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Welcome to the Second Semester! Report

cards were sent home Monday with

 students. Let's begin the semester with

 some smart goals and work hard!

Attached is a link for testing strategies. Check it out:

PIRATES and BOSS powerpoint test strategies.pdfPIRATES and BOSS powerpoint test strategies.pdf

STEM conference information for girls grades 6-8 is coming up in March. See attachment for more information:

expanding your horizons 2015.pdfexpanding your horizons 2015.pdf

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Read a good book!

Tooele Jr. High School

“All Hands on Deck with the Roadrunners”


January 20, 2015

To                Tooele Jr. High School Parents and Students

From         Terry Linares, Principal


Thank you to our Student Government Leaders and Senators – they continue to lead and make a difference in our school!


Report Cards were sent home on Monday, January 5, 2015.  If you did not receive a copy, please contact the office at 833-1921. 


Changes in our Special Education Department

Dana Emery is the new department chair of the Special Education Department.  Mr. Jerel Johnson moved to Iron County, so that left us with some changes to be made.  Under Dana’s leadership, we will move forward in updating all the IEP files with the case managers.  We have hired a new severe teacher, Jamie Tanner and hired Tamara Rigby to replace Jerel Johnson.  These changes are effective immediately.  The teachers in the Special Education program are:  Rebecca Boren, Tamara Daniel, Ashley Heath, Kristine Perryman, Tamara Rigby, and Jamie Tanner,   If you have any concerns or questions regarding the needs of your student, please do not hesitate to contact your student’s teacher at 833-1921 or via email; Principal Linares @ tlinares@tooeleschools.org; or Assistant Principal Lori Buhr @ lbuhr@tooeleschools.org  

We will forward all messages to the Department Chair.


Attendance and Tardies at Tooele Jr. High School

We have identified a 3% increase in our daily attendance for 3rd and 4th terms and a 3% reduction in students being tardy to class.  We have had a 93% average daily attendance during 1st and 2nd terms, and that is a concern to us.  Students need to be in school every day and on time to class.  We are asking your support in having your student(s) in school every day.  If your student is late coming to school, please check into the office with Mrs. Walker for a pass to class.  This will help us identify the students that are late, rather than absent.  I realize it is difficult to schedule appointments after school, but try to do so as much as possible.  I appreciate your support in helping us achieve our 96% daily attendance for the rest of this school year and a 3% reduction in students being tardy.


PLC (Professional Learning Communities) Mondays

Students are released each Monday at 1:30 P.M.  All staff members are in Professional Learning Community (PLC) planning from 1:45 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.  PLC planning is a time to analyze student data in their teams and it is a time to identify data driven decisions regarding teaching and learning for our students. This is a day where no other meetings may be held, so please do not schedule an appointment with teachers on Mondays.  If there is an urgent need to have a meeting on a Monday, please contact me, Principal Linares, and I will make arrangements to meet.  On any other day of the week, if you need an appointment with your student’s teacher, email your student’s teacher at:  Teacher’s first initial, last name @tooeleschools.org. (Example: Terry Linares: tlinares@ tooeleschools.org)  You may also contact your student’s counselor to make an appointment with a teacher if necessary or the secretary in the main office, 833-1921. 

Congratulations to the following students selected for the Tooele City Mayor’s Recognition:

December: Jake Garrard & Jacelyn Jenkins; January: Rylee Dangerfield & Kaleb Beck

 Volunteers are needed at Tooele Jr. High School.  Please see the needs and come be a volunteer in our school.  I have attached where we need some help with volunteers, so please consider what you could do to be a part of our team.   See Attachment: TJHS Volunteers.pdfTJHS Volunteers.pdf


Important Dates:


January 29          Reality Town for all 8th Grade Students; 7th Grade Students go on Job Shadow

February 10        Counselors Present “College and Career Readiness” – 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

February 9-13     Spirit Week – Valentine Dance during school on February 12

February 13        District Science Fair @ CLC Building

February 16        No School – President’s Day

February 17        No School – Professional Development for Educators

February 25        Student Led Conferences – 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. (Midterm Grades for 3rd Term)

Febuary 26          CTE Fair at the CLC -- 4:00-8:00 P.M.

March 3                Welcome 6th Grade Parents & Students to Tooele Jr. High School Evening

                                6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

March 20              End of 3rd Term – No School

March 26              Tooele Jr. High School 50 Year Celebration

Assessment (Testing) Dates – It is very important to have all students in school on the days of testing.

SAGE Writing Assessment                                                              February 3 & 4; February 10 & 11

                                                                                                    (All English Classes)

WIDA Assessment                                                                              February 4 & 5 (All ELL Students)

TJHS SAGE Science Formative Assessment                              February 18 & 19 (All Science Students)

District Spring Benchmark in Math & English                          February 25 – March 10

TIMSS (Trends in Mathematics and Science Study) April 13    (All 8th Grade Students)

2015 SAGE State Assessments: Math, Science, English           April 7 – May 15

Thank you the support you give Tooele Jr. High School.  

  Next Community Council Meeting is:

 February 19 at 6:30pm in the library.


Tooele Junior High School

Nationally Recognized as a

Utah Schools to Watch



 **Remember School will release at 1:30 p.m.

every Monday!**