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Here are our announcements for the week of October 25, 2021:
AP Exam Registration
Even though we do not offer officially registered AP classes here at Paradigm some of our classes do help prepare scholars who are interested in taking AP exams in May. We will proctor AP exams for any scholars interested.
Anyone wanting to take an AP exam must register in the office by Nov 1st. There is a $96 fee for each test with a $40 cancellation fee if the test ordered is not taken.
The list for Hammer Time has been posted!. If your name is on the list (in the bulletin board across from the fishbowl), please pick up a permission slip from the front office. Permission slips are due by Wednesday November 3rd. If you did not make the list this time, you can still join us, you will just have to pay the admission fee of $6.00.
Ice Skating at the Salt Lake County Ice Center
5201 Murray Park Lane, Murray, UT 84107
Friday November 12th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Don’t forget that Hammer Time starts over! If you have zero missing assignments from today, October 18th, until the end of the semester (December 17th), then you will be invited to go to our next activity for free!
Hammer Time #2:
Qualifying Date: Friday December 17, 2021
Activity Date: Friday January 14, 2022 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Activity: Classic Fun Center
Utah College Application Week We are excited to be celebrating UtahCollegeApplicationWeek this week! While this week is primarily for seniors, we want to get everyone excited about preparing for college and life after high school.
Activities for all scholars:
Scavenger Hunt: Pick-up a scavenger hunt form in the front office beginning on Tuesday October 26th. Get it filled out and turned back in by Friday October 29th. Those who complete it and turn it back in will be entered to win a college hoodie of their choice!
High School Lunchtime Activities: We will have lunchtime activities on Tuesday October 26th and Thursday October 28th during high school lunch. Come participate and you will have a chance to win some gift cards and other great prizes!
Wear your favorite College t-shirt, hoodie and/or hat day!: All scholars and staff are invited to wear their favorite college t-shirt, hoodie and/or hat to school on Friday October 29th! Dress code pants and shoes are still required. Come and rep your favorite college!
Activities for Seniors:
FAFSA Night: We will be hosting a FAFSA night on Tuesday October 26th from 5:00-7:00 pm in the computer lab at Paradigm. Come get help filling out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. This can be very intimidating to do on your own, so come spend an hour or two with us and knock it out! FAFSA is required if you plan to apply for federal aid, grants, loans, or scholarships. If you would like to come, please make sure you bring the following with you:
Student’s social security number and driver’s license or alien registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen
Student and parent’s 2019 federal income tax returns
Records of any untaxed income
Records of any assets you or your parents have (stocks, bonds, real estate)
Fill out a CollegeApplication!: Sign-up in the front office to meet with Ms. Fisher next week to fill out a collegeapplication.
Seniors who participate in both of these activities next week will be entered to win their choice of a college hoodie!
There will be a mock trial meeting for all those interested in competing from 3 -4pm on Thursday in Mr. Debono’s room.
Tryouts for girls basketball are TBA, based on interest. If any girls are interested in trying out for basketball, please visit the front office on Monday October 25th to sign-up. Tryouts will be determined based upon the number of girls who sign-up.
An informational meeting for the boys’ tryouts will be held on Tuesday October 26th at 3:15 pm in the gym. Tryouts for boys basketball will be held on Friday October 29th at 3:00 pm. Boys who are interested should plan on coming for 2 hours, dressed in proper gym clothing with athletic shoes. Those who make the team should plan on attending a mandatory parent meeting on Wednesday November 3rd at 6:00 pm. A practice schedule for the month of November will be handed out at the info meeting next Tuesday. Games will begin after the Thanksgiving Break and will run through the beginning of March.
Our band and orchestra groups will have their first concert of the year this Wednesday October 27th at 6:00 and 8:00 pm. Band and orchestra scholars will each receive 4 complimentary tickets. Additional tickets are $5.00. We hope to see you there.
Our choir groups will also have their first concert of the year this Thursday October 28th at 6:00 and 7:30 pm. Admission is free! We hope to see you there!
Our last day of volleyball intramurals is this Friday October 29th from 1:00-3:00 pm.
National Anthem Tryouts
Are you interested in performing the National Anthem during Kedge on Thursdays? If so please sign up to audition to perform outside of the choir room (108) or talk to Mrs. Steinmann.
Madrigals Holiday Parties
Are you interested in having the Paradigm Madrigal Singers perform for your work or church Christmas party? The Madrigal singers have 20 minutes of sacred and rousing carols that are guaranteed to entertain. We are booking December dates now. Please email Mrs. Steinmann at email@example.com to book now!
Paradigm Fundraiser Movie
We are super excited to be doing another movie fundraiser this year! All money raised will directly benefit our school and will help us with student motivation this year!
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Friday December 17, 2021 at 1:30 pm*
Megaplex Theaters at the District
*Approximate movie time, will be confirmed in November
We will begin selling tickets on Monday November 15th. All tickets are reserved seating. We have two theaters to choose from and you can choose your seats on the movie theater map in the office. This film is not yet rated, however it is anticipated that the film will be rated PG-13. The school will not have reviewed the film prior to this event. Families are responsible for determining what is best appropriate for their own family.
Ticket prices (all include a bag of popcorn and 20 oz. soda):
$20.00 – Luxury seats
$17.00 – Middle section
$15.00 – Side section
$14.00 – Front section
We will send out more reminders as we get closer, but please mark November 15th and December 17th on your calendars! These tickets always sell out quickly, so you won’t want to miss out!
I love Paradigm. My children have never been happier, and have found a love of learning that was missing in their previous education!
I went to Paradigm all through high school. Best experience ever. Not only did it help me focus on my strengths, but it also prepared me for college with its challenging curriculum that makes you think outside the box. The mentors there care about each of their students individually, and want nothing more than the students’ success.
In Fall 2019, Paradigm Schools became the first public school in the state of Utah to offer virtual and augmented reality technology to scholars. Headset devices are used to enhance learning opportunities for our scholars, allowing them to explore virtual places around the world, on another planet, or during a completely different time period. Whether it’s visiting the surface of Mars or exploring the Pyramids of Giza, this is a completely immersive learning experience.