News Archive 2016-17 School Year

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College and Career Readiness Activity Day at Hillside

Posted: Thu, 02-23-2017 - 10:02 AM

One of the many responsibilities of a middle school is to offer college and career awareness exploration activities for students. Hillside Middle School has a robust college and career readiness program.

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A Visit from the Springville Art Museum

Posted: Thu, 02-23-2017 - 09:55 AM

Liz Donakey and Jenessa Van Buren, educators from the Springville Art Museum, gave the students at Bennion Elementary the opportunity to appreciate and contemplate pieces of art from the museum’s collection.  The Springville Art Museum along with nine other humanities organizations such as The Utah Shakespeare Festival and The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival form POPS (Professional Outreach Pr

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Science Family Fun Night at Dilworth

Posted: Thu, 02-23-2017 - 09:51 AM

On Thursday, February 9, Dilworth Elementary was packed with students eager to participate in the Second Annual Science Family Fun Night. Over 300 students participated in 10 different hands-on STEM activities. The event was a huge success and is a tribute to what is possible when different committees within the school work together to improve educational opportunities for all students.

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Mountain View's Science Fair

Posted: Thu, 02-23-2017 - 09:46 AM

For months, the students at Mountain View Elementary have been preparing for the school’s science fair. Many of the students worked on their projects at school with the support of teachers and parents.

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Escalante Atrium Art - Whatever the Weather

Posted: Fri, 02-17-2017 - 08:31 AM

Escalante is lucky to have a beautiful atrium in the center of our school, visible from our upstairs and downstairs halls. It makes a perfect place for collective art making involving large groups of students as makers and audience. Collective art is art making that is created using large groups of people negotiating working together to tell a visual story.

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Firefighters Visit Ensign with a Surprise

Posted: Thu, 02-16-2017 - 12:53 PM

Last week, the firefighters from the Salt Lake City Fire Department Station 4 visited our school.

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Emerson student stacking cups

Emerson Second-grade Students Like To MOVE IT!

Posted: Thu, 02-16-2017 - 11:06 AM

Emerson’s second-grade teachers have made some fun changes in their classroom this school year.  The new Power Team decided their students needed chances to move their bodies throughout the day to help students stay engaged in their learning.  GoNoodle, a fun and very entertaining online program, got them off to a good start.

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Kindergarten Science at Wasatch Elementary

Posted: Tue, 02-14-2017 - 03:33 PM

Discovery Gateway has a new Kindergarten Science Program, and they came to Wasatch to share with our kindergarten students.  On January 19, the students were involved in a 45 minute session with inquiry-based experiences that cover the Utah Core Science Standard for the kindergarten curriculum.  The topic was potential energy. 

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Second Annual Dilworth Chess Tournament

Posted: Tue, 02-14-2017 - 09:19 AM

On Saturday, February 4, Dilworth Elementary hosted the Second Annual Dilworth Chess Tournament.  About 300 people came, including parents and coaches of the players.  There were approximately 170 players, with ages ranging from 5 years old to 18 years old.  There were 22 students representing our school.

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Stop, Look, and Talk - Participatory Bulletin Boards at Escalante Elementary

Posted: Mon, 02-13-2017 - 09:10 AM

We are utilizing our bulletin boards as interactive conversational sites for everyone in our community to learn about each other. Two boards are up right now in our stairwells- “Career Path” and “I Love You This Much!”

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The heART of Learning at Emerson Elementary

Posted: Mon, 02-13-2017 - 09:05 AM

Emerson’s hallways are filled with student art work. Students in all classes work once a month with the amazing Regina Stenberg. Regina has spent the last five years building a strong art program for Emerson students built on technique, varied mediums, and art history. Ms.

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Guest Authors: Nibley Park Students

Posted: Thu, 02-09-2017 - 10:38 AM

One of the first things you learn about film making is how much you have to work together. Sometimes it was easy and everyone agreed on what to do. Other times people just wanted to have their way on everything.

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Guest Author: Donna Reid, Bonneville Elementary

Posted: Thu, 02-09-2017 - 10:32 AM

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” a question asked of me many times during my early and adolescent years.  While nurse, stewardess, and mom were considerations, my answer, when quizzed, was always, “I want to be a teacher.”

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Guest Author: Jeanne Winters Morriss, Backman Elementary

Posted: Thu, 02-09-2017 - 10:31 AM

The first week in February is National School Counseling Week, so this is a perfect time to reflect on the path that brought me to my job as an elementary school counselor at Backman Elementary. 

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Science is Cool

Posted: Thu, 02-09-2017 - 10:27 AM

Emerson Elementary students got to show off their hard work and knowledge on February 2, during their annual science night.  The upper-grade students have been working hard in class and at home using the scientific process.  Parents were welcome to come and celebrate hard work and learn about many student discoveries in the field of science and engineering. 

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Jazz player with Franklin students

Math or Basketball? Maybe Both!

Posted: Thu, 02-09-2017 - 10:23 AM

Shoot, Shoot, Shoot – make those swishers so our team can win. Franklin students had the opportunity to “play” some basketball with two Utah Jazz players, Shelvin Mack and Raul Neto. The students practiced their math skills and had the Jazz players shoot baskets from selected locations that related to the equations the students solved.

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Lisa McMann

Author Visit to Bonneville Elementary

Posted: Tue, 02-07-2017 - 11:03 AM

On February 6, 2017, Bonneville Elementary students had the privilege of meeting Lisa McMann, author of the Unwanted Series.

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Third-grade Weavers at Franklin

Posted: Tue, 02-07-2017 - 10:56 AM

This week we began a class on weaving with the third-grade classes. Our Library Aid/Playground Assistant brought her loom and woven materials to the library to showcase her beautiful samples of what a loom and crafter can create. Our third-grade students were able to try out what it would be like to weave a table runner.

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Salt Lake City School District Apple

2017 District MathCounts Competition

Posted: Tue, 02-07-2017 - 10:42 AM

On January 26, Mathletes from eight schools came together to compete in the Salt Lake City School District MathCounts Competition. Congratulations to West High students for their success as the top three 2017 Countdown winners!

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Reverend France A. Davis with students

Learning about the Bill of Rights

Posted: Tue, 02-07-2017 - 10:33 AM

Ensign Elementary received one of 200 nationwide pop-up exhibits from the National Archives, called the The Bill of Rights and You, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the landmark Bill of Rights document. As part of this exhibit we have created a learning classroom featuring historical information which includes the 1964 Civil Rights Act, reproduction historical document

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Bryant student with art piece

Access to Art

Posted: Tue, 02-07-2017 - 10:25 AM

Emily Pierce, Bryant’s Art teacher, has been successful at providing art supplies for her students through Donors Choose grants.  Over the last 2 years, Ms. Pierce has received over $4000 in art supplies for various projects, including glass fusing supplies, Scholastic Art magazines, and supplies for Sumi-e art.  Her latest success was with supplies for Encaustic painting.

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Bryant student with Utah Jazz player

Math Motivation Through Math Hoops

Posted: Fri, 02-03-2017 - 09:53 AM

Jeffrey Zivkovic, a math teacher at Bryant Middle School, has seen his students motivated to learn math concepts through playing the game Math Hoops.  Math Hoops is a board game that simulates playing basketball, but students do math to make points.

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Backman student dressed for Día de Muertos

Sharing Traditions at Backman Elementary

Posted: Fri, 02-03-2017 - 09:39 AM

On a Thursday night this fall, Backman Elementary’s halls were filled with families pouring into the auditorium, excited to see students in first, fourth and sixth grade perform.  The school held its first Sharing Traditions family night of the year, Día de Muertos, with special dance performances as well as visual art displays and literature components.  Chara Huckins, the school’s movement te

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Salt Lake City School District Apple

Parent Seminar - February 22

Posted: Thu, 02-02-2017 - 04:57 PM

Please join us for our next parent seminar, February 22, at West High School. 

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Lego Building Challenge at Edison

Posted: Wed, 02-01-2017 - 10:28 AM

Edison fifth-grade students were thrilled to be a part of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Lego building challenge. Each student was given one hundred Lego blocks and a combination of a rock, string, foil, and cardboard. Students had 45 minutes to construct a structure of their choice.

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Behind the Scenes: Science Fair

Posted: Wed, 02-01-2017 - 10:17 AM

For almost a month now, the students at Lincoln Elementary have been preparing for the school’s annual science fair. Instead of working on projects at home, however, the students have been very busy working on campus after school hours with the support of dozens of teachers and parent volunteers.

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Working Hard Even When School is Closed

Posted: Wed, 02-01-2017 - 10:12 AM

January 19, 2016 was an exciting day for 127 Innovations Early College High School students. All were recognized in the school assembly for their hard work and progress during the Winter Break. Earning a total of 50.25 credits, each of the 127 students completed at least one term (.25 credit) in classes during the two week break.

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Author Ben Behunin Visits Newman Elementary

Posted: Mon, 01-30-2017 - 10:32 AM

On January 9, 2017 Ben Behunin was able to share his thoughts and visions as an artist with the students of Newman Elementary. Inspired by his mom who made art with her kids daily, he always thought of himself as an artist. 

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Tell Me a Story

Posted: Mon, 01-30-2017 - 10:01 AM

Did you know that there are over 400 versions of the Cinderella story?! The second and third-grade students at Lincoln Elementary had the opportunity to hear a version called, “The Gift of the Crocodile” told by a professional storyteller. Instead of reading the story aloud, the storyteller performed it, and several others stories, for the students.

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Science Fair at Ensign Elementary

Posted: Mon, 01-30-2017 - 09:42 AM

Last week we had spectacular turnout for our annual Science Fair. We had classroom projects from lower grades and even entries from third-grade students!

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Roadrunner Days at Highland Park

Posted: Mon, 01-30-2017 - 09:38 AM

Highland Park Elementary students showed their school spirit through acts of kindness during the week of Roadrunner Days. Roadrunner Days began several years ago with Principal Shelley Halverson as a way to promote school spirit and a community of caring characteristics. The PTA helped with her ideas and continues now with Principal Debora Cluff. 

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Salt Lake City School District Apple

Evidence Based Instructional Strategy at Parkview

Posted: Mon, 01-30-2017 - 09:33 AM

Today I will learn about Parkview’s Evidence Based Instructional Strategy, so I can better understand what goes on in classrooms school-wide. To do this, I will read an article with information about learning targets and success criteria.

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Hillside students

Ugly Sweater Dance

Posted: Thu, 01-26-2017 - 09:20 AM

One important part of education is for students to have opportunities to socialize and to celebrate together with fun activities. On the final school day in December, Hillside Middle School uses an assembly schedule for our middle school students for both of these purposes by hosting an Ugly Sweater Dance and Activity Day. 

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Newman students

Robots and Strawberries! Oh My!

Posted: Thu, 01-26-2017 - 09:16 AM

Robots have invaded Ms. Park’s fifth-grade math class at Newman Elementary!  The students have been using their robotic minds throughout the past term and earned the privilege to use the robots from the Educational Technology Department.

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Svetlana Winward

Learning About Russia at Lincoln Elementary

Posted: Wed, 01-25-2017 - 11:06 AM

The students in third grade at Lincoln Elementary have been studying how cultural factors shape the many communities around the world.  They have been gathering information from books, the Internet, and maps.  However, on January 24, they were able to learn about Russia from the best source of all – the school’s very own native Russian – Svetlana Winward, a third grade teacher!

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Riley Elementary Partners With Utah Education Policy Center

Posted: Wed, 01-25-2017 - 09:53 AM

Riley Elementary recently partnered with the Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC) to support our school's turnaround efforts. The UEPC provides professional learning opportunities to teachers, to get our students closer to mastery on priority grade level standards. Last week, Riley teachers and coaches were visited by Dr.

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Tesoro Presents $66,000 Grant to West High

Posted: Tue, 01-24-2017 - 03:22 PM

Today, the Tesoro Foundation presented a $66,000 grant to West High School to help improve the school’s overall year-to-year math SAGE scores, by providing additional in-class and afterschool tutoring for students. The additional tutoring is focused on the incoming freshman class.  The grant has two parts: first, $23,000 for the tutoring and second, $43,000 to purchase graphing calculators, whi

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Mountain View students

Mountain View's Winter Sing-a-long

Posted: Tue, 01-17-2017 - 03:16 PM

Students at Mountain View Elementary entertained proud parents, grandparents, family members, and friends during a winter sing- along assembly before the Holiday break. The auditorium was filled to capacity with excited and enthusiastic students, staff and parents as they gathered together to listen to each grade level perform their songs.  

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Biography Week at Newman Elementary

Posted: Tue, 01-17-2017 - 11:17 AM

Three third-grade classrooms hosted Biography Week at Newman Elementary right before Winter Break. Dressed as a famous person, third-grade students informed each other and their parents on their chosen biography.  

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Parkview Elementary School

Guest Author: Valerie Bergera, Principal at Parkview Elementary

Posted: Fri, 01-13-2017 - 09:55 AM

Inspiring Educators

As we make our way through life, we often look back and think of an educator who has, in some way, inspired us to things we never thought possible. 

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Free Screening of Screenagers at East High

Posted: Thu, 01-12-2017 - 09:19 AM

Screenagers is an award winning documentary film for families and people of all ages. This film explores the physical and chemical changes in our brains when we engage in screen time and especially how a teen brain is effected.

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Elementary ELP Parent Information Meetings

Posted: Wed, 01-11-2017 - 01:22 PM

Information meetings will be held this month for parents who are interested in enrolling their elementary school students in the district's Extended Learning Program.

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Junior Achievement Inspires Students at Parkview Elementary

Posted: Wed, 01-11-2017 - 12:53 PM

Fifth-grade students at Parkview Elementary are being inspired and prepared to succeed in a global economy through a program known as Junior Achievement. This program offers exciting opportunities for students to learn skills they need to “own their economic success, plan for their futures and make smart academic and economic choices” (juniorachievement.org).

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Newman students

Newman Students Discover Static Electricity During Soda Can Races

Posted: Wed, 01-11-2017 - 09:13 AM

In late November, Ms. Morrill’s and Ms. Warren’s fifth grade classes from Newman Elementary were presented with a challenge to race soda cans across the gym floor without physically touching the cans!  They were each presented with a balloon and an aluminum soda can.  The students learned the fundamentals of static electricity in order to reach their goal.

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Cate Praggastis and Chamber leaders

East High Teacher Wins Award from Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Posted: Tue, 01-10-2017 - 12:07 PM

Congratulations to Cate Praggastis on receiving the Empowering Young Minds award on behalf of the Somos Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation

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Teachers Earn National Board Certification

Posted: Mon, 01-09-2017 - 09:57 AM

Congratulations to Elaine Turner, East High language arts teacher, for becoming our district’s newest National Board Certified teacher.  Congratulations also goes to Laura Cheney, West High School math coach, and Jean Vandertoolen, Highland High art teacher, for renewing their National Board certification.  National Board certification is the highest teaching credential available, and Salt Lake

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Glendale’s Piano Program

Posted: Mon, 01-09-2017 - 09:52 AM

Elizabeth Tabish teaches a unique group piano program, presently taught only at Glendale Middle School. The program was started with the generous support of two local philanthropists, Liz and Bart Warner, over twenty years ago. 

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College Knowledge

Posted: Mon, 01-09-2017 - 09:46 AM

It was an exciting evening for those who attended the College Knowledge event at Salt Lake Community College and Innovations High School last month.  The event kicked off with an outstanding keynote address presented by Richard Kaufusi, Director of the Opportunity Scholars Program at the University of Utah, Eccles School of Business.  Mr.

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Newman Elementary’s Annual Sing-Along Family Night

Posted: Mon, 01-09-2017 - 09:42 AM

Winter brought a standing room only crowd to Newman Elementary’s Holiday Family Night and morning “Sing Along” assembly on December 22 and 23.    

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Language arts teacher Heather Bauer dresses up for a lesson for the Building America course

Cross-curriculum Collaboration at Innovations

Posted: Mon, 01-09-2017 - 09:39 AM

During the 2016-2017 academic year, Innovations Early College High School teachers have started doing cross-curriculum collaboration which is benefitting students. One of the main examples of this being done is a Building America course that combines US history and language arts 11.

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Mrs. Leaver

Donations for Guatemala

Posted: Thu, 01-05-2017 - 02:43 PM

Students at Highland Park are spring cleaning their homes early and donating their gently used toys to a great cause over the months of December and January. Mrs. Leaver, a former 6th grade teacher at Highland Park, is taking all of the small toys students donate to Panajachel, Guatemala in February.

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Police Chief Mike Brown

The Gift of Reading at Riley

Posted: Thu, 01-05-2017 - 02:39 PM

Becoming a good reader is the one of the most essential skills needed to be successful in life. The Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD) knows that, and they helped reinforce that message to students at Riley Elementary. 

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Bryant students

BioEYES at Bryant Middle School

Posted: Thu, 01-05-2017 - 02:33 PM

Students were hunched over microscopes, frantically writing down notes, and having excited conversations with lab partners. These students were involved in the week long BioEYES Science lab at Bryant Middle School in December.

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Jackson students at University of Utah basketball game

Go Girlz Initiative at Jackson

Posted: Thu, 01-05-2017 - 02:28 PM

Sixth-grade girls at Jackson Elementary have been mentored and supported by the Women’s Resource Center at the University of Utah since 2010! How have they been in engaged for the past seven years?

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Kris Lancaster-Grant

Beacon Heights Teacher Wins Special Educator Award

Posted: Thu, 01-05-2017 - 02:19 PM

Kris Lancaster-Grant was recently awarded the 2016 H. Kenton Reavis Special Educator. The Kenton Reavis Special Educator Award goes to an educator who teaches students with emotional disturbances and behavior disorders.

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The Adelante Program at Jackson Elementary

Posted: Wed, 01-04-2017 - 08:24 AM

“Adelante promotes collaboration among many partners and high expectations so that our children can be successful from elementary school to the university.”
 - Dr. Maria Franquiz, Dean College of Education, University of Utah.

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Student Library Aides at Wasatch Elementary

Posted: Wed, 01-04-2017 - 08:19 AM

Wasatch Elementary School has nine sixth grade library aides.  They help Monday through Friday in the library in the mornings before school begins.  They help with putting away books, checking in and out books, straightening shelves, and helping students that are on the computers in the morning.  

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Beacon Heights students dancing

Beacon Heights Students Sing and Dance for Peace

Posted: Wed, 01-04-2017 - 08:15 AM

For their annual winter holiday performance, Beacon Heights second-grade students sang and danced about celebrating the differences around them.

“Given current events in our world,” said Margot Wolfe, a second-grade teacher. “We decided to focus our program on peace. These kids made me really emotional.”

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Bonneville students performing

Bonneville Students Perform Twelfth Night

Posted: Wed, 01-04-2017 - 08:09 AM

Bonneville’s sixth-grade class delighted audiences with their performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. With two different casts, the sixth-grade class put on four separate performances.

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the North Pole

Escalante Students Take a Trip to the North Pole

Posted: Wed, 01-04-2017 - 08:06 AM

In December, Escalante students and staff took an express trip to the North Pole thanks to generous support and the leadership of Rob Corcoran, owner of Influence Realty and Relocation.

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Bonneville's Spanish Club

Posted: Sat, 12-31-2016 - 04:08 PM

Walk into Bonneville Elementary any morning around 7:30 and you’ll find about 20 students working hard to learn a second language: Spanish. Two classes each meet twice a week in the morning to learn and develop Spanish skills. Taught by Meg Garfield, the program is in its second year. The program is inspired by a dual-immersion philosophy. Ms.

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Northwest teachers

Northwest Middle School Implements Restorative Practices 

Posted: Sat, 12-31-2016 - 04:04 PM

Northwest Middle School along with West High School and elementary schools Backman, Escalante, Meadowlark, Newman, North Star, and Rose Park are working together to implement restorative practices. Currently, there are over 15 schools within Salt Lake School District that are implementing the practice.  Restorative practices are being used in several school districts around the nation. 

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Ines Lazalde

Escalante Welcomes a Wonderful New Counselor

Posted: Sat, 12-31-2016 - 03:59 PM

We are so excited to have Ines Lazalde join our school community. She is in her first year of school counseling and wanted to be a counselor because she had a tough time fully believing in herself in school. According to Inez, “It took me a long time to believe in myself. I actually graduated from college, managed a business, and then decided to go back and improve my G.P.A.

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Uintah’s Newest Piece of Art

Posted: Sat, 12-31-2016 - 03:55 PM

Students at Uintah having been working hard over the past few months to create a new piece of art for the school. The art work has been entered in the Foothill Shopping Village Art Show. The school whose art project receives the most votes will earn a cash prize!

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Dilworth students performing

Dilworth Fifth Grade Performs “Much Ado About Nothing”

Posted: Sat, 12-31-2016 - 03:51 PM

William Shakespeare once said, “The play’s the thing.” Well, the play was certainly “the thing” for Dilworth Elementary fifth-grade students, who performed Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

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Whittier students reading

Creating Reading Friendships

Posted: Wed, 12-28-2016 - 04:03 PM

Watching students read books is good. Watching students enjoy reading is better. Watching students enjoy reading, get excited to read, and teach other students how to read is the best.

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Backman student in garden

Backman’s Secret Garden

Posted: Wed, 12-28-2016 - 03:58 PM

There is a magical place at Backman Elementary, tucked in the shadows of the science classrooms. It is a place where plump pumpkins grow on vines, ruby red tomatoes and bright orange carrots are plucked by smiling students and the scent of basil and other herbs calms even the most distraught student.

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OC students at the U

Open Classroom Students Become College Freshmen For a Day

Posted: Wed, 12-28-2016 - 03:55 PM

Open Classrooms sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students had the opportunity to go up to the University of Utah and see what it would be like to be in college.  Every student participates in two workshops/activities. The first workshop was a 30 minute “College 101” presentation.

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Edison student

Edison Equals Hogwarts

Posted: Wed, 12-28-2016 - 03:50 PM

Edison is all about Harry Potter this school year. We have transformed our school into a Hogwarts work of art. Edison has even turned student incentive programs into fun Harry Potter rewards. One Harry Potter reward that Edison students can earn is called Head Master Honors. Head Master Honors is the ultimate reward.

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Salt Lake City School District Apple

Creative Pursuits at Nibley Park

Posted: Wed, 12-28-2016 - 03:45 PM

An ‘Under the Sea’ theme may capture the activities in this year’s Creative Pursuits competition that Ms. Sydney McDonald sponsors. The first place prize was reeled in by the fifth grade team, Noah, Zander and Jade. These inventive engineers designed a bubble detector to work under water to locate and stop escaping oxygen. 

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Mountain View student

Blast Off!

Posted: Fri, 12-23-2016 - 02:59 PM

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Blast Off! Third-grade students at Mountain View Elementary exploded into the Milky Way, tilted, rotated, and reached up and down at their dance performance on Friday, December. “Do you think you’re ready to use your whole body?”  Dance teacher Tina Misaka asked near the beginning of the performance, which featured learning objectives in both science and dance.

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Judi Marcy with student

Award-winning Teacher at Beacon Heights

Posted: Fri, 12-23-2016 - 02:56 PM

Judi Marcy, a sixth-grade teacher at Beacon Heights, was just awarded an American Graduate Champion through Utah Education Network (UEN).

An American Graduate Champion is considered someone who provides guidance, academic support, encouragement or other help for people to achieve their educational dreams.

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students decorating a tree

We Are Festive and Giving at Indian Hills

Posted: Fri, 12-23-2016 - 02:52 PM

Many traditions start with just one person. Indian Hills Elementary sixth grade teacher, Jennifer Mergens, is that one person. Jennifer Mergens has been involved in the Festival of Trees for 17 years. Indian Hills has been a part of that tradition for 12 years.

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Bryant student performing

The Bryant Middle School Winter Concert

Posted: Fri, 12-23-2016 - 02:48 PM

Earlier this month Bryant student groups presented the Bryant Winter Concert. Orchestra I and II, Band I and II, Choir I and II, dance, and drama students performed at the event. The music groups performed a combination of holiday music and traditional music.

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Ensign Students Connect with Cuban Students

Posted: Fri, 12-23-2016 - 02:41 PM

The Ensign kindergarten classes have two students traveling with their parents to Cuba to live with the local people. They are part of a service project endeavoring to support the schools there. Kindergarten students took a moment to view pictures of the Cuban countryside, observe school classrooms in Cuba, and watch a video of school children.

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Thankful East High Leopards All Around

Posted: Wed, 12-21-2016 - 09:44 AM

Last month made itself known with its drastic weather change. Though the season brought the chilly days and snow-filled nights with it, the warmth from our dear Leopards’ hearts shined through in many different ways throughout the whole month of November.

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Three Prime Time Teachers at Nibley Park School

Posted: Wed, 12-21-2016 - 09:28 AM

Congratulations are in order for three Nibley Park Teachers. Kimberly Dean, Lisa Owen and Brooke Williams have been designated as a Prime Time Teachers for the 2016-2017 school year. Kim, Brooke, and Lisa represent the fine teachers we have at Nibley Park. The work of these teachers was honored by the Salt Lake City School District Title I Department.

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student posing as King Tut

Fourth Grade Wax Museum

Posted: Wed, 12-21-2016 - 09:21 AM

Students in Ms. Jenning's classroom at Uintah Elementary have been working hard to create their own wax museum exhibit. Based on the fourth-grade writing core, students were expected to write about a famous character writing in third person and afterwards make presentations in first person. 

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toothpick and marshmallow tower

We Are Smart and Engineers

Posted: Wed, 12-21-2016 - 09:11 AM

Ms. Heise’s Fourth graders at Indian Hills Elementary recently showed off their engineering skills in a STEM activity in class. Students were challenged to see who could create the tallest tower using only toothpicks and marshmallows. The tower could not fall over. 

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author Duncan Tonatiuah with students

Visitors to Mountain View

Posted: Wed, 12-21-2016 - 08:52 AM

Mountain View has had many visitors this school year, starting with award winning author Duncan Tonatiuah. In September Tonatiuah came to Mountain View and read one of his books to the school community.  It was a privilege to have him at our school.

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Salt Lake City School District Apple

District Receives Prestigious Awards for Annual Financial Report

Posted: Fri, 12-16-2016 - 03:07 PM

The Salt Lake City School District has again received two awards for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This marks nearly 40 consecutive years the district has been honored for this report.

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presenter speaking to Franklin students

Stay in School!

Posted: Wed, 12-14-2016 - 01:25 PM

STAY IN SCHOOL! This was the overall theme for the fifth and sixth-grade Franklin Elementary students who listened to presentations by volunteers from many different occupations. The students learned what it was like to use both your feet and arms to control an airplane, they learned about how music is a very important part of one’s life.

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students decorating tree

December is a Time for Sharing

Posted: Wed, 12-14-2016 - 01:17 PM

The students at Dilworth Elementary have the holiday spirit.  Over the past week, students continued the fifteen-year tradition of making ornaments and decorating Sugarhouse Zions Bank’s Christmas tree. On Friday, December 2, our Peer Leadership Team, along with their advisor, Ms. Shelly Stansfield and our principal, Jared Wright hung over 100 ornaments to adorn the bank’s tree.

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ornaments created by students

Third Graders at Escalante Participate in the Festival of Trees

Posted: Wed, 12-14-2016 - 01:12 PM

Three third-grade classes at Escalante have spent the past six weeks creating a beautiful “Ancestor Tree.”

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students touring state capitol

Future Leaders Learn About Government During Tour of Utah Capitol

Posted: Wed, 12-14-2016 - 01:08 PM

Meadowlark’s student council took a trip to the Utah State Capitol in the midst of our Nation’s historic election. They went to learn more about how government works and how they, as a newly formed student council, can work to uplift the community of Meadowlark Elementary. 

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Interdisciplinary Teacher Team takes Northwest Students on Learning Adventures

Posted: Wed, 12-14-2016 - 01:03 PM

This year at Northwest Middle School, 17 interdisciplinary teachers are planning various field trip opportunities to extend student learning outside the walls of the classroom.  According to research, field trips have a positive impact on students’ cognitive skills, knowledge, interests, and future career choices.  Additionally, field trips increase student understanding and knowledge about the

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Meadowlark students running in Donut Dash

Donut Dash at Meadowlark

Posted: Mon, 12-12-2016 - 02:53 PM

What’s better than a charity 5k race on a brisk, fall morning? A race that involves donuts!

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Edison students in music class

Music Adds Depth to Education At Edison

Posted: Mon, 12-12-2016 - 02:48 PM

Music offers so many benefits to a child’s life. Multiple studies have been done that show that music can lead to improved memory, language, reasoning, coordination, self-esteem, and student engagement, just to name of few.

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Highland Park students dressed as pirates

Ahoy there Mateys!

Posted: Mon, 12-12-2016 - 02:45 PM

About 80 Highland Park fourth through sixth-grade students mustered up their courage to board the Jolly Roger and become swashbucklin’ buccaneers.  They performed “Pirates: The Musical” by John Hacobson and Roger Emerson on November 10- 11 to a crowd of “landlubbers.”

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Lorrie Orton with students

Lorrie Orton Named District’s Special Education Teacher of the Year for 2017

Posted: Mon, 12-12-2016 - 02:41 PM

Lorrie Orton, teacher of Functional Academics at Northwest Middle School, is Salt Lake School District’s Special Education Teacher of the Year for 2017. Orton is an inspiring educator who works tirelessly to ensure her students are held to the highest standards and are fully integrated into Northwest Middle School’s culture and included in activities.

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Franklin students coding

Franklin Family Coding Event

Posted: Mon, 12-12-2016 - 12:53 PM

Franklin Elementary School had the privilege of having our fabulous district technology group bring their robots and expertise with Hour of Code. More than twenty families came to experience the fun of “driving” robots and coding with the new Hour of Code programs.

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Representative Chaffetz and Marianne Plumridge

Uintah’s Newest U.S. Citizen

Posted: Fri, 12-09-2016 - 09:26 AM

Marianne Plumridge, Uintah’s secretary, became a U.S. Citizen on October 13th, 2016.  Although Marianne has lived in the United States since 1979, she finally decided to join our team.  Marianne was sworn in by Judge David Nuffer, and afterwards all members in attendance watched a short video of Barack Obama welcoming her as the newest U.S. Citizen.  Then, U.S.

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student reading

Books and Bagels at Bennion

Posted: Fri, 12-09-2016 - 09:22 AM

What’s better than reading? Reading and eating bagels! Books and Bagels occurs four times a year at Bennion Elementary. Students come with their family, choose a brand new free book, and share that book with their family as everyone enjoys bagels and cream cheese, coffee, and juice.

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Javier Viana teaching class

Techniques for Tough Times helps Northwest Students through Life’s Challenges

Posted: Fri, 12-09-2016 - 09:15 AM

Teacher Javier Viana teaches Techniques for Tough Times at Northwest Middle School.  The curriculum was developed by Salt Lake high school teacher and researcher Leigh Vandenakker.  She designed the curriculum to help students navigate difficult life issues using positive, proactive strategies.  Northwest is one of two middle schools in the district to implement the program.  This year is the s

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If I were President art board

Proud, Thankful, and Hopeful at Emerson

Posted: Fri, 12-09-2016 - 09:11 AM

Emerson students have been studying what it means to be an American. Ms. Blacker’s second-grade students wrote about it and about what they would do if they were President.

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Hillside students

Hillside Does the Blues 2016

Posted: Fri, 12-09-2016 - 09:06 AM

Hillside Middle School loves the Blues. Hillside has had several students each year who deal with Type 1 Diabetes, so in conjunction with National Diabetes Awareness Month, Hillside sponsored Hillside’s Do the Blue 2016 Day.  On Monday, November 7, students and adults at Hillside were encouraged to wear blue for juvenile Type 1 Diabetes awareness.

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students stretching before running

Indian Hills Fun Run

Posted: Wed, 12-07-2016 - 03:15 PM

Indian Hills Elementary marked the completion of their 6th Annual Fun Run this year. The Fun Run took place on the third level of the school playground.  Each class began their session with a warm-up from DJ Rob.  DJ Rob had the kids shaking and stretching to the beat of the music.  When the time came to begin their race, each class lined up at the starting line and waited for the ho

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announcement sign outside library

Modernizing Northwest Middle School’s Library

Posted: Wed, 12-07-2016 - 03:11 PM

School libraries—and the role of librarian—have changed!  Due to the digitization of content and wide internet accessibility, school libraries no longer function as a repository of printed materials accessible only in one physical location whose singular role is book checkout.

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"Know Greater Heroes" Assembly at Bennion

Posted: Wed, 12-07-2016 - 12:15 PM

Students from the “Know Greater Heroes” class at Salt Lake Community College visited Bennion Elementary with an assembly that had three objectives.

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a buffalo on Antelope Island

Building School Community at Antelope Island

Posted: Wed, 12-07-2016 - 12:10 PM

Each fall, Open Classroom students, teachers, and parents take a field-trip to Antelope Island. Their purpose is to build community within the school and to experience field science. Different classrooms participate in pre- and post-projects involving Antelope Island and the Great Salt Lake.

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student dancing

Brown Bag Lunch Series at Wasatch

Posted: Wed, 12-07-2016 - 12:02 PM

Oskar and Julia were the first performers this year at Wasatch Elementary School’s Brown Bag Lunch Series. The students were surprised and very excited to have a musical performance taking place as they came into lunch. There was a whole lot of dancing going on while the students ate lunch. 

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Open Classroom students in Canyonlands

Open Classroom 8th Graders Hands On in Canyonlands

Posted: Mon, 12-05-2016 - 12:12 PM

This year’s eighth-grade graduating class at the Open Classroom Charter School attended Canyonlands Field Institute for a week in Moab. The purpose of their trip was to get outdoor field science experience, form collaborative friendships, give back to the local area, and gain a greater sense of place in our environment. 

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Ryan

A Visit from an Army Veteran

Posted: Mon, 12-05-2016 - 12:05 PM

On November 11, the nation celebrated those that served, or are currently serving in the military. On that day, Ms. Mendez’s second-grade class at Uintah Elementary got a special treat. Ryan, who is in his eleventh year serving our country in the U.S. Army visited her class in full uniform. 

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Cressida Cromwell with student

Author Cressida Crowell at Bonneville

Posted: Mon, 12-05-2016 - 11:59 AM

Cressida Crowell, author and illustrator of the popular series How to Train Your Dragon, visited Bonneville Elementary for a school-wise assembly. Crowell shared the history of how she became a writer and illustrator. She also encouraged students to explore their own writing abilities.

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students leading flag ceremony

Veterans Day at Wasatch

Posted: Mon, 12-05-2016 - 11:55 AM

Last month, Wasatch Elementary School honored our veterans with our Veterans Day Program. This was a tribute to those who have given their time, talents, and lives to protect our country. Our sixth-grade students have been studying the conflicts in which our service men and women have been diligently serving. The students portrayed through poetry, tableau, music, dance, and flag ceremonies to h

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American Indian dancers

Fourth Grade Friendship Dances at Nibley Park

Posted: Mon, 12-05-2016 - 11:46 AM

Autumn seems to set the mood for upcoming holidays. As the leaves turn gold and air gets cold, it is fun to celebrate life and diversity. The fourth grade at Nibley Park School held a dance assembly to honor life and diversity. We have our own special dancers right in the school!

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students showing craft project

American Indian Heritage Month

Posted: Fri, 12-02-2016 - 10:41 AM

In honor of American Indian Heritage Month, the Utah State Board of Education and Salt Lake City School District -Title VI (Indian Education) partnered with the Natural History Museum of Utah.

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student with Terrific Kids award

Kiwanis TERRIFIC Kids Award

Posted: Fri, 12-02-2016 - 10:32 AM

Once a month, the local Kiwanis organization acknowledges accomplishments, growth and leadership potential of Nibley Park students. The students receive a Kiwanis Club Terrific Kids award.

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Whittier cafeteria staff

An Order for All

Posted: Fri, 12-02-2016 - 10:27 AM

Rose Skuppin is not a name you will often hear in the hallways of Whittier Elemenatary, yet the school would suffer without her. She is the manager of the school cafeteria and has a major job to accomplish each day with her efficient crew of four workers - Maribel Barboza, Sandra Caligiuri, Loretta Jeppson, and Margaret Holiday.

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student collecting donations

Operation Gratitude Candy Donation

Posted: Fri, 12-02-2016 - 10:22 AM

It’s that time of year when parents and children say, “Just what am I going to do with all my Halloween candy?” The Dilworth PTA sponsored a “Donate your Halloween Candy to the Troops” week, November 2-9. The PTA reached out to Operation Gratitude to see how Dilworth Elementary and our community could become involved.

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students participating in a flag ceremony

Veterans Day at Ensign

Posted: Fri, 12-02-2016 - 10:16 AM

Ensign Elementary students in fifth and sixth grades honored veterans with a presentation for both the school and parents. The students sang patriotic songs, recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the Gettysburg Address, presented a flag ceremony, and provided information about wars that American soldiers have been a part of.

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Salt Lake City School District Apple

A Letter from our Equity Department

Posted: Wed, 11-30-2016 - 10:17 AM

Dear Family and School Community,

We are extremely fortunate to have such a diverse community where we have students hailing from six out of seven continents, speaking over 100+ languages and practicing a plethora of religious doctrines.

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East football players

East High Pride

Posted: Wed, 11-30-2016 - 10:10 AM

October certainly marked a month full of teambuilding opportunities for all the East High Leopards.

One of the students and teachers’ favorite things about October is UEA weekend. Everyone loves a short break to recharge for the school year; it can’t be any better! Or can it?

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student dressed as witch

Haunted Hallways of Service

Posted: Wed, 11-30-2016 - 09:54 AM

At the end of a school day, on one October day, quiet and empty halls are transformed into dark, cavernous passages.  Young ghouls and zombies have been hidden throughout the passages awaiting their visitors. As the school doors opened, students, parents, friends and siblings streamed into Hillside Middle School’s Haunted Hallways.

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Eliana Zinger

Art Contest Winner at Wasatch

Posted: Wed, 11-30-2016 - 09:49 AM

Wasatch Elementary School is pleased to announce that Eliana Zinger, a fifth-grade student, won the Utah Educational Savings Plan Make Your Mark bookmark contest for 2016. 

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Ramon Guadiana

A Positive Atmosphere

Posted: Wed, 11-30-2016 - 09:43 AM

Studies have shown that the atmosphere of a school is critical to student learning. It provides students a safe place to study and perform. Most people immediately think this is the responsibility of the teacher, which is partly true. At Whittier Elementary, the custodial crew has an enormous impact on student learning that often goes unnoticed.

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student studying

AVID and Science at Bryant

Posted: Mon, 11-28-2016 - 12:43 PM

Bryant Middle School is a school-wide Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID) school. Last summer, 6 teachers from Bryant were able to go to the AVID Summer Institute in San Diego.  They learned about the AVID program and how to implement AVID in their classrooms. AVID’s mission is “to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global soci

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students helping sort clothes

Dilworth: Making the World a Better Place

Posted: Mon, 11-28-2016 - 12:09 PM

This year Dilworth’s Peer Leadership Team (comprised of two students from each fifth- and sixth-grade classroom) voted to partner with the Lions Club and the City of South Salt Lake to help refugees and low-income families in our neighborhood.  There was an event entitled “Healthy Halloween” held at the Arts & Community Center on October 22.

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students perform The Spider and the Fly

Town Meetings and the Arts at Wasatch

Posted: Mon, 11-28-2016 - 11:57 AM

The first Town Meeting of the year at Wasatch Elementary School was on Monday, October 31.  What an appropriate performance for Halloween as, Ms. Lloyd’s second grade class preformed “The Spider and the Fly” based on the cautionary tale by Mary Howitt, art work by Tony DiTerlizzi.

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students on bikes

Learning to Ride a Bike

Posted: Mon, 11-28-2016 - 11:31 AM

On a beautiful, sunny, fall day over thirty students in the Lincoln Elementary Afterschool Program enjoyed an afternoon of bike riding.

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students with Golden Rule poster

Golden Rule Assembly at Mountain View

Posted: Mon, 11-28-2016 - 11:27 AM

How do we apply our attention to the Golden Rule to reduce “wrecking behavior” (bullying) and support “building behavior” in our classrooms? On October 7, Mountain View Students attended a Golden Rule Assembly to learn how to apply this rule through magic.

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students dancing

Dance, Dance, Dance

Posted: Wed, 11-23-2016 - 04:02 PM

Franklin Elementary students in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades were incredibly enriched with learning how to dance. The Ririe-Woodbury dance team came to Franklin every day for two weeks to work with these students. The students learned how to feel the music and express themselves through the art of dance.

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Adi with letters

Sending Letters to Honduras

Posted: Wed, 11-23-2016 - 01:53 PM

At Lincoln Elementary, Kristen Valdez starts every year by asking her fifth-grade students how they want to help the people in their community. This year’s community service project idea came from Adi Sowders, whose mother is a U.S. soldier. Adi’s mom is currently serving in Honduras and Adi wanted to do something that would be meaningful to both her and the soldiers in her troop. 

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Bennion students with author Jory John

Author Visit at Bennion Elementary

Posted: Wed, 11-23-2016 - 01:49 PM

What do a disgruntled penguin and a misunderstood monster have in common? They are the subject of two picture books by Jory John, New York Times bestselling author and recipient of two E.B. White Read-Aloud Honors. 

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Cover of book written by Whittier teacher

Author’s Corner at Whittier

Posted: Wed, 11-23-2016 - 01:44 PM

Where can one go to find two astounding authors? Whittier Elementary. Erica Hammon and Geoff Griffin are both Special Education teachers by day, and authors by night. They have a passion for teaching students, which spills over into the type of books they write. Their writing styles are different, yet engaging and profound. 

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Highland Park teacher with her iPad

Highland Park Goes Social

Posted: Wed, 11-23-2016 - 01:39 PM

In an effort this year to get all parents and the community involved, Highland Park has put iPads into the hands of teachers, and we are pushing out all the great things that are happening in our classrooms.

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Robyn Johnson and her professors

Teacher of Tomorrow Award

Posted: Fri, 11-18-2016 - 09:29 AM

Congratulations to Robyn Johnson! She was awarded the Teacher of Tomorrow Award from the Utah chapter of Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. This award is given to one student from each teacher preparation program in Utah in recognition of exemplary achievement and promise as an educator. Johnson was nominated by her professors at Weber State University. 

 

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Face painting at Wasatch

Halloween at Wasatch

Posted: Fri, 11-18-2016 - 09:19 AM

The ghosts, goblins, and witches came out in all of their creative glory at Wasatch Elementary School.

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Bennion families enjoy art night

Family Art Night at Bennion

Posted: Fri, 11-18-2016 - 09:08 AM

The Family Art Night at Bennion Elementary was “spooktacularly” successful. The annual event happened at Halloween time, and the pirates, princesses, and super heroes who attended enjoyed coloring Dia de los Muertos masks and making Lego creations.

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Whittier students learning

Powerful Learning Centers: Where Do I Sign Up?

Posted: Fri, 11-18-2016 - 08:52 AM

Timer rings. Students quickly move. iPods, worksheets, books, computers. Students are ready to learn again in under 15 seconds.

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Highland Park student being rewarded for good behavior

Reinforcing Positive Behavior

Posted: Fri, 11-18-2016 - 08:43 AM

Highland Park is moving its discipline program in a positive new direction this year! As one of the school-wide goals for improving our overall discipline program, there are many new components that have added quite a bit of interest for the students.

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students reading together

Edison Reading Partners

Posted: Wed, 11-16-2016 - 10:50 AM

Every grade level has reading goals that teachers strive for every student to meet. Edison teachers are thinking outside the box to find engaging ways to help their students reach success.

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Parkview students

Parkview is an AVID School

Posted: Wed, 11-16-2016 - 10:37 AM

There is a great energy at Parkview Elementary this year because we have adopted the Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program.

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students singing

YEF Music Program Provides Added Value

Posted: Wed, 11-16-2016 - 10:29 AM

Enjoyable. Mesmerizing. Safe. Fun. Exciting. All of these could be used to describe the performance at Whittier Elementary on Monday, October 10. Students in grades K-6 each learned a song depicting an important value. 

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student studying at Escalante pond

A Gem of a Learning Pond at Escalante

Posted: Wed, 11-16-2016 - 10:19 AM

In 2004, Escalante Elementary students worked with Machelle Dahl and Heather Aiono to solve the soggy soccer fields. They discovered that the playground had been built on top of natural artesian wells. The school used funds from National Geographic, Ford Motor Company, and a Radical School Renovation prize to build a pond with surrounding gardens.

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Hillside Band

Moment of a Lifetime for Hillside Music Students

Posted: Wed, 11-16-2016 - 10:11 AM

There are moments in a child’s education that are truly once in a lifetime. Many of Hillside Middle School’s Orchestra 2 and Band 2 students recently enjoyed an event that will not occur again for another century. This year, Utah’s State Capitol building celebrated its 100th anniversary. As a part of the celebration, the newly renovated building was opened for tours and a variety of

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Governor's seal

Statement from Governor and State Superintendent

Posted: Mon, 11-14-2016 - 10:04 AM

Gov. Gary R. Herbert and Superintendent Sydnee Dickson issued the following statement on Friday, November 11, in regards to recent reports of student harassment in Utah schools:

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Whittier students getting extra help

Whittier First-Grade Students Get A Boost

Posted: Mon, 11-14-2016 - 09:53 AM

Teachers are constantly look for ways to inspire, educate, and provide learning opportunities for students at Whittier Elementary in the Salt Lake City School District. However, Linda Parker and Thupten Norgyal go above and beyond these responsibilities each day.

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Student Safety Patrol helps parents cross the street

Ensign Elementary Safety Patrol

Posted: Mon, 11-14-2016 - 09:36 AM

Ensign Elementary is proud to be the first school in the district to implement a new program: Student Safety Patrol. As part of community outreach, Detective Moronae Lealaogata of the Salt Lake City Police Department and Alen Gibic, the SLCPD Community Affairs Officer for District 3, came out and trained twelve lucky sixth-grade students to be Safety Patrol Members.

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Nibley Park students planting a tree

Nibley Park Green Team Strikes

Posted: Mon, 11-14-2016 - 09:14 AM

If you see kids getting busy protecting the environment around Nibley Park and dressed in superhero Green Team tie dye shirts, you’ll know you’ve met a member of the Nibley Park Green Team. In October, boys and girls of all ages gathered in our community garden spot to get organized.

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Franklin student participating in science experiment

Science is the Best!

Posted: Mon, 11-14-2016 - 09:04 AM

Franklin students had the wonderful opportunity to host a Clark Planetarium assembly. The presenter had a variety of very cool experiments to show the whole student body. He showed the students how air pressure works by taking the air out of a sphere and having students attempt to pull the sphere apart. The students that tried could not pry the sphere apart.

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Highland Park students at the Capitol

Capitol Centennial Celebration

Posted: Fri, 11-11-2016 - 09:35 AM

“We are living. Soaring higher.
Elevated. Rising. Utah!”

Highland Park fourth-grade students sang these words loudly inside the Utah State Capitol during its Centennial Celebration.

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East High Homecoming Carnival

Paw-sitive Prints in the Community

Posted: Thu, 11-10-2016 - 11:53 AM

As the back-to-school rush settled down, the East High leopards were in for an impactful month ahead in September. The amazing Leopard PTA came together to make East High’s first-ever Homecoming Carnival a reality! The carnival occurred on Monday, September 19th, 2016 from 5pm to 7pm.

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Ensign students with flags

It's Okay To Be Different

Posted: Thu, 11-10-2016 - 10:54 AM

Ensign Elementary kindergarten students celebrated their similarities and differences with a unique activity this fall. Kindergarten teacher Heather Thomas read them Todd Parr's book "It's Okay to Be Different."  Afterwards, they discussed that it was okay for people to look different and like different things and that we should respect everybody no matter what. 

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Uintah students in the Grow Lab

Uintah's Grow Lab Program

Posted: Thu, 11-10-2016 - 10:43 AM

Students in first grade at Uintah Elementary have been learning, first-hand, about the life cycle of plants. Red Butte Garden provided all supplies necessary for our grow labs. A Red Butte expert came to teach the first lesson and helped students plant their Brassica Rapa Wisconsin Fast Plant seeds.

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Steve Winters

Mr. Winters - the Man in the Big Hat

Posted: Thu, 11-10-2016 - 10:25 AM

You already know Curious George’s man in the yellow hat. Well, Mr. Steven Winters, educational assistant, is our man in the big hat! You can spot Mr. Winters and his hat on our campus in the morning, at lunch and after school, helping students to stay safe and be on time.  Right from the start, Nibley Park recognized Mr.

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Backpacks

Student Body Officer's Service Project

Posted: Mon, 11-07-2016 - 03:35 PM

Nibley Park's Student Body Vice President saw a need among his fellow students and decided to do something about it.

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Shannon Hale

Author Shannon Hale Visits Bryant

Posted: Fri, 11-04-2016 - 10:12 AM

Last month, author and Bryant alumnus, Shannon Hale spoke to students at Bryant Middle School.

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March for Microbes

March for Microbes

Posted: Wed, 11-02-2016 - 03:48 PM

Kindergarten through sixth graders all took to the Beacon Heights playground to run laps and earn pledges in their annual race called “March for Microbes.”

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History Makers

History Makers Visit Nibley Park

Posted: Wed, 11-02-2016 - 09:48 AM

Nibley Park just hosted its third annual History Makers Assembly.

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Bryant Donation

The Challenge

Posted: Tue, 11-01-2016 - 10:46 AM

In connection with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the school's newly remodeled library, Bryant Middle School, is issuing “The Challenge” to all students and staff...

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Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett Visits Beacon Heights

Posted: Fri, 10-28-2016 - 09:17 AM

Beacon Heights Elementary students learned about the writing process from well known children’s author Mac Barnett.

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AVID

Mountain View Elementary's AVID Program

Posted: Wed, 10-26-2016 - 03:51 PM

The implementation of AVID can clearly be seen as you walk the halls of Mountain View.

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Dogs at Lincoln

Dogs in the Halls!

Posted: Wed, 10-26-2016 - 10:16 AM

Students at Lincoln Elementary recently learned how to care for a pet and how to safely meet a new dog.

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Student Leaders

Highland Park's Student Leadership Team

Posted: Tue, 10-25-2016 - 10:12 AM

Highland Park has created a student leadership team, which helps run school activities. The team is comprised of representatives from grades two through six.

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Emerson 1884

School Highlight: A History of Emerson Elementary

Posted: Wed, 10-19-2016 - 10:54 AM

Did you know that Emerson Elementary is one of the oldest schools in Salt Lake District?

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Fun Run

Bonneville Fun Run

Posted: Tue, 10-18-2016 - 10:08 AM

Over 500 Bonneville students took to the sidewalks to raise money for school programs and events.

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Margaret Peterson Haddix

Best-selling Author Visits Dilworth Elementary School

Posted: Mon, 10-17-2016 - 11:30 AM

Ms. Haddix spoke to the students about how she creates her characters and the settings of her books.

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Emerson Community Garden

Emerson Community Garden

Posted: Fri, 10-14-2016 - 11:35 AM

Emerson Elementary's community garden is in full bloom with plants and learning.

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Margaret Peterson Haddix

Best-selling Author Visits Bryant Middle School

Posted: Tue, 10-11-2016 - 11:43 AM

Author Margaret Peterson Haddix recently visited Bryant Middle School and spoke with students about how she writes her books.

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Bug Show

The Incredible Edible Insect Show

Posted: Fri, 10-07-2016 - 02:54 PM

Highland Park Elementary kindergarten students have a knack for making bugs... and eating them!

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Top Title I School in 2015-16

Posted: Fri, 10-07-2016 - 09:42 AM

Edison Elementary is beaming with pride, after being named a Top School in the district.

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Jog-a-thon

Highland Park Jog-a-thon

Posted: Fri, 10-07-2016 - 09:29 AM

Fitness, fun, and fund raising go hand in hand at Highland Park Elementary's Jog-a-thon.

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Fun Run

Indian Hills Fun Run

Posted: Thu, 10-06-2016 - 09:52 AM

Indian Hills students recently had a chance to get fit and help raise money for the school at the same time.

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Peer Tutors

Hillside Peer Tutor Program

Posted: Tue, 10-04-2016 - 03:04 PM

Hillside Middle School students have developed some unique friendships through an elective class called “peer tutoring.”

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Ensign Carnival

Learning Positive Behavior Through Carnivals

Posted: Tue, 10-04-2016 - 11:30 AM

Ensign Elementary is focusing on positive beahvior, and they are using carnivals to help teach the lessons.

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Mural

A New Mural at Escalante

Posted: Mon, 10-03-2016 - 11:40 AM

A new 60-foot mural at Escalante Elementary paints the picture of school success.

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Carnival

Back to School Traditions: Glendale/Mountain View Carnival

Posted: Fri, 09-30-2016 - 01:30 PM

At the first of each school year, Glendale and Mountain View celebrate with a neighborhood carnival.

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Silver Lake

A Trip to Silver Lake

Posted: Thu, 09-29-2016 - 10:42 AM

Highland Park Elementary fourth-grade students recently took a trip to Silver Lake, a chance to learn outside the classroom.

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Parkview Flag

Back to School Traditions: Parkview Elementary

Posted: Fri, 09-23-2016 - 10:57 AM

Each year on the first day of school students, families, and employees gather to raise the flag at Parkview Elementary.

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Leo Prowl

Back to School Traditions: East High School

Posted: Wed, 09-21-2016 - 02:42 PM

The Leopard Prowl at East High welcomed this year's freshmen to the school.

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Dilworth Math

Our Teachers Are Always Learning

Posted: Tue, 09-20-2016 - 02:26 PM

It's not just the students who learn new things at school. Check out this story from Dilworth Elementary.

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Franklin Fire Drill

School Highlight: Franklin Fire Drill

Posted: Tue, 09-06-2016 - 03:55 PM

Each year our schools conduct drills so students know just what to do in the event of an emergency.

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Breakfast with the Superintendent

Posted: Mon, 08-29-2016 - 10:31 AM

Enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and a sweet treat as you mingle with the superintendent, school leadership, and other parents. (en español)

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PAEMST Awards

Posted: Thu, 08-25-2016 - 03:31 PM

Three Salt Lake City School District teachers are being recognized by the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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Child Nutrition Award

State and Regional Child Nutrition Awards

Posted: Wed, 08-03-2016 - 04:42 PM

Three employees from our Child Nutrition Department were recently named the best in the state. 

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Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow

Posted: Tue, 07-05-2016 - 03:11 PM

Congratulations to Nathan Auck, a teacher at the Horizonte Instruction and Training Center. He has been selected as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy.

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