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School Community Council Announcement

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Dear Parents, Eastmont is beginning the process of nominating and selecting additional members for the 2015-2016 School Community Council. According to Canyons School District policy, each school in Canyons District should have a School Community Council whose function is to: 1. Participate in the development of the School Improvement Plan, including the allocations of funding development of the LAND Trust Plan 2. Advise and assist in creating a school wide Professional Development Plan 3. Provide a forum for community discussion of school related concerns The School Community Council is directed to meet a minimum of four times during the school year. School community councils have at least four parents or guardian members and three employee members, including the principal, but may have larger membership. It is our desire to have a broad representation of the areas within our school boundary. If you are interested in serving on this council, please fill out the bottom of this sheet and return to Eastmont’s main office by Friday, August 28, 2015. Voting will be held Tuesday, September 1, 2015 through Friday, September 4, 2015 in the main office. If you have any questions regarding the Council, please contact a current member or call the school at 801-826-7000. Thank you, in advance, for your participation and desire to help us provide the best possible education for our students. Eastmont School Community Council

Eastmont Implements AVID

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At Eastmont this year, you will notice a deeper focus on college awareness.  We are in our inplementation year of becoming a certified AVID school.

What is AVID?
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a global nonprofit organization that operates with one guiding principle: Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge. AVID’s kindergarten through higher education system brings research-based curriculum and strategies to students each day that develop critical thinking, literacy, and math
skills across all content areas.

What are we doing at Eastmont to support the AVID implementation school wide?
Beginning last year, we started a binder system that helped students become more organized, more efficient, and more prepared for school and home.  We have always had a great emphasis on planning and the use of the planner, but this year we have taken it to another level by creating one that follows the instructional priorities of both our school and district.  This year, we will also focus on structured note taking, specifically Cornell notes.  Studies have shown that students who revisit notes over time have better retention.  The structure of Cornell notes allows for students to review often.

Along with the school wide structures of AVID, we will also offer two AVID elective classes.  The AVID Elective is the core of AVID Secondary. It targets students in the academic middle–B, C, and even D students–with the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and come from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential.

AVID places these students on the college track, requiring them to enroll in their school’s toughest courses, such as Honors and AP(in high school). To support them in the rigorous coursework, AVID students learn organizational and study skills, develop critical thinking, learn to ask probing questions, receive academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities to make their college dreams reality.

The purpose of 6th Grade Orientation

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You remember what it was like:  The wide hallways, older students in the cafeteria, the lockers that wouldn’t open, trying to make your way from class to class. The first day of secondary school is, for most people, an experience they wouldn’t want to repeat. But Eastmont Middle School wants to change all that. 

On Tuesday, Aug. 18th from 7:50 - 11:50, 6th grade students at Eastmont Middle School are invited to attend a half-day orientation.

The back-to-school event, which is only for sixth-grade students, has been planned to make sure the 11- and 12-year-old students, who the year before didn’t have to worry about negotiating hallways with other teens or changing classes several times a day, become used to their new surroundings — and walk away with a positive memory about their first day at middle school.  

The aim of the sixth-grade orientation is to “cut down on the tears and frustration” of the official first day of school. 

During the orientation day, Eastmont sixth-graders will be  attend shortened classes, find (and open) their lockers and visit the cafeteria for a treat.  

The annual orientation day has earned positive reviews from students, parents and teachers.  

We are very excited to welcome our new 6th grade students into our school. 

SEE YOU ON THE 18th at 7:50

Welcome New Eastmont Staff

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New Eastmont Teachers:

Anna Alger (6th grade English and social studies replacing Elise Gray)
Amy Shuler (8th grade math, replacing Mike Bryner who moved to Draper Park)
River Digerness (counselor L-Z, replacing Neil Fockel who retired)
Joey Newman (Tech, replacing Patrick Doty who resigned)
Joshua Reimann (Music, replacing Marcus Voght who moved to Draper Park)
Christine Cress (8th grade resource, replacing Heather Newbold who resigned)
Julia Lee (.5 CTE, replacing Megan Walker who moved to Jordan District)
Ryan Miller (8th grade science, replacing Dean Lowe in 7th grade)
Lynne Martin (8th grade science, replacing Jeanne Bostwick who moved to Jordan District)
Brandon Moore (assistant principal L-Z, replacing John Hellwig who moved to Mt. Jordan)
Cassie Tarter (7thgrade science, replacing Alicia Yost who moved to Davis District)
Jannine Greeno (PE, replacing Jean Beck who moved to Jordan District)
Alycia Cole (.5 dance, replacing Jean Beck who moved to Jordan District)
Chris Pinot (.5 Spanish, replacing Melody Ream who moved to Midvale Middle)

Changes in position:

Michael Valdez moved from 8th grade to 7th grade science.
Kourtney Kimes moved from 6th grade to 7th grade English language arts.

2015-16 Registration Information and important dates

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August 4th 9:00 AM– Online Registration Begins
Register students via Skyward at www.canyonsdistrict.org
The main office is open from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm for help.

August 10th- Schedules available via Skyward if all registration is completed, immunizations are up to date and submitted to the school, and fees have been paid.

August 13th, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm - Walk–in Registration help, Eastmont Office

August 18th, 7:50-11:50 am - Orientation for 6th graders (First day of school for 6th grade students)

August 18th, 6:30-8:00 pm
 - Back to School Night

August 19th, 7:50 am - First day of school for 7th and 8th grade students

August 21th - Late Start Friday, School begins at 9:30

School Start Dates and Times

6th Graders:  6th grade students will begin their school year with a half day on Tuesday, August 18th. A pizza lunch, courtesy of the school, will be provided on that half day.  This half day will replace the half day on June 3, 2016.

6th, 7th and 8th Grade students:  Wednesday, August 19, 2015, will be the first full day of school for all students.  Students are allowed in the building beginning at 7:30 AM, but the actual start time is 7:50 AM  School dismisses at 2:50 PM  Students are asked to leave the building by 3:00 PM unless they have arranged to stay for a teacher’s enrichment.

School Pictures

School pictures will be taken on Tuesday September 1, 2015.  Please make note of this date.  A flier will be sent home at a later date regarding packet choices.  Every student will have his/her picture taken for school identification.  Purchase of the packets offered is optional.