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Superintendent's Message

Posted: Tue, 12-05-2017 - 10:13 AM

Dear SLCSD Community,

The old adage “It's better to give than to receive” rings true throughout the Salt Lake City School District during the holiday season. While our students are preparing for their tests and completing assignments, they are also supporting those in need.

  • This December, many SLCSD campuses are participating in clothing and food drives to help our community. Students and teachers are working together to help those in need.
  • West High School students held a canned food drive as part of their Spirit Bowl to help feed neighborhood families.
  • Donor’s Choose and Chevron continue to sponsor classroom projects for teachers and students throughout SLCSD.
  • The Ron McBride Foundation recently donated funds to support our academic coaches and the work they do in all of our schools.
  • The Noorda Foundation has been very generous in their support of the Liberty Elementary Community Learning Center.
  • Three-hundred holiday meals were donated and delivered to Backman families this holiday season.
  • Clayton Middle School held a food drive to help the Utah Food Bank. Classes and grades competed against each other to collect food.
  • KSL Quarters for Christmas will help many students in SLCSD.
  • Many SLCSD employees have adopted an angel from the Angel Trees at various stores in SLC. They are shopping for their angels and will make sure they have a happy holiday season.

These are just a few examples of the many wonderful holiday projects happening in our schools. On behalf of the Salt Lake City School District, I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for all you do each and every day to support our students and our community.

Yours in education,
Lexi Cunningham, Ed.D.

Siena Siporin

Beacon Heights 5th Grade Student Sets Out to Serve

Posted: Wed, 12-13-2017 - 09:09 AM

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.”

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BioEYES Encouraging Hands-on Science at Escalante

Posted: Wed, 12-13-2017 - 09:04 AM

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.”

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Emerson students

Emerson Service Learning

Posted: Tue, 12-12-2017 - 02:39 PM

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.

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Whittier ELP Project Generates $2,000 for Shelter Kids

Posted: Tue, 12-12-2017 - 02:34 PM

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.

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Town Meetings at Wasatch

Posted: Mon, 12-11-2017 - 02:55 PM

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. 

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