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Announcements April 15th-19th

posted Apr 15, 2013, 2:21 PM by Larissa Little
Dear Paradigm Families,

Here are our announcements for the week:

(These first few announcements are specific to parents)

  • Dear Parents: It has been brought to our attention that some parents are concerned that the addition of the 7th and 8th grades will reduce course offerings for next year's high school students. We want to assure that that this is not the case.  We are very aware of the limited course offering inherent in a small school and we are doing everything we can to maintain options for our students. During the summer, we plan to build and add classrooms for high school use. This, along with a few minor scheduling changes, will allow us to offer just as many classes next year as this year. If you have questions, please feel free to contact any member of administration; you can e-mail Chris Johnson or Troy Henke at chrisjohnson@paradigmhigh.org and thenke@paradigmhigh.org. Thank you.
  • This Wednesday April 17th we are hosting a Parent Meeting for those who have an incoming 7th or 8th grader and those interested in our Academy Program. The meeting will be held at Paradigm High School and will be from 7:00-8:30pm. Please RSVP office@paradigmhigh.org if you plan on attending.
  • This Saturday we are pleased to host a special event at our school. Oliver DeMille, author of A Thomas Jefferson Education, will be using our facility for a TJEd 2013 Spring Seminar. TJEd has greatly influenced our methods of education and if you are interested in learning more about it or attending the seminar ($75 per person), here is a link that will help: http://www.tjed.org/2013/04/oliver-demille-speaking-tour/
  • Paradigm High Student Gallery is in need of 8 parent volunteers any time from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm on Thursday April 25th. All we need is to hand out and collect voting ballots.This is a great way to get some volunteer hours! Please contact Laren Bateman at lbateman@paradigmhigh.org if you would like to help.
  • We are also in need of parent volunteers for Senior Days! We need help Tuesday May 28th, Wednesday May 29th, and Thursday May 30th. If you would like to help, please contact office@paradigmhigh.org to sign-up! 


  • Attention Seniors! Tomorrow (Tuesday April 16th) is the last day to sign-up for the Senior Days activities! The Service Project sign-up is on Ms. Hanson's door and you can sign-up for Lagoon Day and the Murder Mystery Dinner during lunch tomorrow. The cost for Lagoon is $35 and the cost for the Murder Mystery Dinner is $15. Please see Ms. Hanson if you have any questions!
  • This week is Music Recruitment week! All you have to do to be in a music class next year is register for one! No previous singing or instrument playing is necessary. Mrs. Steinmann and Mrs. Mason will be holding auditions to help you determine which class you will be most comfortable in. Music is awesome! This Tuesday, after school, there will be a cookie giveaway and an instrument petting zoo in the choir and band rooms. Choir auditions will start Wednesday after school and continue into next week. There will be an assembly this Friday to highlight all of the fun music classes we have at Paradigm. Get involved in music!
  • Tunes at Noon supports Music Recruitment Week! We are jamming every day this week either in the Band/Orchestra room or the Choir room. Come celebrate music with us! Tuesday will be French Canadian, Wednesday Blues Jam, Thursday Old Time and Bluegrass, and Friday we will mix it up with a little bit of everything!
  • Come see On Broadway, Paradigm's end-of-year dance concert showcase, featuring the best of Paradigm's ballet, ballroom, jazz, hip hop and lyrical talent. This show is FREE at 7 pm on Thursday May 9th at Riverton High School! This is a one-time only show, so you definitely don't want to miss it!
  • Due to the abduction of so many knights, rooks, bishops, pawns, and queens last week, there will be no Chess Club this week. Chess Club will resume next week pending the release of those pieces.
  • Seniors! This is an important announcement, so listen up! All outside credit is due by Friday May 3rd! That's almost two weeks away! Please make sure you are all caught up on your credits for graduation and that you are passing all of the classes you are in currently. If you have any questions or concerns, please see Mrs. Amani or Larissa in the counseling office.
  • There are limited number of yearbooks available. Don't wait until the last minute to buy yours since we ran out well before the last day of school last year. Only $55 and youcan purchase yours online or in the main office.
  • Yearbook Staff applications are due! Please turn yours into the library today!
  • Les Miserables Book Club is meeting tomorrow during lunch. Please come! The discussion is very fun and enlightening. We'll see you at noon tomorrow.
  • Students! Don't forget to check out the many college scholarship opportunities that are listed on our website under the Counseling and Guidance tab. Larissa works very hard to keep you informed! In fact, there is an awesome scholarship opportunity from the University of Utah listed and the deadline is this Friday April 19th! Check it out! (www.paradigmhigh.org/scholarships)
  • Thank you to all who returned their RSVPs or thought you were unable to attend, but find that you are now able, we would love to see you there anyway! Please remember that Sunday Dress is requested. A map will be drawn on Ms. Hanson's whiteboard should you need it. See you there!
  • We want to congratulate and thank Greg Zitting for hosting Paradigm's Car Show where we raised over $1800 for the Utah Food Bank!
  • Wanted: New Student Body President for the 2013-2014 school year! If you are interested in running for President, please come to the office to pick-up an application.
  • Attention Juniors! We are now accepting applications for Senior Committee next year. This is a great way to get involved and help plan senior activities. Applications are available in the main office and are due this Friday.

Have a great week!
Paradigm High School
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