Eagle Talk | January 28, 2022

Edgemont Junior High Weekly Newsletter

Principal's Message

Jan 28, 2022

For Your Information

School Events


31 - End of 2nd Semester


1 - Start of 2nd Semester

8 - Election Day

10 - PHS Curriculum and Registration Workshop (9th Graders)

16 - PHS Registration for 9th Graders

18-21 - Mid Winter Break

22 - Class Meetings for Registration - Grades 6, 7, 8

25 - Registration for 2022-23 Due - Grades 6, 7, 8


8 - Music Concert #1

11 - Early Release (2.5 hours)

15 - Music Concert #2

25 - Early Release - School Improvement Day (2.5 hours)

"The Big Reveal" - Edgemont's House System

Edgemont has started a new house system designed to encourage a sense of community, belonging, and fun. The staff have been planning this change since last summer and "The Big Reveal" happened on Friday morning. When students arrived on campus, they joined their house, received a house t-shirt, and participated in several activities geared toward building school spirit.

As a school, we are making this change because the last couple of years have been hard on students. The Edgemont staff wants to encourage ownership and fun with school. As we move forward with this new system, we will be implementing additional challenges that revolve around movement, academics, and other aspects of the school. We hope that students will find this to be a great addition to Edgemont!

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2nd Semester Begins February 1st

As we complete the first semester of the school year, we look forward to a fresh start on February 1st. Students may experience a schedule change based on whether some of their classes are year long versus semester long. Either way, they will need to pick up a copy of their new schedule on Tuesday morning.

9th Grade Curriculum and Registration Workshop

PHS will be hosting a curriculum and registration workshop for 9th graders on February 10, 2022 from 6-7 pm. You will learn about:

  • Course offerings
  • Advanced Placement
  • Registration
  • Magnet programs
  • Running Start

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Schoology and Absences

Has your student been absent? If so, Schoology is the place to go in order to keep on track in class while they are out. Don't wait until they return to school.

February Special Election

Puyallup School District is asking voters to consider two levy proposals on the Feb. 8, 2022 Special Election ballot. Local levies are vital in filling the gap between state and federal funding and the actual cost of providing critical services to students, staff, and learning environments.

Levies are for learning and help fund experiences and spaces that support the whole child both in and out of the classroom. Together, the Replacement Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levy and Capital Levy will provide quality and supportive learning experiences and spaces for Puyallup students, setting them up for success now and after high school.

Visit the district website or attend an upcoming Levy Informational Town Hall to learn more.


Struggling in a class? Need a tutor? We have tutors available to help you!

How to access tutoring:

  • Let the teacher for the class you are struggling with know that you need a tutor
  • Let your homeroom teacher know that you would like to work with a tutor during that time
  • Come in for after school homework help sessions on Tuesdays (all subjects) and Wednesdays (Math specific)
  • Make an appointment to meet with an online tutor outside of the school day or on weekends

Contact Mrs. Mozrall (On-Time Graduation Specialist) if you have questions about how to set up tutoring!

Athletics Calendar

Please check ArbiterLive for all of our fall sports schedules at EJH and PHS. You can access the site using this link.

Prevention Message

Strategies for Prevention

There are six strategies for primary prevention activities, according to SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. They are:

  • Information dissemination – provides awareness and knowledge of the nature and extent of drug misuse and its effects.
  • Education – communicates to improve the life and social skills of participants. This is different from information dissemination because the teacher and participants interact with each other.
  • Alternatives – provides activities that don’t include drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, in hopes that participants will have their needs met without resorting to drugs.
  • Environmental – establishes or changes community standards, codes, and attitudes to influence the misuse of drugs in a community.
  • Community-based process – enhances the ability of the community to provide prevention and treatment services.
  • Problem identification and referral – identifies people who have initiated drug misuse to assess if their behavior can be changed through education. As a prevention activity, this does not refer people to treatment but provides intervention before treatment is needed.

Get resources and tips for applying these strategies by signing up for the Prevention Action Alliance newsletter.


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