Weekly District Update - Oct. 7, 2022

Weekly District Update - Oct. 7, 2022
Posted on 10/07/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Weekly District Update - Oct. 7, 2022The Uintah School Board held its regularly scheduled work session and business meeting, as well as its semiannual Impact Aid meeting, on Wednesday at Eagle View Elementary School.

Video of the meetings can be found on the district’s YouTube channel.

The audio recording of the work session can be found HERE.

The audio recording of the Impact Aid meeting can be found HERE.

The audio recording of the business meeting can be found HERE.

During the business meeting, the board celebrated the district’s Students of the Month. The students are Bentley Shewell (Central Cove Preschool); Oakley Gehring (Ashley Elementary); Heston Murray (Davis Elementary); Taelor Buckalew (Discovery Elementary); Athena Atwood (Eagle View Elementary); Otter Sowsonicut (Lapoint Elementary); Noah Jones (Maeser Elementary); Maggie Sorenson (Naples Elementary); Lily Hardy (Uintah Middle School); Emma Ownsby (Vernal Middle School); Shelby Accuttoroop (Uintah High School); ShayLee Griffin (Ashley Valley Education Center/Uintah Online).

Congratulations to these outstanding students and to everyone who supports them!

Fall Break

There is no school on Thursday, Oct. 13, or Friday, Oct. 14, for Fall Break. The District Office will be closed on Friday, Oct. 14, as well. Classes resume and the District Office will re-open on Monday, Oct. 17. Enjoy the break!

Ashley Explorers Help Classmate

During the week of Sept. 19-23, Ashley Elementary School held a fundraiser for a family who lost their house in a fire on Sept. 17. One of the children in the family attends Ashley Elementary. Several of the student's siblings have attended the school over the years as well. The school raised $2,849.79 for the family, with Mr. Daniel McKenna’s class raising the most, $446.33. The student impacted by the fire is in Mr. McKenna’s class and the student's classmates wanted to show their love and support.

The Explorers also wore blue T-shirts on Monday as part of STOMP Out Bullying’s #BlueUp campaign to stop bullying. Last week, 4th and 5th grade students at Ashley were given a blue shirt, which they covered in writing with positive affirmations about themselves and wore for Monday’s event. Great job, Explorers!


Congratulations to Uintah High alum Candace Workman! On Monday night, she will be inducted into the Brunson Utah Wrestling Hall of Fame during a banquet at Utah Valley University. In 2008, Workman made history as the first girl to wrestle in the UHSAA state finals. Now she is making history again as the first woman inducted into the Utah Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Workman, who works for the district as an assistant wrestling coach and substitute teacher, has seen success on the mat at the high school, collegiate and international level. Her bio can be found HERE.

Congratulations as well to the Uintah High Marching Band on their 2nd place finish at BYU earlier this week! So far this season, the band has placed 4th, 5th, and 2nd in competition. They’re back in action this weekend, competing at the Wasatch Front Invitational at Riverton High School.

Upcoming Events

The Uintah High Football Team has a region game tonight at Hillcrest High School against the Huskies. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. For those who can’t make the trip, the Uintah High Student Broadcasting Team will be streaming the game live on Channel V6. You can also listen to the game live on NewsTalk 104.5 FM / 920 AM KVEL.

The Uintah High Volleyball Team is 6-1 in Region after beating Tooele in straight sets last night at home. They’re headed to the Cache Valley Tournament at Green Canyon High School this weekend. Good luck, Utes!

Good luck as well to Uintah High freshman Eastyn Ewell! He is the only Uintah High golfer to qualify for the 5A State Tournament, which tees off Monday at Oquirrh Hills Golf Course in Tooele.

Finally, good luck to the Uintah High Cross Country Team. The varsity runners compete on Tuesday at Divisionals, which take place at Lakeside Park in Orem. GO UTES!

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