Education

The San Juan School Board finalized a new daily schedule for secondary schools, approved the sale of the old Bluff Elementary School, and discussed water issues in Montezuma Creek at their June 22 meeting. Secondary schools in the San Juan School District will have a new daily schedule when school...
The San Juan School District will award diplomas to nearly 250 graduates this week at services across the sprawling district. It was a school year like no other in 2020-2021, with no in-class instruction for half of the schools in the district.  The other schools operated under strict guidelines,...
The San Juan School Board discussed start times for secondary schools, the diversity in administration initiative, and approved a six-percent base raise for licensed staff at their May 19 meeting. The district plans to implement an A/B schedule for secondary schools starting next year, but how...
See the Monument Valley High School seniors See the San Juan High School seniors See the Monticello High School seniors HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATIONS: Monticello High – Wednesday, May 26, 7 p.m. San Juan High – Thursday, May 27, 5 p.m. Navajo Mountain High – Friday, May 28, 9:30 a.m. Monument Valley High...
Kristina Begay, a fourth-grade teacher at Blanding Elementary School, is the 2021 Teacher of the Year for the San Juan School District. Begay was honored for her work at a May 3 banquet. Blanding Elementary School Principal Jay Porter said, “Kristina is a wonderful teacher who cares for her...
Utah State University Blanding is proud to have celebrated its class of 2021 on Friday, April 23. The class of 2021 consists of individuals earning 73 associate, 27 bachelor’s, three master’s degrees, and 39 certificates. “You have had an experience like no other graduating class. University is...
Parents of students in the San Juan School District can excuse their children from facemask mandates by signing a medical exemption. By a 5-0 vote at the April 14 board meeting, the school board voted to allow the parental exemption for medical, mental health, or disability reasons. The news was...
Utah State University Blanding plans to build a new facility in Monument Valley. An estimated 68 percent of the student body at USU Blanding is Native American. Many of those Indigenous students travel daily from the Navajo Nation to Blanding for courses. Some students attend remote classes in the...
Five high school seniors from San Juan County earned the title of Sterling Scholar and 14 more were named runners-up at the annual Southeast Utah Sterling Scholar competition. Winners include Jordan Clinger of San Juan High School in the Drama and Vocal Performance category, Xavier Martin of...
Local schools are creating a “re-entry plan” as they come out of the year-long impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Details were discussed at the March 10 meeting of the San Juan School Board. The plans vary depending on the school and the area. Schools in the district’s River Region (in...

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