The 8th Grade Civil War Projects are due May 16th and 17th. These projects require 10 hours of researching/planning/creating. Any questions can be directed to the History teachers (Richmond, Edgley and Holdaway).Read More
“NOT IN OUR TOWN” highlights communities working together to stop hate. Link to the Article… Third story down. Students and administration at Sunset Ridge Middle School in Salt Lake City, UT joined forces last year in a truly inspiring anti-bullying...Read More
Wes W. and Jackson B. will be representing Sunset Ridge Middle School at the 32nd Annual Utah Woodturning Symposium in a few weeks. The symposium will be both educational and represent woodturners from all over the world. Wes and Jackson each earned a scholarship ($700) for...Read More
There are many exciting events happening at SRMS during the month of May. We are extremely excited that our Falcon’s Against Bullying Ambassadors have been such an active part of the community. They have not only been active in the school enhancing this years focus of “respect”, but they even began presenting to elementary schools in the district. The Ambassadors work has even been noticed nationally and SRMS has been selected by Disney to be in one of their “Making a Mark’ series.
It is important to note that throughout May several activities will be happening. A few of the major ones are right at the end of the year including:
SRMS is a National Schools to Watch. There are only 9 schools in the state of Utah that have achieved this designation and three of the nine are in Jordan District. As a part of that national honor we are required to focus our attention on best-practices that are research-based. We do this through four (4) main areas of focus. With each passing day we focus on being 1. Developmentally responsive, 2. Academically rigorous, 3. Socially equitable, and 4. Enhancing organizational effectiveness.
We are continually working to be better in all that we do. Improvement is an ongoing process and we are Learning by Doing. As a part of that process we are taking great strides to implement Standards (or mastery) – based grading. Standards-based grading focuses on assessment (in all its various forms) that informs both the teacher and the learner of their “proficiency” in a certain standard. This standards-based approach changes the way assignments, homework, and assessments are valued. If a student has not met proficiency on a particular standard they will be able to re-do that assessment until proficiency is achieved. The question we are asking ourselves is: “What evidence do I have that students are learning?”.
Being a part of the Schools to Watch program is hard work – but essential to our continual evolution in providing the highest quality instruction and learning programs possible.Read More
Students at SRMS have set a goal to collect 12,500 non-perishable items for the Utah Food Bank by Friday December 14th. Students will turn their donations into their second period teacher each day. This service project is being led by the Student Body Officers with the support of the National Junior Honor Society, the Ambassador’s, and MESA. The generosity of our community is amazing and the passion students have to serve others is inspiring!Read More