Here are some current/upcoming important events and announcements:
Wednesday, April 16 Great Utah Shake-out! (Earthquake & Evacuation drill @ 9:30 am)
Thursday, April 17 Spring Break NO SCHOOL
Friday, April 18 Spring Break NO SCHOOL
Monday, April 21 Spring Break NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, April 23 Improv Night (7pm in ERMS Auditorium)
Monday, April 28 – Friday, May 23 SAGE TESTING
Wednesday, April 30 MESA Banquet (ASB on Redwood Road)
- IMPORTANT End-of-Year testing is scheduled to begin Monday, April 28. Students will take a test called the Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE). Students will be assessed in Math, Science, and Language Arts. Each test will takes approximately 3 class periods. Please try to avoid checking-out your student during the period in which they are testing. Math will be tested first, followed by Science, then Language Arts.
- We have a terrific bunch of students at Elk Ridge. However, as Spring beckons, it seems easier to make poor choices. In the Spring Standards Assembly last Friday, students were reminded to be good digital citizens and to responsibly use personal technology devices and social media. The Dress Code was reviewed, and cleaning up after eating in the cafeteria was emphasized.
- There are 33 lunch-days left in school. Please closely monitor your student’s lunch account balance to assure that there is money for him/her to purchase school lunch.
- If you have a 9th grader going to 10th grade next year, remember to check the high schools’ websites for Arena Scheduling windows.
Thank you for your efforts to have students off-campus by 3:15. We are concerned about their safety and feel grateful for your assistance in this matter. Have a very safe and happy Spring Break!
Michelle Kilcrease, Assistant Principal
Orientation nights for incoming high school sophomores will be held on the following dates at the respective high schools:
West Jordan High – Tuesday, April 8th at 6:00 pm
Bingham High – Thursday, April 10th at 7:00 pm
*(Copper Hills High held their orientation on March 20th.)
All students interested in testing out of Keyboarding next year will need to come to one of the following test out dates. This applies to 6th graders coming in the 7th grade, and current 7th graders who have not taken Keyboarding this year. You will required to type 35 wpm with 6 errors or less in a 3 minute timing. Test out dates are:
Wednesday, March 12, 3:00-3:45 p.m. in room 404 with Mrs. Rees
Thursday, March 13, 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. in room 404 with Mr. Simpson
There will be another test out opportunity over the summer.
Incoming ninth graders interested in taking Honors Language Arts:
Please carefully complete the application and submit all parts to your current Language Arts teacher by March 14. You can also pick up an application from your current Language Arts teacher, the guidance center, or print one from the school web page.
Incoming Seventh Graders interested in taking Honors Language Arts/Reading:
Please carefully complete the application and submit all parts by March 19. You can obtain the application at the registration meeting with the counselors or print one from the school web page.
Applications are due to the main office by March 19.
Want to see the trailer for the ERMS production of Aida? You can find it on our ERMS Videos site! Click on the image below to see it!
WAPITI WAY OF THE WEEK
Be Responsible – It is not what happens to you in life, it’s what you do about it. - W. Mitchell
Hey Students! Do you have someone you’d like to send a Valentine to? Great news! The SBO’s are selling chocolate roses and suckers starting tomorrow! We will be selling them through Thursday, February 13th before school and during lunch. You must have your money and the first period teacher of the person you are sending the Valentine to so we can deliver them on Valentine’s Day. Roses are $2.00 and suckers are $1.00
The Winter Olympics trivia contest will be in the library through Feb. 26. The winner will receive a gift card to Jamba Juice.
The talent show auditions are finally here! Auditions are on Tuesday, February 11th and Wednesday, February 12th after school. Sign-ups will be on Mrs. Rees’ door until Monday, February 10th. Make sure you go to the Main office to get full instructions and helpful tips for your audition.
Information for Bingham Youth Baseball League is in the Main office. Online registration has already started. Check out www.binghambaseball.com
Bingham Baseball is hosting a clinic for 7th and 8th graders starting on Tuesday, February 18th. Pick up a flier in the Main office for more information.
Tickets for Aida are available ½ hour before and after school. A $2 donation per ticket is greatly appreciated and is applied to the costs associated with the musical production. We are excited to support our students as they perform the musical Aida.