#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.
Sit Down with the Supt., September 16, 2022
Superintendent John Boyd joins host Craig Birnbach for the first edition of "Sit Down with the Supt." of the 2022-23 school year. Superintendent Boyd shares his reflections on the start of the school year and how he kept a personal tradition alive by riding a school bus with students. He also speaks about the latest COVID-19 updates, breaks down the district's work to improve academic success, introduces Deputy Superintendent Charlene Williams and kicks off the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.
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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.