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CTSO Advisors

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FFA -RHS Ray Smalley
Cheyenne Reid

FFA -FHS Craig Demorest
Clyde Ellertson
Justin Selman
Laurel Selman

FFA -BHS Hailey Bass
FFA-WHS Jarvis Pace
Hailee Toone
Cassie Joiner

FBLA -RHS Brett Webb
Eric Greenhalgh
Julie Townsend

FBLA -BHS Mike Dunkley

Alan Rawlins
Trevor Ward

FBLA -WIC Jacob Harrison  
FBLA/DECA FHS Dale Pollard
Tori Pollard
Leanne Nauta


DECA RHS Ben Hunsaker 


DECA BHS Ralph Andersen
Emily Okerlund 


Trevor Ward
Angie Larson

FCCLA RHS Gaylene Greenwood
Alicia Bartlett
Raquel Boehme

FCCLA FHS Natalie Wilson
Megan Barratt
Jerrie Lin Hansen

FCCLA BHS Alyssa Bennett
Mindy Nish
Maren Malan

FCCLA WHS Ashley Blaisdell
Kimberlee Arthur
Stephanie Bradford

FCCLA WIC Helen Marble
HOSA RHS Terry Schriver
Brenda Cook

HOSA BHS Michelle Dawson
Sheree Bjerregaard

HOSA FHS Kelly Harlan
Shannon Iseminger
Doug Kap

Melissa Powell

HOSA WIC Melissa Checketts
Lori Bosley

Skills USA-RHS Dane Tom
Skills USA-BHS Adam Arndt
Adriana Moore

Skills USA - WHS Steve Filiaga
Elliott Hedgepeth

TSA FHS Tom Paskett

TSA WIC Emily Ruesch
Trevor Brown
Gary Davis
Alex Kay


Monday, 29 July 2019 15:59

School Climate and Culture

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School Climate and Equity

Equity is intrinsic to all aspects of school climate work. It is not a separate issue. The National School Climate Center defines this to be the quality and character of school life that fosters children’s, youth’s, and families’ full access to:

  1. Appropriately supported, high expectations for learning and achievement
  2. Emotionally and physically safe, healthy learning environments
  3. Caring relationships with peers and adults
  4. Participation that meaningfully enhances academic, social-emotional, civic, and moral development.

An equitable school climate responds to the wide range of cultural norms, goals, values, interpersonal relationships, leadership practices, and organizational structures within the broader community.

Schools can create more equitable communities through the following promising strategies:

  1. Encourage reflective practice and build cultural awareness in students and adults
  2. Increase understanding of diverse cultures
  3. Keep diverse schools physically and emotionally safe
  4. Make high expectations culturally responsive
  5. Design multiple pathways to meaningful participation
  6. Demonstrate caring by knowing students’ unique emotional needs


Weber School District Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Framework Standards -PDF document

                        edited 2020 EJIC Standards poster graphic

Monday, 29 July 2019 15:59

Professional Development

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Professional development is the strategy schools and school districts use to ensure that educators continue to strengthen their practice throughout their career. The most effective professional development engages teams of teachers to focus on the needs of their students. They learn and problem solve together in order to ensure all students achieve success. The Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Department can help leaders with a multitude of training on various topics. 


Teacher Resources: 

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  • February


BLACK HISTORY MAKERS MONTH by Utah State Board of Education. List of 40 inspiring stories for our young history makers.

 Amazing African American Pioneers by Analytic Orange        The Civil Rights Movement Timeline by Analytic Orange. The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s took place across the US. Peaceful protests, community engagement, and ordinary people worked to make the change happen. What is a boycott? What is a sit in? What is a Freedom Rider? 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education. 1955 Emmett Till, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. 1960 Sit-in at Woolworth's lunch counter. 1961 Freedom Riders Luvahn Brown, John Lewis, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Hank Thomas.     

 U.S. Constitutional 13th Amendment by Analytic Orange Fast Facts. 1863 The Emancipation Proclamation. Passed by Congress January 31, 1865, Ratified on December 6, 1865.1619 to 1865: From 1619, when the first kidnapped, enslaved people arrived in Colonial America to 1865, enslaved people survived unbelievable torture and abuse. The 13th Amendment was the beginning of a long road toward equal rights for African Americans.        U.S. Constitutional 14th Amendment by Analytic Orange Fast Facts. Passed by Congress on June 13, 1866, ratified on July 9, 1868. From 1896 until 1954, the 14th Amendment was not followed by many state and local governments. Racial segregation (separating people by the color of their skin) was legal and allowed. Segregation was outlawed in 1954.       U.S. Constitutional15th Amendment By Analytic Orange Fast Facts. Passed by Congress, February 26, 1869, Ratified on February 3, 1870. Intimidation and violence were used to prevent African Americans and others (like American Indians and Latinos) from exercising their right to vote. The 15th Amendment was ratified in 1870, but many African American people were disenfranchised (denied the right to vote) until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed.

 2.8 Black History Month Expository Experience by Analytic Orange        5.6 Black History Month Expository Experience by Analytic Orange       8.1 Black History Month Expository Experience by Analytic Orange 

[Answer Key: Level 2.8 here]           [Answer Key: Level 5.6 here]          [Answer Key: Level 2.8 here]


  • January





  • September-October (Hispanic Heritage Month)

 UTAH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HISPANIC HISTORY MAKERS MONTH 2022. A LIST OF 40 INSPIRING STORIES FOR OUR YOUNG HISTORY MAKERS.         Hispanic Scientific Contributions. Celebrating Hispanic Scientific Excellence. Ynes Mexia 1870-1930. Albert Baez 1912-2007. Mario Molina 1943-2020.         Hispanic Heritage Month Activities created by Analytic Orange.  

 AO Hispanic Heritage Month Activities Answer Key  
 *Answer key.

  • November (National Native American Heritage Month)


UTAH EDUCATION NETWORK: American Indian Resources


First Thanksgiving      Expository Experience      Thanksgiving Geography

Monday, 29 July 2019 15:59

Interpretation and Translation Services

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Monday, 29 July 2019 15:59

Family and Community Resources

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Weber School District’s Family Resource Center

Located at Burch Creek Elementary

(The center is located through the front doors to the left)

4300 S. Madison Ave. South Ogden, UT 84403     

801.476.5311    Public Welcome!


LINK:  Weber Family Resource Center Webpage 


The Family Resource Center follows Weber School District’s calendar.
Center hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday, when school is in session.
The Center is closed during the summer.




Centro de Recursos Familiares del Distrito Escolar de Weber

Situado en la Primaria Burch Creek

(El centro se encuentra a la izquierda, pasando las puertas principales)

4300 S. Madison Avenue, South Ogden, UT 84403

801.476.5311 El public es Bienvenido


El Centro de Recursos Familiares sigue Calendario del Distrito Escolar Weber.
El horario del centro es de 7:30 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. Lunes a jueves, cuando la escuela está en sesión.
El Centro está cerrado durante el verano. 


Monday, 29 July 2019 15:58

Equity, Social Justice and Inclusion Library

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 Book of the Month Review


Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain
by Zaretta Hammond   Published in 2014

To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implemention - until now. 

In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cultting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction. The book includes:

  • Information on how one's culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships.
  • Ten "key moves" to build students' learners operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners
  • Prompts for action and value self-reflection



Blind Spot
by Banaji and Greenwald   Published 2013

"I know my own mind.
I am able to assess others in a fair and accurate way."

These self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality.

“Blindspot” is the authors’ metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. Writing with simplicity and verve, Banaji and Greenwald question the extent to which our perceptions of social groups―without our awareness or conscious control―shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people’s character, abilities, and potential.

In Blindspot, the authors reveal hidden biases based on their experience with the Implicit Association Test, a method that has revolutionized the way scientists learn about the human mind and that gives us a glimpse into what lies within the metaphoric blindspot.



Excellence Through Equity - Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student
by Alan M. Blankstein and Pedro Noguera with Lorena Kelly   Published 2016

Excellence Through Equity is an inspiring look at how real-world educators are creating schools where all students are able to thrive. In these schools, educators understand that equity is not about treating all children the same. They are deeply committed to ensuring that each student receives what he or she individually needs to develop their full potential—and succeed.

To help educators with what can at times be a difficult and challenging journey, Blankstein and Noguera frame the book with five guiding principles of Courageous Leadership:

  • Getting to your core
  • Making organizational meaning
  • Ensuring constancy and consistency of purpose
  • Facing the facts and your fears
  • Building sustainable relationships

They further emphasize that the practices are grounded in three important areas of research that are too often disregarded: (1) child development, (2) neuroscience, and (3) environmental influences on child development and learning.



We Can't Teach What We Don't Know
by Gary Howard  Published 2016

Gary Howard outlines what good teachers know, what they do, and how they embrace culturally responsive teaching. Change Begins With Us: School transformation begins with the teachers' willingness to change their classroom structures, school structures, and themselves. It is crucial that teachers make the commitment to look deep inside themselves to see how they can better their attitudes, practices, and beliefs related to race and cultural differences. This book is a reminder to teaching is more than a job; it is a vocation in which we must dedicate our entire self.





Monday, 29 July 2019 15:58

Mission Statement

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WSD Equity, Justice and Inclusion Mission Statement

Help create a safe and inclusive climate throughout the district
wherein diversity/differences are embraced and celebrated,
every student and employee is inspired to achieve, thrive and grow,
and where each is empowered to act against any form of intolerance, bigotry (and/or) injustice.


Monday, 29 July 2019 15:58

Celebrating Diverse Weber

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Restorative Practices

Latinos In Action (LIA)

Title VI

Immigrant/Migrant/Refugee Education



Highlighting schools in Weber School District working towards Equity, Justice, and Inclusion.

Valley View Elementary School

Riverdale Elementary School

Schoolwide assembly for students on "See Something. Do Something." Assembly was led by Bonneville High School studentbody officers, with performance by the Bonneville High School Drumline. 

 Riverdale ELementary "See something, do something" assemblyRiverdale Elementary "See something, do something" assembly #2Riverdale Elementary "See something, do something" assembly #2


Orion Junior High School

Latinos In Action Parent Night

Monday, 29 July 2019 15:58

Culturally Responsive Teaching

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Planting Seeds of Equity

Planting Seeds of Equity

Change is a continuous process. You cannot assess it with the static yardstick of a limited time frame. When a seed is sown into the ground, you cannot immediately see the plant. You have to be patient. With time, it grows into a large tree. And then the flowers bloom, and only then can the fruits be plucked. - Mamata Banerjee

Culturally Responsive Teaching 

Culturally Responsive Teaching is teaching and leading in such a way that more of your students, across more of their differencing, achieve at a high level and engage at a deeper level. It is knowing and understanding your students.

Cultural Competence 

Cultural Competence is the will and ability to form authentic and effective relationships across differences. 



The 7 principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching - .pdf document  - Gary Howard 

  1. Students are affirmed in their cultural connections
  2. Teachers are personally inviting 
  3. The classroom is physically and culturally inviting 
  4. Students are reinforced for academic development
  5. Instructional changes are made to accommodate differences
  6. The classroom is managed with a firm, consistent, loving control
  7. Interactions stress collectivity as well as individuality


Culture Responsive Teaching & The Brain - website

Culturally responsive pedagogy can be a game-changer in a school’s pursuit of educational equity. There are misconceptions about what culturally responsive pedagogy is and how it works. CRT is more than just a set of multicultural activities, social justice lessons, or kinesthetic learning strategies. It is so much more. Check out the resources at this site.


Teaching Tolerance - website 

Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.


Monday, 29 July 2019 15:57

Community Events

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Hispanic Heritage Month - September/October

Bullying Prevention Month - October

Unity Day - October 20, 2021

LGBT History Month - October

National American Indian Heritage Month - November

International Holocaust Remembrance Day - January 27

American History Month - February

Black History Month - Feburary

Greek-American Heritage Month - March

Gender Equality Month - March

National Women's History Month - March

World Autism Awareness Day - April 2

National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - May

Jewish American Heritage Month - May

LGBT Pride Month - June


Community Connections


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