No School Friday Feb 16th and Monday, Feb 19th

There will be no school Friday, February 16th or Monday, February 19th for Staff Development Day on Friday and Presidents Day on Monday.

Enjoy your long weekend!

Paradigm School Tours

Hello Paradigm Families! If you know of anyone who is interested in coming to Paradigm, please let them know we will be giving tours every Tuesday in February at 5:30 pm. A sign up sheet is available at We also have shadowing opportunities available. We need 24 hours notice to arrange a shadow day. Please contact the office for details!

Volunteer Opportunities:

Please e-mail if you would like to sign-up for these volunteer opportunities:

School Store Help - Help is needed in the School Store during High School Lunch (11:10-11:50 M-Th) and Prep School Lunch (12:45-1:20 M-Th). You must have a background check done with Paradigm in order to help with the store. Please let us know if you'd like to help and we will send you a link to the calendar to sign-up for days


Dear Parents,

The price for yearbooks will be going up FAST! The last day to purchase your yearbooks before the price goes up is Friday, February 23rd. After that day, the yearbook price will go up $5. Before February 23rd, the price is $50 for High School yearbook and $35 for the Prep School yearbook. After the 23rd, the price will go up, and yearbooks will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Paradigm High Yearbook Staff ( Thank you for your support!

Zupas Fundraiser

Mark your calendars! Paradigm's Cafe Zupas Fundraiser Night will be Tuesday, March 6th from 5-9pm at the District location! Please invite your family and friends to enjoy dinner and support our school! Just tell the cashier that your meal is for Paradigm and we will receive a percentage of your dine-in purchase. We hope to see you there!

Mock Trial

Mock Trial has officially begun. Practices will be held on Fridays after school. See Mrs. Christensen for more information. Good luck, teams!

After Math

After Math will only be held on Mon-Thurs at 3-4 pm in room #144.

Spare Change

The Literary Magazine Spare Change is now accepting submissions for the next issue. Please email your artwork, poems, short stories and essays to

Travel Opportunity

Come tour with us!  Paradigm Mentors are planning a 2019 tour to Italy and Germany! There will be two informational meetings Feb 13th and Feb 20th right after school in room 222. For information, contact Jennifer Shaw at See full announcements for details!


Paradigm’s spring choir concert will be held Friday, March 2nd- more details to come.



Come and play chess on the library door. Chess is a cool game and the library door has fun facts you might not know.  If you're a pro or just getting started it's not too late to join the Chess Club.  We meet every Tuesday in the library during lunch and we need competitors to participate in an upcoming tournament! We also need a club president....Come to the library with any questions.  


Call for Last Semester’s Books

Scholars, many of you have not returned your seminar books from last semester to the library.  Please return any overdue books promptly. Thanks!  


ASL Club

Don’t forget! ASL Club is every Thursday after school in room #145

Paradigm’s 1st Ever Short Story Contest


Write a Story in One Month – Holiday to Holiday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 15th) to President’s Day (February 19th)



1)    You may begin no sooner than Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 15th 2018

2)   All entries must be emailed to Tewie ( no later than President’s Day at 12am (midnight), Monday, February 19th.

3)   You may receive help from others only in the form of proofreading. 

Proofreading = spelling, punctuation, grammar and sentence structure. 

4)   Entries must be at least 2 pages in length and no more than 10 pages, in any font below 20pt and above 12pt in size.  They need to contain your full name, age (as of President’s Day) and a title, as well as the body of the story.

5)   No prize will be given if no story is received.

6)   You must be a scholar attending Paradigm Schools for the 2017-18 school year.



 Judging:  To be done by Ms. Lattin’s Literary Magazine Class

Judging will be based on 3 sets of criteria: (10 points for each – 30 points possible)

1)    Spelling, grammar and punctuation – proofread several times – have others proofread too

2)   Creative Storyline – is it unique?  Is it interesting?  Does it hold the reader’s attention?

3)   Logical Flow – Does it make sense?  Is there an introduction, a climax, a resolution and a conclusion?  Absolutely no cliff-hangers – automatic 5 point deduction

4)   Turning it in within the allotted time – automatic 5 point deduction if one minute (or more) late.



There will be three divisions:

11-13 Years Old

14-15 Years Old

16-18 Years Old


Prizes:  Will be announced and distributed Friday March 9th.

1st Place – $40

2nd Place – $20

3rd Place – $15

4th Place – $10

5th Place – $5

6th Place – $2

7th Place – $2

8th Place – $2

9th Place – $2

10th Place – $2


 Have Fun and Good Luck!

If you have questions, please e-mail Tewie Lord:



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