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May

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Hillside Wins 'Riding for Focus' Grant Posted: Thu. 05-16-2019 - 09:32 AM

Hillside Middle School has been selected as one of 41 schools nationwide that are grant recipients for the 2019-2020 Riding for Focus school program.

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SLCSD Summer Meals Posted: Wed. 05-22-2019 - 09:44 AM

The Salt Lake City School District is proud to announce its Summer Food Service Program. Free meals will be available to children 18 years old and under. The Summer Food Service Program will run from June 10, 2019 to August 13, 2019.

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April

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2019 Bonneville Summer Camp Registration Information Posted: Fri. 04-05-2019 - 04:43 PM

Registration for the 2019 Bonneville Summer Camp begins next week. 

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USEF Winners Posted: Mon. 04-08-2019 - 11:13 AM

The University of Utah Science and Engineering Fair was held last month at the University of Utah Rice Eccles Stadium Towers. Salt Lake City School District schools contributed 75 Secondary Division projects and 50 Elementary Division projects.

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Samuel Bennett Hanson Appointed to Board of Education Posted: Wed. 04-10-2019 - 09:02 AM

This week, the Salt Lake City Board of Education voted to appoint Samuel Bennett Hanson to fill the Precinct 5 Board seat vacated by the passing of Board Member Heather Bennett.

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West High Receives $250,000 in Grant Money Posted: Wed. 04-10-2019 - 01:24 PM

The Salt Lake Education Foundation and Salt Lake City School District are excited to announce a new partnership with the Utah Partners in Education: The Robert and Verda Mae Christensen Fund. This generous partnership involves five grant awards, totaling $250,000, to benefit students at West High School.  

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2019 Annual Asbestos Notification Posted: Fri. 04-12-2019 - 09:36 AM

In accordance with AHERA regulations, this notice is to serve as the annual notification for the Salt Lake City School District for 2019. 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.

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Special Education and Early Childhood Teachers of the Year Posted: Mon. 04-15-2019 - 08:54 AM

This Friday is the last day to nominate your favorite special education and early childhood educator for the 2020 Special Education Teacher of the Year and Early Childhood Teacher of the Year awards!

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West High Robotics Team Excels at Regional Competition Posted: Mon. 04-15-2019 - 03:17 PM

The West High Robotics team spent most of Spring Recess getting ready for and competing in the Utah FIRST Robotics Competition Regional. They came home with several accolades and awards. 

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2019 Utah Teacher of the Year Blog Posted: Tue. 04-16-2019 - 10:47 AM

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” ~ John C. Maxell

This is especially true when mentoring pre-service educators, those who are completing practicums and student teaching experiences.

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Horizonte Students Bring Life Back to Greenhouses Posted: Thu. 04-18-2019 - 03:36 PM

After several years of lying fallow, the Horizonte greenhouses are now being utilized again.

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Highland MESA Wins ECO Challenge Posted: Mon. 04-22-2019 - 09:02 AM

Congratulations to the Highland High School MESA Club who took on the ECO Challenge. Their efforts awarded them the first place ECO title and a $1,000 prize!

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District Teacher of the Year Finalists Posted: Wed. 04-24-2019 - 11:11 AM

We are pleased to present our four finalists for the 2020 District Teacher of the Year. These four teachers represent the best of the best in our district and were selected from among 159 nominations. 

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March

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SLCSD and the Inland Port Posted: Fri. 03-08-2019 - 11:01 AM

The inland port was high on our list of legislative priorities this session, and we are pleased to report on several positive changes.

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SLCSD Teacher Appointed to National Council for History Education Board Posted: Mon. 03-11-2019 - 09:56 AM

The National Council for History Education (NCHE) is delighted to announce the selection of Jenny Nicholas to join the council’s Board of Directors.  Nicholas, a high school teacher in Salt Lake City’s School District for 18 years, joins the Board at the NCHE annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on March 14, 2019.

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Liberty Elementary Climbing Club Posted: Wed. 03-13-2019 - 09:17 AM

High fives, fist bumps, happy dances, and grins. The students participating in the Liberty Elementary climbing club experienced all of that and more in a powerful 45-minute session at Momentum Climbing Gym.

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SLCSD Teacher Awarded Governor's Medal for Science and Technology Posted: Thu. 03-14-2019 - 10:45 AM

Governor Gary R. Herbert, along with the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative, announced that Diane Crim, a Salt Lake City School District teacher, is one of four winners of the 2019 Governor’s Medals for Science and Technology. 

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Salt Lake City School District Mourns the Passing of Board of Education Member Posted: Tue. 03-19-2019 - 11:04 AM

This morning, Salt Lake City School District Superintendent Dr. Lexi Cunningham released the following statement upon the passing of Salt Lake City Board of Education member Heather Bennett. Ms. Bennett passed away last night due to an unexpected vascular illness. She had been battling cancer for several months.

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Board of Education is Accepting Applications to Fill Vacancy Posted: Wed. 03-20-2019 - 04:48 PM

The Salt Lake City Board of Education is now accepting applications to fill the Board seat in Precinct 5. The vacancy was created earlier this week due to the unfortunate passing of long-time Precinct 5 Board member and former Board President Heather Bennett. 

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Two New Principals for 2019-20 Posted: Mon. 03-25-2019 - 09:17 AM

We are thrilled to announce two new principals for the 2019-20 school year: Tom Luthy as principal for Indian Hills Elementary and Tracy Sjostrom at Mary W. Jackson Elementary. 

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SLCSD, Police, and Mayor Sign New Agreement Posted: Thu. 03-28-2019 - 10:19 AM

This week, we were proud to join with Salt Lake City Police, Mayor Jackie Biskupski, and Rep. Sandra Hollins in signing a new contract to improve our relationship with the police and to improve the interactions between students and officers in our schools.

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February

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2019 Utah Teacher of the Year Blog: #LoveTeaching Posted: Thu. 02-14-2019 - 08:27 AM

February 14 begins #LoveTeaching Week, and the 2019 Utah Teacher of the Year, Kellie May, thinks all educators should take time to think about and share the reasons why they love teaching. 

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2020 Teacher of the Year Nominations Posted: Tue. 02-19-2019 - 09:26 AM

The nomination period is now open for the 2020 District Teacher of the Year award! Please show your support for your favorite teacher before the nomination period closes on March 22, 2019. Nominations must be submitted online using link to online form.

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Building Utilization Recommendations Posted: Wed. 02-20-2019 - 03:32 PM

On Tuesday night, the Salt Lake City Board of Education heard, for the first time, recommendations from the Salt Lake City School District’s Building Utilization Committee. This committee, made up of parents, teachers, principals, and administrators from across the district, was formed in September 2018.

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Engineering Week at Liberty Elementary Posted: Mon. 02-25-2019 - 11:02 AM

Ask any student at Liberty Elementary and they can now tell you what it means to be an “engineer.”  Last week, Liberty students had the opportunity to work and talk with engineers during three different events.

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January

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2018 School Accountability Report Cards Posted: Thu. 01-03-2019 - 02:59 PM

Today, the Utah State Board of Education released new Link to online report cards. These redesigned and interactive report cards were developed over the past 18 months with educators, parents, and community members.

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Marathon Petroleum Donates $150,000 to STEM Education Posted: Wed. 01-16-2019 - 10:31 AM

This week, Marathon Petroleum announced a $150,000 donation to support STEM education in eight Salt Lake City School District elementary schools. 

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National Anthem at School Board Meeting Posted: Wed. 01-23-2019 - 10:25 AM

Highland High School student Liliena Pupua sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem to begin last night's School Board meeting.

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West High Student Selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program Posted: Fri. 01-25-2019 - 03:02 PM

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has announced that high school students Mr. Keven Yanlin Zhang and Ms. Emmalyn Aline Pykles will join Senator Mike Lee and Senator Mitt Romney in representing Utah in the nation’s capital during the 57th annual USSYP Washington Week. 

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December

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Winter Weather Guidelines Posted: Mon. 12-03-2018 - 09:05 AM

As we enter the winter season and the stormy conditions that come with it, Salt Lake City School District schools will be open on all regularly scheduled school days, unless circumstances create health or safety issues.

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Board of Education Approves SLCSE-Bryant STEM Track Posted: Wed. 12-05-2018 - 02:32 PM

Tuesday night, the Salt Lake City School Board approved a proposal, presented by Bryant Middle School Principal Larry Madden, to expand the Salt Lake Center for Science Education and Bryant Middle School into one STEM track.

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SLCSD Placed on AP District Honor Roll Posted: Thu. 12-06-2018 - 01:05 PM

Today, the Salt Lake City School District was announced as one of two school districts in Utah and one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada to be honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.

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2019 Utah Teacher of the Year Blog Posted: Thu. 12-13-2018 - 10:41 AM

During this holiday season, the 2019 Utah Teacher of the Year, our own Kellie May, says public school teachers are gifts that keep on giving. Read why she says that in her latest blog. 

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November

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District Testing Peachjar Service Posted: Thu. 11-01-2018 - 10:16 AM

The Salt Lake City School District is getting ready to launch a new electronic flyer communication tool called “Peachjar.” We will use this program on a trial basis for the remainder of the school year. This system will be used to share district-approved digital flyers and may also be used to share school-approved digital content.

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Pathway to Professions Posted: Wed. 11-07-2018 - 04:14 PM

Pathways to Professions, a two-day event designed to align Career and Technical Education programs and pathways to help build our Utah workforce, was an opportunity to meet with industry leaders, higher education partners, school districts, educators, and other students.

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Utah Teacher of the Year Blog Posted: Thu. 11-08-2018 - 10:34 AM

In her latest blog entry, our Utah Teacher of the Year, Kellie May, focuses on why she and former Teachers of the Year think you should consider a career in education.

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Dance Performance Delights Ensign Students Posted: Tue. 11-20-2018 - 12:26 PM

Students at Ensign Elementary School have enjoyed a double dose of dance this month. The Repertory Dance Theater dancers performed in an assembly for the entire school, matching their dance moves to whatever the announcer requested. 

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Smith's Donates $70,000 to East High Food Pantry Posted: Tue. 11-20-2018 - 01:31 PM

Smith’s Food and Drug Stores is joining forces with East High School and the Salt Lake Education Foundation to ensure that students and their families don’t go hungry.

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Opt In for District Text Messages Posted: Tue. 11-27-2018 - 11:23 AM

Dear SLCSD families,

Salt Lake City School District will be using text message notifications as an additional way to inform parents and employee regarding possible school closures, emergencies, and other important information.

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Clayton Teacher Wins National Award Posted: Fri. 11-30-2018 - 10:04 AM

In recognition of inspirational teaching nationwide, Stephanie Hunt of Clayton Middle School has been named the Utah recipient of the first-ever National University System-Sanford Teacher Award.

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October

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Hawthorne Named National Blue Ribbon School Posted: Mon. 10-01-2018 - 11:05 AM

Today, Hawthorne Elementary was named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

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Utah Teacher of the Year Blog Posted: Tue. 10-02-2018 - 10:54 AM

A few weeks ago, our own Kellie May was named the 2019 Utah Teacher of the Year. We've asked Kellie to occasionally write about her work and her passion as a way to introduce herself to you and to explain why she is so committed to teaching.

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Ron McBride Foundation Donation to Northwest Posted: Mon. 10-08-2018 - 11:25 AM

Today, through the efforts of the Salt Lake Education Foundation and Northwest Middle School, the Ron McBride Foundation gave $15,000 to Northwest to support the school's Healthy Learners Initiative.

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Two SLCSD Employees Win Special Education Awards Posted: Tue. 10-09-2018 - 08:44 AM

Two Salt Lake City School District teachers have been recognized for their positive impact in providing services for students with disabilities.

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CTE Students Visit O.C. Tanner for Manufacturing Day Posted: Thu. 10-11-2018 - 03:58 PM

October is national manufacturing month, and SLCSD Career and Technical Education (CTE) students were invited to participate in the Manufacturing Day activities at O. C. Tanner. 

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Reading Going to the Dogs at Ensign Posted: Fri. 10-12-2018 - 02:22 PM

Ensign Elementary School is happy to welcome a Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) team to their school. This program is dedicated to improving the reading skills of children using certified therapy teams as literacy mentors.

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District Athletic Director Earns National Certification Posted: Wed. 10-17-2018 - 10:53 AM

The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is pleased to announce that Missy Mackay-Whiteurs, District Athletic Director at Salt Lake City School District, has been recognized by this association as a Certified Athletic Administrator.

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Enrolling in ELP for 2019-20 Posted: Wed. 10-24-2018 - 11:24 AM

 Is your child a rapid learner who puts thoughts together quickly? Does your child have an excellent memory or an unusually large vocabulary and complex sentence structure for his/her age? If so, the district’s Extended Learning Program may be a good fit for your child. 

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Read for the Record Posted: Thu. 10-25-2018 - 03:52 PM

Pre-K students across the district today joined in an effort to break a world record: the number of people reading the same book on the same day.

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Professional Training for Culinary Students Posted: Mon. 10-29-2018 - 09:49 AM

Earlier this month, Career and Technical Education students from East High and West High received specialized, hands-on training as part of their instruction in the ProStart Culinary Arts Class.

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September

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Youth Suicide Prevention Posted: Tue. 09-04-2018 - 09:37 AM

Along with our partners at Salt Lake City, we invite you to join the conversation about youth suicide education, prevention, and intervention.

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Keeping Our Students and Schools Healthy Posted: Wed. 09-12-2018 - 10:52 AM

In an effort to keep our schools and students safe and healthy and to control the spread of infectious diseases, we want to encourage parents and guardians to use good judgement when deciding whether or not to send their students to school. 

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Two PAEMST Finalists in SLCSD Posted: Fri. 09-14-2018 - 12:17 PM

Two teachers from Salt Lake City School District are among the five finalists from Utah for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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2019 Utah Teacher of the Year Posted: Wed. 09-19-2018 - 09:08 AM

The Utah State Board of Education has named our very own Kellie May the 2019 Utah Teacher of the Year! 

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August

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New Teacher Orientation Posted: Thu. 08-09-2018 - 11:53 AM

Welcome to our new teachers!

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SLCSE Free and Reduced Meals Posted: Fri. 08-17-2018 - 03:00 PM

The Salt Lake Center for Science Education today announced their policy for free and reduced price meals and free milk for children unable to pay the full price of meals/milk served under the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, After School Snack, and/or Special Milk programs.

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Breakfast with the Superintendent Posted: Tue. 08-21-2018 - 09:36 AM

You’re invited to breakfast with the Superintendent, Dr. Lexi Cunningham. Enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and a sweet treat as you mingle with the superintendent, school leaders, and other parents.

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2018-19 SCC Chair Meetings Posted: Tue. 08-28-2018 - 02:43 PM

Our school community council leaders and their respective school administrators will be meeting with Superintendent Cunningham four times this year.

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July

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Beacon Heights Rockets Posted: Mon. 07-02-2018 - 03:00 PM

Beacon Heights 2nd grade students took on an engineering project at the end of the school year to create the most aerodynamic rocket, using card stock, scissors, and tape. Nate Carlson, an engineer with Northrop Grumman, came to help and teach the students about engineering principles.

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Fire Alarm Testing Posted: Tue. 07-03-2018 - 03:34 PM

What's that noise? In compliance with the State Fire Marshal's request, we are testing the fire alarm systems in our schools this summer.

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Hands-on Summer Science Learning for Glendale Students Posted: Mon. 07-09-2018 - 10:30 AM

Students in Glendale Middle School’s summer program have been busy exploring science through a collaboration with the Utah State University 4-H Extension program. They have participated in a series of hands-on STEM experiences to encourage their personal understanding of Utah’s ecosystem.

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Service Learning for Hawthorne Students Posted: Tue. 07-10-2018 - 08:39 AM

Hawthorne Elementary students and their partners from Westminster College have collaborated in an annual service learning activity for more than ten years. This year, projects included making dog and cat biscuits for animal shelters, tying quilts for the Road Home Shelter and the Humane Society, stuffing backpacks with school supplies for refugee students, creating hygiene kits, and d...

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Liberty Students Learn Science Journaling Posted: Tue. 07-17-2018 - 09:22 AM

This summer, Kindergarten students at Liberty Elementary are learning about scientific journaling and how it can help the learning process. By using journaling, students are able to explain what they think and what they have seen, answer critical thinking questions, and organize their thoughts.

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Summer School and Reptiles Posted: Thu. 07-19-2018 - 10:21 AM

Students in North Star Elementary’s Summer Discovery Club are getting help from some cold-blooded creatures as they learn about stability and change in ecosystems.

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