We are looking forward to having our Summer Program back in person! This year's program will be smaller than usual, but we are excited to welcome students to Evergreen for day camp and enrichment classes. Check it out here.
It isn't easy to organize participatory community service opportunities during a pandemic, but this year's PGA Community Service Committee is up to the challenge! This past weekend, 40 Evergreen families including children from preschool on up came together on Zoom and created over 400 cards bearing messages of hope and kindness. The cards will be delivered to long-term residents at local assisted-living facilities later this week. Earlier this year, families had the opportunity to participate in another virtual event, compiling craft kits for local children and teens experiencing homelessness, in partnership with the organization Washington Kids in Transition.
Connecting students of different ages is always a priority at Evergreen and one of the many things we love about our preschool through 8th grade campus. Yesterday was one of our monthly Buddy Days, and the theme was Valentine's Day!
Each group of buddy classes (a younger class paired with an older class) started off watching an intro video prepared by Student Council, and then everyone headed into Zoom rooms for their choice of lots of fun Valentine-themed activities. It's always a balance ...
After almost a year of remote learning, Malcon the Falcon was on hand this morning to welcome the Evergreen class of 2021 back to campus for the first time this year. That means that grades 1-8 are now here in-person half of the time, following our hybrid one-week-on, one-week-off model, while kindergarten, preschool and prekindergarten are on campus every day. Having half of grades 1-8 each week limits the total amount of people in the school buildings at any time. This school year, some families have chosen to remain remote as well, and teachers and students alike are doing a fabulous job fostering strong class communities!
Following a national search, Evergreen Head of School Halsey Bell is happy to announce that we have hired a new director of enrollment management: Christina Clemente will start on July 1, 2021. Susan Smith, our admission director who has taken Evergreen to a whole new level since she joined the school in 2015, will then step down and is looking forward to her retirement and more time with her three young grandsons!
In a strong field of applicants, Christina stood out. She will be coming to us from the greater New York City area, where she has spent four years as the associate director of admissions at the K-12 Hackley School; she is also a boarding associate there.
Christina will bring both experience and energy in several realms to Evergreen. In her time at Hackley, ...