Eagle Talk | May 5, 2022
Edgemont Junior High Newsletter
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
9 - State Assessment Practice Day - Monday Assembly Schedule
10 - Track @ Home - 3:00 pm
10/11 - State assessments for ELA
17 - Track @ KJH - 3:00 pm
17/18 - State assessments for Math
18 - IPR #6
19 - Track @ Home - 3:00 pm
21 - JH Band Contest
23 - ASB Elections
23-26 - School Play
24 - State assessment for Science
24 - Track @ SJH - 3:00
27 - No school
30 - Memorial Day - No school
2 - Mr. Eagle
3 - Music Tour too NW and Mt. View
7 - 6th Grade Track Meet @ Sparks Stadium
7 - 5th Grade Band and Orchestra Concert - 7:00 pm
8 - 6th Grade Band, Beginning Band and Intermediate Band Concert - 7:00 pm
9 - Orchestra, Choir and Concert Band Concert - 7:00 pm
15 - 9th Grade Day - AM Awards Assembly; PM Off-Campus Activity
16 - House Event
17 - Early Release - Last Day of School
Just a reminder that students in grades 6-8 will be participating in the required state assessments starting on May 10th. Here is our schedule over the next few weeks:
- May 9 - Our schedule will be altered so that students in grades 6-8 can do a quick practice test in preparation for the real state assessments.
- May 10 - Students in grades 6-8 will take the first part of the ELA test in the morning. After that they will proceed to periods 1, 2, and 3. Students in grade 9 will start the day with periods 4, 5, and 6 and then match the same schedule with the rest of the school.
- May 11 - Students in grades 6-8 will take the second part of the ELA test in the morning. After that they will proceed to periods 4, 5, and 6. Students in grade 9 will be on their regular schedule.
- May 17 - All students will follow the same schedule as May 10 except that grades 6-8 will be taking the first part of the math test.
- May 18 - All students will follow the same schedule as May 11 except that grades 6-8 will be taking the second part of the math test.
- May 24 - Students in grades 8 will take the science test in the morning. After that they will proceed to periods 4, 5, and 6. Students in grade 6, 7 and 9 will be on their regular schedule.
Note: 9th grade students who normally go to PHS for 6th period will remain at EJH on May 10, 17, and 19
In preparation for these testing days, we encourage all students to get plenty of rest. We also need help in making sure that they have their computers full charged since the tests will be taken electronically.
Please take a moment to review the following attachments below which provide more detail about our upcoming schedule.
9th Grade Day
On June 15th, we will celebrate the accomplishments of our 9th grade students and send them off to the high school with a fun event. We will start the day with our traditional awards assembly followed by an off campus activity. More information will come with the times and specifics of the day.
Once again the district will be asking families to complete the Panorama survey. The goal is to collect stakeholder data and use that information to make decisions that will benefit the community. Families should be receiving a link from the district in the next few days. Thanks in advance for your participation.
Message to 8th and 9th Graders From The PHS Dance Team
Are you a current 8th or 9th grader interested in joining the PHS Viking dance team? Tryouts are coming up and will be held May 16th - 20th. Dance experience is not required! Pick up a tryout packet in the office and email Coach Arianna at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
A copy of the packet is included below.
Thanks! - Coach Arianna Schultz
Message to 8th and 9th Graders From PHS Football
Are you interested in being a part of the tradition that is Puyallup Football? If playing football in the fall interests you please begin to prepare for the season now! Puyallup Football is hosting after school workouts at the PHS Gym on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. We are also hosting Open Fields, to catch, throw, work, and bond on Mondays and Fridays at 5:30 at Sparks Stadium. Summer football starts May 31st. Please join our Schoology group by using the group code: VG5G-KG67-KV9NB or reach out to Coach Grout on Schoology or at email@example.com Go Viks!”
Please reach out if you have any questions - Coach Grout
9th Grade Academic Assistance - Freshman Tuesday and Wednesday Math Help
Between now and the end of the school year, all 9th graders who are failing a course will be placed into our Freshman Tuesday and/or Wednesday Math Help afterschool intervention sessions. The purpose is to provide extra assistance for those who need to get back on track for graduation. These sessions last from 2:00 to 4:15 pm and tutors will be present to provide help. Students can either get a ride home from parents/guardians or ride the activity bus.
Students can be excused from these sessions once they have achieved passing grades, have turned in all missing work prior to Tuesday, or if families have communicated with our On-Time Graduation Specialist, Mrs. Mozrall, regarding a specific plan to get their child passing. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions as to the status of your child's grades, we encourage you to access your Schoology account. Better yet, ask your child to turn on their district device and have them show you their grades. This not only encourages accountability but also opens the door for conversation.
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