Friends of Zella Ceniceros honored her life and legacy on Tuesday, Nov. 5, during a candlelight vigil held at Grand County High School, where she had been a senior, one week after she died suddenly.
The Grand County Middle School Honor Society is having a Locker Sticker fundraiser this week. A design contest was held in Ms. Murdock’s eighth grade art class and the winners were Cadence Ballard, Jordan Bell, Alexis Day, Ali Jones, Amelia McKay, Louraina Minor and Emily Rutherford.
Grand County School District has been awarded federal funding through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community-Oriented Policing Services and the School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP), to improve school safety measures. The competitive grant funding will provide GCSD with roughly $114,000, according to a press release from the district.
Grand County middle and high school strings and choir students presented an American Patchwork on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Grand County High School auditorium.
HMK Elementary School’s Students of the Month for October are, from left, Dakota Warden, third grade; Kendra Swenson, fifth grade; Tristan Bane, fourth grade; Declan Knutson, kindergarten; Jazlyn Codina, first grade; Collin McFarland, sixth grade; and Principal Kay. The teachers of these students picked them because they best represented the character traits in their grade levels.
The eighth grade student of the month is Emily Rutherford.
After the Grand County School District retested vaping devices that it recently found at the high school, a prior test that showed positive for methamphetamine was overturned to negative. The retest confirmed a positive test for THC, which is the primary psychoactive component of marijuana.
Note: An update to this story explains that the vaping devices were retested since the publication of this article and showed no presence of methamphetamine.
The Grand County High Speech and Debate team season started well Oct. 4-5 at the University of Utah’s Beehive Bonanza. Head coach Carrie Strecker said seniors Emma Millis and Ty Martinez finaled in Congressional Debate. Junior Jack Charlton placed fourth in Novice Informative behind sophomore Chessadie Garfield and Elana Ross, who placed second and third, respectively.
Following recent pedestrian counts at the Moab Charter School, Moab City Engineer Chuck Williams said that state-defined requirements for designating school crossing zones were met for one of two crossings that charter school families and staff brought to the city’s attention.
September’s Students of the Month at HMK Elementary School are, from the left, Macee Young, a second grader in Mrs. Leavitt’s class; Wattson Merett, a kindergartner in Mrs. King’s class; Riley Ballard, a fourth grader in Mrs. Godschalx’s class; Israel Camey, a fifth grader in Mrs. Grawet’s class, and Zoey Wilson, a sixth grader in Mrs. Camp’s class. Not pictured are Brynlee Dooley, a first grader in Mrs. Kahn’s class and Maddi Hamilton, a third grader in Mrs. Quigley’s class. The children were chosen – one from each grade – based on teachers’ insights into which students best embody the character traits appropriate for their grade level.
Students selected by Grand County Middle School teachers turn the symbolic dirt on the new middle school construction project during a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 19. The project is planned to conclude at the end of summer, 2020.