Southland’s “The Adventures of Lewis & Clark” is Amazing!

DSCN8809It is a cast of upbeat and talented children that combine to make Southland Elementary School’s “The Adventures of Lewis & Clark” simply amazing! The musical features soloists who perform like the pro’s, not missing a musical or choreographed beat. The same can be said for the chorus members. This show was produced entirely by the Southland PTO and directed by the multi-talented Sharon Kartchner, with assistant directors Jen Preece, Mary Jackson and Vanessa Burton. The set and costume designs are incredible as well, all created by parent volunteers. Congratulations to everyone involved in this production. We applaud each and every member of the cast, they should be very proud. Enjoy a musical number HERE and a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

The School Climate Survey Ends March 18

Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 1.22.03 PMIf you have not done so already, please take a moment to take the school climate survey. The purpose of this survey is to gather input about school climate and the effectiveness of the educational experience at each school. Once the surveys are complete and information compiled, the results will be shared with school staff to evaluate. This is an opportunity for you to be a part of positive change.  Thanks for your time and support of our schools and the children we serve.

Herriman Elementary Parents Team up With School to Celebrate Reading

IMG_0258It was a day for read-a-thons and read alongs at Herriman Elementary School. To celebrate Read Across America and the birthday of Dr. Seuss, parents showed up to read with their children and help teachers conduct read-a-thons. Principal Kim Gibson went from classroom to classroom to read a picture book as well. Thanks to everyone involved for helping to keep the love for literacy alive in our schools. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Visiting Chinese College Students Volunteer in Dual Immersion Classroom

Students in the Chinese Dual Immersion program at Southland Elementary had the opportunity to spend some valuable time with a group of college students from China. The Chinese co-eds are in Utah as part of a cultural exchange program. The stop at Southland gave them a chance to practice their English skills on Dual Immersion students. It also gave the Southland students a chance to demonstrate their skills speaking Chinese and singing in the language. The college students led classroom discussions about Chinese culture and they taught the Southland students a traditional math skills game that elementary age students play in China. We are honored to have the Chinese college delegation in our schools and contributing to the success of Dual Immersion students. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

This Just In…Copper Hills High TV Big Winner at BYU Broadcast Awards

IMG_9806They are getting ready to break into the news business and some Copper Hills High students are proving they have what it takes. CHTV placed in five categories at this year’s State High School Broadcast Awards held at BYU. The CHTV team took home first place for the Best Use of Media and second place for Best Overall Newscast. They also were finalists in Best Radio Commercial, News Anchor and Public Service Announcement. Congratulations, CHTV!