Ogden Weber Applied Technology Trip


ATCOn Wednesday CTE Introduction will be researching programs offered by Ogden Weber Applied Technology College and Davis Applied Technology College in preparation for our arranged tour of the Ogden Weber ATC.  The eighth graders attended the Davis ATC last year and have been invited to join the 7th graders this year as we tour the Ogden ATC.

Permission Slips were passed out to the students and were required to be returned Friday, April 17th.  Students who failed to return their slips on time will not be able to join the group.  Because we find great value in helping students understand their career training options those students staying behind will be required to choose one program from either ATC to research.  In lieu of attendance at the ACT they will then take their research to complete a Utah Compose informative essay.  This essay will need a minimum of three revisions and a minimum score of 15. Students who don’t complete their essay in the time provided on Friday will be working on it until it is finished, instead of attending field day and other extra-curricular activities.

For those attending click HERE for an itinerary of the field trip: ATC Cover letter

Please direct any questions or concerns about this field trip and/or Utah Compose Assignment to Ms. Emily egoddard@mariamontessoriacademy.org 

Thank you for your support,

Ms. Emily

Upcoming ATC fieldtrip

We are breaking the junior high into two large groups for our tour of the Ogden Weber Technical College on April 24th.  We will be traveling by city bus.

  • First group leaves at 9 and returns at 11:30
  • Second group leaves at 12-2:30

I could use 1-2 more parent(s) volunteer in each group.  Here is the link to sign up so I know who to give detailed information too:



Chaperons Needed

volunteerIn April we are doing TWO fantastic trips. On April 10th we are walking over to the North Ogden Community Gardens and doing Spring Clean Up.  I need two chaperons to join us.

On April 24th, we will be riding the city bus over to the Ogden Weber Applied Technology College for a tour.  We are splitting the school into two trips and need 4 chaperons on each trip.

Below is a WE-JOIN-IN link that is limited.  Sign ups will close when the needed chaperons positions are filled.  It’s quite fun to observe teenagers in their natural habitat so take advantage of this opportunity.



Utah Compose Job Shadow Assignment

I found this really fun job shadow video that include some helpful tips:


All 7th and 8th grade students need to complete the following essay on Utah Compose.  Here are the steps to get started:

Open a browser (aka, get on the internet)


log in (it’s your SIS student number, with three 000 added in front of the SIS#, for both log in and password, then you can change it)

Go to keyboarding or digital literacy (which ever you currently have)

Press the practice tab and find  ‘Job Shadow Experience’

I have uploaded the job shadow reflection form if you would like to use it as a pre-write.

When you begin your writing you are welcome to copy and paste from your reflection form. You may also copy and paste from a word processing program.  If you want to finish working on it later click “save & quite.” Otherwise, you can submit your work using the “submit” button.

Let me know if you have questions!  egoddard@mariamontessoriacademy.org 


Job Shadow Reflection Due by Dec 5th


All 7th and 8th grade job shadow reflections are due December 5th.  Here are the links for the forms:

Student Reflection Form (the same form for 7th & 8th grades) The reflection form will be used as a pre-write for a Utah Compose writing exercise for all students.

Job Shadowing Presentation Rubric (7th grade only) My CTE Intro students have already recieved their job shadow packet.  This original packet is worth 30 pts.  However, reality dictates that life happens and they will need another copy. However, it will cost them 30 points when they turn in the secondary copy.

Students will also be required to write a thank you letter to their host/hostess. If you would like a copy of the thank you letter format just email me and I will forward that to you.

If, for whatever reason, your student did not job shadow they will need to choose a job or occupation to research. They will still be required to present.  If you have any questions about this wonderful opportunity don’t hesitate to email Ms. Emily any time! egoddard@mariamontessoriacademy.org


Need three more volunteers for Biztown

front runner

We have three more slots for parent volunteers for JA Biztown.  Please email Ms. Emily if  you are interested.


The event is this Friday. Volunteers need to report to the Discovery Gateway at 8:30 for a brief training.  We should be done between 1 and 1:30 pm.

Please let Ms. Emily know of any students with alternate travel plans other than the Front Runner so an accurate head count can be established.

It will be AWESOME!!