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YouthBuild is a group that provides students that are disconnected from a traditional education to be able to reconnect, gain a high school diploma and gain trade skills. These students built chairs and donated them to North Ogden Elementary. Students that delivered the rocking chairs were Levi Gibson, Eder Charles King, Alex Prescott, Jaxsen Clark, Michael Rodas, James Salas, Christian Johnson and staff William Nielsen, Gavin Leavitt. We love their craftsmanship and celebrate their skill.

Youthbuild students sitting in the chairs they made.

 

Thursday, 03 March 2022 00:45

WSD Board Names New Superintendent

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The Weber School District Board of Education has named Gina D. Butters as the new superintendent of Weber School District. Gina will be replacing Dr. Jeff Stephens who is retiring at the end of the school year after serving 11 years as superintendent. In July, Gina will become the 15th superintendent of the district which was established in 1905, and the first woman to serve in this capacity.
 
Gina is a “home-grown product” of Weber School District, having graduated from Bonneville High School. She went on to attend the University of Utah where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a minor in psychology, and Master of Education degree in Educational Studies.
 
She started her teaching career in Weber School District, where she also coached girls’ basketball. She went on to serve as assistant principal at Roy High and Bonneville High, principal at North Ogden Jr. High School, later becoming the principal at Roy High. In 2016, she was selected to serve as the director over Students Services, and in 2019, she was chosen to be the Executive Director of Secondary Education.
 
While serving as principal at Roy High, Gina was a team leader in the Roy Cone Project. She has also served on many other community-oriented task forces and committees. During her almost 30-year career, she has received multiple honors including the prestigious Huntsman Excellence in Education Award.
 
Gina is a focused, optimistic leader centered in the whole-child approach to education. She is a strong communicator, experienced educator, and passionate advocate for all children. Her student-first philosophy truly inspires confidence and trust, and Weber School District will be in wonderful hands moving forward.
 
The selection of Gina Butters as the district’s new superintendent comes after a nationwide search conducted by the WSD Board of Education. In January, the board sent out a survey to employees and parents asking them to identify the qualities they felt were most important in a superintendent.
 
Using the results from this survey, the board worked closely with the Utah School Boards Association (USBA) in creating the announcement of position. During the application period, UBSA received ten applications from qualified candidates from around the state and country.
 
In February, a special Citizens’ Committee was formed to review and evaluate each candidate’s application materials. This 24-member committee was composed of local community members, business leaders, and representatives from within the district. The committee met in mid-February to evaluate the candidates, and the results were presented to the Board of Education for consideration in determining the top candidates to interview for the position.
 
On February 17, the board conducted interviews with four highly qualified candidates from within the district and out-of-state. Gina Butters was chosen as the top candidate to replace Dr. Stephens and to lead the district. The decision was formally announced by the board of education during their board meeting on March 2, 2022.
 
Weber School District comprises 45 schools which serve over 33,000 students throughout Weber County. It is the 8th largest school district in the state of Utah.
 
Two other administrative appointments were also made during the meeting. Dave Hales was promoted from Elementary Supervisor to Executive Director of Elementary Education. Mary Jo Williams, who has been serving as the principal of Orchard Springs Elementary, has been selected to serve as the Elementary Supervisor.
Tuesday, 07 December 2021 02:18

Lakeview celebrates all the holidays

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We are celebrating all the holidays in December! On December 3rd, it was "National Roof Over Your Head Day". We discussed why we need a roof, how roofs keep us safe, and then how a roof is built. Students thought like engineers and designed their own roof. Then, they used graham crackers, frosting and candy to build their own gingerbread house roof!

Weber School District honored with three commendations this year for having the best of the best statewide

This week the State of Utah presented the U-RISE award to Weber School District’s Mike Evans in our maintenance department.

This award is the third statewide commendation this year to go to Weber School District: Utah Superintendent of the year Jeff Stephens, Utah Teacher of the Year Mark Daniels, and now the U-RISE recipient Mike Evans.

We think our school district is amazing, but when officials in the Governor’s Office as well as the Utah State Board of Education take notice of our great people and programs, it is a proud moment.

This triple-crown achievement for Weber School District in 2021 is shared with all those who are part of a great organization that do amazing things every day for children. When we all work together to put children first in each decision, everyone wins. It’s the Weber Way.

Wednesday, 19 May 2021 02:56

The World is moving Online. Don't miss out!

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LET'S CONNECT

Connect your home to potential jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and other education and job training opportunities.

Federal assistance now available through internet providers:

  • Up to $50 per month towards internet service
  • Up to $75 per month for households on Tribal lands
  • $100 toward a computer from participating providers You are eligible if at least one member of your household:
  • Qualifies for Lifeline telephone/broadband program.
  • Receives free or reduced school lunch.
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current year.
  • Experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19.
  • Participate in an existing low-income internet or COVID-19 program.

SIGN UP TODAY!

Check with your local internet provider or visit https://business.utah.gov/broadband/acp/

 

l mundo se mueve en línea. ¡No se lo pierda!

CONECTÉMONOS

Conecte su hogar a trabajos potenciales, servicios de atención médica críticos, aulas virtuales y otras oportunidades de educación y capacitación laboral.

Asistencia federal ahora está disponible a través de proveedores de Internet:

  • Hasta $50 por mes para el servicio de Internet
  • Hasta $75 por mes para hogares en tierras tribales
  • $100 hacia una computadora de proveedores participantes Usted es elegible si al menos un miembro de su hogar:
  • Califica para el programa Lifeline de telefonía / banda ancha.
  • Recibe almuerzo escolar gratis o reducido.
  • Recibió una Beca Federal Pell durante el año en curso.
  • Experimentó una pérdida de ingresos debido a COVID-19.
  • Participa en un programa existente de Internet para personas de bajos ingresos 

COVID-19. ¡REGÍSTRESE HOY!

Consulte con su proveedor de Internet local https://business.utah.gov/broadband/acp/

Tuesday, 30 March 2021 05:11

Bond Survey

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The Weber School District Board of Education is considering going out for bond in the November election. Bonds, which must be approved by voters, are the way the district funds the construction of new schools as well as the replacement of aging facilities. Your feedback is very important to us as the board considers potential projects and costs. Please take a few minutes to give us your input by completing this short survey.

Start the survey 

Monday, 08 February 2021 10:19

Weber State University Storytelling Festival

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Weber State University Storytelling Festival

Come one, come all!! Join us for the 25th annual Weber State University Storytelling Festival, February 22-March 18, 2021. This year, our award-winning festival commemorates its 25th anniversary with a virtual event presenting “Tales to Remember: 25 Stories in 25 Days”.  That right, the festival opens on 22 February, and we present new stories each day for 25 days!! We will feature performances by nationally and internationally acclaimed storytellers, plus many regional and youth tellers! Because of the move to a virtual format due to Covid-19 restrictions, more people will be able to participate from a wider geographic base. Throughout the state of Utah and anywhere people can access the internet, audiences will be treated to some of the finest entertainment imaginable. Each day during the festival, new links will come ‘live’, featuring youth, regional and/or national tellers!

For more information visit: https://weber.edu/storytelling

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 12:42

A Message From Governor Herbert

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A message to our students from Governor Herbert.

Sunday, 26 April 2020 09:48

Dear Class of 2020 and Parents/Guardians,

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Congratulations, Seniors! You're on the cusp of achieving one of life's outstanding accomplishments. High school diplomas will soon be in-hand! You're kind of a big deal!  With that said, we acknowledge that this is an unprecedented, uncertain, emotional, and bittersweet time. We are all adjusting to a new normal. The world has been turned upside down by a pandemic virus (COVID-19) which health officials warn is easily spread and may result in serious illness or death. Beloved rites of passage for the Class of 2020 have had to be canceled, postponed, or drastically modified to ensure public safety. We sincerely acknowledge the sense of loss many of you may be feeling as a result. It's okay to be a little sad and disappointed. We applaud, however, the valiant efforts you are making to remain optimistic and complete graduation requirements via remote learning. 

The American poet, Maya Angelou, once said, "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it."  Angelou's wise words remind us of one of life's greatest lessons: Difficulties strengthen our ability to overcome. We believe in each of you and your ability to do difficult things. Keep your eyes on the prize. The best is yet to come! 

We are in continual contact with state/local government and health officials, and it has become evident that we will not be able to safely facilitate traditional graduation ceremonies for our high schools on scheduled days/times in May. With a public health order in place discouraging non-essential travel, promoting the practice of physical distancing, and not allowing social/group gatherings greater than ten people, it has become necessary to create a modified graduation plan to celebrate the Class of 2020. 

In a recent letter from Governor Gary Herbert to local school districts, he stated, "As the Class of 2020 prepares for one of the defining moments of any generation, high school graduation, it is up to all of us to ensure these students receive the recognition they have earned in as safe an environment as possible.  We appreciate your efforts in planning for a virtual format, suspending formal ceremonies until it is deemed safe, or a combination of both.  We acknowledge that you are working hard to make these decisions based on community safety, while trying to honor the students in a special way."

Here are the preliminary details associated with the WSD modified graduation plan:

Each high school will facilitate a Virtual (online) Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Friday, May 29, 2020.  Each event will be recorded and video streamed. A link to access the commencement program will be provided as we get closer to the specified date. Seniors, you will be invited to participate in your school's virtual ceremony in a meaningful and memorable way! More in-depth details will be forthcoming from each high school.  

Schedule of Virtual Graduation Ceremonies on May 29th:

Weber Innovation High School 10:00 AM YouTube KSL Video
Two Rivers High School 11:00 AM YouTube KSL Video
Weber High School 12:00 PM YouTube KSL Video
Fremont High School 2:00 PM YouTube KSL Video
Roy High School 4:00 PM YouTube KSL Video
Bonneville High School 6:00 PM YouTube KSL Video


Officials at each high school plan to facilitate a "Class of 2020 Celebration" when protective mandates have been lifted and allow for large group gatherings. These events will likely take place outdoors, sometime in the late summer or early fall. Graduated seniors and parents will be invited back to the school to interact with each other, teachers, counselors, support staff members, coaches/advisors, and administrators and enjoy a celebration of this year's amazing Class of 2020. 

It is very important to us that our district's seniors know that we are deeply saddened that we must modify the traditional graduation ceremony experience; however, we all acknowledge that the health and safety of each member of our community is the top priority. We will work very hard to creatively provide two, separate and meaningful events to honor the accomplishments and sacrifices of our seniors!  We strongly believe that there will never be a graduating class like the Class of 2020. You're a special and gritty group, and you're showing us all how to courageously move through adversity. We are extremely proud of each of you! Keep moving forward!

All the best,

Gina Butters 
Executive Director of Secondary Schools

Clyde Moore
Supervisor of Secondary Schools

Brock Mitchell - Principal, Bonneville High School
Michele Parry - Principal, Fremont High School                
Matt Williams - Principal, Roy High School
Chris Earnest - Principal, Weber High School                             
Nicole Meibos - Principal, Two Rivers High School 
Hal Raymond - Principal, Weber Innovation High School

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