Announcing the ERMS Performing Arts Facebook Page!

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We are excited to announce the new Performing Arts Facebook page here at Elk Ridge. Like the page, and you will receive updates from all the performing arts departments, including Ballroom, Theater, Band, Dance, Choir, Orchestra and the musical. Click here here to see the Elk Ridge Middle School Performing Arts page. Remember–Facebook does not work at school–you will need to do this at home!

New Principal for 2014-2015 school year

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Elk Ridge lends a hearty welcome to Principal Wyatt Bentley, who will be joining our staff as the new principal for the coming school year. Mr. Urry will be moving to Sunset Ridge, and we will miss him greatly! We are, however, looking forward to getting to know Mr. Bentley. Welcome!

~Elk Ridge Staff

6th Grade Keyboard Test-Outs

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Keyboarding test-outs for 6th graders, and any returning new-8th grade students (who didn’t test-out this past spring), is scheduled for Monday, June 30th from 10:00 to 1:00 in room 209.

Timed writings are three minutes (3) in length and in order to pass this test you are required to have a speed of at least 35 word per minute with no more than 6 errors. You are allowed to take the timed writing multiple times, but if your first attempt is less than 25 word per minute your chances of passing are not that great.

To prepare for this you may want to practice by keying in straight copy text in three minute intervals. Using programs like Microsoft Word you can easily check to see how many words you typed in three minutes. To get the words per minute score you divide the total words by 3.

Have a Great Summer!

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We look forward to seeing our 7th and 8th graders back again in the fall, and also meeting our new 7th graders coming in! School starts on Tuesday, August 26th. Have a great summer!

Ballroom Workshop and Team!

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Mrs. Rees is pleased to announce she will be continuing the ballroom tradition at ERMS, after a four year hiatus. If you are interested in doing ballroom for next year, please click on the image below or go to the ballroom page from the “Activities” pull down menu above.  Signups will be for 8th and 9th graders, and will occur the first three days of the school year, so find your sign up partner now!

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Upcoming Activities

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Greetings Elk Ridge Families!

The end of the school year rapidly approaches.  Elk Ridge is brimming with testing, activities, performances, and end-of-year business tasks.  Below is a glimpse of current/upcoming events.  All of our evening performances are free; please come and support the Performing Arts – the kids are talented and excited to perform for a live audience.


Monday, April 28 – Friday, May 23  SAGE TESTING

Monday, May 19 – Friday, May 23  Spirit Week

Monday, May 19  NJHS Inductions (7:00 pm in the auditorium)

Tuesday, May 20  Student of the Month Breakfast (7:20 am in the Media Center); Spring Orchestra Concert (7:00 pm in the auditorium)

Wednesday, May 21  Dance Performance (7:00 pm in the auditorium)

Thursday, May 22  Community Hot Dog Roast (5:30 – 6:30 pm in front of school); Spring Choir Concert (7:00 in the auditorium)

Tuesday, May 27  Improv Nite (7:00 pm in the auditorium)

Wednesday, May 28  Wapiti Medallion Banquet (6:00 pm meal; 7:00 pm Award Ceremony)

Thursday, May 29  Spring Band Concert (7:00 pm in the auditorium)

Friday, May 30  Spring Chalk Art Festival (during the day); ERMS Art Show (4:00 – 8:00 in the auditorium)


  • Thank you to the PTA for recognizing our teachers with goodies and treats during Teacher Appreciation Week.  The teachers particularly appreciated the thank-you notes that were written by the students.
  • The end of SAGE is in sight! Students will finish the Language Arts SAGE on Monday and Tuesday.  Wednesday – Friday will be used as make-up days for any student needing to make-up any portion of the SAGE.
  • PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE monitor your student’s lunch account balance to ensure that there are sufficient funds for your student to purchase school lunch.
  • Lagoon Day for 9th graders is Thursday, June 5.  The cost is $5 for transportation (payable to Elk Ridge and due by May 30) and $30 for the entry fee (payable to Lagoon upon arrival).  Permission slips are available in the Main Office.  They are due by May 30.  Note: Lagoon only accepts CASH OR CREDIT CARDS – NO CHECKS.

We appreciate your diligence in making sure your students arrive in dress-code-appropriate attire.  We also thank you for your continued support!

Warm regards,

Michelle Kilcrease, Assistant Principal

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Spirit Week Activities!

Monday May 19:  Character Day (Dress like your favorite book character, video game, Disney, or media character)

Tuesday May 20:  Mixed Match Day

Wednesday May 21:  Twin Day (Dress like a friend)

Thursday May 22: Blackout Day

Friday May 23:  Aloha Friday (Beach Day)

9th Grade Lagoon Day is Thursday, June 5th

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Lagoon Day for 9th grade students is scheduled for Thursday, June 5, 2014. Please review this list of important information with your student. (NOTE: All Jordan District High School graduations take place June 5, 2014).

  • Only 9th grade students may attend this activity.
  • Student discipline (i.e. suspensions, referrals) may affect your student’s opportunity to attend this activity.
  • Students showing fines on their accounts WILL NOT be allowed to attend Lagoon. You may check to see if your student has a fine by going into Skyward and looking under Fee Management.
  • Students will be transported to Lagoon on Jordan School District busses at a cost of $5.00 per student. Transportation fees must be paid in the main office at ERMS from May 19th
  • The All-Day-Passport must be purchased at the Lagoon ticket window on June 5, 2014. Students may purchase an All-Day-Passport (includes all rides) for $30.00, tax included. Lagoon accepts CASH or CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS. Checks WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Students will also need to bring money for lunch. Note: Weather permitting, Lagoon-A-Beach Waterpark will be open for students.
  • The busses are scheduled to depart from Elk Ridge at 9:00 a.m. Lagoon will close at 10:00 p.m. this year. The call for students to board busses will be announced over Lagoon’s public address system at 4:45 p.m. All busses will be boarded and gone by 5:00 p.m. Busses will leave Lagoon at 5:00 SHARP! If your student is NOT on the bus, Jordan School District is not responsible for transportation home if your student stays at Lagoon past 5:00 p.m.
  • We will return to Elk Ridge at approximately 6:00 p.m. Students who need rides from the school should make arrangements beforehand, as the school will be locked by the time we return.
  • All students attending this activity must follow Jordan School District dress code. There are many enjoyable water related rides at Lagoon, please dress appropriately. Bring sunscreen and something to keep your electronics dry.
  • Every student who attends an organized School Lagoon Day is invited to BOUNCEBACK to Lagoon on or before June 13, 2014 for ONLY $12.00 + tax for a second day of fun! Students must return with their original ticket and Student I.D. to take part in this special promotion.
  • When picking up students early for graduation, or when Lagoon closes at 10:00 p.m., you will need to pick up at the end of the sidewalk by the Frontage Road or by the ticket booth.

Please click on the link below to print out the permission slip.

LAGOON Parent Letter 2013-14

Spring Chalk Art Festival

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Hey everybody it’s Spring Chalk Art Festival time! This season’s theme is “Space” and we are excited to see what you all come up with. Remember, designs need to be original, hand-drawn and finished in full color on the 5″ square application space provided or attached to the application. We will be drawing on the concrete outside this time with 14 student teams and 1 teacher team (an epic shift). All art materials, tools, cold water, hot beverages and a snack will be provided. Team members can pick up applications on line or in the art or science classrooms. Chalk Art teams of two must be in good academic and citizenship standing. Signed permission slips are due by  Monday, May 19th at 3 o’clock to the Art Department in room 1001 or 1003. Selected teams will be announced on Tuesday, May 20 during 2nd period. Need ideas? Talk to your science teacher! Good luck!!

Greetings Elk Ridge Families!

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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!

Warm regards,

Michelle Kilcrease, Assistant Principal