District-wide we are doing something different for the end of level testing this year. We are going to have the end of level testing over seven school days. We are doing this because the ninth graders will be taking a pre-ACT test that is timed. The ninth grade students will get a score back at a later date that is a predictor of how well they will do on the ACT test. We want you to be aware the 9th graders CANNOT take concurrent enrollment classes at the high school if they choose to opt out of these exams. Testing begins Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. and will be each morning until the following Thursday. The schedule is attached below and posted on our website.
There are four tests total. The English and Reading portion of the test will be 90 minutes after instructions are read. Once a student starts taking one part of the test, they will not be allowed to stop that portion of the test and come back and take it at a later time, just like the ACT. With that in mind, please get your student to school on time so they can begin the test right away. Also please make sure that you do not check out your student during the middle of their first period, since they will not be able to make up the test if they leave. The other tests are 45 minutes each. They will take the English tests with their English teacher, Science with their Science teacher, and Math with their Math teacher, so you can look at the schedule and see when your particular student will be testing. Thanks for your support.
This Saturday on Apr. 20, there will be a color guard open gym for any student who would like to be a part of the team, or is thinking about being a part of the team. Any student who will be going into their 8th grade year (2019-2020 school year) is eligible for the summer team, and any student who will be going into their 9th grade year, along with any high school student, is eligible for both the upcoming summer team and the upcoming fall team. The open gym will take place at Payson High School starting at 8 A.M. and will go until 11 A.M.
Julianne Zimmerman, a soon-to-be senior at Payson High school, and the Color Guard Equipment Manager says, “I’m excited for all the new [people] we are going to get, and what they will be able to bring to the team. We will take anyone who is willing to put the time and effort into guard.”
Any student wanting to join color guard, or is thinking about joining, are encouraged to attend the open gym. Any further questions can be answered by Mr. Burger, or a member of color guard.
We have some truly amazing students of the month! Here is what their teachers had to say about them.
Brooklyn Hone is an amazing, organized, happy, kind, and dedicated student.
Andrew Keck is always prepared for class, has a great attitude, is eager to learn, and works hard.
Aubrey Grant is kind, amazing, hardworking, bright, positive, and a good role model. Joshua Colton is focused and engaged, has a great attitude, is always prepared, and is a hard worker. Erica Roy is always willing to help, very active in class, a hard worker, kind and always has a smile. Luke West is soft spoken, kind, helpful, has a great attitude, and is always on task.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again hitting the road with its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production – this year performing one of the world’s first psychological thrillers, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
An evening performance for everyone is this Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 at Springville High School, 1205 E. 900 S., Springville, UT. And, admission is free.
Michael Bahr, the festival’s education director directed this production. “For many of our audiences this will be the first time they have seen a professional Shakespeare production,” said Bahr. “This program seeks to entertain, enrich, and educate with innovative and accessible performances to rural and urban schools and communities, many of which would not have this opportunity otherwise.”
Come be entertained and enriched with one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays – and again, admission is free!!!