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Survey iPad Drawing Winner

ipadThe parent at the Junior High School who won the iPad was Jen Wilde.  Congratulations!  She completed the parent survey and won the drawing.

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SAGE Data Release at JJHS. Oct. 27th, 2014

The Utah State Office of Education released the results of the SAGE (Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence) adaptive test in math, language arts, and science that our students participated in at the end of last school year. This was the first administration of this test and it reflects a substantial increase in rigor in the Utah State Standards that we are following at Juab Jr. High School. With the increase in difficulty or rigor on the test it is not surprising that the results of our students on this test decreased. Since it is a new test based on new standards there is no data from previous years to compare these results to. Our students are not learning less and our teachers are not teaching less it is just that the rules to the game have changed with the increase in rigor in the standards. The results that we have just received from USOE will serve as a baseline and a beginning point for us to prepare for the same test that will be administered again this coming spring. They will also help us to set goals for improvement in many areas in our school. The news media will be reporting that according to the new standards many of the schools throughout Utah including Juab Jr. High School will be labeled with low grades as the new school accountability report cards are published. Do not panic, this is a new test, these are new standards, we at Juab Jr. High School are committed to academic excellence and will evaluate the results of this test and will identify exactly where we need to improve and focus our attention and then do it. I expect our students to perform at high levels and to be challenged on a daily basis at Juab Jr. High School. I look forward to the challenge that an increase in rigor on the standards and an increase in difficulty on the SAGE test creates for us. I am confident that with the support of parents and teachers our students will continue to learn at high levels and be able to prepare for a successful future. We are planning on distributing these SAGE test results to parents and students at the next Parent Teacher Conferences that will be held on November 17th from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. You can come in then or if you would like to receive them sooner you can call or come to the office and request them. If you would like to view the SAGE results they can be found at:

https://datagateway.schools.utah.gov.

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HOPE Squad Nominations

We are looking for HOPE squad members......

To become a member of the HOPE squad you must be nominated by your peers and teachers. We will be holding Hope Squad nominations this week during lunch. The HOPE squad is a school based peer to peer program that trains students in "Promoting Hope and Empowerment" to all students. You will be educated about the warning signs of suicide and trained in ways to help your peers. Once the HOPE squad is trained, the team will then train all students in our school to notice warning signs of suicide, build positive relationships with others, break the code of silence, reduce self-destructive behaviors, and reduce youth suicide. Trainings for the squad will take place during homeroom/tutorial time.

Here are some things to think about as you make your nominations for the HOPE squad. HOPE Squad members should be concerned about others, should be easy to talk to, a good listener, and someone you could turn to if you needed a friend.

There are many schools in the state of Utah implementing HOPE squads and we are excited for JJHS to be a part of helping Utah defeat Suicide!

Please see Mrs. Robins for more information.

 

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College Tour Assembly

We are excited to welocme Nicole Brough Graff (A Juab Alumni) to kick off our 2014-15 College Tour. She will be representing the COUGARS from Brigham Young University on October 13, 2014.  For more information see Mrs. Robins.

GO COUGARS!!

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General Information and Specific Policies

JJHS 2014 - 2015
GENERAL INFORMATION AND SCHOOL POLICIES

STUDENT RECOGNITION AND REWARDS
As an administration, faculty, and staff, we want to recognize our students for all the great things they do to contribute to a wonderful educational experience. Thank you for all your efforts in making Juab Junior High a great place to be.

1. "Team Wasp – Balance the Power" Recognition Cards

-Students have the opportunity to earn a "Team Wasp" card for showing good character and citizenship at school. This program is set up to reward students who are making good efforts to help make our school a better place to be. This reward is given by teachers and presented to the students in front of their peers by the principal and/or counselor. The students receive various prizes and a certificate of recognition.

2. The "Wheel"

- This program is set up to reward those students who are positive citizens in their respective classrooms. It is valuable to have students on time and in their seats when the bell rings, completing and turning in assignments on time, and staying organized. When a student exhibits these behaviors they are eligible to spin "The Wheel" for prizes during lunch on Thursdays. Teachers will award spin passes as they see students demonstrating good citizenship.

3. Buzz Club

-All students have the opportunity to earn their membership into the Buzz Club. Eligibility is determined by your grades. To be eligible a student must earn a minimum of 4 A's and 3 B's in their Effort Grades and have no NG's in their Academic Grades.

Buzz Club Activities

- Membership will be posted in the office window at the end of each term.
- Activities and/or rewards will be scheduled for each term. The JJHS Parent Board sponsors the rewards and activities for all Buzz Club events.
- The "End of Year Activity" will be a reward for those students that have been a member of the Buzz Club in at least 3 out of 4 terms throughout the school year. Students who need membership in the 4th term to be eligible for the End of Year Activity will need to be eligible for Buzz Club on a specific date announced by the office in April.

BULLYING – Definition: When a student or group of students purposely does something to someone else that would:

1. Hurt their feelings.
2. Hurt them physically.
3. Embarrass them.
4. Shame them.

Bullying is all about power and control. Those who bully are trying to gain power and control over those they are bullying. We at Juab Jr. High School do not tolerate bullying in any of its many forms. Our goal is to BALANCE THE POWER, which gives that power back to all of the students that attend our school.

3 things must be present for an interaction to be considered bullying:

1. An imbalance of power.
2. Repetitive in nature.
3. One sided.

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Online Registration Forms

Online registrationThis year Juab School District is going to a new Online Registration.  This is the only way to complete these forms.  The web address is:  http://schoolforms.phoenixlearning.com:8101  This online registration form needs to be completed by the start of this school year.  The first day of school is on Tuesday, August 19th.

Please do not hesitate to call your student's school with any questions or if you would like to make an appointment to come in and register at the schools. Phone Numbers: Juab Junior High School: 435-623-1541

For New Students to the District: To complete your registration you must bring the following items to your student's school registrar:

- A valid Birth Certificate
- Immunization Record
- Proof of residency is required. Acceptable documents include current utility bills, a current and signed rental agreement, an approved transfer form, proof of guardianship, or a valid receipt and letter on property letterhead indicating the student is staying in a hotel or rental condo on a long term basis.
- Payment for registration

Click on Continue Reading to see Online Registration Instructions

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Students Logging into the Internet at Home

This year Juab Junior High School is using a different Mobile Device Management System (MDM) on the 7th and 8th Grade iPods and iPads. One of the new features with this new system is that the iPods and iPads are filtered at the school, home and all other places. This has made it a little harder to log into the Internet and has caused some frustration. We are sorry for the inconvenience. With a new system there is always a few bugs to work out. Please be patient.

Here are some steps to help you log into the internet at home.

1.  Restart your iPod / iPad

  1. Hold down the top button (Sleep/Wake Button) for 10 seconds.
  2. On the screen, slide to power off
  3. Wait until it is shut off.
  4. Hold down the top button to start the iPod / iPad up.

2.  Set Up WiFi

  1. Select the Settings Icon
  2. On the left side select Wi-Fi
  3. Choose your Home Network
  4. Type in your Password
  5. Make sure their is a check mark in front of your home wifi.

3.  Logging into Safari (Web Browser)

  1. Click the Home Button (Bottom Button)
  2. Select Safari Icon
  3. Surf to a web site Example: www.ksl.com, www.espn.com, or www.disney.com
  4. While you are trying to surfing a Blue Webpage will come up. It is Mobile Login Webpage.
  5. Type in your User Name: lastnamefirstname Lower case and no spaces.
  6. Type in your Password: This is 6 digits with numbers and letters. This was given out at registration. If you forgot your password you can go to the JJHS Computer Lab to get it again.
  7. Select Server: JJHS Student Server
  8. Select Login
  9. If successful a Google Search Webpage will come up. Now you can surf the Internet. You will be required to log back into the Blue Mobile Login WebPage after 1 hour of inactivity.
  10. If not successful, repeat steps.

If you have questions please contact the school.

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Student Usernames and Passwords

When you live in a digital world it seems like you have a million usernames and passwords. Well it is no different with the students in the junior high school this year. Each junior high school student has 4 different usernames and passwords. Students and parents should record these login credentials and keep them in a safe place. This article may help in clearing up some of the confusion.

Email
Students can log into email on their iPod/iPads or go to https://www.juab.k12.ut.us and select Student Email Login under the Parents/Students Section.
User Name: (Example) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Password: 6 digits either numbers or letters

iPod/iPad Internet Login
So the filtering will work effectively on the iPod/iPad student will need to log in so they can use the Internet at home. (Outside the school's network)
Username: (Example) lastnamefirstname With no spaces or capital letters.
Password: Same as email password. 6 digits either numbers or letters

Logging into School Computers
It is the same as the iPod/iPad Internet Login.
Username: (Example) lastnamefirstname With no spaces or capital letters.
Password: Same as email password and iPod/iPad Internet Login. 6 digits either numbers or letters

PowerSchool Username and Password
Students can log into PowerSchool to view live scores, grades, assignments, attendance and more. To login go to https://www.juab.k12.ut.us and select PowerSchool Login under the Parents/Students Section.
Username: Numbers and Letters
Password: Numbers

Apple ID
Students will use this Apple ID on the App Store, iBook Store, and iTunes Store. The Apple ID is private and should not be shared.
Username: Student or Parent Email Address
Password: 8 digits or more with upper & lower case letters and numbers. This is created by the student and parents.

If you have questions on any usernames and passwords please contact the school.

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Emergency Evacuation Plan

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