Weekly District Update - Feb. 12, 2021

Weekly District Update - Feb. 12, 2021
Posted on 02/12/2021
This is the image for the news article titled Weekly District Update - Feb. 12, 2021The Uintah School Board met for its monthly work session and business meeting Wednesday night at Vernal Middle School. During the business meeting, the board voted unanimously to support the Utah State Board of Education’s resolution denouncing racism and embracing equity in Utah schools. A full copy of the state board’s resolution can be found here: https://schools.utah.gov/file/c1d3cdc6-e106-45e8-94bd-b7d925189fd0

The Uintah School Board also celebrated its students of the month for February with a video that can be viewed on the district’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/1JcAL7R-sfA

An audio recording of the board’s work session can be found here: https://www.utah.gov/pmn/files/686377.mp3

An audio recording of the business meeting can be found here: https://www.utah.gov/pmn/files/686389.mp3

Video of both meetings is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riHDOFMa_78

Congratulations to Uintah High School counselor Marysa Rhodes, who received the Utah Career Guidance Award last Friday from the Utah Association for Career & Technical Education!

“(Marysa) constantly puts in long hours and is always going out of her way to care for not only her students that she is assigned to, but all students at Uintah High School,” district Work-Based Learning coordinator Brandon Aycock wrote when he nominated Rhodes for the award. “Marysa is a strong advocate of CTE and effectively educates students on the many opportunities available in CTE.”

Lapoint Elementary School is making excellent progress when it comes to improving students’ reading skills thanks to a collaborative approach between the faculty and staff. “The district goal this year is to reduce the number of students reading well below grade level by 35 percent,” Lapoint Principal Dennis Atkin said. “So far, Lapoint has reduced the number of students reading well below grade level by 37 percent and we still have the rest of the year to go.”

You can read more about Lapoint’s reading program on the district website: https://www.uintah.net/news/what_s_new/lapoint_elementary_focused_on_reading_success

The Uintah High Utes now have a spirit animal ‒ Yost the Bear. Yost, who is named after beloved substitute teacher and ardent Utes sports fan Jacque Yost, was introduced to the school on Thursday morning. His adoption as the school’s spirit animal was made possible through discussions with the leaders of the Ute Indian Tribe. Read more about Yost the Bear here: https://www.uintah.net/news/what_s_new/uintah_high_welcomes_yost_the_bear

Information about Kindergarten Roundup for the 2021-2022 school year is posted on the district’s website. You can find it here: https://www.uintah.net/news/what_s_new/2021-2022_kindergarten_roundup

Congratulations to the nearly 50 students who were inducted Monday night into Uintah High’s chapter of the National Honor Society. Congratulations also go out to the Uintah High U’ettes on finishing 8th out of 21 teams in the state this week, and good luck to Uintah High’s Swim Team as they compete at the state swim meet in Bountiful today and tomorrow.

Finally, as a reminder, there is no school Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents’ Day. There will be no grab-n-go meals served on Monday.

Enjoy the long weekend!
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