SAGE Testing is Here
English Language Arts/Literacy
8th: May 7-9
7th: May 14-16
6th: May 21-23
Soon students throughout Utah will begin taking SAGE tests, those end-of-year exams that show how much students have learned over the course of the year. Why do schools test? What do the results mean, and why should students and parents care? Testing has always been integral to education. Assessments are an indicator of what’s working in the classroom and what can be done differently. Tests give parents a measure of their child’s learning, which along with grades and other measures help answer the question: Is my child on target and doing well compared to his or her peers? But did you also know that a student’s performance on SAGE in middle school can predict how well he or she will do on the ACT college entrance exam in high school? SAGE, in other words, gives middle schoolers a glimpse at how they’ll do on a high-stakes test in a low-stakes environment when they still have time to go back and re-learn foundational concepts. Find out more surprising facts at this district webpage.
It’s testing season in Utah schools. Practice for the test is the instruction students receive throughout the school year—the skills and knowledge they acquire each day. There are a few things, however, that families can do to prepare for test day at home:
- Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a healthy breakfast.
- Make the morning of testing as relaxing as possible by arriving to school on time.
- Encourage children to focus and pace themselves without rushing. It’s important to take your time, and read each question carefully.
- Remind children that if the test questions seem hard, that means they’re doing well. Just like the ACT college entrance exam, the SAGE test is computer adaptive, which means it adapts to the examinee’s abilities by proposing harder questions when a student gets something correct, and easier questions when the student gives a wrong answer.
- Remind kids that they’ve worked hard all year in class. Now is their chance to show how much they’ve learned. #JustDoYourBest
2018-19 8th grade Honors ELA classes here are your letter of instructions about your reading assignments and your instructions for joining the Canvas course.
There are new Scholarship Opportunities posted on the Counseling Center Scholarship page. One is for 7th grade First Generation college students, and one is open to 8th graders. Check the link below for more information and deadline dates!
Canyons School District Students in Grades 5 – 10 are invited to apply for a RizePoint STEM Scholarship to attend a summer camp of your choice in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. For a flier with more information and an application see Ms. Warnock or the counseling center.
All course request cards were due to the student's ELA teacher by Thursday, February 22, 2018. Click here to view and/or download the cards and course descriptions: http://ihmscounselingcenter.weebly.com/registration.html.
If your student does not live in the Indian Hills boundaries but you would like to register them to attend Indian Hills, please contact the Attendance Office at 801-826-7110 for more information. You can print off and turn in a course request card to the Attendance Office at the time of registering your student, to expedite that course selection process.
Canyons School District is moving toward a paperless environment. Beginning quarter 2 of this school year, we will not send a paper report card home; however, we will continue to save them in an electronic format that you can access through Skyward.
To view and/or print a copy of your student’s Report Card, login to your Family Access account in Skyward. If you do not have a device to see this information, please contact your school.
Parent Instructions to view and/or print Student Report Cards
- Go to the Canyons District web page canyonsdistrict.org
- Click Skyward
- Click Family Access
- Login to Skyward Family Access with your parent login and password
- Click on Student Password/Report Cards/SAGE Results from the left side of screen
- If you have multiple students, choose the student from the top of your screen
- Click on the 2017-18 Report Card Term that you want to view.
- Click View Report
Thank you for your continuing support of Canyons School District.
After School Warrior Support
After School Warrior Support is offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Media Center from 3:10 pm to 4:00 pm. Support is offered by a math teacher each night, a social studies teacher on Tuesday, a science teacher on Wednesday, and an ELA teacher on Thursday. National Junior Honor Society members will also be in attendance to help as well.