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Announcements 5-6-2013 -5-10-2013

posted May 6, 2013, 2:54 PM by Larissa Little
Dear Paradigm Families,

We have a lot of exciting announcements this week, so please make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this e-mail:

  • Dear ParentsThere has been a lot of congestion lately in the carpool lane on the south side of the building when dropping students off before and after school. Please keep the flow going and if you need to stop for more than the time it takes to drop off/pick up your students, then please pull into a parking stall. We want to get everyone in and out of the carpool lane in a timely manner. Thank you!
  • SENIORS: Our MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal is coming up in two weeks, Wednesday, May 22nd, at 3:00 pm. This is required for all seniors and graduating juniors who plan to walk at the Graduation Ceremony on May 31st. Please DO NOT miss this! You will receive your cap and gown and graduation ceremony tickets at this rehearsal. If you ordered anything else from Jostens (i.e. announcements), your order is in and can be picked up from the main office.
  • Blues Jam this Wednesday in room #106 during lunch and Tunes at Noon this Friday under the stairs.
  • Congratulations to Jonathan Clawson for placing 4th in the entire country in the essay portion of our Academic Decathlon Nationals competition last week! Way to go!
  • Film and Animation Club will be meeting this Tuesday in Mr. Bastian's room #142. We are working on a short action film and we need actors, so please come join!
  • A reminder that this Friday, May 10th, all Chalk Festival Registration forms are due to Ms. Campbell in room #217. The Chalk Festival is open to all Paradigm students and there are still open slots! Come get a registration form in room #217 if you are interested.
  • Attention students! Want a core class where you get to sing, dance, and act? Then come audition for Paradigm's 2013-2014 school musical: "Bye Bye Birdie!" Auditions will beheld after school on Friday May 17th. You MUST audition to be part of this class in the fall. Character descriptions can be found in room #103. Please see Mrs. Baugh for more details. Also, this core class will be held 2nd & 3rd periods this coming fall.
  • Mr. Gee and Mr. Allred invite you to come play soccer after school this Wednesday and Friday from 3:00-4:00pm. Watch out for Allred's moves!
  • State CRT testing has begun and we have completed half of the reading tests. We will start math and science testing next week. Due to the peculiarity of the state transitioning to a new test, we will only be giving the 10th graders a math test this year.
  • AP exams begin this week! If you have registered for a test, please double check the appropriate date for your test so that you can come prepared.
  • If anyone checked out a Geometry book and/or calculators from Mrs. Y, please return them to her this week! Thank you!
  • Attention Mr. Rogers' Astronomy students! If you are interested in attending the overnight star-gazing field trip to the west desert, you need to have your permission slip signed and turned in with the $10 fee to the office by tomorrow morning at the latest.
  • Come see On Broadway, Paradigm's end-of-year dance concert showcase featuring the best of our ballet, ballroom, jazz, hip-hop, and lyrical talent! The show is FREE and will be held this Thursday May 9th at 7:00 pm at Riverton High School. This is a one-time only show, so you definitely don't want to miss it! Also, Picture CDs and Video DVDsof the dance concert are available to purchase starting today and only until Friday May 10th. CDs are $3 and DVDs are $7, payable at the front office.
  • This announcement is for all seniors who plan to attend Senior Days at Lagoon on Wednesday May 29th: we just found out that your ticket AND your student ID will get you into Lagoon on a "bounce back" day on or before June 14th for just $11.00 plus tax!
  • Also for seniors: The Murder Mystery Dinner currently has 14 spots available for those who did not get a chance to sign-up. The cost is $15.00 per person. Dinner will be from Joe Morley's and will consist of marinated smoked chicken, steamed onions, ranch rolls and butter, Smokey Joe's baked beans with homestyle potato salad, creamy cole slaw, and MUD PIE with whipped cream and hot fudge! Yum! Allergies can be accommodated. If you are senior planning to attend and have an allergy, please see Ms. Hanson.
  • Would you like to compete in the Spring Dutch Oven Cook-Off? The meeting has been moved to tomorrow, Tuesday May 7th, right after school in Ms. Hanson's room. The meeting will only last 10 minutes.
  • Feast and Ball is this Saturday! Dinner begins at 6:15 pm and students may go through the buffet until 7:15 pm. Please double check your formal wear for modesty. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Hanson or Mr. Seminario.
  • Exciting news! During Feast and Ball this Saturday night, we will have three Waltz-Offs! One for Beginner Waltzers, one for Intermediate, and one for Advanced. Allcompetitors will begin at 8:00pm and the Intermediate and Advanced dancers will move to the next round. Official rules and a sign-up sheet are posted on the glass walls outside of the office. Only 30 spots are available and you MUST have a partner - first come, first served! The winning couple of each round will win $50 to split between them. Rules and regulations can be found at the bottom of this e-mail. Good luck!
  • There are only a few yearbooks left to buy! $55 in the office or online. Don't wait until it's too late!
  • The final day to turn in library books is Friday May 17th. Please turn them in!
  • Have you finished Les Miserables yet? If you have, don't forget to put your name on our Wall of Fame before it's too late! We would love everyone who has finished the book to come to our Book Club discussion tomorrow at noon during lunch!
                                    •       Paradigm High School presents...
  • Feast and Ball
    "The Best Is Yet To Come"
    Saturday May 11, 2013
    Thanksgiving Point & Gardens
    Tickets include a buffet dinner, entrance to the formal gardens, the dance, and a picture package. Additional picture packages can be purchased at the dance.
    Dinner - 6:15-7:30pm
    Gardens - 7:00-9:00pm
    Dance - 8:00-11:00pm

    Formal, modest attire required
    Ladies - dresses must go to the floor and must not be revealing in any way
    Gentlemen - tie and jacket required (tuxedoes encouraged) and appropriate footwear

    Waltz-Off Rules and Regulations

    • Only couples may sign up for the competition.  If you do not currently have a partner, you must find one before you can add your name to the list. 
    • You must be available on the dance floor at 8:30 p.m. to compete.  If you are not available, your spot will be given to a Back-Up couple who are ready to compete.
    • The winning couple from each round will receive $50 to split between the partners.


    How it will work:

    We begin at 8:30 p.m. with all 30 couples to determine those who will move to the next round and who will compete during the first round.  Twenty couples will be touched on the shoulder and asked to move to the side of the dance floor which moves them to the next level at 9:00 p.m.  The 10 remaining couples will then compete and one couple will be named winner of the Beginner’s Round.


    The second round will begin with the 20 remaining couples.  Ten couples will be touched on the shoulder and asked to move to the side of the dance floor which moves them to the next level at 9:30 p.m. The 10 remaining couples will then complete and one couple will be named winner of the Intermediate Round.


    The third and final round will begin with the last 10 couples.  Nine couples will be touched on the shoulder and asked to leave the dance floor and the last couple dancing will be named winner of the Advanced Round.

    Have a great week!
    Paradigm High School