8th Grade PCCR Meetings

We would like to meet with you and your 8th grade student to go over their 4-year high school plan, college and career options, as well as individual concerns and celebrations. This meeting will take approximately 20-30 minutes. Please go online to schedule a Plan for College and Career Readiness (PCCR) meeting with your counselor during either November or December:

Or you can go to our IHMS Student Center website and find both links there: http://ihmsstudentcenter.weebly.com/.
 

Please note: if your student is in an Accommodated Core class, their PCCR/transition information will be provided in the Spring. You do not need to schedule a PCCR meeting.

If you have any questions, please call the Student Center secretary at 801-826-7120.

Backpack Policy

Indian Hills Middle School requires that backpacks remain in
lockers from the beginning of first period to the end of sixth period.  This policy has been discussed with and
passed by School Community Council, PTSA and the IHMS Building Leadership
Team.  The concerns that lead to this
decision included, but are not limited to:

  1. The weight of backpacks that students pack around all day long and the possible adverse issues as students are physically developing.
  2. Safety concerns in the hallways with the extra
    12-15 inches of space for each backpack in our already very crowded hallways.
  3. Safety concerns in the classrooms with as many
    as 30-40 backpacks on the ground creating unsafe walking paths.
  4. Organizational issues with backpacks being the
    “black hole” of missing assignments and working against our students’ success.

What students will be allowed to take to periods 1-6:

  1. Students will be allowed to carry a standard
    size (16” x 14”x 5”) drawstring bag or sash style book bag of similar size
  2. The required IHMS organizational binder (these
    can be purchased from the school or supplied by the student).
  3. Students will be allowed to take a backpack to 7th
    period due to the strict bus departure schedule.

Organizational Tips

  1. Students should organize their day a couple of
    periods at a time to avoid having to carry too much stuff to every classroom.
  2. Students could have more than one drawstring bag
    for the morning and one for the afternoon to help them with staying organized a
    couple periods at a time.
  3. Plan out the day according to when natural
    access to a locker is necessary, i.e. going to PE, lunch, elective class, etc.

We look forward to a safer environment that will allow your
student to be successful!

Organizational Supply List

Students and Parents/Guardians:

In a school-wide effort to increase organizational success, we are requiring that students have one binder with all needed supplies for classes. This binder should include the following:

  • A 2″ three-ring binder
  • 8 dividers with pockets
  • Colored pencils
  • 2 different colored highlighters
  • 1 red pen
  • 1 black pen
  • 6″ ruler
  • Glue stick
  • Lined paper
  • #2 pencils
  • A pencil pouch is not mandatory, but is recommended to keep all supplies safe and organized
If you have purchased a binder from the school, these items are already included.
There are still binders available to purchase in the main office for $20.
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