Parents Join Students for ‘Shark Tank’ STEM Night Competition

Students competing in 'Shark Tank' eventThe competition was fierce and not just among students. Southland Elementary School invited parents and faculty to join in their ‘Shark Tank’ STEM challenge using the engineering design process to design paper airplanes and present them to a board of ‘sharks.’ It was exciting to see parents and faculty engaged in the learning process alongside students. Winners were presented with trophies made by Mr. Gardner’s 6th grade students on the school’s 3D printer. It was a great night proving that learning can be a lot of fun!

Bingham High Dancers Share Moving Message of Love and Acceptance

Bingham High Dancers on stageWhen Bingham High dancers Adriana Marshall and Jessica Nash heard news of the tragic shootings in Las Vegas, they decided it was time to try and make a difference. Saddened by so much violence in the world, they took to their art form to send a message of love and acceptance. Together the two choreographed a dance called ‘Cherish This World.’ The dance begins with emotional words from a local mom who survived the Las Vegas attack. Then a dozen members of the Bingham Dance Company perform a powerful dance to the song ‘What The World Needs Now Is Love.’ Several Las Vegas shooting survivors are expected to be in the audience on Thursday when ‘Cherish This World’ will be performed as part of the Bingham Dance Company Spring Showcase.

Performances are April 26, 27 and 30 at 7 p.m. in the Bingham High School Auditorium.

Check out the KUTV story on this special dance reported by Lisa Nico.

Foothills Community Comes Together in Labor of Love

Community members doing yard workHundreds of students, parents, school staff and patrons made it a day of caring for a school and community that they love. About 568 volunteers arrived at Foothills Elementary bright and early on Saturday morning to make a difference in and outside the school. As part of Comcast Cares Day, they worked on all kinds of projects like planting, cleaning and sweeping, working together to beautify the school. It was a community-building event that also taught students the rewards of hard work. A big thanks to custodian Marci Stewart and Dyke Nelsen with Facility Services for making everything run smoothly and for staying on top of things until all projects were complete.

Amazing things can happen when the community comes together! Thank you to everyone involved.

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

South Valley School Hosts Sheriff’s Week Activities

Fox 13's Big Budah interviews a sheriff's deputy at South Valley SchoolIt was a ‘Big’ day at South Valley School recently as Sheriff’s Week kicked-off and several special visitors came by to join in the fun.

Fox 13’s Big Budha stopped by South Valley and broadcast live from the school’s cafeteria and from the school’s outside basketball court during the midday news. He talked with representatives from the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Department who filled him in on all the activities they were sponsoring at the school this week. It’s a fun, educational week at the school, as students learn about safety and gain an appreciation for law enforcement officers.

Several officers from the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Department stopped by with their cruisers, as well as one of their large mobile command units. They had fun talking with students and everyone loved taking on the officers in a pick-up game of basketball.

Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Copper Hills High Principal is Huntsman Award Winner!

Karen Huntsman and Todd QuarnbergIt is a day that Copper Hills High Principal Todd Quarnberg will never forget. That’s because Mr. Quarnberg received a very prestigious award, presented to a select group of educators each year.

Karen Huntsman was at Copper Hills High bright and early to announce that Todd Quarnberg is a recipient of the 2018 Hunstman Awards for Excellence in Education. The awards program, started in 1993, recognizes outstanding educators and volunteers who work in publicly funded Utah schools. The winners were selected among nominees in four categories: teacher, administrator, volunteer and special education teacher. Each award includes a check for $10,000 from the Huntsman family known for their philanthropy.

Congratulations Principal Quarnberg! Thanks for caring about young people and inspiring them to be their best every day.