Hello Viking Students and Parents/Guardians,
We have made it to our final week of 3rd term! Remember, students only have school 4 days next week and there is NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, March 25th. Students will return on Monday, March 28th for the beginning of 4th term. We will have one week of classes and then Spring Break will begin April 2nd and we will return to school on April 11th. This will be our last big break of the year and then we will dig in and get to work 4th term. I know that as the weather changes and it warms up, we all get ready for summer. However, we still have a little more than two months of school left. Please continue to make attending school a priority. We will begin RISE testing in April and it is so important to have our students in school, ready to learn, and working hard.
Ask your students about our March Madness PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) events going on for the next couple of weeks. They are working hard to show us they are Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn! They can earn points for MANY different prizes, activities, and events. We are trying hard to help our students model the “Viking Way” each day. Take a few minutes to talk about behavior expectations at home with your students. We know that when students follow these expectations, they do better academically.
After we return from Spring Break we will begin an Intervention and Enrichment program that will be held on Tuesdays, within our scheduled school hours. We will focus on our three academic areas of math, science, and English. Teachers in these areas will identify students each week that need additional support, re-teaching, etc. and then work with them in small groups. For those students not involved in the intervention time, they will have the opportunity to participate in Enrichment activities with other teachers. These Enrichment activities will be assigned each week and students will rotate through a different group each week. We are beginning this program 4th term in order to support our students that may need a little extra help before RISE testing begins and to “work out any bugs” to begin the program in full, next year. Helping our students succeed is a top priority. We want to create both the time and the setting for our students to achieve at their best levels.
I am continually impressed by our students every day. Thank you for sharing them with us!
Tuesday, March 22nd our students will have an incredible opportunity to participate in Shakespeare Day. Members of the Shakespeare Festival will put on a production of “Much Ado About Nothing” for our students during an assembly on Tuesday morning. In the afternoon, different groups will participate in workshops with the performing company and Mr. Tolman.
Parent Satisfaction Survey
This past week you should have received an e-mail from Granite School District for the annual Parent Satisfaction Survey. You are invited to participate. Only one survey per family and the link will close on April 1st. Thank you so much for your feedback and assistance. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Parentsatisfaction21-22
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
Cottonwood Cheer Tryouts
Parent Meeting: March 21st @ 7 PM @ Cottonwood HS Cafeteria
Tryouts: March 29th, 30th, and 31st 4-6 PM @ Cottonwood HS Auxiliary Gym
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Congratulations to our wrestlers and Coach Johnson on this week’s meets. Wrestling Tournaments this week are Wednesday, March 23rd at Wasatch Junior High and begin around 3:30. Saturday, March 26th will be the District Wrestling Championship at Cottonwood 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.
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 are going strong! 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 (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.
Have a GREAT weekend!
Jen Johnson, Principal