Greenhouse Gives Life Skills to Special Needs Students

image(1)The South Valley School greenhouse (8400 S. Redwood Rd.) provides learning opportunities and life skills for students with special needs. They also have a huge assortment of spring plants available for sale and will even plant your pots and planters for you. Proceeds from the sales of plants help fund this great program. The greenhouse will be open Thursday, April 24 until 5 p.m., Friday, April 26, until 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. with special pricing on many plants. Take a look at more of the amazing arrangements these students make on our Facebook page.

Copper Hills High Students Author Bill That Becomes Law

IMG_5016Some students in Dennis Randall’s Government and Politics class at Copper Hills High were passionate about a proposed piece of legislation they wrote aimed at making students safer in a school setting. After long hours and meeting with lawmakers at the state capitol, their passion paid off. Governor Gary Herbert stopped by Copper Hills for the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 215, which says schools must notify ‘release time’ students in the event of a lock down so those students are not in harm’s way. The Governor recognized the government class and teacher for caring enough to make a difference. He said their efforts in authoring and seeing a bill through to passage proves that young people can make a difference by getting involved. Senator Aaron Osmond who sponsored the bill was also on hand, along with State Representative Jim Bird to congratulate the students. Senator Osmond said if SB215 saves just one life, efforts to get it passed were worth it. Enjoy a photo gallery of this event on our Facebook page.

PTA+ Moment

portugeseIt was a night of colorful costumes, fantastic food, music and a big taste of culture. The PTA sponsored a Brazillian Culture Night at Bluffdale Elementary School. It was a celebration of Brazillian culture and the Portuguese immersion program at the school. People who attended were able to check out a variety of artifacts, participate in the making of Brazillian masks and sampling of foods which are part of the culture. Portuguese immersion students also entertained the crowd with a few songs. Enjoy more pictures of this educational and fun event on their Facebook page.