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 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.
Note: Due to an error by the Grand County School District, the previously published bus routes were inaccurate. This article has been edited to fix the mistake.
With the start of school less than a month away, some important dates are on the horizon in August:
City Engineer Chuck Williams reported to the Moab City Council on Tuesday, July 9, that the engineering department had plans to change the traffic pattern on Uranium Boulevard and 100 East to mitigate negative traffic impacts while multiple construction projects take place in the area.
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 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
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.
Chris Raybould, director of Grand County middle and high school band programs, conducted his final performance on Monday, May 13 in the Grand County High School auditorium.
As part of ongoing efforts to improve Grand County School District safety procedures, the district will conduct an off-site reunification drill on Friday, May 17.