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December Principal Message

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Hello Edgemont Families, 
Teachers and students crave a certain amount of predictability and routine in their school day, especially at the start.  That's why each classrom at Edgemont participates in a Morning Meeting.  The format for Morning Meeting is predictable, but there is plenty of room for variation and change.  Meetings reflect the style and flavor of individual teachers and groups.  There are four essential components of Morning Meeting:
  • Greeting: children learn to acknowledge the presence of themselves and others.
  • Sharing: children develop communication skills in receptive and expressive language.
  • Group Activity: heightens the class's sense of group identity.
  • Message: eases the transition into the classroom day and makes children excited about what they will be learning.
Educators have learned that social skills are not a checklist to be mastered by the end of Kindergarten so that students can get on with the acquisition of academic skills.  Instead, social skills are skills we continue to acquire and refine throughout our lives, just like academic skills.  Teachers have long known that social skills are not just something to be taught so that children behave.  Rather, they are inextricably intertwined with cognitive growth and intellectual progress.  

A person who can listen well, frame a good question and has the assertiveness to pose it, who can examine a situation from a number of perspectives will be a strong learner.  All of those skills- skills essential to academic acheivement- must be modeled, experienced, practiced, extended and refined in the context of social interaction.    Morning Meeting is a forum in which all that happens!

We are pleased to bring the benefits of Morning Meeting to each student at Edgemont every morning.

Principal Schino

Progress Reports Coming Home

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Hello Edgemont Families,

I-CANyons Student Reports are coming home Tuesday, November 17th.

The updated elementary I-CANyons Student Reports will give parents a progress report for Term 1 and Term 2.  The biggest change parents will see on the Student Reports is the use of three indicators that illustrate each student's progress toward mastery.  These indicators are as follows:

3= On Track at this Time - Student is on track to master this standard by the end of the school year.

2= Progressing - Student is making progress toward meeting the standard at this time; sometimes demonstrating skills needed to meet standards, at other times showing a lack of understanding or ability to apply the concept or skills.

1= Insufficient Progress - Student is showing risk of not mastering the standard by the end of the year and is receiving intervention support.

The indicators reported on this first I-CANyons Student Report should be consistent with the information located in the strengths and goals portions of each student’s SEP form that was shared at our recent parent teacher conferences. 

Details about the I-CANyons Student Report can be found on the Canyons District website,http://www.canyonsdistrict.org/student-reports. Should you have additional questions, please contact your child's teacher or the school's office.

Thank you for sending your children to Edgemont Elementary where our mission is to prepare all students to be college and career-ready!

Principal Schino

Canyons Education Foundation Innovation Grant Winners

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Congratulations to Mrs. Clyde for writing an amazing grant for 20 ipads, ipad covers and an ipad cart!  She was granted over $7,000.00 of technology to use in her classroom this year.
Congratulations to Mrs. Kieffer for writing an amazing grant for microphones and a sound system to enhance our drama program at Edgemont!  She was awarded over $4,000.00 to help bring our performances to life.  

Subway Fit For Life Challenge

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Many of our 3rd graders participated in Subway's Fit for Life Challenge where they were asked to make healthy food choices and to excercise more over a two week period.  Edgemont's participation was so high we earned $1000.00 of sports equipment!  Now we can continue to practice Fit for Life healthy habits at school during recess.  Thanks 3rd graders!


Mrs. Hampton was interviewed by the news crew!