Dear Paradigm Families,

Here are our announcements for the week of March 20, 2023:


Re-Enrollment for the 2023-24 School Year

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If your scholar is planning to return to Paradigm in the fall, you must fill out the 2023-24 Enrollment Request Form HERE to secure their spot. This is for ALL CURRENT SCHOLARS! If you have already done so, there is no need to do it again. We have received a lot of new scholar applications, so please make sure to reserve your spot for next year now! There is a good chance that we will move to a waiting list and current scholars are not guaranteed a spot unless your enrollment request form has been submitted. Thank you!


Spring Break
Mark your calendars! There will be no school March 27th-31st for Spring Break.


2023-2024 Scholar Body President Elections
If you are interested in running for Scholar Body President for the next school year, forms will be available to pick-up beginning on Wednesday, March 22nd. They are due back by Wednesday, April 5th.


Penny Wars Rewards
Our scholars have also earned several prizes for their hard work and dedication in this year’s Penny Wars! We are excited to announce the following:

  • Jeans Week: March 20th-24th
    • Scholars may wear jeans and/or shoes of their choice.
    • Uniform shirts must still be worn (polos or oxfords) or Paradigm t-shirts.
    • Jeans cannot have holes, rips, or stains.
    • Shoes must be closed-toed, closed-heel. No flip flops or sandals.
  • Free Pizza Day (everyone will get 2 slices of pizza at lunch!): Thursday, March 23rd
  • Extended Lunch: March 20th-23rd
    • We will follow the schedule below for March 20th-23rd:

Kedge: 8:00-8:30
A/B1: 8:35-9:55
A/B2: 10:00-11:20

HS Lunch: 11:20-12:15
HS A/B3: 12:15-1:35

Prep A/B3: 11:25-12:25
Prep Lunch: 12:25-1:15
Prep A/B3: 1:15-1:35

A/B4: 1:40-3:00

  • Movie Marathon Day: Friday, March 24th – Scholars are invited to a movie marathon this Friday during school hours. Classes will be canceled and we will have several options available throughout the school. A movie schedule will be sent out this week.


Choir Concert
Join us for Paradigm’s Spring Choir Concert! There will be 2 shows this Thursday, March 23rd at 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Our choirs have been working hard and it will be a great night of music for all. Admission is free!


Boys’ Volleyball
Come support our team and show your Paradigm spirit!

  • Thursday, March 23rd: Paradigm Boys vs. Bingham at Riverton High at 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 23rd: Paradigm Boys vs. Brighton at Riverton High at 8:15 pm.


Boys’ Soccer
We are excited for soccer season! We have two games this week:

  • Monday, March 20th: Paradigm Boys vs. RSL at 4pm here at Paradigm
  • Wednesday, March 22nd: Paradigm Boys vs. Brighton at Riverton High at 8:15 pm.


Hammer Time
Congratulations to the scholars who made the March 10th Hammer Time list! The list has been posted outside of the front office. If you know you had zero missing assignments, but your name is not on the list, please speak with the front office. The deadline for any corrections is Wednesday, March 22nd. We will do the raffle for the laptop on Thursday, March 23rd. The free lunch reward will take place when we return from spring break (April 3-7).

Didn’t make the list this time? Don’t worry! It starts over again! Get all of your assignments turned in between today March 13th and Friday, May 12th and you’ll qualify for Hammer Time! Good luck!


Senior Meeting
Seniors! We will be having our senior meeting on Wednesday, April 5th during kedge. We will be discussing all things graduation, diplomas, senior days and more! Please make sure you are there!


Feast and Ball
Feast and Ball is coming up! Now is the time to start planning! This year’s event will be held at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper! We are very excited for this new venue. Tickets are $60 per person and includes a buffet dinner, access to the aquarium and the dance. Tickets will go on sale May 1-4, 2023. This is the only time you can buy tickets (tickets will not be sold at the door). Please make sure you follow our dress code for this dance that is pictured below. If you are wearing a suit or tuxedo, the jacket is a requirement. Dresses or skirts must be floor length. If you have any questions about your attire, please reach out to Mrs. Mallory Woodbury at

Counseling Center

  • As we begin planning summer school we would love your input! Please click HERE to let us know which summer school classes you are interested in for your scholar.  We will take this information into account as we plan our summer schedule. If you have questions please email our counselor, Nicole Anderson at
  • Click HERE to get helpful information and to view Ms. Anderson’s monthly newsletter which contains great tips on how to overcome some of life’s challenges


After School Help

  • Come to Aftermath on Mondays-Thursdays from 3-4pm in room 104 to get help with math! *Please note, we do not hold Aftermath on the first Monday of each month due to our monthly Staff Meeting. There will be no Aftermath on Monday, March 6th.
  • If you could use writing help come to Afterword on Wednesdays from 3-4 in room 201. We are currently offering specific help for Thesis writing, paragraph structure, citations and works cited.


Senior Information

  • If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown, visit to order asap.
  • Seniors, are you on track to graduate? If you aren’t sure, please stop by the counselor’s office. 
  • For a list of scholarships and deadlines please email


Volunteer Opportunities

  • Families are encouraged to volunteer 4+ hours/month, or 30 hours/year.  Please visit the Volunteer Page on our website to see a list of current opportunities. If you are new to Paradigm and you would like information on background checks please visit the front office.
  • Want to help from home? Please join us for our monthly Parent Grant Writing Meeting, Wednesday, March 15th at 5:30. We need your help with researching potential grants, writing proposals and searching out pricing. You can do any of it from home or at the school, and you don’t have to do it on your own. Come see what it is all about, we will end no later than 6:15!
  • Click HERE to volunteer at lunch! We need several parent volunteers to help run our student store (aka The-Hole-In-The-Wall) Mondays-Thursdays. (This is a background-checked only opportunity). 
  • The Junior/Senior Formal Tea Party needs parent volunteers! This event will be held Thursday, April 20th.  We need parents of any grades to plan this event. Parents of the Juniors and Seniors are invited to this event so we will need parents to help during the event who are not the parents of Seniors.  If you would like to help plan and prepare for the special event, please contact Mrs. Mauer at
  • Please join us on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm for a 30-45 minute Grant Writing meeting. No experience or commitment is needed- just come see if it might be something that you would like to do! Please email Allison at for details.


EASY ways to support Paradigm

  • Visit Office Depot/OfficeMax and provide Paradigm’s ID number at checkout (70214919). We will receive 5% back in credits for free supplies. 
  • Visit SmithsCommunityRewards and choose Paradigm High School for your non-profit (#34400) 
  • Our newly updated Wish List contains items that our wonderful mentors wish for but are not necessarily part of the budget. Donations are tax deductible and you can receive volunteer hours as well! 


2nd Semester Class Fees
Please check Aspire to view your scholar’s class fees.  If you have any questions about fees please email Becci Williamson at If you need help accessing Aspire, please contact the front office and we would be happy to help you set up your parent account.


Substitutes Needed
Come join our team! Substitutes earn $15/hour and it is great, flexible work. If you are interested please email Rebeca Bowe at


Thank you,
Paradigm Schools


  • I love Paradigm. My children have never been happier, and have found a love of learning that was missing in their previous education!

    Julia H.

    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.

    Jennifer L.

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