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Weekly Newsletter Jan 29

January 29, 2023


Dear Indian Hills Middle School Community:


We have a busy week as we prepare to welcome students and parents for next year’s 6th grade class to Indian Hills this Tuesday, January 30th at 6:00 p.m. for an orientation.


Also, please be on the lookout for scheduling cards from your students in the coming weeks. We use students’ requests to build our schedule each year, and we encourage students and parents to complete this process in a timely manner. Outlined below is additional information about this process. Our counselors are happy to answer any questions you have about this process.


Thank you and we look forward to seeing many of you this week!


 Student Support Center Updates & Upcoming Events:


Incoming 9th grader visits

  • On January 31, 2024 , 8th graders’ scheduling cards for Alta High School are due. The Alta High School Counselors will be in the 8th grade ELA classes at IHMS that day to collect the scheduling cards and answer
  • If you have any questions please visit Alta High School’s Counseling website


Incoming 6th grader visits

  • On January 29th in the morning our incoming 6th graders will come visit IHMS with their elementary school to learn more about middle school.
  • On January 30th 6:00 pm-7:30 pm we will have our incoming 6th grade orientation at At this event students with their parents/guardians will learn more about classes, meet teachers, tour the school, and explore different opportunities middle school has to offer!
  • If you have any questions please visit our website


Scheduling/class selection

  • In the beginning of February, the 6th and 7th grade students will be receiving informaSon about class selecSon from the School Counselors
  • The class selecSon form is due online by February 16th. Please visit our website to learn more and complete the class selecSon


Congratulations on the selection of members from our school orchestra to perform at the state junior high festival! Students from three other middle schools in our district were also selected to participate.


Help us to fight food waste: Join us in our mission to lower food waste in Canyons School District. Did you know students are free to make choices about the food they consume for school breakfast and lunch? Students don’t have to take all the food items offered, and by consuming what they take, they help our cafeterias better plan, order for, and prepare meals so we end up with less waste. In this video, we delve into the importance of making informed choices during school lunch. Learn about the five required food groups, discover how to create a balanced meal, and take a quick quiz to test your knowledge. Let’s work together to ensure nutritious meals for all students while minimizing food waste.


Dear Indian Hills Parents: Our Indian Hills PTSA Board is preparing for next year, and there are several opportunities to help out on the 2024-25 PTSA board. Please take a look at the attached signup, and see what could fit into your schedule and utilize your talents. We would love to have you join us! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4FADA82DA2FC1-47067489-indian#/


Chromebook Policy Updates: We have noticed that more of our students are coming to school without charging their Chromebooks. For this semester, we have updated our Chromebook policy to encourage students to use the four available Chromebooks in their classrooms. Chromebook checkouts will no longer be available through the library. We encourage all students to give some extra focus to charging their Chromebooks as we anticipate this change.


Digital Citizenship Focus for January: Did you know? A whopping 59% of preteens and teens surveyed by Common Sense reported using their phones between midnight and 5 a.m. on school nights. Common Sense Media has practical tips to help kids establish a healthy balance between phones and sleep. https://cnyns.org/48k6C2P

Upcomping events:

•       January 29th:

  • School day visit for 5th grade students from elementary schools
  • January 30th:

    • 6th Grade Orientation/Parent Night at Indian Hills at 6:00 m. for current 5th graders
  • February 8th

    • PTSA Student Day at the Capitol

•       February 14th

  • Spirit Day: Valentines Fun at lunch!

•       February 19th:

  • No School: President’s Day

•       February 26th & 27th:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences (information on the format for this evening is forthcoming)


We are better together at Indian Hills Middle School! Indian Hills Middle School Administration


INDIAN HILLS Important Dates for Registration 6th Grade

Feb 16th All Course Cards due Online

  • Counselors in 6th ELA classes on Feb 6th


Visit Indian Hills student center website


INDIAN HILLS Important Dates for Registration 7th Grade

Feb 16th All Course Cards due Online

  • Counselors in 7th ELA classes on Feb 8th


Visit Indian Hills student center website


Importan dates Registration

Jan 23rd – Visit Alta with ELA class

Jan 24th – Alta Orientation 6 PM

Jan 31st – Course cards due to Alta Counselor, Alta counselors in ELA classes

Questions? Visit Alta High School’s Counseling Website


Warrior Support

What it looks like for Students:

  • ●  Students MUST arrive between3:00-3:15 in order to participate inWarrior Support.
  • ●  Students sit at the front of the library at the tables.
  • ●  Students scan a QR code that takes them to a Google Form they fill out.
  • ●  Students ask the teachers questions and work on homework quietly.
  • ●  If teachers are not immediately available, students work on what they can while waiting patiently for help.
  • ●  Only students who need help stay for Warrior Support. Students who do not need the support will head home after 3:30.
  • ●  Students who are not following expectations for library behavior will be invited to return another day for help.
  • ●  Students should submit the Google Form at the END of the time they spend in the library to report what they accomplished with the time.
  • ●  Students must exit the library through the doors to the outside, not back into the building.

What it looks like for Teachers:

  • ●  Teachers come to the library immediately after 7th period.
  • ●  Teachers help students with the QR code to sign into the Google Form.
  • ●  Teachers circulate among students, offering help.
  • ●  Teachers invite students who are not following expectations to leave and try again another day.
  • ●  Teachers ensure that every students who is in the library after 3:30 is here for Warrior Support.
  • ●  Library doors will be locked at 3:30when Miss McGowan leaves. After this, teachers ensure that students in the library are here for Warrior Support only.
  • ●  Teachers have students submit the form to report what they accomplished during the Warrior Support time. Then students exit through the outside door (not into the hallways), tidy up the library, and turn off the lights before leaving.


Warrior Support Time is …
Homework time ⚫ Help Time ⚫ Study Time ⚫ Quiet time

Warrior Support Time is not …
Friend Time ⚫ Goof Off Time ⚫ Hang Out Time

Warrior Support

Tuesdays – Thursdays ⚫ 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Purpose: To give students extra support from a teacher to help with homework or concepts not understood during class time.

















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