Weekly District Update - Nov. 4, 2022

Weekly District Update - Nov. 4, 2022
Posted on 11/04/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Weekly District Update - Nov. 4, 2022The Uintah School Board will hold its regularly scheduled work session and business meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the district office in Naples. The work session is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. followed by the business meeting at 6 p.m.

The agendas for each meeting can be found on the district website under the School Board tab by clicking on BoardDocs. The meetings will be streamed live on the district’s YouTube channel. Online input for the board can be submitted HERE.

Friday Bus Schedule Changes

Changes have been made to the Friday schedules for several buses. The buses are Bus 57 (Ashley Elementary); Bus 30 and Bus 85 (Discovery Elementary); Bus 87 and Bus 58 (Lapoint Elementary); Bus 22 (Uintah Middle School/Uintah High School); and Bus 12 and Bus 85 (Vernal Middle School/Uintah High School).

To see all Friday bus schedules, click HERE.

Friday schedules for secondary buses show pickup and drop off times. Elementary school pick up times are the same on Friday as they are the rest of the week. Times posted may vary based on the number of riders. Please arrive at your stop 5 minutes ahead of the posted time to ensure you don't miss the bus.

Naples Boo-ography a Success

This past Monday, the 5th graders at Naples Elementary held a Boo-ography event to show their parents, teachers, and classmates what they had learned about a person from the past. The students not only dressed up as the historical person they chose to research, but they also created a display and shared facts about the person’s life. To see photos of the event, visit https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjAdjTg.

Lapoint Wolves Tour State Capitol

The 4th and 5th grade students from Lapoint Elementary toured the state capitol on Thursday. They got to see many of the rooms inside the capitol and even met the governor. Despite the snowy weather around much of the state, the Lapoint students had sunny skies during their time on Utah’s Capitol Hill.

UHS Students Tour USU Eastern

A group of Uintah High students and their teachers attended Utah State University Eastern Trade Day this week. The students participated in breakout sessions that included hands-on demonstrations with professors. The trades represented included health care, cosmetology, drone aviation, CNC machining, and welding. USU Eastern is a residential campus located in Price with more than 20 trade programs.

Superintendent to Speak at USU

Superintendent Rick Woodford is the featured speaker for the Utah State University Uintah Basin Speaker Series on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The superintendent’s speech, “The American Dream: Why Education is Key in the Pursuit of Happiness,” will take place in Room 101 at USU’s Vernal campus. It will also be streamed live on AggieCast. For more information visit www.statewide.usu.edu/uintahbasin/speaker-series/

Band/Orchestra Concert at UHS

The Uintah High School Music Department will present Counterbalance on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. as part of its 2022-23 Concert Series. The concert band and orchestra will both perform. The concert is free and will be streamed live on the Uintah Bands Facebook page.

VMS Fine Arts Showcase

Vernal Middle School will hold a free Fine Arts Showcase on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 6:30-8 p.m. During the event, the choirs will perform at 6:30 p.m., the general music classes will perform at 7 p.m., and the bands will perform at 7:30 p.m. In between each ensemble, guests can enjoy the artwork created by VMS students, which will be presented in the foyer. It should be a great night! These students work hard throughout the year to refine their skills, and greatly appreciate it when they see family, friends and community members in the audience.

Family Wellness Summit at UMS

Uintah Middle School is hosting a free Family Wellness Summit on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. The breakout sessions include Social Media and Mental Health, Technology Safety, and Coping Tools for Anxiety. This will be a night of learning and connection. Refreshments will be served and there’s a chance to win a big screen TV.


This year’s theme at Maeser Elementary School is “Work Hard. Be Kind.” A number of 4th and 5th grade students are living up to that theme, according to computer teacher Nancy Schwebach. These “star students” return to the computer lab to help 1st graders learn how to log-in to their computers.

“They are amazing, always arriving on time and willing to help!” Schwebach said. “Their assistance makes a world of difference for the little ones who are just learning the basics of using a keyboard, and the mentoring students do it with a smile!” Great job, Cubs!

The Uintah FFA Chapter competed at Nationals last week in Indianapolis. The Parliamentary Procedure Team placed in the Top 20 and earned a Silver rating overall. The team members are Scotlyn Williams, Drew Huber, Kamyln Williams, Emerson Hackford, and Aysia Massey.

The Nursery/Landscape Team placed 18th. One student earned a Gold rating, two earned Silver, one earned Bronze. The team members are Hadlie Horrocks, Jesse Aguilar, Taysia Richens and Audie Christensen. Jimmie McGuire, Bradley Wilson, Kylee McKee and Denim Lister were also awarded the American FFA Degree, the highest award a member can achieve. Great job, FFA!

Congratulations to Uintah High senior Jacobi Christensen. On Tuesday, she was announced as a school-level winner by the Heisman High School Scholarship program. The program extends the Heisman prestige to the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors by celebrating and rewarding outstanding male and female scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories happen not only on the field, but also in their schools and communities. Great job, Jacobi!

Upcoming Events

The Uintah High Marching Band competes at state today and in the Bands of America Western Regionals tomorrow. Both competitions are being held at Crimson Cliffs High School in St. George.

Today, the band will be on the field at 1 p.m. Tomorrow, they will be on the field for their preliminary performance at 3:15 p.m. If they make the finals, they will be on the field again after 7 p.m. All performances will be streamed on the Uintah Bands Facebook page.

The Uintah High Swim Team is also competing on Saturday. They’ll be in Brigham City, swimming in the Box Elder Invitational.

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