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School Pictures

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Picture day is Wednesday, September 12th.  Your student should be bringing home a picture packet in the next few days.  We also have forms in the main office.
If you prefer to pay online, order before Picture Day:  Order at mylifetouch.com with picture day ID:  UM778025Q0.  If you have any questions, you can call Lifetouch at 1-800-736-4753.

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Safety First

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Join us in Keeping Canyons District's Schools Safe
Our school works hard to prepare for and prevent emergency situations and we’re encouraged by statistics that show schools are still among the safest places for children. Reports of bullying and victimization at the nation’s schools are on the decline. Nevertheless, schools are the heart of a community, and must often serve as the linchpin of a community’s response to an array of emergencies. This is where a “safety-first” mindset and emergency-preparedness pay off, and why it’s important that all of us be vigilant. Canyons District's employees undergo training each year and participate, along with students, in school emergency drills. August and September are the months for holding fire drills (see below). In the coming year, we'll be sending information about CSD's safety protocols home to families. We encourage parents to familiarize themselves with this information and discuss it at home. If you have children in one of our schools, tell your child that the most important thing to do in an emergency is to follow the directions of their principal, teachers and school staff. It’s important to reassure them and let them know that you have confidence in the training that school staff have received. And, remember if you see or hear something that makes you feel unsafe, report it to your school principal or through the anonymous crisis and safety tip line, SafeUT.

Emergency Situations

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Dear Eastmont Families,
Yesterday, in accordance with state law and Canyons District’s Emergency Response Plan, our school participated in a fire drill. This is one of at least four drills that we’ll conduct throughout the year. All Canyons District schools practice lockdown and shelter-in-place drills throughout the year, in addition to preparing for a host of other threats, from fires and earthquakes to hazardous materials. Elementary students participate in these drills at least once a month. Secondary schools hold quarterly drills. Emergency drills are an opportunity to commit safety measures to memory and to reinforce roles and expectations for employees, students, parents, patrons and law-enforcement partners. During a fire evacuation drill, students are taught to follow the directions of a teacher or supervising adult in calmly exiting the building. They are directed to leave personal belongings behind and bring their cell phones. Teachers are trained to grab a roll sheet, lead students to a predetermined evacuation location, take roll and account for students, and report any problems to administrators. We encourage families to discuss this information at home, and thank you for your support in keeping our schools welcoming, secure and prepared.

Thank you

Eastmont Administration

Cross Country 2018-2019

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Welcome to Cross Country for the 2018-2019 school year!  Our first cross country meeting will be 8/28 at 3 PM in the library.  We will not run at this first meeting, we will give you a waiver that need to be signed and an information sheet to take home to your guardian(s).

Your coaches this year are Ms. Miles and Mr. Steffanic. We hope this provides you an opportunity to compete in an activity that promotes a healthy lifestyle, leadership, development and teamwork.  We will hold practices Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4. We meet dressed to run on the lower field. There is water at the drinking fountain inside the door, if you want other water, bring a water bottle.  The longest distance we run is 3 miles. We begin each practice with a warm up lap, stretches, a run (or running activities) then end with stretches. Our first practice will be September 4th. We have two competitions each year, the quad (4 school race: ours will be against Draper Park, Indian Hills, & Albion) and the district (all middle schools in the district) race:

QUAD meet is at Indian Hills on September 20th, it’s usually 1.6 miles.  All students compete.

DISTRICT meet is at Union Middle School on Saturday, October 13th at 9:00 am, the top 3 boys and the top 3 girls from each grade level compete in the district meet.  

We will run/train indoors if it’s raining hard or if air quality is bad.  Thank you for your support!  If you have any questions, please give us a call 801-826-7000.

Harry Potter Room on KUTV News

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Sandy middle school teacher creates Potter-themed escape room for students

(KUTV) — A Utah middle school teacher is bringing to life history, science, and music in a whole new way.

Sixth-grade teacher Richard Mellor at Eastmont Middle School in Sandy took a typical storage closet and turned it into an amazing and detailed Harry Potter escape room that looks like something right out of a Universal Studios theme park.

Students must solve 40 puzzles, which eventually lead to a hidden key that unlocks the door.

“Solving this puzzle then allows them to find the correct key which opens this puzzle,” said Mellor, as he talked about how it all works.

“And when they look at the measure there are four notes and those four notes are the answer to open another lock,” said Mellor, showing off a music theory-inspired puzzle.

Mellor says it’s all about bringing to life skills that are taught in the classroom.

“They come in with an education and they have to use that education to be even able to get out,” Mellor said. “There are a lot of complicated puzzles they have to solve and they get to work together as a team and build great memories. The puzzles range in topics from mathematics, science, history, musical and some art puzzles.”

But the project wasn’t easy. Mellor says he started Christmas break of last year and worked 14-hour days putting in hardwood floors, redesigning the walls and painting the ceiling.

He says he’s spent more than 300 hours to get it done. He got a grant from the Chevron Fuel Your School program that helped pay for it.

It opened to students two weeks ago and he’s hoping to open it up to the community in the next week or two.

So far, it looks like students just can’t get enough to it.

“You get an immediate outcome from all these puzzles and math things that you are solving,” said Anika Boyer. “It’s amazing!”

More information about Mellor's Potter-themed escape room can be found on the Canyon School District web site.