West Jordan Middle School General Information
SCHOOL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Main Office 801-412-2100
School offices will open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m.
School starts at 8:00 a.m. and releases at 3:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday.
Friday will be an alternative instructional day. Bus transportation will take place as a late start and early release. Breakfast will still be provided on Fridays.
BIKES, SKATEBOARDS, and SCOOTERS
Students may ride bikes, skateboards, and scooters to and from school. When a student enters the school grounds they must walk their bike or pick up their skateboard and scooter, if students use these items as transportation to school, we require them to be locked in the bike rack in the back of the building. Students who ride skateboards will be required to store them in a designated area. We highly recommend that students lock up or secure these items due to possible theft. The school is not responsible for these items if lost, stolen, or broken.
WJMS will be issuing Chromebooks to all students through the library. This checkout is free for students. Parents will need to sign the Chromebook User Agreement. These are HP Chromebooks and the students can use them throughout the day in school as well as bring them home. They are filtered to give you peace of mind when they are working unsupervised after school and in the evenings. If they are lost, stolen or broken, like other library materials, the student is responsible for the repair or replacement. Currently, the Chromebooks are valued at $200.
Each Student will be given a locker that you will have access to after school fees are paid.
DO NOT GIVE OUT YOUR LOCKER COMBINATION TO ANYONE!
Sharing lockers is not recommended.
Do not use any marker inside or out of your locker.
Fees will be added to your account if your locker is damaged.
Due to our recent Covid experience, we would remind you not to leave anything in your locker that you don’t mind not getting back if we close again.
All students will receive and be required to wear a WJMS shirt and shorts. This is included in the $10 class fee. Fees will be waived for students on a fee waiver. Refunds are not given for multiple P.E. classes. Black leggings and sweats are available, but will be an additional charge.
Dance and yoga students will receive WJMS shirt and leggings or shorts as part of their class fee.
Non-marking gym shoes should be worn daily to P.E. class.
Each student will be provided a P.E. locker and lock to use for the semester. All personal items must fit in the gym locker during class.
Personal hygiene supplies including deodorant (no aerosol cans or glass containers) and a towel are important to use regularly. Showering at school is not required.
For safety concerns, no jewelry should be worn during P.E. Earring studs are okay but no spikes.
STUDENT CLASS SCHEDULE
Any questions regarding a class schedule will need to be discussed with the counseling center. The counselors will be able to help with any concerns. Please call 801-412-2115, or email your counselor directly.
- Hector Marquez: A-F
- Wendy Petrovich-Musig: G-M
- Kayse Amevor: N-Z
- Lydia Mongie: Intern
School pictures will be taken at the beginning of the school year on September 8th. Retakes will take place October 13. All students will have their picture taken for the PTSA Memory Book and for the activity card free of charge. Picture packets will be available to purchase through Lifetouch.
Information regarding Transportation can be found at jordandistrict.org under Parents & Students and then Boundaries & Bus Stops. This website will help determine if the student can ride the school bus.
If your student does not qualify to ride the bus you may pick up a Transportation Request form from the Attendance Office approximately three weeks after school starts to grant those according to space availability.
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
West Jordan has a robust after-school program with dozens of opportunities for students to participate in social experiences, academic enrichment, athletics, and tutoring.
Students must have a permission slip signed by a guardian to indicate that they are able to participate in afterschool activities.
Students must check-in for their afterschool activity by 3:05pm in the Cafeteria (North East doors).
There will be a snack served in the cafeteria. Students must clean-up and be in an activity no later than 3:10pm.
WJMS closes at 3PM. Any students in the building after 3:00PM must be where teachers can supervise them at all times. Students may not be wandering the halls or loitering outside the building.
If students leave the building, they cannot come back in for any reason.
All students participating in after-school activities MUST be out of the building and off campus by 4:10PM.
If students are involved in an incident or repeatedly fail to meet these expectations during after-school activities, they will be placed on a list of students that are not allowed to participate for the rest of the school year.
Trespassing tickets may be issued to students who refuse to leave or hide-out from school officials.
West Jordan Middle School has a variety of student groups that you can get involved in. We want our students to develop a sense of belonging and provide leadership to the school. Most of the groups are open to any grade level, but some are limited to ninth-grade students. We encourage students to get involved in groups or attend our after-school activities.
STUDENT BODY OFFICERS
After passing a rigorous screening process, the WJMS Student Body Officers are elected by their peers to represent our school and be leaders in all that they do. Being a student body officer requires that each student has at least a 3.0-grade point average in both academics and citizenship. The SBOs assist in daily video announcements, raise and lower the flag daily, host dances, assemblies, activities, and lunch-time games. Some of these school-wide events include Red Ribbon Week, Spirit Week, College Week, and the end of year carnival.
Student Ambassadors is a leadership group that promotes social skills throughout the school. Each month Ambassadors host events to get students engaged. Some examples include: teaching classroom lessons, hosting assemblies, showing new students around the building, planning lunchroom activities, & teaming up with Utah Valley University to foster “Kombat with Kindness.” There is an application in the Counseling Center that needs to be filled out if the student is interested in participating.
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
NJHS is a leadership group that focuses on leading out through service. Members are involved with leadership training, socials, field trips, and service projects. NJHS is a nationally chartered organization and is open to 9th graders who have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average and no N’s or U’s in citizenship. This year, NJHS members will be working with the SBOs to help with school functions.
West Jordan Middle School is a new, state-of-the-art building (opened in 2019) and serves students of varied economic, social, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Located in the city of West Jordan, the school’s new, spacious building and well-groomed campus are assets to the community.
West Jordan Middle School provides a positive learning environment where students have every opportunity to achieve their academic potential without regard to race, sex, or religious preference. The West Jordan Middle School faculty is highly respected for the standard of excellence that the school maintains and for their school-wide expectations of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, and SAFETY.
West Jordan Middle School has a School Improvement Plan that is currently being implemented. It is the goal of the West Jordan Middle School community to assist each student in becoming the following:
- A Literate Communicator
- A Resourceful Thinker
- A Responsible Citizen
- The school serves approximately 1,200 students.
- Students attend school on a regular nine-month, 180-day calendar with the summers off.
- The curriculum meets or exceeds district and state core curriculum standards and includes a wide range of required and elective courses.
- The 51-member faculty includes a mix of veteran and new educators. All are state certificated and well prepared in their fields. Both teachers and administrators undergo formal evaluations on a regular basis.
- A full resource team, school psychologist, social worker, counselors, and teachers are on staff to serve students with special needs.
- Selected 9th-grade honors classes are available to students who qualify through class performance and high scores on standardized achievement tests.
- With our new building, every classroom is equipped with audio enhancement systems and projectors connected to big-screen TVs and teacher computers in every classroom. Computer Science classes and a specially equipped technology classroom provide students with opportunities for technology education. All teachers have access to document cameras and other updated technology.
- West Jordan Middle School has 3 computer-equipped labs and 3 mobile netbook labs to assist students in learning keyboarding, computer technology, research, and writing skills. In addition, Intel has provided a mobile lab for the areas of math and science.
- Students have access to a lovely Media Center.
- Students are expected to comply with the Jordan School District Dress Code.
- Students are expected to attend classes regularly. A computer tracking system (Skyward) helps monitor attendance. Staff members work closely to ensure regular attendance patterns.
- Character and excellence programs encourage students to do their best by rewarding academic achievement, good citizenship, exemplary attitudes, exceptional effort, and improvement.
- Nutritious breakfasts ($1.00) and hot lunches ($2.00) are served daily.
- Most West Jordan Middle School students live within walking distance; bus service is provided for any student who lives two miles or more from the school.
- School volunteers are an important asset to the school. The Parent-Teacher-Student Association is a vital part of West Jordan Middle School. Volunteerism is encouraged. The school also has an active School Community Council.
- Visitors are always welcome and asked to stop by the office for a visitor’s pass before going to classes or moving through the building.
- Parents and students have 24-hour access to current grades and attendance with the school’s online student grade book program. We have a West Jordan Middle School website that is continually updated with information on school events, newsletters, calendars, teachers’ individual web pages, and links to faculty e-mail addresses.
- School visitors often comment on the high standards of courtesy and respect they encounter at West Jordan Middle School.