Utah State University Extension provides an array of research-backed online courses, many of which are free or offered at a discount, as a way to assist Utahns as they navigate the challenges of COVID-19.
No School! At least, not at the actual school building. With COVID-19 on the rise, education for Grand County, and most of the nation, has temporarily moved to online learning, with students having assignments and class through a program called Canvas. Following the recommended guidelines of “social distancing” and heeding the words to not have gatherings larger than 10 people, school buildings across the nation have closed.
Local daycare operators are running out of toilet paper. They have no cleaning supplies to sanitize surfaces their young charges touch. They have learned on the fly to be “creative” with meal preparation as staples such as peanut butter, bread, potatoes and oatmeal are in desperately short supply.
The seventh grade student of the month is Rose Rojas-Medina, a student with excellent academic qualities. She is polite, respectful and gets along with her classmates.
The Utah State University Extension Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, & Teaching (HEART) Initiative, in partnership with USU Libraries, recently launched a digital library collection featuring stories from people affected by the opioid crisis, according to a statement from USU.
The Red Devil Speech & Debate team finished in the middle of the pack last weekend when Grand County High hosted the 3A State Tournament Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7. The team placed seventh overall out of 15 schools.
HMK Elementary School has announced its students of the month for February. From the left is Mayor Emily Niehaus, Aiden Holder, fourth grade; River Shaw, fifth grade; Ellie Cornelius, third grade; Abbie Cluff, second grade; Makenzie Butler, sixth grade; Dylan Cervantes, kindergarten; Dajeni Escalante-Dominguez, first grade; and Principal Ms. Kay.
Grand County High School seeks businesses and other participants for its annual Career Fair set for April 16. CTE Career Pathway Adviser Carrie Strecker needs to hear from you by March 20.
Grand County Middle School hosted the 16th Annual Reality Town event Friday, March 6, for seventh graders. It’s a chance for students to learn how to manage their personal money and what is needed to make wise investments, according to an email from Library Coordinator Tracy Renn.
The Grand County School District this week appointed Taryn Kay, currently the principal of Helen M. Knight Elementary School, to be the next Superintendent for the Grand County School District. She will take the place of JT Stroder, who announced his resignation last week and will hand off the reins to Kay on July 1.
The Delicate Arch Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 24 new members on Tuesday, March 3, at Grand County High School. The inductees represent the pillars of the National Honor Society’s philosophy of scholarship, character, leadership and service. They are: Zoe Campbell, Jack Charlton, Ebony Contreras, James Cook, Tanner Crane, Conor Duniway, Macray Ellis, Abigail Estenson, Chessadie Garfield, Raelyne Harrison, Kyla Jackman, Mickey Kinyon, Jacob Knight, Owen Linares, Brittany Lloyd, Zane Maher-Young, Grace Mascaro, Brendan Moore, Madison Munger, Kaistin Oliver, Hallie Packard, Paige Shumway, Jaden Stocks, and McKenna Thornburg.
Among the many seats up for election in November are three out of five seats on the board of the Grand County School District. The seats are in districts 2, 3 and 5, currently held by Board President Melissa Byrd, Board Member Jim Webster and Board Vice President Peggy Nissen.