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.
This past week, Jack Hodson, received the Head Custodian Spotlight Award. Jack has been a custodian in our district for 40 years! He began at Roy High in 1977 as a General Custodian and Asst. Head Custodian. He then moved to H. Guy Child as Head Custodian. He has worked at Green Acres, Rocky Mountain Jr. and then Fremont High in 2001. Jack continues to serve Fremont and our district!
We congratulate Jack on this amazing accomplishment and we are honored to have him as part of our team here at the Weber School District!
I appreciate this opportunity to work in Weber School District as Assistant Superintendent. Let me introduce myself: I’m Kevin Sederholm and I have worked for the district for 29 years. I started with the district as an elementary teacher. I taught at Pioneer, Valley, Country View and Bates Elementary. I’ve taught every grade in elementary except for kindergarten. I then became a principal and worked at Kanesville, Pioneer, and Bates. I’ve been the Human Resource Director for the past six years. Weber School District has always been my home--going through as a student myself (my wife Kelly is also a product of WSD), to raising our six children within the district’s education system. I have truly enjoyed my career thus far and look forward to new experiences.
As the Human Resource Director I have the unique opportunity to work with and see many other districts. I have worked with these districts recruiting, comparing different policies and procedures, and resolving different personnel issues. As a result of these interactions I have come to appreciate our district immensely. We work with good people! We have employees who work tirelessly on behalf of our students in every department. Weber School District parents get involved with our schools and help their children to succeed. These are people who always put our students’ best interests first. As a result, we have a great district, but also a district that we will continue to try and improve. Again, I look forward to working with you as we all strive to make our children’s education the best it can be.
Congratulations to Erica Nish on being selected as 5A Coach of the Year by the Utah Volleyball Coaches Association. In her first year as head coach of the Weber Warriors, she led the team to their first Region 1 title since 1993, and a third place finish in the State tournament. A pretty amazing accomplishment! A highly skilled player herself while in college, Erica brings a tremendous amount of talent and leadership to Weber, and we are happy to have her as part of our team!