We understand that parents have many choices for their child’s education. From other prestigious local private schools to top-notch area public schools the competition is fierce. So what makes families choose Evergreen Academy Elementary and stay until their child graduates? The fact that so many great things can be found #OnlyAtEvergreen. Let us tell you more.
Every Monday morning, #OnlyatEvergreen, the entire student body gathers together to say the Pledge, share important updates for the day, and celebrate our students’ points of pride. Students also learn about the exciting projects happening in all other grades to get them excited for their next year at Evergreen. We call it Launch, because it helps us launch our day on the right foot. Each classroom in our school has the opportunity to lead Launch a few times each year. When it’s their turn to shine, the leading class will choose a topic related to our social-emotional curriculum and get their fellow students involved. They may create skits, songs, or even mini art shows to embody key social-emotional traits. Launch allows us to come together to celebrate what it truly means to be part of Evergreen.
Our school garden supplements classroom learning, while also providing endless fun for our students! Each classroom is responsible for maintaining their own bed in the garden. Kindergarten students grow wildflowers used for their note cards sold at the farmer’s market. Our first and second graders grow pollinator plants to correspond to their study of pollinators like bees and butterflies. Third graders focus on sustainability and plant perennials and herbs. Our fourth graders focus on Native American plants as they study Native American culture and the significance of the environment to their beliefs. In fifth grade, students learn about World War II and plant a “Victory Garden” of vegetables. In addition to our garden, we are also fortunate to have an on-site chicken coop which allows us to enjoy fresh eggs and provides hands-on learning about the life cycle of chickens.