Happenings at JHCS

January 2020

Welcome to a new decade of educational excellence

“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.” —Mary Pickford

We teach students that "failure leads to success". Students are encouraged to learn from their mistakes and to keep trying.

As parents, you play a huge role in influencing the mindset of your children, so it’s important for you to model a growth mindset for your children. Showing your children that you are excited by challenges, see mistakes as learning opportunities, and understand the value of practice and trying different strategies will go a long way in cultivating their growth mindsets!

Understanding Mindsets

A growth mindset is the underlying belief that abilities can be developed through effort and practice. Children with a growth mindset persist in the face of challenges because they understand that effort and hard work can change ability and intelligence. A fixed mindset is the belief that intelligence is static, and cannot be changed. When children have a fixed mindset, they tend to give up easily when they encounter obstacles, because they believe that they don’t have what it takes to learn hard things.

New Science Standards

Beginning in the fall of 2020, the State of Utah has new science standards. You can find more information about these standards at http://bit.ly/utseedinfo