March 22, 2016

Yearbook pre-order sales will end March 15.

Anyone who does not purchase at this time is not guaranteed a yearbook. We will only have a few extra on yearbook distribution day, available on a first come, first served, basis with 8th grade taking priority.

CMAS testing coming in April... Pull out, I mean, put in, those earbuds for testing! Please send a pair with your student for testing. Detailed testing schedule on EMS homepage.

Important Discussions:

PTA will be hosting a guest speaker, Richard Ryan of Creative Drug Education.

Please click on FROM ADMINISTRATION for details about his “Parent” information session on Thursday, April 7th at 8 am,

and his presentation to students on April 11th. Parents, see that same link to RSVP.

The 8th grade Leadership group is now officially a part of PeaceJam!

This is a locally-based, international organization dedicated to connecting Nobel Peace Prize laureates with youth around the world. This year's conference will be held March 11 -13 at Regis University and features Shirin Ebadi, a native of Iran who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for her efforts to uphold women's rights while living under a gender-oppressive government.

Hoops for Heart is an exciting fundraising event for our kids to raise money for research and education regarding heart disease through the American Heart Association.

If students raise money, they are able to participate in heart healthy activities during their electives time. Last year we started hip hop for heart, as another example of an alternative fitness activity, along with hoops, and jump rope. This year we have an instructor from Kinetic Arts coming in the morning to teach a hip hop dance for those who are interested. Click on Hoops for Heart to see the letter that was written from our representative of AHA regarding Ava Aldrich. She is our EMS heart hero.

Nobel Peace Laureate Speaking at Local Youth Conference on Friday, March 11 at Regis: Click PEACE JAM for more information...

Do you love the Addams Family theme song? Do you love watching the incredible talent of our local youth?
See THEATRE UPDATES for more information about
the EHS musical this weekend, and opportunities to audition for the upcoming EMS Talent Show!    

3rd Annual Jeffco Writing Challenge!

Competition information here: WRITING CONTEST

(And please forgive the formatting on that page and other pages with those difficult to insert flyers... just goes to show you that your computer skills don't have to be perfect to write the newsletter, you just need a keen interest in the who, what, where, when and why of EMS. The editor position will be opening up for next year. Please contact Pam Lindquist or Tracy Hawkins if you are interested!)

April 25th - 29th We need parent volunteers to make this happen! If you are able to help, please contact Julie Maus at
T Shirt Orders Due March 14!
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Visit and "like" the new Facebook page.

Here is the link: GT: Parent Seminars and CAMPS For Information on upcoming local GT Parent Seminars, or to see the flyer on SPARKS summer camps, please click here.

SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE: The EMS Accountability Committee involves administration, teachers, parents, and community members working together to establish and implement goals to make our school even better! Meetings are held monthly on Monday afternoons.

If interested, please contact Keith Parker at

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