Weekly District Update - Dec. 9, 2022

Weekly District Update - Dec. 9, 2022
Posted on 12/09/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Weekly District Update - Dec. 9, 2022The Uintah School Board will hold its regularly scheduled work session and business meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 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. Agendas for both meetings can be found on the district website under the School Board tab by clicking on BoardDocs.

The work session and business meeting will be streamed live on the district’s YouTube channel. Online input for the board can be submitted HERE.

Bestselling Author Speaks at Maeser

Jason F. Wright shared his inspiring message about the power of kindness with students and staff at Maeser Elementary School on Thursday. Wright is a bestselling author whose books include Christmas Jars, The Wednesday Letters, and See, Love, Lift — How Seeing, Loving and Lifting Others Will Change Your Life.

Wright involved students in his presentation, having them act out a situation from his youth where an 8th grader's act of kindness made a real difference in his life. It was a great assembly filled with lots of laughter and a positive message. Photos from the assembly can be found at https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjAivfR.

Story Weavers Perform at Eagle View

The Story Weavers from Hale Centre Theatre visited Eagle View Elementary this morning for a pair of performances. Their first performance was "The Ugly Duckling." Their second one was "Treasure Island." Several students got the chance to come on stage and help act out the stories.

Each performance helped the students identify positive behaviors they can model. The actors also talked with the students about storytelling in all its different forms. Photos from the performances can be found at https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjAixnE.

Friday Bus Route Changes

Due to changes in ridership, additional stops have been added to the following bus routes on Fridays: Davis Elementary Bus 2; Eagle View Elementary Bus 79; Maeser Elementary Bus 26; Uintah Middle School/Uintah High School Bus 16; and Vernal Middle School/Uintah High School Bus 13 and Bus 98.

To see all Friday bus routes, visit https://www.uintah.net/departments/transportation/friday_bus_schedules.

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.

Uintah Schools Foundation Fundraiser

Tickets are still available for Monday night’s Gentri concert at Vernal Middle School. The concert is a fundraiser for the Uintah Schools Foundation. Tickets can be purchased at uintahschoolsfoundation.ludus.com.

Uintah High Concerts

The Uintah High Choir Concert “On This Silent Night” is set for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission is free. The concert will be streamed live on the Uintah High Choir Facebook page.

The Uintah High Band and Orchestra “Christmas Gig” is set for Thursday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission is free. The concert will be streamed live on the Uintah Bands Facebook page.


On Thursday, 15 FBLA students from Uintah High took part in the region FBLA competition at Utah State University Eastern in Price. Slade Bowden placed first in Advertising and fourth in Marketing. Taylor Kurtz (Intro to Public Speaking), Everett Morton (Sports and Entertainment Management) and Slade Bowden (Sports and Entertainment Management) placed second. Kurtz also placed third in Organizational Leadership and fifth in Business Law. Eliza Hallenberger and Emma Aycock placed fifth in Social Media Strategies. Great job, Utes!

Upcoming Events

The Uintah High Girls Basketball Team takes on the Salem Hills Skyhawks at home tonight. The sophomores played at 3:30 p.m. The JV game tips off at 5:15 p.m. and the varsity game tips off at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at www.uhsutes.com under the Tickets tab. Good luck, Utes!

Good luck as well to the Uintah High Boys Basketball Team as they take on the Jordan Beetdiggers on the road tonight; to the Uintah High Boys Wrestling Team and Uintah High Girls Wrestling Team as they compete at the Juab Winter Classic this weekend in Nephi; to the Uintah U’ettes as they perform in their first competition of the season – the Excalibur Competition – at Murray High School on Saturday; and to the Uintah High Robotics Team as they compete at Davis High School on Saturday as well.

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