Principal's Message 2015-16
Welcome Spring! April brings about many exciting events for students. We have our annual 5k Fun Run that will be held on April 16th at Fremont High School. This year the money raised at the Fun Run will be used to add another set of Chromebooks for students. If you haven’t already signed up you can still sign up in the office or the morning of the race.
Our Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club has been actively involved in continuing to spread the message from the Rachel’s Challenge assembly that was held last school year. They will be involved in a couple of community service projects this month. On April 12th they will be placing pinwheels outside the front doors in recognition and prevention of child abuse in Utah. On April 22nd they will be joining with elementary students from Country View to clean up the campus at Rocky and Country View! We are so proud of all the wonderful things that our students have been involved in making Rocky Mountain Junior High a positive place to be!
Students will begin the SAGE writing test this month to show off what they have learned this year and the great skills they have learned in writing. SAGE testing in math, science and English will begin shortly after. Good Luck Grizzlies!!! Let’s show everyone what awesome students you are!!
Here are some other important dates to remember this month:
- April 11th Student Government Elections
- April 11th SAGE Writing Test Begins
- April 16th 5K Fun Run @ Fremont High School 8:30 am
- April 19th Midterm
- April 22nd F.O.R. Club Community Service Project with Country View
- April 25th State Math Contest
Baseball and track kick off their seasons beginning this month. We will also be celebrating Librarian Day the week of April 11th and Secretary/Aide Appreciation Day the week of April 25th. Let these amazing and wonderful people know how much you appreciate them!
Please check the school calendar on our website for all of the events this month.
I can’t believe that we are in 4th quarter and almost finished with this school year! It has been a wonderful year. Let’s finish strong Grizzlies!
It’s hard to believe that we are already into 3rd quarter! Grizzlies have been working hard and have accomplished many great things so far this school year. February brings about some exciting events for many of our students. The 9th graders will be meeting with the Fremont High or Roy High counseling departments to begin their registration process for next year. 7th & 8th graders have also begun their registration process for next year as well. The RMJH counselors have met with many of the incoming 7th grade students at the elementary schools to introduce themselves and to begin their registration process. The week of February 15th - 19th is Counselor Appreciation Week! Make sure you take a minute and thank your counselor for all of their hard work and dedication.
Important Dates to remember this month:
- February 5th Boys’ Basketball Playoff Game at North
- February 8th Honor’s Ice Skating Field Trip
- February 9th Midterm
- February 15th President’s Day – No School
- February 17th Parent Teacher Conference 1:00-5:00pm & 5:30-7:30 pm
RMJH students are also busy with lots of extra-curricular activities this month. The boys’ basketball team will be heading to the playoffs on Friday February 5th against North Ogden Junior High! The girls’ basketball team will begin their season on February 12th! Band and Orchestra will be performing in District. Check out the school calendar for all of the exciting events that will be taking place! We love our Grizzlies!
Another year of our Sub 4 Santa campaign off to a great start! This is our second year that during Den Time students have been competing in a dodge ball tournament to raise money for Sub 4 Santa. The Den Time classes form a team of ten players and pay an entry fee for their team to compete.
All of the fees are donated to the Sub 4 Santa campaign. The championship game will be held during the assembly on December 22nd. Students have done a wonderful job so far donating and participating in the dodge ball tournament to help out those who are less fortunate. Our student body officers and peer leaders have identified several families in our community who are in need of some help this Christmas. The money that is donated for Sub 4 Santa will go towards helping these families this holiday season. So far RMJH students have raised just almost $2,500! Thank you for your donations. If you would like to make a donation please come into the office!
The character education topic this month is Pay It Forward. Our F.O.R. (Friends of Rachel) Club is challenging students to bring in canned good donations. They have set the challenge at 1,000 cans! Mrs. Sportsman is building a tree in the library of the cans that have been donated. The canned goods will be given to the Salvation Army.
The volleyball and NAL teams had a great season! Volleyball has made it to the championship game! They will play North on December 4th at 3:30 at Roy High School. Let’s go lady Grizzlies!
We are continuing to work on our goal of having our entire 9th grade on track for graduation through our Back on Track – Grizzlies for Graduation program.
If your 9th grader failed a class first quarter please contact the counseling office to find out more information about how to get your student Back on Track!
Important dates to remember this month:
- December 4th Championship Volleyball Game @ RHS
- December 4th Winter Dance @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
- December 10th Orchestra Concert
- December 14th – 18th Art Show Display
- December 16th Choir Concert
- December 17th Band Concert
- December 22nd Early Out for Winter Break
**check the school calendar for other events and activities
We hope that you have a wonderful holiday season! Thank you for all of your support!
Welcome back to school Grizzlies! I hope that all of you had a wonderful summer and have had some time for rest and relaxation. I am looking forward to a great school year ahead!
Welcome back to school Grizzlies! As the principal of RMJH, I want to take this opportunity to tell you how excited and honored I am to be at a school, and in a district where commitment to excellence is the norm. The entire staff here works collaboratively to provide a safe, supportive, and caring environment. We believe that through respect and communication all students can find success.
We provide a rigorous curriculum, and offer many opportunities for students to be successful. Classroom time is devoted to learning, and instructional time is used wisely. Teachers use a variety of teaching strategies to engage student interest, and address the unique learning styles of each student; this supports a deeper understanding of the curriculum. RMJH is dedicated to creating 21stcentury classrooms through the use of current technology, comprehensive instructional strategies and best practices. Whether students are interested in athletics, the arts, leadership, or academics, they will find an outlet for their talents.
Late starts will continue to be EVERY Tuesday in which classes will begin at 8:10 am. Buses will run on their normal schedule. We ask that students enter school through the main front doors.
Parents we also need your help with the student drop off/ pick up area. Please use the designated area located on the east side of the building. Please do not drop off your student in the bus loading area or at the front of the main entrance or main parking lot. We want to make our parking lot as safe as we can for students, teachers, staff and parents. We appreciate your cooperation!
We want to welcome our new 7th graders and new students to Rocky Mountain Junior High! We are excited for you to be a part of a wonderful school! We would also like to welcome several new teachers and staff members:
On behalf of teachers and support staff, we welcome you to the 2015 – 2016 school year. Please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone or email if you need any additional information or have questions about Rocky Mountain Junior High School.