Tooele Jr. High Glee Club presents "Honk". It will run March 13, 14, 16, 17. Click on the following link for more information: honk Poster.pdf
Attached is a link for testing strategies. Check it out:
PIRATES and BOSS powerpoint test strategies.pdf
STEM conference information for girls grades 6-8 is coming up in March. Contact and retister with Mrs. Buhr at firstname.lastname@example.org. See attachment for more information:
expanding your horizons 2015.pdf
TOOELE JR. HIGH SCHOOL
THE LEGEND OF THE ROADRUNNER
The roadrunner is not the prettiest bird in the world. He does not soar like the eagles or swoop down on his prey like the hawks. He does not attract admirers with his beautiful feathers or graceful airs. He does not sing like the angels or make a lovely sight floating on the lake. He does not command attention by his looks or demeanor or power. What is there about the roadrunner?
The little roadrunner is fast. But that is not what makes him successful. It may help him get where he wants to go faster. What he has is direction. Do you see a roadrunner zigzagging down the road, wondering where to turn next? No, he’s headed in a straight line, his eye on the prize and single minded in his pursuit. He has direction. If there is an obstacle in sight, either the obstacle moves or he goes around it. Beep! Beep! He knows where he wants to go, how to get there, and does not let the obstacles, the anvils, the Wiley Coyotes of the world stop him. Beep! Beep!
To Our Students at Tooele Jr. High School:
What is your direction? Do you know where you are going? Be like the roadrunner, plan to head in a straight direction, keep your eye on the prize, and do your best! Be sure not to let any obstacle get in your way. As we are coming to the end of the school year, don’t let your grades be obstacle. All 8th grade students preparing to go into high school, you will need a 2.0 G.P.A. with no more than one “F” to participate in high school activities next fall. Don’t let your grades dictate what you get to do. 7th grade students, it is important for you to get passing grades in all of your classes as well. Students, you know where you want to go, so be a ROADRUNNER! KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING AND DO EVERYTHING IN YOUR POWER TO GET THERE!
Mrs. Terry L. Linares, Tooele Jr. High School Principal
Read a good book!
Tooele Jr. High School
“All Hands on Deck with the Roadrunners”
Congratulations to Tooele Jr. High School – A Utah Schools to Watch School
Tooele Jr. High School has been designated to be a Utah Schools to Watch for another year. The Utah Schools to Watch team looks at the school’s responses to academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity, and organizational structures and processes. The visiting team will send recommendations to the school, which will guide the school administration and staff in the on-going efforts to improve our teaching and learning for all students. Congratulations to the staff, students, and community. Thank you for your commitment to excellence in education at Tooele Jr. High School.
Upcoming Dates for Testing Dates at Tooele Jr. High School
March 6 – 16 District Spring Benchmark Assessment in Math and Language Arts
Science administered their benchmark on February 18-19
April 13 TIMSS Assessment (Trends in Mathematics and Science Study) – 8th Grade
April 20 – May 14 Utah SAGE Assessments in Mathematics, Language Arts, and Science (All 7th and 8th Grade Students)
It is important for students to be in school every day, especially as teachers work to increase learning for
Parents: If your student is absent from school, please call the office, 833-1921, to excuse your student.
Improving our attendance rate and decreasing our tardies is a goal for our school, and we need
our students to be in school. Please try to make appointments for your student(s) after school or on
Monday afternoons if at all possible. Please check with the school secretary if your phone number has
changed, or if you have an email address that we could access.
Lynn Shaw, our para-professional, is tracking our student attendance. She will be calling homes each
morning if your student is absent and no contact has been made with the school attendance office.
Thank you for your assistance with attendance at Tooele Jr. High School.
January 20, 2015
To Tooele Jr. High School Parents and Students
From Terry Linares, Principal
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 @ email@example.com; or Assistant Principal Lori Buhr @ firstname.lastname@example.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.pdf
March 2 Parent Night/Family Night Volleyball Game.
March 3 Welcome 6th Grade Parents & Students to Tooele Jr. High School Evening
6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
March 6 Orechestra Concert - 6:30 - 7:00 AV Room
March 6-16 District Spring Benchmark Assessment in Math and Language Arts
March 17 9th (8th) Grade Registration all day in the library from Sciende Classes 2:45 P.M. - THS presents Honor Courses to 8th Grade Students - Library
March 18 Herd Night for 8th graders
March 20 End of 3rd Term – No School
March 24 - April 9 Student Body Elections
March 26 Tooele Jr. High School 50 Year Celebration
April 13 TIMSS Assessment (Trends in Mathematics and Science Study) – 8th Grade
April 20-May 14 Utah SAGE Assessments in Mathematics, Language Arts, and Science (All 7th and 8th Grade Students
Assessment (Testing) Dates – It is very important to have all students in school on the days of testing.
Thank you the support you give Tooele Jr. High School.
Next Community Council Meeting is:
March 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.