Weekly District Update - March 17, 2023

Weekly District Update - March 17, 2023
Posted on 03/17/2023
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The Uintah School Board held a special business meeting on Monday, March 13, at the district office in Naples. An audio recording of the meeting can be found at https://www.utah.gov/pmn/files/954901.mp3. 


Vernal Utah Storytelling Festival 

The Uintah Schools Foundation will present the 19th Annual Vernal Utah Storytelling Festival on March 20-21 at 7 p.m. in Vernal Middle School auditorium with a different show each night. Adam Booth and Megan Hicks are this year’s featured storytellers. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.vernalutahstorytelling.com. 


UHS Band & Orchestra Concert 

Uintah High School’s Concert Band and Orchestra will perform their Region Concert on Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in the UHS auditorium. Admission is free. The concert will be streamed live on the Uintah Bands Facebook page for those who cannot attend in person. 


Central Cove 2023-24 Waitlist 

Central Cove Preschool is accepting applications for the 2023-24 wait list through Thursday, March 23. To be eligible, children must live in Uintah County, be at least 3 years old by Sept. 1, and not turn 5 years old before Sept. 1. To add your child's name to the waitlist, please call Ryshann at 435-781-3125 or complete the form at https://bit.ly/CentralCoveWaitlist_2023 (English) or https://bit.ly/CentralCoveWaitlist_2023_Translated (Spanish and other languages). 


Central Cove Town Hall Meetings 

The district is holding two town hall meetings to give the public an opportunity to learn more about the proposed construction of a new building for Central Cove Preschool. Representatives from the school district, Utah State University and VCBO Architecture will be on hand to present information and answer questions. 


Both town hall meetings will be held on Monday, March 27. The first meeting will take place in the Naples Elementary media center from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The second meeting will take place in the Maeser Elementary media center from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. The public is welcome to attend one or both meetings. The same information will be presented at each meeting. 

Thirty-one Uintah High FFA chapter members attended the Utah FFA Association State Convention in Logan last week along with more than 2,000 other FFA members from around the state. Uintah’s FFA chapter was one of less than a dozen Utah chapters to earn the Five Star Chapter Award. Chapter advisor David Wilson was also presented with the Utah FFA Association's Distinguished Service Award.

The chapter’s successes didn’t end there. Following a challenging application process and rigorous rounds of interviews and speeches, Uintah FFA President Aysia Massey was selected as the 2023-24 Utah FFA Association State Reporter. She will travel around Utah and to other states throughout the coming year representing Utah FFA.

The Uintah FFA Conduct of Chapter Meetings team placed second at state in a very competitive contest. The team members are Garrett Speir, Kade Richens, Genny Lee Huber, Braxton Foote, Holden Thomas, Hadleigh Wall and Terilyn Williams.

Emerson Hackford placed third in Prepared Public Speaking in a very competitive event. Kaylee Jo Huber represented Uintah FFA in the Employment Skills Leadership Development event, making the finals. Hadlie Horrocks earned first place in the Utah FFA Goat Production Proficiency competition.

Quinton McKee, Emerson Hackford, Jesse Aguilar, Houston Harrison, Blake Holmes, Jodie Speir, Hadlie Horrocks, Kamlyn Williams, and Audie Christensen earned the State FFA Degree. This is the second highest degree that can be earned in FFA and is earned by less than 2 percent of all FFA members. Earning this degree required accurate, consistent record-keeping, as well as tremendous dedication and involvement in FFA. Degree recipients are recognized for their efforts in going above and beyond with their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program, FFA leadership, and academics.

Congratulations Uintah FFA!

Weekend Events
The Uintah High Boys Tennis Team hosts the Payson Lions today at 3:30 p.m. for their first region matches of the season. The varsity team will leave immediately after today’s matches for Ogden, where they’ll compete in a tournament Saturday.

The Uintah High Softball Team is playing in the Warrior Elite Tournament in St. George this weekend, while the UHS Baseball Team is in New Mexico for the Farmington Scorpions Invitational. The UHS Track & Field Team competes Saturday at Carbon High School in Price.

Good luck to all the teams and GO UTES! 

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