Fort Herriman Middle Science Department Team Top in State

Picture of Science TeamCongratulations to the Fort Herriman Middle School Science Department team, which was recently recognized as the Utah Science Teacher Association’s (UtSTA) 2021 Middle School Department of the Year. The award was presented at UtSTA’s annual conference in Provo over the weekend.

Members of the Fort Herriman Middle Science Department have been together for several years and were recognized, in part, for how well they work together as a team, and for being pioneers in creating meaningful PLC’s, developing an inquiry-based curriculum focused on phenomena, 3D science, and the 5 E’s.

Colleagues say the team never stops trying to improve their curriculum and they work tirelessly each year to make it better, always pushing the boundaries to find the most engaging ways to teach science to students.

Thank you for making a difference in education! Keep up the great work, Fort Herriman Middle Science team.

Herriman High Business Students Find Sweet Success in Homecoming Cookie Competition

Herriman High School students pass out cookies to judgesIt was a Homecoming competition with an educational component for some Herriman High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). The students combined American enterprise concepts with a cookie bake-off for homecoming royalty nominees. The nominees baked some really creative cookies, using in some cases, old family recipies. They also had to design a poster promoting their cookies. The cookies and promotional posters were judged by local business owners who then talked to the FBLA students about building a successful brand and marketing. It was a fun and tasty way to learn about business from local professionals while supporting the homecoming court.

Congratulations to everyone involved in this sweet homecoming cookie competition!

Community Comes Together for Family Fun Night at Riverside Elementary School

Image of students at Family Fun NightIt was a colorful, fun-filled night to remember for more than 400 members of the community as Riverside Elementary held their 2nd annual Dia de los Muertos Family Fun Night.

The event included food trucks, Mariachi singing, dancing performances, and a special performance from the school’s very own 5th grade student, Kaylee Bucio. There was also a pumpkin decorating contest, games and activities, light trick or treating, multiple themed photo booths, and of course, an Ofrenda display.

Congratulations to everyone involved in making Family Fun Night such a success and a huge thanks to the Riverside PTA for putting on this amazing event!

New Majestic Elementary Arts Academy Inspiring Young Student Artists

Picture of Student ArtworkIt is a school focused on visual and instrumental arts and already the new Majestic Elementary Arts Academy is bringing out the best in young students, encouraging creativity and bringing artistic talents to life.

Majestic Visual Art Specialist Ishel Brimhall Hertz says students have been showing incredible skill in the arts this year. They have studied art history, experimented with different tools, and enjoyed the innovative process of art making. Ms Brimhall Hertz says “Because of our school’s dedication to the arts, our students have felt seen and heard. Their artwork is beautiful and full of personal meaning. It is so amazing to know that our district cares so much about the arts. The support really is making a difference in our student’s lives.”

Keep up the inspiring work students and staff at Majestic Elementary Arts Academy!

Herriman High Student from Haiti Joining with FBLA Hoping to Provide Tents for Families Who Lost Homes and Belongings in Devastating Earthquake

Herriman FBLA students and the owner of Cucina pose for a photoHerriman High School students have taken the skills they have learned through the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) program and their own life experiences to sponsor a project for a good cause. Ashinti St. Clair, Clark Fiedler, and Sofia Ampugiarroyo have partnered with Cucina Restaurant to raise money to send 1000 tents to Haiti to help victims of the 7.2 August earthquake.

For Ashinti growing up in Haiti and living through devastating earthquakes that destroyed her own home when she was just seven years old gives this project extra meaning. She talked with KSL TV about how her experience led her to help those experiencing what she went through. “We just slept, literally on the floor, just covered for us, and I remember like a tent would have been something we would have really appreciated back then.”

If you would like to help the students reach their goal of sending 1000 tents to Haiti before November, visit their Amazon registry at