2015 National Blue Ribbon School
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has recognized 335 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015. The award is based on a school’s overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. National Blue Ribbon Schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels. Ensign Elementary was one of two school chosen for the state of Utah. We are happy to have this honor.
Ensign Elementary School
775 East 12th Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103
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SCIENCE FAIR INFORMATION AND FORMS
Step 1: Intent to Participate: DUE NOV 6
If you are interested in participating, the form below must be signed and returned by November 6.
Step 2: Rules and Preparation: DURING NOV
Important quick references Science Fair Worksheet
Dates Science Fair Timeline
Any project involving humans or animals or pathogenic subjects must be approved by the classroom teacher and school administrator before experimentation begins. Additionally consent forms must be signed. See this link for the consent forms: http://www.slcschools.org/departments/curriculum/science/Science-Fair/rules-english.php#.Vi-UVLXnZFo
Salt Lake City School District Website Science Fair Page:
Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair website https://slvsef.org
Step 3: Register & Enter your Project: DUE DEC 4
We will be using a new format for registration in the science fair this year. We will be using the SLVSEF registration form to get parent, teacher and any other approvals needed before any work begins. Projects need to be submitted for teacher approval by December 4th in order to leave sufficient time to conduct experiments. Students in grades lower than 5 should indicate their grade beside their name as there is no checkbox lower than 5 for grade. SLVSEF approval will be sought for qualifying projects after the Salt Lake City School District Science Fair, so that signature will be left blank for now.
See this link for form: https://slvsef.org
Step 4: Science Night: FEBRUARY 2 (6-730pm)
A chance for all science fair participants to share their project with the community! After the projects are set up, at 6pm the community is invited to come to the school and participate in an exciting Science night - we will begin with a demonstration from the University of Utah Physics and Astronomical group, led by Paul Ricketts. Following this, each Science Fair student participant will have time to practice explaining and answering questions about their specific project. Judges come the next morning, so this is encouraged to help them fine tune their presentation and maybe have the chance to get a few other questions asked before they are judged! There will also be a few tables of science demonstrations around, and some of the other lower grade classrooms will show off their science fair projects or demonstrations! It will end with another great Community Science presentation.
Step 5: Science Fair: FEBRUARY 3
**If your student is participating in the Science Fair this Feb 3, 2016, It has been asked that they come to school and SET UP the NIGHT BEFORE @5:30pm.**
For More Information or Questions:
Deborah Romney: email@example.com
PARENTS OF 6TH GRADE STUDENTS:
Learn all about the Middle School Extended Learning Program (ELP).....
Salt Lake City School District’s Extended Learning Program (ELP) provides specialized educational services for identified gifted and high ability 7th and 8th grade middle school students. ELP services are available at all district middle schools with more extensive services provided through ELP Magnet Programs at Clayton and Hillside Middle Schools and West High School.
As part of the eligibility process for the 2016-2017 school year, gifted and high ability 6th and 7th grade students may participate in the middle school testing which occurs at each elementary and middle school during November and December. The registration deadline for testing is November 2, 2015.
For more information, log on to the district website at http://www.slcschools.org/departments/curriculum/extended-learning-program/#.VbacTKPnapo, or contact the ELP Department staff at 801-578-8573.
Students from Ms. Lake's Diagnostic classroom celebrating dance
with University of Utah pre-service dance and special education teachers.
Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead: Join us....
On November 5th, the girls of the Ensign Girl's STEAM (ScienceTechnologyEngineeringArtsMath) Group visited KSL studios to learn about how the weather is produced as part of the Group's studies of Meteorology. They also learned a lot about how a television station works and, as you can see, met some pretty important people. Everyone had a great time.
STEAM Group is open to 4th, 5th and 6th grade girls.
Next STEAM Group is on November 19th at 3:15 p.m. in the Library.
Attention 4th Graders: Check out.....
Every Kid in a Park
As part of President Obama’s commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them, the Obama Administration formally launched the new Every Kid in a Park program on September 1, 2015.
Fourth graders nationwide can visit the new Every Kid in a Park website to obtain a pass that provides free access to students and their families to all federally managed lands and waters – including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries. The pass is valid for the 2015-2016 school year and grants free entry for fourth graders and three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 federally-managed sites.
Fourth graders can log onto the website at www.everykidinapark.gov and complete a fun educational activity in order to obtain and print their paper pass. Students may also trade in their paper pass for a more durable pass at participating federal sites nationwide.
Schoolwide Positive Behavior Plan
Free Parent Seminars
The Salt Lake School district will offer free parent seminars on a range of topics related to youth protection. CLICK HERE TO SEE DATES AND LOCATIONS
Updated School Lunch Information
To read about the new pricing please CLICK HERE.
Read our School Newsletter
The Inquiring Eagle
This newsletter is a must read for keeping up to date with the latest Ensign news.
There are a couple of ways to access it. The first way is to click on the Link below with the date of the Newsletter you would like to read. The second way is to click on the FYI Newsletters button, which is one of the choices on the left side of your screen with a blue background. This is where you can also view all archived newsletters.
SAGE 2014 Testing Results....
See the following link for Ensign Test Results. Thank you teachers, PTA, and SCC volunteers for your support in this effort!
Safe Walking Route
Parents please view our Safe Walking Route Map.
Information on Pre-K Program at Ensign
You can information three different ways:
3. Call: 801-974-8396
Information on ELP Testing
For Information about ELP Magnet Testing please read this Flyer:
Did you know?
Ensign is a Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program School.
Through this program we have an arts specialist who teaches both innovate art
classes to our students as well as working alongside our classroom teachers to
develop arts-based lesson plans in the core subjects of reading, math, science,
and history. To read more about this dynamic and beneficial program visit the program website. ___________________________________________________________
Salt Lake City School District is concentrating efforts to improve attendance at all schools and address issues of chronic absenteeism and tardies (N.E.S.T. No Empty Seats Today).
Look for the new PTA blog on the PARENTS page.
Air Quality Information
During periods of poor air the Air Quality Index is checked throughout the day.
To see the current conditions click here.
View the Recess Guidance Schedule here.
Click here for more information.
SEP CONFERENCE REMINDER
SEP Conferences will be held September 30th and October 1st. The window for scheduling conferences begins Monday Sept 21st at Midnight and will stay open until Sunday Sept 27th at 11:59PM. Click on the picture above that says Online Scheduler to book your conference appointment time.
If you have problems, please feel free to contact Dani at 801-578-8150
REGISTRATION for 2015-16 school year
Click the Red Button
Or go to the webpage directly at https://apex.slcschools.org/apex/f?p=1999:1:0:&tz=-6:00
Registration starts May 11, you should receive a letter in the mail that includes the required pin number.
If you have any questions or need help please fell free to call Dani at (801)578-8150.
SEP Conference will be March 11th and 12th
Please schedule your child's appointment starting from Sunday, February 22 at midnight through Sunday March 8 at 11:59pm.