The last time that Grand County School District officials discussed the possibility of doing drug testing on high school students participating in extracurricular activities was in 2017, and before that, in 2015.
In observation of Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, Helen M. Knight Elementary School teachers and local service group Moab Lions Club hosted a quiz bowl on Tuesday, Sept. 17, to recognize fifth grade students who have spent recent weeks studying the country’s founding document and memorizing some of its key contents.
The Grand County Council on Tuesday agreed to approve a Commercial Real Estate Purchase Contract for the existing Utah State campus at 125 West 200 South.
The 7th grade student of the month is Ximena Gonzalez Dominguez.
Isabelle and Griffin Oldroyd opened a lemonade stand over the weekend to raise funds for their classmates at HMK Elementary who cannot afford a hot lunch.
The community is invited to join the City of Moab, Grand County, and Utah State University Moab in celebrating the completion of the newly named Aggie Boulevard. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the official opening of the new road to the future USU Moab campus will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, according to City of Moab Communication and Engagement Manager Lisa Church.
Two members of the Utah Legislature, the vice president of Utah State University Extension department and USU Moab Associate Vice President Lianna Etchberger lobbied the Grand County Council for its financial support Tuesday in adding Extension services to the planned Moab campus.
Winners of $300 scholarships awarded each year were announced during intermission at Monday’s free family concert at Old City Park. Rocky Mountain Power sponsored the concert, which is part of the Moab Music Festival.
Utah’s education savings plan called “my529” announced Tuesday that it has more than 400,000 accounts under its management. The accounts, with account owners and beneficiaries distributed throughout Utah and the United States, represent a growing number of families who choose to invest in the plan to save for education costs, according to a press release from the program.
The first day of classes at the Moab Charter School is delayed until Aug. 26, according to Director Carrie Ann Marinelli, due to “unforeseen circumstances with the delivery of our new building.”
In lead-up to the first day of school next week, The Times-Independent published four guides with essential information on important dates, supply lists, new hires. Here is a list of links to the different stories, lists and calendars:
The Times-Independent’s annual Back-to-School special section features bus routes, updates from the principals at all four schools in the Grand County School District, and the fall sports schedule at GCHS.