This year, the Weber School District received a grant from the State that will allow us to put almost 2000 Chromebooks in the hands of our students. These devices will be going to the language art classes in our secondary schools. With an emphasis on digital learning, we are also using some of the funding to train our teachers as "Google Certified Educators." Using technology such as Google Classroom and G Suite, teachers are able to provide their students with a more enhanced, interactive, learning experience. We greatly appreciate our state legislators for their continued efforts in supporting education and our students!
One student took 1st in Microbiology with a Broadcom Masters award and another student took 2nd in Environmental with a Stockholm Water Prize, Ricoh Sustainability Award, NOAA medal and prize and Broadcom Masters. Three additional students took 3rd place. One in Medical/Health and the other two in Social Behavioral. Way to go Hawks!
This month Weber School District presented the E+ Team Award to Christina Olsen and Andrea Swanson of Bonneville High. These ladies are part of the Life Skills team and work hard to make their students feel successful and have united the Laker student body through programs such as the “Best Buddies” program, which has received national recognition; as well as hosting a homecoming dinner before the dance and having all the Life Skills students attend and participate in the homecoming activities. The time they put into their craft is amazing and their tireless efforts have not gone unnoticed within the school. We are honored to present this award and congratulate them on this accomplishment!
West Haven’s 2nd Grade Team was recently honored at the Storytelling Festival for inspiring students to develop a love of reading and storytelling. Congratulations Mrs. Sabrina Smith, Ms. Hird, Mrs. Roskelley and Mrs. Debbie Smith! #BeATeacher
Bret and Janece Holmes received the Volunteerism Award this month and were recognized at the last Board Meeting by their Principal, Lisa Gilstrap from Green Acres. These two amazing volunteers have been instrumental in the implementation of the STEM emphasis at the school and Mr. Holmes has donated many hours to coaching the first robotics team. He has provided special STEM field trip opportunities to the students at Green Acres and has helped raise money for the robotics teams to compete in tournaments. In addition to STEM projects, they have both helped with other fundraisers for the school and have provided countless hours of support and service to the faculty and students. Congratulations to Bret and Janece and we thank you for your service to Green Acres Elementary and Weber School District!
We are proud to announce the historic commemoration of McKayle Bradford (front center with red blazer) from Roy High School for being selected as Debate All American. McKayle has received national attention after recently being awarded All-American Debate Honors, designating her as one of the top 100 Debaters in the country. We congratulate McKayle on receiving this prestigious honor while representing the Weber School District!
Weber School District is Celebrating National School Counseling Week. We appreciate all our School Counselors! They support our students and prepare them to be College and Career Ready.
Congratulations to Chris Zimmerman, Shelly Bush and Emily Oyler from the Weber School Foundation on receiving the Weber School District's E+ Team Award! Through events like the Christmas Tree Jubilee, the Foundation helps raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for students and teachers in our district. These donations help pay for such things as our all-abilities playgrounds, iPads for autistic children, classroom and teacher grants, and field trips to educational sites. It's with great pride we recognize this amazing team and their contributions to our schools!
Rick Favero, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Taylor. Rick has served on our school board for the past four years and just won re-election this past November for his second four-year term.
We are deeply saddened to lose such a wonderful man! Rick has been a leader in our community and in his church for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Andrea, and the rest of their family as they mourn the loss of their husband, father and grandfather.
This is certainly a profound loss for them and it is a tremendous loss to the Weber School District. Rick has served so faithfully on our board and he will be greatly missed.