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Weber High School’s Koby Pack takes 1st place at FBLA National Leadership Conference

Competing in San Antonio, Texas among 12,000 students in over 70 categories, Koby Pack, a Weber High student brought home 1st Place and the title of National Champion in the Sales Presentation Category.

Congratulations to Koby Pack led by Mr. Alan Rawlins, business/marketing instructor and FBLA advisor.

Although 105 individuals competed at the national leadership conference in the Sales Presentation event, it is not easy to get there or to get into finals. Only two percent of FBLA students advance to the national level, so just getting there to compete is a great achievement.  For students to make finals at Nationals they must be in the top 2 of their preliminary section out of 13-14 students.

Koby took first place at the State competition in March out of 28 individuals where he had to finish in the top two to advance to Nationals. Along with Koby, 12 other students from Weber High also attended Nationals in a variety of other events.

Thursday, 23 May 2019 02:58

Valley View Elementary Students Focus on Fitness

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Congratulations to 38 students in 4th through 6th grade who earned the Viking Fitness Award this year at Valley View Elementary! The Viking Fitness Award recognizes students who display outstanding achievements in physical fitness; including excellence in the mile run, push-ups, sit-ups and the sit & reach. These 38 Vikings never give up and work hard to obtain and maintain physical fitness in their daily lives. Congratulations to each one of them!

Thursday, 16 May 2019 01:47

WHERE THE PATRIOTS PLAY

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Last week at Freedom Elementary we dedicated our 11th all-abilities playground! Each playground is specially designed so that all children can play together. A big thanks to the Weber School Foundation, the Swanson Family Foundation, Besst Realty Group, Freedom Elementary PTA and the incredible members of the community. Without their generous donations and support, these types of projects would not be possible.

For their annual Community Workers Faces event, Majestic 2nd-grade students chose Community Workers and learned about what they do. Some of the information the students researched was their community worker's education, challenges of the job, skills required, etc. Each student made a poster of what their Community Worker looks like and transformed themselves into that Worker. Parents, family members, and friends were invited to come meet our workers and ask them questions about their jobs.

 

Gym where the event took place

Students created posters to look like their Community Worker

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 01:24

Roy High School Develops ROAR Resource Center

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The ROAR Resource Center at Roy High School is being developed to provide food, clothing and additional assistance for students in need and their families. This resource is available for use throughout the Roy Cone.
 
In December, our food pantry served 228 students and their families. We feel very grateful to provide this service, and we are thankful for all the donations of food and personal hygiene items we've received. Thank you to everyone who has helped us grow! We are expanding quickly, and we appreciate your support! 
 
We are currently gathering clothing to stock a new clothing center. We're just getting started, and we're excited. Along with a few bags of clothes and a couple of coats, we currently have some gently used shoes. We likewise have several blankets. Our goal is to greatly expand our clothing pantry.
 
If you have interest in helping us, we welcome your involvement. Our food pantry wish list currently includes healthy snack foods and dinners in a bag. We are also going to need more shelving, clothing racks and bins, and we are looking for a fridge, freezer, washer and dryer. If you have connections, would you please let us know? Similarly, whenever you're making charitable donations, coordinating service projects and/or cleaning out your closets, please consider contributing to Project ROAR. We welcome financial contributions, as well as donations of products and services to help our students. Donations are tax-deductible.
 
Please help us spread the word about the resources we have available in the ROAR Resource Center. If you are aware of students and families with food, clothing or other needs, please reach out to Jennifer Christensen, Project ROAR's grant facilitator and community liaison, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (435) 799-7343. She will then coordinate with Camie Walworth, our new Family and Youth Advocate Specialist and with Charlie Lovatt, our new Resource Integration Coach.
Friday, 18 January 2019 00:04

Warning – "Momo Challenge" / Parent Notice

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Weber School District and neighboring school district officials have been made aware of a troubling social media challenge geared to engage and cyberbully children and young adults – the "Momo Challenge." The challenge has been reported on local and national news stations, as well. Reports of the "Momo Challenge" directly targeting and/or impacting students in Weber School District have not yet been substantiated, but as a precaution, we are informing all parents/guardians of this current and potentially dangerous social media trend.

The purpose of the "Momo Challenge" is to utilize video games and social media platforms such as Minecraft, WhatsApp and Facebook to encourage children and young adults to commit dangerous and potentially violent acts towards others or even themselves. "Momo" is a ghoulish-looking avatar that threatens and cyber-bullies young people in the United States and around the world. The "Momo Challenge" has been linked to acts of self-harm and suicide. The challenge draws children in with a chat feature wherein they are asked to perform small tasks, but then escalates to more violent acts, even self-inflicted harm. The communicator requests photographs of the young person engaging in these serious acts as proof of follow-through. Even more troubling, if young people refuse to perform the tasks or acts (challenges), "Momo" threatens to leak personal information on the internet, leaves disturbing and threatening messages, and sends violent images to the viewer.

We strongly encourage parents/guardians to talk with their children about this dangerous challenge and closely monitor their online screen time and activities. Also, please be reminded that you/your child may utilize the SafeUT Tip Line/Crisis Line App or website, which allows users to submit a tip and/or speak directly with a crisis counselor at the University of Utah Neurological Institute (UNI). All schools in Weber District have promoted this valuable resource, and we encourage each and every parent/guardian to download the SafeUT App to your Smartphone and other digital devices.

The greatest deterrents to these dangerous challenges which circulate online with the intent to prey on children is open communication between parent and child and vigilant monitoring of your child's use of social media, the websites they've visited, and video gaming.

If you'd like to speak with someone about how to communicate with your children about the "Momo Challenge" or other cyber-bullying concerns, please contact your school's guidance counselor or the Weber School District Student Services Department (801-476-7800).

Thursday, 15 November 2018 06:32

Fremont teacher awarded English Teacher of the year!

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 Fremont High School teacher Kristen Morey, was awarded English Teacher of the year by the Utah Council of Teachers of English at their annual conference on November 9th. This is a great honor for Kristen, Fremont and the Weber District.

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 00:29

Riverdale Elementary held its Fall Literacy kickoff

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Riverdale Elementary held its Fall Literacy kickoff. Students attended presentations with noted Utah author Lance Conrad! Mr. Conrad spoke to parents at the Literacy Night about the importance of literacy and said it is okay to let children struggle. He also reminded them the importance of making reading enjoyable especially if they are struggling and to let them see you reading, read to them and have the children read to parents. Lance Conrad won Best of State in 2017 and just finished his fifth novel, Prince of Survival.
 
After Mr. Conrad spoke to parents, parents were able to learn about dyslexia from Donna Pond. Ms. Pond gave suggestions to help struggling students including how to help with phonemic awareness, connecting sounds to letters, and struggling to write.
 
The students were with their teachers during the parent presentations, engrossed in literature adventures! 
 
Riverdale Elementary held its Fall Literacy Kickoff
Student work at station at Riverdale Elementary Fall Literacy Kickoff

September 8, 2018

Dear Parents or Guardians:

Recently, in the news, there have been reports of Norovirus outbreaks in our state – we’ve even had a report of a small outbreak in one of our schools. As of right now, there have been no confirmed cases of Norovirus in any school in Weber District. We have been in direct contact with the Weber Morgan Health Department to obtain this confirmation.

The remaining portion of this letter is for those who want additional information about Norovirus, in general. We encourage you to read on!

What is Norovirus?

Norovirus, sometimes referred to as the "winter vomiting bug," is the most common cause of gastroenteritis, a viral infection characterized by diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, fever, headache, and body aches. Norovirus illness is NOT related to the flu, which is caused by the influenza virus.

How Norovirus is Transmitted:

Norovirus spreads easily! A person usually develops symptoms 12-48 hours after being exposed to Norovirus, and most people will get better within 1-3 days. Norovirus is very contagious and can be contracted from:

  • Having direct contact with an infected person;
  • Consuming contaminated food or water; and/or
  • Touching contaminated surfaces then putting unwashed hands into the mouth.

How to Prevent the Spread of Norovirus:

To protect yourself and others from Norovirus:

  • Wash your hands often (especially after using the toilet or changing diapers; always before eating, preparing, or handling food; and before giving yourself or others medicine);
  • Rinse fruits and vegetables;
  • Cook shellfish thoroughly;
  • Stay home when sick and for two days after symptoms stop;
  • Avoid preparing food for others when sick and for two days after symptoms stop;
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces, wearing rubber or disposable gloves, and by wiping the entire area with paper towels. Follow with disinfecting the area using a bleach-based household cleaner as directed on the product label. The cleaner should be left on the affected area for at least 5 minutes, then the surface cleaned again with soap and hot water. Cleaning soiled laundry, taking out the trash, and washing your hands after cleaning are very important final steps!
  • Wash laundry thoroughly, handling soiled laundry wearing rubber or disposable gloves. Wash items with detergent and hot water at the maximum available cycle length then machine dry at the highest heat setting.

How to Treat Norovirus:

Norovirus causes flu-like symptoms. If you or your child contracts this virus, follow these guidelines:

  • Prevent dehydration. Drink plenty of liquids to replace fluid lost from vomiting and diarrhea. This will help prevent dehydration. Sports drinks and other drinks without caffeine can help with mild dehydration. Dehydration can lead to serious health issues. Severe dehydration may require hospitalization for treatment.
  • Watch for signs of dehydration in children:
    • Child may cry with few or no tears; and/or
    • Child may act unusually sleepy or fussy.
  • Contact your doctor with concerns.

 

To learn more about this very contagious virus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website: https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus.

For further questions about the Norovirus, please contact the Weber-Morgan Health Department: http://www.webermorganhealth.org/

We hope your child has enjoyed his or her first few days of school! We thank you for sharing your child with us!

Sincerely,

Weber School District Superintendency, Student Services Team and Nurses

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