- Congratulations Coach Bechthold!
- Skyline Network PTSA Awards 2016-2017
- Mr. LeRoy- Outstanding School Administrator
- Ms. Brimley and Ms. Cluff- Outstanding Support Staff
- Mr. Petersen- Outstanding Educator
- Kim Paulding- Spirit of the PTA
- Ms. Ardi wins Excel award!
- Skyline Network PTSA Awards 2015-2016
- Ian Collison – Spirit of PTA award
- Coach Bechthold – Outstanding Educator Award
- Sonya Swaner-Miller – PTA Involvement
- Trent Hendricks – Outstanding School Administrator
- XTERRA National Division Champ!
- Ms. Searle receives state Art Teacher of the Year award
- Educator of the Week – Terri Roylance
by B. Murray
November 21, 2017
I looked at the calendar about a week ago and was surprised that Thanksgiving was already here. The year is moving quickly, and I want to take a minute and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I know many people are looking forward to the five days off as a time to relax and catch their breath a little. Between the students and the staff, everyone is working hard every day to make our school year great, so this is a well-earned break. I hope everyone enjoys some time with their family and friends, and I also hope that everyone has a safe few days off from school. I look forward to seeing everyone refreshed and energized next Monday. As a quick note, the school is completely closed down for the entire break (Wednesday-Sunday), so there are no practices or anything else to be worried about.
Early Open Enrollment for School Year 2018-2019:
The following is a letter from Granite School District about Open Enrollment:
Granite School District provides school choice enrollment in all schools where space is available. Parents are responsible for transportation when exercising school choice. This letter explains Granite School District’s Open Enrollment Guidelines; Open Enrollment is necessary for students to attend a school other than their home boundary school.
There are two open enrollment periods: Early Open Enrollment and Late Open Enrollment. The Early Open Enrollment period is the recommended time to enroll for the next school year. Late Open Enrollment period is for the current year and may be applied for at any time. Early open enrollment period for the 2018/2019 school year begins on Friday, December 1, 2017 and ends on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Open Enrollment Applications are available at all schools, and are processed in the order received. Students residing within Granite School District boundaries are given priority. Enrollment depends on space available in the requested grade, class, or program. Open Enrollment requests do not require a release from the student’s home school or district.
A one-time, non-refundable $5.00 processing fee, payable to the requested school, may be charged at the time the application is submitted. This fee can be waived for qualified applicants.
If your student is accepted for Open Enrollment, annual reapplication is not required—as long as the student remains in the same school, and space is available. When a student transitions from elementary school to junior high, or from junior high to high school, there is no automatic feeder system for Open Enrollment; therefore, reapplication is necessary to attend a school outside of the student’s home boundary school.
For more detailed information, refer to the back of the Open Enrollment Application or Granite School District’s website: www.graniteschools.org; select Departments>Prevention and Student Placement>Open Enrollment Guidelines.
The Early Open Enrollment period is an important time, and I recommend that everyone submit their paperwork during this window. The window is important because the school uses the applications we receive during this time to submit a preliminary enrollment number to the district so that we can get preliminary FTE allocated to us. The FTE is what we use to determine the number of teachers we have in the building and the programs we can offer. It is much easier for our school to accept Open Enrollment Applications if they are received during the Early Application Window as opposed to those received after the February 20 deadline. This year we did get to the point where we denied Late Open Enrollment Applications and placed students on a waiting list due to our core classes reaching capacity. I know that has not generally been the case at Churchill and people have not felt a sense of urgency to get their application turned in during the Early Window, but it is important to change that perspective and get it in.
I would also like to remind everyone that you do not need to fill out an Open Enrollment Application each year, but you DO need to fill one out if you are changing schools. So, for any of our eighth graders who are at Churchill via Open Enrollment, they will need to fill out a form if they would like to attend Skyline next year. Out-of-boundary fifth graders at any of our elementary schools will need to fill one out to attend Churchill.
As always, if you or anyone you know would like to check out Churchill, you can call the main office and speak to Mr. Murray or me about setting up a time for you to take a tour of the school. If you have friends who live out of the boundaries who would like to see the school they can do the same. We have already begun doing tours and have done around eight in the past month. The phone number for the main office is 385-646-5144. Our email addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
We are planning on students going outside during lunch for the entire school year. This means that during the winter we will be having students go outside to play. It’s important for them to have that time to socialize and work off some of their energy. On days when there is severe weather we will keep the students inside, but in general, please plan on your student going outside for around 15 minutes. They will need to make sure they have the appropriate attire to do this (jacket or coat depending on their needs).
Churchill gear is available in the webstore if you are looking for an item of clothing to help you show school spirit!
I will continue to encourage everyone to follow us on Facebook. If you go to the school’s website, schools.graniteschools.org/churchilljr/, and click on the Facebook icon in the upper right corner, you will be directed to our official page. Once on our Facebook page, you can click “Like”. Facebook will be the number one source for getting immediate updates and information about what’s happening at school.
Please use the student drop-off area on the west side of the school. The bus zone on the north end of the building and the east parking lot are not good drop off zones. With the construction on I-215, the bus has been getting to school at irregular times and we need to have the zone clear so it can pull in and drop off students. Using the east parking lot as a drop off blocks the faculty parking stalls and puts students at risk because many of them walk through that lot as they come to campus from the neighborhoods.
Please check your accounts to make sure you have paid for class fees. Second quarter class fees have been charged to accounts.
With Mr. Murray’s help, we have been evaluating our school website to make sure that we have the most up to date information for you there. We are also trying to clean things up and make things easier to find. If it has been a while since you have visited the site, please take a few minutes to visit and see the information that is available for you there. We asked all the teachers this year to include some bio information so you and your student can get to know them better. We also had the staff all have new pictures taken this year so you can recognize them when you are here at school.
November 22-24 Thanksgiving Recess
December 4 G. BBall @ Oly, B BBall vs. Oly
December 5 PTSA Meeting (11am)
December 6 G. BBall vs. Granite Park, B BBall @ Granite Park
December 11 G. BBall @ Wasatch, B BBall vs. Wasatch
December 13 G. BBall vs. Valley, B BBall @ Valley
December 13 Band Concert (7pm)
December 14 Orchestra/Choir Concert (7pm)
Last week, Gene Bechthold was announced as the winner of the KSL Teacher Feature. Coach Bechthold has exceled at Churchill Jr. for nearly four decades as a coach and teacher. Churchill Jr. and countless alumni are proud of Coach Bechthold!
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