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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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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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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

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Spring Break, Panoramic Pics, & BHS Elections

We are nearly to Spring Break already, and we hope you have relaxing plans. As a reminder, we are on Spring Recess from Friday of this week all through next week. We start end-of-year testing for 9th graders right when we come back on Monday, the 25th. That takes place during students’ 1st and 2nd periods (2nd Mon, 1st Tue, 2nd Wed, 1st Thu). Eat a good breakfast and do your best!

Panoramic Pictures

9th Grade Panoramic Pictures will be Wednesday, April 13, 2022. If you are interested in ordering a Panoramic Picture, pay online at www.bellphoto.com, enter the school code 22elkridgepano and follow the prompts to complete your order.   

Bingham Class Officer Elections

It’s time to vote for next year’s Bingham High School class officers. Only current 9th graders can vote in the 2022-2023 sophomore class elections. Every vote is individually verified. Please vote for up to 2 candidates for sophomore office. Voting will close on Thursday at 1:00 PM. 

Click this link to vote: https://forms.gle/nzg5Drd7HhuiEmB18 

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9th Grade Job Interviews, Free Coding Workshop

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

211 Parent Website

This is a one-stop-shop for all things related to strengthening families and protective factors. You’ll find many 211 resources categorized by protective factors, as well as links to educational content for families such as articles, TED talks, parenting apps, etc. https://uw.org/211/family-strengthening/

Free Intro to Coding Workshop:

There will be a “Free Intro to Coding Workshop” after school next week on April 5 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm in Ms. Hardy’s classroom (Room #209).  All interested Elk Ridge Middle students are encouraged and invited to participate.  This workshop will also be used as our MESA-STEM April activity as well.  No previous experience is necessary.

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Talent Show Audition Results

Students,

Thank you so much for auditioning for the talent show! We had incredible talent, and choosing the final performances was a difficult task. If you were chosen to perform, you should have received an email to your school account this afternoon. Some of you will perform in all three shows (7th, 8th, and 9th) while others will perform for you grade only. These determinations, however, are still being made, so I will let you know how many shows you are in as soon as I have it ready. Thank you so much for auditioning!

Ms. Rees

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Music Man is Now Playing!

It’s finally time, and this year’s production of Music Man is playing this week at Elk Ridge! Come and see our students in the classic story of con-man Harold Hill Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Evening performances are at 7 pm, and there is also a matinee on Saturday at 1pm. You can purchase tickets here. The students and staff have worked tirelessly, and we can’t wait for you to see their hard work come to life.

Seriously, if you haven’t been to one of our musicals, you need to go. It’s pretty incredible.

NOTE: The shows are selling out fast. Please do NOT plan on purchasing a ticket at the door, as a seat may not be available. Cash purchases won’t be possible for anything other than concessions. If you have someone attending (e.g. grandparents) who may not be familiar with online ticketing, please help them before arriving so that they don’t arrive to find there isn’t a seat available.