announcements

Hello Patriots!

We have a busy week ahead! Here are our announcements for the week of September 9:




Class Fees

Class fees have now been assessed on Aspire. You can make your payment online here or in the main office. If you have any questions or you think an error has been made, please contact our office directly at 801-676-1018. Thank you!


School Photos

School photos are here! If you ordered a picture package for your scholar, please pick it up in the main office. ID cards will be handed out in Seminar classes this week. Picture Retakes are scheduled for Monday October 7, 2019.


Dutch Oven Cook-Off / Chalk Art Festival / Dollar Denim Day

This Thursday September 19th is going to filled with lots of fun for our scholars! 

Our annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off is happening! There are a few spots left for teams, but all forms and fees must be turned in by the end of the day tomorrow Tuesday September 17th. Pick up a form from the office or Mr. Crowley in room 203. There is a $5.00 REFUNDABLE fee for each team (this essentially holds your spot, you will get the money back on Thursday). Cash prizes will be given to the top three teams!

Scholars not participating in the Dutch Oven Cook-Off can purchase a ticket to eat the delicious creations during lunch. Tickets will be PRE-SOLD in the main office beginning on Wednesday. Tickets are $5.00 per scholar and it is all you can eat. You will get a plate, fork and a water bottle. There will be a limited amount of tickets, so if you want to eat at the cook-off, make sure to purchase your ticket on Wednesday. To accommodate for this (and to let Prep School join in on the fun!), we will be holding a slightly different school schedule on Thursday. All scholars will follow the High School Bell Schedule (click here). High School and Prep School will be on the same lunch schedule. Prep School scholars MUST stay on campus (Admin and staff will be patrolling the parking lot) during lunch. 

In conjunction with the Dutch Oven Cook-Off, we will also be holding the Chalk Art Festival! This year’s theme is “The Lens Through Which We See.” Only 10 teams can participate (2-3 scholars per team), so make sure to get your forms turned in by this Wednesday. Forms are available in the main office or in room 207.

AND we will be holding our first Dollar Denim Day this Thursday! Scholars can purchase a wristband for $1.00 beginning Wednesday after school or before school Thursday. Wristbands allow scholars to wear jeans and/or shoes of their choice. Below are the rules for Dollar Denim Day:

  • Jeans cannot have holes or tears in them. No jeggings.
  • Shoes must be closed-toed, closed-heel. No sandals, no flip flops.
  • Dress code shirts must still be worn, scholars may wear Paradigm t-shirts instead of dress code shirts. Dress code shirts or Paradigm shirts must be on underneath Paradigm hoodies.
  • Scholars participating in the Dutch Oven Cook-Off or Chalk Art Festival will receive a free wristband.


Paradigm Inaugural Ball

High School Scholars are invited to attend Paradigm’s Inaugural Ball “First Waltz” on Saturday September 21st from 7:00-10:00 pm at Paradigm. Tickets are $8.00 per scholar or $15.00 per couple. Scholars are welcome to bring a date or come with friends! Scholars who wish to bring a friend from outside of Paradigm must turn in an Activity Guest Form prior to the dance to the front office. Forms can be found outside of the main office. This dance is a formal dance, so dress is semi-formal to formal. Paradigm dress standards are as follows:

Dress Code Standard: Neat, clean, and appropriate clothing.

  • No holes, tears, or stains 
  • No revealing of underwear 
  • No lace without lining 
  • No revealing of shoulders, midriffs, chest, or buttocks
  • No sheer clothing without lining 
  • No tight or form fitting clothing 
  • No logo larger than a quarter on any clothing including shoes 
  • No offensive or inappropriate symbols, wording, or designs

School Dances and Activities:Modesty is a guiding principle of the Dress Code for all school dances and school activities. No inappropriate or immodest clothing, such as sleeveless, tight-fitting, and/or revealing attire etc. will be allowed at any school event. Dances may have specific dress instructions based on dance themes. Mentors or school administrators may also modify the dress code depending on specific school activities as determined.

Ladies: Dresses/skirts should go past the knee, no crop tops, no sheer clothing without a lining.

Gentlemen: Dress shirt, tie, slacks and dress shoes required. Suit/tux jacket optional. No athletic shoes.


"Aftermath"

Scholars who need extra help with math can attend "Aftermath" Monday-Thursday each week from 3-4 pm in room #109. A math mentor will be available each day to help. Aftermath is not held the first Monday of each month.


AP Tests

Although we don't offer registered AP classes, we do offer the administration of these tests at the school and mentors will guide and mentor any scholars who would like to take these tests for college credit. In addition, there are study resources available for scholars who would like to self-study and take AP tests in the spring.

The company that offers the nationwide AP program has changed their procedures this year. Instead of signing up towards the end of the year, they now require students to sign up at the beginning. If you think your scholar will be taking an AP test in the spring, here is the sign up information:

Please sign up in the office by NOVEMBER 1st!

Cost: $94/exam

Cancellation fee: $40 (you would get a refund of $54 from the initial $94 exam fee)

Late ordering: scholars can order a late sign up test by Mar 13th. It would be the $94 + an additional $40.

Please e-mail Mrs. Griffin if you have any further questions – agriffin@paradigmschools.org.


Paradigm Apparel Team

In this club, we will be creating and designing Paradigm apparel and merchandise. If you have any questions or would like to join, please contact Ms. Chipman or Shade Andrus.

Club Meetings: Wednesdays 3:00-3:30 in room 207

Shade.andrus@gmail.com 

mchipman@paradigmschools.org


Paradigm Literary Magazine

Do you love to draw, write, or take photos? Are you a secret poet? Do you write persuasive and entertaining essays and short stories? We want you to share your talents with Paradigm by submitting your own original poems, short stories, essays, photos, or art work to our literary magazine. 

Our first issue of this year will be published online this October, and the theme is "It was a dark and stormy night.  Please send all submissions to Apotheosis2020@gmail.com by October 17th.  Please see Ms. Lattin with any questions.


Power Lunch

We are looking for parents to come and share their profession/career with our scholars! This year we will be holding a “Power Lunch” every Thursday (beginning in October) during high school lunch (11:10-11:50). Bring your lunch and sit down with a group of scholars and share your career pathway – how you got to where you are, what advice you have, and more! To sign-up, please click here


Volunteers Needed for Lunchtime and Parking Lot Duty!

We are looking for parent volunteers to help with Lunchtime supervision and Parking Lot duty before and after school. This is a great way to get your volunteer hours in! Those wanting to help need to have a completed criminal background check with the school. If you have not completed this with Paradigm and would like to, please contact our main office for more information. Those who sign-up will be sent instructions via e-mail.

To sign-up, for Lunchtime supervision, please click here

To sign-up for Parking Lot duty before and after school, please click here.


Paradigm Fall Market – Vendors Wanted!

Our Paradigm Fall Market is coming up on September 27th and 28th! We are looking for vendors to sell their awesome products at this fun community event. So, if you are a local artisan, crafter or small business, we want you to join us! We hosted a spring market last March and it was a huge hit! Booth spaces are only $30 each. If you or someone you know is interested in applying to be a vendor, please click here.

More information about this event will be posted soon!