West High Wins State Chess Championship
West High School has won its ninth consecutive State Chess Championship!
Washington Elementary Art Project
On Thursday and Friday, Washington Elementary School teachers, students, and staff installed a large scale participatory art project at their school. The art project recognizes and honors the people who support Washington students every day, in a variety of ways.
Sterling Scholar Finalists
Congratulations to our Sterling Scholar Finalists!
Paraeducator of the Year
Congratulations to Jeremy Duran at Emerson Elementary! He was selected as the Paraeducator of the Year by the Utah Council for Exceptional Children.
2014 District Science Fair
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2014 Salt Lake City School District Science Fair! Hundreds of students brought their projects to the Salt Lake Center for Science Education where they were judged and awards were handed out. The students and their projects were very impressive.
February - Black History Month
Salt Lake City School District recognizes the month of February as Black History Month.
2014 MATHCOUNTS Competition
On January 31, mathletes from seven schools came together to compete in the Salt Lake City School District MATHCOUNTS Competition. Congratulations to the 2014 Countdown winners!
This year’s competition was held at Clayton Middle School and included 96 students. Mathletes train with coaches at their local schools and bring their knowledge, team work, and enthusiasm as they compete in the Sprint, Target, and Team Rounds. Top scorers advance to compete in a fast-paced, oral competition, racing against each other and the clock.
School Lunch Information and Notifications
The Salt Lake City School District wants to share two pieces of information with you today.
First, the Uintah Elementary School kitchen manager will return to work tomorrow. Her supervisor will return to work on Tuesday. The district’s investigation is not over, but the district cannot comment on personnel issues.
Second, please click on the link below to read about changes to our school lunch account notifications.
Keeping a Promise
Fulfilling a promise that has been made to parents and the community, clear and concise procedures have been developed to prevent what happened at Uintah Elementary School last week from ever happening again in any Salt Lake City School District school.
Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Leadership Awards
Congratulations to four Salt Lake City School District students who are among 15 students from Utah that won the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Leadership Award! The students are Daniel Liu, a senior at West High School; Luisa Lopez, a sophomore at West High School; and Gema Aleman and Luisa Botchway, both eighth-grade students at Bryant Middle School.
Update on School Lunches
Over the past several days, we have been reading and listening to the comments collected on the district’s social media accounts, on the phone, and via email. While we have wanted to respond to many comments individually, the sheer number of people who have taken the time to write or send a comment makes that impossible. We understand and have personally felt the anger many have towards this situation, but some comments and the language they contain are neither helpful nor productive. Others have taken the time to eloquently express their frustration and anger, and some have even offered suggestions. These comments are appreciated.
What happened at Uintah Elementary School should never have happened. Parents do bear some responsibility in paying for school lunches, but the district and its schools bear a greater responsibility to keep parents informed and to treat each and every student with respect and kindness. We apologize again that we did not live up to that responsibility.
The day after the incident at Uintah, all school kitchen managers were contacted and instructed that this will never happen again. A student who does not have enough money in their account to pay for a meal must be identified prior to lunch time. Parents must be notified, and every possible step must be taken to resolve the issue before the student enters the lunch room. Once that student is in line and expects to receive a full meal, that student will receive a full meal.
A complete and thorough investigation into not only this incident at Uintah but into any similar practices at all Salt Lake City public schools is underway. The Salt Lake City School District Board of Education will be given a report on that investigation tonight during its regularly scheduled meeting. On Wednesday, a copy of that written report will be available on the district website (see the link below). To find the report, click on the link below and then click on the February 4, 2014 Meeting Agenda link and look at the bottom of that document for the written report. Video and audio recordings of the meeting will also be available on the page linked below.
We fully realize that for some of you this comes as too little, too late. However, we promise you the commitment to learn from this situation and to do better going forward is genuine.
Utah Symphony at Hillside Middle School
A chamber group from the Utah Symphony recently performed for students at Hillside Middle School. After performing for the entire student body, the musicians also met and talked with some of the music students.
Salt Lake City Team Wins FIRST LEGO State Championship
Forty-eight teams participated at the fourth annual Utah FIRST LEGO League championship at the University of Utah on January 25, 2014. The Skeleton Crew from Salt Lake City won the first place Champion's Award. Ellie Vandel, a Bryant Middle School student, is a member of the Skeleton Crew.
Uintah Elementary School Update
The Uintah Elementary School cafeteria manager and her supervisor have been placed on paid leave while our investigation continues. Once our investigation is complete, we will post an update for all concerned.
Paraprofessional Pathway Partnership
Through a partnership between the University of Utah and the Salt Lake City School District, paraprofessionals in the district are getting a unique opportunity to further their education and learn some of the best and newest methods of helping students. Those involved with this partnership attend their university classes at the Glendale/Mountain View Community Learning Center.
This past December, the first group of paraprofessionals completed their first University of Utah course: Integrated Curriculum, better known as FCS 2640. They will now move on to their second class, and a new group of eight paraprofessionals will begin their journey. This unique learning opportunity was created and taught by Trish Saccamano from the University's Department of Family? and Consumer Studies.
The Salt Lake City School District Board of Education has approved the district calendars for the next three school years. Three different calendar options were reviewed and voted on by all Salt Lake City schools and their school community councils. The district then compiled those votes and sent the results to the board of education.
Which School Will You Attend Next Year?
It's time to start thinking about the next school year! Many schools are holding open houses or orientations in the next few days and weeks, and the Open Enrollment Window is open until February 21. Click on the links below to learn more.
Curriculum and Assessment Lab Information Meetings
The Curriculum and Assessment Lab Program (C&A) will hold a parent information meeting for any interested elementary students and their parents on Thursday, January 23, 6:30 p.m., at the Salt Lake City School District offices, 440 East 100 South.
Winter Technology Classes
The Educational Technology Department is pleased to announce its Winter 2014 online technology classes. Join us in our popular online courses, and expand your technology knowledge and gain confidence in using technology tools in teaching and learning environments. These classes are open to all certified teachers.
Thank You for the Books
Mary Bangerter and her neighbor Lenore McEntire encouraged their friends and neighbors to donate new and slightly used books to support our Early Childhood program at the Glendale/Mountain View Community Learning Center. They were able to collect nearly 500 books and a great wagon to transport the books from classroom to classroom. We appreciate this donation and the interest that many great friends have in supporting our students.
Go Green Earn Green Energy Challenge
A five-month energy conservation challenge at three Salt Lake City high schools has produced some impressive and profitable results. On average, the schools saw a 21.18 percent decrease in overall power consumption.
'Tis the Season of Giving
Teams of volunteers from Salt Lake City School District and its schools pitched in to make the holidays brighter for approximately 1,800 children yesterday.
Community Education - Winter 2014
Will you be making a New Year's resolution to learn something new, like playing the guitar or learning another language? Let us help! Register for a community education class. Registration begins January 3, 2014.
Congratulations to Jackson Elementary teachers, Alicia Darden and Mary Lou Oland-Wong, and district math coach Rachel Rolf, for achieving their National Board Certification.
Annie Brewer, Data Coordinator at Horizonte Instruction and Training Center, received the 2013 Utah School Counselor Association (USCA) Human Rights Award.
Ms. Orta at Jackson Elementary School received a $10,000 Donor's Choose award for Jackson participating in "A Week of Code." The whole school will be teaching an hour of computer coding this week and plans on buying a class set of iPads to continue to teach computer science and coding.
The U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, visited Northwest Middle School today to ask why that school is experiencing such success. Northwest has used a 3-year federal School Improvement Grant to make big changes and significantly increase student achievement.
It's a tradition that stretches back for years, students at Lincoln Elementary School gathered last week to race a turkey around the playground. The winners were given everything they needed to make a Thanksgiving meal.
The National Weather Service predicts a large, cold storm to impact the Wasatch Front in the next 24-48 hours. While we fully expect our schools to be open and functioning normally during this storm and throughout the winter, conditions can vary greatly in different neighborhoods and on different streets. We encourage parents to make attendance decisions for their children based on their specific ability to get to school safely.
Additionally, if your contact information has recently changed, please contact your local school with up to date information. This will enable the school and/or the district to notify you in the event of a late start or closure.
Again, we fully expect our schools to be open, but we will notify parents via the local media, this webpage, our social media sites, and possibly email if that changes. If you hear nothing, you can safely assume your school is open. If you are concerned about your child’s ability to safely travel to school, please exercise your parental discretion to make the decision that is best for your family’s safety.
Recently, a company excavating a drainage ditch at 1145 South and 700 West came across an interesting discovery. The crew ran into a cement slab approximately three feet by seven feet with the words “Hawthorne School.”
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Salt Lake City School District is Your Best Choice because we focus on one goal, one purpose - student learning. Open Enrollment begins December 2. Learn more about our schools, options and programs at www.yourbestchoice.org.
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Bryant Middle School would like to invite you to their production of Mulan. Showtimes are November 20 & 21 at 7:00 p.m. and a special matinee November 22 at 1:45 p.m. $5 for adults and $ for students. For more information, please contact Bryant Middle School at 801.578.8118.
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East, Highland, and West High Schools are participating this week in College Application Week. The goal of Utah College Application Week is to provide every high school senior the opportunity to complete at least one college or university application.
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"He had never sat down to a piano before, until last year when 16-year-old Renzo Huayhua signed up for Highland High School's piano lab." Click below to see the KUTV story on this amazing Highland High student.
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Enjoy these pictures from the Rose Park and Bonneville Elementary School Halloween Parades.
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Just in time for Halloween, our employees share some of their own ghostly encounters and spooky stories... BOO!
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Salt Lake City School District Superintendent McKell Withers and Salt Lake City School District Board of Education President Kristi Swett were joined by Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, City Council Chairman Kyle LaMalfa, University of Utah President David Pershing, National League of Cities principal associate for education Marjorie Cohen, and other community leaders in signing a benchmark agreement formalizing collaborative efforts toward educational success. The agreement is centered on “A Capital City Education,” Salt Lake City’s education framework for cultivating a college, career, and civic-ready citizenry.
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Nearly 500 Hawthorne Elementary School students and over 75 Westminster College students came together last week for a day of service.
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Catherine Praggastis, an Advancement Via Individual Determination teacher at East High School, was named as first runner-up in the Utah Teacher of the Year competition.
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Salt Lake City School District is committed to helping our environment. Here are some interesting facts about our recycling program.
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The district will soon be hosting information meetings for parents and students interested in the district's International Baccalaureate program or the Middle School Extended Learning Program.
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ING U.S. announced that Bonneville Elementary School has received a grant of up to $2,500 to inspire students to be more active and adopt healthy choices.
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The Utah State Legislature has mandated a second new accountability system that requires letter grades for each school. Unfortunately, these simple letter grades can't and don't tell the full story. Our goal is to show you where you can find comprehensive and complete data about your school.
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Salt Lake City School District and the Salt Lake City School District Board of Education are pleased to announce Catherine Praggastis as the 2014 District Teacher of the Year and Amy Gutting as the 2014 District Special Education Teacher of the Year.
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This school year will mark the start of the Salt Lake City School District’s joint collaboration with the Salt Lake Teachers Association in implementing a newly developed Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Program. The PAR program will provide intensive support to teachers.
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Nathan Auck, a mathematics teacher at Horizonte Instruction and Training Center in Salt Lake City, has been selected as a Utah State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
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The Salt Lake City School District and the Salt Lake Education Foundation, in partnership with the Grand America Hotel, have announced the three winners of the School Progress Awards - Mountain View Elementary School, Beacon Heights Elementary School, and Glendale Middle School.
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Parents, teachers, and coaches are invited to a free seminar on substance abuse prevention. The seminar is hosted by the Salt Lake City School District Prevention Dimensions program and will be held at the city library (201 East 400 South) on Thursday, August 15, at 6 p.m.
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The Salt Lake City School District is always moving forward to simplify and improve our service to you and your student. This school year, we are rolling out a new school lunch software package that improves your online payment options and simplifies the application process for free and reduced meal benefits.
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Please visit https://apex.slcschools.org/registration/ to register online with the student's ID and registration pin that they received in the mail. Check your school's website for dates and times when online registration will be available.
NOTE: Jackson and Indian Hills Elementary Schools will not be using online registration this year. Early Childhood and Pre-Kindergarten programs must register in person at the Glendale Community Learning Center (1388 South Navajo Street).
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Congratulations to our district Athletics Supervisor CeCie Scharman! She has been recognized as a Certified Master Athletic Administrator. She is one of a very elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.
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The PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal will be unavailable July 1 - August 21 for end of year processing and to prepare for the 2013-2014 school year. Thank you for your patience as we prepare for the coming school year!