Update from EPS Board on Superintendent Selection Process
Superintendent Boyd, with Deputy Superintendent Charlene Williams, at Marrion Elementary School.
To EPS Staff and Families,
Students Advocating For Students
Students Advocating For Students! S.A.F.E.(Students Advocating For Equity) is a district wide student organization that is working to make EPS schools a better place for all students. This group is making an impact, and they are actively recruiting new members.
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A Celebration at Heritage High School
On a drizzly day on October 29, the rain showers paused just long enough for students, staff, families and alumni to celebrate the opening of a new addition to Heritage High School with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The newly-built 30,000-square-foot Mt. Adams building has a little bit of everything, from an industrial kitchen to a full weight room, along with added classrooms that will expand a school that, in 1999, was originally built for three grades of classes, but opened with freshmen, too.
"We are excited to see the learning that will happen here and the greatness that will come out of these new additions," Heritage principal Derek Garrison said.
The work, which was funded by the voter-approved Envision Evergreen bond in 2018, included updates to existing facilities and will allow the school to finally remove the portables that had been part of its landscapes since its opening.
"The Mt. Adams building and the add-ons to our current building is a new chapter for our current and future Heritage High School students to make memories, leave legacies and write our own stories," said Madison London, a Heritage junior.
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#EPSBack2School: A Look at the First Week at All 38 of Our Schools
September 9, 2022
The 2022-23 school year got started with eager students and inspired educators reunited for in-person learning, the first real "normal" start in three years!
What did the first week look like? The EPS Community Relations team, cameras in hand, branched out to all 38 of our schools to take a look. We saw Board members join principals in welcoming students on Day 1, and Superintendent John Boyd continue his personal tradition of riding a bus on the first day.
We saw students greeted warmly as they got off buses, and watched as they were expertly directed into buildings by student Safety Patrol members. We peeked into classrooms, checked out playgrounds and gyms, and gathered the snapshots. Check out our Facebook page for all 38 posts.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies Open New Campuses for Mountain View, Wy'east
August 29, 2022
The future arrived at two Evergreen Public Schools campuses, and it was glorious. Wy'east Middle School and Mountain View High School held ribbon-cutting ceremonies to commemorate the opening of their brand-new, fully-modern campuses.
"This is, objectively I would say, the most beautiful middle school facility I've ever seen," Kate DeWein, Wy'east Principal, said at the school's August 25 ceremony. "It's a privilege to be here to welcome our students and families."
The ceremony at Mountain View included rousing music from the school band and was followed by tours of the campus.
"It truly is amazing that our community felt we had to make sure that the education that's happening at Mountain View, that the building matches the education, and that's what we're seeing here," Mountain View Principal Charles Anthony said at his school's August 26 celebration. "We'll have high standards here, and we'll make sure that we're making out community proud."
Both campuses were made possible by voters approving the 2018 Envision Evergreen bond measure. See the Envision Evergreen webpage for more information on new campuses and other work made possible by the bond.
Next Steps in the Process to Determine the Permanent Superintendent
Следующие шаги в процессе определения суперинтенданта на постоянную должность
Pasos a seguir en el proceso para nombrar al superintendente permanente
COVID-19 Guidelines for 2022-23 School Year
Free Meals Will Be Available to All Students
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Dr. Charlene Williams Joins EPS as Deputy Superintendent
August 17, 2022
Meet our newest district leader, Dr. Charlene Williams. She joined us in June as Deputy Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Equity. Dr. Williams brings a proven track record of leadership in equity and successfully improving student outcomes to her new role supporting Superintendent John Boyd.
Dr. Williams is no stranger to the EPS family, as her two children are Heritage High School graduates. She comes to us from Camas School District, where she has been the Assistant Superintendent since 2016. Dr. Williams led Camas' school improvement process and facilitated the district’s first equity policy. In addition, she supervised and supported secondary school principals.
Dr. Williams began her career as a high school math teacher in Greensboro, North Carolina, before moving to Portland. Dr. Williams spent several years with Portland’s Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC) and Rosemary Anderson High School as a faculty member, principal and eventually Director of Education. She joined Portland Public Schools as a high school principal and served in that role for five years before becoming the district's Senior Director of School Performance.
Heritage's Christy Dunn Named Educator of the Year
Christy Dunn, a math teacher at Heritage High School, is the 2022 recipient of the Educator of the Year Award presented by the Evergreen School District Foundation.