Evergreen Middle School
For the last two years, Evergreen Middle School has been awarded the John Irwin School of Excellence. The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement. In 2017 & 2018 EMS received an Exceeds Expectations rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.
As we celebrate EMS's 50th birthday, our goal for the PTA is to raise $50,000 to help nurture our students in an innovative, positive learning environment.
Here's why we need families to DIG DEEP to help us reach our full $50,000 budget. Classroom technology that was included in the 2009 building remodel is now outdated and without tech-support. Updating our classrooms with the newest technology - including SmartBoards, projectors, laptops and document cameras - will propel us into the next evolution of our classroom environments. Purchasing virtual reality classroom sets that literally make the world our classroom, bring learning to life and align with our mission of Global Education. These cutting-edge resources enable our students to have unlimited opportunities for top-notch educational experiences. Additionally, our teachers want to include more guest presenters, artists and experts to enrich their curriculum. We also have hopes of improving existing facilities such as our EMS weight room and additional outside resources. EMS isn't afraid to dream big! Funds raised through 5a and 5b will sustain and enhance district initiatives and directly impact our building (5b) with facilities updates, including an addition to the building. The funds raised by the PTA in tandem with 5a/5b help to insure a state-of-the-art innovative learning environment for our students. Your financial contribution makes a significant impact by creating a healthy, inviting learning environment at EMS. And this year, 100% of your donation goes directly to the school!!
"I have visited many great schools, but Evergreen Middle School has to be up there. Meaningful tasks, engaged students, fantastic school culture."
- Jason Glass, Superintendent, Jefferson County Public Schools
"Everybody makes you feel welcome and they have music blasting whenever we come or leave. The teachers are awesome. #bestmiddleschoolever"
"A couple of things I like about EMS are that the teachers are all so nice and that we get some freedom in our choices."
"EMS is always a fun and great learning environment."
"EMS is a fun, caring environment to learn in. The teachers are amazing."
"It is a privilege being a teacher at Evergreen Middle School. I've never been a part of such a supportive community. The kids are excited; the parents are excited; the teachers are excited; the school is bursting with positive energy."
- Mary Noto, 6th grade Language Arts teacher
"We are lucky to have such an excellent middle school in our neighborhood-one with innovative ideas about how to make learning real and inspired and even more importantly, one that cares about the whole student. Just at the time when kids need it most, EMS encourages students to embrace curiosity, use their voices, and take risks, preparing them for the wider world and the future ahead."
- Theresa - parent
"How on earth could I even begin to express enough gratitude for the amazing teachers and staff at EMS? There aren't any words. Thank you for another amazing year and for all you do help these kids be successful not just in school but in life. It always a great year to be the mom of a Ram!"
- Jennai - parent
The teachers are always nice and put our needs before theirs. I think that is one of the biggest reasons why EMS is so special.
Evergreen Middle School is the best because the fantastic opportunities such as participating in the school musical and all of the other amazing electives. Also I love all of the teachers and staff.
Evergreen Middle School is the best because of the astonishing teachers and endless possibilities. The art room has unique materials to use and the shop room gives you the chance to do something out of the ordinary.
The entire staff at EMS is AMAZING! I truly love my teachers and we as students know the feeling is mutual. They are always creative in teaching styles and honestly WANT us to succeed. I will miss them dearly next year!
"The teachers are fantastic and the school makes you feel at home."
"The staff at EMS is supportive."
"EMS makes you want to learn!"
"I love EMS because it feels like everyone is enthusiastic and eager to learn. Their enthusiasm is contagious."