Hello Viking Students and Parents/Guardians,
THERE IS NO SCHOOL TOMORROW, FRIDAY, MARCH 11TH. It is a Student Non-attendance Day. You should have received an email earlier in the day from Granite School District with more information. This weekend is also Daylight Savings Time and we will move our clocks ahead one hour. Monday and next week will be a big transition for students as they get use to the time adjustment. Help them get to bed early and get a good night’s sleep each night. For those of you that drop your students off or have students walk to school, please stay alert and stay safe! It will still be dark for awhile.
The end of 3rd quarter is just around the corner. The last day of the term for students will be Thursday, March 24th. Let’s stay focused and finish these next two weeks strong. Your students are capable of amazing things and we want to see their accomplishments all the way through the end of the quarter.
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.
Thank you for your continued support of Bonneville.
Spring Play- Canterville Ghost
Our Spring Play is ending tonight! If you are available, come on over to the school and see the play at 6:00 PM. $5 entry fee. Congratulations to Mr. Tolman and these amazing young people for taking the stage, sharing their talents, and doing a FANTASTIC job in the Canterville Ghost.
Congratulations to our wrestlers and Coach Johnson on their first week of meets. It was so fun to talk with the wrestlers when they returned. Their excitement and pride were infectious. Wrestling Tournaments this week are Wednesday, March 16th at Matheson Junior High and begin around 3:30. Saturday, March 19th, will be the Wrestling Divisional at Olympus 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.
Cottonwood Drill Team Tryouts
Parent Meeting: March 22nd @ 6 PM @ Cottonwood HS
Tryouts: March 24th and 25th 4-8 PM @ Cottonwood HS
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Register @ https://forms.gle/c7qumi5aEhsAp6187
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 email@example.com
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 started this week! 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.
Also, a heartfelt thank you to Ms. Cortez, our school Social Worker! It was National School Social Worker Week and we have one of the very best at Bonneville. Thanks to Ms. Cortez for all of her time and efforts with our students.
Mrs. Jensen, A-Ga (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ms. Money, Gh-Mi (email@example.com)
Mrs. Wood, Mo-Z (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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.
Enjoy the 3 day weekend!
Jen Johnson, Principal