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Superintendent's Message

Posted: Tue, 01-31-2017 - 04:04 PM

Dear SLCSD Community,

One of my priorities as superintendent of SLCSD is to visit schools on a regular basis. While visiting schools, I am proud and impressed with the opportunities available to all students.

Each SLCSD school is unique and offers programs and/or courses that set it apart from the others. While I don’t have the space to mention everything that I’ve seen so far, I do want to share with you some of the highlights from my first visits.

I am impressed by the rigorous academic offerings like the International Baccalaureate Program at West High School and Highland High School; the Curriculum and Assessment Program at Ensign Elementary, Hawthorne Elementary, and Clayton Middle School; the fine arts programs at all of our schools; hands-on science activities supported by parent volunteers; and the AVID program at many of our schools. I also enjoyed visiting with students who are participating in our journalism classes and our JROTC programs. Seeing how our CTE teachers are encouraging students to work collaboratively and think creatively is amazing. I am so proud to lead a district that believes in equipping students with an educational foundation that will help them succeed upon graduation from SLCSD.

Our students have an opportunity to participate in programs that challenge them intellectually as well as phenomenal extracurricular programs. We have student athletes competing in state competitions and winning championships each year. SLCSD has a debate team recognized as a premier program in the state of Utah. And our student involvement opportunities don’t end there. SLSCD students can participate in a variety of CTE competitions.  Many of our schools have student councils who are promoting school spirit, community services, and academic excellence.  

It is undeniable SLCSD schools are special and supportive of our students. And it’s important to appreciate that everything we have here in SLCSD isn’t necessarily present in other districts. We are a very blessed school district in that our students have so many opportunities to find their place.

I would be remiss not to mention that these programs and activities are reflections of the leadership of SLCSD teachers, administrators, and our Board of Education. It is evident that our staff are here for the right reasons, that they serve the district because they are committed to helping students achieve success.

In SLCSD, there is a place for every student and I am thankful that we can welcome all students and help them achieve and succeed. As I continue to visit schools I look forward to seeing how SLCSD can continue to provide opportunities for all.

Yours in education,
Dr. Lexi Cunningham

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2017 District Summer Camp at Bonneville

Posted: Thu, 03-23-2017 - 03:41 PM

The registration date for this year's District Summer Camp at Bonneville is coming quickly. The camp offers academic morning classes in math and reading. The enrichment program includes hands-on projects, outdoor activities, fun fieldtrips, computer lab skills development, and exciting guest programs. 

There are four sessions available this year.

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Annual Agency Fair - for students and adults with disabilities

Posted: Thu, 03-23-2017 - 01:26 PM

This is a great opportunity for school personnel, students, and parents to learn more about what services are available to help families with disabilities access community support, from early childhood to post-school transition.

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Dash to D.C.

Posted: Thu, 03-23-2017 - 11:35 AM

On March 11, approximately 150 community members and students and faculty from Innovations High Early College School ran a Dash to D.C. 5K to raise funds for a trip to Washington D.C.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest Winners

Posted: Wed, 03-22-2017 - 10:44 AM

Congratulations to the district’s Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest winners. For the past several years this essay contest was led by the Utah State Office of Education, but this year the state office was not able to be part of the contest, Instead of letting the tradition fade, the Salt Lake City School District held its own contest.

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Arts Night at Highland Park

Posted: Tue, 03-21-2017 - 11:24 AM

The Highland Park school and community came together Friday night in mass to help fundraise at the 12th Annual Arts Night.  Highland Park Elementary is a model school for the arts and is one of the few schools in the nation that provides visual art, music, and dance to all students. Every 5th and 6th grader also has the option of taking band, strings and general music.

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