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 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 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.
Grand County High School Principal Steve Hren said there is no formal supply list for high school students, and many of the important dates for high schoolers expired prior to the publication of The Times-Independent’s Aug. 8 edition, but there is other information that high school students and parents should know.
As crews complete construction at the Moab Charter School, Director Carrie Ann Marinelli said that the school staff is “very excited about our new main building and art/music classroom.” The construction has delayed the school’s Sneak-a-Peek event, which gives students and parents an opportunity to see the classrooms and meet teachers before school begins, but Marinelli said that the event would be rescheduled.
Grand County High School Principal Steve Hren has a message for parents of local high schoolers: If you want to help write the rules on how Grand County High School improves student learning over the next few years and decide how Grand County High School spends its roughly $100,000 allocation from the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, doing so is easier than you might think.
Grand County Middle School Principal Cari Caylor recently provided The Times-Independent with a rundown of some of the important things for middle school parents to know before the school year starts, including supply lists, important dates and information about the ongoing construction project behind the school.
Helen M. Knight Elementary School Principal Taryn Kay wants to share a significant amount of information with HMK students and parents, much of which is included here. Most of all, she implores parents to read through the HMK handbook.