In his 26th year of teaching, John McConnell wanted 26 of his eighth-grade integrated science students at Riverview Junior High to take ownership for their education.
Also new were booths offering quilt tying and painting a mosaic mural for the community, and the inclusion of the citywide storytelling festival.
Drury said that the students did the work, building the house, however each step of the way, teachers watched and had students re-do something if it was wrong, providing a safety net.
Director Rob Wilson put down his baton as Murray School District Superintendent Steve Hirase, Vice Principal Dolph Church and others walked into his classroom.
When Longview second grader Megan Kirk entered the dance category in the Parent-Teacher Association’s Reflections contest this year, she did it simply because she likes to dance.
“We celebrated these students’ academic achievement,” Goldhardt said. “These are the students who put forth the effort to learn the material and prepare for college. It’s a great partnership with the Rotary, who recognizes and values the importance of these students’ achievements.”
Longview’s annual Amazing American presentation attracted dozens of families and other students April 16 as they asked fifth-grade students about their choices of amazing Americans they presented on tri-fold boards, through creative representations and reports.
It’s more than a lesson about supply and demand. The sixth-grade Liberty economics fair introduces business principles from advertising to price mixing, and real-life issues from boycotts and strikes to depression and recession.
About 400 Murray High School seniors are expected to graduate at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, at Salt Lake Community College’s Lifetime Activities Center.
“I love Murray and the community events that are held, from the children’s series in the park to the 4th of July parade,” said Acadamh Rince owner and instructor Amy Stanfield, who has been teaching Irish dance in Sandy since 2004.