself, Bryan Hastings has dedicated himself to the Evergreen Community Pool,” said McDermott. “His work, as a volunteer, to ensure the pool remains an asset for all in the White Center community embodies the spirit of the MLK Medal of Distinguished Service.”
Evergreen Pool is in the unincorporated community of White Center and has been serving its residents, along with serving the city of Burien, for over four decades. The 2009 closure of the pool impacted communities that had been using the pool for generations.
Hastings, an Assistant Chief with the Seattle Fire Department, started as a volunteer in the effort to reopen the pool, helping raise nearly $500,000 in modernizations and improvements from various sources including the State and County.
Evergreen Pool is not only a location for pool parties, swim lessons, and exercise classes, it has become a resource for the homeless community in the area, providing shower facilities for the homeless through a partnership with human service agencies Neighborhood House and Mary’s Place.
The annual presentation of the MLK Medal of Distinguished Service is the Council’s way of thanking those who have made a particularly strong impact on the county and to encourage others to renew their dedication to serve their community.
This is the third year Councilmembers have recognized individuals in their districts who have answered the question asked by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “What are you doing for others?”
Checking the WCN archives, we see the pool was re-dedicated as Evergreen Community Aquatic Center exactly eight years ago tomorrow!
March 9th, 2018 Tracy Posted in Evergreen High School, How to Help, White Center news Comments Off on SATURDAY: Crab feed to support Evergreen High School Athletics
Tomorrow’s the big night – Saturday, March 10th, the Crab Feed to raise money for Evergreen High School Athletics! 6-10 pm, be at the White Center Eagles‘ hall (10452 15th SW). Aaron Garcia sent the remidner:
Thank you to all those who bought tickets and we’ll be joining us this Saturday, we’re looking forward celebrating with you. We’re going to have delicious crab prepped by the legendary Tyrone Curry Sr, Live Music, Raffle and overall a ton of fun!
If you haven’t bought a ticket yet, please jump on this opportunity to support Evergreen High School Athletics! Remember 100% of the proceeds go toward Evergreen HS athletics and activities and this dinner is entirely supported by donations and volunteers!
You can buy your ticket online right now.
October 6th, 2017 Tracy Posted in Evergreen High School, Sports, White Center news Comments Off on EVERGREEN HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING: Here’s what’s happening
Thanks to the White Center Community Development Association for sending the info:
Friday, October 6th Evergreen High School is celebrating its 58th homecoming. Please join us for an evening of reminiscing as we support Evergreen HS Athletics! Alumni and community members are invited to participate in the following events:
Friday, October 6 – 11:00am
Evergreen High School
(830 SW 116th St, Seattle, WA 98146)
EHS HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME
Tickets sold at the Gate- $6.00 Cash for adults
Friday, October 6 – 7:00 PM
Highline Memorial Stadium
400 S 156th St, Burien, WA 98148
5TH QUARTER – EVERGREEN WOLVERINE BOOSTER CLUB
Friday, October 6 – After the Homecoming Football Game*9:30PM
Azteca Mexican Restaurant
Address: 153 SW 157th St, Burien, WA 98166
There will be an opportunity to win amazing prizes like Evergreen SWAG and “White Center Night Out” date night package.
September 6th, 2017 Tracy Posted in Evergreen High School, Highline School District, White Center news Comments Off on HAPPY 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL! Evergreen High School ‘reopens’
It’s the first day of school for Highline Public Schools – and that includes White Center’s newly “reopened” Evergreen High School:
Welcome back to Evergreen students! Students were welcomed as staff & community members cheered them in! pic.twitter.com/oeyd4kvTLD
— Highline Schools (@HighlineSchools) September 6, 2017
Festivities were scheduled to continue with an 8 am assembly and campus tours for community members.
September 1st, 2017 Tracy Posted in Evergreen High School, Schools, White Center news Comments Off on EVERGREEN HIGH SCHOOL: You’re invited to ‘grand reopening’ Wednesday
Evergreen High School is again Evergreen High School, and you’re invited to the “grand reopening” next Wednesday. Here’s the announcement:
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Time: 6:45 am – 9:30 am
Address: 830 SW 116th St
Evergreen High School administration would like to invite parents, alumni, and community members to join them for the grand (re)opening of Evergreen High School!
Help welcome our students back to campus at a morning rally in the front of the school with the Evergreen band, cheerleaders, and Wolverine mascot! Meet school leaders at a community reception in the Library and learn more about exciting plans for Evergreen and ways to help. Join students at an all-school assembly in the Main Gym to kick off the school year and help us hand out EHS sweatshirts. Finally, tour campus to see improvements for this school year but also the need for updated facilities because our students deserve a high-quality learning environment.
Check-in begins at 6:30am in the Main Office
6:45am – Welcome Rally – Front of School
7:30am – Community Reception – Library
8:00am – Back to School Assembly and hand out sweatshirts – Main Gym
Campus tour to follow
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 15th, 2017 Tracy Posted in Education, Evergreen High School, Schools, White Center news Comments Off on TONIGHT: Evergreen High School principal finalists
From Highline Public Schools – this is happening tonight:
Meet the Finalists for the New Evergreen High School Principal
The small schools on the Evergreen Campus are unifying as a single school under the leadership of one principal. We invite students, families, and the community to join us for a Principal Candidate Forum to meet the two finalists for the new principal at Evergreen High School.
Principal Candidate Forum
Wednesday, February 15
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Evergreen Campus Cafeteria
830 SW 116th St.
At the forum, attendees will have an opportunity to ask the finalists questions and provide the district feedback.
Vietnamese and Spanish interpreters will be at the meeting.
Learn more about the reunification process at highlineschools.org/highschools.
April 26th, 2016 Tracy Posted in Evergreen High School, Schools, White Center news Comments Off on WEDNESDAY: Evergreen Campus back to Evergreen High School? Doubleheader meeting
If you’re interested in the campaign to turn the Evergreen Campus back into Evergreen High School, you’ll want to know about a doubleheader meeting there tomorrow – a school board work session on “small schools,” 5-6 pm, followed by a community meeting at 6. Full details here.
January 12th, 2016 Tracy Posted in Education, Evergreen High School, Schools, White Center news Comments Off on Evergreen High School before, Evergreen High School again?
Received from organizers of a campaign to turn the Evergreen campus back into Evergreen High School:
A coalition called ONE EVERGREEN made up of concerned parents, teachers, and alumni has started a petition to undo what they perceive as a flawed educational model at the former Evergreen High School because they feel it leaves the north end of the Highline School District dramatically underserved.
Please sign their petition if you support reuniting Evergreen Campus into one high school again.
In 2008, Evergreen High School was one of several conventional high schools in the Highline School District rendered into three autonomous schools sharing the same campus (“small schools”) under the hope that a reduction in the principal-to-student ratio would improve graduation rates. The sales pitch at the time said teachers would get to know all the students better, which would boost test scores.
Reality has not met expectations. Instead, redundant principals, a limited range of classes, a fractured sense of community, high teacher turnover, and only 35 classes for students to choose from have left families feeling cheated. It is easy to see why when contrasted with the school spirit, sports, band, and 105 classes available to students at conventional high schools in the same district.
The ONE EVERGREEN Coalition asks that you educate yourself on the inequities of small schools and sign the petition to reunite the Evergreen Campus.
For more information, including quotes by students, demographics, charts showing Evergreen teachers’ years of experience over time, and course catalog comparisons from Highline high schools, please visit evergreensuccess.org
Here’s a one-sheet the group is circulating.
November 24th, 2015 Tracy Posted in Crime, Evergreen High School, White Center news Comments Off on Student found tied up in Evergreen campus restroom, King County Sheriff’s Office reports
If you’ve seen King County Sheriff’s Office activity around the Evergreen campus today – here’s what happened, according to KCSO spokesperson Sgt. Cindi West:
A 16-year-old student was found tied up in a school bathroom at Evergreen High School this morning. The victim said two females had assaulted her, tied her up and left her in the bathroom.
Deputies responded to the school, located in the 800 block of SW 116th St, around 8:18 am after the student was found tied up in the bathroom.
The victim told police she had been beaten and tied up by two females. The victim was taken to Highline Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
No further details will be released at this time.
October 5th, 2015 Tracy Posted in Evergreen High School, Sports, White Center news 2 Comments »
8:16 AM: An injury suffered during Friday night’s Evergreen-Highline football game in Burien has an Evergreen player in critical condition. That’s according to our regional news partner The Seattle Times, identifying the player as Kenney Bui and reporting that he is at Harborview Medical Center after emergency surgery. Bui is a senior at Evergreen; KING 5 quotes Highline Public Schools as saying counselors will be available on campus today for anyone who wants to talk about what happened.
2:58 AM: As also noted in comments, Highline superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield has announced Mr. Bui’s death:
It is with great sadness that School Board President Bernie Dorsey and I share with you that TEC High School senior Kenney Bui, who was critically injured in Friday night’s Evergreen v. Highline football game, died this morning at the hospital.
This is a devastating loss for all of us — Evergreen students, families, and staff, and our entire Highline community.
Our deepest condolences go out to Kenney’s family and all who knew him. Please join us in keeping them in your thoughts and prayers.
October 3rd, 2012 Tracy Posted in Arts, Evergreen High School, White Center news 1 Comment »
Their names are forever part of the art – the young Evergreen Campus artists who created the mural that’s now complete on the north wall of the Super Saver Foods store on 16th in White Center. They were there, with their teacher, as it was dedicated Tuesday afternoon:
Those on hand got to hear stories of how it was created – 200 hours of volunteer time, as the White Center Chamber of Commerce noted in a preview announcement – and see the mockups:
Their teacher explained the mural is a truly collaborative work:
It spans so much space, you have to go see it in person to really appreciate it! Super Saver Foods is the former Albertsons store (sold and converted last March) at 16th/107th.
August 4th, 2010 Tracy Posted in Evergreen High School, How to Help, White Center news 1 Comment »
Just received this – it’s coming up Saturday in Greenbridge:
The family of an Evergreen High School student lost everything in an apartment fire last month. A classmate decided to get involved and her Girl Scout Troop 1775 is sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast at the Southwest Boys & Girls Club in White Center from 8-11 am on Saturday, August 7th.
9800 8th Ave SW Suite 105
Kids under 10: $2.50
8-11 am, Saturday August 7, 2010
All proceeds will go to help the family. The girls are also collecting sheets, blankets, dishes, pots and pans, utensils and other household items on behalf of the family. Cash donations are also being accepted.
You can contact Liz at 206.240.6994 if you have questions. Please spread the word and invite your friends!
June 11th, 2010 Tracy Posted in Crime, Evergreen High School, White Center news Comments Off on Sex offender found volunteering with Evergreen HS football team
From our partners at the Seattle Times: A convicted rapist who hadn’t registered as a sex offender, as the law requires, has been found volunteering with the Evergreen High School football team. The man is now in the King County Jail, the Times reports, and Highline Public Schools says it’s taken back a job offer to the prospective head football coach, who as acting coach should have made sure the volunteer passed a background check; they also say the volunteer had only been to the school twice before he was Full story here.