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Dear Parent,
All eighth grade students and their parents are invited to schedule a “Planning for
College and Career Readiness” (PCCR) conference. This meeting is designed to
assist your student in developing an educational plan to prepare them for high
school and college. These 30-minute sessions will be held November 6-November
30, and consist of a small group presentation followed by your individual questions.
To schedule a PCCR appointment, log on to the Online Scheduler between
October 16 and October 29. You can access the Online Scheduler through the
SJMS website (www.sojomiddle.org). Click on the Online Scheduler, select South
Jordan Middle School 8 th Grade PCCR, log in, and then choose your appointment
time. The password is: sojo.
Please make your appointment with your student’s counselor.
A-F Mr. Young
G-L Ms. Switzer
M-R Ms. Po’uha
S-Z Ms. Graham
If you are unable to schedule an appointment, please call (801) 412-2910. If your
student does not receive an appointment through the Online Scheduler or if a parent
is unable to attend, the student will still have a PCCR conference with a counselor.
We look forward to meeting with you.


SJMS Counseling Staff

 Grizzlies Game 10/16/17

MESA Activity September 2017

Parents and Students were invited to make furniture from balloons and tape. Mr. Crowther was the official tester!

Colonial Flag Foundation – 16th Annual Utah Healing Field
Colonial Flag is a proud sponsor of the
16th Annual Utah
Healing Field 9/11 Memorial
We experienced the loss of thousands through treacherous attacks calculated to overwhelm us with terror. However, these horrendous assaults united us in the determination that terror would not prevail. Amid unfathomable death and destruction, we stood together.
Now, sixteen years later, how do we remember that infamous day? Rising smoke, billowing dust, broken concrete and twisted steel together form strong images for all old enough to recall. Yet, an uplifting image can portray the magnitude of loss while offering hope and healing that together, we will succeed in the war against terror.
The 16th Annual Utah Healing Field® will post one flag to honor each victim of 9/11 as more than three thousand U.S. flags fly in an inspiring panorama of red, white and blue on the Sandy Promenade and almost 300 flags in support of the Utah fallen. Come with family and friends that the mature may remember and the youth may learn. Visiting the display is free, while those wishing to support the event may sponsor flags posted on the field. Proceeds will benefit NAMI Utah in support of suicide prevention and awareness.
Other Colonial Flag Foundation Flag Display Events
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Beliefs for Schedule/Teacher Changes at South Jordan Middle School


Much time and consideration has gone into your student’s placement and schedule at South Jordan Middle School. At South Jordan Middle School, we believe that every voice counts and that every child is as equally entitled to a positive learning experience as another. The Class change request policy was designed in accordance with Utah SB 122 which states: “ An LEA shall reasonably accommodate a parent’s or guardian’s initial selection of a teacher or request for a change. Reasonably accommodate means an LEA shall make it’s best effort to enable a parent or guardian to exercise a parental right specified in section 53A-15-1503 without substantial impact to staff and resources, including employee working conditions, safety and supervision on school premises and for school activities, and the efficient allocation of expenditures; and while balancing the rights of parents or guardians; the education needs of other students; the academic and behavioral impacts to a classroom; a teachers workload; and the assurance of the safe and efficient operation of a school.



  1. The learning environment is most productive when there is a balance of classroom size, diversity and academic ability.
  2. Teachers have the responsibility to give input on student placement
  3. All teachers provide equal opportunities for quality learning.
  4. Students, parents and teachers should have an opportunity to learn to work with and appreciate various personalities.
  5. Creating different mixes of students encourages new friendships and social community growth.
  6. It is in the best interest of all students to control student placement combinations that could lead to disciplinary problems. Some combinations require a significant amount of classroom teacher time to regulate and can reduce teaching time for the rest of the class.


Procedure and Policy:

  1. Schedules will be available on Skyward August 16, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  2. Please wait to receive your schedule before any change requests are made.
  3. You must come to the SJMS Counseling Center to fill out a class transfer/change request form. A parent signature is required.
  4. You may only fill out one class transfer/change request form per student. You can request multiple changes on that form, but only one form will be accepted per student.
  5. Students must keep the same teacher both semesters in Language Arts, Science, Math and Social Studies.
  6. Counselors will fill requests on a first come first serve basis.
  7. Counselors will do their best to fill your request while acknowledging SJMS Beliefs and Policies.







Are Your Children Slaves to the Media?

By Nicholeen Peck


Parenting Lessons From A Ten Year Old

“Oh Mom, that is so sad!” said ten-year-old Porter when he got in the car after our fun family night activity.

“What is so sad Porter?” I inquired.

“That little boy, only about three years old, in the car next to us didn’t want to get in his car seat, so he started fighting his dad and yelling. Then the dad said, ‘Here, have the phone.’ As soon as the dad said that, the little boy got quiet. Dads shouldn’t reward their children for bad behaviors and shouldn’t give their children adult tools, like phones, to play with as toys Mom.”

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Awesome Job Mr. Voorhees and Mr. Freeman!

Click HERE to see the awesome work that these two are doing to change history.


Sunrise Salute

We want to thank you for all of your support for our first “Fun Run.” We had over 1200 water bottles donated and countless parent volunteers.  Big events would be next to impossible to pull off without your help, so thank you again.

We would also like to invite you to our annual Sunrise Salute which honors emergency responders.  Each year we hold a flag ceremony in front of our school and have a choir/community sing along in reverence to those who have died as well as those who put their lives on the line each day to keep our community safe.  We will be holding our ceremony this Friday, Sept 9th at 9:30am.  We welcome you to join us and pay tribute to those who have given their lives keeping our country safe.
We hope to see you there,
South Jordan Middle Administration

2016-17 Schedule Information

Please see the post in the school newsfeed for schedule information for the 2016-17 school year.


Permit Information for the 2016-17 School Year

Please click here to find out more information about permits for the 2016-17 school year.

SoJo Spotlight Newsletter

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