Education

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...
A newly-installed “local area” computer network will bring new educational opportunities to more than 500 homes in the farthest reaches of the San Juan School District. A simple ribbon-cutting ceremony in Blanding inaugurated the network on March 8, culminating a nine-month process that officials...
Alexis Bailey, Hyrum Vess, and Lucas Jeppesen were the top three finishers in the San Juan School District Spelling Bee, held February 24 at San Juan High School. After Jeppesen was eliminated, Bailey and Vess battled through round after round before Bailey correctly spelled “unkempt” and walked...
As COVID-19 cases continue to drop and vaccinations rise, the San Juan School District is closely monitoring what the changes may mean for the district. At the February 10 school board meeting, distract staff discussed spring activities, including extra-curriculars, graduation ceremonies, and prom...
The San Juan School District is forming a plan to have the school district administration match the student populations that it serves. At the January 20 meeting of the San Juan School Board, the board unanimously passed a resolution to work out details of a plan to create an administrative hiring...

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