Welcome to West Lake STEM Junior High. Class selection for the upcoming school year is now open. Please choose your grade level for next year:
Serving on the School Community Council
Serving on our School Community Council is a wonderful way for parents and teachers to contribute and help improve academic performance at our school. The school receives an annual dividend from the school trust lands. Our council decides how these funds will be used. The council reviews and prepares other academic plans for our students each year. All plans are reviewed for final approval by our school board. Councils also act in an advisory capacity to school and school district administrations.
Every public school in Utah has a School Community Council. The councils are made up of school employees who are elected by employees and parents who are elected by parents of students attending the school. Membership terms are for two years. Elections are held at the beginning of each school year.
Parent members must have a student attending the school at least one of the two years of their term of service. Employees must be employed by the school district at the school. For more information please visit www.schoollandtrust.org.
Applications are due by August 29, 2019
West Lake STEM summer camp is an exciting and fun opportunity! You will get to know your peers, learn more about the school, engage in discovery based STEM activities, participate in field trips, and much more. We are looking forward to getting to know you more! Please bring $10 to participate!
The schedule will be Monday – Thursday, July 29 – August 8 from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
This registration is for students who attended one of the following schools last year:
For any students who did not attend one of these school or who are new to the area, please use our new-student registration form.
In this registration process you will:
Class Schedules will be emailed beginning Saturday, August 10th for students who have completed registration and paid their fees.
Note: Registration is different than course selection. Most students selected their courses back in February. However, every student is also required to complete this registration process each year to be enrolled in school.
Use the navigation buttons at the bottom of the page to proceed through the registration process. If you have any problems or questions, please call the main office at (385) 646-5254. Additionally, we will hold a registration-support event at the school on Wednesday, August 7th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM and Thursday, August 8th from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM if you would like help walking through the process.
West Lake teachers are already starting their home visits for next school year. At West Lake, we like to take the opportunity to meet with as many students and parents as possible in their home to get to know them a little better and to get to know what their hopes and dreams are in life and in school. If you haven’t had your home visit yet, but you’d like to help us get it scheduled, please email Mr. Howe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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On Top of the World is 2019’s installment of the M-Games and focuses on helping each and every student set a personal best on the end-of-year RISE test. The event is broken into two parts. Part 1 runs from February 19 to March 21. Part 2 runs from March 27 to May 17.
We kick off the games by having each student review his or her performance on the end-of-year RISE tests in Language Arts, Math, and Science over the last three years. Based on those numbers, students set a personal-best goal.
To prepare to achieve a personal best, students work on a weekly progress chart designed to help them perform to their best abilities. Students keep organized through a daily use of their personal planners, keep their grades up by avoiding any missing assignments or assessments, enhance their reading fluency and comprehension through daily reading, increase their math fluency through IXL practice, and keep their skills sharp by answering our weekly challenge question. Each day of the week, students summarize their performance on these five indicators using a Google Form.
Students who complete at least four of the five indicators in the week are eligible to participate in the week’s M-Games reward activity.
Not only do the M-Games focus on a student’s personal best, but they also set the stage for our school’s personal best. By setting a school best on two of the three indicators (Language Arts, Math, or Science), students qualify for the M-Games STEM Rising Festival on May 17th. If the goal is achieved, students will have their choice of twenty-four different activities during each of the five periods that include games, a movie in the auditorium, teacher-generated activities, and a dance in the gym.
The second half of the M-Games: On Top of the World involves our final reviews and the moment of truth . . . the RISE test itself. For the final reviews, students team up to participate in language arts, science, and math competitions.
Their scores are posted each day on posters in the hallway to show which teams and which classes are doing the best. The winning classes for each grade level earn a donut party, and the winning teams earn up to 1000 STEM CRAZY points at the Mustang Market.
The M-Games: Greatest Show review tournament leads directly to the actual RISE test that we have prepared for throughout the entire year. RISE testing takes place over eight sessions beginning April 16th in which we will be on a special testing schedule. The entire school will spend the first hour and fifteen minutes working on their RISE test on these eight days before resuming their normal five-period schedule.
The RISE testing is a special opportunity to prove to yourself just how much you’ve grown through your hard work this year, and we want to make this experience feel special. The following two slides describe some highlights of our RISE testing plan.
Some of the most worthwhile incentives during RISE testing are the Progress Charts, the QR Code Mystery Motivators, and the M-Games MVP Recognitions. Each of these are meant to reward students for their efforts to work their hardest to set a new personal best on the RISE tests. The QR Code Mystery Motivators are particularly fun because they contain a mystery prize that you can redeem during lunchtime the very day you receive it.
That’s it! That is all you need to know about this year’s installment of the M-Games. It’s all about preparing yourself to set a new personal best. We’re proud of the work you’ve done this year, and we’re excited to see that hard work pay off. Good luck in this year’s games! We look forward to being on top of the world with another Personal Best.
We had a terrific final Mustang Roundup of the year. We previewed the M-Games for students and parents and discussed things families can do in the home to help each student reach his or her personal best to finish out the school year. Thank you to all those who were able to join us. If you weren’t able to make it, you can see the entire presentation here. You may want to fast forward through the countdown portions. If you do, you should be able to watch the whole thing in just a few minutes.
Welcome to West Lake STEM Junior High. We’re so excited for the first group of students to be part of the new STEM-focused West Lake during the 2018-2019 school year. As a first step, we are ready for students to make their class selections for next school year. Please choose your grade level:
Early open-enrollment applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be available on this website from 7:00 AM, December 1, 2018 until 11:59 PM, February 19, 2019. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis based on available space. Written notification of acceptance or denial will be given to the student’s parent or legal guardian by March 31, 2018.
The following link will connect you to the online application.
Below is a PDF copy of Granite’s open-enrollment application for your convenience.