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Test Out of Reading

ATTENTION READING STUDENTS:

If you are new to the school district, or feel that you have grown and improved as a reader since your last Reading Inventory which indicated your Lexile score, you will have the chance to test your reading proficiency before the school year. If you are hoping to test out of reading, this will be your only opportunity for Reading schedule changes until second semester.

Come to Elk Ridge Middle School for an open house testing window on the following dates:

  • Monday, August 8, 8:00-12:00
  • Tuesday, August 9, 1:00-3:00

*This test should take about 30-40 minutes

*Check in at the main office

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End-of-Year Video

Each year, our teachers make a lip-sync video under the direction of the illustrious Ms. Rees. This year’s video is from Jason Mraz, and we hope that all our students really do ‘Have It All.’ Have a great summer, Elk Ridge!

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The Final Week

Well, it’s finally here. We’ve had such a great time with your children this year, and we hope that you know that we know that great kids don’t just happen. Thank you for letting us care for your kids, and thank you for all of the help that you have given the school over the past year. From helping out with mock interviews to attending school events, the school only runs with support from home.

This week runs as follows:

  • Tuesday (today): 9th Grade Chromebook Check-In
  • Wednesday: Awards Assembly, 9th Grade Memory Books
  • Thursday: 9th Grade Lagoon Day, 7-8th Grade Memory Books, Last Day of School for 7th Grade
  • Friday: Last Day of School for 8-9th Graders, HALF DAY

Attending school this last week is always exciting, and we can’t wait to see the 7th and 8th graders again next year. We hope our 9th graders have a great time at the high schools, and they come back at appropriate times to visit and let us know how it’s going.

Above all, we hope you have a wonderful, safe, and relaxing summer. It’s a great day to be a Wapiti!

Did you know JSD has a summer course designed to help students learn to code and earn credit?

Do you have students who need to make up Digital Studies credit this summer? 

Do you have students who are looking for a summer coding program?

Students are invited to attend a five-week Code to Success Program

June 13 – July 15

8:00-12:00 Monday through Friday

High School students have two options: Copper Hills or Elk Ridge

Middle School students: Hidden Valley

High School students can receive Web Development Credit, which fulfills the Digital Studies graduation requirement.

Middle School students can receive Creative Coding credit.

More information and registration can be found at: https://computerscience.jordandistrict.org/code-to-success/

FREE Coaching for Parents:

Our District has partnered with the Cook Center for Human Connection and is offering free parent coaching. This now available for ALL parents in our District. In addition to the available coaching, there are several free courses in both English and Spanish available for parents to take online. Topics for these courses include “helping your child when they’re bullied,” “how parents can prevent suicide,” as well as many others! These courses are available at parentguidance.org

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9th Grade Job Interviews, Lagoon, 7th Grade PCCR’s

Parents/Guardians of 9th Grade Students –

This Thursday is our Mock Job Interview Activity. Your student has the opportunity to be interviewed by a member of the community, during their Language Arts class, to prepare them for their future experiences. Please remind them to dress in business attire and to bring a PRINTED copy of their resume with them on Thursday. We look forward to this being a great activity. Thank you to all of those who have volunteered!

9th Grade Lagoon Day

9th Grade Lagoon Day is June 2,2022. Permission slips to ride the bus are due May 27, 2022. Permission slips can be downloaded and printed here. This includes all information about what to expect, what to bring, and when things are due to the school. As a reminder, all fines must be paid in order to obtain a bus pass.

REMINDER:  Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCR) meetings for all 7th graders

Parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

We will be holding our Group PCCR meetings for our 7th graders in their 4th quarter CCA classes during periods 4, 5, and 6. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the PCCR with their student(s). Please check with your student for the appropriate date, period, teacher, and time to attend. Please see the schedule below:

If your student currently has CCA with Mr. Mineer or Ms. Taylor, PCCRs were held in those classes last week, but you are welcome to come to any of the sessions this Friday. 

If your student currently has CCA with Ms. Rees or Ms. Hardy, please come at the appropriate period and time on Friday, May 27, 2022:

  • Period 4 – 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
  • Period 5 – 12:50 pm – 1:20 pm
  • Period 6 – 1:25 pm – 1:55 pm

REMINDER: Dance Performance for all dance students is this Wednesday, May 25th at 6:30 pm. More information was sent out earlier to parents and students so please check your email if you haven’t read through that already. 

Calculator rentals due by May 27th. Please have your student turn in the rented calculator to their math teacher.

Did you know JSD has a summer course designed to help students learn to code and earn credit?

Do you have students who need to make up Digital Studies credit this summer? 

Do you have students who are looking for a summer coding program?

Students are invited to attend a five-week Code to Success Program

June 13 – July 15

8:00-12:00 Monday through Friday

High School students have two options: Copper Hills or Elk Ridge

Middle School students: Hidden Valley

High School students can receive Web Development Credit, which fulfills the Digital Studies graduation requirement.

Middle School students can receive Creative Coding credit.

More information and registration can be found at: https://computerscience.jordandistrict.org/code-to-success/

FREE Coaching for Parents:

Our District has partnered with the Cook Center for Human Connection and is offering free parent coaching. I’ve attached 3 fliers that describe this parent coaching that is now available for ALL parents in our District. In addition to the available coaching, there are several free courses in both English and Spanish available for parents to take online. Topics for these courses include “helping yoru child when they’re bullied,” “how parents can prevent suicide,” as well as many others! These courses are available at parentguidance.org

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School Times, Lagoon Day, Summer Coding

With the year almost over, much of what we have in today’s Skylert is about the summer and next school year. Read on for information on school schedules, summer coding, Lagoon Day and MESA.

School Times for 2022-23

Parents/Guardians,

The Jordan School Board recently approved some adjustments to middle school start and end times for the 2022-23 school year. The middle school schedule will be as follows:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm 

As part of the adjustment to the Friday schedule, 30 minutes was integrated back into the regular schedule and all students will be released at 3:00 pm. Opportunities for personalized learning have been embedded into the regular schedule based on each school’s chosen format. 

Library Books & Fines

All library books are due this Friday 5/20. Please check your students account for lost books and fines. Fines will be deleted when the books are returned.

Lagoon (9th Graders)

9th Grade Lagoon Day is June 2,2022. Permission slips to ride the bus are due May 27, 2022. Permission slips can be downloaded and printed here. This includes all information about what to expect, what to bring, and when things are due to the school.

As a reminder, all fines must be paid in order to obtain a bus pass.

Did you know JSD has a summer course designed to help students learn to code and earn credit?

Do you have students who need to make up Digital Studies credit this summer? 

Do you have students who are looking for a summer coding program?

Students are invited to attend a five-week Code to Success Program.

June 13 – July 15

8:00-12:00 Monday through Friday

High School students have two options: Copper Hills or Elk Ridge

Middle School students: Hidden Valley

High School students can receive Web Development Credit, which fulfills the Digital Studies graduation requirement.

Middle School students can receive Creative Coding credit.

More information and registration can be found at: https://computerscience.jordandistrict.org/code-to-success/

MESA-STEM After-School Activity

MESA/STEM will be meeting after school on Wed, May 18 @ 3 – 4 pm  in the Foods room, Room #107 for our final activity of the year.  All Elk Ridge students are encouraged and invited to participate.

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Wapiti Medallion, 7th Grade PCCR’s, Memory Books

One of the best parts about the end of the school year is recognizing our outstanding students. We do this in many ways, but one is the Wapiti Medallion. This is for all grade levels, and we’ve been talking with students about it on the daily announcements since last week. Please encourage your students to apply, as we recognize a wide variety of things in this award that make our school great.

Also, thank you to our parent volunteers for their help with our 9th grade field trip this past Monday to tour the CTE programs available at Bingham High School (and all high schools in the district). It was exceptional, and it’s always exciting to see kids shocked at how much you can do in high school.

WAPITI MEDALLION

Every year at ERMS, students have the opportunity to be recognized for their contributions to our school and community by earning a Wapiti Medallion. Points are assigned for different activities that show students have gone “above and beyond” what is expected of them. Students must earn a minimum of 40 points to earn their medallion this year. 

In order to apply, students must send an email to kristine.weldon@jordandistrict.org with their name, grade, and a list of points they believe to have earned to be verified NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MAY 13th! 

Please see the application information spreadsheet HERE (select the appropriate tab for your student). This information is also available on our website and in the main office. Questions should be directed to Camille Francis at camille.francis@jordandistrict.org or Kristy Weldon at kristine.weldon@jordandistrict.org. Thank you!

ONLINE SUMMER COURSE ENROLLMENT

Summer enrollment has begun for Utah Students Connect as well as other credit recovery and original credit options. Please email or speak with your counselor for more information.

MEMORY BOOKS

Memory books will be given out to 9th grade students on Jun 1, 2022 during 1st period and extras will be sold to those 9th graders who did not purchase one during the year during 2nd period on June 1st. On Jun 2, 2022 Memory books will be given to 7th and 8th graders who have already purchased a memory book during 1st period, and extras will be sold to those 7th and 8th graders who did not purchase one during the year during 2nd period on June 2nd.

There will only be a limited number of memory books to sell on these days. The PTSA will be accepting Cash, Check, and Card for memory books on June 1st and 2nd. Memory books will be $30. 

REMINDER:  Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCR) meetings for all 7th graders

Parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

We will be holding our Group PCCR meetings for our 7th graders in their 4th quarter CCA classes during periods 4, 5, and 6.  Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the PCCR with their student(s).  Please check with your student for the appropriate date, period, teacher, and time to attend.  Please see the schedule below:

If your student currently has CCA with Mr. Mineer or Ms. Taylor, please come at the appropriate period and time listed below on Friday, May 20, 2022:

  • Period 4 – 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
  • Period 5 – 12:50 pm – 1:20 pm
  • Period 6 – 1:25 pm – 1:55 pm

If your student currently has CCA with Ms. Rees or Ms. Hardy, please come at the appropriate period and time on Friday, May 27, 2022:

  • Period 4 – 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
  • Period 5 – 12:50 pm – 1:20 pm
  • Period 6 – 1:25 pm – 1:55 pm
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Minutes

Elk Ridge

SCC Minutes

May 10, 2022

Meeting Started at 5:05 pm

Members in Attendance: Principal Jenson, School Counselor Mr. Bennett, Shannon Bird, Mindi Allen, Marianne Dwyer, and Kelly Adams

Approving Minutes from last meeting: Marianne first, Shannon second for approval

Land Trust Plan Approval:

Most of the money goes to Instructional Coaching for the teachers.

Also, TSI (Targeted School Improvement), money spent on sub groups that don’t do well on testing to help them improve. 

TSSA Approval:

Most of this money is spent on Chromebooks.  Some money is spent on the school store, and a few gaming computers for a new gaming club.

We discussed the Bangerter intersection update.  They will be taking the highway under the intersection, and building a new bridge for students crossing.  Main construction will begin Spring 2023.  The main concern is that the bridge will not be ripped out until the end of the school year, and hopefully rebuilt before the next year starts.

There will no longer be free lunch next year.  

Counselor Bennett: Update from the counseling department.  9th graders just finished their trip to Bingham to see the CTE programs.  They have their mock interviews and resumes coming up on May 26.

7th graders have PCCR’s coming up.  Parents are invited.  Will held May 20 or 27th in the CCA class.

AP testing currently underway.

Kelly Adams will continue to be our president next year.  

5:34 Adjourn

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Agenda

Date: Tuesday, May 10th, 2022
Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Elk Ridge Middle School / Zoom
Invitees: Curtis Jenson, Kelly Adams, Mindi Allen, Rachel Ferre, Paul Bennett, Shannon Bird, Marianne
Dwyer and any interested patrons.

• Welcome – Curtis Jenson
• Approval of last meetings minutes
• Overview of Land Trust and Teacher Student Access Act (TSSA) – Curtis Jenson
• Principal Update – Curtis Jenson
• Counseling Center Updates

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Arena Scheduling, Job Interviews, BHS Tour, & PCCR’s

Welcome to May! If you’re a 9th grader, we have a lot of important information in this Skylert about field trips, job interviews, and scheduling. For 7th graders, we also have some information about planning your future with an opportunity for parents to join in on what they’re learning.

9th Grade Job Interviews – Rescheduled to Thursday, May 26th

URGENT – This activity cannot take place without your help.

Adult volunteers are still needed to help with our 9th grade Job Interview experience. We need morning volunteers from 7:50am -11:15am, and afternoon volunteers from 11:00am-3:00pm. The PTSA will provide food for both sessions. Volunteers will be doing short mock job interviews for our 9th grade students. The interview questions will be emailed to volunteers and you do not need to have hiring experience to help out. For more information, please contact the counseling center. If you can help with this fun activity, please fill out this form.

9th Grade Bingham High CTE Field Trip

Our 9th grade students have the opportunity to tour the CTE departments at Bingham High School on Monday, May 9th.  Permission slips have been handed out in geography classes. Today, Monday, May 2nd is the due date, but they will be accepted on Tuesday, May 3rd. At the bottom of the permission slip there is a volunteer form.  If you are interested in going on the field trip please submit the volunteer form with the permission slip.  If your student has geography online or has misplaced their permission slip, there are permission slips in the main office.

Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCR) meetings for all 7th graders

Parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

We will be holding our Group PCCR meetings for our 7th graders in their 4th quarter CCA classes during periods 4, 5, and 6.  Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the PCCR with their student(s).  Please check with your student for the appropriate date, period, teacher, and time to attend.  Please see the schedule below:

If your student currently has CCA with Mr. Mineer or Ms. Taylor, please come at the appropriate period and time listed below on Friday, May 20, 2022:

  • Period 4 – 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
  • Period 5 – 12:50 pm – 1:20 pm
  • Period 6 – 1:25 pm – 1:55 pm

If your student currently has CCA with Ms. Rees or Ms. Hardy, please come at the appropriate period and time on Friday, May 27, 2022:

  • Period 4 – 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
  • Period 5 – 12:50 pm – 1:20 pm
  • Period 6 – 1:25 pm – 1:55 pm

9th Grade Bingham High School Arena Scheduling Opens on Thursday, May 5 @ 4:00 pm for all current 9th graders (Freshmen)

MASTER SCHEDULE

You are now able to view your schedule in Arena under the 2022-2023 school year.

Conflicts with audition and JATC courses may still apply.  This may require you to make some decisions regarding your elective courses and your schedule. 

Below is the link to view the 2022-2023 Master schedule:  https://binghamcounseling.org/2021-2022-course-schedule/

ARENA SCHEDULING AND ZOOM LINKS

You can adjust your own schedule through the Arena Scheduling process on the following date. 

Freshmen: May 5th at 4:00 pm – May 6th at 11:59 pm.

Please adjust your schedule as best as you can prior to contacting your Counselor. Counselor assistance may limit your ability to make future adjustments to class periods. However, If you need assistance or have questions, Counselors will be available via Zoom on the following dates and times:

Current 9th graders (May 5th from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

https://uetn-org.zoom.us/j/81349129609

Meeting ID: 813 4912 9609

OTHER INFO:

When making changes to your schedule, you may consider these classes to fill holes in your schedule.

  • Art 1110
  • AP Music Theory
  • American Music 20th Century
  • Theater 1
  • Theater 2
  • AP Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Business Marketing 2
  • Business Leadership
  • Hospitality/Tourism
  • Event Planning
  • Commercial Photo (formerly Digital Photo)
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Woods 3 (Woods 2 is NOT a prerequisite)
  • Engineering Principles
  • Robotics 1
  • Robotics 2
  • Robotics TEAM
  • As a reminder, with high demand classes, Counselors will not be able to overfill classes to help you get in.

Thank you!

BHS Administration & Counselors

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BHS Tour for 9th Graders

9th Grade Bingham High School Tour – Monday, May 9th

We are excited to announce that our 9th Graders will be traveling to Bingham High School to see their CTE programs in-person. Students will have the opportunity to learn about all the different classes that are available for them. They will also have a chance to walk through most parts of the school to help familiarize themselves with the layout of the building. They were given their permission slip on Wednesday and this needs to be signed and returned to their GEOGRAPHY TEACHER no later than Monday, May 2nd. *Students who don’t turn in their permission slips will stay at Elk Ridge and attend their regularly scheduled classes on the day of the tour.

We are in need of parent / guardian chaperones for the Bingham High School CTE Tour. Chaperones are needed from 8:30am-12:45pm on Monday, May 9th. You will be in charge of a group of 10-15 students for each of the two sessions. If you are available to help chaperone on this day, please fill out the bottom portion of your student’s permission slip, or send an email to: stephanie.hess@jordandistrict.org