End-of-Year Testing

It’s the final month of school, and we’ll get to where there are more and more things going on to tell you about each week. Check our school calendar for the most up-to-date information. For this week, the main message is that we are in the midst of end-of-year testing. We spend a lot of time looking at the results of those assessments and using that information to make school better for individual students, and the school as a whole. Please help us encourage your students to take the assessments seriously.

RISE Test May 13-17

During the week of May 13-17 our 7th & 8th grade students will be taking the RISE test. We will not be holding Prowl on Monday or Tuesday, May 13 & 14, to allow more time in classes for kids to take and complete their tests. The bell schedule for Monday and Tuesday, May 13 & 14, can be found here.

Skateboard Storage – Lockers Only

SoJo will no longer be able to store student’s skateboard in the attendance office. We have had students take skateboards that do not belong to them. Therefore, students will need to store skateboards in their lockers. Yes, we tested it, skateboards fit in the locker. If students need help finding their locker and locker combo, or need help using their locker, please come to the attendance office.

May 4 – Walk for Hope

The BHS Hope Squad is hosting a Walk for Hope on Saturday, May 4 at 9:00 AM. The three-mile walk will stroll through Bingham, SoJo, and Jordan Ridge campuses with informational rest stops along the way to encourage mental health awareness. The walk is open to all participants, so bring your family. Participants are asked to complete the Disclaimer prior to arrival. You can find more information on this Walk for Hope Summary.

Check Student Chromebooks, Library Books, and Fines

We are nearing the end of the year, and now is a good time to check if there are any outstanding fines or fees. There are two places to check: 1. Skyward – to see current fines and fees. 2. Destiny – to see items that are assigned/loaned to each student. If a student has outstanding fines or fees, there may be a delay in picking up their memory book.

All students will return their Chromebooks on Thursday, May 23. Fines will be assessed for Chromebook damage and for missing charging cords. Students with fines will not be able to get their Memory Books, so please check Skyward for any fines before and after May 23. If a student returns a Chromebook that is not theirs, the full cost of a lost Chromebook will be assessed. Chromebook mix ups happen more often than you might think. If there is more than one JSD student in a household or if students complete homework together, they can pick up someone else’s Chromebook. Here is a video to help you check if the Chromebook the student has is the Chromebook they are supposed to have.

Author Dinner with Dan Jones

Jordan Education Foundation is partnering to offer an evening with British Historian, author, broadbaster, and award-winning journalist Dan Jones. Not only is this a chance to enjoy an evening hearing from Dan Jones, you will also be supporting the grant programs of JEF. Teachers, history buffs, and fans of Dan Jones are all welcome! Tickets can be purchased individually or you can choose to sponsor a table. More details can be found on this flyer. JSD Educators can request sponsored attendance. Registration information is available here.


End-of-Year Testing Schedule


Virtual Again!

Well, it looks like we’re out for one more day at home. Thursday, February 23rd will be another virtual day for students due to severe weather conditions and snow removal that comes with it. Please stay home and stay safe. The official email from the district will answer the majority of questions. For SoJo specifically, here’s what you need to know:

  • Your teachers will be communicating expectations for what to do, but it will largely be continuing current work or enrichment activities, and not necessarily new work.
  • Teachers will be available to answer questions via Zoom using these Zoom links from 10 am until 12 pm. They will also be monitoring email during that time.
  • No school lunch will be served, and the building will be closed to the public. If you have questions, email is the go-to, as staff won’t be able to get to the building to answer phones so that parking lots can be cleared.

That’s it for now. We’ll send out any additional information as needed. We’ll see everyone back in-person on Friday on our regular Friday schedule.

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Elective Classes

Did you know there are a ton of cool classes you can sign up for as a SoJo student next year? Check some of them out in these videos to see examples of what you can choose:


Newsies Tickets Available!

Get your tickets to see our production of Newsies Jr. while you can! Performances will be November 10, 11, 12, 14. and 15. Click here to get tickets!


Newsies Jr. Tickets Now Available!

Tickets are now available for Newsies Jr.

Performances are November 10, 11, 12, 14. and 15.

Newsies Jr. Tickets


Hello Week Spirit Days

Don’t forget to dress up next week!

Monday (8/22): Color Block Day

Tuesday (8/23): Twinning Day

Wednesday (8/24): Character / Marvel Day

Thursday (8/25): Throwback / 80’s Day

Friday (8/26): Anything But a Backpack Day (no bigger than your backpack…)


We’re Back!

It’s finally here! We’re back to school. 7th graders start tomorrow (half day) and everyone will be at school on Thursday (full day). For details about each day, read on.

7th Grade Orientation / First Half Day of School (August 17th)

This day is set aside just for 7th graders. We’ll run through all 7 classes, talk about common questions new students often have, and make sure you can find all of your classes.

  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Buses will pick up and drop off students, and no breakfast or lunch will be served

First Day of School for All Students (August 18th)

This is our first full day of school with all students, and will run on our normal schedule – 8 am to 3 pm. Students will go directly to their 1st period class, and we’ll have lots of help in the halls to help them find it.

Bell Schedules

We have all seven classes every day, and a late start schedule on Fridays. On Thursdays, we also have PROWL, which is an intervention time for students to get help in specific areas. The bell schedule can be found here.

School Community Council Nominations

Want to get involved? Our school community council plays a vital role in our budgeting, instructional planning, and safety discussions. We meet four to five times a year, and would love to have you join us. Visit our School Community Council page to nominate yourself or someone else to join the team.

No PROWL the First Two Weeks of School

We won’t have our intervention time (PROWL) the first two Thursdays of school. We’ll begin having our regular Thursday schedule starting in September.