Begins: 7:45 a.m.
Ends Mon-Thur: 2:45 p.m.
Ends Fri: 12:30 p.m.
Monday – Thursday
1st Lunch 10:35 – 11:05
2nd Lunch 11:30 – 12:00
1st Lunch 10:45 – 11:15
2nd Lunch 11:25 – 11:55
Registration is done during the summer via mail and internet. Students schedules and locker combinations are sent home through the mail before school starts.
The Wasatch Jr. High School community is dedicated to providing engaging academics and enriching experiences while encouraging individual creativity in a safe environment.
Wasatch offers a variety of extracurricular opportunities: competitive sports, intramurals, Geography Bee, Math Counts, MESA, Reflections, Science Fair, Cultural Fair, Robotics, and the Wasatch Leadership Team.
Wasatch Junior High opened in 1959. In 1962, enrollment reached a peak of 1,559 students. In July, 2005, the building was destroyed by a devastating fire. From 2005 – 2008, Wasatch students attended school with neighboring Churchill Junior High. Three years later, in August, 2008, the new Wasatch opened its doors to 820 students.
Wasatch students continue to perform exceedingly well on the DWA (Direct Writing Assessments) and criterion-referenced tests (CRT). Wasatch scores on these tests are among the highest in the state.
Wasatch has an enrollment of approximately 900 students. During the open enrollment period (December 1 through the third Friday in February) students may apply for admission.
| ARABIC 2
CHINESE (OTHER THAN CANTONESE OR MANDARIN) 2
| MANDARIN 6 |
PERSIAN (FARSI) 2
Beginning the 2011-12 academic school year a renewed focus on writing across the curriculum began in all content areas. Students are expected to think and write critically every term in every class. Students learn and practice through writing and activity critical thinking skills such as: organization, analyzing, inferences, integration, and generating new ideas in bi-weekly lessons taught during their 1st period class. These lessons are designed to aide students in becoming proficient writers who are prepared to perform at above standard achievement levels in high school, college, and in their future careers.
The Wasatch reputation for academic excellence and many outstanding programs, including our performing arts department attract not only students within its boundaries, but many students travel from surrounding districts and schools as well to attend Wasatch. Students who attend Wasatch are guaranteed a high quality education taught by an educated and experienced faculty.
Computers and technology
All classrooms have digital projectors which are connected to computers, DVD players, and voice enhancement systems. Two computer labs are available for faculty use, and students have access to computers before and after school. Through the internet, patrons are able to access student grades, teacher web pages, and email addresses.
The majority of WJH students attend Skyline High School, which has the same high expectations for academic performance as Wasatch insists upon. At the end of each year 9th grade students celebrate their successful junior high experience at a PTSA sponsored Promotion party. This party consists of a catered dinner, dance, and lots of other fun activities.
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In this contest, it's a matter of brain over brawn. Brockbank and Wasatch Junior High Schools match wits to determine the Granite District Academic Games championship.