At West Lake STEM, we try, fail, and try again until we succeed. Nothing helps us along that journey more than your feedback. Please take a moment each quarter to provide your input.
We are looking for submissions to our Literary Magazine right now! The first issue will come out at the end of October, so we’re looking for scary stories, poems, art, or anything you want to submit. We are accepting submissions in English and Spanish.
Our first Mustang Roundup of the year will be on Wednesday, September 26 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. The main event is a back-to-school-night type presentation addressing your student’s present levels and things you can do to help your student set a new personal best this year.
You also have the option to come between 4:00 to 6:00 PM if you would like to meet individually with any of your student’s teachers. To help facilitate short waits, please sign up for an appointment time with any teacher you wish to meet using the scheduler below.
We’ll also be firing up the grill with some delicious hot dogs, so don’t miss it!
We’ve had many outstanding tryouts from our Mustangs to be on the 2018-2019 Dance Company. Thank you for your effort and bravery. You’ve exemplified the very best of what it means to be a West Lake Mustang.
The students who have made the team for the 2018-2019 school year are included on the list below. Congratulations!
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.
Our new 7th graders got the year off to the right start with an exclusive day just for them. On Friday, August 17th, West Lake STEM held the 7th Grade Orientation for the largest one-day-early crowd we’ve ever had. New 7th graders got a chance to meet old and new friends, explore the building, and, most importantly, figure out those tricky lockers. Every teacher or staff member who interacted with them expressed how sharp this new group of 7th graders (the Class of 2024) seems to be. We’re excited to have them at West Lake STEM!
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We need your help getting the word out. Unfortunately, we have an unexpected opening on our math department as one of our new hires needed to withdraw last week. We are anxious to get the very best replacement for your students. The opening has been reposted at https://www.graniteschools.org/hr/employment-opportunities/.
If you know of any excellent math teachers who might be interested and qualified for the position, please refer them to this posting. Share this with as many people as you can.
Some basic info to share: West Lake STEM is a rather exciting project that focuses on teaching the core standards with the project-based learning approach common to the math, science, engineering, and technology fields. We have a new staff, we launched the first one-to-one Chromebook-to-student deployment, and we’ve just completed a $4 million remodel of the building.
Additionally, Granite increased its teacher salaries by over 11% last year to become the highest paid district in the valley. In addition, our school offers opportunities to earn an additional $10,000+ through programs associated with our Title I and SIG status.
Online registration for the 2018-2019 is now open. This is different than the course selection students did in the spring, and EVERY student is required to complete this online registration in order to receive a class schedule on August 11. Please help spread the word!
We are excited for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year at West Lake STEM Jr. High, and we are looking for highly motivated individuals to help us make this school year a success for our students and staff. If you are interested in an hourly position on the West Lake Team, please sign up for an interview. Spread the word!