Congratulations Orion Jr High! Boys Basketball Champions 2021!
Thousands of secondary school students participate in extracurricular athletics. Teams are available in football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, track and field, soccer, wrestling, drill team, and cheerleading. Many more students participate in “Club” sports (e.g., hockey, rodeo, lacrosse, etc.).
Studies have shown that students participating in sports, when compared to their peers who do not participate in sports, have shown the following positive effects:
• higher grades, expectations, and attainment;
• greater personal confidence and self-esteem;
• greater connections with school— that is, greater attachment and support from adults;
• stronger peer relationships;
• more academically oriented friends;
• greater family attachment and more frequent interactions with parents; and
• more restraint in avoiding risky behavior;
Please visit each school's website for high school sports scores and schedules.
“If you want a good job, get a good education.” Utah Governor Gary Herbert, 2012.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert has set the goal that “66% of all working-age Utahns will have, or will obtain a postsecondary degree or certificate by 2020”. In order to obtain this goal the Governor has established as a guide, the acronym PACE which is defined by P-prepare young learners, A-access for all students, C-complete certificates and degrees, E-economic alignment.
In Weber District we believe in the value of education and the correlation it can have to an individual’s success in life. It is the mission of Secondary Education in Weber School District, to provide every student with the opportunity to attain the education and skills necessary to have a successful life. We believe that every child should be able to attend a safe school where caring, competent teachers, administrators and staff assist that child to realize their greatest potential. The 21st century presents ever increasing challenges in all facets of life, but particularly economically. The education our children receive today must be relevant and rigorous enough to ensure opportunity, but it also must be dynamic in nature in order to keep pace with the rapid changes in technology and the volatile shifts in economic and societal trends. We are committed to continually challenging ourselves as professional educators to be able to provide a 21st Century education to our students in Weber School District. We join Governor Herbert in continually challenging ourselves to provide a “good education” for our students and look forward to the opportunity we have each day to make a difference in the lives of children.
Proud to be part of the Mesowest weather network, the Environmental Center weather station provides current and historical weather data for the area click here . Mesowest is a University of Utah sponsored network of weather stations that provide weather data that assist forecasters and computer models with ground based real time weather information.
Spend some time at the sight adjusting the viewing parameters to see what happened here yesterday, last week, last month or last year. Check out other sites in Weber County and around the state. Mesowest is truly a valuable tool for those interested in weather in Utah and beyond.
A global network of Air Quality sampling stations allow you to see what the PM 2.5 level is in your area. Search for "Purple Air."
Near the Swanson's North Fork Environmental Center are two (8) stations,
Link to those stations to get a good idea what the air quality is at the Center and compare it to stations near your school.
Let's work together to see just what the air quality problem is and how we can reduce levels of harmful pollutants.
Things you can do:
Reduce vehicle idle time.
link your errands so you drive less.
When buying a vehicle consider fuel efficiency and zero emission vehicles as you make your choice.
If you have a wood burning stove replace it with a natural gas stove or clean burning wood stove. There are grants available to do just that. https://deq.utah.gov/air-quality/wood-stove-conversion-assistance-program
To schedule the center for the current school year, look through the "Day's Still Available" page. Find an open date or dates that suit your needs. Then call Roxie Sianez, 801-476-7877, at the District Office to get your date(s) reserved.
Scheduling for the next school year begins March 1 and is on a first come first served basis. Notification of next year's schedule is sent out to all applicants in May. After May 1st, check the "Days Still Open" page for available dates and then call Roxie Sianez, 801-476-7877 or to get your date(s) reserved. We are not taking reservations for any groups outside of the Weber School District at this time. Check back in October to see if that changes.
Field trips to the Center are all about helping kids have a powerful and fun learning experience. The Center is a place where students can be out in a mountain environment to see and feel the interactions there. It is a place where students can be challenged with fun and exciting activities they will remember for a lifetime.
Field trips also aim to build teamwork and cooperation and to allow students to discover new things about themselves and their abilities.
To accomplish these objectives we must limit the number of people at the Center at one time. Maximum group size target is 40 people. Absolute cut off is 60 people.
The Environmental Center has materials and equipment to help you engage your students during your time at the Center.
Below is a list of available materials:
USE GOOGLE MAPS. DO NOT USE MAPQUEST (it takes you to the wrong place)