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Weekly Newsletter March 18

March 18, 2024

Dear Indian Hills Middle School Community:

We are excited to have concluded our Make-A-Wish Fundraiser. While we are still tallying the donations we received online over the weekend, the 8th graders appear to be on their way to winning this year’s competition.

A reminder that the winning grade will attend a celebratory assembly on March 27th to meet Isla, our Make-A-Wish student. Thanks to all who have helped tally the funds each day and those who have supported the spirit days!

End of 3rd Quarter is on Friday, March 22nd: A reminder that the quarter ends on Friday and that Monday, March 25th is a no student day to allow teachers to complete grades for the term.

Good luck Intramural Basketball Teams! This week as March Madness begins on the collegiate basketball level, our 6th-8th girls and boys will participate in an intramural competition at Jordan High School after school this week on March 19th (8th grade), March 20th (7th grade), and March 21st (6th grade). Good luck to our teams!

Memory Book Reminders from the PTSA: This is a friendly reminder that if your student goes by a different first name at school and would like that name to be printed in the Memory Book, please email the PTSA at IndianHillsPTSA@gmail.com by Friday, March 22nd. We will need to know your student’s current name on Skyward and what grade they are in as well as what the change should be. Also, the last day to preorder Memory Books is Wednesday, March 27th. Books can be purchased through Skyward under the Fee section. There will be a limited supply for purchase on the day we hand out Memory Books. Thank You!

March Library Events:

March Madness Book Tournament

This week students submitted March Madness book brackets to try to predict the winning book. Results so far are pictured below. Students may submit the staff selection portion of the

slides until March 29. Both the bracket competition and staff selection competition winners will receive a $40 Amazon shopping spree. We hope this encourages students to find and read some books they have never read before! Happy reading, everyone!

Book Blitz

Throughout the year, we have had several teams of students practicing for Book Blitz competition. Teams of four to five students read 20 books among the groups. They then compete in a trivia competition about those books. Our last practice will be during lunch this week on Thursday. Our school competition will be next Thursday during 2nd &

3rd periods. These students have worked really hard, all at home and on their own to prepare, and we are so proud of each of them!

 PTSA Announcements: Congratulations to our new PTSA Board members for 2024-25:

  • President – Anne Lavigne
  • Treasurer – Mandy Phelps
  • Secretary – Jonette Kimball
  • Legislative- Sara Allen
  • Membership – Kristen Romero
  • PR – Lisa Kendrick
  • Student Board – Tamara Stokes

Join us on April 8th at 9am in the Warrior Room as we vote in our new PTSA Board for the next school year! We are still looking for the following positions: President Elect, Reflections, and Volunteer Coordinator. Please reach out to Lisa Kendrick (indianihillsptsa@gmail.com) if you are interested.

Digital Citizenship Focus for March: According to 2022 research by the Pew Research Center, teen girls are more likely than teen boys to say social media has made them feel overwhelmed by drama, excluded by friends or worse about their life. Check out this article from Common Sense Media for strategies to help girls have healthier social media experiences https://cnyns.org/47uRKh3. See the graphic at the end of the newsletter for a summary of 7 ways you can help.

Chain Lynx Mountain Biking Team: For guys and gals who will be in 7th or 8th grade in the 2024-2025 school year, join us for an informational meeting on Thursday, March 21st at 6:30p.m. in the Indian Hills Kiva. This team is a proud supporter of and feeder to the Alta Mountain Biking club. Want More Info? Come to the kick off or check out our website: chainlynxmtb.org or chainlynxmtb@gmail.com


•       March 21st:

  • Debate Tournament

•       March 22nd:

  • End of Quarter 3
  • March 26th-28th
    • Dance Co Auditions

•       March 25th:

  • No School Day: End of Quarter Work Day for Teachers

•       March 27th

  • Classic Skating Night for Indian Hills (PTSA-sponsored)
  • April 1st5th
    • Spring Break


Classes start March 6 or 7th 6-8pm

Staying Connected with Your Teen



Learn about parent involvement and connecting with your teen

To register visit slco.to/scwyt 

Indian Hills Middle


Wed. Mar. 27th



I (Rollerskate, Rollerblade and Scooter Rentals Only…$3.00)

OR just bring your own from home!

Pre-Spring Break Fun Night!!

Bring The Whole Family For A Rollin’ Good Time!!




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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