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The Pirateer

The student news site of Englewood High School

The Pirateer

Adviser Ms. Shotts enjoys time in the mountains

Karla Shotts, Adviser

I’m Karla Shotts, your Pirateer adviser! I grew up in Boulder, Co. the most beautiful city in the world (to me). I have two children. We spend a lot of time outside. We love to hike, camp, and ski.

I have spent 27 years in the Broadcast/Journalism industry. I was a reporter, anchor, producer, and News Director. Over the course of my career, I covered huge blizzards, world leaders, education, crime, and the military. I have interviewed Presidents and Shimon Peres (Nobel Prize winner).

My career has taken me all over the country:

  • Orlando, Fla.
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Missoula, MT
  • Pocatello, ID
  • Decatur, Ill
  • Colorado Springs, Co
  • Grand Junction, Co
  • Denver, Co

That is a lot of traveling! I have met some of the most amazing people in the world. But now, I’m doing the most important job I have ever had: teaching high school students how to be ethical and effective multi-media journalists.

All content by Karla Shotts
Part of the student-led project in Prostart includes a plating element. Students must display their food in a creative manner.

[Photo] Puffing up their Skills

September 22, 2021

Part of the student-led project in Prostart includes a plating element. Students must display their food in a creative manner.

At bat, an Englewood player steadies herself for the first pitch.

[Photo] CLICK HERE: Englewood Softball Live Stream Event

September 21, 2020

At bat, an Englewood player steadies herself for the first pitch.

Students line up based on their last name

[Photo] EHS students begin classes in-person and online

August 27, 2020

Students line up based on their last name

Students finish yearbook

Students finish yearbook

April 28, 2020

Books are $50.00. If you want to add the cost to your IC account, please email Ms. Shotts at [email protected] Also, seniors, if you want a yearbook but are worried about how to afford it, please...

These are examples of the self-driving vehicles being used in Computer Science class. Students code the directions and the cars carry it out.

[Photo] Students accelerate into the future with self-driving vehicles

February 19, 2020

These are examples of the self-driving vehicles being used in Computer Science class. Students code the directions and the cars carry it out.

“The snow buries slick patches you can’t see, said Archer Husbands (10) who walks to school each day. But Englewood experts say, most residents are following the rules when it comes to clearing the walks.

[Photo] Shovel your walks! A student’s safety may be at stake! 

February 13, 2020

“The snow buries slick patches you can’t see," said Archer Husbands (10) who walks to school each day. But Englewood experts say, most residents are following the rules when it comes to clearing the...

Alejandra Garza (l) from Rep. DeGettes office presents  William Moraja with his award for creating an app.

[Photo] EHS student wins congressional recognition

February 11, 2020

Alejandra Garza (l) from Rep. DeGette's office presents William Moraja with his award for creating an app.

Sophomore Clayton Holdredge plays the main boy searching for love through bad dates, I thought it was really good. I thought I portrayed my character, how he was meant to be portrayed and it was a lot of fun.

[Photo] Check, Please! takes the cake

November 19, 2019

Sophomore Clayton Holdredge plays the main boy searching for love through bad dates, "I thought it was really good. I thought I portrayed my character, how he was meant to be portrayed and it was a lot...

Holocaust survivor Estelle Nadel speaks to students about her experiences with German soldiers during WW2. Broadcast Journalism students were honored to sit in on the session and record her story.

[Photo] Holocaust survivor speaks to students

October 15, 2019

Holocaust survivor Estelle Nadel speaks to students about her experiences with German soldiers during WW2. Broadcast Journalism students were honored to sit in on the session and record her story.

Dean Thomas Rhode has confiscated more then 20 vaping devices this year. They are taken by Englewood PD  or destroyed.

[Photo] “We’ve stopped keeping track” EHS school resource officer says vaping is a troubling and growing problem at EHS

October 2, 2019

Dean Thomas Rhode has confiscated more then 20 vaping devices this year. They are taken by Englewood PD or destroyed.

The Pirateer staff won 10 awards for their work in the newsmagazine and the on-line platform.

EHS journalism students honored by CSMA

May 10, 2019

The Pirateer staff won 10 awards for their work in the newsmagazine and the on-line platform.

Southern California JEA representative Parker Bostwick touches on the importance of the First Amendment.

[Photo] Free to Speak

April 26, 2019

Southern California JEA representative Parker Bostwick touches on the importance of the First Amendment.

Teacher Sarah Fuller helps senior Casey Kohler with her essay during a college level english class.

[Photo] EHS teacher honored by Boettcher Foundation

April 12, 2019

Teacher Sarah Fuller helps senior Casey Kohler with her essay during a college level english class.

Teachers on the first day of school. Those on the left Brandy Bartholomew, Mark Fornnarino, and Garlyn Saddler have spent 19 and 20 years in these halls

[Photo] Long Lived EHS Staff

December 17, 2018

Teachers on the first day of school. Those on the left Brandy Bartholomew, Mark Fornnarino, and Garlyn Saddler have spent 19 and 20 years in these halls

Snow covers the roads as students head to school this week

[Photo] Winter Rolls In

November 14, 2018

Snow covers the roads as students head to school this week

Who is Ryan West? Learn a bit about your new leader at TEC

August 9, 2016

Englewood, Co.-For the last four months, Ryan West has been moving at break neck speed. He is the new principal for the three campuses that make up TEC.  West is taking the reins of Englewood High School,...

Best of Colorado

Pirateer students win Best of Colorado awards

May 3, 2016

Hard work, attention to detail, and quality writing and design paid off for the staff of the Englewood Pirateer as several journalists won awards from the Colorado Student Media Association. The students...

Students continue their hard work on their float

[Photo] EHS Freshmen work tirelessly on homecoming float

September 22, 2015

Students continue their hard work on their float

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