Geoff Anderson, choir teacher at Fremont, has been selected as the 2017 recipient for Music Educator of the Year from the Utah High School Activities Association. This Distinguished Service Award honors individuals for their service and contributions to high school activities. This is Geoff's 24th year as choir teacher and director at Fremont.
Geoff took upon himself the challenge of creating the music program at a new high school, creating standards of excellence and tradition through instruction, performance, mentoring, and service. He has positively influenced thousands of Fremont students throughout the 24 years he has taught at the school. He currently directs six ensembles, including three auditioned choirs, two non-auditioned choirs, and a handbell choir. He has taught 11 years of Advanced Placement Music Theory classes as well as a Weber State University Concurrent Enrollment Music Appreciation course at Fremont. Geoff is a supportive chairperson for the performing arts department, spending countless hours at drama productions, dance, band and orchestra concerts, as well as community productions. He designs lights and sound for each school production, assembly, or any outside group who uses the Fremont auditorium.
For nearly a quarter of a century, Geoff Anderson has quietly served his students, his school, the Weber School District and the state of Utah as a representative of the very best we have to offer in music education. His legacy will last many generations.
Weber School District Career Technical Education (CTE) received a warm reception and gracious hospitality on a recent visit to Kimberly Clark.
Students had the opportunity to listen to various speakers from Kimberly Clark. The students now have a better idea of all the things that happens behind the scenes to make and produce diapers and other products made by Kimberly Clark. The information the speakers provided gave our students additional resources as they make decisions about their career choices.
One highlight from the event was when each speaker talked about what it took to work in their field, whether it was additional education or on-the-job training. It showed they never stop learning. Students also heard them talk about the passion they had for the job they were doing! This is something that all students need to hear and see in action. It was great to hear from people who love their careers or jobs, and make learning fun! Various speakers also talked about the need for collaboration, communication, and problem solving.
For the PTA booster-thon Fun Run, Freedom Elementary principal, Diane Rockwood promised to let the kids make her into an ice cream sundae if they met the goal of $25,000. She also promised to shave 50% of her head if they raised $30,000. The kids raised $30,023!
Some of the students from Lakeview Elementary were invited to the November board meeting to share how they are using the 7 Habits of Happy Kids at Lakeview. We had a student from each grade share how they have had success with implementing the habits in their lives. The whole group shared our school mission statement.
The West Haven Academic Team visits the Weber School District Tech Shed and uses The Design Thinking Process to update the mission and vision statement for the school. This thinking process is a structured framework for identifying challenges, gathering information, generating potential solutions, refining ideas, and testing solutions.
In October Majestic was recognized as a Beacon school by Imagine Learning. They had the most minutes than any other school in the state. They were recognized by Mayor Brent Taylor from North Ogden City and Mayor Bruce Richins from Harrisville City and Senator Allen Christensen. Congratulations Majestic students
If approved, the bond will help address the needs of our growing district without raising the tax rate. For more information, you can watch the following video or visit us at www.wsd.net/bond. Please share this video with others to help us educate everyone on the bond process, and don't forget to vote!
Brent Richardson, President of the Weber School District Board of Education, passed away yesterday after a valiant battle with cancer. Brent was an Ogden native, graduating from Ogden High School in 1967. After high school, he enlisted as a member of the 19th Special Forces Group, and after serving his country, he returned to Utah to attend Weber State College. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and later went on to manage several successful businesses in the Ogden area.
During his career, Brent served on numerous boards including the Ogden Weber Chamber of Commerce; School of Technology, Weber State University; and the Board of Trustees of the Ogden Weber Applied Technology College.
Brent had served on the Weber School District Board of Education since 1999 and as Board President since 2009. Under his stewardship, three successful bonds were passed which led to the building and renovation of many schools throughout the district. The combination of Brent’s expertise as an entrepreneur, ingenuity, passion, and continual community involvement, helped craft Weber School District into what it is today.
Representing Precinct 3, the patrons of South Ogden and Uintah cites, and all children throughout Weber School District, President Brent Richardson’s leadership will be greatly missed!