Lobo News

Our News page, which includes all the latest SJHS events and activities, will help parents and students stay informed, and staying organized and on top of things aids in student success. Parental participation is an important part of every child’s education.

Changes to Bus Routes

Please be aware that we have the following bus-route changes, effective April 11, 2018. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, or see our Transportation page for more information. The changes are:

  • Route 8 - Yellow Bus
    • adding all stops on 1st East
    • adding Turley subdivison
  • Route 9 - Red Bus
    • adding Putter/Hillcrest Apartments
  • Route 11 - Orange Bus
    • adding Suds Bucket
    • adding all stops on 3rd Street (trailer park)
AR Reading Goals

To encourage students to read and meet their AR reading goals, Mrs. Hoopes issued the "Hoopes" challenge. The AR class with the most AR points last quarter had the opportunity to form a team and compete against our staff dream team in a game of hoops. Everyone who met their goal was able to come and watch the game. Those who did not meet their goals did not have the opportunity to attend the game. Approximately 290 students met their goals last quarter. It was a very competitive race with Mrs. Trezise's AR class winning! In addition to the basketball game, all students who met their goal also got to skip AR one day and have an extended lunch. What a great motivator!

Staff dream team:

  • Allison VanWinkle
  • Pari Flake
  • Meagan Gardner
  • Becky Morelan
  • Elizabeth Tang
  • Jennifer Hoopes
  • Olivia Lewis
  • Bud Isaacs
  • Mike Eilertsen
  • Jeff Mortenson
  • Superintendent Hollis Merrell
  • Kay Solomon

Student team:

  • Benson Beatty
  • Selena Campos
  • Lance Christensen
  • Tyler Clare
  • Garrett Craner
  • Brigham Davis
  • Kyle Decker
  • Addie Hatch
  • Connor Hathaway
  • LilleAnn Hollom
  • Lily Lundberg
  • Trista Montgomery
  • Trinity Nunez
  • Riley Peterson
  • Cooper Rapier
  • Bryce Rhoton
  • Jacob Shelley
  • Waylon Shumway
  • Reagan Sipes
  • Michel Smith

Referees:

  • Brian Hoopes
  • Laura Shumway

Scorekeeper:

  • Jessica Kenney

More Photos of AR dream team winners

Governing Board Open Positions

Snowflake Unified School District will have two governing board positions open in November 2018. Please visit the Navajo County Arizona website for complete details on how to become a governing board member.

Community Blood Drive

Snowflake High School is hosting a community blood drive on Tuesday, April 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the gym. We will enter all blood donors into a drawing to win a pair of passes to Phoenix Comic Fest. Please see our community blood drive flyer for more information.

Contact Information

Has your contact information changed? Do you have a new phone number, address, or e-mail? Please contact Tara Brimhall at 536.4156 ext. 7720 or Tohna Rogers 536.4156 ext. 7710 with your new information. It is very important that we keep your contact information current. We appreciate your cooperation. 

Changing Culture And Increased Focus On Math At Snowflake Unified Greatly Improved Student Achievement

We’ve all heard someone say it. Maybe we’ve even said it ourselves. “I’m just no good at math!” It’s an epidemic in this country, and it’s something that every educator is battling as youth hear this sentiment from parents, coaches, and other influencers.

Thankfully, some educators have found ways of inspiring students and building their arithmetic confidence. For close to a decade, math skills have been a primary focus for the Snowflake Unified School District, and they have seen great success as a result.

At a rural district with more than 2,600 students in the Snowflake and Taylor areas, where close to half of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, leadership knew they would need to create strong alignment between the teams at two k-3 schools, two 4-6 schools, the junior high, and high schools. They understood that some teachers were highly effective, which created pockets of success, but that wasn’t enough. New teachers needed more guidance and teams would need to integrate between grade levels, allowing for smoother transitions for students.

The resulting professional learning communities (PLC) has ushered in system-wide gains. Grade level teachers plan together, share best practices, and trouble-shoot challenges in regular meetings. In one instance, a third grade teacher had such impressive results that she shared her methods with the district and many of her team members adopted similar tactics. The district sent teacher representatives to PLC training, who brought their learnings back to the schools to ensure that they’re all working from the same playbook. To help support teachers, the district undertook a refresh of their curriculum map, which has made a big difference in student achievement.

Please take a moment to view the complete article on the Expect More Arizona website.