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Tuesday, 01 January 2019 21:06

January 2019 Superintendency Message

A message from Assistant Superintendent Lori Jo Rasmussen:

The new year is always a chance for new beginnings, setting goals, and looking ahead to the future. What an amazing opportunity we have this beautiful season!

Quite by accident, I started a tradition years ago. At the beginning of the year, I would clear out the clutter, go through closets, the toy box, etc. This was not an ambitious goal that I had set, but action spurred by pure necessity. Our house was small and with the addition of a few new Christmas toys, clothes, etc., it was necessary to make space. The feeling of accomplishment from this small task was always a bit of a pleasant surprise! Who would think that such a small task would provide clarity, organization, and focus.

I was talking with a friend about the upcoming decluttering of the house when she stated that she was going to declutter her life. Interested, I asked her to tell me more. She said she was going to declutter her home, much the way I had planned, but was also going to declutter her mind. She was going to let go of any negative thoughts or hurt that she had held onto over the years.  It makes sense. . .when all your available space is filled with clutter there is no room for anything new to come into your life! You tend to look back rather than forward in your life.

As we look forward to the new year, let's take this opportunity to help our students declutter their desks, rooms, backpacks, and especially rid their minds of negative thoughts. These kinds of thoughts can take up precious time and energy.

Every day. . . let alone every year, is an opportunity to change one’s life. We have the power to say "this is not how my story ends." We have the power to rewrite our destiny. When you sit down to reflect on last year’s successes and shortcomings, and you are ready to set a goal for the new year, include the opportunity for growth and positivity in your life. Remember to "Live for each moment! Today well lived makes every yesterday a memory of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope!"  I wish you all a hopeful, happy new year!

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 14:03

FCCLA community service project

 For a FCCLA community service project this month blankets were tied and donated to Youth Futures, which is a teen homeless shelter here in Ogden. The students were able to deliver them and the were able to hear more about how the shelter is helping teens in our community. 

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 13:59

Days for Girls Hygiene Packets

North Ogden Jr High and Janet Weavers FACS classes have an on going service project. The students and the community helped in making kits. They have made bags, shields and liners for the Days for Girls organization. These kits are to help girls in 3rd world countries have "more Days in school" as many of them can not afford or have access to disposable feminine hygiene items to take care of their monthly cycle and are not able to attend school during that time otherwise. Last summer these kits (230) were delivered to Thailand. They were delivered to 2 schools in Chang Rai. 
On a side note I have never felt so good about being a teacher. In Thailand everyone has a very high respect for teachers, They are looked up to more than even doctors or lawyers or honestly any job. The reactions I got from people when they found out I was a "teacher" was overwhelming.
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 13:58

WSD Christmas Tree Jubilee Auction

Fremont High School- ProStart,Culinary Arts and FCCLA members have been busy creating gingerbread houses. They made the dough, cut out the pieces and baked them. They got to work uniquely decorating their houses. The top two houses, after a class vote will go on to be auctioned off at the WSD Christmas Tree Jubilee.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 13:57

Coloring Book with a cause

MIRACLE MINUTE-Is Raising money for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Sally Palmer drew pictures, and published them into a book. She has sold them to students, faculty, community members, etc. During the Miracle Minute we raised $438.27 out of our $500 goal!! She has put in many hours, and a lot of hard work to help our HOSA National Service Project!! Way to go Sally!!!

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 13:35

Elementary Food Packs

Bonneville/HOSA Elementary Food Packs. Bonneville started this project last year, and have continued it again this year. We deliver food packs on a monthly basis. This month we assembled over 100 food packs that were donated to our 6 Elementary schools before the Thanksgiving break. We have collected enough food to do another 100 (give or take) food packs for Christmas!!

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 13:32

Bonneville Food Drive

Our Thanksgiving Food Drive at Smith's, Fresh Market, and Macey's. HOSA, LIA, MESA, DECA, NHS, FFA, and student body came together to collect donations. Students then sorted, organized, and divided out the food. We had plans to feed between 20-25 families for Thanksgiving, and in the end we fed about 30 families from 6-7 of the schools in our cone.

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:17

December Rockstars

December Rockstar Megan BarrattDecember Rockstar Arne Erisoty

December Rockstar Sheree BjerregaardDecember Rockstar Melissa Powell

December Rockstar Angela Larsen

Monday, 03 December 2018 10:20

December 2018 Superintendency Message

A message from Assistant Superintendent Kevin Sederholm:

Happy Holidays.

What a great time of year, the season of giving. One of the benefits of working in the District Office is to hear all of the marvelous acts of kindness and giving that go on throughout our educational community. Here are a couple of examples that have brightened my holiday season so far:

  1. The Christmas Tree Jubilee. I have written about this before but I never cease to be amazed at the giving of talents, time and money during this event. So many children from the Weber School District benefit from this event. Hats off to Emily Oyler and her incredible team from the Foundation and countless volunteers that make this event happen.
  1. Bethani Zimmerman is being recognized in the December Board Meeting for the District Volunteer Award. As a 5th and 6th grade student at Freedom Elementary, Bethani would give up her lunch and other recess times to go and volunteer at the Severe Unit at the school. Bethani helped children with various disabilities and behaviors, some of which were extreme. There were even instances that some of that behavior was directed at her. That never stopped Bethani from showing up each day to help these students.  Bethani’s example has inspired me and I’m sure others during this time of year.

There are many other examples of goodness in our community going on at this time. It’s what makes the holiday season so special. May you all have a wonderful Christmas Season.

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