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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.

[Photo] 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.

Englewood students get discount on SAT test prep

Englewood students get discount on SAT test prep

January 16, 2018

Information about the upcoming test prep sessions is included on the flyer here on this page. College Drive is providing this service to the students. It is a great way to get a leg up on the upcoming...

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...

Gaby Winterhalder-Sifuetes (9)
Practicing her hitting.

Softball team fights hard

August 31, 2017

EHS softball team loses to the other Pirates in town. This game happened on Tuesday. We have a slideshow of pictures from the previous home game Englewood vs. Weld Central. Englewood girls softball...

TEC students celebrate the eclipse

TEC students celebrate the eclipse

August 21, 2017

Disappointment! Hyped as a once in a lifetime experience, many students at the TEC campus, who came together Monday, August 21st for the eclipse watching party were unsatisfied. Around 11:25, hundreds...

Back to school!

Back to school!

August 10, 2017

Englewood, Co.-It's time to head back to school and the energy in the air is one of excitement. The day started at 8:15 with students getting used to a new schedule. The LINK crew (student leaders) helped...

Graduation 2017

The future starts now~EHS graduation day 2017

May 20, 2017

The weather was cold and snow on the field forced the ceremony inside, but that didn't hamper the enthusiasm felt by a little more than a hundred candidates who accepted diplomas on Saturday. This event...

Lunch on the lawn

Lunch on the lawn

May 19, 2017

The City of Englewood and City Square will be hosting the summer lunch program – Lunch on the Lawn - again this year at the Englewood Civic Center, beginning May 30th. See the flyer for more information. 

FCCLA banquet

EHS students help with FCCLA banquet dinner

May 19, 2017

Photo gallery of EHS students helping with the plate up of over 1000 dinner plates for the FCCLA banquet dinner!!  

EHS choirs end the year with a song

May 11, 2017

Englewood, Co.-Singing pop hits and classic favorites, the Englewood High School choirs come together for one final show this school year. The concert begins at 7:00 Thursday in the EHS theater.

Letter of intent ceremony held for EHS student

Letter of intent ceremony held for EHS student

May 11, 2017

Senior Molly Ostrowski was celebrated for her hard work and dedication in a special signing ceremony today at EHS. Ostrowski signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Otero Junior College in La...

For parents: Summer camps for your student

For parents: Summer camps for your student

April 27, 2017

Keep Your Child and/or Student Engaged This Summer!   2017 Summer Camps and Tutoring Summer is a great time to combine fun and learning! There...

Mr. West with Mr. Haraldson

A local member of the “Greatest Generation” passes

April 26, 2017

We have lost a local member of the "Greatest Generation". Ken Haraldson passed away at 5:00 AM on April 21, 2017, at Porters Hospice. Kay Howard, founder of the Englewood Veterans Memorial invited...

Skillful play earns Englewood Lacrosse a win

April 25, 2017

The winds were fierce but their skills were more so as EHS won 10-5 against Clear Creek. The coach named Zack Arnston the Englewood Lacrosse Player of the Game. Coach Matt Thomas said, "Zack played...

Art work for district show

Art in our district celebration

March 21, 2017

Students involved in art classes at the TEC campus recently received a red award letter from art teacher Emily Winthrop. It was an invitation to have their works of art shown at the District Art Show....

MIOSM-Ms. Saddler gets flowers as a thank you for putting the event together

MIOSM concert melds Englewood schools in one voice

March 17, 2017

The 6th annual Englewood District festival choir concerts celebrated "Music in our schools month" (MIOSM) at the EHS auditorium. Clayton elementary, Cherrylyn Elementary, Englewood Middle school, and Englewood...

EHS vs Platte Canyon

Baseball team hitting it out of the park

March 15, 2017

EHS baseball had a strong start in the game against Platte Canyon Tuesday night (3/14) but came away with a loss 13-0. The team is in a building year as it has only one senior. Most of the players...

EHS vs Lutheran

Small but powerful tennis team works hard

March 15, 2017

EHS tennis team has been practicing every night for nearly 2 hours a day, improving skills on the court ahead of their tough schedule this year. The team has taken on Lutheran so far this year and took...

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