Hello Viking Students and Parents/Guardians,
It was SO great to have everyone back this week from Spring Break. Please remember to help your students get a good night’s sleep. We are seeing an increase in exhausted students. As a parent of adolescents myself I completely understand the demands of life. We know that with adolescents, sleep is a huge factor that can impact many things…behaviors, academics, and general attitude. With only 7 weeks of school, we are all ready for summer and a break after a long and trying school year. However, we need to finish the school year strong. Please help your students get good sleep and be ready each day to learn and engage with teachers and school.
Another reminder…please make every effort to pick your students up on time after school. Monday-Thursday school ends at 2:45 and on Friday at 12:30. Please make arrangements to have students picked up in a timely manner. Especially on Fridays because even though students are dismissed at 12:30, teachers and staff have meetings and planning in which they participate. Unsupervised students after school hours do not always lead to the best choices or behaviors.
RISE Testing will begin on Monday with the English test. Again, a good night’s sleep, breakfast, and getting to school on time helps students to do their very best on these assessments. PLEASE HELP YOUR STUDENTS TO BRING A FULLY CHARGED CHROMEBOOK TO SCHOOL EACH DAY. The RISE test is given on the computer and we must be prepared.
We began our Enrichment/Intervention this week and it was so awesome to watch our students and teachers engaging in learning. I am so proud of how open our students were to participating in something new and having the opportunity to work with new teachers. This approach will hopefully create both the time and the setting for our students to achieve at their best levels.
These last weeks of school will be filled with many activities and learning. Thank you for helping to support your student to get to that finish line!
Cottonwood Community Family Night
PLEASE save the date!!! Thursday, May 12th from 5-7 PM. We will be hosting our first annual Cottonwood Community Family Night. There will be games, bounce houses, performances, free dinner to the first 500 families, treats, and highlights of all the amazing schools in our Cottonwood Network. Families are welcome and we truly hope to see you there! Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Chamberwest and Granite School District are hosting a job fair at Hunter High School on April 27th from 2-6 PM. Please see attached flyer for more details.
Hats at Bonneville
After much collaboration between students, teachers, and community council we are going to allow hats ON A TRIAL BASIS. We will continue to monitor the change and behaviors of students to see if this change can be sustained long-term. The statement below encompasses the new change.
Beginning, Monday, April 18, 2022, Bonneville Junior High students will be able to wear hats at school. Hats DO NOT include hoods or “hoodies.” Hats must not cause interference or disruption in school. Hats must not contain profanity, inappropriate pictures/symbols, hate speech, etc. The wearing of a hat must not disrupt the educational process, interfere with the maintenance of a positive teaching or learning environment, or compromise reasonable standards of health, safety, and decency.
Bonneville Beautification Volunteers
We have scheduled Friday, May 20th for our annual Bonneville Beautification. In cooperation with our amazing PTSA, our staff and students work to clean up our outside area, fill the atriums with fresh mulch, and help to make Bonneville look its very best. Paige Janzen will be leading these efforts and needs volunteers. We really need a volunteer with a large truck and trailer (with sides) to move mulch! PLEASE contact Paige at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help with this event.
We are looking for parent volunteers to help us out during our 2 lunches! If your schedule allows for a couple, or even one day a week, we would LOVE your help. You would be able to help supervise and interact with students during lunch. Springtime brings warm weather and more kids that like to be outside. Having more eyes and helping hands is always a positive. In order to become a “volunteer” you must apply through the Granite School District Employment website https://www.applitrack.com/graniteschools/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Volunteer+-+School. I realize this is a slight inconvenience, but we truly appreciate any volunteer support we can get at school! And…you get to hang out with really awesome kids during lunch.
Bonneville SBO Elections
It is time for SBO elections!!! This information if for current 7th grade students who will be 8th graders next year. Please see Mrs. Hunsaker with specific questions.
All candidates must have a 3.0 GPA and 3.0 CPA with no zeroes in citizenship during the 3rd term of this year.
They must be willing to attend school functions after school throughout the year and enroll in a Student Government class as one of their electives for the next school year.
The following dates are important:
April 18 – Mandatory Candidate Meeting at 3:00 in room 106 (Mrs. Hunsaker)
April 22 – All forms are due for candidates
April 26 – Primary Election
May 4 – Final Election
This is a great opportunity for students to get involved and represent Bonneville Junior High.
Cottonwood SBO Elections
Cottonwood Student Government will be conducting Class Officer Elections for the 2022-2023 school year in the next few weeks. Traditionally, each Junior High feeder school holds their own elections to decide 2 representatives that will participate in Cottonwood’s Student Government as a 9th grader. Here are the requirements and information for potential candidates:
- The student must agree to enroll in the Student Government class as an elective on their schedule for the entire school year.
- The student must agree to after schoolwork time, activities, dances, and events throughout the year.
- All Student Government representatives are required to have a 3.0 GPA from Quarter 3 and maintain that GPA for the school year. Appeals can be made if you believe a student is an outstanding leader but did not earn a 3.0 last quarter.
- All elected students need to attend our annual USU Leadership Camp from June 6-8. This is an overnight camp with all of our Student Government.
- All elected students are required to attend 2 separate summer trainings at Cottonwood. Dates TBD.
- Elected students will need to meet with advisors to determine which position they will hold. This will happen sometime in May and students will need to travel to Cottonwood for an interview after school.
***Please see Mrs. Hunsaker (Room 106) for more information.
Track & Field has started! All students are welcome to join. Students should bring a water bottle and wear appropriate athletic clothing and shoes. Practices will be held after school from 3-4:00 pm. There will be a total of 3 track meets held on Wednesdays, followed by the district championships on Saturday, May 14th. Contact Coach Tripp or Coach Saurer if you have any questions.
Granite School District Boundary Study
Granite District will be hosting a number of open houses on the current boundary study that involves our area. The dates are as follows:
- Monday, April 18th @ 7 PM (Olympus High School)
These meetings are open to the public and you are welcome to attend. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Utah Internet Speed and Access Survey Info (See Attached Flyer)
The Utah Broadband Center, powered by the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, is launching the Utah Internet Speed Test Campaign. It’s a statewide effort for all Utahns to report their internet speed at home, work, or wherever they connect to broadband. The Speed Test is meant to be taken by everyone. Let us know if your internet speeds are high, low or you don’t have access at all.
The Speed Test Campaign will help:
• Reveal areas of Utah that lack high-speed internet connection to homes and businesses and the reasons why
• Direct funding to provide reliable broadband access throughout the state
• Discover where there are great broadband internet speeds and promote economic opportunities
Please help us identify Utah’s areas with the greatest need for internet speed at this URL: speedtest.utah.gov. It only takes 60 seconds. The speed test form is available in both English and Spanish. For individuals who do not have access to the internet, please call the campaign’s
hotline at 1-435-777-TEST (8378).
Milk Supply Chain Issues
The District Office has asked schools to help communicate the difficulty we are seeing in milk supply in our schools. This is not occurring every day, but there are times that because of supply issues, we do not offer milk to students at lunch. We will continue to serve healthy options to students and appreciate your understanding and patience with the current supply chain issues.
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.
Does your business have a cool vehicle that junior high students would find interesting? Consider displaying your vehicle during BJHS’ annual Vehicle Day on October 6. Vehicle Day is a unique college and career awareness activity that teaches students about different careers in a fun, interactive way. During this day, we line the parking lot with vehicles that represent a variety of different career fields and have students rotate in groups to each vehicle to learn about career related to it. In the past, for example, we have had police cars, fire trucks, hearses, city vehicles and news vans. We hope you consider showcasing your career’s vehicle and teach our students about what you do, why you do it and how you got to where you are. Please contact your student’s school counselor if you are interested in being a part of this event.
Congratulations to Ms. Alicia Money, our school counseling intern! She will be a school counselor at Olympus High School starting next school year. We wish her the very best.
Congratulations to Mrs. Stacy Wood who is a finalist for the Utah School Counselor Association School Counselor of the Year!
Coping Skill of the Week: The Finch App
Counseling Center Resource of the Week: 15 Questions to Replace ‘How Was School Today?’
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Ms. Money, Gh-Mi (email@example.com)
Mrs. Wood, Mo-Z (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Have a fantastic weekend!
Jen Johnson, Principal