Riverview Junior High student Sarah Dudley easily dribbled and smoothly put in a lay-up. As a basketball player for the Murray High School Spartans junior varsity and sophomore teams, shooting and ball-handling skills were up her alley when the Utah JazzFit program came to her school.
When Mildred Horton was asked to meet with Murray High Principal John Goldhardt this past spring on a Thursday morning. She said she’d have to set up another time.
The first year Horizon sixth-grade teacher and Title I coordinator Lindsey Armstrong taught, her mother was by her side as they were preparing her room for students.
Parkside Elementary students have been given more opportunities to learn, thanks to two long-standing partnerships.
About five years ago, Liberty Elementary parent Niki Mabey wanted to introduce a spring fun run to complement the school’s annual fall turkey trot.
More than 49 girls at Parkside Elementary and 25 girls at Woodstock Elementary were among 110 teams of third- through sixth-grade girls in Utah who took part in a 12-week, 24-lesson program this spring, combining exercise with life skills. Grant Elementary, Twin Peaks Elementary and AISU also had teams.
Towering over students at six feet seven inches tall, chemistry teacher Dennis Hummer could be intimidating as he questions students’ theories in his deep voice. But parent Jane Metcalf said the Cottonwood High educator is “a remarkable teacher who is one of all the students’ favorites.”
Youth Chamber of Commerce discovers ways to serve community.
Every spring, Cottonwood High instrumentalists take to the road to compete at a music festival.
When Riverview Junior High science teacher Johnny McConnell had a second-grade child and learned the class would study rocks, he volunteered to the teacher to help teach the unit, since it was his interest.