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       august 2009
Colby’s Commentary .  .  .  .  .  . 1
                                                                       Colby’s Commentary
Steering Committee .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2
                                                                       Welcome, New Year and New Faces
                                                                           As we head into a new year—D’Evelyn’s 16th—I would like to take the opportunity to introduce
Parents’ Feedback Needed 2
                                                                       the new members who are joining our school community. We are adding eight new faculty and
Invitation to Founder’s
                                                                       staff members to our ranks this fall. Please help welcome them to D’Evelyn when you can.
  Forum .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2                •	 Tony Edwards is the new assistant principal who is replacing Terry Elliott who was promoted to
Accountability News  .  .  .  .  .  . 3                                         principal at Devinney Elementary School. Tony is an experienced educator and most recently
Free and Reduced Price                                                          taught at Jefferson High School and served as an assistant principal at Columbine High School.
  Meals  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 3                    We are glad to have him join our administrative team where his responsibilities will include
Continue a Great Tradition  . 4                                                 Student Activities as well as discipline and attendance for 7th through 9th graders. (The job of
One Hill of a Race  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4                                    scheduling previously done by Terry Elliott is being ably taken over by Kevin Kolasa.)
T1-nspire Calculator Sale  .  . 4                                          •	 Matthew Stovall is moving to the Denver area from Minnesota where he taught at a high
D’Evelyn Performing Arts  .  . 5                                                school in St. Paul. Matthew has taught a wide variety of courses including Advanced
Save the Date for                                                               Placement English, Theater, Acting, Psychology, Sociology, Debate, and Creative Writing,
                                                                                and he will be a strong addition to our English department.
  Pygmalion  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 5
                                                                           •	 Brendette Gillette comes to us from Wheat Ridge High School to teach Spanish. Because
It’s Really Painless  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 5
                                                                                she is well-traveled and a fluent Spanish speaker she will take over the Advanced
Student Council .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 6
                                                                                Placement and other higher level Spanish courses left by Leslie Patino in her retirement.
D’Evelyn Student Wraps Up                                                  •	 Margarita Froelich will be teaching both Spanish and French classes previously taught by
  Duct Tape Contest  .  .  .  .  .  . 6                                         Lucia Lightfield who has taken a position at Dakota Ridge High School. Margarita is fluent
Parents’ Back to School                                                         in both languages (as well as in Albanian), and has taught French and Spanish at schools
  Coffee  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 6                      in Colorado and Massachusetts as well as in Albania.
Send Yearbook Your Summer                                                  •	 Emily Ferris will be with us this year to teach math. Her position is made available due
  Pictures  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 6                       to Rhonda Jacobson’s move to the Instructional Coach job. (Evette Nowicki, who was in
D’Evelyn Pom Squad  .  .  .  .  . 7                                             that temporary position last year, has been hired on an ongoing basis to fill the job of Curi
The Quarterback Club .  .  .  .  . 7                                            Yutzy who has moved to Dakota Ridge High School.) Emily is a new teacher whose top-
Youth Volleyball Camp .  .  .  .  . 7                                           notch math skills qualify her to teach both Algebra/Geometry 2 and Algebra/Geometry 3.
                                                                           •	 Stephanie Stiegelmar is a substitute teacher who will be with us for the first semester
Jaguar Gold Crown Volleyball
                                                                                only. She will be teaching Physical Education classes because Valerie Bennett-Battaglia
  Tryouts  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7
                                                                                is taking a one-semester leave of absence to spend time with baby Nico. Stephanie
Think Pink Jaguar Style .  .  .  . 7
                                                                                went to school at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, and has a Bachelors degree in
Upcoming Events  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 8                                       Kinesiology with a concentration in education.
                                                                           •	 Kim McSwain will fill the library paraprofessional job previously held by Linda Glynn who has
                                                                                left to make time to finish her college degree. Kim has spent the past few years as a library aid
The Jaguar Tracks is                                                            at Dennison Elementary, so will be familiar with many of our students from her first day.
published on line on the                                                   •	 Nancy Hennessey is the new counseling secretary. After many years, Debbie Durland retired
first day of the month. If                                                      from that position this spring. Most recently Nancy has worked in the main office at Evergreen
you would like to receive
                                                                                High School where she did a variety of jobs and demonstrated a wide range of skills.
an e-mail reminder when a
                                                                           I am thrilled to welcome such a strong group of people to D’Evelyn. I know that adding them to
new issue of the newsletter
is available, then send your                                           our already wonderful faculty and staff will serve to make D’Evelyn an even greater school!
e-mail address to Angie
                                                                          Jill Colby,
Withers at                                                                Principal .

             The Jaguar Tracks is funded by the
              D’Evelyn Education Foundation
          and is prepared and distributed through
             volunteer efforts. Extra copies are
            available in the main school office.
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Steering Committee
By Linda Choun, Steering committee chair
    D’Evelyn parents and students are invited to attend the first Founders Forum on Sept. 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Carolyn
DeRaad and Kathi Pitzer, Founders, will provide an insightful overview of the liberal arts philosophy used to establish the D’Evelyn
program and will answer questions from the audience. A few D’Evelyn alumni will also be in attendance to offer their perspectives
about their D’Evelyn education. This Forum is being hosted jointly by the D’Evelyn Steering and Accountability committees to
enhance understanding of the D’Evelyn program and to offer an opportunity for Founders to answer your questions. The Founders
presentation and the question and answer period will last about an hour. At the conclusion of the Forum, parents and students will
move to the cafeteria for light refreshments and an opportunity to visit with other D’Evelyn families.
    D’Evelyn is unique in Jefferson County because it is the only Choice/Option school in the district with a prescribed academic
program and a contract with the school district. The Steering committee was established as part of the D’Evelyn contract with the
District and is charged with responsibility for maintaining the D’Evelyn program. According to the D’Evelyn Founding Document,
the Steering committee’s primary task is, “…to make broad decisions such as upholding, interpreting and clarifying the philosophy,
approving new curriculum, maintaining relations and communications with the District and reacting to new laws or District policies,
    Steering committee meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday each month from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the main office
conference room. All Steering committee meetings are open to the public. You are invited to share any comments or concerns
with the Steering committee during the public commentary section held at the beginning of each meeting. You may also address
your concerns in writing to the Steering committee.
    The first regularly scheduled Steering committee meeting will take place on Monday Aug. 10, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting
will begin one hour late to allow the Steering committee to participate in a workshop to discuss and establish goals for the
upcoming school year. Steering committee members for 2009-2010:
      Linda Choun, 303-980-8917 (P)                                         Pam Kalkus, 303-933-2945 (P)
      Jill Colby, 303-982-5779 (PR)                                         Lesley MacGregor, 303-982-3836 (T)
      Cindy Gee, 303-278-0426 (P)                                           Jeff Sherrard, 303-989-1222 (P)
      Linda Glynn, 303-985-1013 (P)                                         P = Parent; T = Teacher; PR = Principal

Parents’ Feedback Needed
    The Jeffco Facilities Usage committee wants public input to define the priorities and values surrounding our school buildings. What
is important for your child’s school? Is the school too large or too small? Should all schools provide equitable opportunities across the
district? Weigh in on these and other questions being discussed by the Jeffco Facilities Usage committee at one of the upcoming public
meetings. Share your ideas on how to make Jeffco public schools more efficient and effective. Be part of the change.
    Jeffco Public Forums:
    Saturday, Sept. 12, Manning School auditorium - 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
    Monday, Sept. 14, Jefferson High School auditorium - 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, Sept. 16, Chatfield High School auditorium - 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    Monday, Sept. 21, Arvada West High School auditorium - 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    Parents and community members please plan to attend. We need to hear from you.

                   The D’Evelyn Steering committee and the Accountability committee invite you to the first

                                          D’Evelyn Founder’s Forum
              An overview of the liberal arts philosophy used to establish the D’Evelyn program
                                Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the
                                  D’Evelyn Jr. / Sr. High School auditorium
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Accountability News
A Liberal Arts Education at D’Evelyn
By Priscilla Flanders, Accountability committee 1st vice-chair
Greetings from your D’Evelyn Accountability committee! We hope your summer has afforded you time with friends and family and
been welcome refreshment. Thankfully we still have a few more weeks to enjoy the sun and fun, but it is also time to start populating
the September calendar and begin thinking about the school year. So with that in mind, we would like to greet the 200 plus new
students and families and welcome back the seasoned veterans! You’ve all probably run across this definition of the Accountability
committee (A/C) at some point: The A/C focuses on school improvement, and serves as an advisory body to both the principal and
the Steering committee. The A/C participates with the principal and staff in the cooperative development of an annual accreditation
plan. This group coordinates input from the principal, staff, parents, students, parent/teacher organizations, community residents
and others interested in improving education. The definition is accurate, but I’m not sure it inspires most of us to commit to actually
leaving the house for this monthly evening meeting. I wanted to share my personal experience with the A/C in an effort to encourage
you to RACE over to your calendars. This will be our family’s third year at D’Evelyn – I did “ink in” the meetings a couple of years
ago and managed to attend several of them. As a result, I learned a tremendous amount about our unique school. The meetings have
a way of making the philosophy laid out in the school’s founding documents come alive. Presentations by those vested in our school
clarify what makes D’Evelyn excellent and distinctive. Faculty is provided the opportunity to showcase their passions and talents and
you are able to put faces to the names you hear at the dinner table. You have the chance to quell the rumor mill and hear the “real
story” from the mouths of the dedicated administration. Of course you learn about opportunities to personally contribute to the school,
as well as interface with other (fascinating) parents who are also invested and engaged in D’Evelyn and their children’s education and
development. To summarize, the things I’ve learned via the A/C allowed me to truly appreciate how blessed our family is to be part
of this community. Additionally, I’m better able to partner with the faculty/staff because I can help my (sometimes frustrated) children
understand why the program expects what it does from them. The agendas are packed, the meetings are run efficiently, there is often
chocolate, and I promise you won’t be disappointed! Anyone can be on Accountability, including students. If you would like to vote
on important issues throughout the year, you must attend at least one of the first three meetings which are held the second Tuesday of
the month. The first meeting of the year is Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Library Media Center. We hope to see you
To receive minutes from the A/C meetings, make sure to provide Angie Withers with your e-mail address;
minutes are also posted on the school website (Community Groups/ A/C). Reviewing the minutes is next best thing to actually
attending (but you don’t get chocolate!).
2009-2010 Officers: Chair: Lisa Papke, 1st Vice-chair: Priscilla Flanders, 2nd Vice-chair: Jill Colby Recorder: Addie Oblack

                               Lisa Papke, chair                                Addie Oblack, recorder

Important Information for Free and reduced Price Meals
Jefferson County Public School Food and Nutrition Services
    Every school year a new application is required for all students for the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program. Please
use a current 2009-2010 meal application and fill out in black ink.
    If your children were on the Free and Reduced Meal Program on the last day of the 2008-2009 school year, that status
(free or reduced) will be carried over until a new application is processed, or until Oct. 5, 2009 (deadline for carry over sta-
tus). Please reapply early to insure your child will not be dropped from the program. Applications are available at the school
and can be filled out after Aug. 1, 2009.
    School Based fees may be waived if you sign and complete section 6, the INFORMATION RELEASE FORM on the
    Students pre-approved through the Food Stamp Direct Certification process will receive a Direct Cert approval letter
and Direct Certification Information Release form in the mail prior to the start of school. You may return the completed and
signed Information Release Form for Students Approved through Direct Certification for school based fees to be waived.
Direct Certification approval is by student and not by family. Please check to make sure you have received a letter of
approval for each child in your family. If you have not, please fill out an application as soon as possible.
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Continue a Great Tradition
By Amy Carda, parent volunteer
   Be a part of the D’Evelyn tradition of helping with the many fun events throughout the year. Volunteering
benefits everyone! By volunteering you will help make our events fantastic and you will get to know other
parents and become more connected to the D’Evelyn community. There are many opportunities to help and
you can do as little or as much as you want. Many of these events simply need people who are good at orga-
nization. If you like to help plan parties, consider helping with prom, after prom, junior high socials, junior
high apex night, the D’Evelyn DASH or the dinner and silent auction. Do you have some time to collect a few
donations for the silent auction? If you like to cook, consider volunteering for the cookie list or helping with the
parent-teacher conference dinners. Do you have a student who is a senior? If so, then volunteer to help with
the senior picnic or baccalaureate. Do you love the arts? If so, then partner with the D’Evelyn Performing Arts.
Do you like JAG athletics? Then become a part of the team and join the Jaguar Athletic Club (JAGs). I’ve men-
tioned only a few of the fun volunteer opportunities at D’Evelyn! Please fill out the volunteer sheet in the regis-
tration packet or call Amy Carda at 303-979-6864 to find the perfect volunteer opportunity just waiting for you.

                               one Hill of a                        T1-nspire Calculator Sale
                               race                                 By Carolyn Schranz, math teacher
                                                                       To be competitive in today’s society, D’Evelyn
                               By Janet Pike, 2009 Dash co-chair    students must stay abreast of calculator technology
                                    Welcome in the 2009-2010        in their study of math and science. The TI-nspire
                                school year by attending the        handheld can do many of the things that a personal
                                9th annual D’evelyn Dash. this      computer can do, and it comes with the TI-84
                                fun run/walk, scheduled for         Plus keypad. It is two calculators for the price of
saturday, aug. 29, follows the cross country scrimmage route        one! This technology will become the standard
to the water tower and back! You can register online for the        for math and science courses at the secondary
race at entry fees
                                                                    and postsecondary level; therefore, the math
                                                                    department plans to integrate the TI-nspire into
are $20 for adults and $15 for students/children (under age
                                                                    D’Evelyn’s math courses. Currently, Office Depot
18) and all race participates will receive an event t-shirt while
                                                                    is selling the TI-nspire for $170 (tax included).
supplies last. Cash prizes will be awarded to first and second      However, the D’Evelyn mathematics department
place male and female race winners in each division: student        has found a vendor who will enable us to sell the
(under age 18), open and D'evelyn alumni, and to the first          handhelds to students for a total cost of $124.
male and female racer to reach the top of the hill. the day         We are excited about this significant savings for
begins with check-in at 7:30 a.m. and the cross country sport       D’Evelyn families, and we are also excited about
scrimmages beginning at 8:00 a.m. opening ceremonies start          using proofs of purchase from the calculators you
at 8:40 and the family run/walk begins at 9:00 a.m. the Jaguar      buy to get free products for the math department
showcase begins at 7:30 a.m. and includes live entertainment,       from Texas Instruments. These products will be
musical performances, games, a climbing wall, sumo wres-            used in math classrooms to improve instruction and
tling, dunking tank and other fun events for the entire family.
                                                                    better prepare students for technology they may
                                                                    encounter in their “life after D’Evelyn.” Students
Fall sport scrimmages will take place throughout the day.
                                                                    should bring to registration, or to their math teachers
    the D’evelyn Dash is an organized run designed to pro-          by Aug. 26, a check made out to D’Evelyn, cash, or
mote a sense of community and fun for the whole family. this        a money order for $124, to take advantage of this
event raises money for the D’evelyn education Foundation, a         start-of-school sale. Handhelds will be ordered and
501(c)(3) organization that supports academic, athletic and         delivered to students within two weeks.
extracurricular programs at D’evelyn Jr. / sr. High school. We
extend a sincere thank you to our major sponsors: BrC, Club
Z, eKs&H, First Bank, Kaiser Permanente thrive and sashco
and to all our fabulous volunteers who helped plan and orga-
nize this annual event.                                                   jaguar tracks | augusT 2009                      5

D’Evelyn Performing Arts
By Shari Zak, parent volunteer                                               Breakfast Bake Sale Booth: DPA will be represented at the
    Welcome to a new school year from D’Evelyn Performing                D’Evelyn Dash with a booth full of delectable pastries, donuts, and
Arts (DPA), the organization that sponsors all activities related to     muffins to get your Dash day started. Contact Dee Leh at 303-949-
the instrumental, vocal and drama programs at D’Evelyn Junior/           9625 or to sign up to contribute baked goods
Senior High School. Throughout the year, DPA is actively engaged         or volunteer to help work the booth.
in supporting the following events: the D’Evelyn Dash, choir,                Entertainment Book Sale: Books will be on sale at school
orchestra and band concerts, the junior high play, fall play and         registration and the D’Evelyn Dash. Also, watch for books to be
spring musical production, D’Evelyn Disguise improv, melodrama,          distributed to all performing arts students during the first week of
and the Tri-M music honor society. We look forward to continuing         school. This is our largest fundraiser of the year - we even give
D’Evelyn’s impressive tradition of stirring concerts and entertaining    incentives and award prizes to those students who help with
productions led by our very own “fearless foursome”, Mr. Murphy,         the process and make the most sales! We need several parent
Mrs. Shibly, Mr. Taylor and Ms. Hanna, whose passion and                 volunteers to assist with coordination as well. Call Leslie Berlinberg
commitment provide artistic inspiration, exceptional education in the    303-972-3433 or Laurie Verbal 303-237-7181 to see how you can help.
arts, and some of the most memorable high school experiences our             The best way to get involved in DPA is to attend our monthly
students will have.                                                      meetings, where we make decisions about all performing arts
    Did you know that almost 50% of D’Evelyn students participate        events and ways to improve the DPA program. The first meeting is
in one or more performing arts activities during the school year?        in September. Look for the date, time and location in the September
That makes the performing arts program at our school all the more        issue of Jaguar Tracks newsletter. We look forward to meeting
important! If your student is part of or plans to become involved in     you and working with you this year. With your help, we can make
any one of these areas, we need you too! Parent participation and        D’Evelyn Performing Arts better than ever!
support truly contributes to the success of all our programs. Look for
the DPA table at school registration to learn how you can help. Here
are a few examples of how we plan to kick off the year:

It’s really Painless
                                                                                                   save the Date for
By Amy Carda, parent volunteer
   Do you buy groceries at King Soopers? Safeway? Sunflower Market? If                             Pygmalion
your answer is yes, then consider purchasing a gift card from D’Evelyn to use                      By Marcella Hanna, English/Drama
at any of these stores and help D’Evelyn at the same time. What could be                           teacher
easier than that? Best of all, when you purchase a gift card for any amount,                          D'Evelyn Senior High presents
that is the amount you spend at your favorite store.                                               George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion
   King Soopers has a reloadable card, which means you purchase a card                             on October 29, 30 and 31, 2009.
from D’Evelyn for either $25, $50, or $100 and when the card is low or empty,                      Lynne Murphy directs this funny
you can reload it yourself at the service desk at any King Soopers store for                       and classic play, the original basis for
any amount up to $500. Cash, check, or credit card (and get miles!) can                            the musical, My Fair Lady. Come and
be used to reload the card. The reloadable cards have a serial number on                           enjoy the verbal battles between the
them and King Soopers will keep track of which cards are reloaded. They will                       insensitive Professor Higgins and the
then let D’Evelyn Education Foundation (DEF) know which cards are being                            spunky flower girl, Eliza Doolittle.
reloaded every month and send directly to us 5% of the amount reloaded.                            A comic study of gender and class
Once you have your reloadable card you never have to arrange to pick up                            struggles in early 20th century
the King Soopers gift cards again. You can put money on the card at your                           England by one of the greatest
own convenience, so you will never run out while at the store. Because King                        dramatist of all time.
Soopers keeps track of what cards D’Evelyn has and DEF keeps track of
who actually has each card, if you happen to lose your card King Soopers will
simply cancel it and reissue a new one.
   DEF also offers Safeway and Sunflower Market gift cards. These cards are
sold in denominations of $50 or $100 and when they run out, simply purchase
a new one.
   See either Amy Carda or Allison Bristow at registration or call Amy at 303-
979-6864 or Allison at 303-526-0379 to purchase a King Soopers, Safeway
and Sunflower Market gift card.
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Student Council
By Caroline Clode, student body president
   Hi Jaguars! My name is Caroline Clode and, as many of you know, i have been elected as student body president for the 2009-2010 school
year. i am really excited for everything this year has to offer!
   D'evelyn is an excellent school academically, but it is much more than that. it is a school with outstanding athletic and musical talent as
well, and i think it is time that students are proud to attend a school that is as well rounded as D'evelyn. one of my main goals for this year is
to promote school spirit and pride throughout the entire student body. this will come mainly from developing unity throughout each class
and also between classes. the student Council and i are working on a number of creative and fun events that hopefully everyone will enjoy.
We all work hard at D'evelyn, and this year we think we should play as hard as we work!
   stay tuned for information on upcoming events. as part of the student Council, we want to work our hardest to make this an exceptional
year; feel free to let us know how we are doing. i look forward to a great senior year for me, my 2010 classmates, and a great year for each of you!

D’Evelyn Student Wraps Up Duct Tape Contest
    Izzy Bristow, a 2009 D’Evelyn graduate, and John Dyer, a 2009 Lakewood High graduate, are the national winners
of the ninth annual Duck Brand Duct Tape “Stuck at Prom” scholarship contest. Izzy wore the dress to John’s prom at
Lakewood High school last spring. Their stunning peacock-inspired outfits beat out 215 couples from 40 states and four
Canadian provinces. The winning outfit consisted of copper leaf and bailing wire and about 35 rolls of tape in 20 different
colors. By winning the competition, Izzy and John each received $3000 in scholarship money and D’Evelyn and Lakewood
High will split an additional $3000 prize. Izzy is headed to Western Oregon University, where she plans to study theatri-
cal costume design. John will use his scholarship money to study computer programming at Hendrix College in Arkansas.
Congratulations Izzy! We are very proud of you. If you'd like to see Izzy's competition, go to

                                                                         Parents’ Back to School
                                                                             The Accountability committee is sponsoring their annual back
                                                                         to school coffee on the first day of school. This fun, informal get-
                                                                         together is for all parents on Monday, Aug. 24 in the cafeteria
                                                                         from 7:00 to 8:15 a.m. We always have great attendance, so
                                                                         please join us to meet new parents, the Administration staff and
                                                                         a chance to say “hello” to old friends. There will be other deli-
                                                                         cious refreshments. See you there!

                                                                       Send Yearbook Your
                                                                       Summer Pictures
                                                                          Submit summer pictures for the 2009-2010 school yearbook!
                                                                       Yearbook staff needs your pictures showing how students spent
                                                                       their summer, i.e. vacations or hanging out with friends. Submit
                                                                       summer pictures to Mrs. Monzel at                                                 jaguar tracks | augusT 2009                  7

D’Evelyn Pom Squad
By Leslie Berlinberg, parent volunteer                                     performing and being judged on their own school routine, they
     Pom squad has conditioned, competed and practiced for the             were assigned individually to respective dance genres and levels of
upcoming school year! (100 kicks for everyone if a team member             difficulty that met their respective skills. This allowed the girls to
arrives to practice late.) The following girls comprise the new squad:     meet girls from other schools and lean on no one but themselves.
     Coach: Jen Wright (returning) D’Evelyn alumni and former              They performed to parents and friends on their final day at camp.
pom squad member; Seniors: Kelsey Berlinberg, Avery Dixon,                      Please support the pom squad at the annual carwash which will
Katelyn Hooks, Jessica Ledingham, Mary Loye, Taylor Truman                 be held each day of registration. The cost is “donation only”. The
and Sam Winsor; Juniors: Nikki Bibbero and Mackenzie Mong;                 carwash is usually held on the east side of the building and will run
Sophmores: Maria Oskey and Sarah Tran; Freshman: Casie Cluck,              from early morning registration until the last car is washed in the
Audrey Filson, Monica Mong, Alexis Raigoza.                                afternoon. Poms need the support of fundraisers, as they are the only
     Summer practices prepared the girls for the annual pom                year-round sport at school. The squad members pay for uniforms,
camp at UNC. The girls were housed in the dorms with many                  camps and transportation all on their own, unlike many other sports
other squads from the Metro Denver area and other states. After            at D’Evelyn.

                                                                                    think Pink jaguar style
                                                                                    By Vareria Bennett Battaglia, head coach
                                                                                       The D’Evelyn volleyball program is doing their
                                                                                    part to raise breast cancer awareness. Mark your
                                                                                    calendars for Sept. 15, when the Jaguars will take on
                                                                                    Faith Christian. All fans are encouraged to join our
                                                                                    teams in wearing pink. The players will be selling pink
                                                                                    ribbons and raffling off great prizes with all the pro-
                                                                                    ceeds donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

the Quarterback Club
By Carol FitzSimons, parent volunteer
   the Quarterback Club is the football team booster club organized to support the needs of D’evelyn football players. We strive to
provide the proper equipment and training for all. You can become involved in the Quarterback Club in any of four ways:
   1. Become a member of the QBC -Your $20 registration includes an exclusive t-shirt that shows your support at the D’evelyn football
   2. Purchase an advertisement in our game program - an entry level participation fee of only $25 guarantees your spot in our
       program to advertise your business or support.
   3. Become a football booster – For only $10 you can have your name printed as a D’evelyn football supporter in our game program.
   4. Buy some computer ink –visit and shop their website for discounted ink and toner. By entering your discount
       code of 1006-1-D’evelyn FB, you can save up to 50% off retail.
   Please visit our table at registration and at the D’evelyn Dash on aug. 29. last season your football team posted their best record of
11-2 and made it to the state semi-finals! We are counting on your support. Go JaGs!!

Youth Volleyball camp                                              Jaguar Gold Crown Volleyball
By Vareria Bennett Battaglia, head coach                           Tryouts
   The 2008 Jeffco League Champs, will be hosting a                By Vareria Bennett Battaglia, head coach

youth volleyball camp on Aug. 27 and 28 from 6:00 p.m.                     e a part of Jaguar volleyball! Tryouts are for team placement
to 8:30 p.m. at the D’Evelyn gymnasiums. Check-in is                       and all girls will make a team. Please make a note of the
at 5:30 p.m. This is a technique and skills camp using
                                                                           date change – Aug. 31, from 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the
a variety of fun drills and games coached by D’Evelyn’s
volleyball coaching staff, varsity players, and the Jaguar         D’Evelyn gymnasiums. All girls in fifth through eighth grade that
Gold Crown coaching staff. We offer a great player to              are attending Dennison or will be attending D’Evelyn are welcome.
coach ratio! All girls in fourth through eighth grade are          If you have any questions, please contact Jaguar Gold Crown coach/
welcome. Registration forms are available at the D’Evelyn          director April Brown at or Coach Battaglia
front office or you can e-mail Head Coach Valerie Bennett          at with any questions.
Battaglia at Don’t miss out,
Sign up today!
                                                                                                              NONPROFIT ORg.
                                                                                                             u.s. POsTagE PaID
                                                                                                                gOLDEN, CO
            D'evelYN eDuCatioN FouNDatioN                                                                     PERMIT NO. 4953
                    Jill Colby, Principal
                10359 West Nassau avenue
                  Denver, Colorado 80235

          7:00 to 10:30 a.m.
          and 4:00 to 7:00 p.m

          aug. 11 - registration
          (Last Names a to I only)

          aug. 12 - registration
          (Last Names j to Z only)

upcoming Events
august 2009 and beyond
8/10    steering Committee                      6 p.m.
8/11     registration
8/12     registration                                                    D’evelyn Jr/sr High school Contact information
8/20     9th Grade transitions Day 7:35 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.                Main office Number:                 303-982-2600
8/21     7th Grade orientation                                          attendance line:                    303-982-5771
8/24     First Day of school for all students                           Bulletin Board:                     303-982-5770
8/24    steering Committee                      5 p.m.          the Jaguar tracks is funded by the D’evelyn education Foundation
8/24     Back to school Coffee                  7 a.m.      ( and is prepared and
                                                            distributed through volunteer efforts. extra copies are available in the
8/27-28 Youth volleyball Camp                   6 p.m.
                                                            main school office.
8/31    volleyball tryouts                      5:45 p.m.       all submissions are due by the 20th of the prior month. Due to space
8/29     D’evelyn Dash                          7:30 a.m.   limitations, not all information may be printed and may be edited. all
9/1     Back to school Night                    7 p.m.      submissions for publication must be sent only by e-mail to the following
9/3     Founders’ Forum                         7 p.m.      address: No hardcopy or handwritten articles
                                                            will be accepted.
9/7     labor Day (no school)
9/8     accountability meeting                  7 p.m.                                   Publication Staff:
9/12, 19 study skills workshops                                       Cymantha Higgins, Parent Editor/Publisher 303-979-4303
9/14    steering Committee                      5 p.m.                        Monique Helfer, Parent Graphic Artist
9/17    Parent information Meeting
                                                                          Marianne Walthier, Parent Editorial Assistant

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