2019-20 & 2020-21 Healthy Schools Awards

  • Healthy Schools Award Certificate  Evergreen Forest staff standing with their Healthy Schools Award banner

    Evergreen Forest Elementary was an America's Healthiest Schools Bronze Awardee during both the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years  for their commitment to promoting quality nutrition, regular physical activity, and strong wellness policies.

    Some examples of how Evergreen Forest promotes good health with their staff and students are:

    • Teachers provide Brain Breaks throughout the day when students get up, move around, dance, or stretch.
    • Students participate in daily social emotional lessons and morning meetings in their classrooms.
    • Staff meetings start off with a Mindful Minute - a time to relax, release stress, and prepare the mind for the meeting.
    • Fun Run Fundraiser - instead of selling candy or cookies, donations are made for laps the students run at the event.

    "We do a lot of focus on self-care with our staff," said Principal Stephanie Hollinger. "It is vital that staff take care of themselves first. If they do not practice self-care, they are not at their best selves for our students. And we want to always be out best selves with our students!"

2018-19 Washington School Recognition Award

  •  Closing Gaps Award Certificate   WA School Recognition Program Seal

    Evergreen Forest Elementary was honored with a Closing Gaps award by the Washington State School Recognition Program for their outstanding work closing gaps for special education students in the 2018-19 school year. The Washington School Recognition Program is supported by the Washington State Board of Education, OSPI, and the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee to celebrate the diverse educational communities that support Washington's ever-changing K-12 student population.

    “At Evergreen Forest, our success stems from all staff being on the same page and working together towards the same targeted goals,” said Principal Stephanie Hollinger. “The collaboration between our general education and special education staff has helped us align our work and close the gaps in multiple areas. We identify problem areas, seek solutions, and then work together cohesively to achieve success. It is a focused effort by the entire staff!