Senator Orrin Hatch Tours New Bastian Elementary School

Senator Orrin Hatch takes a tour of Bastian Elementary School with Principal Doree StraussUtah Senator Orrin Hatch took time out of his busy schedule to stop by the new Bastian Elementary School in Herriman. Senator Hatch sat down with teachers giving them some insights on upcoming education legislation. The senator talked about giving educators some relief in paying off student loans. He also talked about funding for education and because he sits on several senate committees, he encouraged teachers to reach out to him with questions or concerns. After meeting with the teachers, a brief tour of the school was led by Principal Doree Strauss.

Senator Hatch said he was impressed by the new Bastian Elementary, which is about to open and he appreciated Principal Strauss and teachers who took time to share some of their thoughts about the valuable work they do in education.

Enjoy a photo gallery from Senator Hatch’s visit on Facebook.

Making a Difference

Picture of administrators with hygeine kitsThe theme of this year’s summer Administrative Leadership Conference was “Making a Difference.” With that in mind, hundreds of District administrators and administrative assistants, pitched in to make a difference in the lives of students who need a little help with some of the basic necessities in life. The administrators rallied and in a matter of just two hours managed to put together 500 personal hygiene kits, which will be available for students who need them at every school in the District. The kits included things like toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner and hairbrushes. Thank you administrators for making a difference in the lives of students every day, in their education and beyond. In addition, we are grateful to our friends at CarMax for pitching in and helping with this project. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Bingham & Copper Hills High Summer Projects

Copper Hills High football fieldSummer projects are bringing some exciting changes to Bingham and Copper Hills High Schools.

At Bingham High work is being completed on the renovation and expansion of team locker rooms inside the school. Outside, artificial turf replacement is almost finished on the football field and the school is getting an additional 580 seats at the north end of the stadium on the home team side.

At Copper Hills High the commons area has been filled in and leveled to create more space for students, especially during lunch periods. Crews are working on renovations in the weight room, which will double in size. Outside, new artificial turf is going in on the football field and there will be a new concession stand, press box and restrooms near the baseball field.

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.