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Senior Night - Wrestling VS Aurora

Senior Night – Wrestling VS Aurora

January 26, 2023

EHS wrestlers were supported by a nearly full crowd at the meet January 25, 2023. It was senior night and athletes were excited to take on Aurora Central, "This was the best senior night this year....

Water fountains around EHS look like they have filters but The Pirateer staff found out that there arent any filters so students and staff are drinking tap water.

UPDATE!!! Filters Coming to Englewood Drinking Fountains Soon

November 10, 2022

Students at schools in Englewood including the high school got an update on the water quality issue The Pirateer has been following for a few months.    Senior Haliegh Worthy is an athlete...

Adding Color to Englewood

October 24, 2022

LatinX club has always made an effort to promote understanding and celebration of Hispanic culture through campus events. This year students in the club and EHS artists created a community mural to beautify...

The Battle of the Pirates - Homecoming Football

The Battle of the Pirates – Homecoming Football

October 10, 2022

Englewood football won its homecoming game Thursday against Alameda 40-14. It was a game that drew former Pirates from all corners of the US. There was a large crowd cheering for the team and excited to...

Pep Assembly – Thursday, October 6

October 10, 2022

Englewood High School hosted a pep rally on Thursday, ahead of Thursday night’s homecoming game against Alameda. School spirit was out in full force, and the stadium was filled with blue and white as...

Homecoming Walk Through

Walk-through Parade – Homecoming

October 10, 2022

For years at Englewood High School, senior students, athletes, and student leaders would march through the elementary schools during Homecoming week, showing pride in our schools and sharing school spirit. The...

Denver Fire department crews light the annual bonfire

Powderpuff and a Bonfire – A Homecoming Tradition

October 6, 2022

Rivalries and school spirit are staples of Homecoming week at Englewood High School. The ritual of these events dates back to the 1920s. Schools will often have a football game with rivals the week...

Football Rosters

October 6, 2022

Englewood Pirate Football Roster     Kent Denver Football Roster  

Ella Fritzsche dons her BBQ outfit for Spirit Day on Tuesday.

Homecoming Spirit Days

October 5, 2022

  Dress-up days for Homecoming week kicked off Monday with Celebrity Look alike day. Many students dressed as Adam Sandler, Nelly, and Pit Bull. Teachers dressed as Bill Nye the Science Guy...

EHS football earns a 19-13 overtime win against Arvada

September 13, 2022

A loud, excited home crowd was taken on a roller coaster through the first home football matchup. EHS football defeated Arvada 19-13 in overtime on Saturday, September 10. It was a misty, cold day.  Senior...

Graduation 2017

Countdown to Graduation

September 1, 2022

How much longer until you walk across the stage and get your diploma? We countdown to graduation day!

Soccer wins first home game of the season

August 23, 2022

A storm rolled in ahead of Monday's matchup between EHS and DSST: Byers. EHS soccer players were thinking about the last time they met DSST: Byers. It was a tie and they were preparing for a challenging...

2022 Senior Prank

May 9, 2022

Senior student government pulled off the 2022 senior prank in style. The mariachi band, "Los Viajeros De Denver," followed administrators around the school playing beautiful ethnic music. Class president...

Paul McIver

Special Request: Former EHS teacher wants to hear from you

April 28, 2022

From 1962 to 1989, a science teacher walked the halls of Englewood High School and shared his knowledge. Paul McIver is about to be 91 and thinks about the time he spent at EHS and with students. He would...

Up in smoke

[Video] Up in Smoke

March 30, 2022

EHS Photojournalism students took a deep dive into the issue of vaping and the change in rules around the electric cigarette. The hope is to educate students and keep them out of the school-to-court pipeline....

Commitment: National signing day

[Video] Five EHS Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

February 3, 2022

Five Englewood High School seniors make it official signing to be student-athletes at area colleges and universities. They took part in National Signing Day which, according to the NCAA, has traditionally...

Unity Day image from the group, Pacer, which urges students to wear orange in support of other students and against bullying. Source:

Unity Day at EHS

October 20, 2021

Wednesday, October 20 is Unity Day across the country. It is an entire day set aside to bring light and start conversations around bullying. Students and staff are asked to wear orange to show unity for...

Puff up their skills

[Video] Puffing up their Skills

September 22, 2021

More than a dozen high school students gather around prep tables in the student kitchen at Englewood High School. Ingredients are scattered about as students decide what culinary treat they will create....

A season of strength

[Video] A season of strength

September 21, 2021

Every play was a battle. Every down is an opportunity. When you go up against a 3A team, it takes the effort of the entire team to come out on top. With a final score of 19-14, Englewood football took...

My artwork is a mixed media collage made with magazine cut-outs, prisma-color colored pencils, and googly eyes, said Logan.  

EHS student art wins spot at District office

May 20, 2021

Logan is a jack of all trades when it comes to art, "I'm going to art school for film. Next semester I'm going to the Denver School of the Arts." She says she has never been good at sports or music, "So...

Host an International Student Exchange

Host an International Student Exchange

March 31, 2021

A local group is looking for families to host International students. International Student Exchange  has years of experience placing students with families in America who can support the student, enrich...

Students who have a good idea of their plans for next year are honored with a name on a flag in the main EHS hallway.

What’s Next? Seniors think about the future

March 5, 2021

What does the future hold for our senior graduates?  High school graduation is just a few months away. For some, the next steps after high school hold mystery and uncertainty, but for others, tech...

Swim team dives into league meet

Swim team dives into league meet

March 3, 2021

  Swimmers are on the road Wednesday and Thursday for League Prelims and League Finals.  They will be traveling to sunny Colorado Springs to swim at Cheyenne Mountain High School. Beginning at 11...

Courtesy: NASA
NASAs Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is heading to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life, collect samples for future return to Earth and help pave the way for human exploration.

NASA’s Perseverance lands 2/18/2021

February 18, 2021

Students at Englewood High School will get to watch history unfold Thursday. Many classes will show a very complicated Mars landing. NASA's Perseverance rover has traveled nearly 300 million miles and...

LIVE EVENT: 1/30/2021 EHS Boys basketball VS St Marys Academy

LIVE EVENT: 1/30/2021 EHS Boys basketball VS St Mary’s Academy

January 30, 2021

EHS Boys basketball stands at 2-0 early in the season. Its first win was against Kent Denver 89-70.  Hunter Johnson led the way with 26 points, Gunner Johnson added 22 while Josh Jones had 16 rebounds...

Long standing choir tradition continues

December 18, 2020

  For several decades, Englewood High School alumni come home from the far reaches of the globe to sing during the holidays. Carol of the Bells arr. by Peter J. Wilhousky, has been sung by choir...

EHS students wear masks and keep their distance while attending in-person classes.

Students react: In-person learning comes to an abrupt stop

October 29, 2020

“We are all behind you, we are with you, we support you,” announced Principal Ryan West during the morning announcements on October 29. It came a day after Englewood Schools decided to move all students...

FAFSA Facts: What you need to know

FAFSA Facts: What you need to know

September 28, 2020

It is nearly time for seniors to gather their information and apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The forms open October 1, 2020, and many students aren't sure what they need...

Promotion flyer for EHS live stream of two games.

CLICK HERE: Englewood Softball Live Stream Event

September 21, 2020

Promotion flyer for EHS live stream of two games.

Cool and unique masks are a way to show your own style

EHS students begin classes in-person and online

August 27, 2020

It is finally here. The first day of classes at Englewood High School and the air was filled with excitement and enthusiasm.   The smiles and laughter were hidden behind masks, but it didn't...

2020 EHS Graduation Celebration-Saturday, May 23, 2020

2020 EHS Graduation Celebration-Saturday, May 23, 2020

May 23, 2020

Condensed 2020 Graduation Parade     Full live stream video There are two ways to view the Commencement program: 1)...

2020 Englewood High School Commencement Speeches (May 22, 2020)

2020 Englewood High School Commencement Speeches (May 22, 2020)

May 22, 2020

Commencement Exercises “The National Anthem” . . . . . . . . . . ETC Choir                Welcome and Introductions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mr. Ryan West “Help...

2020 Senior Awards Presentation

2020 Senior Awards Presentation

May 20, 2020

Each year, seniors are recognized by their teachers and members of the Englewood community for their time and effort in the classroom and around campus. Because this year is different and we can't all...

Concert revived

May 17, 2020

A choir performance lost because of the COVID school shut down was revived with Zoom technology. High school and middle school singers in Englewood were to take part in the 9th annual Englewood District...

Ten Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine

Ten Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine

May 15, 2020

Ten Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine is a play by Don Zolidis. Presented by the Englewood High School and Middle School theater students on the last day of regular classes, May 15, 2020. The entire...

Curbside Delivery Reviews: Places to try tonight

Curbside Delivery Reviews: Places to try tonight

May 7, 2020

 Elowyn Fahnestock (Broadcast Journalism) Last night I got take-out from Adelitas, a Mexican restaurant on Broadway that we had a gift card to. I often eat there and think it deserves to be talked...

Our hearts and messages go out to EHS students

April 23, 2020

Members of the EHS staff come together to support our students forced home due to COVID-19.

Humans of Englewood (during a pandemic)

Humans of Englewood (during a pandemic)

April 22, 2020

Based on the "Humans Of New York" project, EHS Broadcast Journalism, Journalism, and Yearbook students set out to get reaction from students, families, and staff about the current situation we face as...

EHS staff place signs of support at homes of #2020 Seniors

EHS staff place signs of support at homes of #2020 Seniors

April 20, 2020

Dozens of EHS staff members teamed up on April 20, 2020, to show support for the seniors who had their year cut short by the pandemic. Teachers, administrators, security, coaches and staff grabbed signs...

Minelik is the 2020 EHS winner of the Daniels Fund scholarship.

Who is Aniah Minelik? Senior and scholarship recipient

April 12, 2020

  Get to know this year's Daniels Fund winner, Aniah Minelik. According to the scholarship program website, Minelik is one of the 212 students from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and...

UPDATE: EHS Students react to virus outbreak

March 13, 2020

(Updated March 13, 2020) Closed Down "The last time the school shut down for two weeks was the blizzard of 2003.  It started to snow on Monday the 17th and didn't stop for 3 days. We had classes on...

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

EHS student wins congressional recognition

February 11, 2020

A call to come down to the main office is not usually great news, but on Tuesday, 9th grader William Moraja got the call and was greeted by a high ranking member of Congresswoman Diana DeGette’s office. Moraja...

Five EHS students went through the long process of interviewing for the opportunity to work in a paid internship at Lockheed Martin. (l-r)   Ethan Cuenca, Dylan Gruska, Deveyn Hainey, Dustin Trevino and Isabella Pellegrino, all seniors will work over the summer with an expert team, I think its a pretty awesome opportunity, especially for kids at Englewood who dont get the chance to be involved in things like that so its pretty awesome, said Trevino.

[Photo] Students earn a paid internship with a world leader in aeronautics

January 28, 2020

Five EHS students went through the long process of interviewing for the opportunity to work in a paid internship at Lockheed Martin. (l-r) Ethan Cuenca, Dylan Gruska, Deveyn Hainey, Dustin Trevino and...

We put a little pirate ship on top made from wafers and we sprinkled wafer crumbs in the front to make it look like sand, said Luis Chavez (9) who participated in the event. 

Cupcake Wars

January 16, 2020

Catering class at Englewood High School teaches students about cooking, proper sanitation, and even the science and art of baking. Catering 2 took it to a new level with a friendly competition called,...

Vox Buchannan presents to CSU math experts. Buchannan took home 3rd place.

It all adds up to a day of learning and fun

November 15, 2019

Four Englewood High School students competed in Math at the college level, a math field trip.     Senior Paige Lincoln-Rohlfing, senior Vox Buchannan, sophomore Molly Tucker, junior Zack Leach,...

Home Opener Win

September 16, 2019

  Englewood pirate football wins its first home game of the season. There was a large crowd at Pirate Stadium on hand in the matchup against Denver North Friday. It was a rough start as Denver...


Softball team faces tough first opponent

August 23, 2019

With sweat dripping down their faces, the EHS softball team worked hard despite a loss against JFK in a double-header at home on Thursday night. The softball team boasts eleven members who have...

Milo Hernandez (11) adds blue to his t-shirt design

The colors of science

May 21, 2019

Students in Honors Chemistry class determined how dye sticks to fabric with a fun springtime experiment held outside. “Tie-dying has to be done or at least with this reactive device, has to be done...

Amy Campbell, MaryBeth Evans, and Mary Abbott at the start of the Half Marathon

No, we are not too old! EHS staff run the Colfax Marathon, Half and Relay

May 20, 2019

In a bid to show students they still have fight and are fit, EHS staff took part in the Colfax Marathon annual event this past weekend. The Englewood Campus had THREE relay teams run the Denver's Colfax...

Lihnda Casica-Rotunno set new women records in the weight room.

EHS students are sound in body and mind

May 20, 2019

Often we hear most about our students that excel in the classroom but with a wide range of Career and Technical (CTE) classes, Body Building, Athletic Training, and Medical Sciences offerings, it is important...

Nate Gravagno got 3rd place in the Denver South Invitational meet in the 300-meter hurdles.

First time is a charm for track star

May 13, 2019

This is the first year 10th grader Nate Gravagno went out for EHS track and field. It was a good decision, “My devotion to other sports and the time I had to spend working and practicing basketball....

The liquids of zinc nitrate being evaporated with a bunsen burner.

Light it up, up, up

January 23, 2019

Each and every day in classrooms around Englewood High School, students are putting their lessons into practice. In Cassie Weasons chemistry class, students learned the production of an ionic salt using...

Josiah Hazard (11) won the tip over the 68center from Skyview

Pirates bounce back

January 18, 2019

It was a great bounce-back win after a tough loss Tuesday to Riverdale Ridge high school. Thursday's game against Skyview was a dominating victory by Englewood. “We competed well in the first...

All-State choir competition attracts hundreds of students: One EHS student makes it

November 16, 2018

Englewood, Co.-Pick a note, any note! You will hear it clear as a bell through the halls of Englewood High School this weekend as hundreds of students from up and down the front range sing their hearts...

Senior Clarke CR Foerstner wins $1,000 scholarship for showing courage in overcoming obstacles.

EHS student wins RAPSA scholarship

November 1, 2018

One senior at EHS has shown courage in overcoming obstacles and pursuing academic excellence. For his efforts, CR Foerstner has been chosen as one of the 2018 Courage Award recipients. According to a press...

Business teacher Erika James dresses as Minnie Mouse.

[Photo] Halloween at EHS

October 31, 2018

Business teacher Erika James dresses as Minnie Mouse.

Varsity girls team ready to take to the court.

[Photo] Volleyball’s Road to State

October 29, 2018

Varsity girls team ready to take to the court.

Band Director Phil Emery (in blue jacket) organizes students ahead of the state competition.

[Photo] Marching Band: The Road To State

October 29, 2018

Band Director Phil Emery (in blue jacket) organizes students ahead of the state competition.

Information for students to get help and support are on a wall in the counseling office.

[Photo] Student support: There are many people to talk to at EHS

October 29, 2018

Information for students to get help and support are on a wall in the counseling office.

EHS players on the offense, ready to spike the ball.

Varsity volleyball has a clear road ahead of state

October 12, 2018

Riverdale Ridge is a new school with young players but they put up a strong fight against the dominant Englewood varsity team. The Pirate ladies won Thursday night (10/11) and are currently at the...


Englewood Schools parade hits its stride on a hot day

September 14, 2018

The Englewood parade marched its way down the streets of the city today to mark another homecoming tradition that has been around for nearly 100 years. Local sports teams, middle schoolers, and each high...

Not fall yet at EHS

Not fall yet at EHS

August 29, 2018

Students in the Creative Writing class took a few moments to enjoy the outdoors and take some pictures of the natural environment around the high school. There are no signs of fall yet. Students will use...

Number 3 Ikaika Gonzales and number 12 Terryn Bacca run toward the sideline ahead of the scrimmage.

EHS pirate football shows huge improvements

August 20, 2018

The Englewood Pirate football team had a chance to show the hard work players have put in to get ready for the season. Englewood took on Littleton High school in a scrimmage Friday. EHS dominated the matchup...

First day of school!

August 13, 2018

  Englewood, Co.-The 2018-2019 school year is underway with 9th and 10th-grade students filling the halls at 8:15. On day 1, students are learning the ropes,...

A favorite sub heads to Ukraine

June 1, 2018

One of Englewood's favorite and long-time subs is trading adventures in the classroom here, to adventures in a classroom halfway around the world. Captain Hensley has spent hours in EHS classrooms over...

Students wait to see their results

Acid/Base reaction lesson in full color

May 16, 2018

Teacher Cassandra Weason took advantage of the beautiful day Wednesday to make a mess. The lesson on acid and base reactions is a favorite for students who bring a white t-shirt from home and use colors...

Bees spreading pollen

A nature walk around the TEC campus (in spring)

May 16, 2018

Digital media students spent an hour collecting nature photographs around the TEC campus. They found wildlife, new growth and a lot of color. Take a look at their adventure.

The US Navy was a calling for Gregory Womeldorff.

Second Chances: A 79-year-old Veteran will walk during EHS graduation

May 2, 2018

What if you could relive one moment of your life. Would you do it? Which moment would you pick? 79-year-old Gregory Womeldorff is choosing graduation day from Englewood High School. A day he missed because...

Ms. Saddler helping students master their five finger piano lesson.

Teacher photo essay: EHS at its best

April 26, 2018

Capturing our teachers in their natural habitat takes skill and a bit of time. Here, photographers with the Pirateer set out to show how teachers go about their day and show their passion for their subject...

Get your tickets to Prom (soon) Time is running out!

Get your tickets to Prom (soon) Time is running out!

April 18, 2018

The Enchanted Forest prom is coming up May 5th. It’s from 7:30 to 11 at Hudson Gardens. Tickets are 45-dollars per person and non-EHS guests must be approved. Get the Guest Permission form in the...

It takes a lot of air to make the rockets soar

Photo essay: Students rocket to success in Physics

April 17, 2018

You had to keep your eyes on the skies during a recent class at Englewood High. Students in Introduction to Physics, led by teacher Rosemary Wulf, spent the class time out in the back fields launching...

Varsity team led by Coach Kavinsky

Girls soccer fights hard against St. Mary’s Academy

March 15, 2018

JV girls won 3-0 over St. Mary's Academy. Varsity girls fought hard and were up 2-0 at the half, but St. Mary's came back to win 3-2.

Heavenly Escobar (10)

Girls soccer plays scrimmage against Alameda

March 8, 2018

Varsity girls played the first half and JV took over after the half. This was a chance to practice against a strong team ahead of games that count during the season. Alameda has been a tough opponent...

Officer Watts talks to journalism students.

“I am so angry” EHS resource officer Orion Watts

February 23, 2018

It was 24 hours ago we learned the only armed sheriff’s deputy at a Florida high school where 17 people were killed took cover outside rather than charging into the building when the massacre began....

Anderson (12) and the coaches

CHSAA Regionals: Wrestlers own the mat

February 10, 2018

Dwight Anderson (12) began wrestling freshmen year, "because it was something to do in the off-season," when football was over. It is not always easy, but he has grown to love the sport, "It's commitment,...


New kids on the block

January 23, 2018

The Englewood swim team is having a great season. It is not that they have won every meet, and it's not that every swimmer will someday be in the Olympics. What is happening, as the team celebrates...

Jumping for a shot

Girls varsity takes home a win

January 19, 2018

The Englewood girls varsity basketball team won Thursday's away game against Fort Lupton. The final score was 41-36.

The Pirateer staff wins 3rd place in Free Speech contest

The Pirateer staff wins 3rd place in Free Speech contest

January 16, 2018

Hard work pays off for journalism students recently. The Pirateer staff won 3rd place in a state-wide contest about Free Speech. The Colorado Student Media Association (CSMA) held the contest to remind our...

Boys Varsity take on Kennedy

First game of the season for boys basketball

December 1, 2017

Kennedy High School - The Varsity basketball team hit the road for its first game of the season. Athletes began practice November 10th and ran drills over Thanksgiving break to prepare for the season....

The flight across the desert

Aladdin plays to a packed and enthusiastic crowd

November 10, 2017

The Englewood Middle school along with actors from Englewood Leadership Academy and Englewood High school put on a performance of Aladdin Friday afternoon. Aladdin is a musical based on the 1992 Disney...

Choir concert at the TEC Gala

Gala fundraiser draws large crowd to TEC

November 10, 2017

You could hear voices booming through the TEC campus Thursday night. It was the 3rd annual Vocal, Visual, Theater and Culinary Gala.  Choir members, staff, art students, culinary delicacies and wooden...

Pirate Booster Crew needs volunteers

Pirate Booster Crew needs volunteers

November 7, 2017

Raising kids can be expensive, especially if they are very active at school with sports, clubs or lessons. You can help offset some of those fees by volunteering with the Pirate Booster Crew. It is for...

The entire EHS marching band poses after their 3rd place finish.

Marching Band takes 3rd at state competition

October 31, 2017

  Echo Park, Parker, Co.-The park in Parker was filled with bands from all over Colorado. All hoping to take home a coveted state trophy. Bands have practiced for months, even spending summer...

Ikaika Gonzales-Bentosino stiff arm

MaxPrep sports ranks several EHS football players

October 12, 2017

MaxPrep sports, the high school sports website that tracks activities all over the country has ranked several EHS football players at the top of the 2A league in numerous categories. Ikaika Gonzales...

Community Resource Night

Community Resource Night

October 9, 2017

Community Resource Night, October 18 Englewood Schools is hosting a Community Resource Night!   Where: Englewood High School 3800 S. Logan St. Englewood, CO 80113 Date: Wednesday,...

Homecoming Parade Gallery

Homecoming Parade Gallery

October 6, 2017

Click through the gallery and share in our excitement!

Denver national college fair logo

Register for College Fair Events

September 22, 2017

Monarch High School - Out-of-State College Night 329 Campus Drive Louisville, CO 80027 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM) Lakewood High School - Out-of-State College Night 9700...

Ikaika Gonzales-Bentosino stiff arm

Pirates dominate Denver West in football

September 11, 2017

All City Stadium, Denver- The game was a landslide from the start. The Pirates took on Denver West Friday night at All City Stadium. Denver West was known for one quality player, #44, who is big and formidable....

EHS students join hands in support of DACA

EHS students talking about DACA impact

September 5, 2017

You could see a few of your fellow students disappear from your classrooms over the next few years. The worries are real among Englewood High school students watching the DACA debate unfold across...

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