Hello Viking Students and Parents/Guardians,
We had an AMAZING Spirit Week combined with our Mental Health Awareness Week. A HUGE thank you to Mrs. Hunsaker and our incredible SBOs for their many hours of hard work and planning to make this week such a success. Thank you to our counselors for their support, ideas, and energy all week. Thank to you the many teachers and staff who stepped in to help during the assembly and at the dance. These activities help to build memories, camaraderie, and Viking Pride in our school.
THIS IS THE LAST CALL TO ORDER YEARBOOKS! Please call Mrs. Shaw in the main office by Wednesday, March 9th at 3:00 PM. We MUST have our final order in this week. After the deadline has passed, there will no longer be an option to buy a yearbook.
Please remember that we will begin our end of year RISE testing on Monday, April 18th. We try to spread the testing out over several weeks and still give ourselves a window for make-ups. However, the bulk of RISE testing will be from April 18th-May 13th. It is so important that students are in school and doing their best to learn the material. We need them in school the next few months as much as possible. Also, during the testing window, please make every effort to have your students at school every, single day. At the bottom of this email, there is information about practice RISE testing and how you can help your students prepare at home.
Please continue to support your students and help them be the best version of themselves each day. This time of life holds some of the greatest moments of learning. Junior high students need our patience and guidance daily.
Thank you for all you continue to do.
Spring Play- Canterville Ghost
The Spring Play is here!!! Come and see our amazing theatre students and Mr. Tolman’s final play at Bonneville. The show will begin at 6:00 each night and will run Tuesday, March 8, through Thursday, March 10.
Wrestling Tournaments begin this week! Wednesday, March 9th the meet will be at Matheson Junior High and begin around 3:30. Saturday is the Granite School District Open Tournament at Granger High School and will begin at 7:30 AM. Good luck wrestlers. Please remember to show sportsmanlike conduct at all sporting events. We represent Bonneville Junior High during these events and it is important to uphold this example. Thank you in advance for being good patrons.
Daylight Savings Time
On Sunday, March 13, at 2 a.m., we’ll all set our clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Savings Time, the annual springtime ritual that gives us an extra hour of sunlight in the evening. However, this means that travel time to school has the potential to be darker than our usual morning commute. With that being said, we want to remind everyone to use extra precautions when heading to school.
Students and families walking to school
• Use sidewalks and continue to use safe walking routes
• Use crosswalks
• Be alert
• Slow down around school zones
Thank you for your continued support as we work to keep students safe.
Cottonwood Drill Team Tryouts
Parent Meeting: March 22nd @ 6 PM @ Cottonwood HS
Tryouts: March 24th and 25th 4-8 PM @ Cottonwood HS
Email email@example.com with any questions. Register @ https://forms.gle/c7qumi5aEhsAp6187
Congratulations to both our Girl’s and Boy’s Volleyball Teams on an outstanding season. Thank you to Coach Tripp and Coach Anderson for your time and dedication to the teams. Both teams represented well and it was so fun to watch their skills grow over the season. Way to go VIKINGS!
We are so lucky to have an amazing and involved PTSA here at Bonneville. There are some great opportunities to get involved this next school year. Below are some of the available “Board Chair” positions where support is needed. PLEASE reach out to Megan Woodward at firstname.lastname@example.org
BJH PTSA Available Board Chairs for 2022-23
Hospitality: This person organizes the Back to School brunch and lunch (in August) for the teachers. They also organize the Parent Teacher Conference Dinners twice throughout the year. (September & February).
Counselor Appreciation Week: Organize gifts/notes from students for the counselors this week (3 Counselors, in February)
Administration Appreciation: Organize gifts for the Administration (Principal & Assistant Principal, in October)
Shakespeare Day Luncheon: Organize a luncheon for the actors and staff this day, about 60 participants (April)
Teacher Appreciation: This week we show our appreciation to the teachers through gifts and note, etc. (in the Spring)
Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)
Donate to our PBIS Amazon Wishlist! BONNEVILLE JR AMAZON WISH LIST Thank you for your generous support!
At Bonneville, we practice the “Viking Way.” Ask your students about our 3 R’s (Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn). The Viking Way is how we teach and model the expected behaviors we want our students to have in the school. As they model these behaviors, they are rewarded with Viking Points that can be redeemed at our Viking Store for prizes. We have created a space for you to donate prizes to the Viking Store at Amazon.com.
7th Grade College and Career Readiness Plan (CCRP) meetings will start on March 7th. Like an annual doctor’s checkup, your annual CCRP is a way to check up on your student’s academic, social, and emotional well-being at school with your school counselor. Look out for an email from the Counseling Center for your appointment time.
Mrs. Jensen, A-Ga (email@example.com)
Ms. Money, Gh-Mi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mrs. Wood, Mo-Z (email@example.com)
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RISE Testing (End of Year Assessment 2022)
The RISE (Readiness, Improvement, Success, Empowerment) is the end of year Summative Assessment. This is the same test as the last few years. This year the test will be given during the testing window of March 28-May 27, 2022.
The RISE is an item-adaptive test meaning that if students correctly answer questions, the test gets more difficult and if students incorrectly answer questions the test gets easier. The RISE has depth of knowledge questions which require students to give written answers as opposed to only answering multiple choice questions. The RISE uses many onscreen tools.
We will spend some time at school preparing for this testing format so students become more familiar with the line of questioning and utilizing the tools. It will be helpful if you will also practice at home. To access the Practice tests from home use either a Firefox or Google Chrome browser and visit utahrise.org. Click on the Training/Practice test button. There are varying grade levels available to practice. It is wise for students to practice harder questions from higher grade levels to become more acquainted with the testing format and online tools.
While the results from this test are very important, it is only one measure of how students are progressing. Our school works extremely hard at keeping up with current educational trends so your children will be prepared for advanced levels of learning. We appreciate all your efforts as we know it takes a whole community to raise the future generation.
For the most up to date information on COVID numbers, please go to the following website https://slco.org/health/COVID-19/data/
We continue to highly encourage mask wearing on school property and the vaccine has especially proven effective at eliminating or reducing impacts from variants. Please click here for additional information on the COVID vaccine and where to receive it.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell and/or taste, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, congestion and/or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If your child develops any of the symptoms, he or she should be tested. You can find a testing location at coronavirus.utah.gov/testing-locations or contact your healthcare provider.
If your child does develop symptoms, please keep them at home and isolated as much as possible. Thanks for your support as we work to keep our students and staff safe.
Enjoy the weekend!
Jen Johnson, Principal