“They did great and it was fun to see them perform and grow and see others appreciate their work,” Juan Diego Director of Theatre Arts Joe Crnich said.
Draper Elementary is one of six schools selected this year for the grant-partnership because of the maturity of its dual language program, said Eric Chipman, U of U Confucius Center’s assistant director.
The competition is one of several science, technology, engineering and mathematics initiatives offered by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program designed to inspire middle school student interest in developing solutions to real-world problems in their local communities.
Two Draper schools will have new principals effective July 1.
A pair of Corner Canyon High School athletes became the latest Chargers to be recognized for their efforts in sports and the classroom.
“This is unprecedented. It is the best Juan Diego has ever done at this tournament and we’ll have seven of our policy debaters return next year, so we’re looking at a strong team next year.”
“Our students read a lot,” St. John Director of Advancement Nevah Stevenson said. “We were just shy of 600,000 minutes. They’re really motivated to read when they know a Jazz player could come to the school and our parents are great supporters of reading and of the program.”
“Our theme is ‘I can be the one who…’ and in a writing contest, we asked them how they could make the world better,” literacy facilitator Colli Lucas said. “With reading, we’re encouraging each grade to meet a goal for three weeks and learn how they can be the one who changes the world through reading.”
More than $34,000 has been awarded to Draper Elementary teachers for technology to be used in the classrooms to enhance student learning.
As part of the new Valentines for Veterans program, an initiative that had volunteers deliver 160,000 valentines to veterans living along the Wasatch Front. Sarah Ahlberg’s first-graders made cards expressing their gratitude for veterans.