RIVERVIEW JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
National Junior Honor Society is an international student organization that consists of chapters in grades 6-10. To be considered for the honor of membership, applicants must reach the five standards which include character, scholarship, leadership, service, and citizenship.
For students interested applying to be a member of NJHS, download and print the application using the following link: NJHS 2017-2018 Application
Deadlines are as follows:
- November 7th: Print off applications
- November 14th: Applications due to Mrs. Dansie
- November 16th: Selection letters handed to students
- November 21st: Acceptance letter and receipt due to Mrs. Dansie
The requirements to apply are a 3.7 GPA and no N’s or U’s. If students were in NJHS last year, their membership carried over and they DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY. The letters they received on Tuesday, November 7 indicated if they returned in good standing. Contact Mrs. Dansie with any questions: [email protected]
Murray PTA Reflections 2017-2018: "Within Reach"
Reflections is a nationwide art contest. Students may enter artwork in seven categories: Literature, Music Composition, Photography, 2-D and 3-D Visual Arts, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. Winning entries advance to the district competition and may be selected to compete at the state and national level. All participants will receive prizes.
Visit murrayreflections.blogspot.com for entry forms and rules.
All entries are due to the office by Friday, November 17.
MHS Boys' Basketball Tryouts: 2017-2018 Season
Murray High Boys Freshman Basketball Tryouts will be held on Nov. 6, 7, 8, from 3:30 to 6:00 pm at Riverview Jr. High School. You must register for tryouts on the Murray High School site under My Athlete prior to Tryouts. You must be in 9th grade to try out.
Utah State Board of Education Survey
A Utah State Board of Education task force is working to identify barriers that may prevent educational excellence in public schools. This survey includes questions about your satisfaction with Utah schools and why you feel the way you do. It is anonymous and only takes a few minutes. Please take a moment to make sure your opinion is recorded and then share this link with your Utah neighbors, friends, and colleagues.
New Librarian and Website
Mrs. Jill Hansen is our new Riverview Junior High School Library Media Specialist! Mrs. Hansen, who previously taught English here at RJH, has great new ideas and is looking forward to helping our students, faculty, and community. Check out the new library website here or on the website navigation bar, go to "Our School" and then select "Library".
13 Reasons Why Netflix Series: The Utah State Board of Education wants the following documents shared with all staff, posted on district and school websites and made available to parents:
- 13 Reasons Why Talking Points
- Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide
- Community Resources
- Tips for Talking about Suicide
The bottom line: If a student wants to watch the series, we tell them to watch it with a parent. We are also telling parents to watch it with their child due to the graphic content, language and storyline glamorizing suicide. If a student has already watched the series, we recommend the parent review the Talking Points with them.
Early Bird Readers Book Club
Thanks to all those who joined us for our April Early Bird Readers Book Club on Friday, April 14. We had a great turnout of 73 book club members attend this month's book club: 60 students, 8 faculty, and 5 members of the community.
Many thanks to Mrs. Dale, who will be retiring this year, for her many years of heading the Early Bird Readers Book Club here at Riverview. She has graciously compiled a list of her favorite Early Bird Readers Book Club Books for the community, so download from the link below, and happy reading!
For more information about the Early Bird Readers Book Club and the RJH Library, see our library webpage.
Guide for Parents to Help Their Student Cope with Loss
The following resources are for parents who have children who are coping with the loss of a friend or other loved one to suicide:
Smith's Community Rewards Program
Smith's Earn & Learn program ended December 31, 2013, and on January 1, 2014, the Smith's Community Rewards program replaced it. The Community Rewards program will no longer use enrollment letters with the organization's barcode for Smith's checkers to link to a Rewards card. All enrollments will take place online. Step-by-step instructions are available online at smithscommunityrewards.com.
CIVIL RIGHTS NOTICE
Murray School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Jim Bouwman, Principal Riverview Junior High
751 Tripp Lane Murray, Ut. 84123
Darren Dean, Director of HR, Student Services & CTE
147 E. 5065 So. Murray, Ut. 84107
For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit
for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.