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Participation in interscholastic athletics, cheerleading, student government, student clubs, graduation ceremonies, and other extracurricular activities is not a constitutionally protected civil right.  Therefore, students who are suspended, transferred to an alternative placement, or expelled, may lose the privilege of participation in all extracurricular activities during the period of discipline and will not be afforded due process procedures to challenge the denial of participation.

Students participating in extracurricular activities shall exemplify good citizenship. District and school standards for student participation in Student Government and extracurricular activities apply.

Latinos In Action (LIA)

The mission of Latinos in Action

is to empower Latino youth to be college and career ready

through culture, service, leadership, and excellence in education.

LIA (Latinos in Action) is a peer tutor and leadership class for bilingual students.
It is not necessary to be Latino or Hispanic, just that you are able to speak two languages fluently. The NLJH Chapter serves Lincoln Elementary students in Kindergarten and First grade. They play games that help them learn colors, numbers, shapes, syllables and math - ALL IN SPANISH!

How LIA Works

TUTORS AND ROLE MODELS:

LIA is a leadership class taught at the high school and junior high/middle school level by a highly-qualified and committed educator. The robust LIA curriculum trains students as paraprofessionals and leaders who visit their local elementary schools in an effort to not only increase literacy and math rates of those who are struggling, but to act as role models. This allows younger students to build leadership and self-efficacy that will propel them to join LIA when they reach Junior High and High School and continue the cycle of support and leadership demonstrated by older LIA students.

SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP:

LIA students are required to engage in service opportunities within their local communities at least once a semester or more. The intent of this course requirement is to allow students to “give back” to their communities and also offers an avenue of resources to their own families and neighbors. The service component of LIA is one of its strongest values and teaches students the importance of giving back to their community. It’s the hope that these students will not only progress in education and in life, but that they will take the skills and knowledge they have gained back to their communities and continue to cultivate a foundation of excellence.

EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE:

In order to participate in an LIA class, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher. The majority of LIA students currently maintain a 3.2 GPA and many are well above that average. Students are expected to engage in extracurricular activities which helps these students integrate into their school environments and also allows their classmates to break down potential stereotypes within their school communities.  Latinos in Action makes a considerable effort to track student participants with help from teachers, guidance counselors and college advisors. LIA works hard to find the best strategies to improve our program. Through tracking efforts, LIA students have shown to have a 98% high school graduation rate and an 85% college enrollment rate.

CULTURE:

Latinos in Action also places great significance on culture.  Culture largely contributes to the Latino identity, and LIA harnesses it as another tool to help students succeed in education.  Being bilingual is an asset most LIA students possess, but do not understand the benefits of this skill.  Latinos in Action strives to help students understand in this competitive and diverse society, second language fluency is an advantage in the work field.  In addition to encouraging students to strengthen their Spanish skills, LIA encourages participation in cultural performances.

 

 

 LIA Objectives:

  • All LIA students graduate high school, college and career ready.
  • All LIA students retain character traits and leadership skills to be successful in life
  • All LIA students complete post secondary educational tracts and enter the work force earning a livable wage.
  • All LIA students have the self-efficacy to persist through their educational goals and become contributing members of their communities.

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)

The purpose of MESA is to attract and support underrepresented youth, young women, and ethnic minorities on a pathway to college and careers in science, math, and engineering. 

MESA Utah Four Pillars

1.      Active Learning – During regular meetings and special events, students participate in challenging and engaging hands on projects and activities designed to explore the MESA Engineering Design Process

2.      Exposure to STEM – Design competitions, STEM events on university campuses, and connections with industry and career mentors

3.  Peer Support – Collaboration and leadership are emphasized at all MESA events throughout the K-16 pipeline.

4.     College Readiness – Through activities, resources and events developed in cooperation with our higher education partners

MESA supports the national science and mathematics educational agenda by ensuring that MESA students develop a high level of literacy in mathematics, engineering, and science so they can play a leading role within an increasingly technology-based world.

Services and activities for MESA students are targeted for those who need academic support as well as those who currently achieve at high levels and need additional opportunities.  MESA strives to reach the populations that are underrepresented in higher education and professions related to math, engineering, and science: girls and minorities. 

MESA is the pre-college component of the MESA/STEP Consortium, a nonprofit organization comprised of public school districts, charter schools, higher education institutions, STEM businesses and industries, and community organizations.

National Academic League (NAL)

Robotics

The robotics club provides an opportunity for students to become acquainted and proficient in the core subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through the VEX IQTM robotics challenge and curriculum. Students will work together to use the engineering design process to document, design, build, program, test and improve a robot to which will complete a series of tasks including an annual VEX IQ challenge played by students worldwide. Students may form teams which will compete in tournaments throughout the season in order to qualify for State and World Championships. To learn more about VEX IQ visit the REC Foundation.

Last season, two teams from North Layton Jr. High qualified for the State Championships and finished in 3rd and 5th place in the state. This year NLJH will be a VEX IQ tournament host for the first time. The Middle School Season Opener for the state will be held on Oct 27, 2018. To learn more about the tournament visit RobotEvents.com.

 

Robotics Coordinator, Mr. Lai

Student Government

Academic Requirements:
Must have a 3.0 GPA for each of the three preceding terms in order to run for office, and must maintain a 3.0 GPA each term to remain in that office.
A GPA of less than a 3.0 will put the student on probation until the next grading period. Midterm progress reports DO NOT APPLY.
A student can only have one (1) probationary period while being an officer.
One ‘F’ in any term will eliminate a person from Student Government.(There will be no probationary period in such cases.)

Citizenship Standards:
May have one ‘N‘ to run for office but will be on a 30-day probation period effective the next day.
A student cannot have a ‘U‘ or 2 ‘N‘s at any time to run for office.
Two probations, safe school violation, pattern of school policy violations, or an administrative ‘U‘ will result in immediate removal from office.

 

e-Cybermission

eCybermission is a grade level competition. Students compete on grade level teams of 3 to 4 members. Students choose a real-world problem that they would like to solve and then work to solve it using engineering or science.

Students compete with all other teams from the state of Utah in their specific grade level from sixth grade to ninth grade. If they take first place in state, their project is automatically moved up to the regional level. There students will be judged virtually if their project makes it into the top three projects. If their project takes first place at the regional level, students have the opportunity to go to the final competition at nationals located in Washington D.C.

Prize for first place in state is a $1000 savings bond for each student. Second place is a $500 savings bond. If students place at the regional level, another $1000 is awarded. If students make it to the finals, students will receive a possible $2,000 dollars, and an all expense paid trip to nationals.

HOW DID OUR TEAMS DO in 2017?

Our ninth grade team, the AgressiveWaffles, placed first place in state with their buoyant wind turbine idea. Their invention was able to generate electric power using wind energy and showed that it is possible to generate electricity on Mars. Each student was awarded a $1,000 US savings bond.

Our seventh grade team, the Ginger Snaps, placed second place in state with their underground greenhouse idea. Their design utilized clean energy using the sun to power their greenhouse to grow their plants and to clean and recycle their water. Each student was awarded a $500 US savings bond.

WHEN DOES THE SEASON START?

This year we are looking to sign up students and assign them to teams starting this September. Listen to the morning announcements in class to find out more.