Congratulations to the Class of 2018 and good luck to our graduates!
Online registration for our 2018-19 After School programs will begin on July 17. Click the Read More button and view the information and flier available there for more details.
For the past two months Parkview Elementary has been offering Communities Empowering Parents classes free of charge to the school community. The program is one that is sponsored by Salt Lake County and run through Project Reality. This evidence-based program is unique because it is aimed at the whole family.
Who make the best technology educators in the school district? North Star Elementary Alumni! Kidus Yohannes and Elmer Djka, West High School students who are graduates of North Star Elementary, mentored Mr. Ghaffari’s 5th grade students in a coding program for 20 hours.
After a successful first year, the Northwest Middle School debate program was offered again this year. Students learned the art of argument while improving the skills of impromptu speaking, researching, critical reading, and speech writing.
How has climate change affected bird migration patterns in southern Utah? Do grazing cows alter the biodiversity of a given piece of land?
These are just two of the questions that Bryant students researched while camping at the Rio Mesa Center, a research facility near Moab, in early May.
The Extended Learning Program District Creative Pursuits was held on May 29, at Whittier Elementary. The challenge was for teams of 4-5 students to design and research a board game that integrated grade level content and incorporated a theme.
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) program in Salt Lake City School District is proud to announce that more than 250 graduating seniors completed at least one CTE Pathway of Study and received the CTE Medallion to wear at graduation.
This past school year, Mr. Craner’s and Ms. Pelton’s classes at Emerson Elementary focused on an international service learning campaign and turned that campaign into a fundraiser for the Malala Foundation.
One of the highlights of being a student at Dilworth Elementary is the privilege to perform a musical program with your grade level in front of the entire student body every year. During this year's energizing program, 6th grade students took the audience on a magical journey through the decades.
It was a day to say, “Actually, we can… run a 5K.” Seven Bryant Middle School students, plus one additional 7th grader from Clayton, completed a 5K run at Sugarhouse Park on June 2.
Indian Hills Elementary likes to throw a big party to close out the school year. After a year of projects, lessons, and skill-building, it was a time to kick back and have fun with friends.
A small group of North Star Elementary students spent the past year learning the basics of playing piano. Just before the end of the school year, they had the opportunity to demonstrate their newly learned skills for their families and fellow students.
This year, Edison Elementary teachers learned the power of visiting their students' homes. With the help of school staff and willing families, 92 home visits were completed!
After finishing up SAGE testing for the year, Mr. Johnson’s 3rd grade students at Beacon Heights Elementary decided to extend their learning outside the classroom. Mr. Johnson said getting outside and learning with hands-on activities is the best way to make science learning stick.
Horizonte Instruction and Training Center began the 2017-18 school year with a goal to increase student reading scores, and the results show the efforts put forth by teachers and students are working.
Bonneville Elementary’s principal, Donna Reid, retired this year. After 42 years in education, 11 of which were spent as the leader at Bonneville, Ms. Reid said goodbye, and the school community is welcoming a new leader.
The last week of school is always filled with fun activities, and this year was no exception for 6th grade students at Meadowlark Elementary. The Kids in Nature program, run by the National Park Service, set up an awesome field trip to Timpanogos Cave for these Meadowlark students.
Hawthorne 1st grade teacher Kristen Ross and 4th grade teacher Tiffany Tueller created a Tall Tales unit for their students that culminated in an end-of-year puppet show.
The 6th grade students at Escalante Elementary enjoyed two final Creative Career Talks to close out the year. First up was Eugene Tachinni, a photography professor at the University of Utah and a clothing designer.
It was a busy year for the Extended Learning Program at Beacon Heights Elementary. Students researched and studied several different topics, but the students' favorite activity of the year was The Escape Classroom!
Carrie Caldwell and Kristina Kaly, two Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD) teachers, were announced today as the most recent winners of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Two PAEMST winners are selected from each state every year, and this year, both of Utah's awardees are SLCSD employees.
In April, the SLCSD Early Childhood Department hosted a statewide Math and Science Family Literacy Connection event at the Liberty CLC.
In April, 8th grade students from Bryant Middle School had an opportunity to learn about the “business of work” - how to balance a budget while taking care of expenses and making good decisions about issues such as credit cards, insurance, investments, and careers.
As spring rolls around and most students are planning their summer vacation, West High’s International Baccalaureate (IB) juniors are planning their extended essay summers. According to Shannon Wilson, who coordinates the efforts, these students are just starting to work on a 4,000 word essay that must be finished the first day of school in August 2018.
How do you get 1st grade students excited about writing? Let them write about their favorite animal, and the excitement was evident by the hard work the students at Edison Elementary put into their animal research reports.
Newman Elementary has participated in the Leadership Basketball League for the past two years. This year, the students have increased their skills and are creating excitement for the rest of Newman students as they continue undefeated in the league.
As we approach the end of the school year, a favorite event at Indian Hills Elementary is Art Night. Student art from throughout the year festoons the walls and tables of the school.
Are you curious about the life cycle of brine shrimp? Or the salinity of the Great Salt Lake? Ask Edison Elementary students! This spring, Miss Alba’s 4th grade students had a unique opportunity to work with pre-service teachers at Westminster College and the Great Salt Lake Institute to research and complete science projects.
If you will be attending a graduation ceremony at the Huntsman Center, please be aware of their guidelines and restrictions. In addition, security checkpoints will be set up as you enter the Huntsman Center. Make sure to arrive early enough to allow time for these security checks.
Hillside Middle School recently participated in the “Pennies for Patients” Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser. Hillside’s Student Body Officers assisted in organizing an assembly and daily lunchtime activities in an effort to meet the goal of earning $2,018.
We are pleased to announce our four District Teacher of the Year Finalists - Kellie May, Katelyn Bradley, Suzanne Arthur, and Julia Anderson.
Bonneville Elementary students were delighted to meet two popular authors: James Riley and Kevin Sands.
Earlier this month, 31 Innovations Early College High School students attended the hit musical Hamilton at the Eccles Theater. Before the show, students from different schools in Utah were pre-selected to present a performance piece. Two Innovations students were selected: sophomore David Dodds and senior Braden Mortenson.
At the Open Classroom, it is an 8th grade tradition to present a project they have created to the entire OC community. This is seen as a celebration of independent learning and of each unique student and their passions.
This week the students of Indian Hills were visited by The Aspen Winds, a classical woodwind quintet dedicated to educating and inspiring through entertaining programming.
Bonneville 2nd grade students put together a very fun program for the rest of their school! They compiled a program of songs, singing about what they have learned this year.
After a busy day at school, students are sure to work up an appetite! Luckily for Ms. Pumphey’s students, a delicious snack awaits them on Friday afternoons, but not without a little work first.
Alyssa Aguila, a student at East High School, has been chosen to be a speaker at AVID's (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Summer Institute.
A new elective is coming to Bryant Middle School in August 2018. Bryant will join 164 other schools across the nation that have a Latinos in Action class or club which aims to work from within the educational system to create positive change.
A few elementary schools in the district have been piloting an after school chess program. Northstar and Meadowlark are two of those schools. A few weeks ago, the two schools held a tournament at Northstar.
Have you heard of Rock operas? Well, Ensign Elementary kindergarten students just performed one based on the tale of Stone Soup.
Emerson Elementary's 2nd grade students are ending the school year in style. They were geologists for a day and even created their own day camp on the school field - Camp Read-A-Lot.
Wasatch Elementary held its annual Arts Showcase earlier this month. During the Arts Showcase, the halls become a gallery of art, there are silent auction art pieces, and the school library becomes a community art gallery.
Edison Elementary held their annual JA in a Day last week, and it was a huge success! Students throughout the school learned about entrepreneurship and starting a business. Through project-based learning and games, students worked with their peers to create hot dog stands, donut shops, and more.
Salt Lake City School District is pleased to announce our Graduation Ceremonies for 2018.
On those warm, sunny days between the rain and the snow, the Meadowlark community gets excited for the beginning of gardening season. Over the past two years, Wendi Laurence, Meadowlark’s science coach, spearheaded a gardening project along with other members of the school and community.
College Night at Parkview was a blast! We are a college bound school, and we remind our students of that each and every day. Each teacher in our school has chosen a college or university to learn about and highlight. This gives students the opportunity, from kindergarten to 5th grade, to learn about and see different college and university options close to them.
Newman was pleased to present their annual Art Night to the community just before Spring break. Families came to actively participate in the festivities, including creating mosaics and playing a giant checkers game. Preschool through 6th grade students were able to highlight some of the visual art they have created throughout the year.
In March, about 60 students at Innovations Early College High School participated in a mock college day which was an event for USU STARS! GEAR UP. Amanda Johnson, Innovations’ GEAR UP site coordinator, said the event gave students an idea of how applying for college works. Students came and received pre-prepared schedules and scholarships.
Escalante Elementary recently held a student/faculty basketball game. The student players are part of the Leadership Basketball League, a program organized by 4th grade teacher Alan Stevens, to mentor students not only in basketball but in leadership skills that will help them now and in the future. The students practice weekday mornings beginning at 7:30 a.m.
During the week of March 19 – 23, Hillside Middle School students participated in a school-wide “Great Kindness Challenge” activity.
The nomination period is now open for the 2019 Principal of the Year and 2019 Assistant Principal of the Year awards! Please show your support for your favorite administrator before the nomination period closes on April 30, 2018. Nominations must be submitted online using the nomination form.
Ensign's annual Night at the Library was held last Friday, April 6. It featured the amazing puppet antics of the Puppet Players, who performed a play called the Magic Lamp. Sharon Robinson from the Sweet Branch Public Library handed out information about public library events and provided a free book of choice to each child that attended. Mrs.
Emerson Elementary's 5th grade students are not only scholars, they are scientists. They have been working hard this month on genetics.
The Salt Lake City School District is pleased to announce the hiring of five administrators. "We are thrilled to welcome some new administrators to SLCSD and to welcome to new positions some administrators with years of experience in our district,” said Salt Lake City School District Superintendent Dr. Lexi Cunningham.
In accordance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act regulations (AHERA), this notice is to serve as the annual notification for the Salt Lake City School District for 2018. Building re-inspections are being conducted on a six month cycle. Each school’s Asbestos Management Plan is available for review in the building’s main office or custodial office.
One of Open Classroom's 8th grade students, Isaiah Thompson, wanted to give back to our school for his 8th grade project. He decided to use his passion for clothing and graphic design to create an OC shirt fundraiser for the Open Classroom. He has worked passionately with professionals in our community to make this happen.
During a recent School Board meeting, our Fine Arts Supervisor showcased the many fantastic arts programs in our schools. He created this video, and we wanted to share it with you.
The Kindness Crew is a group of 5th and 6th grade students at Dilworth who are working to have everyone in the school feel safe, taken care of, and loved. As the Kindness Crew, we look to see what our school needs to have in order to be a better school. This year, we have made lunches for preschoolers at the homeless shelter and led a food drive for Highland High.
At Uintah Elementary, Ms. Locante’s 5th grade class exhibited a multi-medium art display at The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the U of U Tanner Center for Human Rights forum called, “Journey to America, Young Migrants and Refugees”. These Uintah students drew, painted and hand sewed their large self- portraits in the stain glass style of Louis Tiffany.
Emergency drills are an integral part of our school safety plans, and this week, our schools participated in the Great Utah Shakeout.
Emerson Elementary recently held its annual art extravaganza! The Emerson community came together Thursday, April 19 for a fun evening to celebrate Art at Emerson.
Each year at Indian Hills Elementary, every grade level puts on a singing concert for the school. Later that evening, they repeat the show for the parents. Songs for the show have a central theme and address various areas of that grade level’s curriculum.
The nomination period is now open for the 2019 Special Education Teacher of the Year and Early Childhood Teacher of the Year awards! Please show your support for a favorite teacher before the nomination period closes on May 11, 2018.
Registration for 2018-19 Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 classes begins Friday, April 27, from 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. at the Early Childhood Office - 1338 South Navajo Street.
A big thanks to West High School's A'Capella Choir and Junior Chorus for their beautiful and inspiring performance during our Brown Bag lunch series.
This month, Google Expeditions and Uintah’s amazing computer lab teacher got together to teacher Google Augmented Reality lessons to students. There were multiple topics to choose from and teachers were able to choose from these and then create their own lessons around the topic.
It was a historic day and a wonderful celebration as Jackson Elementary was renamed Mary W. Jackson Elementary.
Five 3rd grade boys at Highland Park Elementary decided one day that they needed to do something about the environment. Fast forward a few weeks and meet the Conservation Crew. Asher and Alex Wilkinson, Roman Williams, Will Wallin and Logan Pugh had been learning about conserving the environment from a story in their classroom at Highland Park when they decided to start a “garbage patrol.”
Meadowlark Elementary’s basketball team, the Meadowlark Warriors, had a friendly match against the Meadowlark staff, the Lark4Lifers, last month. The game was held after school for parents and family to come watch. The student team members are part of a leadership league and compete with other schools in the district.
Learning how to love being outside. That is the motivating goal Mr. Castillo has for the 12 4th-6th grade students that have been invited to participate in Adventure Club after school every Wednesday at North Star Elementary.
West High opened its hallowed halls in 1890 and its first seniors completed their course work in 1893. There were four girls and seven boys in that senior class. This year over 500 seniors should receive their West High diploma in June.
Hillside Middle School students thrilled audiences with their performances of Peter Pan Jr. The play included a cast of 190 students, who practiced for five months preparing for the February showings. All six performances sold out 11 days before the play began.
Read Across America Day was a blast at Parkview Elementary! We started out the day with breakfast and books. Parents and volunteers from Discover came and ate a quick breakfast with us. Then, we colored Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat hats. Students had a fun time making them unique and fun.
Violence Free Schools Resolution in English and Spanish
First graders, 6th graders, teachers, 3rd graders… everyone ends recess completely out of breath because North Star Elementary students are nuts for Banana Tag! The Banana Tag phenomena began after reading the book Teach Like Finland by Timothy D. Walker.
The Escalante Elementary School community is thrilled to see artwork from 38 students, from across different grades, on display at the Day Riverside Library.
Don’t miss Salt Lake City School District’s Secondary Visual Arts Show!
Students and staff from the Salt Lake Center for Science Education provided science stations for Newman Elementary’s Science Family Night. Newman’s PTA also arranged for the Mad Science Team to present science in the gym, and science videos were playing in the library. It was a huge hit with Newman families! It was a night full of engaging activities for entire families!
In February, Horizonte Instruction and Training Center had the honor of hosting Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Buskupski for her State of the City Address. Mayor Biskupski mingled with many distiguished guests, students, and staff of Horizonte among displays of the many programs available at our school before she spoke to a full lecture hall.
When a major disaster strikes Utah, volunteers who know how to open and operate Red Cross-supported temporary shelters in their neighborhood schools will have the ability to help their community survive and recover more effectively.
Escalante Elementary recently hosted Bike Utah and the Salt Lake County Bicycle Ambassadors for their Adult Learn to Ride class. According to Beth Haynes of Bike Utah, the ambassadors believe that everyone should have an opportunity to ride a bicycle, but an often overlooked part of our community are adults that for whatever reason never learned to ride a bicycle or need a refresher.
Students at Hawthorne Elementary had plenty of chances to celebrate during Reading is Fun Week.
In a recent field trip, Beacon Heights 2nd grade students traveled to the Utah State Capitol as well as the City and County Building. The goal was to learn about government, civics, and community involvement right from the source.
Northwest Middle School’s para educator, Jacque Tovar, has been awarded the Marilyn Likins Para Educator of the Year for Utah. Tovar has worked as a para educator for twenty-two years in the Salt Lake City School District and has been a valued staff member at Northwest Middle School for the last six years.
During her recent visit to Utah, Lisa McMann stopped by Uintah Elementary. McMann is the author of The Unwanted Series, The Visions Trilogy, and The Wake Trilogy. The Unwanted Series is geared towards 3rd-6th grade students, and that is the series that she talked about with students.
The nomination period is now open for the 2019 Teacher of the Year award! Please show your support for your favorite teacher before the nomination period closes on April 20, 2018.
Ballet West came to Uintah Elementary this year to showcase what it’s like to be a professional ballet dancer. Ballet West is a Utah dance company that was established in 1963 in Salt Lake City. They tour the world with their productions and have 40 company members, and 10 second company members.
Franklin Elementary 5th grade students were able to experience some hands-on science thank to a visit from Discovery Gateway. The students were able to see what happens when different solids are lit on fire. Each solid burned with a different color; green, bright red, and bright yellow.
Beacon Heights Elementary is celebrating Women’s History this month. Pictures and mini biographies of important women adorn the entrance of the school. Also, classes are studying and learning important parts of women’s history.
Cheers to the Stars basketball players who visited our 5th grade students. Point Guard Naz Mitrou-Long and Center Asauhn Dixon-Tatum, known as ADT, came to see the projects the 5th grade students put together for Black History Month. Each class chose a book to read and created reports.
Each year at Uintah Elementary, the 3rd grade classes organize and put on a play. The play took them many months to complete. Teachers and students worked together with our BTS Drama teacher, Rebecca Hess, to make the play come to fruition. Every student participated in the play and had a role, whether it’s acting or singing.
We are excited to announce our Salt Lake City School District winners from the recent University of Utah Science and Engineering Fair (USEF). In the USEF Senior Division, sixteen district projects won category awards. Winning project details can be viewed here.
When a major disaster strikes Utah, volunteers who know how to open and operate Red Cross-supported temporary shelters in their neighborhood schools will have the ability to help their community survive and recover more effectively. S.A.F.E.
Newman Elementary students brought their whole families back to school the evening of January 25 for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Night. They could not wait to see what Google Fiber had brought for them. Google had filled the entire auditorium and hallways with hands-on and engaging science activities.
As part of the Kindness initiative started by the Peer Leadership Council at Dilworth, the 'Kindness Crew' helped to organize a collection drive to benefit the Highland High Food Pantry. The theme for the month of December was to do something kind for another by lending a helping hand.
Last week, Ensign Elementary was privileged to be visited by author Loki Mulholland. His book, She Stood for Freedom, is a true accounting of the actions of his mother Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a civil rights activist.
Every teacher at Emerson Elementary is teaching science this year through science notebooks. Students have been working hard to show their knowledge of science in their own personalized notebook.
Part of the science core for 5th and 6th grades is submitting a science fair project. The students could choose to do an engineering project or an experiment using the scientific method.
Emerson’s 3rd grade students have been learning about how forces cause changes in the speed or direction of an object. Each student spent time designing and building cars to look how the design can impact the force of the object. Students came together as a whole grade to test their designs. They raced their cars down a track set up in the gym.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) night was so much fun at Franklin Elementary School. Students, parents, teachers, and staff members made the event a huge success. We all had a chance to earn stamps by participating in the many different “space stations”. We had stations called Solar Sensation, Star Scape Space Station, Constellation Creation, Space Invaders and Frankliens.
North Star Elementary parents from Room 13 spent an evening researching the fascinating beings in their house…their 4th graders. First, the classroom community celebrated growth in goals families had set in August.
Did you know that Ensign Elementary just had its very own Olympics? We think that Olympic athletes have many qualities that are worth emulating, such as determination, hard-work, self-motivation, persistence, and teamwork. To encourage these qualities, we set up a dynamic weeklong event which was a read-a-thon combined with a physical activity-a-thon.
Shannon King’s 6th grade class is rocking math this year at Glendale Middle School. Her class continues to reach milestones in their Imagine Math progress. Imagine Math is a software program that Glendale students received through a STEM digital learning grant.
On Tuesday, January 30, 60 girls from Bryant Middle School attended STEM Day on the Hill, a one-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers and opportunities.
On January 19, during an school-wide assembly, Hillside Middle School students and faculty celebrated Kris Matthews’s amazing teaching career.
Every year, Emerson students participate in the annual science fair. This year, Emerson had 97entries from science investigations to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) projects. This year’s projects included scientific investigations about plants, slime, and microbes.
Like so many of you, we are saddened and deeply troubled by yesterday’s tragic events in Florida. The horrible news has us focusing more on the ones we love. I sent a request to our schools asking principals and teachers to be extra vigilant as they interact with students and fellow employees. We have counselors ready to assist anyone who may need help dealing with this horrible news.
Highland Park Elementary’s science fair this year proved that kids are thinking science is not just a class. The projects ranged from testing the strength of spaghetti to making the best bath bomb. Students from grades 4-6 could enter their class science fair and then ten projects from each room were entered into the school fair. This year there were 74 science fair projects on display.
Karson Voiles, a three-time American Ninja Warrior Finalist, hosted Open Classroom students at his Ninja Warehouse in Salt Lake last week. Students were divided into groups and coached how to do many different obstacles, as seen on the television show American Ninja Warrior.
Wasatch Elementary has had a collaborative relationship with IHC and LDS Hospital in the Avenues. The students at Wasatch have been creating cards for the patients at the hospital, and these are included with meal trays during the holidays.
Northwest Middle School math resource teacher, Lisa Garland, has been honored as a KSL Teacher Feature winner! KSL News Radio and Zions Bank have been highlighting outstanding teachers throughout the State of Utah since 1994.
Emerson’s International Pathways 4th and 5th grade classes were invited to the Natural History Museum of Utah on Wednesday February 7, 2018. They were the first students to explore their new exhibit, Nature’s Ultimate Machines. This new exhibit allows students to explore in both English and Spanish.
The 6th grade Valentine Dance has been a long standing tradition at Dilworth Elementary. Our 6th grade students have been learning line dances, the triple step, waltz, swing, and the cha-cha since the beginning of school. In addition to our regular P.E.
Music can change the world. Jennifer Purdy of Highland Park Elementary is changing our world through her teaching of music. This month, Jen Purdy received the award Utah Elementary Music Educator of the Year. Her music peers nominated her for this award.
Northwest Middle School history teachers Lois Harris and Nathan Tanner along with some of their students* recently viewed the documentary film, 13th, by director Ava DuVernay.
The Salt Lake City Fire Department came in the nick of time with lots of warm coats to give to students at Nibley Park K-8 School for the recent cold snap. A fire truck pulled up to the school and fire fighters and first responders brought boxes filled with puffy, fluffy warm coats.
Maria Gomez’s College & Career Awareness class covers “career pathways focusing on jobs that are high skill and high demand, as well as satisfying and financially rewarding.” But Mrs. Gomez believes some lessons are learned not in the classroom but on a wrestling mat.
There are some great things happening in Ms. Hemmis’s art room at Edison Elementary! We are lucky to have an art teacher who strives to align her projects with what students are learning in their homerooms, specifically science. This integration helps students practice what they have been learning in science in a fun, engaging way.
Meadowlark Elementary students teamed up with the Rose Park Lion’s Club to participate in the international Peace Poster contest. The theme this year was “The Future of Peace.” Students had to put together a rough draft of their poster before creating the poster itself.
Uintah’s Hands-on Science program is a favorite of students, teachers, and parents alike. The program is run by Sue Dickey who has been doing this for 20+ years. She has created Hands-onSscience lessons and activities for 3rd-6th graders that are aligned with the content standards in our science curriculum.
The Extended Learning Program (ELP) provides one component of the basic educational program in the Salt Lake City School District. ELP is designed for students who are academically advanced in their current educational environment and who are qualified through a battery of tests to participate in ELP specialized curriculum and instructions. Ms. Sydney McDonald is Nibley Park’s ELP teacher.
On January 8, 2018, we will be launching a new and improved district website. The most significant difference you will notice is the menu structure. We have tried to reduce the number of clicks it takes to access information. In addition, the new site will have alphabetical listing for staff and departments. District employees will find links to Office 365, PowerSchool, Employee Online, etc.
Chess has come into vogue with Meadowlark Elementary 6th grade students. Sixth grade teacher, Mr. Arthur, thinks that chess helps students become critical thinkers. Chess teaches students to plan ahead, be aware, and understand that every action has a consequence.
Swinging representative machetes, twirling to a traditional Mexican dance, jumping poles, tapping rhythms, and carrying flags of many nations, the 2nd grade students of Mountain View celebrated the diverse heritage that is found at the school. The dance program, held in the Glendale Middle School auditorium, highlighted the cultures of the children in the class. Tina Misaka, the dance instructo
Students from Horizonte have participated in two service projects this year for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provides services and a home environment to families whose children are receiving medical treatment in area hospitals.
Late last year, five students from Innovations High School were selected to be honored at Brigham Young University for their outstanding performance in math. The seniors recognized were Casey Horvat, Fyodor Filippov, Jamie Thorup, Victor Sanchez and Abigael Fausett. One of the math teachers at Innovations, Darilyn Merrill, said math teachers nominated students who excel at math, and then the fi
Fifth grade students at Beacon Heights are putting their programming skills to use at a weekly Robot Club.
Students at Bonneville Elementary are lucky to have the support of one very special teacher: Amy Krantz Finke. Ms. Finke works at Bonneville and Indian Hills Elementary Schools as a Speech Language Pathologist. She has worked for Salt Lake District for 11 years providing support for students with communication and speech challenges.
Meadowlark Elementary teamed up with the University of Utah’s Biology department to teach 2nd grade students about the life cycle of Zebra fish with a program called BioEyes. The 2nd grade students at Meadowlark were able to watch the development of Zebra fish from eggs, to embryos, to mature fish.
The season of giving and receiving was a great time at Franklin Elementary School. This gift came in the form of food, food from complete strangers who took the time to plan, organize, and gather donations.
The Open Classroom Lunch Program provides a fresh, healthy meal each day to our students. We adapt to children’s special allergen free requirements such as gluten free or dairy free. We are proud to provide balanced vegetarian options every day in addition to traditional meals. Our food is prepared fresh daily on site and we avoid food that are prepackaged or filled with preservatives.
A warm fire feels great after a six-mile hike across the Bonneville Salt Flats on December 16. West students made that hike as part of the West In Nature (WIN) program that gets kids out of the school and into nature to learn.
Remember, there is nothing better to do than to read with your child. Oh, wait a minute! Perhaps there is something almost as good. It is watching your child be so involved in a book, they don’t hear your tip toe out of the room to get a book you want to read. Children often need help picking out books that can sustain their interest over time.
Our students at Franklin Elementary love Hour of Code! They were able to do some amazing learning while coding. They learned how to problem solve puzzles that had them going in many different directions. Some puzzles had students gathering gems. Some puzzles had Angry Bird finding the Mean Pig, and some of the puzzles had the students creating music by solving math problems.
The middle school students at Nibley Park K-8 School call their science teacher Professor Bill for good reason. Professor Bill’s (Kim Dean) students perform as well as other science students in our district on district and state test. If they aren’t at district levels they demonstrate significant growth in science learning.
During the month of December, Open Classroom students in some younger grade classrooms were asked to share about their family or cultural traditions. This included where their family heritage originates and traditions they have during the holidays.
Are you interested in real estate? How about learning to play the piano? Maybe you would like to improve your cooking skills. You will find fun and interesting classes for everyone with Salt Lake Community Education.
Meadowlark Elementary had the honor of being named the Cool School of the Week by Fox 13 News! Fox 13's morning reporter, Big Buddah, came to the school and spent the morning participating in a variety of activities with Meadowlark students.
Author Cristina Henriquez visited West High School and told students the story of her writing and answered questions that will help students become better writers. The visit was part of the United We Read project, a joint venture with the Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake County Library and Murray Library systems.
Highland Park Elementary students enjoyed a visit from Loki Mulholland, son of renowned Civil Rights activist Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. During his visit, he described his mother’s plight during the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement.
Bryant Middle School is committed to kindness. Thanks to schoolwide participation in a month-long Kindness Challenge, under the leadership of art teacher Emily Pierce, Bryant has earned a $500 grant from Donors Choose. Bryant teachers will decide together how to use the money to benefit students. Bryant was one of only 61 schools across 21 states to complete the fall challenge.
There are many unsung heroes/heroines working behind the scenes every day in every school in Salt Lake City School District. Let us sing some praises to the nurses that work on behalf of each student teacher, staff member, and any parent on school premises.
The 2018 legislative session started today, and we've been working hard to be ready for it. Our Executive Director of Communications and Community Relations, Yándary Chatwin, has organized a district team to be ready to quickly respond to issues that affect our students and teachers.
Discovery Gateway brought their Reaction Time assembly to the 5th grade at Indian Hills Elementary. The program began with some instruction regarding chemical reactions. Students learned about the states of matter, the characteristics of acids and bases, and how chemical and physical reactions differ.
The District MATHCOUNTS competition is underway today. Some of our best and brightest elementary and middle school students are testing their math skills against each other. Winners may go on to state and national competitions.
The excitement was palpable as 33 of Newman’s 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students presented their science fair individual and group projects to the visiting judges.
Every year 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students at Uintah Elementary participate in the annual science fair. Fourth grade generally does group/class projects that allow the students to learn the science fair process in a collaborative environment. Fifth and 6th grade students either work individually or in pairs to create a project in the hopes of moving onto the district science fair.
On January 25, 6th through 8th grade classrooms and the school auditorium at the Open Classroom were transformed into an Exploratorium. This was modeled after the San Francisco Exploratorium, which explores science, math, art, and human perception. Students showcased experiential exhibits that they had developed over the last eight weeks.
When the winter weather arrives, our principals begin looking for ways to provide coats for their students. This year, help came from some well-known heroes - Utah’s firefighters.
Two West High School teams, Elevated Engineering and Raspado Robotics, have advanced to the Utah State Championship in Robotics.
The Utah Education Savings Plan invited students throughout the state to create a book mark and enter it in a contest that they sponsor. Wasatch Elementary had two winners this year. This is quite an accomplishment, considering 1,500 students in the state of Utah entered the contest this year.
Students at Riley Elementary got their garden zen on as they down-dogged and warrior-posed the beet fiber through their bodies. As part of Wasatch Community Garden’s School Garden program, teachers Liz and Madi visited the school to educate students about beets and fiber, and to enjoy a tasty snack. During the lesson, students harvested beets from their garden plots.
Horizonte students and staff had the pleasure of having Amy Yee as a guest speaker. Amy Yee is a well-traveled American journalist whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, and many other publications. She also has radio work that has been aired on NPR and Voice of America.
Siena Siporin, a 5th grade student in Tina Dinh’s class at Beacon Heights Elementary decided to take charge and serve this month. She wanted to make the world a better place.
“Ms. Dinh decided she wanted to do a service project,” Siporin said. “She asked us to come up with ideas. My Mom came up with the idea to donate for the Ronald McDonald House.”
Last week, 5th grade students at Escalante Elementary were treated to the week-long Project BioEYES: Micro. This program is an outreach opportunity to schools from the University of Utah School of Medicine. Program directors say their goal is for students to have, “a hands-on opportunity to learn about genetics and the life cycle of an animal through direct observation and experimentation.”
Once again, Emerson Elementary proves it commitment to building community. Did you know that many classes at Emerson get together each week with “buddies” to promote service learning and build relationships with older and younger students? Last week, Mrs. Pelton’s fifth graders and Mrs. Blacker’s second graders got together to create a stem project.
Like all students in the Extended Learning Program (ELP) at Whittier, Hazel Inoway-Yim and Anjail Agarwal are given time each week for project learning. Students are asked to consider issues they are passionate about and turn them into a learning opportunities.
Wasatch Elementary has a program that focuses on the arts. The students from several classrooms performed their plays at the town meetings for the fall semester. These performances include dancing, music, drama, and vignettes.
Third grade students at Escalante Elementary participated in the Festival of Trees again this year. For the second year in a row, three 3rd grade classes have spent the past six weeks creating a beautiful “Tree of Wishes.”
November was Native American Heritage month. Derek Honyaoma, a 6th grade Navajo and Hopi Native American student at Highland Park Elementary, wanted to share some of his culture with his peers. So, he arranged to have some friends put on an assembly for our students.
Mountain View Elementary is happy to be partnering with the Gifted Music School to teach students the value of music. Project GRIT aims to reach the most at-risk children. Especially for low-income youth, consistent musical training provides a pathway to success. The program is structured in the following way.
Teachers Angela Elegante, Bree Strong, and Nathan Tanner took 90 students on a field trip to the University of Utah. The students were exposed to a college environment through interactions with college students and by visiting various departments.
Young Beacon Heights students have been discovering how to make science come alive. First through 3rd grade students have been working with parent volunteer Alan Achenbach at a weekly after school Biology Club to learn about science with hands-on activities. Achenbach is a National Science Foundation (NSF) research fellow at the University of Utah with a student in 2nd grade at Beacon Heights.
Wouldn’t it be great to have young kids learn how to manage money before they grow up and have to get a job? Students at Highland Park Elementary are learning to do just that. The school is partnering with Junior Achievement, and students from Kindergarten through 6th grade are learning about the economy.
Every year, students at West High School dig deep to help their fellow students and others in the neighborhood have a better holiday season. It is amazing to watch as students pull out change and dollars to reach the goal of raising $10,000 in just 10 minutes. This year’s event is scheduled for December 20.
Things have changed. Girls are not just wrestling team managers today. Instead, they are putting on the singlet and leading the way at West High. As evidenced by the recent wrestling tournament at West where the two girl wrestlers were in the thick of the medal hunt all weekend.
Hello from Parkview! We are having a lot of fun incorporating the new math program, Eureka Math, in our school. One thing that we are trying to do this year is get parents involved in the new curriculum. Each grade level has been deciding on a math activity parents could come in and do with their student during the school day.
The entire student body of North Star Elementary was treated to a morning with a passionate purveyor of pioneer portrayals. Clive Romney, composer, performer, and storyteller, led the school in a catchy call and response song about the beauties of Utah’s landscape, landforms, and environments.
About six to eight times a month, various people involved in education—including people from out of state—come to tour Innovations High School. Innovations' pedagogy follows a blended learning flex model, and is a major shift of how schools are set up. Visitors come to see how this model could apply to their schools.
Beacon Heights was in performance mode in December as all Kindergarten,1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade classes were singing and performing for parents and friends. Teachers and specialists worked hard to combine instruction of cultures, traditions, and art for these performances.
This month, Ensign 1st and 2nd grade student performed holiday songs for both their fellow students and families. This program was specifically created to honor many of the world holiday and cultural traditions such as: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Chinese New Year, Ramadan, Los Pasadas, and more.
Twist, turn, hop, run, sway, get big, then get small. These are the things you would see the 2nd grade students at Indian Hills Elementary doing during their weekly dance instruction. This class time is provided by the educational outreach program of Tanner Dance at the University of Utah.
There are so many good things going on at Nibley Park with the mighty Green Team! It’s time for our Air Quality campaign, and we were excited to have Breathe Utah's Air Aware present at the Green Team’s after school meeting. We'll learned some of the facts of air pollution, and we built air quality monitors out of Legos.
Earlier this month, East High School students came to Mountain View to share their talents and abilities. Students from Mountain View clapped their hands to the rhythm of the Jazz band, danced to the beat of the Chicken Dance, enjoyed the sounds of Irish music on the strings, and even got up and danced the hat dance with two of the girls from East High.
A recent health fair taught Bonneville Elementary 6th grade students how to take care of their health. To prepare for the fair, each sixth-grader chose a health concern to study. They completed research about that health concern. Once they had completed their research project, the students contacted various organizations that study the concern.
Reflections was a huge success at Dilworth Elementary this year. Every class was introduced to Reflections using a class problem solving activity to open a treasure chest that contained a great video about this year’s theme. The chest also contained entry forms for the students to take home. We had over 130 students enter! Mrs.
The kindergarteners at Wasatch spent the week learning about chiroptera (bats, hand wing). Elaine Clark, The Bat Lady, has a Masters in biology and teaches at the youth academy at the University of Utah in the summers. Our little students had a bat fashion show, studied echolocation, learned about what bats eat, how bats fly, and how bat mothers know their babies.
Ensign fifth and sixth grade students honored Veterans with an hour long presentation for both the school and parents. As part of the presentation students sang patriotic songs. They also recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the Gettysburg Address. Students conducted a flag ceremony as well as providing information about wars that American soldiers have been a part of.
A few lucky teachers had their Donors Choose projects funded the last few months with the help of Chevron, families, community donors, and the “Fill Every Shelf” campaign. We are excited for the supplies received and to see how the supplies will benefit and engage the students at Edison!
At the Open Classroom, we have three music ensembles, Acoustic, Rock, and Ukulele. Kids from sixth, seventh, or eighth grade are allowed to participate. Eric, our music teacher, meets with each ensemble every Wednesday for an hour to rehearse. We usually have three music assemblies throughout the school year. Many kids with many different talents are in our ensembles.
Earlier this month, Escalante celebrated art and science with our families and a fantastic crew of community partners who offered a variety of hands on activities that blended concepts from science and art.
This morning, the Ron McBride Foundation donated $10,000 to the Salt Lake Education Foundation. This donation will provide the Salt Lake City School District with much-needed resources to support SLCSD students in becoming healthy learners.
"What room does a zombie not need in his house? --A living room!"
Has your fourth grader gone crazy over Utah Environments? The students in Ms. Gina Weaver’s and Ms. Ashlee Ekins’ class have! The kids go to North Star Elementary and live only one kilometer from a genuine, wonderful wetland!
For the last seven years, Edison Elementary has put on a community Trunk or Treat in the school’s parking lot. This has event has been attended by thousands of students and their families over the years.
Hillside Middle School students and physical education teachers are excited to welcome a new program to our school. On the first Wednesday of every month student athletes from the University of Utah join the classes to be role models for students while they learn about the principals of Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type (FITT) in regards to physical activity.
At Mountain View there are a lot of exciting things going on right now. One of those is the Eagles Running Club. The Eagles Running Club started on October 24 at Mountain View Elementary. The club consists of over 70 students, siblings, parents, and teachers, all coming together to run, build community, and have fun.
As part of the Highland Park PTA annual fundraiser a few lucky students were rewarded with participation in a Color Run with Mrs. Cluff, the school Principal. The chosen students were top earners in their classrooms for the PTA Jog-a-thon fundraiser.
Halloween at Dilworth Elementary is always "SPOOKTACULAR"! This year the halls of Dilworth were filled with amazing art, parents, grandparents and community members; as well as sounds of excitement and amazing costumes. Where else can you find Cosmo and Swoop walking together and getting nothing but cheers?
If you haven’t already heard of it, Donors Choose is a national giving program started by a teacher from New York. Recognizing that all schools should have equally good resources, this teacher created a web site that allows other teachers to post projects that they need funded.
Policemen, princesses, ninjas, dinosaurs, bees and keepers and more were the faces of the Halloween Parade at Mountain View Elementary. Smiling parents and proud grandparents filled the gym and the halls to see their little ones go by. What a great opportunity to get people into the school to see that there kids are valued and loved by all.
It started small a year ago and today has grown to over 600 West High students learning and participating in the Day of the Dead. An idea of four teachers who work with English Language Learners (ELL) as well as teaching Spanish, the project took over a large portion of the fourth floor today.
Escalante Elementary is in the middle of a dance and music residency with Joshua Perkins and his staff from Bboy Federation. The BBoy Federation is a Salt Lake based non-profit for hip hop arts.
Music and art filled the air at Dilworth Elementary this past month. First and fourth grades both performed for the school and the community. Under the direction of Mrs. Sharon Jorgensen and with support of our school PTA, the music and arts programs at Dilworth energize our students and enhance their learning.
In October, Clayton Middle School Advanced Dance students had the amazing opportunity to participate in a dance workshop led by Voltaire Wade-Greene, from the original Broadway cast of Hamilton.
Principal Marissa Zuchetto and Vice Principals Erik Jacobson and Allison Martin have implemented Community Conversations at Northwest Middle School. The purpose of these gatherings is to offer Northwest families a place to share their ideas as well as concerns about their students’ educational experience. The meetings do not have an agenda. Dr.
As part of Uintah’s fall book fair, our librarian Marianne Jones, invited Caralyn Buehner and Mark Buehner to come do a book signing. They came for several hours one of the afternoons of the book fair where all of the students and their parents were invited to come talk to them and have their books signed. They are a husband and wife team, she writes, and he illustrates.
Parkview Elementary had a fun assembly to celebrate a fundraiser we’ve been working on for the past month. In an effort to encourage students to work hard during the fundraiser for our school, we decided to attach some incentives to earning money. For each benchmark we met, teachers volunteered to do something fun and crazy.
Help! We are being mummified!
Emerson Elementary is ready for its annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration. This tradition started at Emerson in 2010. A group of parent volunteers came together to come up with ways to build a stronger community between our Spanish-speaking and English-speaking families, and to increase the cultural component of their children’s education.
Ensign Elementary 6th grade student Elizabeth Bennion is the elementary division winner of an essay contest sponsored by the Utah PTA and the Utah National Guard. The contest asked students to write an essay about why they were proud of their parent, or guardian, who is currently serving in the military. Elizabeth wrote a heartwarming essay about her father, who is in the Air Force.
Franklin Elementary's career day was a fun day for 5th and 6th grade students. Each class was visited by a variety of professionals, who explained about their different careers. An airplane pilot showed the students different types of airplanes and explained how a jet is different from a plane with a propeller.
When 10-year-old Tori Allen was shopping with her dad in a sporting goods store, she tried the newly-installed climbing wall. She loved the activity and begged her parents for climbing equipment that Christmas.
During the last few days of October, Hillside Middle School celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Hillside’s PTA organized the Red Ribbon activities. While the focus included the importance of avoiding drugs and alcohol, the PTA wanted students to learn about building resiliency factors that reduce the risk of drugs and alcohol abuse.
This year Northwest Middle School has begun offering Latinos in Action (LIA) as an elective class. Led by educator Elena Olivo, 27 Latino students are participating.
Earlier this year, the issue of Salt Lake City's homeless issue was discussed as a current event in class at the Open Classroom. The discussions led to students being more interested in learning about homelessness and how to help those that are homeless. We reached out to a parent in our community who works at the Inn Between, a homeless hospice service.
Once again, West High students, faculty, and staff have stepped up to help their neighbors in need. For several years, the school has made it part of their Spirit Bowl contest to collect as much food as possible leading up to the holiday season.
Dilworth 5th grade students presented Shakespeare’s HAMLET this month. All 83 students participated and worked to put together amazing performances. Thanks to wonderful parent directors, Elizabeth Lambert and Jeanne Riley-Shope, students practiced mornings before school for 6 weeks. More than fifty parents helped in many different ways to support this production.
Hillside Middle School noticed a fairly large increase in absenteeism during the past school year (2016-2017). To encourage students in attending class and arriving on time, particularly 1st period, the school implemented a few new incentive programs.
Innovations’ student senate recently went on a team-building experience at military base Camp Williams. While there, students worked in teams to overcome challenges in an obstacle course, and at the end the students had the opportunity to go rappelling.
The second-grade classes at Indian Hills Elementary were recently visited by The Book Arts Treasure Chest. During this educational presentation, students were taken on a history of books throughout human civilization.
Newman Elementary School's families came together with teachers, staff, administration and the community in a grand showcase of their super reading and writing powers for a Literacy Night! Kids and parents alike were delighted at all the fun and engaging literacy activities.
“It makes me feel energized and focused.”
“It’s the best part of my day.”
On Wednesday, October 4, educator Jill Littlefield and Counselor Tra’Cee Brothers, along with twenty-five Northwest Middle School MESA students, attended STEM Fest at South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. The annual STEM Fest draws more than 4,000 students from around the state of Utah.
Beacon Heights fifth-grade student Mimi Craven was recently featured on KSL Studio 5 for her culinary abilities. On KSL, Mimi showed how she shares her talent with neighbors, teachers, and those around her who need a meal.
Hillside Middle School's science department has begun a new Utah science curriculum called SEED (Science with Engineering Education Standards). It is in full swing and 7th graders had an exciting opportunity to learn about and experience physics in action. Ms.
Students at Horizonte Instruction and Training Center participated in their first official community service project for the 2017-2018 school year. In partnership with Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands, fifteen Horizonte students volunteered to remove invasive weeds from Modesto Park on the Jordan River Parkway Trail.
Annually, Donna Rae Eldridge from the University of Utah’s Health Science Department Outreach Program, brings an ice chest full of cow eyeballs ready for squealing students to dissect.
Two first-grade classes from Escalante Elementary recently took an exciting trip to the Grateful Tomato Garden, one of Wasatch Community Garden’s thriving green spots.
Edison has been lucky to have Claudio Torres with us for the last nine and a half years. After starting at Edison with the Colors of Success program, Claudio has moved into a new role at our school. For the last two years, Claudio has been our Family and School Collaboration Coordinator.
Fourth-grade students at Uintah Elementary recently worked with The Nature Conservancy to investigate the Great Salt Lake wetland habitat. The field trip started with a trip to the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve, which is a boardwalk that runs through the marsh surrounding the Great Salt Lake. That was followed by a visit to the USU Botanical Center.
One of the most memorable events at Indian Hills each year is The Fun Run. It is an annual fund raiser. At least, that is how the adults think of it, but for the children it is practically a major holiday. Excitement builds in the weeks prior to the run as students collect sponsorships and focus on health and exercise.
Eureka! Eureka is a Greek word that means “I found it”. As many of you know, this is the name of our new math program. We are so enthusiastic about Eureka Math at Parkview. This program is pushing our students and teachers in many ways to struggle and work through problems until we find solutions.
Sixth-grade students at North Star Elementary are never going to forget learning ecosystem vocabulary through interactive science word walls.
Science lessons are fun in fifth grade. Students from Ms. Deaver’s and Ms. Coon’s classroom went outside for science to watch a physical change in matter.
IT’S A BREAKOUT at the Franklin Elementary library! The fifth-grade students tried their hand at solving puzzles, as they attempted breaking open the treasure box.
Pathways to Professions is a career and technical education showcase for students. It will be held October 25 & 26 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.
With a few weeks behind us, the school year has gotten off to a great start at Horizonte Instruction and Training Center. We have implemented many new programs and concepts into our new year that we prepared for in the days before the new school year.
The fifth-grade and second-grade students at Indian Hills Elementary were focused on our environment this week. The second graders received a visit from Carrie Cottonwood, while the fifth graders were encouraging the local bee population to use our school as a stopover during their flight.
Emerson teachers, PTA parents, and School Community Council members came together last Wednesday September 20 for a combined meeting at Rico’s warehouse to discuss current issues related to Emerson. Everyone came together to enjoy a tamale dinner provided my Rico’s before they sat in on round table discussions relevant to parents in the Emerson community.
In early September, Hillside Middle School held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new inclusive playground. Many guests attended. Students with special needs celebrated by demonstrating how much they already bonded with the new playground.
Two Highland Park students decided that they needed to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. However they were not old enough to travel to Houston and help out. So, Sutton Streim, second grade, and Mitchem Stone, third grade, set up a neighborhood lemonade and treat stand and in two hours raised $420. A matching donor came in and gave them an additional $420.
Last week, second-grade students at Ensign Elementary had the opportunity to visit Red Butte Gardens for some hands-on learning. In small groups they visited different learning stations to discover more about plant life cycles.
It’s down to the end. “Elephant” she yells. I become the ear of my group. “Island”, I run to the other side to become a dancer. “Alien”, I run back to the other side to become the side of the space ship. Back and forth until I stumble and am not able to make the formation in time. Penelope Caywood, our instructor, works on listening and acting skills with us.
Newman Elementary students had an opportunity to enjoy the music of the Navy Band last Wednesday. The Navy Band was scheduled for students at the Salt Lake Center for Science Education (SLCSE) . However, since Newman and SLCSE share a back field , SLCSE students invited Newman students to listen to the band as well.
We all know that one smile, wave, or small gesture of kindness can change someone’s day. But on a bigger scale, do we ever talk about how one or more friendly faces can change a student’s entire year? Being a volunteer family or student for our brave refugee students as part of the first year of the Family to Family program at Clayton Middle School definitely changed my year.
Discovery Gateway visited Ensign Elementary's kindergarten classes this September and introduced us to hands-on experiences in energy. We learned that pushing and pulling is force. What happened to the energy from our bodies as we pushed? Even though we can’t see force, we can see the effect of force. Our objects moved in the direction of our force when we pushed or pulled.
Wednesday, September 13, was a great day to be a Bryant Middle School Bobcat! Students and staff were treated to a special presentation by not one, but two, bestselling authors, Alexandra Bracken and Tamara Ireland Stone. The pair are on tour to promote their newest books.
On September 7, Bonneville students and families came together for their annual “Lunch on the Lawn.” Families are invited to the school during their students’ normal lunch times to share lunch on the soccer field. Students whose families were unable to attend were warmly invited to sit with their friends.
The first day of school started out with the usual meeting of students and parents, welcoming students to their new classroom and grade, and letting everyone get to know each other. From there we went straight into science.
The students at Indian Hills Elementary received a visit in September from The Art Truck. The Art Truck is the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s traveling classroom showcase. Students were introduced to the work of Maria Molteni. Her art teaches students about the importance of community by sharing with them the life of bees.
Congratulations to Brenda Bates, a Special Education Coach, for winning the Randy Schelble Award! The Randy Schelble Award is given in recognition of outstanding achievement in special education and mathematics.
Equipped with clipboards, pencils, and a carton of eggs, Meadowlark fifth and sixth graders braced themselves for their first math lesson of the year! Sixth-grade teachers Mr. Burkley, Mr. Arthur, and Mr. Shultz prepared themselves by donning trash bags and then brought the students together to teach an action packed lesson on ratios.
After a severe summer rainstorm flooded the basement and basketball court at East High School, the story was published across the nation and attracted the attention of many East High School and High School Musical fans. People have been very generous in their donations to the school, especially to the school's food pantry and services for needy students.
Students, faculty, and staff are starting the year out with mindfulness! Did you know that collectively Emerson’s current teachers have taught 528 years? That’s a lot of knowledge and experience in one building! As part of this year’s school improvement plan, Emerson Eagles are being mindful.
There is a great energy at Parkview Elementary this year. This is our second year participating in the Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program. This program is “dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing students for high school, college and a career."
Rachel Rolf, a math teacher at Hillside Middle School, has been selected as a Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for 2017 in the area of secondary mathematics for the state of Utah!
Welcome back to school from Parkview Elementary! We are so excited to be back at Parkview with our students to start off the 2017-18 school year. We’ve had an eventful first week of school, starting with the first day. As you know, there was a solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the sun.
On the first day of school, students at Innovations Early College High School were recognized for completing over 100 credits during the summer. 175 students earned a cumulative total of 101.5 credits. Fifty-five of these students are new freshmen. The new freshmen chose to work during the summer to get a jumpstart on their high school credits.
The second day of school started as usual, with our first assembly of the school year in the auditorium. Our principal, Ms. Candler, welcomed all of our new students and introduced our new faculty and staff. The students also performed our school dance together, which is always a treat.
You’re invited to breakfast with the Superintendent, Dr. Cunningham. Enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and a sweet treat as you mingle with the superintendent, school leadership and other parents. The monthly breakfasts will run from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. You are welcome to attend any breakfast, regardless of your school affiliation.
The excitement of the first day of school on was increased due to the fact that Salt Lake City was going to have a natural phenomenon occur during recess – the Great Solar Eclipse of 2017.
This year, we welcome Jeremy Chatterton as our new Dilworth Elementary principal. This is Mr. Chatterton’s first appointment as an elementary principal; he has worked at West High and Highland High as an assistant principal.
Last Thursday, parents and students assembled in the auditorium for a back to school meeting. Shortly afterwards, the halls were busy as students excitedly went to their new classrooms to meet their teachers for the first time.
Congratulations to our School Growth Award winners - Parkview Elementary, Ensign Elementary, and Clayton Middle School!
August 21, 2017, is a big day for Salt Lake City students. It is the first day of school, and it is the day the United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun that stretches from Oregon to South Carolina. While Salt Lake City will not experience totality, the city will see 91% coverage.
In the early morning hours on July 26, a record-setting storm made its way across Salt Lake City. More than two inches of rain fell in less than an hour, causing damage at three of our schools: Emerson Elementary, Highland High School, and East High School.
Salt Lake City School District is pleased to announce its District Teachers of the Year. Three teachers were selected for three different awards: District Teacher of the Year, Special Education Teacher of the Year, and Early Childhood Teacher of the Year. Nominations were accepted from parents, students, staff members, and fellow teachers.
A group of 50 goats is tackling a problem at Washington Elementary School in a more natural manner. Salt Lake City School District has leased the goats to handle the weeds and brush on the steep hillside behind the school. The small herd from 4 Leaf Ranch is an environmentally friendly alternative for eliminating cheat grass and other plants that have overtaken the hillside.
The faculty and students at Hawthorne have had a year-long focus on science. Teachers have worked together to collaborate on teaching the Disciplinary Core ideas that thread through the science standards from grades K-6. Students have applied the Science and Engineering Practices in their daily work and have learned to identify Cross-Cutting concepts such as “cause and effect” in the applicat
During the coming school year, students at many Salt Lake City School District elementary schools will benefit from a federal grant designed to increase fresh fruit and vegetable consumption among students.
Hawthorne has a long-term commitment to physical activity for all students. During the year, students keep track of the miles they walk to school and during recess. They fill out mileage cards and compete for mileage challenges from the P.E. teacher. The classroom teachers walk students on field trips whenever the destination is nearby, such Tracy Aviary.
To celebrate the end of the year, Bonneville students joined together in both Field Day and Yearbook Day. On field day, students rotated through a variety of fun, outdoor activities led by their teachers. There were parachute games, relay games, and popsicles. Students loved spending time with their friends and their teachers outdoors.