News Archive 2012
Books and Bytes
The latest edition of "Books and Bytes," a newsletter
from the Library Media and Educational Technology Department, is now
April 27, 2012
Summer Technology Classes
The Educational Technology Department is pleased to announce its Summer
Technology Classes. For Salt Lake City School District teachers this is a great
opportunity to enhance your technology skills while earning recertification
April 27, 2012
Utah Core Standards Public
The Utah State Board of Education invites you to share your comments about
the Utah Core Standards at a public forum on Thursday, April 26, from 6 to 8
p.m. in the Granite School District Board Room. The event will be live streamed
and written comments may also be submitted via email, Facebook, and Twitter from
Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27.
April 23, 2012
Jackson Elementary School is hosting a groundbreaking party for its new
community garden. Lunch will be served. Please bring gardening and construction
tools if you want to volunteer.
- Saturday, April 21
- 9 a.m. - noon
April 17, 2012
EPA Partner of the Year
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named Salt Lake City School
District a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for strategically managing and
improving the energy efficiency of its school. Salt Lake City is one of only two
school districts in the nation to receive such an honor. Through its partnership
with the ENERGY STAR program, Salt Lake City School District has improved its
energy performance, helped to protect the environment for future generations,
and saved over $500,000.
April 11, 2012
Emerson's Art Extravaganza
Don't miss the Emerson Elementary School Art Extravaganza! The Art
Extravaganza is designed to showcase students’ amazing artistic abilities. It is
also a fund raiser for future art programs.
- Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Gallery Stroll begins at 6 p.m.
- School Talent Show begins at 6:30 p.m.
April 10, 2012
2012 Annual Asbestos
In accordance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act regulations,
this is to serve as the annual notification for the Salt Lake City School
District for 2012. 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.
April 9, 2012
Salt Lake Valley Science and
Engineering Fair Winners
Dozens of Salt Lake City School District students scored impressive wins in
the recent Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair. Five district students
were named Grand Champions. District students claimed 22 of the 49 category
awards in the Senior Division, 13 of 49 category awards in the Junior Division,
17 category awards in the Elementary Division, and 13 students were given
"Broadcom Masters" awards for highest scoring projects overall.
April 4, 2012
All Salt Lake City School District schools are closed this week for Spring
Recess. Additionally, all district offices will be closed on Friday, April 6.
Schools and district offices will reopen on Monday, April 9.
April 2, 2012
All district computer systems will be temporarily shut down tonight, Friday,
March 30, for scheduled maintenance. All systems will be affected, including the
district website, email, and PowerSchool. The shut down will begin at 5 p.m.
Everything should be up and running again by 8 p.m.
March 30, 2012
Artistic License Newsletter
The latest edition of "Artistic License," a newsletter from the
Fine Arts department, is now available.
March 28, 2012
Fresh Paint Newlsetter
latest edition of "Fresh Paint," a newsletter from Facility Services, is now
March 28, 2012
Congratulations to students from Hawthorne Elementary School and West High
school who placed in the state MathCounts competition. The highest scoring
students from across the state competed in the countdown round. Congratulations
to Nate Ji for taking ninth place, Liam Thomas for placing 13th, Michael
Brownstein for placing 16th, and to Ruby Thorn, who took 24th place.
March 26, 2012
Comcast Cares Day at West
High - Volunteers Needed
Want to make a difference in your community? Do you have a few spare hours on
April 21? Comcast and West High School are looking for volunteers to help during
the Comcast Cares day at West High School, April 21, 2012, from 8 a.m. until
noon. All volunteers will received a free breakfast, free lunch, and a free
t-shirt, plus an opportunity to make a lasting impact on your community.
March 23, 2012
Join Peter Breinholt, Jon Schmidt, and Steven Sharp Nelson for a great,
family-friendly concert to benefit low-income students in the Hillside Middle
School and Highland High School communities. Tickets for the benefit concert are
available at both schools or at the door. Tickets are $10 each or $30 for four.
A pre-concert dinner is also being provided by Chick-fil-A. Meals are $3 and all
process will benefit family support at the two schools.
When: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 7 p.m.
Where: Hillside Middle School - 1825
South Nevada Street.
March 23, 2012
Team Reading Progress Awards
The top elementary language arts teachers in Salt Lake City School District
were recently treated to afternoon tea at the Grand America Hotel as a reward
for their tireless work on behalf of the children of Salt Lake City. The Team
Reading Progress Awards are given to the top grade level teams in kindergarten
through sixth-grade. The winning teams were selected by comparing student scores
on the fall Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) test to
student scores on the winter DIBELS test.
Macrh 23, 2012
Cesar Chavez Award
The Utah Coalition of La Raza is presenting the Cesar Chavez Peace and
Justice Award to Jackson Elementary School for its Adelante partnership with the
University of Utah. The Adelante partnership seeks to raise awareness of higher
education opportunities and to increase the expectation of university attendance
and success among students, families, and teachers at Jackson.
March 21, 2012
Children's Opera Showcase
Students from three Salt Lake City School District elementary schools will
perform during the annual Children’s Opera Showcase. The students, who wrote
original operas with the help of Utah Opera, are from Dilworth Elementary
School, Highland Park Elementary School, and Bonneville Elementary School. The
showcase is Wednesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m., at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts
Center. Admission is free, but seating is limited.
March 20, 2012
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March 20, 2012
Perfect ACT Scores
Two West High School students, Kasper Kubica and Stephanie Metherall, were
among 13 Utah students who earned a perfect composite score of 36 on the ACT.
March 19, 2012
Utah NAME Awards and
Salt Lake City School District employees and students were honored in the
recent Utah chapter of the National Association of Multicultural Education
(NAME) conference. Janice Jones Schroeder, the Assistant Principal at North Star
Elementary, and Tracey Slinger, a fine arts teacher at East High School, were
recognized for their years of service to NAME. Amerique Phillips, a Bryant
Middle School student, was selected as a finalist for her essay in the 2012 Utah
NAME scholarship competition.
March 16, 2012
100% for Kids
Teacher of the Year
Staci Rodriguez, a fifth-grade teacher at Highland Park Elementary School,
has been named the Teacher of the Year by the 100% for Kids Foundation.
March 13, 2012
The Ugandan Orphans Choir
Comes to North Star Elementary
The famous Ugandan Orphans Choir will be performing at North Star Elementary
School. The children of the choir are known for their amazing abilities to sing,
dance, and drum. Students from North Star's after school program will provide a
special opening performance. Don't miss your chance to see this unforgettable
Saturday, March 17, 6:30 p.m.
March 9, 2012
City School District is a 2012 Sunny Award winner! The Sunny Award is presented
by the Editors of Sunshine Review to honor the most transparent government
websites in the nation. This year, only 214 of the more than 6,000 government
websites ranked by Sunshine Review earned a Sunny Award.
March 9, 2012
Competition - updated
Students from six schools came together to compete in the recent Salt Lake
City School District MathCounts Competition. Congratulations to the 2012
Countdown winners: 1st Place – Nate Ji (Hawthorne Elementary); 2nd Place – Jonah
Garner (Clayton Middle School); 3rd Place – Ruby Thorn (Hawthorne Elementary)
and to the 2012 Team Champions from Hawthorne Elementary: Pavel Asparouhov, Liam
Connor, Wallace Peaslee, and Ruby Thorn! This years competition included 70
students from Emerson Elementary School, Hawthorne Elementary School, Whittier
Elementary School, Clayton Middle School, Glendale Middle School, and Northwest
March 9, 2012back to top
Video Highlight - Vision Van
The One Sight Vision Van just completed a 3-day stop in Salt Lake City School
District. Over 250 children were given the gift of sight during this visit.
March 2, 2012back to top
AMC 8 Results
Congratulations to students at Hawthorne Elementary School and West High School for their outstanding performance in the recent American Mathematics Competitions 8 (AMC 8)! The AMC 8 is a 25 question, 40 minute multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem solving skills. West High School received the top score of 62 on the School Merit Roll. Hawthorne Elementary ties for third on the School Merit Roll with a score of 55.
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posted January 30, 2012
Books and Bytes
The latest edition of "Books and Bytes," a newsletter from the Educational Technology and Library Media Department, is now available.
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posted January 19, 2012
Clayton Middle School Open House
On January 26, Clayton Middle School will host an open house and showcase for all prospective seventh-grade and eighth-grade students, parents, and community members. Come and see the school; meet teachers; and participate in fun P.E., art, and science activities. Learn about Clayton’s famous play and three excellent academic programs - Magnet ELP, Neighborhood ELP, and Curriculum & Assessment Lab. See performances by Clayton’s Show Choir, orchestra, and dance groups. Check out the PTA silent auction and bake sale. The open house and showcase will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
posted January 18, 2012
High School Choral Program
The Salt Lake City School District proudly presents the High School Choral Program, featuring East High School, Highland High School, and West High School.
• Tuesday, February 7, 2012
• 7 p.m.
• Libby Gardner Hall
• Tickets are $4, available through the music department or at the door.
posted January 18, 2012
Hillside Open House
The Hillside 6th Grade Open House is for current and prospective students at Hillside Middle School. There will be self-guided tours of the building, presentations from various classes, and performances by the choir and orchestra, along with demonstrations of the school's Mac Lab. Teachers will be available to answer questions regarding the Extended Learning Program (ELP) and highlight all the great things happening at Hillside. The open house will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2012, from 6 - 8 p.m.
posted January 9, 2012
Elementary Extended Learning Program Parent Information Meetings
Salt Lake City School District is hosting Extended Learning Program Parent Information Meetings on Wednesday, January 11, and Wednesday, February 22, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 116 at the District Administration Building, 440 East 100 South. The district currently offers three elementary magnet ELP programs for grades K-6. Magnet programs are housed at Hawthorne, Whittier, and the dual-language International Pathways at Emerson. This meeting will include an overview of the ELP magnet programs as well as the assessment and eligibility determination process. Parents who are considering having their child tested for elementary ELP magnet services are invited to attend either meeting.
posted January 5, 2012
Water for South Sudan Project
Students from Ensign Elementary School joined with Oakridge Elementary in Granite School District to raise money to drill a well in Sudan. The two schools raised a total of $15,000, which will pay the entire cost of drilling a fresh water well in this war-torn country.
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posted January 4, 2012