March 6, 2023
This year’s musical is “Willy Wonka Jr.” The kids and production faculty have been working
hard for the past couple of months to get ready to put on an amazing show for everyone. We will
have four opportunities for you to come check it out. Opening Night is Thursday, March 16
(7pm), and we will have additional shows on March 17 (7pm) and 18 (matinee at 2pm, Final
show at 7pm). Tickets can be purchased through our school website
We are using Hometown ticketing this year, so the musical will be a cashless event. Tickets have
to be purchased through the website. A ticket purchased for the show will include a treat at
intermission. We will not be selling tickets at the door this year, so if you would like to purchase
tickets the same day as the show, it will still be done through Hometown ticketing.
We hope to see everyone come enjoy the show!
As we move closer to the end of the year, it’s time to start thinking about end of year testing. Our
students did a great job last year in showing what they know and how much they grew from the
previous year. We are excited to see how they do this year. Testing will be the first half of May,
and we will be following a similar process to what we did last year where we will use an
assembly schedule for testing. This lets the whole school test at the same time and allows us to
create a testing atmosphere for everyone. It also allows us to plan testing at the most optimal
time for students instead of them testing sporadically throughout the day during classes.
In the next few weeks, we will be sending home a report that shows your student’s performance
on RISE testing over the last few years. There will be a graph that shows their performance
trend, and teachers will be using this in Advisory to work with students in helping them create a
goal for themselves for this year’s testing.
The report will also show their data for the Reading Growth Measure (RGM) assessment that
they have all taken twice this year so far. The final RGM assessment is given toward the end of
March or beginning of April. When looking at the RGM graph on the report, students are aiming
to have a score that places them inside the green or blue band of the graph.
Please check your student’s account to see if they have any unpaid fees. All class fees that will
be charged this year have been charged and will reflect on student accounts. The only things that
will be added from this point forward would be athletic fees for spring sports and any fines that
might be accrued through the library between now and the end of the year.
We are in need of coaches for the track teams. Mr. Jensen, who has been coaching track for the
last nine years, is unable to continue with the program, so we are looking for community
members who can step in and help our kids. We would need a coach for both the boys’ and girls’
teams, and then they work together to have combined practices to work with the kids.
If you’re interested, please either call the main office and give your information to Mr.
Marguerita, or email Mr. Costales at email@example.com.
Congrats to our Lego League teams who both took first place in different categories at the district
competition held at Granger High School a couple Saturdays ago. Both teams qualified for the
state competition that was held at Weber State University this past Saturday. The teams both
competed well and we able to see the work of other students from around the state. We look
forward to seeing what they come up with for next year.
A quick reminder about the west entrance and morning drop-off. We open the west door to allow
for student drop-off in the bus zone as a way of trying to alleviate the congestion that builds in the
east drive through zone. Once the bell rings at 7:45am, however, the west side door is closed and
locked for the day as one of our security measures to restrict access to the building. If you drop
your student off on the west side, please do so prior to 7:45am. As of 7:45am, they will need to be
dropped off on the east side of the building.
I have been asked by the business group who owns the parking lot east of the school off the road
with the new condos and the handful of businesses to advertise that their parking lot is not a pullthrough drop-off area for our students. They are having issues with parents using their lot for dropoff and it’s impacting their employees and clients as they try to utilize the businesses. They have
tried to put signage up to let people know not to use their parking lot, and we want to make sure
we’re being good neighbors, so please don’t use their parking lot as a drop-off zone.
Remember to order yearbooks. We had to place our order with the yearbook company already,
so we have done that. We ordered above the number that we have presold to date, but once we
sell what we ordered we will not be able to order more. So, if you haven’t ordered one yet, you
will want to get that taken care of sooner rather than later.
I have mentioned this many times, but I like to make sure I keep advertising it: I update and
maintain the school’s Facebook page. It is the best place for up to the minute information, and it
allows me to include pictures of things going on at school. Often, information is posted there
before it makes its way into one of these messages.
I have also pinned the link to the daily video announcements to the top of the Facebook page, so
you can go in and see the same announcements the students see during the school day. Our SBOs
do a good job with these, so they are also a good source of information about what’s up at
I keep the School Calendar very up to date on our website. You can check there for information
regarding current and upcoming events. It is filled out through the end of the school year, and
new items are added as they get scheduled. I want it to be a useful tool for parents, so please
utilize it. I have included club meetings on the calendar this year as well, so if your student is
Art Club Mondays, 3-4
Debate Tuesdays, 2:45-3:25
Lego League Tuesdays, 3-4
FCCLA Wednesdays, 3-4
Creative Writing Every other Wednesday, 3-4 (school calendar has exact dates)
MESA Thursdays, 3-4
March 6 Volleyball vs. Granite Park
March 9 Community Council, 3:15pm
March 11 Wrestling @ Oly High
March 15 Band Festival @ Wasatch
March 16 Orchestra Festival @ Churchill
March 16 Musical Opening Night, 7pm
March 17 No School for Students
March 17 Musical, 7pm
March 18 Wrestling @ Cyprus High
March 18 Musical, 2pm AND 7pm
March 21 Choir Festival @ Evergreen
March 21 Lip Sync Tryout
March 22 Jazz Band Festival @ Olympus Jr.
March 22 Spring Concert (Choir and Band), 6pm
March 23 End of 3rd Quarter
March 24 Student Non-Attendance Day
March 27-31 Spring Recess
April 3-6 Spirit Week
April 3 Track Start Day
Principal’s Message March 6, 2023