Margaret Peterson Haddix author visit

On September 22, all students at Bryant Middle School were visited by author Margaret Peterson Haddix.  Haddix is the best-selling author of over 35 books including The Shadow Children series, The Missing series, Uprising and Under Their Skin.  Haddix introduced her newest release, The Children of Exile.

At Bryant Middle School author visits are a very important part of developing students who are readers and writers.  Emily DeJong, the librarian at Bryant Middle School, said “hearing a real author speak is the ultimate literacy incentive.  When students meet the author of a book, the book becomes real and something they want to read.  And when they start to read one book, they will read more.”

Haddix described how she gets ideas for her books from things that happen in her own life.  She advised students that if they want to become writers they need to “read a lot, play around with poetry, keep a journal, and make sure you have time to think.”  Haddix said, “When I write, I get to imagine other worlds.  I get to imagine other people’s perspective on things.”  Haddix explained that she was inspired to become a writer from all the books she read as a child. 

Soccer Tryouts

Boys and girls Co-ed soccer team tryouts will be on Wednesday, September 14, and Thursday, September 15.  Interested students must come both days to be on the team.

The tryouts will be from 3:30- 5:45 pm in the gym.  Students must have a 3.0 or above GPA to tryout and be on the team.  Bring your own workout clothes, indoor soccer shoes, and/ or cleats.  Meet in the gym after school on time both days and stay until 5:45 pm.  Dinner and bus will be provided or arrange a ride from Bryant at 5:30 pm.

Students will be assigned to JV and Varsity teams on Friday, September 16, after school.  Then students must register and pay $10 to the After School Coordinator or to the Office.  The games and practices are as follows (MUST attend to be on the team): Dates: September 20- November 4, Days: Tuesday and Thursday, Time: 3:30-5:45, VS. Glendale, Clayton & Hillside Middle School.

National Suicide Prevention Month


“Earlier this summer, the Utah Department of Health released a report showing that the rate of suicide among 10-to-17-year-olds in Utah has tripled in less than a decade.

That report came out as KUED wrapped up a very timely film on teen suicide produced by independent Utah filmmaker Frank Feldman.  Hope Lives: Preventing Teen Suicide airs on KUED Monday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m. as part of National Suicide Prevention Month. As part of its outreach around the program, KUED is making resource packets available to middle school, junior high, and high school counselors in the state as well as to public libraries.  The free packets are also available to viewers by emailing They include a DVD of the program as well as resource materials from suicide prevention organizations in the state. Finally, KUED will hold a free public screening event Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. at The University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute  with experts and survivors.”


Salt Lake ELP Middle School Assessment Information

Salt Lake City School District’s Extended Learning Program (ELP)

Salt Lake City School District’s Extended Learning Program (ELP) provides specialized educational services for identified gifted and high ability 7th and 8th grade middle school students. ELP services are available at all district middle schools with more extensive services provided through ELP Magnet Programs at Clayton, Hillside, and Glendale Middle Schools, and West High School.

As part of the eligibility process for the 2017-2018 school year, gifted and high ability 6th and 7th grade students may participate in the middle school testing which includes an out-of-level CogAT, an abilities assessment, and out-of-level IOWA reading and math assessments. The assessments will be given at our school during the November 2 – December 14 testing window. The dates for testing will be chosen by the administration and proctors at our school. Check back on our website for those dates. Students who live outside district boundaries may call the ELP office for a testing appointment. This testing will be scheduled on November 4, 11, 18, December 2 and 9.

Parents must submit registration and disclosure statement forms to the district ELP office between September 19 and November 2, 2016. Registration and disclosure forms are available on the district website:, or contact Amy Burris, ELP Administrative Assistant, at the district ELP Office at 801-578-8573.

Parent information meetings will be held on Wednesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 27, 2016. They will begin at 6:00 pm at the Administration Building, 440 E. 100 S., rooms 112-114.

Students who are currently in magnet ELP do not need to retest.

Breakfast with the Superintendent

Throughout the year the Salt Lake City School District Superintendent will be hosting breakfasts for any interested parents or community members. The breakfasts will be from 7-9 am.  The breakfasts will be on the following dates:

August 30                                Rose Park
September 14                          Glendale
October 25                               West
November 9                              Bryant
December 14                            Riley
January 24                              Uintah
February 15                             Highland
March 28                                 Lincoln
April 18                                   Washington
May 24                                    Northwest


The Front office will be open August 11-18 Mon-Fri 9:00 am -3:00 pm to assist any parents/guardians with late registration.   Computers will be available in room #103 for you to complete the online portion of registration. Please go to the Counseling Office to complete the registration, apply for fee waivers, and/or pay fees.  NEW students will receive their schedules on the first day of school, incoming 6th graders from a Bryant feeder school and returning 8th graders will receive their schedules once they are registered.

What do I bring?

Bryant Staff will be collecting the required documentation below:

Returning 8th Grade Students

  • Proof of address

Incoming 7th Grade Students

  • Immunization records
  • Proof of address
  • Birth Certificate

New Students

  • Proof of address
  • Transcripts from previous school
  • Immunization records
  • Birth Certificate

Special Permits

Students outside of Bryant boundaries will need to complete a Special Permit Form and meet with Principal Yapias.

Note: There is a $5 fee for all approved special permits.

  • Proof of address
  • Transcripts from previous school
  • Immunization records
  • Birth Certificate

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