A Grand County High School employee mistakenly failed to send Advanced Placement (AP) tests taken by students in 2019, possibly forcing some students who are now enrolled in college to reschedule their first semester of classes.
Construction crews began moving dirt last week in the lead up to a project to replace the Grand County Middle School with a new facility. The first step will be to demolish the old tech center next to the school; Grand County School District Superintendent JT Stroder said that work would begin within the next few weeks. Stroder said that groundbreaking on the new project would be held “any day,” now.
The Grand County School District issued a request for engineering services, due by July 11, in leadup to the eventual construction of its new middle school.
The photos below were taken during Grand County High School’s 2019 graduation ceremony. The full story on this year’s graduation is also available, along with photos from Helen M. Knight Elementary School’s kindergarten graduation, 6th grade graduation and Grand County Middle School’s promotion of its 8th graders to high school.
Family, friends, teachers, school district staff and board members and others gathered on the lawn behind the Grand County High School on May 30 to honor the high school’s graduating class of 2019. The graduation marked the hundredth since the school was formed.
Kindergartener Jude Oliver, left, adjusts his mortarboard while classmate Emmalin Ranch waves to family and friends. The students, from Ms. Bailey’s class, were among more than 100 kindergarteners to graduate from HMK’s Class of 2019. They entered the school’s multipurpose room to “Pomp and Circumstance” played on a child’s piano. They sang “We’re Kindergarten Grads” “I Like School,” “All We’re Meant To Be,” and “Kindergarten Days.”Photo by Anthony Militano
The 2019 Sixth Grade Step Up Assembly was held on May 30 at HMK Elementary School. More than 120 students begin middle school next school year. Hiroshi Burriola, Elisabeth Knight, Aracely Medina, and Maggie Wilkowske had perfect attendance from kindergarten through the sixth grade and each received a Mongoose bicycle courtesy of Crump-Reese Auto. HMK Principal Ms. Kay encouraged the students to change the world and make it a better place through acts of kindness. Above, Yasmin Lovato’s relative snuck up in front of the crowd, gave her balloons, a stuffed animal, and an affectionate peck on the cheek at the HMK sixth grade ceremony.Photo by Anthony Militano
The Grand County Middle School held an awards and promotion ceremony May 30 in the Grand County Middle School gym. The eighth grade choir sang “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perry and the band played “Comet Ride” composed by Brian Balmages. Eighth-graders Hailey Dowd, Jesse Gomez, Maggie Gorene, Natalie Haase, Willow Nichols, Lillian Scott, Seneca Tatera, Anja Thomas and Megan Zunich achieved a 4.0 GPA this year. Above, a relative adorns Maddox Smiley with handmade leis filled with $1, $5 and $10 bills. Smiley is high school bound.Photo by Anthony Militano
Canyonlands Field Institute in an email said it appreciates the support from local businesses and organizations to provide underwriting for outdoor summer camp opportunities. Grand County Recreation Special Service District, Canyon Voyages Adventure Co., Desert Rivers Credit Union and The Synergy Company have all contributed their support to 2019 outdoor summer camp programs. Their support provides both underwriting for local participants, as well as further scholarships for those in need, said Resford Rouzer, CFI’s director of marketing and communications.
Three Moab students won $100 scholarship savings accounts as regional winners of Zions Bank’s Pays for A’s program. The students are Tallulah Maher-Young of Grand County Middle School, and Jamie Day and Morgan Lewis, both of Grand County High School.
On Friday, May 24, Moab first responders and Grand County Middle School conducted a drill simulating how children and parents would be reunified following an emergency situation, such as a lockout.
The 150th anniversary celebration of the driving of the golden spike that completed the transcontinental railroad that was held last week included a special graphic novel project by HMK fourth grade students, according to an email from the school.