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Cross Country QUAD Meet

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We had a great turn out to our first cross country meet at Eastmont!  The parking lots were full of athletes and supporters.  We had great sportsmanship between all teams and are very proud of our students!  A big thanks to ALL for their conduct and help in facilitating the event.  Our meet September 24th included Indian Hills, Draper Park, Midvale and Eastmont.  The race is 1.6 miles.  The girls ran first with the top 3 from each grade as follows: 6th grade first-Annika Christensen, DPMS; second-Natalie Newton, DPMS; and third-Allison Maughan, EMS.  7th grade first-Willow Collins, DPMS; second-Paje Rasmussen, DPMS; and third-Maryn Granger, DPMS.  8th grade first-Lauren Bingham, EMS; second-Morgan Jensen, IHMS; and third-Natalie Walker, DPMS.  The boys results are: 6th grade first-Ashton Brant, DPMS; Tanner Ricks, DPMS; and third-Jacob Jones, DPMS.  7th grade first-Jona Serrell, DPMS; Goodwin Madcan, DPMS; and third-Bode Rockwood, IHMS.  8th grade first-Alex Harbertson, DPMS; second-Brandon Birth, EMS; and third-Mark Boyle, DPMS.  Points are awarded to the top five finishers from each school to determine team winners.  Overall points for girls: first-DPMS (22); second-IHMS (55); third-EMS (74); and fourth-Midvale (187).  Overall points for boys: first-DPMS (19); second-EMS (59); third-IHMS (111); and fourth-MMS (147).  With a grand total school wide of: first-DPMS (41); second-EMS (133); third-IHMS (166); and fourth-MMS (334).

Our next meet will be the district meet on October 10th at Eastmont.  The teams that will be competing in the district meet are Indian Hills, Draper Park, Midvale, Eastmont, Albion, Union, Bulter, and Mt. Jordan.

September Internet Safety Tip

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Intramural Sports

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Cross Country is underway at Eastmont!  We’ve had a great response and some great runs!  It is not too late for students to join, there is a sign-up sheet in the library.  The coaches this year are Sonya Miles (Teacher Librarian) and Kourtney Kimes (7th grade ELA Teacher).  We meet Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4 at the West field.  We will have a practice or Quad meet on September 24th and the top 3 girls and boys from each grade will compete.  We will have our final district meet on October 10th and the top 3 boys and girls from each grade will compete in that as well.  Both meets will be held at Eastmont and the course is 1.6 miles.  

Other intramural events hosted by the Canyons School District will be:
Chess January 23rd
Three on Three Basketball March 22nd-24th
Coed Soccer (5 on 5) May 12th

School Community Council Announcement

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Dear Parents, Eastmont is beginning the process of nominating and selecting additional members for the 2015-2016 School Community Council. According to Canyons School District policy, each school in Canyons District should have a School Community Council whose function is to: 1. Participate in the development of the School Improvement Plan, including the allocations of funding development of the LAND Trust Plan 2. Advise and assist in creating a school wide Professional Development Plan 3. Provide a forum for community discussion of school related concerns The School Community Council is directed to meet a minimum of four times during the school year. School community councils have at least four parents or guardian members and three employee members, including the principal, but may have larger membership. It is our desire to have a broad representation of the areas within our school boundary. If you are interested in serving on this council, please fill out the bottom of this sheet and return to Eastmont’s main office by Friday, August 28, 2015. Voting will be held Tuesday, September 1, 2015 through Friday, September 4, 2015 in the main office. If you have any questions regarding the Council, please contact a current member or call the school at 801-826-7000. Thank you, in advance, for your participation and desire to help us provide the best possible education for our students. Eastmont School Community Council

Eastmont Implements AVID

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At Eastmont this year, you will notice a deeper focus on college awareness.  We are in our implementation year of becoming a certified AVID school.

What is AVID?
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a global nonprofit organization that operates with one guiding principle: Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge. AVID’s kindergarten through higher education system brings research-based curriculum and strategies to students each day that develop critical thinking, literacy, and math
skills across all content areas.

What are we doing at Eastmont to support the AVID implementation school wide?
Beginning last year, we started a binder system that helped students become more organized, more efficient, and more prepared for school and home.  We have always had a great emphasis on planning and the use of the planner, but this year we have taken it to another level by creating one that follows the instructional priorities of both our school and district.  This year, we will also focus on structured note taking, specifically Cornell notes.  Studies have shown that students who revisit notes over time have better retention.  The structure of Cornell notes allows for students to review often.

Along with the school wide structures of AVID, we will also offer two AVID elective classes.  The AVID Elective is the core of AVID Secondary. It targets students in the academic middle–B, C, and even D students–with the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and come from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential.

AVID places these students on the college track, requiring them to enroll in their school’s toughest courses, such as Honors and AP(in high school). To support them in the rigorous coursework, AVID students learn organizational and study skills, develop critical thinking, learn to ask probing questions, receive academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities to make their college dreams reality.