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.pdf
STEM conference information for girls grades 6-8 is coming up in March. See attachment for more information:
expanding your horizons 2015.pdf
Read a good book!
Tooele Jr. High School
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 @ 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
January 29 Reality
Town for all 8th Grade Students; 7th Grade Students go on
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
– 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
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
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.