Weekly District Update - Nov. 5, 2021

Weekly District Update - Nov. 5, 2021
Posted on 11/05/2021
This is the image for the news article titled Weekly District Update - Nov. 5, 2021The Uintah School Board will meet this coming Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the boardroom at the Uintah School District office in Naples. The board’s work session is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m., with the business meeting to follow at 6 p.m.

The proposed scheduling options for Uintah High School are on the agenda for both the work session and the business meeting. Superintendent Rick Woodford is expected to present the board with information about the three proposed scheduling options and the results of the survey that was sent out earlier this week.

The full agenda for the work session can be found HERE. The full agenda for the business meeting can be found HERE. The meeting agendas can also be found on the district website at BoardDocs.

Both meetings will be streamed live on the district’s YouTube channel. Online public input can be provided HERE.

The Dragons of Davis Elementary put their own twist on Red Ribbon Week last month. The week is typically dedicated to promoting a drug-free life. At Davis they decided to widen their focus to include being kind and stomping out bullying.

Count On Me is the theme for Davis Elementary this year, so when one of their own staff members needed help with medical expenses, the school held a Chuck your Change challenge sponsored by the PTA.

Students and staff emptied their piggy banks to raise $2,500 for the Ryan and Marie Watkins family. Marie is an intervention aide at Davis and Ryan’s mother Ellen is the computer specialist. The Watkins family expressed their deep appreciation to the school and community. The Be Kind campaign will continue through the remainder of the year at the school.

The Uintah High FFA chapter recently traveled to Indianapolis for their national competition. Kylee McKee and Alayna Murray placed gold as individuals, with Murray placing 12th overall in the nation as an individual! Jimmy McGuire and Aysha Slaugh placed silver as individuals. McKee, Murray, McGuire and Slaugh combined as the Nursery/Landscape Team to place in the gold category as well, claiming 10th in the nation!

Uintah High DECA also had a fantastic showing at a recent competition at Utah State University. Thirteen of the 26 students who attended the competition placed in the top three in their respective categories.

In the Team Series, Marcy Reynolds and Kelsey Alexander placed first in Business Law and Ethics, with Kenadee Allred and Reagan Smith placing second. Gabe Elison and Nate Larsen placed third in Hospitality Services, and Karen White and Cailynn Ulwelling placed third in Sports and Entertainment Marketing.

In the Individual Series, Ellie Hartman placed first in Entrepreneurship, with Lyndee Johnson finishing in second place. Sydney Migliori placed third in Human Resources, and Bryson Allen placed first in Sports and Entertainment Marketing. In the Top 20 Test Takers, Justin Schmidt finished in second place and Ellie Hartman finished in 13th place.

Ellie Hartman, Bryson Allen, Marcy Reynolds, Kelsey Alexander, and Justin Schmidt each earned $500 scholarships as part of the competition. Congratulations to these students and their advisors!
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