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Principal's Message

DATE:              April 29, 2019

 

    TO:               ALL Parents and Students at Tooele High School, 2018-19

 

FROM:             Jeffrey D. Hamm, Principal, Tooele High School

 

 

Dear Parents and Students:

 

Whew!  It’s hard to believe that the finish line is in sight!  We have been running so fast and working so hard for so long throughout the year that I have rarely had the opportunity to sit down and reflect upon where we’ve been and ALL the GREAT things happening at Tooele High School each and every day.  It is a busy time of year--but it is also a very FUN time of year, helping students to achieve their potential, to realize some of their dreams and goals, and to be the BEST that they can be!

 

We are currently in the height of Utah Aspire Plus Testing--but we are also hiring new Faculty and Staff and finalizing our new Master Schedule for next year--not to mention working around the "Spring Showers" to wrap up our Spring Sports schedules, making final preparations for graduation, and working in ALL our Spring Plays, Concerts, Banquets, etc.  As our Spring extracurricular activities wind down to the end of their respective seasons, we wish to congratulate ALL our athletes, coaches, musicians, scholars, and teachers on yet another productive and rewarding year.  Best of luck to ALL our students and staff involved with each of our extracurricular programs as they compete in their post-season competitions and tournaments!

 

Attached you will find your child's mid-term grades for fourth-quarter.  Please review this report with your student--including accessing the fuller, more detailed report on the SIS (Aspire) grading system--and then contact your child's teacher(s) if you have any additional questions or concerns regarding their grades.  We would also ask you to review your student's attendance periodically--and consistently--with them so that there are not any surprises at the end of each quarter (or year) with "U's" and/or other truancy issues.  Also, just a friendly reminder for Seniors--and their parents--that ALL classes needed to graduate must be passed, ALL U’s must be made up, and ALL Student Fees must be paid in full in order to participate in our graduation ceremony at the end of the year.

 

Finally, please reference the following “Dates of Importance” for the month of May to keep up with what’s going on at our school, as follows . . .

 

*Dates of Importance: May 2019:

  • Class Officer Elections:                                                       Monday, April 29-Friday, May 3
  • “Guys & Dolls” Begins (@ 7:00 p.m.):                              Monday, April 29-Monday, May 6
  • Keys-to-Success Assembly (2:10-2:40 p.m.):                         Thursday, May 2
  • Spring Fling (7:00-10:00 pm.):                                                          Friday, May 3
  • Saturday School (8:00 a.m.-Noon):                                                  Saturday, May 4
  • Pathways Recognition Luncheon (and Night):                               Tuesday, May 7
  • Credit Recovery Deadline for Seniors:                                            Friday, May 10
  • Yearbook Stomp in Commons (5:00-8:00 p.m.):
  • Makeup Monday #8/8 (3:00-4:00 p.m.):                                        Monday, May 13
  • Scholarship Night in the Auditorium (@ 7:00 p.m.):
  • Orchestra Concert in the Auditorium (@ 7:00 p.m.):                  Tuesday, May 14
  • Teachers POST Final Senior Grades (by 3:00 p.m.):                    Wednesday, May 15
  • Community Council #5/5 (@ 5:00 p.m.):                                        
  • Band Concert in the Auditorium (@ 7:00 p.m.):                           
  • Choir Concert in the Auditorium (@ 7:00 p.m.):                           Thursday, May 16
  • Senior Checkout:                                                                              Thursday-Friday, May 16-17
  • Jazz Band/Drumline (DUAL Assembly Schedule):                           Friday, May 17
  • Senior “T” Lighting Ceremony (@ 8:00 p.m.):                                Monday, May 20
  • Graduation Practice in the Auditorium (8:00-10:00 a.m.):                      Tuesday, May 21
  • Senior Luncheon (@ 1:00 p.m.):
  • Student Locker Cleanout (PM Assembly Schedule):
  • Senior Lagoon Day:                                                                             Wednesday, May 22
  • Fourth-Term ENDS (44 Days):                                                           Thursday, May 23

>School Dismissed @ 11:30 a.m.

  • TCSD Data Day (NO School for Students):                                       Friday, May 24
  • Graduation at the Huntsman Center (@ 11:00 a.m.): 
  • FINAL Grades DUE Posted:
  • Memorial Day:                                                                                     Monday, May 27
  • Report Cards Go Home:                                                                     Tuesday, May 28

 

This will be our last newsletter home for this academic year (2018-19).  As indicated above, final report cards will be mailed home after Memorial Day.  But before I sign off, I would just like to once again reiterate what an awesome privilege it is to serve as your Principal at Tooele High School, and to let everyone know how grateful and humbled I am for this opportunity.  Great students, terrific staff, and wonderful community--I am so proud to be a part of Buff Nation!! 

 

We would also like to thank you for your ongoing patience, understanding, and support throughout the school year. Again, we appreciate the opportunity we have to work with you on behalf of your student(s) each and every day.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns; I can be reached at the enclosed email address and telephone number during school hours at your convenience. 

 

Thank you for your interest in and continued support of Tooele High School!  As always, it’s a GREAT day to be a BUFFALO!! 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey D. Hamm, Principal

Tooele High School                                          jhamm@tooeleschools.org

                                                                        (435) 833-1978