Greetings Elk Ridge Families!

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Here are some current/upcoming important events and announcements:

EVENTS

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)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • 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


Daily Announcements Wednesday 4/2

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WAPITI WAY OF THE WEEK

Its not what happens to you in life, its what you do about it.—W. Mitchell 

  • Musical cast and crew, and anyone who wants to audition next year: we will be announcing our musical today at 3 p.m. in the auditorium. Come to find out what we are doing! 
  • If you are interested in trying out for Bingham or Copper Hills Cheer please come to the Main office for more information. There is a mandatory parent meeting for Copper Hills today. Bingham’s parent meeting is Thursday, April 10th at 5:00pm. 
  • 9th grade girls interested in trying out for Herriman’s Girl’s Soccer Team see the flier posted in the Main office. There is a mandatory parent meeting next Tuesday, April 8th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 
  • Last chance to get free tickets to Ballet West’s Little Mermaid. See Mrs. Gordon by tomorrow, Thursday, April 3rd. 
  • 9th graders going to West Jordan High and Bingham High listen up! Your orientation nights are coming up next week at the high schools. West Jordan’s will be held on Tuesday, April 8th and Bingham’s will be held on Thursday, April 10th.

 


9th Grade High School Orientation Information

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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.)


Keyboarding Test-Out Dates for the 2014-2015 School Year

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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

OR

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.


9th Grade Honors Language Arts Application

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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.
9th LA Honors Application

7th Grade Honors Language Arts Application

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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.
Honors Application for 2014 7TH GRADE

AIDA TRAILER!

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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!

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Daily Announcements Wednesday 2/5/14

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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.

 


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AidaTickets 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.


Daily Announcements Tuesday 1/28

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WAPITI WAY OF THE WEEK

Be Respectful – Respect yourself if you would have others respect you. – Baltasar Gracian

  •  The first day for hair and make-up crew is TOMORROW after school.
  •  Musical Tickets are now on sale before and after school in front of the main office. The show is next week, February 6th, 7th, and 8th. Tickets are a suggested $2 donation. Come and see this amazing show and support your peers.
  •  Students interested in playing Rugby go to the website UtahYouthRugby.org and register under the Bingham Middle School tab. Practice starts this week! 
  • The talent show auditions are finally here! Auditions are on Tuesday, February 11th and Wednesday, February 12th after school. Sign ups for the talent show are on Mrs. Rees’ door, and you can sign up until the 10th. Make sure you go to the main office to get full instructions and Tips for Making the Talent Show, which will tell you everything you need to know! We are always looking for fun, fresh, and unusual acts. We can’t wait to showcase the talent Elk Ridge has got! After auditions we will be looking for MC’s–a pair of funny kids from each grade to run the show, make jokes, and introduce each act. We are not calling for MC’s yet, but if you would be interested, start looking for a good partner now. We will let you know when sign ups for MC’s will begin. 
  • Attention students who participated in the Chalk Art Festival – please pick up your artwork from the Art Department after school anytime this week. Also, any artwork from last semester needs to be picked up by this Friday. 
  • Please check the lost and found for any items you may be missing – everything will be donated next Wednesday. 
  • Bingham Baseball is holding a clinic starting on Tuesday, February 18th. Please pick up a flier in the Main office for more information.