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Monday, 21 November 2016 00:00

Every Frame a Painting

"Every Frame a Painting" is a YouTube channel dedicated to the analysis of film form. The series analyzes the best in cinema in order to illustrate masterful techniques like the magic of visual comedy, composing movement, musical scores, or the power of editing.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 15:30

Boundary Adjustment Study

With massive growth in the western areas of Weber County, many of our schools are reaching maximum capacity or even exceeding it.  Take for example Fremont High School.  Built in 1994, with a permanent capacity of 1750 students, enrollment is at 2061 students this school year with projections adding another 90 students next year.  With the addition of 15 portable classrooms, we’ve increased the current capacity to 2054, but this puts a lot of strain on other facilities such as the lunchroom, auditorium, restrooms, and crowded hallways.  Excluding any additional growth in the communities that feed into Fremont, we expect the 2017-2018 enrollment will surpass 2250 students.  The school simply cannot accommodate these numbers.

Other schools are also bursting at the seams including Kanesville Elementary.  Built in 1977, with another eight classrooms added in 2009, current enrollment this year is 842 students.  Permanent capacity sits at 825, and with one portable, we’re already looking at adding more.

Under the current economic conditions, accelerated growth is projected to continue in the communities surrounding these schools.  This expansion presents many challenges to our staff and facilities, along with creating serious safety concerns.

The Weber School District has decided to implement a Major Boundary Adjustment Study.  The goal of this study is to relieve overcrowding at certain schools by re-aligning boundaries and moving students to surrounding schools that can accommodate more students.

On November 16, 2016, a District Boundary Study Committee met to discuss the boundary adjustment process.  This committee is comprised of teams from each school that could possibly be affected by any changes.  Each team includes a school principal, teacher, and PTA member or Community Council parent.  The study teams are organized into two groups to represent the Weber and Roy cones (schools that feed into Fremont).

These teams are tasked with going back to their schools to form Local Boundary Study Committees.  The local committees will consist of up to 10 members and will include more parents and community members.  Each Local Committee has been asked to come up with two boundary adjustment proposals that will be submitted to the District Committee on January 18th, 2017.  We encourage those parents who would like to be involved in this process to contact their school for more information.

After receiving the proposals, the District Committee will meet to review the recommendations.  An open house will then be held the end of February in order to receive more input from the public.  In March, the District Committee will then submit a final proposal to the Weber School District Board of Education for discussion and approval.

More information will follow as we move through this process.  The Weber School District understands that boundary adjustments can greatly impact the lives of our students and parents.  Our promise is to provide a completely open process to allow for parents and citizens to express their ideas and concerns.  We appreciate your support and encourage your involvement as we move forward in the best interest of our schools and each child.

Friday, 18 November 2016 00:00

Quick, Draw!

Draw a terrible doodle and let Google's AI try to guess what it is. This Pictionary-like game is built with machine learning. You draw, and a neural network tries to guess what you’re drawing. The more you play with it, the more it will learn. This is an example of how you can use machine learning in fun ways.

Washington Terrace Elementary honored Veterans and retired their flag. The program consisted of Bonneville High School's Drumline, Veterans holding flags surrounding the school, a Q&A in the classrooms, and a ceremony to retire the school's flag. Thank you to all of those who participated in the program today and for the PTA for making this happen!

Thank you to all the men and women that selflessly serve our country! #VeteransDay

Saturday, 19 November 2016 00:00

Find Your College

It's never too early to start looking at colleges, applying for scholarships, and so on. If you're planning on going to college, this site lets you search by major, price, location, etc. Can't narrow it down? Compare multiple colleges at once. Have a particular college in mind? Look at its enrollment data, graduation rates, retention rates, how many students get a four-year degree in four years or less, and more.

Sunday, 20 November 2016 00:00

Hemingway App

The Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear. Enter your text, and Hemingway App will tell you which sentences are hard to read, suggests better words and phrases in place of others, and makes general recommendations on how to improve your narrative.

Thursday, 17 November 2016 00:00

TimeRime

TimeRime lets you search, compare and make free timelines. The timelines can be filled with audio and video fragments, and shared with others. This is a useful history-teaching and project tool.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:00

Mango Languages

Mango is an online foreign language learning web site. Learn different languages at your own pace through simple tutorials on the web browser, or download MP3 tutorials and listen to them offline.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 00:00

Storyline Online

Storyline is a collection of digital chldren's books, presented as videos and read by Screen Actors Guild members. Activities and lesson materials for the books are included.

Thursday, 10 November 2016 16:02

Classified Job Application Process

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF THE DISTRICT SHOULD NOT APPLY THROUGH TEACHERSTEACHERS BUT SHOULD SUBMIT A RESUME AND NOTIFICATION OF INTEREST IN THE POSITION TO THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL / SUPERVISOR.

1. Applicants new to Weber School District should Register on Teachers-Teachers https://www.teachers-teachers.com/
Once you have completed the application on “teachers-teachers” your information will be stored on their web site and will be available to you to update, edit, and submit for any posted position in Weber School District.
The District will no longer store paper applications. You must apply through “teachers-teachers” for each position for which you desire to apply.

2. Fill out each section that is applicable to you and your position. Please be thorough and complete (This includes attaching any appropriate documents and letters of reference). Supervisors will screen each application to determine who they will select for interviews. You will be contacted if you are chosen for an interview.

A. Click on “Preference” tab at the top of the page and fill out that section.
B. Click on “Application” tab

Letters of recommendation, licenses, additional trainings and other documents may be attached to the appropriate section by clicking on the edit button in the section, scrolling down to the browse box and clicking on it, finding your letter that is in PDF format on your computer and double clicking on it. This will put it into the browse section. You should then click the save button.) Follow the same steps when adding each document.

3. Applying for a position:

A. All Jobs will be posted on the WSD Web page http://wsd.net/ (choose the links: Employment Opportunities, see current classified openings) and on www.teachers-teachers.com.
B. Click on the opening you are interested in and then at the bottom of the posting, login or register on teachers-teachers.
C. Click on the “Job Postings” Tab
D. Find the job you would like to apply for and click on the NAME of the job (DO NOT put a check mark in the little box to the left) the job posting will open. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Send Application”
E. Another page will open up. You need to answer all the questions and then click “Send Application” again.
F. Your application has now been sent to Weber School District for review.
G. You need to go through this same process of applying for each position you are interested in.

 

APPLICANTS WHO ARE NOT CURRENT WSD EMPLOYEES SHOULD NOT CALL THE SCHOOL TO NOTIFY THEM OF THEIR INTEREST IN THE POSTION. APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE TO THE PRINCIPAL / SUPERVIOSR WHEN IT IS COMPLETE AND HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR. YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED UNTIL IT IS COMPLETE! IF YOU ARE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW, THE PRINCIPAL / SUPERVIOSR WILL CALL YOU TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

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