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Cale Piland named district Athletic Director - 04/23/14
Longtime Evergreen Public Schools coach, teacher and administrator Cale Piland has been named the district's new Director of Athletics and Activities. He begins his new position this summer. Piland has served as the football, girls and boys basketball, and track coach at Evergreen High School. He currently serves as the Athletic Director and football coach at Union High School.

His past accomplishments include leading Evergreen High School's football team to a state championship in 2004, numerous Greater St. Helens League (GSHL) titles both at Evergreen and Union, as well as being named GSHL coach of the year numerous times.

"I have a great job now, so it was going to have to be an exciting opportunity to entice me away from this position. However, the ability to influence and enhance the activities and athletics across the entire district was too hard to pass up," said Piland.

Piland has a BA from Pacific Lutheran University, where he also played football all four years, and a Master of Education/Educational Leadership from City University. Piland will not only oversee sports and activities at the elementary, middle and high school levels, but also interact with GSHL and state officials.

Evergreen Public Schools is the fourth largest school district in the state of Washington with nearly 27,000 students, and Clark County's third largest employer with 3,200 employees.
John Steach confirmed as EPS Deputy Superintendent - 04/23/14
Dr. John Steach, currently the superintendent of the Canby (Oregon) School District, has been selected as the new Deputy Superintendent of Evergreen Public Schools. Previously, he was a School Board member, Executive Director of Support Services and Deputy Superintendent/Executive Director of Human Resources with the Richland (WA) School District.

Dr. Steach will be instrumental in leading the district's initiative over the next several years to fully integrate technology into every classroom while enhancing student instruction. "Canby is known as a leader in implementing solid instructional technology that compliments student learning. We are fortunate to gain Dr. Steach's expertise as we move forward," said Superintendent John Deeder. "His passion for education and doing the right thing for students is a good fit for Evergreen."

Initially beginning his career as an engineer with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University, Dr. Steach was elected, and served eight years as a school board member in Richland. His passion for education soon eclipsed his interest in engineering, and when asked to join the school district as the Executive Director of Support Services, he took the job. Since that point, he has added a MBA and an EdD in Education Leadership from WSU.

"I look forward to learning, understanding and respecting what the Evergreen community wants for its schools and students. My goal is to create the best environment for student success," said Dr. Steach.

He will begin his position this summer with Evergreen Public Schools, helping lead the fourth largest district in Washington with nearly 27,000 students, and Clark County's third largest employer, with 3,200 employees.
Three Evergreen Schools Win State Honors - 04/16/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Three schools from Evergreen Public Schools are 2013 Washington Achievement Award winners. They join the other 410 winners from across the state notified Monday via email from State Superintendent Randy Dorn and State Board of Education Chair Dr. Kristina Mayer.

This year's winners are:

* Mill Plain Elementary School (Special Recognition - Math Growth)
* Evergreen High School (Special Recognition - English Language Acquisition)
* Union High School (High Progress)

The Washington Achievement Award is sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education. Award winners are selected using the state's Accountability Index and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver.

"It is important that we use the revised Achievement Index to not only provide feedback to schools and districts on their progress, but also to identify schools with exemplary student performance," said Mayer. "These awards shine the light on what is working well in schools across Washington."

Schools are recognized as top performers in one of six categories:

* Overall Excellence
* High Progress
* Reading Growth
* Math Growth
* Extended Graduation Rate (awarded to high schools and comprehensive schools only)
* English Language Acquisition

Dorn supports this collaboration. "So many schools in our state are doing good work to make a difference for kids," he said. "These awards represent some of the best. It's an honor to recognize them and celebrate their success."

The award-winning schools will be honored at a ceremony on April 24 at Timberline High School in Lacey.

About Evergreen Public Schools
Established in 1945, Evergreen Public Schools (Evergreen School District 114) is the fourth largest school district in the state of Washington. The district is home to 37 schools, serving the educational needs of nearly 27,000 students. With more than 3,000 employees, Evergreen Public Schools is the third largest employer in Southwest Washington.
Partner of the Year
Partner of the Year
EPA Recognizes Evergreen Public Schools with 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence (Photo) - 04/03/14
Vancouver, Wash. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Evergreen Public Schools with a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for the district's continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency. Evergreen's accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014.

Evergreen Public Schools, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2009, will be honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency.

"Evergreen is honored to receive this award," said Dave Cone, the district Resource Conservation Manager. "We are committed to our partnership with ENERGY STAR, and dedicated to increasing energy efficiency in our schools, which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment."

Across the U.S., top companies and organizations are leading the way toward a more energy-efficient future through their participation in ENERGY STAR. Through 2013, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses have saved $297 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

"Evergreen Public Schools has earned EPA's highest ENERGY STAR award - the 2014 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award - because of their unwavering commitment to helping consumers become increasingly more energy efficient," said EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe.

The 2014 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. Award winners are selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. 16,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

About Evergreen Public Schools
Established in 1945, Evergreen Public Schools (Evergreen School District 114) is the fourth largest school district in the state of Washington. The district is home to 37 schools, serving the educational needs of nearly 27,000 students. With more than 3,000 employees, Evergreen Public Schools is the third largest employer in Southwest Washington.
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